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             "There are far better things ahead than anything we leave behind" By C.S.Lewis

 Welcome to St.Matthews K-8 


Singing Our Cardinal Song

Cardinals Soar: Every Day We Rise



 "Oh The Places You'll Go!" 

SMK8 School Year 2022-2023 

October Character Trait


 October 17th End of First Nine Weeks

October 28th Professional Work Day (Report Cards Issued 8-12)

     THANKS everyone and ALL the GRANDS who came and shopped the Book Fair! We appreciate your support and making sure our students have great books to read at home!

Shop the Book Fair online at:

  Extra, Extra, READ All About It!   

Check out the SMK8 August Newsletter HERE

or under the Latest News tab!






SMK8 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year


Mrs. Phermella Tullock, Fifth Grade 


 SMK8 2022-2023 Support Staff of the Year


      Rebecca Ripperdan, Nurse


SMK8 2022-2023 Rookie of the Year


     Mrs. Sreerashmi Sumesh, Computer



School hours during school year:

School Opens 7:20, Dismissal Time 3:00 (M,W,Th,Fri)

Early Release Day: Tuesday 1:00 


 2021-2022 School Summary Report

Click on image below to view report



2021-2022 School Year

Congratulations to our new Student Council Officers!

(The names are listed in the November Newsletter below.)

SMK8 Newsletters

(Click front page image to view.)


December Newsletter


November Newsletter

October Newsletter

Welcome Mr. Fred Shawn Mack, Ed.S, Assistant Principal

Mr. Fred Shawn Mack, son of the late Orangeburg County Councilman Fred C. Mack and Mrs. Mildred Mack (Reddick) Richardson, is a native of Bowman, South Carolina is the youngest of five children. He is a graduate of South Carolina State University with Bachelor of Arts in English Education, a Master of Education in Counselor Education and an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership. 



Technology Support 

If you are having issues with your Chrome Book,

please click to enter a help ticket.


Cardinals, Are You READING in SORA?

Be sure to check out the app in Clever!




 School Happenings....

 Congratulations to Mrs. Snider who was awarded the Charles H. Dickerson Community Service Award at the South Carolina Teacher of the Year Banquet in Columbia, SC. We are so proud of you!


2020-21 School SIC Report (Click here to view report.)


Important Mask Information...Please Read




 Click Here for PDF File of Mask Information








What are you reading?

Check out these award books and more on the library page....

2020-21 SCASL Book Award Nominees

Here are two video readings on two of the new Picture Book Nominees. You can find more on the library page! Enjoy....

 "Alma and How She Got Her Name" By: Juana Martinez-Neal


"Hidden Figures" By: Margot Lee Shetterly 



See the library page for our Follett Ebook Shelf now called Destiny Discover


A few more fun book links....


Storyline Online

Sponsored by the Screen Actor's Guild.

Have fun listening to celebrities reading some of your favorite books!

1. is located on the A-Z list in Discus as well as the grade level pages.           

(Or use the link above) Check it out!


2. Time Magazine for kids is offering FREE digital issues til the end of the school year. 

It's a really great magazine!

You can subscribe for all different ages!

Please have your parents help fill out the information with this link so you can

start reading Time Magazine for kids!      Stay safe and READ!




Mission Statement

The mission of Calhoun County Public Schools is to empower all students to compete and succeed in an ever-changing global society.


                                    Vision Statement

We envision a school district where everyone works harmoniously in a safe and caring environment to help all students reach their maximum potential.




Countdown to Kindergarten
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We are so proud of all these kindergarters who participated in Countdown to Kindergarten this summer! We had 50 participants!...