Archives for March 2012

Highland Community School to move to former MacDowell bldg.

MILWAUKEE – Highland Community School, a charter Montessori school authorized by Milwaukee Public Schools, will move to the soon-to-be-former home of the district’s expanding MacDowell Montessori School under a decision approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors Thursday night. MacDowell currently serves grades K3 through 8 but is set to expand to serve grades […]

Board OKs two-step merger of 68th, 81st Street programs

MILWAUKEE  – Milwaukee Public Schools’ 68th Street School and 81st Street School programs will merge in a two-step process approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors Thursday night. The programs will come together to serve regular education and special education students from 3-year-old kindergarten through 8th grade at the 81st Street School building, at […]

Bay View students take on CEO role for JA Challenge

MILWAUKEE – Five students from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Bay View High School got a chance to take on the role of CEO last month in the Junior Achievement Business Challenge. The students – Andre Horton, Michele Kosmalski, Roger Roque, Sheldon Sisks and Yue Pheng Vang – are all members of Bay View’s Future Business Leaders […]

City, County leaders join MPS in honoring Rufus King students

Milwaukee’s mayor and the Milwaukee county executive are big fans of  Rufus King Generals boys and girls basketball teams, and want to publicly celebrate the teams’ exemplary seasons.   Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and a representative of the county executive’s office will be guests of MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton at a celebration rally at the school at 1801 […]

MPS year-to-year test results largely mirror state

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools students largely mirrored the year-to-year change seen across Wisconsin in statewide test results released Tuesday. Students in Milwaukee Public Schools also posted higher proficiency rates than students using publicly-funded vouchers to attend private schools, according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, though the figures show much work remains for […]

First-of-its-kind Florentine Opera show performed at Sign Language School

MILWAUKEE — The Florentine Opera Company put on a first-of-its-kind performance Tuesday at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee Sign Language School. Performers were joined on stage by MSLS sign-language interpreters as they presented the story of the Three Little Pigs. The school serves students with severe hearing impairments, students with some hearing loss and students with typical hearing […]