Highland Community School’s China trip is now "officially" complete

Highland Community School’s China trip is now "officially" complete

When Mayor Tom Barrett visited Highland Community School on Monday to welcome home a group of adolescent students from China, the trip — according to the students themselves — wasn” onclick=”return TrackClick(”,’%2F%2Fonmilwaukee.com%2Ffamily%2Farticles%2Fhighlandcommunityschoolchina.html’)”t officially over yet. Today, it is officially complete. The 16 eighth- and ninth-grade students traveled to participate in China” onclick=”return TrackClick(”,’%2F%2Fonmilwaukee.com%2Ffamily%2Farticles%2Fhighlandcommunityschoolchina.html’)”s first-ever Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) […]

Library explores Milwaukee’s historic schoolhouses with exhibit and panel

Library explores Milwaukee’s historic schoolhouses with exhibit and panel

I’m honored to work with the good folks at Milwaukee Public Library’s Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., on a small exhibit and panel discussion that look into Milwaukee’s historic public schoolhouses. In recent weeks, I teamed with librarians in the library’s Art, Music & Recreation and Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room — as well […]

16 Highland Community School students land in China for conference

16 Highland Community School students land in China for conference

  After 27 hours of travel, 16 students – age 13 to 15 – from Highland Community School arrived today at the Zhongyou Garden Hotel in China. Highland is an MPS Montessori charter school, now located in the former MacDowell Montessori building on 17th and Highland. The eighth and ninth grade students made the long […]

MPS students benefit from $9.1M in competitive grants

MPS students benefit from $9.1M in competitive grants

  Students in Milwaukee Public Schools will receive greater academic, behavioral and mental health supports thanks to the district’s successful efforts to help bring in $9.1 million in competitive grants, the district announced this month. “These grants support and complement the important work taking place in schools every day to prepare students for college and […]

Firefighters donate 2,500 new coats to MPS kids

Firefighters donate 2,500 new coats to MPS kids

Milwaukee firefighters have been raising money throughout the year to support the “Warm Up Winter” campaign. Over the past two  years Milwaukee Firefighters have donated 5,000 new winter coats  to children in 11 MPS schools. Often times, when a child does  not have a proper coat they will not make it to school or participate […]


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Highland Community School’s China trip is now "officially" complete

Highland Community School’s China trip is now "officially" complete

When Mayor Tom Barrett visited Highland Community School on Monday to welcome home a group of adolescent students from China, the trip — according to the students themselves — wasn” onclick=”return TrackClick(”,’%2F%2Fonmilwaukee.com%2Ffamily%2Farticles%2Fhighlandcommunityschoolchina.html’)”t officially over yet. Today, it is officially complete. The 16 eighth- and ninth-grade students traveled to participate in China” onclick=”return TrackClick(”,’%2F%2Fonmilwaukee.com%2Ffamily%2Farticles%2Fhighlandcommunityschoolchina.html’)”s first-ever Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) […]

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Library explores Milwaukee’s historic schoolhouses with exhibit and panel

Library explores Milwaukee’s historic schoolhouses with exhibit and panel

I’m honored to work with the good folks at Milwaukee Public Library’s Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., on a small exhibit and panel discussion that look into Milwaukee’s historic public schoolhouses. In recent weeks, I teamed with librarians in the library’s Art, Music & Recreation and Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room — as well […]

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16 Highland Community School students land in China for conference

16 Highland Community School students land in China for conference

  After 27 hours of travel, 16 students – age 13 to 15 – from Highland Community School arrived today at the Zhongyou Garden Hotel in China. Highland is an MPS Montessori charter school, now located in the former MacDowell Montessori building on 17th and Highland. The eighth and ninth grade students made the long […]

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MPS students benefit from $9.1M in competitive grants

MPS students benefit from $9.1M in competitive grants

  Students in Milwaukee Public Schools will receive greater academic, behavioral and mental health supports thanks to the district’s successful efforts to help bring in $9.1 million in competitive grants, the district announced this month. “These grants support and complement the important work taking place in schools every day to prepare students for college and […]

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Firefighters donate 2,500 new coats to MPS kids

Firefighters donate 2,500 new coats to MPS kids

Milwaukee firefighters have been raising money throughout the year to support the “Warm Up Winter” campaign. Over the past two  years Milwaukee Firefighters have donated 5,000 new winter coats  to children in 11 MPS schools. Often times, when a child does  not have a proper coat they will not make it to school or participate […]

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What’s in a Name? Racial Identity & Academic Expectations

What’s in a Name? Racial Identity & Academic Expectations

By Dr. Gina Haughton – Have you ever wondered how you received your name? I am currently nine months pregnant, and my husband and I have been back and forth feverishly thinking about a name for our baby boy. I think your name says a lot about you and is an identifying factor in which […]

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MPS educator named Midwest PE Teacher of the Year

MPS educator named Midwest PE Teacher of the Year

Wisconsin’s top elementary physical education teacher for 2014 — Gail Milbrath of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Greenfield Bilingual School — just learned she’s in line for an even higher honor. Gail Milbrath is also the Midwest PE Teacher of the Year for 2015! The word from the national Society of Health and Physical Educators or SHAPE America […]

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Washington High School wins app development curriculum

Washington High School wins app development curriculum

Lest you think there’s nothing good going on at Washington High School — and if you base your opinions on Milwaukee media, you surely might think that — MPS announced today that the West Side high school is one of just 10 U.S. schools chosen to get a mobile app development and entrepreneurship curriculum. Some […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Dr. Catherine Ferderbar

Teachers Dedicated to Service: Dr. Catherine Ferderbar

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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MPS votes tonight on new charter program proposed for former Lee

MPS votes tonight on new charter program proposed for former Lee

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors will likely vote on the petition to create a new instrumentality charter school proposed for the former Lee Elementary School building at 9th and Meinecke tonight at its regular monthly meeting at MPS’ Central Services. Lee, built in the late 19th century, has been vacant since its program was […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Mara Brandli

Teachers Dedicated to Service: Mara Brandli

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Chad Sperzel-Wuchterl

Teachers Dedicated to Service: Chad Sperzel-Wuchterl

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Beth Mudlaff

Teachers Dedicated to Service:  Beth Mudlaff

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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King IB Middle Years Campus will move into renovated Malcolm X site in 2016

King IB Middle Years Campus will move into renovated Malcolm X site in 2016

The high performing International Baccalaureate middle school program that MPS board members and administration has been promising for the former Malcolm X Academy, 2760 N. 1st St., is an existing program. The plan is to move Rufus King International School – Middle Years Campus, currently housed in the former McNair Elementary, at 4950 N. 24th […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Mary Gentile

Teachers Dedicated to Service: Mary Gentile

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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