Monday, September 18, 2017

Growth Mindset for Teachers

Monday, September 11, 2017

Remembering 9/11 Through Service

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Innovative Classroom

Monday, August 28, 2017

Welcome Back

Monday, August 21, 2017

Energy, Excitement, and Smiles

Monday, August 14, 2017

August Board Meeting Updates

Monday, August 7, 2017


Monday, July 31, 2017

Pondering an Innovator's Mindset

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Find Time to Read a Good Book

Monday, July 24, 2017

Budget Discussions

Monday, July 17, 2017

Year Round School Begins

Buses take to the road on Thursday, July 20, as West Smithfield Elementary and South Smithfield Elementary begin the 2017-2018 school year.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

School Improvement Efforts

Monday, July 10, 2017

Leadership 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fourth of July

Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Meals and EQuIP

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dollars and Cents

Monday, June 5, 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Exciting Partnerships

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Promoting Patriotism in JCPS

Monday, May 15, 2017

May Board Meeting Highlights

Monday, May 8, 2017

Employee Appreciation Week

Monday, May 1, 2017

National Principals' Day

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lab School

Monday, April 17, 2017

April Board Meeting Highlights

Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring Break

Monday, April 3, 2017

Career and Technical Education in JCPS

CTE Concentrators are College and Career Ready
NC secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) empowers students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy.  JCPS CTE served 21,211 enrollees (grades 6-12) in 2015-2016 by preparing them for high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations and further education.

CTE Enrollment
Agriculture Education
Business, Finance and Information Technology Education
Career Development
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Health Sciences Education
Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education
Technology, Engineering and Design Education
Trade and Industrial Education

Technical Skills

Industry Recognized Credentials Earned by CTE Students

CTE Graduation Rate
Graduation Rate
CTE Concentrators in Four-Year Cohort
All NC Students in Four-Year Cohort

Further Education, Training and Employment
Former CTE Concentrators Positive Outcome

    Enrolled in a community, technical or junior college
    Enrolled in a four-year college or university
    Other post-secondary institution
    Enlisted in the military
    Employed-full time
    Employed-part time

% of CTE Concentrators that Agree or Strongly Agree with the Following Statements:
Career and Technical Education was one important reason I stayed in school.
Earning a credential helped me gain a job, internship or work experience.
Earning a credential helped me earn a better paying job.
Earning a credential helped me in my further studies or advanced training.
Ability to earn postsecondary credit helped me make decisions about my educational path.
Belonging to a Career and Technical Education Student Organization in high school helped prepare me for further education or employment.

* Education status of concentrators who graduated or left school in 2015, surveyed in 2016.

Monday, March 27, 2017

It's Budget Time

Monday, March 20, 2017

Kitchen Table Kickoff and Updates from the Board

Monday, March 13, 2017

Meet our CFO Art Stanley

Monday, March 6, 2017

Facilities Update

Estimated Cost
Cleveland Elementary
Roof replacement
Cooper Elementary
New 125 Ton Chiller
East Clayton Elementary
Replace chillers and cooling tower (HVAC)
Four Oaks Elementary
Replace Roof(Butterfly Building)
Pine Level Elementary
Replace Front End & Controllers (HVAC)
Selma Elementary
Replace Roof (Buildings 4, 5, 6, 8)
Clayton Middle
Roof replacement
Selma Middle
Roof Replacement

Replace Chiller (HVAC)
Smithfield Middle
Replace Roof
Clayton High
Demo & Replace Football Bleachers
North Johnston High
Replace Controllers, Hydronic Pipe Insulation & Piping, Gym Equip. (HVAC)
Smithfield-Selma High
Replace Controllers, Hydronic Pipe Insulation, Coiling Issues (HVAC)

Replace Roof
South Johnston High
Replace Roof (Main Building)
Meadow School
Replace controllers (HVAC)
Princeton M/High
Replace controls (HVAC)


Monday, February 27, 2017

Celebrating Read Across America Week!

Monday, February 20, 2017

New principal named, record broken

Monday, February 13, 2017

EdCamp JoCo

Johnston County Public Schools will be hosting a one-day conference for all educators on Saturday, March 4, called EdCamp JoCo.

The event will be held at West Johnston High School from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EdCamp JoCo is a free event that appeals to educators from all walks of life.

The goal of EdCamp is to provide an innovative form of professional development for educators in order to improve job satisfaction, increase workforce retention, and impact student learning.

EdCamp JoCo is an “unconference” with the day's agenda being driven by the participants. Educators identify topics they wish to discuss and learn about as they arrive at the event, and their interests help create the schedule of the day. Participants share best practices and ask questions of all persons in the room through an open exchange of information and ideas.

To register for this event visit the EdCamp JoCo website or use the registration link below:

Monday, February 6, 2017


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Wrinkled Heart

Monday, January 23, 2017

Micro Elementary Dedication

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Surveys and Goal Setting

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snow Make Up Day Options

We will be sending out a ConnectEd phone survey tonight at 7 p.m. asking for your input on making up the missed days from the recent snow/ice storm. There are currently two options for making up days. Details for both options are included in this week's blog video.

Friday, January 6, 2017

School Closing Decision Process

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Year's Resolutions