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

Holiday Shops 2019

Holiday Shops 2019 celebrated its 43rd 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 worthwhile for the vendors, who donated 15% of their earnings to USM. Many thanks to all who contributed their valuable time, talents, and patronage. Continue reading Holiday Shops 2019

Library Remodel Is One for the Books

Books take center stage in the newly updated Stratton Preschool/Lower School Library, but they’re not the only things that benefit from the remodel. Subtle tweaks and a showstopping mural wall make for a warm, inviting space that continues to be a favorite amongst students and faculty. The Stratton Preschool/Lower School Library, it’s fair to say, needed a refresh. The much-used and much-loved space hadn’t seen … Continue reading Library Remodel Is One for the Books

From Trash to Treasure

An eco-friendly sculpture, created last year out of 1,500 water bottles by USM students and teachers,has found a permanent home in Discovery World’s Freshwater Sustainability Lab. When Lower School and Middle School students and visual arts teachers created their eco-friendly water bottle sculpture during the 2018–19 school year, they never imagined it would be permanently installed anywhere. In fact, after its tour of various Milwaukee … Continue reading From Trash to Treasure