Mrs. Melissa Wilson

Phone: 919-553-1977

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Mrs. Melissa Wilson

This is my 9th year teaching at River Dell Elementary school. This will be the 2nd year that I will be teaching in the Cross Categorical classroom, grades Kindergarten through 5th. I taught the K-5 AU classroom from 2009-2016 at RDE. Prior to teaching at River Dell I taught at BOCES in Westhampton, NY. I attended St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, NY and received a Bachelor's Degree in Child Study in 2006. In 2007, I received a Master's Degree in Severe and Profound Disabilities from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY. My goal as an educator is to prepare my students to be independent as possible, as well as socially, academically, and behaviorally successful in school, at home, and in their communities.

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS Veterans Day celebration event set for Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

    For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...

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  • Updated Social Distancing Procedures

    Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.

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  • Curbside meal service to move to middle and high schools

    As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.

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  • JC Board of Education approves new back to school plan

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.

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School Announcements

  • Teacher Workday, Carpool, Voting Site Information

    Carpool Reminders:You can use both lanes in our two lane road as you enter our carpool to help balance out the line. We want to make sure we do not have any cars out on Buffalo Rd. Mr. Jewett will be at the top helping to direct traffic and alternating the cars; so if you see one line is longer than the other, you can switch lanes carefully to balance out the lines.

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  • Kindergarten & Spirit Night

    For our kindergarten families who have students returning for face-to-face instruction, our cohort 1 students will be coming to school on Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 6th. Our cohort 2 students will be coming to school on Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th. For families driving your students to school, our drop-off begins at 8:30am. We will be taking student temperatures before they exit the vehicle. Some of our kindergarten staff did an amazing job putting together a video of what that process is going to look like.

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  • Parent Update, September 28th

    Please click here to view an important screencast from Mr. Jewett Parent Update Screencast 9-28-20

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  • Parent Advisory Council Vacancies

    RDE has 3 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with administration discussing school policy, procedures, school improvement goals, and other items related to creating a positive relationship between the school and the community and families we serve. The deadline to submit resumes and cover letters to be considered for Parent Advisory Council is Friday, August 14th. Anyone interested in applying will need to send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they desire to serve on the Parent Advisory Committee to Chad Jewett via email (chadjewett@johnston.k12.nc.us)

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  • Grade Level Drive Thru Information

    Listed below are the times for our grade level drive-throughs. The purpose is for students to say goodbye to their teachers and pick up personal items and awards. You must stay in your cars during this drive through, but we wanted to have one last chance for our students and teachers to say good-bye before the summer. Here is the schedule: Pre-K - Thurs, June 4th 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Front Carpool K - Monday, June 1st 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (H. Jones, Dean, and Dudash in bus parking lot; Spencer, Woodworth, Wall, Clifton, F. Jones, Pike in front carpool) 1st - Monday, June 1st 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Front Carpool line 2nd - Wednesday, June 3rd 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Front Carpool line 3rd - Wednesday, June 3rd 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Best, Westerbeck, Graziano, Maiorino, Oglesby, Warren in bus parking lot) & 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Hills, Palmer, Joyner, Milner- bus parking lot) 4th - Tuesday, June 2nd 3:00 p.m- 5:00 p.m. (Front Carpool: Merrall, Welch, Martin, Cunningham; Bus Parking Lot: Emerson, Brown, Veilleux) 5th - Tuesday, June 2nd 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Front Carpool Self-Contained - Wed, June 3rd 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Bus Parking Lot)

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