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Mrs. Kate Rizzo
Welcome to Mrs. Rizzo's third grade website! This is my 14th year as an elementary educator. I grew up in New Bern, NC and after attending UNCW for my undergraduate degree and ECU for my graduate degree, I began my teaching career at Cooper Elementary and have been here ever since! I love this school! I love our unique building, rich history, diverse culture, and dedicated and committed staff. But what I love most are the amazing Cooper families I have met over the years! I have experience in all elementary grades, and look forward to working with you and your child during one of the most exciting and challenging elementary grade levels!
8:05 Morning Work and Breakfast
8:30 Tardy Bell
8:35-10:50 English Language Arts Block
11:35-12:00 Lunch (Line A - Table 2)
12:05-12:30 Choice Read
1:25-3:00 Math Block
We are sharing information with our families about the Targeted Support & Improvement State Level guidance for schools who have underperformed on state-wide assessments during the past few years. Of course, last year we did not have End-of-Grade testing in North Carolina due to COVID-19 school closures.
For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.