Archives for March 2012

Textbook review time; public invited

It is textbook review time! Parents, teachers and community members interested in providing input regarding new textbooks/instructional materials being considered for MPS classrooms can evaluate samples on March 27, 28 and 29. The textbooks and other materials being evaluated for adoption and use in MPS will be on display at North Division High School, 1011 West Center […]

Astronaut to interact with MPS students via video link at iFair

MILWAUKEE — An astronaut will be among the professionals giving Milwaukee Public Schools students an interactive look at high-tech careers during Tuesday’s MPS iFair. Thanks to a video link with the St. Louis Astronaut Training Center, the astronaut will interact with students during a panel discussion at the event hosted by MPS, Harley-Davidson Motor Company […]

MPS students to perform teacher-written play focused on local black history

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee High School of the Arts students will perform a play Friday night written by one of their teachers and focused on black history in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. “We learn about black history in February and they normally talk about Dr. King, Rosa Parks,” writer and MHSA teacher Colette Allen said. “They’re prominent […]

90 Riverside students to sleep outside to raise money, awareness

MILWAUKEE  – As many as 90 students from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Riverside University High School are expected to sleep outdoors in boxes Thursday night to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and raise awareness about homelessness. The 2012 event marks the 12th year for “Box City” at Riverside, which has raised a total of $60,000 […]

More MPS students competing this year as robotics teams take on basketball

MILWAUKEE – Students from seven Milwaukee Public Schools high schools are downtown readying their robots as they get set to compete on Friday in what might best be described as games of robotic basketball. Three more MPS schools will be competing in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition Wisconsin Regional than did last year. The number […]

Rufus King to host pep rally for girls basketball team

An all-school pep rally is planned for 8:00 Thursday morning, March 22 at Rufus King International School, 1801 W. Olive Street. The school’s students, staff, cheerleaders and band will be part of the rally, in the effort to give the girls basketball team and coaches an exciting send-off as they head to Madison for Division 1 tournament […]