Archives for May 2013

Photos: 2013 Valedictorians, salutatorians and Board honors

MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, May 30, 2013, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors honored its student members, Milwaukee Public Schools’ newest board-certified teachers, the state-champion Riverside University High School Lady Tigers basketball team and the valedictorians and salutatorians from 39 traditional, alternative and charter schools in the MPS family. Post-secondary education destinations for the top […]

Joint statement from MPS, MTEA

MILWAUKEE – The following is a joint statement from Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association on the passage of a revised handbook for MPS employees by the Board of School Directors on May 30, 2013. MPS and the MTEA worked closely over the past 12 months to discuss the details of the […]

Photos: Grand opening of Sherman Park Commons at Jackie Robinson

MILWAUKEE — On Thursday, May 29, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton joined Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Willie Wade, WHEDA Executive Director Wyman Winston, Gorman & Company and Chase to celebrate the grand opening of Sherman Park Commons, a senior housing development located at the former Jackie Robinson Middle School.

World-renowned composer’s piece created just for MHSA set for Saturday world premiere

100 singers, instrumentalists to perform piece Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at Marquette’s Varsity Theatre MILWAUKEE – One hundred student musicians from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts will perform Saturday in the world premiere of a piece composed especially for the school by world-renowned composer Geoffrey Gordon. The performance of […]

iPads enhance learning

Byron Kilbourn School second-graders recently received a set of iPads, which will be used to supplement their class work in reading and math. Kilbourn teacher Ms. Ochonogor helped the students get set up on the iPads, which were purchased with Title I funds. Kilbourn principal Lolita Patrick said the students were engaged and excited about […]

MPS employees donate generously

A hearty thank you to all of the MPS employees who contributed to the UPAF/Visions campaign. Together we raised nearly $30,000. A special thank you to those employees who designated their donations for the MPS Foundation, which supports arts programs across the district.