September 15th through October 15th is designated as National Hispanic Heritage Month -- a month set aside to celebrate and recognize the contribution of Hispanic American heritage to our culture. The Doerr Library has created two book displays to celebrate the month. Stop by and check them out. You are bound to walk away having learned something new.
The mandatory Freshman Parent/Student Drug and Alcohol Information meeting will be held from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the O'Rourke Performing Arts Hall. Families whose last name begins with A - L should plan to attend the session on Sept. 20 and families whose last name begins with M - Z should plan to attend the session on Sept. 26. If you have a conflict on your scheduled evening, please attend the alternate session. This meeting will be offered in Spanish. This is a mandatory meeting for all freshmen and their parents/guardians. For questions, contact Mr. Tom Ernest, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-933-7220, Ext. 3038.
Homecoming Week will include many activities for students, including theme days, a Wednesday Pep assembly, the Friday night football game and dance on Saturday. All students are encouraged to get involved. We ask parents to make sure students still dress appropriately for a Catholic school when they take part in theme days. Homecoming
Join your fellow Marquette Hilltoppers, alumni, family and friends at the Soles for Catholic Education Walk on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mount Mary University. The 2-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. Walk registration is free if you sign up before Sept. 25 and $10 per person after Sept. 25. This is an opportunity to gather together with people from across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to celebrate and support Catholic schools. Event Flyer
On Sept. 5 the Attorney General announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the coming months. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Jesuit Order have long supported DACA youth (or Dreamers), believing that DACA is a way to carry out Catholic social teaching to protect the life and dignity of all people, particularly the most vulnerable.
As a Catholic, Jesuit school Marquette High stands for the undocumented students in our Archdiocese, particularly those at MUHS. We will continue to serve and educate all students, upholding their inherent dignity regardless of immigrant status, race, ethnicity, socio-economics, and language. We have witnessed the gifts and leadership of DACA youth in our school community and will continue to support them through these uncertain times.
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be taking different standardized tests. Please mark your calendars for these test dates. If there are any questions about testing, please contact Director of Counseling Mr. Dan Karasch at email@example.com.
Oct. 11 - PSAT for all juniors and sophomores who opt to take the test. All juniors take this assessment as a preliminary SAT and qualifier for National Merit Recognitions. Sophomores may take the PSAT to get a feel for the assessment prior to junior year. Parents of sophomores interested in taking the PSAT, needed to register for the test by Aug. 30.
Nov. 3 - PreACT for freshmen and sophomores. This assessment gives students an early experience of taking the ACT and provides information regarding future performance on the ACT.
Feb. 27 - ACT for Juniors (tentatively scheduled)
Marquette University's International Friendship Program is currently looking for individuals and families interested in spending time once a month with a new international student over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture while participating in your usual social or family activities. The program does not involve home-stays, just occasional get-togethers. For more information and an application to get involved, visit http://www.marquette.edu/oie/friendship-program/. Submit your completed application online by Sept. 15.
Don't miss any action or get stuck in a ticket line this year. Buy an All-Sports Pass for $50, available from the Athletics Department on any school day. Each pass provides one person access to all Hilltopper home contests during the 2017-18 school year. Please note, passes are not valid for WIAA tournament games.
At a recent neighborhood meeting hosted by MUHS, concerns were expressed by area homeowners regarding MUHS students rolling through stop signs and exceeding speed limits on streets near the high school. Stop signs at 34th and Clybourn and 39th and Michigan are specific problem intersections, as well as excessive speed on Michigan Street between 35nd and 39th Streets. Students should obey all traffic laws for their safety and the safety of our community. Neighbors and our security guards will report offenders (by license plate number or car description) to Security Director Dubis and Mr. Taylor for follow up. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe.
The library is now selling earbud style headphones for $1.00. Small enough to fit in the pocket of your backpack, these earbuds are perfect for listening to music, watching a DVD, or viewing a YouTube clip.