Window to the World

During Global Enrichment Fest, students sampled global cuisine, learned about different cultures, and enjoyed traditional customs without ever leaving campus. COVID-19 may have disrupted many special events at USM, but thankfully it did not impact the annual Global Enrichment Fest, held in February. Sponsored by the Parents’ Association, the event featured booths—many staffed by USM parents—that represented countries from around the globe. Students learned about … Continue reading Window to the World

A Look Ahead: Spring/Summer 2019-20

The USM campus underwent a dramatic change in February, when dead ash trees and invasive plant species like buckthorn and honeysuckle were removed from approximately 45 acres of campus property as part of the woodlands restoration project. While the land looks barren now, it will be replanted with native species to restore and redevelop habitats. The project will take three to five years to complete, … Continue reading A Look Ahead: Spring/Summer 2019-20

A Look Back: Moving Forward at USM

When I look back on my 15 years as one of the school nurses at USM, I can’t help but appreciate the changes that have been made at the school during this time. The nurse clinic work, such as health forms, visit notes, doctor’s orders and parental consent, used to all be done on paper. For around 1,100 students each year, it was often a … Continue reading A Look Back: Moving Forward at USM

Tower Project Turns 5

USM’s Tower Project turned 5 years old this spring. We take a look at where the program has been, and where it’s going. The Tower Project at University School of Milwaukee embraces a simple but very powerful idea: that students direct their own learning, based on their own interests. When it was implemented in the 2015–16 school year, teachers knew they were launching a unique … Continue reading Tower Project Turns 5

Adventure Awaits for Newest Retirees

After many years of hard work and dedication to University School of Milwaukee, Marlene Connor and Tom Fuller are off to see what adventures await them in retirement. We will miss them! MARLENE CONNOR – Advancement Database and Information Manager Marlene Connor began her career at USM in 1987, with a background in teaching. She started her USM career in the Business Office and transitioned … Continue reading Adventure Awaits for Newest Retirees

Having Success Down to a Science

After many months of research and testing for their projects, Amogh Bhatnagar’s ’20 and Neil Dogra’s ’21 efforts paid off when they earned prestigious awards for their hard work. AMOGH BHATNAGAR ’20 Amogh Bhatnagar ’20 was one of just 40 high school seniors nationwide to be named a Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist in January. For his project, he used statistical models to compare data … Continue reading Having Success Down to a Science