Education Archives

MPS students soar in aeronautics careers through summer internships

June 20, 2019

At a kickoff event at Mitchell International Airport this week, 35 students from 9 MPS schools were welcomed into summer internships. Participants will work full time for seven weeks in airline operations, administration, ground support, safety, customer service, and more. The Aviation Careers Education (ACE) program is a partnership among Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee County,… [Read More]

Attend Freshman Bridge on August 1 and 2

June 20, 2019

MPS high schools will host Freshman Bridge to help new students get prepared for a great freshman year. Attending Freshman Bridge helps students be ready for the first day of class, settle in quickly, and discover the support available in high school. All 9th-graders should attend Freshman Bridge! This is a chance to: • Find… [Read More]

District valedictorians and salutatorians honored by board

June 6, 2019

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors honored valedictorians and salutatorians from across the district at its May 30 meeting. Among the invited students were the 11 co-valedictorians from Rufus King IB High School. “These students illustrate what hard work and high achievement looks like,” said MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley. “We are proud to honor… [Read More]

Recent UWM graduate seized education to forge a better life

May 30, 2019

By: Sarah Vickery Josephine Hayes-Birchler just graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May with a bachelor’s degree. In the fall, she’ll attend dental school. And in April, she officially became an American citizen. It’s all a little unbelievable. “Five years ago, if you had asked me if I would be where I am right… [Read More]

MPS juniors are eligible for free college courses

May 30, 2019

Calling MPS juniors: Start your college journey now! Applications are open to enroll in college classes during your senior year. Apply by May 29! Current juniors can now apply to take free college courses next school year through the M3 Early College program. Students can take math, English, and educational psychology classes at Milwaukee Area… [Read More]

MPS goes green, selects winners of recycling video contest

May 30, 2019

In fall 2018, a number of MPS schools piloted programs to go green. MPS Facilities and Maintenance Services spearheaded the initiative to teach students lifelong habits that will result in a cleaner world. Focus areas included recycling and composting. Schools established green teams to plan their in-school efforts, motivate students, and keep the program fresh… [Read More]

Sign up for free summer learning camps

May 23, 2019

Summer will be here before we know it! Sign up now for fun summer learning through MPS partners: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, Girl Scouts, Hawthorn Glen, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, Milwaukee County Zoo, Urban Ecology, Wehr Nature Center, and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Students can spend their summer learning to sail, building robots,… [Read More]

MPS celebrates tree donation in honor of Bucks’ success

May 23, 2019

Students and staff at MPS Milwaukee School of Languages (MSL) celebrated a gift of four new trees this month along with Bango and the Milwaukee Bucks. The trees are a donation from American Transmission Company (ATC), which has provided 573 trees this spring in honor of every Bucks three-point shot at Fiserv Forum this season…. [Read More]

AKA Sorority Foundation offers ARTS! scholarship

May 23, 2019

Graduating high school seniors who are entering college with a 3.0 average and are interested in applying for an ARTS scholarship may apply for a $1000 scholarship administered by the Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc., Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The purpose of the Arts program in the sorority is to… [Read More]

MPS seniors learn financial planning

May 16, 2019

About 25 MPS seniors took part in a new Financial Freedom Summit hosted by the MPS Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement (BLMA) on May 10, 2019. Students toured residential and commercial projects and heard from local business leaders. Young men from Bradley Technical and Trade School, Riverside University High School, South Division High… [Read More]