Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! I am Tamara Carpenter and I am the Art Teacher at SSE. I came to South Smithfield Elementary back in 1998, to start the art program. I am a graduate of North Georgia College, where I received my BS in Art Education (K-12).
I currently live in Smithfield. I have three grown sons and a cat.
I love art and I love children, so I think teaching art is the perfect combination of what I love the most!!
My school email address is email@example.com
DAILY ART SCHEDULE
End of Grade (EOG) Testing
End of Grade (EOG) testing for 3rd - 5th Graders will be held on the following dates: Thursday, May 25 - Reading EOG (Grades 3-5) Friday, May 26 - Math EOG (Grades 3-5) Wednesday, May 31 - Science EOG (5th Grade ONLY)
Walk to School Day - Wednesday May 3, 2023
On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, South Smithfield Elementary School will be participating in our annual “Walk to School Day”event. The purpose of this special day is to promote pedestrian safety and healthy living.
Beginning of Grade (BOG) Testing for 3rd Graders
As your child begins third grade, you will see a concentrated focus in ensuring students can read at or above grade level and are making progress in reading proficiency. The goal is to ensure all third grade students can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. This test will be administered on September 9, 2021
Meet the Teacher Night - Wednesday, August 24, 4:30-7
Our first family event of this school year is Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 24 from 4:30pm - 7:00pm. This event is for all kindergarten - fifth grade students and families. This is a floating event, which means you can come anytime between 4:30 - 7:00pm to meet your child’s teacher, fill out beginning of the year paperwork, and have a little fun reuniting with your dolphin family.
JCPS Preschool Applications Open Now
Johnston County Public Schools 2022-2023 Preschool Applications are ready for your students that will be 3 or 4 years old on August 31, 2022. North Carolina does not have universal Preschool, therefore you do have to apply and qualify for one of our Preschool slots.
Do You Want to Learn More About the IB PYP Program at SSE?
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....
Free Preschool for Four Year Olds Through the NC Pre_K
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.
Access SSE's Virtual Library
Did you know that SSE has a Virtual Library? Click here to accces the "Dolphin Cove." an online resource with access to electronic books, read a louds, virtual field trips and more!
School Menus - Breakfast and Lunch
School menus will no longer be printed and sent home with students. Click here to see monthly menus.
Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023
Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.
Class of 2023 Graduation Dates
Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.
Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy
The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, June 23, 2023.
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.
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.