Monthly Archives: June 2022

Milwaukee Public Schools team up to create engaging bus stops

Pop Stop murals, part of the MCTS Bus Shelter Art Project, feature interactive games and activities to engage children outside the classroom.

Milwaukee Public Schools is a partner on a project to design educational bus stop displays for children to enjoy while waiting for the bus, CBS 58 reported.

Two dozen bus stops around Milwaukee will be decorated with murals featuring interactive games.

The partnership involves the Milwaukee County Transit System, Milwaukee Public Schools, the advertising agency BVK and Milwaukee’s Office of Early Childhood Initiatives.

“We designed each shelter with several criteria in mind,” Gary Mueller, founder and creative director of BVK, told the television station. “The activities include counting, identifying shapes, objects, colors, foods. Some are designed around reading stories or scavenger hunts. Some even include physical activity.”

All 24 murals are set to be finished within the next two weeks.

Read the full story on CBS 58’s website.

Oshkosh school district launches student-run food truck

Photo courtesy of the Oshkosh Area School District

The Oshkosh Area School District is launching a new food truck that gives students of all abilities the chance to gain work experience, WFRV reported. The truck is described as the first of its kind in the country.

The customized and fully accessible food truck is called Brewing Futures Mobile CAFE (Coaching Ability for Employment). Oshkosh students receiving special education services will operate the “mobile classroom.” Students will receive real-life work experience and local community engagement.

“We know that being employed and having a sense of accountability and responsibility is positively life-changing. This exciting project demonstrates our commitment and investment in connecting our students with special needs to their community, securing jobs, and being gainfully employed,” said Linda Pierron, Oshkosh director of special education, on the district’s website.

The truck will debut this summer at community events and local businesses. The menu will be flexible depending on the event, including beverages and prepacked and prepared food items.

Read the full story on WFRV’s website.

Sauk Prairie, Reedsburg, River Valley students with disabilities graduate from health care internship

Project SEARCH is a business led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration.

Sauk Prairie-area young adults with disabilities graduated recently from a program intended to help them gain and maintain employment, Channel 3000 reported.

Project SEARCH, which helps young adults with physical and developmental disabilities enter the workforce, partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Sauk Prairie Health Center. Students from the Sauk Prairie, Reedsburg and River Valley school districts participated.

“(The program) consists of three 10-week unpaid internships within the businesses, and the students learn job skills and they learn to develop all kinds of things (so) that they can become really good, productive workers in an integrated setting within their communities,” Liz Kennedy, who oversees the program, told the TV station.

Josh LaHaie, a graduate of Sauk Prairie High School, tells the Department of Workforce Development that Project SEARCH was a “safe place to work and if I made a mistake, my co-workers helped me through it and I learned from it.”

To learn about more about Project SEARCH, visit their website:

To read the full story, visit the Channel 3000 website.