For Immediate Release: June 12, 2014

Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson (608) 663-1903

Schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District are celebrating the end of the 2013-14 school year today. Students and families will celebrate graduation on Friday and Saturday at the Kohl Center.

“Congratulations to all of our students for finishing a strong school year and especially to our graduating seniors,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said. “We are so excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, teachers and all of our school communities.”

“We have worked hard to be incredibly focused this year because ultimately, we believe that our path to success —the path to closing opportunity gaps and seeing the best results for all children – depends on our ability to stay focused and follow through on our strategy as a district with tenacity and determination. Thank you to our teachers and all of our staff who have done that hard work this year.”

Read more about schools’ accomplishment’s on MMSD’s website. The district will also release its first annual report on the strategic framework on July 28, including a review of progress and information for families and community’s about what to expect next year.

East and La Follette High Schools will hold graduation at 5pm and 7pm on Friday and Memorial and West High Schools will be at 10am and 1pm on Saturday. All ceremonies will take place at the Kohl Center.