Archives for August 2012

Photos: GE Community Service Day

GE employee-volunteers are working at 15 MPS schools Wednesday painting hallways, sprucing up landscape, preparing classrooms and providing other needed support to get the school year off to a great start for students and staff. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped MPS get our schools ready for the new year. Learn more about […]

MPS’ ACT scores mirror year-to-year state trend; bold reforms expected to yield results

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools posted an average ACT score in 2011-12 that was higher than in 2009-10 but, like the state’s result, was largely flat compared to the prior year. MPS’ ACT participation continued to grow as the district continues its policy of school-day testing that began in 2009-10. In 2011-12 , MPS’ participation […]

Photos: Siefert Block Party

Milwaukee Public Schools held a Block Party at Siefert Elementary August 18. The event featured school tours, face painting, games and school enrollment. Click on any image below to view the slideshow. Click here to see all of the photos from the event.

Volunteer total grows for GE Community Service Day: 2,800 to spend 22,900 hours

MILWAUKEE – What has become GE’s largest single-day Community Service Day effort will be even larger in 2012, with 2,800 volunteers spending 22,900 hours Wednesday volunteering in MPS and Waukesha schools. The work is part of GE’s broad partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, which includes the GE Foundation’s five-year, $20.4-million Developing Futures grant to MPS. […]

MPS honors Sen. Kohl for commitment to education

MILWAUKEE  – The Milwaukee Board of School Directors and Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton honored MPS graduate and retiring Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl Friday as a champion for children and their education. The senator, a graduate of MPS’ Washington High School, was honored during a gathering of district principals as the school year […]

2 MPS schools among 100 in U.S. to win $25,000 Target grants

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ Brown Street Academy and Lowell Elementary School are among just 100 schools across the nation to win $25,000 grants from Target as part of the retailer’s $5 million Give With Target campaign. Principals of the two schools were surprised with the announcement during an all-principals meeting Friday. “We’re so pleased […]