• We made it everyone!!  Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to make this year one for the memory bank!  I hope to see you in the halls next year!

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Phone: 919-894-6003

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Middle Grades Education East Carolina University Certified in grades 6-9 Social Studies, Science and ELA.

Ms. Niena Varney

I am a transplanted yankee blooming in Benson.  I have decided that who you are is not always where you come from.  I was born and raised in Maine and moved to NC in 1995. We have lived, worked, played and ate in Benson ever since and I have loved every minute of it.  

I received my GED with honors in 2002 from JCC.  I had the 3rd highest score in the state for that year.  I am proud to own that recognition.  I graduated with high honors from JCC with my Associates in Arts in 2011.  My crowning moment happened in 2014 when I graduated from East Carolina University with certification areas in Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.  

I have 4 sons and 1 daughter-in-law, ages 19-26.  They build a beautiful and chaotic life for me and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I love my dog, my cats, Patriot Football, reading Young Adult Fiction novels and Big Brother!  

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

  • Spring Sports Tryouts February 15-17

    Spring Sports Tryouts will be held beginning Wednesday, February 15th through Friday, February 17th for baseball, softball, girls soccer, and track and field. Students who wish to try out must have a current physical and all forms completed in PowerForms prior to tryouts. Baseball, softball, and girls soccer tryouts will be held from 3:30-5:00 on tryout days, while track and field will take place from 3:15-4:45.

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  • Beta Club Applications Now Open

    Applications for Beta Club are now open for 7th and 8th grade students. Beta Club is an honor organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement, promotes strong moral character and social responsibility, encourages service to others, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for you to develop strong interpersonal skills. 

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  • 2022-2023 Meal Benefit Application

    To prepare for the upcoming school year’s meals benefits, please complete the 2021-2022 meal benefit application to enable your student to have access to meal benefits during the first 30 days of the 22-23 school year.

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  • AVID Application Open Enrollment 2022-23

    The open enrollment application for AVID for 2022-2023 is now available.

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