Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2017-18

’50s Bruce S. Foerster MCDS’59 recently caught up with Gil Thelen MCDS’56 in Tampa, Florida and found him to be doing well despite his struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Foerster shared a piece that Thelen recently wrote for the Tampa Bay community: ’70s Mark Rylance ’78, Academy and Tony Award-winning actor, was appointed a Knight Bachelor at Buckingham Palace on April 19, 2017 for services … Continue reading Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2017-18

Reflections on 40 Years at USM

I have been part of University School of Milwaukee for 40 years, which is strange to write because it hasn’t felt like 40 years. The time has passed in the blink of an eye. During my career, I have been blessed to take on many different roles that have challenged me, strengthened me, inspired me, and validated my decision to be an educator. Over the … Continue reading Reflections on 40 Years at USM

In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2017-18

University School of Milwaukee wishes to acknowledge and celebrate the lives of our dearly departed alumni and friends. We thank them for enriching our lives throughout their friendship. Henry (Chip) Holt Uihlein Jr. MCDS’63 passed away on July 5, 2017, at the age of 72. Beloved older brother of Chris ’65, Phil ’68 and Richard ’72 (Lauralee) and cousin of Sandy (Nancy) Martin. Loving father … Continue reading In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2017-18

Open for Business: Lubar Center for Innovation and Exploration

In addition to being the first day of school, Aug. 28, 2017 was also the grand opening of the new Lubar Center for Innovation and Exploration. The large, two-story space features highly adaptable work stations that facilitate collaboration, team projects, and free-form experimentation. It also features advanced technology like a laser cutter, 3-D printers, and more. The space is housed in the Upper School but … Continue reading Open for Business: Lubar Center for Innovation and Exploration

Relics From the Past

University School of Milwaukee may be known for its forward-thinking, progressive curriculum, but that does not come at the expense of the school’s history. One glance at USM’s archive collection, which includes German-English Academy (a pre-predecessor school) board of directors minutes from 1891 to 1908, a ledger book of Milwaukee Country Day School salaries from 1924 to 1952, numerous scrapbooks, photographs, trophies, films, yearbooks, and … Continue reading Relics From the Past