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1. Help give the gift of education
Today is Giving Tuesday and thus I'm re-sharing this post from December 2013 about how you can use Donors Choose to help out a local public school.
2. Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly approve school funding referenda
On Monday, I posted about the 67 school referenda on the ballot across the state in Tuesday's election and this morning I wanted to follow-up with some results.
3. Nearly 16% of Wisconsin districts seek revenue boost on Tuesday's ballot
According to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, of 67 school referendums up for a vote on Tuesday, 25 find districts asking taxpayers to approve exceeding state-imposed revenue limits. Fourteen seek the right to temporarily exceed those limits and another 11 hope voters agree to exceed them permanently.
4. MPS launches new MPS C.A.R.E.S. initiative to give young people a safe place
Milwaukee Public Schools launched a new initiative, MPS C.A.R.E.S., today to provide safe places for young people to go and additional access to wellness resources for youth and families.
5. Herzfeld Foundation donates $50,000 to City Year MKE
Herzfeld Foundation grants $50,000 to support City Year Milwaukee's efforts in 11 Milwaukee Public Schools to increase the number of students who stay in school and on track to graduate. City Year is an education-focused organization that places young adults in urban schools to serve as full-time tutors, mentors and role models for students.
6. Discovery World and Greater Milwaukee Foundation open "Physics & You" exhibit
This fall, Discovery World and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation open "Physics & You," an exciting, fun and hands-on permanent exhibit that explores gravity, aerodynamics, lift and drag, electricity and electromagnetism, and Newton's Laws of Motion.
7. Northwestern Mutual enables Milwaukee middle school girls to become CyberGirlz
Thirty 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls from Notre Dame School of Milwaukee will make a trip to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for CyberGirlz, a technology day camp hosted on the university's campus and sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.
8. Safety is number one at KeyLime Cove
During a recent trip to KeyLime Cove in Gurnee, Illinois, senior writer Molly Snyder was impressed with the waterpark's commitment to health and safety.
9. MPS' Bradley Tech opens doors to show positive developments
While it's true that Bradley Tech High School, 700 S. 4th St., in Walker's Point has been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent years, there have also been many positive developments there. See for yourself at Tuesday's open house, from 5 to 7 p.m.
10. SOS Wauwatosa hosts Support Our Schools Fall Forum on Oct. 3
Support Our Schools Wauwatosa (SOS) will host a free "Support Our Schools Fall Forum" to help parents and citizens understand concerns about funding shortages for K-12 schools in Wauwatosa and across Wisconsin on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.
11. Cute overload: Rogers St. Academy kids judge mascots' ballet auditions
Yesterday morning, a group of kindergarteners from Milwaukee Public Schools' Rogers Street Academy visited BMO Harris Bank to judge auditions by local sports mascots for roles in the upcoming production of Milwaukee Ballet's "The Nutcracker."
12. Kohl Philanthropies funds every single Wisconsin DonorsChoose class project
Today, Herb Kohl Philanthropies announced that it has funded the Donors Choose campaigns of nearly 700 Wisconsin teachers whose classrooms serve about 43,000 students in 140 districts.
13. G9 gears up for effective Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Delafield-based G9 is poised to present more important work. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, "The G9 Golden Celebration" will celebrate the leaders coming together to change the future of childhood cancer.
14. LEGO KidsFest returns to Milwaukee for the first time in four years
The award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Milwaukee, for the first time in four years. The largest and longest-running official LEGO touring extravaganza will run Friday, October 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Wisconsin Center.
15. Beat the heat at the Milwaukee Public Museum for just $10
We already gave you 10 ideas to find relief from the heat wave that's overtaken the Milwaukee area. Now the Milwaukee Public Museum adds another way to keep cool and have fun during the scorching weekend ahead.
16. North Point Lighthouse hosts Graef book signing
On Sunday, June 12, from noon to 2 p.m., award-winning children's book illustrator Renee Graef will be at the North Point Lighthouse Museum at 2650 N. Wahl Ave., for a book signing of her latest book titled "B is for Beacon: A Great Lakes Lighthouse Alphabet."
17. Kick-off party and classes planned for Clarke Square Community Garden
The Clarke Square Community Garden is celebrating the launch of gardening season with a garden kick-off event, garden plots and two free gardening classes for those who'd like to learn more about gardening.
18. Safe & Sound announces new hires
In April, Safe & Sound welcomed William Coleman to the organization as Program Director. Coleman will direct Safe & Sound's teams dedicated to neighborhoods within four Milwaukee (police) districts and each made up of a youth organizer, a community organizer and a CPU coordinator.
19. Kohl's Wild Theater for kids set to open sixth season at the Zoo
Kohl's Wild Theater performing arts group at the Milwaukee County Zoo is set to start its sixth season with entertaining and educational theater pieces geared toward children.
20. MKE Plays awarded prestigious NEA grant
The MKE Plays program has received a prestigious "Our Town" grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, said Ald. Michael J. Murphy, who helped launch MKE Plays last year.
21. UPDATE: Garfield School redevelopment gets WHEDA funding
Last year, the city approved a plan by Maures Development Group to redevelop a set of buildings, including the Henry Koch-designed former Garfield Avenue School, into mixed-income housing, a new America's Black Holocaust Museum and more. What's up?
22. Marcus DeBack Playground renovation plans revealed
The MKE Plays program, which is helping to transform 12 of the city's most deteriorated playgrounds, will unveil plans for Marcus DeBack Playground during a news event Friday, April 29 hosted by the program's founder, Ald. Michael J. Murphy.
23. German Language and School Society of Wisconsin celebrates its 60th anniversary
The German Language and School Society of Wisconsin (DSSV) will celebrate its 60th anniversary this weekend with its annual awards ceremony held on Sunday, May 1 at Marquette University High School.
24. Bringing home an older dog
My family recently adopted a new dog. His name is Beauregard, and he is a rescue from HAWS in Waukesha. We weren't looking to adopt another dog but sometimes fate just intervenes. We lost our Shadow a couple of years ago and after a period of adjustment Sydney was comfortable at home with her feline companions.
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25. Uno Throwdown: New rules in the house
The creation of the game happened one night probably a decade ago. My younger brother, my then-girlfriend and I, drunk on coffee, began stuffing the rule book with variations. Since then I've never played an "official" game of Uno.