Archives for December 2012

Happy Holidays!

MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton sends warm holiday wishes to the entire MPS family! This year, perhaps more than any other, we are reminded of the preciousness of our children and the importance of family and friends. Enjoy your time together and treasure every moment! To the parents and guardians of our students: Thank you for […]

MSO Provides Free Concerts for MPS Families

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO), in response to the request by the MPS Music Office, is again offering 100 free tickets for MPS families to attend the 2:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon performances for the MSO Pops’ Orchestra Concerts and its children’s Kinderkonzerts for its current season. The next Pops concert features music from “Porgy and […]

Board authorizes boost to starting teacher salary, extra time to meet residency for hard-to-fill positions

ALSO: Two new schools coming for 2013-14; two underperforming/under-enrolled schools closing; Dover, Tippecanoe schools merging MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Board of School Directors authorized a boost to starting teacher salary Thursday night for new Milwaukee Public Schools teachers in a move to make the district more competitive as MPS seeks 700 new teachers for the […]

Report shows significant reforms undertaken to meet MPS’ financial challenges

District has reduced long-term liability by $1.4 billion and cut nearly $400 million from short-term costs, but challenges remain MILWAUKEE – A new report released Friday by the Public Policy Forum shows the significant reforms Milwaukee Public Schools has undertaken to meet significant fiscal challenges that faced the district in recent years. Rising health care […]

Student wants to be just like his principal

Before the Rogers Street Academy Holiday Concert, one of the K4 bilingual students walked up to Principal Cruz and told him he dressed in a suit to be just like him! He said he wanted to be a principal someday, so Mr. Cruz gave the student a chance to hold one of his walkie-talkies while […]

Statement from Milwaukee Public Schools Board President Dr. Michael Bonds and Dr. Gregory Thornton, Superintendent of Schools

Statement from Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds and MPS Superintendent Gregory E. Thornton on the school shootings at Newtown, Conn. MPS Board President Michael Bonds, on behalf of the Board of School Directors, and Superintendent Gregory E. Thornton issued the following statement on the school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at […]