Extra Credit

Extra Credit is an opportunity to focus on MPS students and staff who go above and beyond to improve opportunities for others. If you know of someone you think should be featured in Extra Credit, please contact callawde@milwaukee.k12.wi.us.

MPS staff roll up their sleeves for a good cause

More than 45 MPS employees participated in the August Blood Drive at MPS Central Services on Thursday, August 7. In addition to 32 return MPS employees donating blood, 16 people signed up as first time donors at the drive. Blood type donations comprised of 5.8% O+, 3.3% O-, 41.9% A+, 9.7% A-, 12.9% B+, 3.2% […]

Going over the edge for Special Olympics

MPS employees successfully raised about $2,000 at the GO OVER THE EDGE for Special Olympics event at Miller Park, Saturday, July 19. Heather Dietzel, of MPS Facilities & Maintenance, and Katie Seitz & Lyndsay Dake, of Milwaukee Recreation, rappelled 90 feet down the side of Miller Park. Several MPS Adaptive Athletics volunteers and MPS Facilities […]

Lynn Greb Obtains CPRE

Lynn Greb, Manager of Operations for Milwaukee Recreation, has successfully obtained the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) level of professionalism by passing the comprehensive and arduous test administered by the National Recreation and Park Association. CPRE establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals. This mastery-level credential focuses on […]

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 […]

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! […]