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Parent Academy: Raising Cybersmart Middle Schoolers – Register Today!


How to reduce your child’s online risks


This workshop will explore online safety and responsibility for middle school children. Parents will learn about cyberbullying myths and realities, inappropriate content, and how to promote a positive digital reputation for their child.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 – 6:00PM





Seating is limited. Register online at https://wjccschools.org/parentacademy or contact Dr. Felicia Highland at (757) 603-6541

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!

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!

Family Night!

Matthew Whaley hosted a family night filled with educational activities on all grade levels and it was such a success! There were engaging projects created by our students, make and take games, exercising with SHIP, and nutritiously delicious food presented by Mrs. Brown. We love spending time with our Patriot families!

Brian Weaver Talks About Energy Usage!

Brian Weaver, WJCC Energy Specialist, came and talked to our third graders about energy usage and conservation. Prior to his arrival, third grade made a community action poster, wore “MW Energy Team” badges created by Wendy Lucy, and surveyed first floor energy use by checking all rooms several different times a day to see if people were in the room when the lights were on/off. Then, Mr. Weaver shared his electricity software used to monitor energy usage across all of the WJCC schools. Energy conversation is so important!

100th Day of School!

Matthew Whaley celebrated the 100th day of school on February 19th with lots of cool activities! It’s hard to believe we’ve been in school over 100 days, but we are excited to see what the rest of the year will bring us!