Phone: 919.359.2769 ext. 4715
Degrees and Certifications:
Graduated from East Carolina University B.S. Exercise and Sports Science Teaching Certification in Physical Education k-12
Mrs. Abrial Gorman
I graduated summa cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a teaching certificate in Physical Education. I was also a four year letter winner in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor track at ECU and was named outstanding freshman for cross country. I have taught and coached at Riverwood Middle for 18 years and was honored as middle school coach of the year in 2016-2017.
Daily Physical Education Schedule
9:51-10:36 3rd Block (8th Grade)
10:39-11:24 4th Block (8th Grade)
11:56-12:42 5th Block (6th Grade)
12:45-1:30 6th Block (6th Grade)
1:33-2:18 7th Block (7th Grade)
2:21-3:05 8th Block (7th Grade)
-Students will be learning physical activities and health material.
-Students are expected to participate daily in ALL activities
-Students will be able to use the lockerrooms to dress out this year. Students will be given time at the beginning and end of class to change out.
-Please bring appropriate clothing for class
Examples: athletic shoes, athletic shorts (fingertip length) or athletic pants, no low cut shirts (v-neck or scoop neck), clothing items that easily allow for all types of movement
-the water fountains throughout the building will be shut off due to COVID. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to school each day to stay hydrated
-students will be graded on health tests/quizes as well as physical education activities/assignments
"Of all the good and perfect gifts God grants us, our health is the least recognized. Mistreated and misunderstood, it exists without encouragement and serves us without reward." Charles R. Swindoll
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.