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One of only two Gold-designated school districts in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (January 2015) – Milwaukee Public Schools’ employee wellness program earned a Gold designation from the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksite Wellness Program.
MPS is one of only two school districts in Wisconsin to earn the recognition.
The heart association’s Fit-Friendly program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace.
“We are very proud of this designation,” said Tara Witt, MPS employee wellness coordinator. “It’s proof that the employee wellness …
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By Eelisa Jones
Milwaukee Public School’s Three Choice Process enrollment will begin next month.
Parents and guardians will be able to submit their top three school choices for their children at school locations or online (for selected sites) from Feb. 2nd through Feb. 20th.
Milwaukee Public School (MPS) officials announced that parents and guardians have the best chance of enrolling their children in their first-choice schools if their applications are submitted by deadline. Online applications are available at mpsmke.com/enrollmps.
In addition to the traditional public school, many parents and guardians will have the option …
Efforts allow for more resources to be directed to classrooms and students
MILWAUKEE — Decisions by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors to make changes to benefits and other changes have reduced the district’s long-term liability for other post-employment benefits (OPEB) significantly, according to a report presented during the Board’s November meeting.
Since 2007, the OPEB liability has been reduced by a remarkable seventy percent (70%).
“The McKinsey Report, an independent study commissioned by the Governor and Mayor in 2009, highlighted benefit costs to retirees as a significant financial challenge for MPS,” said …
More than 3,500 MPS high school students were be able to meet representatives from dozens of colleges, universities, higher educational resources, apprenticeship programs and career opportunities on Tuesday as Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and district partners host the 8th Annual Fresh Coast Classic College and Resource Fair.
Sponsors of the event include the Mandel Group, Molina Healthcare, MPS, the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, Running Rebels and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM).
“Milwaukee Public Schools and our partners are committed to preparing students for success in college and careers,” MPS Superintendent Dr. …
Funds will strengthen academic, behavioral and mental health supports for students
MILWAUKEE – Students in Milwaukee Public Schools will receive greater academic, behavioral and mental health supports thanks to the district’s successful efforts to help bring in $9.1 million in competitive grants, the district announced this month.
“These grants support and complement the important work taking place in schools every day to prepare students for college and careers and to ensure a strong safety net is in place for our students,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said.
The grants MPS students will benefit …
By Karen Stokes
Dr. Darienne Driver 36, is the first woman and one of the youngest individuals to be named Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).
Driver is the fourth African American superintendent of MPS. She is following Dr. Gregory Thornton who resigned as Superintendent in June to take the position of CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.
She has been working as interim Superintendent since June, but Dr. Darienne Driver began her position as official Superintendent on October 1.
Driver received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
She received a master’s …
Head Start students in Milwaukee received free dental exams Saturday, October 4, at the Marquette Dental School thanks to a cooperative involving Milwaukee Public Schools, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association.
The exams included a cleaning, a complimentary toothbrush and fluoride treatments.
In addition to individualized educational experiences, students received a daily breakfast or snack and lunch along with family resources and opportunities for family involvement.
Saturday’s Head Start Dental Day was highly encouraged for those Head Start families whose children have not yet had their dental …
First permanent female superintendent in the district
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Dr. Michael Bonds issued the following statement on the Board’s hiring of Dr. Darienne Driver as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools effective October 1, 2014. Dr. Driver had been serving as acting superintendent since July 1.
“We are proud to announce the Milwaukee Board of School Directors has appointed Dr. Darienne Driver as the permanent superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.
Dr. Driver will be the first permanent female superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. “Dr. Driver is a visionary, …
MILWAUKEE – 42 MPS schools are rated exceeds expectations, meets expectations or making satisfactory progress in the 2013-14 report cards released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Tuesday.
But the overall report card results, including the district’s report card, underscore the urgency for Milwaukee Public Schools to continue to make needed improvements.
“We have a number of schools that are high achieving or growing in that direction and we want to recognize those schools for their efforts,” MPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said. “But too many schools are not …
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MILWAUKEE – To help ensure a successful start to the educational careers of Milwaukee Public Schools’ youngest students, all 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students attending traditional calendar schools will begin the year on a “staggered start.”
K3 students at MPS’ 81st Street School last school year
The 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students will start on one of three days – September 2, September 3 or September 4 – instead of all starting on September 2, as older students in traditional calendar schools do. And all 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students will have …