Archives for July 2012

Summer snacks at Central Services

Mornings have been brighter at MPS Central Services, and it’s because of Ivan, Gregory and all the other students who work the cafeteria snack cart. It was a new service this year, allowing students in CATP (Community Assessment Training Program) the chance to grow skills in food service and customer interactions. They proudly sold popcorn, […]

Volunteers sought for expanding Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program with clear record of success

MILWAUKEE — After seeing clear signs of significant improvement among participating students, Milwaukee Public Schools and Interfaith Older Adult Programs will expand the successful Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program connecting older adult tutors with MPS students. That expansion means more volunteers are needed to make a critical difference in the lives of students. Just how critical is […]

MPS Run Back to School less than a month away

Milwaukee Public Schools is inviting all runners and walkers to sign up for the 5th Annual Run Back to School, a 5K fun run and 1.5-mile walk through Washington Park on Saturday, August 25 at 9 a.m. The goal is to promote the importance of regular exercise while raising funds for MPS youth sports programs. In addition to […]

Learning the importance of dental care

Students at Maple Tree School learned how they can best take care of their teeth from an expert. K4 teacher Ms. Hebert invited her friend and dental hygienist, Ms. Sberna, to share with the K4 and K5 students the importance of proper brushing and flossing. Every student also received a free toothbrush. The Maple Tree […]

Seven MPS students earn piano scholarships

Seven MPS students have won scholarships to help them study piano at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for the 2012-13 school year.  Each of the students earned their Mary Horwitt Piano Scholarship by submitting an audio cassette tape of a performance, writing a personal statement and acquiring a letter of recommendation from their piano teacher […]

Aspiring Yogis at Cass Street School

    Through the practice of yoga, students and staff at Cass St. School have learned how to deal with tension and stress and are able to find calmness within. Students received instructions from the staff of K12 Yoga on a weekly basis for the past two years. This fall, in addition to yoga, K12 […]