Martinsville City Public Schools will be closed for Spring Break April 3-10. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 11.
about 5 hours ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Spring Break graphic
Talk about a sticky situation! No, this is not a student negotiation tactic for longer recess and more candy at lunchtime. Today, PHES students were rewarded for their hard work by duct taping Mrs. Cooper to the wall! Sometimes, you just do something because it's fun! (Don't worry- we're sure someone probably let her down at the end of the day. Right?)
2 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
PHES Principal Cameron Cooper is duct taped to a wall
PHES Principal Cameron Cooper is duct taped to a wall
PHES Principal Cameron Cooper is duct taped to a wall
PHES Principal Cameron Cooper is duct taped to a wall
PHES Principal Cameron Cooper is duct taped to a wall
Wow! MCPS had NINE teams compete this weekend at the Piedmont Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament! Four teams placed first in their categories to advance to the state tournament next month, including all three of the Middle School teams that competed and one team from PHES! Teams from PHES and AHES also took home multiple top three finishes in their categories. Congratulations to all teams and their coaches for all their hard work over the last few months, and for their amazing performances on competition day!
10 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team members pose with their first place medals
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team members hold up their first and second place medals
Middle school Odyssey of the Mind team members hold up their first place medals
Middle school Odyssey of the Mind team members hold up their first place medals
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
AHES Odyssey of the Mind Team poses with coach
โ˜˜๏ธ This morning, a beautiful rainbow briefly appeared over Patrick Henry Elementary School! One lucky leprechaun was outside to witness the magical moment. Instances like this that remind us that our schools are not just places of learning, but treasures in our community, just like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŸ
14 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A rainbow arches over the sky and ends at Patrick Henry Elementary School, where a teacher stands in a leprechaun costume on the front sidewalk
Please remember that MCPS will dismiss students 2 hours early on Tuesday, March 14.
18 days 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.
19 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS 2 Hour Delay graphic
๐ŸŒช๏ธ 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/
21 days 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.
22 days 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
๐Ÿ“š "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places youโ€™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!
26 days 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
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. ๐ŸŸข๐Ÿณ Let's take a look at our PHES students enjoying their Seuss-inspired meal!
29 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES students with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES students with Thing 1 and Thing 2 cutout
PHES student with Thing 1 and Thing 2 cutout.
PHES students 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/3RGotdbโ€จ Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/3jETdyA
about 1 month ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS app advertising graphic
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! ๐ŸšŒ
about 1 month ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Thank you tag
Bus driver smiling out of school bus window
Bus driver holding candy bar
Thank you tag with gift card
During the PHES Book Fair, students donated items for the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA. Mrs. Earnestโ€™s first grade class brought in 110 items and won a pizza party in the library with Ms. Smith, librarian!
about 1 month ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
PHES class in library with donated items for SPCA
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.
about 2 months 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
Last week at PHES, 3rd grade classrooms underwent Titanic transformations! ๐Ÿšข Students marked the end of their unit of study on the Titanic with some first class celebrations, including snacks, sparkling juice, and more. Students enjoyed watching a documentary on the famous ship, while others presented their research on the ship's passengers to parents, guardians, and other special guests. Classes constructed their own Titanic in the hallway alongside more passenger histories and student essays on whether or not they would choose to sail on Titanic II, a planned ocean liner built to replicate the original ship.
about 2 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A student presents to a room of parents
A sign on a classroom door reads "Welcome to Ballroom 204"
A table covered in a black tablecloth holds silver buckets with bottles of sparking grape juice, a tray of cheese, crackers, and grapes, and other snacks
A student presents her research on a Titanic passenger
A construction paper replica of the Titanic taped to a school hallway
A sign above a classroom door reads "Welcome aboard, Tea on the Titanic"
Student reports on passengers on the Titanic are hung in a hallway
A student report hangs in the hallway
A student report hangs in the hallway
A student report hangs in the hallway
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
about 2 months 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: ๐Ÿ’Œ Schools cannot accept deliveries of Valentine's Day gifts as we do not have staff available to receive the deliveries. ๐ŸŽˆ Students are not allowed bring balloons to school, as they can obstruct staff's ability to see on buses, in hallways, and in classrooms. ๐Ÿ’ 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!
about 2 months 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.
MCPS families, Please remember that MCPS will dismiss students 2 hours early on Wednesday, Feb. 1 for parent-teacher conferences. Thank you!
about 2 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A white post-it note that reads "MCPS 2 Hour Early Dismissal Wednesday, Feb. 1" sits on a red background with a yellow schoolbus in the lower right corner
Welcome to our new website!
2 months ago, Martinsville City Schools
stack of books with a tablet on top