Archives for May 2014

Caldecott winner to read to MPS students, give public lecture as part of Arts @ Large exhibition

Ringgold will visit students at Hampton Elementary, then speak at North Division MILWAUKEE – Internationally acclaimed author and Caldecott Honor Book winner Faith Ringgold will read to students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Hampton Elementary School Thursday and present a free public lecture at MPS’ North Division High School later that evening. At Hampton, Ringgold will […]

May 14 is ‘Kindness Day’ in Milwaukee, thanks to MPS 3rd graders

Thanks to the work of Grade 3 students at Victory School, Mayor Tom Barrett proclaimed May 14, 2014, as ‘Kindness Day’ in the City of Milwaukee. Students proudly display the proclamation which was read at the Common Council meeting Wednesday. Ms. Domagalski’s class has promoted kindness throughout the school and now, throughout the city! Victory K-8 […]

National award for Vocal Jazz Ensemble at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts

Considered one of the top student music competitions in the world MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble has won DownBeat Magazine’s national Student Music Award for Outstanding Performance by a Performing Arts High School Jazz Choir. In its 37th year and considered one of the top student […]

Tonight: “Enchanting. Riveting. Thought-provoking” – Gallery night at MPS’ Reagan HS

MILWAUKEE – The words enchanting, riveting and thought-provoking clearly describe the wide range of artwork that will be showcased at the annual Gallery Night, May 9th, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 pm hosted at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Reagan IB High School. The school is located at 4965 S. 20th Street, Milwaukee 53221. Gallery Night features diverse work […]

MPS teacher, military veteran receives honor

Garry Lawson, longtime teacher and 20-year military veteran, was recognized Tuesday at Keefe Avenue School with the Star Teacher Award from the Department of Defense for Outstanding Leadership in Education. Lawson, who served in Desert Storm, chose to continue to proudly serve as an exemplary educator at Keefe Avenue School after his many years of […]

MPS’ 5- and 6-year graduation rates continue to grow, but more growth still needed

District efforts have yielded growth among students who may have otherwise dropped out; 4-year rate has held steady over the last four years MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ five- and six-year high school graduation rates continue to grow, according to data released by the state Thursday, but further growth is still needed. The growth shows […]