Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Ruth Michele Byrd
I'm glad you are here and clicked on my name! My name is Mrs. Byrd and this is my 3rd year as Library/Media Specialist at Selma Middle School. I have been a librarian since 2008 with 10 years at Cooper Elementary in Clayton and one year at Archer Lodge Middle. I am so proud to be here ar Selma! If you can't tell by my bitmoji...I love books and reading. I know that some people do not enjoy reading as much as I do, but that just makes my job more fun!...Fun, because when I can get students interested in and excited about reading, it is such a great feeling. I also love research and finding our new information about our past and things going on in the world today. My "Why" for getting up everyday?...curiosity about the world we live in and the people in it!!! There are so many stories to hear and read in our world! Stories from our past and our present, and even stories trying to predict what might happen in the future. Stories imagined and real. Stories that can make us cry, laugh, think, act and react, reflect, have empathy for others and inspire us!
I am excited for what this year will bring, eventhough it is not a "normal" year. I can't wait to share in your stories. I can't wait to help you get excited about reading someone else's story.
Just remember..."Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.: ~ Mason Cooley
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Every JCPS parent was to fill ou the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students by Monday, Nov. 30. If you were unable to fill out the form by Nov. 30 please contact your child's school for assistance. The form was to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12.
We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.
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.