Archives for August 2013

GE volunteers make a difference at MPS

More than 2,000 current and retired General Electric Company volunteers joined together yesterday to paint, clean, organize and landscape the facilities at 15 Milwaukee schools. Now in its 18th year, GE Community Service Day is the largest single-day GE volunteering event in the world. The initiative is an effort to improve their learning environments in […]

Registrations up more than 50% for Saturday’s MPS Run Back to School

Space still available for event that raises funds for youth recreation programs MILWAUKEE – More than 750 runners and walkers have signed up for Saturday’s Milwaukee Public Schools Run Back to School, a sharp increase from the 475 that signed up by this time last year. Online registration is still available for the run/walk, which […]

MPS’ ACT participation continues to grow; district further boosting college/career readiness efforts

Mirroring state average trend, average MPS scores relatively flat over recent years MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools continued to grow students’ ACT participation in 2013, with approximately 89% of the Class of 2013 taking the test up from 85% for the Class of 2012 and 48% for 2009, the last year before the district implemented […]

MPS student wins UW-Madison honor

Rufus King International School incoming senior Adetola Coker was honored as the 2013 female Paul Barrows Winner at the UW-Madison PEOPLE program awards banquet last week. The Paul Barrows Award is given to the top male and female among the PEOPLE “Best of the Best” designees. PEOPLE, which stands for Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for […]

MPS students top PEOPLE field

Earlier this month, 11 MPS students were honored as the Best of the Best in the UW-Madison PEOPLE program. PEOPLE, which stands for Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence, is a pipeline for students of color and low-income students, most of whom will become first-generation college students. The PEOPLE journey prepares students to successfully […]

MPS leaders’ donations add $4,675 for supplies to $50K+ raised by Salvation Army, WISN 12

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools teamed up with the Salvation Army and WISN 12 this week to raise money to purchase school supplies for MPS students. Thanks to many generous Milwaukee-area residents, at least three MPS schools with a significant number of low-income students will receive backpacks full of school supplies for every student. Superintendent […]