Milwaukee Public Schools students should get ready to enter the art, speech, and writing competitions that are part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. The program is open to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Winners will be recognized during the virtual celebration on January 17, 2021.
Next year’s celebration will be the 36th annual event hosted in our community. Milwaukee is one of only two cities that have celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. annually since 1984.
Students should begin planning their entries to reflect the theme for 2021: Keep Moving Forward. These words were chosen from King’s address given at Spelman College on April 10, 1960. In their entries, students should reflect on this theme and how it relates to themselves or their families, schools, neighborhoods, or world.
The art, speech, and writing contests are open to students who live in the city of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, or West Bend or are enrolled in a public or private school within the city of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, or West Bend.
Entries in the writing contest must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, November 16, 2020.
Entries in the art and speech contests must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 20, 2020.
To read more about this celebration and to find the complete rules for the art, speech, and writing contests, visit the MLK Birthday Celebration page on the Marcus Performing Arts Center website.
- October 8: Hispanic Culture–Avocados, Cilantro, Garlic, Jalapeño pepper, Lime, Mango, Plantain, Roma tomatoes, White onion
- October 15: European Culture–Eggplant, Garlic, Kiwi, Parsley, Persimmon, Roma tomatoes, Thyme, Yellow bell pepper, Yellow squash, Zucchini
- October 22: Asian Culture–Bok choy, Carrots, Cilantro, Dragon fruit, Fresh coconut, Ginger, Green onions, Purple and green cabbage, Red pepper
- October 29: African American Culture–Cilantro, Collard greens, Garlic, Jalapeño pepper, Lime, Okra, Red onion, Yams, Yellow onion
MPS families can pick up free fresh produce each Thursday in October
During October, Milwaukee Public Schools will offer free weekly produce bags at MPS Stop, Grab, and Go locations. Families are invited to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables!
Produce bags will be provided by the MPS Department of Nutrition Services through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). MPS families can receive a free bag of fresh produce every Thursday during the month of October.
- One produce bag will be provided per family while supplies last.
- Bags will be available during regular meal distribution hours (11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.).
- Families can pick up a produce bag without students being present.
- The FFVP produce bags will Celebrate Culture Through Food. The four cultures being celebrated are Hispanic, European, Asian, and African American.
- Each produce bag will offer fresh fruits and vegetables from around the world, nutrition facts, and ethnic recipes. The items in each bag will vary each week.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is designed to promote healthy eating. Families can support this program by:
- Being a role model for your child and trying new fruits and vegetables together;
- Using the nutrition information in each bag to learn about the produce with your child; and
- Having your child help you make the recipes provided in each bag.
Stop Grab and Go
Stop, Grab & Go Locations
To support students, Milwaukee Public Schools will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch at the Stop, Grab & Go locations listed below. Due to guidelines, MPS is no longer able to provide meals to adults. MPS provides the meals free of charge to all enrolled MPS students or anyone in the community under the age of 18. Meals can be picked up at any Stop, Grab & Go location.
An MPS student and/or family member needs to provide the following information to pick up a meal:
- Student’s first and last name or student ID number
- Student’s school name
- Student’s grade level
A non-MPS student under the age of 18 and/or family member must provide the following information to pick up a meal:
- Indicate the meal is for someone under the age of 18
- Individual’s enrolled school
Special Dietary Needs Meal Requests
MPS provides meals for students with special dietary needs and religious restrictions. If you need a specialized meal for a student that has a food allergy or intolerance, texture modified diet, special diet (i.e. renal diet), or religious restriction, please complete the form below a minimum of two (2) days in advance before the date you would like to pick up the student’s meal at an MPS Stop, Grab, and Go location.
Milwaukee Public Schools wants to understand how we can best support student learning and family needs. We also want families to know about opportunities to offer input to schools and the district. Your opinions are important to us!
As we navigate virtual learning and we anticipate ongoing changes, family opinions are more important than ever. The best way to help us serve students is to take part in our survey as soon as possible.
Please complete our Family Interest Survey to help us understand your needs. The survey takes about 10 minutes and will remain open until October 31, 2020.
Access the survey at Family Interest Survey 2020.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Hayes Bilingual PBIS Spirit Week 2020
Semana de orgullo escolar
lunes, 14 de septiembre
Monday, September 14th
Día de pijama
martes, 15 de septiembre
Tuesday, September 15th
Día del color de clase
Class Color Day
miércoles, 16 de septiembre
Wednesday, September 16th
Día del sombrero loco, cabello loco, y/o ropa mal combinada
Wacky Hair or Hat
jueves, 17 de septiembre
Thursday, September 17th
Día del orgullo de Hayes
Hayes Spirit Day
viernes, 18 de septiembre
Friday, September 18th
Día de los deportes