• Madison Families Update

    Madison High School and office is physically closed, but office staff are working remotely from home. Families, please continue to check our website for updates from Principal Skyles. Past notices have been saved under the Principal's Message tab. Click View All for the complete list.

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Madison High School at Marshall Campus

Community, Respect,
Education, Equity, Diversity

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  • Mission: At Madison, all students will access an engaging and inclusive education defined by diversity and respect. All students will graduate from high school empowered with critical skills necessary for success in higher education, career, and community engagement.

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Madison News

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  • Madison Renaming Announcement

    These are challenging times for our communities in many ways, and they have shined a light on the continuous systemic inequities that exist in the United States. I am announcing that Madison High School will be starting the process to rename our school along with Wilson High School. The Portland Public School Board has created a district wide policy that provides a detailed outline for naming and renaming district properties.  

    At Madison, our values are Community, Respect, Education, Equity, and Diversity. Our school’s namesake, President James Madison was racist and was someone whose beliefs and actions stand in direct conflict with our school’s and our district’s commitment to racial equity. Therefore, I am in support of the PPS plan to change our school name and mascot. In the United States, school names and symbols that memorialize racist leaders have a traumatizing impact on students, families, teachers and staff of all backgrounds. When our public schools are named after individuals who advanced slavery and systemic racism, and we allow those names to remain on school property, we tacitly endorse their values as our own. 

    There are more than 4000 individuals who have signed the petition advocating to change the name of our school. In 2019, the Madison Peace and Justice Club conducted a poll where more than 80% of students supported the name change. Several of our students have given testimonies asking our Board of Education for their support to change the name. They advocated for the name to be changed to one that is not “disheartening” and instead, empowers students and values racial justice. 

    Now is the time to change the various ways we’ve memorialized racist and painful histories of our past, and move forward with a school name that reflects the inclusive, diverse, and welcoming school community every Madison student deserves. This is our civic duty to foster. I look forward to working with each of you to create this change. 

    • Here you will find the application for students to join this committee
    • Here is the community version of the application. 

    Applications are due on October 9th.

    Please if you have any questions let me know. 

    Respectfully,

    Principal Adam Skyles

     

  • Did you miss the Madison textbook/materials pick up day?

     
    Madison staff worked hard to ensure that our students could pick up their 1st-semester textbooks and materials. We know that some students and families may have missed those dates.
     
    Please use the link below if you did not pick up 1st-semester textbooks or materials or you forgot to pick something up. These pick ups will be by appointment only, someone will reach out when the textbooks/materials are ready to pick up.
     
    Remember to check your schedule in StudentVue and check the list of teachers who have textbooks or materials required by clicking below.
     
     
    Link to request textbooks/materials:
     
  • Message from Principal Skyles: Sept. 29, 2020

    Families, please see the latest updates and information from Principal Skyles, including technology and login help, how to report absences, how to contact your child's counselor, and more!
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  • PTSA meeting tonight: Tuesday Sept. 29

    The first PTSA meeting of the year will be September 29th, 6:30-8:00pm (Zoom link will be sent out later today).
    Hear from Principal Skyles, get an update on our Modernization plans, and more! For details and a link to become a PTSA member (so you can vote!), click here for their welcome letter: PTSA Welcome 2020. See you tonight!
  • OSAA Foundation - Emergency Response Fund

    Communities across Oregon have been impacted by wildfires this year. The OSAA (Oregon School Activities Association) Foundation has established the Emergency Response Fund, which aims to assist schools to restore equipment, replace destroyed valuables and support students, teachers, administrators, and staff who might have lost valuables during an emergency.

    In collaboration with your support, OnPoint Community Credit Union will donate $2 for every $1 donated, up to $10,000.

    All funds donated to the OSAA Foundation Emergency Response Fund will be distributed directly to high schools impacted by these disastrous events.  From physical rebuilding to supporting families in need, the schools will have the discretion to support their community in ways they see the most necessary.

    If you wish to earmark your donation to a specific school (i.e. Santiam, McKenzie or Phoenix) you may do so in the comments after checkout.

    To donate, use this GoFundMe link (https://www.gofundme.com/f/m2nnv-emergency-relief-fund).

     Let’s come together and support these communities in their time of need.  Your kindness and generosity can play a significant role as schools and individuals turn the page from these negative events.

    OSAA Foundation Emergency Response Fund


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Distance Learning Resources

  • Madison Student Tech Help Form

  • New Students Registering to enroll at Madison HS

  • MHS request for family support

  • MHS What to expect in Distance Learning

  • PPS Fall 2020--Link to Canvas/other learning tools

  • Information about using Canvas

  • Gmail for students

  • ParentVUE and StudentVUE access

  • Contact your Madison Counselor

  • PPS Multilingual Family Line

  • PPS Technology Help Desk

  • PPS Coronavirus Resources

  • Safety and Communication Guidelines during Distance Learning

District News

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  • Update on Enrollment and Program Balancing

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    Dear PPS Families,

    We want to update you on our progress on the Enrollment and Program Balancing project we have undertaken. As we have previously announced, our initial work is focused on schools in Southeast Portland in advance of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School.

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  • Important Update Regarding MAP Assessments

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    Dear PPS Families,
    Whether in more typical circumstances or during our current Comprehensive Distance Learning mode, it’s important for our educators to have the best possible understanding of their students’ learning needs (this is one of the reasons we began the school year with our soft start, which prioritized student-teacher connections). One of the tools PPS uses to help teachers with that understanding is the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. 
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  • Clarifying Expectations for Middle School Instruction

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    Dear PPS Middle School Families,

    We apologize for the confusion many students and families are feeling with regard to middle school schedules and expectations for distance learning instruction. We have worked with educators and administrators throughout this week to come to a more clear understanding related to middle school learning experience, and want to make sure you know what to expect as well.

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  • MAP Assessments for PPS Students: September 28-October 23

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    Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,

    As we welcome students back to the new school year, an important step for teachers is to understand your student’s most essential learning needs. To collect this valuable information, students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The MAP assessment is a low stakes test – this means that the results are not used for grading students or for school accountability purposes. 

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