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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-10

This week we offer special thanks and appreciation to the nearly 5,000 educators in Milwaukee Public Schools who give their all in classrooms every day. The 78,500 students in MPS depend on your talents and energy to guide and inspire their work. In turn, our students’ desire to learn inspires you! Thank you for your […]

MPS 8th grader places third in national Civil War essay contest

A Milwaukee Public Schools eighth grade student was awarded third place in a national Civil War essay content through The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Adianna Jackson, who attends U.S. Grant School, examined the nation’s most divisive conflict through letters, speeches, songs, photographs, newspapers, military orders, and other documents, conducting research with primary as […]