Education

Fourth annual ‘Pink Out’ days, games at MPS’ Rufus King H.S. have already raised $1,000 Sisters lead effort to add to $3,000 multi-year total

February 15, 2014

“Pink Out” days and basketball games at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International Baccalaureate School – High School Campus are raising awareness and funds to battle breast cancer. On the “Pink Out” days, students wear pink to show their support. That includes basketball players, who sport tie-dye pink jerseys and pink socks. Rufus King students… [Read More]

Two Messmer High School football players receive full athletic scholarships

February 15, 2014

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Messmer High School was pleased to announce that two of its graduating seniors have been awarded full athletic football scholarships to pursue their college careers. Senior Jonathan Carson will be attending Central Michigan University and Senior Tywan Ramsey is headed to South Dakota State University; both are set to enroll… [Read More]

Devoted MPS teacher awarded for long-standing support of Dr. King celebration program

January 23, 2014

Milwaukee Public Schools and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts recognized a teacher Friday, January 17, 2014, for long-standing support of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event — now in its 30th year — through student-oriented programming. Katherine Katter, an English teacher at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts, was honored… [Read More]

Rufus King drummers lining up for victory…again

January 22, 2014

The Rufus King High School varsity team won the annual MPS Battle of the Drum Lines last weekend, taking the title for the ninth time in eleven years. Riverside High School placed second and Rufus King’s JV drum line took third. Also competing were Audubon High School, Bay View High School and Reagan High School…. [Read More]

Giving thanks and helping others

January 17, 2014

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, students from Brown Street Academy delivered nearly 1,000 pounds of food to benefit local families this Thanksgiving. As part of Walk for Hope, the culmination of the school’s annual month-long food drive, students walked from their school across Johnson Park to deliver their nonperishable food donations to Feeding America. This… [Read More]

Thousands attend Fresh Coast Classic College Fair

January 17, 2014

Fresh Coast Classic student college scholarship recipients were honored Wednesday, November 27 during the 2013 FCC College Fair by Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; Milwaukee Ald. Willie Wade, Dawn and Victor Barnett of Running Rebels; and presenting sponsor Barry Mandel. Sponsors Molina Healthcare, Northwestern Mutual and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee… [Read More]

Leader at MPS’ Pulaski High wins national ‘Principal of the Year’ honors from NABSE

January 17, 2014

Dr. Darrell Williams, principal of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Casimir Pulaski High School, has been named national “Principal of the Year” by the National Alliance of Black School Educators. Members of NABSE from across the country are asked to nominate principals “who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills that have led to a greater sense of student,… [Read More]

Raymond W. Cross appointed UW System president

January 17, 2014

Raymond W. (Ray) Cross, chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, has been appointed as the next president of the University of Wisconsin System. The UW System Board of Regents today approved Cross’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Cross plans to step into the new leadership post in… [Read More]

MPS students excel in MLK Speech Contest

January 17, 2014

Eight MPS students were among those who placed in the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest; four of them are pictured here: front row, left: Terynn Erby-Walker, Alcott School (2nd place, Grades 3-4); middle row, second from left: Amillia Bell, Golda Meir School (1st place, Grades 3-4); middle row, third from left:… [Read More]

MPS students present to Nobel Prize winner

January 17, 2014

Approximately 500 students from fifteen schools throughout the state of Wisconsin met last month at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to present their final projects on Snow, a novel written by the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient, Orhan Pamuk. During the conference, students from various backgrounds shared their work, talked about the text and met… [Read More]