Community Engagement focuses on promoting positive perceptions and building partnerships with parents, community, and businesses.
Our “Job-Ready” Certification Program is endorsed by the South Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce.
South Milwaukee High School has been accredited by the North Central Association since 1909; the entire district is currently a candidate for AdvancED/NCA District Accreditation.
Cost Effectiveness consists of developing a systematic process around budget criteria and generating altenate forms of resources.
We have developed decisive budget criteria to determine how we use our time, facilities, human resources, and fiscal resources.
In 2011-12, we conducted a study of the Pre K – 8th grade buildings to determine if the District is effectively and cost efficiently providing environment for instruction.
We are proud of our accomplishments and we invite you to visit the following sites to discover why South Milwaukee is a great place for children and families to learn and grow.
A Message from Dr. Olson, Superintendent
A Message from Thomas Zepecki, Mayor of South Milwaukee
A Message from Ante Udovicic, Activities, Athletics & Recreation Coordinator
The Day in the Life of a South Milwaukee High School Student
The SM Story – Who We Are
Please feel free to send comments, questions, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
Rita M. Olson, Ph.D.
Superintendent - Dr. Rita M. Olson
Rita M. Olson has been the Superintendent for the School District of South Milwaukee since 2010. She began her career with the South Milwaukee School District in 1979. Over the years, she has served as a German and French teacher, Title 1 reading and interim kindergarten teacher, foreign language coordinator, District K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, Elementary Principal, and Director of Instruction. Dr. Olson received both a B.S. in German and French and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction/Reading from UW-Milwaukee. Additionally, she earned an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Marian University and a Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University.