Kindergarten Team Newsletter
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Masters of Art in Early Childhood Education
Mrs. Judith Oliver
Hello! My name is Judith Oliver. I was born and raised in East Tennessee. I graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Art in Early Childhood Education. I have taught many ages from birth to middle school. My husband Jason and I have been married for 20 years. We have three beautiful girls ages 13, 16, and 17. This is my fourth year at West Smithfield Elementary. I am looking forward to a fun year in Kindergarten!
As your child begins third grade, you will see a concentrated focus in ensuring students can read at or above grade level and are making progress in reading proficiency. The goal is to ensure all third grade students can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. This test will be administered on September 7, 2021.
Parents, If you have not received your login for the Parent Portal, PLEASE update your child's records with a current email address. You will need to send a note with your child to have your email address updated. Please include your name, your child's name, and your current email address on the note. Mrs. Williams will then be able to update your records and activate your PowerSchool Parent Portal login.
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.
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.