Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

MPS offers meals and scheduled times to pick up personal items for students during school closure

March 19, 2020

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all MPS schools will be closed from March 16 to April 13, 2020. Schools are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, April 14, after the scheduled district spring break. In MPS, as many as 76,000 students receive free breakfast and lunch in school daily. To support families who… [Read More]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar celebrates Black History Month with MPS students

March 19, 2020

South Division High School welcomed former Milwaukee Bucks player and NBA legend Kareem Abdul- Jabbar on February 28, 2020. Students took part in activities that included a roundtable discussion with Jabbar in celebration of Black History Month. A six-time NBA Champion, NBA All-Star, and one of the greatest players in NBA history, Jabbar has proven… [Read More]

Help develop a road map for better bus service at MPS listening sessions

March 12, 2020

Each day, about 71 percent of MPS’s 76,000 students— about 54,000 riders—take a yellow bus to arrive at school safely and on time. With an ongoing goal to improve the quality of transportation while reducing costs, MPS will host six listening sessions to gather solutions from families and the community. Transportation accounts for $65 million… [Read More]

MPS students showcase Black Lives Matter projects

February 20, 2020

February has been a busy month in Milwaukee Public Schools as students have spent time researching, designing, and showcasing projects celebrating Black History Month. During the first week of February, the district recognized the national Black Lives Matter in School Week of Action with public events and classroom activities. Maple Tree School held an exciting,… [Read More]

MPS observes National Black Lives Matter Week of Action

February 6, 2020

The Milwaukee community will have opportunities to listen, learn, and add their voices to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) narrative in order to bring about positive change. Leading off Black History Month in February, the National Black Lives Matter Week of Action, February 3–7, is designed to engage the community in topics that address four… [Read More]

Congratulations to MPS 2020 winter graduates!

February 6, 2020

Milwaukee Public Schools has honored 56 students who completed graduation requirements during the fall semester and earned the right to wear a cap and gown. The auditorium at South Division High School was filled with proud parents, families, and friends who cheered for graduates as they crossed the stage. Even a light snowfall could not… [Read More]

Elementary school teacher recognized for her support of Dr. King Celebration in surprise ceremony

January 23, 2020

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts honored Aruna Halala-Vishudh, a teacher at Samuel Clemens Elementary School, with a surprise visit to her classroom to acknowledge her long-time support of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Ms. Halala-Vishudh was surprised during class with… [Read More]

MPS Athletics presents the sixth annual City Review!

January 9, 2020

Milwaukee’s premier boys and girls high school basketball event is back! Join us at the sixth annual City Review presented by Gruber Law Offices on Jan. 17-18 for four prime time games during this two-night event at Marquette University’s Al McGuire Center. Participating in City Review is a highlight for everyone involved – players, coaches,… [Read More]

Winter Adventure Days offer free fun and learning

January 9, 2020

Keep your students busy and learning on their off school days by attending Winter Adventure Days! Hosted at the Urban Ecology Center, children can enjoy outdoor winter activities, learn about wildlife, and explore. Winter Adventure Days are free and are designed for students in grades 1 to 6. Students won’t even realize they are leaning… [Read More]