A Community School is a welcoming and inclusive place that builds on the assets of the community to help serve the identified needs of the students, families and community through well integrated and coordinated, strategic partnerships.
The Student Engagement Specialist position was designed to be a developmental position for entry-level staff as a recruitment and retention strategy that aligns with the District’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Village Builders go beyond classroom support by extending the village to families and neighborhoods.
See what is happening at each of our Community Schools this fall.
Become a volunteer and supporting public education as well as coming together to support each other.
Bucky's Big Event, a university-wide service event where students have the opportunity to explore volunteering interests and develop their passion for giving back to the community.
MMSD's Community Schools staff kicked off a summer institute, growing their connections with each other and strengthening the impact of their work.
Updates on our farm-to-table process and ways to celebrate School Garden Day.
Scholars from 4K through fifth grade performed choreographed renditions of their favorite tunes by artists associated with the legendary Black-owned record label
Mendota Elementary has been working on a 4th and 5th grade stepping group called the Mendota Stompers.
“Becoming a community school will greatly strengthen our efforts to meet the needs of our families, for whom we have the honor to serve. The outpouring of support from our community to have Leopold become one of the first sites has been wonderfully overwhelming.”
– former Leopold Principal Karine Sloan
“Creating opportunities for all Madison families to thrive is at the heart of MMSD’s Community Schools initiative,” said Bob Sorge, president of Madison Community Foundation. “We’re excited for the Mendota and Leopold communities to lead the way forward in strengthening our schools, our neighborhoods and the next generation of Madison residents.”