Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Elementary Education Masters in Library Science
Mrs. Vanessa Batts
Hello everybody! My name is Vanessa Batts and I am the one of the Media Coordinators at ALMS.
I grew up in Johnston County and love being able to work in the community where I live. I am married and have one sweet fur-baby ~ a yellow lab named Jimbo. This will be my 12th year teaching and my 4th year as the Media Coordinator. Before going into the Media Center world, I taught third grade for 8 years.
I have always had a passion for reading and for helping students learn to LOVE reading. Being in a room full of books everyday and working with students to improve and extend their learning is a dream job.
Creating a collaborative learning space where students have access to a variety of resources is our main goal when designing the Gator Learning Hub.
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri ->> 8:00-9:00am
Wednesday ->> 9:00-9:30am and 2:00-2:30am
See you in the Hub, Gators!
Gator Learning Hub website
Click the link below to access the Gator Learning Hub website.
Destiny: ALMS Online Catalog
Prisoner B-3087by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2013 Historical Fiction
Survive. At any cost.
10 concentration camps.
10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly.
It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face.
As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner, his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087.
He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will, and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside?
Based on an astonishing true story.
2023 Student and Family Survey Information
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to building well-rounded students and consistently improving our schools for greater student success. JCPS is participating in an opportunity to gather feedback on how we can better meet our goals of improving student success. We are aware that families may want to preview the questions that will be asked of their students, and have prepared copies of the questions that will be asked.
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.
There will be no school for students or staff on Monday, April 3rd-7th due to Spring Break.
Students will not have school on Monday, April 10th due to a Teacher Workday.
Spring Book Fair
The Spring Book Fair will run from Monday, April 24th-Friday, April 28th. Students will be able to shop during their Media Center enhancement.
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8th-12th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank your student's teacher for all their hard work!