Pine Level Elementary ended Red Ribbon Week with their annual parade. The community of Pine Level, North Johnston High band, local law enforcement, and the fire department was in attendance to offer their support to live a drug-free life. 🎀
And our last recognition of the day is Mr. Darrick McNeill, Principal of West Smithfield Elementary! Mr. McNeill is a former JCPS Assistant Principal of the Year and is certainly doing a great job with the Eagle family! He has served students in Johnston County for many years, and always gives them and their families his very best.
We're thankful for you, Mr. McNeill!
Next up - We're celebrating Mrs. Jenna Sauls Hairr, Principal of Cleveland High School! Mrs. Sauls Hairr is passionate about her students and always shows up for them. She is a dedicated leader and we are fortunate to have her on our team.
Join us in celebrating Mrs. Sauls Hairr! 💙🐏
Up next - we're recognizing our Mrs. Jennifer Swartz! Mrs. Swartz is the principal at West Johnston High School, where she is a strong leader for her students and staff. She gives her all each and every day and it shows!
We are thankful to have you on our team, Mrs. Swartz! 🖤🐾
As we continue our celebrations we want to recognize Mrs. Paige Barnes, Principal at West Clayton Elementary! Mrs. Barnes has worked hard to create a welcoming community at her school and her students, staff, and parents absolutely love her!
We are thankful for all that you do, Mrs. Barnes!
First up for today, we're recognizing Dr. Ryan Ewell from Cleveland Elementary School! This is Dr. Ewell's second year serving as Principal at Cleveland Elementary. He is truly making a difference in the community and has the little CES Stars shining bright.
We are thankful to have him on our team! Join us in celebrating Dr. Ewell! 🎉🌠
Congratulations Mrs. Wolfgang!!!
Next up - we're recognizing Corinth-Holders Elementary Principal Chad McLamb! Mr. McLamb is passionate about education and his students and loved dearly by what seems to be everyone. One of his strongest gifts is his ability to motivate others. That is why his school excels!
Thank you for all that you do, Mr. McLamb! Join us in celebrating him this ! 🎉
Next, we're recognizing Ms. Susan Jones from South Smithfield Elementary School! Ms. Jones works to build relationships with all of her students and their families. She is always optimistic and positive and that is parlly what makes her school environment so special!
We are thankful to have you in the South Smithfield community, Ms. Jones! 🐬💙
Next up - we're celebrating Mr. William Weaver, Principal at South Johnston High School! Mr. Weaver is well loved by the South Johnston community. He is in tune with the needs of his staff and students alike, and does whatever it takes to see them succeed. We are so thankful to have you on our team, Mr. Weaver! 💚
Up next for our celebration is Mrs. Amy Creed, Principal at Dixon Road Elementary. She has been with JCPS for several years, and is currently in her second year serving as Principal at DRES. She works wonders for the Dragonfly family.
We are so thankful for all that you do, Mrs. Creed! Join us in celebrating her! 🎉💛
Last one for the day...Lauren Sabo, Principal of East Clayton Elementary School! Ms. Sabo is a lover of curriculum and instruction, a lover of students, a lover of staff development...she pretty much loves all things education. We know that the Explorers will embark on some new and exciting academic successes under her leadership!
Ms. Sabo, we thank you for all that you do for the students of JCPS!
Our third celebration post of the day goes to Mr. David Allen! Mr. Allen is Principal at Smithfield-Selma High School. He is deeply passionate about his students and his school community. He is always willing to open his school doors and to go the extra mile.
We are thankful for all that you do, Mr. Allen. 🎉
Our next celebration post of the day is Mr. TJ Parrish from Four Oaks Elementary School! Mr. Parrish has built a strong school community already in his first year at FOES and we know that things are going to continue to get better. The students and staff absolutely love him!
Thank you for all that you do Mr. Parrish! 🎉
Good Morning, Good Morning! Our first celebration of the day is for Ms. LaShunda Faison, Principal at Smithfield Middle School! Ms. Faison works hard to instill work ethic and excellence in her students and staff. She is passionate about education and in shows in every area of her school.
We are thankful to have you on our leadership team, Ms. Faison!
West Smithfield Elementary kicked off Red Ribbon Week with crazy sock day because doing drugs is CRAZY! 🧦
"When you look at the definition of a veteran and it talks about signing a blank check with up to and including the value of his or her life, that veteran has put in some tough times...and he or she did it for us."
Rudy Baker- Johnston County Veteran
Those words are true. We enjoy the freedoms we have today because of the selfless service of many veterans.
Join us on November 11, 2022, at 11 AM as we honor Johnston County veterans during our annual Veterans Day event. The event will be held at Smithfield-Selma High (700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577).
National Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31 and this year's theme is "Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free".
The theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free! 🎀
Our last celebration for today goes to Mr. Stephen Baker, Principal at Selma Middle School! Anyone who has ever worked with Mr. Baker knows that he simply wants the best for his students and staff. He is a wonderful asset to our leadership team. We are thankful for you, Mr. Baker!
The first principal we're recognizing today is Mrs. Sandra Morris from Clayton Middle School! Mrs. Morris did an amazing job in 2021-22 during her first year and we know that the momentum and enthusiasm she generates will take the Eagle family to the next level! We are so thankful for your leadership and for the many years that you have served Johnston County Public Schools!
Everyone stop what you're doing and join us in celebrating Mrs. Morris on this ! 💙🦅
Friends of Johnston County Public Schools representative Landis Bullock shares very insightful information in support of the 2022 bond referendum.
Our last celebration today for is Elisha Hope at Choice Plus Academy! Ms. Hope goes to great lengths to ensure her students have opportunities to succeed and her staff as well. What she does from day to day is remarkable!
We are thankful for all that you do, Ms. Hope!
This morning students from JCPS high schools gathered for the first of two Student Leader meetings and engage in meaningful conversation with Superintendent Dr. Eric C. Bracy. The topics included social media, school clubs and organizations, future plans and career goals, and so much more.
It is amazing hearing their thoughts on being students, ideas for bettering education, and strategies for improving the world in which they live. JCPS certainly has some of the most promising future leaders!
Next up is Dondi Pate, Principal at Wilson's Mills Elementary! Ms. Pate is relatively new to JCPS, but she is no stranger to making great things happen in schools. She is already making a huge impact in the lives of the students, families, and community.
We are so happy you decided to join the team Ms. Pate! Mustang family, help us celebrate her! 🐎💚
First up this morning is Mrs. Chenetra Mangum, Principal at West View Elementary School! Mrs. Mangum epitomizes professionalism, yet she is not afraid to be creative and fun. We are pretty sure that there is never a dull day at West View Elementary. She is known for her creative ways of engaging students in everything educational.
We are grateful for all that you do, Mrs. Mangum!
Kicking things off today, we're celebrating Dr. Dana Jernigan, Principal at Benson Middle School! Dr. Jernigan has a built an impressive career in education and has led many children down the path of educational success. We are fortunate to have her on our team and as a part of our Phantom Phamily!
If you would, take a second to help us celebrate her this ! 🎉
Oct. 17-21 is National School Bus Safety Week.
Now that school is in full swing, it's a good reminder to be aware of the buses on the road each day, transporting the children of JCPS to and from school.
Lastly for today - Mrs. Monica Sawyer, Principal of Riverwood Middle School. Mrs. Sawyer has hit the ground running in her first year here in JCPS and her many years of experience as a school administrator is helping the Raven family to excel!
Mrs. Sawyer, thank you for all that you do! 🌟💛
Next up today - we're celebrating Ms. Kelly Holland from Glendale-Kenly Elementary! Ms. Holland is an incredible asset to her Wildcat family. She is a strong and dedicated leader, who is passionate about both her students and staff. Great things are happening at Glendale-Kenly!
Ms. Holland, we are so appreciative of all that you do! 💛💙
Good morning! Next up, we're recognizing Mrs. Maritza Rosado, Principal at Selma Elementary School! Mrs. Rosado is always working in the best interest of her students and striving to help each one succeed. There is quite a bit of buzz around the community about the school's achievements and Mrs. Rosado is ready to take them even higher.
We are thankful for all that you do, Mrs. Rosado! 💛🖤🐝
This former JCPS Principal of the Year has been leading Riverwood Elementary to academic success for many years! She leads with her heart and that is why her students and staff members are fortunate to be under her leadership!
If you all would, help us celebrate Ms. Leigh White, Principal of Riverwood Elementary!
Next up - we're recognizing Ms. Jenny Durko, Principal at River Dell Elementary! Ms. Durko is heading into galloping the Racer family into the second year under her leadership and there are great expectations for the school. She is passionate about education, and a strong advocate for both her students and staff. We are thankful for all that you do, Ms. Durko! 🏇💙💚
Up first this week of is Crystal Gregory, Principal of Innovation Academy. Ms. Gregory is certainly a leader among leaders! She motivates, inspires, instructs, organizes, and serves. Her students and staff absolutely love her!
Thank you for all that you do for the students of Innovation Academy and for JCPS altogether! 💛👍
Ms. Fuccello's scores are absolutely out of this world! She's a Comet for sure! 💫🌎
Please join us in congratulating Sarah Fuccello who has been named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students place among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT). Only a fraction of the students apply are named Commended Students. Sarah, we are so proud of you! Congratulations!
South Johnston's Lance Parker puts Extra Effort into giving back
South Johnston High student-athlete Lance Parker excels as a servant leader in the classroom, on the field, on the track, on the mat, and in the community!
Great job young man! Congratulations!!! 🏈🤼♂️🏅
South Johnston's Lance Parker puts Extra Effort into giving back
South Johnston High School's Lance Parker is academic all-conference in football, wrestling and track. When he isn't giving out hits as a middle linebacker, he's giving back off the field.
JOCO WORKS 2022
JCPS students had a great time at this year's JOCO WORKS event!
In the words of one of our students, "This is the coolest thing I've ever seen!" He was right. The event was great. Take a look...
More here: https://bit.ly/3rXo5Lu
First up today - we're recognizing Mrs. Sheila Singleton from Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy! it has been said that Mrs. Singleton is perfect for her role in developing future leaders. Mrs. Singleton has a knack for inspiring others to excel, both students and staff. We are thankful for you, Mrs. Singleton!
Talk about incredible!!!
Every 8th grader in JCPS had the opportunity to have hands-on experience with industries including healthcare, biotechnology, and different trades.
The event was an amazing success and the children were able to be exposed to industries that they may have never thought of as a career. 🦾
Johnston Community College Benson Area Chamber of Commerce Clayton Chamber of Commerce Triangle East Chamber of Commerce Johnston County Economic Development
Last for the day we're recognizing Mr. Robert Daniels from Johnston County Early College Academy! Mr. Daniels provides direction and guidance for some of our students who want a non-traditional atmosphere.
We are so thankful for all that you do, Mr. Daniels! 🦁
Cooper Academy and the Riverwood Elementary celebrated National Walk, Bike, & Roll To School 2022. Students, their families, faculty as well as the Clayton Police Department, Johnston County Sheriff's Office, Clayton Fire Department, Archer Lodge Fire Department, and a JCPS board member and staff participated in this year's event. The Corinth Holders High Band was even on hand at Riverwood Elementary to march everyone to the school in style.
The event is held across the country every year to encourage active trips to school which enable children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need each day while also forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime. 🚴♂️