Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

Volunteers help drive student achievement

July 19, 2018

At the MPS STEM Fair this spring, held at Miller Park, dozens of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to create a successful event for students by serving as chaperones, greeters, guides, judges, content experts, and to assist with planning, setup, and tear down. Students enjoyed a rich experience by displaying their science, technology, engineering, and… [Read More]

Pulaski approved as International Baccalaureate school

July 19, 2018

Students at Casimir Pulaski High School will have many new options this fall with the official launch of its new International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme. The IB Programme focuses on developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who will have the personal and professional skills to succeed in a modern, global society. Pulaski students… [Read More]

Students use music to improve quality of life for dementia patients

July 12, 2018

MPS summer academy students, led by Raymond Roberts, choral director at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, embarked on a music appreciation journey this June that is culminating in a service project to assist dementia patients. Over four weeks, students explored and researched the origins of music genres such as rock ‘n’ roll and the… [Read More]

MPS Board honors late Milwaukee Times Founder Nathan Conyers

July 5, 2018

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors presented recently deceased Milwaukee Times founder and publisher Nathan Conyers (inset) with the Excellence in Education Award at its regular monthly board meeting. Mr. Conyers was commended for his decades of service to the journalism profession and to the community at-large, as well… [Read More]

Alexandria Harris receives Early Career Educator Award

July 5, 2018

This spring, 59 teachers were honored with the Early Career Educator Award by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE). Alexandria Harris, a second-grade bilingual teacher at Academia de Lenguaja y Bellas Artes (ALBA) in Milwaukee, was selected for this recognition. The awards were presented during a ceremony at Monona Terrace in Madison…. [Read More]

MPS Career Fair set for June 23, 2018

June 21, 2018

New teachers, experienced teachers, and paraprofessionals should plan to attend the MPS Career Fair on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon at South Division High School to learn about exciting options that include parttime teaching. School leaders and benefits specialists will be on hand to answer questions and explain opportunities for professional… [Read More]

Scholarships for class of 2018 exceed $86 million

June 21, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools announced Thursday another record-breaking amount of scholarship dollars earned by students. The Class of 2018 received an eye-popping total of $86,247,467* in scholarship offers, shattering last year’s record of $64 million. This is the sixth straight year, dating back to 2012 ($18 million total), that scholarship offers have increased. This year’s class… [Read More]

MPS celebrates 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians

June 7, 2018

Wearing caps and gowns in a rainbow of colors, top graduates from high schools across MPS were honored for their impressive academic accomplishments by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors at the Board’s May meeting. Parents and family members were on hand to show their pride in their students. More than 75 students were honored,… [Read More]

Four MPS schools continue to make list of top schools in the state

May 17, 2018

Four MPS high schools are celebrating the release of the U.S. News and World Report list of top high schools. Rufus King International High School is the top-rated Milwaukee school on the list, being ranked 9th in the state and also earning a Silver Medal as a high-performing school. Silver Medals also went to Milwaukee… [Read More]

MPS celebrates graduates

May 17, 2018

More than 20 MPS high schools have commencements scheduled this May MPS seniors will turn their tassels during 24 graduation ceremonies this May, held at some of Milwaukee’s largest venues. About 4,000 students will receive diplomas in front of family, friends and classmates at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, the Milwaukee Theatre, and the MATC Cooley… [Read More]