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Mrs. Barbara Leighton
Welcome to my website! I thought I would share with you my personal teaching philosophy. I hope you find it insightful.
My personal philosophy is that education is a stepping stone to a better life. Education leads to self-awareness and self-awareness leads to self-determination. I believe that we are lifelong learners. Everyone is a student, a teacher, and a philosopher.
Teaching literature and communication courses has exposed me to culturally and intellectually diverse student populations whose needs and motivations vary greatly. I view it as my responsibility to provide a safe space for my students to experiment, to explore, and to experience success and yes – even failure. I consider it important to demonstrate to all my students that communication skills, including their ability to engage with diverse communities, are essential to their future achievement. My job is to facilitate their acquisition of these skills so that they may develop their own voices.
Fall Schedule - 2022-2023
1st block - English IV honors class code: xlupryi
2nd block - English IV honors class code: d6sckmm
3rd block - planning
4th block - English IV class code: tc5jcnf
My email address: email@example.com
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.
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.
SSS Weekly Announcements
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2022 Homecoming Court
We are pleased to announce the 2022 Homecoming Court!
Changes in NC law require one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine for 12th grade students
Football Youth Camp
SSS Football will be holding a football Youth Camp for prospective athletes between the ages of 7 and 14 this June. The fee is only $40.
Percussion Theater 2022 is Here!
Percussion Theater 2022 is here! Join us for this legendary annual performance.
Graduation Announcement and Cap & Gown Delivery
The Herff Jones representative will be at SSS on Friday, March 25th at 9:50 am
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM IB Art Show
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM Spring Showcase - Winter Guards, Spartan Thunder, Jazz Band