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Career Week 2019


Great Kindness Challenge

Great Kindness Challenge

January 28 – February 1

The Great Kindness Challenge is one school week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. There are lots of ways to be kind but you can find a checklist of about 50 ideas attached!

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Matoaka Celebrates Unity Day 2018

Matoaka students celebrated Unity Day 2018 by wearing orange and being kind to each other. Students signed pledges and proudly displayed their commitment to being kind. Click on the  picture to see more images from Unity Day 2018 at our school.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  This coming Tuesday is National Mix it Up at Lunch Day! and Wednesday is National Unity Day.

Matoaka Elementary School is a registered participant of Mix it Up.

On Unity Day we all wear orange as a sign of support and a united way to say that we will not tolerate bullying at our school.  In addition to wearing orange, on Unity Day students and teachers participate in a school-wide pledge against bullying.  This year’s theme focuses on how to prevent bullying which is by being: kind, caring, respectful, and inclusive. That’s why our theme is We Are a Community: Everyone Fits in Here!

Thank you in advance for your help with our bullying prevention efforts, not just in October but the whole year through!

Destiney Harris, M.Ed
School Counselor
Matoaka Elementary School


College Day 2018

College Day

Matoaka 5th graders had the opportunity to talk with local students who are now attending college to learn more about preparing for college and the college experience. The college students also participated in a STEM project with the 5th grade students. The visit was coordinated by school counselors Destiney Harris and Kristy Westbrook.



Operation Mission Possible

Operation “Mission Possible” took Matoaka by storm the week before SOL testing. Organized by operatives Harris and Westbrook (aka “school counselors”), recruits were given a variety of objectives to complete to prepare them for their final mission: Operation SOL.  We know that our young recruits have the skills, the talent, and motivation to succeed in achieving their final objectives!

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