St. Marcus kicks campaign up a level … to the roof!

If you’ve been reading our blogs, you know that Kohl’s Cares for Kids is having a school popularity contest that will earn 20 schools $500,000 each, once the votes are tallied.

I wrote about it in July and Jeff Sherman wrote about it a couple weeks later, too.

Today, reader — and St. Marcus parent — Mellissa Ribares tells us that St. Marcus, 2215 N. Palmer St., is taking its campaign to win the half-mil to a higher level … literally.

“Administrators from St. Marcus and Pius XI and Mitchell Middle School have taken to the roof at St. Marcus School in Brewer’s Hill and are not coming down until each school earns enough votes to reach and stay in the top 20 schools in the nation for the Kohl’s Cares contest on Facebook!

“Their intent is to not only call attention to this contest and ask Milwaukee to vote, but to make a broader statement about education! No matter if you are a choice school, private school or public school, working together can accomplish amazing things for our kids!”

To vote in the contest, you must first “like” Kohl’s Cares for Kids on Facebook. You then get 20 votes to share among your selected schools. You can give up to five votes per school.

As of this writing, Pius XI is No. 43 and St. Marcus is one place behind, with 17,464 and 17, 080, respectively. Racine’s Mitchell Middle school is No. 47 with 15,576 votes.

Holding down the 20th position is Bais Chaya Mushka School in Los Angeles, with just under 72,000 votes.

So, the local schools really need to get the vote out to leap up into the top 20 winners’ circle.

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