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    • Class of 2020 Long Sleeve T-shirt

      6th graders, get your class of 2020 shirt!
      Class of 2020 Shirt Design
    • Madison Tour Dates for 2018

      Tours for new and prospective Madison families have been scheduled. There are three opportunities to check out Madison--the mornings of Thursday, January 18 from 9:30-11:00 am, Friday, January 26 from 9:30-11:00 am, or the evening of Thursday, January 25 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Parents, guardians and students are welcome. There is no need to RSVP.
      Madison front door
    • Thanksgiving Food Drive

      2017 THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: Help Madison Families, November 6th – 16th. It's that time of year again to kick-off the 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive with the Science Classroom Food Competition. Help us support 20-25 Madison families have a better Thanksgiving.
      Food Drive
    • Fall Book Fair--November 7th and 8th

      With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time to do some book shopping! Luckily, Madison’s first Book Fair of the year (hosted by Barnes & Noble) is coming right up. This year it is happening one day only—Wednesday, November 8th. Students and families will be able to shop all day November 8th on the stage in the cafeteria as well as at Math Night that evening. The book fair will be open on Tuesday, November 7th for previewing the books only so that students can write down which books they want to buy and how much money they need to bring on Wednesday. There will also be a Teacher Wish List table in case students want to purchase a book for a favorite teacher. Cash, check (made out to Barnes & Noble) and credit card will be accepted. 20% of every sale will come back to Madison to help us purchase new books for our library. Students and families can also shop online at from November 8th-13th for a larger selection of books, but they must enter the Bookfair ID 12234720 at checkout to have the purchase count towards our Madison Book Fair. Thank you for supporting literacy at Madison. Hope to see you out on November 8th!
      Book Fair
    • Math Night--November 8th!

      Join us for Math Night 2017! This is an evening for Madison families to learn about the math resources at our school and enjoy math games and activities together. Sessions: "Are you smarter than a middle schooler?" (Ms. Riach - Room 113) and "What kind of mindset do you have?" (Mr. Trotter - Cafeteria Station) Activities in the Cafeteria: Games, Dominoes, Set, Chess, Checkers, Estimation Station, Raffles, Graphiti, Origami, Book Fair, Refreshments! **All students must be accompanied by an adult in order to attend.
      Math Night
    • SchoolPay Online Payments Coming!

      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.
      School Pay Logo
    • 2017-18 Bulldog Read List

      The list is out for the 2017-2018 Bulldogs Read books! Students can get a head start reading them over the summer in order to be in September's prize drawing.

      Bulldog reading a book
    • Website Update

      This summer our district and school websites are receiving a major facelift. Our first priority for the website redesign project is to ensure families, students, staff, and community can easily find critical district and school resources.

      Read More about Website Update
      Posted on 07/31/2017
      icon of a computer with fireworks
    • Order Your Copy of Promotion Pictures

      Use the link below to view and order portraits taken at the 8th grade promotion from Inter-State Studio, including the group panoramic shot.
      Madison Middle School Promotion Photo Gallery and Orders
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    • Madison's Used Book Sale is Coming--Donations Needed!

      The Madison Library's Used Book Sale is right around the corner--June 12th-16th. Students can shop for summer reading books throughout the school day in the library and books are just 25 cents apiece. Right now, Ms. Bell is accepting gently used books from families as donations for this event. Any student that donates books can earn tickets for up to 5 free books and early admission to the sale. Bring those donations to Ms. Bell ASAP. Hope to see you out to pick up some great books that you can add to your home library!
      Donations Needed
    • 13 Reasons Why

      On Thursday, June 1st Madison Middle School will be hosting an evening event to discuss the NETFLIX original series 13 Reasons Why and the topic of suicide/self-harm. We will be providing information on community resources.
      Read More about 13 Reasons Why
      Posted on 05/17/2017
      13 Reasons Why
    • Free Dental Screenings in the Wellness Center--June 13th

      On Tuesday, June 13th our Teen Health Center will be offering free dental screening in the Wellness Center for our 6th and 7th grade students. This opportunity is optional for your student. A signed consent form must be received in order to participate.
      Dental Screenings
    • Talent Show Auditions Coming Up!

      Talent show practice/auditions will begin on Tuesday, May 23rd and will happen every Tuesday following until the show, which will be held on Tuesday, June 20th during school. Meet Mr. Dundas in the Madison MS commons after school from 3:30 - 4:30pm with a talent prepared!
      Talent Show
    • Madison Presents: Honk, Jr., A Musical Comedy

      Join Madison Middle School Drama for its spring musical, Honk! Jr. on April 28th at 7pm or April 29th at 10am at West Seattle H.S. Theater. Tickets are available at the door ($15 for adults, $10 for students).

      Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score.  Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.
      Honk, Jr. logo
    • Spring Book Fair at Madison

      Our Spring Madison MS Book Fair is May 10-12. Students will be able to shop for books on the cafeteria stage during lunch each day and at Science Night on May 11th. Ms. Bell will also be unveiling next year's Bulldogs Read list at the Book Fair and you'll have a chance to purchase some of those for summer reading. So if you’ve been dying to purchase that next book in the series or get a jump start on the Bulldogs Read list, our Book Fair is just the place to do it. And if you can't find the book you want, you can also shop online at for a larger selection of books. Just be sure to use Bookfair ID 12123865 at checkout to have it count towards our Madison Book Fair. 20% of every purchase made will come back to Madison to help us purchase more books for our library. Can’t wait to see you out.
      Book Fair
    • Science Night on May 11th

      Bring your family and friends to SUPER SCIENCE NIGHT on Thursday, May 11th. Come have dessert and then check out all of the awesome, hands-on science going on in the commons. You can even earn extra credit from your Science Teachers. Our spring Book Fair will also be happening up on the stage. The fun starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 8pm. See you there!
      Science Night
    • Madison PTSA's Night Out at the Mariners' game

      Bring out your family and friends and join us at Safeco Field to watch our Mariners take on the Chicago White Sox on May 5th. BONUS!--It’s Jay Buhner Bobblehead Night (first 20k fans)! See the PTSA website for more info. See you at the ballgame! Go Mariners!
      Jay Buhner bobblehead
    • High School Night: A Two-Part Series for Parents & Students

      Let's get prepared for 9th grade! Madison's counseling team will sponsor a 2-part series designed to help Madison 8th graders hit the ground running when they start high school this fall. The first night, Thursday 3/30/17, will be for parents and students and feature a presentation by a high school guidance counselor covering academics, GPA, credits, etc. The second night, Thursday 5/4/17, is just for adults and will cover aspects of parenting a high school student--staying involved, risky behaviors, boundary setting, etc. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP using this link.
      Madison front door
    • Bonnie & Clyde at WS High

      Bonnie & Clyde is being performed at West Seattle High School from March 30th until April 7th. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance by emailing Go support past Madison students (and three current Madison students) as they sing and dance in this thrilling musical!
      Bonnie &  Clyde
    • Author Talk with Brandon Mull

      Brandon Mull, author of the hugely popular Fablehaven series,will be visiting Madison MS on April 18th during 1st period in the cafeteria. He'll be talking with students about his new Fablehaven spinoff series entitled Dragonwatch and about what it's like to be an author. Book sales and signing for all interested Madison students will be happening directly following the author talk. Pick up a book order form in the library if you plan on purchasing a book and getting it signed. Pre-orders are due to Ms. Bell by Thursday, April 6th to guarantee you get your first choice book. See attached form for pre-orders.
    • Updated 2017 Tour Dates and Times

      Due to the recent inclement weather, snow day and late-start day, Madison has rescheduled its tours for prospective students. We will welcome prospective students and families next week. No RSVP is required to attend.

      Incoming students and their families can tour
      Tuesday, February 14th from 9:30am-11:00am or
      Thursday February 16th from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

      Incoming HCC students and their families will tour
      Thursday, February 16 from 9:45am-12:30pm.

      Madison front
    • Need a PE Waiver Form?

      Madison students who are in seventh and eighth grades can elect to waive the state's PE requirement, but need to submit a PE Waiver Form with supporting documentation. (Sixth grade students are not eligible to waive PE at Madison Middle School.) If you are waiving PE because you participate in an organized sport outside of the school day, you need to submit with the waiver a letter from the coach or director of the sport stating the kind of activity and the number of hours the student is involved in the sport. Completed forms should be turned to the student's grade-level counselor.

    • 2017 Madison Tour Dates

      Tours for prospective Madison students and families will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (9:30am to 11:00am) and Thursday, February 16, 2017 (6:30pm to 8:00 pm). Prospective students and their parents are welcome to attend either session to learn about Madison and its programs. No reservations are necessary.
      Madison front door
    • MOST Registration for Winter Session

      Madison Bulldogs, it's time to register for Winter session of MOST! If you need some instructions for registering, click here.
    • Basketball Tryout Packets Are Ready!

      Printed forms are available for both boys' and girls' basketball teams in the main office, or download and print the forms linked here. Athletes should turn in the ENTIRE completed packet to the "sports forms" box in the main office. To try out, forms must be in and cleared by the office by December 5, 2016. Remember, all athletes need to have a current (within the last 2 years) physical, completed by a licensed medical authority, on file to try out. Please use the checklist provided on the cover sheet to make sure your packet is complete.

      Download the Girls' Basketball packet

      Download the Boys' Basketball packet
    • Positive Discipline Class for Parents/Guardians at High Point Community Center

      Thursdays in October, November and December from 6pm to 8pm. Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 17 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Madison Middle School and the Puget Sound Adlerian Society will be sponsoring a 7 week long positive discipline class for parents and guardians of Madison students. Anita Garcia Morales, who has decades of experience teaching in Seattle Public Schools and working in the district’s race and equity department, will be teaching a course around research-backed strategies parents/guardians can use with teens to help facilitate better relationships for their kids at home, in school and in the community at large. This course is free and childcare will be provided. The classes will take place at the High Point Community Center (6920 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126). Each class will be two hours long, running from 6 to 8pm. They will be held on the following dates October 20th, October 27th, November 3rd, November 17th, December 1st, December 8th and December 15th. Call or email to register (252-9200). Registration and Attendance Form From the Puget Sound Adlerian Society website: “The courses help adults “work with” rather than “do to” children. Research is showing that improving family relationships is an effective path to mental and physical health for our children in midlife, and also to greater longevity.”
    • Early Release on Thursday (10/13), No School on Friday (10/14)

      Just a reminder that Madison M.S. will be dismissing TWO HOURS early on Thursday (October 13, 2016). There is also NO SCHOOL on Friday (October 14, 2016). Enjoy the long weekend, Bulldogs!
      Madison Front Door
    • Ultimate Frisbee Forms for 2016 Season Are Here

      Your wait is over!--Ultimate Frisbee season is about to begin. The paperwork that participating players need to complete before the season can be downloaded here or picked up in the main office. All players need a valid physical on file to play. Ultimate is a co-ed sport. The packet is designed to be printed 2-sided, so blank pages are normal if printing 1-sided.
      ultimate frisbee player
    • Madison Taking Additional 2-hour Early Release Days in 2016-17

      In addition to the district-wide 2-hour early release dates, Madison will be dismissing early (at 1:15 pm) on five other dates. The district-wide dates are: 9/28/16, 10/26/16, 11/16/16, 3/22/17, 5/10/17 (all are Wednesdays). The additional Madison dates are: 10/13/16, 1/11/17, 2/8/17, 4/19/17 and 6/14/17 (all Wednesdays, except 10/13/16, which is Thursday). There will be no activities or activity buses on those days, but we will have regular bus routes running on the early-release time to transport students home. Click through to read more about how teachers and staff will be making use of the early-release time.
    • Healthy Youth Survey--October 19th

      Madison’s student body will be completing the Healthy Youth Survey during their Advisory class on Wednesday, October 19th. If you have any questions about the Healthy Youth Survey, click on the following link:
    • Advanced Learning Forms

      Advanced Learning is now accepting referrals for the 2017-2018 school year. All English forms are available only through The Source. This is an entirely digital system so families are welcome to use computers at school to access them. For families that need the forms in languages other than English, they can be found on the District Website or as links on The Source when they log in.
    • Girls' Soccer Tryout Packets Are Ready!

      Hot off the presses! The girls' soccer tryout packets are available for download here, or pick one up in the main office. They MUST be turned in by Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
      soccer player
    • 2016-2017 District Back to School Forms

      District Back to School Forms: Above is the link to the Seattle Public Schools page which includes various back to school forms available to families including Athletics, Enrollment, Legal, Nutrition Services, etc. and translations. In instances where translations of these forms are forthcoming, this linked page is where they will be updated.
      Forms to Return to School SPS Website Screen Shot
    • 2016-2017 Supply Lists

      Supply lists are now available for students and families to access: All Grades Supply List 7th Grade Specific Supply List
    • New Bell Schedules 2016-17

      Madison start and end times:
      2015-16 Schedule: Start: 7:50 a.m. End: 2:20 pm.
      2016-17 Schedule: Start: 8:45 a.m. End: 3:15 p.m.

    • Bulldogs Read List for 2016-2017 is here!

      The list is out for the 2016-2017 Bulldogs Read books! Get started reading them now to be in September's prize drawing at the end of the month. Happy reading! Bulldogs Read 2016-2017 (with Fountas & Pinnell reading level range) Bulldogs Read 2016-2017 (by genre) Bulldogs Read 2016-2017 (with 6 word summary)
      Bulldogs  Read
    • Used Book Sale Starts Next Week in the Library

      The Madison Library's Used Book Sale starts next Tuesday, June 14th and will run through Friday. Students can shop for summer reading books throughout the school day in the library and books are just 25 cents apiece. And it's not too late to donate some gently used books to the sale and earn up to 5 free books when the sale starts. Bring those donations to Ms. Bell ASAP. Hope to see you out to pick up some great books that you can add to your home library! **Special Note for SPS Librarians: Books that have been weeded from Madison's library (due to low circulation or condition) must first be offered up to SPS librarians and then the remaining will be added to our end of year sale for students. Please contact Madison Librarian Stacia Bell to take a look at the available weeded inventory.
      Book Donations Needed!
    • Library Books Due Tuesday, June 14th

      It has been a fantastic year of reading at Madison with over 20,000 books checked out this year alone. Sadly, this is our last week of book checkout in our Madison library. Next week, you get to start checking books out from your amazing public library to read over the summer. The final deadline to turn in all books and still get your yearbook on time is next Tuesday, June 14th. Overdue books and other school fines after June 14th will hold students back from being able to purchase a yearbook or pick up a pre-paid yearbook on time. Talk to Ms. Bell or Ms. Penner in the fiscal office if you have questions. Picture Source:
      Library Overdues
    • Madison Spring Book Fair Coming Soon!

      With summer right around the corner, it's the perfect time to stock up on some great summer reads. Luckily, Madison's Spring Book Fair is right around the corner on May 3rd-6th, Tuesday-Friday. Students and families can shop for books during lunch on the stage in the cafeteria and also during Science Night on Wednesday, May 4th. Cash, check (made out to Third Place Books) and credit card will be accepted. A portion of every sale will come back to Madison to help us purchase new books for our library. Ms. Bell will also be making some of the new Bulldogs Read books for next school year available for purchase so that you can get a jump start reading them over the summer. Can't wait to see you out for some summer book browsing and shopping!
      Book Fair Coming Soon!
    • OUR OCEAN & YOU: Underwater Photographer Annie Crawley Visiting Madison MS April 7th

      In preparation for Earth Day on April 22nd, underwater photographer and author Annie Crawley will be visiting Madison MS on Thursday, April 7th to share some amazing underwater images with students and talk with them about the environmental challenges our planet faces from the impact of climate change and marine debris. Through her stories and photographs, she hopes to teach students about the interdependence we have with the ocean and empower them to take action in protecting it. Grade level assemblies will occur during 1st, 2nd and 4th period in the cafeteria and parents/guardians are welcome to join us. Contact Ms. Bell in the library if you have any questions.
      Annie Crawley with her camera
    • Soccer, Volleyball and Track schedules

      The district has released draft schedules of the meets and games for all Spring sports. The documents below are excel files of those schedules. GO BULLDOGS!

      Varsity Boys Soccer Schedule 2016

      MS - K8 Track 2016

      Varsity Volleyball Schedule 2016.xls

      JV Volleyball Schedule 2016

      Madison Bulldog
    • Music Boosters' Swing Dance & Auction

      Buy Your Tickets Here

      We have some fantastic items on our Auction tables. Including this - "Enjoy a family-friendly, two-story 2300 sq. ft. custom crafted cabin in the heart of the Pacific Northwest mountains. Sleeps up to 12. (Ski lift tickets not included.)"

      Madison Swing Dance Event
    • Spring sports' tryouts & practice schedule for 2016

      *All tryouts and practices begin after school and finish at approximately 4:10 p.m.

    • National Read Across America Day

      In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd and National Read Across America Day, all students at Madison will be reading during Advisory class on Wednesday. We're also encouraging all Madison families to try to find time in the evening to read together as a family. "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child!"
      March 2nd is Read Across America Day
    • MadChat Library Podcast is Live!!

      MadChat is here!! Hosted by Madison students Katya and Henry, MadChat is your monthly library podcast for the inside scoop on books and interviews with your favorite authors! Check it out on our Library Chat Schoology page or on our MadChat YouTube channel (search Madison MadChat). Episode 1 is an interview with author Shannon Messenger. Power to the readers!

      **MadChat Logo created by 7th grader Henry.

      Mad Chat Logo
    • Madison's All-State Violinist

      On February 13th, Lily Bertucci, 8th grader violinist at Madison Middle School, performed with the 2016 Junior All-State Orchestra in Yakima, at the Washington Music Educators Association annual convention.

      Student holding Violin
    • 2016 Spring Sport try-out packets available

      Spring sports' tryouts are around the corner! All the forms you need to have filled out and ready BEFORE you can try out are right here. Please be aware ALL paperwork must be completed, submitted and approved before a student-athlete can try out for a Madison-sponsored sport. All completed packets are due in the office Monday, March 7, 2016. Paper packets are available in the main office. (The electronic ones are scanned copies of the paper packets and were made to be printed two-sided.)

      Download the Co-ed Track Tryout Packet here

      Download the Volleyball tryout packet here.

      Boys' Soccer Tryout packet can be downloaded here.

    • Blind Date with a Book!

      In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, Ms. Bell is encouraging kids and staff members to have a “blind date” with a book this Friday. Come to the library and pick a wrapped book at random, unwrap it, check it out, and then see if it’s the perfect match for you. And if you decide to take the Blind Date Challenge, you’ve got to give the book at least a 3 chapter try before walking out on your date! If that sounds like a risk worth taking, come pick up your blind date in the library Friday and take it home to read over the break. And if you still aren’t sold, just ask Ms. Riach about her blind date with a book from last year—total success!!

      Piles of books
    • West Seattle HCC Pathway Information Night

      Next year Madison Middle School will become an HCC (Highly Capable Cohort formerly known as APP) pathway option school, an exciting next step in West Seattle's advanced learning options that began with the opening of Fairmount Park Elementary last year. This event provides an opportunity to learn more about the new middle school pathway in West Seattle and the preparations underway for its successful launch in the fall. Topics include course offerings, class structure, and the options following middle school, along with any questions you may have. Speakers will include representatives from the Advanced Learning Office, Madison administration and faculty, and both West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School.
    • 2016 Environmental Slam

      The 2016 Environmental Slam is coming up and, if you care about our environment and want it to be around for many years to come, you should get involved!

      Green Earth
    • SIFF Films Coming to Madison

      Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will be bringing the filmmakers of two award winning documentaries to Madison MS to show their movies to our students and engage them in Q & A sessions. 1. Oil & Water Oil & WaterFriday, January 29th from 8-10:30: Film Viewing and Q & A for 7th graders with Laurel Spellman Smith and Francine Strickwerda (the writer and director are former SPS students) 2. Sweet Crude Sweet CrudeMonday, February 2nd from 8-10:30: Film Viewing and Q & A for 6th graders with Mr. Sciarrone Tuesday, February 3rd from 8-10:30: Film Viewing and Q & A for 8th graders with the film’s director/writer Sandy Cioffi
      Seattle International Film Festival
    • Tour and Open House Dates for 2016-17 Prospective Students

      Tours for prospective Madison Middle School students for the 2016-2017 school year have been set. Parents and students are welcome at either session. Reservations are NOT required. Both sessions include a tour of the school and the chance to hear what Madison is all about. The morning date will provide you the chance to see the school building while classes are in session.

      • Thursday, Feb 4 8:30 - 10 a.m.
      • Thursday, Feb 11 6:30 - 8 p.m.
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    • JV Basketball Schedules for 2016 posted

      Seattle Public Schools have announced the middle school junior varsity basketball schedules for the 2016 season. You can find details here. Go Bulldogs!

      Here is the boys' junior varsity schedule.

      Here is the girls' junior varsity schedule.

      basketball on white background
    • Varsity Boys' and Girls' Basketball schedules posted

      Seattle Public Schools have announced the middle school varsity basketball schedules for the 2016 season. You can find details here. JV schedules will be posted when they are announced. Go Bulldogs!

      Here is the boys' varsity schedule.

      Here is the girls' varsity schedule.

    • Author Talk with Margaret Peterson Haddix

      We are super lucky to have bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix visiting Madison MS on January 29th during 7th period to speak with all 7th graders and some 6th graders about her newest thriller entitled Under Their Skin. She is also the author of the amazing Among the Hidden dystopian series. Come check one out today to prepare for her author talk at the end of the month. Click here for the order form in case you want to purchase one of her books at the author talk and get it personally signed by her. Check in with Ms. Bell in the library if you have any questions.

      Margaret Peterson Haddix
    • MOST Winter Session Registration is OPEN!

      Madison Out of School Time (MOST) programs are after school classes that take place at Madison Middle School. Registration for MOST Winter Activities is open NOW! Madison students have the opportunity to take interesting classes and engage with other students and adults outside of the school day. Some of the activities available this session include: Barber School 101, Minecraft,  Hip Hop Dance, Cartooning, Yoga, Homework Club (FREE!) and Cooking 101.

      YMCA Seattle Poster
    • Science Class Food Drive Running January 11-22

      It's that time of year to kick-off the 2016 Food Drive with the Science Classroom Food Drive Competition. In years past our school has done this event in November. In past, over 3,600 pounds of food was collected and donated directly to Madison families. Help your students reach a goal this year. We will collect and donate directly to WS Food Bank to help our West Seattle community.

      West Seattle Food Bank logo
    • 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 all next week, our school is joining in on the largest learning event 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!

      Hour of Code Logo
    • Advance Film Screening for Parents/Guardians

      We are very excited to announce that, during the week of December 7th-11th, Madison will launch the start of its Choose Kind campaign, an endeavor to educate and inform students on various aspects of harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) and motivate kids to spread kindness to improve our school climate and increase student achievement. In advisory on Monday through Thursday of that week, teachers will introduce the Choose Kind campaign and conduct lessons on HIB. These lessons will lead us into a documentary film viewing on Friday of that week.

      Choose Kind Campaign
    • Guest Speaker Friday!

      Mr. Wheeler will be here in 2 days. There will be copies of his book and H.O.P.E. t-shirts available for purchase if you’re interested ($20/book and $25/shirt).

      Don’t forget the essay contest ends today!! If you have not turned in your essay to Ms. Riach before the end of the day, you can email it to her before midnight tonight

      "We can make the choice to persist and become our most powerful self, no matter what happens in out lives" - Keith B. Wheeler
    • School Is in Session Monday 11/23-Wednesday 11/25

      Although other district Elementary and K-8 schools are not in session next week because of parent-teacher conferences, Madison and other secondary schools in the district DO have school next week Monday through Wednesday as usual. On Wednesday we will dismiss an hour earlier than usual at 1:20 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will not have school Thursday, November 26th or Friday, November 27th - we hope you enjoy the time with your families and friends and have a restful holiday.

      Painting of a Thanksgiving feast on a table
    • Madison to Welcome Speaker Keith Wheeler November 20th

      Madison would like to welcome Mr. Keith Wheeler on November 20th. Mr. Wheeler has a deep history here in Seattle, and will be sharing his story of triumph through adversity and how education has impacted his success as a father, teacher, school administrator, author and now motivational speaker.

      Keith Wheeler speaking 11/20 at Madison
    • Math Night 2015 at Madison MS

      Mark your calendar and grab your calculators and compasses! Invite your family to join the fun for Madison Middle School Math Night. We’ll have math games, a raffle and treats! Tuesday, November 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

      mathematical symbols in a heart shape
    • It's Time for the First Book Fair of the Year!

      Don't forget that our first book fair of the year starts Monday, November 9th and runs through Thursday, November 12th. Students will be able to shop for books at lunch each day and at Math Night on Tuesday night. Pick up some of the great new releases for yourself or do some holiday shopping! And don't forget to check out the Teacher Wish List table and purchase a book for your favorite teacher.

      Book with pages folded to look like a heart
    • Order Your 2015/16 Bulldog Yearbook NOW!

      The yearbook pre-order sale runs from November 9th to December 4th. You can pick up a pre-order form from your advisory teacher, the main office or download from the link below. This sale will provide you the opportunity to have your name imprinted on the cover. You can turn your completed form and payment in on Tuesday or on Thursday at each lunch period for the next 3 weeks. Check payments can be placed in the locked box outside the fiscal office.

      2016 Madison Yearbook Order Form

      Yearbook 2015
    • West Seattle Regional SpEd Meeting @ WSHS

      Tuesday, November 10
      Staff: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
      Families: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      West Seattle High School Library
      3000 California Ave. SW

    • Author Talk with Shannon Messenger

      We had a great author talk today with Shannon Messenger. Not only did she talk about her Keeper of the Lost Cities series, but she also talked about her challenges in getting her first book published and encouraged kids to stay the course in whatever goal they are pursuing despite setbacks. And if you want to find out what Team Keefe, Dex and Fitz are all about, come check out her first book from the library!

      Four students in the library
    • Lunar Launch Party on November 10th

      Calling all CINDER fans! The Lunar Chronicles concludes with the release of Marissa Meyer’s final book, WINTER, on Tuesday, November 10th. In honor of it, we are having a Lunar Launch party at lunch in the library this coming Tuesday. Stop by the library by this Monday, November 9th at the latest to get your ticket to the Lunar Launch party and to pick up an entry form for our fan fiction and fan art contest.

      Winter Book Cover
    • 2015 Girls' and Boys' Basketball Paperwork Available

      The Girls and Boys Basketball season is fast approaching! Registration packets are available in the main office, and they also can be downloaded and printed here. Please submit the following forms by December 7, 2015. If forms are not turned in on time, students will NOT be allowed to try out and practice.

    • 2016 New Student Tour Dates Announced

      Mark your calendars!! Tours for prospective Madison Middle School students for the 2016-2017 school year have been set. Parents and students are welcome at either session. Reservations are NOT required. Both sessions include a tour of the school and the chance to hear what Madison is all about. The morning date will provide you the chance to see the school building while classes are in session.

      • Thursday, Feb 4 8:30-10 AM
      • Thursday, Feb 11 6:30-8 PM
      welcome to madison banner
    • Spirit Week!

      Next week is spirit week, October 26-30 Monday: Pajama Day Tuesday: Twin Day Wednesday: Wacky Hair Day Thursday: Pink Day (Cancer awareness day, in honor of breast cancer awareness month…we will once again have ribbons for many cancers represented) Friday: Costume Day (and the choice activity…a Dance)
      Read More about Spirit Week!
      Posted on 10/21/2015
    • 2015 Open House/Curriculum Night Schedule

      ​Please join us for Curriculum Night on Wednesday, October 14 from 5:45 – 8:00 p.m.

      This is an evening event designed for Madison parents. Get training and support using the new Schoology tool. Follow a mini schedule of your child’s day, meet his/her teachers and learn what’s in store for the school year.

      Madison Front Door
    • Author Shannon Messenger visiting Madison on Nov. 3rd

      Author Shannon Messenger will be visiting Madison Middle School on November 3rd to talk with all 6th graders about her exciting fantasy series entitled Keeper of the Lost Cities. The event will be held in the cafeteria starting at 9:40 with book sales and signing directly following in the Dawg Pound. Book order forms are now available in the library for any Madison student who wants to purchase one of her books and get it signed. We also have many of her books available for checkout in the library, so come get your name on the hold list if you want to read one in preparation for the author talk. Parents are also invited to join us for this fun event!

      Author Shannon Messenger
    • Source/Schoology Tutorial at Curriculum Night

      Don't forget that Curriculum Night is this coming Wednesday, October 14th from 6:30 - 8 p.m. If you'd like some help setting up a parent Source or Schoology account, there will be a drop-in help session led by Ms. Bell in the library from 5:45 - 6:30. If you've already got your two accounts set up but want to learn more about using the Source and Schoology, Ms. Rubio will be leading a session on how to make the most of these two tools in the library starting promptly at 5:45. ​See you there!

    • PTSA: Barrels of Fun Social & Fundraiser

      Barrels of Fun Social & Fundraiser When: Saturday, October 24th from 5:30 - 9:30 pm Where: NW Wine Academy at South Seattle College. Save the date and buy your tickets for our second annual Barrels of Fun Fundraising Social!
    • The Great October Bookmark Challenge

      Do you love to draw and be artistic? If so, then you'll love Madison Library's GREAT OCTOBER BOOKMARK CHALLENGE. There are two ways to win: Challenge #1: Win a free bookmark of your choice when you read a Bulldogs Read book in October (maximum one per student). Challenge #2: Create your own genre-based bookmark and be entered in a contest with other Madison students to win a prize and have your bookmark printed and featured in the Madison Library. Click for CONTEST RULES. Entries are due by October 23rd.
    • Join us for Curriculum Night!

      Please join us for Curriculum Night on Wednesday, October 14 from 5:45 – 8:00 p.m. This is an evening event designed for Madison parents. Get training and support using the new Schoology tool. Follow a mini schedule of your child’s day, meet their teachers and learn what’s in store for the school year. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. for a copy of your child’s class schedule, or ask your student for their schedule in advance. All are welcome. See you then! 5:45 – 6:20 p.m. Optional Schoology Support in the Library 6:20 – 6:30 p.m. Report to Advisory class - listen to announcements 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Follow your student’s schedule 8:00 – 8:20 p.m. Ask questions of administrators if needed in the Main Hall
    • Great Author Event today with Scott Westerfeld

      We had such a great author event today with Scott Westerfeld and his two co-authors, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti. If you didn't get a chance to attend the event, come find out more in the library about their newest book entitled Zeroes. Sounds like a ton of fun and, I don't know about you, but I can't wait to find out more about these superhero kids and their crazy unique powers!
    • Interested in Participating in Sports at Madison?

      Visit the SPS district webpage (follow the link below) for permission forms or visit Madison’s main office. Students and parents must complete and sign the following three forms.
    • Revised 2015-2016 School Calendar

      The following makeup days for a revised school calendar have now been finalized with our SEA partners, pending approval by the Board of Directors on October 7. They are: • Friday, October 9 • Friday, January 29 • Wednesday, February 17, Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19. This is a shortened mid-winter break. • Friday, June 24 Please mark your school and work calendars accordingly. Notification to SPS families is forthcoming.
    • Upcoming Community Meetings

      Dear Families, Seattle Public Schools is holding upcoming community meetings on Boundary Changes, Levies, and Bell Times. Please mark your calendar for the following meetings to attend an event near you.
    • School Opens at 7:15am

      School begins at 7:50am. Doors open at 7:15am. Students are not allowed on campus before 7:15am. Please do not have your child arrive to school before 7:15am as this is a safety and security issue.
    • Need help with Schoology?

      Schoology offers powerful new technology at all grade levels to organize content, engage students, and connect to families.

    • Bulldog News for the First Week of School

      First Day Packets are going home with students tomorrow, Friday September 18th. Included is information about the year ahead at Madison and several forms printed on colored paper that must be reviewed, completed and returned to school by your parent or guardian. Student data sheets containing your emergency contact information will also go home this week. All forms requiring parent signature must be returned to school no later than Friday, September 25.
    • September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

      If you don't yet have a FREE Seattle Public Library card, you're in luck because we have applications in our Madison school library. Either turn in your application to your nearest branch library or give it to Ms. Bell in the library and she'll hand deliver you your brand new library card. And if you turn it in ASAP, you might be able to get one of the new Seahawks-inspired library cards! Don't miss out on getting the most important card you'll ever own!
      Seahawks Library Card
    • Welcome Back to School!

      Welcome Back to School Madison Bulldogs! Tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th is the first day of school. Students can pick up their class schedules in the following places: 6th Grade: Library 7th Grade: Gym 8th Grade: Commons If a student doesn't have a schedule, go to the main office. After you pick up your schedule, head to your advisory class (3rd period). Some dates have been changed for the beginning of the year. Check the calendar for updates. Highlights: Friday, September 25th - Puyallup Fair Field Trip Friday, October 23rd - Picture Day
    • Author Talk with Scott Westerfeld

      Author Scott Westerfeld will be visiting Madison Middle School on Thursday, October 1st to talk with 8th graders about his books and the writing process. Scott is the author of the hugely popular Uglies series as well as his newest book, Zeroes--an adventure about a group of superpowered teenagers who call themselves Zeroes. Scott will be joined at this event by his two co-authors--Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti. All three authors will be available for book sales and a signing directly following the author talk. Click here for the Book Order Form and pricing. Families are invited to join us for this event! It will start at 1:30 in the cafeteria. Contact librarian Stacia Bell at if you have questions.
      Scott Westerfeld
    • Summer Selfie with a Book!

      Did you take a SUMMER SELFIE with your book? If so, it's not too late to submit it to Ms. Bell in the library for the back to school library display. Just email her at with your name, photo, where you were at in the photo, and what you were reading. Get creative! Ms. Bell will accept photos for the display until the end of September so it could be a fall selfie too!
      Ms. Koncilja's Summer Selfie
    • Schedules Available the First Day of School

      Student schedules will be available on the first day of school. Pick up your schedule in the morning beginning at 7:30am on September 9th at the following locations: - 6th Grade Schedules will be in the Library - 7th Grade Schedules will be in the Gym - 8th Grade Schedules will be in the Commons
    • Books Available for SPS Libraries

      **Special Note for SPS Librarians: Books that have been weeded from Madison's library (due to low circulation or condition) must first be offered up to SPS librarians before they are surplused. Please contact Madison Librarian Stacia Bell at to take a look at the available weeded inventory.