Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

MPS hosts Urban Music Leadership Conference

October 18, 2018

For the second time, Milwaukee Public Schools hosted the Urban Music Leadership Conference, a gathering of about 100 music education professionals. The group observed music programs at six MPS schools—Humboldt Park, Allen-Field, ALBA, Golda Meir, Riverside, and Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA). At MHSA, attendees eagerly joined in singing along with choir students… [Read More]

Keith Posley named permanent MPS superintendent

October 11, 2018

Just months into his term as interim superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, Dr. Keith Posley has been named to the permanent post. Milwaukee school board members voted unanimously Tuesday, October 9, 2018, to offer Posley the position. “It just seemed like a natural fit,” said MPS board President Mark Sain. “He’s a homegrown talent who… [Read More]

Survive Alive House kicks off ‘National Fire Prevention Week’

October 11, 2018

On Monday, October. 8, 2018, MPS students, local dignitaries, and experienced Milwaukee firefighters kicked off the 2018 National Fire Prevention Week at the Survive Alive House with fire safety lessons from Mayor Tom Barrett, MPS superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, MPS School Board President Mark Sain, and Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing. Second grade students from… [Read More]

MPS kicks off FAFSA campaign

October 4, 2018

Financial aid, including free money, is available for college, and Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to helping students discover funds that are available to them. The first step in accessing financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On October 1, to mark the opening of FAFSA applications for the 2019–20 school… [Read More]

North Division drummers and majorettes travel to Circle City Classic

October 4, 2018

Students from North Division High School boarded buses and traveled to Indianapolis this month to attend the annual Circle City Classic. Majorettes and drumline members performed dance moves and percussion cadences for more than 100,000 spectators along the one-mile parade route through downtown Indianapolis. North Division was the only group from Wisconsin to participate in… [Read More]

Class act school supply drive

September 20, 2018

The sixth annual “Class Act School Supply Drive” raised more than $66,000 to provide students in Milwaukee County with classroom supplies before they start the school year. From August 21 – 22, 2018, WISN 12 hosted a phone bank and dedicated significant airtime reaching out to its viewers with a critical call to help kids… [Read More]

Reagan hosts Assistant Secretary of Education Frank Brogan

September 13, 2018

Milwaukee’s Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School was the only school in Wisconsin to make the list of visits for Assistant Secretary of Education Frank Brogan this week. On a mission to find out what’s working in U.S. schools, the Department of Education staff has fanned out across the country to hear student and… [Read More]

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]

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]

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]