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Mrs. Melissa Hichue

Welcome to my webpage!

I have been teaching 3rd grade at Corinth Holders Elementarty for 13 years.  I love teaching math and science in room 609.  My favorite thing to teach is multiplication!  

I have two amazing children whom both graduated from Corinth Holders High school (2016 and 2017).  My son, Andre graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2021.  He is now learning to fly planes in Florida as an ensign in the Navy.  My daughter, Tayah graduated in 2020 from Appalachian State University and is learning to be a doctor of physical therapy in graduate school at Western Carolina University.

My husband, Paul and I grew up in Michigan and moved our family to North Carolina in 2008.  We are so happy to call Johnston County home and love the people we have met along the way.



    Our Schedule

    8:50 Morning Check In/Morning Meeting

    9:00 Math Block 1

    10:15  Snack Break/Bathroom

    10:45 Science

    11:20 Bathroom Break

    11:25 Lunch

    12:10  Enhancement

    1:00  Math Block 2

    2:15 Snack Break/Bathroom

    2:45 Science

    3:20 Pack-up 

    3:15 Recess

    3:50 End of Day


  • EOG Test Taking Tips

    1. Make it a regular day. Sometimes when you make such a big fuss about making the day different, it can add more stress to a child rather than none. Yes, have a good breakfast and try to get sleep, but for some children the night before a test is really tough. Try to be as “normal” as possible during the night before and the day of the test.

    2. Read, read, read! Never assume you understand the question before it is asked. Read slowly and carefully and more than once so you are sure what the question is asking. Pay special attention to words that are bold or highlighted. Look for key words in the question and in the answers.

    3. Good news! The answer is right in front of you. Almost all of the EOG tests are multiple choice,so for the most part the answer is there. Your job is to decide which one is the right one.

    4. Use the calculator. For one portion of the math test you get to take a short cut…take it! Make sure you know how to use it and don’t forget it is there. But beware – let that tool do some of the thinking for you, but do each calculation at least two times in case you hit the wrong button.

    5. Write in the test boo/scrap paper. Students are allowed to write on scrap paper. Take advantage of it and work out math problems on the paper so you don’t make mistakes. 

    6. Answer every question – the first time! More than once I have had a student (and maybe this was you!) skip a question because she wasn’t sure of the answer and then not go back and answer it!  If you aren’t sure of the answer, fill in one of your best guesses. Then you can go back and look at it carefully once you have finished that section.

    7. Don’t compete or compare. OK, someone is going to finish first. It shouldn’t be you. This is not a race to see how quickly you can finish, but it is a time for you to work slowly, carefully, and confidently. 9 times out of 10, the student who finishes first does poorly. Why? Because he or she makes careless errors and does not take the time to go over the test and check the answers. It’s better to be the tortoise than the hare.

    8. Scan the answers first. This especially applies if you are a slow reader or a slow worker. If you read the answers before the question or passage, you have a good clue of what to look for. Then when you find the answer, you can simply fill it in as you find it.

    9. and 10. Do your best and celebrate! That’s all anyone can ask and it is the best feeling to finish knowing you worked your hardest and best.

  Benoit, MEd, is a former co-owner of Tutor Doctor in the Triangle and has administered the EOG test in public schools in the Triangle. She wishes all students (and parents!) a stress-free EOG experienc

School Announcements

  • Summer Information Fair

    As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school. The information fair will provide parents an opportunity to request, verify, and ensure your child has bus transportation and a meal service plan prior to the opening of school. The summer information fair for our school will be held on August 1st from 1 PM to 7 PM at Corinth-Holders High School.

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  • Back to School Orientation

    CHES will have a Back to School Orientation night for students and families on Thursday, August 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

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  • First Day of School

    Monday, August 29th will be the first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year.  

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JCPS Announcements

  • JC Board of Education Budget Work Session set for June 29

    The Johnston County Board of Education will meet virtually to hold a special work session to discuss and vote on items for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 budgets. The meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.

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  • JCPS Summer Hours

    Johnston County Public Schools will be moving to summer office hours on June 13. School and district offices will operate on a four-day work week.  Offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The summer schedule will continue until August 11. All offices will be closed on July 4. 

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  • 2022 Summer Information Fair Dates Set

    Johnston County Public Schools is always striving to provide students and families with exemplary service. In most cases, school bus transportation is essential for many students to access a quality education. In order to meet our daily goal, it is necessary to implement change that enhances and improves our overall operation. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school.

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  • 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.

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