Parents, please click on the link below to complete important information for the 2021-2022 school year.
MERIT Parent Information
Ms. Ward's Room
Welcome to a new school year! Prepare to become a historian and a Social Studies detective. No mass memorization of facts in this classroom. We will investigate and discuss why these are the facts. I am a firm believer in students learning for themselves rather than a teacher just "telling it" to them. Seventh graders are "pretty smart cookies"! I'm excited about the things we will be doing together this year.
I am a graduate of Union University with a Bachelors of Arts, Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Education and certification in Gifted Education. This will be my 14th year teaching 7th grade Social Studies. In the past, I have also worked in 8th and 6th grades. It is my hope that your student will be inspired to find his/her own place in history this year.
Our curriculum this year takes us to Southwest Asia, Africa, and South/East Asia. However, we will also learn about our own history and government as it parallels with our curriculum. A generation of leaders must understand their own country and history to be productive leaders of a global society.
The National History Day competition is an integral part of our year. We are proud that TCMS has sent groups to national competition every summer. Thomas County has quickly become a "force" in NHD. Please view the link below. This video will help you understand what NHD is all about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72XQhRiKjHM&feature=youtu.be
Our own Thomas County MERIT students at the National Competition at University of Maryland. Look how we have grown!
2017 Nations (4 not pictured)
2015 Nationals (two students not pictured)
2013 Nationals (only two girls in the hats)