Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Zach Groves
Hello, all! My name is Mr. Groves and I teach 8th grade social studies here at Swift Creek Middle! This is my fourth year here and 11th year in education. I love blending history and technology.
I graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Go Cougars!) with a degree in Mass Communications and earned my teaching license in Middle Grades Education from East Carolina University (GO PIRATES!!!!)
I'm happily married to Mrs. (Christy) Groves, who is also a teacher in Johnston County at Powhatan Elementary. We also have a son named Trevor!
Please join my Remind class for messages, updates, and announcements about my class!
Remind: (smartphone/computer): remind.com/join/mrgroves8, or text @mrgroves8 to 81010
Also, please read the following 'Important Class Information' regarding Google Classroom!
IMPORTANT CLASS INFORMATION
-If you need help on using Google Classroom, check out this presentation!
-Click on my Welcome Letter for classroom grade breakdown, and other very important information.
-Click on my Remind invitation to sign up for 'Remind' in my class! Get updates and important information about assignments!
-Please click 'Contact Me' for contact information, and 'This Week in Social Studies' for the calendar!
Updated Sports Physical Forms
The NCHSAA approved new updated Physical Participation Forms
Send in your Boxtops!
Swift Creek Middle School PTSA is collecting Box Tops for Education. Please send your Box Tops in. A collection box is located in the main school hall way. Thank you for supporting our school.
Want to join the PTSA?
PTSA needs and appreciates your help
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available Online
Please see attached flyer for more information
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.
2022 Growth Needs Update
Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM Away: SCMS vs. Archer Lodge Baseball/Softball/Soccer
March 28, 2023
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April 20, 2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 7th/8th Kings Dominion Dress Rehearsal
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Chorus Kings Dominion Chaperone Meeting