Archives for October 2012

Dressing for Success at Maple Tree

The members of the Maple Tree School flag football team dress up for school every Friday. Coach Giggar, third grade teacher, and paraprofessional Mr. Cifax also wear a shirt and tie on Fridays to support the team. Principal Debra Rash says the team dresses up the day before a game to build self-esteem and character, model PBIS […]

Seaway Bank to announce partnership that means 1% down mortgages for MPS employees

First recipient will use new mortgage to purchase grandparents’ home MILWAUKEE – Seaway Bank and Trust Company will on Thursday afternoon announce a new, exclusive partnership that gives Milwaukee Public Schools’ employees access to 1% Down Mortgages. The announcement is set for 1:30 p.m. at Seaway’s Milwaukee branch, 2102 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee […]

Most MPS schools rated in new report cards grow student achievement better than or roughly as well as state

District embraces higher standards MILWAUKEE – Most MPS schools rated in new state report cards are growing student achievement better than or at least roughly as well as the state as a whole. But as expected, the new Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction school report cards show that schools across the state – including those […]

Reagan students’ work on display for Gallery Night and Day

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee’s 25th Gallery Night and Day (hosted October 19th and 20th) will feature diverse artwork created by Senior IB Visual Art students from Ronald Reagan High School. Gallery Night and Day involves 70 venues in downtown Milwaukee and draws an enormous crowd of art lovers to this premier art event. Twenty pieces of […]

Teachers promote college readiness

To promote college and career readiness, staff at Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts celebrated college day last week. They wore apparel representing the colleges and universities they attended. The first ten minutes of class were devoted to teachers telling students about some of their college experiences. Staff who wore the apparel also supported the Combined […]

Trowbridge students receive free dictionaries

For the fourth school year in a row, Trowbridge students received dictionaries and picture dictionaries thanks to the generosity of the Brookfield Rotary Club. The club provides dictionaries to fourth-graders and picture dictionaries to first-graders. The gifts are dubbed “Diane’s Dictionaries” after a late club member who was passionate about reading. Thanks to the Brookfield […]