Mrs. Ann Tart

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Mrs. Ann Tart

Welcome to my Strings Page!  Johnston County Public Schools offers beginning strings classes (violin) to students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  I am honored to be a Strings Teacher!

I teach at eight schools in the county:  Meadow School, Benson Elementary, Four Oaks Elementary, McGee's Elementary, Dixon Road Elementary, West Smithfield Elementary, South Smithfield Elementary, and Selma Elementary.  I serve all eight schools within each week.

During the first week of school, I visit all of my schools and speak with all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  Those students who are interested in the program will receive an information sheet to be completed by a parent and returned to the homeroom teacher.  I compile my classes from these forms.  I will attach one to this website as well.

During the second week of school, I will send home a note with class day, time, and location.

I hope to begin class by the third week of school!

Parents are responsible for acquiring a violin and music book for their child.  The attached information sheet has more details.

Please feel free to email me with any question at all!

Thanks for your interest in the Strings Program!

School Announcements

  • Plan A Return to School - March 1, 2021

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as an asynchronous learning day, to allow for deep cleaning of the schools.

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    During the week of March 16-26 2021, third grade students in Johnston County will be administering the Cognitive Abilities Test. Please see the attached letters for more information.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Deadline to apply for CCP Program is March 17

    The application for the Career and College Promise Program is now open. High school students, along with rising 8th graders, may be eligible to begin earning college credit at JCC as part of the CCP Program...

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    Johnston County Public Schools has developed a detailed plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation, while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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  • JCPS transitions to Plan B for all students

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.

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  • Second Semester Choice Form

    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.

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