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May 2024

Principal's Message


As we find ourselves at the midpoint of the fourth quarter and with it finally feeling like spring outside, I trust this message finds you in good spirits. We will be posting midterm progress grades on May 3rd.  This is an opportune time to talk with your student about their academic progress this quarter and discuss their goals for the semester's end. With only five weeks left, it is critical to approach this final stretch with both purpose and vigor.

Navigating distractions and prioritizing tasks are invaluable life skills, and the month of May always presents its unique challenges for students. Please keep in mind that it is not uncommon for us, as adults, to need to reinforce or restate expectations and revisit or re-teach effective strategies in this area as our adolescents continue to grow.  Your guidance and encouragement are instrumental in this process and this moment at the start of May presents a great opportunity for those conversations.

On a lighter note, our spring pep assembly will take place this Friday morning, followed by prom on Saturday, May 4th. The dance and grand march begin at 8:00 pm and the dance ends at 11:00 pm. Students are allowed to bring a guest to prom if the proper form is filled out in advance. 

Looking ahead, graduation will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, at 10:00 am at the Alliant Energy Center. There will be plenty of seating for all and the doors will open at 8:00 am. For those unable to attend in person, the ceremony will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. For seniors, the mandatory graduation rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, May 31st, at 9:30 am.

Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to seeing you at events throughout the month of May.

Warm regards,


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Main Office: 7:15-4:00

Student Services: 7:15-3:45

Attendance: 7:15-3:45


Main Office: (608) 221-7666

Fax: (608) 221-7690

Student Services:

(608) 316-1373

Athletics: (608) 316-1395

Attendance: (608) 316-1393 or contact via email

School Website
School Calendar
District Website
Digital Flyers


  • May 2- Band Concert 7pm
  • May 4- Prom
  • May 6-17- AP Testing
  • May 9- Orchestra Concert 7pm
  • May 12- Big Band Bash 4:00pm
  • May 13- Choir Concert 7pm
  • May 15- Senior Recognition Night
  • May 21- Culture Fair 4-6pm
  • May 22- Fine Arts Award Night
  • May 27- No School
  • May 28-29- Senior Final Exams
  • May 31- Graduation Rehearsal 9:30am


  • June 2- Graduation 10:00 am Alliant Energy Center
  • June 4-6- Final Exams
  • June 10-13- Class of 2028 JumpStart
  • June 17- First Day of Summer School

Backpack Reminder

Students must keep their backpacks in their lockers during the school day. If a student is injured and would benefit from carrying their backpack from class to class, they need to get permission from the school nurse or their grade-level principal. If approved to carry a backpack, all of the student's teachers will be notified via email. If there isn't anything on record about permission to carry a backpack, the student will be asked to take it to their locker.

Senior Chromebook Returns

Hello MGHS Seniors and Families! As we approach the end of your senior year, I want to remind you that all senior students need to return their school assigned Chromebooks, Chromebook chargers, and Chromebook cases before graduating. Students should drop off their equipment to the IMC in order to avoid being charged a fee. The fee for a lost/not returned Chromebook is $220, charger is $20, and case is $25. Seniors will not be able to graduate unless the equipment is returned or the fees paid. Thank you and feel free to contact the MGHS Librarian, Heather McIntosh at if you have any questions.

Show Choir Auditions

Step into the spotlight with Monona Grove High School's Show Choir and Show Band as we gear up for an electrifying 24-25 season! Calling all 9th to 12th-grade singer/dancers and instrumentalists to join our award-winning program! No prior dance or vocal training? No problem! We'll guide you through every step of the way. Alongside wind and brass players, we're on the lookout for piano/synth, electric guitar, and electric bass players to amplify our dynamic band. Participants not only get to perform for audiences exceeding a thousand but also gain invaluable experience working with professional choreographers and clinicians, and compete across the Midwest. Auditions are scheduled for May 5th and 6th at MGHS, and May 21st at GDS. For more details on the program and audition sign-ups, click here! Should you have any queries, don't hesitate to contact our choir teacher, Mrs. Crego, at

News from Student Services

In this month's newsletter, Student Services has updates on the following:

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Summer employment for students
  • ACT results and score reports for juniors
  • AP Testing information
  • Senior Recognition Night
  • Final Transcripts
  • UW System Placement Testing
  • Scholarship Information

And as always, you can find resources for students & their families as well as the Student Services department staff directory. Click the button below to access all of this month's information from Student Services.

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Culture Fair

Monona Grove High School is hosting its first annual Culture Fair. This event will showcase the many cultures that Monona Grove School District has in our schools and community. We invite all students, families, and the community to join us in celebrating the diversity that makes our schools and community special. The Culture Fair takes place on Tuesday May 21st from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Monona Grove High School. Email Jack Jackson with questions:

News from the Athletic Department

In this month's newsletter, the Athletic Department has updates on the following:

  • summer camp/strength & conditioning registration
  • foreign exchange student eligibility
  • athletic training room hours and contact info

Click the button below to access this month's updates from Athletics.

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Naevon Loredo competing in hurdles at the Sauk Prairie quad on April 23rd.

SkillsUSA Success at State

Back row: Grant Moureau, Pearce Hayden, Morris Salzmann, Huck Gladuestoltz

Front row: Rocket Ramig, Zoe Mathias

Not pictured: Olivya Lang, Seth Vaughan

Students from MGHS competed at the SkillsUSA State Conference at the Alliant Energy Center on April 9th & 10th. Roughly 1600 competitors from around the state gathered to test their skills in over 75 career-related contests.

Congrats to the following for their exceptional performances:

  • Pearce Hayden in Technical Drafting
  • Olivya Lang in Job Interview and also in Facilithon 
  • Seth Vaughan in Engineering Challenge
  • Rocket Ramig in CO2 Dragster
  • Grant Moureau in CO2 Dragster
  • Huck Gladuestoltz in Computer Programming

And a special congrats to these 2 students for the amazing honor of making the podium:

  • Morris Salzmann - 3rd place in Related Technical Math
  • Zoe Mathias - 2nd place in Welding Sculpture

Morris Salzmann (left)

Zoe Mathias (right)

May Safety Drill - Fire (Evacuation) Drill

Monona Grove High School will hold a fire (evacuation) drill on May 22 for all students and staff. Click the button below to read more on how we'll conduct the drill and more.

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Summer School 2024

Monday, June 17 through Friday, July 12

(No school on June 19th, July 4th or 5th)

Registration for all MGHS summer school classes has begun and will end on Friday, June 14th.

Credit Recovery

Parents will receive communication from the student services department regarding students who are in need of credit recovery options during summer school and how to register.

ACT Prep Class

Registration for this course will occur through our Student Services department, please email to register.

Please click here to bookmark the Summer School webpage for the most updated information.

Superintendent Search

The Monona Grove School Board has selected Dr. Tanya L. Fredrich as the next Superintendent of Monona Grove School District, pending final contract negotiations and a final comprehensive background check.

Dr. Fredrich will begin her superintendency in Monona Grove on July 1, 2024.

Update on School Photo Days for 2024-25

We’re pleased to announce a change in our school photo schedule based on the valuable feedback from our families. 

This year, all MGSD students are invited to attend our districtwide photo days on either August 12th at Monona Grove High School or August 22nd at Granite Ridge School. 

Siblings are welcome to attend the same time slot, making this a smoother experience for all. Each location will serve any MGSD student, regardless of their home school. While we strongly encourage attendance in August, make-up days will be available after school starts for those who cannot make the earlier dates. 

Sign up for a photo session online (time slots are available every 15 minutes but will fill up quickly – sign up now for more options).

From the Health Office

Medication Pick Up

MGSD Board Policy does not allow any medications to be sent home with students. Parents and guardians may stop in the school office to pick up their child’s medication. Since medications will need to accompany students on end of the year field trips, please pick all medications up from the health office on or after Thursday, June 6th. If your student is attending summer school, medications may remain at school. Thank you!

Immunization Information

Public Health Madison & Dane County is partnering with Madison Metropolitan School District and SSM Health this spring to offer a school vaccine clinic to get students up to date on their school vaccines ahead of the 2024-25 school year. This clinic will take place on Saturday, May 11th 2024. Both clinics will be from 10am to 2pm at the Holtzman Learning Center in Madison. It is highly recommended that people schedule an appointment. Scheduling is very simple through the PHMDC website, and there is important information in the appointment confirmation and reminder emails to help families prepare for the clinic so that it’s a faster and more positive experience for everyone. See the attached link for more information and sign-up.

School Vaccination Clinic Information and Sign-up

Travel Opportunity

If you or your son/daughter is interested in traveling to Iceland in the summer of 2025, contact Mrs. Rossing at This opportunity is available for 9-12th graders.

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