West Milwaukee Intermediate School College Experience Inspires Students

West Milwaukee Intermediate School College Experience Inspires Students
Posted on 04/26/2019
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On April 25, 2019, the West Milwaukee Intermediate School chapter of the National Junior Honors Society visited the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to take a "hands on” college mini-course. The custom program led by college students, involved interactive activities, discussion, and classroom tours. Along the way, students met UWM Chancellor, Dr. Mark Moner.

“Our students began the day with a presentation and Q & A session. They asked the soon-to-be college graduates what it takes to make a successful transition from high school to a large college campus,” explained Advisor and Art teacher, Dan Walker. “The message was clear; developing self-discipline and good study habits now, are key to preparing for the future.”

From there, students toured the campus. “It was exciting for our kids -- most had never been on a college campus before. On the ride back to West Milwaukee Intermediate School, many students were debating which major they would like to pursue and what lifestyle that line of work could afford them!” said Walker.

“It’s great that our students learned more about what college is all about. It helps them better understand how to prepare for the road ahead. We want them to be college and career ready when they graduate. We want our students to have a vision of what they can become.”