Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Donna DuPraw
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
I relocated to Johnston County during the summer of 2017 and am excited to be at Polenta. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. Throughout my years of teaching, I have taught grades PreK-3rd. I have earned an ELL endorsement and Gifted certification during my career. I am on our school's safety committee. I enjoy finding new and creative activities to bring into the classroom to make learning fun. I look forward to getting to know your child this year as we grow and learn together! This is going to be an exciting year!
Get to know Mrs. DuPraw:
I love the color purple, going to the beach, being outdoors, math, and doing science experiments. Some of my favorite goodies are plain M&M's, Flipz, pineapple, watermelon, water, and Starbuck's caramel iced coffee.
My favorite classroom supplies are scented markers, stickers, clipboards, cardstock, construction paper, bandaids, dry erase markers, and office supplies (laminating sheets, staples, paper clips, post-it notes).
2020-2021 Daily Virtual Learning Schedule
8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting
*9:00-11:00 Literacy Block (Partial Live instruction)
12:00-12:30 SEL Activity
*12:30-1:30 Math Block (Live instruction)
2:15-4:00 Office Hours, remediation, check ins, finishing independent assignments
*These times will be a combination of live instruction, independent practice, independent reading, and read alouds
Johnston County Public Schools invites students and their families to learn more about our interesting options for our middle and high school students during our Virtual Information Nights on January 28 and February 4, 2021. Participants will be able to visit the virtual spaces for each program and talk with program coordinators and students from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.
On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.