As graduation for the class of 2021 fast approaches, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on our year and to say some ‘thank you’s.
I would like to thank our East High families for your patience, understanding and communication over the past year. We have gotten to know you better than ever as teaching has been live broadcast in your homes, and we look forward to staying connected as we transition back to a more ‘normal’ educational experience, with some lessons learned that I know will make us better. We are true partners in this shared mission of educating your students.
I would like to thank our staff, who have had to reinvent themselves time and again for over a year. They have done so out of their commitment to the safety of our community, and above all, their commitment to East High students. It is an honor to work with a group of educators who so dependably put their students first.
Most importantly, I would like to thank our students. More than anyone, you have rolled with the changes. Your resilience and grace, while sacrificing more than anyone, has been an inspiration to all of us. I am certain that we learn as much from you as you do from us. We choose to work at East because of you.
Let’s finish our last week strong, East.
Class of 2021 - The Class of Resilience and Perseverance
The Wisconsin State Journal asked Madison seniors from all of its high schools to reflect on the year. They shared their hopes and plans for life after high school. Check out the stories of East Seniors, Pedro Martinez, Alayna Tucker, and Isabell Vang.
We are happy to announce that our own East High School Special Education Assistant, Harry Bernard III, was one of the 14 BIG Ideas finalists for his East Barber Shop Apprenticeship Program. From the 337 ideas that were submitted, judges and community members narrowed it down to 14 finalists who will receive funding from a federal grant. Watch the pitches here, including Harry's at 1:49. Congratulations Harry, we can't wait to see this program come to life at East!