The Positive Behavior Support (PBS) team at East High School, supported by Band Director Mark Saltzman, continues a tradition of hosting student musicians in the mornings before school begins to set a positive tone for the day. See a brief clip of East’s bluegrass band (pictured above) from a recent Thursday morning.
We are pleased to report that the referendum to permanently raise the school district’s revenue limit authority passed with a 74% majority vote! Thank you to everyone who voted and who helped spread the word about this opportunity to keep our district moving forward and to continue our gap-narrowing progress. We are energized by this support and our team will continue work hard to make more progress for more children. With strong support from our community like this, we know we can get there.
In the coming months we will share next steps as we work through the budget process. Again, thank you for your support.
Have a great week,
The ExcellencewithEquity Awards are designed to celebrate staff whose work brings to life the district’s vision that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student for college, career and community. The nomination period is open now through December 16.
Upcoming opportunities to learn more about Personalized Pathways
MMSD will be implementing Personalized Pathways for approximately 120 to 150 9th grade students next year. Eighth grade students will be able to begin applying in the next couple weeks. To learn more about Pathways, watch for upcoming opportunities at your school, take a look at some of our printed materials (like this
fact sheet for staff and this
student brochure) or go to the website linked below.
'Grow Our Own' Staff to Teacher Program -
Apply for openings today!
'Grow Our Own' Staff To Teacher Program is designed to support current MMSD staff into becoming teachers. The program is available to MMSD employees who wish to become teachers and all current, non-certified MMSD employees who hold at least a Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply. MMSD will provide mentoring and financial support throughout the program. The deadline to apply is Dec. 2.
Participants will attend UW - Madison's Accelerated Elementary Education certification program, beginning in late January 2017. This is a two year program that meets on Saturdays. Program participants will earn their certification in elementary education.
Congratulations to Innovators at East High and Huegel Elementary
Congratulations to East High and Huegel Elementary for being selected to receive a 2016-2018 Innovation Grant!
East High School’s “The Mentor Project” will build a strong, sustainable schoolwide structure to support the successful transition of primarily African American young women and men to 9th grade and is generously supported by the MG&E Foundation.
Huegel’s “Building Community and Capacity for Learning through Intellectually and Culturally Responsive Play-Based Teaching” seeks to expand 4K early childhood programming through learning events called “play parties” for families with young children.
School Zone Safety brochures from the School Traffic Safety Committee are available in
Hmong. Are you interested in creating/updating a brochure for your school? Connect with your principal and Marquette Principal Pam Wilson,
Are you interested in a piano? Pianos that are in need of a new home and that have been in service to schools for between 30-60 years will be available at a
surplus piano liquidation at Building Services (Pflaum Road) - Sat., Nov. 12