Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to 5th grade! My name is Laura Hawley. I am a graduate of Mount Olive University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have taught pre-K, kindergarten and 5th grade in Johnston County, Northern Virginia and Okinawa, Japan. I have traveled and lived all over the world. I have two young adult children. Tyler is a Student Support Specialist with Pender County Schools and Bailey is the Air Force. I look forward to getting to know each of my students this school year. Do not hesitate to contact me via email with any questions you have at:
I hope that everyone has a great summer!
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
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.
August 9, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Fresh Cuts & Fresh Starts
August 18, 2021
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM Back to School Orientation (Grades 1st-5th)
August 19, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Micro Kindergarten Parent Orientation
August 23, 2021
September 1, 2021