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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!
My name is Kathy Ritchie. This is my 18th year of teaching. I have taught 3rd grade for 11 of those years. I have also taught first grade, second grade and kindergarten. This is my first year in 4th grade and I am so excited! I have three children. My son, Jennings, is 22 and my daughters, Eliza and Virginia, are 21. I have been married for 26 years! I also have two sweet dogs named Levi and Sadie Blu:)
I attended the University of Georgia where I received a bachelor's degree in business administration, and then attended the University of Arkansas where I received a bachelors degree in elementary education. I am so grateful to be a part of the Riverwood team! It is an AMAZING place to work and learn.
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Office Hours are from 7:30 am-4:45 pm; Students may enter the building each day at 8:25am and the tardy bell rings at 8:55 am; School dismisses at 3:55 pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Kindergarten Awards
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1st Grade Awards
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM 2nd Grade Awards
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3rd Grade Awards
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM 4th Grade Awards