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Physical Health Supports

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is proud to offer a variety of wraparound services, beyond our academic programs, that help students and families achieve academic and personal success. These offerings deliver exactly what the word wraparound suggests; they provide important help beyond the classroom and include social, emotional, health, enrichment and other critical services.

Families can find assistance for situations that involve the physical health of their children.

Click on the programs below to learn more about the physical health supports wraparound services Milwaukee Public Schools offers.

Bike Safety

MPS partners with Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin to provide bike helmets and bike safety instruction to over 600 MPS 3rd graders each school year.

Columbia St. Mary's Smart Smiles

Smart Smiles is Wisconsin’s largest school-based oral health program. It provides dental screening exams, fluoride treatments, teeth cleanings, dental sealants, oral health instruction and referrals for additional dental care to students at multiple schools in MPS.

Coordinated School Health Teams

Each MPS school has a team of staff, community members and parents who follow the Centers for Disease Control’s “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” model to help reduce barriers to students’ learning and success.

Dieticians & Nutrition Services

Our team of highly skilled nutrition experts supports student learning with high-quality, nutritious meals free to all students through the community eligibility provision.

Hearing Screenings

MPS audiologists perform comprehensive hearing screenings for MPS students who fail hearing screenings in school. Hearing screenings are available for all MPS students.

Marquette Dental Day

Dental DayThis partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association provides free dental screenings to Head Start students. Children also receive dental exams, including cleanings and fluoride treatment, and urgent care as needed.

Milwaukee Recreation Classes

Milwaukee Recreation’s mission is to enrich and strengthen the community by promoting healthy lifestyles, personal development and fun through memorable recreational and educational experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Visit for a complete listing of programs.

Urban Gardening

Urban GardenPartnerships are under way to begin an Urban Gardening Initiative throughout the City of Milwaukee. The focus will be on students in elementary schools.

Vision Screening

Early childhood vision screenings help to detect potential eye problems in young children and connect families to available district and community resources if needed.



Student Health Services Supervisor III:
Linda Williams, R.N., B.S.N.
Office of Academics

Please note

Not all programs are available at all schools. Some programs operate during the school year and others only during summer months. For further information on program availability at your child’s school, please contact the school directly.

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