Madison News 9/18

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Upcoming Events

****September 19th-September 23rd****

Start with Hello Week

September 19th

Early Release Day 3:30pm dismissal

Conference Night 5pm-7pm at Madison MS

September 20th

Basketball game vs Roland Park at Roland Park 6:00pm

September 26th

Early Release Day 3:30pm dismissal

September 28th

Basketball game vs Wilson MS @ Madison MS

September 29th

Kona Ice on campus (through Language Arts class)

September 30th

Club Day (modified club schedule)

Conference Night-September 19th

Madison MS Conference Night is September 19th from 5pm-7pm. If you cannot attend, you can always request a conference with teachers by calling the school, messaging individual teachers via Canvas, or emailing team leaders.

6th Grade Team Leader

Ms. Kamal:

7th Grade Team Leader

Mrs. Lee:

8th Grade Team Leader

Mr. Johnson:

STEM Team Leader

Mrs. Rafferty:

Counselor's Corner

Why Middle School Can be Challenging

1. Friendship Changes: Friendship instability is the norm. The shift occurs as middle school kids begin to explore their identity and seek out new friends who feel reflect their changing sense of self and values.

2. The Popularity Scene: This scene becomes more important once kids enter middle school. There are 2 types of popularity: “Likeability” and “Status” “Likeable” students tend to be more inclusive, cooperative, and friendly. Kids with “status” tend to be more socially or physically dominant and have more influence in groups. They can be admired but also feared.

3. Dip in Confidence: Lack of Confidence affects girls and boys. (Slightly higher in girls) Kids tend to overthink, people please and compare themselves to others too much on social media.

4. Hormones=Big Emotions: The massive changes happening within their brains and bodies during middle school amplify the intensity of emotions. “The hormones released in puberty affect teens’ sensitivity thresholds-how reactive they are to things that happen to them and what they feel”

What can YOU do as Parents??

Help them fine-tune their social skills, teach them how to be a good friend, validate their emotions and help them process hurt feelings with positive coping strategies, empower them to stand up for themselves and share some of your middle school experiences!

** Final thought** Whatever happens in middle school does not define you or anyone else. WE are ALL works-in-progress and learning as we go!

(“Raising Teens Today”, by Jessica Speer)

Madison is pleased to announce the launching of Counselor Corner. Our mission is to provide helpful advice and resources to our Madison families. We welcome questions from parents, students, and other stakeholders.

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Student-Teacher Clubs

Madison Middle School is excited to launch student-teacher clubs. One of our goals is to promote positive interactions between students, staff, and community members. In addition, students will have an opportunity to explore skills and hobbies during the school day.

First semester, we will introduce the following clubs to students:

  • Board games
  • Journalism (yearbook, social media, etc.)
  • Cooking Club
  • Art Club
  • Technology Club
  • Dance Club
  • Sports Club (intramural sports)
  • Drama Club
  • Drumline
  • Running Club
  • Study Hall
  • Debate Club
  • Math League
  • CyberPatriot
  • ****Gaming is a potential second semester option

The first club day will be September 30th.

Progress Monitoring Assessment 1 Results

Last week, our students took the state's new progress monitoring assessments for Math and Reading. When we receive directions for parent/guardian access to the results, we will share this information with you as soon as possible.

PE & Spirit Wear Orders

If you ordered PE Uniforms and/or Spirit Wear, deliveries are scheduled to arrive by the end of next week. Orders will be distributed to students; parents will not have to pick up orders.

SDHC Calendar and Parent Guide

Basketball Schedule 22-23

*Girls basketball games will start at 6:00pm; Boys games will follow.

  • 9/6 vs Tinker K-8 at Madison

  • 9/15 vs Coleman at Coleman

  • 9/20 vs Roland Park K-8 at Roland Park

  • 9/28 vs Wilson at Madison

  • 10/6 vs Monroe at Monroe

Extramural Sports


  • 6th grade students are automatically eligible for sports in the Fall.
  • 7th & 8th grade students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA from the last semester of the prior school year.
  • Students retained in their previous grade are not eligible for extramural sports.

Girls & Boys Volleyball

Volleyball is the next extramural sport of the 2022-2023 school year. Tryouts will begin mid-October or early November. All requirements must be complete by the first day of tryouts. Review the Planet HS attachment below to assist with this process. For more information related to Hillsborough County Public Schools Athletics, click this link ->Athletics / Overview (

Future Extramural Sports

  • Girls & Boys Volleyball

  • Girls & Boys Track & Field

  • Girls & Boys Soccer

  • Girls & Boys Flag Football

Community Opportunity

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Please do not pick-up your child on the bus ramp or in the middle of the street on Bay Vista Avenue during dismissal. This request is to protect our students and improve the flow of traffic.

COVID-19 Protocols for Students

If a student tests positive for COVID-19 (Isolate) regardless of vaccination status:

  • The parent/guardian or school staff should notify the school nurse.
  • Isolate at home for 5 days from the onset of symptoms or positive test result. Day 1 is the day AFTER onset of symptoms or positive test result (Test date only used if asymptomatic). Students can return to school on day 6 if no fever on day 5, and other symptoms have improved.
  • Student attendance should be marked "Excused" just as with other illnesses.
  • Students will not be mandated to wear facial coverings.
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools will comply with K-12 state guidance.

If a student is exposed to someone with COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status:

  • Asymptomatic students who are close contacts (exposed) to a COVID-19 positive individual are not required to quarantine if they remain asymptomatic.
  • It is recommended after a known exposure, if symptoms develop and the student is not tested, return on day 6 after symptom onset. Students must be fever free 24 hours prior to returning to school

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