Mrs. Melanie O'Dell



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Mrs. Melanie O'Dell

My name is Melanie O'Dell and I am the STEAM teacher. What is STEAM?  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  I have been a part of the West Smithfield Elementary family for over 12 years but this is my first year as the STEAM teacher.  I graduated from North Carolina State University and hold Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Science and Zoological Science (GO PACK!).  I am Mom to two wonderful girls, Faith (an Agriculture Education Major at NCSU) and Gabby (a senior at SSS). I have been married to my amazing husband, Robert, for 25 years.  I was born, raised, and educated right here in Smithfield.  I absolutely love science and teaching and am super excited to bring my love of science and engineering to our students. 



    9:25 AM-10:15 AM           2nd Grade

    10:15 AM-11:00 AM         4th Grade

    12:40 PM-1:30 PM           3rd Grade

    1:30 PM-2:20 PM             1st Grade

    2:20 PM-3:10 PM             Kindergarten

    3:10 PM-4:00 PM             5th Grade

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    PowerSchool Parent Portal is more powerful than ever before. Now with Parent Portal parents can begin the registration process, check their child’s grades, update emergency information, and keep up with the teacher’s classroom lessons and assignments from their smartphone or computer...

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  • Board approves 2019-2020 calendar

    The traditional calendar timeline for the school year 2019-2020 has been approved by the Johnston County Board of Education. The first day of school is set for Aug. 26, 2019 and the last day of school is set for May 29, 2020.

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  • JCPS Innovation Expo set for May 31

    Students and teachers from across the district will be showcasing their latest work at a special Innovation Expo on May 31. Individuals interested in participating in this event should submit a proposal online by May 1...

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    Johnston County Public Schools will be holding a teacher job fair on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ...

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