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My name is Cristal Atkinson. I am a native of the Benson community. I am so excited to teach kindergarten again this year. I have worked in Johnston County Public schools for 10 years as of this year. I have served as a substitute teacher, teacher assistant, and a bus driver.
I am married to my high school sweetheart who is the love of my life. We have four wonderful children and one grandson. We have an amazing daughter and our three sons I am proud to say serve our country by way of being in the military. I am very family oriented and love spending time with my family. I am a member of a nonprofit organization called Granny’s Angels of which our motto is “A Family Affair Called to Care Helping Others Help Themselves.”
Education is especially important, and I am so proud to be a part of helping children learn new and exciting things. I love coming up with creative and fun ways to teach. I am excited about working with parents, students, guardians, grandparents, and other staff members to make this a successful academic school year here at BES for our students.
I enjoy spending time at the beach with my family. I love scented candles and reading a good inspirational novel.
Welcome to Kindergarten we are going to have an exciting and successful school year!
Mrs. Atkinson’s and Mrs. Hernandez’s Class Schedule
8:45-9:00 Morning announcements/ Morning Meeting
9:30-10:00- Whole Group Reading and Vocabulary
10:30-10:45- Reading and Vocabulary continued
10:45-11:15 - lunch (play sight words song)
12:00- 12:30- Small Groups/ Individual Independent Literacy Centers
12:30-12:50- Science or S.S
12:50-1:25 - Math Whole Group
2:25- 2:50- Rest time until after December then Reading and sight word/ read books
3:00- 3:35 -Small Group/ Independent individual Math Centers
3:35-3:40- packup / bathroom
3:45- Carpool / early bus/ regular bus dismissal
Johnston County Public Schools values your feedback! We are currently surveying JCPS families in order to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness. To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback.
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.