Archives for October 2012

Racing Sausages give PBIS thumbs up

Thoreau’s PBIS team brought in the Milwaukee Brewers Racing Sausages to help support their annual PBIS kickoff meeting. Thoreau’s PBIS team reviewed school wide expectations and set attendance goals. Students had the opportunity to learn many ways in which they can be Safe, Responsible, and Respectful! Staff from Thoreau provided visuals, and took the time to address […]

Open house for new urban ag program at Vincent features aquaponics, bees, greenhouse, ‘hoop house’

MILWAUKEE – Aquaponics, bees, a greenhouse and a ‘hoop house’ will be among the displays visitors can see Thursday during an open house for the new urban agriculture program at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Harold S. Vincent High School. Vincent, which featured an agriculture focus years ago, is returning to its roots with a 21st-century focus. […]

University of Phoenix book donations promote at-home literacy for Elm students

MILWAUKEE — To promote at-home literacy for students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Elm Creative Arts School, the University of Phoenix and its Milwaukee campus gave each Elm student $5 Thursday night toward a book at the schools’ Scholastic Book Fair. The donations come as research has shown that lower-income families have few age-appropriate books for […]

Fresh fruit and vegetable program to impact 20 MPS schools

from our colleagues at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction MADISON — From apples to zucchini with plenty of variety in between, students in 178 Wisconsin schools — 20 of them in MPS — will be eating more fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day thanks to a federal grant program. Wisconsin’s share of […]

A Day Made Better with OfficeMax

Last week, OfficeMax surprised 1,000 teachers across the country – including 11 MPS teachers – with $1,000 worth of school supplies for their classrooms. The program, A Day Made Better, aims to provide relief and support to teachers nationwide who spend their own money on much-needed classroom supplies. Special Education teacher Ms. Temple from Bruce Elementary was one of those […]

Students volunteer at Growing Power

Four MPS students, along with their teacher and educational assistant, started their volunteer experience at Growing Power this fall as part of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Community Assessment and Training Program (CATP). CATP is part of the School to Work Transition Program, which serves a total of roughly 400 students in any given year, prepare students with disabilities […]