Top German consular official visiting MPS’ Milwaukee School of Languages

Top German consular official visiting MPS’ Milwaukee School of Languages

Herbert Quelle will visit the grade 6-12 language immersion school to honor students, share info about language diploma program; MSL is Wisconsin’s only school to offer it

MILWAUKEE – Germany’s top consular official in the Midwest will visit Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee School of Languages on March 15 to tout the accomplishments of the school’s students on a German-language diploma program and share more information with families about it.

Milwaukee School of Languages, MPS’ language immersion school for students in grades 6-12, is the only school in Wisconsin to offer the diploma program. Students who pass both levels of the diploma program show they have the language skills to study at a German university.

Chicago-based German Consul General Herbert Quelle will honor 12 students who have already passed the first level of the diploma program and another 11 who participated from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in the library at MSL, 8400 W. Burleigh Street, Milwaukee 53222. Media are invited and welcome to attend.

“We are honored to host Consul General Quelle as we recognize our students and invite families to take part in this unique program,” MSL Principal Yvette Martel said. “We are proud to offer a strong, rigorous pathway for students from MPS’ language immersion elementary schools as well as the opportunity for other students to join us for partial immersion programs.”

Milwaukee School of Languages ranked 20th in Wisconsin on the Washington Post’s 2015 list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” and was ranked the 12th best high school in the state in 2014 by U.S. News and World Report.

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Photo: Students at Milwaukee School of Languages