Degrees and Certifications:
I am a 1991 North Johnston graduate and while in private business, began coaching in the basketball program at North Johnston in 2006. I began coaching in the softball program in 2011 and after going back to college and earning my Bachelors Degree I began teaching in 2015, originally teaching World History and Civics & Economics. I was the head basketball coach from 2016-2019 and have been the head softball coach since 2015. This semester I am teaching both American History and American History II. I am an Advanced Placement Certified teacher and have taught Advanced Placement United States Government as well as Civics and Economics.
Mr. Batten's Spring 2022 Schedule
1st Block - American History II Honors
2nd Block - American History II Honors
3rd Block - American History
4th Block - Planning
North Johnston Softball Tryouts will begin on Monday, February 14th after school! If you are interested in playing softball this spring, come by Coach Batten's classroom (Room 404) to get a schedule and workout information. We will hold optional workouts every Tuesday after school beginning January 11th!
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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 www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
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.
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.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.