Archives for May 2013

MPS’ top grads off to Columbia, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Howard, Stanford, U. of Chicago, U. of Wisconsin, Vassar and strong local colleges/universities

Valedictorians, salutatorians among those to be honored Thursday evening by Milwaukee Board of School Directors MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools’ valedictorians and salutatorians from the Class of 2013 are off to strong colleges and universities close to home and across the nation along with the military and the world of work. Post-secondary education destinations for […]

Art In Motion

Students in Morse∗Marshall’s second semester Image Technology art class designed motion backgrounds using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premier Pro. With the talented instruction of Renee Nettesheim, this challenging project required students to understand how to manipulate proportions, envision imagery in virtual space and synchronize movement. Students even took their own initiative to learn deeper level […]

King is King in Track & Field

Rufus King ran away with the top spots in the City Conference track and field meet last week at Casimir Pulaski High School. The King boy’s team finished first with a team score of 169; Riverside High School placed second with 130, followed by Vincent High School, Milwaukee Arts and Washington High School, to finish […]

Students honor soldiers

Fourth-graders at Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School wrote notes of thanks and encouragement to the soldiers serving in Afghanistan in the unit of Wisconsin Commander Michael McBride. Myron Webster, who coordinated the event, is the grandfather of MSIS 4th grader Tangier D., and works at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center with Cmdr. McBride. Mr. […]

Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness

MPS’ Rufus King International School is the only high school in the nation to receive the award MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International School has won ACT’s national College and Career Transition Award for high schools. Rufus King is the only high school in the nation to receive the award, which was announced […]

A letter from the First Lady

A few months ago, John Greenleaf Whittier third-grader Valentina S. sent President and First Lady Obama a personal invite to her house for a traditional Italian dinner. The First Couple were unable to accept the invitation, but Michelle Obama did send a reply thanking Valentina and asked her to keep up the hard work in […]