• 68°

Students return to school on Aug. 19

Last school, year 8,650 students enrolled in the local school system with 8,920 students registered for the new year. According to school officials, the increase reflects the exponential growth Madison has experienced over the past years.
(CONTRIBUTED)

 

MADISON – In less than one month, more than 9,300 students (at last count) will return to Madison City Schools campuses.

Students report on Aug. 19. Madison teachers must return on Aug. 12 for Institute Day and then pursue professional development on Aug. 13-14. Another half-day for professional development is scheduled for Aug. 15, followed by workdays through Aug. 16.

All schools will close for Labor Day on Sept. 2 and Veterans Day on Nov. 11. School leaders have canceled fall break for 2013. School will dismiss for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov. 27; classes resume on Monday, Dec. 2.

Fall semester 2013 will end Dec. 20. Winter holidays, formerly called ‘Christmas break,’ will include eight schooldays from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, 2014.

Spring semester 2014 starts for teachers on Jan 2. Students return on Friday, Jan. 3. The district will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20.

Dates for spring break will be March 24-28. Madison County’s three school systems — Madison City, Huntsville City and Madison County — will take spring break on the same dates.

The semester ends for students with a half-day on May 23. Teachers will observe Memorial Day on May 26 but have a workday on May 27.

In 2012, the Alabama State Legislature mandated that all public school systems cannot open for the new school year until two weeks before Labor Day. The school year must end by the Friday before Memorial Day.

Proponents of the legislation claim that the condensed calendar will boost Alabama tourism revenue, thus increasing education funding.

“The law covered two academic years with a ‘sunset’ provision requiring it to expire after the 2013-2014 school year,” John Peck said. Peck works as public relations manager for Madison City Schools.

Early in 2012, Madison administrators hoped an ‘opt-out bill’ would allow districts to define their own calendars, but that bill failed to materialize.

For more information, visit madisoncity.k12.al.us and click “School Year Calendars” in the list to the left.

Lifestyles

Huntsville Botanical Garden to host 2023 APGA Education Symposium next week

Digital Version

The Madison Record digital version – Feb. 8, 2023

Events

Huntsville Ballet Company to present HBC Off-Stage Feb. 17-19 at Dream Theatre

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones and James Clemens advance to 7A Area 8 tournament title game

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC excels at Hoover Drill Competition

Harvest

Johnson repeats win in American Legion oratory

Madison

Petition for city manager special election being resubmitted after being dismissed

Madison

Barney, a facility dog, comforts and reassures students

Madison

Playground revamps underway for Madison elementaries

Madison

Large turnout expected for All-Girls State Chess Championship

Business

Goldfish Swim School opens in Madison, plans to host free Community Family Swim Event Feb. 3

Madison

Mill Creek Robo-Crew take Breakthrough Award at UAH

Liberty Middle School

Liberty Lionettes awarded in hip-hop, pom at regionals

Bob Jones High School

American Legion Baseball organizing for new season

Discovery Middle School

Gifted Specialists fill broad needs of 20% of students

Madison

Mill Creek Greenpower Team motors to first place in Oxford

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Competition Cheer Team takes fourth state title

Madison

The celebration continues: Madison Street Festival awards grants to 16 Madison educational programs

Events

The Loomis Brothers Circus returns this weekend

James Clemens High School

Wyche earns full-tuition scholarship from Cameron Education Foundation

Madison

ReadyFest returns to underscore need for preparedness

Madison

Winter Knights Chess Tournament sets record attendance

Harvest

Delta Sigma Theta plans exciting evening with ROUGE – A Go Red Event

Events

Burritt on the Mountain to host Shane Adkins for Coffeehouse Concert series

x