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Excessive force investigation started after video shows Madison police arrest teen  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

The Madison Police Department is launching an internal investigation after receiving reports that officers used excessive force while responding to a call about a ...



Mahoney, Todd James  Madison.com

MADISON/REEDSBURG—Todd James Mahoney, age 38, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Todd was born on September 6, 1980 in Denver, Colorado ...



Madison mayor hires two deputy mayors, executive assistant  WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) — Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced the hiring of two new deputy mayors and an executive assistant. Dr. Linda Vakunta ...



Madison police officer who strikes teen in video is put on 'restricted duty'  Madison.com

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said Thursday that the officer seen on video striking a black teenager detained in the midst of a mental health crisis will be ...



Hanson, Maryan McIntosh  Madison.com

MADISON-Our beloved Maryan M. Hanson passed away peacefully on June 1, 2019 at Oakwood Village in Madison, WI. Born November 26, 1919 in ...



Two more incidents reported of Madison teachers using racial slurs  Madison.com

Two weeks after a teacher allegedly used a racial slur with a student at Hamilton Middle School, Madison School District officials are reporting two other recent ...



Substitute teacher at West High School allegedly uses racial slur in front of student, will not return to MMSD  Madison.com

A substitute teacher at Madison West High School has been dismissed and will not return to the Madison Metropolitan School District after allegedly using a ...



West High School student found with BB gun in backpack, police say  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

A student at Madison's West High School was found in possession of a BB gun on school grounds Friday afternoon, according to Madison police.



Madison officer suffers hand injury breaking up fight at West High School  Madison.com

A Madison police officer suffered a possible broken arm Monday morning while breaking up a fight between three girls at Madison West High School.



West High School teacher who allegedly used racial slur will not return, principal says  Madison.com

A teacher at Madison West High School who allegedly used a racial slur with a student last month will not return to the school, Principal Karen Boran said in an ...



West High School still investigating incident where teacher allegedly used racial slur, principal says  Madison.com

Madison Metropolitan School District officials are still investigating an incident from earlier this month where a West High School teacher allegedly used a racial ...



Police look for driver who crashed into building near Madison West High School  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Madison police are looking for the person who crashed who crashed into an empty building on the city's west side overnight.



Another report surfaces of teacher using racial slur in Madison school  Madison.com

It's the second time an alleged slur at West High School made news.



Harry L. Bohms - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Harry L. Bohms, age 74, of Belleville passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at his home.



Police looking for missing girl last seen at West High School  Madison.com

Binta M. Jammeh, 15, left school mid-day Wednesday and has not been heard or seen from since.



A UW-Madison diploma, 16 years after dropping out of Madison West High School  Madison.com

He enrolled in Madison Area Technical College and dropped out in the first semester. Same with UW-Madison's School of Business. But he kept returning, kept ...



Singing Valentines offer education, exercise  Madison.com

A longstanding tradition at West High School, “Singing Valentines” not only give students practice putting on a musical performance but it is a physical workout ...



Philip Lyons  Isthmus

press release: Philip Lyons Retrospective Exhibition 2019: A retiring art teacher exhibits a sampling of 17 years of work in clay. Colucci Gallery, Madison West ...



Mark David Pertzborn - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Mark David Pertzborn, age 73, of Middleton, formerly of Cross Plains, Wis., died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 16, 2019.



Madison School District eyes possible 2020 referendum with focus on high schools  Madison.com

The Madison School District could ask voters next year to pay for upgrades to decades-old boilers, cramped athletic facilities and dated classroom space across ...



Two dozen Madison area high school seniors awarded National Merit scholarships  Madison.com

Two dozen Madison area high school seniors have been chosen to receive National Merit scholarships in the second round of winners announced on ...



Know Your Madisonian: Mountain bike coach is all about inclusion  Madison.com

Mike McGarry, a teacher at West High School, coaches the combined Madison West and Verona high schools mountain bike team.



New strength training program at Madison West High School  WMTV

Tyler Seubert is the new strength and conditioning coach at Madison West High School.



Another Madison schools staff member accused of using racial slur in front of students  Madison.com

For the fourth time in less than two months, a Madison school is reporting that a staff member allegedly used a racial slur in a classroom. Jefferson Middle School ...



Madison School District eyes new location for Capital High  Madison.com

Though the Madison Metropolitan School District is already working on ways to update the city's four conventional high schools with the possibility of a 2020 ...



School Board set to vote on expanding Personalized Pathways at Madison high schools  Madison.com

The Madison School Board is set to vote Monday on a proposal that would expand its Personalized Pathways program at three Madison high schools next fall.



Schools respond after students captured in photo referencing KKK  WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) — Three Madison high school students are apologizing after a photo was spread around social media. The Snapchat photo showed two ...



'Alternative' at Madison's Shabazz City High also means whiter, more affluent  Madison.com

The Madison School District is mulling changes to admissions requirements at one of its two alternative high schools as the student body continues to be ...



Students attempt to curb cell phone use by locking them away in pouches  Madison.com

About a dozen classes at West High are part of a pilot program that has students use special cases to lock up their phones. It's an experiment by the school.



Madison West High School student found with BB gun, principal says  Madison.com

A student was found with a BB gun off school grounds Thursday, but was in possession of the weapon on school property earlier, principal Karen Boran said in ...



Dennis Brian Griffin - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Madison -Dennis Brian Griffin passed away on April 29, 2019 at Badger Prairie Health Care Center in Verona, Wisconsin. He was born in Madison on November ...



Dane County schools get mostly passing grades, but attendance remains a concern  Madison.com

For another year, all 16 Dane County school districts — and all but two schools — met or exceeded expectations last year, earning at least three stars on state ...



School Board eyes expansion of second Personalized Pathway program at three high schools  Madison.com

The Madison School Board is weighing whether to expand its Personalized Pathways program, an initiative that allows students to enroll in core classes ...



Madison teachers union: N-word not used to denigrate students  Madison.com

The Madison School District's teachers union said Friday that none of six teachers who used the N-word in front of students this school year directed the slur at ...



Recycled electronics raise money for solar panels  Madison.com

One of the most eye-catching donations at the West Green Club's electronics waste recycling drive was a TV manufactured long before the high schoolers were ...



Madison West leads state with 26 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists  Madison.com

Madison West High School has more National Merit Scholarship semifinalists than any other high school in Wisconsin, with Madison Memorial High School a ...



18 in 2018: Madison high schoolers prepare to vote in their first election  Madison.com

In Madison's high schools, students are working to get their peers registered to vote.



Patrick Grady  Madison.com

Students no longer accept the reality of only learning about climate change. They are taking action, like fundraising for a solar project at West High School, and ...



Madison schools adopt resolution calling for 100 percent renewable energy by 2040  Madison.com

The Madison Metropolitan School District plans to rely solely on renewable energy by 2040, according to a resolution adopted at Monday night's School Board ...



Madison West High School found safe following threat  WMTV

A Madison high school conducted an investigation after a student reported a shooting threat that's according to an employee at Madison West High School.



West High senior Charles Hua named U.S. presidential scholar  Madison.com

On Tuesday, Madison West High School senior Charles Hua was named a 2018 U.S. presidential scholar, one of 161 students from across the country to ...



Several changes sought to Madison School District's disciplinary policy  Madison.com

Madison school students who film fights, bring hard drugs to campus or touch someone inappropriately could face new sanctions under proposed changes to ...



Local students lead on climate change action  Isthmus

A coalition of Madison-area high school students is tired of waiting for adults to take needed action against climate change. These students plan to march next ...



Madison West High School students seeking to install 100 solar panels atop school  Madison.com

A student group at West High School has set an ambitious goal of raising $50000 to install 100 solar panels on the roof of the school.



West High parents express concerns about Personalized Pathways at meeting  Madison.com

Parents are calling for applied knowledge across subject areas and more exposure to options after high school. MMSD developed Personalized Pathways as a ...



Chicago educator Karen Boran named new West High School principal  Madison.com

Boran currently leads John Hancock College Prep, a public, selective-enrollment high school that has become a top recognized school in Chicago.



Some Madison schools sign on to Black Lives Matter event that calls for dumping police  Madison.com

Some Madison schools will participate next year in a Black Lives Matter event that features a call to “fund counselors, not cops” — despite the School Board's ...



Wisconsin School Tries New Tactic to Reduce Cell Phone Use  Government Technology

Madison's West High School students are part of a pilot program to put their cell phones in special pouches at the start of the class. Educators report cell phone ...



Updated: MMSD head of security Joe Balles apologizes for 'poor word choice' regarding alleged sexual assault at East High  Madison.com

A Madison School District security official apologized Tuesday for what he said was “poor word choice” in an interview following an alleged sexual assault at ...



Massive fight after Friday night football game at Memorial High School, police say  Madison.com

Madison police were peppered with profanity and shouts of "M-P-K," or "Madison Police Killers," while trying to defuse a fight involving 100 or so teens following ...



Madison West athletic director job has been posted  Madison.com

Greg Valaskey has taken over as interim athletic director, replacing Torrance Hill.



Neighbors oppose football stadium at Edgewood High School, say it would disrupt nature of quiet neighborhood  Madison.com

Dozens of families living in the Dudgeon-Monroe neighborhood say the character of their quiet, Near West Side neighborhood is being threatened by a proposal ...



Maker of things  Isthmus

Ceramic sculptor, teacher, musician, builder and all-around mensch Phil Lyons is wrapping up one of the longest of his illustrious gigs as an artist — a “maker of ...



Required CPR class prepares Wisconsin students to help in emergencies  Madison.com

Madison and other communities in Wisconsin have more people who can help in an emergency because students are now being required to learn CPR.



Edgewood High School delays city review on proposed stadium  Madison.com

At the request of neighbors, Edgewood High School will delay city review of its controversial proposal for a $1 million, 1,000-seat stadium to serve its ...



Know Your Madisonian: West High psychologist helps kids cope  Madison.com

As a school psychologist in the Madison School District, Von Saunders has privileged access to the fears, foibles, dreams and day-to-day heartbreaks ...



Teacher accused of using racial slur sends email to parents  WMTV

On Wednesday, NBC15 obtained an email to parents from the teacher removed from the classroom explaining the situation.



New generation takes a turn at an age old craft  WMTV

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) An unlikely class at Madison's West High School is seeing success thanks to a local partnership. For five years the Badger Woodurners ...



Underground restaurant taking Near West Side to new 'Heights'  Madison.com

Early last year, the Underground Food Collective did what it called a residency on Allen Street, a block from West High School, in a location that formerly housed ...



Written off? A student lingers in detention after an unauthorized letter from his school reaches his court file  Madison.com

The letter characterized the student as a troublemaker who was a bad influence on other students.



Candidate Q&A: Madison School Board Seat 4  Madison.com

Four candidates are vying for Seat 4 on the Madison School Board after incumbent Dean Loumos decided not to run for re-election. The top two vote-getters in ...



Madison teen girls face charges in school fight that caused officer's broken hand  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Three students at a Madison high school are facing tentative charges in connection to a fight Monday that injured an officer, police said.



16-year-old student arrested for waving 'taser' around at West High School, police say  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Madison police officers arrested a 16-year-old student after he was reported waving a "taser" around and shouting obscenities and profanities, according to a ...



Orchard, Lorraine H.  Madison.com

MADISON—Lorraine H. Orchard died Feb. 7, 2019, at the age of 101. She was born March 12, 1917, to Robert Thorold and Ella (Wahlund) Hubbard. Lorraine ...



Madison School Board affirms support to 'end sexual violence in our schools'  Madison.com

The Madison School Board affirmed its commitment to support the survivors of sexual assault Monday following the arrests of four boys in recent weeks on ...



New drum line at West High aims to start off with a bang  Madison.com

Teacher Joe Rutter launched the drum line that will make its debut at a pep rally on Friday.



Civic education makes 'a powerful difference' in creating young voters  WisconsinWatch.org

Wisconsin is one of the few states that does not require high school students to take a civics course, but studies show that can lead to more political engagement.



Madison students prep for Youth Climate Strike on Friday  Madison.com

Madison student organizers are planning to walk out of classrooms on Friday, March 15, to demand action at the local, state and national level on climate ...



Unsatisfied with progress, Madison schools look to revamp behavior plan  Madison.com

There's little sign that schools with poorer, more racially diverse student populations necessarily have more behavior problems.



West High's “Dragon Maker”  Isthmus

Stephon “Chill” Ashley is a 17-year-old senior at Madison West High School whose wild multimedia depictions of dragons have earned him a solo show in the ...



Hundreds Rally At Wisconsin Capitol To Protest Climate Change Inaction  Wisconsin Public Radio News

Hundreds of students from across south central Wisconsin left class Friday, gathering outside the state Capitol to protest what they see as a lack of government ...



Whitehorse Middle School staffer resigns after DA declines to file criminal charges  Madison.com

The Madison School Board met in a closed session on Thursday afternoon to deliberate a separation agreement.



Souper Bowl XXIII to raise money for UW Habitat for Humanity chapter  WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) — A yummy fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity is happening in Madison. Souper Bowl XXIII will be held at Madison West High ...



Put these local candidate forums — mayor, City Council, School Board — on your calendar  Madison.com

Candidates for Madison mayor, City Council and the Madison School Board are up for election. The general election is April 2.



Madison East senior Ashala Moseberry earns Big Eight Conference player of the year honor  Madison.com

Madison East senior guard Ashala Moseberry was selected as Big Eight Conference girls basketball player of the year, according to a vote of coaches and ...



Not adding up: Madison’s diverse student body is not matched by its teachers  Madison.com

There is a growing body of research that highlights the benefits of diverse teachers for students of all backgrounds. Studies have found that teachers of color ...



Richert, John Henry  Madison.com

MADISON—John Henry Richert died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at age 78, of apparent heart failure. John was born in Berwyn, Ill. on ...



High school students to compete in inaugural Wisconsin Civics Games this weekend  Madison.com

Across the state, high school students will demonstrate their knowledge and familiarity with civics this weekend for the inaugural Wisconsin Civics Games.



Portage High School principal position is 'dream job' for Pardeeville native, military member  WiscNews

Portage High School's next principal is a Pardeeville native who did two tours in Iraq as a member of the U.S. military.



Area players receive WBCA all-state recognition for girls basketball  Madison.com

Monona Grove's McKenna Warnock, Monroe's Sydney Hilliard and Beaver Dam's Maty Wilke and Tara Stauffacher are unanimous picks on the Division 2 ...



Do Police Officers Belong in Madison High Schools?  Madison Commons

The conclusion to renew the contract with Madion Police Department has come under criticism from those who oppose the presence of police in schools.



West High School principal Ed Holmes to retire  77Square.com

Holmes will complete his 24-year career with the Madison School District in June.



Erasing racism: Madison schools explore ways to bolster anti-racism efforts after several teachers use racial slurs  Madison.com

Five times this school year, an MMSD teacher or substitute teacher has used a racial slur in front of a student. The string of incidents has forced the district to.



Madison teen will be youngest competitor at US Chess Championship  WMTV

A 15-year-old from Madison will be the youngest player competing for the $50000 prize purse in the U.S. Chess Championships at the Saint Louis Chess Club ...



Madison Students Plan to Join International Climate Strike  Wortfm

It was in 1966 that the city council declared it would stop granting liquor licenses “at some future date” to private clu … [Read More...] ...



Blazing a trail, Madison West High School makes homecoming court gender neutral  Madison.com

Madison West High School is switching to a gender-neutral homecoming court this year, one of only a few in the country to do so and possibly the first in ...



West High School coaches accuse former AD of discrimination, assault  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

The former athletics director at Madison West High School has been accused of discrimination and assault by two former coaches, who are African-American.



Madison West names Devon Peterson as athletic director; adds several new coaches  Madison.com

Jaime Vareka, Cory Hayden and Phil Friedl are hired as coaches.



Commencement 2019: A look at some of this spring's notable graduates  University of Wisconsin-Madison

One started a scholarship for her fellow undergraduates. Another will join the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps as one of its youngest members. A third persevered ...



Badgers' Alex Luehring celebrates the memory of her father  Madison.com

It was a father-daughter ritual. Every Sunday when the University of Wisconsin women's basketball team had a home game, Les Luehring and his young ...



'Being Here In Madison, Wisconsin, We Live In A Kind Of Bubble'  Wisconsin Public Radio News

Joshua Wright has lived in Madison his entire life. While he's made the capitol city his home, he says it can be like living in a bubble.



Wiebe, Jon P.  Madison.com

BLACK EARTH—Jon P. Wiebe, age 60 passed away Feb. 27, 2019. He was born on Feb. 23, 1959 in Madison. In his early years his family lived in Decorah, ...



Your letters to the Wisconsin State Journal | Column  Madison.com

A collection of recent letters to the editor published in the Wisconsin State Journal.



Luehring, Lester William "Chickie" Jr.  Madison.com

VERONA—Lester William “Chickie” Luehring Jr., 54 years old, of Verona, peacefully passed away on Aug. 30, 2018. Chickie was at home, surrounded by his ...



Souper Bowl  Isthmus

press release: The Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter at UW-Madison is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Souper Bowl, their chapter's oldest and most ...



Three arrested in shooting near La Follette; alleged shooter not a student, Madison police say  Madison.com

Three people have been arrested in connection to the shooting near Madison La Follette High School on Wednesday, with the alleged shooter not a student at ...



With 'pathways' initiative, Madison looks to fundamentally change its high school experience  Madison.com

A major educational restructuring is underway in the Madison School District with the potential to fundamentally change the high school experience for all district ...



Juan Mills  Isthmus

press release: The first exhibition at Art & Sons will feature Juan Mills, a 14 year old student from West High. Juan's talent is beyond his years and we can't wait ...



Extreme cold cancels school in Madison, suburbs on Wednesday, 3rd day of shutdown  Madison.com

Madison school children will have another day of no classes Wednesday, because of the extremely cold temperatures.



Madison adopts plan to achieve clean energy goals, align with federal Green New Deal bill  Madison.com

The Madison City Council on Tuesday adopted recommendations that will move the city toward 100 percent renewable energy and zero net carbon emissions ...



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