Congratulations to teacher assistant Barbara Mernin who was voted by the Matoaka faculty and staff as the Support Person of the Year! Mrs. Mernin has worked at Matoaka since it opened in 2007, and currently works with 5th grade.
The second grade classes of Mrs. Harmon and Mrs. Hughson celebrated Earth Day with a litter patrol on the Matoaka trail. Thanks to them – and to Mrs. Poulter who put up a new Earth Day book to read on the trail – our trail is once again a thing of beauty and a great way to get some fresh air and exercise while enjoying nature!
There is great hope for the future of the planet if these student clean-up volunteers are any indication! On their own initiative, these 4th grade girls put on protective gloves, grab some trash bags, and pick up the school grounds during their recess. We salute their efforts to make the world, or at least our little corner of it, a better place!