Phone: 919-989-6039 ext. 3967


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. K-12 Reading: New Literacies and Global Learning Bachelor of Science Curriculum & Instruction Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Studies AIG Certified

Mrs. Melissa Byrd


Hey, I'm Mrs. Byrd! Born and raised in New York City, I came to North Carolina to be a part of the Wolfpack- GO PACK! I fell in love with the Tarheel state and my new home here. This will be my ninth year in the classroom, and I am confident that the 2022-23 school year will be excellent! I look forward to an exciting new year with our students, parents and POES staff!


    I can't wait to meet you!

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    8:55 - 9:10 Morning Meeting 
    9:10 - 11:15 Block 1
    11:15 - 11:35 R.I.M.E Time
    11:35 - 12:05 LUNCH
    12:05 - 12:50 Enhancement 
    12:50 - 2:50 Block 2
    12:50 - 3:15 R.I.M.E Time
    3:15 - 3:45 Recess 
    3:45 - 3:55 Read Aloud/Independent Reading




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    Our ClassDojo information will be shared at Open House in August 2022!

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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