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 second year here and 9th 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!!!!)
Along with using online programs like Google Classroom to help enrich my lessons, I create videos for YouTube that help connect main ideas and historic concepts. Check them out here!
I'm happily married to Mrs. (Christy) Groves, who is also a teacher in Johnston County at Powhatan Elementary. We are expecting our first child in December 2020!
Please join my Remind class for messages, updates, and announcements about my class!
Remind: (smartphone/computer): remind.com/join/groves8th, or text @groves8th to 81010
Also, please read the following 'Important Class Information' regarding Google Classroom and Google Meet!
IMPORTANT CLASS INFORMATION
-Some Google Classroom changes: Students should have received an e-mail to join their respective social studies block. If not, please e-mail me at email@example.com for the code.
-The Google Classroom classes look like this:
1. Groves SS-1st Block
2. Groves SS-2nd Block
3. Groves SS-3rd Block
4. Groves SS-4th Block
-The Google Meet links will be posted shortly before the scheduled class time. Please see my 'Schedule' tab for my class schedule.
-Students in Mr. Groves's Homeroom: You MUST be enrolled in my 'Groves Homeroom' class and fill out the attendance form I have posted EVERY DAY to be counted present.
-If you need help on how using Google Classroom, check out this presentation!
-Click on my Welcome Letter for classroom grade breakdown, classroom (Google Meet) expectations, 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 on 'Daily Schedule' on the left side of this website for the virtual schedule information, 'Contact Me' for contact information, and 'This Week in Social Studies' for the calendar!
Johnston County Public Schools invites students and their families to learn more about our interesting options for our middle and high school students during our Virtual Information Nights on January 28 and February 4, 2021. Participants will be able to visit the virtual spaces for each program and talk with program coordinators and students from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.
On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.