Madison Avenue Upper Elementary is a new school for third, fourth and fifth graders. It has been open for one and one half school years. Before that we were next door with the kindergarten, first and second graders as Madison Avenue Elementary. With over 1200 students, and lots of trailers for classrooms, we thought it would be wise to build our own little home. We are thrilled to be in our new facility with bright blue lights, clean floors, and most importantly, NO TRAILERS!!!!
Our green hall is made up of our nurturing third grade teachers. Currently, we have nine 3rd grade teachers. We never know when our numbers may change. Our red hall is the home of the wonderful 4th grade teachers. We also have nine 4th grade teachers, and still are busting at the seams. Lastly, our blue hall belongs to our courageous 5th grade teachers. We have eight 5th grade homerooms with students ready to move on to Madison Middle School.
As you enter the building, our school secretary, Mrs. Kay Atwood, will greet you. She is usually accompanied by our bookkeeper, Mrs. Tracy Farmer. Ms. Jamie McCullough, our school counselor, and our principal, the famous Mr. Rick Ross, are also in the front office.
|Mr. Rick Ross||Mrs. Tracy Farmer||Mrs. Kay Atwood||Ms. Jamie McCullough|
Our librarian is Mrs. Ruth Hawkins. Mr. Ron Yeates is our physical education teacher. Our music teacher is Ms. Brenda Davis and the computer teacher is Mrs. Teresa Woo.
Madison Avenue Upper Elementary School's year is full of special events. Our fifth grade chose to run a school store to sell items with MAUE's logo on it. The store's business hours are 7:00-7:30 every Wednesday morning. Our fifth grade students will use the money from the store to purchase a gift for the school to be presented on our Awards Day. Our fourth grade is popular for its annual performance, "Mississippi My Home." Our fourth graders spend much of their first semester perfecting the play, so that it can be performed in December. Our third graders are trying something new this year. Our third grade classes will be performing, "Ballooning Down Broadway." 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade are all unique because of their annual activities. Red Ribbon Week, our National Drug Awareness week, is special as well. There are several planned activities for the students throughout the week. Some of these are Theme Days, where the students have a certain way to dress each, hunt for the red ribbon, and our annual poster contest. The activities are planned in order to encourage our students to participate. A new edition to our school is MAUE Bank Day. Our Bank Day, which is sponsored by Merchants and Farmers Bank in Madison, allows students to open his or her own savings account. On Friday of each month, M&F sends an employee to collect and record all deposits that our students make. This has served as a wonderful way to teach students about the importance of money. Our fundraisers are important as well. Some of our fundraisers include our Entertainment Book sales, Fall Carnival, and our monthly Papa Johns Night. Our findraisers are tons of fun and are important to the success of MAUE!