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Mrs. Jill Shokalook

Hello!  Welcome to Kindergarten!  I am thrilled and honored to be your child's teacher this year at Thanksgiving Elementary!  We are going to have a terrific year and will have so much fun learning and growing together! 


Clear and consistent communication with parents is one of my utmost priorities.  I believe that it is so important for teachers and parents to work together as partners.  When this partnership is evident, it is my whole-hearted belief that students are more successful academically, socially and emotionally.  I look forward to working together with you this year to provide the absolute best for these amazing kiddos!


Before joining the Thanksgiving family, I held positions as a kindergarten teacher at Corinth-Holders Elementary, kindergarten instructional assistant at East Clayton Elementary and the director and pre-K teacher at a local preschool.  I am also ecstatic to work under the leadership and direction of Mr. Jewett who was my boys' incredible principal at River Dell Elementary for four years!


I received my B.A. from the University of Akron in 2001 and my J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law in 2004.  I practiced law in Ohio before leaving the field to become a stay-at-home mom.  My family (my husband and two boys ages 14 and 12) moved to North Carolina in 2013.  In 2015, I reentered the workforce and it was then that I decided to change my career to teaching!  During this time I have truly discovered that kindergarten is where my heart is.  I am so proud to be a kindergarten teacher and I absolutely LOVE it!


I also love reading, watching my boys play soccer and hockey, traveling to new places, cuddling with my two terriers and listening to country music.  Oh, and I also love all things that are hot pink!


Kindergarten Supply List 2022-2023

Thanksgiving Elementary School

(1) 1” 3-Ring Binders with Clear Pocket on the front-White 

(1) 3-Ring Pencil Pouch 

(4) Crayola Crayons-16 count 

(1) Crayola Washable Markers 

(20) Elmer’s Glue Sticks 

(2) Pearl Erasers (preferably white) 

(1) #2 Pre-sharpened Pencils-12 count 

(1) Kid Scissors-Blunt Tip 

(1) Plastic Pencil Box 

(1) Expo Dry Erase Markers-4 count (Black) 

(1) Primary Composition Book with 1/2“ Ruled Lines

(1) 2 Pocket PLASTIC Folder, 3 Holes 

(2) Packs of Heavy Weight Clear Sheet Protectors 

(1) Headphones (no earbuds) 


Mrs. Shokalook's Wish List

Disinfecting Wipes

Paper Towels

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School Announcements

  • Summer Information Fair

    As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school. The information fair will provide parents an opportunity to request, verify, and ensure your child has bus transportation and a meal service plan prior to the opening of school. The summer information fair for our school will be held on August 1st from 1 PM to 7 PM at Corinth-Holders High School.

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  • Back to School Orientation

    CHES will have a Back to School Orientation night for students and families on Thursday, August 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

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  • First Day of School

    Monday, August 29th will be the first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year.  

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JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS Summer Hours

    Johnston County Public Schools will be moving to summer office hours on June 13. School and district offices will operate on a four-day work week.  Offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The summer schedule will continue until August 11. All offices will be closed on July 4. 

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  • 2022 Summer Information Fair Dates Set

    Johnston County Public Schools is always striving to provide students and families with exemplary service. In most cases, school bus transportation is essential for many students to access a quality education. In order to meet our daily goal, it is necessary to implement change that enhances and improves our overall operation. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school.

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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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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    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 for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    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.

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