Warhawk Whisper

Updates from Madison High School - June 9, 2023


Monday, June 12 - Senior Breakfast & Cap and Gown Distribution - Cafeteria/Quad - 9 am - 1pm

Tuesday, June 13 - Commencement Rehearsal - Gym - 8:45 am (Graduates & Row Leaders)

Tuesday, June 13 - CPMA Graduation - Football Stadium - 6:00 pm

- Modified Schedule, Dismissal at 2:15 pm

Wednesday, June 14 - Commencement - Graduates arrive at gym by 3:30 pm

Commencement Ceremony - Football Stadium - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 14 - Last day of school, Modified schedule, Dismissal at 2:15 pm

Principal's Message

The Final two weeks are coming....

Welcome to the last week of School! Congratulations to our Softball Team for winning the So. California Division IV Regional Championship! Congratulations to Jake Jackson for being named the Union Tribune Male High School Athlete of the Year. Thank you to all the families that returned the enrollment packets. If you have not completed them, it is not too late! Please complete and return them to the front office. Also, if you have not completed the LCFF survey, please see the section below for information on how to do it. The information within the survey has direct impact on the funding for our school. Because we had a high return rate last year, we received an increase in our Title I funding. Thank you to all the staff, students, and families that have made this a successful school year. Enjoy your summer break! The first day of school for next year is August 21. Warhawk Walk is August 9 and 10, and our Summer Bridge for incoming ninth graders is August 7 - 9. More information on those events to follow. Reminder that the last two day of schools, June 13 and 14, have an earlier dismissal time at 2:15. Thank you for your support.

2022-23 Yearbook is on SALE!!!!!

The 2022-23 Madison High School is on sale for $90 (cash only) at the Financial Office! Come buy yours before we are sold out.

Senior Update

Calendar of Senior Activities and Due Dates Class of 2023


June 12, 2023

Cap and Gown Distribution

  • Time: 9:00-11:00 am check in

  • Location: Quad

Senior Breakfast and Cap Decorating

  • Time: 9:00-1:00pm

*These events are for seniors who have fulfilled all graduation requirements, turned in all books/technology, cleared all debts, and absences and tardies by attending Core Academy.


June 13, 2023

Commencement Rehearsal

  • Time: 8:45 am until completion.

  • Location: Seniors meet in the Hannon Memorial Gymnasium to rehearse for the ceremony.

  • Rehearsal is mandatory for any senior wishing to participate in graduation. All seniors must remain for the entire rehearsal.

  • Dress is casual school appropriate attire.

  • Visitors or relatives will not be allowed on campus during rehearsal.


June 14, 2023

Commencement Ceremony

  • Time: Begins promptly at 5:00pm

  • Location: George Hoagland Memorial Stadium.

  • Madison’s commencement ceremony is a ticketed event.

  • Each graduate will receive four complimentary tickets. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.

  • Graduating seniors must report promptly to the Hannon Memorial Gymnasium at 3:30pm.

  • Specific details regarding appropriate attire and expectations will be distributed with caps and gowns. It is Madison's tradition to have a dignified ceremony for family and friends to enjoy.


June, 16 2023

Grad Night at Disneyland

  • The cost is $300 per ticket with limited seats available

*Grad Night is not a school sponsored event

Cap, Gown & Tassel

$40.00 to purchase OR you can borrow by visiting the following website:


Cap Decorating

You may decorate your cap as long as you purchased it, and it is school appropriate. Ideas include:

  • References to your extra-curricular activities (sports, music, drama, service)

  • Your post-secondary information - mascot, school name, etc

  • Positive and uplifting messages, quotes

Graduation Information

Date: June 14, 2023 Time: 5:00 PM, Stadium Gates will open at 4pm

Location: James Madison High School George Hoagland Stadium


Guests may park in the following lots:

  • Large stadium lot (entrance on Mt. Abernathy)
  • Student Lot (entrance on Warhawk Way)
  • Dirt & Gravel Field Lot (entrance on Doliva Dr.)

Parking is FREE

Parking will open at 3:30 PM


This is a ticketed event. All guests over the age of 2 require a ticket.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Security will be present for this event.

  • Please be prepared to open any bags/purses you bring into the stadium.
  • Families are prohibited from being on the field during graduation.

Other/Misc Information

  • Balloons are NOT permitted in the stadium.
  • Banners and signs are also not permitted in the stadium.
  • Sealed water bottles may be brought into the stadium ONLY. No other outside food, drink or coolers/ice chests are permitted.
  • Noisemakers, inflatables, large posters and other distractions are also prohibited.
  • Please limit the size of your bags. Bag checks will take place and so to expedite the entry of our guests please limit your bags.
  • Stroller parking will be available outside of guest entry. Please consider leaving your stroller in your vehicle.
  • There will be a professional photographer taking photos of graduates as they pick up their diploma cover on stage.
  • Diplomas will ONLY be distributed to the student after graduation has concluded.


  • The graduates will exit the stadium upon completion of the ceremony.
  • We kindly ask that all families wait for all graduates to exit the stadium before leaving your seats to meet your graduate.
  • You may meet your graduate by the gymnasium.
  • Students who borrowed a cap, gown and tassel will need to return the rented items before receiving their diploma.
  • Diplomas will be distributed inside the gymnasium.


All tickets have been distributed to students. If your student has not picked up their tickets. Please have your student report to the finance office as soon as possible.

Regalia: Madison High School welcomes our graduates to wear leis (candy leis or other food/drink leis or regalia are not permitted for the ceremony) and other graduation regalia such as traditional tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance.

*Admin will review requests for other regalia on June 12th during cap & gown decoration.

Summer School Information

The first day of Summer School is June 20th. Classes begin at 9:30 and dismissal is at 2:30. For more information please contact the counseling office.

LCFF Information

Follow the steps below to enter Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) data in the Parent Portal. This information is private and will not be used for any other purposes. Your child’s school needs this information to help ensure it receives all the state funding it is entitled to. It will not affect your child receiving free meals at this school.

1. Sign in to PowerSchool Parent Portal: https://powerschool.sandi.net/

2. Click the icon near the bottom of the navigation menu. For reference on the LCFF page in the parent portal, the information shaded in blue provides help in determining number of household members and what types of income to include.

3. Click the dropdown, select the number of people living in your home.

4. Click the radio button next to the appropriate income amount for the household.

5. Click in the checkbox to certify the information and then click Submit.

6. If you have additional children attending eligible LCFF schools, click on their names in your Parent Portal and repeat steps 1-5.

For help with technical issues, please contact Parent Online Support at 619.732.1400


Madison High School Counselors

Requesting Transcripts: Any student wanting to request a transcript should be directed to their Class of 2023 Google Classroom account where there are instructions on how to request.

Request to see a Counselor: This is a friendly reminder to please encourage students to fill out the Request to see a Counselor google form instead of sending students with a pass to the counseling office. In the case of an emergency, please call the counseling office so that we can make sure the student is seen and not left alone.

Madison High School Health Office

Is your student interested in a future career in fitness, nutrition, medicine, nursing, social work or mental health? Please encourage them to join the Teens Make Health Happen Club. It will start April 4th at lunch in room 402. TMHH is a national club for teens who want to make health happen: for themselves and for their communities. Students identify a school or community health problem, research and model a solution, then showcase their project to earn funding for it to become a reality! They can also win $5000.

They will receive hands on health and leadership experience while gaining a support network of like-minded change makers across the country! Bonus! This club and its activities would look great on a college resume! Hope to see your student on April 4th.

Here are some additional resources for families to use all year long.

Fostering Safe Learning Environments

  • Non-Discrimination Policy for District Programs and Activities, inclusive of protections for Gender Identity and Gender Expression.

  • Student Non-Discrimination and Prohibition of Sexual Harassment Policy, inclusive of reporting procedures; and

  • Title IX sexual harassment complaint procedures, including provisions for ensuring schools are free from sexual harassment, harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying.

  • SDUSD Title IX Office information: Title IX Office Coordinator: Lynn Ryan Phone: (619) 725-7225. Fax (619) 725-5529 Fax. Email: lryan@sandi.net. 4100 Normal St., Room 2129, San Diego, CA 92103

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