Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

Milwaukee Public Schools releases 2019-20 proposed budget

May 9, 2019

Milwaukee Public Schools has released the 2019–20 $1.2 billion proposed budget. The superintendent’s proposal represents a student-focused budget. Ninety cents of every dollar budgeted in the School Operations Fund is used to support students, schools and school staff. This is up from 88 cents in 2018–19. Revenue limits for school districts have been in place… [Read More]

High school summer enrollment is open now

May 2, 2019

High school students—use your summer vacation to earn credits Enroll now with your school counselor. This summer, MPS will offer two sessions for learning: June Session from June 3 to 28, and July Session from July 1 to 26. Students can attend one or both sessions. City of Milwaukee residents are eligible. Students in grades… [Read More]

MPS students promote peace through United Nations world fair

April 18, 2019

Students from 13 MPS schools took charge of the UWM Panther Arena on April 11 to share their knowledge of countries across the globe. Student displays included photos, maps, and important facts about each country and culture. Projects dug deep to explore the strengths and challenges of each nation and the role each country plays… [Read More]

Student scientists exhibit at STEM Fair

April 11, 2019

This April, more than 400 MPS students from 42 schools hopped off yellow school buses carrying display boards, science experiments, inventions, and equipment to compete in the annual MPS STEM Fair. A team of 50 volunteers and 130 judges were ready to help them set up displays and rate their projects. Student work ranged from… [Read More]

Students volunteer to help build house so local family can finally have a home

April 4, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, local students from a variety of Milwaukee Public Schools volunteered to help build a house through Habitat for Humanity. The experience not only provided the students the opportunity to learn a new skill and have an amazing experience for their college and work resumes; but they also provided a chance… [Read More]

MPS students attend Career Day at ManpowerGroup world headquarters

April 4, 2019

On Thursday, March 20. 2019, hundreds of MPS students from 16 schools stepped off yellow school buses and took note of the flags of 20 countries from around the world as they crossed the plaza to ManpowerGroup World Headquarters for MPS Dream Big Career Day. School counselors organized the event to inspire students to explore… [Read More]

Summer Academy boosts all students—sign up now!

April 4, 2019

Students who read and learn in the summer start stronger in the fall. Summer Academy is for everyone! MPS offers art, music, field trips, science, and more through summer programs. All students living in the city of Milwaukee are eligible. This summer, MPS will offer two sessions for learning: June Session from June 3 to… [Read More]

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]