Dear Parents & Guardians:
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!
Mathews County Public Schools is committed to providing your children with the best possible educational experiences. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students in Mathews County and we are grateful for your continued support of our efforts to provide a safe and orderly school environment where courtesy and kindness prevail.
I am proud to share that Mathews County Schools will be fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia!!! In some cases, preliminary accreditation results are indicating double digit gains! With the dedication and expectations of our excellent administrative, instructional, custodial, transportation, maintenance, cafeteria and support staff WE MET THE CHALLENGE.
We continue to review and revise our resources and facilities. This summer brings freshly refinished gym floors at all three schools as well as the Harry M. Ward Auditorium stage. We have moved forward with textbook purchases for Oceanography and grades 9-12 English/Literature courses. As we move towards the next level of excellence, I have full confidence that our students will succeed in the 2015-2016 term as we continue to expect greatness from those we serve.
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 let your school principal know and it may be waived.
It is a joy and a privilege to work with your children each and every day. Remember the motto of each school binds us together~
We ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER AND ENLIGHTEN our students through SEEKING, EXPLORING AND ACHIEVING SUCCESS. Our students, the LEARNERS TODAY, will be our LEADERS TOMORROW.
Nancy B. Welch, Ed.S.