Welcome to another exciting school year at Madison Avenue K-2 Elementary.
Our theme this year focuses on the overall mission of laying a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Arts integration plays a huge role in helping us reach that goal. This is our second year as a Model School for the Arts with the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Whole Schools Initiative. This summer we received the Mississippi Alliance for the Art “School of Excellence Award and Exemplary Arts Service Award” for successfully integrating the arts into our curriculum.
Take a few minutes and tour Madison Avenue K-2. You are sure to be pleased. However, you may call the office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 601-856-2951 for any additional information needed.
Again welcome to the 2014-2015 school year and join us as we start another great educational journey. We have wonderful plans in store for our children and look forward to including you in these plans.
This year, more than a million people in 900 communities will be walking together for stronger healthier babies. Join Madison County Schools in the fight for Healthy Babies!
Walk will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Renaissance - Colony Park. Learn more about how to make a donation, purchase a t-shirt, and join Walk now!
Make-Up Days Update
MDE has approved Dr. McGehee’s request for a waiver of make-up days missed due to inclement weather this spring. Therefore, we are not required to make up the two days missed in February and March.
The 2014-15 school calendar (see attached) is in effect, and will be followed accordingly.
The Monday after Easter, April 6, will remain a holiday, the last day for students will be a 60% day on Thursday May 21, and the last day for teachers will be Friday, May 22.
Enjoy your holiday!
2015 MCS Career Day
Madison County Schools 2015 Career Day will be held Friday, April 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Germantown High School.
Monday - Friday: March 30 - April 3, 2015
Anytime during initial testing window
WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) – April 6 through April 30
The WIDA “ACCESS for ELLs” English language proficiency test is the test given annually during the month of April in Mississippi to measure English proficiency of English Language Learners. WIDA ACCESS is used to measure Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) 1 and 2, monitoring the progress of English language proficiency. https://www.wida.us/
Third Grade Literacy-Based Promotion Act
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Parent Resource Information on the Third Grade Literacy-Based Promotion Act, click here to learn more information.
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. This system is an effort to create a positive school community with consistent expectations in all areas of the school. From the hallways to the playground, from the cafeteria to the restrooms, PBIS helps MAE students understand what is expected of them and provides motivation to comply with those expectations. We use PAWS to help us remember what to do in every area of the school!
~Students can earn Jag Paws by displaying behavior on the PBIS matrix. These Jag Paws will be given by any staff member (administrators, teachers, assistants, front office staff, cafeteria employees, bus drivers, and custodians) so there will be opportunities to earn them throughout the day and throughout the school. Displaying proper behavior and Life Skills will earn plenty of Jag Paws. Students will be given the opportunity throughout the year to "spend" the Jag Paws they have collected. This can be done at a PBIS store (monthly or quarterly), on extra recess, lunch with the principal, homework passes…etc. This is up to the administrator’s discretion.
Click Here to see the P.A.W.S LAWS.