By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News
Madison High School celebrates community by hosting several free, public events each year. The first of these is the Halloween Fair and Dia de los Muertos Celebration, scheduled for October 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Designed for preschoolers through fifth graders, activities include Face Painting, Trick-or-Treating, Pumpkin Decorating and Family Story Time. Children are encouraged to some in costume.
On December 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Madison will host a Winter Craft Fair complete with caramel apples, gingerbread houses, card making, a photo booth, and more. Bring the kids and join the fun.
On an academic note, Parent Teacher Conferences take place on November 25 and 26. Meet with Madison teachers to make sure your student is on track.
Last year, Madison students earned a total of $2 million in scholarships. Learn how they did it at College Financial Aid Night on December 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Intended for parents of students in all grades, the evening will cover how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, ways to make college affordable, and how students can plan their high school careers to maximize their college choices.
For more information about any of these events, contact SUN School coordinator Katie Lauderdale at (503) 916-5338 or ten.s1503311061pp@dr1503311061edual1503311061k1503311061.
Looking ahead to spring, this year’s Madison Reads program will focus on the novels of award-winning writer Sharon Draper. Draper is the author of numerous books for young adult readers, including Tears of a Tiger, Panic, Out of My Mind, and Copper Sun. She will appear at Madison on Tuesday, May 13. Learn more at pps.k12.or.us/school/madison.