Phone: 919-934-5191 ext. 5113
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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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2023 Student and Family Survey Information
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to building well-rounded students and consistently improving our schools for greater student success. JCPS is participating in an opportunity to gather feedback on how we can better meet our goals of improving student success. We are aware that families may want to preview the questions that will be asked of their students, and have prepared copies of the questions that will be asked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Prom