Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Elementary Education (K-6) Masters in Special Education: Learning Disabilities (K-12) IB Workshops: Category 1, 2, and 3
Mrs. Megan Barnes
My name is Megan Barnes. I live in Smithfield, NC with my husband, son, and daughter. We have 3 dogs and a fish. I graduated from SSS in 2001. Go Spartans! I have a Bachelor's Degree from ECU in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics. I also have a Master's Degree in Special Education concentrating in Learning Disabilities. I have been working at South Smithfield Elementary since 2005. I am a lifelong learner and love teaching at South Smithfield Elementary School: Home of the Dynamic Dolphins!
Timeline for IB Authorization
Applied for IB Candidacy
Received notification that SSE was approved for IB Candidacy
Official IB Candidacy begins (IB Consultant assigned to SSE)
Begin teaching IB Units during our Programme of Inquiry time
Visit from IB Consultant
Apply for Authorization to become an IB World School
Authorization Team comes to evaluate SSE’s IB implementation
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.
South Smithfield Elemementary is currently a candidate to become an IB (International Baccalaureate) PYP (Primary Years Program). Our IB Coordinator has put together a video that explains the program and how our students will benefit from this world renowned program....
2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration began Feb. 15 and ends on March 5. For specific questions, parents are asked to call their assigned school. Registration can be completed online for all students. If you need assistance completing your registration or do not have access to a computer to complete the online registration, please call the school to make an appointment.
Our school counselors here at South Smithfield Elementary, Ms. April Gibson (K-2) and Ms. Jennifer Whitlock (3-5) have an abundance of resources available to help students, parents and famliies during this time. They have created their own website with a virtual classroom, activities and resources.
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.