Phone: 919-365-7560 ext. 2415
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 Coordinator 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 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.
See you in the Hub, Gators!
Destiny: ALMS Online Catalog
by 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.
The Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 4p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. To comply with the Governor’s Executive Order, only the board members will be allowed in the boardroom. However, the open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online at www.johnston.k12.nc.us/boelive...
Based on guidance from the Johnston County Health Department and taking into consideration the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county in recent weeks, the original plan to host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies will not be possible....
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020
After careful review of the current trends regarding COVID-19, Johnston County Public Schools will delay voluntary workouts for high school fall sports athletic teams until at least July 20...
Johnston County Public Schools has begun planning three possible reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Based upon recently released documents provided to all school districts...
Rising 6th graders that will attend Archer Lodge Middle School in 2020-2021 can get more information about joining the band next year by using the More Info icon in the banner at the top of the page or click on Archer Lodge Middle School Information under the Parents tab in the top menu.