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"" Message from the Superintendent ""

Lesley Hunley & Nancy Welch

Lesley R. Hunley, Assistant Superintendent , Nancy B. Welch, Superintendent

August 4, 2016

Dear Parents & Guardians:

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! This school year brings milestones as we welcome a new senior class to Mathews High School--the “Class of 2017” and the MHS “Class of 2020” makes the transition to the high school as entering freshmen. Thomas Hunter Middle School welcomes the MHS “Class of 2024” to its halls and the MHS “Class of 2029” begins Kindergarten at Lee-Jackson Elementary School.

Mathews County Public Schools welcomes all students and is committed to providing your children with the best possible educational experience. I have full confidence that our students will succeed in the 2016-2017 term as we continue to expect excellence from the students we serve.

I am proud to share, in the near future, that the Virginia Department of Education will publicly release the annual accreditation reports. The reports will indicate that Mathews County Public Schools will be Fully Accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia!

Our division continues its legacy of excellence and we take great pride in the accomplishments of our students here in Mathews County. We are grateful for your continued support in our efforts to provide a safe and orderly school environment within our community. The School Board and I recognize that it is the joint efforts of the students, parents, faculty/staff and the community, as a whole, that ensure our students’ success. Please remember that our Student Conduct Guidelines and Other Important Information is available online at If you would like a printed copy please contact your school. Also note that if you are unable to pay for any school fees, simply make your school principal aware and special accommodations can be made.

It is a joy and a privilege to work with your children each and every day. It is the motto of each school that ties us all together~

We really are in a “Relentless Pursuit”to
 Encourage, Empower and Enlighten” our students, so that the
Learners Today” will be our Leaders Tomorrow.”


Nancy B. Welch, Ed.S.
Division Superintendent
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