Degrees and Certifications:
Meet the Art Teacher!
Hi! My name is Karin Chmelo and this is my ninth 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 14 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!
Hey, it's Mrs. Chmelo here! I am SO EXCITED to explore the world of Art with you for the 2019-2020 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, Cereal Boxes and of course, any other 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. To be eligible for this program, children must be four years old on or before August 31st.
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.
As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.
High school students and middle school students enrolled in high school courses will be given an option on how their grade appears on their transcript. Students should complete the form for their school to make their choice.
JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.