Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education (NCSU) Minor in Animal Science Certifications in Middle School Math, Middle School Science, and K-12 Music
Mrs. Ann Tart
Welcome to my Strings Page! Johnston County Public Schools offers beginning strings classes (violin) to students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I am honored to be a Strings Teacher!
I teach at eight schools in the county: Meadow School, Benson Elementary, Four Oaks Elementary, McGee's Elementary, Dixon Road Elementary, West Smithfield Elementary, South Smithfield Elementary, and Selma Elementary. I serve all eight schools within each week.
During the first week of school, I visit all of my schools and speak with all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Those students who are interested in the program will receive an information sheet to be completed by a parent and returned to the homeroom teacher. I compile my classes from these forms. I will attach one to this website as well.
During the second week of school, I will send home a note with class day, time, and location.
I hope to begin class by the third week of school!
Parents are responsible for acquiring a violin and music book for their child. The attached information sheet has more details.
Please feel free to email me with any question at all!
Thanks for your interest in the Strings Program!
Please click the links below to read about what vaccinations are required for students entering 7th and 12th grades, and what days the vaccines will be provided. There is also information in the letter about how to make an appointment for your child. English Form of Letter from Health Department Spanish Form of Letter from Health Department
Come try out! All Spring Sports tryouts begin Monday April 12th after school. Try-outs will run from 4pm to 5:30pm to 6:00pm depending on the coach and the sport. All sports are open to 6th - 8th graders. To be eligible students must have passed 3 out of 4 core classes in the Fall semester. Students also must have a current sports physical. Any sports physical dated after March 1, 2019 is accepted this year. If they have never played a sport then they need to get a physical over the next two weeks. Physical forms are available on the Johnston county web site under athletics.
There will be a parent information night for our Spanish speaking families on February 10th from 5:50 to 7:00. This will be held virtually through a Google Meet: www.meped.com/ Information will be shared about Powerschool, Class Remind, DoJo, etc., Classlink, school social media pages, Free/Reduced Lunch Applications, Covid, and the new website that has county level Connect Ed messages in Spanish.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.