Madrona provides many opportunities beyond the daily curriculum for its students to thrive academically, through one-on-one tutoring, math and reading intervention, and advanced learning opportunities for all.
Hour of Code
Every year, Madrona celebrates Computer Science Education Week in December by having every class learn and practice basic coding skills each day in the classroom and in the computer lab through Code.org. In 2017 we will expand the program based on popular demand.
Every Spring, Madrona holds a school-wide Science Fair. The Science Fair is open to all and some teachers make it a required part of their classroom work. Last year, our nine judges spoke with all 130 student participants about their projects throughout the day. We awarded ribbons to the top three projects from each grade at a community celebration.
Reading Partners is a national non-profit that mobilizes communities to help students unlock the foundational reading skills that they need to succeed in school and in life. Reading Partners is a proud partner of Madrona Elementary, engaging over 80 community volunteers to provide individualized, one-on-one reading instruction twice a week to over 50 kindergarten through 3rd grade Madrona students. The Reading Partners program model is backed by evidence-based research, which proves that Reading Partners' students make significant gains in reading. With the help of volunteer tutors and a highly-structured curriculum, Reading Partners is helping students become strong, confident readers with a passion for learning. If you'd like to volunteer, please email volunteerSEA@readingpartners.org.
Scripps Spelling Bee
In the 2016/2017 school year we held our first annual Spelling Bee. Each class from 1-8 held a class or grade-wide spelling bee. Then we held a school-wide bee open to all. The winner of the school bee went to Town Hall for the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee.
Last year was our first Scripps Spelling Bee -- we are so proud of our 3rd grader Abigail, who represented our school at the regional bee at Town Hall.