Phone: 919-359-2769


Degrees and Certifications:

Language Arts and Social Studies (Grades 6-9) AIG Certified

Mrs. Lesley Pender

Hello!  My name is Lesley Pender and I teach 7th Grade English Language Arts. I am married and have two sons, ages 14 years old and 4 years old.  I graduated from NC State (Go Wolfpack!) and I am certified to teach Language Arts and Social Studies (Grades 6-9). I am also AIG certified,  and I have been the sponsor for the Beta Club chapter here at Riverwood Middle.  


I am excited about this school year! Please feel free to contact me anytime.


  • Supplies for ELA

    - 3 Subject Notebook

    - 1 subject notebook (This will be kept at school.)

    - pens/ pencils (no neon pens)

    - tape 

    - highlighters

    - coloring materials (crayons, colored pencils, markers)

    - scissors















    Daily Schedule

    2021-2022 Schedule

    7:35 - 8:05 Arrival, Morning Activities

    8:05 - 8:59 Block 1A

    9:02 - 9:46 Block 1B

    9:49 - 10:34 Block 2A

    10:37 - 11:53 Block 2B and Lunch 

    11:56 - 12:42 Enhancement 3A

    12:45 - 1:30 Enhancement 3B

    1:33 - 2:18 Block 4A

    2:21 - 3:05 Block 4B

    3:05 Dismissal



    Google Codes                               

    Block 1  kqfje4s


    Block 2   4dlyisr

    Block 3    z3ou3dk  

    Block 4     sr6dee4

    Block 7      5cp4am3

    Block 8     f4m3fuq   


    Remind Codes - These codes go after the @ symbol.

    Block 1                  @34ccgh 

    Block  2                  @e29b4e                  

    Block 3                   @3khhcc

    Block 4                    @2dff47h

    Block 7                   @399b6c

    Block 8                    @3b87f9


    September 27, 2021


    We have just finished talking about Timelines. (BC/BCE, AD/CE)


    We are having a Unit 1 Assessment on Wednesday.  It will cover all of the information we have covered since the beginning of the year.  (Continents and Oceans, Landforms, Map Skills, Timelines)


    We are starting to talk about Early Historic Time Eras.


    Please feel free to email if you have any questions.  Have a great day!






School Announcements

  • News from the Nest 3/20/23

    Hello Raven Nation! Here is this week's edition of News from the Nest. Looking forward to another great week at RMS. Continue to Be the Change you Want to See in 2023!

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  • News from the Nest 3/13/23

    Here is this week's edition of News from the Nest. Please be reminded that this Friday, St Patrick’s Day, is an early release day for students. School will be dismissed at 1:05pm. We are looking forward to a great week in Raven Nation and thank you for your continued support of our school community, students, and staff! Be the Change you Wish to See in 2023!

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  • News from the Nest 3/06/23

    Here is this week's edition of News from the Nest. We have exciting week ahead as we close out our Apex Color Battle Fundraiser of Friday we'd raised over $17,000 for our Athletic Boosters and PTSA organizations! We also kick off our spring sports season this week...Good Luck Ravens! Continue to Be the Change You Wish to See in 2023!

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  • News from the Nest 2/27/23

    Hello Raven Nation! Here is this week’s edition of News from the Nest. We had a very successful and FUN week as we kicked off the Apex Color Battle Fundraiser last Monday. Looking forward to the actual Color Battles this Thursday. We’re adding a new section to the weekly News from the Nest to highlight our student and staff accomplishments and bring awareness to the amazing people and things happening at RMS. Be sure to check it out. Be the Change you Wish to See in 2023! Let’s make it a great week, Ravens!

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JCPS Announcements

  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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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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