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"Our vision for the future is for all students to enter our schools to learn then leave to achieve; exceeding expectations."
There is a ‘Mathews Way’. It is about a commitment to the students, employees and, ultimately, the community.
Mathews County Public Schools provides various programs and services in a safe and supportive environment where students are empowered to engage in a high quality education.
||Message from the Superintendent
Lesley R. Hunley, Assistant Superintendent , Nancy B. Welch, Superintendent
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Dear Parents & the Mathews County Community:
Exciting times are quickly approaching as the 2017-2018 school year is upon us. Be proud, Mathews Proud, as all of our schools are fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia. In the near future, the Virginia Department of Education will publicly release the annual accreditation reports that will reflect our Legacy of Excellence. Simply, thank you for your dedication and unending support of each other, but most importantly, our students. We do what we do for the students; it’s really that simple.
The summer months have passed quickly with triple digit temperatures. This has not stopped our preparation for the new school year. The support staff at all three schools have been preparing our buildings and buses for the return of our students and instructional staff. They have worked around the construction crews working on the gym at Lee-Jackson Elementary and the ‘floor guy’ who is replacing floor tile in multiple rooms and the complete redesign of a science lab at Mathews High School. Additionally, all three schools have had their main parking lots sealed and repainted. The Lee-Jackson/Thomas Hunter track has been resurfaced and will be lined in the near future. Finally, the flashing school zone lights in front of Lee-Jackson and Thomas Hunter Schools have been replaced to ensure the safety of our students and bus drivers. These are just a few of the projects we have been focusing on in our division over the summer months.
Our division continues its Legacy of Excellence, and we take great pride in the accomplishments of our students here in Mathews County. We are grateful for your continued support in our efforts to provide a safe and orderly school environment within our community. The School Board and I recognize that it is the joint efforts of the students, parents, faculty/staff and the community, as a whole, that ensure our students’ success. Please remember that our Student Conduct Guidelines and Other Important Information is available online at www.mathews.k12.va.us. If you would like a printed copy please contact your school. Also note that if you are unable to pay for any school fees, simply make your school principal aware and special accommodations can be made.
As we begin a new school year, I have full confidence that our faculty and staff will excel. When our faculty and staff excel, our students will as well. The Mathews community expects our schools to continue Exceeding Expectations and to guide the children of Mathews to be respectful and successful community members. There is a ‘Mathews Way.’ It is about a commitment to the students, employees and, ultimately, the community.
It is a joy and a privilege to work with your children each and every day. It is the motto of each school that ties us all together~
We really are in a “Relentless Pursuit”to
“Encourage, Empower and Enlighten” our students, so that the
“Learners Today” will be our “Leaders Tomorrow.”
Nancy B. Welch, Ed.S.