Archives for January 2014

MPS’ Hamilton senior Kevon Looney named a McDonald’s All American

Honor student, basketball standout is 2nd player to win the honor in MPS history; 6th ever in Wisconsin MILWAUKEE – Kevon Looney, a senior honor student and basketball standout at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Alexander Hamilton High School, has been named a 2014 McDonald’s All American, an honor given to just 48 boys and girls players […]

100+ schools – including options exclusive to MPS – to be showcased at Enrollment Fair

Strong neighborhood, arts, CTE, IB, language immersion and Montessori schools on display for those looking for a new school for next year or coming years MILWAUKEE – Families looking for a new school for the fall – or perhaps a middle or high school in the years to come – can meet staff and learn […]

Doerfler 1st graders win MLK contest

The first grade students in Room 109 at Doerfler School wrote the winning entry for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. K-1 group project writing contest. Their book, entitled “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream: A Nonviolence Handbook,” incorporates Dr. King’s ideals and the students’ ideas for applying his dream in their own lives. The […]

MPS aquaponics programming expanding thanks to $98,000 from AT&T, NEA Foundation

Funding will expand program in Milwaukee to 5 new schools; Farming project grows students’ interest in STEM; photo gallery below MILWAUKEE — AT&T and the NEA Foundation are teaming up to increase low-income students’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education by supporting Milwaukee Public Schools’ Urban Schools Aquaponics initiative through a two-year […]

MPS to be closed January 27, 28

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools will be closed Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28 due to extremely cold weather conditions.  Staff previously designated as essential should still report. Dr. Gregory E. Thornton, superintendent of schools, made the decision after consulting with local experts about the forecast and dangerous weather conditions. “The safety of our […]

Parents invited to see Montessori in action Saturday at MPS Montessori Summit

Set for MacDowell Montessori School, 6415 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Jan. 25, 12-4 p.m. MILWAUKEE – Parents and others curious about the Montessori method of education are invited to see a Montessori classroom in action and learn more about the approach through presentations and breakout sessions Saturday at the MPS Montessori Summit. The summit is […]