Mathews High School will hold an orientation for students and parents at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s Harry M. Ward Auditorium. MHS principal David Malechek will welcome parents and students to the new school year, and provide information about new school policies and changes in scheduling.
At 7:30 p.m., an orientation will be held just for the senior class. The senior orientation will also include mini-workshops on the following topics: college planning, financial assistance/scholarships and the eligibility process to compete in the NCAA.
Children return to school in Gloucester and Mathews on Sept. 7.
For more information, call the MHS counseling office at 725-3702.
New employees at Mathews County Public Schools reported for work on Monday morning in the Lee-Jackson Elementary School art room. School board chairman John Persinger welcomed the new employees to the school division, after which Superintendent of Schools David J. Holleran and the other administrators gave them an orientation. New employees for the 2010-2011 school year include, front row from left, Joanne Dowdy (administrative assistant, Mathews High School), Christina Tomcany (second grade teacher, Lee-Jackson), Chandler Rogers (third grade teacher, Lee-Jackson), Allison Bridge (sixth grade English teacher, Thomas Hunter Middle School); back row, Anthony Fillingim (MHS music teacher), Michele Plotino (seventh grade civics teacher, THMS), Courtenay Smith (THMS music teacher), Theresa Larsen (Lee-Jackson music teacher), Denise McCuistion (guidance counselor, THMS), Mary Bligiotis (special education teacher assistant, Lee-Jackson) and, not pictured, Lesley Hunley (gifted coordinator). Returning teachers reported for work yesterday at the school division’s employee convocation. Photo by Charlie Koenig