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Madison takes innovative approach to teaching

Natalie Francois, In-Depth Editor

November 1, 2016

As part of a plan to refocus learning at Madison, Gregory Hood, Madison’s principal, has enacted many changes for the 2016-2017 school year in order to emphasize the development of skills that students will use after graduating from high school, rather than pushing for higher grades. There is a...

Franz framework for grading focuses on performance

Franz framework for grading focuses on performance

Brooke Barber, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016

Brooke Barber With the end of the quarter rapidly approaching, students are beginning to take advantage of the newly introduced StudentVUE, scouring the “Score” column to review their grades. Although Madison students are known for outstanding academic performance, the nature of averaging often allows a single, me...

New Retake Policy benefits students and teachers

New Retake Policy benefits students and teachers

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2016

With the new school year well underway, there have been some changes in the testing policy at Madison such as the elimination of midterms and more final exam exemptions. These modifications are part of an effort to reduce the number of traditional assessments that students take during the school year. Fo...

Warhawk time ambassadors improve community unity

Warhawk time ambassadors improve community unity

Sofia Ponos and Campbell Ferrick

October 4, 2016

Madison is fortunate to have a lively and diverse community of students. Teachers and students are always looking for ways to further integrate the student body. This year the administration has a new motto “One school one community.” To promote this the Spanish Program is working together with the...

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