The start of a new year is always invigorating. I feel motivated to finish tasks and start on fresh challenges. This year, I am especially excited for what lies ahead. In December, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors unanimously approved an early start calendar for approximately 40 schools. This will benefit our students in so many ways - most significantly, through the introduction of a June Term, known as J-Term. By taking classes during J-Term, students may be able to prevent being held back, gain extra help to stay on track for graduation, and even get ahead on graduation requirements. I'm optimistic about the possibilities this new option will provide for our students beginning in August 2017.
Great things continue to happen in MPS! On behalf of our students and staff, we thank you for your interest in our district.
MPS Insider is published about twice per month, and I hope you will read through every issue to learn how MPS is working to place every student on a pathway to personal success.
We hope you will join us on January 27 for the third annual City Review basketball tournament at the BMO Harris Bradley Center beginning at 3:00 p.m.
May your new year be filled with learning!