St. Mary's Catholic School
218 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-4765
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Challenging the Mind - Living the Faith

Middle School Social Studies with Mrs. Gross


Missed us at Back to School night? Here is a link to the presentation I shared with students. 🙂 Welcome to Middle School Social Studies!


Please click the blue text for the Trimester 2 current events schedule: Current Events Presentation Schedule (T2)

Mrs. Gross’ Wish List:  (Thank you!)

small, wrapped candies (Starburst, Jolly Rancher, Kisses, Sweet Tarts, etc.)

plain white 3×5 index cards

boxes of tissues

disinfecting wipes for classroom cleaning

8th Grade Social Studies Homework

  1. Current events presentations resume Thursday and Friday, Jan. 4 & 5.

7th Grade Social Studies Homework

  1. Chapter 23 test corrections are due Monday, 12/18; parent signatures on tests are due Thursday, 12/21, but because that day is SO crazy, I’ve asked students to please try to have all signatures returned before Thursday.  Anyone who brings in a test signature on Monday will receive a goodie! 🙂
  2. Current events presentations resume Thursday and Friday, Jan. 4 & 5.

6th Grade Social Studies Homework

  1. Chapter 4 test corrections are due Monday, 12/18; parent signatures on tests are due Thursday, 12/21, but because that day is SO crazy, I’ve asked students to please try to have all signatures returned before Thursday.  Anyone who brings in a test signature on Monday will receive a goodie! 🙂
  2. Current events presentations resume Thursday and Friday, Jan. 4 & 5.

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Helpful Links & Resources

6th and 7th Grade Social Studies Resource:

Our National Geographic ebooks can be accessed here: http://myngconnect.com

Students will need to know their usernames.  The password is history .

 

8th Grade Social Studies Resource:

Our National Geographic ebooks can be accessed here: http://nglsync.cengage.com

Students will need to know their usernames.  The password is history .

 

Click the Facebook icon to visit my Social Studies page!

 

Hi!  My name is Kristy Gross, and I am very excited to be teaching Middle School Social Studies at St. Mary School!  I am also the advisor for our school’s National Junior Honor Society chapter, and I coordinate our yearly National Geographic Bee. I love the fantastic teachers, students, and families of SMCS, and feel blessed to be here.

This year marks my 16th year as an educator, and I truly love what I do. It’s so rewarding to see kids have their own “lightbulb moments” when they grasp a challenging concept. I also really enjoy working with middle school-aged kids. (Perhaps this is because I have a 13-year-old son and a 15-year old daughter…? Perhaps it’s because I’m a little wacky…!)

Along with our kids, my husband and I have three pets, a cat and two dogs. Our house is chaotic at times, but also lots of fun.

I appreciate the opportunity to teach at SMCS, and hope to meet you all soon. Parents, you are always welcome to stop by and introduce yourself at any time! Thanks for reading more about me!

Mrs. Kristy Gross

Middle School Social Studies Teacher, St. Mary Catholic School

Current Events Presentations

Middle School students will receive their assignment dates for current events presentations within the first week of school.  Students are expected to make a note of their assigned dates in their planner, and to be responsible for having their current events article or political cartoon ready to present on their assigned date! Points are subtracted for late presentations!  *Please note that I do have a schedule of dates posted in the classroom so that students can check their assigned times.

Please click here for information about eligibility requirements for NJHS: National Junior Honor Society info for website