Phone: school phone #: 919-553-7113 ext. 5820


Degrees and Certifications:

Cynthia Dixon

2022-23 will be my 16th year at West Clayton Elementary.  I love exploring all types of music!  Bring your excitement to class and let's see what we can accomplish together!



     Music Class Schedule:

    5th Grade     9:10-9:55am

    2nd Grade     10:25-11:10am

    3rd Grade      11:20-12:05pm

    1st Grade       1:00-1:45pm

    Kindergarten  1:55-2:40pm

    4th Grade       3:00-3:45pm


    WCES Bucket Drummers perform for the Friday House Rally:  We had 7 students perform for the House Rally their own composition of "Fire Drums."  We had thunderous applause after the performance!  Thanks for the great support!

    WCES Bucket Drummers 2023

    Kindergarten attended "Ugly Duckling" at the Clayton Center:  We had a wonderful time visiting the theatre for the first time and seeing a wonderful play.  There was great acting, singing, playing instruments along with the story of the Ugly Duckling!  We especially want to thank the school, Johnston County Arts Council, and the town of Clayton for allowing us to attend.

    Kindergarten at Ugly Duckling


    4th grade visited the NC Symphony:  The fourth graders visited the NC Symphony in Raleigh in February.  We saw all the instrument families:  woodwinds, strings, percussion and brass.  It was wonderful to see and hear professional musicians share their talents with us.

    NC Symphony







    WCES Singers performed at the 2022 Clayton Tree Lighting:  We had a great time performing some holiday music for the tree lighting ceremony.  We appreciate all the support from our audience.  We hope you enjoyed the selections as much as we did!  Especially thank you to our WCES Staff who helped support our efforts by performing with us.

    WCES Singers at Clayton Tree Lighting 2022


    4th and 5th graders:  Please be sure you have secured a recorder for equipment we will be playing in 2022-23.  I really want everyone to receive full credit for their recorder performances this year.  If you need a school issued recorder, please have parents sign the form below and bring it to music class so a school-provided recorder can be issued to you for the 2022-23 school year.

    School provided recorder sign out form


    I'm very excited to see you in the music classroom each week.  I have some exciting things planned for us to do this year; songs to sing, instruments to play, places to visit, etc.  Bring your enthusiasm and we will be moving upward and onward!






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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