Mrs. Leslie Smith              2019-2020

Phone: 919-553-1977


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Mrs. Leslie Smith 2019-2020

Hi! My name is Leslie Smith. This is my sixth year teaching.  I taught second grade four years prior to coming to teach fourth grade here at River Dell last year. I'm so excited to be back 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 senior at Clayton High and Justin is in 7th grade at Clayton Middle 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.

JCPS Announcements

School Announcements

  • Racerthon Update

    Due to impending weather we are moving our Race date up ONE DAY to Thursday, November 7th. Grade level run times will be the same. Please join us in cheering on our students as they take part in our Racerthon Fun Run! Run times: Thursday NOV 7th. Pre-K, EC, Kindergarten & 1st grade will run from 9:30 to 10:30am 2nd & 3rd grades will run from 11:30 to 12:30pm 4th & 5th grades will run from 1:30 to 2:30pm

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  • CogAT Information

    During the weeks of November 13-22, third grade students in Johnston County will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test. The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child. Our testing dates will be November 13, 14, and 15th. Please read the letter below for more information.

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  • River Dell Racerthon

    We're raising money to fund several school improvement projects. These projects include technology, instructional supplies, cafeteria tables, playground equipment, etc. Please click on the links below to learn more about our Racerthon.

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  • National Walk to School Day

    We will have a walk to school event on Wednesday, October 2nd. This is National Walk to School Day. We will meet at the gravel parking lot next to Harris Teeter between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. We will begin walking to school as a group right after 7:45 a.m. If you would like your child to join us for this event, a parent or guardian must walk with them.

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  • BOG Testing for 3rd Grade

    Our 3rd grade students will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) English Language Arts/Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning skills. The test will be administered on Tuesday, September 10th. Please read the letter below for more information:

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