Mrs.  Jackie Kennedy



Degrees and Certifications:

NCCU: License K-12 STETSON UNIVERSITY: Bachelors OF Fine Art & Minor in Art History

Mrs. Jackie Kennedy



Mrs. Kennedy

Welcome to Benson Middle School Visual Art Class!

My name is Jackie Kennedy and I will be teaching the foundations of art. This is my 20th year in education and my second year here at Benson Middle. I am originally from Florida where I received my Bachelor's in Fine Art and Minor in Art History at Stetson University. After college, I had the fortunate opportunity of meeting talented professionals who mentored me. I taught art classes at a Seminole Community College and also was the Gallery Curator until moving to beautiful NC. 

I moved to NC because I love the wide range of nature. Going camping in the mountains and seeing waterfalls or going to the beach and relaxing while Plein Air painting is on the top of my list of vacations. When I am home, I am either in my studio painting something or with my sweet husband Philip playing with our two dogs, Shiloh and Bethel. We also love to spend weekends gardening. I have four children and their names are Josie, Jimmy, Joseph, and Anita. So far I have six grandchildren that I love playing and spending time with. 

This new year may look different, but I have all the confidence that it will be a successful year. I am looking forward to getting to know you and our Phablous Phantom students. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

 MRS. KENNEDY'S DAILY SCHEDULE                                                        5th - (M,T,TH,FR)

                    Duties 8:15-8:25                                                                   6-A    (Mon,Tues)

                         5th 9:32-10:32                                                                6-B    (Thurs,FR)

                         6th 10:39-11:39                                                               7-A     (Mon,Tues)

                         7th 1:12 -2:12                                                                  7-B     (Thurs, Fri)

                         8th 2:19-3:19                                                                  8-A     (Mon, Tues)

CLASS SYALLBUS                                                                                       8-B      (Thurs., Fri)

Dear Phantom family,

I look forward to teaching your student and watching them express themselves through their artwork this semester. I love every student's unique style and your student will succeed when their best efforts are applied every day.

Once a week your student will study fine artworks and artist from the past to the present. Your student will learn about the Elements of Art (line, form, color, texture, space, value, shape.) Your student will also learn about the Principles of Design (balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, pattern, variety, unity). Your student will learn how these elements and principles can help artist express their ideas. Your student will apply this new knowledge as he or she creates their own unique artworks. 

I invite you to display your student's artworks at home. When your student brings home an artwork, you can ask questions such as the following: What Elements of Art and Principles of Design did you use? What mood or feeling does the artwork express? How did the materials you chose affect your final creation? What techniques did you use to create the illusion of depth? What area of the composition did you emphasize? 

TEACHER EXPECTATION: Attitude accounts for 99% of all success. Through the duration of this class, it is expected that each learner will complete assignments on time. Content addressed as part of distance-learning is applied to unit competencies upon returning to regular schedule. Students should log in each day to view assignment, and complete them in a timely fashion.  Students ( and /or parents) should contact me via email or Google Meet with questions or concerns regarding assignments. Student must demonstrate participation in order to earn credit.   (   (BMS 919-894-3889 Ext. 1425)


Be Respectful - Respect our virtual classroom and all who are in it just as you would respect our school classroom. 

Be on Time - Report to your scheduled live class on time. You may want to get set up before class starts so you are prepared. 

Dress Code Make sure you are following the school dress code before logging on to any live class.

Mute - Always mute yourself when you enter the live class meeting.

Pay Attention -Pay attention to the objective being taught and make sure you follow directions.

Quite Space -Find a quite space where you will be able to concentrate.

Questions - When you have a question relevant to the lesson, type it in the chat box and wait for me to call on you.

Wait - Wait for the teacher to call on you before you unmute yourself. Only one student should talk at a time. Stay on topic and use school appropriate language. 


OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Tuesday & Thursday- Friday 12:10-1:10

 Starting Monday, August 17th, we will begin the school year virtually. During this time I will have daily live time. I will be video chatting with my classes to go over new content posted in Google Classroom. (No live times on Wednesday)

A-Day Monday & Tuesday  /  B-Day Thursday & Friday









  • 8:20-9:30 Planning

    9:32-10:37 5th Grade

    10:39-11:44 7th Grade

    11:47-1:08 Lunch/Power

    1:11-2:16 6th Grade

    2:18-3:30 8th Grade

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