For the Love of Liberal Arts

John “J.S.” and Carolyn Stephens’ long-time support of liberal arts education in Milwaukee inspired a gift that ensures their message will continue to impact lives for years to come. Retired teacher and administrator John “J.S.” Stephens’ six-decade career at USM began inauspiciously. After graduating from Amherst College and earning his master’s in teaching from Harvard University in 1957, the Vermont native taught for one year … Continue reading For the Love of Liberal Arts

A Look Ahead: Spring/Summer 2019-20

The USM campus underwent a dramatic change in February, when dead ash trees and invasive plant species like buckthorn and honeysuckle were removed from approximately 45 acres of campus property as part of the woodlands restoration project. While the land looks barren now, it will be replanted with native species to restore and redevelop habitats. The project will take three to five years to complete, … Continue reading A Look Ahead: Spring/Summer 2019-20

A Look Back: Moving Forward at USM

When I look back on my 15 years as one of the school nurses at USM, I can’t help but appreciate the changes that have been made at the school during this time. The nurse clinic work, such as health forms, visit notes, doctor’s orders and parental consent, used to all be done on paper. For around 1,100 students each year, it was often a … Continue reading A Look Back: Moving Forward at USM

Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2019-20

’50s PATSY (STRATTON) SCHROEDER MDS’59 became an internet sensation when a video of her singing and playing her ukulele while sheltering in place at home in Naples, Florida, was shared by her granddaughter Maggie Schroeder ’12 on Facebook, and picked up by Milwaukee Magazine. Check out the video at http://www.usmtoday.org/patsy. ’60s ROB WATSON ’67 won the 70–74 age group division for the 2019 Ironman Barcelona … Continue reading Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2019-20

In Memoriam: Spring/Summer 2019-20

We celebrate the lives of the following alumni and friends, whose deaths were recently shared with us. We are thankful for their friendship. Charles “Charlie” Michael Burton ’15 Charles “Charlie” Michael Burton ’15 passed away peacefully at home in Fox Point, Wisconsin, on Dec. 15, 2019, after an eight-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a pediatric bone cancer. Burton was a USM lifer, beginning in prekindergarten … Continue reading In Memoriam: Spring/Summer 2019-20

1,000 Point Club

Aidanne DePoy ’20 joined an elite group of student athletes while playing a sport she learned to love. As a senior, Aidanne DePoy ’20 reached a record milestone: she scored 1,000 points during her varsity basketball career at University School of Milwaukee. Which is ironic, because she didn’t even like basketball all that much when she first started playing it. “I love sports,” she said. … Continue reading 1,000 Point Club