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Matheny-Withrow Elementary School

1200 Pope Ave
Springfield, IL 62703
Back to School Walk - 8-2-17

Pride in Matheny-Withrow

Welcome to the Matheny-Withrow Elementary School website.  We are proud of our school and invite you to explore our website to learn more about our story. Our staff is a collaborative coalition of dedicated educators who work relentlessly to provide our students with an educational experience that reflects genuine care with a focus on learning and academic excellence. We are a community of educators engaged in a continuous process of academic improvement for all of our students and ourselves. 

We encourage our students to embrace diversity and respect cultural differences and traditions.  We pride ourselves on maintaining a climate of academic excellence which challenges, encourages and supports all students in reaching both their academic and emotional potential.  Our primary focus is on facilitating the education of the whole child and fostering a well rounded student who has integrity and a natural sense of self worth.

As we strive to create a full service community school, we invite you to join the journey. I look forward to working with all of you to provide our students with the opportunities, guidance, and support necessary to succeed. I value your input and welcome hearing from you at any time. Enjoy summer and prepare for an excellent school year!!

Mrs. Hulcher :)

Summer Reading & Exercise

Read 5 & Beyond is Springfield Public School’s summer reading initiative. At Matheny-Withrow, we are encouraging EVERY students to read at least 20 IRLA steps! Remember, one step= 15 minutes. Several reading logs will be sent home from now until the end of the school year. You may also click on the link to log your books online to compete with other Springfield Public School students. 

Neighborhood Outreach Walk

Photos Aug 3 Matheny staff, community members and students enjoyed a field trip to visit families. Hugs, smiles and laughter was shared along with information for August 7th registration! It was great

Family Reading Fiesta

Photos Jun 28 Selecting and reading new books, uniting with friends, jumping in the bounce house, making bookmarks and eating walking tacos were all part of our fun filled Family Reading Fiesta!!  

The Great Book Swap

Photos May 26 The Great Book Swap was a great success!!!!  Over 3,000 books were donated by students, staff, and community members!  We want to encourage all of our students to READ, READ, READ this su

Book Donation from Federal Judge and Probation Officers

Photos May 24 Picture contains Mrs. Hulcher and the Federal Judge and Probation officers who came to deliver books for the Book Swap for our summer reading program.   

Matheny-Withrow Pride Patrol Celebrates Students & Families!

Photos May 11 Families and Students were visited Wednesday afternoon by Teachers and Staff from Matheny-Withrow. Students were recognized for Math growth and achievements with a personal visit to celeb

Congratulations to Ms. King & Mrs. Delong!!!

Photos May 11 Matheny-Withrow Elementary is very proud of our Rising Star Winner: Tosha King & Educator of the Year Finalist: Michelle Delong  

Celebrating Mrs. Mitchell

Photos May 8 Congratulations to Natalie Mitchell who has earned the honor of the 2017 Exceptional School Professional  Award. 

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