The Arts Shine at USM

From earning gold medals at national awards to personifying a cheeseburger, USM students honed their creative expression through the visual and performing arts. ANYAH JACKSON ’20 NAMED NATIONAL GOLD MEDALIST Anyah Jackson ’20 (pictured below) won a national gold medal at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her submission in photography, titled “Will They Think He is Angry?” The piece won a Gold Key … Continue reading The Arts Shine at USM

Middle School Presents “Matilda the Musical”

Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s classic, “Matilda,” came to life on stage in November. Directed by Middle School Drama Teacher Katie Gonring, the performance was supported by a cast and crew of more than 70 students, as well as a pit orchestra of 11 student musicians. Here, Griffin Grebe ’24 (left) and Nora Markwald ’24 play Matilda’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood. For a complete list … Continue reading Middle School Presents “Matilda the Musical”

From Trash to Treasure

An eco-friendly sculpture, created last year out of 1,500 water bottles by USM students and teachers,has found a permanent home in Discovery World’s Freshwater Sustainability Lab. When Lower School and Middle School students and visual arts teachers created their eco-friendly water bottle sculpture during the 2018–19 school year, they never imagined it would be permanently installed anywhere. In fact, after its tour of various Milwaukee … Continue reading From Trash to Treasure

The Making of Macbeth

The Upper School’s recent performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” evolved from a few actors on stage to a full-fledged theatrical production, with the help of a small army of volunteers. The real magic of a theatrical performance, one might argue, doesn’t happen on stage. It happens behind the scenes—when volunteers are painting and building the set, actors are memorizing lines, and technicians are designing the lighting. … Continue reading The Making of Macbeth

Scholastic Writing Awards

Congratulations to juniors (from left) Lucia Rondini, Lisa Wong, and Emma Keuler, who won a total of four state writing awards from the Scholastic Writing Competition, including two Gold Keys. In addition, Wong received a Gold Medal and the American Voices Medal for her short story, “Silence is the Loudest Scream.” The American Voices Medal is the highest regional honor that is given to one … Continue reading Scholastic Writing Awards