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38 Madison high school students named semifinalists for National Merit Scholarship  Madison.com

Madison West High School led the state as the high school with the most semifinalists at 19 students, followed by Middleton High School at 17 semifinalists.



Medical examiner identifies high school student shot and killed in Fitchburg  WMTV

The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says 17-year-old Shay R. Watson was shot and killed in Fitchburg Sunday night.



Running out of time  Isthmus

Local youth are leading the charge against climate change, organizing a Sept. 20 statewide climate strike.



Fitchburg Police investigating homicide of Verona Area High School student  WMTV

FITCHBURG, Wis. (WMTV) - The Fitchburg Police Department is investigating the death of a Verona Area High School student. Monday night, the Dane County ...



Madison West High School to pilot free condoms for students  Madison.com

When Madison West High School students return to classes in the fall, they'll have a new avenue to learn about sexual health — and acquire free condoms.



Madison West High School students to compete in international rocketry competition  Madison.com

A month before Americans celebrate the 50th anniversary of landing a man on the moon, a group of West High School students will demonstrate their own ...



West High School students place second in international model rocket competition  Madison.com

It wasn't by land or sea, but rather air, by which the British beat the Americans on Friday. The Madison West High School Rocket Club team placed second in the ...



Dr. Cathy H. Amundson - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Dr. Cathy Harned Amundson, 66, of Whitewater, WI died unexpectedly on September 3, 2019. She was born November 21, 1952 in Madison, WI, daughter of ...



Dale B Bossenberry - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Madison - Dale B. Bossenberry, age 88, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.



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 ...



High school students learn by traveling abroad  Madison.com

Twenty-four students from West High school are traveling abroad this summer. There are a total of 36 from the Madison School District and 2258 nationwide.



Student proficiency in math and English slips in latest round of Wisconsin exam results  Madison.com

English and math proficiency was generally down for many Wisconsin students in 2018-19 compared with the previous year, according to testing results ...



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 ...



George Joseph Johnson  News8000.com - WKBT

George Joseph “Joe” Johnson, 73, of Onalaska, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.



Tony Zappia and ONE West: Survey finds support for West High's school resource officer  Madison.com

Dear Editor: ONE West is a group of West High School students and teachers that serve as an advisory committee to our building principal, Dr. Karen Boran.



Koval: Both Madison Police and outside agency to review use of force incident involving West High student  Madison.com

Following a Madison Police officer's use of force during an arrest of a West High School student on Monday that led to community outcry, Chief Mike Koval said ...



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 ...



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 ...



Madison West to offer students free condoms, reproductive health information  WSAU News

MADISON, WI (WSAU) -- A Madison public school is the latest to announce they will be offering free condoms to students upon request. West High School will ...



107 State: 'Simple food, prepared with care'  Madison.com

In his liquor license application, Nathan Mergen was calling his restaurant and bar at the top of State Street B's Social, but wound up with 107 State instead.



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.



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.



Policing Madison schools: Are the days numbered for school resource officers?  Madison.com

A new contract was approved by the School Board earlier this month, extending the life of a program that has been around for decades in Madison.



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.



West High ERO injured while breaking up fight  WMTV

An Education Resource Officer is injured after breaking up a fight at West High School in Madison on Monday morning.



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 ...



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 ...



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 student found with BB gun in backpack, police say  WMSN Fox 47 Madison

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



Madison student sparks mental health conversation at conference  WMTV

A senior at Madison West High School is sparking conversation about mental health.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Man with mental problems injured officer, Madison police say  Madison.com

A man with a history of mental illness injured a Madison police officer Friday morning when the officer tried to help get the man into custody and to a hospital.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Graduation 2019: Where and when to catch this year's high school graduations in Dane County  Madison.com

Congratulations to the Class of 2019. While some area high schools have already held commencement ceremonies, most plan to recognize graduates over the ...



Madison school-based police officers say they emphasize relationships as new contract considered  Madison.com

Madison police officer Tray Turner entered the Memorial High School gym and removed his bulletproof vest, duty belt and uniform shirt. Within 10 minutes, his ...



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.



Video appears to show Madison police restraining, punching teenager inside his home  Madison.com

Madison police are conducting an internal review after a black teenager, who reportedly was “exhibiting threatening behavior” during a mental health crisis, was ...



'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 ...



New strength training program at Madison West High School  WMTV

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



Record shows 'broad support' on Madison School Board for at least one high school without a police officer  Madison.com

Madison School Board members expressed "broad support" for at least one of Madison's four high schools to go without a police officer stationed at the school ...



Madison School Board receives pool of 29 applicants for vacant seat  Madison.com

The temporarily six-person School Board will choose Monday one of the 26 applicants, which includes three former board members, to serve nine months on the ...



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

Jefferson principal Tequila Kurth told parents of the incident in an email on Monday afternoon after the incident was reported that morning.



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 ...



Madison West High student arrested after Taser brought to school, principal says  Madison.com

While no one was threatened or hurt, several students were seen using a Taser at West High School on Wednesday, principal Karen Boran said in an email to ...



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 ...



Jane Belmore to return to Madison School District as interim superintendent again  Madison.com

Jane Belmore has been tapped to lead the Madison School District on an interim basis — for a second time — when Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham leaves ...



Madison's Wright Middle School designated national model for AVID college prep program  Madison.com

Wright Middle School is being recognized as a national model for the AVID college preparation program, becoming the second school in the Madison School ...



Dunn, Robert Anthony “Max”  Madison.com

MADISON—On August 11, 2019, Robert Anthony “Max” Dunn officially departed for paradise with the gracious assistance of Agrace Hospice so he could be ...



Contract for police in schools heading to Madison City Council following support from committee  Madison.com

With a nod from Madison's Finance Committee, a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District that would keep police officers in schools is heading to ...



Jepson, Jennifer "Jenny"  Madison.com

MADISON—Jennifer “Jenny” Jepson, 57, passed away on July 30, 2019 after a valiant battle with Non-Hodgkin's T-cell Lymphoma. Raised in Madison, Wis., ...



Reports: Nearly half of Madison schools need to provide additional support for black students, students with disabilities  Madison.com

The reports were made as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, passed in 2015.



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 ...



11 people have applied for vacant Madison School Board seat so far  Madison.com

With the application window to fill the vacant Madison School Board seat closing Friday, 11 people from a variety of backgrounds have applied so far for the ...



East High Principal Michael Hernandez to take job overseeing Madison's high schools  Madison.com

East High School Principal Michael Hernandez is set to leave the school after four years for an administrative role in the Madison School District overseeing its ...



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.



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 ...



Madison West athletic director job has been posted  Madison.com

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



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 ...



Madison School Board appoints 2013 La Follette grad Savion Castro to vacant seat  Madison.com

Castro, 24, is a legislative aide for state Rep. Shelia Stubbs and a 2013 La Follette High School graduate. He beat out 28 other applicants for the appointment.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Madison School Board floats new operating referendum, finds no conflict in president's vote  Madison.com

Madison School Board members expressed an interest Monday in looking at a new operating referendum to exceed state-imposed spending limits as a previous ...



MMSD to seek community feedback as it eyes facilities, possible operating referendum for November 2020  Madison.com

The Madison Metropolitan School District will spend the next several months soliciting feedback from focus groups and community input sessions as it prepares ...



West High students protest with silent sit-in  Wisconsin State Journal

About a quarter of West High's 2086 students staged a silent 37-minute sit-in on the school's front lawn Friday morning to protest the Madison School District's ...



Jennifer Cheatham hopes she positioned Madison School District to get to 'next level' on racial equity  Madison.com

Cheatham is leaving the Madison School District after six years as superintendent during which she said she focused on building a stronger, more coherent ...



New elementary school on Madison's South Side could 'address some of the inequities'  Madison.com

For young students living in Madison's Moorland-Rimrock neighborhood on the South Side, a school day can start with a long bus ride out of the neighborhood ...



Marion, Kathy  Madison.com

LAKE WALES, FLA.—Kathy Marion of Lake Wales, Florida, died unexpectedly in Watertown, New York, on Sunday morning July 14th, 2019, at the age of 87.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



In less than five minutes, Madison School Board approves new contract for police in schools  Madison.com

After unveiling publicly a new contract last Friday that would keep police officers stationed in Madison's high schools through June 2022, the Madison School ...



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 ...



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 ...



26 applicants file for open Madison School Board seat  Madison.com

The board's six current members are scheduled to meet Monday and select its newest member.



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 ...



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 ...



A rebellion at Madison West High School over new curriculum  Isthmus

When Paul Radspinner's 15-year-old son Mitchell wanted to participate in a student sit-in last October outside West High School, he called his dad to ask ...



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 ...



Madison Police searching for missing teen  WMTV

The Madison Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing juvenile.



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.



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 ...



Catching Up: Madison student's fundraising to help pay for trip to Africa for several students  Madison.com

A nonprofit a middle school student started in 2014 with the goal of helping others travel will cover about half the cost of the educational trip to Botswana for ...



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

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



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.



A museum of our own  Isthmus

Madison has a lot of museums but not one is devoted to its own history. Without a history museum, is the city losing the stories and artifacts that show us how we ...



Madison School Board seeks to fill vacant seat by end of month  Madison.com

The temporarily six-person board is planning to pick someone July 22 to fill the seat vacated by Mary Burke on Friday.



Madison sees boom in Ultimate Frisbee games  WMTV

Despite the scattered showers Saturday, dedicated fans showed up to the Madison Radicals Ultimate Frisbee game at Breese Stevens Field, taking on the ...



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 ...



Johnson, Dr. Samuel B. | Local Obits  Madison.com

MADISON—Dr. Samuel B. Johnson died on July 11, 2019 in Madison. He was born on March 4, 1937 in Chicago to Walker Buchanan Johnson and Marjorie ...



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.



A Black Teen Was Going Through a Mental Health Crisis. Wisconsin Police Ended Up Punching Him in the Head  The Root

Madison, Wisc., police officers were called to the home of a 17-year-old boy last week because he was experiencing a mental health crisis. The encounter ...



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.



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