Archives for September 2013

A Bucks Surprise

Milwaukee Bucks rookies Giannis Antetokoounmpo and Nate Wolters surprised some MPS students on Wednesday when they showed up with Bucks mascot Bango to hand out school supplies. The Bucks visited Carver Academy, Cass Street School and Siefert Elementary as part of the organization’s annual Back-to-School Distribution. Bango later jumped in to take some calls in […]

Renowned opera singers to address students at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts

Part of nationwide ‘HistoryMakers’ program featuring prominent black Americans encouraging students to commit to education MILWAUKEE – Renowned opera singers Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon will address students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts Friday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to connect prominent black leaders with students. The husband-and-wife […]

Board takes action regarding former Dover, Malcolm X sites

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted Thursday night to take the following action: The Board agreed to enter into negotiations with 2760 Holdings, LLC for the purchase of the property at 2760 North First Street (Malcolm X Academy). 2760 Holdings has 90 days to negotiate terms of a sale. The Board authorized the administration […]

Open houses begin this week for many MPS middle and high schools

MILWAUKEE – Dozens of open houses, information sessions, testing days and auditions are getting underway for many of Milwaukee Public Schools’ middle and high schools. MPS offers strong options for middle and high schools, ranging from traditional programs to arts specialty schools; a technology/communication specialty school; gifted and talented schools; a language immersion school; International […]

National GEAR UP Week

Milwaukee Public Schools is celebrating National GEAR UP Week with activities that encourage students to start – and continue – thinking about college. Throughout the week, students have been exposed to college experiences and opportunities by their teachers and MPS TEAM GEAR UP program coordinators and asked to formally commit to the TEAM GEAR UP […]

New MPS Rufus King, Riverside high school principals coming back to familiar places

Jennifer Smith is a graduate of King; Michael Harris is a Riverside grad MILWAUKEE – Jennifer Smith and Michael Harris may be new to their principal posts, but they are not strangers to the schools they are serving. The new principals at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International School – High School Campus and Riverside […]