Welcome back from spring break

Welcome back from break! We hope you enjoyed your time off, and now that we are back in session, we are excited to finish out the remainder of the school year strong!

We are also excited about the work we are doing to rewrite our district's Strategic Framework this spring. Thank you to everyone who attended one of our listening and learning sessions earlier this year–your input and feedback has provided the foundation for what we think will be a powerful plan that harnesses the talents of our staff and community! If you are interested, please read about how the plan is shaping up in this Madison365 column. We'll continue to keep you updated along the way.

Music, drama, dance, oh my! Arts education in Madison schools

Last month in schools across the district, we celebrated Arts in Our Schools and Music in Our Schools Month. As we continue to bring you stories of the wonderful work happening in our schools every day, we'll show you how our students are engaging in arts education. Read about arts education in Madison schools.


Want to learn more about four-year-old kindergarten? Attend the research symposium

Join the Madison Education Partnership (MEP) for the First Annual Research Symposium on Thursday, April 26, 4:00-7:30 p.m. at Gordon Dining and Event Center (770 W. Dayton St., Madison). At this free event, you will learn about recent research on our four-year-old kindergarten program. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a discussion about the future of the 4K program with our Director of Early Learning, Culleen Witthuhn. Registration is free but required. Please register through Eventbrite by April 12th.


Planets here, planets there, planets everywhere! Check out the April shows at the MMSD Planetarium

Launches are expected for missions to explore Earth and Mars, and to search for planets orbiting around other stars. Visit the MMSD Planetarium at its April shows to learn about these missions and explore many of the planetary systems that have already been discovered. You’ll also be able to look for planets in the nighttime sky!

  • Wednesday, April 18:  7:45-8:45 PM

Tickets are $2.50. You can purchase them online, by mail or at the door. We recommend buying tickets in advance. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. We accept walk-ins on stand-by for sold out shows.