A Look Ahead: Fall/Winter 2019-20

Members of team “The Girls Are Back in Town” practiced for their FIRST LEGO League Challenge, which is a competition that engages children ages 9 to 14 in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. Here, the girls used their iPads to write code that they uploaded to their robot via Bluetooth, and the robot then completed various missions on the board for points. The challenge … Continue reading A Look Ahead: Fall/Winter 2019-20

A Look Back: The Evolution of College Admissions

In the fall semester of 1986, I was in my senior year at USM and, like many of my peers, considering a list of five or six colleges, all liberal arts schools, mostly in hard-to-get-to small towns. A few of my friends looked at UW-Madison, which they could attend for well under $10,000 a year. After I sent off postcards, each college mailed a paper … Continue reading A Look Back: The Evolution of College Admissions

Homecoming 2019

At the All-school Homecoming Pep Rally in October, University School of Milwaukee teachers Shannon Peters and Fred Lange generously set aside their self-respect in the name of school spirit. Peters (Middle School Spanish teacher) and Lange (Upper School math teacher) were the last remaining contenders in the first-ever pep rally dance-off. The entertaining spectacle was enjoyed by all—even hard-to-impress Upper School students. Although Lange took … Continue reading Homecoming 2019

In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2019-20

Audrey H. Arndt passed away on Oct. 6, 2019 at the age of 95. She began her career in 1945 during World War II as a member of the Women’s Army Corps as chief clerk at McCaw General Hospital, near Ft. Walla Walla, Washington. After being honorably discharged in 1946, she went to work for Milwaukee Country Day School as secretary to the headmaster, remaining … Continue reading In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2019-20

Alumni Salute to Service

In an effort to recognize and honor alumni who have previously served or are currently serving our country, the Alumni Association is creating an alumni veteran registry and a service recognition program that will include a memorial, reflection, and appreciation space on campus. It is our hope that this program will provide a space for all our community members—veterans and non-veterans alike—to pause and remember … Continue reading Alumni Salute to Service

It’s Just Lunch

When USM’s tradition of assigned seating at lunches gained national attention, alumni were invited back to see for themselves how school lunches have—or have not—changed since they were students. Each alumna/us was seated at an Upper School table and had a chance to connect with students and swap stories. Any noticeable changes? “The new Jack Olson ’67 Commons is a beautiful space to eat lunch … Continue reading It’s Just Lunch