Archives for March 2014

MPS students encouraged to apply for MPS Public Scholars scholarship

Milwaukee Public Schools students are invited to apply for an MPS Public Scholars college scholarship, an honor that provides selected graduates with a $5,000 scholarship to attend a public college or university in the state of Wisconsin. Scholarships may be renewed for up to three years pending successful completion of renewal criteria and availability of […]

World-renowned Morehouse College Glee Club coming to Milwaukee

Morehouse partners with Milwaukee Public Schools for Wisconsin Scholars Program MILWAUKEE – Morehouse College’s world-renowned Glee Club is coming to Milwaukee March 20 as part of the college’s Wisconsin Scholars Program in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools. Fifteen young men from Wisconsin are currently attending Morehouse as part of the program, which was founded in […]

Congratulations Rufus King Generals on a great run!

Milwaukee Public Schools congratulates the Rufus King Generals boys basketball team! The Generals made it to the Division 1 state semifinals, falling to Germantown 77-60 after topping then-undefeated Brookfield Central in overtime and Racine Case in double overtime. Congratulations once again to the Generals players, Coach Jim Gosz, the Rufus King school family and all […]

Dozens of students sleep outside for a good cause during 14th Box City at MPS’ Riverside University H.S.

Photo gallery appears below MILWAUKEE – For the 14th year, students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Riverside University High School are set to sleep outside to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and raise awareness about homelessness. This year’s student-led “Box City” begins tonight — the night of Thursday, March 13 — with dozens of students participating. […]

MPS Board Pres. Bonds offers comments on resignation of Supt. Thornton

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds offered comments on the resignation of Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton, which was submitted Wednesday afternoon. “I’m grateful for Dr. Thornton’s outstanding service to this community,” President Bonds said. “He created a solid foundation on which to build. I want to thank him personally […]

Sendoff set as MPS’ Rufus King Generals boys basketball team heads for state

Pep rally to be held Thursday, March 13 at 8:15 a.m. before Friday game MILWAUKEE – The five-time state champion boys basketball team from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International School – High School Campus will be shooting for a sixth title this weekend as the team heads to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) […]