State supt., workforce secretary visit MPS’ Bradley Tech ‘Tech Terns’ at Froedtert construction site

February 26, 2014

Partnership involves Cannon Design, Mortenson Construction, the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/BIG STEP, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and MPS State Superintendent Tony Evers and Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson joined Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton Thursday, February 13, 2014, to see the “Tech Terns” program offered at MPS’ Bradley Tech… [Read More]

Getting students ready for the ACT

February 26, 2014

The Social Development Commission is offering high school students the opportunity to prepare for the college entrance exam, the ACT. ACT Wings Workshops are being offered at SDC for students planning on attending college after graduation. The free two half-day sessions include instruction and materials plus practice exercises in all five test areas. Individual follow-up… [Read More]

Gregory Thornton leaving MPS

February 26, 2014

It was learned this week that Gregory Thornton, 59, who was selected superintendent of the Milwaukee Public School District in 2010 will be departing the district this summer to become superintendent of the Baltimore City Public Schools. The announcement was made Tuesday at a Baltimore elementary school where the School Commissioners were joined by Thornton… [Read More]

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]