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Show us your Spirit! Spirit Week is September 11-15 — take part and be counted!

MPS Spirit Week 2023Students, get ready for Spirit Week! Join the fun September 11-15 and enjoy a different theme every day. 

Attendance in school is vital every day. The week of September 11 celebrates an important day for school attendance: The state of Wisconsin counts all students on the third Friday of September every year. The number is used to calculate vital state funding for public schools. 

This year, Third Friday falls on September 15. Be sure students are in class, so their schools receive the funding required for a high-quality education. 

Be sure to post photos and videos of Spirit Week, using the hashtag #MPSProud in your social media posts.  

Spirit Week Themes for 2023 

Monday, September 11
Number One Fan Day! Wear clothing or colors from a favorite team. 

Tuesday, September 12
Twin Day! Connect with a new friend and dress alike. 

Wednesday, September 13
Inside Out Day! Get silly and wear your clothes inside out. 

Thursday, September 14
Mix and Match Day! Get creative and wear your wildest outfit. 

Friday, September 15
School Pride Day! Wear your school colors or school logo. 

Teachers might have specific activities planned or instructions about attendance on September 15 — watch for messages and details from your child’s school. 



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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-four percent of 2022-23 budget dollars go to support schools;
  • The MPS Class of 2023 earned $121 million in scholarships and grants; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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