Welcome to the March 2023 episode of the Monthly Update With Monogue! March hosts a multitude of celebrations, but we are excited to share that it is also women's history month! Thank you to the amazing women in the MCPASD community who go above and beyond each and every day!
Thank you to Wisconsin Attorney General, Josh Kaul, for taking the time to visit our district office during our latest professional development day. He stopped by to share a few words as part of the office of school safety crisis intervention course. Courses such as these help us stay prepared for any emergency.
Senator Dianne Hesselbein and Representative Alex Joers recently stopped by Middleton High School.
They started their visit by joining the Future teacher's classroom to learn more about our education academy from teacher Jen Mathison-Ohly. The Academy, in partnership with Madison College, helps aspiring new teachers expedite their degree in Education through the Academy.
We then gave the pair a tour of our newly remodeled high school building.
Lastly, Representative Joers honored our boy's swim and dive team on their recent state championship! Go cards!
We recently celebrated school breakfast week at MCPASD! Breakfast is brain fuel and thanks to our Nutrition Services Team, our students have the opportunity to start their day with the fuel they need to succeed. Thank you to our hard-working staff that help us ensure our students start their day off right!
Another fun celebration we shared this month was School Social Worker Week! Our team uses a wide range of evidence-based strategies to ensure that students are physically and mentally ready to learn in the classroom.
We thank them for all they do to go above and beyond for our students!
Mental health is an important factor in students' well-being, and our schools take it seriously. Our district ensures that our students and families are informed about mental health issues and where they can get help.
That is why our website has a mental health resource page that provides information on where students can seek help. Always know that students can trust any adult in our buildings when facing a difficult time.
Families and students can also utilize our anonymous safety reporting tool, Speak up, Speak out. Users are quickly connected to an experienced mental health professional.
Our students and staff have seen some awesome successes both in and out of the classroom this month at the Middleton High School Campus!
Congratulations to Clark Street Community School Principal Jill Gurtner for her recent publication in the new academic studies book titled “Schools of opportunity, 10 research-based models of equity in action”. Principal Gurtner and Dr. Julie Mead from UW Madison co-authored a chapter featuring Clark Street Community School! I am so excited for Principal Gurnter and our Clark Street students! This is an awesome opportunity to showcase their outstanding programs and curriculum.
Shout out to the Middleton High School Debate Team! They were recently recognized at our school board meeting for another great season complete with two varsity state champions. Did you know that this group is one of the largest teams in the nation, with 56 debaters this year? This is also the second state varsity win for the debate team in two years.
Congratulations to the high school choral program for a very successful and well-attended Country Breakfast fundraising event that was held at MHS on Sunday, March 5. This fundraiser is a hit every year!
And finally, kudos to the MHS varsity boys basketball team for winning their regional competition!
G-R-E-A-T J-O-B to Middle Schoolers Charlie Thusius and Guru Rajkumar for blazing through the regional spelling bee and on to the Badger State Spelling Bee! We wish our super spelling students the best of luck as they represent not only our school district but the CESA 2 district as well!
Congratulations to these students at Kromrey Middle School. They recently won the Battle of the Books State Champion competition with the support of their coach Maria Nygard!
Round of applause for 7th graders Varsha, Aurora, Jinal, and Sahana for their outstanding success! Battle Of The Books is a reading comprehension competition in which students are provided with a list of books to read in a set amount of time. They then answer questions designed to test their understanding of those books.
Sometimes there is no better companion than a good book! Our elementary schools recently celebrated literacy week across the district! Each school hosted its own awesome reading and writing-focused events, including author visits. Park Elementary received a special visit from local children's book author Kathy Neiber-Lathrop. She shared two of her books inspired by her adopted daughters from China and explained to students the ingredients to make a great story. I would like to share a special thank you to Kathy for taking the time to come meet with our students!
Speaking of stories, we are excited to share West Middleton elementary’s School Story next on our communications campaign titled “my school story.” Keep an eye out for a fresh new look to their website banners and fun, informational videos coming soon! We are proud to work with each of our schools individually to help them share what makes them unique!
Finally, keep an eye out for more information coming soon regarding our Spring 2023 Vaccination Clinics:
April 12, 2023 | 3:30-7:30pm
Kromrey Middle School Cafetorium
April 18, 2023 | 3:30-7:30pm
Glacier Creek Middle School Cafetorium
Our communications team will be sending more information soon, including what vaccinations we will be offering, sign-up information, and transportation requests.