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Growing number of COVID-19 cases in children as Milwaukee heads back to school

September 9, 2021

As students head back to class in Milwaukee, there is growing concern among health experts as COVID-19 case numbers rise in children. More than 30,000 kids on the early start calendar at Milwaukee Public Schools are already in their second week back in class. In two days, that number will more than double as the… [Read More]

MUL welcomes students and families back-to-school

September 2, 2021

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) and its generous partners Great Lakes Coca-Cola, Target, Spectrum, Nosotros Hair Studio, Pretty Girls Are Educated, Sharp Literacy, Walgreen’s and America’s Black Holocaust Museum joined together to prepare students and their families for a fun and successful start to the 2021-22 school year. MUL’s “Family… [Read More]

Northwest Funeral Home hosts ‘Annual Back-to-School Book Bag Give-Away’

August 26, 2021

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, Northwest Funeral Chapel hosted its annual “Back-to-School Book Bag Give- A-Way,” at the Northwest Family Activity and Event Center, 4034 West Good Hope Rd. This year the children not only received free back packs to start the new school year; there were also free school supplies, reading books, flu shots,… [Read More]

MPS schools welcome students back for in-person learning

August 19, 2021

MacDowell Montessori rolled out the red carpet on August 16 for students returning to in-person learning. Students and families were welcomed by Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Bob Peterson, Mayor Tom Barrett, Sheriff Earnell Lucas, district administrators, and others. Children were excited to return to school, see their teachers… [Read More]

Back To School — COVID-19 and Vaccinations

July 29, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing After more than a year of virtual or hybrid learning, many school districts are preparing for students to return to the classroom. Ahead of this, the COVID-19 delta variant that is highly contagious, continues to spread causing some concern particularly since children under… [Read More]

Iota Psi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. & Skybox Bar hosts ‘The New Normal: Back-to-School Resource Fair’

September 3, 2020

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the Iota Psi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Skybox Sport Bar owners Royce and ToiLisa Lockett (top-left photo, left) hosted “The New Normal: Back-to-School Resource Fair,” at Skybox Sports Bar, 2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. School supplies and educational resources that were donated… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee Health Department hosts back to school health fairs

September 3, 2020

On Monday, August 31, 2020, the City of Milwaukee Health Department hosted its annual “Back-to-School Fair” at four different locations in Milwaukee. At this location, Hopkins Lloyd School, 1503 W. Hopkins St., students were given school supplies, book bags, masks, and hand sanitizer along with community education materials. The Health Department partnered with United Way… [Read More]

Anthem hosts Back-to-School Drive-Thru event

August 27, 2020

On Saturday, August 22, 2020, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid partnered with Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy to provide book bags, school supplies and produce to students and their families as part of the “Back-to-School Drive-Thru,” at the Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy, 4030 N. 29th Street. On hand were Anthem members, staff of Pete’s… [Read More]

School supply drive supports thousands of students

September 26, 2019

Thousands of students were smiling as backpacks and school supplies were delivered to 46 MPS schools this month. Thanks to the generosity of the Milwaukee community, many children have the supplies they need for a successful school year. On behalf of our students, teachers, families, and staff, thank you, Milwaukee! A record number of schools… [Read More]

Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary Club welcomes MPS students back to school

September 5, 2019

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, The Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary Club (MNSRC) welcomed students back to school at two separate Milwaukee Public School locations – Brown Street Academy, 2029 North 20th St. and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 3275 North 3rd St. Club members welcomed students to the first day of the 2019-20… [Read More]