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  St. Matthews K-8 School

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

Our Mission
The mission of Calhoun County Public Schools, in unity with parents and community, is to provide an environment conducive to learning that challenges all students to reach their maximum potential for success in a rapidly 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


Welcome Back!

5th No School, Labor Day Holiday
   15th Open House 3-6
           Hispanic Heritage Month Begins
           Interim Reports Issued

  26th Scholastic BOOKANEER                Book Fair
Shopping online is easy....just click the Book Fair link below and see all the great books available!
  28th Grand Event! 
 Grands can come have lunch with their grandchild for only $3.50 and enjoy some time to shop at the Book Fair.  There will be a $25.00 drawing and other prizes!  Be sure to register to come to our GRAND Event!  Books are a treasure just like our GRANDS!

Shop Online at:

     5th      Walk to School Day,
               Early Dismissal
    10th    Columbus Day
    17th     End of First Quarter
    20th    Family Literacy Festival
    24th-28th   Red Ribbon Week

Cardinal News.....

Welcome Dr. Melissa Peeples

to St. Matthews K-8

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new Assistant Principal Dr. Melissa Peeples.  Dr. Peeples comes to us from Blackville Hilda High School in Blackville, SC.  She brings a great wealth of knowledge and experience to our students and staff here at St. Matthews K8.  Her years of experience include Master Teacher, Instructional Coach, Literacy Interventionist, and Middle School English Language Arts.  She attended Claflin University for her undergraduate degree, SC State for her Masters, and Argosy University for her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  Dr. Peeples is from Norway, S.C. and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with family, and working with the Girl Scouts in Norway.  We are excited to have her as a part of our K8 family and look forward to a great year of education!

Cardinal Newsletters

Calhoun County
District Teacher of the Year
Germaine Fields
Congratulations to Germaine Fields for being named Calhoun County Schools' 2015-16 District Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Fields is a 5th grade teacher here at SMK8.  He serves as a role model for male students through the Sons of Solomon Program where he and other male faculty members promote character development, respect, integrity and faith.   Mr. Fields is also involved in Men of Promise, a program geared toward assisting 11th and 12th grade males in preparing for college and beyond.  He is very dedicated to his students and believes that all students can learn. 

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