Our Common Bond

On a cold, windy day in January 1983, former USM headmaster Robert D. Johnston sat down at his desk to pen his “Headmaster’s Corner” article for USM Today. At the time, USM was poised on the precipice of great change. Construction had begun to consolidate two campuses into one, thanks to the launch of a $13 million Our Future is Now capital campaign—the largest fundraising … Continue reading Our Common Bond

Constructive Reflection

Born in 2000, I started at USM in junior kindergarten—a member of the class of 2019. We have a great class and, for those of us who are going all the way through, a common experience: construction. Yes, we have the honor of living through renovations to both the Lower School and the Upper School, and each time we got to use and enjoy the … Continue reading Constructive Reflection

Serving Up Tradition

Alex Palermo ’86 speaks five languages, but he may be most fluent in one that requires no words—food. For him, food has defined and informed his life since he was a small child. “Growing up with an Italian father and a German mother, it was not unusual for us to have two- or three-hour dinners,” Palermo recalled. “Whenever my friends came over, they were amazed … Continue reading Serving Up Tradition

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

Building Excitement

On a sunny day in May, students, faculty, staff, members of the Board of Trustees, and other distinguished guests gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction projects related to the $27 million Our Common Bond campaign. Contributions through the campaign will better equip students for a rapidly changing world through facilities that foster innovation, experiential learning, global education, the arts, and professional-preparedness training. In addition, … Continue reading Building Excitement

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