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.

Turning it up

The staff at Dr. G. W. Carver Academy of Math and Science has adopted the theme of “The Extra Degree” for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year. Each Thursday, school staff wears a “212˚” (the boiling point of water) shirt, in reference to the Sam Parker book, which promotes excellence through extra effort. […]

Volunteer Viles

Humboldt Park School sixth-grader Aleaha Thomas nominated her debate coach Mr. Eugene Viles to be featured in the MPS Extra Credit. A former MPS administrator, Mr. Viles coaches debate on a volunteer basis through the Humboldt Park Community Learning Center. “He has gone above and beyond the call of an educator and a coach,” says […]

Community Service Awards

Rufus King senior Chariesse Ellis has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for completing more than 200 hours of community service. Most of Chariesse’s volunteer work was with City on a Hill Milwaukee, which provides social and health services to the city’s homeless and uninsured populations. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who […]

MPS students on college tour blitz

Sixty MPS 8th and 9th graders are in the midst of a week-long college tour that includes Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, Howard University, Spelman College and University of Central Florida. The trip is part of MPS’ extensive college- and career-readiness initiatives and comes one month after the White House education summit that focused on […]

Daddy/Daughter Dance

More than 800 MPS dads and daughters attended the 11th-Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance, held Feb. 15 at North Division High School. The event is organized by Milwaukee Recreation, in partnership with the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative and the Social Development Commission. The evening of dancing included the traditional Cupid Shuffle. Check out the video below!

MPS teacher finds success in Sochi

After finding success on the ice as a speedskating standout in the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics, Jeff Klaiber (pictured, with glasses) has found new success in Sochi. The MPS substitute teacher is the coach of speedskating phenom Emery Lehman, who placed 16th in Saturday’s Men’s 5000 m race at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Klaiber […]