Warhawk News

Weekly Updates from Madison High School - May 18, 2020

Commencement Ceremony Update

As the possibility for a live commencement ceremony remains uncertain at this time, your senior class representatives support the planning and designing of a celebration on June 9th, along with every high school in the district, with the hope that a traditional graduation ceremony could be held at a later time. Our main goal for our seniors is to celebrate them in the safest way possible. With this in mind, Mrs. Seaton will collaborate with the senior class representatives to begin to plan a celebration for June 9th that will allow for each and every member of the Class of 2020 to be recognized in a way that can be viewed publicly by friends and family. If an in-person ceremony can be safely held before the end of the summer, Mrs. Seaton will share further communication with families, including specific details for our school site.

Details regarding textbook return, yearbook pick up, and cap and gown distribution will be coming soon. Please continue to check our new Distance Learning Website and to follow our Facebook and Instagram (Madison Warhawks) pages for updates.

Parent Quotes Needed: Honoring the Class of 2020

Parents/Guardians: Please help us celebrating each of our seniors in the Class of 2020. We are creating a video to celebrate the class and would like to surprise your student by including a quote or message from you within the video. Please type a short message to your child that can be included in the video, which will be posted on our website and the district's website. Please submit your message using this form by FRIDAY, MAY 22nd, 2020!

Athena Racing Virtual Summer Camp for Girls

Our district partner, Athena Racing, is putting together a free online summer camp for middle and high school girls with a passion for cars, racing, engineering, or careers in STEM. The camp will focus on the design and construction of a drifting trike using scrap metal and parts and will feature presentations and Q&A with famous fabricators and engineers. Sessions will be held online every Wednesday in July via Zoom and are available to students across the U.S. To attend the camp, students are required to sign up. See more information below and on the registration page.

Event Details

Where: Online! Register here by June 30th

When: Every Wednesday in July starting 7/1 and ending 7/29; 9 am – 12 pm PST

Who: Middle school and high school girls from anywhere in the country

Cost: FREE

Virtual Telehealth for Teens

Virtual Telehealth Assistance from OZ San Diego is available. They take a holistic look at teen well-being, working with the family to manage conflict, dysfunction, or behavior issues with their teens. Where some services may offer short-term solutions to specific crises, Oz San Diego gives families the tools to navigate emotional storms in the future for long-term benefit. Learn more about Oz San Diego or call 858-270-8213 to start your journey today!

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Preserve the Memories of 2020

Warhawk Families: Madison's student led yearbook staff has worked hard, even during the closure, to create an amazing yearbook full of positive and emotional memories from 2019-20. The good news is, these amazing books are still available for purchase online for $85.00 at www. jostens.com. Our publisher has even creating a way students can have their books signed digitally to print and insert into the book. Books should arrive to campus in early June. We will contact families about how to pick up the book once SDUSD has developed a protocol.

Family Notices for the Week:

  • Students interested in employment should check the SDUSD job board; there are a variety of seasonal and part-time jobs.

  • Healthy Start Time Announced for 2020-21: Beginning this fall, James Madison High School will start at 8:45 AM. Our bell schedule and academic calendar reflecting modified days and school dismissal times will be sent home and posted on our website in the coming months.