Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education- Fayetteville state University Early Childhood associate Degree- Johnston Community college
Mrs. MaLinda Turnage
WELCOME TO A GREAT NEW SCHOOLYEAR!
I am Malinda Turnage. I was raised in rural Lee County near Sanford, North Carolina. I moved to the Dunn area of Harnett County at age 14. I graduated from Dunn High School in 1985. I attended Central Carolina Community College on scholarship working toward an Early Childhood Associates Degree. I finished my Early Childhood Associate's degree and graduated from Johnston Community College in the Spring of 1989, with high honors and was among the first Early Childhood group graduating with this degree. I began working in Johnston County Schools in 1989 at South Johnston High School in the Preschool Program and remained there for 4 years. I then directed the Wee Care Child Development Center in Benson for 6 months and received my Directors Certification through the State of North Carolina for Levels One and Two. I began as a Teacher's Assistant and Bus Driver in February of 2003 at Benson Elementary School in Benson, NC. I was a long time teacher assistant in third grade and I worked several years in the Exceptional Children's Preschool classroom. I soon began attending Johnston Community College again and began my working toward my degree in Elementary Education. Once I had completed all College Transfer credits, I tranferred to Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in December 2003 with my Bachelors in Elementary Education degree. I did my Student Teaching program here at Meadow School in Fall of 2003, in 4th grade. I was hired in January 2004 as a fourth grade teacher where I have experienced teaching in the areas of: Writing, Grammar, Spelling, all subjects, and lastly- my favorites; Science and Social Studies. I am very excited as my journey at Meadow continues in 6th grade this year and I will be teaching Science and Social Studies this year. Meadow is a fantastic School. The community based concept and strong parental cooperation and support lead to high expectations by the staff, administration, parents, and students. We are a tight knit group and our students benefit from this unique combination. One of my favorite sayings is "It takes a whole village to raise a child." I believe that to be totally true. Our children are a most valuable resource and their success is reliant upon all who are a part of their lives. Out School and JCPS Motto this year is "BETTER TOGETHER." Lets work together to make Meadow School the very best we can be:)
Mrs. Turnage will be teaching 6th Grade Science and Social Studies this Year.
6th Grade Daily Schedule for MaLinda Turnage
8:00- 8:30AM- Homeroom
8:30-9:55AM- 1st block Science
9:55-11:20AM- 2nd Block
11:20-11:55AM- Tribe Time
11:55-12:25 Lunch/ Bathroom
12:35-2:00PM- 3rd Block
2:00-3:00PM-Planning- Students have Electives 1 and 2
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 childrens' learning at home. Track progress and extend learning. The webinar for grades K-5 dates are: Monday, March 30, 2020 12pm PT / 1pm MT / 2pm CT / 3pm EST Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12pm PT / 1pm MT / 2pm CT / 3pm EST Friday, April 3, 2020 12pm PT / 1pm MT / 2pm CT / 3pm EST The webinar for grades 6-8 dates are: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1pm PT / 2pm MT / 3pm CT / 4pm EST Thursday, April 2, 2020 1pm PT / 2pm MT / 3pm CT / 4pm EST We believe reading to be a core content that helps students achieve in other academic content areas. So, please visit our website for links to register. Thank you and stay safe!
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. Packets will be labeled by grade-level and stored in a container. The packets will remain outside of the building by the cafeteria at all times. Packets can be picked up at anytime from the container after Friday at 11:30am. For those who have digital access at home, please visit our school website on Thursday and a link will be provided for you to access this information. The instructional packets and online resources provide optional supplemental learning for our students at this time. The instructional packet includes material that has been previously taught and serves as review. These materials are not intended to be core instruction.
The stops listed below will help us serve families across Johnston County who need meals for their children. Like the school meal service sites, these delivery locations will offer a lunch and shelf-stable breakfast to children ages 18 and younger at no cost. These delivery locations will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. beginning March 20 until further notice.
Meadow School will be offering curbside grab and go pick up lunch service beginning on Wednesday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Meals will be offered on weekdays until further notice at no cost. Any students under the age of 18 can receive a meal at any meal service location regardless of whether they attend Johnston County Public Schools. A parent or household member can come from the household to pick up the student meals.
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.
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.