Phone: 919-284-2821


Degrees and Certifications:

1993 BS degree in Manufacturing and Minor in Business Administration 2006 Masters in Library Science

Mrs. BJ Nixon

  • Graduated from East Carolina in 1993 with a BS degree in Manufacturing and Minor in Business Administration and in 2006 with a Masters in Library Science
  • Teaching since 1998.
  • Love to cut grass, chocolate and motorcycle riding
  • Favorite color is Purple

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       Library Services / Summer Reading   Summer Reading 


    Parents read with your child over the summer.  JCPS and the Johnston County Public Library have partnered together to allow students to read books online.   Click this link for more information  Student Access     You may  visit the public library in Kenly or Smithfield.  If you are a resident of Johnston County, you may obtain a library card for FREE!  Not only can students get books from the public library, they may read ebooks online.  For information on ebooks that Glendale-Kenly offers, visit Mrs. Nixon’s webpage or contact her at



    Kenly Public Library Summer Reading Program  click the link to see what they have going on.


    Reasons for Reading over the summer:

    • Students can lose up to 25 percent of their reading level over the summer.
    • Students can lose up to three months of their education over the summer.

    Ways families can make Reading fun over the summer:

    • Make activities with books
    • Visit the public library
    • Lead by example ie parents read over the summer also
    • Help children find a consistent time to read daily
    • Relax and allow children to read what they choose over the summer
    • Read aloud with children

    Help your child from slipping backwards over the summer.   Reading just four books over the summer can prevent the summer slide, and can actually increase a student’s reading level.

    Glendale-Kenly wants to encourage each student to read at least four books this summer.  But, we don’t see students every day in June, July and August.  Parents do!  We need your help with this.  Encourage your child to read at least 30 minutes daily.  Allow students to read whatever they would like.






    Things to remember:
    Read 30 minutes daily
    Visit your local library
    Have fun!! 

    Below are some tips that we discuss with students so they understand how to care for our books.

    • Keep your book in a Ziplock bag.
    • Keep your book away from water, juice and food.
    • Always have clean hands when reading your book.
    • Do not write or scribble in your book.
    • Keep your book away from small children and pets.
    • Turn the pages of your book carefully.
    • Do not fold the pages of your book.


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    11:00 - 11:50 3rd Grade Davis Sasser Bailey Coley Varnam
    11:50 -12:40 1st Grade Clark Schultze Martinez   Forester
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    1:55 - 2:45 Kindergarten Banks Creech Kirby Hodge Barnes
    2:45 -3:30 Pre K Walters Planning Planning Planning Clubs
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    1:20 - 1:35 Prepare Dismissal  
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JCPS Announcements

  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    There have been significant changes to the Strong Schools NC toolkit that affects the quarantine procedures our staff and students must follow if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Any student or staff member who is currently quarantined due to an exposure of a positive COVID-19 case may return to school or work tomorrow, unless the close contact is a housemate. We are able to make this adjustment because our district requires masks for all students, staff, and guests.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JCPS Inclement Weather Conditions

    It is our district’s goal to make our school communities as prepared as possible for emergency situations, including inclement weather.

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  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.

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