Access MPS Online Learning

Help your child keep learning! With schools closed due to coronavirus, it’s important for students to learn while at home. MPS will be closed for at least three weeks of regular class time.

MPS is currently offering instructional learning materials at all 20 “Stop, Grab, and Go” locations along with packaged meals for students. Learn more about this program on the MPS COVID-19 Update page. These instructional materials are filled with activities to support and enrich learning during the extended closure.

Students and families can also access a number of online resources selected by the MPS Office of Academics. Online access to websites for enrichment in reading, writing, math, science, and more for all grade levels are provided below.

Accessing the Student Toolbox

Step 1: Click Student Toolbox from the MPS webpage OR Go to clever.com/in/milwaukee.

Step 2: Click ‘Log in with Google’ (Use your MPS Google login).

Students first will be asked for their Google login. Students should enter their S# followed by @milwaukee.k12.wi.us; for example, s1234567@milwaukee.k12.wi.us.

Students then will be asked to enter their password. Students should enter their date of birth in the format of mm/dd/yy; for example, 03/10/05.

Step 3: Select a program and start learning!

State Report Card

Please check out Riverside’s State Report Card or Riverside’s Detailed Report Card for the 2018-19 school year. State law (Act 55) specifies that annually every public school, including charter schools, and each private school participating in a Choice program is to provide parents with a copy of their school report card and a list of their educational options, including the Special Needs Scholarship Program. A complete report card listing can be found at DPI WI Report Cards

If you need assistance in accessing this information please do not hesitate to contact us at 414-906-4900.

For a list of educational options, please visit: Notice of Educational Options

 

MPS wants your opinion

The vision of Milwaukee Public Schools is to provide an equitable educational environment that is child-centered, supports achievement, and respects and embraces diversity. The district is launching a community survey designed to gather input about important education topics and is seeking the input of students, families, educators, staff and all community members. The results of the district survey will be used to determine how we can strengthen our students’ academic experiences and enrich opportunities for them.

Everyone in the city is encouraged to take the survey and attend a listening session. The survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, can be accessed at mpsmke.com/survey. Survey responses are confidential, and the survey will remain open until September 12, 2019.

MPS encourages attendance at a series of listening sessions designed for the community to provide feedback and help guide MPS in creating a learning community that achieves a vision. Please plan to attend one or more sessions.

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning (WCLL; 1017 N. 12th Street) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Reagan High School (4965 S. 20th Street) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 at North Division High School (1011 W. Center Street) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Vincent High School (7501 N. Granville Road) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For questions regarding this process, please contact MPS at 414-475-8388 or feedback@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Milwaukee Recreation offers free Cool Spots and wading pools to beat the heat as summer temperatures rise.

The hot summer weather took a long time to arrive, but it’s finally here! Now it’s time to cool off and have some summer fun. Milwaukee Recreation offers free Cool Spots and wading pools to give children a break from the heat.

Cool Spots

Cool Spots are for children ages 6 to 17. On days when the temperature is predicted to be 85º or above, or when the City of Milwaukee calls a heat advisory, all Cool Spots will be open. Sprinklers run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through August 9, 2019.

Cool Spot Locations

Benjamin Franklin School, 2308 W. Nash St.
Carmen Playfield, 7320 W. Carmen Ave.
Franklin Square Playfield, 2643 N. 13th St.
Green Bay Avenue Playfield, 3818 N. 8th St.

Wading Pools

For children age 8 and under, wading pools are a great spot for free fun.

Hours: Monday—Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., through August 24, 2019.

Wading Pool Locations

Burnham Playfield, 1755 S. 32nd St.
Enderis Playfield, 2978 N. 72nd St.
Holt Playfield, 1716 W. Holt Ave.
Merrill Playfield, 461 N. 35th St.
Modrzejewski Playfield, 1020 W. Cleveland Ave.
Ohio Playfield, 974 W. Holt Ave.

Congratulations Coach Wags!

Semper Fi AwardRiverside’s Head Football Coach, Patrick Wagner received the 2019 Coach Award from the Marines. Coach Wags was honored during a presentation for scholar athletes. The US Marines Corp Semper Fi Coaches Award is in its eighth year and is presented by the USMC and Glazier to honor coaches who are intentional in their efforts as leaders and who have a lasting impact on their athletes and communities.

Way to go Coach Wags!

 

RoboTigers Win!

Midwest Champions

Midwest Champions!

The students have been working all year learning, problem-solving, designing, building and programing. FIRST Robotics sets the theme of the competition. The 3oth season of FIRST® travelled to the outer limits of the universe in DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE presented by the Boeing Company. Essentially, there are 6 robots on the play field, and the robots are in a three team alliance where they aim to score more points than than the other alliance.  Matches are about 3 minutes long.

Our RoboTigers (Team 2830) took 1st place at the Midwest Regional in Chicago, stamping their ticket to the World Championships in Detroit in April. Four of the past five years, we’ve earned our spot to compete in the world competition.

Great work students!!

  

Modified MPS calendar adjusts for school days lost due to weather closings

Milwaukee Public Schools declared its sixth school closure day this year due to weather on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. To account for all instructional hours required by the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, a number of calendar changes were proposed by MPS. The calendar changes were approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors on February 12.

The calendar changes are designed to minimize the impact on the overall school calendar and to avoid adding school days to the end of the year. Parents should take note of a significant change that makes Tuesday, February 19, an attendance day for all students. Prior to the weather closings, school was not scheduled to be in session on this date.

MPS partnership and charter schools, whose calendars may differ from the MPS calendar, may opt to revise and distribute calendar changes directly to families.

The complete list of adjustments to the remainder of the 2018–19 school year appears below. To download a flyer showing the calendar modifications, visit mpsmke.com/calendar

 

Students in Grades K–8 on the Traditional Calendar

• Beginning Monday, February 25, 2019, five additional instructional minutes will be added to each school day.

• February 19, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• April 2, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• June 13, 2019, formerly a records day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• June 14, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a records day (no student attendance).

 

Students in Grades K–8 on the Early Start Calendar

• Beginning Monday, February 25, 2019, five additional instructional minutes will be added to each school day.

• February 19, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• April 2, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 23, 2019, formerly a records day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 24, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a records day (no student attendance).

 

Students in Grades 9–12 on the Early Start Calendar

• Beginning Monday, February 25, 2019, 12 additional instructional minutes will be added to each school day.

• February 19, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• April 2, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 20, 2019, formerly an exam day, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 21, 2019, formerly an exam day, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 23, 2019, formerly a records day, will be a half-day of student attendance for exams.

• May 24, 2019, formerly a professional development day, will be a half-day of student attendance for exams.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action

 

Staff: In order to view this video while on the MPS network, you will need to visit this link AND login to YouTube (using your MPS Google account) in order to have unrestricted YouTube access.  This can be done by logging in near the top right corner of the YouTube landing page. If you have questions on accessing your MPS Google account, please contact Tech Support at 414-438-3400.

BLM LogoCelebrate National Black Lives Matter Week of Action

Join us for this important week of action! Listen, learn, and add your voice to the narrative that will bring about positive change. Please visit tinyurl.com/BLMWeekofAction to register. All events are free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for all events.

Monday, February 4, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.

  • Examining the Black Lives Matter at School National Demands – Panel Discussion
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School – 3275 N. 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53212

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.

  • Talking Black in America – Movie Screening and Talk-back
  • Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum – 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53206

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.

  • Black Lives Matter Poetry Open Mic Night
  • Rufus King International Middle School – 121 E. Hadley St., Milwaukee, WI 53212

Thursday, February 7, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.

  • MTEA Black Caucus Awards Night and Soup Dinner
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County – 225 W. Vine St., Milwaukee, WI 53212

Friday, February 8, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.

  • MTEA Black Caucus Black Lives Matter Social
  • — Must be 21 or older; Refreshments and food specials available —
  • Skybox Sports – 2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212

 

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