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Mrs. C. Denise Edmondson-Artis

Greetings Families!

My name is Mrs. C. Denise Edmondson-Artis and I am so excited to be on the second grade team at Cooper Academy! This is my fifth year at Cooper! Go Rockets! I love teaching! I am thrilled to be your teacher, and I am looking forward to a year of dedicated learning, fun, and memorable moments, and adventures. I am ready to learn all about you, but first I'll tell you a little about me.

I was reared in Wilson County just outside the Johnston County line. I am married and I have one son. I have four brothers. I am the only girl! I attended James B. Hunt High School, Wilson NC. The University of Mount Olive is where I attended college and obtained my degree in Education. I have been in the Johnston County School System for twenty-one years. 

There is so much that I am looking forward to this year! Here are a few things that second grade has to offer. In math this year, your second graders will continue to explore the logic of numbers. He/she will also start to learn that all the number facts are related in a systematic way and the foundation of multiplication. In reading, students are challenged to become more fluent readers. We will be learning about life cycles, sound, and animals  habitat in science, and how to be a part of a community and a leader in social studies.  Get ready! Get Ready!


Some of my favorites:


meal:meatloaf, cornbread, yams and cabbage


soft drink:Dr.Pepper

hobby: collect elephants and word search

candy: Reese's cup (orginial)



Mrs. Artis




    Second Grade Schedule - 2021-2022
    8:30-8:50 Student Arrival / Health Screening / Check-in Procedures / Hand Cleaning
    8:50-8:55 Annoucements 
    8:55-9:10 Morning Meeting / Second Step (SEL)
    9:10-9:25 Heggerty Phonological & Phonemic Awareness 
    9:25-10:15 Fundations Curriculum
    10:20-11:05 Enhancements
    11:10-11:40 Lunch
    11:45-1:00 Envisions 
    1:05- 1:35 Recess
    1:40-2:10 Science
    2:10-3:20 Into Read Knowledge & Vocabulary; Reading Workshop-Whole Group & Small Group Build in MTSS Time into small group rotations 
    3:20- 3:50 Into Reading Writing Workshop 
    3:50 Pack-up/Report to dismissal location 
    4:00 Dismissal begins




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School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • 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, February 17, 2023.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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