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Dr. Jenkins on playground with students, families and staff

With only four weeks left in the 2021-22 school year, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Superintendent, Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, reflected on his last two years during several speaking engagements over the past several days, including events held by the Madison Public Schools Foundation, Madison365, MMSD’s Breakfast with Champions, and the Association for Government Accountants. 

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You are invited to attend and participate in an in-person input session, sharing your ideas about how MMSD can meet the three goals outlined in the Strategic Framework. We want to hear your perspectives about MMSD’s strategic plan, learn about your experiences within MMSD, and better understand your needs and concerns. Four input sessions have been scheduled across Madison; please attend the date/location most convenient to you. Refreshments and childcare will be provided; middle and high school students are invited to participate in the input sessions.

Dr. Jenkins with Breakfast with Champions recipents

This inaugural event took place the week of May 9-13, 2022 over four days at each comprehensive high school (Memorial, West, East, and La Follette). "What students are doing in co-curriculars is the basic fabric of making schools, school. We do our academics, and co-curricular are equally important,” reflected Superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins.

Senior student stands next to district superintendent, smiling at the camera and holding an award.

Memorial senior Ananya Krishna was barely even out of bed when she checked her email the morning of May 12, still bleary eyed as she opened the first message; an email from the U.S. Department of Education...

Masked Lake View Student Drawing

Today, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) informed families it will be following a unanimous recommendation from its team of medical advisors to extend its requirement to wear masks inside school buildings, while continuing to monitor local COVID-19 conditions and reviewing its indoor masking requirement on a bi-weekly basis.

Shoutouts

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Esmeralda Vasquez---thank you for going above and beyond to respect and protect our mmsd staff. you rock. :)

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Kennedy Elementary school recognizes the crucial role our school bus drivers play in our overall success. The staff and students put together gift bags for each of them, including notes and cards from students, and delivered them to their drivers. Thank you, bus drivers and attendants!

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Shoutout to Ms.Paker, for always having a positive attitude and being a great teacher, making sure and wanting me to do well Freshman year 2021, when there was virtual school last year. -Porscha, grade 10

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Ms. McKinley is new to our school but has already shown her dedication and commitment to Scholars! She is a wonderful Communicator with parents and Scholars alike. Her creativity and openness is a welcome addition to our school.

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Ms. Pietruszka has gone above and beyond this year. Our Scholars came in Reading, mostly, hello kindergarten standards. Her determination to get them at or very close to grade level by the end of the year is showing! My son is thriving in Reading has gone from a chore to a passion!

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Shoutout to Mr.Ward, for always being positive, saying hi to each other whenever we see each other out in the hallways and making sure that I get to my classes on time. - Porscha, grade 10

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Shoutout to Ms.T, for always checking up on me, checking to make sure how I’m doing with my grades and assignments, wanting me to do my best and do well in school, always being positive and making me feel comfortable to be around you, whenever we see each other around in the hallways. -Porscha, grade 10

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Shoutout to Shoutout to Ms.Bradley and Ms.Delorme, for always being positive and always making me feel happy, whenever I walk into the library if I ever want to check out any books to read and being there for me whenever I’m at my lowest. -Porscha (had to retype and submit another shoutout because I didn’t put my name on the other one) , for always being positive and always making me feel happy, whenever I walk into the library if I ever want to check out any books to read and being there for me whenever I’m at my lowest. -Porscha (had to retype and submit another shoutout because I didn’t put my name on the other one)

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Van Hise teachers and staff - you are the best and our Hank has so much fun at school, and has so many amazing experiences because of you! Special shoutout to Ms. McGuire - thank you for your sense of humor, your caring nature, your amazing organization and all that you do! Hank misses you on weekends and breaks and that speaks volumes. Love, the Hinkley Family

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Ms. Torres, Ms. MacWilliam, and Mr. Mulligan at Gompers Elementary! Thank you for the support you give your students. I have seen firsthand the tremendous growth, that true dedication, can have on a child. My son has progressed so much in his reading skills thanks to all of you! The Zalapa’s