The mission of Calhoun County Public Schools is to empower all students to compete and succeed in an ever-changing global society.
We envision a school district where everyone works harmoniously in a safe and caring environment to help all students reach their maximum potential.
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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.
January Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the following SMK8 Science Fair winners….
Fourth Grade:1st-Jayden Wallace, 2nd-Keavia Haynes Fifth Grade: 1st-Jatoria McFadden, 2nd-Destiny Gleaton Sixth Grade:1st: Savanna & Jacob Stevenson, 2nd-Jonovan Darby Seventh Grade:1st-Tacoma Magnan, 2nd-Russell Brunson Eighth Grade: 1st- Kayla Dantzler, 2nd-Amerie Magee Overall Winner: Terez Sellers, Seventh Grade
December Reading Fun Students enjoyed Grinch Day....
Lots of books were read to make the Grinch's heart grow!! Administration helped too by reading to lots of classes! It was a great Grinch Day of reading!!
District Teacher of the Year
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!