Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science degree with a major in K-6 education and a concentration in reading

Mrs. Sowell

Hello! My name is Mrs. Sowell, I grew up in Gate City, Virginia. I am a veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force for nine years. During that time, I was an Imagery Analyst (IA) with many special duties, including teaching. With the birth of my children, I found that I loved teaching children even more. So, I set my goal to be a K-6 teacher. I graduated with highest honors from East Carolina University (ECU) with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Elementary (K-6) Education, and a concentration in reading. I am married with two wonderful kids ages ten and six. I love reading and coffee (as long as it is sweet). In my extra time I love to watch sci-fi movies and am a HUGE fan of Marvel, the color purple and absolutely anything chocolate. I am excited to be here at Riverwood Middle and it is my greatest dream to create future achievers, leaders and changers for our community and country. We, as teachers and parents working together, have a unique opportunity to instill these qualities within the future generation and I take these responsibilities very seriously. I believe in equity learning, equality practices in the classroom, kindness, and fairness always, but most of all leading and learning by example. Learning never stops. As a teacher, I look forward to learning and growing each day with my students.

  • 6th Grade Daily Schedule:

    *The tardy bell rings at 8:05am and dismissal begins at 3:05pm.




    1st Block


    2nd AIR


    3rd (7th Enhancement)


    4th & Lunch


    5th (8th Enhancement)


    6th (6th Enhancement)

JCPS 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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  • 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, February 17, 2023.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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School Announcements

  • News from the Nest 2/6/23

    Hello Raven Nation! This week is an important week as we complete our middle-of-the-year MVP benchmark assessments beginning on Tuesday. Please see additional information in this week's edition of News from the Nest regarding these important benchmarks. Additionally, report cards will go home with each student tomorrow for Q2 and we will wrap up a successful winter sports season this week. Be the Change you Wish to See in 2023! Let’s make it a great week, Ravens!

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  • Parent Notification Letter for ACCESS Testing

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  • News From the Nest 1/23/23

    Hello Raven Nation! We are starting the last week of Quarter 2 and the grading period will end this Friday, Jan 27th. Please check PowerSchool and communicate with your child’s teachers about any missing work to get turned in on time. Be sure to read this week's edition of "News from the Nest" linked below. Be the Change you Wish to See in 2023! Let’s make it a great week, Ravens!

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  • News from the Nest 1/16/23

    Hello Raven Nation! We are so excited to welcome our new Assistant Principals to RMS this week, Ms. Marcellena Gore and Mr. Dane Jones. Please read more about each one in this week's News from the Nest. Thank you to everyone that donated shoes to our PTSA Shoe Drive. And thank you for your continued support in our Raven Reboot as we all strive to Be the Change You Wish to See in 2023! Let’s make it a great week, Ravens!

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