Mr. Robert DeCoursey from NASA came to share with Ms. Lindquist’s first graders all about the Orion spacecraft. We learned about the crew module where astronauts will live, work, and control the spaceship; the service module that provides the power, air, and water for the crew; and the safety systems for launches. Students loved seeing […]
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The first grade classes went to the Williamsburg Regional Library on April 11 for a tour, story time, library matching game, and a movie on Pocahontas (first grade Famous Virginian, SOL). First graders also had the opportunity to get their very own WRL library card! We have great community partners! Thanks WRL!
Our fifth graders recently visited the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach to enhance their learning of science material!
The weather was incredible, and so was the information learned about the American Revolution at Yorktown Victory Center April 13th! We’re so fortunate for all these opportunities for enrichment to our curriculum.
Join us for another fun-filled night of support for our fabulous PTA at Blaze Pizza Newtown (5134 Main Street) on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:30-8:30 p.m.! Bring the flyer below or show it on your phone in order for our PTA to receive 20% of the proceeds back for our school. We hope to see you all […]
This past Saturday, April 6th in Harrisonburg VA, Makenzie Pesante, Gracie Aleska, Aubrey Pecota, and Taylor Anne Mason (all fifth graders) participated in the 14th Annual All-Virginia Elementary Chorus. Thanks to a grant from our FABULOUS PTA, all four students had their music, lunch, t-shirts, and registration paid for them. We had 12 students audition, […]
Fourth grade went on their annual trip to Grand Caverns and Monticello this past week! It was a beautiful day filled with rich history about the Civil War and Thomas Jefferson’s birthplace. This is one of the most anticipated field trips in fourth grade, and it definitely didn’t disappoint this year . We are so […]
Our wonderfully talented fifth graders presented their annual “World of Music” celebration immediately following International Night to celebrate the heritage of some of our students families! There were performances honoring the Republic of the Congo, France, Germany, Morocco, Mexico, Jamaica, and Ireland. It was a fun-filled night full of diversity, love, and rich culture!
We had a lovely visit from the WJCC Grant Foundation (and Mattey of course) to present Mrs. Westmoreland, Mr. Van Deusen, and Mrs. Linkenauger with checks for grants received to benefit their students! This is just one of the many opportunities our school division provides to our staff and we are so grateful for it!
We had another successful International Night at Matthew Whaley! We had 15 countries represented, delicious food, wonderful performances, activities, and great memories made amongst family and friends. We love our Matthew Whaley traditions and celebrating each other’s heritages!