Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Sandra Thornton
I attended Meredith College where I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. I have been teaching for eleven years at the elementary level. I am on my second year at Polenta Elementary and previously taught at Lynn Road Elementary in North Raleigh. My focus, as an educator, is to establish an environment in which students are are excited to create and experiment with different art activities. I work to create lessons that allow students to experience as many different types of materials as possible.
8:50-9:15 Duty and Prep
9:15-10:00 Fifth Grade
10:10-10:55 Third Grade
12:05-12:50 Fourth Grade
12:55-1:40 First Grade
1:45-2:30 Second Grade
Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023
Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.
Class of 2023 Graduation Dates
Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.
Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy
The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.
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.
2022 Growth Needs Update
Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.