Lady Hawks have best season in Milwaukee School of Languages history

March 17, 2016

IMG_8582The Milwaukee School of Languages (MSL) varsity girls basketball team wrapped up the best season for any sport in the school’s history.
The Lady Hawks were runners-up in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division 3 championship game in the state tournament, with a 43-31 loss to Hayward Saturday afternoon.
“Personally, I feel like I accomplished what I came here to accomplish,” senior Timeah Stotts told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “For a small school like the Milwaukee School of Languages to be here at state, it feels really good. Whether it’s gold or silver, we still have a ball.”
The Lady Hawks basketball program started at the school in 2005.
Central to the district’s plan to increase academic achievement as part of its eight big ideas is the redesign of the MPS experience to include expansion of fine arts, athletic programs and the opportunity for all students to participate in student clubs, associations and organization that support their interests and increase their connection with their school and community.
These activities offer opportunities for students to learn the values of teamwork, individual and group responsibility, physical strength and endurance, competition, diversity, and a sense of culture and community. Extracurricular activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are considered part of a well-rounded education.