Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Anthony Thorpe and I have been teaching in Johnston County for the last 11 years. I spent 6 years at Polenta Elementary and transferred to Benson Elementary in January 2015. I've lived in several different places growing up including Indianapolis IN, Savannah GA, Morehead KY, Smyrna DE, and most recently Garner NC.
I graduated from Morehead State University with my Bachelors in Health and Physical Education. I am certified to teach grades K-12 and am also certified in CPR.
BES Physical Education Schedule
9:10-10:05 - 2nd Grade
10:20-11:15 - 1st Grade
11:15-11:40 - Lunch
11:45-12:10 - Collins-Mills
12:20-1:15 - 3rd Grade
1:30-2:25 - Kindergarten
2:50-3:45 - 4th Grade
3:50-4:15 - Carpool
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Progress Report dates will be shared by individual schools. It is essential to activate PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to review your child’s academic progress, school attendance, and to stay informed...