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HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE SUMMER!!!
Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen! Go outside and play and get dirty!
My name is Anthony Thorpe and I have been teaching in Johnston County for the last 11 years. I spent 6 years at Polenta Elementary and transferred to Benson Elementary in January 2015. I've lived in several different places growing up including Indianapolis IN, Savannah GA, Morehead KY, Smyrna DE, and most recently Garner NC.
I graduated from Morehead State University with my Bachelors in Health and Physical Education. I am certified to teach grades K-12 and am also certified in CPR.
BES Physical Education Schedule
8:20-8:45 - Carpool
8:55-9:45 - 3rd Grade
10:45-11:35 - 4th Grade
11:40-12:10 - Lunch
12:15-1:05 - 1st Grade
1:15-2:05 - 2nd Grade
2:20-3:10 - Kindergarten
3:50-4:15 - Carpool
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Back To School Bash
If your student is in need of a backpack 🎒 with supplies please don’t hesitate to stop by Overflow Church on Saturday, August 6th from 10am-12pm located at 8280 NC 50 N, Angier. There will be water slides, slip n slide, snow cones, & snacks to celebrate Back to School! Thank You Overflow Church for your continued support!!
Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
As you know, all students were able to have free breakfast & Lunch this school year. If you do not complete the lunch application for the current school year, your child will be required to purchase breakfast and lunch at the beginning of 2022-2023 school year until their application is approved.
Red Ribbon Week
What Is Red Ribbon Week? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 - 31st. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America.
K-2 Curriculum Night
K-2 grade parents join us for Curriculum Night on Thursday, October 21st from 5:30-7:00pm. You will get to see what your student's day entails!
3rd & 4th Grade Curriculum Night
3rd & 4th grade parents join us for Curriculum Night on Tuesday, October 19th from 5:30-7:00pm. You will get to see what your student's day entails!
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.