Category Archives: Downtown Montessori

2016 Youth Art Show

Next week Friday, February 19 is the opening of the 2016 Youth Art Show and DMA is very lucky to have 5 students exhibiting work. This beautiful show is put together by teachers and Art Appreciators and features over a hundred works of art from all over SE WI. The opening is next week Feb…

Save the Date! DMA Spaghetti Dinner!

We are excited to announce we have a date for this year’s Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. Our dinner will be on Saturday, May 14th at the Marian Center. We have a great group of parents organizing this year’s event and are excited to get started. We’ll need plenty of help not only on the night of…

Calling All Grandparents!

We need your memories! Come share your knowledge and personal memories about growing up in your generation with a collaborative project involving Mr. Micah’s class and the Milwaukee High School of the Arts. We will have coffee and sweets! Because of the attributes of this project, participants must be willing to participate in all three…

Ms. Sara’s Class Skypes with Julie Salamon

On Tuesday, Ms. Sara’s class Skyped with Julie Salamon, author of CAT IN THE CITY. The Skype visit focused on the writing and editing process. What happens after you write the first draft of a story? How do you make it better? What do you think about when you create a character? How do stories…

New Playground!

If you weren’t able to make it to Green Fest to see the unveiling, we’re pleased to present the plans and renderings for the new playground. The new playground design introduces much-needed green space and areas for teaching activities, as well as creative play using natural materials and equipment. In addition, the existing large parking…

Playground Update

Downtown Montessori Academy is pleased to announce we have engaged with site design group, ltd. for the design and build of the school playground. site design group, ltd. is an award-winning landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture firm based in Chicago. They are a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). “As…

We Be Monsters Collaborative Art Project

We Be Monsters is a culminating event of an intergenerational art collaboration between Downtown Montessori Academy (K8) and the Milwaukee High School of the Arts. Our exhibition opening and silent auction will be located at the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Gallery at 2300 W. Highland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233 on Friday April 24th…

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Have you purchased your Spaghetti Dinner tickets yet? It’s not too late to get in on the fun and help support our upcoming playground remodel. We now have a dedicated page for all your Spaghetti Dinner related needs. Just check out the tab at the top of this page labeled “Annual Fundraiser.” There are several…

Mindfulness Exercises are Helping Kids Get an Edge in the Classroom

An excellent article from Time Magazine we stumbled upon last week. Great read as we head into our second month of partnering with Growing Minds. Any teacher who’s ever prodded, begged or bribed a child to sit still and listen knows there aren’t a ton of proven ways to get a kid to tune in….

Student Art Work Featured at MLK Celebration

Some of our students’ artwork were recently featured at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr’s breakfast this past Monday at the Italian Community Center. This event drew hundreds of community & business leaders, activists and elected officials across the state. All with the common goal of celebrating one of the most important voices during the…