Archive for Category: "family"

MPS boys basketball teams take to big stage for "City Review"

MPS boys basketball teams take to big stage for "City Review"

As Milwaukee Public Schools works to improve athletic opportunities for students, six of the district’s high school boys basketball teams will take to a big stage later this month. “The City Review” is set for Friday, Jan. 30, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena downtown at 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. The three marquee match-ups […]

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Crossing guards receive deserving recognition this week

Crossing guards receive deserving recognition this week

Milwaukee is joining communities across Wisconsin in commemorating “Adult Crossing Guard Recognition Week” – Jan. 12-16. Ald. Terry L. Witkowski, chair of the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee, said the state Department of Public Instruction officially proclaimed Adult Crossing Guard Recognition Week. He said the recognition is well-deserved for the men and women “who ensure […]

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Morse-Marshall School students bring gifts for veterans

Morse-Marshall School students bring gifts for veterans

Students from the Morse-Marshall School for the Gifted and Talented will visit the Milwaukee VA’s Spinal Cord Injury Building Jan. 12. Gifts of 10 handmade wheelchair hub caps are to be presented to veterans by the group of students. The event begins at 11 a.m. in the Recreation Hall of the SCI Building located on the Milwaukee VA […]

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Pathways ideas generate discussion – and some ire – but are not done deals

Pathways ideas generate discussion – and some ire – but are not done deals

As kids return to school this week, many MPS families are wondering about the future of their programs, thanks to a document that quietly seeped out in December, drawing immediate discussion. Nestled quietly into an MPS finance committee meeting agenda last month was a description of facilities and programmatic changes that district administration calls “Pathways […]

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MPS expands Junior Achievement Learning Journey for 5th graders

MPS expands Junior Achievement Learning Journey for 5th graders

When she spoke at a Milwaukee Press Club luncheon yesterday in Downtown Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver spoke of the many partnerships the district has with local nonprofits, trade associations and corporations. This morning at a press conference, Driver will announce that Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and MPS are again teaming up […]

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White House summit brings news of $1 billion for early childhood education

White House summit brings news of $1 billion for early childhood education

Having hit the usual brick wall with Congress on early childhood education — despite the fact that it appears to be an issue most everyone agrees upon — President Barack Obama today hosts the White House Summit on Early Education which, in the words of the official announcement, is “a convening of prominent business leaders, […]

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MPS students go door to door seeking support for Silver City mural

MPS students go door to door seeking support for Silver City mural

Ten seventh and eighth graders recently went door to door in the Silver City neighborhood of Layton Boulevard West seeking resident support for a mural the students want to paint outside Anna F. Doerfler Community School at 3014 W. Scott St. “I think going door to door was a really great idea. We were letting […]

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Well-rounded afterschool programs are essential to year-long success

Well-rounded afterschool programs are essential to year-long success

As students approach the midpoint of another school year, there is a central conversation among parents and guardians regarding the quality of education their children receive at school. Part of those conversations should also focus on afterschool care, which is a prime opportunity for student enrichment. Each afternoon during the school year, millions of students […]

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College Possible announces plan to expand college access at White House event

College Possible announces plan to expand college access at White House event

This morning, as a part of The White House College Opportunity Day of Action, College Possible CEO and founder Jim McCorkell – alongside President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders – announced new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate […]

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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't officially over yet. Today, it is officially complete. The 16 eighth- and ninth-grade students traveled to participate in China's first-ever Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) International Conference, in Zhengzhou […]

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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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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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