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MPS Head Start invites children ages 3 and 4

September 17, 2020

If your child is 3 or 4 years old, it’s time for their learning journey to begin. Children who attend preschool, Head Start, or an early learning program are more prepared for kindergarten and are more successful in school. Help your child succeed— register for MPS Head Start now. Head Start is a free program… [Read More]

We’re open! Visit your nearest Twilight Center this fall

September 17, 2020

MPS and Milwaukee Recreation know how integral our Twilight Centers are to providing safe spaces for our young people. This fall, we invite young people to visit our seven Twilight Centers around the city on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. Twilight Centers offer opportunities for young people to safely spend time with friends through open… [Read More]

MPS offers support systems during virtual learning

September 10, 2020

The new virtual school year has begun, and MPS has supports for students and families who are embarking on online learning. Find the help you need for a successful school year! Answers to many questions can be found on the MPS website or the MPS School Reopening website. For questions about your child’s progress, grades,… [Read More]

Hone your skills at Milwaukee Recreation’s Youth Sports clinics

September 3, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all school-based Fall Youth Sports leagues have been canceled. The decision was made to protect the safety of student-athletes, staff, and spectators. As an alternative, the Milwaukee Recreation Youth Sports Office has created a series of instructional opportunities for students in soccer, volleyball, flag football, tennis, girls’ basketball, and cross-country… [Read More]

New MPS school year begins with virtual learning

September 3, 2020

Students started school Tuesday, September 1, 2020, for MPS schools on the traditional calendar. All students will begin virtual learning to start the semester safely from home. Families and students should check for communications from their schools to be sure they are ready for the first day of class. Each child’s teacher or school is… [Read More]

Make Your Voice Heard – Safely

July 23, 2020

By Congresswoman Gwen Moore We’re weeks away from Wisconsin’s August 11th Primary, and so many of you have asked me how to make your voice heard in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic as infection rates spike in Wisconsin and states across the country. Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, Donald J. Trump and Republicans across Wisconsin and… [Read More]

John Lewis marches on: The Congressman’s visit to Marquette

July 23, 2020

By Wyatt Massey with intro by William S. Gooden During his long and illustrious career, Representative John Lewis has received many prestigious awards for his work as a civil right leader and a U.S. Congressman. But one very special award in August 2014 brought the distinguished icon to Milwaukee, to welcome the class of 2018,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Public Schools reopening plan approved by Board of School Directors

July 23, 2020

Milwaukee Public Schools’ (MPS) phased-in reopening recommendation for the 2020-21 school year was unanimously approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The Board, in a 7-2 vote, also approved to maintain the early and traditional start calendars for the school year. The phased-in approach includes, Phase 1-full remote learning, Phase 2-hybird learning, and Phase… [Read More]

MPS recommends remote learning to start school year

July 16, 2020

Plan to be presented to school board Thursday On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley recommended no in-person classes to start the 2020-2021 school year. MPS has outlined three instructional model scenarios and a three-phase return model that begins with virtual learning for all students in the fall of 2020…. [Read More]

Looking for child care near you?

July 16, 2020

Looking for child care options near you this summer? Milwaukee Recreation has openings at sites across the city. Milwaukee Recreation has select availability remaining in our Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers (CLCs), and Safe Places. These programs – offered in nearly 50 locations around Milwaukee – safely provide academic support, enrichment, and recreation to… [Read More]