Safe, Authentic, Engaging
June 2018
Families and friends of Shabazz graduates are invited to our graduation ceremony on June 7 from 6-9 pm in the wood gym.
Tickets are not required.

All graduates who are walking in the ceremony should arrive no later than 5:30 pm. Grads will need this time to pick up their caps and their signature Shabazz r a i n b o w t a s s e l s , pose for a class photo, and line up for the ceremony. Students do not wear graduation gowns. They may choose their own attire. Seniors, please be on time!

FYI the gym can get quite warm. Bottled water on ice will be provided, but you may want to skip the plastic and bring your own chilly thermos.
Shabazz Says Farewell to Retirees
Shabazz thanks Cross Categorical Teacher and Instructional Coach Lori Bennet, Social Studies Teacher Katie Jones, and School Counselor and Academic and Career Plan Coordinator Anita Simansky, and wishes them well on their retirement. Combined, they represent over 50 years of Shabazz involvement. They will all be missed, but we know that we will see them again.

Lori, Katie, and Anita wish to thank all of you for many rewarding years of working with Shabazz students, staff, and families.
Madison Rotary Youth Awards
Seven Shabazz students were among the 49 MMSD students who received Rotary certificates and cash awards recognizing their scholastic achievements and contributions to the Madison community. The students were honored at a noon luncheon at the Park Hotel on Wednesday, May 9.

Awards for Shabazz students were as follows:

Lucas Spencer : Community Service Award Judge
Marcos Gonzales : Wilson Sophomore Academic Improvement Awards for outstanding improvement in academic progress while in high school
Samantha Wallace : Junior Academic Improvement Awards for significant academic improvement while in high school
Jake Wiest : Senior Academic Improvement Awards for academic progress while in high school
Toby Louther : The Rotary Senior Academic Achievement Awards for top scholarship
Dana Nelson : Outstanding Senior Awards for academic achievement, leadership and community service
Katie Fernandez : Participation costs to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference

We congratulate each of these students, and wish them well in all their future endeavors!
Shabazz Student Shares Youth Apprenticeship Experience
Dana Nelson shared her experience as a Youth Apprenticeship student during the Youth Apprenticeship Banquet on May 24. Dana apprenticed at Illumina of Madison. She also expressed her appreciation to her Illumina mentors. Great job, Dana!
Art Gallery Show
On May 30 Shabazz celebrated the end of quarter Gallery Show. Staff and students were able to enjoy the beautiful artwork of the printmaking, animation, watercolor, and anatomy for artists classes as well as the work of PGT. The independent work of Toby Louther, Cassandra Frey, and Blue Campbell was also featured. Congratulations and thank you to all students and teacher Rachel Schramm for the impressive show.
Shabazz's Mutual Admiration Society
Shabazz staff members were treated to a delicious (and huge) appreciation luncheon during Teacher Appreciation Week last month. It was a great way to begin wrapping up the school year.

We appreciate our staff and our staff appreciates our supportive Shabazz families.

Thank you to all who brought in such wonderful and creative dishes for us to enjoy. It means a lot to the staff to know that they are appreciated!
Why not support Shabazz through a donation of one or more of the books on our Book Wish List ? Your gift would be GREATLY appreciated! Books can either be purchased online to be delivered to Shabazz (be sure you include a note that it is a gift), or you can actually come to our friendly Main Office and drop the book(s) off in person. 

See a list of books here . PLEASE be sure to check first if the book you wish to donate hasn't been donated yet by emailing Lynn at lmpauly@madison.k12.wi .

MMSD's High School Summer School program is designed for students who will be entering grades 9 - 12 in the fall of 2018. Summer school programs will take place at East High School, La Follette High School, Memorial High School and West High School.

Summer school classes will be held June 18 - July 27 (with no classes on July 4) from 8 am to noon Monday-Friday.

Although the deadline says May 1 is the preferred date to register, it is not too late to register for Summer School, HOWEVER, students must first get approval from Anita.

For more information visit the High School Summer School web page.
We ask for your help in gathering all books and resources borrowed by your student. Please ask your student to check to see that all classroom and library materials are returned as soon as possible. If your student is a senior, remember that all fees must be paid in order to graduate. Any library books not returned by May 21 were added to IC, so please check to make sure before it's too late. Thanks!

Friday, June 1
PGT Photo Presentation of trip to Kickapoo Valley
6th hour

Monday, June 4
Locker Clean-Out

Tuesday, June 5
Community Day

Thursday, June 7


Wednesday, August 15
2:00 - 6:00 pm
2018 - 19 Enrollment
2:00 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, August 28
Advisory/Scheduling Day
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, September 4
New Student Orientation
8:45 am - 3:15 pm

Wednesday, September 5
First Day of School for All Students
8:45 am - 3:15 pm
Shabazz City High School
1601 Sherman Avenue
Madison WI 53704