Cristal Atkinson



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Cristal Atkinson


   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

    8:15-8:40-     Arrive/Unpack/bathroom

    8:45-9:00   Morning announcements/ Morning Meeting

    9:00-9:30-  Foundations

    9:30-10:00-  Whole Group Reading and Vocabulary

    10:00-10:30    -Recess

    10:30-10:45-  Reading and Vocabulary continued

    10:45-11:15 - lunch  (play sight words song) 

    11:15-12:00 -Writing  

    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 

     1:30-2:20- Enhancements 

    2:25- 2:50-  Rest time until after December then Reading and sight word/ read books

    2:50-3:00-   Snack/bathroom

    3:00- 3:35 -Small Group/ Independent individual Math Centers

    3:35-3:40-  packup / bathroom

    3:45- Carpool / early bus/ regular bus dismissal

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS Veterans Day celebration event set for Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

    For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...

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  • Updated Social Distancing Procedures

    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.

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  • Curbside meal service to move to middle and high schools

    As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.

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  • JC Board of Education approves new back to school plan

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.

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