Exploration Exceptional is Milwaukee Public Schools' window on the extraordinary work students and educators do every day in Wisconsin. We focus on showcasing the quiet champions who inspire us all to achieve our own goals.

At the end of the 2018 school year, Morse Middle School didn’t have a chess team. Before the second semester in 2019, they had a desk covered with chess trophies. Nobody intentionally set out to build an award-winning chess team at Morse Middle School, but that’s the sort of thing that happens when a good idea gets the support of a few people who care.