Archives for May 2014

Work Adds Up to Special Recognition

Congratulations to Beth Schefelker, a MPS Math Leader, who recently received the Distinguished Mathematics Educator Award! The Distinguished Mathematics Educator Award is the most prestigious award the Wisconsin Mathematics Council bestows. The award recognizes individuals with 15 or more years of service in Wisconsin for their exceptional leadership and service to the state’s mathematics education […]

Student-designed wind turbine, remote-controlled surveying robot among 35 student projects on display at MPS STEM Partners Spring Showcase

More projects, more students and more schools participating in this year’s event MILWAUKEE – A growing number of MPS student projects – including a student-designed wind turbine; a 7-foot wind tunnel; and a remote-controlled survey robot – will be on display Tuesday at the MPS STEM Partners Spring Student Showcase. The showcase highlights the work […]

MSL students collaborate on service-learning project for their community

High school students at Milwaukee School of Languages (MSL) collaborated to build a Little Free Library for their community. The project teamed up students from Ms. Loosen’s Writing Lab class with students in Mr. Beason’s Home Repairs class. The Little Free Library was installed in Auer Garden, a small green space north of the MSL parking lot. Using […]

MPS teacher selected to attend Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

Congratulations to Shannon Grant, a teacher at Walt Whitman Elementary teacher, who was selected to attend the 2014 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy! The academy focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. This year’s academy will be held in July in Jersey City, N.J. The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy was launched in 2005 to provide third-through […]

Extra credit: Making a magnificent Music Festival!

Congratulations to Milwaukee Public Schools Music Curriculum Specialist Nancy Bonesho; music department staff including Laura Ramirez, Rachel Ramirez and Debbie Reuter; administrative intern Nick Rechlitz; and all MPS music educators helping put together a magnificent 45th Biennial Music Festival! More than 2,500 students from 80 Milwaukee schools – including 73 MPS schools – took part! […]

7th grade students from U.S. Grant Elementary contribute to providing clean water to Ugandan Community

Students in Ms. Roschke’s seventh grade class at U.S. Grant Elementary completed “The Water Challenge,” which required them to drink only water for two weeks and donate the money they would have spent on other beverages to The Water Project. The students were able to donate $200 to The Water Project to help provide clean […]