District News

Welcome Back Week Schedules

This year will be another staggered start to the school year.  The list below has the start date for each of the grades listed with all students to be in attendance on August 22, 2022.

August 17 - Kindergarten, 6th Grade, 9th Grade

August 18 - 1st and 2nd Grade, 7th Grade, 10th Grade

August 19 - 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 8th Grade, 11th Grade and 12th Grade

 

School Supply Lists are now Available

Pre-K Supply List

Elementary Supply Lists

Middle School Supply Lists

Madison High School does not have a supply list.  

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 8-2-22
Madison Local Schools Board of Education *Special* Meeting 6-9-22
Community Update from Superintendent Angela Smith Superintendent Angela Smith

Dear Madison Community, 

As we end our school year, I want to thank each of you for your efforts to support Madison Local Schools during this school year.  I know at times there were differences but at the end of the day, everyone wanted what was best for our students, and that was being back in school and restoring traditions that mean so much.  

North Elementary 5th Grade Promotion 5-25-22 9:30 am
Madison High School 2022 Graduate/Baby Video
Madison High School Commencement 5-21-22 10:00 am Lake County Captains Stadium
Madison High School Senior Awards 5-17-22 6:00 pm
Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 5-9-22
Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 4-19-22
Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 4-5-22

Congratulations, Class of 2022! Madison Schools Class of 2022

It was a beautiful day for graduation!

Bingo Boosters donate to Stage Curtain Project Bingo

Madison Local Schools would like to extend a giant THANK YOU to the Bingo Boosters, which donated funds to repairing the stage curtains at Madison High School. These stage curtains have seen much wear and tear over the years as they are a critical piece of many productions, including concerts, plays, graduations, and much more. 

South brings book to life in One School One Book obos

During One School One Book, South Elementary students, teachers, and families brought The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo to life. Every family and classroom received a copy of this book that follows the adventures of a mouse named Despereaux, who sets out on a quest to rescue a beautiful human princess from the rats.

North’s STREAKs of the YEAR DQ

Congratulations to North Elementary’s 32 STREAKs of the YEAR! These students have exemplified our STREAK behaviors: Safety, Teamwork, Responsibility, Effort, and Kindness.

Middle School students impress on Field Trips TV

After a few years’ hiatus due to COVID-19, our students were finally able to take field trips again! Each of our Middle School grades was incredibly excited to take overnight trips with their friends and teachers, not only exploring the sights, but learning some history! 

Online Summer resources for students summer resources

Summer is finally here! As the 2021-2022 school year officially comes to a close, Madison could not be more proud and impressed with all of our students; as we were able to come back to a “normal” year, our students jumped right back in and pushed the boundaries of everything we had to offer.

Madison student wins two scholarships at LEAF Umbrella Design Contest LEAF Umbrella

Congratulations to student Pauline Forman, who won two scholarships from the LEAF Umbrella Design Contest! Pauline won 1st place in the Fine Arts Division and was chosen as the Fine Arts Choice Award Winner for her umbrella, “I AM WOMAN.”

Exploring MS extracurriculars Student Council

Throughout the school year, our Madison Middle School students have numerous opportunities to get involved in our after-school clubs and activities. Having your student get involved in an extracurricular activity not only allows them to connect with other students they may otherwise not get the opportunity to, but allows them to explore different interests and hobbies.

Madison HS Prom Court King + Queen

Congratulations to our 2022 Prom Court! Prom was a huge success and incredibly fun for all students. Madison High School was excited to host this mostly normal event for our students, particularly our seniors, who have been in desperate need of some normalcy. 

Community Update, May 2 Angela Smith, Superintendent

As we close out the school year, we begin to look to the next. We are in the process of starting our Kindergarten Registration for the class of 2035; children who will be five before September 30, 2022 are eligible to register.

Vote for Madison Art Club in Vans High School Custom Culture Vans contest

Madison High School Art Club is excited to announce that Madison has made it to the top 50 in the Vans Custom Culture Competition! At this stage, voting is open to the public, and any person can vote once a day until May 6. Go vote for Madison’s Vans design here

MHS Ecology places high at The Geauga County Maple Festival Geauga Win

Congratulations to MHS Ecology, which placed 1st in Dark Robust (Hobby Class) and 4th in Golden Delicate (Hobby Class) at the 92nd year of The Geauga County Maple Festival! This is MHS Ecology’s third year competing at this festival. 

Students accepted to OCDA Honor Choir at Otterbein University OCDA

Congratulations to a select few of our Madison High School students who were accepted into the Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA) Honor Choir at Otterbein University! The Honor Choirs will rehearse and perform this summer, June 20-22. 

MMS AHLI assembles Buddy Bags AHLI

Madison would like to spotlight our Middle School Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI) for their continuous consideration in giving back to the community! Each year, the eighth grade students are responsible for a community service project, and this year, students decided they wanted to make “Buddy Bags.” 

Guide to the National Honor Society Selection Process
Art Club submits designs to Vans Custom Culture Competition Vans contest

Madison High School Art Club students have submitted their designs to the Vans Custom Culture Competition for 2022! Vans is a company that makes footwear and apparel inspired by skaters and originality. Students designed and created a unique shoe design that encapsulates the themes “Van D(IY)oren Legacy” and “Hometown Pride.”

Blue Streaks on Broadway Blue Streaks on Broadway

Catch the “Blue Streaks on Broadway” on April 29-30! Madison High School is so excited to be able to work on and put out performances that inspire our students to express themselves in ways they might otherwise find challenging. This is a show you won’t want to miss! 

Mother-Son and Father-Daughter Dances Father-Daughter Dance

Our mothers and sons had a blast at the Mother-Son dance! Madison Elementary loves being able to put on these dances for our families to have a fun night out to meet new friends and students’ teachers.

HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR MHS STAGE CURTAINS!!

STAGE CURTAINS NEED REPLACED!!

Community Update, March 18 Angela Smith, Superintendent

It is hard to believe we are in the last quarter of the school year. While winter seemed like it would never end, spring is finally here! Things have changed so much since my last update. With cases down statewide, as a district we no longer have to track COVID-19 cases. We still ask that if students are sick to please stay home to limit the spread of germs.  

Trees for Wildlife at the elementary schools Trees

On March 11, first grade students participated in a program called Trees for Wildlife, which included a presentation on what animals get from trees, such as food or shelter, and also what trees are used for.

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 3-15-22
District Treasurer resigns Madison

After serving as the Madison Local School District Treasurer for eleven years, Michael Vaccariello tendered his resignation on Wednesday, March 9. Mr. Vaccariello has accepted a position with Mentor Public Schools as their Assistant Treasurer and Business Operations, effective May 2. 

MHS students win State D1 Indoor Meet and rank top 10 Shot-put

Congratulations to two MHS students that outperformed at the recent State of Ohio D1 Indoor Meet. Maddie Moretti was named D1 State Champion in shot-put at this event. Maddie is currently top 10 in the entire nation and recently broke the school record in shot-put.

Students attend Women in STEM event Women in STEM

On March 3, MHS STEM students attended the first annual Women in STEM event at Lake Erie College. 11 female students attended the event and have been in Madison’s STEM (engineering) and/or CTE (drafting, manufacturing with woods, etc.) classes; some students are also in the Robotics Club. 

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 3-1-22
Madison hosts OMEA Solo and Ensemble OMEA

The weekend of February 12, Madison hosted the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble judged event at the high school. OMEA’s Solo and Ensemble is a performance opportunity for students outside of their typical school-based group preparation.

Student athletes set new records for MHS Basketball

Congratulations to two of our student athletes on their recent record-setting accomplishments! 

SES Vote for Kindness donates to Lake County Humane Society kindness board

February 1-17, South Elementary held a “Vote for Kindness” fundraiser. Student Council members chose three organizations to research as options for donation. The organizations chosen were the Lake County Humane Society, Project Hope for the Homeless, and Madison Public Library Bookmobile.

Action shots from Project Unify Project Unify

Project Unify was such a huge success, we can’t help but share some of the photos that were captured during the event. Congratulations to the student team who won the basketball game by two points! Students received medals for competing and then had a group lunch with their Buddies. 

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 2-15-22

Project Unify 2-11-22

Project Unify Assembly on February 11 PROJECT UNIFY

It’s that time of year again – today we held our Project Unify Assembly! Students of Mr. Sanford’s room participated in a student vs. faculty basketball game at MHS, and had a full day with games, tshirts, and the whole school got to come watch and cheer on the Unify team. 

2022 PBIS Extra Degree of Effort Week at MHS Extra Effort Week

This week was PBIS’s Extra Degree of Effort Week at Madison High School. Our PBIS model is STREAK: Safety, Teamwork, Responsibility, Effort, And Kindness, and this event week is focused on the “E,” Effort. 

MMS AHLI students learn about climate and weather at Lake Metroparks Farmpark AHLI

On January 26, students from the Madison Middle School Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI) went on a field trip to Lake Metroparks Farmpark, a working farm and education center in Kirtland, OH. This field trip taught students about climate and weather as they experienced it firsthand. In addition, students had a chance to try out snowshoeing for the first time. 

North Elementary chooses kindness Spread Kindness

This past week was Kindness Week at North Elementary School, with the school council honing in on encouraging kindness, for each other and ourselves. Kindness Week ties in with North’s and our district’s goals of incorporating Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), which encourages emotional and relational life skills critical to mental health and successful social interaction.

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 2-1-22 6:00pm
District Spelling Bee was G-R-E-A-T Spelling Bee

E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T! That’s how our elementary and middle school students did at our District Spelling Bee, held on Tuesday, January 25.

Madison alumni to have original composition performed by OSU Symphony Orchestra Wood

Here at Madison, we pride ourselves on being a family; and we mean it for life! We love seeing our graduates out in the world, working toward their dreams. We are excited to share that Madison alumni Cooper Wood, who is now a prominent composer, will be showcasing one of his original compositions with The Ohio State University Symphony Orchestra. 

Powder Puff Volleyball game raises money for United Way in honor of senior Volleyball

On Thursday, January 27, Madison High School held a Powder Puff Volleyball game to raise money for the United Way, which focuses on education, income, and health in our communities. The volleyball game was a match between Junior and Senior boys coached by the Junior and Senior girls Volleyball players. 

Community Update, January 28 Angela Smith, Superintendent

I hope this letter finds you well.  We made it through a full week of school, and we are back in the routine. The second half of the school year will fly by.  Conferences are underway for the second semester.  Families have the option of either in-person or online conferences.  Check with your child’s building for more information.  

Madison Local Schools District Spelling Bees 1-25-22
Pre-Apprenticeship Consortium Grant provides opportunities for students and staff Madison

In November, Madison Local Schools was awarded a workforce development grant in collaboration with several other area schools. This grant will provide training that enables each school to begin their pre-apprentice program pilots during the 2022-23 school year.

MLS receives Highest Achievement in Open and Transparent Government Award StaRS

Madison Local School District is proud to have received the Highest Achievement in Open and Transparent Government Award, indicating the highest rate of transparency from the Ohio Auditor of State.

Graduation is around the corner Madison High School

It’s that time of year again – Graduation preparation! Seniors, we are so proud of your hard work throughout the first half of this 2021-2022 school year, and we can’t wait to see how you end your high school careers in just a few short months.

North Elementary Spelling Bee 1-14-22
Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 1-11-22

Life Skill students hand stitch bears for Kindergarteners Bears

Last week, Madison High School Life Skills students gifted our South Elementary Kindergarteners with custom-made bears. 76 Life Skills students learned how to hand-stitch in order to create bears designed by the Kindergarteners using felt. 

Happy Holidays from Madison Schools Holidays
Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 12-14-21
WE ARE MADISON!

North Elementary School 1st Grade Christmas Program 12-9-21

South Elementary Student Council donates $2,500 to United Way Lake County Student Council - UWLC

The South Elementary Student Council was proud to present the United Way Lake County a $2,500 check after a successful pumpkin raffle donation. The pumpkin raffle sold tickets for 25¢ -- which means 10,000 tickets were sold for the raffle! 

North Elementary Santa Streak and Canned Food Drive Santa Streaks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As we approach the holidays, North Elementary is proud to welcome back two of Madison’s most popular fundraisers: Santa Streak and the Canned Food Drive. 

Boys Basketball Team kicks-off season Basketball

It’s basketball season! Our Boys Basketball Team kicked off their season this past Wednesday, December 1, against Geneva. Their second game is next Tuesday, December 7, at Jefferson. 

Madison Local Schools BOE Meeting 11-23-21
MMS puts on The Lion King, Jr. Lion King

Madison Middle School was happy to welcome live theater back into our halls! Our middle school students put on multiple great performances of “The Lion King, Jr.” last weekend. Students dug deep into their flare for the dramatic as they recreated a classic for all ages. 

MHS Complete the STREAK Week STREAK

This past week, Madison High School kicked off our Complete the STREAK Week! During this week, our goal was to recognize as many students as possible for exhibiting our positive STREAK behaviors. 

Thank you to those who served this Veterans Day Veterans Day

With Veterans Day being last week, Madison Local Schools would like to thank all who have served our country. Doing so inspires great courage and dedication as they take on something larger than each of us. We would like to salute our veterans, especially those who are a part of our Madison Family and Community. 

Madison Middle School Fall Play 11-13-21
North Elementary Veterans Day Program 11-11-21

South Elementary Veterans Day Program 11-11-21
Elementary Family Literacy Nights Literacy Night

Both elementary buildings held their fall Family Literacy Nights last week. We can’t deny how nice it was to have the majority of our students be able to attend their Literacy Nights face-to-face after an unpredictable year.

High School play PUFFS a huge success PUFFS

Congratulations to our High School theater students for their excellent performance of PUFFS last weekend! Students put on four shows and saw over three-hundred attendees. 

Players selected for Lake County Touchdown All-Stars M-L Football

Congratulations to three of our Madison HS Football players who have been selected for the Lake County Touchdown Club All-Stars. The Lake County Touchdown Club is committed to promoting football in Lake County.

MMS raises over $1,000 for outdoor classroom through Staff vs Student Volleyball game Staff vs Student Volleyball game

Madison Middle School held a Staff vs Student Volleyball game to help raise funds to build an outdoor classroom. There was a 28-team bracket that competed to play a staff team; the final team gave the staff a run for their money, with the staff team barely pulling through to win by one point. 

Successful fall sports season for Madison HS Cheerleaders

It has been nice having a quasi-normal fall sports season! We would like to thank our coaches, students, and parents for their diligence and flexibility throughout this unpredictable time. As we wrap up a successful fall sports season, we’d like to recognize some MHS students who have had outstanding performances this year. 

MMS student crowned Miss Ohio Jr High School America Natalie Best

Congratulations to Madison eighth grader Natalie Best, who was crowned as Miss Ohio Junior High School America! Natalie will represent Ohio for the 2021-2022 school year and will be representing Ohio Junior High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in June 2022. 

Life Skills students practice communication, group work, and organization MS Life Skills

Life Skills students at Madison Middle School created their own corn hole boards and bags as one of their eight hands-on learning projects for the 2021-2022 school year. Students took on assigned roles to work on their own responsibilities as moving parts of a group as they sanded and refurbished the corn hole boards for their classroom and sewed bean bags using a student-friendly sewing machine. 

Spanish and Ecology classes host outdoor produce market Ecology pumpkins

The Madison High School Spanish and Ecology classes came together in efforts to fundraise for their class’ student led projects. Students sold pumpkins, gourds, and corn of all shapes and sizes at an outdoor “market” during two home football games.

World Teachers’ Day World Teachers' Day

World Teachers’ Day was this past Tuesday, October 5 - and what better way to celebrate than to publicly thank our teachers for their tireless efforts in ensuring our students receive the best education available.

Senior and Girl Scout renovates Madison Pre-K courtyard and basketball court pre-k courtyard

During the 2020-2021 school year, Madison High School senior and Girl Scout Bailey Brotz approached the Madison Pre-Kindergarten with a plan to make their courtyard a feast for the senses! Bailey completely renovated the courtyard and basketball court for the Madison Pre-K students, incorporating activities to stimulate all five of the kids’ senses. The Madison Pre-K is located in the old Redbird Elementary School and shares the building with the Board of Education. 

Middle School AHLI takes field trip to Lake Metroparks Farmpark MMS 7th AHLI

Earlier this week, students from Madison Middle School Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI) went on a field trip to Lake Metroparks Farmpark, a working farm and education center in Kirtland, OH. This field trip allowed students to gain a better understanding about the plants they will use when they plant gardens in Spring 2022. 

Football players clean up stadium grounds MHS Football

On Monday, September 20, a group of our Madison Football players cleaned up the stadium grounds. This group was led by player Mitchel Polovic’s parents, and included team members Mitch, Danny Alley, Carson Alley, Michael O’Brien, Jordan Watt, and Ryan Crim. 

Community Update, September 17 Angela Smith, Superintendent

It is hard to believe that we have been back in school for over a month already. The Middle School has had parent teacher conferences, with High School conferences on September 22 and September 30, and Elementary conferences on October 13 and October 21. Now is the time to connect with your student’s teachers to find out ways to help them be successful in the classroom.

Local Optometrist providing no-cost eye care and eyewear to MLS students Eye Doctors of Madison

Eye Doctors of Madison, an Optometric Family Practice, is providing no-cost eye care and eyewear to Madison Local School students for those who demonstrate need. This is a local practice run by Dr. Michael Baker, O.D., a 2001 Madison High School Graduate. 

South Elementary puts on Constitution Day program Constitution Day

Today, September 17, South Elementary students gathered to put on a “Constitution Day” program, a fun-filled tribute to America. The program featured multiple speakers to share the history of the Constitution, as well as the second graders, who learned four songs for the program. 

High School Parent Teacher Conferences & Late Arrival Tuesdays MHS

If your child is a student at Madison High School, please view the upcoming important dates for Parent Teacher Conferences and Late Arrival Tuesday.

ROW the BOAT kick-off at North Elementary Row the Boat

North Elementary kicked off the 2021-2022 school year with a ROW the BOAT assembly on Friday, September 3. ROW the BOAT is this year’s theme: we will row the boat no matter the circumstances, together. 

North American Young Generation of Nuclear cleans up Veteran’s Memorial at MHS Stadium Veteran's

North American Young Generation of Nuclear (NAYGN) spent some time this weekend doing some hard work to brighten up the community! On Saturday, August 21, six members of NAYGN, along with Chris Elliott, General Plant Manager, Kevin Clark, Operations Manager, and others, went to the Madison High School Football Stadium to clean up the Veteran’s Memorial. 

MHS Blue Streaks Marching Band featured on Fox 8 News Fox 8 News

The Madison High School Blue Streak Marching Band was featured on the Fox 8 News this morning, August 27, to kick off the 2021 Friday Night Touchdown season. Kenny Crumpton, of “Kickin’ It With Kenny,” welcomed the 150 marching band members to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum plaza.

Backpack Fund distributes 130 backpacks of supplies to students Backpack Fund

On Saturday, August 14, from 12-2 pm, Madison students held a Backpack Fund supply drop at the Madison Public Library, where students gave away backpacks full of supplies. A total of 160 backpacks full of supplies were collected for distribution, and only 30 were left at the end of the event. 

Row the Boat, North! Row the Boat

North Elementary is kicking off the 2021-2022 school year with a new theme: ROW the BOAT! Here at North Elementary, we are going to Row the Boat no matter what comes our way, no matter the conditions, and we will all be rowing in the same direction: toward success. 

Welcome back, Madison High School MHS

Madison High School would like to welcome back all students! It is going to be a very exciting year. MHS would also like to welcome the following new staff to the school, as well as congratulating staff on their new positions: 

True North launches the Giving Pump Program Giving Pump

Want to help support Madison Schools while filling up your gas tank? Until September 30, you can!

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