School, Community, and Family Partnerships can help make a brighter future for our students!
At Bradley Tech we believe that real success takes place when school, community, and family partnerships come together to help provide the best environment and education possible for our students. We want to provide you with as many resources as you need to help improve family life and your student’s high school experience here at Bradley Tech. Whether it be where to find discounted prom attire to what you need to be college or career ready after high school. Our parent center is located in the main office and has a computer available for use anytime during the hours of 8:00am-2:30pm. Use our computer to look up resources, job opportunities, enroll your students, and more. Printing is free and available.
COME TO PARENT EVENTS/WORKSHOPS AND GET MONEY TAKEN OFF YOUR STUDENT FEES (amount TBD each year)! From a lost student ID to not returning a book, student fees can add up fast. Don’t be stuck with a huge bill towards the end of the year, keep it maintained or low by continuing to attend parent events/workshops that are hosted by the Parent Center. All you have to do is sign in when you attend and we will take care of the rest. Pay attention to the automated messages, parent newsletters, and the school website for upcoming events/workshops.
Community School Garden
Bradley Tech started a community school garden during 2013-2014 school year. Although off to a slow start the garden is on its way to becoming a great addition to our school and community. During the 2014-2015 school year, Tech partnered up with Vieau Elementary, Arts at Large, Core, the Boys and Girls Club, and others to help create community partnerships that will help make the garden project a success. All produce grown in the garden is donated to the Hope House Food Pantry, recently changed to the Friedens Pantry, to help provide fresh produce to those in our community. Each year our partnerships are continuing to grow and the neighborhood is becoming more aware of some of the things we do here at Tech and at Vieau.
If you are interested in helping out in the garden please contact the parent coordinator to get you set up. Anyone can volunteer!
Bradley Tech School Governance Council
Every school has a School Governance Council that enables parents, staff, students, and the community to work together in facilitating quality educational plans that engender continuous improvement of student achievement. The purpose of Bradley Tech’s School Governance Council is to work together in providing continued analysis and improvement of public school policies, curriculum, school improvement plan goals, and general student wellbeing.
Chair: Mr. McAdoo
Vice-Chair: Ms. Jacobs-Dawson
Recording Secretary: Ms. Gonzalez
Corresponding Secretary: Ms. Heebsh,
Contact Ms. Heebsh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about Bradley Tech’s SGC or if you have items to be added to an upcoming agenda.
Scheduled meetings: 6:00 pm, Wednesdays, October 21, 2015, November 18, 2015, December 16, 2015, January 20, 2016, February 17, 2016, March 16, 2016, April 20, 2016, and May 18, 2016.
Important Announcement from the Hunger Task Force about the FoodShare Program in Wisconsin: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest nutrition assistance program administered by the federal government. Wisconsin calls the program FoodShare and is our first line of defense against hunger. Qualifying of FoodShare requires meeting income, asset and expense tests that must be proven by the applicant. The applicant must be unemployed, underemployed, work for low wages, or subsist on Social Security income or a small pension. FoodShare cannot be used to buy alcohol, cigarettes, medicine, pet food, toiletries, hot foods, prepared food items, or fast food.
The costs of running the FoodShare Program are split 50/50 between the federal and state government. Starting April 1, 2015 the State of Wisconsin will make radical changes to the FoodShare Program in terms of requirements for being eligible to receive these benefits. The Food Stamp Employment and Training Program (FSET) requires all “able-bodied” adults, ages 18-49 to work 80 hours per month in order to receive their benefits and will be able to receive FoodShare for 90 days in any 36-month period.
Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD) are: between the ages of 18-49, able to work, not residing in a household with a child under the age of 18 (regardless of the individual’s relationship to the child, whether the child is included in the individual’s FoodShare assistance group, or the child’s FoodShare eligibility status), and are not pregnant.
Exemptions from work requirements include ABAWD who are: Receiving temporary or permanent disability benefits from the government or a private source; Mentally or physically unable to work, as determined by the Income Maintenance Agency; Verified as unable to work by a statement from a health care professional or social worker; Responsible for the care of a child under age 6 or caring for an incapacitated person, either of which live outside the home; Receiving Unemployment Compensation (UC), or has applied for UC and is complying with UC work requirements; Regularly participating in an alcohol or other drug addiction (AODA) treatment or rehabilitation program; A student of higher education and is otherwise eligible for FoodShare benefits; and Meeting the ABAWD work requirement.
For more information visit www.hungertaskforce.org or call 414-777-0483 or email email@example.com
Student Recruitment Specialist “Spend Your Summer Building Milwaukee Schools” The Center for Teaching, Learning and Public Education is hiring up to 14 dedicated canvassers. Canvassers should have a strong interest in education in order to provide social justice for Milwaukee’s children and help build Milwaukee Public Schools. Canvassers will go door to door in targeted Milwaukee neighborhoods for 20 hours/week from May through September 18th. The anticipated start date is May 18th at 4:00p.m. The goal of the canvassers is to successfully engage parents about the advantages of sending their children to MPS schools.
Pay is $13.00-$15.00 per hour
Must be available on week days from 3:30-8:00p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00-2:00p.m. If interested please contact your parent coordinator for an application or call 414-259-1990.