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Getting Involved

Getting Involved

As a parent, you are one of the key ingredients needed to ensure that your child has a safe and educational school experience, Several things you can do to aid your child’s education include:

 ● Join your school's parent organization, school governance council, or through an MPS Volunteering Program
 ● Ask what opportunities and resources are offered for parents and select those that best meet your family's needs
 ● Visit your school's parent center to talk with other parents and learn more about your school's educational program
as well as the
MPS Learning Targets
 ● Keep in close communication with your children's teachers and administrators
 ● Know your Rights and Responsibilities
Remember, school staffs are there to help you make the educational experience positive for all families.
Listed below are some things you can do to support your children:

 ● Turn off the television and read to your children.
 ● Visit the library on a regular basis to borrow books and use the computers
 ● Plan on attending parent conferences and other school programs and activities.
 ● Make sure you know your children's friends and where your children are at all times.
 ● Set consistent bedtimes to assure 8-9 hours of sleep.
 ● Plan for three nutritious meals per day.
Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards

The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.

 ● English Language Arts
 ● Artes del Lenguaje Ingles
 ● Mathematics
 ● Matematicas
Remember, you are your children's first and most important teacher.

Please contact Central Services at (414) 475-8448 or the Parent Center at (414) 475-8467 with any additional questions or concerns.
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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:

  • - More MPS students are meeting reading standards
  • - The MPS Class of 2014 earned $31 million in scholarships, up $7 million; and
  • - MPS is home to 4 of the state’s top 15 high schools according to U.S. News and World Report

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