South Milwaukee School News: Veterans Day Parade, Upcoming Theater and Choir Performances and More

From the South Milwaukee School District …

2022 Veterans Day Parade 

Residents are encouraged to line 15th Avenue across from the middle and high schools for the annual Veterans Day parade starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11. Veterans in the parade will return to the high school for an inside ceremony and reception that is not open to the public. 


Radium Girls

Radium Girls, a performance by 12 student actors and a 30+member student crew will be on stage this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. Radium Girls is based on a true story of factory workers who painted luminous watches with glowing radium paint and their efforts to expose their illnesses and get their day in court. “Called a ‘powerful’ and ‘engrossing’ drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.” Visit for tickets.


Concert Choir to Perform at SMPAC’s Performing Arts Series Show, GOOD NEWS on Nov. 18

The South Milwaukee High School Concert Choir will be featured alongside Kiran Vedula, musician, artist and director of GOOD NEWS: Expressing Freely, Hoping Fearlessly at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. SMHS students will perform in one of the numbers on stage during the show. Tickets for the show are available at or (414) 766-5049.

Vedula is a Milwaukee-based Indian-American musician, producer, and educator who combines hip-hop and experimental electronic music with traditional folk influences from around the world.

His newest work, GOOD NEWS, is a multicultural celebration of joy and togetherness featuring singers, dancers and musicians performing original music and traditional rhythms from India, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Ivory Coast.

“Kiran spent just one period with my students in an improv session, and it was amazing! It really had students vulnerable and able to make amazing connections,” Music Teacher Aimee Swanson said. 

Vedula is founder of Flutes at Dawn, a non-profit organization that provides high-quality education and mentorship through communication, cultural relevance, and shared positive experiences. “His life message and reflection time after our ‘jam/improv’ learning session was great,” Swanson said. “I could NEVER have provided this experience for students.”


#SMWay in the Classroom

Check out the #SMWay in the Classroom Playlist on YouTube a new effort to peek inside classrooms in the school District. The two videos created so far give residents and idea what Drama students are working on, and a bit about the ProStart cooking class that’s hoping to compete at Walt Disney World in the spring.

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