August 2020 Newsletter
MAS Plan for Fall 2020
In a recent survey, 45% of MAS families reported that they have suffered partial or complete job loss during COVID-19. Like this statistic shows, our community is facing challenging times. Yet, we will continue to support our MAS students and families. Our virtual learning plan will provide both safety and academic success for our scholars this upcoming fall school year.
Summer School Updates!
We want to congratulate our phenomenal students for completing virtual summer school! Our five-week Summer program provided four hours of daily instruction to our 3rd-6th grade scholars. Outside of reading, each scholar spent 25 hours in virtual discourse, applying literary themes like grief, injustice and differences to understand the challenging times of 2020. Our 4th graders truly rocked the math programming and logged 101 minutes a week on DreamBox Math Supplemental Learning! Virtual summer school continued our students’ academic growth and helped them reach their long-term goals. Thank you to our summer school partners, City Forward Collective & the National Summer School Initiative.
Award Winning Staff
We are honored to announce that the following teachers pictured left to right, Ms. Ghee (8th Grade Science), Ms. Richards (1st Grade Math & Science) and Mr. Stallworth (HS SPED), were recognized as Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators (MMABSE) Teacher of the Year Honorees.

We are also extremely proud of Ms. Shamieka Glaude, our 8 th  Grade Math Teacher, last picture on the right, for winning the Center for Urban Education Ministrie s  Neubauer Prize. We celebrate these recognitions and thank our teachers for their daily commitment to loving our students and teaching excellence here at MAS.

MAS Butterfly Garden
MAS built a butterfly garden to get our kids outside! Thanks to the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee , MAS became one of five schools and organizations to receive a financial award for the urban agriculture initiative through the US Environmental Protection Agency . In our MAS butterfly garden, butterflies and bees will pollinate over 900 native Wisconsin prairie plants. This space will provide an opportunity for scholars to learn about native Wisconsin plants and pollination. We are so grateful for this unique opportunity to showcase urban ecology on our school grounds.
Thank you 2019 Gala Celestial Sponsors!