East's Weekly Newsletter for Students, Families, and Staff
Friday, May 28th, 2021
Spring 2021 Virtual Musical
The Eastside Players of Madison East High School are proud to present As You Like It from June 3rd-6th, 2021. The show will be accessible to stream at any time during the virtual run and purchasing a 'ticket' will allow you to watch the performance as many times as you wish.  

As You Like It is a musical adaptation of the pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare. It was adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. As You Like It features some of Shakespeare’s most memorable speeches and characters as well as an engaging contemporary score written by Shaina Taub.

Check out this preview video by Tower TV reporters Austin and Elam.

Tickets are $5 can be purchased at mmsd.anywhereseat.com. Because we do not want anyone to be deterred by ticket pricing, any student, staff, and community member can request a complimentary ticket

Questions? Contact Paul Milisch, Producing Director of Theatre.
Summer Chromebook Information
All students in rising grades 9-12 grade will take their devices and chargers home over the summer. 

Current 12th grade students will turn their device in on June 9th and 10th from 12-4 in the cafeteria during Senior Item Collection Days. Current 12th grade students attending Summer School will turn in their devices at the end of Summer School.

Seniors will also need to transfer their MMSD Google Drive account files and Gmail to a personal account so that they don’t lose any important documents or communications.
Summer Jobs and Enrichment Opportunities
Summer offers a great opportunity for students to continue learning and exploring their interests, virtually and (hopefully) in person. This live document provides a list of summer experiences for students including jobs, pre-college programs, enrichment courses, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
Work Permit Information
Work Permits are processed during the school day as a courtesy to East students for the State of Wisconsin. Students age 15 years old and younger must obtain a work permit. Work permits can be issued at East High School during school hours. Additional sites with hours outside of the school day can be found on the Department of Workforce Development Website.
Celebrations For The Class Of 2021 and 2020
Class of 2021
The Class of 2021 Senior Party will be held on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 at 8:00pm on the practice field behind the East High School Field House. There will be a screening of the Senior billboard photos, yearbook signing, and an outdoor movie. Snacks will be provided. Please bring a blanket or camp chair and your yearbook. Masks and social distancing of 6ft are required. Questions? Email Maggie Zywicki.

Class of 2020
We are excited to announce that East will be hosting a Class of 2020 celebration to honor our newest alumni. Class of 2020 graduates are invited to gather on the practice field behind the East High School Field House on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm. Please bring your yearbooks and camping chair/blanket. Masks and social distancing of 6ft are required. Those interested should RSVP using this Google form by June 9th to ensure we have enough cupcakes for everyone.
Madison Links Services to Youth Award Recipients
Congratulations to East High Seniors, Ashlie Hewett and Nicole Adams, who were nominated for the Madison Links, Incorporated, Services to Youth Awards! 

From East Multicultural Services Coordinator, Ebrahim Amara:

Nicole - You've shown great academic growth, particularly over the past year as we moved to virtual learning, but you refused to let that be a barrier. You will be nominated in the Academic Growth category for all of your hard work.

Ashlie - You've been a driving force for a lot of the work around our school community and even through a global pandemic, you never let that hinder your efforts. You've been nominated in the Outstanding Initiative category for your amazing work. 

Ashlie and Nicole were recognized at a virtual celebration on Sunday, May 23rd.
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