MPS celebrates Administrative Professionals Day, saying thank you to the hundreds of dedicated staff members who make offices across the district run smoothly. They are staff members such as Lajuana Bates, the Head Secretary at Goodrich Elementary. Goodrich Principal Arlene Dansby-White says Ms. Bates is wonderful. “She’s pleasant, organized and very helpful to everyone who comes into our office.” Superintendent Gregory Thornton adds his own appreciation for administrative professionals.
Clement Avenue students were lucky enough to welcome some very talented seniors this spring at the school's Intergenerational Fair. Woodworking, staining glass, playing harmonica, wood burning and weaving were just some of the skills and talents these amazing seniors shared with the students at Clement Avenue. A special thank you to Debra Jupka, retired MPS principal, for organizing this wonderful event!
The K5 and 5th grade students at Gwen T. Jackson School were surprised by Ms. Gwen T. Jackson at the school's completion ceremonies this month. Ms. Jackson remained after both ceremonies to enjoy great conversation and cupcakes with the students! The students loved the opportunity to meet their school's namesake!
Milwaukee Public Schools is honoring a school safety aide who used his district CPR training to save his father-in-law’s life. The honor for Greg Tezak, who serves as a safety aide at MPS’ Pulaski High School, comes as MPS celebrates its 7th-annual ‘Get the Beat Day’ to hold AED drills and raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest.
A new pilot scholarship program provided kindergarten students and parents from Milwaukee Public Schools’ 81st Street School the chance to take an interactive “Chameleons and Snakes” Zoological Society of Milwaukee class on Tuesday.
Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson recently visited Fernwood Montessori and was interviewed by student reporters for the school newspaper, The Fernwood Flier. The reporters asked Senator Larson questions such as, "What is your favorite food?" and "Do you want to run for Governor?" In case you were wondering, his favorite food is macaroni and cheese. And he isn't thinking about running for governor right now because he wants to concentrate on being a good state senator.
The K4 students at Clement J. Zablocki School learned about farm animals from cakepops! Paraprofessional Carol Gwiazdowski made cake pop farm animals for the students to enjoy. What a creative way to learn about animals!
The first annual MPS Lego Robotics Competition was held at Escuela Vieau on Saturday February 11, 2012. Five teams participated in the community Lego League event. Teams polished their skills in preparation for next school year's fall qualifying events. Wedgewood Park IB School's team won the overall award, while the team from Rufus King Middle Years Campus was named 'Rookie of the Year.' The team from Cooper Elementary shined as well, winning First Place in Core Values, Robot Design…
South Division High School is the largest bilingual high school in the state of Wisconsin, offering rigorous curriculum for college-bound students. South Division provides Advanced Placement (AP) coursework in most content areas — including art, calculus, English, history and Spanish — allowing our students to earn college credits. Our Project Lead the Way offerings prepare students for careers in engineering and biomedical science. The school has partnerships with post-secondary…