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Students honor veterans on Sept. 11

Students honor veterans on Sept. 11

Madison College students served dinner to Porchlight veterans Tuesday in a Sept. 11 tribute.

The dinner and event began on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at 1102 Spring Street.  The event honored all veterans, as well as those affected by the 2001 attacks.

Badger Bash celebrates football opener

Badger Bash celebrates football opener

 

Badger Bash will kick off its 40th season Saturday before the 2:30 p.m. football game.

The public tailgating party begins at 11 a.m. on Sept. 1 at Union South, located at the corner of Dayton Street and Randall Street.

Each Badger Bash features special events and activities, said a press release.  The first bash features Alumni Band Day and includes an Alumni Band performance, announcements about the UW Marching Band Hall of Fame, and a historical band exhibit.

Mike Leckrone and the UW Marching Band will perform.  Bucky Badger will be on-site, as well as grilled food and cold beverages.

Face and hair painting will be available at The Orchard in Union South.  In The Sett, the pre-game show will be broadcast.

After the game, the UW sixth quarter will begin back at Union South.  Food, music and movies will be available throughout the afternoon and evening.

UW-Madison students move back to campus

 

Downtown Madison is bustling as students are making their return to campus.

University of Wisconsin-Madison staff and international students moved in Sunday, while most students will arrive Wednesday and Thursday.

There will likely be traffic delays around the UW-Madison campus as students move in. 

Backpacks and school supplies provided to Dane County children

Backpacks and school supplies provided to Dane County children

The first day of school will be a little brighter for some Madison families.

The annual Ready, Set, Go: Back to School event will take place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be hosted by The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, the Madison Metropolitan School District, Latino Chamber of Commerce, and the Latino Support Network.  It will take place at both Boys & Girls Club sites- Taft Street and the Allied Family Center, and Leopold Elementary School.

MMSD Superintendent Jane Belmore and Boys & Girls Club CEO, Michael Johnson will meet at the Allied Drive Boys & Girls Club to deliver backpacks to neighborhood families, said a press release.

“Thanks to Walgreens, Michaels, Shopko, Staples, the Fitchburg Police Department and many other community partners we are able to get our local kids off to school with a great start,” said Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.

Enrollment days approach for 2012-13 school year

Enrollment days approach for 2012-13 school year

As the 2012-13 school year quickly approaches, it's almost time for enrollment in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

This year, families can save time at their school enrollment day by enrolling online ahead of time.

"We are excited to begin a new school year and advance learning for all of our students," Superintendent Jane Belmore said in a news release. "As the enrollment process begins, we encourage families to use our online system to save time on enrollment day."

All families must attend enrollment day at their child's school, but they can save time by first using the district's online enrollment system, available starting Monday, Aug. 6, at www.mmsd.org/enroll. The district is also offering online payment for the first time this year.

Donation provides meals to Madison school district

Donation provides meals to Madison school district

 

A $30,000 donation will help the Madison Metropolitan School District serve more than 100,000 meals to students next year.

The Nimick Forbesway Foundation gave the $30,000 grant to the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools. FMPS provides free, healthy breakfasts to students in need.

Last year, FMPS gave more than 50,000 meals to economically disadvantaged students.

Children who qualify for reduced-cost lunch are eligible for these free breakfasts.

The $30,000 grant will help FMPS provide more than 110,000 breakfasts in the upcoming school year, as well as the 2013-2014 school year.

To find out more information on the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools, call 608-232-7820 or online at fmps.org.

Road closures announced on UW campus

Road closures announced on UW campus

Beginning Wednesday, June 6, at 6 a.m., the intersection of Charter Street and Spring Street will be closed, according to the city of Madison.

Work is expected to be completed and this intersection open to traffic by 6 p.m. on the same day.

Beginning Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m., Mills Street will be closed north of Spring Street, officials said.

Work is expected to be completed and Mills Street open to traffic by 2 p.m. the same day.

The Southwest Bike Path should not be affected, but be aware that construction operations will be very close by, officials said.

This phase of the project consists of removal of unused railroad tracks at these two locations. Sanitary sewer will also be installed at the intersection of Charter Street and Spring Street.