Please remember that MCPS will dismiss students 2 hours early on Tuesday, March 14.
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS 2 Hour Early dismissal graphic
Due to current weather conditions, MCPS will operate on a 2 hour delay Monday, March 13.
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS 2 Hour Delay graphic
🌪️ On Tuesday, MCPS participated in the Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill. The drill is held each year during Severe Weather Awareness Week, organized in partnership with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. Click the link to learn more: https://www.vaemergency.gov/severe-weather-awareness/
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Students kneel and cover their heads in the hallway
Students kneel and cover their heads in the hallway
Students kneel and cover their heads in the hallway
Students kneel and cover their heads in the hallway
Patrick Henry Students line the hallways during a tornado drill
George Bell, a former Harlem Globetrotter and one of the tallest living men in the world, visited our elementary schools to encourage students to stand tall against bullying.
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
George Bell holding a smiling elementary student
George Bell poses with a class for a photo
George Bell speaking
George Bell speaks to all of Patrick Henry Elementary School in the gym as students are seated on the floor
George Bell holds a smiling elementary student
George Bell signs a Harlem Globetrotter basketball for art teacher Wenn Harold
AHES art teacher Mr. Wenn holds a basketball signed by George Bell
📚 "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go." -Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!" Last week, MCPS celebrated Read Across America Week! Teachers welcomed special guest readers from our community including school board members, school administrators, city council members, firefighters, police officers, high school student athletes, and many more, all of whom took time out of their busy schedules to come read to our students. Thank you to all those who came to share their love of reading with our students!
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Martinsville Mayor LC Jones reads to a group of elementary school students
Former Martinsville Fire Chief Ted Anderson reads to a group of elementary school students
MCPS Superintendent Dr. Zeb Talley reads to a group of preschool students
MHS student athletes read to a group of elementary school students
MCPS School Psycologist Dr. Travis Worrell reads to preschool students
Virginia Museum of Natural History Director Dr. Joe Keiper reads to a group of elementary school students
MCPS assistant superintendent of instruction Dr. Angilee Downing reads to a group of elementary school students
MCPS Human Resources Director Yani Smith reads to a group of elementary school students
MCPS coordinator of advanced learning Cary Wright reads to a group of preschool students
Students listening to a guest reader
Continuing the fun at Albert Harris!
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MCPS celebrated Engineering Month this February with special projects, guest speakers, and more! The last week of the month-long celebration centered on flight and several schools held an epic paper airplane competition. Students designed and launched their own paper planes, giving even some of our youngest learners a chance to experiment with important STEM-related concepts such as aerodynamics, force, and resistance. Here's a look at some of our Albert Harris students celebrating Flight Day!
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
AHES students holding paper airplanes
AHES students holding paper airplanes
AHES student throws his paper airplane
The elementary school girls hug in the middle of the gym floor
Five AHES students launch their paper airplanes
AHES students holding paper airplanes
AHES students prepare to launch their paper airplanes
AHES students holding paper airplanes
AHES students launch their paper airplanes
Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day! Some of our schools celebrated the occasion with green eggs and ham for breakfast. 🟢🍳 Here are some of our AHES students enjoying their breakfast Seuss-style!
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES students with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
We're thrilled to announce the new app for MCPS! It's everything MCPS, in your pocket. Our MCPS app will allow you to access events, news, updates, and even emergency notifications right from your phone. To download, search "Martinsville City Schools, VA" in the App or Play store or just follow the appropriate link below! Download for Android: https://bit.ly/3RGotdb
 Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/3jETdyA
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
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Mrs. Bragg's class is showing off their "Cat in the Hat" work! What a great way to start Read Across America week!
over 1 year ago, Albert Harris Elementary School
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It's book fair week at Albert Harris! Click the link for more information: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/albertharris Set up eWallet, a safe cash-free way for your child to shop the Fair by Friday, March 3.
over 1 year ago, Albert Harris Elementary School
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AHES students, We are excited to celebrate Family Paint Night for grades 3-5 is this Tuesday from 5:30-7! Don't forget to send back your forms!
over 1 year ago, Albert Harris Elementary School
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AHES students were absolutely enthralled by the storytelling of special guest Fred Motley today! What a great way to wrap up yet another week of learning. Thank you, Fred, for sharing your stories with us!
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Students listening to storyteller
Elementary students listening to storyteller
Elementary students listening to storyteller
Elementary students listening to storyteller
Elementary students listening to storyteller
Elementary students listening to storyteller
Storyteller Free Motley speaks to an auditorium of elementary students
Storyteller Free Motley speaks to an auditorium of elementary students
Storyteller Free Motley speaks to an auditorium of elementary students
Storyteller Free Motley speaks to an auditorium of elementary students
Today is Bus Driver Appreciation Day and our schools prepared some gifts and sweet treats to let our transportation team know we wheelie appreciate you! 🚌
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
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Bus driver smiling out of school bus window
Bus driver holding candy bar
Thank you tag with gift card
Kindergarten students at AHES have been having a BLAST 💥 celebrating Black History Month and Engineering Month! Students were inspired by Katherine Johnson, an aerospace technologist, and Mae C. Jemison, a doctor, engineer, and NASA astronaut. In this interactive lesson, Kindergarten students experienced first-hand how big pushes caused their juice pouch rockets to soar! 🚀 Engineers make the world a better place!
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A group of Kindergarten students gather around their juice pouch rockets
A group of Kindergarten students gather around their juice pouch rockets
A group of Kindergarten students gather around their juice pouch rockets
A group of Kindergarten students gather around their juice pouch rockets
At tonight's school board meeting, we celebrated our school board members! This month is School Board Appreciation Month, and in recognition of their diligence and service to our schools, our students, and our community, board members were presented with gifts from each of our schools and certificates from Superintendent Dr. Zebedee Talley. Our schools and board also recognized our school board clerks with gifts in honor of School Board Clerk Appreciation Week. Thank you, board members and clerks, for all you do for our schools and your commitment to our mission of empowering success one learner at a time.
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Three members of Martinsville City School Board stand with MCPS Superintendent in Martinsville city council chambers. Each school board member holds a certificate acknowledging school board appreciation month.
Members of the Martinsville City School Board and the MCPS superintendent stand with the school board clerk and assistant clerk. the clerks are holding gift baskets and certificates
MCPS families, Normal processes for enrolling in Medicaid will begin soon. If you are currently enrolled in Medicaid, please see the attached flyer and make sure your contact information is up to date so you do not miss important communications. For more information, visit https://coverva.org/en/phe-planning
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Medicaid information flyer
Medicaid information flyer
MCPS parents, guardians, and students, As we approach Valentine's Day, please remember MCPS policy regarding gifts and deliveries: 💌 Schools cannot accept deliveries of Valentine's Day gifts as we do not have staff available to receive the deliveries. 🎈 Students are not allowed bring balloons to school, as they can obstruct staff's ability to see on buses, in hallways, and in classrooms. 💐 Glass vases are not permitted in schools as they can pose a danger if dropped and broken. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation!
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
The words "A Valentine's Day Reminder" sit above a gift box, slightly open, with heart balloons coming out of the box.
Recently , the American Red Cross visited Albert Harris students to talk about home and fire safety. Students heard about what to do in the event of a fire, the importance of having at least one working smoke alarm in their home, and even learned a handy breathing technique to help them calm down in situations that make them nervous or afraid. Younger students left their sessions with copies of a Prepare with Pedro coloring book to help remind them of the lessons they learned that day, while older students learned about packing a pillowcase emergency kit and will soon have a Red Cross pillowcase of their own with which to create their own home emergency kit! The Red Cross offers free smoke alarm installation for some households. More information is available here: https://www.redcross.org/local/virginia/about-us/our-work/home-fire-campaign/smoke-alarm-request.html
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A Red Cross instructor stands in the background, her thumb raised. In the foreground, children seated on the floor also raise their thumbs above their heads
Students seated on the floor. One girl is up on her knees, raising her hand.
Students smile down at their coloring books
One student seated on the floor looking through a book
🌊 🪸 We got no troubles, life is the bubbles, under the sea! 🪸 🌊 🐬 Students in Mrs. Bragg's class at AHES have been studying habitats. On Friday, they added sea turtles, stingrays, seahorses, dolphins, and more to the ocean scene they are creating outside of their classroom. 🐙 Students took care to make sure they placed their sea creatures into their proper habitats in the underwater world- seahorses into the seaweed, crabs in the sand 🦀, and all sorts of floaty, fishy friends in the water! 🐠 🐋
over 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A young boy with a paper stingray
A young girl holds a paper seahorse
A young girl holds a paper sea turtle
Two boys place paper sea creatures on a wall mural of the ocean