District News

Win a 2022 Chevy Equinox! Chevy Equinox Flyer

Support Madison Local Schools Athletics and win a 2022 Chevy Equinox in the "Winning Streak Sweepstakes".  Tickets will be available at all Madison Local Schools on Monday, October 3rd.  Tickets are also available at Bingo, sporting events and online.  

Go to our website madisonschools.net, click on Athletics, then Tickets and scroll down to find the raffle.  Sponsored by Madison Joint Recreation District. All proceeds to benefit the Madison High School Athletic Complex.  

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 9-20-22 6:00 pm

Community Update, September 16

It is hard to believe how fast the start of the school year has gone; we are halfway through the first quarter.  Madison Middle School just completed conferences and high school conferences are September 21st and September 29th.  No appointment is necessary.  Elementary teachers are scheduling appointments for conferences in October.  Check with your child’s teacher for more details regarding elementary conferences.

MLS recognized for Tier I Excellence as an Award-Winning District in PBIS Ohio PBIS Network

Madison Local Schools is committed to enhancing our students’ educational experiences through Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) efforts. These efforts have clearly been making an impact, as the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has recognized all five Madison Schools for Tier I excellence, and the district as a whole as an award-winning district. 

MLS welcomes new Treasurer Sarah Palm

Madison Local Schools would like to welcome Sarah Palm as the new Treasurer of MLS. Mrs. Palm has years of acquired experience in payroll, eliminating deficit spending, and auditing. As a mentee of previous Treasurer Mike Vaccarriello, Ms. Palm is excited to join us – and MLS is excited to welcome her to our team. 

Madison Pre-K is a great opportunity for younger students Madison Pre-K

Madison Local Schools is thrilled to have a Pre-kindergarten home for almost 190 students for the 2022-23 school year. Pre-kindergarten, or Pre-K, is a voluntary classroom-based preschool program typically aimed for students between the ages of three and five; this is the age range where students are older than preschool age, but not quite ready for kindergarten.

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 9-6-22
MMS STREAK assembly offers “Perfect Attendance” awards Students at MMS STREAK assembly

MMS started the school year off with a bang as 6th grade students were welcomed into class PBIS meetings! During these assemblies, students learned what it means to be a STREAK, as they learn to exemplify Safety, Teamwork, Responsibility, Effort, and Kindness.

MHS focuses on ACADEMICS, BEHAVIOR, and ATTENDANCE Madison logo

Welcome back, MHS! High School teachers and staff were excited to welcome our students back into our halls to kick off classes and fall extracurriculars for the 2022-2023 school year. Here at MHS, we are constantly looking to promote growth in our students’ academic, extracurricular, and personal lives. As we progress into another school year, we wanted to take the time to set a new focus. 

Community Update Sept. 2, 2022 Superintendent Angela Smith

Dear Madison Community,

The bonfire last night was a great community gathering and was well attended.  I want to thank our Senior Class Advisors Dana Clark and Emily Daniels for organizing this fun event leading up to our home game against Perry tonight. We also have a special recognition tonight prior to the game: we will be recognizing Maddie Moretti for winning the state championship in shot put and discus last spring.  It will be a great evening! 

School Supply Lists are now Available

Pre-K Supply List

Elementary Supply Lists

Middle School Supply Lists

Madison High School does not have a supply list.  

Bonfire rouses community for Madison-Perry game Pallets and signs formed the base for the community bonfire

Bonfires – large, controlled fires that bring the community together – have been around since the late 15th century, and are used in just about every country as a way to celebrate special times including the summer solstice and Easter, among many others.

A "Minion" reasons to love full-day kindergarten "Minions" is the theme for South Elementary's all-day kindergarten program

Coming out of COVID, it is more important than ever for our young students to experience a strong start to their academic careers. That is why, for the first time in Madison history, our kindergartners are attending all-day, every-day kindergarten.

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 8-16-22
Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 8-2-22
Madison Local Schools Board of Education *Special* Meeting 6-9-22
Congratulations, Class of 2022! Madison Schools Class of 2022

It was a beautiful day for graduation!

Bingo Boosters donate to Stage Curtain Project Bingo

Madison Local Schools would like to extend a giant THANK YOU to the Bingo Boosters, which donated funds to repairing the stage curtains at Madison High School. These stage curtains have seen much wear and tear over the years as they are a critical piece of many productions, including concerts, plays, graduations, and much more. 

South brings book to life in One School One Book obos

During One School One Book, South Elementary students, teachers, and families brought The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo to life. Every family and classroom received a copy of this book that follows the adventures of a mouse named Despereaux, who sets out on a quest to rescue a beautiful human princess from the rats.

North’s STREAKs of the YEAR DQ

Congratulations to North Elementary’s 32 STREAKs of the YEAR! These students have exemplified our STREAK behaviors: Safety, Teamwork, Responsibility, Effort, and Kindness.

Middle School students impress on Field Trips TV

After a few years’ hiatus due to COVID-19, our students were finally able to take field trips again! Each of our Middle School grades was incredibly excited to take overnight trips with their friends and teachers, not only exploring the sights, but learning some history! 

Online Summer resources for students summer resources

Summer is finally here! As the 2021-2022 school year officially comes to a close, Madison could not be more proud and impressed with all of our students; as we were able to come back to a “normal” year, our students jumped right back in and pushed the boundaries of everything we had to offer.

North Elementary 5th Grade Promotion 5-25-22 9:30 am
Madison High School 2022 Graduate/Baby Video
Madison High School Commencement 5-21-22 10:00 am Lake County Captains Stadium
Madison High School Senior Awards 5-17-22 6:00 pm
Madison student wins two scholarships at LEAF Umbrella Design Contest LEAF Umbrella

Congratulations to student Pauline Forman, who won two scholarships from the LEAF Umbrella Design Contest! Pauline won 1st place in the Fine Arts Division and was chosen as the Fine Arts Choice Award Winner for her umbrella, “I AM WOMAN.”

Exploring MS extracurriculars Student Council

Throughout the school year, our Madison Middle School students have numerous opportunities to get involved in our after-school clubs and activities. Having your student get involved in an extracurricular activity not only allows them to connect with other students they may otherwise not get the opportunity to, but allows them to explore different interests and hobbies.

Madison HS Prom Court King + Queen

Congratulations to our 2022 Prom Court! Prom was a huge success and incredibly fun for all students. Madison High School was excited to host this mostly normal event for our students, particularly our seniors, who have been in desperate need of some normalcy. 

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 5-9-22
Community Update, May 2 Angela Smith, Superintendent

As we close out the school year, we begin to look to the next. We are in the process of starting our Kindergarten Registration for the class of 2035; children who will be five before September 30, 2022 are eligible to register.

Vote for Madison Art Club in Vans High School Custom Culture Vans contest

Madison High School Art Club is excited to announce that Madison has made it to the top 50 in the Vans Custom Culture Competition! At this stage, voting is open to the public, and any person can vote once a day until May 6. Go vote for Madison’s Vans design here

MHS Ecology places high at The Geauga County Maple Festival Geauga Win

Congratulations to MHS Ecology, which placed 1st in Dark Robust (Hobby Class) and 4th in Golden Delicate (Hobby Class) at the 92nd year of The Geauga County Maple Festival! This is MHS Ecology’s third year competing at this festival. 

Students accepted to OCDA Honor Choir at Otterbein University OCDA

Congratulations to a select few of our Madison High School students who were accepted into the Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA) Honor Choir at Otterbein University! The Honor Choirs will rehearse and perform this summer, June 20-22. 

MMS AHLI assembles Buddy Bags AHLI

Madison would like to spotlight our Middle School Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI) for their continuous consideration in giving back to the community! Each year, the eighth grade students are responsible for a community service project, and this year, students decided they wanted to make “Buddy Bags.” 

Guide to the National Honor Society Selection Process
Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 4-19-22
Art Club submits designs to Vans Custom Culture Competition Vans contest

Madison High School Art Club students have submitted their designs to the Vans Custom Culture Competition for 2022! Vans is a company that makes footwear and apparel inspired by skaters and originality. Students designed and created a unique shoe design that encapsulates the themes “Van D(IY)oren Legacy” and “Hometown Pride.”

Blue Streaks on Broadway Blue Streaks on Broadway

Catch the “Blue Streaks on Broadway” on April 29-30! Madison High School is so excited to be able to work on and put out performances that inspire our students to express themselves in ways they might otherwise find challenging. This is a show you won’t want to miss! 

Mother-Son and Father-Daughter Dances Father-Daughter Dance

Our mothers and sons had a blast at the Mother-Son dance! Madison Elementary loves being able to put on these dances for our families to have a fun night out to meet new friends and students’ teachers.



Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 4-5-22

Community Update, March 18 Angela Smith, Superintendent

It is hard to believe we are in the last quarter of the school year. While winter seemed like it would never end, spring is finally here! Things have changed so much since my last update. With cases down statewide, as a district we no longer have to track COVID-19 cases. We still ask that if students are sick to please stay home to limit the spread of germs.  

Trees for Wildlife at the elementary schools Trees

On March 11, first grade students participated in a program called Trees for Wildlife, which included a presentation on what animals get from trees, such as food or shelter, and also what trees are used for.

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 3-15-22
District Treasurer resigns Madison

After serving as the Madison Local School District Treasurer for eleven years, Michael Vaccariello tendered his resignation on Wednesday, March 9. Mr. Vaccariello has accepted a position with Mentor Public Schools as their Assistant Treasurer and Business Operations, effective May 2. 

MHS students win State D1 Indoor Meet and rank top 10 Shot-put

Congratulations to two MHS students that outperformed at the recent State of Ohio D1 Indoor Meet. Maddie Moretti was named D1 State Champion in shot-put at this event. Maddie is currently top 10 in the entire nation and recently broke the school record in shot-put.

Students attend Women in STEM event Women in STEM

On March 3, MHS STEM students attended the first annual Women in STEM event at Lake Erie College. 11 female students attended the event and have been in Madison’s STEM (engineering) and/or CTE (drafting, manufacturing with woods, etc.) classes; some students are also in the Robotics Club. 

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 3-1-22
Madison hosts OMEA Solo and Ensemble OMEA

The weekend of February 12, Madison hosted the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble judged event at the high school. OMEA’s Solo and Ensemble is a performance opportunity for students outside of their typical school-based group preparation.

Student athletes set new records for MHS Basketball

Congratulations to two of our student athletes on their recent record-setting accomplishments! 

SES Vote for Kindness donates to Lake County Humane Society kindness board

February 1-17, South Elementary held a “Vote for Kindness” fundraiser. Student Council members chose three organizations to research as options for donation. The organizations chosen were the Lake County Humane Society, Project Hope for the Homeless, and Madison Public Library Bookmobile.

Action shots from Project Unify Project Unify

Project Unify was such a huge success, we can’t help but share some of the photos that were captured during the event. Congratulations to the student team who won the basketball game by two points! Students received medals for competing and then had a group lunch with their Buddies. 

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 2-15-22

Project Unify 2-11-22

Project Unify Assembly on February 11 PROJECT UNIFY

It’s that time of year again – today we held our Project Unify Assembly! Students of Mr. Sanford’s room participated in a student vs. faculty basketball game at MHS, and had a full day with games, tshirts, and the whole school got to come watch and cheer on the Unify team. 

2022 PBIS Extra Degree of Effort Week at MHS Extra Effort Week

This week was PBIS’s Extra Degree of Effort Week at Madison High School. Our PBIS model is STREAK: Safety, Teamwork, Responsibility, Effort, And Kindness, and this event week is focused on the “E,” Effort. 

MMS AHLI students learn about climate and weather at Lake Metroparks Farmpark AHLI

On January 26, students from the Madison Middle School Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI) went on a field trip to Lake Metroparks Farmpark, a working farm and education center in Kirtland, OH. This field trip taught students about climate and weather as they experienced it firsthand. In addition, students had a chance to try out snowshoeing for the first time. 

North Elementary chooses kindness Spread Kindness

This past week was Kindness Week at North Elementary School, with the school council honing in on encouraging kindness, for each other and ourselves. Kindness Week ties in with North’s and our district’s goals of incorporating Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), which encourages emotional and relational life skills critical to mental health and successful social interaction.

Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 2-1-22 6:00pm
District Spelling Bee was G-R-E-A-T Spelling Bee

E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T! That’s how our elementary and middle school students did at our District Spelling Bee, held on Tuesday, January 25.

Madison alumni to have original composition performed by OSU Symphony Orchestra Wood

Here at Madison, we pride ourselves on being a family; and we mean it for life! We love seeing our graduates out in the world, working toward their dreams. We are excited to share that Madison alumni Cooper Wood, who is now a prominent composer, will be showcasing one of his original compositions with The Ohio State University Symphony Orchestra. 

Powder Puff Volleyball game raises money for United Way in honor of senior Volleyball

On Thursday, January 27, Madison High School held a Powder Puff Volleyball game to raise money for the United Way, which focuses on education, income, and health in our communities. The volleyball game was a match between Junior and Senior boys coached by the Junior and Senior girls Volleyball players. 

Community Update, January 28 Angela Smith, Superintendent

I hope this letter finds you well.  We made it through a full week of school, and we are back in the routine. The second half of the school year will fly by.  Conferences are underway for the second semester.  Families have the option of either in-person or online conferences.  Check with your child’s building for more information.  

Madison Local Schools District Spelling Bees 1-25-22
Pre-Apprenticeship Consortium Grant provides opportunities for students and staff Madison

In November, Madison Local Schools was awarded a workforce development grant in collaboration with several other area schools. This grant will provide training that enables each school to begin their pre-apprentice program pilots during the 2022-23 school year.

MLS receives Highest Achievement in Open and Transparent Government Award StaRS

Madison Local School District is proud to have received the Highest Achievement in Open and Transparent Government Award, indicating the highest rate of transparency from the Ohio Auditor of State.

Graduation is around the corner Madison High School

It’s that time of year again – Graduation preparation! Seniors, we are so proud of your hard work throughout the first half of this 2021-2022 school year, and we can’t wait to see how you end your high school careers in just a few short months.

North Elementary Spelling Bee 1-14-22
Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 1-11-22

Life Skill students hand stitch bears for Kindergarteners Bears

Last week, Madison High School Life Skills students gifted our South Elementary Kindergarteners with custom-made bears. 76 Life Skills students learned how to hand-stitch in order to create bears designed by the Kindergarteners using felt. 

Happy Holidays from Madison Schools Holidays
Madison Local Schools Board of Education Meeting 12-14-21

North Elementary School 1st Grade Christmas Program 12-9-21

South Elementary Student Council donates $2,500 to United Way Lake County Student Council - UWLC

The South Elementary Student Council was proud to present the United Way Lake County a $2,500 check after a successful pumpkin raffle donation. The pumpkin raffle sold tickets for 25¢ -- which means 10,000 tickets were sold for the raffle! 

North Elementary Santa Streak and Canned Food Drive Santa Streaks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As we approach the holidays, North Elementary is proud to welcome back two of Madison’s most popular fundraisers: Santa Streak and the Canned Food Drive. 

Boys Basketball Team kicks-off season Basketball

It’s basketball season! Our Boys Basketball Team kicked off their season this past Wednesday, December 1, against Geneva. Their second game is next Tuesday, December 7, at Jefferson. 

Madison Local Schools BOE Meeting 11-23-21
MMS puts on The Lion King, Jr. Lion King

Madison Middle School was happy to welcome live theater back into our halls! Our middle school students put on multiple great performances of “The Lion King, Jr.” last weekend. Students dug deep into their flare for the dramatic as they recreated a classic for all ages. 

MHS Complete the STREAK Week STREAK

This past week, Madison High School kicked off our Complete the STREAK Week! During this week, our goal was to recognize as many students as possible for exhibiting our positive STREAK behaviors. 

Thank you to those who served this Veterans Day Veterans Day

With Veterans Day being last week, Madison Local Schools would like to thank all who have served our country. Doing so inspires great courage and dedication as they take on something larger than each of us. We would like to salute our veterans, especially those who are a part of our Madison Family and Community. 

Madison Middle School Fall Play 11-13-21
North Elementary Veterans Day Program 11-11-21

South Elementary Veterans Day Program 11-11-21
Elementary Family Literacy Nights Literacy Night

Both elementary buildings held their fall Family Literacy Nights last week. We can’t deny how nice it was to have the majority of our students be able to attend their Literacy Nights face-to-face after an unpredictable year.

High School play PUFFS a huge success PUFFS

Congratulations to our High School theater students for their excellent performance of PUFFS last weekend! Students put on four shows and saw over three-hundred attendees. 

Players selected for Lake County Touchdown All-Stars M-L Football

Congratulations to three of our Madison HS Football players who have been selected for the Lake County Touchdown Club All-Stars. The Lake County Touchdown Club is committed to promoting football in Lake County.

MMS raises over $1,000 for outdoor classroom through Staff vs Student Volleyball game Staff vs Student Volleyball game

Madison Middle School held a Staff vs Student Volleyball game to help raise funds to build an outdoor classroom. There was a 28-team bracket that competed to play a staff team; the final team gave the staff a run for their money, with the staff team barely pulling through to win by one point. 

Successful fall sports season for Madison HS Cheerleaders

It has been nice having a quasi-normal fall sports season! We would like to thank our coaches, students, and parents for their diligence and flexibility throughout this unpredictable time. As we wrap up a successful fall sports season, we’d like to recognize some MHS students who have had outstanding performances this year. 

MMS student crowned Miss Ohio Jr High School America Natalie Best

Congratulations to Madison eighth grader Natalie Best, who was crowned as Miss Ohio Junior High School America! Natalie will represent Ohio for the 2021-2022 school year and will be representing Ohio Junior High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in June 2022. 

Life Skills students practice communication, group work, and organization MS Life Skills

Life Skills students at Madison Middle School created their own corn hole boards and bags as one of their eight hands-on learning projects for the 2021-2022 school year. Students took on assigned roles to work on their own responsibilities as moving parts of a group as they sanded and refurbished the corn hole boards for their classroom and sewed bean bags using a student-friendly sewing machine. 

Spanish and Ecology classes host outdoor produce market Ecology pumpkins

The Madison High School Spanish and Ecology classes came together in efforts to fundraise for their class’ student led projects. Students sold pumpkins, gourds, and corn of all shapes and sizes at an outdoor “market” during two home football games.

World Teachers’ Day World Teachers' Day

World Teachers’ Day was this past Tuesday, October 5 - and what better way to celebrate than to publicly thank our teachers for their tireless efforts in ensuring our students receive the best education available.

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