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Dear MPS Community,

We are off to a great start to our school year! I feel the excitement and the positive energy as I visit our schools and see the hard work our teachers and students are engaged in. Please take a moment to see some highlights from this past week and learn a little more about our upcoming ProStart gala which will support our new culinary arts program.

Thank you for your continued support. Your efforts make me MPS Proud!

Best, 
 
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Darienne B. Driver, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Join Us for the ProStart Gala

ProStart 
There's still time to support MPS ProStart culinary arts students at our ProStart gala, Entree to Excellence. Generously sponsored by Bartolotta Restaurants, all proceeds raised help purchase new equipment.

You can make a donation on the MPS Foundation website.  
New! Dual Language Montessori program in MPS

montessori student
Milwaukee Public Schools is launching the first ever dual language Montessori program in Wisconsin! Three- and four-year old students will be accepted beginning next year and the program will grow a grade each year to 8th grade. Students will be proficient in English and Spanish.

Get more details on the program and on upcoming information sessions .
Turnaround Arts celebration puts MPS center stage
 
Turnaround Artist Valerie June gets a hug from a Lancaster Student
Students at Dr. King, Jr., Lancaster, Roosevelt and Sherman met their Turnaround Arts mentors last week at school wide celebrations. These nationally-known artists - singer/songwriter Valerie June, poet Jacqueline Suskin, photographer Johnny Nunez and soprano Larisa Martinez - will spend the next two years using the arts to improve student outcomes.

Watch Valerie June sing with Lancaster students.
Milwaukee Brewers partner with Milwaukee Public Schools
 
Milwaukee Brewers at Allen-Field
Two Milwaukee Brewers players and one coach visited MPS' Allen-Field School this week as part of an ongoing community outreach partnership with the district.

The players - Martín Maldonado and Jhan Marinez - along with infield and first base coach Carlos Subero spoke with third and fourth grade bilingual students, stressing the importance of staying in school.
It's as easy as 1-2-3

GE volunteers
MPS is proud to announce our new Adopt-A-School program. The Adopt-A-School program helps improve outcomes for students by creating ongoing, meaningful relationships between schools and businesses and community organizations. The program is customized to meet the needs of the organization and the school.
 
Contact us at partners@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
for more information.