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    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!

    Bradley Tech families and staff had a PBIS/Attendance celebration to acknowledge the Top 100 students with outstanding attendance. Pictured above are Principal Bloyer, Justice York and his mother, Sherrie. The Top 100 Students were treated to a pizza party, certificates and tshirt. Their parents are also congratulated with a tshirt that they will pick up at Conferences!

    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 & Project.

    Volunteers from GE are working with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Hayes Bilingual School using the Engineering is Elementary program. The Engineering is Elementary program is a hands-on engineering program that connects science content to real-world engineering applications. GE has had a partnership with Hayes for the last few years.

    Near the end of every school year, the students and staff at Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School celebrate with a fun Field Day as part of their SOAR recess activity program. SOAR defines specific activities at recess that help guide students to make proper choices on the playground. Positive behavior, channeled energy and good decision-making are reinforced using SOAR strategies. Principal Yvette Martel says SOAR has made MSIS recess time structured and successful.

    Ms. Griffith's K4 class at Neeskara Elementary School studied Abraham Lincoln and George Washington following President's Day last week. The students learned many facts about both presidents, and created a song about President Lincoln using the facts they learned. The class also enjoyed making Abraham Lincoln masks!

    In January, the drama department at Carmen High School of Science and Technology presented the school's first ever musical production. "Free to Be You and Me," is a whimsical musical devoted to celebrating our individuality. Carmen students worked very hard during rehearsals and throughout performance weekend.

    Students from many MPS schools put their track and field skills to the test at the 2012 Adaptive Athletics event held at South Division High School last month. Mrs. Scherbert's students, pictured here from Robert M. LaFollette K-8 School, practiced for six weeks to compete in the 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, softball throw and relay races. The students did an excellent job in their given events and proudly showed off their awards.

    Honor-roll students at Washington High School of Information Technology took a few minutes out of their day yesterday to welcome President Barack Obama with stars, stripes and banners as his motorcade drove past the iconic Sherman Boulevard school building during the president’s Milwaukee visit. Students submitted prose or poetry about the experience to the school newsletter.

    The K4 classrooms at Humboldt Park School are counting their way to 100 days of school. To celebrate reaching the halfway mark in November, they had a 50's celebration with dancing, hula hoping, limbo and ice cream sodas. The children and teachers dressed in 50's style clothing and had a "cool" time.