Archives for November 2013

Doughnuts with Dad

81st Street School hosted a “Doughnuts with Dads” event last week to give fathers a chance to meet Principal Cox and show support for their children’s education. Nearly 40 dads attended the event, which was held just before the start of American Education Week. The school will hold a similar event for moms in December.

MPS educators honored

In honor of American Education Week, the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association and Milwaukee Public Schools hosted an “Educator for a Day” at Greenfield Bilingual School this morning. As part of the event, local artist Tia Richardson and MPS Director Claire Zautke were among those paired with mentor educators from the school. MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton […]

Pulaski teacher honored

Pulaski business teacher Mauricio Garzon has been recognized by the High School of Business organization for his dedication to building the HSOB program at Pulaski. Now in its second year, the HSOB program is for students who want to study business in college, and particularly those who plan on pursuing an MBA or own their own business. “Our goal […]

Neighbors, educators invited to meeting about MPS’ proposal for an innovative, first-in-region teacher housing facility

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools is inviting neighbors and educators to a Tuesday, Nov. 19 meeting to share input on the district’s Request for Proposals to redevelop the former Dover Street School in the city’s Bay View neighborhood into an innovative, first-in-the-region teacher housing facility. In February, Teachtown MKE, a collaboration created to support and […]

Week of Warmth

The Milwaukee Fire Department will deliver coats to nearly 4,000 students in nine MPS schools this week. This morning, MFD Assistant Chief Gerald Washington and MFD union president Dave Seager joined MPS Board of School Directors Larry Miller and Mark Sain to kick off the “Week of Warmth” with a delivery of coats to students […]

Student-run talent show set to take the stage Friday evening at MPS’ Highland Community School

Media Contact: Leana Nakielski | 414-342-1412 ext.109 | Lnakielski@highlandcommunityschool.org MILWAUKEE – In 2012, staff at Highland Community School had a peculiar idea for their elementary student talent show: hang gym parachutes from the gym ceiling, string up LED lights with a curtain, and allow the students to perform all kinds of original talents in wacky costumes. The result […]