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  St. Matthews K-8 School

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

SMK8 Title 1 School
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


   2nd   Ground Hog Day
   3rd   Awards Program
  12th  Lincoln's Birthday
  14th  Valentine's Day
  15th  ESOL Testing Begins
  20th  Regular School Day
  23rd Student of the Month Luncheon
  24th  Black History Program, Interim Reports

Feb. 27th-March 3rd   NEA's READ ACROSS AMERICA
    12th     Daylight Savings Time Begins
17th     St Patrick's Day
20th    First Day of Spring
23rd    End of Third Quarter
24th    Fourth Nine Weeks Begins
27th    SIC Meeting 5:30
29th    Report Cards
30th    Student of the Month Luncheon, Honor Roll

       Make-up days due to inclement weather:

Oct. 25 (1)

Jan. 9 (2)

Feb. 20 (3)

May 30 (4)

May 31 (5)

Lunch Menu

Cardinal Newsletters

Cardinal News....

SMK-8 in the 


On February 28th, 

WLTX came to visit our 

school to see the 

Chrome Books being 

used in Kindergarten, 

First, and Second  

grades. Mrs. Snell-

Kinsey's second grade 

class was featured in 

the news! 

Check out the link 

below to see:

....Calhoun County 

Gets New Chrome 


January Science Fair


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 WinnerTerez 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!!

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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