Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

Milwaukee Exposure and Explorer Project hosts 10th Annual Luncheon

November 14, 2019

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, the Milwaukee Exposure and Explorer Project (MEEP) hosted its “10th Annual Luncheon for Education” at the Four Points Sheraton, 8900 N. Kildeer Court. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Milton Childs, Sr., was keynote speaker for the event, which honored the volunteers who have helped MEEP expose Milwaukee Public School (MPS)… [Read More]

MPS partners to increase healthy food options for students

November 14, 2019

Serving breakfast and lunch to nearly 76,000 students every school day is a big task, and selecting healthy foods that children enjoy can be a challenge, but this work is about to get a little easier. Through a partnership with the Life Time Foundation, the Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Nutrition Services will evaluate foods… [Read More]

Students explore options at MPS Health Career Expo

November 7, 2019

Is dentistry a health career? This question and many others were asked on October 17, 2019, at the MPS Health Career Expo hosted at North Division High School. Nearly 500 students had the chance to speak to nurses, emergency personnel, laboratory workers, dental professionals, and more to learn about the wide variety of health care… [Read More]

Task force of local leaders convenes to identify needs and propose solutions

November 7, 2019

To support the education and future of every child in Milwaukee, 32 local business, education, nonprofit, and civic leaders have agreed to serve on a task force designed to identify solutions leading to higher achievement for Milwaukee students. Task force members are invested leaders with deep connections to children and youth. The task force will… [Read More]

Edwina Matthews is honored by Positively Milwaukee for 52 years of service

October 31, 2019

Retirement wasn’t going to slow Edwina Matthews down. After 37 years as a teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, Matthews immediately turned to volunteering at Samuel Clemens School to help children build their reading skills. Fifteen years later, she still volunteers 14 hours each week with fourth graders so every student can succeed in school and… [Read More]

FAFSA: Mom describes this crucial step on the path to college

October 31, 2019

As the cost of college continues to rise and families worry about how to pay the tuition bill, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the most important steps on the path to college. By filling out the FAFSA, families receive a report of all federal money available to help finance… [Read More]

Join our team! Attend the MPS Job Fair or apply online

October 23, 2019

With 159 public schools across the city of Milwaukee, many employees are continually needed to keep our schools running smoothly. Join our team! The MPS Job Fair will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Washington High School. The district currently has a high need for kitchen managers, school paraprofessionals,… [Read More]

MPS celebrates National School Lunch Week

October 23, 2019

Students at Allen-Field and Fratney schools received a surprise lunch companion on October 17. MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley stopped in to enjoy chicken, gravy, and mashed potatoes alongside students in celebration of School Lunch Week. Posley took part in a lively discussion about favorite foods and lunch items. Every student in MPS receives… [Read More]

Apply for FAFSA—get money for college!

October 16, 2019

High school seniors should begin the process of applying for financial aid for college now. The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application determines eligibility for grants and loans, and is used by colleges across the country to develop each student’s financial aid package. During October,… [Read More]

Fall student leadership summit convenes

October 16, 2019

The most important voices in Milwaukee Public Schools are those of our students, and this month, the fall Student Leadership Summit engaged more than 300 students from 31 schools. The gathering of middle and high school students allowed attendees to take part in training and focus groups designed to enable and empower them to lead… [Read More]