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.
About 70 community members, parents and staff from Hopkins Street School succeeded in swaying an MPS board committee to locate a proposed community school at Hopkins rather than nearby Lloyd Street School. The final decision is in the hands of the full school board, which is expected to vote on the matter on March 31.
Community members, teachers and religious leaders are mobilizing to protest the possible closing of Hopkins Street School in Lindsay Heights at the Milwaukee Public School’s Accountability, Finance and Personnel Committee hearing Tuesday. MPS has proposed merging Hopkins and Lloyd Street School at the Lloyd Street site.