Archives for February 2012

WSMA Music Festival to be hosted at Lincoln Center of the Arts

MILWAUKEE – Hundreds of music students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) music festival hosted at Lincoln Middle School of the Arts on Saturday, March 3, 2012.  During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios, and small […]

State Supt. sees career ed success at MPS’ Madison Campus

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers visited Milwaukee Public Schools’ James Madison Academic Campus Wednesday morning to witness success in the district’s efforts to prepare students for high-tech careers. (Click here for video of WITI-TV Fox 6’s coverage of the event: http://fox6now.com/2012/02/15/state-superintendent-visits-james-madison-academic-campus/) MPS has roughly 6,000 students who concentrate in career and tech […]

For Valentine’s Day, students give gift of CPR, AED training

MILWAUKEE – For Valentine’s Day 2012, Milwaukee Public Schools students gave classmates the gift of CPR training and a demonstration of the AEDs that are installed in every MPS traditional and charter school. Project ADAM co-founder Joe Lemel joined Milwaukee Fire Department Assistant Chief Michael Payne, MFS EMS Education Coordinator First Capt. Michael Wright and […]

Thornton: More vouchers reinforces need for accountability

MILWAUKEE — A reported jump in enrollment in taxpayer-supported voucher schools reinforces the need for those schools to be held to the same standards as public schools, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton said in a statement Monday. The remarks came in response to a Public Policy Forum report released on Monday that showed a […]

Cartas a la familia febrero 2012

Estimadas familias de MPS: ¡Bienvenidos a febrero! Pasamos tranquilamente el aniversario de la gran tormenta de nieve que enterró al distrito dos días el año pasado. Ha sido extraño tener este clima tan moderado en los meses de invierno. Ya usted sabe que estamos preparando el presupuesto de las escuelas. Asegúrese de comunicarse con el […]

Reuters highlights MPS’ work to get students ready for high-tech careers

MILWAUKEE – International news agency Reuters is highlighting Milwaukee Public Schools’ work to prepare students for high-skill, high-technology careers. Escuela Vieau 7th-grader Camila Garcia was building a model wind turbine in an engineering-focused class when Reuters visited. The news agency called Garcia’s interest in learning math and the skills to apply it “a hopeful sign […]