Archives for January 2013

Sisters represent MPS at Dr. King event

Rufus King freshman Tayler and her sister, Terynn, a 2nd grader at Alcott School, both represented MPS at this year’s Dr. King Celebration held at The Marcus Center for Performing Arts. Tayler won first place for her entry in the Art contest, while Terynn won first place for Speech. Terynn delivered her speech at the […]

Students study pre-engineering

Townsend fifth grade students, Austin, Amirrah and Moneia proudly show off their experimental rockets and their understanding of Newton’s Law as it relates to mass. This outstanding opportunity is sponsored by Starbase Milwaukee. Starbase is a pre-engineering program offered to free of charge to fifth grade students in Milwaukee Public Schools. These fifth graders attend […]

RKHS Cheer & Stunt Team take 2nd!

Last weekend, the Rufus King International School Varsity Cheer and Stunt Team took second place in their division at the Milwaukee Bucks High School Cheerleading Competition. They did an outstanding job and were the only MPS school at the competition. We wish the team luck as they represent MPS in the State competition next month!

Using math to build a boat

In collaboration with the Milwaukee River Revitalization Foundation, New School for Community Service students are putting their math skills to work in building an 11-foot wooden skiff from scratch. In work space provided by MPS Facilities & Maintenance, the crew, led by teacher Dave Cusma is integrating math and manual arts to create a “marine […]

Rufus King sweeps qualifier, takes all southern Wis. spots for national debate tourney

MILWAUKEE – Four Milwaukee Public Schools students have swept the region’s qualifying tournament and will be the only representatives from southern Wisconsin at the 2013 National Forensic League policy debate tournament. The students from MPS’ Rufus King International School, ranked the #1 high school in Wisconsin in 2012 by U.S. News and World Report, will […]

Student art displayed at H-D Museum

Students from Stuart and Keefe Elementary Schools designed gas tanks for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, through Arts @ Large’s “I Wanna-Be” Initiative. A reception was held earlier this week for the students at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The tanks were on display at the museum for three weeks.