Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree: Elementary Education K-6 (graduated 2001)
My name is Batina Dawson and I am a 2001 graduate of Fayetteville State University. I earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education K-6 with a concentration in Social Studies. I gained inspiration to become an educator from my elementary teacher Mrs. Long. She would give me extra worksheets then I would "play school" afterschool with younger children and provide instruction for them. Thank you for this amazing opportunity to provide instruction to the youth of WSES.
First Grade Schedule (2022-2023)
8:15 - 8:45 Student Arrival/ Breakfast
8:45 Tardy Bell
8:45 - 8:55 Morning Meeting
8:55 - 10:00 Heggerty, Fundations, Writing
10:05- 10:45 W.I.N. (Intervention)
10:45 - 11:10 Lunch
11:10 - 11:20 Restroom
11:25 - 12:10 Enhancements (Monday: Technology, Tuesday: Art, Wednesday: Music, Thursday: P.E., Friday: Media)
12:10 - 1:30 Math
1:30 - 2:00 Recess
2:00 - 3:05 ELA/ HMH Reading Workshop
3:10 - 3:45 Science/ Social Studies
Monthly Newsletter (November- Spanish)
Monthly Newsletter (December - Spanish)
Monthly Newsletter (December - English)
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.
2022 Growth Needs Update
Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.
JCPS Preschool Applications Now Open
Johnston County Public Schools 2022-2023 Preschool Applications are ready for your students that will be 3 or 4 years old on August 31, 2022. North Carolina does not have universal Preschool, therefore you do have to apply and qualify for one of our Preschool slots.
**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.
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
Report Cards in Parent Portal
Report Cards can be found in the Parent Portal. If you need help accessing your Parent Portal, you can access the directions at the following links.
Learn More About Standards Based Grading
Standards-based grading (SBG) uses academic performance indicators that are observable and objective to communicate student progress throughout the year in meeting grade level standards...