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]

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]

MPS students earning college credit at UWM and MATC

March 28, 2019

By Kathy Quirk Milwaukee Public Schools high school students are getting a taste of college and earning credits through the M3 Early College pilot program. M3 (pronounced M-cubed) is a multifaceted collaboration among the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College and MPS, which collectively serve more than 130,000 students. M3 features a variety of… [Read More]

Challenge Academy information session to be held

March 21, 2019

For more than 20 years, Wisconsin Challenge Academy has been helping students develop character, gain life skills, and graduate. Traditional school doesn’t work for all students, and the Wisconsin Challenge Academy is designed for young people who struggle in school and are at risk of not graduating. Challenge Academy uses military practices to help youth… [Read More]

Riverside RoboTigers qualify for FIRST Robotics world championship

March 21, 2019

After a strong start to the 2019 robotics season, the Riverside University High School RoboTigers stood up to more than 50 teams from across the country to reach the finals of their regional competition and come home with a win! The group competed in Chicago on March 9–10, and the impressive win qualified the team… [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]

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]

MPS music programs receive funding through ‘Let The Music Play’ grants

March 7, 2019

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., and American Family Insurance have announced the recipients of the inaugural Let The Music Play program grants. Three programs in Milwaukee Public Schools will receive funding to support music education. Grant-winning programs incorporate a performance element for young people; funding helps provide access to equipment or musical training that otherwise would… [Read More]