Archives for April 2012

10-year-old MPS student’s art on display in the Third Ward

MILWAUKEE — It’s home to some of the city’s hottest galleries, boutiques and dining spots — and through this Thursday, Milwaukee’s Third Ward plays host to the stunning artwork of a 10-year-old Milwaukee Public Schools student. Fifteen pieces by Hartford Avenue University School student Claire Hanel are on display at Verduras, 181 N. Broadway, a […]

Health organizations give MPS students a close look at jobs

 MILWAUKEE — More than a dozen health care employers will give more than 200 Milwaukee Public Schools students a close-up look at careers in the field Wednesday at the second annual MPS Health Science Career Fair.  MPS’ South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham Boulevard, will host the event.  It runs from 1 p.m. to 4 […]

Tornado/severe weather drill set for April 19

Statewide, students in public schools will be part of a tornado/severe weather drill on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1:45 p.m.  All MPS schools will participate.  School staff will be required to record the date, time, number of participants on an official record.  Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 16-20 in Wisconsin.  As State Superintendent of Schools […]

Students still learn while on break, thanks to City Year and partners

MILWAUKEE — More than 80 Milwaukee Public Schools students are learning during their spring break thanks to City Year Milwaukee, Discovery World and M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group. The students are taking part in a camp program at Discovery World where they focus on science, technology, engineering and math using a curriculum developed […]

“Slam League” City Finals are April 19

MILWAUKEE-  It’s down to the “Final Four” in poetry!   The final four high school teams will meet on April 19 for a highly competitive end to a successful 2012 High School Slam League.   Rufus King, Riverside and Washington will vie for the championship against the two-year reigning champs, High School of the Arts. From February […]

MPS freezes teachers’ supplemental pension, ends it for new hires

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools will freeze a supplemental pension for existing teachers effective July 1, 2013 – and end it for any teachers who join or re-join the district after that date – in a move expected to save the district $5 million in annual contributions beginning in the 2013-14 school year. The move […]