First day of school at Milwaukee Public Schools

September 13, 2018

Dear MPS Students and Families, With much enthusiasm and excitement, I welcome you back for another great school year with Milwaukee Public Schools! The start of the new school year is one of my favorite times of year. It’s a fresh start for our students, families, and staff, and is the perfect time to recommit… [Read More]

Back to School? What Parents Should Do!

September 6, 2018

Sponsored by: Hupy & Abraham, S.C. Back-to-school time means many different things depending on who you are. If you’re not a parent, it can simply mean more traffic during your morning commute. But for parents, back-to-school season means new classes, new schools for some and the potential exposure to new risks of injury. In order… [Read More]

MUL helps kick off the new school year at Oliver Wendell Holmes School

August 31, 2018

On Monday, August 27, 2018 The Milwaukee Urban League hosted a Welcome Back Luncheon for the teachers and staff at Oliver Wendell Holmes School to kick off the 2018-2019 school year. The staff was treated to a picnic lunch and each staff member was presented with a survival bag of goodies. MUL’s Assistant Director of… [Read More]

UWM serves as a partner on the path to pursuing your career

August 31, 2018

By Kathy Quirk Dianna Herron knew making the career change would be a challenge, but following her passion meant that challenge was worth it. Herron, a senior at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, is pursuing her degree in the School of Education. Her commitment to becoming a teacher grew out of her love of the… [Read More]

MPS kicks off attendance campaign for 2018

August 23, 2018

Improving student attendance is a top priority for Milwaukee Public Schools for the 2018–19 school year, and the district invited parents and the community to support efforts to have students in school every day at the Attendance Kickoff event at Bradley Tech High School. Members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors were on hand… [Read More]

Run Back to School just around the corner

August 23, 2018

The 2018-19 school year will be here before you know it! To celebrate, join us on Aug. 25 for the 11th annual Run Back to School race at Wick Playfield for a 5K run or a 1.5-mile walk. The following is the event information: Date: Saturday, Aug. 25 Time: 9 a.m. (Walk-up registration runs from… [Read More]

MPS students head back to class

August 16, 2018

The 2018–19 school year has officially begun! Students in MPS high schools, middle schools, and select elementary schools were back in the classroom Monday, August 13, 2018. Interim Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, and others welcomed students at Audubon Technology and Communication High School and Middle School… [Read More]

MPS awarded over $3-million in school safety grant funding

August 10, 2018

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced on Thursday, August 2, 2018, that Milwaukee Public Schools will receive $3,308,665 from the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program. The MPS grant is one of 81 grants to schools and school districts throughout Wisconsin. “The safety of our students and staff… [Read More]

Milwaukee Board of School Directors approves development plans at July board meeting

August 2, 2018

As part of a plan to increase student achievement, Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved changes to strengthen the district’s 53206 Initiative and to grow regional developmental plans at its monthly meeting. Plans include establishing the first MPS virtual school using a blended-learning model. Additionally, the Board approved agreements with eight community-based organizations (CBO) to… [Read More]

Grants to expand mental health services in schools

July 26, 2018

Sixty-four school districts and consortia are sharing $3.25 million in state grant funding to provide school-based mental health services. All of the funded projects involve collaboration with community mental health providers and other stakeholders to create comprehensive support systems for children, youth, and families. The new, competitive grant program attracted proposals from 141 applicants, representing… [Read More]