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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 third year here and 10th 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 also have a son named Trevor! 


Please join my Remind class for messages, updates, and announcements about my class!

Remind: (smartphone/computer):, or text @groves8th to 81010


Also, please read the following 'Important Class Information' regarding Google Classroom!



-Students should have received an e-mail to join their respective social studies block. If not, please e-mail me at for the code.


-The Google Classroom classes look like this:

1. 1st Block-Groves Social Studies

2. 2nd Block-Groves Social Studies

3. 3rd Block-Groves Social Studies

4. 4th Block-Groves Social Studies 

-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! 

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