Summer EXPLORE! 2014

Summer EXPLORE! provides learning and social opportunities for boys from all schools entering grades 5 - 9. A variety of programs are offered in Fine Arts, Technology, History, Science, German, Forensics, and Sports. Summer EXPLORE! programs are taught by current faculty, moderators and coaches with the same excellence that is the hallmark of a Marquette High education. This is an ideal time for your student to make new friends, meet teachers and coaches, and experience the Marquette High community.

Check out the Summer EXPLORE! programs by clicking on the links below.

Fine Arts

Come Play with Clay: June 23-26

For boys entering grades 7, 8, 9

Explore the world of art through clay in this one- or two-week ceramic workshop. Learn hand building techniques to make masks, pots and containers! All work will be glazed and food safe at the end of the two weeks.

Session I: June 23 – 27 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $80
Instructor: Ms. Stacy Reddy, MUHS Faculty – Art
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 20

Stars on Stage: July 14-18


For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8   

Students focus on acting and character development through exercises, techniques and improvisation. Through participation in scenes, students will develop their singing and acting skills including stage movement, vocal projection and characterization. Students of all skill levels are welcome.  

July 14 – 18 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mrs. Susan Sajdak, MUHS Faculty – Chorus Director, Spring Musical Director, Theology
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 20

Playin' the Blues: July 14-17


For boys entering grades 7, 8, 9

Introductory level workshop introducing young musicians to the 12-Bar Blues. Students will learn to improvise while playing in a jazz combo. Available for the following instruments: Piano, Guitar (electric), Bass (electric or upright), drums, and any brass or woodwind instrument. Drum set, piano and all amplifiers will be provided - all other instruments need to be provided by the student. Prerequisite: minimum of one year of performance experience (band, lessons, etc.)  

July 14 – 17 (Monday – Thursday)
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $60
Instructor: Mr. Randy Skowronski, MUHS Faculty – Jazz Band Director
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 24

Introduction to GarageBand: July 14-17


For boys entering grades 7, 8, 9

Learn how to create your own musical compositions using audio loops and MIDI sequences found in Apple's GarageBand. All equipment will be provided by the school.

Session I: July 14 – 17 (Monday – Thursday)
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Fee: $60
Instructor: Randy Skowronski, MUHS Faculty – Jazz Band Director
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 9  

Session II: July 14 – 17 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Fee: $60
Instructor: Randy Skowronski, MUHS Faculty – Jazz Band Director
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 9

Computer Science

3D Design and Animation: June 23, 25, 27, 30, July 2

If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email JoAnn Cekanor,

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8  

From Toy Story and Despicable Me to product design and architecture, 3-D design and animation has transformed the way we work and dream. This course will give students the tools they need to join this creative force. Students will explore Blender 3-D, a free 3-D design and animation program. Topics will include modeling (making the shape), textures and materials (covering the shape), lighting, animation (moving the object) and publishing (making the movie available to others). At the end of the course, students will know enough to continue their education on their own. Note: Students must have access to a computer at home and be able to install provided (free) software.

June 23, 25, 27, 30, July 2 (Monday-Wednesday-Friday / Monday-Wednesday)
Noon – 3 p.m.
Fee: $120
Instructor: Mr. Joe Cavanaugh, MUHS Faculty – Instructional Technology Specialist, English
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 25

Hour of Code: July 19

If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email JoAnn Cekanor,

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Students will explore computer programming through a variety of game activities. Topics such as loops and conditional (if-then) statements will be explored. Students will also be equipped to continue their learning independently after the workshop is completed.

July 19 (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Fee: $16
Instructor: Mr. Chris Reis, MUHS Faculty – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 20


Civil War Institute: July 7-10

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8

This four-day event is designed for any student who is interested in Civil War history. Institute attendees will be united with passionate instructors who will provide Civil War era workshops through the following cross-curricular lenses: English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Technology and Art. Each day will begin with an online virtual tour of Civil War sites in Boston, Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina by well-known historians. Students will also visit local Civil War sites and landmarks. Finally, the CWI will create a public display/exhibit at the Kenosha Civil War Museum which will bring to life what students learned through the week. For more detailed information, visit:

Students will need to bring their own lunch/snack/beverage each day. 

July 7 – 10 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: $225

Instructors: Mr. Chris Lese, Program Lead, MUHS Faculty – Social Studies; Additional MUHS Faculty – Mr. Jon Parsons, Social Studies; Mr. JR Collier, Science; Ms. Stacy Reddy, Art; Mr. Jim Kearney, English; Mr. Joe Cavanaugh, Technology

Historians: Mr. Kevin Levin, Mr. Joe McGill, Mr. Christopher Hamner ’91, Mr. Bret Lobello

Minimum enrollment – 22; Maximum enrollment – 50 


Molecules, Matter and Energy: An experience in Chemistry, Physics and Molecular Biology: July 14-17

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8,

Through this hands-on, laboratory learning experience, students will explore the wonders of the atom, the physics of energy, the mystery of our genetic code and the marvels of molecular engineering. 

July 14 – 17 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $100
Instructor: MUHS Science Faculty – Mr. John Azpell, Mr. J.R. Collier, Mr. Carl Kaiser, Mr. Keith Klestinski
Minimum enrollment – 14; Maximum enrollment – 24

World Language

Deutschplatz - German Language Camp: July 9-11


For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Join the Marquette High German department in a fast-paced, activity-based immersion style program where campers will learn how to communicate auf Deutsch! Campers are placed in small "Familien" and are guided by upperclassmen of Marquette High's German program over three exciting days of Aktivitaten und Spiele meant to introduce campers to learning German in natural daily settings. No prior German knowledge is necessary. For three days let the German language and culture be your Fokus!

Students will need to bring their own lunch/snack/beverage each day.

July 9 – 11 (Wednesday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 2 pm.
Fee: $135
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Grusenski, MUHS Faculty – German; Upper classmen of MUHS German program
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 30

Multi-discipline Program

AAA Program - Arts, Athletics & Academics: June 23-27

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

The AAA Program ("Triple A Program") stands for the three components of the program: Arts, Athletics, and Academics. Each of these three components will be incorporated into daily activities to build relationships, practice skills, and prepare students for a high school environment at Marquette High. The AAA Program captures a central priority of a Marquette High education: forming the whole person. In an active, fun, engaging learning environment, students will gain a small glimpse of life at Marquette High.

In the classroom, students will encounter lessons in mathematics, science, history, and creative writing, each taught by MUHS faculty. Fun and challenging lessons will prepare students for the active learning environment at MUHS. In artistic fields, students will engage in music and theater activities, and try their hand at robotics, ceramics, and other art ventures. Coaches and student-athletes will also be involved in the program. Students will have an opportunity to interact with football, basketball and baseball coaches, as well as coaches from the ski team, swimming & diving, and other Hilltopper sports.

June 23 – 27 (Monday – Friday)
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructors: Mr. Chris Ackels, Program Lead; MUHS Faculty - Science, Art, Math, History, Theology; MUHS Coaches; MUHS Student-Athletes
Minimum enrollment – 20; Maximum enrollment – 50 


Forensics Day Camp - Coed Program: August 4-15

For boys and girls entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or brand new to forensics, we will help you reach your goals and be ready for the 2014-15 forensics season. In a collaborative, non-competitive environment, campers will hone their communication skills, learn the art of effective delivery, and develop self-confidence and poise. Other areas of focus will include voice and breath control, peer coaching and teamwork. This year’s camp will be led by the MUHS forensics coaching staff, assisted by members of the award-winning Marquette University High School team. Students will receive intensive personalized coaching as well as team-oriented training in a fun, cooperative atmosphere.

August 4 – 15 (Monday – Friday)
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee: $200
Instructors: Ms. Amy Geyser, MUHS Director of Forensics; Members of the MUHS Forensics Team
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 20

Sport Camps

Sport Camps

Detailed information and registration forms for individual sport camps are available on the Marquette High website at

Camps are available for the following sports:

June 16 - July 17
For boys entering grades 3 - 9

July 21 - 24
Jr. Hilltopper Youth Football Camp - for boys entering grades 5 - 8
Incoming Freshmen Football Camp - for boys entering grade 9

July 28 - August 1
For boys entering grades 6 - 9

July 21 - 24
For boys entering grades 7 - 9

June 16 - July 23
For boys entering grades 3 - 9

Hilltopper Performance Camps
These camps provide incoming MUHS freshmen an opportunity to receive an orientation to the Noack Strength & Fitness Center and meet other freshmen.

Strength & Conditioning: July16 - 26
Speed & Agility: July 1 -  24
Powerlifting: June 30 - July 17



Program Information

Summer EXPLORE 2014! - Program Information.pdf   
Above PDF document includes the following information:
- Registration Procedures
- Program Cancellation/Refund Policy
- First Day Procedures
- Dress Code
- Student Behavior
- Illness
- Insurance

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