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Schools Make Madison Summit 2023

Schools Make Madison Summit 2023

April 27, 2023 | 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Thermo Fisher Scientific
5225-1 Verona Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711

This event was focused on creating systems of support and opportunity for our MMSD students. Attendees heard from educators, and business and community leaders on the significance of K12 public schools to our community and regional economy, and from current Adopt-a-School partners about the difference they’re making through their involvement with our schools and students.

Among the attendees were Adopt-a-School partners, school leaders, business professionals, and interested community members. Thank you to our host, Thermo Fisher Scientific.

This event was FREE to all attendees.


  • 7:30 AM – Check-In, Breakfast & Networking
  • 8:00 AM – Panel Conversations
  • 9:15 AM – Break
  • 9:30 AM – Breakout Sessions (A/B)
  • 10:30 AM – Becoming a Partner for Progress in Our Schools
  • 11:00 AM – Summit Concludes / Optional Tour of Thermo Fisher Scientific Facilities

“Since 2011, WIDA has been fortunate to share an invaluable Adopt a School relationship with Midvale Elementary. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of not just collaborating and connecting with educators, but also with students through our volunteer work in classrooms and at school events. Through events like educator roundtables, we’ve gained valuable insight into how to better support educators, students, and families.” 

– Rachel Maske, Finance Coordinator, WIDA

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