SOAR Tree

Cardinals SOAR!

SOAR Tree

The SOAR tree is ready to host our wonderful cardinals! Talented staff member Angie Satterfield used her artistic talents to bring the tree to life. Students who are recognized for demonstrating one of the cardinal attributes – Safe, Organized, Accountable, and Respectful – will have their names recorded on a cardinal cutout which will then be attached to the SOARing Cardinals Tree. Cardinals will be rotated weekly. We are proud of all of our students who make a good choices every day to be Safe, Organized, Accountable, and Respectful!

 

Matoaka Staff Volleyball Team

Matoaka Staff Volleyball Team Dominates

The Matoaka staff volleyball team is having a winning season! They are on their way to the semifinals with a nearly perfect record. Way to go team, and good luck with the remaining games and the semifinals!

Matoaka Staff Volleyball Team

Matoaka Staff Volleyball Team

 

SCA Members

SCA Members Attend School Board Meeting

Members of the Matoaka Student Council Association attended the November 28th Williamsburg-James City County school board meeting to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and to learn about the role of the school board.

SCA Members

Victoria Jamieson

Author Victoria Jamieson Visits Matoaka

Thanks to a partnership with the Williamsburg Regional Library author Victoria Jamieson visited Matoaka 3rd-5th grade students to speak with them about her picture books and graphic novels. She discussed where she gets her ideas, the rough draft and editing processes, and how her books finally become published works. Ms. Jamieson also spoke about participating in roller derby and how being on a roller derby team inspired her graphic novel Roller Girl. Victoria Jamieson

 

Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad Breakfast

At the annual PTA sponsored Donuts with Dad Breakfast Matoaka students and their dads, grandfathers, and other father figures were treated to a breakfast buffet and an overview of how dads and other family members can support their children in school by becoming involved with the PTA and its programs.

Pinocchio

PTA Cultural Arts Programs

The Matoaka PTA sponsors many cultural arts programs for students during the year, including author visits, plays, guest speakers, and musical performances. Matoaka students have already enjoyed visits by author Peter Catalanotto and a performance of “Pinocchio” by Virginia Rep on Tour.

W&M Archeology Professor Shares Artifacts with 4th Graders

Dr. Martin Gallivan, archeology professor at William and Mary, visited Matoaka’s 4th graders to speak about the excavation he led of Werowocomoco, a Powhatan Indian headquarters. Dr. Gallivan shared Native American artifacts with students and discussed their significance.

Dr. Martin Gallivan 4th graders examine artifacts 4th grader with Native American artifact