Welcome back from Spring Break

Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you had a fun and relaxing week. As we near the end of the school year, we hope you feel energized and excited to finish the year strong.  

MSCR program inspires young girls

Madison School Community and Recreation (MSCR) has teamed up with Girls Inc. of Greater Madison - Goodman Community Center to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. They are offering after-school clubs at 16 different locations. MSCR Girls Inc. focuses on the development of the whole girl including, long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming to equip girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty and become role models. "I like Girls Inc. because we learn about different people, ourselves and what's important about you," says 4th grade student Krystal.

The program currently serves 240 girls at Allis, Falk, Emerson, Glendale, Hawthorne, Lake View, Lindbergh, Mendota, Midvale, Nuestro Mundo, Orchard Ridge, Sandburg, Schenk, Whitehorse and Wright schools, and the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  MSCR also supports the Girls Inc. club at O'Keeffe Middle School. During the school year, girls meet at least once a week and participate in a variety of educational activities at their after-school site. Occasionally, all sites come together for special celebrations like a skating and pajama parties, and field trips.

MSCR is proud to empower young girls and see the difference the program makes in their lives. 

Join us at Circle of Friends

Join the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools (FMPS) for lunch and to celebrate our schools as we rally the community support critical to ensuring that every Madison public school student reaches their full potential. The annual Circle of Friends luncheon will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall.

We know that Schools Make Madison. That's why FMPS is here, devoted exclusively to the success of Madison's public schools and to building a stronger community for everyone, today and tomorrow. Please help us celebrate and consider a gift. Hear remarks from Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham, Superintendent, FMPS Executive Director Melinda Heinritz and Beth Lehman, Principal at Hawthorne Elementary School. You'll also enjoy inspirational words and works from scholars representing our

public high schools. Reserve a seat today on the website. Learn more about the Foundation at SchoolsMakeMadison.org or @SchoolsMakeMSN on social media.

See you at Circle of Friends on May 21st!

Be prepared! Statewide tornado drills happening on April 11th

The Madison School District, along with its partners, will participate in the statewide tornado drills next Thursday, April 11th. Two tornado drills are planned for the day. The first during the school day at 1:45 p.m., and the next at 6:45 p.m. (this is a good time to practice these drills as a family). Dane County Emergency Management offers advice in this document for creating a family emergency plan.

Since the tornado drills are taking place during parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools, those schools will conduct their tornado drill at 10:00 a.m. on the 11th. Students, staff and any visitors to MMSD buildings will participate in the drills and take shelter in a designated area until staff announces the "all clear." If you have any questions about the tornado drill at your child's school, contact the school's principal.

What are you doing later this month? Visit the MMSD Planetarium!

The MMSD Planetarium is hosting its April shows, 'From Earth to the Universe.' These shows will take visitors on a voyage through space. Visitors will also explore the current night sky.

Tickets are $2.50 and available online, by mail or at the door. We recommend buying tickets in advance.

  • Wednesday, April 24:  6:30-7:30 PM