Dr Driver with student
Welcome to MPS Insider!
 
One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to see MPS students in action. Each time I watch a performance, attend an event, or chat with our youngsters, a concept wells up inside me: potential. Like students everywhere, our young people have intelligence, energy and confidence - all of which add up to potential to grow up to do great things.
 
I am thrilled that MPS has so many ways that our students can develop their potential. Whether academics, sports, music, or leadership, our nearly 77,000 students are all learning and growing in their own way.
 
Please enjoy these highlights. As you read the stories, I hope you will be filled with optimism for Milwaukee as our children reach for their potential.
 
Best, 
 
Dr. Driver Signature
Darienne B. Driver, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Teacher at Rally
Three-Choice Enrollment Fair January 28, 2017

To help families select a school and fill out enrollment forms for the 2017-18 school year, MPS will host its annual Enrollment Fair at Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

LINK TO COME
Children start school
Three-Choice Enrollment opens February 1 to 17, 2017

Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is coming up. It's time for parents to select schools and submit enrollment forms. Help is available and schools welcome inquiries.

Learn more about selecting a school and enrolling your child.
AP telepresence brings access to students across the district 

To improve access to college-level classes, telepresence lets MPS high school students enroll in district AP courses offered in other MPS schools.

Faith-based community offers support to MPS families

Local houses of worship are collaborating and developing a network of resources so families can find help to meet their immediate and long-term needs.
 
Holiday lights in Cathedral Square
Milwaukee's Jingle Bus now boarding for holiday fun
 
Departing from The Shops of Grand Avenue, the Jingle Bus, only $1 per rider, provides a 40-minute tour of downtown Milwaukee in holiday finery. Cathedral Square, a highlight of the tour, features numerous holiday trees, including some decorated by MPS schools.

Mittens on tree
Help students keep warm this winter!
 
The annual MPS Mitten Tree is accepting mittens, gloves and caps for students. Our partners at TCF Bank are generously helping us collect and distribute items.

Students load truck with food
Manitoba and Holmes Schools collect 5,700 food items for Salvation Army

As part of its annual food drive, students at Manitoba School and Oliver Wendell Holmes School learned about poverty and hunger in the United States, then generously donated several truckloads of food to help others in need.