Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

Get ready for the MPS Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on February 2, 2019

January 10, 2019

MPS will host a Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on February 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. at Milwaukee High School of the Arts. The Fair will help families explore schools, make choices, and enroll students for fall 2019. Wisconsin law requires children to complete five-year-old kindergarten before entering first grade. All MPS schools that… [Read More]

Milwaukee Parkside students plant, grow, cook, and eat garden crops

January 3, 2019

Students at Milwaukee Parkside have put their gardens to bed for the winter after raising their own produce and exploring multicultural recipes. Grades 1 through 8 participated in a full year of planning, planting, nurturing, harvesting, and cooking that led to sampling of delicious ethnic dishes from vegetables grown in the school’s Multicultural Gardens. Beginning… [Read More]

Hamilton retires jersey of alumnus and pro player Kevon Looney

December 13, 2018

Kevon Looney was in good company as he entered the gym at Alexander Hamilton High School this week to see his high school basketball jersey retired. Accompanying Looney were not just a few friends and teammates, but the entire Golden State Warriors team, including Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, coaches, and even some front office… [Read More]

Business partner Walmart takes hiring event to Riverside

December 13, 2018

Local Walmart stores are tapping into a large pool of potential job candidates this year by partnering with Milwaukee Public Schools. In fall, Walmart announced that it would work with MPS high schools to recruit, hire, and train students to provide employment opportunities and help them cultivate their marketable skills. This week, Walmart held job… [Read More]

MPS hosts city drumline competition

December 6, 2018

Drumlines compete for City Championship Competition will be fierce on Saturday, December 8 when the 16th Annual MPS Battle of the Drumlines crowns the City Champion. Spectators will be treated to stick tricks, precision drumming, and showmanship in this dazzling contest. The battle will include Rufus King International School, 2017–18 City Champion. V100’s Promise will… [Read More]

Leadership and Brotherhood Summit for young men of color

December 6, 2018

The Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement (BLMA) is actively engaged in a community- wide effort to support the leadership development, enhance the academic success, and affirm the cultural identity and dignity of Black, Latino, and First Nations male youth. As part of BLMA’s second year of programming, a summit was… [Read More]

New winter coats go to 7,000 MPS students

December 6, 2018

In between fighting fires and saving lives, the local heroes of the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) somehow found time to raise funds, go shopping, organize, and deliver 7,000 new winter jackets to students in Milwaukee Public Schools. An assembly was held at Nathaniel Hawthorne School to distribute jackets as well as thank and recognize members… [Read More]

Bay View High School marks Veterans Day and noted alumni

November 15, 2018

Students and staff at Bay View High School gathered in the gym on November 9, 2018, to remember and honor Veterans Day, especially the school’s own alumni who took part in military service. The event was attended by Mayor Tom Barrett, Carol Voss of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, and members of the Milwaukee… [Read More]

MPS shows modest improvement on state report card

November 15, 2018

Dozens of Milwaukee Public Schools showed signs of improvement on the 2017-18 state report cards released Tuesday, November 13, 2018, by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Thirty-four MPS schools improved their category rating compared to the 2016-17 report cards. Nine additional schools were ranked in the significantly exceeds expectations, exceeds expectations, or meets expectations… [Read More]

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]