Archives for May 2012

600 bike-riding 3rd graders show that winners wear helmets!

Six hundred grade 3 students will take to their bikes at State Fair Park on Thursday, May 17.   It’s the annual Winners Wear Helmets program, an initiative that teaches bike safety.  The program begins at 9:00 a.m. Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin Coalition is teaming up with Kiwanis Club of Metro Milwaukee, Habush Habush and Rottier and other […]

MPS’ Safe Schools Healthy Students initiative yields successful partnership

Project Staying Alive started in 2008 with a goal of reaching 7,000 contacts by the end of 2010 during violence prevention classroom sessions.  Now, in 2012, the initiative has reached 20,000 contacts during  sessions with Milwaukee-area sixth grade students. Project Staying Alive, or PSA, is a joint effort by the Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative, the Milwaukee […]

Photos: 100+ volunteers remake playground at Hopkins Lloyd

MILWAUKEE — More than 100 volunteers – including 50 Target employees, City Year Milwaukee corps members and Milwaukee Public Schools students – came together Monday to give the playground at MPS’ Hopkins Lloyd Community School a vibrant makeover thanks to Target, the Zilber Family Foundation and City Year Milwaukee. The effort is part of Target: Milwaukee Matters, a partnership between the […]

Celebrations set for Wisconsin’s top high schools

MILWAUKEE – To recognize the three MPS schools honored in the latest U.S. News and World Report ‘Best High Schools’ ranking, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton will visit brief celebrations at the schools over the next two days. The first celebration is set to begin promptly at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rufus King International […]

High School of the Arts students in NYC with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

MILWAUKEE – Sixteen students from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts are in New York City with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as the MSO prepares to perform Friday night at Carnegie Hall. The MHSA students, invited to help showcase MSO’s innovative programming and connections to the community, will attend the Carnegie Hall […]

100 volunteers to give playground a makeover

MILWAUKEE – More than 100 volunteers – including 50 Target employees, City Year Milwaukee corps members and Milwaukee Public Schools students – are set to come together Monday to give the playground at MPS’ Hopkins Lloyd Community School a vibrant makeover thanks to Target, the Zilber Family Foundation and City Year Milwaukee. The effort is […]