Madison School District

Madison Schools teams Compete in World Finals of Odyssey of Mind Competition

The Madison Simis Elementary/Madison Heights Elementary fourth-grade Odyssey of the Mind team earned a ranking of 13th in the 38th Annual World Finals, competing against 71 teams in their division. Two additional Madison Schools teams – a 5th Grade Team and a combined 7th/8th Grade Team from Madison Meadows Middle School also finished 20th and 22nd respectively, in the world …

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Madison Simis Student, Emma, Talks Girl Scouts and Chicks!

Q. Your are involved in Girl Scouts and gymnastics at Arizona Sunrays tell us about that? A. This is my first year in Girl Scouts. I am a Brownie in troop 4496. A lot of the girls in my troop are in class with me at Simis. I think my troop is really awesome and I can’t wait for next …

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Madison Heights Brothers, Brady and Ronan Featured in Wizard of Oz

  Recently, Madison Heights students Brady and Ronan Lord were featured in the Phoenix Theater’s production of Wizard of Oz. Since a young age, these brothers have both enjoyed having an audience and worked to foster their acting skills through various camps and workshops. The Wizard of Oz was their first professional show, and they performed 19 times in November …

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Madison Park Student, Yamilet Morales, Succeeds Academically and Musically

Madison Park eighth grade student Yamilet Morales demonstrates that you can excel academically while taking full advantage of Madison’s extracurricular opportunities. Yamilet maintains a 3.86 GPA and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the softball team, the flag football team (one of only two girls this season), and plays flute in the Madison Park Band.  Yamilet’s musical …

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Zoe Wins Pre-Teen Actress of the Year” Award

Zoe is an aspiring actress, especially in comedy. She spent last spring living in LA after winning the “Pre-Teen Actress of the Year” award and taking home top places in other divisions at a national acting competition. Q. Tell us about your “Pre-Teen Actress of the Year” award? A. I went to LA and competed against 2,000 other kids. It …

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Hannah and Elizabeth Excited to Win Art Contest

Every year Valley Metro holds an art contest for third graders in Maricopa County. The contest encourages students and families to use public transportation, and asks students to illustrate the light rail or a city bus. The theme this year was “This Is How We Roll,” and the winning contest entries are collected into a calendar for 2016. The calendar …

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Mwafaq Excels in Structured English Immersion

Every year, at the OELAS conference, the Arizona Department of Education recognizes a group of students whose success stories in English language acquisition are noteworthy. Mwafaq began his kindergarten year speaking very little English. His parents did not speak English and the majority of his class spoke Spanish. Mwafaq is the youngest in his family. When his family moved to Arizona they spoke …

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Madison Simis Students Place in Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

A team of third graders from Madison Simis competed at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University this summer. Odyssey of the Mind is a creativity competition where teams solve spontaneous and long term problems using creative solutions. In order to qualify, they had to place in the top two in the Arizona Regional and State competition. They were …

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Jade Earns Honor Cadet Title

A student attending Madison #1 School, Jade DeFonce, is a member of the Veteran’s Pride Battalion in the Phoenix/Glendale area and was a part of this boot camp training. Leaguer Cadet Apprentice Jade DeFonce was in the Bravo Company at this training. League cadets were trained and tutored by higher ranked teens in the U.S. Sea Cadet Corps (ages 13 …

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The Sky Is the Limit for Skye

Skye is a driven and tenacious girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to work hard to accomplish it. “The sky is the limit,” is her favorite saying. Q. You were recently chosen to show a day in the life of a student in the International Baccalaureate Programme, tell us more about that. A. It was challenging, but fun. …

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