A Message From Laura Fuller: Fall/Winter 2016-17

The new year is a time for reflection, and I honestly believe I have the best job in the world. Each and every day I am able to interact with smart and interesting people—from our students, to our faculty and staff, to our many alumni and parents of alumni who are often on campus for events, and so many others. This fall moved by seemingly … Continue reading A Message From Laura Fuller: Fall/Winter 2016-17

Alumni Events: Fall/Winter 2016-17

USM Visits: Minnesota Alumni in the Twin Cities reconnected at Cafe and Bar Lurcat in November, 2016. Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while reconnecting with familiar faces and meeting new friends. Coffee with College Kids USM alumni from the Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 were invited to attend this mini-reunion during Grandparents and Special Friends Day. They caught up with classmates and … Continue reading Alumni Events: Fall/Winter 2016-17

Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2016-17

’50s Barabara Taylor Blomquist MDS ’50 recently celebrated the release of the third edition of her book “Insight into Adoption.” It has been updated for a new generation of adoptees, adoptive parents, and child care professionals. The book explores and explains the differences between an adoptive and a biological family; acknowledges the realities of adoption; and normalizes the feelings and emotions of those in the adoption … Continue reading Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2016-17

Learning by Doing

Middle School Music Teacher Miriam Altman traveled to Ghana to learn traditional drumming and dancing. Here she shares her experience, and the importance of community when learning and teaching these traditional art forms.  My morning lessons in Ghana started with formal greetings fo all my teachers. We would meet in the rehearsal space, shake hands, greet each other using a long exchange in Ewe, the … Continue reading Learning by Doing

Evolution of Life at USM

I was a 7th-grade student when I first knew that I wanted to become a teacher. My teacher, Mrs. Roller, had assigned a simple project: identify a current career goal and seek out hands-on experiences to learn more about it. To gain experience working with kids, I volunteered to help with a Lower School lunch table for several days. I still remember helping students sit … Continue reading Evolution of Life at USM

A Warm Welcome

When their children enrolled at University School of Milwaukee, it was easy for Mike Darrow ’86 along with his wife, Jen, to reconnect with the School. “USM offers so many opportunities for parents to get involved,” Mike Darrow said. “And with the website and social media, you can still be a part of the USM community no matter how often you’re on campus.” Added Jen … Continue reading A Warm Welcome