Welcome to the ALMS Band!
My schedule is as follows:
9:30am-10:25am- 8th grade
11:30am-12:25pm- 6th grade
1:30pm-2:25pm- 7th grade
Here is my Virtual Orientation!
I hope this will begin to answer some questions that many of you have. This information is good for both "Remote" and "Virtual Academy".
919-553-0714 ext. 1227
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Paula Hales
Hello- my name is Paula Hales and I am the band director at ALMS. This will be my 21st year of teaching, but it will be my 4th year here at ALMS. I earned my music education degree from ECU in 1997, my master's in music ed in 2006 from ECU and I achieved National Board Certification in 2007.
I grew up in Nash County and attended Northern Nash High School. After ECU, I lived, for a while, in Jacksonville, NC (97-99), Chesapeake, VA(99-01), Moyock, NC(01-08) and Clayton, NC (08- present).
I am married to Allen Hales and we have 4 children: Alex (20- at App State), Matthew (17), Maddie (17) and Darryn (13).
I am looking forward to working with you this school year and I hope your child will grow to love music as much as I do. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Every JCPS parent was to fill ou the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students by Monday, Nov. 30. If you were unable to fill out the form by Nov. 30 please contact your child's school for assistance. The form was to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12.
We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
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