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Friday, August 10, 2018

20th Anniversary Spotlight: Student Services, the Front Lines of Yearly Student Enrollment

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(AUG. 13, 2018) Long before students enter the door of a Madison City school, chances are, Dorinda White has had dealings with them. Probably not directly, but in ensuring that each is a resident of Madison or Triana and assigned to the correct school zone. Mrs. White oversees Student Services. Her official position is Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives, Attendance and Community Relations. That catch-all title includes registration/re-enrollment, student attendance, school calendar development,...

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Random Photos From 1st Day of School in Madison City

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Leaders of Madison City Schools Hold Admin Retreat To Ready for 2018-19 School Yr

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Madison City Schools held a 2-day administrators retreat to hone leadership skills and get department-by-department briefings on issues related to the upcoming school year.School and school district administrators, reading coaches and instructional partners heard excellent presentations and engaged in exercises in Cognitive Coaching. The goal is to grow self-directed leaders and learners.The retreat also helped focus attention on strategies directed at helping...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Madison Students Go Global in Destination Imagination Competition

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Madison City Schools was well represented at the Destination Imagination Global Finals event held during Memorial Day break in Knoxville. Approximately 39 students on teams from Bob Jones High School, Discovery Middle, and Horizon Elementary competed in the world DI tournament, which drew 17,00 students from 19 countries.The group was led by Bob Jones teacher Robin Dauma, regional DI director. DI teams from Madison City Schools have advanced to Global Finals...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Madison City 6th Graders Dazzle Skills in Sports Spectacular Field Day

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Madison City’s Annual Sports Spectacular for 6th Graders  Sixth graders from Madison City gathered for some friendly competition at the annual 6th grade Sports Spectacular on Tuesday, May 22. The event took place at Bob Jones High School track and athletic fields. Sports Spectacular is a great way to commemorate the fun times that the students had in elementary school before they move on to middle school. Each student put forth his/her best effort to win and have a good time, while...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Students in Madison City's Super Citizens Program Honor Their Heroes

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Super Citizen Graduation CelebrationMadison City School’s 5th grade students attended a graduation celebration at Bob Jones High School’s auditorium on May 16. This celebration is part of their Super Citizen Experience. The Liberty Learning Foundation hosted the “Super Citizen” program where students learned about civics, character, finances, and careers. This was also an opportunity for them to take pride in themselves and their community. During the celebration students...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Madison Elementary Celebrates Outdoor Classroom Certification

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Students of Madison Elementary School and their parents gathered for the Outdoor Classroom Certification Ceremony, on May 15. Madison Elementary School received its certification as an official Outdoor School through the Wildlife Federation’s Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program. During the ceremony, students spoke about what they have learned from the outdoor classroom and how excited they are to use it. The third grade class sang, “Each of Us Is a Flower,” which went along...

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mill Creek Welcomes Rezoned Students With Open Arms; Other Schools Doing Same

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The kids were all smiles only moments after disembarking from the bus.They were Rainbow Elementary kids who will be transferring to Mill Creek Elementary when the new school year begins. Mill Creek faculty and students pulled out the stops for the newly rezoned students. They wanted this orientation visit to be a welcoming one so students would feel good about the change.Student reaching into bag to draw which "house" she will be part of next year within the schoolThe Rainbow entourage was...

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Chess / Destination Imagination Teams Honored by BOE For Stellar Wins

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Madison City Chess players and students on Destination Imagination Teams were honored at the May 8 MCS Board of Education meeting. MCS Board President Ranae Bartlett announced the awards and presented certificates as president of the Madison City Chess League.(Group photos below) The High School chess team of Michael Guthrie, Josh Lin, Hayden Billmann, and Will Bao from Bob Jones High School placed 1st in the  recent State Chess Tournament in Mobile. They are coached by Bill...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Make-A-Wish Gets Help From JCHS To Make Twins' Hawaii Trip A Reality

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Some local 8-year-old twins will soon be heading on a dream vacation to Hawaii, thanks to the generosity of students at James Clemens High School. Hannah and Hailey Shores were honored April 18 in a pep-rally style gathering where their dream vacation wish was revealed. The pair have cystic fibrosis. Hannah expressed her Hawaii interest to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which matched her desire with a school wanting to help. TV coverage links below. Parents...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

JCHS Theater/Health Students Stage Mock Wreck for Impaired Driving Lesson Before Prom

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Prom is coming up at James Clemens High School. In a move to warn about the dangers of impaired or distracted driving, students are producing a PSA to drive home that point.The simulation and filming took place Tuesday, March 20, on the front lawn of the school with the help of the Madison police and fire departments. Mangled cars were placed in a head-on collision configuration to simulate an accident. JCHS advanced drama students posed as occupants, all bloodied...

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

James Clemens Students Lead S2S Welcome Outreach to New Students

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The Madison City Board of Education recognized two James Clemens High School students and their teacher-sponsors for winning a Military Child Education Coalition video challenge contest. The achievement sends three students and two sponsors on an all expenses paid trip to the NTS (National Training Seminar) conference in Washington, D.C. this July, where they will be presenting to other S2S groups from across the country.The students recognized at the board meeting, Sandra...

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Liberty Middle Gives STEM Students Intro To Trade-Skill Opportunities

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With the Toyota-Mazda plant coming amid the growing trend in "new-collar" jobs, area schools are already ramping up teaching courses that will help them in advanced manufacturing fields.But what about the trade skills needed to build the assembly plant, workforce training facilities and homes for all the new residents?James Clemens and Bob Jones students, led by their instructor Mr. Lanford, visited STEM classes at Liberty Middle to introduce trade skills. A similar demonstration was done...

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Discovery Middle Earns Coveted Distinguished School Award In PLTW

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Discovery Middle in Madison has earned the Project Lead the Way Distinguished School Award for 2017-18.The PLTW recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in PLTW programs.Discovery Middle is the only school in Alabama to receive this honor for the 2017-18 school year.Project Lead the Way provides curriculum in computer science, engineering and biomedical science. The courses are designed to teach students not only technical skills, but also how...

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Mill Creek, James Clemens, Named State Schools of Distinction for 2017

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Congratulations to James Clemens High School and Mill Creek Elementary inMadison for being named a CLAS School of Distinction for 2017.The award recognizes schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs andservice to students.Madison City Schools Superintendent Robby Parker and MCS Chief AcademicsOfficer Dr. Heather Donaldson joined Mill Creek Principal Carmen Buchanan andJCHS Principal Dr. Brian Clayton and others for the awards presentation inPrattville last week.“Congratulations...

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Madison City Schools Observes Black History Month in Variety of Ways

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Madison City Schools celebrates its student diversity in a variety of ways, from student-led assemblies to school programs to individual class activities.This month, schools across Madison City have been observing Black History Month.These photos are from activities at just a handful of MCS schools: Liberty Middle, Bob Jones H.S. and Heritage Elementary.All schools have had observances in some form.The Madison Record published an article on a Black History program at Liberty...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Diabetes PSA by JCHS Health Students Seeks to Raise Awareness

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Students in a HOSA future healthcare professionals group at James Clemens High School produced a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on Diabetes Awareness that has caught the attention of the state of Alabama.The group qualified for State with their creative "Pre-Diabetes:  Stopping the Runaway Train" PSA.They will be attending state competition in Montgomery."This group of students have put in a significant amount of time and effort outside of school to create this PSA in order to best...

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Discovery Math Team Does A Number on Competitors in National Math Contest

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Discovery Middle School did a number on their competitors in a national math competition. Discovery placed 1st and 3rd in the 2018 Four-By-Four National Assessment competition among middle schools.Congratulations to math students Maanasi Limaye, Justin Pan, Ashwin Prabhakar, and Mike Zhang for their first place finish. Discovery’s team of Neha Chopade, Puja Chopade, Julia Nguyen, and Constance Wang placed third.   Bob Jones and James Clemens math teams placed in the top...

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Madison City BOE, JCHS Principal, Honored During Board Meeting

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Members of the Madison City Board of Education were honored during their Jan. 25 Board meeting. The recognition comes during School Board Recognition Month.Madison principals presented BOE members with small gifts in appreciation for their leadership and selfless service.Superintendent Robby Parker led the discussion noting the dedication and countless hours they put in, all for no compensation. That was echoed by principals.James Clemens Principal Dr. Brian Clayton was...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Burn Calories While Helping Teachers in the Paper Chase 5K Feb. 24

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  Free 2 Teach is hosting its annual Paper Chase 5k Race on Feb. 24 in Huntsville. We would love to have the support and participation of Madison City teachers and other community members.Race start is 8 a.m. at Constitution Village, 109 Gates Avenue downtown. Your participation as a runner or volunteer will help Free 2 Teach continue to serve Madison City teachers and students. Not familiar with Free 2 Teach? Free 2 Teach operates a free resource store stocked...

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