Summer park gathering July 11 2021

Please join us for German conversation and play in the park. This is a casual gathering at Hoyt park for the German community, for those learning German and those wanting to learn more about German language and culture. There will be games for kids and adults, lemonade and iced-coffee. We will have some snacks for sale and the funds will go to the German School of Madison


Day: Sunday July 11th

Time: 2-4 pm

Location: Hoyt Park, 3902 Regent St, Madison West Side.  We will be in the space next to the playground.

Cancellation: If the weather that day looks poor the cancellation will be posted on our facebook page by 9am that day. The event may be cancelled at the last moment in the event of sudden storms. 
Please contact Krista on the day of the event if you have questions. 608-335-9252

German conversation Park Meet

Summer time with friends old and new, play time in the park, German conversation… Can all these good things go together? Of course yes! Please join us for German Conversation Park Meet, a series of casual gatherings throughout the summer for those learning German and those wanting to learn more about German language and culture. The first event of this series will be at the Blackhawk Park (known as “Purple Park”). Water bottles will be provided. Bring your soccer ball or board games. At least two GSoM students will be running their lemonade stand and the proceeds will go to the German School of Madison.

Day: Sunday, June 27
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Blackhawk Park
 (known as “Purple Park”), 471 Bear Claw Way.  We will be in the gazebo next to the playground.

Cancellation: If the weather that day looks poor the cancellation will be posted on our facebook page by 9am that day. The event may be cancelled at the last moment in the event of sudden storms.

Please contact Min on the day of the event if you have questions at min.li.2005@gmail.com.

Last Day of Classes 2021 and May Day Celebration

Congratulations 2021 graduates!

The German School of Madison finished the 2021 school year off with our last 3 outside classes and a May Day celebration. We had May Day art and craft, German snacks and our German Book Library.

We have put the pandemic year behind us and are looking forward to welcoming students back in September in person for the next school year. Registration for the 2021/22 school year will open soon.

Wir hoffen Ihr werdet einen tollen Sommer haben!

May Day, Library in the Park & Graduation!

Our school year is coming to an end, and we are happy to celebrate together outside at Lake Edge Park from 1-2 pm on May 22nd. In an effort to bring our library out to our students and community members, we are bringing books from Harry Potter, to toddler story books for borrowing. We would love to invite past, future and current students along with the German Speaking Community to stop by, buy a German pretzel and see the products of our May Day crafts. Willkomen!

2020 School Year

We are ramping up! Its been a long summer of researching the updated guidelines for our Youth Programs, but we are happy to announce that German Instruction WILL return this fall starting on Saturday October 3rd! We are finalizing our plans to provide a mix of in person German lessons in an outdoor setting, prerecorded YouTube and Google classroom lessons and a mix of ZOOM meetings. We are planning our instruction specifically for each age group to provide the best delivery and keep our students speaking German throughout the year. Registration will open by the last day of August, so keep us in your thoughts and your plans! We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Stay Tuned!

Congratulations, 2020 Graduates!

We are proud that all of our students completed another year of class! Thank you for a wonderful school year and the flexibility of our students and teachers with the transition to online school.

We were sorry we couldn’t hold our end-of-the year graduation party and sent everyone off into the summer in person this year. We’re planning for what classes might look like when we return in the fall and we’d love to hear your thoughts – you can email Nancy, the School’s Administrator here. In addition, the board has collected feedback in a survey and we will keep in touch and let you know as we have updates to share. 

Don’t forget our resources section that can help with keeping up with your German learning efforts over the summer, including some new great live readings by some of our board members and students!

Take care and stay healthy, and we’ll see you in the fall!

Nikolausfest 2019

Our Nikolausfest was wonderful!  First the children arrived after an early release from  school and did a tree making or snowflake making activity.  The older children quickly started making large and sparkly paper airplanes to test out in the large event hall. 🙂

We were entertained by a lovely Christmas story with our German St. Nik, and both a  performance and sing along with the Wisconsin Chamber Choir.  Link to their upcoming events here.  We are grateful for the German music that the choir provides every year!! And we think they appreciate our German Potluck, as they always stay for dinner after the singing!

Speaking of German food, we were also so very grateful to Clasen’s European Bakery for their huge donation of German Breads!  Our German  school parents and children all loved it, and our celebration was jolly and German enough for all!

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