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Melissa Bartlett

History Department Head

8th grade U.S. History

Theater Arts I & II

7th & 8th Girls Athletics

I am delighted to be teaching again this year in my hometown. I graduated in 1998 from Gatesville High School and will be celebrating my 38th bday this September '17 :@!

This is my 6th year to teach jr. high level students. I have taught grade levels 6th-8th and have coached at the 7th and 8th grade levels as well.  I graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in History. I have a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution (mediation) from ACU and I am currently finishing my last year at Abilene Christian University for my Master's in Conflict Resolution (Mediation). I am married to the wonderful Ryan Bartlett (Bartlett Electric) and we have two AMAZING daughters, Riann Tippit- 8th grade and Belle Bartlett -4th grade.

I am an over the top ANIMAL LOVER! One day I hope to rescue a monkey! There are sooo many animals in shelters waiting for a loving home! Spread the word... Adopt don't shop!

I am super excited to start another year at GISD and help enrich the lives of your precious kids! I am also thrilled to work with you as parents and encourage communication between each of us.

Please contact me at:

Bring it on 2017-2018! -I'm ready! :)


Recent Posts

UNIT 6 is open :)

Unit 6 is up and running on the website. Unit 5 was lost and I went ahead and uploaded information on it too. :) 

Create a brochure that summarizes the process for amending the U.S. Constitution and the rights that American citizens are guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. The brochure should include illustrations along with details about unalienable rights and the Bill of Rights.


Front tab-welcome
2nd tab- brief history of US
3rd tab- process for Amending the Constitution
4th tab- Rights guaranteed to all US citizens
5th tab- describe unalienable rights
6th tab- Bill of Rights
Other tabs left- your choice:)
Due Friday November 17th

The Great Debate tomorrow

Remember, in order to participate in the debate tomorrow, you must bring your Federalist and Anti-Federalist t-chart we worked on in class to use for dialogue. You can add more things to your charts by reviewing Unit 4 notes, following the links over the Federalist and Anti-Federalist sites under Unit 4, or looking up info over the key people from the two sides.
Don't forget to turn in your "LATE" Letters, and your pictorial vocabulary tomorrow as well.

Letter to the Delegates

Assignment: Write a letter to the 13 delegates as a concerned citizen explaining the need to throw out the Articles of Confederation and replace it with a new plan of government. Explain why this new document will be better and why. 
You will use all your knowledge over the issues with the Articles of Confederation and implementing of the U.S. Constitution to complete this activity.  
A format is attached above.


Grades are low due to not turning work in. Lots of zero's that are really bringing averages down!!! Please look at your grades, come see me for tutorials (as I ALWAYS ASK) turn your work in!!! NOBODY took the option to retake their test if they needed to:( the deadline was today to attend a tutorial for a reteach and another one for a retake (by tomorrow). 
Parents, I am putting in a ton of effort to ensure your student has everything they need to be successful in my class. However, for some, I am not getting very much effort in return. I will be making parent contacts this weekend for your assistance in this matter.
9 weeks will be here soon! Do you know what your kid's average is? 
Parent Portal is available. Please contact the office for details. 
Thank you:), 

Hints for Door to History project 1

 1. She was canonized on Sept. 4, 2016, just 19 years after her death.
2. Emancipation proclamation
3. He always addressed his people with "Fireside chats"
4. She wrote a diary in WWII
5. Leader of the Indian Independence movement.
6. #14 & Tibetan
7. A founding Father
8. Cry Baby over nuclear missiles and lives on the North Side
9. Last name rhymes with the word INSANE
10. Fascist Party member
11. Cuba
12. Al-Qaeda  &   September 11, 2001
13. Soviet Union

Where to look....

Please check out U.S. HISTORY TAB, The DOOR TO HISTORY TAB & EARLY EXPLORATION & COLONIZATION TAB for information about what is going on in class.  
Please check out the Theatre tab for information about what is going on in class.