Archives for February 2014

MPS Board passes plan to improve achievement at persistently low-performing schools

All 48 schools receiving lowest rating on state report card to receive turnaround support; 25 to receive more substantial intervention as Commitment Schools MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Board of School Directors on Thursday night passed a plan to improve academic achievement at Milwaukee Public Schools’ persistently low-performing schools. The plan includes turnaround leadership training and […]

MPS’ high-performing Whitman Elementary School is growing to K-8

Southwest-side school’s expansion continues MPS’ path of strategic facility use MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ Walt Whitman Elementary School, rated “Exceeds Expectations” on its latest state report card, is growing to serve more students after Board action Thursday night. The Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved a plan to grow the school, which currently serves […]

Volunteer Viles

Humboldt Park School sixth-grader Aleaha Thomas nominated her debate coach Mr. Eugene Viles to be featured in the MPS Extra Credit. A former MPS administrator, Mr. Viles coaches debate on a volunteer basis through the Humboldt Park Community Learning Center. “He has gone above and beyond the call of an educator and a coach,” says […]

Senior at MPS’ Rufus King H.S. wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

Chariesse Ellis has provided more than 200 hours of service; comes as MPS adds community service to graduation requirements MILWAUKEE – Chariesse Ellis has committed herself to service. The senior at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International School – High School Campus has spent more than 200 hours helping people through agencies such as City […]

MPS’ Milwaukee German Immersion School breaks records for Jump Rope for Heart fundraising

Photos from $22,000+ check presentation to American Heart Association appear below MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee German Immersion School has raised a record-breaking total – more than $22,000 – for Jump Rope for Heart to battle heart disease and stroke. MGIS’ Jump Rope for Heart fundraising total is the largest any school in Milwaukee […]

Community Service Awards

Rufus King senior Chariesse Ellis has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for completing more than 200 hours of community service. Most of Chariesse’s volunteer work was with City on a Hill Milwaukee, which provides social and health services to the city’s homeless and uninsured populations. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who […]