Ms. Kristy McGovern



Degrees and Certifications:

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 8 years, where I have taught 1st and 2nd grade.  I taught 1st grade for five years and this upcoming year will be my third year in 2nd grade. 

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

My favorite snack is dried fruit or turkey jerkey. I love dried bananas and  turkey jerky.

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


  • Ms. McGovern

    2nd grade



    8:20 to 8:50- Morning work

    8:50 to 9:10- Morning Meeting

    9:15 to 10:15 Math

    10:20 to 11:00- Writing

    11:10 to 11:40- Lunch

    11:45 to 12:45- Small Group

    12:45 to 1:45-Whole Group

    1:45 to 2:10-Science

    2:10 to 2:35- Recess

    2:40 to 3:35- Enhancements

    3:45- Dismissal


    Ms. McGovern

    2nd grade



    Early Release Schedule


    8:20 to 8:50- Morning work

    8:50 to 9:15- Morning Meeting

    9:15to 10:15- Math

    10:15 to 10:50- Writing

    10:50 to 11:10- Lunch

    11:15 to 12:15- Small Group

    12:15 to 1:15- Whole Group

    1:15 to 1:30- Science


    1:45- Dismissal

Puma News

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Board of Education Meeting set for July 14

    The Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 4p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. To comply with the Governor’s Executive Order, only the board members will be allowed in the boardroom. However, the open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online at

    Comments (-1)
  • High School Graduation Ceremony Update

    Based on guidance from the Johnston County Health Department and taking into consideration the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county in recent weeks, the original plan to host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies will not be possible....

    Comments (-1)
  • JCPS delays summer athletic workouts until further notice

    THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020
    After careful review of the current trends regarding COVID-19, Johnston County Public Schools will delay voluntary workouts for high school fall sports athletic teams until at least July 20...

    Comments (-1)
  • JCPS considering three reopening scenarios for 2020-2021 school year

    Johnston County Public Schools has begun planning three possible reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Based upon recently released documents provided to all school districts...

    Comments (-1)

Polenta Events

  • There are no upcoming events to display.

View Calendar