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Matheny-Withrow Elementary School

1200 Pope Ave
Springfield, IL 62703
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Community Engagement Session
Wednesday, November 1, 6-8 PM
Southeast High School Commons

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Watch Our Matheny -Withrow Staff Welcome Video!!

Welcome To Matheny Withrow

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.   Collectively there is pride in 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. It's going to be a great year at Matheny-withrow!

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. 

Creole for Kidz with Terrance Simien

Photos 15 hours ago Students and their families enjoyed an evening of Zydeco music and dancing at UIS. Terrance Simien, who wrote and performed some of the music to "The Princess and the Frog",&nbs

Lieutenant Kenny Guard with the Illinois State Police encourages students during our October Heroes

Photos 20 hours ago Lieutenant Kenny Guard with the Illinois State Police came to our October Heroes Breakfast at Matheny-Withrow. He talked to a group of selected students about life and their responsi

GenH - Destination Dinner Table

Photos 3 days ago Thanks to our GenH partners for leading families in preparation of a healthy, delicious dinn

Bard Optical donates School Supplies!

Photos 7 days ago The Matheny-Withrow family would like to thank Bard Optical for the generous donation of school supplies.  Each of the 21 Bard Optical locations collected and distributed school supp

Smoothie Taste Test

Photos 7 days ago We conducted our first smoothie taste test of the school year! Every student had the opportunity to sample a 3 oz smoothie made with strawberry yogurt, 100% orange juice, apricots and fresh spinach

Matheny-Withrow Says "Thank You" to Our Horace Mann Volunteers

Photos Oct 11 We appreciate Horace Mann and their volunteer support!!  Horace Mann employees volunteered to landscape the area around our digital sign and helped us prepare for the cold

RSVPs Needed for Family Zydeco Evening

News Oct 10 If your family is wanting to attend the "Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco" family event, we need...

Lakeside Christian Church donates uniforms and more!

Photos Oct 6 Lakeside Christian Church provided uniforms for all of the Kindergarten students as a "Welcome to Kindergarten" box.  Each box included: uniform pants, uniform shirt, uniform shorts,

Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco

Photos Oct 3 Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco performer Terrance Simien

Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco

News Oct 3 Matheny families will have the opportunity to take part in a special musical evening on Tuesday, October 17th:  "Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco.”  We’ll have a

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