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Welcome to the homepage of Mark Petersen. I am originally from Louisiana and am a diehard New Orleans Saints.
I was educated at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering, Biochemisty and Science Education.
I am in my 15th year as a teacher at Smithfield-Selma High School. I previously worked in the defense industry as an electrical engineer. I am a member of the SSS Science Department, where I currently teach IB DP Chemistry SL to juniors, IB DP Chemistry SL to seniors, IB DP Physics SL to juniors, and also Honors Physics. I have setup Google Classrooms for each of my classes. You can find information pertinent to each of my classes, i.e., assignments, tests, etc., on the Google Classroom.
I also serve the Town of Selma as a member of the Town Council.
2023 Student and Family Survey Information
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to building well-rounded students and consistently improving our schools for greater student success. JCPS is participating in an opportunity to gather feedback on how we can better meet our goals of improving student success. We are aware that families may want to preview the questions that will be asked of their students, and have prepared copies of the questions that will be asked.
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
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.
SSS Weekly Announcements
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2022 Homecoming Court
We are pleased to announce the 2022 Homecoming Court!
Changes in NC law require one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine for 12th grade students
Football Youth Camp
SSS Football will be holding a football Youth Camp for prospective athletes between the ages of 7 and 14 this June. The fee is only $40.
Percussion Theater 2022 is Here!
Percussion Theater 2022 is here! Join us for this legendary annual performance.
Graduation Announcement and Cap & Gown Delivery
The Herff Jones representative will be at SSS on Friday, March 25th at 9:50 am
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Prom