Children learn in many ways. School activities encourage fun while learning and promotes important social skills.  Some of the excitement Madison has to offer includes:

- Band:  Beginning in 5th grade, students are given an opportunity to try out the various instruments and then choose if they'd like to join band.

- Basketball:  
Girls in grades 3-4 can join the Madison Basketball team to learn the basics of playing the game during a 1 1/2 month class held bi-weekly after school which concludes with a tournament against the other MPSD elementary teams. Boys and girls in grade 6 also have a program during March Madness, the Annual Student vs. Staff Basketball Game.

-BINGO Night: This is an annual evening event for the whole family! Participants are asked to bring a canned good to donate. In return, you will earn an extra “free Space” on your card! There are no losers on this night- Everyone wins a prize!

-Book-for-a-Buck: Several times a year, volunteers will be in the gym at lunch time selling new and gently-used books to students for $1.00 each. The books are provided through the Madison PTO and through donations. We encourage every student to take advantage of this great opportunity to get books of their own!

- Bookmunchers:  Held once per month, Bookmunchers is an opportunity for students to invite parent(s) or other adult family members or special adult to join them for a special reading time to share a favorite book while enjoying lunch together.   

-D.A.R.E.:  Students in 5th Grade (Fall) and 6th Grade (Spring) participate in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program which is taught by an officer from the Manitowoc Police Department.  The 10 week program teaches students how to resist pressures which may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  The program also assists students in problem solving, being good citizens, and making smart decisions.  At the conclusion of the program, students receive a certificate at a D.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremony.  To learn more about the D.A.R.E. program, please click here.

- Flag Football: The MPSD Football Youth League is for MPSD students in grades 3-6 to teach the basics of football.  For more information, please contact Head Varsity Football Coach Rick Ducat at

- Grandparents and Grandfriends Day:  One of the most enjoyable and exciting days of spring is when students can showcase their school to their grandparents by inviting them to spend the morning with them at school.  This creates special memories that will last a lifetime. 

-Homework Club: This voluntary, free after-school program meets with volunteers at St James Episcopal Church twice per week to read together and work on school assignments. We are so fortunate to have a strong partnership with St. James in servicing our students!  

- K-Kids: K-Kids is a leadership/ service club for 5th-6th graders.  It provides members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership skills.  They work together to help do lots of great things for our school and community.
 Please welcome Kristina Sheth as our new K-Kids Advisor!

- Madison Masquerade: This spooktacular after-school event brings friends, fun and friendly fright all together!

-Math Night: This annual, family event consists of fun math games and activities run by staff in the gymnasium.

- Orchestra:  
5th and 6th graders can choose to become instrumentalists by opting to join orchestra.

-Outstanding Student of the Month: Every month, each classroom teacher chooses one student as their Outstanding Student of the Month! They are selected for their display of respect, honesty, responsibility and kindness. Students are acknowledged in a group photo and awarded a certificate and special luncheon with the principal.

- Peer Mediation:
This is a positive process in which student mediators help their peers work on problem-solving skills. 5th and 6th grade students are given the opportunity to be trained to conduct mediations. Peer Mediation helps make Madison School a more positive place to learn and grow!

- Positive Behavior Invention Support Program (PBIS):  
This program rewards students with Cougar Cash that they can turn in for prizes when they are "caught" being respectful, responsible and safe.

-Running Club: This is an after-school program that practices along the beautiful lakeshore and participates in meets against the other MPSD elementary schools.


- 6th Grade Camp:  Sixth grade students get to enjoy the beauty and the environmental education of the outdoors by spending 2 nights and 3 days at the Rahr Memorial School Forest.

- Volleyball:   This is offered to girls in grades 5 and 6 in the spring.  Practices are held after school for a 1 1/2 month period, with the girls learning the fundamentals of the game along with showing good sportsmanship.  The culmination of the practices is a tournament held on a Saturday with the girls competing against all the other Manitowoc Public elementary students.