Phone: 919-934-7333, ext. 6024

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Religion from Belmont University currently enrolled in the Educators Residency Model at East Carolina University

Ellen Beene

Hello! My name is Ellen Beene, and I’m excited to be your Life Skills teacher this year. I’ve been involved in special needs work for the better part of 35 years. I worked as a special needs ministry editor for 27 years, developing and editing Bible study curriculum for special needs adults and older teens. In 2012, I moved to North Carolina to help grow Able to Serve, Inc. While there I developed a day program for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults. My responsibilities included developing the curriculum and leading classes. I've been at West Johnston since 2017. I started as an EC teacher assistant and became a teacher in 2020. 

I'm excited to see you back in the classroom every day this year. Let's work together to make it the best year ever. I'll be there for you to help ensure you have a successful year and continue to learn, grow, and develop into the best possible person you can be.

You can reach me by email or by calling 919-934-7333. ext. 6024.

  • Daily Schedule

    7:00     Breakfast

    7:30     Rest Room

    7:45     Morning Work

    8:00     Current Events

    8:15     Classwork

    9:00     Brain Break

    9:30     Classwork

    10:25    Lunch

    11:10    Rest Room

    11:20    Story Time

    11:35    Classwork

    12:25    PE

    1:00     Classwork

    1:50     Clean Up

    2:00     Bus

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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  • Attendance Email

    Parents, please use wjhsattendance@johnston.k12.nc.us to email Student Services about your child's attendance.

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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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