Archives for August 2012

Governor, state superintendent help MPS ‘ring in’ new school year with big changes

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers joined Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton, members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association President Bob Peterson, Police Capt. Jerome O’Leary and County Supervisor Deanna Alexander to ring bells Tuesday morning marking the beginning of the […]

Hawthorne Elementary says YES to PBIS

The staff of Hawthorne sported their new “Hawthorne School Says Yes to PBIS” shirts at the school’s open house August 6. They were honored to welcome School Board Director Mark Sain and Wisconsin State Assembly District 11 Representative Mandela Barnes, who will take his seat in January.

Ernst & Young’s Longfellow School volunteer total nearly doubles to 75

MILWAUKEE – Seventy-five volunteers from the Milwaukee office of accounting firm Ernst & Young will spend their Tuesday helping Milwaukee Public Schools’ Longfellow School prepare for the new school year. “It’s always been a tremendous day and a beehive of activity,” Longfellow Principal Wendell Smith said. This year, that beehive will be even busier: the […]

AAL earns first place at MPS Run Back To School

The Academy of Accelerated Learning earned first place for the highest number of participants at the 2012 MPS Run/Walk Back to School event. They had a total of 67 staff, students and parent participants. They will earn a $500 voucher as part of this award. Congratulations to AAL for your wonderful school spirit. Teacher Mr. James Gross earned […]

MPS student competing in National American Miss Wisconsin pageant

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools student Quantejia Champion is spending her 14th birthday on Friday traveling to Wisconsin Dells to compete in Wisconsin’s National American Miss competition. The competition builds and rewards self-confidence and communications skills. Quantejia said that she is, of course, nervous – but she has a simple goal: “I hope to win.” […]

Washington Alumni Association announces largest-ever scholarship class

MILWAUKEE – The Washington High School Alumni Association will present on Friday a record-setting 29 scholarships worth a total of $29,000 to graduating seniors at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Washington High School of Information Technology. Checks will be presented at around 5 p.m. during the 4-6 p.m. event at the Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman […]