Mrs. Dawn DeSimone

Phone: 919-553-7500


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Mrs. Dawn DeSimone

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Welcome 6th graders to the 2019-2020 school year!  This year is going to be full of exciting new adventures where you will all have a chance to learn and grow.  I am so excited to meet all my new students. Hopefully you can come to open house on Thursday August 22nd   

Just a few hints for new students 1) We walk you to your classes until you can find them on your own.  2) You will get lockers about the second week of school.  They are combination locks so you can practice on one if you have one at home.  3) Parents no child has gotten lost in middle school or is ever left standing in a hallway crying.  They will be well taken care of.  There is no need to stress over the summer.   

Supplies Needed for SS: *1 composition notebook with atleast 100 pgs.  (sorry spiral notebooks will not work because they fall apart)  * pencils and colored pencils (crayons will not work) *glue sticks (will need lots of them for entire school year) *notebook paper, divider tabs with pockets, and binder.  There is a complete list for all classes on Cleveland middle school's website

Parents:  It is important you sign up for remind.  That will be how I send out homework/project and test reminders.  They will not be listed on the website.  Your child will also have an agenda book that they will be required to use. Please check to make sure they are keeping up with writing down assignments and completing them.  To sign up for remind on your phone Text 81010 @2aaf3             



My Biography (Dawn DeSimone)

* Teaching for 16 years

*Teaching Social Studies for 5 Years

*Masters degree from Campbell University

*Married with 3 Children (15, 14, 10) 

* You will most likely find me exercising or chauffering my 3 kids around during my free time.  (Ha, Ha, what free time with 3 kids and a full time job)




  • Bell Schedule


    7:35-8:05: Homeroom

    8:05-8:38: AP

    8:40-9:24: 1st Block (A)

    9:25-10:08: 1st Block (B)

    10:10-10:54: 2nd Block (A)

    10:55-11:20: Lunch

    11:25-12:08: 2nd Block (B)

    12:10-1:38: Enhancements

    1:40-2:24: 4th Block (A)

    2:25-3:10: 4th Block (B)

    3:12 Carpool

    3:15 Bus

  • I will use the app Remind to notify parents of class assignments and tests.  

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  • 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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    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 Meeting set for April 7

    The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The virtual meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m and will be conducted via Zoom To Comply With Social Distancing Orders. Members of the public make access the meeting via livestream.

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