Words to Live By

When he was a senior at Milwaukee University School, Robert Burch MUS’52 made a mistake, as young people often do. He smoked a cigarette on campus. Although many people at that time smoked, it was something his favorite teacher, Frank Spigener, abhorred, and warned students not to do. Spigener was MUS director from 1927 through 1954, and also a U.S. history teacher. As a result … Continue reading Words to Live By

Stratton Siblings Receive 2017 Alumni Service Award

Siblings Margy Stratton-Norman ’84 and Rick Stratton ’92 were recognized as the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Service Award and were honored by the USM Alumni Association in May. Margy was recognized for the numerous roles she has played at USM, including class agent, USM Fund co-chair, Parents’ Association volunteer, and Athletic Hall of Fame Committee member. In the greater Milwaukee community, she has worked … Continue reading Stratton Siblings Receive 2017 Alumni Service Award

Evolution of Life at USM

I was a 7th-grade student when I first knew that I wanted to become a teacher. My teacher, Mrs. Roller, had assigned a simple project: identify a current career goal and seek out hands-on experiences to learn more about it. To gain experience working with kids, I volunteered to help with a Lower School lunch table for several days. I still remember helping students sit … Continue reading Evolution of Life at USM

A Warm Welcome

When their children enrolled at University School of Milwaukee, it was easy for Mike Darrow ’86 along with his wife, Jen, to reconnect with the School. “USM offers so many opportunities for parents to get involved,” Mike Darrow said. “And with the website and social media, you can still be a part of the USM community no matter how often you’re on campus.” Added Jen … Continue reading A Warm Welcome

Bruce ’81 and Jennifer Lee Community Room Opens

The Bruce and Jennifer Lee Community Room was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in September. Located adjacent to the Darrow Family Welcome Center, the room features collaborative workspaces, coffee-and-conversation areas, and flexible seating for large gatherings. It’s a place where parents and other community members can mingle, meet with teachers, exchange ideas, and form meaningful connections that last beyond pick up and drop off. Bruce … Continue reading Bruce ’81 and Jennifer Lee Community Room Opens

Alumni Events: Spring 2016

USM Visits San Francisco and Chicago San Francisco Chief Advancement Officer Patrick Tevlin joined USM alumni and other community members at two events in the San Francisco area on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. Alumni and friends gathered for cocktails and appetizers at The Battery in San Francisco on March 31, and at an evening reception at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and … Continue reading Alumni Events: Spring 2016