Mrs. April Bernier



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Mrs. April Bernier

Hi!  My name is April Bernier and this is my eleventh year teaching.  I grew up in Rhode Island and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Smith College in 2006.  I taught for six years in Rhode Island before moving to North Carolina in 2015.  Since then, I have taught at Johnston County Early College Academy, Innovation Academy, Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, and Riverwood Middle School.  Now I am excited to be part of the science department at Clayton High School!

My approach to teaching is student-centered, open-ended, and focused on critical thinking and creativity.  It is important to me that my students learn not only science facts, but also how to think like scientists.  I also work hard to make sure students understand the real world applications of each topic we study.  Finally, I try to give my students as much control over their learning and achievement as possible.

When I'm not teaching, I enjoy reading, biking, woodworking, camping, and spending time with my family.

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  • Course Schedule (Fall Semester 2019):
    1st Block: 7:15 - 8:27 Honors Biology
    2nd Block: 8:33 - 9:45 Honors Biology
    3rd Block: 9:51 - 11:03 Earth & Environmental Science
    Comet A: 11:08 - 11:39
    Comet B: 11:43 - 12:11
    Comet C: 12:15 - 12:43
    4th Block: 12:48 - 2:00 Planning
    Advisory Schedule:
    (This will be used the first 10 days of school)
    ADVISORY: 7:15 - 8:20
    1st BLOCK : 8:26 - 9:36
    2nd BLOCK : 9:42 - 10:52
    3rd BLOCK : 10:58 - 12:43
    1st Lunch 11:03 - 11:33
    2nd Lunch 11:38 - 12:08
    3rd Lunch 12:13 - 12:43
    4th BLOCK: 12:49 - 2:00

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  • Here Comes the Bus coming Fall 2019

    Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...

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  • New deadline in JCEF grant process

    The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications

    Free and Reduced meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available online. A new application must be completed each school year...

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