Phone: 919-284-2031 Ext: 3638
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. and M.A. St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa
Mrs. Rachel Carlson
Welcome to my classroom page! I am Mrs. Carlson and I teach high school English. This will be my second year at North Johnston! I am a graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA and this will my 20th year as an English teacher. I am originally from Iowa and did my first 15 years of teaching there, but lived and taught for 3 years in Florida before moving here to my dream state of North Carolina. I am a wife, horsewoman, author, dog mom, and I love nature and reading. I am looking forward to another wonderful year at NJHS!
Schedule:1st Block: English 2 HonorsGoogle Classroom Code: w62zwu42nd Block: English 2Google Classroom Code: nf336ph3rd Block: Planning4th Block: English 1Google Classroom Code: 23kbhjl
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.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
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.