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 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’ Jill Hewitt ‘clings to stranger, prevents him from jumping off bridge’

Milwaukee Public Schools special education administrator Jill Hewitt likely helped save the life of a man she spotted on a bridge fence high above I-94 Sunday. After seeing him, Hewitt, MPS’ Northwest Regional Coordinator for Specialized Services, went up to the bridge. She held onto the man, told him she loved him and shared stories […]

MPS administrator named ‘Outstanding Educational Administrator of the Year’ by Civic Music Association

The Civic Music Association has named Tonya Adair, principal at MPS’ Washington High School of Information Technology, its 2014 ‘Outstanding Educational Administrator of the Year.’ The honor is given annually to educational administrators who have “shown outstanding support for music education and teachers of music.” Tonya C. Adair, M.Ed. is Principal at Washington High School of […]

Jump Rope for Heart

Students at MPS’ James W. Riley Elementary School raised about $2,000 to combat heart disease and stroke through Jump Rope for Heart, the international charitable event that started right here at Milwaukee Public Schools in 1978. Read more here. The $2,000 total is about four times as much money as the school had ever raised […]

Lunch with Officer Anderson

The cafeteria at Manitoba School recently welcomed a special visitor for lunch: School Resource Officer Kai Anderson from the Milwaukee Police Department’s District 6. Officer Anderson strives to participate in activities which result in positive engagement with students, which is why he brought his bag lunch to school! Officer Anderson enjoyed sharing his lunch with […]

Show of sportsmanship

Mouhamed Fall, a wrestler at MPS’ Bradley Tech High School, didn’t take the state title last weekend, but he was a winner in the eyes of many who watched him wrestle in the 152-pound finals. After losing to Sun Prairie wrestler Jared Scharenbrock in the finals, Mouhamed didn’t wait for the referee to raise his […]