Madison Community Unit School District 12

Madison Senior High School

“Through Rigor, Relevance and RelationshipS Madison CUSD #12 will maximize ALL students’ potential to be successful in the world.”

September 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Welcome back for an exciting 2019-2020 school year! Through the vision of our new leader, Dr. Andrew Reinking, Superintendent, we remain committed to holding high expectations through quality instruction, relevant extracurricular experiences and positive relationships. The following personnel have joined the Senior High team:

  • Ms. Taylor Angle, Social Studies teacher
  • Mr. Kevin Anderson, P.E. teacher
  • Ms. Brittany Charlebois, English teacher
  • Mr. Bill Piening, Director, Special Education
  • Mrs. Jennifer Root-Smith, Instructional Coach

Please note upcoming dates/events:

  • Monday, September 165-week progress reports distributed to students
  • Wednesday, September 18Half Day Professional Development
  • Thursday, September 19 – Senior Parent Night, Auditorium, 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 21 Men’s Suits Giveaway, Sunshine Center, 630 N. 59th St., E. St. Louis, 10 am
  • Sunday, September 22Don Freeman Gymnasium Dedication Ceremony, Gym 4-6 pm
  • Thursday, September 26 – School Board Meeting, 6 pm
  • Thursday, October 3 Free Aid & Financial Student Assistance (FAFSA) Parent Night, 6 pm
  • Thursday, October 10 Character Word August/September Student/Staff of the Month Awards
  • Friday, October 11End of quarter/County Institute Day, No school for students
  • Monday, October 14Columbus Day, No School
  • Thursday, October 17School Board Meeting, Auditorium, 6 pm
  • October 15-19Spirit Week/Homecoming Game/Dance
  • Thursday, October 24Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4 pm -7 pm
  • Friday, October 25Parent-Teacher Conferences, 9 am – 12 pm

Expectations and procedural updates:

  • Cell phones/headphones/ear buds – not visible, not on; 3 unauthorized usage write-ups – privilege revoked; ear buds recommended to remain at home
  • After-School Detention – Monday-Friday, 3:20 pm – 4 pm; late bus transportation – 5:30 pm daily
  • Tardies Every three (3) tardies equals one After-School Detention; remind your child to “beat the bell, not meet the bell” to arrive to class on time


Juan H. Gardner

Juan H. Gardner, Principal, X6265, juan.gardner@madisoncusd12.org