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2011-2011 School Year - Past Events




Madison's 7th Annual Big Poetry Slam!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011







May 7, 2011 Plant Sale Fundraiser



Learn about the author on her website: http://heidiwdurrow.com/

Discussion Questions for The Girl Who Fell From the Sky


Become an alchemist and turn this information into gold!

The Book Boosters Campaign

"The Alchemist" for MADISON HIGH SCHOOL has started.

Help us raise $2,200 between now and November 12th

to purchase 120 copies of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

for Madison students to read and study.

Our campaign page is live and ready to accept donations at:


Please work your magic and share this information

with anyone who might be interested

- a donation in ANY amount will help!


Halloween Fair



Pre-School – 3rd Graders Welcome

Thursday, October 28, 2010

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wear your costume

Trick-or-Treating in the Main Hall

Spooky Stories in the Library

Games & Crafts



Elsbeth Martindale, author and psychotherapist,

and Molly Maynard counselor and life coach,


ran “Things to Know Before You Say Go”

workshops with Ms. Setterholm’s

Health classes in the library

on October 27 & 28, 2010.






Poet and creative non-fiction writer, Natasha Trethewey,

visited Madison on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Thanks to Literary Arts!


On October 18, 2010 9th grade Madison students

in the Brunak/House/Skyles Academy attended the

Multnomah County Library Author Assembly at Parkrose High School

Featuring Tamora Pierce










We read Terrier to prepare for this wonderful opportunity!



Our fabulous Madison poets performed at Wordstock

on October 10, 2010 on the OEA stage and got great reviews.

Thanks to Writers in the Schools!


The Madison Library

thanks the Class of 1960

for their generous donation to purchase

new library books for our students!

You are very kind.


We raised $2,524.50 at our Book Sale

on Sept. 25th & 26th.

Thank you to all of our wonderful

volunteers and customers!

Book Drive: September 7 – 23


Bring your books/CDs/DVDs/VHS tapes to the drop site by the MHS school office.

Book Sale: Saturday, September 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, September 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

MHS Cafeteria


Each Madison student will choose one book from the sale for FREE!

There will be food and music at the sale.


We need volunteers. If you’d like to help, please contact Lauren: lshapton@comcast.net




3rd Annual Banana Social

at lunchtime on Friday, September 10, 2010


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The 6th Annual Big Poetry Slam! was a huge success

1st place - Donavan McFadden

2nd place - Elie Hoover

3rd place - Inanna Hencke



Here is a short video about our Poetry Slam. PPS Communications did a great job on it.

Feel free to forward it around!



Learn about Edwidge Danticat,

Haitian American author,

who visited on Friday, April 23, 2010


Daniel Beaty, award-winning playwright,

poet, and singer, visited Madison High School

on Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Madison Library

Casino Night, Academy Awards Party & Silent Auction Fundraiser


Sunday, March 7, 2010 Team_Casino_Logo4:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.oscar


Raised $2,800





World Premier





On Friday, January 22, 2010, 6th & 7th periods (1:27 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.)

Madison proudly hosted

the Small Steps play adaptation reading

with author, Louis Sachar, and composer Karl Mansfield,

in partnership with Oregon Children's Theatre

and The Fertile Ground Festival.







Say cheese!


Wintry Photos in the Library

$2 to give as gifts!

(Proceeds support the Library)

Tuesday 12/15 during lunch &

Wednesday 12/16 late opening


The Library Ghost...

read scary stories to pre-school children at the Madison Halloween Fair on

Thursday, October 29, 2009


We had an amazing visit from Cultural Reporter for The Oregonian, Peter Carlin,

on Thursday, October 22, 2009.

His new book, Paul McCartney: A Life, will be published by Simon & Schuster on November 3rd!


The Fall Art Show & Sale, Saturday, October 17, 2009, was a big success, raising $1,000 for the Art and Library Programs at Madison!

Madison participated in the

Multnomah County Library 2009 Teen Author Assembly

M.T. Anderson

Monday, October 12, 2009 at Parkrose High School

We read Feed before the visit!

For information about the Teen Author Lecture: http://multcolib.org/teens/tal09.html


Author Wally Lamb visited Madison on September 24, 2009.

Thank you, Literary Arts: