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Milwaukee Bucks legend Sidney Moncrief visits River Trail School

MPS’ River Trail School welcomed Milwaukee Bucks basketball legend Sidney Moncrief in March. Moncrief talked about the hard work that led to his success on the basketball court and related how good attendance is critical to learning and reaching goals.

The Milwaukee Bucks organization has been an active partner in promoting good attendance for MPS students for several years. Players and staff have been important role models in encouraging students to be in school every day.

The Rufus King drumline kicked off the event with a stellar performance. Moncrief worked with students to understand a formula to be a S.T.A.R. using the attributes Strong, Thorough, Attitude, and Relax. Attendance and hard work are especially important as the end of the school year approaches and students engage in FORWARD standardized testing.

Sidney Moncrief played for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1979 to 1990. He was a five-time All Star and two-time Defensive Player of the year during his 11-year career. Moncrief was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.

River Trail School is located at 12021 W. Florist Ave. in Milwaukee.

The MPS Department of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service is grateful to the Milwaukee Bucks for partnering with our schools, setting an example for our students, and supporting the MPS Attendance Campaign.


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