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  St. Matthews K-8 School

Principal: Mr. Barry Charley
Asst. Principal: Dr. Melissa Peeples

Our Mission     
Empower    Compete    Succeed
The mission of Calhoun County Public Schools is to empower all students to compete and succeed in an ever-changing global society.
Our Vision
We envision a school district where everyone works harmoniously in a safe and caring environment to help all students reach their maximum potential. 
Phone Number
Main (803)655-2750  Fax (803)874-3273
School Hours
M,W,Th,F  7:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
Tues. 7:20 a.m.-1:50 p.m.
Office Hours
M-F 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Important Information
Testing: Please visit the SC Department of Education website link below for testing information and testing dates.

Technology: Calhoun County is committed to having our students compete in the current informational and technological environment, with 21st century skills. Please see the Chrome Book tab for our Digital Device Guide.



School Year 2016-2017

 Important Dates/

Upcoming Events



 1st   Parent/Teacher Conferences
         Report Cards Issued 3-6
 3rd   Honor and Awards Program
 8th   Election Day, No School
 9th   Picture Day
10th  Veteran's Day Program
11th   Veteran's Day
14th-18th  American Education Week
23rd-25th  No School
24th Thanksgiving Day

         8th Science Fair                    19th -Jan. 2nd Winter Break

January 3rd School Reopens

January 17th End of Second Quarter


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Cardinal Newsletters

Cardinal News.....
Calhoun County
District Teacher of the Year
Tamika Fordham
Congratulations to Mrs. Tamika Fordham for being named Calhoun County Schools' 2016-17 District Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Fordham is a 4th grade teacher here at SMK8.  Her teaching philosophy is that all students can learn when they are accepted for who they are and where they are in their educational journey. Mrs. Fordham's teaching style is best described as one that incorporates a diversity of teaching techniques that are fun, energetic, and fair. She is very dedicated to education with a passion for inspiring students to have fun while learning and to always do their best!  Mrs. Fordham served in the United States Army Reserve throughout her college years, has a Masters in Early Childhood, an Education Specialist Degree in Principals and Leadership, and is Nationally Board Certified! We are so proud of you Mrs. Fordham and know you will do a great job representing us as Calhoun County's District Teacher of the Year!

St. Matthews K-8
Family Literacy Festival

The SMK8 First Annual Literacy Festival was held on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30 to 7:30. The purpose of the event was to promote literacy, build family-school connections, and to build community support with local churches, businesses, community organizations, and classroom teachers. The Family Literacy Festival provided many opportunities for children and families to engage in activities that promoted reading, writing, and rich literacy learning experiences. The event communicated the important message of “Families That Read Together, Succeed Together"! We would like to thank our literacy coach, Dr. Wanda Green-Adams, our teachers, and community members who worked hard to make this literacy event such a success for our students and families at SMK8!

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