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!
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.
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.
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.
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.
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.