On Monday, November 22, the Board of Education unanimously approved renaming James Madison Memorial High School to Vel Phillips Memorial High School. The new name will take effect beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
Former Memorial High School student Matida Bojang is the first student to attend medical school after completing The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.
Read more about COVID health and safety at MMSD, including vaccine clinics, COVID testing, masking, contact tracing, and universal health practices.
Winter is coming, and when weather is severe, we want you to know how we will make decisions about closing any in-person programming in MMSD buildings. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we always follow a set of guidelines to make decisions about whether school will be open or closed.
Alida LaCosse, music teacher at James C. Wright Middle School, was awarded Teacher of the Year by the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) for her outstanding commitment to music education.
During the month of November, we ask that you share your gratitude with our MMSD community with a video message. It can be directed at a person or at something that brings you joy. We in turn will share on our social media outlets and amplify the joy with "Gratitude Grams" to our MMSD Community.
The Rockwell Awards recognize excellent educators who have chosen to pass on their expertise by providing professional experiences for UW-Madison student teachers.
Shout-out to Tasha Larson-Lohmiller, School Psychologist at Allis! We are so thankful to have you Allis and appreciate your commitment to joyful learning and high expectations for success! You rock!
Sarah, Sue, Paula, Megan, Nikki, Tanya, Chris, Jovi, Reily, Brian, Lea, Thank you all so much for your hard work and dedication to our students! It’s because our team works so hard together to meet the needs of our students. Keep up the great team work. #TogetherWereBetter! -Love, Suggs
Thank you to Jerome Flowers, Dean of Students at Whitehorse, for connecting with students and making even a very reserved 6th grader smile on a regular basis! You help students feel seen and connected to the school community, and I really value that as a parent!
Sending a HUGE shoutout to Crystal Cone in Material Handling. So grateful that she was able to safely package and send some really big but necessary mobility equipment to a student who had moved to another state. Thanks to her work the student will continue to make progress towards her goals!
Miriam Navin, Randall Elementary School Dear Ms. Navin, Thank you for starting the school year off with so much energy and kindness. The kids in your class are thriving, and all their families are so grateful to you.
Amber, thank you for the super-helpful email you sent families with resources for getting younger children vaccinated, as well as for your support for families all year. You answer questions and provide warmth and support during these crazy times, and we appreciate it so much.
Thank you, Mari Davis, for giving students the opportunity and tools to dive into research questions and challenge themselves.
Shout out to Ms. Sarah Urban, our school psychologist. Sarah goes above and beyond every day for students, families, staff and future school psychologists. She brings SEL and Mental Health to the forefront and educates our students and staff about the importance of self care and learning strategies to be successful. We are so lucky to have Ms. Urban at Elvehjem.
Michelle Leh Rameker and Morgan Lange, the two best nurses at Sherman Middle School. We all appreciate your daily hard work, constant assistance, and your unending patience with both students and staff.
A huge shout out to Web Programmer Bradley Mackey who went beyond the call of duty in helping out with a major website project. You are most appreciated! Lynn from Shabazz