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 recieved 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 perfect!!
DAILY ART SCHEDULE
8:25- 8:55 Cafe Lobby Duty
8:55- 9:10 Prep/Set-up
9:10- 10:00 5th grade & Class Support
10:00- 10:55 Planning
10:55- 11:45 Kindergarten & Class Support
11:50- 12:40 4th & EC
12:40- 1:05 Lunch
1:05- 1:55 2nd grade & Class Support
2:00- 2:50 1st grade & Class Support
2:55- 3:45 3rd grade
3:50-4:15 Car Rider
Red Ribbon Week is coming up the week of October 25-29, 2021. Red Ribbon Week is a national observance of the campaign to "Say No to Drugs." In celebration of Red Ribbon Week, we will have spirit days - each with a theme related to drug abuse prevention. Students and staff are encouraged to dress according to the theme each day.
During the week of October 11 - 14, we will be celebrating our cultural diversity at South Smithfield Elementary with a Multicultural Spirit Week. Each day has a different spirit theme. We can't wait to see what our staff and students wear to celebrate our cultures!
At South Smitfield Elementary, we are excited to once again offer Beginner Violin clases to any interestesd 3rd. 4th or 5th Grade student. These classes are taught by JCPS Teacher, Ann Tart. Classes are held during enhancement times and will begin sometime around mid- September.
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....
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.
Johnston County Public Schools is now offering a Substitute Teacher Temporary Incentive Pay Plan for substitutes.
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.