March 2019
In February we began our third quarter; welcomed our new students during a fun orientation day; students showed their stuff during the first annual Celebration of Learning event; juniors prepped and took the ACT; students planned a Soul Food Community Lunch for our school in honor of Black History Month; PGT traveled to Cherokee Marsh and Token Creek County Park; students met with advisers for our 5th Group Advisory meeting; we held our student-led Parent Teacher Conferences; we had a few snow days*; DAMA visited Rachel Schramm's ceramics class; and a lot of learning took place.
*Speaking of Snow Days, Will Shabazz's Schedule Change?
You may have heard winter weather make-up info from the district about changing the school day times and adding days at the end of the year. HOWEVER, the Shabazz school day will start and end at the same time as always, and our end-of-year dates will remain the same. HOWEVER, March 18 will be a normal school day because Professional Development has been canceled.
Shabazz Students Shine
Shabazz students Noelle Livingston and Carter Newbury participated in the Rotary Club’s Annual Ethics Symposium at the Monona Terrace on February 18. Students from schools across Dane County participated in small group discussions on ethical dilemmas. They stepped outside of their comfort zones and participated using their voice! Shabazz is proud!

Grace Middleton and Manolo Delgado were also recognized as Urban League’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Youths! Grace and Manolo are active community members using their skills and abilities to make our school and community a better place. We appreciate all that they do, their drive and motivation in life, and their phenomenal spirits. They make Shabazz Shabazz!
Help Our Native Plant Rain Gardens for Less than $10
Shabazz is hoping to expand their native plant rain gardens. Over the last two years Shabazz has changed 300 square feet of lawn to native plants for use as rain gardens and insect habitat. Some of the plants we have grown are Fox Sedge, Bonneset, Butterflyweed, and Anise Hyssop. 

During the spring rains our gardens slowed the rush of roof water to help it infiltrate and recharge our aquifers. Also, last summer some insects using the garden were Monarch Butterflies and Goldenrod Soldier Beetle. The more plant varieties we are able to get the more insects and birds we will be able to support.

We'd like to invite you to donate more plants to our efforts this spring through the  Plant Dane Native Plant Program . It’s easy, just visit , select Shabazz Rain Garden, and select the number of plants you’d like to donate. Plants cost $2.25/each and must be ordered in multiples of 4. Thanks for helping to make expanding our garden a reality!
Dane Arts Mural Arts Visited Shabazz
Dane Arts Mural Arts visited Rachel's ceramic class to creatively generate imagery for a mural on the outside of the Dane County Job Center. The mural is about how to transform spaces that make people feel unsafe using art. Themes of trauma, victimization and violence were addressed, with a greater theme of healing and renewal. We are thrilled to be a part of this.
Keeping Up With Shabazz Alums
We like to keep in touch with our students after they leave Shabazz. Our Where Are Our Shabazz Graduates? page features updates on past students. If you are, or know of, a Shabazz grad, visit the link and submit your own information to share with fellow Shabazz classmates.
March 13
LMC 6:30-7:30 pm

Also March 13
ACT WorkKeys Exam for grade 11
8:30-11:35 am
Grade 9, 10, and 12 should arrive at 12:25 pm for normal afternoon classes.

March 15
Code Red Drill, 1:35 pm

March 18
Regular School Day
Previously scheduled Professional Development Day canceled.

March 20
Play Performance for Parents
5:30 pm in the Shabazz Theatre

March 25-30
Spring Break

April 2
3:15 - 4:00 pm
Applications Being Accepted for 2019-20 School Year
Do you have a family member or friend who may be interested in attending Shabazz next year? We are now taking applications for the 2019-20 school year. All MMSD students who are currently in grades 8-11 are welcome to apply. Students outside the MMSD boundaries can pursue Open Enrollment or pay MMSD tuition.

The process begins by completing a short Application Form online. For more information about applying to Shabazz visit our Admissions Process page or contact Lynn at or 608-204-2453.
Early Reminder About 2019 Summer School Program
MMSD Summer School classes will be held June 24 - August 2, 2019 with no classes on Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5. The Summer School and enrichment classes are held from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm, however please note that this year high school summer classes will only meet Monday-Thursday. More information will be available when the course catalog is released in mid-March. For more information contact
Get Your Shabazz Merch Here
Shabazz merchandise can be purchased online at our Malcolm Shabazz City High School Merch Store. Items such as t-shirts, hoodies, onesies, cinch bags, and even aprons are available with a 100% guarantee that you will absolutely love your purchase.

There are various new images available along with the classics. Profits go to pay for future Shabazz community events.

But wait . . . there's more! You can buy a refillable Shabazz water bottle from the Main Office for $3. They come in a r a i n b o w of colors.
Attention Graduating Seniors - Yearbook Photos
Each year the Shabazz Yearbook highlights graduating seniors. This special section of the yearbook typically contains a photo of each graduate, along with a brief “blurb.” Inclusion in the yearbook is voluntary. If your 2019 graduate has had professional photos taken for the occasion, we ask that you submit the photo directly to Shabazz, rather than relying on the photographer to send it.   More important info here . The cost of the yearbook is $20 and may be brought to the Main Office at any time.
Market Rate Rental Units for Grandfamilies and Kinship Families
Generations at Union Corners is an affordable and market-rate rental option opening January 2020. This complex is part of the Union Corners master development at 2507 Winnebago Street in Madison - close to Goodman Community Center, Lowell Elementary, O'Keefe Middle School, and East High School. Learn more at a community meeting where you can sign up for their interest list for units available next January.

Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 pm
Carbon at Union Corners
2418 Winnebago Street, Madison
Shabazz school counselor Katy Ainslie-Wallace has partnered with ASL teacher Sarah Drake to bring you a Facebook page with information for post-secondary options, opportunities, events, scholarships, college visits, and tons of other information. Please search Facebook for  Shabazz Connections  and join! Also, feel free to reach out to Katy via email at o r by phone at 608-204-2450. Here are some upcoming opportunities:
Mental Health Career Panel
Wednesday , March 13 at 1:00 pm at the VSA (1709 Aberg Avenue)
Come learn from a panel of mental health professionals about the variety of areas in the field!
Email Sarah ( ) to RSVP.

Youth Summer Job Fair at Shabazz
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - Shabazz High School Student Center during lunch
Seven organizations have signed up so far including CEOs of Tomorrow, Inc., Goodman Community Center and Dane Arts Mural Arts. More info and images  here .
Shabazz City High School
1601 Sherman Avenue
Madison WI 53704