Evolving Tradition

I sometimes joke with my students that in this era of innovation, I could hold English class on a remote desert island, without electricity or phones. We could sit in a circle with our books in our laps, reading poignant passages aloud to one another while embracing all that it means to be human. Yes: my students also undertake a major project involving “Beloved” using digital … Continue reading Evolving Tradition

Locker Room: Spring/Summer 2016-17

Celebrating Signing Day at USM National Signing Day, the day when high school seniors around the country announce their college athletic commitments, is an exciting milestone. It caps years of practice, competitions, struggles, and triumphs. Nine University School of Milwaukee seniors were joined by their parents, coaches, teammates, friends, and the USM community at a special ceremony in Mellowes Hall on February 1 to announce … Continue reading Locker Room: Spring/Summer 2016-17

Arts Live 2017

The fourth-annual Arts Live event, held throughout two days in late April, was a School-wide celebration of visual arts, theatre, and music. The theme was #VisualizePeace, and students were asked, “When you close your eyes and visualize peace, what do you see?” Their responses were photographed and hung throughout the School for visitors to see. Students in all divisions displayed a variety of artistic talents, … Continue reading Arts Live 2017

USM Welcomes Scholarship Recipients

The following five freshmen have been selected from a competitive pool of applicants to receive full-tuition scholarships and join the University School of Milwaukee community for the 2017-2018 school year. In an effort to provide an exemplary educational experience for students of all backgrounds, USM’s scholarship program provides various levels of financial assistance to qualifying students. The scholarships, which exist thanks to the generosity of … Continue reading USM Welcomes Scholarship Recipients

An Enduring Legacy

As a member of the Our Common Bond campaign cabinet, current parent and University School of Milwaukee Trustee, Sarah Olson Zimmerman ’92 is excited for the future of the School. But she also recognizes that it is important to remember and honor those who have supported the School to make it what it is today. “Everything that my children are experiencing now as USM students … Continue reading An Enduring Legacy

Educating at the Speed of Change

For her senior-year capstone project, Anne Havlik ’17 tasked herself with the ambitious goal of building—from scratch—a solar-powered computer. She knew it would be a challenge but, given her interest in technology, it would also be a good opportunity to teach herself new skills. In her mind, Havlik envisioned a laptop powered by solar panels that could fit in a backpack, combining portability over rough … Continue reading Educating at the Speed of Change