Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

Bradley Tech High School receives grant to support aviation careers

March 14, 2019

MPS’ Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and Milwaukee Area Technical College have been selected to receive a portion of a $1 million Southwest Airlines Charitable Grant that focuses on building a stronger workforce of tomorrow. The grant will fund the Expanding Milwaukee’s Aviation Pipeline project. The Texas-based airline… [Read More]

Milwaukee School Board recognizes Helen Wallace for Excellence in Education

March 7, 2019

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors honored Helen J. Wallace during their regular monthly board meeting at the Central Services Building Auditorium, 5225 West Vliet Street. Helen has the distinction of being the first African American woman to serve in the Office of the Superintendent. She was recruited by MPS… [Read More]

FBI adopts Parkside School to promote excellence

March 7, 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and staff members have begun paying regular visits to Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts as part of the FBI Adopt-a-School program. This nationwide initiative builds relationships and trust between youth and law enforcement. The FBI Milwaukee Division worked with the MPS Department of Strategic Partnerships & Customer Service… [Read More]

MPS music programs receive funding through ‘Let The Music Play’ grants

March 7, 2019

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., and American Family Insurance have announced the recipients of the inaugural Let The Music Play program grants. Three programs in Milwaukee Public Schools will receive funding to support music education. Grant-winning programs incorporate a performance element for young people; funding helps provide access to equipment or musical training that otherwise would… [Read More]

MPS Student Job Fair is Wednesday, March 13, 2019

February 28, 2019

To match up local employers with student job seekers, Milwaukee Public Schools will host a job fair on March 13, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Student Union. Approximately 1,000 students are expected to attend in search of summer and year-round work. Last year’s job fair was a huge… [Read More]

Knapp Elementary aims to launch walking school bus program

February 28, 2019

On an unseasonably warm February morning, 11 children — some quiet and sleepy-eyed, some chipper and chatty — followed Regina Stieber along Milwaukee sidewalks wet with melting snow. Two days per week, Lincoln Avenue Elementary School’s “walking bus” picks up students on a set route and makes sure they get to school safely. Stieber, Lincoln’s… [Read More]

UWM, MATC and MPS leaders share M3 collaboration’s impact

January 31, 2019

Two years ago, leaders from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools and Milwaukee Area Technical College publicly announced a groundbreaking educational effort called M3 (pronounced M-cubed). It’s an unprecedented collaboration among Milwaukee’s three largest public education institutions to create a better K-through-16 educational system, one that will feed the region’s growing need for… [Read More]

MFIS students excel on international French exams

January 31, 2019

Milwaukee French Immersion School honored 126 students for high achievement on the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) exams on January 18, 2019. Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France in Chicago, paid a visit to the school to take part in the ceremony and congratulate students. A total of 42 second graders and 84 fourth… [Read More]

MPS students mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 24, 2019

In honor of the messages of peace, hope, and unity left by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., students in MPS will spend time this week learning about and acting upon his legacy. Events are planned across the district in honor of King’s birthday. On January 20, hundreds of students and their families attended or took… [Read More]

Teacher Kelly O’Keefe Boettcher honored for dedication to Dr. King

January 24, 2019

At Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School on Friday, January 18, 2019, teacher Kelly O’Keefe Boettcher was surprised in front of her class by Principal Tanzanique Carrington and representatives from the Marcus Center. O’Keefe Boettcher was honored as 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Teacher of the Year for her dedication to teaching students about… [Read More]