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 District Blood Drive

More than 50 MPS employees participated in the 7th Annual Blood Drive at MPS Facilities and Maintenance on Tuesday. In addition to donating blood, 13 people signed up for the national bone marrow registry. The event included a number of celebrity hosts including: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee Wave Soccer players, local radio personalities […]

Thanks, Northwestern Mutual!

Northwestern Mutual has been a great community partner to Milwaukee Public Schools. The company’s employees volunteer in classrooms around the district and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation supports innovative school programs. Recently, Northwestern Mutual donated furniture to the district, allowing for the replacement of decades-old desks, chairs, tables and other items, centrally and to schools, saving […]

Extra Credit: MPS educator named Phy. Ed. Teacher of the Year

MPS’ Fairview School physical education Teacher Michael Beringer was named the elementary Teacher of the Year by Wisconsin Health and Physical Education, a state association. Beringer was honored by WHPE for exciting and motivating students and colleagues to “Move to Learn.” “Healthy students are absolutely better learners,” says Beringer. “I feel that this award is […]

MPS educator publishes article on bullying

An article written by MPS Curriculum Specialist Brett Fuller and two former MPS colleagues was recently featured as the cover story in Strategies – A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. In their research for the article Bully Prevention in the Physical Education Classroom, the trio discovered that 50% of MPS students reported that bullying […]

CATP student teaches sign language and dance

Rufus King junior Lizbeth Lopez-Carillo teaches sign language and dance steps to children at the Nurturing Nook daycare center as a volunteer in the MPS Community Assessment Training Program. Lizbeth uses sign language, gestures, facial expressions, lip reading and keen observation skills in order to communicate. Teachers requested that Lizbeth also share her dance skills […]

Pulaski teacher honored

Pulaski business teacher Mauricio Garzon has been recognized by the High School of Business organization for his dedication to building the HSOB program at Pulaski. Now in its second year, the HSOB program is for students who want to study business in college, and particularly those who plan on pursuing an MBA or own their own business. “Our goal […]