School Closing Update

EAGLE School students are engaged in distance learning until Spring Break on March 27. Following resumption of distance learning on April 6, we will follow state guidance and remain shut until at least April 24.  Meanwhile, the school building is open for essential services only and all in-school and out-of-school events are canceled.

This post will be updated as we have more information.

As always, thank you to our EAGLE School community, friends, and donors for your patience and support as we make our way through this uncharted territory. We appreciate you all!

EAGLE Summer Camp 2020

UPDATE:  All deadlines have been extended by one month. Camps are still planning on starting June 15th.

EAGLE School is excited to announce our 2020 Summer Camps. In designing the program, we gave ourselves a curriculum challenge: offer learning and growth opportunities normally not fully implemented during the academic year. We answered that challenge with an array of programs — from the sciences to physical education — that will appeal to gifted, talented, and advanced students in the greater Madison community.

Click here for complete information and registration.

Session dates:  Week 1: June 15-19, Week 2: June 22-26.  Students can register for one or two weeks

Daily schedule:  4 1.5-hour sessions — from 8:45am until 4:00pm — that can be combined as needed. Students can sign up for one or all four each week, depending on their preferences and, of course, scheduling concerns for parents. There is a 15-minute break in the morning and another in the afternoon, as well as a prepared lunch option ($5) at noon.

Who is eligible? EAGLE Summer Camp is designed for gifted, talented, and academically advanced students.

Students not currently attending EAGLE School are more than welcome!  For admission, a recommendation is requested from a current teacher or school official. Please click here for that form. Once accepted, you can register your student through our online registration page.

Physical activity:  Because summer should also include a bit of moving and shaking, the EAGLE Summer Program will offer students a physical education option. Themes will focus on games and challenges unlike those they would normally find in a typical school gym class.

Before/After School Supervision ? We are offering after school supervision until 5:30 at a rate of $10/hour.

How can I register? Register online or via snailmail.

Cost:

$70 per 1.5-hour weekly period
$125 per 3-hour periodweekly period
$25/week: optional LUNCH (no nuts, gluten-free and vegetarian options available)

If there is a gap in the participant’s schedule (e.g., they register for the first morning period then one after lunch), parents/guardians will have the option of either supervising the participant during that gap, or registering them for another period to fill the gap (such as physical education).

Click here for complete information and registration.

Financial aid: Applicants in need of financial aid should contact the Summer Program director, Andrew Irving, monsieur@eagleschool.org..

Volunteers:  Volunteer opportunities are available in food service, drop-off and pick-up management, and classroom management. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the Summer Program director, Andrew Irving, monsieur@eagleschool.org.

EAGLE’s Maya Jadhav Wins the Badger State Spelling Bee for the 2nd Year in a Row

EAGLE 6th grader, Maya Jadhav, is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the third year in a row. After last year’s Badger State win, Maya was a finalist (top 50) at the 2019 national competition, sailing through “verismo” and “determinant” only to be eliminated by an “i” instead of an “e” in “praseodymium”. At only 10 years old last year, Maya was the youngest finalist at nationals, which makes her finish all the more impressive.

This year, Maya is more prepared than ever. She now knows that rare elements such as praseodymium most often have an “eo” instead of an “io”. But that doesn’t relieve some of the pressure she was already feeling heading in the Badger State competition. Not only was Maya concerned about holding onto her #1 spot, there is little relief to winning for a second time. Unlike last year when we had 8 Badgers (3 official and 5 wild cards) head to the national competition, this year Maya will be the only official Wisconsin entry at the podium at the end of May (there may be a few wild card entries).

We applaud Maya for her hard work and dedication as she continues to brush up on her way to the 2020 national competition.

photo: Greg Dixon, Wisconsin State Journal

Rrrrrrrr ! Pirates (and the opera) come to EAGLE School

Madison’s own Opera for the Young brought the Pirates of Penzance to EAGLE School, but it was EAGLE’s own 4/5 class that supplied most of the Pirates, the Police, and General Stanley’s Daughters!  Our music teachers, Darlene Harper, Katy Ruotti, and Rachel Warrick,  prepared the budding opera stars for the arrival Opera for the Young on January 29th for a musical production that brought laughter and cheers from our students, staff, and a few lucky parents.

Opera for the Young was established in Madison in 1970 by local musicians with a passion for opera and a vision to take professional performance into schools. Over 50 years later, they tour the Midwest bringing more than 200 performances into schools like ours.

Parent / Guardian Visit Days : Wednesday, Jan. 8

Is EAGLE School the best fit for your young learner and your family?  A great way to find out is to participate in our Parent / Guardian Visit Days.

During an EAGLE School Visit Day, parents and guardians of prospective K-8 applicants can tour the school, meet with our director and guidance counselors, and observe EAGLE education at work in our classrooms.

For more information or to register for a Visit Day, contact
Ann Larget
Admissions and Alumni Coordinator
(608) 273-0309 | annlarget@eagleschool.org

While an advance visit to the school is not required, we believe that most participants find the morning to be both informative and enjoyable. When emailing, please include the names of all parties planning to attend, as well as the academic year and grade level(s) in which you are most interested.

Please note that these special Visit Days are for parents and guardians only. Applicants will be invited to participate in a full-day student visit at a later date. (Read more about Visit Days for kindergarten or for grades 1-8.)

Can’t make this upcoming visit? Here’s a list of all of our Visit Days for 2019-2020:

  • Thursday, December 5 – 8:30 to 11:00 am (entering kindergarten only)
  • Tuesday, December 10 – 8:30 to 11:00 am (entering kindergarten only)
  • Wednesday, January 8 – 8:30 to 11:00 am
  • Thursday, January 16 – 8:30 to 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, January 28 – 8:30 to 11:00 am
  • Thursday, February 6 – 8:30 to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, February 12 – 8:30 to 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, February 25 – 8:30 to 11:00 am
  • Thursday, March 5 – 8:30 to 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, March 24 – 8:30 to 11:00 am

Support EAGLE through AmazonSmile

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You get the same prices, the same selection, and when you designate EAGLE as the recipient of your donation, 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to EAGLE from Amazon.

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