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DR. KENT MILLARD TO SPEAK AND INSPIRE AT MMSA

Milwaukee, WI- Students from Milwaukee Math and Science Academy, located at 110 W. Burleigh Street, will be able to hear about what it was like to march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement. Dr. Millard will speak from 10am-11am on Thursday March 28th in the school gymnasium. Members of the community and media are welcome to attend.
Here is a brief bio about Dr. Millard:
Dr. Kent Millard served as Senior Pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis for 18 years. Dr. Millard graduated from Boston University School of Theology in 1966 which is the seminary where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received his PH.D. While in seminary Dr. King invited Dr. Millard and other seminary students to participate in the Selma, Alabama voting rights march in March 1965. He is the Director of Generosity and Gratitude for the Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Milwaukee Math and Science Academy provides students in grades K-5 with a high-quality, college preparatory curriculum with increased student expectations. Please visit the school website at http://www.mmsacademy.org for more information.
MMSA is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago-based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept, please visit www.conceptschools.org.

LOCAL STUDENTS EXCEL OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM AT CONCEPT SCHOOLS’ SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR (CONSEF)
Milwaukee, WI- Around 500 students from seven Midwest states showcased their impressive, independently created projects at Concept Schools’ 10th Annual Science and Engineering Fair on March 9th at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. CONSEF is designed to provide students with a free, valuable, and enlightening opportunity to practice their speech and communication skills and to show community members, peers, and teachers what they have learned from their research.
Students competed in 14 categories ranging from health science to zoology in a junior division (grades 5-8) and senior division (grades 9-12). Over 250 judges from colleges, universities and schools assessed the student projects based on a comprehensive rubric. Results from Milwaukee Math and Science Academy are as follows:
Silver Medal: Miriam Bility, Patricia Adams, Samia Ahmed, Sumaya Ahmed, Vera Gains
Honorable Mention: Anthony Willis Jr.
Best Imagination: Denzel Kirksey, Dennis Taylor, Kiserian Harvey (MMSA Robotics Team)
Milwaukee Math and Science Academy provides students in grades K-5 with a high-quality, college preparatory curriculum with increased student expectations. Please visit the school website at www.mmsacademy.org for more information.
MMSA is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago-based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept, please visit www.conceptschools.org.

 

Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines to Speak at Awards Night

Milwaukee, WI- Students from Milwaukee Math and Science Academy, located at 110 W. Burleigh Street, are being honored for their successes in school at an awards night on Wednesday, March 6th beginning at 5:45 p.m. Common Council president Willie Hines will speak at 6:30 p.m. to students and their families about the importance of education and goal setting. As the common council president since 2004, Mr. Hines has been an advocate for education and public safety throughout Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Math and Science Academy provides students in grades K-5 with a high-quality, college preparatory curriculum with increased student expectations. Please visit the school website at http://www.mmsacademy.org for more information.
MMSA is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago-based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept, please visit www.conceptschools.org.

433 Canned Goods Donated by Inner City Milwaukee Students

Students from Milwaukee Math and Science Academy donate food to the Salvation Army. Milwaukee, WI- Students from Milwaukee Math and Science Academy, located at 110 W. Burleigh Street, are in the giving spirit this holiday season. Students were challenged to help others by bringing in canned goods for the Salvation Army. The 230 inner city students rose to the occasion and brought in 433 canned goods. Physical Education teacher Erin Schuldt, who organized the food drive, said “I am not surprised by the generosity of our students; they understand what it means to be in need and want to help families like their own.”  The food drive is an effort to enforce MMSA’s vision for students, teachers, and families to engage in the community and develop character to enhance students’ academic success.Milwaukee Math and Science Academy provides students in grades K-5 with a high-quality, college preparatory curriculum with increased student expectations.  Please visit the school website at http://www.mmsacademy.org for more information.MMSA is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago-based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept, please visit www.conceptschools.org.

MMSA’s 5th GRADERS PATRICIA ADAMS AND MIRIAM BILITY excel outside the classroom at concept schools’ science and engineering fair

March 3, 2012– Around 500 students from seven Midwest states showcased their impressive, independently created projects at Concept Schools’ 9th Annual Science and Engineering Fair on March 3, 2012 at Cleveland State University.  Milwaukee Math and Science Academy’s very own fifth graders Patricia Adams and Miriam Bility were two of these 500 students who competed in 14 categories ranging from health science, physics, and zoology to engineering, biochemistry, and computer science in a junior division (grades 5-8).  Both Miriam and Patricia spent months with MMSA teacher Shara Barlow preparing their projects for this important Science Fair.  230 judges from colleges, universities, and schools assessed the student projects based on a comprehensive rubric.

 

The awards ceremony began with the Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School Color Guard and Drill Team presentation followed by the band playing the National Anthem.  CONSEF was pleased to welcome Ohio State Representative Bill Patmon as the keynote speaker.  Representative Patmon, an influential member of the House Education Committee, inspired students, parents and community members, passed out student medals and took photos with students.

 

All students received recognition for their high-quality projects in various ways, including medals, certificates, trophies and monetary awards.  The ‘Best of Fair’ winner received an HP Touchpad. CONSEF integrated art into science by organizing a design contest for the fair and recognized the winner, Kashi Johnson, by $250 monetary award.

 

The results from Milwaukee Math and Science Academy are as follows:

 

Miriam Bility – “The Cool Blue Light”:  Gold Medal

Patricia Adams – “Onion DNA”:  Silver Medal

 

 

CONSEF is open to all students, including public, charter, private and home schooled students in grades 5 through 12. Concept aims to promote STEM education in early grades by giving students the chance gain recognition for their hard work.

 

Additional information may be found on the CONSEF website: www.consef.org.