USM Presents: Oklahoma!

The Middle School Players proudly presented “Oklahoma!” May 10–12, the long-time favorite musical that covers themes and topics still relevant to today. “As I directed the piece, I challenged the students to think about the idea of control over something or someone versus the idea of tolerance,” said Middle School Drama Teacher Mark Edwards. “Throughout the process, we also tried to approach the piece as … Continue reading USM Presents: Oklahoma!

USM Named First Project ADAM Heart Safe School in the North Shore

Thanks to efforts led by 8th-grade student Zadan Mason and Head School Nurse Kathleen Roebber, University School of Milwaukee was named a Project ADAM Heart Safe School on March 7, the first school in the North Shore area to achieve that designation. The initiative seeks to prevent sudden cardiac death by ensuring AEDs are available and accessible; establishing a written plan and team of CPR/AED-trained … Continue reading USM Named First Project ADAM Heart Safe School in the North Shore

USM Launches New Transcript Designation in Innovation

University School recently added a third transcript designation, the Kramlich Distinction in Innovation, to accompany the current Distinction in Science Research and Distinction in Global Studies. The designation recognizes students who participate in courses and activities related to the design-thinking process and entrepreneurship. Upper School teachers have developed new curriculum for the Lubar Center for Innovation and Exploration, allowing students to use its tools and … Continue reading USM Launches New Transcript Designation in Innovation

Preprimary Fun Fair

Fairs are generally held in summer, but prekindergarten students in Jennifer Wisniewski’s class broke the mold and held one in March, instead. They invited parents and guests to experience a petting zoo, baking contest, scarf juggling, bean-bag toss, and even a parade through the Lower School. “We were able to practice so many skills, like fine motor (painting fake popcorn and ripping tickets); math (counting … Continue reading Preprimary Fun Fair

8th-grade Closing Ceremony 2018

As part of their Closing Ceremony, 8th-grade students were welcomed into the Upper School by Stuart Cushman, head of Upper School. In addition, the following students were honored at the ceremony: Academic Recognition (determined by 8th-grade cumulative grade point average through the third quarter) – William Densmore and Oluwadara Omoloja Citizenship Recognition (determined by students’ vote) — Rachael Schneck and Joseph Zimmerman Health and Safety, … Continue reading 8th-grade Closing Ceremony 2018