“As a collaborative team, it is the responsibility of the staff to demonstrate dedication to the learning process. In practice, the Story staff will model the acceptance of differences, the ability to make good decisions and the capability to solve problems effectively. Story’s staff will create an environment of academic excellence by seeking support from family and community partners. The goal is to create a nurturing environment that inspires students to value education in order to achieve their highest potential. At Story School, students will become well-rounded, life-long learners with the motivation and desire to communicate well, to play a vital role in the community, and to become responsible citizens.”
Dear students and families,
As principal, I want to welcome you to Story School, one of the first K-8 sites to be established in Milwaukee. Located near the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Headquarters, in the Story Hill neighborhood, Story was established in 1849 and offers many academic enrichment opportunities in a multicultural and diverse setting.
As stated in our mission, the Story staff strives to advance students’ skills, enabling them to live as responsible, productive citizens. Our families and community members are of extreme importance to our school, providing students with a strong support network that stands behind them as they achieve their academic and personal goals. At Story, we do our best to meet the unique learning styles of our students. We recognize that every student learns differently and our staff reaches out to each child as an individual. We also offer English as a Second Language courses and bilingual support for our students at all levels.
In addition to daily classroom lessons, after-school activities are offered in order for students to expand their horizons and hone their natural abilities. From basketball to computer classes and UWM’s Talent Search to cheerleading, Story students may enroll in a variety of activities. Research has proven that participating in extracurricular activities helps students achieve at higher levels in the classroom. For this reason, we encourage all students to find an activity that interests them. Whether they strive to win a game or learn a new technology program, extracurricular activities allow students to build relationships with their peers as they work together to achieve a common goal. ESL students also have the opportunity to take summer classes in order to improve their skills.
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At Story, parents are encouraged to remain present and active in their child’s education. Our Having Parents Involved (H.I.P.) partnership with COA Youth & Family Centers, the MPS district and our families supports this mission. We have a dedicated staff member operating as a resource/liaison between parents and our school in an effort to engage families and increase parent volunteerism. In addition, a Parent Resource Center is being established at Story. We realize that parents are the first educators of their children, instilling values in them from they day they are born. Our goal is to continue this bond between the parent and child by affording families many opportunities to work together in advancing their child’s education.
Story students stay up-to-date on the latest technology by participating in the regularly scheduled computer lab time each week. It is crucial for students to stay connected to the world around them and to embrace the new technology available to them. By equipping them with necessary technological skills, the Story staff prepares students for success in the 21st century.
Story has seen great changes since its humble beginnings in 1849. Our wonderful school has so much to offer students. I invite you to tour our learning community and see our talented students engaging in their daily activities. To schedule a tour or ask questions about Story, please call our office at (414) 934-4800. We look forward to hearing from you.
Ms. Ewing-Lipsey, Principal