A Head Above The Rest

Steve and Stephanie Hancock have passed along many admirable traits to their children, including a love of music, a strong work ethic, and a good sense of humor. Get to know the Hancocks as they embark on their first year at USM. On a crisp, bright Saturday in early December, a small contingent of “USM Today” staff (one writer and one photographer) drove to the … Continue reading A Head Above The Rest

From Side Hustle to Serious Business

Age is just a number when it comes to running a successful business, and nobody knows that better than Ben Lenikman ’21 and Natey Ruzell ’22. Both have turned their hobbies into profitable enterprises with some help from the Entrepreneurship course at USM. As a 15-year old, Natey Ruzell ’22 enjoyed going to Milwaukee Bucks basketball games with his friends, where he would collect autographs … Continue reading From Side Hustle to Serious Business

Behind the Scenes During a Pandemic

It takes a lot of work to keep operations at a school the size of USM running smoothly. In a pandemic year, the work is amplified. Go behind the scenes to see how USM staff work diligently around the clock to keep campus clean and safe—both inside and outside—for students, faculty, and staff. Grounds Crew University School of Milwaukee’s grounds crew is responsible for maintaining … Continue reading Behind the Scenes During a Pandemic

Lessons Learned in a Pandemic

It’s been almost a full calendar year since COVID-19 was classified as a global pandemic—a year that has defied logic, suspended understanding, and impacted just about everyone. The battle against the virus is being fought on many different fronts, and University School of Milwaukee alumni are among many individuals leading the charge. We spoke to alumni in the fields of supply chain management, medicine, journalism, … Continue reading Lessons Learned in a Pandemic

Putting COVID-19 to the Test

USM offers rapid antigen and PCR return-to-school testing at no cost to USM faculty, staff, and students. In addition to amplified cleaning efforts, masks, and physical distancing, USM administrators have added another weapon in their fight against COVID-19 spread: school-wide testing. The school has partnered with Novir to offer both rapid antigen and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 tests to USM faculty, staff, and students. … Continue reading Putting COVID-19 to the Test

Get to Know Steve Hancock

WISCONSIN TIES Although Steve was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, most of his teaching career occurred outside of the Midwest. After nearly 30 years away, he and Stephanie were looking to relocate closer to home. “There’s something different about Midwest kids,” he said. “They’re just nice.” Easy access to Sprecher root beer isn’t the only reason Steve and Stephanie moved to Wisconsin, but it … Continue reading Get to Know Steve Hancock