JCPS Welcomes Students Back For 2022-23 School Year

Innovation Academy Principal Crystal Gregory welcomes back students for the 2022-23 school year. Gregory was excited to see students and their families on Monday, August 29, for the first day of school.

Johnston County Public Schools began the 2022-2023 school year by welcoming back tens of thousands of students on Monday, August 29.

The excitement was palpable at all 48 schools as students and their families were greeted with smiles, hugs, and high fives from principals, teachers, and faculty alike.

JCPS 4th grade student, Morgan Brower, had her backpack filled with the essentials including a pencil pouch, a binder, hand sanitizer, and a snack.

Innovation Academy students Hunter Deese (left) and friend Olivia Amos (center) sit in the carpool line with teacher and mom, Alison Deese (right).  Both students couldn’t wait to get back to school and get the new year under way. 

Brower’s father, Yusef, said, “I’m excited about them going to school. It’s been a long summer.”

Likewise, it was a long summer for Innovation Academy at South Campus student Ariel Edwards, who is not a fan of summer break. “I’ve been ready to come back since the first day of summer,” she said.

Edwards’ favorite subject is science, and she particularly likes clouds. “It’s the everyday world,” she said. Edwards loves to point out the different types of clouds to her parents any chance she gets.

(From left): Fourth grade student Morgan Brower and her father, Yusef Brower, are all smiles as they begin the 2022-23 JCPS school year. Her backpack was filled with all of the essentials for the first day of school.

Her mom, Whitney Gibbs, said, “I look forward to watching Ariel grow and expand her horizons.”

Innovation Academy kicked off the 2022-23 school year with a pep rally. Principal Crystal Gregory said, “We’re so happy to be opening the school year. Our families and our students are excited to be here.”

JCPS parent and teacher Allison Deese was in the carpool line with her son, Hunter, and friend, Olivia Amos. She said, “The teachers and principals are so excited and that makes the kids excited.”

Four Oaks Elementary first grade teacher Laura Lasater begins class on the first day of school by showing her students the smart panel.

Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy brought his positive energy while he was out and about visiting schools on Monday. “The first day of school is a special time of the year,” he said. “It’s always good to see our students and parents back in the buildings. We’re going to have our best year ever!”


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