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

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

Pangaea Kids: Making Global Connections Without Leaving Home

In July 2020, Saffron McPhedran ’28 launched a virtual club called Pangaea Kids to connect with other students around the globe. In 5th grade World Cultural Geography, students study a central question throughout the year: how are people throughout the world similar, and how are they different? To get a jump start, their teacher, Will Piper ’96, assigns a summer reading book called “Children Just … Continue reading Pangaea Kids: Making Global Connections Without Leaving Home

Homecoming 2020

University School of Milwaukee students and faculty managed to make Homecoming 2020 a memorable experience, despite a limited number of events due to COVID-19. How do you make Homecoming fun and safe during a pandemic? Challenge Milwaukee’s own Famous Racing Sausages to a competition, for starters. Students were thrilled to be greeted at the doors by the sausages, and later to watch (in person or … Continue reading Homecoming 2020

Holiday Shops Week of Winning

Although it may have looked different than in previous years, members of the Parents’ Association worked to ensure that Holiday Shops 2020 was fun and memorable—while raising more than $35,000 for the school. In 2020, the Parents’ Association (PA) Holiday Shops raffle didn’t look like it has in previous years—it was bigger. In lieu of the traditional Holiday Shops in-person shopping experience, student raffle co-chairs … Continue reading Holiday Shops Week of Winning