James Madison Middle School - A community of involved citizens that empowers all students and prepares them for success in a changing world!

Virtual Open House

Parents we hope you are able to join us for a Virtual (zoom) Open House this Tuesday at 6:30.  If you are not able to make it and have any questions for the teachers, please do not hesitate to send them an email. There will be one zoom link for each grade level. A zoom link will be provided on our website and in an email on Tuesday.  The virtual open house will be a good time to hear from the teachers about what they are doing in their classes and how the adults (teachers and guardians) in the student’s lives can support them being successful.

Zoom Link for Parent Q and A

As we start the school year, I am sure many of you have lots of questions.  Mr. Barsotti will available for questions via zoom today at 9:30am and 7:30pm.  If you cannot attend one of these sessions, please do not hesitate to give the school a call.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 923 7838 9980
Passcode: 321016

2 Summer School Options Taught by Madison Teachers

2021 Virtual Advanced Fashion Sewing Class - Fashion First Workshops

Sewing and Textile Summer Enrichment Program

Registration Form for Sewing and Textile Summer Program

Come explore your creative side with sewing!

This is a beginning level class, but students with some previous sewing experience are welcome to participate and build on their current skills.

Participants will get to experience both hand stitching and machine sewing in this small group, social setting.

• Use a sewing machine
• Hand sew
• Applique/patch
• Operate specialty tools
• Follow a pattern to complete project
• Design project elements

Students will be provided all materials for the course as needed.

Teacher: Katie Bushnell
Dates: August 2nd – August 5th
Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Madison Middle School
Grades: Students going into 6th-8th grade for the upcoming school year

Art and Engineering with the Glowforge Pro Summer Enrichment Program

Registration Form Art and Engineering Summer Program

Come design and create using a professional grade laser cutter to turn your project vision into a reality!

Participants will each have the opportunity to design, create, and assemble pieces for a fully functional balance scale. Additionally, the class will also explore production art, such as poster and print-making using the equipment.

Class activities and key skills include: design, sculpture, critical thinking, equipment operation, problem-solving, and creativity.

Students will be provided all materials for the course as needed.

Teacher: M.E. Dunlap
Dates: August 9th-August 12th
Times: 9am – 12pm
Location: Madison Middle School
Grades: All students going into 6th-8th grades for the upcoming school year.

* Both classes are first come first served, so if you are interested and available, sign up early.

ATTENDANCE LINE: 541-790-4343

OFFICE HOURS: 8:00am-4:00pm


Monday through Thursday: 9:00am-3:35pm

Friday: 9:00am-2:35pm

PHONE: 541-790-4300  FAX: 541-790-4320

Student Walkout Demonstration

STUDENT WALKOUT DEMONSTRATIONS: Eugene has a rich history of politically active and civically engaged youth. As a district, we respect students’ voices and encourage them to be informed and engaged members of our community. Thanks to this history, our district has an established and consistent nonpunitive response to student walkout demonstrations, regardless of the purpose or the viewpoints being expressed:

4J schools do not organize or endorse walkouts or other demonstrations that disrupt the learning environment. However, students are not prevented from leaving their high school or middle school. (Elementary students must always be signed out by their parent to leave school.) Students’ attendance is recorded accurately with an unexcused absence, as it would be if they chose to be absent for other reasons. Although in rare cases some students have engaged in misbehavior that warranted discipline, there are no school-based disciplinary consequences for simply participating in a peaceful walkout protest.

This is 4J’s practice for all student walkouts and skip days, regardless of the topic or viewpoint. We are proud of the responsible and respectful conduct shown by most students participating in demonstrations in the past, and we expect such conduct to continue in future events such as the Global Climate Strike some students may participate in on Friday.

Friday: May 24, 2019

Dear Madison families,

Last night several alert parents notified us of a nonspecific but potentially threatening post regarding “MMS” spreading on social media. We take all potential safety concerns very seriously, and immediately alerted police.

Overnight, Eugene Police investigated, identified and located the student who posted the concerning message and cited them for disorderly conduct.

Our Eugene Police School Resource Officers will have an increased presence at school today to provide reassurance of safety for families. We appreciate their partnership and support.

School safety is of the utmost importance to us. Making any threat to the safety of our students and staff is no joke—it is a serious matter that is against the law as well as school rules.

Please continue to talk with your students about school safety and how essential it is for them to come forward immediately if they ever have information about any threat or possible threat of violence, even if they are not sure it is credible. Such information should be reported to school staff or to police right away. You can contact the school administration, call Eugene Police at 541-682-5111, or report a tip anonymously at safeoregon.com or 1-844-4SAFE-OR.

Many thanks for your support and the work the work of the Eugene PD.

Peter Barsotti