Mrs. Michelle Faucett

Phone: 919-934-4696


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering - University of Illinois - Chicago Masters in Business Administration - University of Phoenix

Mrs. Michelle Faucett

Welcome to 8th Grade Science!  I’m excited to be teaching at Smithfield Middle School this year.  I graduated from the University of Illinois – Chicago where I received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and I also received an MBA from the University of Phoenix.  We are going to have a great year studying various topics in Physical, Life, and Earth Science and linking concepts to real world examples.

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email

  • Schedule 

    1st Block - 8th Grade Science (Bathroom Break)

    2nd Block - 8th Grade Sciene (Mask Break)

    3rd Block - Overtime (Bathroom Break)

    4th Block - 8th Grade Science

    5th Block - 8th Grade Science (Bathroom Break)

    6th Block - Planning


    Mondays - Cohort 1 - A Day

    Tuesdays - Cohort 1 - B Day

    Wednesdays - Asynchronous Learning

    Thursdays - Cohort 2 - A Day

    Fridays - Cohort 2 - B Day

  • Week of 11/30/2020

    I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Break!


    This week, we will review our Water Units to prepare for a comprehensive test next week.  The test will cover all of our Water Topics (Water Properties, Hydrosphere, Water Cycle, Surface Water, Groundwater, Water Quality, and Water Pollution.


    We will have our Middle of the Year MAP Testing on Tuesday and Thursday this week during Blocks 1-3.


    Only 3 weeks left of school this grading period! 

    The grading period ends on Friday, December 18th.



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  • Week of 11/23/2020


    Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24 are Remote Learning Days.

    • No students will report to the building
    • Live (Synchronous) Classes will be held.  Students should follow the Remote Learning Schedule posted in Google Classroom


    There will be NO SCHOOL Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday so we can celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.


    This week, we will finish our unit on Water Quality with a review of important Water Quality Indicators and review worksheets.


    Happy Thanksgiving



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  • Week of 11/16/2020

    This week in Science, we will start our unit on Water Quality and Pollution.


    On Monday and Tuesday, we will learn to predict the safety and potability of water supplies in North Carolina based on physical and biological factors, including:

    • Temperature
    • Dissolved Oxygen
    • pH
    • Nitrates and Phosphates
    • Turbidity
    • Biological indicators


    Wednesday is our Asynchronous Learning Day and we will have the Virtual Career Fair.  Remember to ask your student what careers they learned about!


    On Thursday and Friday, we will learn how the good health of humans requires:

    • Monitoring of the hydrosphere
    • Water quality standards
    • Methods of water treatment
    • Maintaining safe water quality
    • Stewardship


    I can't believe that it is almost time for Thanksgiving break.  This quarter is flying by!


    I am looking forward to a great week with all of our students!







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  • Week of 11/9/2020

    This week in Science, we will continue our exploration of surface water in the hydrosphere and prepare for our next unit about groundwater.  


    On Monday and Tuesday, we will work on a scavenger hunt to learn about River Basins in North Carolina and how we can all affect the quality of our water.  This assignment will be a Project Grade.


    We will not have school on Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day.  Thank you to all who have served or are serving to protect our country.


    Thursday, we will start our Groundwater Unit and learn about 

    • Permeable vs. Imperable layers
    • Saturated vs. Unsaturated Zones
    • Aquifers
    • Wells
    • Springs and Geysers


    Remind your students to sign up for their preferred sessions for next Wednesday's Career Day.  Selections are due on Tuesday, November 10th.


    I am looking forward to a great week with all of our students!


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  • Week of 11/2/2020

    This week in Science, we will learn about the hydrosphere (all of the water on, below and above the surface of the earth) and surface waters.  We will also review the Water Cycle.


    Tuesday, November 3rd will be a remote learning day for all students.  Live sessions for all clasess will be held.


    We will have a quiz on the Hydrosphere, Water Cycle, and Surface Waters on Friday!


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  • Week of 10/26/2020

    This week in Science we will explore the properties of water and learn what makes it such a unique compound.  We will learn about:

    • Polarity
    • Capillary action
    • Surface tension
    • Solutions
    • Solvents
    • Specific Heat
    • Evaporation
    • Condensation
    • Buoyant force
    • Archimedes' principle
    • Density

    We will have a quiz on Friday!

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School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Second Semester Choice Form

    Every JCPS parent was to fill ou the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students by Monday, Nov. 30. If you were unable to fill out the form by Nov. 30 please contact your child's school for assistance. The form was to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12.

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  • Holiday Meal Kit Form

    We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.

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  • Say Something App coming to JCPS Nov. 30th

    On Nov. 30, JCPS will launch Say Something, an anonymous reporting system that lets middle and high school students, parents, staff, and community members securely share safety concerns.

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  • Updated Social Distancing Procedures

    Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.

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