Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

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]

MPS awarded over $3-million in school safety grant funding

August 10, 2018

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced on Thursday, August 2, 2018, that Milwaukee Public Schools will receive $3,308,665 from the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program. The MPS grant is one of 81 grants to schools and school districts throughout Wisconsin. “The safety of our students and staff… [Read More]

Milwaukee Board of School Directors approves development plans at July board meeting

August 2, 2018

As part of a plan to increase student achievement, Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved changes to strengthen the district’s 53206 Initiative and to grow regional developmental plans at its monthly meeting. Plans include establishing the first MPS virtual school using a blended-learning model. Additionally, the Board approved agreements with eight community-based organizations (CBO) to… [Read More]

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]