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Current Weekly Announcements

Midwinter Dance

The Midwinter Formal Winter Wonderland will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Tickets will be sold next week Monday through Thursday, February 13th - February 16th, during lunch in the Cafeteria. No tickets will be sold on the Friday before the dance. Cost per ticket is $10.00.  A few important reminders – a guest permission form is required for non-Memorial students; forms are available in all the neighborhood offices and must be returned to the Wisconsin Office by Wednesday, February 15th. Attendance this week will determine a student's eligibility to purchase a ticket for the dance. If their name is on the No Admit List, they will not be able to buy a ticket. And as always, a student ID is required for entry to the dance.

ACT Opportunity for 10th Graders

Please see the attached flyer regarding an opportunity for our 10th grade scholars to take a baseline ACT on March 7th.

VPM Latinx Family Group/Grupo Latinx de Familias de VPM

¡Feliz 2023!  Vamos a reunirnos de nuevo el jueves 16 de febrero a las 6:30 pm en el Centro del Vecindario WI para una charla, junto con cena ligera y convivio.  El tema de la charla será:  "Planificación Financiera: Apoyo en la Comunidad" y contamos con la participación de Asesores Bilingües de Summit Credit Union y con un profesional que nos puede aconsejar sobre la preparación de los impuestos. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! ¡Ahí nos vemos! 

Parking Permits

All Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 were sent this email regarding fake parking permits.  If your student drives to school, please talk to them about this email.

Parking Lot at Arrival and Pick Up

We appreciate everyone’s patience during construction and want to remind you of some things that will keep people safe and keep traffic in our parking lot flowing as well as possible:

  • The row closest to the building should not be used by any vehicle except construction vehicles.
  • The second row is one way east to west and the third row is one way west to east.
  • Please refrain from driving along the crosswalks.
  • Please do not block traffic while stopping to drop students off.  The drop off area is on the building side of the row that is one way going east to west.  Or you can pull down the 4th or 5th aisle and drop your student off near a crosswalk. 
  • Please do not park in staff parking, on crosswalks, or in handicapped parking without an appropriate permit.
  • Students must have a permit to park in student parking which are the spaces with white lines on either side.

We want to keep the parking lot safe and functional which can be more difficult when the weather is bad and the lot is covered in snow.  We have and will continue to ticket our parking lot.  Thank you.

2023 Badger Boys & Girls State

Badger Boys and Badger Girls State is a government leadership conference  designed to educate the functions of government and develop leadership skills. This year Badger Boys will be held in Eau Claire, June 11-17, and Badger Girls will take place in Oshkosh, June 18-23.

This amazing opportunity is open to JUNIORS only. Only two boys and two girls will be selected to represent Memorial. Delegates are sponsored by a local American Legion Post, and all expenses for the conference are paid. Students that attend the conference are eligible to apply for a college scholarship. 

Please submit the following Google form by February 17 if you are interested in being considered for this amazing opportunity. For more detailed information, be sure to visit the websites:  www.badgerboysstate.org or www.alabgs.org.

Attention Senior Families

DIPLOMAS: Soon it will be time to order diplomas for the 2023 Senior Class. Please check Infinite Campus now and verify that your senior's name is spelled correctly. If their middle name is missing or their name is incorrect in ANY way, you must contact Rachel Braun in the Wisconsin Office BY FEB 3, 2023. She can be reached by email at rcbraun@madison.k12.wi.us or by phone at 663-6101 (Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00). Please correct mistakes NOW! If it is wrong in IC, it will be wrong on the diploma.

CAPS & GOWNS: If your student did not receive their packet from Midwest Scholastic for ordering their cap & gown, please contact Rachel Braun in the Wisconsin Neighborhood Office. All paper orders with checks must be mailed to Midwest Scholastic or orders can be placed online at www.mwscholastic.com/2023-mm-store. Orders and payments must be made directly to Midwest Scholastic, Memorial will NOT accept orders or payments. ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT ORDERS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED DIRECTLY TO MIDWEST SCHOLASTIC at questions@mwscholastic.com. Please make sure to place your orders before the end of February. A late fee of $15 will be added to orders beginning March 1, 2023. Check the Graduation Website regularly for updates, especially as we get into second semester.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Please be aware that students should not be dropped off or picked up in the Jefferson Parking Lot (near the Fieldhouse).  During construction, this area is our designated area to drop off and pick up our students who require specialized transportation.  We need the space to load and unload students who are in wheelchairs and it is important that we keep the area clear of other vehicles.  We appreciate your assistance in this.

No Admit List

The No Admit List is now in effect for sports events and school dances.  Impacted students and parents/ guardians will receive an email each Monday if they had 5+ tardies and/or 2+ unexcused absences during the preceding week. Students on the No Admit list cannot attend any sport events during the week they are on the No Admit List and must have 4 or less tardies and 1 or less unexcused absences across a school week to not appear on the following week’s No Admit List. Information regarding the No Admit List process can be found on this information sheet.  If a student believes there are extenuating circumstances that impact their attendance for a given week, they should reach out to their Neighborhood Assistant Principal to discuss these concerns prior to purchasing tickets and/or attending a school event to determine if an exception to the No Admit List can be made.

Safety and Security

We want our schools to be safe and welcoming learning environments.  Building security, incident response and threat assessments are vital components as well. Please review the letters below for more information:

Health & Safety Planning

Respiratory Viruses are on the rise in Wisconsin. Please use the following link to get five free at home COVID tests. You may refer to the MMSD COVID Health and Safety Guidance for updated information.