August 1, 2012
Dear Madison Middle School Parents/Guardians and Students:
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the start of another school year at James Madison Middle School. We look forward to continuing the emphasis on providing an excellent academic program for our students, as well as providing a wide variety of opportunities that enhance the total educational experience. School-wide goals regarding academic achievement, positive social/behavioral skills, and 21st century education will continue to be a focus for us. The instructional framework at James Madison MS is highlighted by our interdisciplinary core teaming structure, flexible blocks of time, common planning time for teachers to plan collaborative lessons, and our variety of encore class opportunities.
We are proud of the comprehensive educational program we offer at Madison, but we also feel we can always improve our services. Please accept this open invitation to visit, call or write any member of the Madison staff if you have questions, concerns or suggestions for making Madison even better. We are especially interested in how you feel we are meeting the needs of your students as we commit ourselves to maintaining a climate where all parents and students feel welcome, respected, and valued.
For the 2011-12 school year, Mr. Schanke will work primarily with the seventh grade students and staff and Mr. Torrey will work with the eight grade students and staff. Parent questions or concerns should be directed to the appropriate administrator. Ms. McGuire and Mrs. Fitzpatrick, our school counselors, may also be contacted for questions or concerns.
Also, please plan to attend our Open House on September 6th from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Please watch for our school’s newsletter, CAT TRACKS, to be posted to our website and emailed out at the middle and end of each quarter.
Thank you for being involved in your child’s education at James Madison Middle School.
Let’s have a great year!
David E. Torrey Andrew J. Schanke
2020 S. Carpenter St., Appleton, WI 54915-2495 www.aasd.k12.wi.us/Madison