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Attendance Matters

With the school year well under way, we'd like to take a moment to recognize students that have completed 100% attendance since the first day of school. You will see in the coming months as students with perfect attendance will earn a chance to have their names entered and drawn for an attendance incentive prize. 

We feel that attendance is very important and key in the growth and learning of our student population. 

For the month of August we congratulate: Jaden M. and Amber H. 

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Eagle of the Week

Congratulations to our first Eagle of the Week:

Caleb M! 

Caleb has been a great help with other students and has shown pride in his
class work .  

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Tailgate at Homecoming

Come out early for the game and enjoy tailgating with other fans.  We will have food, games and activities.  The fun starts at 5:00!
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Mystery Skyping Fun

Our new  AP Human Geography class participated in an interactive activity today with another AP class in Iowa.  From withinthe four walls of their classroom, the class skyped with the other class and played a mystery game of where are you.  Through geography hints and map skills, the students had to locate the other class.  They "found" where we were first, but we practiced our map skills.



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To the delight of many students at Matthews Elementary, Learning Lab has begun for the 2018 -2019 school year and students are already enjoying the activities.  Kindergarten students pictured below worked on Letter Recognition, while the Fourth grade students worked on some Chemistry skills by making slime.  They can't wait to see everyday what activities are waiting for them every day!  


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Open House is being held at the high school on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6-8 pm.  All parents are invited to come out, talk to your child's teachers, and visit our school.  As part of our Open House, we are also hosting a Club Fair.  All student organizations have been invited to set up booths in the Commons to promote their group.  Parents and students are encouraged to attend both events.  
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The first full week of school is almost in the books and I am so please with how the students have taken to their new classrooms, teachers and friends.  The most impressive part is how some of our students in Kindergarten to First grade have stepped up and helped the new students to the district.  Tobi, Mark, Zavier and Hayden have been showing the new students where to put their backpacks in the morning, how to go through the breakfast line, how to line up for the pledge and so much more.  We are so proud to see these kids take being a PeaceBuilder to heart.  

Great job!!!


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It is the first day of school and we are off to a great start at Matthews Elementary! I was SO PROUD of our students this morning.  This school year we have a lot of new students starting at Matthews Elementary and it warmed my heart when our students went up and introduced themselves and helped the new students by showing them where to place their backpacks in the gym, how to go to the cafeteria for breakfast, and where to line up.  Our PEACEBUILDERS were busy this morning "Helping Others."  These behaviors were such a wonderful sight to see on our first morning of school!  We're off to a great start and I am confident that this will be our BEST YEAR YET!

Signing with extreme pride, 

Mrs. Hanlin

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Kindergarten Camp

Matthews Elementary hosted our 2nd annual Kindergarten Summer Camp for students that will be attending our school for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  The students spent time in the classroom working on counting, reading, writing their name, eating their snack in the cafeteria and enjoying the playground. 

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Earlier in the year the Regional Professional Development Center approached New Madrid County R-1 and Matthews Elementary with an application to nominate Mrs. Christie Kenedy for Regional Teacher of the Year.  The application was submitted and Mrs. Kenedy and Mrs. Hanlin then attended the State Teacher of the Year clinic in Jefferson City.  The selection process, along with the application, included writing an essay for consideration.  On Thursday, June 28th, at a gathering of nominees in the Southeast Region, Mrs. Kenedy, was among two teachers that were awarded Regional Teacher of the Year for the Southeast Region.  Now she is an eligible nominee for the State Teacher of the Year award, which will be announced in August. 


Congratulations Mrs. Kenedy for your recognition as one of the RPDC’s Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year for 2018!!

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