Mr. Nielsen's Wildcat Newsletter

Madrona News: January 21, 2023

Madrona Volleyball

Boys and girls team were both victorious against Magruder!


Remaining schedule:

January 26th - Home vs. Casimir MS

February 2nd @ Jefferson MS

TBD - Volleyball vs. Hull @ THS

February 18th - TUSD Middle School Volleyball Tourney

Drama class celebrates their successful Winter Performance.

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Lunch 3-point contest - Congrats to Elias Emerson

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TUSD Middle School Flag Football

Our TUSD middle school athletics committee has added flag football to our sports season. We will have a boys team and a girls team.


Sign up here. Signup will only work for students who are logged into their etusd account.

3 vs. 3 Basketball - Madrona Lunch League

If you are interested in competing in 3 on 3 basketball at lunch, please sign up here. Signup will only work for students who are logged into the etusd account.

8th Grade - Panoramic is January 30 Wear your class color!

  • 8th Grade Panoramic Picture: Monday, January 30, 2023. Panoramic photos can only be ordered online beginning January 9th at THIS LINK. You will not receive envelopes. Payment by cash/check will not be accepted by our photographers. Online ordering will close at 9am the morning of January 30th.

  • 8th Grade Promotion Picture Day: Monday, March 20, 2023. Each family will receive one free 8 x 10, upper body portrait of your child in a red gown with their promotion certificate the last week of school. Details on how to order coming soon.

  • Click Here for the link to 8th grade information.

  • More information coming in February regarding the transition to Torrance High.

City of Torrance Contest for 8th Graders

8th grade students:


  • Enter to spend a day shadowing an elected official at City Hall!
  • This contest is an amazing way to learn more about our local government.
  • Click here for more information and click here for details on how to participate!

Shout Outs

Reading Program Kudos!

  • Top class: Jan wk 2: Dr. Torres P1 - 8,599 min
  • Top Reader: Abigail Kim - 1,040 min
  • Everyone: 274,957 min


VOLLEYBALL v Magruder Results:

Kudos from Coach McGurk: Congrats to the girls and boys volleyball teams for winning their first match of the season! Way to go!


Way to go:
  • Ms. Julie: *Thank you to all students on campus! Everyone has been really respectful and great! Super proud of you, thanks a lot and please keep it up!
  • Miskimens' Fastest Mile times Period 2 on Jan 19: Alex Anguiano(6:56), Liam Guba (7:22), Jaxon Gerszewski (7:26), Leo Furuta (7:47), Ian Arai (8:18), Shuya Araki (8:15) Marcus Dinco (8:30), Jordan Guerrerro (8:34), and Henry Escobar (8:38). Great Job!!!
  • Miskimens' fastest mile times Period 6 on 1/19: Asmar Yaqoob (6:44), Jonah Ancheta (7:04) Louis Idekawa(7:25), Jacob Yamamoto (7:46), Kevin Upton (7:37), Joasias (8:20), Noah Martinez (8: 22), Ignacio Rocha (8:27) Lorelai Carter (8:41), Tamina Suzuki (8:43) Great job!
  • Mrs. Miskimen: So proud of Molly White for persevering on the miles. She never gives up. She even beat her last mile by 2 minutes. Great work and keep it up! Thank you Zoey Pepper, Mikaela Underwood, and Stella Ruiz for volunteering to sweep my floors.
  • Miskimen's Science Students who scored at least 1 A on the Cloud Tests: Daniela Alvarado, Gracie Birtch, Ann Chen, Milena De Melo, Allyson Fontela, Sheena Kakitani, Mana Lee, Khloe Macedo, Leeana Seo, Leo Ser, Shuya Araki, Matthew Park, Max Paquin, and Daniel Patel. Nice work!
    Congrats to my Super Science Students who score perfect on both Cloud Tests: Ian Arai, Jayden Ishida, Abby Mijares. these tests were not easy! Way to go!
  • Ms. Portillo: Shout out to my 6th period for being great helpers with cleaning up our room before leaving on Wednesday.
  • Mr. H: Shout out to Kyle Esquierdo for turning in his open mind project early. Well done! Additional shout out to Riley Dinco for assistance with the Madrona Drama puppet photo shoot. Thank you!
  • Ms. Fu: Shout out to Valentina Martinez, Damian Thompson, Daniel Patel, Ali Kirsch, and Dante Pascual for being proactive about making up all of their homework assignments when they were absent. Thank you for being responsible!
  • Ms. Young: Scarlet Hackett, Josias Montenegro, and Lilliana Shimasaki for their participation in English class. Victoria Hernandez for always asking how my day is going and her positivity. Yoshiki Waki for his improvement in both English and social Studies! Keep it up!

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