MPS is teaming up with Arts @ Large, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and SHARP Literacy to offer dance, theater, music, and visual arts adventures for every student this summer. Students must be enrolled in Summer Academy sites to participate in these adventures.
Arts @ Large will provide an arts-integrated summer school program for students in K5–grade 8 by using a collaborative teaching model with classroom teachers that aligns with grade-appropriate units. The K5–grade 8 students will be engaged through the arts with a STEAM-focused model in which they will explore elements of earth and life sciences.
Dates and locations for Arts @ Large:
- July session (July 1–26, 2019; no programming July 4–5): Bethune, Brown, Hayes, Kluge, Vieau, Zablocki
Milwaukee Repertory Theater will provide arts-integrated curriculum during the summer months in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools Summer Academy. A teaching artist will visit classrooms at each site. Activities will focus on delivering age-appropriate reading objectives through theater. Activities are also designed for students to directly engage in social and emotional learning.
Dates and locations for Milwaukee Repertory Theater:
- July session (July 1–26, 2019; no programming July 4–5): Carver, Cooper, Fernwood, Fifty-Third, Grantosa, Morgandale
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Conservatory Connections program brings the joy of music making to people of all ages and abilities — from early childhood to lifelong learners and from beginners to advanced students. Programs may include music exploration, recorder playing, bucket drumming, and choir singing.
Dates and locations for the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music:
- June session (June 3–28, 2019): Congress
- July session (July 1–26, 2019; no programming July 4–5): Clement, Congress, Craig Montessori, Gaenslen, Greenfield, Mitchell
SHARP Literacy will provide hands-on arts integration lessons every day to explore social studies and science concepts. Students self-reflect on key concepts, use "growth mindset," collaborate with others, and develop self-confidence. Students may focus on developing basic coding skills and logical thinking through arts-integrated "unplugged" and "plugged" activities on code.org in the June session and will concentrate on neighborhoods in Milwaukee and urban agriculture in the July session.
Dates and locations for SHARP Literacy:
- June session (June 3–28, 2019): Congress (grade 4)
- July session (July 1–26, 2019; no programming July 4–5): Grantosa (grade 5) , Morgandale (grade 5)