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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

  • Board of Education Retreat set for April 17

    The Johnston County Board of Education members will hold a Retreat on Saturday, April 17 as authorized through North Carolina General Statutes. Open Session will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Facility Services Town Hall located at 601 West Market Street in Smithfield. To comply with the governor’s executive order, a limited number of seats will be available to the public. These seats will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

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  • JCPS to hold Virtual Job Fair April 21

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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  • JCPS releases updated graduation and prom details

    Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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