East's Weekly Newsletter for Students, Families, and Staff
Friday, March 19th, 2021
TODAY: Deadline For Returning Preference Survey
If you have not done so already, please fill out the "Returning Preference" survey/app by midnight tonight. If you were not able to join our virtual reopening information session on Wednesday, you can view the slides here. Answers to frequently asked questions will be shared soon.
East Student Receives Scholar Athlete Award
Take a look at this short video and article featuring East student, Pedro Martinez, Spectrum News Athlete of The Week award winner. Watch as School Counselor, Sarah Elmore, Bilingual Resource Specialist, Silvia Gomez, Spanish Teacher, Barbara Davis, and East Head Football Coach, Jeremy Thornton, explain why Pedro is such an inspiration. Pedro's work ethic, passion for athletics, positive attitude in taking on new challenges, and compassion for others earned him this distinction including a $1000 scholarship. Congrats, Pedro!
Celebrating Women's HERstory (History) Month
Once again our amazing student groups, NASA and Raza United, have put together a great google slideshow full of information for Women's HERstory (History) Month! Click through the slides to celebrate and learn more about the important Women who have influenced our history.
"Do All Lives Matter?" Visual Poem By East Students
Check out this "Do All Lives Matter?" visual poem video that was created in honor of Black History Month by East students! All of the shots come from murals in the Madison area, most of them still up on State Street. You can check out all the art and the artist at this virtual gallery.

Poem Written by TaMaya Travis
Filmed and Edited by Malik C Terrab
Voiced by Abou Sangaré, Fred Foueppe, TaMaya Travis
Featuring Amanda Benin Gallagher
East High Artists Featured In Art Exhibit
While our students are home learning virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic, East High art teacher, April Sopkin, is ensuring her art scholars stay connected to the Madison community through visual expression including graphic design, photography and sculpture. Check out this article about our East student's art projects this Winter and this video about Youth Art Month featuring East teacher, April Sopkin, and East student, Nahomy Castro Moya.
This Week's Tower TV Episode #9
Youth Apprenticeship Program
We invite you to learn more about MMSD’s Youth Apprenticeship program by checking out these interactive slides (if it prompts you to sign in, have your student sign in with their MMSD account). 

Youth Apprenticeship is a rigorous one- or two-year elective program for juniors & seniors, that combines academic and technical classroom instruction with mentored, on-the-job training, to provide students with industry-established occupational and employability skills. 

Have questions? Attend the live Q&A session on Thursday March 25, from 5:30-6:00 PM Via Zoom. To join the meeting, click on Zoom link above or use Meeting ID: 963 9149 5965 Passcode: 172176. Spanish interpretation will be available. 

Ready to apply to the Youth Apprenticeship program? Click here to complete the application!
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