On Saturday, March 23, 93 5th grade orchestra students converged on Matoaka Elementary School to participate in our WJCC Elementary Orchestra Solo Festival. These students performed with great poise, confidence, and musicianship. We are very proud to announce that 20 of these students were from Matoaka Elementary School and received a Superior rating on their performance. They have been awarded a beautiful medal for their outstanding achievement. Congratulations Matoaka Orchestra students!
4th Graders visited Endview Plantation to get a firsthand look at life in VA during Civil War times.
Teachers and students worked together to beautify Brick Bat Road.
RAISING CYBERSMART MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
How to reduce your child’s online risks
This workshop will explore online safety and responsibility for middle school children. Parents will learn about cyberbullying myths and realities, inappropriate content, and how to promote a positive digital reputation for their child.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 – 6:00PM
JAMES BLAIR MIDDLE SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
101 LONGHILL ROAD
WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185
Seating is limited. Register online at https://wjccschools.org/parentacademy or contact Dr. Felicia Highland at (757) 603-6541
Written by Janna O. (5th Grade Student Reporter)
Interview with Mrs. Moran-Alley about the Chinese Lunar New Year
Janna: Did teachers choose this new unit or does it have to go according to each grade?
Mrs. Alley: Yes, it does go according to each and every grade.
Janna: How do teachers know about the Lunar New Year?
Mrs. Alley: The teachers read about the Lunar New Year and ask students who celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Janna: How do teachers explain the new unit?
Mrs. Alley: Teachers use PowerPoints, videos, books, and parent volunteers.
Janna: Is the Lunar New Year unit hard or complicated for some students?
Mrs. Alley: The Lunar New Year is part of the Ancient China unit and the children enjoy the Ancient China unit, so it isn’t that complicated.
Janna: Is the Lunar New Year supposed to be taught to 3rd grade or not?
Mrs. Alley: The Lunar New Year unit isn’t necessarily taught to the 3rd graders but the teachers like to teach it to them.
Learn more about the Lunar New Year. Click below.
Congratulations to Emma Zahren-Newman who is Matoaka’s first recipient of WJCC New Teacher of the Year Award.
As the oldest of 9, Emma Zahren-Newman has been working with kids her whole life. She is delighted to be teaching 3rd grade at Matoaka Elementary School where she brings together discovery, understanding, play, and respect. Emma is Matoaka’s Multicultural Engagement Advocate and spends her free time volunteering with the county’s Clean County Commission. So far her favorite subject to teach is science because students get to learn more about the world around them and how they can make a positive impact.