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 higher level 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 have previously taught middle school in Stokes County and Forsyth County in North Carolina. I have taught middle school science, math and AVID. This is my ninth year of teaching in Johnston County and my first year as the coordinator at Smithfield-Selma High School.
I am native of Stallings, North Carolina, but I have lived in Clayton for the last fifteen years with my husband (David), our children Sarah, Lauren and Charlie and our dog named Mr. Wiggles.
In my freetime, I enjoy running and walking on the Neuse River trails and spending time with my family. I love watching my son play soccer and my daughters participate in piano and band concerts. We are members of Tippett's Chapel Church in Clayton, and I teach the 4-6 grade Sunday School class there.
I look forward to working with you to achieve great things this year!
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.