Michele Serumgard

Hello,  Welcome to HMS and to Mrs. Serumgard’s classes.  I teach 3 classes of 8th grade Social Studies which is American History Pre-Civil War to Present and includes a study of the Constitution as well as some Montana History.

I will also teach 2 classes of 7th grade Social Studies which is Eastern Hemisphere Geography.  We will focus on the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia.  In addition, I coordinate the running of the National Geographic Society’s classroom and school wide Geography Bee.  HMS has had numerous students qualify and participate at the state level and a few at the national level.

On a personal note, I moved to Helena in 1998 from Billings, Montana where I was born and grew up.  I have taught at HMS since that time and love the culture and climate of our school.  I am married with two sons, one who graduated from MSU and Portland State and lives and works in Butte.  The other graduated from UM and lives and works in Helena.  I have loved history and geography since I heard my first story of Comanche of The Battle of Little Bighorn and saw my first Egyptian mummy.  I hope to create a life long love of learning in Social Studies in my students.

Period 1 American History Grade 8

American History Pre-Civil War to Present

Includes a study of the Constitution.

Our textbook materials are TCI www.teachtci.com and McGraw Hill Networks with TCI being our main textbook.  We also supplement with Montana Stories of the Land published by the Montana Historical Society.  http://svcalt.mt.gov/education/Textbook/TextbookMainPage.asp

Login Instructions for TCI are as follows:

https://www.teachtci.com/

Student Login

Teacher email:  mserumgard@helenaschools.org

User name:        hsd student id#

Password:          student id #  (unless student id number is only 5 digits then add a 0 before student id#)

Period 2 Geography Grade 7

Eastern Hemisphere Geography

We will focus on the 5 themes of geography

The Five Themes of Geography

  • Location.
  • Place.
  • Human-Environment Interaction.
  • Movement.
  • Region.

for each of the following three continents:  Europe, Africa and Asia

Our textbook materials are TCI www.teachtci.com and McGraw Hill Networks with TCI being our main textbook.

Login Instructions for TCI are as follows:

https://www.teachtci.com/

Student Login

Teacher email:  mserumgard@helenaschools.org

User name:        hsd student id#

Password:          student id #  (unless student id number is only 5 digits then add a 0 before student id#)

Period 3 Geography Grade 7

Eastern Hemisphere Geography

We will focus on the 5 themes of geography

The Five Themes of Geography

  • Location.
  • Place.
  • Human-Environment Interaction.
  • Movement.
  • Region.

for each of the following three continents:  Europe, Africa and Asia

Our textbook materials are TCI www.teachtci.com and McGraw Hill Networks with TCI being our main textbook.

Login Instructions for TCI are as follows:

https://www.teachtci.com/

Student Login

Teacher email:  mserumgard@helenaschools.org

User name:        hsd student id#

Password:          student id #  (unless student id number is only 5 digits then add a 0 before student id#)

 

Period 5 American History Grade 8

American History Pre-Civil War to Present

Includes a study of the Constitution.

Our textbook materials are TCI www.teachtci.com and McGraw Hill Networks with TCI being our main textbook.  We also supplement with Montana Stories of the Land published by the Montana Historical Society.  http://svcalt.mt.gov/education/Textbook/TextbookMainPage.asp

Login Instructions for TCI are as follows:

https://www.teachtci.com/

Student Login

Teacher email:  mserumgard@helenaschools.org

User name:        hsd student id#

Password:          student id #  (unless student id number is only 5 digits then add a 0 before student id#)

Period 6 American History Grade 8

American History Pre-Civil War to Present

Includes a study of the Constitution.

Our textbook materials are TCI www.teachtci.com and McGraw Hill Networks with TCI being our main textbook.  We also supplement with Montana Stories of the Land published by the Montana Historical Society.  http://svcalt.mt.gov/education/Textbook/TextbookMainPage.asp

Login Instructions for TCI are as follows:

https://www.teachtci.com/

Student Login

Teacher email:  mserumgard@helenaschools.org

User name:        hsd student id#

Password:          student id #  (unless student id number is only 5 digits then add a 0 before student id#)

Period 7 Advisor Grade 7

This year my advisor class will be Grade 7.

Michele Serumgard's Schedule

  • Period 1 8

    American History Grade 8

  • Period 2 7

    Geography Grade 7

  • Period 3 7

    Geography Grade 7

  • Period 4

    Preparation Period

  • Period 5 8

    American History Grade 8

  • Period 6 8

    American History Grade 8

  • Period 7 7 Advisor

    Advisor Grade 7