Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts: UNC-Chapel Hill Elementary Education Certification: East Carolina University
Mrs. Leslie Smith 2021-2022
Hi! My name is Leslie Smith. This is my 7th year teaching; my 4th year at River Dell. I'm so excited to be in second grade teaching your child this year! I was born in Chapel Hill, NC. I moved to Clayton when I started high school and graduated from Clayton High School. Go Comets! I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go Tarheels! I worked in the corporate world after college. Then, after being a stay-at-home mom for 11 years, I started my career as an educator. I have three children: Lee, Rachel and Justin. Lee works for Grifols like his dad, Rachel is a sophomore at UNCW and Justin will be in 9th grade at Clayton High School. When I have time off from school, I love to spend time with my family, and going to the beach. I am looking forward to a great year and partnering with you in your child's academic, social and emotional growth.
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.
2022 Growth Needs Update
Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.
Volunteers need for Family Heritage Day
We are looking for volunteers to present cultural displays and answer questions at our Family Heritage Day event. Please see the handout linked below for more information.
Weapons Detection System Video
Please watch the video linked below to learn more about our new weapons detection system. The system will go live on Tuesday, March 21st.
Connect Ed Message: 11-27-22
We are excited about heading into the last 15 school days before Christmas break. On Wednesday, Spirit Sticks will be sold for $1.00 a piece before school. We also want to remind parents to please park and walk your students into the office if you arrive after the doors are closed in the morning. We appreciate your cooperation with this.
STEAM Night Schedule of Events
Please view the following handout to view the schedule of events for STEAM night. STEAM Night Plan Your Evening
Boosterthon Fun Run Times
Our Boosterthon Fun Run will be held on Thursday, October 6th. Below are the times each grade level will run: PreK/EC: 10:30 Kindergarten/1st: 11:15 2nd/3rd: 12:15 3rd/4th: 1:15
8:25 AM - 8:55 AM Spirit Sticks on sale
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Field Day for Grades 3-5
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Field Day for PreK-2nd Grades
April 3, 2023