Archives for April 2013

MPS-led robotics team heading to world championship after competing against 52 others, winning chairman’s award

MEDIA NOTE: The team’s last practice before heading to the world championships will be on Monday, April 22 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Bradley Tech. Media are welcome but must contact Tony Tagliavia to indicate interest. MILWAUKEE – A robotics team led by Milwaukee Public Schools students is headed to the FIRST Robotics World Championship in […]

‘We Are the Drum’ show at Lincoln Center pays tribute to city’s civil rights leaders

Public performances begin Friday night MILWAUKEE – We Are the Drum, a show featuring student performers paying tribute to Milwaukee’s civil rights leaders, opens to the public this weekend at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle School. Presented by Capita Productions, Inc., the show traces the roots of African-Americans in the United […]

MPS, BMO Harris announce financial literacy effort for all high schoolers

Photo gallery appears below MILWAUKEE – In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, BMO Harris Bank announced Thursday the launch of The BMO Harris Bank Financial Fluency For Students Program, a new initiative to bring critical financial literacy education to high school students across Milwaukee Public Schools.  BMO Harris Bank has partnered with EverFi, Inc., the nation’s leading […]

Molina Healthcare promotes active lifestyles for MPS students

Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin is making the rounds to Milwaukee schools to help promote active lifestyles for kids. Last week, Molina cat doctor mascot Cleo and Milwaukee Bucks mascot Bango challenged Samuel Clemens School students Elijah H., Jajuan P. and Kanyliah R. to a pushup contest. Molina will visit more than a dozen local schools […]

MPS students sing and sign with Florentine Opera in first for company

A photo gallery appears below MILWAUKEE – Students from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee Sign Language School sang and signed Tuesday alongside members of the city’s Florentine Opera in a first for the company. The unique performance featuring 23 MPS second graders – including eight who are deaf or hard of hearing – was the Florentine […]

MPS student wins 1st place in national essay contest

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools student Lorenzo Contreras is returning home Thursday evening after being flown to New York to accept first-place honors in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Civil War Essay Contest. Contreras, an 8th grade student at MPS’ U.S. Grant School, is the second student from the school to be flown […]