Troops to Education Veterans & Family Members Career Fair
Serve in a New Way.
Teachers, paraprofessionals, building service helpers, safety assistants and more
Applications will be accepted on-site!
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning
1017 North 12th Street, Milwaukee, WI
0900 to 1300 hours
(Coffee and light refreshments at 0830)
Register today at http://mpsmke.com/troops
MPS plans to seek approval to move forward with one calendar and an early start date. We invite you to learn more about this proposal and to share your thoughts at one of 10 community listening sessions scheduled November 7-30.
Learn more and share your thoughts on our website: http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/News/MPS-plans-to-seek-approval-to-move-forward-with-one-calendar-early-start-date.htm
Catch Up. Keep Up. Get Ready. Join MPS students from across the district every Saturday for Breakfast Club: A Saturday Academy.
Breakfast Club is held each Saturday at Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning (1017 N. 12th Street) and offers students the opportunity to learn from expert staff, study together to prep for AP/IB exams or receive individualized teacher support for their credit recovery.
- Free hot breakfast @ 8:30 a.m.
- AP/IB support sessions with expert staff @ 9 a.m. (courses rotate weekly) OR credit recovery sessions with individualized teacher support @ 9 a.m.
- Free lunch @ noon
- Free transportation (bus tickets are provided at end of session)
- No registration – just stop in!
- For MPS students currently enrolled in AP, IB & Credit Recovery
For more information or to view the current schedule, visit mpsmke.com/breakfastclub.
MILWAUKEE (October 12, 2016) Milwaukee Public Schools is no longer required to participate in the Opportunity Schools and Partnership program, according to a letter released today by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The letter issued today informed MPS it will not have to participate in the program because the district is no longer in the bottom category in the state school report card. Only school districts in the lowest category of the state report card for two consecutive years are required to participate in OSPP.
“While we are energized by the progress we’re making, we still have significant work to do,” said Dr. Driver. “We are working with students, staff and dozens of community partners to better prepare all of our young people for success, particularly at the secondary school level.”
MPS has committed to rethinking high schools by expanding college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes as well as career and technical education offerings. This year, 21 percent of all MPS high school students are taking a college-level class. The district also added more than 350 students to a culinary arts program as it expands career and technical education options.
While the details of the state report card will not be released until next month, MPS’ local STAR assessment data shows growth in student achievement and signs that the district is closing achievement gaps:
- Literacy is improving across all grade levels.
- The number of students on target for proficiency in reading improved last year by two percent.
- Early reading skills increased significantly, with 51 percent of all K5 and 1st grade students on target at the end of the school year compared to only 43 percent on target at the beginning of the school year.
“We are heading in the right direction. Our collective focus as a community must be on working together to support our young people,” said MPS Board President Mark Sain. “If we continue to do the right thing for our students, we will not fail.”
Last year, the Wisconsin Legislature made changes to the school report card to improve transparency and authenticity. That included weighting school performance to account for student poverty rates, student disabilities and the length of time a school has had to influence a student’s academic progress.
Explore your high school options at the MPS Early High School Admissions Information Fair.
Saturday, October 8
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Milwaukee High School of the Arts
2300 West Highland Avenue
Visit mpsmke.com/highschool to see an open house schedule and enroll.
North Division High School students Tatiana Loyd and Qiaira Mathews won 1st place in a national app competition.
Try it out for free on Google Play at http://tinyurl.com/gsfjbqw.
Read more about their accomplishment here.
Go Blue Devils!
Join us! MPS Superintendent Darienne B. Driver, Ed.D. invites you to attend her October Family Forum to learn more about how families can take leadership roles in schools. All MPS families and staff are welcome!
Saturday, October 1, 2016 • 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bradley Tech. High School
700 S. 4th St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
RSVP – mpsmke.com/familyforum
We will have child care available for children ages 3 and up.
Lunch will be provided. Accommodations and interpreting services are available upon request. RSVP today!
Family Forums are full-day events that encourage learning, discussion and collaboration between MPS staff and families. These events are planned in partnership with family representatives from the District Advisory Council and will have a variety of workshops geared toward both families and staff. Additionally, each forum features an opportunity for discussion with the Superintendent around current issues facing MPS.