MKE Charter School 2014 Teacher of the Year: Shelley Ryan

May 15, 2014

Congratulations to BGMS Math Teacher Shelley Ryan for being selected as the Milwaukee Charter School Advocates 2014 Teacher of the Year.  After receiving her award, Ms. Ryan stated that she believes her ability to connect with her students comes from just being an ordinary person.  Ms. Ryan is not an ordinary math teacher!  Her great dedication to her students and her devotion to teaching proves she is extraordinary!





WAEA Art Teacher of the Year: Jacobo Lovo

July 23, 2013

Congratulations to BGCS Middle School Art Teacher Jacobo Lovo for being named Outstanding Art Educator by the Wisconsin Art Education Association! See some of the great work he's doing with our students in The Big Idea, on display in the Latino Arts, Inc. Gallery through August 30.





Bruce-Guadalupe Named 2010 Charter School of the Year

October 15th, 2010

At a gala held on Friday, October 15 at Discovery World in Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Charter Schools Association (WCSA) held their annual awards presentation in four categories, including Charter School of the Year which was awarded to Bruce-Guadalupe Community School (BGCS). Award winners were selected from nominations collections throughout the state via peer nomination.

Congratulations to the Teachers, Staff, and Administration of BGCS!

We’re proud of your efforts and accomplishments and grateful for what you’re doing for the future of our community every day!


Strings Program Released Their First Album at Gala Benefit

September 18th, 2010

The Latino Arts Strings Program released their first CD, Los Viajeros (The Travelers), on Saturday, September 18 at Latino Arts’ sixth annual Noche de Gala, a benefit for Latino Arts programming. The Strings will also performed at the event, which featured the exhibition opening of Luis Barragán Legacy and a performance from local favorites De La Buena.

These young musicians are receiving classical music training in violin, viola, cello, bass, and guitar, and their dedication to the music and precise musicianship has gained the group notoriety beyond your average student orchestra. In the last year alone, the Latino Arts Strings Program has been featured on 88.9 RadioMilwaukee, profiled on Milwaukee Public Television’s Arts Digest, and invited to attend a special White House Art Series hosted by the First Family, in addition to more than two-dozen performances throughout the region.

In the eight years since its inception, Latino Arts Strings Program Founder and Director Dinorah Marquez has seen both her student-musicians and the program grow by leaps and bounds. Over 130 students and alumni of Bruce-Guadalupe Community School between the ages of four and seventeen compose her youth orchestra, and while many of them had never held an instrument prior to joining the program, 17 now play in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra—four of whom hold principal chairs for their instruments. Participants of the Latino Arts Strings Program hold exceptional academic records and have pursued education at some of Milwaukee’s top high schools; several students are beginning to see their musical talents rewarded with scholarship options at the college level.

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