Phone: 919-934-7333 ext 5947


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Science Minor Marine Biology Teaching Certification AP Biology Certified Driver Education Certified

Mrs. Janice West



Welcome to West Johnston High School!

I grew up in New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia.   I have lived in NC since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  I have over 20 years of teaching experience in a wide variety of settings, from preschool age through high school and adult public health education.  I worked for several years at the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and adult vocational education at Dorothea Dix Hospital.  My favorite teaching setting by far is high school.

I have a wonderful husband, locally grown, and  have two young adult children.    I understand the challenges and rewards of being a parent.  I want each of my students to know that every day is a new day. Your past doesn't make your destiny. Make goals, challenge yourself, see what the world has to offer and be the best that you can be.  Don't worry about what others are doing - just do your best.

It is my goal to provide an environment where students feel safe and free to express opinions as well as provide a variety of opportunities that promote learning to meet the needs of all students as well as provide leadership opportunities. 



All schedules, assignments, notes and grades will be available through Canvas.

Biology: Syllabus 

Earth and Environmental Science: Syllabus








    Earth Science  



    (919) 934-7333 ext 5947


    Please check grades weekly in PowerSchool! 

    Please Check Due Dates

    Missing assignments will be updated during West Success.

    Monday - 1st block

    Tuesday - 2nd block

    Thursday - 3rd block

    Friday - 4th block







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    Biollogy: Syllabus

    Earth and Environmental Science: Syllabus

    My school phone number 
    919-934-7333 ext 5947

    We will be using Canvas this semester for all materials and online "Conferences" meetings if necessary.

    Thank you,

    Ms. West


    Parent resources: DPI resources - How to use Google Classroom, Canvas and more

















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