Mercene Perry

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Mercene Perry

Welcome Everyone!
I am Mercene Perry-Scott 1st grade 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 12 years ranging in grades Pre K to 6th.  I love teaching first grade and seeing my young scholars grow.  First grade 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. 

JCPS Announcements

  • Deadline to apply for CCP Program is March 17

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  • JCPS High School Graduation and Prom details

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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  • JCPS transitions to Plan B for all students

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.

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  • Second Semester Choice Form

    Every JCPS parent was to fill ou the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students by Monday, Nov. 30. If you were unable to fill out the form by Nov. 30 please contact your child's school for assistance. The form was to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12.

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School Announcements

  • Plan A Return to School - March 1, 2021

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as an asynchronous learning day, to allow for deep cleaning of the schools.

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  • Kindergarten Registration Happening Now for 2021-2022 School Year!

    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration began Feb. 15 and ends on March 5. For specific questions, parents are asked to call their assigned school. Registration can be completed online for all students. If you need assistance completing your registration or do not have access to a computer to complete the online registration, please call the school to make an appointment.

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  • ACCESS Testing for ELL Students

    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. The state window for our annual ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is February 22 to April 23, 2021. Your child will be tested between February 22 and April 23.

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  • NC Check In Testing for Grades 4-5

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  • CogAT Testing for 3rd Grade

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