Phone: 919-989-6418

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University/The University of Arizona Global Campus CPR/First Aid Certification

Amanda Underwood

Welcome to the Eagle's Nest! I am a new teacher moving from the private sector to the public sector. Becoming a teacher was always my childhood dream. I am very excited to be on this new, fun, and exciting journey as an Eagle at West Smithfield Elementary. I started out teaching Pre-K, and that is how I knew teaching was definitely my passion. My husband and I have 6 children between us, and we have 3 wonderful dogs. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year here at WSES.

School Announcements

  • Violin Class Signups Going On Now!

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for Sept 14

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  • Beginning of Grade (BOG) Testing Letter

    As your child begins third grade, you will see a concentrated focus in ensuring students can read at or above grade level and are making progress in reading proficiency. The goal is to ensure all third grade students can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. This test will be administered on September 7, 2021.

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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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JCPS Announcements

  • JC BOE votes to require masks for all JCPS students and staff

    At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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