4th Grade Wax Museum

Jennifer Miller Nominated for Reading Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Miller was nominated for Williamsburg Area Reading Council’s 2017 Liz Beckhouse Reading Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Miller was nominated in recognition of the many creative ways she engages her students in reading and literacy learning, including her “Operation Nonfiction” text surgery event and her Reading Detectives mystery event. Congratulations to Mrs. Miller!

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Little Helping Hands Club

Matoaka’s “Little Helping Hands” after-school service club creates crafts to be provided to children in local hospitals.  Here are the students and club sponsors with their completed fleece blankets.

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Fine Arts Month

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Happy Birthday Matoaka!

DSC02442 DSC02443 DSC02445 DSC02446 DSC02447YUN00219In honor of Matoaka’s tenth birthday, students and staff created a special celebration design that was captured by drone photography. The Student Council Association served students Matoaka birthday cake, the PTA provided cake for teachers and staff, and everyone received commemorative wristbands as part of the special celebration. The five-year time capsule was opened and displayed, and a ten-year time capsule is being created.
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Dance Around the Continents

Matoaka 10 Year Anniversary

Happy 10th birthday Matoaka! Teachers and staff who have been at Matoaka since it opened in 2007 gathered for a commemorative photo to mark the occasion. Additional celebrations will include birthday cake and wristbands for students, burying a time capsule for future generations to uncover and marvel at, and a drone photo of the entire student body and staff. It’s been a great ten years and we’re ready for more!

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Brick Bat Road Clean-up

Matoaka staff and students have “adopted” Brick Bat Road for clean-up. Led by organizer Gayle Harmon, a 2nd-grade teacher, and Nature Club sponsor Dawn Forgit, a kindergarten teacher, staff, students, and other volunteers gave Brick Bat Road a spring cleaning on a recent March day. We thank them for their efforts to keep our neighborhood clean!

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Read Across America Celebrations