MSOE student designs educational robot
An MSOE engineering student yesterday unveiled the robot he designed to facilitate interactive learning for students in grades 1-5.
Great Schools rankings may challenge your notions of local choices
Last week, I spied a copy of the new Great Schools school finder which rates all the area public, charter and private schools to help parents make informed choices. But I haven't yet found a copy of my own so that I can really sink my teeth into the scores. Today, a reader and concerned Milwaukee parent shared a little number crunching achieved with the new school finder.
MSOE library houses large light bulb, LEGO stadium
Sure, kids love trips to Disney World and water parks, but the beauty of the little people is they often are just as impressed with the smaller stuff. Like massive light bulbs and a 35,000-piece LEGO sculpture of Miller Park.
Budget surplus should help re-fund public schools
Tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Gov. Scott Walker will give his state of the state address speech for 2013. Certainly, he and I won't agree when it comes to public schools.
Kids From Wisconsin holding open auditions
Kids From Wisconsin is looking for ... well, more kids from Wisconsin. The popular summertime musical troupe currently has 33 open positions for dancers, vocalists and band members, male or female, between the ages of 15 and 20.
Pick yourself up, dust yourself off
So when I told my kids I would take them ice skating during their winter break and realized, last night, that I only had one day left to achieve my promise, I almost regretted my words.
Bucks' Harris donates basketball sets to Penfield Children's Center
Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris will deliver five new toddler-sized adjustable basketball sets to Penfield Children's Center to benefit children with special needs.
Bingo makes miracles
Potawatomi Bingo Casino's annual fundraiser called Miracle on Canal Street, the casino's signature charitable program, raised $981,273 for 30 Wisconsin-based charities.
Harlem Globetrotter Special K to visit Golda Meir School
Harlem Globetrotter Special K Daley will visit to Golda Meir School, 1555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., this morning at 10:45 a.m. to speak out against bullying.
Arts@Large and the H-D Museum get "elementary" in new exhibit
The Harley-Davidson Museum and Arts@Large have teamed up to showcase unique student artwork in the museum's latest exhibit, "Industrial Innovation Gets Elementary."
School's dads group lifts off with soaring paper airplanes event
A loop of video showing the Blue Angels soaring through the heavens was projected on a screen above the stage in the gymnateriatorium at Maryland Avenue Montessori. Despite their speed and acrobatics, they couldn't hold a flame - blue or otherwise - to the aircraft soaring around the school's combined gym, cafeteria and auditorium after school on Thursday.
A toy story
My 4-year-old nephew came for a visit recently and helped his uncle rediscover his childhood.
Brand new bikes for 15 talented Milwaukee kids
The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective - with help from Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Miracle On Canal Street and OnMilwaukee.com - awarded 15 Milwaukee kids with new bikes tonight. The kids won a contest requiring them to submit a picture and an essay about biking.
Still singing with Sesame Street Live
As the Sesame Street Live years begin a slow decline for one kid, another one has just come completely into the zone. This year, we'll be front and center when Elmo and Co. bring "Can't Stop Singing" to the BC.
Milwaukee Bicycle Collective gives away 15 new youth bikes
The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective is currently overhauling its youth program, and to celebrate it is giving away 15 brand new bikes thanks to help from Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Miracle on Canal Street and OnMilwaukee.com.
Five books I couldn't wait to read to my kids
When my kids were babies, I couldn't wait for them to be old enough to share books that were my childhood favorites.
Packers' Jennings and Omanhene establish scholarship program
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is teaming up with Milwaukee's Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company to provide study abroad scholarships to underprivileged youth.
Mayfair Mall celebrates schools this weekend
Mayfair Mall will host a pep rally and showcase for area schools to help raise funds and awareness for their K-12 programs Oct. 13 and 14.
An inside look at upcoming "How To Train Your Dragon Live"
The "How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular" swoops into Milwaukee from Thursday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 28 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Did your kid love this movie?
Saturday summit explains what Montessori education looks like
What does a Montessori education really look like? Prospective parents, prospective teachers, current Montessori families, the media and community members who want to learn more are invited to take a look as MPS - which operates the largest collection of public Montessori schools in the U.S. - hosts a Montessori Summit on Saturday, Oct. 6. Admission is free.
MPS senior brings original music to MAM
Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School senior Derrick Hahn and the Reagan Concert Band will perform Hahn's "A New Rising Dawn" Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Johnson Controls and Sonic help MPS get ahead
Milwaukee Public Schools are starting the new school year with a boost from the business community.
In yo' face, infertility
I was told, repeatedly, that I wasn't a candidate for conception, so you can imagine my surprise when two pink lines appeared on the white stick.
Bike Federation pushes pedaling to school
Next week is International Walk to School Day and in preparation, I heard a Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin representative pitch the Safe Routes to Schools program.
Five retro toys every kid must have
The lists of hot holiday toys for 2012 came out with a vengeance this week but I'm a firm believer that some of the classic toys we grew up with are still the best, along with the large cardboard box which is still a kid favorite.