After spending the entire academic year researching, interviewing experts, practicing presentations, and writing reports, Middle School and Upper School Tower Project students are excited to share their final presentations with the University School of Milwaukee community. To view them, click here
and select the division you’d like to view.
While the format is different this year, we hope you enjoy the presentations and all of the hard work that the students put into them. Many thanks to the following teachers who served as program mentors: Stephen Bloch, Upper School Learning Center teacher and Upper School psychology teacher (Middle School students' mentor); Kate Gay, Upper School English teacher (Upper School mentor); and Wade Bosworth, Upper School science teacher (Upper School mentor).
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 3 at 6 p.m. to watch the Lower School Tower Project presentations.
About Tower Projects
Tower Project is a student-centered, teacher-mentored, and school-supported experiential learning program that encourages students to pursue their own interests and take their learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom.
Students in each division work on developing, researching, and creating a Tower Project on a topic of their choice for an entire academic year. They meet with teachers, members of the USM community, mentors, and local experts who help them define and refine their topic, conduct research, create presentations, and stay on track throughout the duration of the project.
As a result of their work, students gain academic skills such as research, writing (both academic and reflective), critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, and project creation. They also gain confidence and abilities in public speaking, problem solving, time management, relationship building, risk taking and more, all in a supportive and encouraging environment.