Principal’s Corner – December Update

Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award
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Madison Blue Ribbon Celebration Week – December 16-20
We are very excited to celebrate the National Blue Ribbon Award with our students. Please save-the-dates:

Monday, December 16 – Everyone Wear Blue!
Tuesday, December 17 – “Dream Big” – Pajama Day
Wednesday, December 18 – “Hat’s Off to a Great Job!” (Wear a Hat)
Thursday, December 19 – Make a Blue Ribbon Bookmark
Friday, December 20 – Blue Ribbon/Madison Spirit Wear Day

We’re Exemplary! Madison School Report Card
You may have seen the district communication recently that identified Madison as receiving an “Exemplary” designation on the most recent Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) state report card. This means Madison performed in the top 10% of schools across the state based on 2018-2019 data.

We believe this designation is a reflection of our teachers’ investment in a continual cycle of school improvement. Each grade level team sets yearly goals in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Math, including specific Action Plan steps for monitoring our own progress. Our staff has demonstrated a willingness to make course corrections when needed to ensure our students are achieving proficiency and growth targets based on reliable projection data. We intend to keep up these great professional practices and are very proud of our students and school community!

Madison School Climate Survey
You should have received an email from the District asking you to participate in our School Survey, the CSCI. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to provide your feedback about our school climate. This feedback helps us to foster positive youth development, build community and school pride, celebrate strengths, and identify needs. The results will be available in early 2020 and are often reported on by local media. Your participation is critical to our success! For more info and our FAQ, click here. To take the survey, follow the link in your email or click here.

CogAT reports – Grades 2 and 5
Second and fifth grade students completed the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the week of November 4-8. Reports and additional information will go home with students on December 13. Please just let us know if you have any questions!