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!
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!
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 - 12:30 PM 8th Grade Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8th Grade Graduation Dance
June 12, 2023
June 13, 2023
June 14, 2023
Rising 6th Grade Band Sign Up Now Available
Incoming 6th grade students may now sign up for McGee's Crossroads Middle School Band for the 2023-2024 school year. Being a part of the MXMS band will help to find a creative outlet, learn and perform with friends, and be a part of something bigger.
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.