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Meet the Art Teacher!
Hi! My name is Karin Chmelo and this is my eighth year as East Clayton Elementary's Art Teacher. I came to Johnston County Schools for the 2011 - 2012 school year and earned my stripes by winning Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year for JCS. Each year I have worked hard to build upon my art curriculum and expand my methods of teaching. Over the years, I have had the drive to obtain more materials for our students and received 12 grants through the Johnston County Education Foundation and the Clayton Visual Arts Council. The supplies and resources obtained through these grants are priceless! How did I get to become an Art Teacher, you ask? Well, I graduated from East Carolina University in 2008 with a B.S in Interior Design. I later returned to ECU to obtain my K-12 Teaching License in Art Education. This past December, I also obtained my National Boards Teacher Certification! I have loved every minute of this career and look forward to many more years as ECES' Art Teacher!
Welcome to Art, Explorers!
Hey, it's Mrs. Chmelo here! I am SO EXCITED to explore the world of Art with you for the 2018 - 2019 school year!
Here you will find information about my Art Class, the Art to Remember Fundraiser and, of course, our school's Yearbook! Don't forget to check in to see your child's photo from earning the Featured Artist award! Each class, I acknowledge one student that has shown true ECES Explorer behavior and has done a great job in Art that day. Their photo will be displayed on this website.
Want to see daily updates/photos of what's happening in Mrs. C's Art Room? Follow her on Twitter! @ECESart OR simply click the link, "Exploring Art on Twitter!" to see the live feed!
Want to help out? Here's my wishlist... All donations are GREATLY appreciated!
Paper plates, Q-tips, Ziploc Bags, and of course, recycled materials! Trash to Treasure is the best!
Hey 5th Grade! Click this link to start your FOOD SCULPTURE project! Let's Eat!
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...
Parents, EOG dates are fast approaching! Click the headline to see the full schedule. Please help your 3rd-5th grade child do their best to be prepared for the day by making sure they are well rested, eat a good hot breakfast, and are on time for school each day of testing. Also, please do not plan to check your child out before 2:00 if you need to check them out early on testing days. For parents who like to eat lunch with students, testing days are quiet days so you may want to choose alternate days.
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.
PowerSchool Parent Portal is more powerful than ever before. Now with Parent Portal parents can begin the registration process, check their child’s grades, update emergency information, and keep up with the teacher’s classroom lessons and assignments from their smartphone or computer...