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Class of 2020: Born to Make History




WISC-TV/Channel 3 will be airing East High School's Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 12th at 7:00pm, preceeded by a special broadcast of News 3 Now: 2020 Graduation from 6:30-7pm. The Virtual Ceremony will also stream concurrently with the television broadcast on In addition, all MMSD high school graduations will re-air as a 4.5 hour block on Sunday, June 14th from 11:30am-4pm on TVW, Digital Over-the-air channel 3.2, Charter Cable 14, and Direct TV channel 14, and will be available on demand on SBTV OTT App and channel3000+ on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android TV.

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Student photos will also be featured in a special issue of Madison Magazine and on digital city-wide billboards. This type of celebration has never been done before and the entire city is committed to making sure the Class of 2020 is seen and honored in unique ways. 


Billboards featuring each MMSD graduates will run from June 8th-21st.  The east side one will be the digital billboard on the Beltline by the Rimrock Road Exit. On the west side, it will be the digital billboard in Middleton located at 8321 US Hwy 14. 

Seniors can view their billboard in this google folder and share with their friends and family and to their social media pages!

An example of the billboard:



The special edition will be coming after the ceremonies towards the end of June.  It will feature the names and photos of all graduating seniors (who have given consent). Distribution details are still being finalized, and we will share that information as we know more.


Seniors should return their Chromebook (unless they are taking summer school) and other school issued items on either Thursday, June 11th or Friday, June 12th between 10am-4pm. During this time Seniors can also pick up their diploma, items that were left in lockers, and awards like NHS Pins, Service ā€˜Eā€™ Pins, Honor Cords, Athletic Awards, Academic Letters, etc.

EHS End Of Year Item Return/Locker Clean-Out 2020 OVERVIEW - May 22, 2020

EHS End Of Year Item Return/Locker Clean-Out 2020 ITEM DETAILS - May 29, 2020


Diplomas will be handed out as part of the End of Year Item Return process on Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th.  Seniors MUST return their Chromebook (unless they are taking Summer School) and other materials to receive their diploma.


Due to the pandemic (school closures, spring sports cancellations, etc.) delaying our ability to finish the book by the original April 24 deadline, and the overall shut down also impacting the yearbook publishing company, the Tower Tales yearbooks are arriving sometime after July 23. Yearbook adviser April van Buren is working with Principal Kearney on a distribution plan, and we'll be emailing everyone with an update when we have it finalized. We have a master list of everyone that has preordered a book, so if you have purchased one, you will definitely still get it. When and where? We're working on that part. Please stay tuned! An update will be shared on the school website and via SchoolMessenger emails.

Thank you for your patience! We are excited to showcase the work of the students on the East High yearbook staff, and have preserved many memories from this truly unprecedented school year. 


Senior student email accounts and Google accounts will be deactivated after graduation. Seniors should make sure to move and save all information they want to keep. Read these Instructions to Save MMSD Google Items Upon Graduation for more information.  Seniors can also follow this Google Transfer for Schools google slide show.


All colleges and universities require a final transcript to be submitted after 2nd semester grades are submitted and finalized. Students are responsible for sending their final transcript to the college or university they will be attending through their established Parchment Account. Students should go to to request a final transcript. This electronic service allows you to order transcripts online at any time and track the status of requested transcripts.

Here are the Steps for Sending Final Transcripts:

Students need to send final transcripts through

1) Log in to your Account (you can retrieve user name or password, if you have forgotten these)

2) Click on Order

3) Type in the name of the School you will be attending

4) Switch where it says "send now" to "Hold for Grades"

5) Click continue and submit payment.

     - Students who haven't used their 4 free transcripts will not be charged.

     - Students who have already used their waivers will be charged $3.95 (need a credit/debit card to pay)

Transcripts will then be released by our registrar once final transcripts have been updated which usually takes place around June 15.


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Welcome to alumnihood, Class of 2020! Despite the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the final months of your senior year, we hope that you are leaving high school with great memories of being a student, and that you will continue to maintain that positive relationship as an alum. The Madison Public Schools Friends & Alumni Network is a new community that offers you a way to stay engaged with your classmates, support your alma mater and make new connections with graduates who came before you. Learn more or sign up today - it's free - and join a community of 50,000+ alumni who share your Madison public school pride!


Fox 47 TV wants to honor and recognize area high school graduates with 'Senior Shout Outs.' 'Senior Shout Outs' are ten-second videos created by parents, grandparents, family members and friends congratulating their graduating Senior. Teachers and school administrators could even do one for their senior class! Some of these 'Senior Shout Out's will air on Fox 47 TV!

Here is how it works:

  1. Record your :10 (ten-second) 'Senior Shout Out' video message using any available device, like your cell phone

  2. Go to, click on the 'Community' tab at the top and go to 'Senior Shout Out's'

  3. Then click the 'Enter Your Own' button below

  4. Fill out the required boxes

  5. Hit 'Submit'

  6. Then, sign the release form and send to 

  7. Your video will be uploaded and posted on the video gallery after our team approves your entry

  8. If your video is selected, it may air on Fox 47!

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