June 2024

Features:

Vanessa Kent is ready to remove the “Interim” from her title and to assume the position as permanent principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School on Madison’s east side.
If you walk up to Kromrey Middle School looking for Dom Ricks on the afternoon of a schoolwide race, you might miss him.
During the busy spring graduation season, UMOJA had the chance to speak with Dr. Becky Peterson, now in her second year as Principal of MMSD’s Marquette Elementary School.

UMOJA Inside:


June 2024 — Don’t Forget to Remember

Artist:Desere Mayo Desere has the gift of creativity and imagination and it shows in her work. She has been perfecting her craft since an early age and has touched hundreds [...]



Vanessa Kent Named Principal of Kennedy Elementary School

Vanessa Kent is ready to remove the “Interim” from her title and to assume the position as permanent principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School on Madison’s east side.



Dom Ricks: Middleton’s Youngest and First Black Principal

If you walk up to Kromrey Middle School looking for Dom Ricks on the afternoon of a schoolwide race, you might miss him.



Blazing a Path to Excellence — Becky Peterson, Ed.D.

During the busy spring graduation season, UMOJA had the chance to speak with Dr. Becky Peterson, now in her second year as Principal of MMSD’s Marquette Elementary School.



Experience the Spectacle:

Prepare to be dazzled by “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” winner of 10 Tony Awards® — including Best Musical!



A Voice of Inspiration:

When 17-year-old Alleanah Hancock-Jammeh steps onto stage, the nervous flutters in her stomach begin to dissipate.



“A Great Friend to Kids”

From May 15-17, 2024, the Madison Children’s Museum hosted the Association of Children’s Museum’s 2024 InterActivity Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.



2024 Madison Metropolitan Links Induction

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, the Madison Metropolitan Chapter of the Links, Inc. (MMCLI) inducted 5 new members.



Carrel Pray Music Educators of the Year

On the evening of May 19, 2024, the Madison Youth Choirs (MYC) presented their Spring Concerts at the Verona High School Performing Arts Center.



The inspiring journey of Ms. Sarah Wells: 

After a seven-decade recess, Madison College 92-year-old student Sarah Wells will triumphantly receive her high school diploma.



“What Being a Principal Means to Me”

Highlighting Dane County’s African American K-12 Leaders



“Senior Graduation Profiles”

Madison West High School Graduate Laila  1. What will graduating high school mean to you?  Graduating high school means a lot of different things to me all at once. It [...]



Navigating Life’s Transitions: The Importance of Prioritizing Self-Care

Transitioning from one stage of life to another can be both exciting and a bit scary.



Brown at 70

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down one of its most iconic legal decisions.



By Youth For Youth (BYFY) 2024 Ceremony

April 29, 2024



Odyssey Graduation

May 1, 2024



Bayview Community Center Ribbon Cutting

May 2, 2024



ULGM Diversity & Economic Development Summit

May 2, 2024



Mt. Zion Anniversary 113 Years Old

May 18 & 19, 2024



College Decision Day

May 21, 2024



Madison Black Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

May 22, 2024



Cream City Updates

Stories and Photos By Kim Robinson Mayor Cavalier Johnson Inaugurated On Tuesday April 16, 2024 at the City Hall Rotunda, the City of Milwaukee Mayoral Inauguration took place.   Mayor [...]