D-The Blue and Gold Digest - August 27, 2015

Schools and Libraries

August 29, 2015

From: Madeira City Schools

Madeira High School was again named to Newsweek's 2015 Top High Schools list! 16,000 schools were considered for the rankings, which assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for college. MHS also met their Equity measure by helping low-income students score at or above average on state assessments.

Madeira High Schools' ACT scores for students taking the test in 2015 was released - Madeira's composite score was 26.9 - up from 25.2 in 2014 and the highest in the last five years!

The Ruth Slagle Crawford Scholarship is awarded annually by the Madeira Schools Foundation to a MHS graduate who is in need of financial assistance to pursue his or her higher education. The scholarship is awarded each fall to a recent Madeira High School graduate in honor of Ruth Slagle Crawford's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Crawford, who were long time teachers and placed great value in education. The application is available for download from the MSF website at MSF Ruth Crawford and must be submitted by Friday, September 11th.

We've had a successful start to the school year! For a video of our first day please see Opening Day 2015-2016. Printed copies of the 2015-2016 school calendar are available at all school events and offices. An updated calendar is also on our website: www.madeiracityschools.org and a pdf of the printed calendar can be found at Calendar. Community members who would like a calendar mailed to them please contact Diane Nichols at 924-3707 or dnichols@madeiracityschools.

Tag Day is Saturday, September 12th. Band and choir students in grades 7-12 will be going door-to-door throughout the Madeira Community asking for donations to support the music programs at all three Madeira schools. You can also make a PayPal donation anytime by going to madeiramusic.com and clicking on the Donate button. You can leave a note on your door the morning of September 12 to let the students know that you have already donated. Thank you for your support!

Congratulations to MHS Math teacher Steve Phelps who was appointed to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)/Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Joint Committee on Modeling Across the Curriculum. NCTM is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. SIAM's mission is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society.

Support the MHS PTO and shop Amazon.com with a smile! Go to smile.amazon.com and log in with your current amazon email and password. When you are prompted to select a charitable organization please choose Madeira High School Parent Teacher Organization. Amazon will remember your selection and make a donation to the MHS PTO every time you make a purchase from smile.amazon.com. Everything works exactly the same as on amazon.com including your Prime benefits.

The fall MES Changing Hands Sale will be held Saturday, September 12 from 9 am-1 pm. Consignor registration is open online at www.changinghandssale.com. The fee to register is $10 and can be paid online via Paypal or with a check made out to the MES PTO. Consigning is open to the general public (Madeira and beyond), your spot will be reserved once the online form is complete and fee has been paid. Volunteer positions will be posted and a link will be available on VolunteerSpot. Contact changinghandssale@gmail.com