Phone: 919-989-6418 extension 6335


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Biology from North Carolina State University Bachelor of Science in Zoology from North Carolina State University

Mrs. Melanie O'Dell


As the school year begins to wind down, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the 5th grade parents and students for their patience and perseverance as we have navigated the ever changing conditions brought about by COVID 19.  We have all grown in many aspects of our lives over the last year and a half, and I hope we are more thankful and compassionate individuals as a result.  Parents, you and your student are about to embark on a new adventure as you make the transition to middle school next school year.  Please know that you will always be a part of the "Eagle" family and I am here to help you in any way I can.  I encourage you to keep a regular check on Smithfield Middle School's and Swift Creek Middle School's websites so that you are aware of important information and deadlines.  You can also join their facebook and twitter accounts.  May you have a wonderful summer break full of joy and good health!  

Please feel free to reach out to me if you need anything.  You can reach me by email, Class Dojo, Google Classroom, or by calling the school.

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Phone: 919-989-6418  Ext. 6335


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  • End of Grade (EOG) Testing May 17-21

    Students in Grades 3-5 wil be taking End of Grade Tests the week of May 17 - May 2

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    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.

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    Parents, Follow these step by step directions to access your child's report card on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. There are screenshots to show you exactly where you need to look to find the report card. Please remember that if you have never logged into the Parent Portal, you will need to get a login from the school office. Directions for Report Cards on Parent Portal

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  • Plan A Return to School - March 1, 2021

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as an asynchronous learning day, to allow for deep cleaning of the schools.

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    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration began Feb. 15 and ends on March 5. For specific questions, parents are asked to call their assigned school. Registration can be completed online for all students. If you need assistance completing your registration or do not have access to a computer to complete the online registration, please call the school to make an appointment.

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