Houses United

House systems like the one established by USM’s Upper School are designed to foster community and build school spirit. Upper School faculty members Marja Konkol and Jennifer Mielke recently spoke with four current and previous house captains—Audrey Engman ’20, Tripp Grebe ’19, Kara Skowlund ’19, and Darby Tevlin ’19—to get their opinions on the role of the house program at USM, and what is has … Continue reading Houses United

Au Revoir et Bon Voyage

Pamela Nosbusch, former French teacher and current head of Middle School, to retire after 41 years at USM. As University School’s longest-serving faculty, Pamela Nosbusch is known and loved for many things—one of them being her ability to face challenges head on. Long before starting her 41-year career at USM, Nosbusch was part of the first group of women admitted to the University of Notre … Continue reading Au Revoir et Bon Voyage

Former Teacher Supports Our Tradition of Excellence

In 1963, Fengchi Chen began her career at one of USM’s predecessor schools, Milwaukee Downer Seminary, teaching Upper School chemistry. After the merger of MDS with Milwaukee Country Day School and Milwaukee University School in 1964, she also taught Upper School physics, Chemistry Physics I, and AP Chemistry. She led a cooperative venture with the Lower School by teaching a weekly science class for the … Continue reading Former Teacher Supports Our Tradition of Excellence

A Look Ahead

Professional watercolor painter and former Lower School Spanish teacher Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri visited Christina Dresang’s 4th-grade art class, where she hosted a watercolor workshop. She taught students how to carefully wet the canvas and dilute the paint, a method that allows the piece to paint itself. Olivieri’s work, and the students’ finished pieces, will be on display in the Werner Family Art Gallery from Jan. … Continue reading A Look Ahead

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Sponsored by the Parents’ Association, University School of Milwaukee was delighted to host Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Nov. 21, 2018. Grandparents and other family members gathered in the Marion and Verne Read Gymnasium for a short program before enjoying the rest of the morning interacting with students in classrooms. Many thanks to Georgia Dimitropoulos and Sarah Hammes, who co-chaired the event. Continue reading Grandparents and Special Friends Day