Mrs. Cherri Bays

Phone: 919-550-5311


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Mrs. Cherri Bays

The 2017 - 2018 school year will mark my 18th year of teaching. I have a BS degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University and a BS in Education from Salisbury State University.  I am also AIG certified from Barton College. Most of my teaching career has been at East Clayton Elementary school. However, I have also taught in Virginia and California before landing here.  My experience is mostly elementary education, specifically third grade.  But, I have also taught 2nd, 4th, and 6th grades.   I just love this school and all it has to offer the students who are educated here.  I have two children, Rylee and Campbell.  Rylee is entering her junior year at Corinth Holders High School, and Campbell will be entering her 4th grade year right here at ECES. When I was a new teacher is was my goal to make sure that my students left my classes having shown academic growth.  After becoming a mom, I realized that that was not enough.  It then became my goal to help students grow socially and personally as well.  This change in my mindset allowed me to form closer relationships with my students.  Afterall, that is what life is all about....relationships.  I will come to love your children like I do my own.  I strive to be the kind of teacher that I want for my own children to have.  I am excited about this school year and all that I have to learn from your children!

  • Our Daily Schedule

    8:20 - 8:55 Morning Arrival

    8:55 - 11:30 ELA integrated with Science and Social Studies

    11:30 - 12:00 AIR

    12:05 - 12:35 Lunch

    12:55 - 1:45 Enhancement

    1:45 - 3:10 Math

    3:10 - 3:40 Recess


    3:45 Dismissal


    Enhancement Rotation

    Day 1:  Art

    Day 2:  Music

    Day 3:  PE

    Day 4: Technology

    Day 5: Media

    Day 6:  Guidance


School Announcements

  • Fee for Service Preschool Application

    We are pleased to inform you that the preschool classroom at East Clayton Elementary School has limited space available for enrollment in the Fee For Service Program for the 19-20 school year. The Fee For Service Preschool Program is designed to provide a high-quality early childhood experience...

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  • YMCA Summer Camp

    Camp Explorer is one of two summer day camps run by the Johnston County YMCA serving children in the Clayton area. Camp Explorer is a full-day summer camp that will keep your child active and engaged all day long! Your camper will enjoy activities such as swimming, skill development, awards, weekly themes, crafts and outdoor games. Click on the heading for more information.

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JCPS Announcements

  • 2019-2020 graduation dates released

    Johnston County Public Schools will begin graduation season with two ceremonies on Friday, May 15, followed by eight traditional high school ceremonies on Friday, May 29.

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  • Here Comes the Bus coming Fall 2019

    Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...

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  • New deadline in JCEF grant process

    The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications

    Free and Reduced meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available online. A new application must be completed each school year...

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