Archives for June 2013

Approved MPS budget brings 45 more art, music, physical education, librarian positions into schools

Builds upon boost in place for 2012-13; Board approved 2013-14 spending plan Tuesday night MILWAUKEE – The 2013-14 Milwaukee Public Schools budget approved Tuesday night continues to invest in classrooms and will bring 45 additional art, music and physical education teacher and librarian positions into MPS schools. Art will see the biggest boost between 2012-13 […]

More MPS schools – 78 this year – honored for successfully reinforcing positive behavior

Up from 50 last year; schools using model to improve climate MILWAUKEE – More MPS schools are being honored for successfully reinforcing positive behavior to improve school climate and reduce classroom disruption. Seventy-eight MPS schools were just named Schools of Distinction or Schools of Merit, up from 50 the prior school year, by the Wisconsin […]

Burdick students excel at math competition

A.E. Burdick School seventh graders took second place in the Thomas J. Glyzewski Math Meet at St. Thomas More High School in April. Seventh and eighth graders from 15 public and private schools participated. In addition to the second-place team (pictured here), four seventh graders also placed in the top 10 in the individual competition. […]

MPS drum lines open Chill on the Hill

The 2013 Chill on the Hill music series premiered in Bay View’s Humboldt Park this week with performances by drum lines from Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts and Bay View Middle and High School. At the end of the high school performance, all three drum lines took to the stage for a rollicking rendition […]

Bradley Tech, King, Arts students finish in national top 12, 30 and 85 at speech/debate tournament

Students from MPS’ Ronald Reagan College Prep advance to NCFL tournament for first time MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools students finished in the national top 12, national top 30 and national top 85 in their respective events over the Memorial Day weekend at the National Catholic Forensic League tournament in Philadelphia. Jhamalia Williams-Perry, a student […]

Principal sticks to his promise

Rogers Street Academy Principal Mr. Cruz made a deal with his students in January: If their attendance rate was 95 percent or better through the end of the year, they could duct tape him to the school flagpole. The students won the challenge and this week nearly 330 of them participated in this fun event.