Archives for February 2012

Special meeting to focus on youth safety and a call for community action

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Board of School Directors will convene for a special full Board meeting on Tuesday, February 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet Street. There is a single agenda item:  the status of school climate and safety in MPS:  A call for community action. Creating […]

2 Bradley Tech wrestlers win state titles

MILWAUKEE — Two wrestlers from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Bradley Tech High School won state titles over the weekend. John Jude won the 285-pound title to end the year at 53-1 and Travis Smith won the 138-pound title to end his year at 54-1. “The kids represented our school system and their particular school with great […]

MPS students to join anti-violence rally

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools student leaders will join join Mayor Tom Barrett and the group Peace for Change Alliance on February 25 to rally against violence in the community and discuss solutions to curb it. The event — organized by student leaders from Washington High School of Information Technology and Bradley Tech High School, […]

10 MPS wrestlers competing in WIAA state tournament

MILWAUKEE – Ten Milwaukee Public Schools students are competing in the WIAA state wrestling tournament beginning Thursday. Preliminary rounds start at 3 p.m. at the Kohl Center in Madison. Eight Bradley Tech High School students – Devondrick Bankston, Oshawum Chalmers, Mouhamed Fall, Diremius Gordon, John Jude, Justin Parker, Vernon Rash and Travis Smith – are […]

MPS receives $90,000 AT&T grant to support student achievement

MILWAUKEE — AT&T has presented a $90,000 grant to the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) to support programs to improve student achievement. This was the fourth installment in a $360,000 “High School Success” grant awarded in 2008 to support the district’s efforts to improve math achievement and reduce suspension numbers at Bradley Tech and Vincent High […]

MPS students first to tour new art museum center

MILWAUKEE – Students from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Mary McLeod Bethune Academy were the very first to tour a new Kohl’s-sponsored Milwaukee Art Museum center designed to inspire creativity and art appreciation among children. The new Kohl’s Education Center – which includes an original Picasso – opens to the public February 25. Two days earlier, on […]