Our Career Wax Museum Was Spotlighted for the School Board!

Follow the link below to watch the segment from Tuesday’s School Board that highlighted our fifth graders’ recent Career Wax Museum and Mrs. Kendall Almasian’s introduction of the career readiness instruction that occurs at the elementary level.

Great job Mrs. Almasian!!

(the segment starts at 1:24)


Strawberry Festival Volunteer Sign Up!

Our annual Strawberry Festival is just around the corner! In order to make this event the most successful it can be, we will need some help. We know your time is indeed precious, so we appreciate in advance anything you can provide to this fabulous event. Please use this sign up genius link to let us know what you can help out with and for how long. Thank you so much!

SCA Clean the Community Day! Fri, March 22nd 5-6:30p.m.

SCA is sponsoring a clean the community day on Friday, March 22nd from 5-6:30 p.m.  We will be traveling on foot around Matthew Whaley’s campus and through CW collecting litter and disposing of it properly.  If you’re interested in joining us, please meet on the front steps of Matthew Whaley Friday at 5 p.m.  SCA will provide all of the materials needed for the clean up.  All students participating in this event must be accompanied by an adult.  Thank you for helping us keep our community beautiful!  Check out the flyer below for more information:

SCA Clean the community day

SCA Clean the Community Spanish

2019 Support Staff of the Year: Karen Brigham!

We had two phenomenal nominees for our 2019 Support Staff of the Year: Michael Greene and Karen Brigham. Both of these amazing individuals bring something different to our Matthew Whaley family, but both are equally beloved. We are pleased to announce our 2019 Support Staff of the Year is KAREN BRIGHAM! Congratulations! We are so fortunate to have you both .


Mrs. Armbruster’s Class Learns About Mae Jemison!

Mrs. Armbruster and her future astronauts learned all about Mae Jemison and her achievements for black history month. They made rockets and pretended to go space!

Mrs. Schrack’s Class Learns About Arthur Ashe and Gets a Visitor!

Mrs. Schrack’s first graders received a visit from Mr. Otstot, a Matthew Whaley parent. He shared awesome information about being a triathlete. Then, they learned all about Arthur Ashe and made tennis rackets!

St. Patrick’s Day STEM With 1st and 4th Grade!

Mrs. Watkins first graders and Ms. Carroll’s fourth graders celebrated St. Patrick’s day with a little STEM! They worked together to build a rainbow bridge that could hold the most coins and mazes in which they timed their selves getting the marble through them. We love working together as a team!

Third Grade Presents Their Annual Leprechaun Traps!

Our third graders showcased their annual leprechaun traps on Friday to model simple machines!

Fourth Grade Visits Colonial Williamsburg!

The fourth graders paid a visit to our neighbors in Colonial Williamsburg for a guided tour! We visited the foundry, brickyard, carpenter, jail, and the capitol building to learn about life in Colonial days. We are so fortunate to have history right next door!

Fifth Grade Presents: A Career Wax Museum!

Fifth graders chose their desired future careers, researched them, and put together a presentation with information about the career, the anticipated salary, and required schooling. Then, they dressed for the occupation they chose and froze into position in the gym. Fourth graders and other guests did a museum walk and stepped on a “button” to make the figures come to life and explain their careers. It was such an awesome experience for both the fourth and fifth graders!