Archives for 2014

MPS Board OKs health care changes that maintain commitment to retirees, save up to $6 million per year

Board also approves plans to encourage generic drug use and offer a lower-cost health plan option MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved a plan Thursday night that maintains Milwaukee Public Schools’ health care commitment to retirees while saving the district up to $6 million a year. The Board voted to convert current […]

Students take part in “Be The Spark” program

I was glad to be at Mitchell International Airport today with 7th grade students from MPS’ Victory K-8 School for the Gifted and Talented! They’re the first group of students to take part in “Be The Spark” a collaborative program of the Council of Small Business Executives and Milwaukee Public Schools. This was the first […]

Limited K4 seats still available!

Milwaukee Public Schools’ four-year-old Kindergarten programming provides a solid foundation for lifelong learning – and a limited number of K4 seats are still available! To find a program that fits your family’s needs, we invite you to visit MPS’ District Parent Resource Centers at North Division and South Division high schools, visit MPS Central Services […]

42 MPS schools make the grade on state report cards, but overall results underscore urgency to continue needed improvements

MILWAUKEE – Forty-two MPS schools are rated exceeds expectations, meets expectations or making satisfactory progress in the 2013-14 report cards released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Tuesday. But the overall report card results, including the district’s report card, underscore the urgency for Milwaukee Public Schools to continue to make needed improvements. “We have […]

Doerfler School Students Receive Backpacks Courtesy of Feeding America and Sendik’s

                    Students received backpacks stuffed with school supplies at Doerfler School thanks to the Backpack Buddies partnership with Feeding America and Sendik’s.  The backpacks are stuffed with school supplies that students can take home and use to have a successful year.Students even got to give Backpack […]

MPS students receive backpacks filled with school supplies from Salvation Army

Students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Starms Discovery Learning Center received brand new backpacks filled with school supplies Friday, thanks to the generous support from area donors. The funds were raised by the Salvation Army through a WISN 12 on-air drive and Pack the Bus school supply drive in partnership with Molina Healthcare, WMYX 99.1 The Mix, Walgreen’s and […]