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
-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 between 9:25-9:40 a.m. to be counted present.
-If you need help on how using Google Classroom, check out this presentation!
Contact me if you need the Google Classroom code to either: Groves Homeroom, Groves Social Studies 1, Groves Social Studies 2, or STAMP.
-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!
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