Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Middle Grades Education NCSU 1995 Summa Cum Laude M. Ed. Secondary Social Studies Education NCSU 2005 National Board Certified Teacher 2003-2013 North Carolina Certified Paralegal UNC-CH 2014
Mr. Ronald E. Jones
I was born at a very young age... In a log cabin in Illinois...during a "Dark and Stormy Night"... It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Call me Ishmael... Who is John Galt? (btw, I can't spell)
All seriousness aside, I have been teaching since 1996, graduated Summa Cum Laud from NCSU in 1995, hold a Masters in Social Studies education, was National Board Certified, was a North Carolina Certified Paralegal and have been teaching in IB schools since 1998.
I love what I do. I love unscrewing the tops of skulls and messing with the brains of my students.
I believe that "a person is smart, but people are dumb, panicky and dangerous..." (classic quote from Men in Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkCwFkOZoOY) "Imagine what you will know tomorrow."
I believe that the one (of two) thing(s) that sets humans apart from animals is the creation of art.
I believe that films are the greatest contribution to art that 20th C. humans have made.
I believe that the purpose of Social Studies education is to answer the question "Why do people act the way they do?" Films can help.
I believe that if we can understand where people come from (physically, intellectually and spiritually), we can figure out where we ALL are going.
I believe that to whom much is given, much is required.
I believe that the sounds that squeeky shoes make when someone is walking is NOT part of their attempt to communicate with us.
For the 2018-19 school year I will be teaching:
- Two sections of IB History of the Americas for Juniors, 4th period on both A & B days.
- Two sections of IB History of the Americas for Seniors, 1st & 3rd period B-Days.
- Two sections of Theory of Knowledge (TOK) for Juniors on 1st & 3rd periods A-Day.
BTW, ALL DAILY CLASSWORK, PROJECTS, ESSAY ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE POSTED ON EACH CLASS' GOOGLE.CLASSROOM. SO PLEASE, KEEP TRACK OF THINGS FROM THERE.
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
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.
All students in the virtual or face-to-face cohorts are required to take their Biology, English II, Math I, Math III, or CTE courses in person at Smithfield-Selma High School during exam week which is December 14th-18th.
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is offering Distance Education and Extended Learning Programs for high school students.