Tom Herman ’66 Creates Award-winning Documentary

The latest award-winning film from University School of Milwaukee alumnus Tom Herman ’66 explores the work of five young journalists whose courageous reporting changed the face of the Vietnam War. Storytelling is in Tom Herman’s DNA. His aunt, Betsy Jager Saltzstein, was one of the first female members of the White House press association in the 1940s. His father, David, partnered with Ben Barkin to … Continue reading Tom Herman ’66 Creates Award-winning Documentary

We’ll Take Successful Alumna for $1,000, Alex

One episode of the game show Jeopardy! takes anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour to film, but it feels much shorter than that for the contestants on stage. Just ask Ellen Wernecke ’02, who competed on the show over the course of three days in April 2017 (the episodes aired in September 2017). “It was so strange to be there playing it for real … Continue reading We’ll Take Successful Alumna for $1,000, Alex

Alumni Events: Fall/Winter 2017-18

Alumni Visits The USM Alumni Association held a variety of events last fall, including visits in Denver, Boston, and Milwaukee. Participants enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Turn to page 35 for a list of upcoming 2018 visits, and hopefully we’ll see you soon.! Coffee with College Kids USM alumni from the Classes of 2013-2017 were invited to attend a mini-reunion during Grandparents … Continue reading Alumni Events: Fall/Winter 2017-18

Locker Room: Fall/Winter 2017-18

Girls Tennis Wins State Team Championship The University School of Milwaukee girls’ tennis team defeated Kenosha St. Joseph 6-1 and won the WIAA Division 2 State Team Tennis Tournament. USM made it to the tournament finals after winning their semi-final match against Eau Claire Regis by a score of 5-2. The Wildcats won four straight titles from 2014 to 2007, back-to-back championships in 2011 and … Continue reading Locker Room: Fall/Winter 2017-18

Holiday Shops 2017

Holiday Shops 2017 celebrated its 41st year in grand fashion. In addition to fabulous shopping, the Preview Party offered many one-of-a-kind auction items and experiences for patrons to bid on. The three days of shopping that followed proved fruitful for the vendors, who donated 15 percent of their earnings to USM. Many thanks to all who contributed their valuable time, talents, and patronage. 2017 Holiday … Continue reading Holiday Shops 2017

Bringing Our Best Ideas to Life

When asked to write about Judy Bloch’s contributions to University School of Milwaukee, I knew I faced a herculean task. Judy has directed or supported countless initiatives and programs since coming to University School 34 years ago. Middle School Learning Center Teacher Sandi Deshur captures her impact best: “Judy wears so many hats, she could own a hat store.” Judy was hired in 1984 to … Continue reading Bringing Our Best Ideas to Life