Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2019-20

’40s DONALD W. BAUMGARTNER MCDS’49 received the 2019 Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award presented by BizTimes Media. Baumgartner is the founder of Milwaukee-based Paper Machinery Corp. He is pictured at right with BizTimes founder Dan Meyer. ’50s ANNE (NELSON) WEISSMAN MDS’54 would like to share the following note with the MDS class of 1954: “Sorry to miss our party. I have been so busy that … Continue reading Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2019-20

The American Dream

Raj Chetty ’97 won the A.SK Social Science Award 2019, which is awarded by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and includes a $200,000 prize. Chetty was awarded for his research on poverty and social mobility. Chetty recently appeared on Amanpour & Co. Click here to watch him discuss the fading American dream and how he is working to make it attainable for everyone. Continue reading The American Dream

USM Receives Award of Excellence

USM was one of 27 schools in the state to receive the 2018–19 Award of Excellence from the Wisconsin interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA). It is the second time the school has received the award, which recognizes achievements in sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership, and character. “To be one of 27 schools in the state to earn this award is a huge honor for USM,” said Director … Continue reading USM Receives Award of Excellence

USM Competes at State

Cross Country Mya Hartjes ’23, Drew Stephens ’22, and Thomas Stephens ’22 represented the University School of Milwaukee cross country team by running as individuals in the 2019 WIAA Division 2 State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2 at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Hartjes took 11th place in the girls’ race, with a time of 19:26.0. Drew Stephens took 17th place … Continue reading USM Competes at State

Middle School Presents “Matilda the Musical”

Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s classic, “Matilda,” came to life on stage in November. Directed by Middle School Drama Teacher Katie Gonring, the performance was supported by a cast and crew of more than 70 students, as well as a pit orchestra of 11 student musicians. Here, Griffin Grebe ’24 (left) and Nora Markwald ’24 play Matilda’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood. For a complete list … Continue reading Middle School Presents “Matilda the Musical”