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    BMS Media HUB Hours: 24 Hrs a Day 


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    7:50 - 8:35 Student Tech Support

    8:37 - 9:42 PLANNING, Circulation & Independent Use

    9:44 - 10:49 5th Grade in Room 128

    10:51 - 11:56 6th Grade, Circulation & Independent Use


    1:13 - 2:18 7th Grade, Circulation & Independent Use

    2:20 - 3:25 Grade, Circulation & Independent Use

    3:25- 3:30 PREP for DISMISSAL


     Why Read  




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Mrs. Kelly Hewes

My passion is to develop lifelong readers through literature that motivates curiosity and a media center that encourages readership.  Reading is the key to improving vocabulary and fluency to develop lifelong learners. Creating the perfect environment for students to explore learning by providing relevant reading material and project based research exploration is the BMS Media Center's purpose.  Enhancing the educational environment is our goal!

A native of South Florida, I began teaching English in 1996.   A graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, I taught for ten years in West Palm Beach, Florida where I was born and raised.  Certifications and Endorsements included  English 9-12, Language Arts 5-8, Media Specialist K-12, Reading K-12, and ESL K-12.  After moving to North Carolina, I began teaching at Benson Middle School in 2006.  I was the eighth grade ELA teacher for three years, the seventh grade ELA teacher for one year, and have been the Media Coordinator and Media-Tech Teacher at Benson Middle School since 2010.  I earned my Masters of Library Science Degree from East Carolina University in December of 2013.  I am currently certified in Media K-12, Gifted K-12, and ELA 6-12.   


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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