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!
High school courses taken in middle school will follow the grading presented for high school students. Students will have a choice of PC19 or a numeric grade for the Spring semester grade. Students enrolled in these courses should complete the form to decide their grade.
The Food Bank of NC will be providing food at our school at 12:00 on Tuesday, April 21st. Beginning April 27th, we will resume curbside pick up at our school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Each meal container will include one hot lunch, one prepackaged lunch, and two breakfast items.
Parents and Guardians As a means of supporting our families with using Lexia Reading at Home, an important tool our students use to help increase their reading capacity, the company is offering “FREE” webinars just for parents and guardians who are at home helping to fill in the gaps during times. In these webinars, Professional Learning Facilitators will instruct families of K-8 learners on how to: Get set up and started (your student should already have an account). Support children's learning at home. Track progress and extend learning.
We realize that some of you may not have internet and/or devices or may prefer paper copies, so we will be preparing instructional packets for our students. Families can pick up the packets on Friday, March 27th at 11:30am by the back of the cafeteria.
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.
High school students and middle school students enrolled in high school courses will be given an option on how their grade appears on their transcript. Students should complete the form for their school to make their choice.
JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.