East's Weekly Newsletter for Students, Families, and Staff
Friday, December 4th, 2020
Upcoming Theater Production December 10th-13th
The Eastside Players present Alone, Together from December 10th-13th. This is a virtual theatrical production that will be available to stream at any time during those days.  Alone, Together was written in March of 2020 and tells the story of several different characters searching for connection and joy during a global pandemic. This production will also be a featured production at the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival. Please visit mmsd.anywhereseat.com to purchase a ticket or request a complimentary ticket. Contact Theater Director, Paul Milisch with questions and visit east.mmsd.org/theater for more information about East's Theater Program.
Virtual Culinary Class Highlights From Fall 2020
Find out what's the same, what's different, what's hard and what's in fun in East's virtual culinary classes this fall, including photos from current culinary students. See more >>>
Early College Opportunities
There are several opportunities for MMSD students to earn College Credit while still in high school, at no cost to the student and family. Learn more by watching this short video or viewing these slides about Early College Credit Opportunities. 10th and 11th grade students interested in these opportunities should complete this short "Early College Credit Interest Form".
Early College STEM Academy Information Sessions
High school sophomores can apply now for the Early College STEM Academy! The application deadline is January 29, 2021. A selection team will review applications, interview applicants and decide who will be accepted into the program by the end of February. To learn more about this opportunity please register for one of the two remaining online information sessions listed below. Registering will give you access to a login for the event.
Palma Maya-Johnson Enters College Early
Palma Maya-Johnson, East High School class of 2021, was accepted to Bard College at Simon's Rock one year early and enrolled as a Freshman this Fall. She will be studying liberal arts at the Bard College in Barrington, Massachusetts, the nation's first early collegeRead more >>>
Northside News Articles About Virtual Learning
Jada Matson, East High School 9th grader, and Vera Naputi, East High School AVID Teacher, have been writing Madison's Northside News and recently wrote about virtual learning. 

"It has been a strange year in which I have learned to live a remixed lifestyle and see what it means to be in a constant state of wakefulness," Vera said in her article, "Virtual School Pedagogy of Love."

Jada explained, "I have learned so many things about myself, and I want to offer three things I’ve learned in order to help others who may struggle with similar aspects related to learning and mental health," in her article, "Virtual School: Despite Pandemic Struggles, Everything Will Be Ok."

Thank you Jada and Ms. Naputi for sharing our talents with our community and for your wise words.
Upcoming Parent Engagement Opportunities
If you are interested in meeting with the principal and other staff to share important information and partner in our efforts to provide your student with the best educational experience possible at East, please join us during one of our upcoming parent meetings.
  • African-American Parent Meeting, Thursday, December 10th at 6pm - Zoom Link
  • East High United Parent Meeting (open to all parents/families), Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm - Zoom Link Coming Soon
  • Latino Parent Meeting, Wednesday, January 6th at 6pm - Zoom Link
MMSD December Rainbow News
Grief, Mental Health, and Health Services Resources
Quick Links & Helpful Resources