Herr Piwek named Foreign Language Teacher of the Year 2015

The Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers named Milwaukee German Immersion School fourth grade teacher Sigurd Piwek its Teacher of the Year. The association describes Piwek as “a leader in world language … [Continue Reading]

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MGIS students are super excited about the arrival of a variety of new books.  Through the generous support from the German “Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen” (Central Agency for Schools Abroad)  MGIS received a … [Continue Reading]

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Universal Screening Process Grades 3-5

Students will participate in the universal screening process using STAR™ Assessments from Renaissance Learning to help schools determine whether each student is likely to meet, not meet, or exceed academic benchmarks in … [Continue Reading]

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Today, veteran and new MGIS staff members attended the gathering of over 9,000 staff at the first ever MPS Pep Rally to celebrate the upcoming school year of 2015-16.  There were drum lines and cheerleaders at the UWM Panther … [Continue Reading]

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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteering at Milwaukee German Immersion School Our volunteers help MGIS run smoothly and safely. Volunteering is a wonderful way to get to know other parents, MGIS teachers and staff and your child’s friends. Many of the … [Continue Reading]

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Herzlich Willkommen!

Milwaukee German Immersion School is a 4-year old kindergarten through grade 5 elementary school founded by Milwaukee Public Schools in 1977.  We serve as a city-wide school to attract children from all parts of Milwaukee with our innovative total language immersion program.


M.G.I.S. provides English-speaking pupils the opportunity to learn German in a school where it is the primary language of instruction. Children receive reading instruction in English beginning in second grade. Honors include U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Children are accepted only in kindergarten and first grade. Contact the principal regarding applications for grades 2-5.

Recently, MGIS was chosen to be a partner school of the PASCH initiative.  PASCH stands for the “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative. It is a global network of some 1500 schools that place a high value on German.


For more info about the PASCH initiative, please see here.