Entries by Stephanie Carroll

NASA Visits Ms. Lindquist’s Class!

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 […]

First Grade Visits WRL!

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!

Blaze Fundraiser: April 23rd (5:30-8:30pm)!

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 […]

All Virginia Elementary Chorus in Harrisonburg!

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 Visits Monticello and Grand Caverns!

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 […]

Fifth Grade Presents: A World of Music!

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 Received Some WJCC Foundation Grants!

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!

International Night Was a Great Success!

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!