Mr. Lawrence LaPlante

Phone: 919-550-5311 ext. 6814


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Lawrence LaPlante




This will be my 22nd year teaching in Johnston County. I received my degree in Physical Education from Keene State College in Keene N.H.

Along with my degree in Physical Education I am a certified ACEP coach.


    Welcome back to all East Clayton Explorers


    Active Life Style Log

    Active Lifestyle Logs can be turned in a anytime. If you need another Active Lifestyle Log please see me!

    The Active Lifestyle Log is an opportunity for students to chart their daily physical activities.

    Students that are active for 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for six consecutive weeks can turn in their logs to me.

    At the end of the school year students will receive their award during their classes award ceremony.

    The students may log any six weeks during the school year.

    If students are involved in physical activities outside of school (football, cheer, dance ,gymnastics, etc.) they can chart their practices to receive the award. 

    Students may also add to their log Phys. ED. class and recess as long as they are being active. 

    The Active Lifestyle Log is due April 6, 2020. 

    If you have any questions call or Email me at school


    Larry LaPlante




    Safety Patrol

    We will be looking for a new safety patrol crew in January.

    I will have applications for all interesred students.





    Running Club

    Running Club will start-up again Tuesday January 7,2020.

    We will be running on every Tuesday in the month of January.

    Please make sure on club days you have running shoes and a water container.


    Acceptable Footwear: Basketball, tennis, running, soccer turfs, baseball turfs, tennis. 

    If you are unsure ask Mr. LaPlante 

     Shoes not allowed: cowboy or work boots, crocs, sandals, flip flops, dress shoes, docksiders.



    Parents are invited to come and run with their child!  Please be sure to sign-in at the front office.

    If you would like to Volunteer to help with the running club please e-mail me.

    If you have any questions call 919-550-5311 or email


    Larry LaPlante



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

  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for April 7

    The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The virtual meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m and will be conducted via Zoom To Comply With Social Distancing Orders. Members of the public make access the meeting via livestream.

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