HERZFELD FOUNDATION Donates $5 Million to Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced a $5 million donation from the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation – the single largest grant the foundation has ever made as part of its Powering Milwaukee Campaign. The $5 million grant will help build The Herzfeld Foundation Education & Engagement Center in the new Associated Bank Theater Center, creating a dedicated space for Milwaukee Rep’s growing education and engagement programming a space they currently do not have.  The Herzfeld Foundation Education & Engagement Center will create a dedicated space for Milwaukee Rep’s student and community programming featuring: A fully equipped performance venue with seating for up to 125 patrons Multiple classrooms for rehearsals and workshops Accessible restrooms A prep kitchen for use during events An entrance directly off the Riverwalk  A state-of-the-art event space made available to community partners Currently, Milwaukee Rep provides programs for thousands of students with no classroom or community spaces to serve them. The new Herzfeld Foundation Education & Engagement Center will allow Milwaukee Rep to broaden and deepen current programming while creating a greater impact in the community.

Milwaukee Rep education and engagement programming shapes, builds, and reinforces the organization’s mission in the community by providing a venue to learn and form relationships through the arts, with programming such as: Community Conversations to engage patrons from all backgrounds in thoughtful conversation about Milwaukee’s most pressing issues. Reading Residencies in over 30 seventh through ninth grade classrooms teaching curriculum specifically created to increase literacy and social-emotional skills including reading comprehension, inferencing, social awareness, and confidence. Rep Immersion Days which bring together Reading Residencies and School Subscriptions for a full day theatrical experience that looks behind the curtain of the show. To learn more about the Powering Milwaukee Campaign and to get involved, please visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com/PoweringMilwaukee. About Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Milwaukee Rep is the largest performing arts organization in Wisconsin with three unique performance

MPS 2023 – 2024 School Year Enrollment Kicks Off with Kindergarten Fair for Families

MPS will kick off enrollment for Fall 2023 with a Kindergarten Fair at North Division High School (1011 W Center St, Milwaukee) Saturday, February 4, 2023. All families who want to secure their child’s seat for the upcoming school year are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible.  The first 100 families to enroll at the fair will receive a child’s backpack filled with supplies and a t-shirt.

Families are invited to submit their top three school choices to ensure they are accepted to a school that meets their needs.

Kindergarten Enrollment Fair

More than 100 schools that offer Head Start and kindergarten will be represented at the February 4 Kindergarten Fair. Families can speak directly with school staff and learn about offerings including Montessori schools, bilingual schools, special education, language immersion programs, fine arts programs, and before- and after-school care options.

MPS Kindergarten Enrollment Period

Milwaukee families with children who will turn 3, 4, or 5 years old by September 1 are invited to enroll their child during the MPS kindergarten enrollment period from February 4 to March 5. Wisconsin law requires children to complete five-year-old kindergarten before entering first grade.

After the kindergarten enrollment window deadline: Enrollment will remain closed while school assignments are being made. Kindergarten enrollment will reopen from April 10 through August 1, 2023. If you miss the kindergarten enrollment window, you will be able to enroll your child, but some schools may be filled. The remaining seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Head Start

Free preschool is available through the federal Head Start program for families who meet income limits. Head Start prepares children for school and teaches important early skills. Transportation is available.