Ad Spot

Plans mature for sixth-grade transition to middle school

MADISON – In the 2018-2019 school year, sixth-graders in Madison City Schools will move from Madison’s elementary schools to the two middle schools, Liberty and Discovery.

MCS Superintendent Robby Parker, staff and a Sixth-Grade Transition Committee have been planning for the move, which one administrator described as “a massive undertaking.”

School personnel are documenting the work of the transition committee and school leaders as plans are finalized. To access the website, visit madisoncity.k12.al.us. Then scroll down and click the blue button labeled “6TH GRADE TRANSITION INFORMATION.”

The district plans to add an administrator at each middle school, either as an additional assistant principal or an ‘aspiring administrator,’ which is an educator with an administration certificate who is pursuing an administrative position. MCS staff also will add a counselor at each middle school with the addition of sixth grade into the middle school.

In February, the district will finalize the elementary teaching staff that will move to the middle school. Administrators will consider all sixth-grade teachers to move to the middle schools; teachers received preference forms in December 2017.

Parker and his staff do not plan to install portable classrooms on the middle school campuses. When additions are complete, each middle school can accommodate approximately 1,400 students. The student population for grades 6-8 will not place the middle schools over capacity.

At Liberty, workers are adding a 16-classroom wing at the existing southeast side of the building. The lower floor of this addition will serve as a designated storm shelter.

Liberty’s cafeteria will be expanded by 3,970 square feet. The gym will be expanded to include visitors’ bleachers on the north side. The home side also will get new bleachers.

Before students return to class on Aug. 7, Liberty and Discovery will host an open house to give parents and students an opportunity to visit classrooms, meet the administration and visit teachers.

In addition, schools will conduct parent transition and curriculum meetings in spring 2018. Also this spring, students will visit the middle schools. Schools also will schedule times for parents and students to visit the school over the summer.

Harvest

Partnership giving away Fentanyl test strips

Madison

Sheriff: Man flees from Limestone deputies in stolen ambulance, stolen fire truck

Madison

Triana, Madison libraries offer Makerspace for hi-tech crafts and more

Harvest

Art Tour of Homes expands into Madison with Estes and Overcash houses

Bob Jones High School

Neha, Puja Chopade’s research with Harvard mentors published in journal

Madison

Wroblewski in 15-mile swimming challenge for Wounded Warriors

Huntsville

Huntsville Ballet Company announces new season

Digital Version

Check out the August 2022 issue of Madison Living

Madison

Madison teen charged with murder after allegedly shooting brother

Bob Jones High School

Madison Area Lions’ donations help school nurses

Madison

Trash Pandas hang on, beat Lookouts 3-2 in finale

Madison

NewsNation network lauds Rodney Smith’s free lawn care

Madison

UPDATE: Madison man accused of killing former girlfriend

News

RD3 Legacy 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament Set For August 13

Madison

Trash Pandas bounce back against Lookouts with 5-2 victory

Bob Jones High School

Beautification board issues awards for well-kept sites

Madison

Auburn alum Sonny DiChiara joins Trash Pandas

Madison

MPD: Family dispute leads to shooting in Madison

Business

Former Huntsville business executive charged with wire fraud

Madison

Man charged with ex-girlfriend’s murder in Madison area

Huntsville

HPD makes drug bust in traffic stop

Huntsville

City of Huntsville mourns loss of Huntsville Fire & Rescue cadet

Madison

Weather ends Trash Pandas’ comeback bid in 4-3 loss

Bob Jones High School

PTA advises starting now for Reflections entries

x