Archives for August 2013

Extra Credit: Makeover at Michigan and 8th

With about 175 gallons of paint, the façade of the MPS building originally called Eighth Street School got a facelift this summer. The oldest MPS building still being used as a school, the building now houses MPS’ Project STAY High School and the New School for Community Service. Diane Colon-Rosado, Project STAY principal and building […]

Free transportation offered to MPS Head Start students this fall for the first time

Seats expected to fill quickly for program with results MILWAUKEE – As the new school year quickly approaches, Milwaukee Public Schools is announcing that the district will provide free transportation for students participating in MPS Head Start, which puts qualifying K3 and K4 students on the path to school success through individualized educational experiences, nutrition […]

Searching for the right school? MPS enrollment fairs/block parties begin Thursday

UPDATE: Photos from Thursday’s event now posted NOTE: Please see the corrected date for Carver’s event below Events come as MPS continues bold reforms, expanded college/career readiness efforts MILWAUKEE – With the traditional school year set to begin in less than a month, Milwaukee Public Schools is offering Milwaukee families still searching for the best […]

Supt. Thornton to dine with year-round students as they start school Monday

UPDATE: Photos from Monday’s event are posted below. MILWAUKEE – The new school year comes a bit earlier for year-round students in Milwaukee Public Schools – and Superintendent Gregory Thornton will celebrate the start of year-round schools Monday, August 5 by joining students for lunch. Dr. Thornton will join administrators and Board members in dining […]

MPS’ biomedical sciences programs benefit from PPG donation

MILWAUKEE – The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to Milwaukee Public Schools to support the biomedical sciences programs in six high schools. The grant was made on behalf of the PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) Oak Creek, Wis., industrial coatings plant and facilitated by Caterpillar, a PPG customer that sponsors programs within the district. “We appreciate PPG’s […]