Category Archives: Students

My Milwaukee Exhibition Tonight!

A FREE opening reception for student artists, families, teachers and friends will be held on Wednesday, November 1st from 5-6:30pm at the Milwaukee County Historical Society (910 N. Old World 3rd Street) in downtown Milwaukee. The reception will include light refreshments (food!), a certificate ceremony, and raffle prizes for participating student artists. A few of our students…

DMA 2017 Summer Camp

Summer brochures are now available online. Registration for the camp is due by May 5th and is open to all students. We hope you can join us this summer! DMA Summer Camp: Children’s House DMA Summer Camp: Elementary  

3rd Graders Presented with Giveback Check

John Rosetto, owner of Transfer Pizzeria, stopped by to present the third graders with a check for the amount that was raised for the giveback week in January. The boys and girls are very excited for their trip to Camp Minikani at the end of the month. They would like to thank both Transfer and…

DMA Student Wins 2nd Place in Milwaukee Film Festival Contest

Congratulations to Matylda, who won 2nd place in the Milwaukee Film Festival Essay Contest!  She was competing against students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade all over Milwaukee. Students were asked to write an essay about films they saw at a Milwaukee Film Education Screening. Cara Ogburn of the MFF awarded her on Tuesday with…

DMA Mindful Coloring Books Are Here!

Over 200 Unique Designs created by K-8 students! Students at Downtown Montessori Academy worked incredibly hard to create their very own Mandala coloring book page designs in K-8th grade. Please enjoy our wide variety of designs and subject matter which highlight the unique creative genius of each contributing artist. You can snag your own copy…

Miss Ashley’s Class Learns Stop-Motion

Last week, with the help of a generous grant, Miss Ashley’s class participated in a research study for an up-and-coming program at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. In the program, Be a Maker: Animator, the students first designed animation reels for a zoetrope and watched them come to life. They then got the opportunity to make some incredible stop-motion videos using bottle caps. Our…

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…

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….