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    • Summer Curbside Book Pick-Up

      Madison Middle School and the Library are super excited to provide a few days of CURBSIDE BOOK PICK-UP this summer for all current and incoming Madison Bulldog Readers! Students—you have been doing a fantastic job of accessing digital books through the Seattle Public Library and should continue to do so, but now you have the chance to check out books in print from our Madison Library for summer reading. In order to do so, you need to place books on hold (you can check out up to 10 books at a time this summer) through our Madison Online Library Catalog at least one day in advance of a scheduled pick-up day. To learn more about CURBSIDE BOOK PICK-UP and how to place books on hold using our Online Library Catalog, please watch this "Placing Holds" video.
      Summer Curbside Book Pick-Up
    • 8th Grade Promotion Video and Message

      To the 8th grade class of 2020, On March 11, 2020 it was announced that schools would be closed for two weeks. There was much whooping and hollering and cheering and high-fives in the hallways as students left the building for what we all believed was a two week “break.” Little did we know that that Wednesday would be the last day we would physically be together and see each other for the rest of this school year. Yes, we were robbed of our time together. But don’t see yourselves as helpless victims of this robbery. Instead, look to the future and what is ahead.​
      You Are All Butterflies
    • Resources for at Home Learning During School Closures

      Seattle Public Schools is dedicated to ensuring educational excellence for every student. During school closures, our hope is that learning will continue (particularly in the core academic areas). This is not a replacement for classroom instruction. These activities are not required nor will be graded.
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    • This Week in our Virtual Library: JUNE 15-19

      1. The Bulldogs Read 20/21 list is here at last! Thanks to the help of a ton of Madison students and staff, we now have a list of 60 amazing Bulldogs Read books for next school year. 60? Yes, you read that right. Unprecedented times call for more books, hence the 60 titles this year instead of the usual 50. Get started reading them now and, if you want in on the monthly prize drawings and end of year incentives (hopefully a field trip next year AND AuthorPalooza 2.0), be sure to submit them once you're done HERE. But remember, prizes or no prizes, the Bulldogs Read list is first and foremost a place to go for great books! So get started reading today by checking out digital copies of the books from the Seattle Public Library.
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    • Message from the Library

      "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." --Mason Cooley During this school closure, Ms. Bell wants to remind Madison families about a great way to access books. There are thousands of eBooks and audiobooks available through Seattle Public Library to download for free through their Libby (or Overdrive) app. Students can use their Library Link account to log on to SPL's Libby app and download books: - Library Link Card #: 990000 + Student ID # (students can find their student ID# on the Source) - Pin #: 4 digit birthdate (mmdd)--do not include the year **Need a book rec? Fill out this quick survey and Ms. Bell will send you some ideas for your next great read: Finally, in an effort to keep our reading community thriving and connected, please share your celebration of reading on Instagram (if you have permission to have an account) using the hashtags #WhereIRead and #BulldogReaders and be sure to tag @MadisonLibrary in your post. If you'd like Ms. Bell to post your picture on her Madison Library Instagram page, you can send your picture to her at Find out more at
    • Immunization Information

      Please be sure that your student meets immunization requirements to avoid school exclusion on January 8, 2020. All students (ages 3-18) can get vaccinations at any pharmacy, health clinic or at any of the 28 school-based health centers. On December 27 and 30 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm students can get free vaccinations without proof of insurance or citizenship at Aki Kurose Middle School . For more information contact school nurse Mindy Elbaum at 206.252.9207 or
    • 2020 Tours and Open House Schedule

      Incoming Madison families, we are happy to welcome you to check out your future school in January! We are hosting a tour on January 14th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and an open house January 16th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Students and families are welcome to attend one or both events. No RSVP is required. **In the event SPS is running on a late start schedule in the morning of the tour due to weather, the tour will be postponed.**
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    • The Hour of Code

      Calling all coders and anyone who wants to use technology to change the world! In celebration of Computer Science Education Week that is happening from December 9th-15th, our school is joining in on one of the largest learning events in history, The Hour of Code. More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code and we want to add even more! Students and adults can participate any time next week by going to and picking their one-hour tutorial of choice. The library will also be open during lunch for coding and Ms. Bell will be hosting some math classes in the library during the week to give it a try. Download the entry form and turn it in to Ms. Bell by December 16th to be entered into the prize drawing for kids that complete at least an hour of code. Will you be one of the 100 million+ to participate?
      The Hour of Code
    • Calvalcade of Authors West--Sign up now!

      Imagine not only being able to meet some of your favorite authors, but also being able to learn about the craft of writing directly from them in small writing workshops! That is what is in store for 28 lucky Madison students this spring at the Calvalcade of Authors conference in Tacoma, WA. Amazing authors from all around the country will be gathering at one school--Curtis Junior High--on Saturday, May 9th in Tacoma, WA to celebrate reading and writing and teach students about the craft of writing. Madison MS will be taking a bus load of 28 lucky kids to this full day writing workshop. The cost is $20 per student, but full scholarships are available through our school fund. Permission slips and money should be turned in to Ms. Bell in the library ASAP because it is first come, first served for those 28 spots. Students must also turn in permission slips before they can register for specific author workshops, so sign up with Ms. Bell before all your favorite workshops get filled up. To see which authors are participating this year and what the theme of each writing workshop will be, go to: Permission slips are available at the library or from Language Arts teachers. Contact Ms. Bell in the library with any questions.
      Calvalcade of Authors West
    • A Few Good Men at WSHS

      Come out and support our former Madison Students in the West Seattle High School production of A Few Good Men. November 7, 8, 9, and 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm at West Seattle HS.
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    • Fall Book Fair--November 6 and 7

      It’s here at last—Madison MS's first Book Fair of the year with Barnes & Noble! We’ll have a preview day at lunch on Wednesday, November 6th (cafeteria stage) where you can check out all the new releases and decide what you want to buy on Thursday. On Thursday, November 7th, the Book Fair will be open all day on the cafeteria stage for purchase as well as at Math Night that evening. But this is just a one day event, so don't miss out. We’ll have the brand new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, the third book in the Scythe ​series entitled Toll, and Shannon Messenger’s newest book entitled Legacy. Come check out those and many more available for purchase. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted and a portion of every sale comes back to Madison to help us buy new books for our library. You can also shop online on November 7th at BN.COM/bookfairs using the Book Fair ID #12553087. Hope to see you out!
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    • 2019-2020 Supply List

      We have found that some middle school students purchase binders and backpacks that are too large for our lockers. The dimensions of our school lockers are as follows: 10” W x 34” H x 13” D. Please bring only supplies and backpacks that will fit into the lockers. Additional items not on this list may be requested by some teachers, however these items will be fine to start the year off prepared.
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    • Student Username and Password Changes for 2019-20 School Year

      This fall, Seattle Public Schools has made a change to the username students use to log on to district digital tools such as The Source and the student portal. This change will enable students to keep their same username until they graduate!

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    • Donut Forget to Read!

      It's almost summer and the Madison Library wants to remind students of one very important thing--"Donut forget to READ!" And we've got lots of ways to help you find amazing books that will keep you reading all summer long. 1. The list is out for the 2019-2020 Bulldogs Read books! Students can get a head start reading them over the summer in order to be in September's prize drawing. To track the Bulldogs Read books you read over the summer and next year, please go to and submit a quick response after each book you read. Happy reading!
      Donut Forget to Read
    • Come Watch High School Musical

      Hey Bulldogs! Come see High School Musical with Madison Middle School's amazing drama club! The show will be at West Seattle High School’s Theater on May 3 and 4. Advance Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. At the door (cash/check only), prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Pick up an order form in the main office to purchase tickets. Or order online at: Friday, May 3rd at 7pm Saturday, May 4th at 10am
      High School Musical
    • High School Musical Jr Tickets on sale now

      Tickets are available now for pre-purchase for Taproot Theatre & Madison's production of High School Musical Jr.
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    • Spring Book Fair at Madison

      It’s here at last—our Spring Book Fair with Barnes & Noble! We’ll have a preview day at lunch on Tuesday, April 23rd where students can check out all the new releases and decide what they want to buy on Wednesday. And then on Wednesday, April 24th, the Book Fair will be open all day on the cafeteria stage for a one day only sale. It will also be open at Science Night that evening. And besides all of the new releases that will be available, Ms. Bell will also be revealing 25 of the 50 Bulldogs Reads for next year so that students can get a jump start reading them. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted and a portion of every sale comes back to Madison to help us buy new books for our library. Families can also shop online Wednesday at using Bookfair ID 12511135 for a wider selection of books. Thank you for supporting literacy at Madison!
      Book Fair
    • Super Science Night

      Bring your family to SUPER SCIENCE NIGHT on Wednesday, April 24th, from 6:30-8pm in the Madison Commons. This year Science Night will feature some super cool scientists from Seattle to engage you with atmospheric science, Microsoft HoloLens, physics experiments, chemistry experiments, coding, owl pellets, science trivia competitions, and much more! You can earn extra credit from your Science teachers for attending. There will even be Root Beer Floats served! In addition to all this fun, there will be a book fair going on up on the stage!! Don’t miss the fun Wednesday, April 24th!
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    • West Seattle HS Spring Musical starts March 28th

      Come see “Into The Woods” at West Seattle High School! West Seattle High School’s Spring Musical is here, and it’s going to be a great show. This spring’s show is the famous “Into the Woods,” a Sondheim musical of magic, giants, and fairy tale characters. The show also stars eight former Madison students! So if you’d like to see a great musical, with some great actors you know well, come see the show on March 28, 29, or 30th, or April 3, 4 or 5th, in the West Seattle Auditorium at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 at the door, or $10 with reservations from
      Into the Woods
    • Girls Basketball Champs

      Congratulations to the Madison Varsity Girls Basketball Team! They finished the season UNDEFEATED and walked away with the trophy! Way to go Bulldogs!
      Girls Bball Champs
    • Humanities Family Night

      Come to Humanities Family Night, 6:30-8, March 21! Help us celebrate Madison’s young readers, writers, and thinkers by attending our annual showcase of student work. Interview 6th graders impersonating fictional characters at CharaCon. Stroll through the 7th grade World History/U.S. History Wax Museum. Enjoy an array of 8th grade projects: persuasive presentations, Black History Month PowerPoints, U.S. History Jeopardy, civics pamphlets, and Jefferson vs. Hamilton propaganda posters. Attendance is required for all 6th and 7th graders and some 8th graders, unless families make prior arrangements with LA/SS teachers. Refreshments will be provided; please RVSP on the form that comes home with your student so we can purchase enough cookies. We look forward to seeing you!
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    • March Madness: Battle of the Books

      It’s that time of year again—MARCH MADNESS—but, in the library, it’s for books instead of basketball! This year, the Sweet 16 of the Bulldogs Read books will be fighting it out in our Battle of the Books for the title of Best Bulldogs Read Book of the year. For each round, Madison students and staff will be judging competing books in weekly Book Battles to determine which books advance to the next round. Round 1 starts Monday, March 11th and you'll be able to cast your vote all week (in the library or Advisory class) on which books you think should win each book battle and advance to Round 2. There will be a new round of book battles each week until the ultimate winner is determined at the end of March. If you want to be in the running for the grand prize, don’t forget to turn in your bracket predictions with which books you think will win each round to your advisory teacher or Ms. Bell by Monday, March 11th. A pizza party is on the line for the two Madison students with the best bracket predictions! Pick up a copy of the brackets from the library today. Let the Battle of the Books begin!
      Battle of the Books
    • Follow Your Heart Into a Great Book

      "Follow Your Heart into a Great Book" and join our reading campaign for mid-winter break. The Madison Library is encouraging everyone to read over mid-winter break and then snap a photo of their book with their hands in the shape of a heart. Send your pictures to Madison Librarian Stacia Bell at Photos will be shared on our Madison Library Instagram page (@madisonlibrary) and in a display in the library. Let's share our love of great books with each other. See more details at or contact Madison Librarian Stacia Bell with questions. Happy reading!
      Follow Your Heart
    • Black Lives Matter at School

      We celebrate Black Lives Matter Week at Madison Middle School in the spirit of unity, affirmation, and understanding. Students at Madison Middle School, as well as thousands of other students in Seattle Public Schools and hundreds of thousands of students nationally, recognize Black Lives Matter at School the week of February 4th- 11th. Madison MS students will also participate in advisory activities the week prior to and after this national week of recognition.
      Black Lives Matter at School
    • 2018 Supply List

      Madison Middle School supply list for 2018-19.
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    • SchoolPay Online Payments Available Now

      Seattle Public Schools' new online payment system, SchoolPay, is going live at Madison. Through SchoolPay you'll be able to pay for field trips, order athletic team sweatshirts, pay library fines, pay for tickets to school drama events, etc.  To take advantage of this new service, you'll need to have an active Source account. If you don't have a Source account, please see these instructions for setting up a Seattle Public Schools' Source account.
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