Jeff Contos

Phone: 919-553-1977

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Advertising/PR - University of Central Florida M.S. Library Science - East Carolina University

Jeff Contos

 

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I started out my professional life as an advertising copywriter but quickly realized I needed a more meaningful path. My quest brought me to the classroom in 2001 and eventually to the River Dell media center in 2008.

My primary mission as Media Specialist is to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully navigate the media-saturated world in which we now live. I also provide tech support, orchestrate book fairs, track inventories, meet with vendors...the list goes on.

Together, students and I ask questions such as What information sources do I use and when? How can I sense accuracy and truth in a message? What tools and services best address a given need? How can I produce as well as consume content? 

The RDE Media Center is where we read books, create content, express opinions, research solutions, explore the world. It's a fascinating journey that teaches me as much as it does my students.

JCPS Announcements

  • Here Comes the Bus coming Fall 2019

    Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...

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  • New deadline in JCEF grant process

    The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications

    Free and Reduced meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available online. A new application must be completed each school year...

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  • Orientation dates set for JCPS

    The orientation dates and times are set for Johnston County Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year...

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School Announcements

  • Carpool and Visitor Procedures

    Please visit our website to view videos on carpool and visitor check in procedures: Click here to view videos

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  • Kindergarten Open House

    Kindergarten Open House will be on Tuesday, September 3rd from 6pm to 7pm.

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  • Open House Information: Grades 1-5

    Our Open House will take place on Thursday, August 22nd. If you last name begins with the letter A through L, your Open House times will be from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. If your last name begins with the letter M through Z, your Open House times will be from 6pm to 7pm. Parents will receive a postcard with their teacher assignments in August so you know which teacher(s) to visit.

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  • JCPS Summer Meal Information

    Johnston County Public Schools School Nutrition Services will be offering free meals during the summer months to children and teens 18 and younger through USDA Food and Nutrition Services. Schools serving free summer meals include Cooper Elementary, Micro Elementary, Selma Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.

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  • Missing or Damaged Library Books

    Every summer many students go off on vacation before turning in all of their library books. We encourage students and their families to bring in missing library books over the summer as soon as the items are found to prevent possible loss or damage and to allow the media center to complete the end-of-the-year inventory. Click here to view your library account status to see if you have any overdue/missing items.

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