Entries by Stephanie Carroll

Kid Pan Alley Songwriting Residency with Second Grade!

Our second graders participated in the 2019 Kid Pan Alley Songwriting Residency! They did some major brainstorming, voting, re-writing, more voting, finding rhythm schemes of lines, developing melodies, and recording! All of this happened in one 45 minute session with Paul Reisler (Artistic Director, and Founder), and Cheryl Toth (Executive Director)! Our Matthew Whaley students […]

We Had Another Successful Strawberry Festival!

We had another successful Strawberry Festival! Many of our MW alumni, families, and friends of the community joined us in games, auctions, inflatables, karaoke jams, dunk tank excitement, and so much more! The weather was beautiful and the food was delicious. THANK YOU TO OUR FANTASTIC PTA AND EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS EXCELLENT TRADITION!  

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week! (May 5-11)

This week is the nationally recognized Teacher Appreciation Week!  Our wonderful teachers care so much for your little Patriots and work very hard each day to create lifelong learners.  Join us in taking a minute or two this week to thank them for all they do!  We are so grateful for the amazing group of […]

Mattey’s Garden Turns 20!

Mattey’s Garden celebrated its 20th birthday with lots of cool activities! Our PTA provided rocks from Coleman’s Nursery for all of our classes to paint positive phrases and garden pictures on. The First Grade classes hosted families in the garden during where Mrs. Louann Martin read The Three Sisters to classes to teach about the […]

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Visits MW!

The Williamsburg arm of the Virginia Symphony Society provided three VSO musicians for a day of masterclasses and demonstrations for Kindergarten, 1st, and 5th graders. We had Rachel Ordaz (flute), Rodney Martell (trombone), and Mitch Gribbroek (percussion) from the VSO play for us today. They worked with our band students to develop characteristic tone on […]