Warhawk News

Weekly Updates from Madison High School - September 25, 2019

#theNEST Promotes Character

Parents and students have been experiencing #theNEST around campus and through communications going home. #theNEST represents the character traits that we expect students to exhibit at school and in the Madison community. These character traits are noble, excellent, supportive and thoughtful. Students earn Warhawk nest eggs each week from teachers, administrators, counselors and other staff members when they see a student going above and beyond in demonstrating these qualities. Administrators and Madison's MTSS Lead Teacher, Ms. Siracusa, are selecting students each week and sending home positive notes to let parents know that their student has been recognized for demonstrating one or more of these qualities. Parents play an important role in reinforcing these qualities at home by acknowledging their student for positive behavior, ensuring that they get to school on time, discussing academic expectations and seeking help when needed.

For more information or questions, contact Brittani Siracusa (bsiracusa@sandi.net).

College Bound Symposium, Wed., Oct. 16, 7:55 AM (Seniors)

On Wednesday, October 16th, (minimum day; 12:30 release) parents of seniors are invited to attend the general session of the College Bound Symposium in the Performing Arts Center at Madison High School. All Madison students on that day will participate in an action packed morning highlighting READINESS! All seniors will participate in the College Bound Symposium! Those who plan on attending a 4-year university after graduation will remain on the Madison campus to participate in workshops focusing on the development of the college application and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Seniors who plan on attending a 2-year Community College program after graduating will visit Mesa Community college to participate in workshops focusing on financial aid, “the college promise”, transfer programs, and academic opportunities at the community college level. Sophomores and Juniors will spend the morning in their advisory class taking the PSAT (the pre-college readiness test) to help them learn the kind of questions to expect on the SAT, which Juniors should be taking this school year. Results of the PSAT will be shared with students in January 2020. Freshmen will participate in an interactive morning focusing on Social Justice (one of Madison's four School-wide Learner Outcomes). Activities will include a presentation about bullying and interactive activities in the gym as part of Madison's No Place for Hate Initiative, sponsored by the Anti-defamation League.

Family Notices for the Week:

  • Early out day, Wednesday, October 2: the school day ends at 1:07 pm; lunch will be 11:05-11:35 a.m., followed by periods 5 and 6.
  • Homecoming: Friday, October 4, 6:30 PM vs. Lincoln; no coolers, food or beverages are allowed, bags will be checked by private security at the entrance. This will be a standing policy for all home football games. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the concession stand.
  • Madison’s After School Drop-in Center: is open for students Monday through Friday, 2:30-4:00 PM. A hot supper option that includes an entree, fruit, vegetable and milk is available to students at no charge. Students must present their student ID to check in and out of the drop-in center.
  • Construction Continues at Madison: Soltec is actively working on the roof and in the classrooms to get ducting installed for the air conditioning units. There are upcoming meetings to for parents to provide input. Visit Madison’s website for more information.
  • Dropping Students Off: Parents are reminded that the student parking lot, Doliva and Warhawk Way are the recommended drop-off points for students in the morning hours. The front parking lot is reserved for staff parking; congestion going in at out of the staff lot is challenging, which is why we request that parents drop off their student curbside or in the parking lot behind the Performing Arts Center.