We're providing free meals for kids and teens 18 and under Monday through Thursday at all of our schools across the district this month! No applications, no sign-ups, no hassle. Stop by with your family to enjoy breakfast or lunch on us. To learn more, call (276) 403-5172. Visit our website for a full list of meal times and locations: https://www.martinsville.k12.va.us/article/1615863
about 2 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A boy smiles as he holds a piece of toast with jam
Thank you to our fantastic MHS student-athletes for celebrating Read Across America Week with our young readers! Yesterday, student-athletes from Martinsville High School travelled to Clearview, Albert Harris, and Patrick Henry to read with some of our classes. It was inspiring to watch these student-athletes sharing stories with our young learners. Thanks for helping us inspire a love of reading and learning in the next generation!
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
High school student poses with class of preschoolers
High school student smiles as she holds up a book so the preschool class can see the illustration
High school student reads to preschoolers
High school student reads to elementary school students
High school student reads to elementary school students
High school student reads to elementary school students
Yesterday, some of our preschoolers had a pizza party! šŸ•šŸ•šŸ• The party was inspired by the book "Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party" by Kimberly and James Dean, which classes read together to practice alliteration. For their own pizza party, these young chefs šŸ§‘ā€šŸ³ worked together to write a recipe for their pizza then actually got to create pizzas of their own while remembering the correct order of operations. Everyone agreed that the best part was definitely the taste test!
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Preschool student spreads pizza sauce onto a roll using a wooden popsicle stick
Preschool student spreads pizza sauce onto a roll using a plastic spoon
Preschool student tastes his hand-made pizza
Preschool student spreads pizza sauce onto a roll using a wooden popsicle stick
This morning, some of our Clearview students traveled to Piedmont Arts to hear from a very special guest speaker- Santa! Santa shared stories of the North Pole, elves, reindeer, and even jingle bells with these eager young learners. Students were delighted by the wonderful holiday songs performed by the Campbell Court Elementary student choir from Henry County Public Schools!
7 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A preschool student watches
A preschool student smiles
Preschool students speak to Santa
A preschool student smiles
Two preschool students raise their hands
Our Clearview families had a blast last night at Clearview's Trunk-or-Treat celebration! Not only did students and their families get to collect candy and play games, each student also got to select a book to bring home to read with their families!
9 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A mother poses with her three children who are all wearing costumes
A preschool student in a ninja turtle costume
A teacher dressed in costume hands candy to a student dressed as spiderman
A parent wears bunny ears and smiles next to her daughter who is wearing a cheerleader costume
A clearview student smiles as she attempts to throw a bean bag into a bucket
A mother with her two students who are wearing costumes
Preschool student in Spiderman costume takes candy from a bucket as a teacher in a red riding hood costume looks on
Preschool student
Preschool student in princess costume poses with her mother
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
10 months 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.
11 months 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!
11 months 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!
11 months 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
12 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!
about 1 year 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!)
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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).
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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?
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
English Vivo graphic
Spanish Vivo graphic