Annual Pell Public Speaking Competition is Coming!

Is public speaking your thing? Have an interest in history? Combine those two and come to the Pell Public Speaking Competition! This contest is open to all MCHS students. Participants will be giving a 5-minute, memorized, historical speech. First place will be receiving $700, and second and third places receiving $500 and $300 respectively.

Pell Grant Winners 2017 MCEF MCHS Pell Grant Public Speaking Competition
2017 Pell Public Speaking Winners Rose Young, 3rd place; Samuel Decowski, 2nd place; Rebecca Young, 1st place

It’s easy to find historical speeches. Ask your librarian, Google “historical speeches,” check your history books, or Google any subject + speeches to begin your search. Baseball fan? How about Lou Gehrig’s “Good-bye to Baseball” speech? Just Google “baseball speeches.” Are you a Civil War buff? Just Google “Civil War speeches.” It’s amazing how many historical speeches there are.

If the written speech is too long, you many edit it down to five minutes as long you use the writer’s words and keep the speaker’s meaning and intention. When giving the speech, be sure to show the audience the heart-felt emotions of the writer.

Please join us on January 25th at 6:00 to watch these amazing students. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, please see any MCHS English teacher or call Lynn Young at 540-948-6989.

Updated: Spring 2018 Teacher Grants

MCEF wants to support teachers like you!

Applications Accepted for Spring Teacher Grants

We have had quite a few applications from the Primary School (Middle School, High School, Elementary School) over the past several years.  It is a tradition we want to continue.  The good news is that these applications have been strong and the teachers have been successful in obtaining grants from the Madison County Education Foundation.

Success is contagious.  Make it your turn next.  PLEASE go to the MCEF website www.madisonedfoundation.org for application directions and criteria.  Send your grant application electronically to leadership@madisonedfoundation.org  by January 9, 2018.  Grant winners will be announced by January 23, 2018.

Grants generally total between $500 and $1000 and can often be matched with school funds.

For questions, please call or email Jayne Penn-Hollar, chair, any  members of the Grants Resource Team:

For general information or questions, call Barbara Kres Beach (540-948-5317) or barbarakresbeach@gmail.org.

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Latin Rhythms at MCHS

Latin Rhythms at MCHS

By Ana Barros

The following video is a compilation of The Latin Rhythms Show the Madison County Spanish 3 and Spanish 4 classes attended in the Fall Semester of 2016. Students enjoyed listening to music and seeing dances, both traditional and contemporary, from all over the Spanish speaking countries of the world.

Students were mostly impressed with the costumes and their vivid colors. They talked about how exciting the show was as they had never seen anything like it. It was truly an enriching experience for our students who had never seen culture through this art form.

Jamar said he liked the Tango because of the straight forwards and backwards movements. Jerica commented how much she liked the clothing because it was so colorful. Gaines said it was a lot of fun to watch how fast some of the dances were and he had never seen a show like that before.

Annual Award Winners Announced

We have great teachers in Madison, and we are very pleased to share their names and schools with you. They represent the level of teaching, learning, and caring for our students that make us very proud!

Watching them walk up to the stage of the Madison High School auditorium to be recognized at the School Board Meeting on May 15, we were reminded of the impact one teacher can have on the life of a student. These women and men make a difference for our students. THANK YOU!