HBCU Week at MAS

Because MAS serves 99% Black students from across the city of Milwaukee, we are committed to representing our students in our teaching staff as well as in the culture and celebrations we have within our school. Last week, Nov. 6th – 10th, students and staff celebrated HBCU (Historically Black College & University) Week with several activities…. Read more »

Milwaukee Academy of Science Announces Three New Board Members

Joining the MAS Board of Directors are Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Kevin Malaney, and Steven P. Richman. “These new members bring a wealth of professional experience in three different sectors that will greatly benefit our Board and help further the mission of the Milwaukee Academy of Science,” says Chris Layden, Board Chair, “We are excited to… Read more »

Partnering to Increase Inclusion and Diversity in the Health Sciences: An Interview with Dr. Malika Siker

Milwaukee Academy of Science (MAS) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have a common goal – to increase individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in the health sciences.  While the path through medical school is long and arduous for all students, Black and Brown students may face additional unique challenges. The number of Black male medical… Read more »

Kaylin’s Impact

Numerous MAS Staff joined a zoom call on Tuesday Night for the Wisconsin Association of Child & Youth Care Professionals (WACYCP) Youth Worker of the Year Award Show. This year was special, not just because it was a zoom call. It was special because our beloved Kaylin Jones was honored who passed away in June… Read more »

From the Desk Of Mr. McHenry

Dear “extended family” of MAS,As I planned for August 31st, the start of the 2020-21 school year, I had to consider the challenges the spring and summer brought to our country and city; specifically to Black and Brown families and children growing up in poverty. COVID-19 provides a painful reminder that issues in our country become crises… Read more »

Summer School Success

We want to congratulate our phenomenal students for completing virtual summer school! Thank you to our Summer School Partners, City Forward Collective & the National Summer School Initiative for funding our summer program. Our five-week Summer program provided four hours of daily instruction to our 3rd-6th grade scholars. Virtual summer school continued our students’ academic… Read more »

MAS Stands Out with Quick Response to School Closure

MAS student learning at home

As schools shift to serve students remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, some are emerging as standouts. These schools aren’t stopping at basic worksheet packets and instead are offering students coordinated, school-wide, comprehensive distance learning. City Forward Collective is highlighting these schools to spread best practices and encourage others to keep students moving forward. Read full article

Grunau’s Legacy of Leadership

Gary Grunau

“Gary worked tirelessly to invigorate institutions throughout Milwaukee to nurture, cultivate, and inspire some of our greatest minds.” 1 We are sad to announce that Gary Grunau passed away on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 after his long battle with brain cancer. Gary was one of the founding board members of Milwaukee Academy of Science and… Read more »

MAS awarded Burke Grant

Burke Foundation Logo

Milwaukee Academy of Science is delighted to be awarded one of the eight grants on behalf of the Burke Foundation. We look forward to investing the grant to increases general operations including instructional technology, instructional support staff, and administrative support.   The Burke Foundation was founded by late Richard Burke, former chairperson of Trek Bicycle…. Read more »