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Middleton Girls Basketball Team Tops Madison East, 70-42

Middleton High School girls basketball team defeated Madison East.

 

Educational Alliance Grants Awarded To 14 MMSD Schools

Educational Alliance Grants Awarded To 14 MMSD Schools

Exxon Mobil announced that it will award Educational Alliance grants to 14 schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The grants will support math and science education in each school.

The $500 for each school were awarded to Orchard Ridge, Chavez, Sandburg, Leopold, Muir, Franklin, Falk, Lindbergh, Emerson and Thoreau Elementary Schools. Sherman, Spring Harbor, and Toki Middle Schools and West High School also received grant awards.

School principals can quickly name the specific activities their schools have been able to implement or expand.

“Thoreau has used these funds to host a family math night. Families learned together while playing math games and reading math picture books,” said Thoreau Elementary Principal Kathy Costello.

MMSD Teacher Receives 2011 Woman of Achievement award

MMSD Teacher Receives 2011 Woman of Achievement award

Rachel Byington received recognition this fall as one of four 2011 Women of Achievement, an award given by the Wisconsin Women of Color Network. She is the Title VII Instructional Resource Teacher for Madison Metropolitan School District. Title VII is legislation to support Indian and Alaska Native education.

MMSD, Boys & Girls Club Partnership Shows Gains In Closing Achievement Gap

MMSD, Boys & Girls Club Partnership Shows Gains In Closing Achievement Gap

Students in the Madison Metropolitan School District’s Advancement Via Individual Determination and Boys & Girls Club’s Teens of Promise Programs are achieving higher GPAs, enrolling in more advanced placement and scoring higher on tests, according to a new analysis of the programs provided by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education.

“We know that one strategy to help us close our achievement gaps is to expand programming that prepares students who will be the first in their generation to attend college, and I am pleased that the AVID/ TOPs partnership is doing that," Superintendent Dan Nerad said in a news release. "We know that it will take many effective strategies to close our achievement gaps, but we are pleased that this partnership is making progress. I want to thank the Boys & Girls Club for their efforts in making AVID/TOPs successful."

Verona Blows Out Eastside Lakers In Boys Hockey

Verona Blows Out Eastside Lakers In Boys Hockey

Verona had eight different goal scorers in a 13-0 trouncing of the Eastside Lakers on Tuesday night.

Nate Teuscher made 38 saves in the first two periods for the Lakers.

Eddie Matsushima led the Wildcats with four goals on the night. Charlie Parker and Zach Jones each added a pair of goals.

Verona goalie Matt Opsal made nine saves in the shutout victory.

Abundant Live Christian School To Host Cookie, Craft Sale

Abundant Live Christian School To Host Cookie, Craft Sale

All the students from kindergarten to seniors at Abundant Life Christian School at 4901 E. Buckeye Rd. are hosting their annual fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cookie and craft sale includes a gingerbread structure, plus many families will be submitting their own structure as well. The village will be put on display with a large train that circles it.

Admission to the event is free and it is open to the public.

Live Ammo Found Again Near East Side School

Live Ammo Found Again Near East Side School

The Madison Police Department said it has turned to citizens for help in trying to identifying the person or people responsible for leaving ammunition outside of an east side elementary school.

221 meadowlark drive, madison, wi

A staff member discovered multiple rounds of live .22 caliber bullets in front of Kennedy Elementary School at 221 Meadowlark Dr., around 7:40 a.m. Thursday morning, prior to the arrival of students.

Last week, on the morning of Nov. 7, a Kennedy custodian found multiple rounds of .22 caliber bullets behind the school.

The MPD is working in partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District on both cases.