Education Archives

MPS and Milwaukee Health Department will offer vaccines in December

December 1, 2022

With the flu season approaching, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is partnering with the Milwaukee Health Department to host vaccine clinics at multiple locations. All MPS students, families, and staff are eligible, as well as community members. Appointments are not needed. Interested persons can visit any convenient location listed below. Adults and children can receive COVID-19… [Read More]

FedEx delivers coats to students at Longfellow School

December 1, 2022

On the heels of the snow that arrived in Milwaukee on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, new winter coats were distributed to children at H. W. Longfellow School on Thursday, November 17, just in time for the coldest week of the season. Volunteers from FedEx arrived with dozens of boxes of new coats in all sizes… [Read More]

Milwaukee-King forward William Whorton will play college basketball next season at South Dakota State

November 24, 2022

Congratulations to the Rufus King Generals’ basketball star William Whorton signed a letter of intent to south Dakota State for a four year basketball scholarship on November 4, 2022. William is 6’9, and averaged 16 points per game for King last season, scoring 20 points or more in eight different games. William also had Division… [Read More]

Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation honors exceptional alumni

November 17, 2022

On November 4, 2022, the Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation proudly recognized twelve men and women who are being added to the school’s Hall of Fame. All were selected for exemplary careers and service to the community. The alumni association hosted a ceremony in the Washington High School library for honorees and their guests…. [Read More]

MPS students can earn LPN in high school

November 10, 2022

With health care workers in high demand, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) students are getting on track toward excellent careers while still in high school. Through a partner pathway, students can earn credentials as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) on their way to becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) while still in high school. This exciting… [Read More]

MPS celebrates School Psychology Week November 7–11, 2022

November 10, 2022

Every day, school psychologists are supporting children in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) locations in grades K3 through 12 as they find their way in school, overcome challenges, and navigate life. Help celebrate National School Psychology Week from November 7 to 11. Promoted by the National Association of School Psychologists since 2002, this annual observance celebrates… [Read More]

MPS highlights culinary programs and crowns winner of first ‘Soup-A-Bowl’

November 3, 2022

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) culinary arts programs were highlighted during the last week of October through the first-ever MPS Soup-A-Bowl competition. The district has chef-led culinary arts programs in four high schools to help meet high demand in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Students in the programs experience hands-on training in professional-grade kitchen labs that… [Read More]

MPS Black and Latino teens take steps toward college

October 27, 2022

The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM) welcomed students in the Milwaukee Public School’s (MPS) Black and Latino Male Achievement program in October to provide support and inspiration toward positive career journeys. About 250 students from nine MPS schools arrived by bus at the UWM Student Union where they toured the campus, met with mentors, learned… [Read More]

New green and healthy schoolyards are open at five MPS schools

October 20, 2022

Students celebrated last week at five Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) as Green and Healthy Schoolyards were officially opened. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Franklin, Hayes Bilingual, Neeskara, and Zablocki schools have completed work that removed old asphalt playgrounds and transformed spaces into outdoor classrooms, prairie-style gardens, and recreation spaces. The improvements are part of an ongoing partnership… [Read More]

Fill out the FAFSA—find money to pay for college!

October 13, 2022

High school seniors should begin the process of applying for financial aid for college and technical schools soon. The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application shows students their eligibility for grants and loans, and is used by colleges across the country to develop each student’s… [Read More]