Archives for August 2012

Welcome back, Rufus King and Reagan High School students!

Welcome back to school, Rufus King and Reagan High School students! Rufus King senior Morgan Young is pictured here on her first day of school at Morgandale Elementary in 1999 (left) and her last first day of class at Rufus King International School (right). We wish the Class of 2013 the best of luck in their senior […]

Photos: State’s largest law firm forges unique partnership with MPS school

MILWAUKEE – Foley & Lardner LLP, a national law firm with strong roots here in Milwaukee, is adopting Milwaukee Public Schools’ K-12 Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning (WCLL) as the school settles into its new location just west of downtown. Photos from the school’s open house and partnership kickoff on Aug. 2 are below. Details […]

Superintendent Thornton’s contract extended by MPS Board

MILWAUKEE  – The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has extended the contract of Superintendent Gregory E. Thornton, Ed.D. through June, 2015. The contracts of Board Clerk/Director, Office of Board Governance Lynne Sobczak and Chief Accountability and Efficiency Officer Robert DelGhingaro were extended for one year. “I am extremely pleased that Dr. Thornton will remain with […]

Block parties set for four schools that are high-performing, fast-improving or in revitalized areas

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools will host school families, prospective school families and neighbors at four enrollment block parties set in August for MPS schools that have room to grow and are either high-performing, fast-improving or in rejuvenating areas of the city. The weekend block parties offer families the opportunity to meet and speak with […]

MPS, Milwaukee Recreation to play a part this weekend at African World Festival

MILWAUKEE – Participants in two Milwaukee Recreation classes are set to perform Saturday at African World Festival on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The performances come as the festival is celebrating three decades of celebrating African-American culture and heritage. A Milwaukee Recreation African Dance and Drum class is set to perform at 5 p.m. Saturday and ‘Soul Line’ […]

Portrait by renowned artist Lenz to be unveiled as year-round schools begin

The public event has been postponed, out of respect for the loss of life in Oak Creek Sunday. We will post the new date here once it has been determined. MILWAUKEE — A portrait created by renowned artist David Lenz will be unveiled Monday morning at the school whose students it depicts – Milwaukee Public […]