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Mrs. Melisa Putney

Welcome to AVID at Smithfield-Selma High School! 

The AVID program at Smithfield-Selma High School provides a unique opportunity for me to help students achieve their dreams.  Being a first-generation college student myself, I can relate to some of the challenges that my students face as they tackle rigorous classes, plan for college and careers, and execute their plans to meet their goals. 

Attending college through the Teaching Fellows program, I graduated from UNC Charlotte in 1996 with my bachelor's degree of Arts in Elementary Education.  I previously taught middle school in Stokes and Forsyth counties before moving to Johnston county.

I am a native of Stallings, North Carolina, but I have lived in Clayton for the last 17 years with my husband, 3 children and puppy dog.

In my freetime, I enjoy running and walking on the Neuse River trails and spending time with my family.  I look forward to working with you to achieve great things this year!

  

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JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS to implement state-of-the-art security systems

    At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.

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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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