Mrs. Ellen Ennis-Smith

Phone: 919-934-5191

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Degrees and Certifications:

AP Environmental Certification IB Environmental Systems Certification

Mrs. Ellen Ennis-Smith

I learned to explore the world around me at an early age.  I tagged along with a many older brothers and spent time on my grandparents farm.  I was exposed to snakes, frogs, fishing worms and the great world around me. I am sure this is were my love of science began.  I love teaching students to problem solve, view various perspectives and open their minds to all the possibilities.  I have been blessed to be recongnized for what I love.  I worked with the NC State and NC cooperative extension to create an outdoor classroom. I have been awarded numerous grants to provide hands-on learning opportunities for my students. The last being a Solar Energy Grant from Wake Electric in 2015.  I have been recognized and nominated numerous times by Johnston County's Flame For Learning and making as a finalist in 2011.  I have been awarded the Johnston County Conservation Teacher of the Year, the North Carolina Conservation Teacher of the year and been regonized as a finalist for the National Wetlands Educator Award.  I have also been awarded the North Carolina Science Teacher Associations Teacher of the Year. 

I began teaching as a lateral entry teacher in 1998 and all of my years of teaching have been at Smithfield Selma High School.  I am AP and IB trained. 

I currently live in Four Oaks with my husband Patrick and son, Geoffrey.  

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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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    We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.

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    On Nov. 30, JCPS will launch Say Something, an anonymous reporting system that lets middle and high school students, parents, staff, and community members securely share safety concerns.

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    Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.

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