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2017 Montessori Model U.N. Trip

MMS 8th grade students have the opportunity each year to take on the role of UN ambassadors debating compelling global, political, and economic issues in NYC.

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Mothers' Visitation Day Highlights

After receiving great feedback on the photo selection for the MMS Facebook page, we created an extended highlight album for our community to browse.

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MMS Alumna Chosen as Semifinalist in Regional Science Talent Search

MMS Alumna, Hajira Faud '13, was one of the three hundred students chosen as a semifinalist in the Regional Science Talent search and the only student picked from Wisconsin.

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MMS Alumna Named President's Diversity & Inclusion Award Recipient

MMS alumna, Brittany Mays ’05, was recently named the winner of The Medical College of Wisconsin 2016 President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award.

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Junior High Featured on TMJ4

The MMS Junior High class watched the 2017 Inauguration and was featured on TODAY'S TMJ4 nightly news! Check out the video and write-up from TMJ4.

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Playground Structure Update

The MMS play structure recently needed too many tune-ups to make financial sense to keep up. Check out photos and read more about the future plans.

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2016 8th Grade Reflections

From decade plus long friendships to countless memories made in and out of the classrooms, check out the reflections of the 2016 8th grade class!

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MMS Robotics Featured on Germantown NOW

MMS Robotics featured in the Germantown NOW paper! Check out the back story to the incredibly successful first year of the MMS Underwater Robotics Club.

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Cady M. Wins National Silver Medal

Cady M., an 8th-grade student entered a portion of her novel, The Raid on England. Not only did Cady win a Gold Key in the state competition, she went on to win a Silver Medal nationally.

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Sinking to the top in robotics competition!

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured a great article on the MMS Robotics Tenacious Tunas. Best of luck May 20 & 21 at Nationals in Louisiana!

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MMS Robotics Team Featured on TMJ4

Three MMS students put their minds together to be the first kids from Wisconsin to make it to a U.S. Navy Robotic Submarine Competition. Watch the feature clip!

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Select MMS 8th Grade Students Participate in Model United Nations Forum

For five days, nine MMS 8th grade students took New York City by storm to participate in the prestigious Montessori Model United Nations program.

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MMS SeaPerch Robotics Team Headed to Nationals in Baton Rouge!

The Tenacious Tunas and their submarine, the USS Macaroni, qualified for the SeaPerch National Competition at the University of Louisiana in Baton Rouge.

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MMS SeaPerch Team to Compete at National Challenge

MMS students will compete head to head with 117 other teams from the Midwest area at the 2016 National Sea Perch Challenge. Read more about their season!

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Meet the Keeners: An MMS Legacy

“It’s like my family,” says Darlene Keener, veteran Stepping Stones teacher, of the MMS community.

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Gerry P. Wins Joe Lubar Scholarship

First Turquoise Baker in 2012, then Chyna Bacchus in 2015, and now Gerry P. in 2016; each the recipient of the prestigious Joe Lubar Scholarship to USM.

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Summer Program Registration Open!

Summer 2016 has arrived! This summer, MMS is offering a fantastic variety of fun and educational classes in our MMS Summer Program. There is truly something exciting and interesting for everyone!

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Scholastic 3-Peat

For the third year in a row, MMS has captured the most awards of any middle school in Wisconsin in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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Alumni Spotlight - Connor Kubiak

Connor Kubiak (MMS Class of 2012) received the Waukesha West boy's cross country team's Wolverine Award. The Wolverine Award is given to the team member who best exemplifies student leadership and academic excellence.

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MMS Robotics Teams Shine at Regionals

The ‘FIRST LEGO League’ (FLL) Wisconsin Qualifying Tournament was this past Saturday, hosted by Waukesha South High School and C.O.R.E. Robotics. Milwaukee Montessori School’s involvement in this nationally recognized robotics league, FLL, is so vital because...

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MMS Robotics Teams Off to WI Regional Competition

This year the theme is Trash Trek and both teams had to follow a piece of trash and its journey, state an issue to improve upon, and brainstorm a solution to better the travel or use of that piece of trash.

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Transforming Our Landscape

Last summer MMS said good-bye to one of its beloved old playground hickory trees. However, in tune with the green philosophy at MMS, the tree has taken on a new life.

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6th Grade Class Hosts Gravy Drive

Mrs. Enright and the MMS 6th Grade Class are hosting a Gravy Drive for the Hunger Task Force! The goal is to collect 1,000 cans for families in need.

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"Accuracy" of Educational Testing

In 2013, the WI legislature said that students need only answer over 16% of standardized questions correctly to be labeled "proficient" in reading or math.

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Don't Tell Kids They're Smart?

According to psychologist Carol Dweck, how adults praise children shapes the way they view themselves — with profound implications for their overall success.

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Fiction vs. Nonfiction

Due to the ineffectiveness of the U.S. reading curricula, the Common Core has just stipulated that nonfiction must begin to outweigh fiction in schools.

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Growth Mindset

“You can be as smart as you want to be,” says Carol S. Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.

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It's Not Logical; It's Biological

If your child currently struggles with sleep, Dr. Weissbluth offers reasonable steps to establish healthy sleep patterns in Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.

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John Gurda Visits 8th Grade Class

On June 3rd, John Gurda visited the Milwaukee Montessori 8th Grade Class to share stories and his incredible depth of knowledge of the Milwaukee landscape.

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New P.E. - Really?

If you follow the “New PE” guidelines and follow Wisconsin state requirements, students would be active for only 15 minutes, three times per week.

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Testing Proficiency Begins at 16% in Wisconsin

The Fordham Foundation found that the bar for deeming a student “proficient” in reading and math was set lower in Wisconsin than almost any other state.

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The Accountability Fallacy in Wisconsin

More schools achieved AYP under Wisconsin's accountability system than in any other state, but only because our proficiency standards were below 30%.

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The Conscious Parent

The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsbary is distinct from other parenting books because it asks us to stop focusing on changing our children's behavior.

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What Drives Motivation

In 2010, business guru Daniel Pink wrote Drive about the elements of motivation, but Maria Montessori understood those same principles 100 years earlier.

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MMS Election Games Featured on CBS 58 Sunday Morning

Our Junior High and Lower Elementary Classes participated in the Milwaukee Montessori School Election Games. Students simulated the entire election process from start to finish.

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Chyna B. Wins Joe Lubar Scholarship

As a current 8th grade student, Chyna was awarded the Joe Lubar Scholarship, a four-year full-tuition scholarship to the University School of Milwaukee.

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MMS 4th Graders Play Basketball at Bradley Center

On Wednesday November 5, 2014, Milwaukee Montessori School’s 4th grade basketball team played at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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Milwaukee Montessori School's Robotics Team Wins Awards

Milwaukee Montessori School’s Robotics Team of 10 students, 4th - 8th graders, competed and won several awards at the FIRST LEGO League Regional competition held at Waukesha South High School on November 1, 2014.

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MMS Fund Classroom Competition

Our 2014 Milwaukee Montessori School MMS Fund drive is officially underway! Each year, we set a family participation goal and a donation goal we hope to achieve by the end of the fund drive.

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Creating Expertise

Not long ago a student asked me what it meant to be an “expert,” and whether I was an expert on dogs.

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