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Ms. Kristy McGovern

Hello my name is Kristy McGovern.  I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education.  I have been teaching elementary education for 13 years.  I have been at Polenta Elementary for 10 years, where I have taught 1st and 2nd grade.  I taught 1st grade for five years and this upcoming year will be my fifth year in 2nd grade. This year I will be teaching my class virtual!  I am very excited about this upcoming year and the new adventures we will have! 

My favorite drink is Propel Water. I love Peach or the new Vitamin Boost Propel Apple Pear flavor.

My favorite snacks are the carmel/cheddar popcorn (by smartfood), dried fruit, and turkey jerky. 

My classroom wish list includes: Felt Tip Pens, Permanent Markers (skinny), Sheet Protectors, Card Stock (any color).


  • Ms. K. McGovern

    2nd grade



    8:30 to 9:00 Morning work

    9:00 to 11:00 Literacy

    11:00 to 12:00 Lunch 

    12:00 to 12:30  SEL

    12:30 to 1:30 Math

    1:30 to 2:15 Enhancements (Virtual)

    2:15 to 3:45 Independant Work/ Small Group Work




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  • Social Media Use and Non-Credible Threats

    We are sharing information regarding non-credible threats made against several of our high school campuses today via social media. It is important to our district to notify our families of anything that may cause widespread concern.

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  • JC BOE votes to require masks for all JCPS students and staff

    At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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