Archives for January 2014

MPS schools take top spots at Future City competition

A team from MPS’ Fernwood Montessori School won the regional Future City Competition at MSOE last weekend while the team from Golda Meir School took second place. After placing second last year, Fernwood’s winning team, Calatori, will compete in the national DiscoverE’s Future City National Competition, Feb. 15-18. The members of the winning student team […]

MPS’ Milwaukee French Immersion School celebrates 35 years of success Friday

Open house set for Friday, January 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the west-side school MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee French Immersion School, one of MPS’ highly-rated language immersion schools, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this week complete with a pep rally and culminating with an open house Friday. “Milwaukee French Immersion School is one of […]

Montessori Community Summit

MPS’ MacDowell Montessori School will host a Montessori Community Summit, presented by the MPS Montessori Schools on Jan. 25, 12-4 p.m. Current MPS parents and community members are invited to tour MacDowell at the Juneau campus, 6415 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., and see a Montessori classroom in action. Through breakout sessions and presentations, current MPS […]

Devoted MPS teacher awarded for long-standing support of Dr. King celebration program

Surprise event Friday at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts preceded public event on Sunday MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts recognized a teacher Friday for long-standing support of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event — now in its 30th year — through student-oriented programming. Katherine […]

More MPS students going to college as College Access Centers top 5,000 visits

White House puts spotlight on efforts to improve college access for low-income students MILWAUKEE – As President Obama shines the spotlight on getting more low-income students into college, statistics show MPS — a district in which about 80% of students come from low-income families — is already moving in the right direction. The share of […]

Closing the Degree Divide

President Obama is meeting today at the White House with more than 100 college and university presidents to address higher education issues. The summit will focus particularly on increasing college access for low-income students, which is at the heart of the First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to encourage underprivileged students to apply for and attend […]