East's Weekly Newsletter for Students, Families, and Staff
Friday, January 15th, 2021
The Urban League will host a special program, Stand for Justice, on January 17th at 1:00pm. It will include inspirational stories of triumph and success from 2020, powerful performances by local urban artists, and celebration of this year’s 250+ Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Young Person Awardees, including some East High School students!
Bridge Week: No School Monday Or Friday
Reminder: There is no virtual learning on Monday, January 18th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will also be no virtual learning on Friday, January 22, for grade reporting. Tuesday, January 19th-Thursday, January 21st is “Bridge” week. All students should check email communication from teachers on or before January 18th to determine if they are expected to meet with a teacher(s) during Bridge Week. 
Adjusted Meal Box Pick-Up Schedule for Bridge Week
Curbside meal box pick-up will be not be available Monday, January 18th. Please check the adjusted schedule for the most convenient location nearest you this week. An additional curbside evening pickup will be held each week at East High School (near door #2 in the small parking lot) on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm, beginning Thursday, January 21st.
Athletics Update
Purgolder Winter Sports will continue virtually until high school students can return to in-person learning. When in-person schooling resumes, the practicality of starting in-person team activities and, potentially, competitions will be assessed.
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Upcoming Program Opportunities from MSCR
MSCR Dynamic Badgerettes is a FREE majorette and hip hop dance program for MMSD high school students. Practices will be held at MSCR East, 4620 Cottage Grove Rd, on Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00 pm starting January 27. Due to space limitations and Covid-19 prevention, enrollment is limited to only 10 students. Interested students from East or La Follette High Schools (or who live in those attendance areas but attend other MMSD high schools) should complete this application. The application deadline is Wednesday January 20, 2021. Completed this application does NOT guarantee a space in the program. All applicants will be contacted after January 20. If you have questions about MSCR Dynamic Badgerettes, please contact Dane Gottschall, MSCR High School Recreation Specialist at drgottschall@madison.k12.wi.us or (608) 622-7014.

The MSCR High School Ski & Snowboard Club is offering four low-cost ski/snowboard trips for MMSD high school students this winter. Beginners welcome! Lessons are available. Transportation and equipment rentals included. Space is very limited. Register ASAP.
Please Continue To Give Us Feedback And Input
On November 3rd, Madison voters approved an operating referendum and facilities referendum. Our goal all along has been to listen to the community, respond to your input, and encourage people to participate in the process. As we move through the implementation of the referenda we will continue to listen and provide opportunities for feedback. One of those opportunities is the MMSD Post Referendum Facilities Survey. Please take a moment to give us your input towards providing an innovative, equity-driven educational experience for our students in well-maintained facilities.
Senior Scholarship Application Deadline Is Friday
The East High School Senior Scholarship Application deadline is Friday, January 22nd, 2021. East High School has the largest scholarship fund in Dane county. Completing this application makes students eligible for 90+ scholarships that have been made possible by many generous donors in our community (many of them with roots here on the east side!) Here are the slides from the virtual informational session on December 15th, 2020 which explains how to complete the application, along with other helpful tips to ensure successful application submission. Please reach out to School Counselor, Robin Murphy-Sinha, at rlmurphy@madison.k12.wi.us or 608-561-7370 if you have any questions.
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