Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2019-20

’50s PATSY (STRATTON) SCHROEDER MDS’59 became an internet sensation when a video of her singing and playing her ukulele while sheltering in place at home in Naples, Florida, was shared by her granddaughter Maggie Schroeder ’12 on Facebook, and picked up by Milwaukee Magazine. Check out the video at http://www.usmtoday.org/patsy. ’60s ROB WATSON ’67 won the 70–74 age group division for the 2019 Ironman Barcelona … Continue reading Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2019-20

In Memoriam: Spring/Summer 2019-20

We celebrate the lives of the following alumni and friends, whose deaths were recently shared with us. We are thankful for their friendship. Charles “Charlie” Michael Burton ’15 Charles “Charlie” Michael Burton ’15 passed away peacefully at home in Fox Point, Wisconsin, on Dec. 15, 2019, after an eight-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a pediatric bone cancer. Burton was a USM lifer, beginning in prekindergarten … Continue reading In Memoriam: Spring/Summer 2019-20

Tower Project Turns 5

USM’s Tower Project turned 5 years old this spring. We take a look at where the program has been, and where it’s going. The Tower Project at University School of Milwaukee embraces a simple but very powerful idea: that students direct their own learning, based on their own interests. When it was implemented in the 2015–16 school year, teachers knew they were launching a unique … Continue reading Tower Project Turns 5

1,000 Point Club

Aidanne DePoy ’20 joined an elite group of student athletes while playing a sport she learned to love. As a senior, Aidanne DePoy ’20 reached a record milestone: she scored 1,000 points during her varsity basketball career at University School of Milwaukee. Which is ironic, because she didn’t even like basketball all that much when she first started playing it. “I love sports,” she said. … Continue reading 1,000 Point Club

USM Athletes Compete at State Championship

Although the season ended with a loss to Green Bay Notre Dame in the WIAA Division I Boys Hockey State Tournament semifinals, the players earned many accolades. The team earned the 2020 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association team sportsmanship award, which is the first time USM’s boys’ hockey program has earned the award. Winners are determined by the conduct and sportsmanship displayed by athletes, coaches, cheer … Continue reading USM Athletes Compete at State Championship

The Arts Shine at USM

From earning gold medals at national awards to personifying a cheeseburger, USM students honed their creative expression through the visual and performing arts. ANYAH JACKSON ’20 NAMED NATIONAL GOLD MEDALIST Anyah Jackson ’20 (pictured below) won a national gold medal at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her submission in photography, titled “Will They Think He is Angry?” The piece won a Gold Key … Continue reading The Arts Shine at USM