With the purchase of two Milwaukee Public School sites, Milwaukee College Preparatory School now has three locations in underserved city communities, which will serve about 1,500 students. Principal Robert Rauh talked to reporter Kenya Evans about the changes taking place in Lindsay Heights.
Admission Possible Milwaukee, which partners with area high schools, helps students get into college and succeed.
When Charles Brown, director of youth programs for Journey House, started a youth football program six years ago, he envisioned an activity that would keep youth between the ages of 6 and 14 off the streets and teach them life and character development skills. A few weeks ago, the Journey House Packers took to the practice field as the reigning division champions.
Clarke Street School, Grant Elementary School and the Manitoba School will get new principals this fall.
Gwen T. Jackson Early Childhood and Elementary School, Hopkins-Lloyd Community School and North Division High School will all get new principals this fall.
The Albert E. Kagel Elementary School, 1210 West Mineral St., near Clarke Square, will have a new principal next fall.
Brown Street Academy principal Ava Morris wanted her students to have a variety of experiences that they might not otherwise have access to. The school lost its part-time art teacher in 2009, so when Morris heard about Arts@Large from a colleague, she jumped at the opportunity. The organization pairs diverse visual, literary, performing and multimedia artist educators with students for a three-year period.
More than 40 children, parents, teachers and community members filled the Hopkins Street School gymnasium for the first annual Academic Olympics in Lindsay Heights recently.
When Marie Davis, now 13 years old, started at Wings Academy in third grade, she could barely read a sentence, according to her mother, Robin Davis. But by the end of the school year, she was able to read Green Eggs and Ham from beginning to end.
Third-graders from five schools located in Lindsay Heights competed in the first-ever Academic Olympics at Hopkins Street School on Saturday, June 4.