Archives for June 2013

ALBA students plant oak tree

Students at Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes (ALBA) planted an oak tree outside their school earlier this month, replacing a tree that had to be removed last year. The tree planting activity tied in with the school-wide activities that were planned around Earth Day in April, which included a school-wide family recyclable art project […]

Milwaukee Fire Department helps MPS kids stay warm this winter

The Milwaukee Fire Department was out last weekend at intersections around the city collecting money to purchase coats for MPS students in need. This is the second year Professional Firefighters Local 215 participated in the nationwide Operation Warm coats for kids program. Last year, the proceeds went toward the purchase of nearly 1,000 coats for […]

Board pres., supt., mayor, county exec., chief to join community leader Earl Ingram Monday for forum about summer options for youth

MILWAUKEE — Community leader Earl Ingram will host and moderate a forum Monday featuring Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn to discuss positive summer options for youth. The forum is an opportunity for […]

Highland Community School to hold 2nd Bike Walk Eat event Saturday

from our Highland Community School MILWAUKEE — Highland Community School announces its second annual Bike Walk Eat event to be held this Saturday, June 22nd at 9:00am at the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.  The Bike Walk Eat is a community-building event that inspires Highland students and their families to be physically active and eat healthy […]

MPS’ Class of 2013 earns more than $17.7 million in scholarships

Tops last year’s total; ‘Senior Scholars’ honored Friday MILWAUKEE – The seniors of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Class of 2013 have earned more than $17.7 million in scholarships, the district announced Friday at an event honoring MPS’ “Senior Scholars.” The total – $17,791,814 as of May 31 – is expected to grow but already tops the June […]

Agenda-driven, out-of-state group accused of distorting school spending continues effort against Wis. public schools

MPS is committed to financial transparency; won 2013 “A+” Sunshine Review award MILWAUKEE – Education Action Group Foundation, Inc., a Michigan-based pro-voucher group that Wisconsin school districts say has distorted the truth in its reports about public school spending, is continuing its efforts, now focusing on Milwaukee. Given questions raised about EAG’s past work, taxpayers […]