Phone: 9199360755 Ext. 4325


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, 2000 Master of Arts in Elementary Education, 2001 National Board Certification, 2007

Mrs. Kelly Murphy

Hello! My name is Kelly Murphy. I grew up in Smithfield, NC and am a 1996 graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School. I went on to receive both of my degrees in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. My husband and I have been married for 18 years and have 2 sons, Landon (16) and Parker (13). We enjoy traveling to new places, going to baseball and basketball games, and we LOVE water parks! This is my 22nd year as a teacher. I taught Kindergarten for 16 years and am currently beginning my 6th year of teaching first grade! I am very excited about this school year and working with my students and their families! 


    First Grade Homework will officially begin on Monday, September 12, 2022 and will be sent home in students' RED "Daily Communication" folders. Homework will be sent home on the first day of the school week and will be due on the last day of the school week. It is very important that all students complete homework assignments each week.



    Please refer to your child's RED "Daily Communication" folder for helpful tips on how you can help your child at home. There is a packet of information provided for you in the folder that explains how you can help your child form letters and numbers correctly, learn letter sounds, practice trick words, read, do a variety of math activities, etc. 


  • Mrs. Murphy's First Grade Schedule, 2022-2023

    8:30-8:45 Morning Meeting

    8:45-9:30 Enhancements

    9:35-10:15 Fundations/Heggerty

    10:15-11:25 Math

    11:25-11:55 Writing

    12:05-12:30   Lunch

    12:30-1:00 Recess

    1:00-1:45 ELA Whole Group Instruction

    1:45-2:30 ELA Small Group Instruction

    2:30-3:00 WAG (Work And Grow) Time

    3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies

    3:30 Dismissal


  •  First Grade Supply List 2022-2023

    Large Pencil Zip Pouches (no boxes)

    Headphones (no ear buds)

    Glue Sticks (6 or more)

    Crayons (3 boxes)

    Washable Markers

    #2 Yellow Pencils

    1 pack of Pink Rectangular Erasers 

    Scissors (Fiskars)

    2 Plastic 2-sided Folders with Prongs (1 red, 1 green)

    1 Composition Notebook (no spiral, wide ruled, black and white book)

    3 pack of Index Cards

    1 pack of Copy Paper

    EXPO Dry Erase Markers

    1 box of Kleenex

    Baby Wipes/Antibacterial Wipes

    Hand Sanitizer with Pump

    **Do not send book bags with wheels

    *Bring all supplies to the open house!

    **Pack the large zippered pouch with the following so it will be ready for the first day! (1 box of crayons, 1 glue stick, scissors, 1 rectangular pink eraser and 2 pencils)  We will use the rest of the supplies to replenish throughout the school year.

    Wish List: paper plates, Clorox wipes, any size zip-lock bags, sticky notes, sharpie markers, washable markers, clear sheet protectors, masking tape, band aids, individually wrapped candy and extras from supply list

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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