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PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE REGARDING IN-PERSON GRADUATION CEREMONIES.

Message from Jane Belmore, Interim Superintendent


GgraduateRADUATION UPDATE (en Español)

We appreciate your continued patience as we work through details regarding graduation and other senior celebrations.  Our plan for graduation has been evolving quickly, and there are some critical deadlines we want to share.  MMSD is partnering with WISC TV so we can create a professionally-produced end product, and our graduation will be broadcast on LIVE television during primetime for everyone in the Madison area to view and celebrate with you.  In addition, student photos will be featured in a special issue of Madison Magazine and student graduation photographs will be featured on digital city-wide billboards.

WISC TV Production

WISC-TV/Channel 3 will be airing a special broadcast for each of our high schools and Memorial’s virtual graduation ceremony will air on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. It will air on WISC-TV/Channel 3.  Prior to the first ceremony on June 12, there will be a broadcast of News 3 Now: 2020 Graduation from 6:30-7:00 pm. If you don't have cable, don't worry! These "ceremonies" will also stream concurrently with the television broadcast on channel3000.com.  In addition, all of our high school graduations will re-air as a 4.5-hour block on Sunday 6/14 from 11:30 am-4:00 pm on TVW, Digital Over-the-air channel 3.2, Charter Cable 14, and Direct TV channel 14, and will be available on-demand on SBTV OTT App and channel3000+ on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android TV.  We will have Ms. Glaaser and Mr. King reading graduates' names as their photos appear on the screen.  Ms. Glaaser and Mr. King want to ensure they pronounce everyone’s name accurately, please submit an audio recording of the correct pronunciation to smblackamore@madison.k12.wi.us if you have concerns.

Billboards

The Billboards will run from 6/8 - 6/21.  The east side one will be the digital billboard on the Beltline by the Rimrock Road Exit. On the west side, it is the digital billboard in Middleton located at 8321 US Hwy 14.  This is located 0.48 mi east of Evergreen Road.  Here is a map view of the location:

Madison Magazine Special Edition

The information we have currently regarding the special edition will be coming after the ceremonies towards the end of June.  Distribution details are still being finalized, and we will share that information as we know more.

Caps and Gownsgraduation cap

If you would like a cap and gown for celebration pictures, you can still place an order online at mwscholastic.com. Orders will be shipped directly to your home.


Important Picture Information (Time Sensitive) 

This type of celebration has never been done before and the entire city is committed to making sure the Class of 2020 is seen and honored in unique ways.  To do so, we need your permission to share your photograph to these media outlets. Please complete a consent form as soon as possible. The deadline is approaching fast!

Consent Form in English

Consent Form in Spanish

Consent Form in Hmong

Student & Parent/Guardian Advisory Groups

Seniors, we are excited that we have been able to meet with our senior advisory group this week.  Please use this sign up, if you are interested in still being a part of this group.  Families, if you are interested in the senior parent/guardian advisory group please sign up here.  

4th Annual "Virtual" Senior Walk

Elementary schools are currently working to reimagine the 4th Annual Senior Walk. This has historically been an amazing experience for all involved. Although this year it will be unique and take a different look to ensure everyone’s safety, please do not miss the opportunity to connect with past teachers and inspire future Spartans.  Fill out the Google form to opt in!

Thanks for your continued support.  We are looking forward to the opportunities to celebrate and honor the Class of 2020.