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
Noah Simeon's wheelchair basketball team placed 3rd at the Conference Tournament in Iowa last weekend and have been invited to the National Tournament in Wichita in March! Noah was also awarded male MVP at the Conference Tournament. Congrats Noah!
Staff Shout Out
On February 15th, five East teachers (Katie Wilkin, Zoe Slattery, Damara Breunig, Heather Howard, Seth Jawitz) and our East Principal, Brendan Kearney, jumped into Lake Monona to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin and East's Purgolder Unified Club. Together, East raised over $1,000, and Madison raised $200,000 total. #freezinforareason
Featured Program
East's Black History Month activities included a field trip to watch "Just Mercy," a movie which details the story of an innocent man freed from death row in Alabama in the early 1990s and the creation of attorney Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative. East's Multicultural Services coordinator, Ebrahim Amara, and various other East staff accompanied East students to the theater and reconvened with students after the movie at the Spark building to discuss what they had seen. "Every so often we talk about racism, racism, racism — what does it mean?" Amara said in an interview following the group discussion. "It doesn’t necessarily mean individual acts of racism, but different ways that for generations have kept people, not just black people, but underrepresented groups, in the shadows," he explained. AVID t eacher, Vera Naputi, remarked, "So many layers to our experience: the pre-work, the “what!” moments, the community learning, the post-talk on the bus, the questions they have about justice. Our tipping point as educators studying Bryan Stevenson’s work is here - it’s now more critical than ever to ride the emotionality of our students and listen to how they want to proceed in creating a just and fair world grounded in Hope."
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.
Boosters and Athletics News
The Purgolder Boosters held their monthly meeting on February 17th. They’ve been doing a great job of raising and distributing funds to support our athletic teams. But they could use your help...

Here are two ways you can make that happen:
  1. Their Spring Fundraiser is coming up, so be watching for an announcement with some exciting news. In the meantime the organizers could use some help approaching local businesses to donate auction items. This is an important opportunity for both community outreach and vital Booster fundraising. Interested? Contact Rob Gottshalk or Roger Seip.

  1. Did you know our Purgolder Boosters have a Facebook page? It’s a great way to stay informed about the great things our teams have been doing. You can help by sharing pictures of EHS athletic events with Greg Anderson. Please help us and promote our kids by sending photos to Greg via email at gaphoto@charter.net.

And please join us at our next meeting, Monday, March 16 at 6:30 in LMC Purple!

Girls Soccer Tryouts begin Monday, March 23rd! Tryouts for the spring season will take place on Monday, March 23rd; Tuesday, March 24th; and Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00-6:30pm at Breese Stevens Field. Make sure to register with the athletic office prior to tryouts!
Math Department News
This month's news includes highlights of the Mathematics Competition in Modeling and TECH Challenge, information about the upcoming Family Engineering Night Out event and Math Meet, fundraising, and summer opportunities.
Women's History Month
East High Gender Equity students have been working hard to create a slideshow of women who deserve recognition during Women's History Month. Join us in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
Family Engineering Night Out
East's LatinX Parent group, Women In STEM, and Engineering Club will jointly host a FREE community showing of the 2014 documentary "Underwater Dreams" on Wednesday, March 4th. The film follows the progress of a team of Arizona high school students (who are also immigrants from Mexico), competing in a national robotics contest. The film will be subtitled in Spanish when English is spoken, and in English when Spanish is spoken. This event is open to the public and all East students and their families are encouraged to attend. Beginning at 5:00pm there will be snacks and hands-on activities for all ages in the Mall. The film will be shown in the theater at 6:00pm. The movie will be followed by a question/answer forum with a panel of Engineering College Students regarding their experiences and career exploration