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James Says
Madison, WI
From James Madison Memorial High School's Sword & Shield
Interests: High School, JMM sports, academics,
Recent Activity
The seniors met for dinner at Panera this eveningto decide on next year’s JMM newspaper leadership. The following decisions were made: •Editor-in-Chief; In keeping with the co-editor tradition, the two who will oversee all of the Sword&Shield activities are Jessi Ford and Will Xiang. We expect greatness from these too.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at James Says's Blog
Do you miss seeing posts on this blog? The Sword and Shield is looking for editors for the 2012-13 school year, including a digital editor who would help manage this blog and Spartan video News. Please send an e-mail to Teri Parris Ford ( sharing your interest, what editor position... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at James Says's Blog
Memorial will play the WIAA State Tournament Semifinals Sectional #2 vs. #3 on March 16 at 6:35pm according to the state backet. Germantown (26-0) vs. Madison Memorial (25-1). To buy tickets listen for announcements, check the school website or facebook. For more information check Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at James Says's Blog
On February 11th, the Midwinter Dance will be held at Memorial High School. Another name for this dance is TWIRP (the woman is required to pay). I’m not exactly sure why, but the midwinter dance always seems to be the least popular dance of the year. Maybe this is due... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at James Says's Blog
James Madison Memorial Poms team, is a great energetic group of girls, who perform their pom pon dances at half time of the football and basketball games. This year the Poms team has 19 girls, and they have been practicing since the beginning of summer 2011. So far this year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at James Says's Blog
The MSCR basketball season is upon us once again. Currently, the underclassmen boys are playing their insignificant season. On February 5th, the real season begins, once the upperclassmen get their turn. As expected, the Madtown Wolfpack will be back to defend their consolation championship they won in last years tournament.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at James Says's Blog
As you all probably know finals are coming up! This means it's time to get studying. Finals start Tuesday the 24th and go until Friday the 27th. This semesters finals schedule is Tuesday 24th: 1st hour and 2nd hour, Monday 25th: 3rd hour and 4th hour, Wednesday 26th : 5th... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at James Says's Blog
Were off to a great start this year with the new JMM cheerleaders! they started off as two teams varsity and junior varsity and decided to merge as one. There first official game for them as one team is January,12,2012, they are playing Beloit. The girls have all new stunts,cheers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at James Says's Blog
"Tweeting" is heard lots around Memorial now-a-days. Within the past years, our students (as well as millions of others) have become accustomed to using social media including Twitter and Facebook. Some schools in Ohio have started to involve social networking sites in their own classrooms. JMM now has a Twitter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at James Says's Blog
The short film project I've spent most of this year working on, “Uncommon Sense,” represents a lot of things for me: a solid portfolio piece for film school applications, a possible ticket into the Wisconsin Film Festival, a means of exposure. But more than anything, “Uncommon Sense” represents an expression... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at James Says's Blog
Back to school and winter running... After running in conference and sectionals at Yahara, (and state and Footlocker Championships forJonah Weisse) the cross country boys and girls of the Memorial cross-country team maintain their fitness in the off season by running long distances outside in the low temperatures. Running through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at James Says's Blog
The annual Cupcake Smackdown took place last friday and the competition was as fierce as ever. There were about 50 different entries which means over five hundred cupcakes sold for GSA! Everyone enjoyed themselves whether they were baking cupcakes or just buying. One girl in particular had a great time,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at James Says's Blog
Winter break is gonna rock! I can’t wait to go skiing, make hot chocolate, sit by the fire, and spend time with the fam. Those of you who are staying around town for break should keep in mind that there are many athletic events still taking place! Tuesday, December 27--8pm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at James Says's Blog
Girls basketball has taken its first couple steps into the season with determination and a positive attitude. Tryouts began in late November. The early mornings and tough workouts pushed the girls to the limit but they stuck it out and pushed through it. This year is the first year that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at James Says's Blog
Holidays are just around the corner and everyone’s getting ready to celebrate. But why wait till break? On Monday, December 19th, many backyards had a holiday party. Over half of the rooms at Memorial were filled with treats such as candy canes, cupcakes, hot chocolate, marshmallows, cookies, candy and homemade... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at James Says's Blog
Monday, December 12th, during Backyard, Memorial students participated in the Toys for Tots Teacher Taping! The two previous weeks in backyard, students brought in change and small bills to donate money to buying presents for less fortunate children. For every 25 dollars that was made, the backyard recieved an entire... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at James Says's Blog
Madison Memorials girl’s gymnastics team starts off their season on December 8th, 2010 with a big meet against Middleton. They ended losing but they didn’t go down without a fight. Caroline Smith, a gymnast for memorial, ended up winning 2 events and all around at the meet. Caroline won the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at James Says's Blog
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at James Says's Blog
After winning the 2011 Division 1 State Championship the boys are back in the pool to initiate their 2011-2012 season. They went into last season favorites to finish in the top 5 at state and obviously finished on top. After continuing to work hard in the off season they have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at James Says's Blog
Yesterday, December 3rd the Madison Memorial Varsity poms team had a competition at the Bradley Center, also known as the Bucks center. They competed in three different categories in the division one session: kick line routine, funk/street dance, and pom. The Madison Memorial girls took home FIRST PLACE in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at James Says's Blog
Many of us at Memorial are looking forward to this long Thanksgiving weekend; spending time with friends and family, sleeping in and especially the FOOD. Unfortunately there are a lot of families in Madison who don't have any food to eat this Thanksgiving Day. This is where the Captains/Leaders club... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2011 at James Says's Blog
School spirit is important here at Memorial. It gives students and faculty a sense of pride and unity that can only have a positive effect on school life. This year, Memorial's art department has set out to capture the spirit of Memorial in a series of student-created video projects, collectively... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at James Says's Blog
This fall semester, there's a new class created for Memorial. Community Art and Mass Media is an all new, hands on, creative learning and social skills building class. The way the Memorial community sees art and how the art community gets their message out are both addressed. So far, our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at James Says's Blog
On Wednesday, November 16th, a new policy was ‘sweeping’ the halls, along with teachers. The administration informed the school ever hour on Tuesday about the new tardy rules starting the following day. The staff was getting fed up with kids constantly walking leasurely to class after the bell rang and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at James Says's Blog