Welcome to Melissa Griffith's 6th grade Social Studies class!

Hi boys and girls! Welcome to 6th grade, home of the dragons! I'm so excited to have you in my classroom this year, and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. Welcome to JMS and GO DRAGONS!

A little about me: 

My name is Melissa Griffith, and I am a Pickens County native.  I've lived in Pickens my entire life.  I attended Pickens County schools from Pre K until I graduated from Pickens High School. I am fortunate to be able to teach in my hometown school system. I hold both a Bachelor of Science Degree, as well as a Masters Degree in education. I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree from Brenau University, and my Master of Arts Degree from Piedmont College. Together with my husband, we have 5 grown children, and 11 grandchildren. Grandbaby number 12 will be here in September, 2022! I enjoy kayaking, fishing, camping, and most of all I love spending time with my family and grandchildren! If you need to reach me, you may contact me here at the school by either e-mail or at the following number.  

     e-mail: melissagriffith@pickenscountyschools.org

     School:  706-253-1730

It's Learning Virtual Platform for 2022 - 2023:

This year, I will continue to use the online platform, It's Learning, for students to use should they be absent, or need to make up missing assignments.  

To access It's Learning, students will first need to log into CLEVER.  From CLEVER, students will have access to several platforms and It's Learning is housed there.

2022 - 2023 Calendar

Click on the link below to open up the school calendar for 2022 - 2023.








Daily Schedule:

Griffith Schedule           2022 – 2023

Morning Meeting 

8:30 – 8:45

Thinking Maps

8:45 – 9:15


9:15 – 10:25

1st Academic Class

10:25 – 11:07

2nd Academic Class

11:07 – 11:50

3rd Academic Class

11:50 – 12:32

4th Academic Class

12:32 – 1:15


1:15 – 1:45


1:45 – 2:05

5th Academic Class

2:05 – 2:47

6th Academic Class

2:47 – Dismissal

*Students may bring a small snack from home if they wish.  We will have a morning snack immediately following connections since we have a late lunch.

Student Grades:

Student Grades:  Infinite Campus Parent Portal. 

First, to sign up as a parent:  send an e-mail to: parentportal@pickenscountyschools.org

Once you have signed up and have all of your login information, you can click on the link below to access your account.



I can't stress enough the importance of keeping up with your child's grades.  If you are not a member of the parent portal yet, please sign up.  Grades are posted within a day or maybe two of when your child had the assignment. Please click the link above to sign up.  Thank you!

Extra Support for It's Learning:

Click the link below for additional support.




One of my favorite things to do is go kayaking with my husband.

One of my favorite things to do is go kayaking with my husband.