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News & Events in the District – August 2019

Schools Make Madison – News & Updates

Upcoming events around the district:

  • This week –  Online enrollment in Madison Public Schools – open this week. See the MMSD Facebook page for more details.
  • August 29th – Tunes on the Triangle – fundraiser for area public schools. See our Facebook Post for further details.
  • September 13th – The Rainbow Project is hosting the Rhumba 4 Rainbow Benefit event, from 7-Midnight at Varsity Hall, Union South. MMSD Assistant Director of Integrated Health Dr. Armando Hernandez receives this year’s Extra Mile Award for School Representative. Tickets can be found here.
  • October 8th – The Foundation’s own A Principal Experience! Join nearly 100 community leaders as they get a first-hand look into the life of a public school principal. Learn more or apply to join us here!

Madison Schools, Staff and Families in the News

East’s Mike Hernandez shifts gears for the district.

Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham reflects on her service to the district.
(The Foundation wishes Jennifer a safe, bountiful trip east to Harvard, and is grateful for your years of partnership in helping Schools Make Madison! THANK YOU!)

Student-Teacher roundtable, from WORT  – listen to “Let’s Talk…”

Welcome the newest member of the Madison School Board, Savion Castro.

Plus, look at the needs and opportunities for public schools in the Moorland-Rimrock neighborhood.

Help Schools Make Madison with a gift today!
Please, consider a gift to the Foundation today, to the school endowment or special fund of your choice, or to support our operations.  To see what we accomplished with community investment last year, take a look at our Annual Report. Thank you!

Latest News

Recent News Headline

Alumni: Antonio Cruz-Rodriguez

Born in Mexico, Antonio Cruz-Rodriguez moved to the United States with his family when he was just a few years old. The Cruz-Rodriguez family settled on the east side of Madison, where Antonio’s educational journey began. He attended Lapham Elementary for 4K, then moved to Hawthorne Elementary, and later to Sandburg Elementary due to new district lines. He continued his education at Sherman Middle School and graduated from East High School in 2010.

Alumni: Scott Swanson

Scott Swanson’s deep connection to the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) reflects his family’s long-standing history with the district. Growing up on the far east side of Madison, Scott attended Kennedy Elementary, Whitehorse Middle, and La Follette High School, graduating in 2002. His journey through MMSD was profoundly influenced by his parents, Paul and Ruth, both of whom were esteemed teachers and Athletic Directors at La Follette.

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