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Mercene J. Perry-Scott

Welcome Everyone!
I am Mercene Perry-Scott Kindergarten teacher of West Smithfield Elementary.   I am so excited to have joined the West Smithfield community and I am looking forward to us all having a wonderful school year.   I have taught for 13 years ranging in grades Pre K to 6th.  I love Kindergarten and seeing my young scholars grow.  Kindergarten is one the most exciting years in elementary. It gives me great joy to see my learners  explore and learn about the world around them.   
I grew up in Asheboro, North Carolina  with my two siblings.  My siblings and I grew up taught the value and importance of hard work and getting an education.  My father was a doctor and my mother, possessing a M.A. in English, works for the federal government. The importance of education is what I emphasize to my learners and my children.  I am a proud graduate of NC A&T state university (Go Aggies!) where I  received my  B.A in Child Development.   In 2004  I received my Masters in Elementary Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University. I had the great opportunity and experience to teach and live in one of my favorite cities (NYC) for over a decade.   I worked for the NYC Board of education for 5 years and another 3 years I taught Pre-K in the surrounding boroughs of Manhattan.  
 
Upon returning to the wonderful state of North Carolina I taught in Gaston, NC and Halifax, NC.  My family decided to settle and make the pleasant town of Clayton our home.   My husband and I have three children Jeff a 6th grader, Lance a 2nd grader and Simone a 1st grader.  I love to travel  with my family.  I also love reading and playing board games with them.  In my spare time, I scrapbook, watch Netflix, work on arts and crafts, bake, design, clean, shop, and surf the internet for ideas/lessons for my classroom. 

Kindergarten Team Newsletter

School Announcements

  • ACCESS Testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • Read to Achieve Testing

    The goal of Read to Achieve legislation, which became law in July 2012, is to ensure that every student reads at or above grade level by the end of third grade. This law requires students who are not proficient on third grade reading standards after the student attempts all of the possibilities for promotion, to be placed in one of three situations for the following school year...

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  • School Supply Lists - 2021/2022

    School Supply Lists are here for the 2020/2021 School Year.

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  • **PowerSchool Parent Portal**

    Parents, If you have not received your login for the Parent Portal, PLEASE update your child's records with a current email address. You will need to send a note with your child to have your email address updated. Please include your name, your child's name, and your current email address on the note. Mrs. Williams will then be able to update your records and activate your PowerSchool Parent Portal login.

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  • Accessing Report Cards in Parent Portal

    Parents, Follow these step by step directions to access your child's report card on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. There are screenshots to show you exactly where you need to look to find the report card. Please remember that if you have never logged into the Parent Portal, you will need to get a login from the school office. Directions for Report Cards on Parent Portal

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JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.

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  • JCPS offering Test to Stay Program

    Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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