“The Sword & Shield is a student-created, student-run newspaper designed to give a voice to the Madison Memorial High School student body. The staff aims to create an informative and entertaining newspaper that focuses on issues important to our high school community.”– The Sword & Shield Mission Statement
James Madison Memorial High School is in the west-side part of Madison and is one of four high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Located in the south-central portion of the state, Madison, Wisconsin, has a population of 223,389 and is the home of the University of Wisconsin and the state capitol. The high school is a microcosm of the city of Madison, WI, reflecting its rich ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. The University of Wisconsin provides numerous enrichment opportunities and brings many national and international experts into our school community to live and work.
JMMHS art teacher and newspaper adviser: Teri Parris Ford
An archive of printed newspapers since December 2009 can be found on our Archives page.