Madison School District

Fifth Grader, Henry, Wins District Spelling Bee

In addition to showing an incredible command of language during the district wide spelling bee, Henry displayed exceptional sportsmanship with his support for and kindness towards his fellow competitors. You recently won a Spelling Bee, tell us about that and what comes next. I recently competed in and won the Madison School District Spelling Bee and will move to the Regional Spelling Bee. …

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Gifted Student and Performer, Kayla, Tells Us About the REACH Program about

Beyond being a talented performer and scholar, Kayla is also an active part of the community. Q. It sounds like you love to perform, tell us about your last role. My last role was at Valley Youth Theatre and I was Piglet in “A Winnie­The­Pooh Christmas Tail.” It was my first main stage role and I loved spending time with the …

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Ana Earns Honorable Mention in County Art Contest

For the past 10 years, Valley Metro has invited third grade students in Maricopa County to enter Valley Metro’s Cool Transit STUFF Third Grade Art Contest. This year’s contest theme was Valley Metro…It’s How We Roll. Ana Payan received Honorable Mention for her entry in the 10th Annual Cool Transit STUFF Third Grade Art Contest. This contest calls on Valley …

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Becca Webb Places 3rd in Essay Competition for Madison #1

Tell us about your Moral Courage Essay submission? I wrote about a lady from Sudan, named Fatima Ibrahim.  In my eyes, she is a true inspiration and advocate for women’s rights.  She worked hard, pursued her dream of women’s equality through every harsh word, and even went to jail for her cause. Where did you get the inspiration to write …

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Anjali Moore is a Triple Threat Student

You just graduated from Madison Meadows, tell us about your speech you got to make at the graduation? For my graduation ceremony from 8th grade at Madison Meadows I gave a speech about the future. Tell our readers about your recent Spelling Bee competition? When I was at the State Spelling Bee, I was extremely nervous and anxious. When I …

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Braille Challenge Winners Both From Madison No. 1 School

Madison School District

Two Madison Students place first and second in the Braille Challenge. Fifth grader, Elijah Massey, took first place in his group (Sophomore Group) and sixth Grader, Danna Rivera, took second place in the same group and first places overall for the regional competition. Their teacher, Marsha Bork, is the first to ever have two students take first and second place …

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Madison Board Names New Superintendent

Last night the Madison Governing Board named Dr. Quinn Kellis as the new Superintendent of Madison School District. Dr. Kellis has more than twenty-four years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, middle school Principal, and district administrator in the Dysart and Deer Valley school districts. An Arizona native, Dr. Kellis earned degrees from Arizona State University, Chapman University, …

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Spencer Scher Wins 1st Place in Jack Peterson Photography Contest

How did you feel about winning 1st place for your photograph? I was very surprised and excited when I found out that I had won the Jack Peterson Photography Contest.  It was pretty cool since this was the first photography contest I have ever entered.  How long did it take you to come up with one photo to submit? Did …

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Mallory Buisker Blue Ribbon Winner

Tell us about your win at the State Fair Art Competition this year? My Mom entered my art piece even though I didn’t want to because thought there was no chance of winning a ribbon.  I was so excited when I went to the fair with my friend and her family and saw my artwork right up front with a …

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Madison Superintendent Retirement

Dr. Tim Ham, Madison School District Superintendent, announced his retirement, which was accepted by the Madison Governing Board. Dr. Ham has served public education for over 30 years with almost 25% of his career at Madison. Dr. Ham and his Administrative Leadership Team have brought the Madison School District to its highest level of achievement in recent decades, as evidenced …

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