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, and the four that were selected represented MW and WJCC very well! We are so grateful for these amazing opportunities for our students, Jordan Stehle (our awesome music teacher), and for our PTA! Congratulations to these extremely talented students .
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 fortunate to have these wonderful and enriching opportunities for our students!
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!
Our state testing is quickly approaching! Everything you need to know about our upcoming SOL testing in May is attached here to include the following: which students are taking the tests, when the tests are taking place, what is being tested, and tips to help your student succeed.
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)
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 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: