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Coach Thorpe

         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

School Announcements

  • ACCESS Testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • BES Holiday Lights Tour

    Come out for a Holiday Car Drive Thru with your family to see your teachers, holiday lights, music, and so much more! (Please stay in your vehicle) Thursday, December 16th 6:00-7:30pm.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.

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  • JCPS offering Test to Stay Program

    Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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