Phone: 919-934-4696 E: 5023
Degrees and Certifications:
University of Evansville: Bachelor of Science in Special Education (K-12) and Elementary Education East Carolina University: Masters of Education in Special Education and EC Administration
Welcome to Life Skills!
My name is Ms. McClarney and I am very excited to be joining you at Smithfield Middle. A little about me: I was born and raised in Indiana but moved to Coastal North Carolina after graduating from the University of Evansville in 2018. This will be my fifth year of teaching, but my very first in Johnston County... Go Knights!
Communicating with parents is important to me. You are the expert on your child and I am eager to work together this year.
2022 - 2023 End of the Year Important Dates
As we prepare for the end of the 2022-2023 academic year, please mark your calendar with the dates listed below. It is extremely important that your child attends school daily to prepare for the upcoming tests. Please continue to encourage your child to work hard and do their best as we prepare for a successful end to our academic year.
Knights in New IB Armor Family Night On Mar 28th
Come and join us for our Knights in New Armor Family Night on March 28th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Learn more about our journey to become an IB World School. Student work will be displayed as well as booths from community organizations, food, and prizes.!
Diverse Universe Now on Sale!
Get your copy of our award-winning literary magazine and yearbook on sale now. The presale price is $20. Only a small quantity of yearbooks will be available at a later date for $25.
Front Entrance Canopy Project
The Smithfield Middle front entrance canopy construction project is in progress.
SmMS Zaxby's Spirit Night
SmMS Zaxby's Spirit Night will be on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Multilingual Family NIght
In order to build connections and strong partnerships with our multilingual families, we will have a Multilingual Family Night on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 6:30 to 7:30. Please see attached flyer.
Winter Spirit Week
January 23 - January 27 - Winter Spirit Week
High School Choice Programs Information Night
Johnston County Public Schools invites STUDENTS and PARENTS to learn more about our Choice Program options for high school students at Smithfield-Selma High on November 17, 2022.
Information Night for High School Choice Application Programs for the 2022-2023 School Year
Information Night for High School Choice Application Programs for the 2022-2023 school year will be held virtually from 5:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 30th for our 8th grade families. Families will be able to virtually explore the booths beginning at 5:00 PM, and a live stream presentation from the Choice Program coordinators will begin around 5:30 PM.
Career & Technical Leadership Academy's Open House
Current 8th graders and their families are invited to the Career & Technical Leadership Academy's (CTLA) Open House.
AVID - Sponsored Food Drive
Help by donating non-perishable items such as canned food, boxed meals, bagged foods, etc. Donations can be dropped off at Smithfield Middle School from November 7 - 18.
Winter Sports Tryouts
Tryouts for all Winter Sports will begin on Monday, November 14. Tryouts will be November 14-16. Girls' tryouts will be held from 3:30 to 5:00. Boys' tryouts will be held from 5:00 to 6:30.
SmMS McDonald's Spirit Night
SmMS McDonald's Spirit Night will be held at the McDonalds at 884 W Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577. Spirit Night will be on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. A portion of all proceeds from dining in or the drive-thru will be donated to Smithfield Middle School. Please come out to support our school!
Fall Picture Day!
Fall Pictures will be taken on Monday, October 3, 2022. Forms will be sent home with ordering information. If your student is paying with a check or cash, the money will need to be brought in on October 3rd. Lifetouch also does online orders. Please see below for ordering information.
Fall Spirit Week in Color!
Join us for Pink Out Monday, Twin Tuesday, Knight Pride Wednesday, Red Ribbon Thursday , and Team Colors Friday.
Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023
Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.
Class of 2023 Graduation Dates
Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.
Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy
The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.
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.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 6th Grade Awards Day
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 7th Grade Awards Day
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 8th Grade Promotion and Awards Day