Upcoming Events

March 25 - April 2
Spring Book Fair
April 2
Track Meet at ECMS
April 3
Snack 'n Chat
April 6-10
Spring Break
April 14
Track Meet at ECMS
April 15
Track Meet at ECMS
April 18
Chess Tournament
at MMS
April 20
Georgia Milestones
ELA Testing
April 21
Georgia Milestones
ELA Testing
April 23
Georgia Milestones
Math Testing
April 28
Georgia Milestones
Science Testing
April 29
Social Studies Testing

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Madras Music Programs
The Coweta County Board of Education is committed to music education programs in our district schools. At Madras several year-long music programs are offered each day including band, chorus, show choir, and guitar. You can find out more about each of these programs by visiting the links below.

Music education has many benefits in public schools. For middle schoolers it helps builds character and is like a team sport. Students create friendships for life, and members immediately have something in common.Aside from the social benefits, students in high school music programs have higher test scores and cognitive development. A U.S. Department of Education study found that those who reported consistent involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12. (This observation holds regardless of students' socioeconomic status.)  Additionally, students who learn to play an instrument develop a greater language capacity and a greater ability to learn a new language. In another context, it is invaluable to gain a wider perspective on cultural history by being exposed to centuries of our rich cultural heritage. (Vince DiFiore, Special to CNN)