Virtual Games Yield Tangible Skills

University School’s newest club, Wildcats Esports, fosters communication, collaboration, and sportsmanship through video games. The days of video games getting a bad rap may be numbered. Following in the footsteps of area universities, USM has established the Wildcats Esports club in which Upper School students play team-based and individual competitive video games. In its first year, the club had more than 20 members and maintained … Continue reading Virtual Games Yield Tangible Skills

Four USM Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

Students attribute their success to practice, perseverance, and preparation. When they took the ACT in 2019, University School of Milwaukee seniors Athena Borca, Rahul Mullick, and Afiya Quryshi had no idea how they did. But they all agreed: there would be no more retakes. “I had taken it once before and knew I wanted to do better,” said Borca, “but I wasn’t expecting to get … Continue reading Four USM Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

USM Students Help to Bring Relief

During Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order, University School of Milwaukee students developed creative ways to support the Milwaukee community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPPLY DRIVE With schools and libraries closed, Thomas Wright ’21 knew that it would be difficult for many Milwaukee area families to continue scholastic work at home. Wright, along with other Upper School studentcouncil members, established a book and … Continue reading USM Students Help to Bring Relief

Going Out with a Bang

“And now, time for something fun,” said Head of Upper School Stuart Cushman, as the sun set over Don Forti Stadium and the last graduate crossed the stage. With that, a spectacular fireworks show lit up the night sky and signified the end of a challenging, although memorable, school year. University School was given special permission by the Village of River Hills and the North … Continue reading Going Out with a Bang

News Brief: Spring/Summer 2019-20

So many exciting things happen with students, faculty, and staff at USM that we don’t have room to fit it all in the magazine. Below are longer-form versions of the stories from the magazine, including more information and, for more stories, photo galleries and videos. Celebrating Dr. MLK Jr. Day In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, University School … Continue reading News Brief: Spring/Summer 2019-20

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