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June 2010
MPS Scholarships Awarded

Five $5,000 scholarships were awarded through the Milwaukee Public Schools Scholarship program to MPS students planning to attend a public college or university in the state of Wisconsin. The five recipients are: Shalain Grant, Northwest Secondary School; Montavius Jones, Milaukee School of Languages, Sandra Padilla, Reagan College Preparatory High School; Deja Roberts, Milwaukee School of Languages; and Vernon Seward, Milwaukee School of Languages.

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Link to News Release

March 24, 2010
CPR Anytime Project

On Wednesday, March 24, more than 380 students were trained in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in the Pilot Room of Discovery World in Milwaukee. The students attend the seventh grade in nine different MPS schools. The event was a joint effort of the American Heart Association, Discovery World and MPS, and was funded by the A.O. Smith Foundation, the MPS Foundation, the Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation and the Albert J. and Flora H. Ellinger Foundation. The students each went home with a CPR kit that featured an inflatable manikin and instructions on how to perform the life-saving procedure.
The MPS Foundation supported this project with a $5,000 grant award.

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December 10, 2009
MPS Scholarship program established through a $100,000 donation

A new Milwaukee Public Schools Scholarship program was established in 2009 through a generous anonymous donation to the MPS Foundation. The donor provided seed funding in the amount of $100,000 to establish the scholarship program as a show of support for public education in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin, and hopes others will consider donating to the scholarship fund..

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Link to MPS Scholarship information
Link to PDF news release.

December 2, 2009
Teacher EXCEL Grant Award Winners Announced

The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation hosted a reception and award presentation for the 2009-10 Teacher EXCEL Grant winners on Monday, December 2, 2009. This year, 47 projects were funded and 71 teachers were honored.

The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. sponsors the Teacher EXCEL Grant Program to fund creative classroom projects that enrich student-learning experiences. Classroom teachers in Milwaukee Public Schools are eligible and invited to apply for grants up to $750 for activities to be conducted either during the school year or summer. This is the ninth year of the program.

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(Link to the 2009-10 Teacher EXCEL Grant award winners.)
(Link to PDF news release.)

October 23, 2009
MPS WE Indians Program

Students from MPS WE Indians Program participated at the National Indian Education Association Conference Youth Day held at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee on October 23, 2009. The MPS Foundation supported their attendance with a $1,000 grant award.

December 8, 2008
Teacher EXCEL Grant Award Winners Announced

The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation hosted a reception and award presentation for the 2008-09 Teacher EXCEL Grant winners on Monday, December 8, 2008. This year, 47 projects were funded and 66 teachers were honored.

The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. sponsors the Teacher EXCEL Grant Program to fund creative classroom projects that enrich student-learning experiences. Classroom teachers in Milwaukee Public Schools are eligible and invited to apply for grants up to $750 for activities to be conducted either during the school year or summer. This is the eighth year of the program.

Click on the links below for additional information.

(Link to the 2008-09 Teacher EXCEL Grant award winners.)
(Link to PDF news release.)

The Teacher EXCEL Grant program is supported by generous donations of MPS employees through the annual Employee combined Giving Campaign. It is also supported by contributions made in memory of Ann Shansky, who was an elementary teacher in MPS for 34 years.

November 24, 2008
Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations generously supports MPS.

The links below provide a progress report on the positive effect WCAIO's support has made on the health and well being of the children and families of MPS.

(Link to PDF Progress Report)

(Link to map of schools where Automatic External Defibrillators have been placed as a result of WCAIO donations)

December 17, 2007
Dozens of Defibrillators donated by members of the Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations

The Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations presented a check for $65,395 to support the Milwaukee Public Schools Automatic External Defibrillator program. The funds will be used to purchase 49 defibrillators for MPS schools as well as support training activities.

(link to PDF news release on gift presentation)
(link to PDF news release on Defibrillator Drill Day)

October 7, 2007
Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations supports Defibrillators for MPS

The Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations (WCAIO) announced the results of their 2007 fundraising campaign to assist Milwaukee Public Schools. As of the date of the event, the group announced it had raised $59,000 to purchase Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) devices for more than 50 MPS schools that are currently operating without this lifesaving equipment. WCAIO held a fundraising dinner on September 7, 2007 for this effort.

February 28, 2007
Mark Tauscher presents Teacher EXCEL Grant at Carleton Elementary School

Mark Tauscher of the Green Bay Packers presented a Teacher EXCEL Grant to Diane Johnson, a teacher at Carleton Elementary School, on February 28, 2007. Tauscher's TRIFECTA FOUNDATION provided a $10,000 grant to support this mini-grant program for MPS classroom teachers. This year, 53 EXCEL grants were awarded to support exciting classroom projects.

(link to PDF news release)

December 17, 2006
TRIFECTA Foundation Reading Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE READING CHALLENGE! A total of 86 MPS elementary schools participated in the Reading Challenge, representing more than 37,000 students in grades kindergarten to eighth grade. Participating students received a Reading Challenge Certificate signed by Mark Tauscher. The TRIFECTA Foundation and Associated Bank also provided various student incentives distributed at the school level.

Each participating school was asked to submit the name of one student to be entered into a random drawing for various district-level incentives provided by the TRIFECTA Foundation and Associated Bank.

  • 4 MPS students were selected to receive 3 tickets to the December 17, 2006, Packers vs. Lions game. Following the game, students and their guests will meet with Mark Tauscher and receive a behind the scenes tour of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

  • 10 MPS students were selected to receive a football personally autographed by a Green Bay Packer.
(link to PDF news release)



October 1, 2006
Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations supports Vision Project 20/20

The Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations (WCAIO) presented a check for $10,000 to continue funding the Milwaukee Public Schools Vision Project 20/20 at a news conference held on October 1, 2006. The program provides free vision screening, follow-up exams and prescription eyeglass to eligible children from low-income and uninsured families.

(link to PDF news release)

September 26, 2006
Packer Mark Tauscher challenges MPS students to read -
Provides $10,000 donation to support literacy

Mark Tauscher, offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers, continues his support of literacy through his TRIFECTA Foundaton. On September 26, 2006, Mark Tauscher visited Pierce Elementary School to kick off his annual Reading Challenge for elementary school students in kindergarten through grade eight. Students were challenged to read 500 minutes during the month of October. The TRIFECTA Foundation and Associated Bank are sponsoring the Reading Challenge and providing thousands of incentives for participating students.

The TRIFECTA Foundation is also continuing its support of the MPS Foundation's Teacher EXCEL Grant Program with a second year gift of $10,000. The EXCEL Grant program provides mini-grants up to $750 to MPS teachers to fund classroom projects.

(link to PDF news release) (link to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article)

February 12, 2006
Mark Tauscher to surprise MPS teachers with grant
Launches grant distribution by presenting check to a classroom

Mark Tauscher, starting right tackle for the Green Bay Packers, will visit Dr. Benjamin Carson Academy of Science to surprise two teachers with a Teacher EXCEL grant award at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 13. These teachers will be the first of 50 to receive surprise news of a mini-grant up to $750 partly funded by the TRIFECTA Foundation (Tauscher's Reading Initiative for Every Child to Achieve.) TRIFECTA is Tauscher's non-profit foundation established to promote children's literacy in Wisconsin. Carson Academy, the only school Tauscher will visit, is located at 4920 W. Capitol Drive.

The TRIFECTA Foundation supports the Teacher EXCEL Grant Program of the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, a program in which teachers apply for grants to fund creative classroom projects or activities that enrich student learning experiences. Nearly all of this year's EXCEL grant award projects focused on improving literacy.

(link to PDF news release)

October 13, 2005
Asian Indian Coalition pledges help for vision screening program

The Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations (WCAIO) will direct its 2005 fundraising efforts toward MPS' Vision Project 20/20. The Coalition's goal is to raise $10,000. WCAIO representatives, including WCAIO President Bobby Dhir, announced their commitment in a news conference earlier this month at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. "Vision and learning is a strong connection and with this community giving campaign, needy children can be assured a brighter future," said Dhir. The news conference coincided with the October 2nd birthday commemoration of the noted Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. Vision Project 20/20 provides vouchers each year for students whose families do not have the health care resources for proper eye care. The money is used to provide follow-up exams and eyeglasses.

(link to PDF news release)

 

 

 

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