Archives for January 2014

Jump Rope for Heart

Thirty-five years ago at Milwaukee’s own Riverside High School, a “rope-a-thon” was held to encourage greater physical activity and support the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. Since 1978, that event has grown into the nationwide phenomenon, Jump Rope for Heart. In 2012, more than 28,000 schools across the country participated, raising more than […]

MPS students excel in MLK Speech Contest

Two MPS students placed first in their divisions in the citywide 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest in December. Golda Meir student Amillia Bell took top honors in the Grades 3-4 category and Alcott’s Ya’Nelyah Lucio won the Grades 5-6 division. Amillia and Ya’Nelyah will be honored along with all winners of […]

Thanks, Northwestern Mutual!

Northwestern Mutual has been a great community partner to Milwaukee Public Schools. The company’s employees volunteer in classrooms around the district and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation supports innovative school programs. Recently, Northwestern Mutual donated furniture to the district, allowing for the replacement of decades-old desks, chairs, tables and other items, centrally and to schools, saving […]

MPS students present to Nobel Prize winner

Approximately 500 students from fifteen schools throughout the state of Wisconsin met last month at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to present their final projects on Snow, a novel written by the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient, Orhan Pamuk. During the conference, students from various backgrounds shared their work, talked about the text and met […]

MPS’ Golda Meir School, rated ‘Exceeds Expectations’ by the state, is expanding into high school

January open house and testing dates set for top-rated gifted and talented school with a limited number of  9th-grade seats available for upcoming year MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ top-rated Golda Meir School, a gifted and talented school graded ‘Exceeds Expectations’ by the state of Wisconsin, is expanding to serve high school students. “We’re excited […]

MPS will be open Wednesday, January 8

Milwaukee Public Schools will be open on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, with classes held as usual for our traditional and IB calendar students. Per their calendar, year-round schools will reopen on January 13, 2014. While Wednesday’s temperatures will be considerably warmer than Monday and Tuesday, it will still be very cold. Please make sure your […]