Phone: 919-989-6039


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science- Major: Elementary Education, Concentration in STEM

Mrs. Sayonna Adams

Welcome to First Grade!

My name is Sayonna Adams and I will be your child's teacher this year. I am excited to lead your child on their education journey this year. My reason for becoming a teacher is cliche but it's my truth; I love igniting the spark for a love of learning and watching students grow each year. I will do everything in my power to help your child during their time with me. 

This is my second year teaching, both years at Polenta. I graduated from NC State (GO PACK!) with my Bachelor's of Science- Major in Elementary Education with a concentration in STEM. 

A little bit about me: I am a mom. I have two handsome boys, Benjamin and Daniel, a Lab/Pit named Demy, and a cat named Alex. I have been married for 7 years to my amazing husband, James. I am a lover of coffee, chocolate, animals (especially wolves and dolphins), and cool rocks. In my scarce down time I love to break out my camera and snap some photos. 



  • 8:25-8:55 - Arrival

    8:55-9:10 - Morning Meeting

    9:10-10:40 - Envisions Math

    10:40-11:10 - Recess

    11:10-11:40 - Lunch

    11:40-12:25 Fundations & Heggerty

    12:25-12:55 - RIME

    12:55-1:40 - Enhancements

    1:40-2:50 - Reading

    2:50-3:15 - Writing

    3:15-3:45 - Science

    3:45 Dismissal

JCPS Announcements

  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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