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Welcome to MPS Insider!
 
History teaches us so much about who we are, where we have been, and what we have learned. Our history is full of men and women who made incredible accomplishments but were never recognized because of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Black History Month is a wonderful time to learn anew about those who blazed trails, broke through barriers, made a statement or labored long and hard - including our own ancestors and neighbors.
 
MPS is well on its way to sending 10,000 students to see the movie Hidden Figures, and I am thrilled that our community is coming together to support this effort. This movie teaches so many things - perhaps most important, that we all have the ability within ourselves to do great things, even though others might not see it.
 
Black History Month is the perfect time to appreciate each other. I am so proud to be part of the rich diversity that makes our district unique.

 
Best, 
 
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Darienne B. Driver, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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Enroll now for 2017-18 school year!

Three-Choice Enrollment is open! Until February 28, families can fill out enrollment applications and select their top three school choices for their children. Enrollment applications may be filled out online, at MPS Central Services, or at any MPS school.

Community enables students to attend film, Hidden Figures  
To inspire students to consider careers in math and science, the MPS Foundation has worked with community partners to finance field trips to the Oscar-nominated movie, Hidden Figures. Marcus Theatres, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, and Lakeside Buses have made significant contributions.

MPS students excel in art, speech and writing contests
Girls at welcome sign

Nearly forty MPS students earned awards in the annual art, speech and writing contests honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's theme was We Shall Overcome. The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts hosted students, parents, teachers and community to listen to participants present their work.

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Approval sought for districtwide school uniforms for 2017-18

A proposal to implement school uniforms throughout MPS will go before the Board of School Directors in February. Uniforms are shown to enhance the learning environment, promote unity, reduce competition and increase safety. A parent survey strongly favored a uniform policy.

Bucks mascot with boys
Midnight Basketball returns 

MPS, the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, Milwaukee Bucks and Running Rebels have announced the return of the Midnight Basketball League for its second year. Young men age 17 to 25 are invited to play and to gain access to community resources and workforce assistance.