Ms. Niena Varney

Phone: 919-894-6003


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 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 high honors from JCC with my Associates in Arts in 2011.  My crowning moment is that I am a 2014 graduate of East Carolina University with certification areas in Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.  

I have 4 sons ages 16-21.  They build a beautiful and chaotic life for me and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I love my dogs, Patriot Football, reading Young Adult Fiction novels and Big Brother!  

  • Let's get ready to have an amazing year!!  Welcome back Mustangs!!

    7th Grade


    ELA 1



    MANE Time



    ELA 2



    SS 1 (Lunch/Activity)



    SS 2



    Fifth Block (Planning) (Elective A)



    Fifth Block (Planning) (Elective B)


  • Here is the invitation to join in on the meeting Monday at noon.  We want to take this opportunity to meet with all parents and students.  Please join us!!  Zoom can be used on any device!  Let us know if you have any questions.  The meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the classroom as soon as we figure out how to do it!  Please bear with us....

    Niena Varney is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Meet with kids and parents
    Time: Mar 30, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 388 083 619

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  • Due to the possibility of winter weather coming in, we have had to postpone the field trip to see the Outsiders.  The tentative date will be Thursday, 2/27. We apologize for the late notice.  Another letter will go home confirming the data as soon as possible.

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  • We will have field trip information coming home soon.  The intended date is 2/21 pending full approval from Admin.  

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  • Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Camp/Varney progress reports will be given out on Monday, February 10th.


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JCPS Announcements

  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for April 7

    The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The virtual meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m and will be conducted via Zoom To Comply With Social Distancing Orders. Members of the public make access the meeting via livestream.

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