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Mrs. Ruth Michele Byrd

Hello!

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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    Mrs. Byrd

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • 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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  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.

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  • JCPS offering Test to Stay Program

    Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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