Brave New World

Personal computing devices have revolutionized University School of Milwaukee’s curriculum, putting unparalleled knowledge into students’ hands with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger. But they can also serve as a distracting temptation—one that can be difficult for children and their parents to manage. So why are these devices important in the classroom, and how is USM teaching students to use … Continue reading Brave New World

Ms. Graham Goes to Washington

In May, Evelyn Graham ’23 and her classmates embarked on the pinnacle experience of their 8th grade year—the week-long trip to Washington, D.C. Graham shares her favorite moments from the trip, and how it impacted her understanding of our country. By Evelyn Graham 23. Every year, the 8th grade class has the incredible opportunity to take a week-long trip to Washington, D.C. My classmates and … Continue reading Ms. Graham Goes to Washington

Happily Ever After

From puppy love to the real deal, countless relationships have blossomed at USM and its predecessor schools. These sweethearts share their love stories and take us on a romantic stroll down memory lane. Marcia (Carman) MUS’49 & Warren MUS’48 Bowlus If it weren’t for a piece of candy, my life would have taken a left turn and I would not have met my life’s partner, … Continue reading Happily Ever After

Ticket to Ride

In the beginning of this past school year I was approached by Ryan Kennedy ’19, who had a lofty goal. He had recently rescued a rusty, old, barely-functioning bike from a dumpster and wanted to recycle it into a battery-operated, electric bike capable of sustaining speeds of 25 miles per hour, for a nominal cost. He asked me if he could work on this project … Continue reading Ticket to Ride

A Look Ahead: National Signing Day

Students announced their collegiate commitments at a special signing day ceremony in April. Four seniors were joined by family and friends to celebrate their successes and wish them well in college. Congratulations to: Keegan Kubicki (standing), basketball at Aurora University; and (seated, from left) Ashley Vogel, equestrian at Southern Methodist University; Kristen Chou, track and field at Williams College; and Gabrielle Turer, hockey at St. … Continue reading A Look Ahead: National Signing Day