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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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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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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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  • JCPS releases updated graduation and prom details

    Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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