Milwaukee Montessori School has made local and national news for student achievements, sports successes and standout school awards. Below we have listed just some of the news coverage our school and students have received in recent years.
Company Co-Founders Talk the Future of 3-D Printing at Milwaukee Montessori School
Jesse DePinto and Matt Halenka, co-founders of Voxel Metric Inc., a Milwaukee 3-D scanning software company, visited MMS to discuss the emerging science of 3-D printing. During their presentation, Mr. DePinto and Mr. Halenka used their 3-D scanner to create virtual 3-D models of some of our students, as well as objects found around the classroom. Because MMS has a 3-D printer of our own, we were able to scan and print a miniature bust of Pythagoras within 20 minutes during the presentation.
A reporter and videographer from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also sat in on the presentation at MMS. They interviewed our students about future uses of 3-D printing and why it is an important technology to utilize in schools today. On Wednesday, October 2nd, the article and accompanying video were featured on the front page of the Business section on JSOnline.com.
To read the full article on JSOnline.com, click here. And be sure to watch the video of our students' interaction with the 3-D scanner by clicking here.
Milwaukee Montessori School Expands Education with 3D Printer
Local CBS affiliate WDJT 58 News featured MMS as a "School of the Future," citing our innovative curriculum and use of our 3D printer! Students Quinn. T. and Meghan M. showed off the models they designed and printed at school, while Tech teacher Mr. Anastas explained why it's so important to use this advanced technology in the classroom. To watch the report, which originally aired in July 2013, click here!
UE3 Students are "Positively Milwaukee"
TMJ4 NBC visited Milwaukee Montessori School this spring to cover our UE3 students' quest to achieve world peace while playing the World Peace Game (read more about their experience here). Our students appeared as part of "Live at 5:00"'s special segment "Positively Milwaukee," which highlights individuals aiming to make positive changes within the community.
"Live at 5:00" co-anchors Carole Meekins and Mike Jacobs were notably impressed with our students and how articulate each of them were in front of the camera - and we couldn't agree more! Click here to watch the segment that aired on TMJ4 NBC!
MMS Student visits the White House
As a result of winning President Obama's 2011 National STEM Video Game Challenge, MMS 8th Grader Shireen Z. was invited to Washington D.C. to attend the White House Science Fair.
At the Fair, President Obama viewed student projects and spoke on the importance of STEM education. Click here to learn more about the White House Science Fair. Click here for full information on the Science Fair exhibitors and attendees, including Shireen.
Several local news outlets covered Shireen's story, including TMJ4 (NBC), WISN (ABC), Fox 6 Now, WDJT (CBS), and The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. To see all the coverage Shireen's story received, click here.
MMS Student Receives 3rd-Place Finish in Statewide Writing Contest
Junior High student Maggie S. placed third in Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's annual Martin Luther King Jr. student essay contest. Click here to read her essay, titled "King's ideals continue to change numerous lives," which was published on in the Journal-Sentinel and on JSOnline.com
MMS Storm Chasers Featured on Local Weather Report
WITI Fox Six's Vince Condella reported on the solar balloons launched August 15th during Director Dave Swanson's Storm Chasing class. Launching the balloons made of garbage bags was the culmination of the students' week of meteorological learning, and though the weather did not totally cooperate, they did get one balloon airborn! To watch the segment aired on Fox 6, click here.
ESA Foundation Announces Winners of Inaugural Education Challenge Grant
Click here to read the press release announcing MMS's Education Challenge Grant win, which allowed us to purchase our 3D printer to use in conjunction with the World Peace Game.