Summer Meal Program
MPS will offer meals for children age 18 and under at more than 50 sites during the summer. Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be offered and will vary by location. Stop by for a well-balanced breakfast including whole grains, fruit, and local milk. Lunches and dinners include an entrée, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and local milk.
Parents or students can find the nearest meal location and check dates, schedules, and offerings on the MPS Nutrition Services page.
We look forward to serving children in our cafeterias this summer!
News and Updates
Summer Academy-Enroll Now!
Summer is here! Sign up now to reserve your spot in Summer Academy. MPS has summer programs for students in K5 through grade 12. Summer programs are free for students living in the city of Milwaukee. Some sites offer after-school care for a fee.
Find out more about what's happening in Summer Academy this year on TMJ4 and WISN-12.
Registration for July sessions of Summer Academy has been extended to July 1!
Summer learning is designed to be fun and to support skill building. Students who attend a summer session start stronger in fall and feel better prepared for the challenges of the next grade level.
New this year: College 101 courses that earn both high school and college credit!
Detailed information and online registration are available on the MPS Summer Academy web page. Seats may be limited. Sign up soon!
MPS will host walk-up registration at the Central Services building.
Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
MPS Central Services
5225 W. Vliet St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Fun and Reading to Avoid Summer Slide
Help your child keep learning and reading all summer long! Children who read over the summer start stronger in fall. Milwaukee offers many fun and educational activities over the summer months. Check out a list of events along with recommended books to read before you go. Children will absorb more when they have knowledge of an activity before they attend. Have fun and keep reading!
Download a list of free Milwaukee events with reading suggestions.
MPS Twilight Centers Summer Hours
Twilight Centers offer programming at select schools so young people have a safe place to go during the evenings. This summer, five high school Twilight Centers (ages 12-18) and two middle school Twilight Centers (ages 10-15) are open for young people to safely participate in activities, board games, sports, open gym shootaround, and more! Learn more about Twilight Center summer programs.
College and Career Centers Summer Hours
MPS College and Career Centers are available all summer to assist students in grades 6 through 12 (and beyond) with FREE college and career support. Four sites are open this summer Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. For more information on summer programs and virtual office hours, please visit mpsmke.com/CACC.
MPS Is Hiring! Join Our Team!
MPS is seeking motivated teachers, paraprofessionals to support teachers, building operations and maintenance staff, and kitchen and cafeteria staff. MPS will host hiring events throughout the summer and attend local fairs and festivals including Summerfest, Bastille Days, Wisconsin State Fair, and Mexican Fiesta. Stop by to ask questions about the hiring process, learn about pay and benefits, and find out how to become a teacher.
Read more about summer hiring events!
Earn an Equivalency Diploma and Business Skills this Summer
Attend a free 16-week program to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) while also developing skills to run a business. The program runs four days per week, July 11-October 27. This course is offered through Literacy Services of Wisconsin, the African-American Chamber of Commerce, and RISEMKE.
For details, download a flyer or visit literacyservices.org/rise
Milwaukee Public Library Summer Reading Program
Join the Super Reader Squad or take part in the Teen Summer Challenge! Children of all ages can sign up to enjoy adventures, great stories, and exciting characters through reading. Adults are encouraged to be reading role models by participating in the Book by Book Adult Summer Reading Program.
Learn more about free summer reading programs.
Milwaukee Summer Jobs
Milwaukee Recreation is hiring full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions such as instructors, leaders, field attendants, coaches, umpires, and referees who support programming at school and community locations throughout the city of Milwaukee. View current job openings with Milwaukee Recreation.
Milwaukee County Parks hire seasonal employees with many different skill sets to serve the community. Visit the Milwaukee County Parks website to find positions that offer training and work experience in your area of interest.
Lifeguards Wanted! Milwaukee County Parks need lifeguards for the summer. Starting pay is $16.14 per hour. Training is provided. Candidates must be age 16 or older and able to swim 100 meters in 1 minute and 45 seconds to qualify. Apply as a lifeguard and for other County Park jobs at county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks/What-We-Do/Careers-with-The-Parks. Positions are available for gardening, golf course maintenance, food service, and more.
District Highlight of the Week
MPS Seniors Earn $107 Million in Scholarships and Grants
Milwaukee Public Schools gathered students, staff, and media in front of the Central Services building on June 22 to announce a record-breaking number of scholarship and grant dollars earned by seniors this year—a total of $107 million. This is the fourth straight year that scholarship and grant offers have increased. In 2021, MPS students raised $96 million for college, which was an $11 million jump from the previous year.
Read more about this exciting event!
In case you missed it . . .
MPS Alumni are NBA Champions
Congratulations to MPS alumni Kevon Looney and Jordan Poole! Both went on to play for the Golden State Warriors and are now NBA champions. Golden State defeated the Boston Celtics on June 16, winning four of six games.
Read more about this impressive achievement!
Childhood Immunization Clinics
Is your child up to date on vaccines? The City of Milwaukee Health Department offers free vaccines for children who qualify. Protect your child from measles, mumps, whooping cough, hepatitis A and B, and more!
Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd.
Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St.
- Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Vaccines are given on a walk-in basis. For a list of vaccines and how to qualify, visit Milwaukee Health Department Immunization Clinic Services.
For questions, please call (414) 286-8034.
COVID-19 Vaccine Locations
COVID-19 vaccine is available FREE for all Wisconsin residents age 5 and older. Health insurance is NOT needed. Call the hotline at (414) 286-6800 for questions, to schedule an appointment or home visit, or to speak with a nurse.
Milwaukee Health Department Clinics
Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd.
Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St.
Mondays & Fridays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12 - 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Menomonee Valley Site, 2401 W. St. Paul Ave.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Vaccines are also available throughout the city at many pharmacies including CVS and Walgreens. Visit the Milwaukee Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine page (available in English, Spanish, and Hmong) for more information about COVID-19 vaccine locations.
MPS offers tools to help families find the information and support they need. Log in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, download the MPS App for updates, and follow us on social media. The Parent Coordinator at your child's school can also assist.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal Technical Support
Live Parent Portal (Infinite Campus) support is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To recover a username/password: Parents/guardians should email email@example.com. Include the parent/guardian name, child’s name, birth date, and a contact number. If you do not receive a phone call or email within 24 hours, please call (414) 475-8159 for further assistance.
For assistance setting up a new Parent Portal account: Parents/guardians may call (414) 475-8159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Milwaukee Board of School Directors
Upcoming Meetings: June & July
If you'd like to follow the meetings of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, visit the Milwaukee Board of School Directors page to find the meeting schedule, agendas, and links to watch or listen to live meetings. Instructions for public testimony are also offered on this page.
- Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies: Tues. June 28, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
- Regular Monthly Board Meeting: Thurs. June 30, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
- Regular Monthly Board Meeting: Thurs. July 28, 2022, 5:30 p.m.