View your school’s start/dismissal times for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond

As you may know, we are changing school start/dismissal times beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Next year Crestwood, Huegel and Thoreau elementary schools, as well as Jefferson, Cherokee Heights and Spring Harbor middle schools, will make major changes in their start/dismissal times. In addition, all remaining elementary schools will make a 5 or 10 minute change to begin transition to the new start/dismissal times. Visit the website for a complete schedule and to check your school’s start/dismissal times beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

Volunteers needed for FutureQuest 2018

Along with the Dane County School Consortium, we are hosting FutureQuest 2018 on Wednesday, December 5, at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way Madison, WI 53713.   

FutureQuest 2018 will provide approximately 5,100 middle school students with an opportunity to relate their current interests to future education and career opportunities found within 16 career clusters. We need your help to make this event a success!  We need volunteers from 6:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Sign up for Shift 1, Shift 2 or stay for the entire time, if available! 

See the FutureQuest 2018 Volunteer Positions document for more details about each volunteer position. Please register to volunteer at FutureQuest 2018.  

If you have any questions, contact Sherrie L. Stuessy, Experiential Learning Coordinator, at

Families of 10th grade students - Join us to learn about the Youth Apprenticeship Program

Join us to learn more about the Youth Apprenticeship Program, an option available to students during their junior and senior year. The Youth Apprenticeship Program combines technical classroom instruction with work-based learning. While participating in the program, students take high school academic courses to meet graduation requirements and work in a job related to their Youth Apprenticeship program area.

We’ll hold information sessions in November and December to provide an overview of the program, discuss the application and selection process, program guidelines, college credit opportunities and answer your questions about the program. Read more about the Youth Apprenticeship Program on our website.

To RSVP for a session, complete the online form.

Join your neighbors at the 2018 Neighborhood Conference

The 2018 Neighborhood Conference happens this Saturday, November 17th at Monona Terrace from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The conference brings residents together for an opportunity to build relationship and work together for a better community. There will be workshops throughout the day, including the ‘We, the Immigrants: Know Your Rights’ workshop. This workshop will discuss the immigration issues currently affecting our Latino community. It will also discuss resources the City of Madison has and areas for improvement. Learn how to exercise these rights and help those who have been affected by the policies of the federal administration.

There will be onsite childcare and language interpretation (ASL, Hmong, and Spanish). Other languages available upon request. Lunch and snacks are included.

Registration is $10 for the day. Fee waivers are available. If needed, check the box on the registration form to waive the fee. Register on the website.

Family members recognized at Overture Center for National Parental Involvement Day

In honor of National Parent Involvement Day tomorrow, we would like to take a moment to recognize a few of the outstanding parent and family volunteers who go above and beyond to serve our schools every day. Families play a big role in preparing children to be college, career and community ready.

Read about the volunteers who give their time by helping in the classroom, during lunch hour and during after-school activities. Some serve on the parent-teacher organization at their school. They consistently go the extra mile to show their dedication to schools. Thank you for all you do!

Four-year-old kindergarten students at Lincoln share their singing and dancing skills

Thanks to Mr. Kornblatt, music teacher at Lincoln Elementary, some 4K students recently got to spend an afternoon singing and dancing to “Banaha.” Each week, Mr. Kornblatt uses his spare time to sing and dance with the students. Check out their video!

East High School celebrates ‘LatinX Week’

East High School students recently wrapped up a week-long celebration of LatinX culture. During the school day November 6-10, students were able to attend various presentations and traditional dance performances, hear speakers talk about the power of Latino leadership and see the movie “Walkout,” based on the 1968 Los Angeles walkout protests.

East’s LatinX Student Union and the Ballet Folklórico de María Díaz capped off the week by hosting the school’s annual fundraiser, Día de los Muertos: Recuérdame. The event featured dance, music and other performances.