Archives for April 2012

2,500+ students to perform at Music Festival as it opens to non-MPS schools for first time

MILWAUKEE  – More than 2,500 students from schools across the city will sing and perform with one voice Wednesday evening as Milwaukee Public Schools’ Biennial Music Festival opens to non-MPS schools for the first time in its 88-year history. The 44th Biennial Music Festival is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the U.S. Cellular […]

Piece commissioned for Kennedy Center opening performed at H.S. of the Arts

MILWAUKEE – It was commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to open the renowned Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 1971 – and last weekend, the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Music Department brought it to a Milwaukee audience. Leonard Bernstein’s “MASS” stemmed from his intrigue and awe of the Roman Catholic Mass in Latin, […]

1,000+ expected at Marcus Center for performance celebrating diverse cultures in MPS

MILWAUKEE – More than 1,000 people are expected at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Friday night for a free public concert celebrating the diverse cultures represented in Milwaukee Public Schools. Cantos de las Americas will showcase students from 13 Milwaukee Public Schools in drumming and dance performances, among others. The students include the […]

Budget plan would boost art, music, physical education; support specialty schools, HS redesign

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton released a proposed 2012-13 budget Thursday that would increase opportunities for Arts, Music and Physical Education; recognize and support the higher program costs of specialty schools; and allocate money to begin the process of redesigning high schools. The proposal is not without significant pain as the district […]

Vieau School students receive free eye exams, glasses from Wisconsin Vision as part of MPS Children’s Week

MILWAUKEE – Dozens of Milwaukee Public Schools students will get free eye exams Thursday and, if needed, eyeglasses, as part of an ongoing free vision care program provided by Wisconsin Vision, the state’s largest independently-owned optical company. The event at MPS’ Vieau School, part of the Children’s Campaign organized by the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, […]

Milwaukee Board of School Directors makes strides to reduce use of paper

In an effort to reduce waste, increase efficiency and modernize operations, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors began phasing out its use of paper agendas (“blue books”) in favor of the ElectronicSchoolBoard (ESB).  ESB is an online electronic agenda that is accessible via the internet by the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using any […]