Phone: 919-989-6039


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Kristy McGovern

Hello, my name is Kristy McGovern.  I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  I have been teaching elementary education for 15 years.  I have been at Polenta Elementary for 12 years, where I have taught 1st and 2nd grade.  I taught 1st grade for five years and this upcoming year will be my seventh year in 2nd grade. I have 6 grandchildren ranging in age from 3 months to 6 years old. I love spending time at the beach and with my family.  I am very excited about this upcoming year and the new adventures we will have! 



  • Ms. K. McGovern

    2nd grade


    8:25 to 8:55 Morning Work

    8:55 to 9:05 Morning Meeting

    9:05 to 9:20 Heggerty 

    9:20 to 9:50 Fundations

    9:50 to 11:05 Reading Block

    11:05 to 11:40 SS/Science

    11:40 to 12:10 Recess

    12:10 to 12:40 Writing

    12:40 to 1:15 RIME

    1:15 to 1:45 LUNCH

    1:45 to 2:30 Enhancments

    2:30 to 3:55 Math Block

    3:55 DISMISSAL




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JCPS Announcements

  • 2023 Student and Family Survey Information

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to building well-rounded students and consistently improving our schools for greater student success. JCPS is participating in an opportunity to gather feedback on how we can better meet our goals of improving student success.  We are aware that families may want to preview the questions that will be asked of their students, and have prepared copies of the questions that will be asked.

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  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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  • 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. 

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