Archives for January 2013

Mitten Tree drive is a success!

Thanks to MPS staff and the community, this year’s Mitten Tree drive was able to provide more than 1,500 items to children in 29 schools as well as students in the CATP and HEP programs. That’s 585 hats, 538 mittens/gloves, and 390 scarves! Thank you for making the cold months a little warmer.

MPS, community groups seek mentors for new ‘Saving Our Sons – I will not die young’ campaign

Effort to be launched Friday – first as part of new larger initiative – targets young men of color in 10 high schools in light of community violence, academic struggles MILWAUKEE (January 9, 2013) – Milwaukee Public Schools and a host of community groups are seeking mentors for a new campaign aimed at supporting young […]

Forest Home Ave. celebrates literacy

Parents were invited to visit Forest Home Avenue School for Literacy Day last month. They learned about the Common Core State Standards, the Comprehensive Literacy Plan and engaged in a work station activity. Parents eagerly went to the classrooms to experience work stations with their children. Parents also had the chance to share their classroom […]

MPS student, one of 2 in Wisconsin to win national honor, heads to Miami for YoungArts Week

Milwaukee High School of the Arts student Felix Ramsey leaves this weekend MILWAUKEE (January 4, 2013) – Felix Ramsey, a student at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts, is leaving this weekend to take part in YoungArts Week, an honor bestowed on only 150 talented young artists across the country who were among more […]

Lowell hosts family math night with Jiji

The Lowell Elementary family welcomed Jiji the penguin – star of the ST Math online program – to the Lowell Family Math Night last month. Students were excited for this special appearance and parents were introduced to Jiji through a demonstration of the program. Jiji helped families warm up with winter math by enjoying many […]