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It’s time to begin another school year!

 

We are excited to once again welcome back our students and staff for a full year of exceptional academic and extra-curricular opportunities at Madison Local Schools.

 

Summer is often a time for fun and relaxation. But for a school district, summer is also very busy! Over the break, many of our staff members participated in professional development in curriculum, technology, leadership and beyond. Our maintenance and custodial staff have been hard at work making sure the buildings and grounds have been thoroughly cleaned and maintained, our bus fleet inspected and improvements finalized to several areas of our campus.

 

One of the campus improvements includes the class photo project. Thanks to a generous donation by Dr. Dawn L. (Blanton) Henderson, Class of 1975, we were able to restore and display the class composite photographs dating back to the 1960’s! These new class photo boards are located in the Madison Jr/Sr High School and include spaces for future Madison alumni photos. Visit our website for dates and times the project will be open for public viewing.

 

Additionally, the time between school years is spent reflecting and planning for upcoming academic achievements and challenges. This fall, we are proud to start the year with our students having shown substantial academic growth in more than 75% of the tested areas last year. This information is incredibly valuable to both our students and staff and we look forward to using this data to continue to grow and improve during the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Finally, we will also continue our commitment to safety and security with the addition of NaviGate Prepared. NaviGate Prepared is a safety software system that will allow our entire staff to access and implement various aspects of our district safety plan. The software will be utilized by district administration, staff and local law enforcement and first responders to ensure thorough and immediate information is accessible before, during and after any type of safety or security issue on campus.  

 

We hope that our students, staff and community will find that these combined efforts will set the stage for an outstanding 2017-2018 school year!

 

Curtis Philpot,

Superintendent