Letter from the PTSA President

Dear Madison Community,

Happy 2020!  Join us for our next PTSA meeting on Monday, January 13th at 7pm in the library.  Our meetings are a great way to keep in touch with what is happening around Madison. Our Principal Greg Hood, Director of Student Services Tim Buckley, administrators, teachers, parents and students all attend to share information and ideas.  All are welcome!

The JMHS PTSA Academic Boosters are proud to partner with Educational Connections and offer full-length practice ACT and SAT exams at James Madison High School.  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 in February:

Mock SAT: Saturday, February 1st from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Madison Cafeteria. Registration: https://conta.cc/38T4rFC

Mock ACT: Saturday, February 29th from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Madison Cafeteria. Registration:  https://conta.cc/35AOi5F

The cost is $20 per test and maximum registration is 125 students.  All students will receive a full score report (via the email used on the sign up) and an optional free consultation after the mock test.

Volunteers are needed!

We are looking for a volunteers to help with planning the All Night Grad (ANG) celebration, including a co-chair.  Consider helping to make ANG 2020 a success by contacting ANG Chair Cathy Wasilewski at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org or attend our next planning meeting on Monday, January 13th at 6:00pm in the school library (ANG Committee meets one hour prior to PTSA meetings)

And please consider volunteering for the Madison Science Fair to be held on February 5th.  Volunteers, Judges and Donations are very much needed!  Please indicate your interest in participating in the science fair by clicking on this Google Form.  Further information regarding the Madison Science Fair is included in this edition of Mad Memos.

We are also looking for someone to co-chair our Teacher and Staff Appreciation events.  Please contact Kebra Krol for more information!  We also have other volunteer opportunities for everyone who wants to be involved so please contact me at president@jmhsptsa.org for more information or check out our website at jmhsptsa.org!

THANK YOU to all that picked up a “Mitten” from our annual Madison Giving Tree.  The students greatly appreciated the warm clothing and gifts.  And ALSO THANK YOU to all that donated health and hygiene products for our Madison Pantry In December.  We were excited to partner with Madison Athletic Boosters in this collection effort.  Special thanks to Susan KenneySarah Foote and Beth Grim for organizing this drive.  And THANK YOU to all that donated food to the SGA food drive!  Over 10,000 cans of food were donated and given to local pantries – including our own Madison pantry!  And, finally, I want to also THANK the Church of the Good Shepherd on Hunter Mill Road for their very generous donation and support of the Madison Food Pantry.

And please don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next PTSA meeting on Monday, January 13th at 7pm in the library!

Thank you for your continued support of the Madison community –
Beth Eachus
JMHS PTSA President