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Lake View Community School Welcome Back Grill and Chill Event.

Lake View Community School Welcome Back Grill and Chill Event.

Fitchburg Mayor Julia Arata-Fratta and leaders in Classroom

Fitchburg Mayor Julia Arata-Fratta returned to the elementary school her own children attended to discuss with Interim Superintendent Lisa Kvistad, Associate Superintendent Chelsey Tubbs, and Principal Marisa Flowers how together they can support the Leopold community.

Lakeview Elementary Hmong Celebration

Lake View Community School Scholars celebrate Hmong American Day in the school gym.

Leopold Community school students on the 2nd grade walk

Leopold Community School 2nd graders make signs of encouragement for a community walk.

Student working in their community garden

Sandburg Community School gardens are being prepped for planing by our Scholars.

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Hawthorne Community School Scholars perform in the Disney Musical "Lion King".

Medota Scholars receiving prices for achievement

Raising Canes Chicken proudly supports Mendota Community School Scholars with Achievement Awards to our dedicated scholars!

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.

Exciting things are happening…

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We're thrilled to share a groundbreaking moment in the journey of Madison Metropolitan School District's (MMSD) Community Schools. For the first time ever, we've submitted an application for the highly competitive 2023 Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) Competition, a national grant offered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Learn More… about A Pioneering Step: MMSD Community Schools Apply for a Transformative National Grant
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“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


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“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.”