Sign up for free summer learning camps

May 23, 2019

Summer will be here before we know it! Sign up now for fun summer learning through MPS partners: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, Girl Scouts, Hawthorn Glen, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, Milwaukee County Zoo, Urban Ecology, Wehr Nature Center, and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Students can spend their summer learning to sail, building robots,… [Read More]

MPS celebrates tree donation in honor of Bucks’ success

May 23, 2019

Students and staff at MPS Milwaukee School of Languages (MSL) celebrated a gift of four new trees this month along with Bango and the Milwaukee Bucks. The trees are a donation from American Transmission Company (ATC), which has provided 573 trees this spring in honor of every Bucks three-point shot at Fiserv Forum this season…. [Read More]

AKA Sorority Foundation offers ARTS! scholarship

May 23, 2019

Graduating high school seniors who are entering college with a 3.0 average and are interested in applying for an ARTS scholarship may apply for a $1000 scholarship administered by the Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc., Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The purpose of the Arts program in the sorority is to… [Read More]

MPS seniors learn financial planning

May 16, 2019

About 25 MPS seniors took part in a new Financial Freedom Summit hosted by the MPS Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement (BLMA) on May 10, 2019. Students toured residential and commercial projects and heard from local business leaders. Young men from Bradley Technical and Trade School, Riverside University High School, South Division High… [Read More]

MPS celebrates School Nurses Day

May 16, 2019

One day each year does not seem like enough time to celebrate school nurses, so don’t miss this chance – thank a school nurse today! School nurses support education by looking after individual student health needs, supporting families, and offering school-wide programs. A school nurse’s primary purpose is to help students stay healthy and safe… [Read More]

MPS celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9, 2019

Thank you to every one of the more than 5,000 teachers who work for MPS! Our students, families, and the community appreciate the dedication and hard work that teachers put in every day. Teaching can be a balancing act of academics, safety, behavior, and student needs, but the majority of teachers say they love their… [Read More]

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]

MHSA Jazz Ensemble receives fifth recognition from DownBeat Magazine

May 2, 2019

Students in the Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA) Vocal Jazz Ensemble are celebrating after being recognized in DownBeat Magazine’s 42nd national Student Music Awards competition. The ensemble comprises the most advanced students enrolled in the vocal music program at MHSA. The group was honored for Outstanding Performance—Large Vocal Jazz Group from performing arts… [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]

UWM partners on project to prevent dementia-related crises

April 25, 2019

By Laura L. Otto The early signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often subtle, such as when a grandparent’s family recipes start to taste a bit different. Many families don’t seek medical help for their loved ones until these small changes give way to bigger problems. But paying attention to such changes is important, especially for… [Read More]