Today is the 20th day of school! Students who have missed two or more days by this point in the school year are considered chronically absent. It's never too early to start building the habit of good attendance! Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read at grade level by third grade. Students who cannot read at grade level by the end of third grade are 4 times more likely to drop out of high school. #AttendanceMattersVA #schooleveryday
17 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Attendance Matters graphic
Please remember that MCPS will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday, September 5.
26 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS Closed for Labor Day graphic
On his last day of work, MCPS would like to thank Officer Shane McPeek for serving has our SRO for over a decade. Officer McPeek has worked at both Martinsville Middle School and Martinsville High School and has played played an integral role in school safety improvements during his time with us. Thank you, Officer McPeek, for keeping our students and staff safe! We wish you the best in your retirement!
27 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
School resource officer Shane McPeek shakes hands with MCPS School Safety Director TJ Slaughter
It was amazing to see so many smiling faces this morning on the first day of a new school year! Thank you to the Martinsville Sheriff's Office, Police Department, Martinsville Fire & EMS, and city council members who joined our staff and school board members in welcoming our students back to school! It was a great way to kick off the Year of Endless Possibilities here at MCPS! Students, your MCPS family missed you! We can't wait to see what you will achieve this year!
about 1 month ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Two elementary students hug outside of school
PHES principal smiles as she opens her arms for a hug from a student
MHS principal, school board chair, school board member, and Martinsville police chief pose with a student outside of Martinsville High School
MHS principal welcomes students with bullhorn
Preschool teacher opens her arms for a hug from a student
A preschool student hugs the school nurse as other students walk into the school
Martinsville mayor, school board chair, schools superintendent, and police chief all stand outside of a school to greet students
Martinsville sheriff and police chief welcome students
Curious about the upcoming school year? šŸŽ šŸ« MCPS is hosting a district-wide open house for all schools on Wednesday, August 9 from 12-7 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to meet teachers and staff, visit classrooms, learn about the upcoming school year, and get to know their school! āœ‰ļø Each school will send out information to families regarding their specific open house procedures. šŸ‘‰ To learn more about open house, visit our Back to School page on the MCPS website: https://www.martinsville.k12.va.us/page/back-to-school-2023-2024
2 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
open house graphic
šŸ šŸ«§ We got no troubles, life is the bubbles, under the sea! šŸ«§šŸ  Summer learning is off to a great start at Clearview! This week's theme is Under the Sea and yesterday, students got to craft their own spiky, sea-dwelling sea urchin!
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Two clearview students make sea urchins out of playdough and toothpicks
A Clearview student holds a sea urchin made out of playdough and toothpicks
A Clearview student holds a sea urchin made out of playdough and toothpicks
A Clearview student holds a sea urchin made out of playdough and toothpicks
A Clearview student holds a sea urchin made out of playdough and toothpicks
A Clearview student holds a sea urchin made out of playdough and toothpicks
Clearview student
Just because the academic year is over doesn't mean our teachers aren't hard at work! Last week, teachers from across the division came together for a full week of curriculum work to prepare for the upcoming year of learning. So what exactly is curriculum work? Teachers and instructional staff are working together, collaborating across disciplines, grade levels, and even schools, to examine data from this school year to adjust their pacing and build assessments to help improve the learning experience and monitor student progress throughout the next year. (As you can see from some of the expressions in the photos, some teachers handle the pressures of curriculum work better than others. Hang in there, Mr. Hackenberg!)
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS teachers working
MCPS teachers working
MCPS teachers working
MCPS teachers working
MCPS teacher pretending to cry at his computer
MCPS teachers working
Wow! Congratulations to our MMS Odyssey of the Mind team! They placed 7th overall in the World Finals and 2nd in Spontaneous! šŸŒŽ These students have worked so hard and we were proud to have them represent MCPS on a global stage.
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MMS Odyssey of the Mind team members with MMS assistant principal and coach
In honor of Rooster Walk weekend, we wanted to share a little story. This is Sara Kasey, a human resources specialist here at MCPS. A 2010 graduate of Martinsville High School, Sarah holds a special place in Rooster Walk's history as the very first recipient of the festival's Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship! Each year Rooster Walk awards the scholarship to an outstanding Martinsville High School senior to honor the memories of the two MHS alumni for whom the festival and the scholarship are named. Sara used her scholarship to attend Randolph College, where she majored in psychology with a minor in business administration with the goal of entering the human resources field. Fast forward to 2019, when we were fortunate enough to welcome Sara back into our MCPS family as an employee. It's truly a full-circle moment for her as the office she now occupies was once her kindergarten classroom when she was a student at Druid Hills! Join us in celebrating Sara's achievements and the incredible opportunities that Rooster Walk provides for the next generation of Martinsville students.
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Sara Kasey
Sara Kasey receives a scholarship from Rooster Walk officials
That's a wrap on the 2022-2023 school year! As we bid farewell to another year of growth, learning, and memory-making, we want to take a moment to thank everyone- parents, students, teachers, and staff- for making this yet another amazing year at MCPS. Just 82 days until the 2023-2024 year begins!
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Students waving from school bus windows to teachers standing on the sidewalk who are waving back
MCPS families: Tomorrow is the last day of the 2022-2023 school year! Please remember that MCPS will dismiss students 3 hours early tomorrow (Wednesday, May 24).
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
3 hour early dismissal graphic
It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces earlier this week at Clearview's Showcase of Learning! Thank you to all the families who came out for the event, to all of our wonderful community partners who set up stations throughout the school, and to all of our Clearview staff and teachers who put so much effort into making the evening great!
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Clearview student
Clearview student and administrator pick out a book from a table
Clearview student
Clearview students
Clearview student smiles as his mother holds an insect from a museum display
Clearview students and their parent
Clearview students look through microscopes
Clearview student and parent work on an art project
Clearview student works on an art project as his parents watch
Clearview students look at a baby chicken
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you to all of our teachers who invest so much in our students each and every day! We are immensely grateful for all you do!
5 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Teacher appreciation graphic
Happy Friday! And what a great way to start the weekend- a stunning double rainbow appeared over Albert Harris Elementary this morning to welcome our students and staff as they arrived at school. Did you see the rainbow this morning?
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A double rainbow over Albert Harris Elementary School
Mark your calendars for the spring MCPS Vivo collaborative concert! On Tuesday, April 18, 40 MCPS special needs students will join with a choir and several local musicians for a grand finale performance. This semester, students in the Vivo program have learned what it means to be a good citizen through music, art, and dance, all in direct alignment with their Virginia Social Studies SOLs. The concert will take place at Albert Harris Elementary School on Tuesday, April 18 at 10 a.m.
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
English Vivo graphic
Spanish Vivo graphic
Everyone's favorite swamp-dwelling ogre is taking the MCPS stage in Shrek The Musical, Jr.! Tickets are on sale NOW! The presale price is $8, which will increase to $10 at 3 p.m. on May 5. Don't miss out on the presale prices! Visit our.show/mcpsshrekjr to purchase your tickets today and support our MCPS student cast in what promises to be an amazing spring musical!
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Shrek the Musical Jr. graphic
Martinsville City Public Schools will be closed for Spring Break April 3-10. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 11.
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Spring Break graphic
Clearview students swinging into the weekend! ā˜€ļø
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Clearview student on a swing
Clearview student on a swing
Clearview student on a swing
Clearview student on a swing
Clearview student on a swing
Clearview student on a slide
Clearview student on a slide
Clearview student
Clearview student on a swing
Clearview students participated in a bingo reading challenge during the month of February! šŸ“š For each bingo, students were able to pick a prize from the Reading Bingo Prize Box. Students were able to complete as many bingos as they wanted during the month. If they filled up one card, they were able to get a new one and start over! The Bingo card included different reading activities, such as reading a book with a specific color cover, reading on your bed, reading in your best monster voice, reading a silly story, and more. There were lots of different ways to read a book! Twenty students completed the challenge by completing at least one bingo on their card. These students were recognized with a certificate, prize bag, and book!
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A group of Clearview students hold stuffed animals and one book each. Behind them are two teachers and the director of the preschool.
A Clearview student holds up a reading certificate as two teachers look on
A preschool girl holds up the peace sign with one hand and holds a reading certificate in the other. Two teachers on either side of her smile.
A Clearview student smiles as she holds up a reading certificate as two smiling teachers look on
Two teachers hand a Clearview student a book and a prize
A preschool student receives a certificate from  his teacher while standing in front of a table full of prizes
During our celebration of Read Across America Week, the Martinsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. visited Clearview Early Learning Center for one of our favorite traditions! Students were given the opportunity to browse through a selection of books donated by the Deltas and select one to bring home with them. The organization has been donating books to our youngest learners for more than a decade. Thank you all so much for sharing your love of books with our students and for your continued partnership with MCPS!
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Two preschool students hold books
Preschool students line the hallway holding up books
Preschool students surround a table filled with books as members of the Delta sorority look on
A preschool student with blue hair and a red shirt holds up a book with Dumbo on the back cover
Preschool students stand with their books. One holds a book up to their face and smiles at the camera.
Two preschool students in the hallway looking through their new books
A group of preschool students stand in the hallway with their new books
Members of the Delta sorority pose by a table filled with books
Members of the Delta sorority hold up thank you cards