Proposed Slate of PTSA Officers for 2021-2022

The proposed slate of PTSA officers for 2021-2022 were voted in at the June 3 PTSA meeting. Congratulations to the following;

President: Beth Eachus
Vice President 1: Gayle Schlueter
Vice President 2: Abby Shannon
Secretary: Sarah Lundquist

After our June meeting during which the 2021-2022 officers were elected, Janine Bruhn expressed interest in the Treasurer position.  As outlined per the by-laws, the PTSA Executive Board elected Janine Bruhn as Treasurer by unanimous vote.
In case you missed the June 3 PTSA meeting, draft minutes can be found here.

Congratulations to Award Winners

Triple I Award: In 2002 a JMHS parent, Maria Coyle, developed a teacher recognition award call the Triple I Award. Triple I stands for Innovate-Instruct-Impact and the awards are intended to acknowledge the teachers who have been exceptional educators in the eye of their peers, their students and their students’ parents. A record number of nominations from parents, students, teachers, and administrators were accepted and reviewed for this year’s awards. Because a teacher may not receive the award in consecutive years, many worthy nominees were ineligible this year, but will be eligible next year. The PTSA is excited to announce the 2021 recipients as:
  • Tonia Anderson
  • Julia Bargo
  • Miguel Fernandez
  • Maya Gueron
  • Scott Hazen
  • Tracey Jolley
  • Elizabeth Miner
  • Katie Newman
  • Claire Rowan
  • Razieh Vafaei
Above and Beyond Award: A new award the PTSA provided to staff who went “above and beyond” to help make the 2020-21 school year as successful as possible. These 2 recipients provided hours and hours of extra work to help students and teachers create academic and social opportunities in a safe manner.
  • Tim Buckley
  • Kurt Kohls
Make A Difference Scholarship: Each year, the PTSA awards scholarships to seniors who exemplify the qualities of service within the school and community.  Each recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship for “making a difference” (e.g., involvement at school, volunteer work, community service, paid work such as babysitting, helping their family, or other ways of enriching the lives of others).  This year the PTSA received many applications and the selection process was difficult. The PTSA is proud to announce that 6 recipients will receive the award for their service to their community and school. They are:
  • Arya Nalavade
  • Braden Holt
  • Gwen Setia
  • Susan Weinhardt
  • Lacey Rousseau
  • Mai Ishikawa

Academic Boosters Events

The JMHS PTSA Academic Boosters are proud to partner with Educational Connections and offer full-length practice ACT and SAT exams virtually but with a live proctor and individual detailed reporting and results.  Mock tests help determine which test is right for your student.  They also provide a baseline score to identify natural strengths and weaknesses in a simulated testing environment.  To get the most accurate results, only official full-length tests published by College Board and the ACT are used during the mock test.  We are offering the following mock tests this summer:

July 10th 9am-1pm SAT mock test

July 24th 9am-1pm ACT mock test

Mock tests help determine which test is right for your student.  They also provide a baseline score to identify natural strengths and weaknesses in a simulated testing environment.  To get the most accurate results, only official full-length tests published by College Board are used during the mock test.  The cost is $20 per test.  All students will receive a full score report (via the email used on the sign up).

Bridge to Madison Program

James Madison High School is excited to offer our Madison Bridges Program to rising 9th grade students and for the first-time, rising 10th graders, this upcoming summer. This program is designed by Madison High School staff members to provide students with the essential background knowledge and skills that will help them have a successful transition to high school. It is designed for all incoming students regardless of educational background.

The program will be held at Madison High School during two separate weeks. The two separate sessions being offered are:

July 26 – July 30
August 2 – August 6

The times of the program will be from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. each day (lunch will not be provided). Students should only sign up for one session as they are the same session each week. Application due Friday, June 18.

More details and registration, click here.

Virtual Art Show

One of the highlights of a traditional school year is our Art Show to display student work from all of our Fine Arts classes. This year, a virtual show was compiled. Thank you to our wonderful Art Department and talented students!

Teacher Appreciation

Love on the W&OD

Congratulations to the class of 2021!

The Senior Celebrations and All Night Grad Committee would like to thank the entire Madison community for giving their time, energy, as well as donations of fabulous gifts to our seniors!   Thanks to your generosity, we have given away thousands of dollars worth of gift cards and electronics through our many raffles as well as donations to the senior SGA events (and your awesome “welcome back” signs and balloons!).  A huge thank you to all who volunteered this year.  You rock!  We’re looking forward to a wonderful ANG celebration next year, and we’re still looking for a co-chair for this committee!  Please join us!  If you are interested, please contact Beth Eachus at President@JMHSPTSA.org

JMHS Food Pantry

Thank you for the many, many donations that have been made to our Madison Pantry and Outreach efforts!  

The Pantry and Outreach team are distribute food weekly to our students and families who are food insecure and are making deliveries as needed.  Specific items that are needed include:

– Cereal
– Rice
– Pasta
– Canned vegetables
– Dried beans
– Granola bars
– Tomato sauce (please no glass)
– Juice
– Fruit (canned or in plastic)
– Milk (shelf stable)

Donations of food can be dropped off at Madison at Door 1 during school hours.  These items are available through our Amazon wish list as well.    If you are able, please consider ordering something for those in need.

We have been supporting our Madison families who are food insecure since January 2018 though our Pantry.  Thank you for your incredible support and generosity!

Food for Students Grab and Go Locations

The Madison High School PTSA Tax Id is: 52-1289266

Athletic Booster News

It’s Almost the end of School!! Know what that means?? Time to plan for the Fall!!  If you have a student who will be attending Madison in the Fall see below for some good Facebook Groups to join as well as the Athletic Website to stay in the know!

Fall Sports Try-outs start August 2nd
Band Try-outs start August 2nd
Golf Try-outs start July 29th
Drama usually has a summer picnic meet & greet

There is always something happening at Madison and many ways for your student to get involved! Let’s get back to Life and make this the best Fall ever!! Go Warhawks!!

Reminder: There is a new Online registration system. Physicals need to be completed on the new physical form that is dated after February 2, 2021.

Thank you for supporting Warhawk Athletic Boosters!
Warhawsports.org 
Warhawk Nation Live – YouTube
JMHS Athletic Boosters Facebook

JMHS Athletic Boosters 2020-2021 Warhawk Pride Athletic Scholarship Winners:
Joey Johnstone
Sam Nunez
Lauren Oskuie
Jordan Ramsey

Band & Winter Guard News

The band gave a wonderful in-person performance on May 12th and held our annual awards banquet on May 27th.  Winners of the major band awards were as follows:

Louis Armstrong Award: Rachel Petrovich
Outstanding Senior Musician: Emily Frederick
Director’s Awards: Tyler Torres and Preston WIlder
Marine Semper Fidleis Award: Rachel Petrovich
John Phillip Sousa Award: Emily O’Brien

The following scholarships were also awarded, including the first annual Bob Nicholson Scholarship given to an exemplary color guard student in loving memory of our former color guard director.

Nicholson Scholarship: Claire Sipp
Planas Scholarship: Kaleigh Proctor
Booster Scholarship:  Emily O’Brien

The band ensemble is looking forward to a return to Marching Band performances and competitions this Fall, with band camp scheduled to start on August 2nd.