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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!
WELCOME BACK TO ART, EXPLORERS!
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!
Parents, We are excited about receiving your child into our school family! We look forward to getting to know you and your child. We appreciate the interest and the input from community and parents and the commitment that the Board of Education has made to Early Childhood. In an effort to ensure a quality beginning for each child, Johnston County Schools has scheduled a staggered entry for the 2019-2020 school year for our kindergarten children. The State Department of Public Instruction has recognized the importance of quality school entry by allowing up to ten days of staggered entry. Click for more information on Kindergarten staggered entry and orientation.
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...
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.
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...
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.