Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in K-6 education and a concentration in reading
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.
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.
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.
EOG Testing, Re-Testing and Promotion Information
As we prepare for EOG testing to begin on Thursday, I wanted to send out specifics about test prep, dismissal procedures on test days, remediation/retesting and promotion/retention guidelines.
News from the Nest 05/22/23
It's hard to believe that EOG testing begins this Thursday, but our students are ready to SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW! We are excited about our upcoming EOY activities to celebrate the 22-23 school year and our students' accomplishments. Be sure you check out the important dates regarding all EOY activities below. Remember to Be the Change you Wish to See in 2023!
News from the Nest 05/15/23
What a wonderful week we had celebrating our outstanding teachers & staff! THANK YOU to PTSA and the parent volunteers who helped to make it all happen! We’re less than two weeks away from the start of all of our end-of-year activities including EOGs, field days, and awards ceremonies. It’s crunch time for test prep and to get any missing assignments turned in. Don't miss out on EOY information included in this week's edition of News from the Nest. Remember to Be the Change you Wish to See in 2023!
News from the Nest 05/08/23
It's Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week and RMS STAFF ROCKS!! We are excited to celebrate our amazing Raven Teachers & Staff this week! Please consider emailing your student's teachers to share some love with them this week. EOG review/tutoring sessions are underway as we prepare our students to feel confident and do their very best on the upcoming tests. Check out more details about these items and much more in this week's edition of News from the Nest.
6th Grade Daily Schedule:
*The tardy bell rings at 8:05am and dismissal begins at 3:05pm.
3rd (7th Enhancement)
4th & Lunch
5th (8th Enhancement)
6th (6th Enhancement)