Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

First Lady Jill Biden holds education event at Milwaukee school

September 16, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden visited Milwaukee on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, for a visit to Marvin E. Pratt Elementary School. She touched down at Mitchell International Airport shortly before 10:30 a.m. Dr. Biden was greeted by Mayor Tom Barrett and his wife, who is a retired teacher. Dr. Biden visited Marvin E. Pratt Elementary School… [Read More]

Welcome Back to the 2021-22 School Year!

September 9, 2021

August 20, 2021 Dear MPS Families and Staff, I hope you have all had a fun summer with your families and friends. We had a wonderful time cheering on students at MacDowell Montessori School for the first day of the early start school year on Monday, August 16. Remember, schools on the traditional calendar start… [Read More]

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]

Welcome Back to the 2021-22 School Year!

September 2, 2021

August 20, 2021 Dear MPS Families and Staff, I hope you have all had a fun summer with your families and friends. We had a wonderful time cheering on students at MacDowell Montessori School for the first day of the early start school year on Monday, August 16. Remember, schools on the traditional calendar start… [Read More]

MPS gives some students a chance to work with Wisconsin sports teams through new school program

August 26, 2021

Students at Golda Meir School in Milwaukee are getting the chance to work with professional sports teams in Wisconsin. MKE Fellows is teaming up with Marquette University and Milwaukee Public Schools to bring the Sports Analytics Club Program to the school. SACP is modeled to engage high school students of color and steer them towards… [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]

Riverside and Marshall Football receive helmet donation from Packers and Xenith

August 19, 2021

This summer, Riverside University High School and Milwaukee Marshall High School received a donation of high-quality helmets from the Green Bay Packers Xenith Helmet Give Back program. Riverside and Marshall each received 45 helmets and the total value of the donation was just over $20,000. Xenith helmets have a five star safety rating and will… [Read More]

Library at Dr. George Washington Carver Academy renamed for former educator

August 5, 2021

On Friday, July 27, 2021, at the home of Joyce A. Hall a private ceremony was held in honor of the renaming of the Dr. George Washington Carver Academy library, to the Joyce A. Hall Library. For more than 36 years Joyce was a full-time reading teacher at Carver, then called Henry L. Palmer School…. [Read More]

Milwaukee Public Schools holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for GE Innovation Labs

August 5, 2021

On Monday, July 26, 2021, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the GE Foundation hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Andrew S. Douglas Middle School, 3620 N. 18th Street, marking the in-person opening of six digital fabrication labs within the district. The GE Innovation Labs will serve as a place for MPS students to learn, create, play… [Read More]

Dr. Keith Posley – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Dr. Keith Posley, Superintendent Milwaukee Public Schools Dr. Keith P. Posley was first named interim superintendent in May 2018 and he had a good five-month run in that position. He made an effort to introduce himself to Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee community and he also helped provide more than $11 million worth of… [Read More]