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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.



 Important Dates/

Upcoming Events


Welcome Back!


15th    First Day Back for Students
29th School Improvement Meeting

5th No School, Labor Day Holiday
   15th Open House
Hispanic Heritage Month

Cardinal News.....
State Superintendent,
Molly Spearman,
visits Calhoun County!
We were honored to have State Superintendent, Molly Spearman, come to Calhoun County and visit our school on Thursday, March 24th! 

Science Festival
Grades 3-8 enjoyed our first annual Science Festival...4H Science On the Move!
Fifth grade engineers made balloon powered cars!

WLTX Teacher of the Week...
Mrs. Fanning was surprised on March 4th with a visit from WLTX as she received the honor of being chosen Teacher of the Week.  Mrs. Fanning is a kindergarten teacher here and has been teaching many years in Calhoun County. Way to go Mrs. Fanning. We are so proud of you!

Dr. Seuss Day Fun!
Grab a Hat and READ with the CAT was what we did on March 2nd for Seuss day here at SMK8.  We would like to thank all our volunteer community readers and others for coming to read on this day as we celebrated Dr. Seuss and reading!
Calhoun County High School Teacher Cadets came to read Seuss books!  We love having you come read with us!
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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