Mrs. Lauren McCall

Phone: 919-989-6039


Degrees and Certifications:

K-6 Certified AIG Certified

Mrs. Lauren McCall

I received my Elementary Education degree from Appalachian State University in 2002. I have been teaching in the elementary school setting for 18 years. I taught in Wake county for 10 years and Johnston county for 8 years. I have my Academically and Intellectually Gifted certification. I have also taught all grades Kindergarden through Third grade and have been an academic specialist serving students K-2. I am very excited to be teaching STEM enhancement at Polenta!! STEM stands for Science Technology Engingeering Math.



Favorite drink: Bai - blueberry 

Favorite Candy: Reese's Cups

Favorite Snack: Blue Diamond Almonds Salt-n-Vinegar flavor Or Habenero BBQ flavor

Classroom wishlist: TAPE!! - masking tape and duck tape 

STEM Supplies Needed

  • Masking Tape

    Scotch/Clear Tape

    Duck Tape (any design or color)

    glue sticks

    batteries (AA)

    paper towel rolls

    pipe cleaners (any size/colors)

    ziplock bags (snack, quart, gallon sized) 

    tooth picks

    straws (milkshake sized and regular)

    wooden craft sticks (all sizes)

    cotton balls

    wax paper

    modeling clay

    play dough

    solo cups

    paper cups (all sizes)



  • Daily Schedule

    8:00-8:20- Teacher arrival time for communications

    8:20-8:50- student arrival/breakfast

    3:45- Dismissal begins

Puma News

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Budget Work Session set for April 27

    The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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