2014-15 School Calendar and Supply List

The Milwaukee Public Schools has posted the 2014-15 School Calendar and Supply List for students on the portal. Please click here! … [Continue Reading]

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Goodwill Pack’er Up Drive – Another Success!

  A huge "Thank You!" to all the families who donated to our 2nd annual Goodwill Pack'er Up donation drive. We were able to collect over 4,000 items for families in Southeastern WI. Unfortunately, we did not win the school visit from the legendary … [Continue Reading]

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GE Foundation- Partners with Whitman!

Targeting 185 Milwaukee Public Schools and serving 81,000 Students; The GE Foundation is Developing Futures in Education with Whitman Elementary. Here are just a few statistics that drive their motivation for change: In 2009, U.S. students ranked … [Continue Reading]

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Whitman School Honored at Awards Ceremony

“Schools which help students succeed deserve to be recognized,” ~Superintendent Dr. Gregory E. Thornton. MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers announced 167 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for the 2013-14 academic year, an … [Continue Reading]

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Whitman Report Card- Closing the Gap!

The Principal and Staff continue to strive at making Walt Whitman Elementary one of the best schools in MPS.  This latest accolade recognizes Whitman in a trend of award winning progress that has Mrs. Sally Schumacher-Stefanovic cheering on her … [Continue Reading]

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Whitman named PBIS School of Distinction

Schools recognized as Wisconsin PBIS Network Schools of Distinction are: Sustaining fidelity implementation of critical elements of tier 1/universal PBIS (as demonstrated by a minimum of two consecutive years of Benchmarks of Quality … [Continue Reading]

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Whitman named School of Recognition

The state Department of Public Instruction is honoring more MPS schools as Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition this year for successfully educating students from low-income families. Whitman was named a School of Recognition as a "Beating the … [Continue Reading]

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A Wish for a Happy and Safe Summer – School Resumes Tuesday, Sept. 2nd!

Summer SandSummer is a time for relaxing, vacations,  popsicles, and water fun! However, don’t let your child(ren) suffer from the dreaded “Brain Drain” that occurs each Summer. The Milwaukee Public Library system has a Summer reading program with many different incentives. Don’t forget to read each day this Summer for at least 20 minutes!

Here are 10 awesomely fun AND EDUCATIONAL things your family can do together this Summer for FREE!

1. The Milwaukee Art Museum is free everyday for kids under 12 and free every first Thursday of the month for kids and adults.

2. The Urban Ecology Center has free animal feeding at their Riverside and Menomonee Valley locations every Saturday.

3. Artists Working In Education has an art bus that travels to Milwaukee parks for free art activities.

4. The Mitchell Park Domes are free 9am – 12pm every Monday for Milwaukee county residents.

5. Havenwoods State Forest offers many free family programs in the summer.

6. Farmers’ Markets throughout the area have great food and family fun!

7. The Milwaukee Public Museum is free on Mondays with proof of Milwaukee County residency.

8. Summerfest Kids Day: Tuesday, July 1! Sentry Foods and Dean’s Milk & Ice Cream Children’s Fest Day with TODAY’S TMJ4, noon until 3 p.m. All patrons will be admitted free. Spend a fun-filled day with the family enjoying Children’s Fest activities, including the Map of Fun and Family Ticket Package giveaway contest. Select food vendors will also offer discounts on food and beverage items.

9. The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is free the 3rd Thurday of each month from 5pm-8pm with themed events!

10.  The Milwaukee Recreation Department has free playground activities at various locations throughout the city starting June 23rd.