Degrees and Certifications:
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
9:15-10:05 - 2nd Grade
10:20-11:10 - 1st Grade
11:15-11:40 - Lunch
11:45-12:10 - Rhodes / Dowler
12:25-1:15 - 3rd Grade
1:30-2:20 - Kindergarten
2:50-3:40 - 4th Grade
3:50-4:15 - Carpool
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
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.