WJCC recognized the 2017 Teachers of the Year last week with some past favorites as well: 2015 Teacher of the Year for MW and WJCC (Wendy Lucy) and 2016 Teacher of the Year for MW and WJCC (Bryan Cole). Congratulations again to our 2017 Teacher of the Year, Kris VanDeusen! We have some very talented teachers here with us!
Our 2017 Support Staff of the Year Nominees were Kathy Willis (teacher assistant) and Judy Pauley (library media assistant). Both of these ladies are truly invaluable to our Matthew Whaley family. We are proud to announce that our 2017 Support Staff of the Year is…..JUDY PAULEY! Congratulations Judy! The students and staff simply adore you
Mrs. Katsibas’s third grade students recently studied solar energy and they made a solar oven from a pizza box. They explained how solar energy heats the chocolate in order to make s’mores. What a cool way to learn science!
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are planting our pinwheel garden for the second year here at MW! Order forms were sent home with the students last week. Pinwheels are $1 each. Our pinwheel garden raises awareness for child abuse and neglect, and funds local community programs to prevent abuse and help families in need. At the conclusion of the month, pinwheels purchased will be sent home with your child.
April is the Month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 70,000 military children. Show your support for the annual Purple Up! for Military Kids celebration by wearing purple on Friday, April 21st. Help us turn Virginia purple on April 21st!