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Middle School Bridge

Your first step toward success starts with Middle School Bridge.

  • Learn how middle school is different from elementary school.
  • Meet your classmates and teachers.
  • Check out after-school programs, clubs, and sports.

Find your school's program date below and mark your calendar for Middle School Bridge!

Audubon Middle School
August 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.
3300 S. 39th St.
Lincoln Center for the Arts
August 9, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.
820 E. Knapp St.
Roosevelt Creative Arts
August 10, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.
800 W. Walnut St.
King International Middle Years
August 9, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.
121 E. Hadley St.
Morse Middle School
August 9, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.
6700 N. 80th St.
Wedgewood Park International
August 9 or 10, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.
6506 W. Warnimont Ave.
Milwaukee School of Languages
August 10, 2017
5:00-7:00 p.m.
8400 W. Burleigh St.
August 10, 2017
4:00-6:00 p.m.
6850 N. 53rd St.


Middle SchoolMiddle School Bridge helps students transition smoothly from elementary to middle school. It is a great opportunity to get off to a successful start and build a realistic expectation of what middle school will be like.

Students who participate in Middle School Bridge and make a smooth transition into 6th grade

  • are absent less often than students who did not participate,
  • experience less disruption in their academic achievement, and
  • maintain higher levels of engagement in school.

Effective Middle School Bridge transition programs help

  • provide a positive and successful introduction to middle school,
  • build a sense of community,
  • respond to the needs and concerns of the students,
  • prepare students and families for a successful middle school experience, and
  • focus on social-emotional, organizational, developmental, and academic needs of students.

Sample Topics

To help you understand what will take place during Middle School Bridge, here are some sample topics that your school may have. Each school has flexibility in which topics to offer:

  • School scavenger hunt (find out where teachers, staff, and classrooms are located in your new school)
  • Reading a school/class schedule
  • Dealing with conflict and having healthy peer relationships
  • Reading a Milwaukee County transit schedule
  • Standards-based grading information for students and parents
  • How parents set up MPS Portal and REMIND accounts
  • Test-taking skills
  • Asking for assistance (tutoring, resolving conflicts, etc.)
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) expectations for middle school
  • Extracurricular activities


Extended Learning Opportunities Manager II:
Sandra Schroeder

Phone: 414-475-8238
Fax: 414-475-8316
Office Email:

MPS Central Services, Room 150

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