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Spring Assessments
It is important to ensure that students are prepared for each step along their educational journey. One way to determine preparedness is through assessment. The following assessments will be administered to East High School students in the Winter/Spring of 2020.

Tuesday, March 3rd
11th Grade ONLY Day

Tuesday, April 15th
9th and 10th Grade ONLY Day

Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday, March 25th 10th Grade

May 4th–8th and May 11th–15th
Student Spotlight
To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we celebrate these amazing East students who were awarded the Outstanding Young Person Award from the Urban League of Greater Madison for their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and service to their community. Congratulations Umoja Bergh, Sonam Ivanova, Marcus Williams, Kadjata Bah and Abubacarr Darboe.
Staff Shout Out
Anna Moritz started as a Cross Categorical Teacher at East in August. Being new to East, Anna put an intentional focus on building community within her classroom and developing a welcoming space for students. " Developmental Designs incorporates curriculum planning and classroom management strategies to create a community learning environment. As an interventionist teaching self-contained classes maintaining a calm, cool, and collected classroom is vital to my students’ success interacting with curriculum. Heading into the second semester of school, many of us are starting over with new classes or introducing new students into our classroom communities," Anna explained. Anna committed four days at the beginning of the semester to building rapport and providing opportunities for her students to learn about each other with games like Pictionary and Uncommon Commonalities. Practices like this move the East Equity Vision forward by being intentional in creating an inclusive and supportive environment where students and families feel safe and connected to staff and the community.
Featured Program: MSCR
During their high school experience every student should have an opportunity to join a club that reflects their interests. At East, Madison Schools & Community Recreation (MSCR) serves a key role in providing many different kinds of clubs that fit those interests. Check out this video (produced by our very own 12th grade scholar Reece Walters!) to meet our amazing MSCR Coordinator, Mayder Lor, and some of our student leaders to hear what they have to say about our MSCR After School programming.
Thank You School Counselors
National School Counseling Week is February 3rd-7th. The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Our counselors at East support our students in various ways during and beyond their four years at East. East counselors help students with course selection each year, guide them in creating a four-year high school plan, encourage a rigorous academic schedule, facilitate post-secondary planning including college and career paths, provide support with college applications, write letters of recommendations, give social and emotional support, and assist students with finding and securing scholarships and obtaining financial aid. They also facilitate transition squads for incoming 9th graders, lead student and parent information sessions, collaborate with community partners and colleges to arrange college and career fairs and college visits, and lead support groups. Thank you to Michelle Olson, Monique Billings, Robin Murphy, Laura Gillis, Ashley Schuchardt, and Sarah Elmore.
Black History Month and Black Lives Matter Week Of Action In Schools
The Black Lives Matter movement recognizes the impact of mass incarceration, poverty, non-affordable housing, income disparity, homophobia, unfair immigration laws and policies, gender inequality, and poor access to healthcare. All of these injustices exist in the intersection of race, class, and gender. And they have always existed and continue to exist within our Madison community, including within our own school system. The National Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Our Schools (February 3rd-7th, 2020) is more than a curricular opportunity to discuss Black activist legacies, but an ongoing call-to-action to interrupt and dismantle educational policies and practices that harm Black youth. Check out our East High School Equity Vision to learn about East's strengths, progress, and areas for growth as well as our School Improvement Plan. It is also fitting during Black History Month that we emphasize our commitment to Black Excellence. On our Black Excellence website you can listen to the conversations we've had so far about Black Excellence on our MMSD Voices podcast. If you're interested getting involved you can join the Black Excellence Coalition and parents can join our Parent Groups.
Senior Information
Stay up to date with all Senior information at east.mmsd.org/graduation including additional scholarship opportunities, cap/gown orders, graduation, and more.