East's Weekly Newsletter for Students, Families, and Staff
Friday, January 22nd, 2021
East High School Facilities Feedback Session
Join us on Facebook Live on January 28th to give us your feedback on the facilities projects that we're planning for East. We need your input to inform our next steps on all the facilities projects that will be funded by the referenda our community passed in November. Can't make it? Don't worry, all sessions will be recorded and available on the district's Facebook page and on MMSDs YouTube Channel. You are also always encouraged to provide feedback via mmsd.org/future-ready.
Second Semester Materials Distribution
2nd semester materials (such as textbooks, calculators (rental), folders, notebooks, pencils, etc) are available for pick-up from the Welcome Center on weekdays between 8:00am-4:00pm. Materials from 1st semester no longer being used can also be returned during this time. Not all courses will be distributing materials. Students should only come to pick up materials if their classes are listed or their teacher has made arrangements to have materials available at the Welcome Center.  A list of classes distributing materials and pick up instructions can be found here.
Homework Club & Tutoring Opportunities
Second semester is a great time to begin participating Homework Club and tutoring opportunities. Homework Club is a place for students to find additional support and guidance with classwork and tutors are happy to set up virtual meetings with students to make sure they not only complete their homework on time but also strengthen skills and maximize learning in any subject. Homework club takes place on Mondays and Fridays from 4:00-6:00pm with additional tutoring opportunities based upon the students and tutors availability. Students who would like to sign up for tutoring and academic support should complete the Homework Club Interest Google Form by Sunday, January 31st, however, it will continue to be open throughout the semester. Escalera is also providing academic support, workshops and field trips on careers, higher education, community leadership and cultural identity on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00pm.

Homework Club Google Classroom Code: DX5DEHC
Contact: Xang Hang

Escalera Google Classroom Code: 3WDOID7
Contact: Marco Espinosa
Save The Date - Junior Family Night, Tuesday 2.2.21
SAVE THE DATE - East School Counselors invite 11th grade students and their families to attend our Junior Family Night on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:00pm via Zoom. The School Counselors will be covering many topics around planning for your students post high school opportunities. 11th grade students and their parents will receive an email this week with additional information.
Menstrual Equity And Reproductive Justice Event
On Saturday, January 30th from 3:00-5:00pm, the Madison-based, youth-run advocacy organization Bleed Shamelessly will be hosting a Virtual Showcase event where they premiere varying videos covering topics relating to menstrual equity and reproductive justice, and speakers, artists, and musicians share their experiences with menstruation, and advocacy! The event will be fundraising to provide menstrual products to students and families in Dane County, and all donations are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in donating to the cause where all proceeds provide pads and tampons to students and families in Dane County, please visit their GoFundMe using this link. There is no cost of attendance. Additionally, if you are interested in attending the event please register here!
Choir 2021-2022 Enrollment Instructions
City of Madison Youth Internship Program
Common Wealth Development is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program! Due to COVID, the program will be 80% virtual, with youth focusing on a community project that connects them with various City of Madison departments. Youth will also have the opportunity to spend additional time doing in-person, socially distanced community service projects.
Interns will work up to 16 hours per week focused on their project and other additional professional development workshops. Wages start at $10.50/hour for this 8-week summer opportunity.
In order to be considered:
  • Students must reside in the City of Madison limits OR attend a Madison Metropolitan School and be at least 14 years of age when applying
  • Interested students must:
  1. Submit a completed YOUTH and PARENT/GUARDIAN application
  2. Attend one VIRTUAL open interview time (dates, times, and locations are listed on the youth application and a staff member will reach out with invites/more details
***Students will not be considered if they do not have complete these two components of the application
For more information and for the links to the online applications, check out Common Wealth Development's Website.
Early College STEM Academy Application Deadline Extended
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