Swimming with Sharks

Eighth grade students Justin Altman ’24 and Aaron Van Genderen ’24 pitched their board game concept to Milwaukee moguls on “Project Pitch It.” When Justin Altman ’24 and Aaron Van Genderen ’24 developed the board game Down the Rabbit Hole last year, it’s unlikely they could have predicted presenting it to a panel of Milwaukee business moguls while being filmed for a television show. But … Continue reading Swimming with Sharks

A Lasting Legacy

Legacy students and their families enjoyed a special breakfast event in November honoring their commitment to USM. University School has a strong legacy family tradition, which we celebrate each year at the legacy family breakfast in November. Currently, there are 162 USM students who have a family legacy of attending USM, meaning one or more of their parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents attended the school or … Continue reading A Lasting Legacy

Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2019

The annual event, sponsored by USM’s Parents’ Association, is a hit with friends of all ages. University School is thankful for the many visitors who took a break from their Thanksgiving preparations to join us for Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Nov. 27. Guests gathered in the Marion and Verne Read Gymnasium for a short program before enjoying the rest of the morning interacting … Continue reading Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2019

Welcome Mrs. Bolly and Dr. Haughton!

University School of Milwaukee welcomed two new members to the administrative team this past July: Susan Bolly and Dr. Gina Haughton. SUSAN BOLLY Susan Bolly has joined USM as the assistant head of Upper School, replacing Elaine Griffin, who was hired as head of Middle School. Bolly was hired from the Nicolet Union School District, where she was an economics teacher for more than 30 … Continue reading Welcome Mrs. Bolly and Dr. Haughton!

“Look for the Helpers”

Ninth grade students viewed refugee crises through a variety of lenses over several months, both in their classes and from expert visitors—including a panel of young Milwaukee students with first-hand experience. If Fred Rogers saw something scary on the news, he has remarked, his mother would reassure him bysaying, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Upper School humanitiesteachers had … Continue reading “Look for the Helpers”

Introducing Steve Hancock

USM is pleased to welcome its ninth head of school, effective July 1. On September 23, 2019, University School of Milwaukee’s Board of Trustees president, Steve Guy, announced the appointment of Steve Hancock as the school’s ninth head, effective July 1. Hancock was presented to the board by the head of school search committee as its unanimous recommendation, and he will succeed Laura Fuller, who … Continue reading Introducing Steve Hancock