Welcome to Matilda Harris Elementary School
Dr. Heath Heron, Principal

Home of the Jaguars, Matilda Harris Elementary School (MHES) is named after Matilda Tompkins (Ann) Harris.  Matilda Harris was the first female African American teacher in Camden County who began her 60 year educational career in 1871.  Admired for her personal qualities and her leadership abilities, the General Assembly of the State of Georgia designated the Camden County Training School as the Matilda Harris Elementary School on February 18, 1964.

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Attention Parents:

Potential PreK/Kindergarten Parents: State legislators are currently considering a bill (House Bill 100) which would require a child to be age 5 by Aug. 1 for the start of the 2015-16 school year or by June 30 for the 2016-17 school year. If the bill is approved, the entry age and start date for PreK students may also be impacted. Registration for Camden County Schools PreK/Kindergarten will be promptly scheduled as soon as a legislative decision has been made. Registration dates will be announced on the county website, through the Camden County Schools Facebook page and in local media. While a timeline for legislative approval has not been set, it is possible a decision will be announced prior to the end of March. Please feel free to visit www.camden.k12.ga.us regularly to check for an update.


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2015-16 School Calendar

Calendar of Events
Books for Reluctant Readers

Character Trait of the Month


Parents Corner
Curriculum Links
Attention Future Pre-K and Kindergarten Parents

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Georgia Milestones

Do you have questions about the new Georgia Milestones Assessment?

Click here to view The Parent's Guide to New Tests in Georgia created by the National PTA or click here to read information from the Georgia Department of Education. These two resources provide lots of helpful information about the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact your child's school. We are always here to help!

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What's Happening Now!
We are still collecting old printer cartridges and old cell phones!  We are using them to purchase scan converters for the teachers.   Send them to the media center, and we'll be glad to take them!