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Meet the Art Teacher!

Hi! My name is Karin Chmelo and this is my tenth year (WHOA!) 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 several 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. Last 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!

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    Hey, it's Mrs. Chmelo here! I am SO EXCITED to explore the world of Art with you for the 2020-2021 school year! While this year may look a little different, we are still going to create BEAUTIFUL art whether we are home or face-to-face!

     

    **To kick off the school year, view Mrs. C's Welcome Video by clicking HERE! This is where you will be introduced to Mrs. C's NEW VIRTUAL ART ROOM where you will find your lessons each week. Once you receive your ART GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE from your teacher, you can join my class & begin exploring the Virtual Art Room whenever you want! Hooray! Have fun & KEEP CREATING, EXPLORERS!** 

     

    "CHAT WITH CHMELO" OFFICE HOURS - EVERY MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FROM 3:30-4 PM

    THESE WILL BE HELD THROUGH GOOGLE MEETS - USE THE LINK THAT IS POSTED ON YOUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR OFFICE HOURS TO POP IN WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST TO SAY HI!

    "SEE" YOU THERE! 

     

    On this website, you will find information about my Art Class, the Art to Remember Fundraiser and, of course, our school's Yearbook! 

    Want to see daily updates/photos of what's happening in Mrs. C's Art Room... virtual or face to face? 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, Cereal Boxes and of course, any other recycled materials! Trash to Treasure is the best!

     

    Don't forget to check out Mrs. C's YOUTUBE page. Search for "Create with Chmelo" or visit this link! 

    Create with Chmelo - YouTube

     

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. To be eligible for this program, children must be four years old on or before August 31st.

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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

  • JCPS transitions to Plan B for all students

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.

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  • High School State Assessments FAQ

    This FAQ document was created to provide responses to common or anticipated questions related to high school state assessments for first semester testing 2020-2021.

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  • Innovative Middle School and Program Information

    Fifth grade Students and Parents, are you looking for an innovative middle school or an innovative middle school program? Innovation Academy at South Campus and AVID could offer what you are looking for.

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  • JCPS to Return to Plan C

    Due to Johnston County being designated a “red” county by the NCDHHS, as well as increased quarantines and COVID cases in the school district as reflected on our dashboard, the Johnston County Board of Education voted to have ALL students, including Pre-K and EC self contained, return to remote learning under Plan C, beginning Monday, December 14 through Friday, January 15. Unless the remote learning period is extended beyond January 15th, students will return to the plan that they chose on the Second Semester Choice form on Tuesday, January 19.

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  • High School State Assessments Update

    On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.

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