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MPS schools welcome back students

Day one at Golda The 2019–20 school year was kicked off at Golda Meir School on August 12. MPS early start schools across the city, including all high schools, middle schools, and select elementary schools, were back in session. At Golda Meir, students were welcomed back with a celebration that included Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, and others.

Students walked a red carpet into the building while Dr. Posley, regional superintendents, Mayor Tom Barrett, and other attendees cheered and gave high-fives. Golda Meir’s own drumline helped set a festive tone by playing some of their favorite pieces.

Principal Michelle Morris Carter, Dr. Posley, School Board President Larry Miller, and others offered remarks to wish success to students and emphasize the importance of a quality education. Dr. Posley and his team then visited classrooms to welcome students and staff and wish them a great year.

As the 2019–20 school year begins, Dr. Posley is focused on core instruction—reading, writing, and mathematics—and attendance. District efforts are built around the Five Priorities for Success:

  • Increase academic achievement and accountability
  • Improve district and school culture
  • Develop MPS staff
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility and transparency
  • Strengthen communication and collaboration


Additional focus areas for the 2019–20 school year include:

  • MPS Ambitious Instruction Plan
  • MPS Attendance Campaign

MPS schools on the traditional calendar (most elementary schools) will begin Tuesday, September 3. Families who have questions about start dates should contact their child’s school.

Enrollment is still open! Visit to learn more, or visit an MPS school or MPS Central Services for in-person registration.

MPS Central Services is located at 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee. Call (414) 475-8159.

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About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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