Archives for August 2013

Superintendent Thornton’s contract extended by MPS Board

Board extends leadership contracts as district continues reform efforts MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has extended the contract of Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory E. Thornton, Ed.D. through June, 2016. The contract of Board Clerk/Director, Office of Board Governance Lynne Sobczak was also extended for one year, through June 2015. “I am […]

“Tech”ing Care of Business!

In honor of 110 years of Harley-Davidson, we salute the Bradley Tech team that built a bike as part of a unique mentoring program founded by Milwaukee’s Iron Horse Hotel in 2011. A non-profit educational organization, the Iron Horse program BUILD pairs teams of high school students with bike-building mentors in a collective effort to […]

Gov. Walker, State Supt. Evers, Mayor Barrett to join MPS, local and state leaders ‘ringing in’ 2013-14 school year

New year comes with expanded college/career readiness efforts; continued implementation of significant reforms MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers will join Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors along with Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton as well as local and state […]

Sherman’s Back-to-School Bash

Students at William T. Sherman Multicultural Arts School got a head start on the school year at the school’s Back-to-School Bash. Excited students and parents met teachers and other school staff. Neighborhood families also took advantage of the event to enroll their children in the school! Four more Back-to-School Bashes are coming up. Browning and […]

MPS retirees honored for centuries of collective service

Nearly 100 recent MPS retirees and guests attended a reception last night to honor their dedication to Milwaukee Public Schools. The event was held at Boerner Botanical Gardens and hosted by the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens and sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Committee. MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton and MPS Board Director Mark Sain also […]

Run Back to School success!

More than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the Milwaukee Public Schools Run Back to School, the annual community event that leads up to the first day of school, this year on September 3. This year’s School Participation Winner was the Academy of Accelerated Learning with 124 registered participants. The school will receive $1,000 to […]