• School Start Times
    8:20 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
    8:20 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

    Please remember that school begins at 8:20 a.m.
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  • All visitors to the building are asked to please check in at the main office and get a name tag. Let's keep our children safe. Thank you!
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  • Dear District 6 students and families:

    I sincerely hope you had a fun and restful Spring Break. We are excited to have our students back in school, ready to finish the semester strong. It is a busy time of the year with assessments, concerts, projects and finally, graduation. I hope the rest of the school year is productive and pleasant for everyone!

    I want to communicate two important changes we will implement in the 2017-18 school year. As you know, Greeley-Evans School District 6 failed to pass a ballot measure last November that would have brought approximately $12 million into our district annually for seven years. That, coupled with a projected cut in state funding has us looking to reallocate dollars in the 2017-18 budget. It will be lean, but our goal is to keep resources where they are making a difference for our students.

    Bus Transportation
    In this reallocation effort, we have made the decision to restructure our bus transportation for the 2017-18 school year. We will be increasing the required walk distance for all students, which means some students who are now transported by District 6 buses will no longer qualify for that service. In addition, we are restructuring our high school transportation to a greater degree, and will no longer be providing neighborhood school bus pick-up sites for our older students. High school transportation will be limited to predetermined stops for students living outside the walk boundary.

    This will not impact students who qualify for individual transportation through Special Education services.

    Here are the new walking distances that we will now enforce:

    • Elementary Schools: 1.5 miles, up from 1.25 previously
    • Middle Schools: 2 miles, up from 1.5 previously
    • High Schools: 3 miles, up from 2.5 miles previously

    These walk distances are similar to most districts in the front-range.

    Our Transportation Department is working on developing new routes based on the new walking distances. We will have all the new routes in place by August 1, 2017, and parents will be able to log onto our website to see if their child qualifies for District 6 transportation based on their home address and the school they attend. Safe walking routes will be reviewed as final decisions are made about transportation. Student safety is a priority in these decisions.

    I know this is a change and that it will impact many of our families. It is necessary because we do not have the resources to fully staff drivers in our Transportation Department. For most of the year, we have had up to 16 bus driver positions open. This plan allows the district to eliminate 14 bus routes, which is more in line with the amount of drivers we have been able to employ. It also allows us to take some of our oldest, most expensive-to-maintain buses off the road. All of this results in a cost savings to the District.

    We will continue to communicate with our families as we know more about who will be affected by this change.

    Start and Dismissal Times
    I am very excited about another change that our shift in transportation will help us make next year. Having worked with district leaders and building principals, District 6 will change the start times for all levels next year, creating a later start time for our high school students. Research supports a later start time for older students who biologically need more sleep and have later sleep cycles than younger students. This research shows improvement in attendance and behavior in schools that implement a later start time for high school students.

    The reduction in high school transportation allows for a shift in start times at all levels, better meeting the needs of all our students. High schools will start no earlier than 8 a.m. District 6 administration is working to finalize transportation options for high school students before finalizing start and dismissal times for high schools.  Here are the new start and dismissal times that will begin in August 2017 for all schools:

    • Elementary Schools, McAuliffe K-8 and Winograd K-8: 7:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. 
    • Middle Schools: 8:30 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
    • High Schools: To Be Determined (Start time no earlier than 8 a.m.)

    Two schools have slightly different start times due to traffic issues and transportation. They are:

    • Chappelow K-8: 8:10 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. 
    • Romero K-8: 8:25 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (4-8 Campus); 8:35 a.m. - 3:55 p.m. (K-3 Campus). This is not a change from the current start and dismissal times.
    • Early College Academy: 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    I realize a change to school start and dismissal times can be a significant shift for families, but I believe it will be positive for our students. In addition to allowing the later start time for high school students, it will create an earlier release time for our middle school students so they won’t be walking home in the dark. Our younger students, who tend to be up earlier in the morning, can get to school to begin learning and get home earlier. And, we believe it will improve our transportation service by allowing more time for our drivers to pick up and deliver students.

    These changes will help us shift resources to ensure that our students have the most highly qualified teachers and staff serving them every day. It will help us maintain programs like blended learning, AVID, concurrent enrollment in colleges and our Career Pathways. Unfortunately, it also means fewer services for some of our families. For this I am deeply sorry.

    I am hopeful that we will be able to secure more resources for District 6 through a future ballot measure. I am committed to providing the best educational opportunities for all our students. I am committed to meeting the goals in our strategic plan, Innovation2020. I pledge to continue to create efficiencies and use our resources effectively to meet the needs of our students. We need the support of our families and our community to ensure that happens.

    As we roll out these changes next year, we will continue to communicate with you. If you have questions or concerns, please work with the administration at your school. I am confident we can work together to make these changes as smooth and non-disruptive to our students and families as possible. Our students are resilient, and I am certain they will adapt quickly to these changes.

    Thank you for your continued support and for trusting us to educate your children.

    Kindest Regards,

    Deirdre Pilch

    Deirdre Pilch, EdD
    Superintendent of Schools


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Madison News

The Lion King 
Madison Chorus

Hello Madison Choir Parents!

Please remember that tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, we have our annual Saturday musical rehearsal. The rehearsal is from 9AM-12PM. Students do not need to wear uniforms and should enter the building through the gym doors. We will provide lunch!

 Thank you for all of your support! Your children are working so hard!


Hola Padres del Coro de Madision!

Por favor recuerden que manana, el Sabado, 11 de Marzo, tenemos nuestro ensayo musical del Sabado Annual. El ensayo es de 9:00am  a 12:00pm. Los estudiantes no necesitan usar su uniformes y deben entrar en el edificio por las puertas del gimnasio. Vamos a proporcionar el lonche!

Gracias por su apoyo! Sus hijos an trabajado muy duro!

lion king
Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 PM 
Madison Gymnasium 
Miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017 6:30pm 
Gimnasio escuela primaria de Madison
Remember: Rehearsals are every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before school.
There is a rehearsal on Saturday, March 11 from 9-12. 

 Parent Information on PARCC Testing

November Slideshow

PTO Meeting: Monday, January 30, 8:30-9:30 AM
PTO Notes from Monday, November 28:
1.    Introduction: In attendance: Diana Rubalcava, Julie Nava, Benita Moreno, Maria Mendez, Erica Collins, Mr. Cervantes (came in later), Val Smythe, Edith Benevidez (Translator)

 2.    Financial Report: Treasurer Julie Nava

  • $15,062 in checking and $1224 in savings.
  • Mrs. Smythe funds for a staff Keurig machine. $400.00 approved for a Keurig machine for each building and for some coffee.

 3.   District Accountability Committee

  • Maria Hernandez is our DAC representative
  • Minutes from District Accountability meetings have been requested

 4.    Officers for Madison PTO

  • We will continue with only a formal PTO Treasurer for this year.

 5. Updates on our work this year:

  • The grant to Leprino has been accepted. We will receive a check 11/28/16 at 10:00 am.
  • To get the large Playweb, we pledged $3000.00 from our last two carnivals, and PTO pledged 9,000.00. The district pledged to pay for the wood chips needed to make the playground safe for students (new Safety Rules)
  • If we did receive the Leprino grant, it would also count for Madison’s 25% in a grant request to the State of Colorado for a new playground valued at $100,000.00.

      Increase Parent Engagement:

  • A survey was sent home. Mrs. Muro will share the results in December.

      Upcoming Fundraisers:

  • Mid January: Dutch mill bulbs
  • 1st week of March: World’s Finest Chocolate

 6.    Upcoming Events:

11/29/16 6:30 School Accountability Meetin

12/8/16 1st grade to Kiwanis Christmas Party

12/13/16 6:30 Madison Choir Concert


  • 7:30 am Board of Education members at Madison
  • 6:30 pm Choir to sing for Kiwanis Meeting

12/16/16 Movie Night Movie begins at 5:30 pm, doors open at 5:00 pm

12/19/16 8:30 am PTO

12/21-1/3 No School


Madison Elementary School

Junta de la organización de padres y maestros

28 de Noviembre del 2016

1. Introducción: En atendencia: Diana Rubalcava, Julie Nava, Benita Moreno, Maria Mendez, Erica Collins, Mr. Cervantes ( llego despues) Val Smythe, Edith Benevidez (interprete)

 2.    Reporte Financiero

  • $15,062 en cuenta chequera y $1224 en ahoros
  • Mrs. Smythe pidio fondos para una cafetera Keurig. $400.00 aprovados para la cafetera Keurig para cada edificio y café.

 3.    Comite de contabilidad del distrito:

  • Maria Hernandez es nuestra DAC representante.
  • Minutos del Comite de contabilidad del distrito han sido pedidos.

 4.    Oficiales del Madison PTO

  • A. Vamos a contuinar con el Tesoro formal para el PTO este ano

 5.   Actualizaciones:

      Patio de Recreo

  • La subvención a Leprino ha sido aceptada. Recibiremos un cheque 11/28/16 a las 10:00 am.
  • Para conseguir el Playweb grande prometimos $ 3000.00 de nuestros últimos dos carnavales, y PTO prometió 9,000.00. El distrito prometio pagar los astillas de madera para hacer el patio de recreo seguro para los estudiante ( Nuevas reglas de seguridad)
  • Si recibimos la subvención Leprino, también contaría para el 25% de Madison en una solicitud de subvención al Estado de Colorado para un nuevo patio de juegos valorado en $ 100,000.00

       Aumentar la participación de los padres

  • Una encuesta fue enviada a casa. La Sra. Muro compartirá los resultados en Diciembre.

      Recaudaciones de Fondos

  • A mediados de Enero: Bulbas de Dutch Mills
  • Primer semana de Marzo: World’s Finest Chocolate

 6. Eventos

Septiembre 29: 6:30 Junta del comite de contabilidad del distrito

Diciembre 8: 1er ano a la fiesta de Navidad de Kiwanis

Diciembre 13: 6:30 Concierto del coro de Madison

Diciembre 15: 7:30 am Miembros de la junta educativa en Madison

6:30 pm. El coro de Madison va cantar para la junta de Kiwanis

Diciembre 16: Noche de pelicula 5:30 pm puertas abren a las 5:00 pm

Diciembre 19: 8:30 am PTO

Diciembre 21: No hay escuela

Madison's 5th Grade Celebration from May 23, 2016
 School-Based Mentoring Program
The School-Based Mentoring Program is a joint venture between Partners Mentoring Youth and Madison, Meeker and Brentwood schools. We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year to provide one-to-one mentoring services in these schools to students who are facing significant challenges in their social, academic, and/or personal lives.  Volunteers (School-Based Mentors) spend a minimum of 1 hour each week with a student (Junior Partner) and commit for at least one academic year. Matches are based on the needs of the youth, as well as on schedules, personalities, and interests of both the Junior Partners and School Based Mentor. Partnerships decide how they spend their time together; activities could include eating lunch together, playing games, shooting hoops, or just hanging out. Partners also has community mentoring opportunities available at this time.
Please contact Kyle Lutteroty: or 970-378-6501 to learn more.
Mentors are required to pass a thorough screening process.

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 The Madison Eagle Pledge
Flying Eagle


I want to make myself better today than yesterday.

My teacher cannot do this for me.

I must do it myself.

I will treat others the way that I want to be treated.

I will honor the rights of others.

I will show respect and responsibility.

I believe I can learn. I will succeed at learning today. 

I am a Madison Eagle!

Welcome to Madison Elementary School!
Valerie Smythe, Principal
Patricia Muro, Assistant Principal

School Hours:

 First Bell: 8:20am
Tardy Bell: 8:25 am
Monday: dismissal 2:15 pm
Tuesday-Friday: dismissal  3:45 pm

  • Nondiscrimination Statement

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 and the Board of Education commits itself to a policy of nondiscrimination and shall not discriminate in its educational, employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Concern or complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as a compliance officer for District 6:

    Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
    1025 9th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631
    Phone: (970) 348-6000

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  • Help Needed!

    Madison students earn Talon Tickets when they demonstrate appropriate behaviors. Talon Tickets are worth 10 cents at the school store, or students can put their talon tickets in a prize bucket of their choice. One winner is drawn from each bucket at our monthly student assembly.

    To continue awarding these prizes on a monthly basis, we would appreciate any donations of new sports equipment, games, non-violent toys, art kits, blankets, or other items that students would love to win. Cash donations are also accepted.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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