Rufus King drummers lining up for victory…again

January 22, 2014

The Rufus King High School varsity team won the annual MPS Battle of the Drum Lines last weekend, taking the title for the ninth time in eleven years. Riverside High School placed second and Rufus King’s JV drum line took third. Also competing were Audubon High School, Bay View High School and Reagan High School…. [Read More]

Giving thanks and helping others

January 17, 2014

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, students from Brown Street Academy delivered nearly 1,000 pounds of food to benefit local families this Thanksgiving. As part of Walk for Hope, the culmination of the school’s annual month-long food drive, students walked from their school across Johnson Park to deliver their nonperishable food donations to Feeding America. This… [Read More]

Thousands attend Fresh Coast Classic College Fair

January 17, 2014

Fresh Coast Classic student college scholarship recipients were honored Wednesday, November 27 during the 2013 FCC College Fair by Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; Milwaukee Ald. Willie Wade, Dawn and Victor Barnett of Running Rebels; and presenting sponsor Barry Mandel. Sponsors Molina Healthcare, Northwestern Mutual and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee… [Read More]

Leader at MPS’ Pulaski High wins national ‘Principal of the Year’ honors from NABSE

January 17, 2014

Dr. Darrell Williams, principal of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Casimir Pulaski High School, has been named national “Principal of the Year” by the National Alliance of Black School Educators. Members of NABSE from across the country are asked to nominate principals “who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills that have led to a greater sense of student,… [Read More]

Raymond W. Cross appointed UW System president

January 17, 2014

Raymond W. (Ray) Cross, chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, has been appointed as the next president of the University of Wisconsin System. The UW System Board of Regents today approved Cross’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Cross plans to step into the new leadership post in… [Read More]

MPS students excel in MLK Speech Contest

January 17, 2014

Eight MPS students were among those who placed in the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest; four of them are pictured here: front row, left: Terynn Erby-Walker, Alcott School (2nd place, Grades 3-4); middle row, second from left: Amillia Bell, Golda Meir School (1st place, Grades 3-4); middle row, third from left:… [Read More]

MPS students present to Nobel Prize winner

January 17, 2014

Approximately 500 students from fifteen schools throughout the state of Wisconsin met last month at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to present their final projects on Snow, a novel written by the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient, Orhan Pamuk. During the conference, students from various backgrounds shared their work, talked about the text and met… [Read More]

Parents and teens working together to protect teens health

January 15, 2014

The teenage years are a time for young people to learn and adopt healthy behaviors that will last a lifetime. Parents, schools, and communities tend to focus on preventing risky behaviors among youth, such as having sex at an early age, using tobacco, or drinking alcohol. However, a growing amount of research suggests that there… [Read More]

MPS’ Golda Meir School, rated ‘Exceeds Expectations’ by the state, is expanding into high school

January 15, 2014

Milwaukee Public Schools’ top-rated Golda Meir School, a gifted and talented school graded ‘Exceeds Expectations’ by the state of Wisconsin, is expanding to serve high school students. “We’re excited to be offering another high-performing high school option for Milwaukee families – something they’ve been asking for,” MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton said. “Our rigorous high school… [Read More]

More than 700 students graduate at MATC winter commencement ceremony

January 15, 2014

Milwaukee Area Technical College held its winter commencement Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. More than 700 students graduated from associate degree, technical diploma, apprentice and adult high school programs. Spencer Coggs, City of Milwaukee treasurer and former Wisconsin state senator, served as the keynote speaker. Coggs graduated… [Read More]