Dear Parents and Guardians,
This morning we celebrated our first all-school Mass, the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Dating back to 1548, this liturgy is a tradition among Jesuit academic institutions in which we ask the Holy Spirit to be with us and to guide our efforts during the year.
During today's homily Fr. Marco encouraged the student body to be filled with the Spirit and approach this year as joy-filled people. This is prudent guidance given the many challenges we have encountered through the pandemic and loss in our school community, particularly with the passing of Mr. Feely. During times of struggle we may find true joy by turning to the love of one another, to the love of God, and healing that is offered through the Sacraments.
Speaking of joy, it was wonderful to be together for our Back-to-School parent nights. These evenings and other opportunities throughout the school year affirm the important partnership between the school and parents in support of your son's growth during these formative years of high school.
I am grateful for the dedication of our students, parents, and faculty in making this a great start to the 2022-23 school year. May you and your family have a joyful Labor Day weekend.
Mr. Jeff Monday
Counseling Department Questionnaire
Parents should complete the Counseling Department Questionnaire by Sept. 2 if you would like to share any pertinent information regarding your student's current needs. If anything has changed since filling out this form last school year or concerns are present, please complete the form. Submit one form for each student at MUHS. The information you share is confidential; you can designate with whom we can disclose information. This questionnaire does not address documented learning issues. Those concerns should be directed to Mrs. Cheryl Warner, director of learning services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. An email with this form was sent to parents on Aug. 24.
Open House Yard Signs Available
The 2022 MUHS Open House is Sunday, Oct. 23. To help promote the event, we have a supply of yard signs available that we would like our families and employees to place in their front yards or near their businesses, if possible. These yard signs are now available for pick-up after school at the Henke Entrance. Thanks for your help in promoting our Open House this year.
Freshman and Parent Drug and Alcohol Conversations
Freshman families should mark their calendars for this mandatory event. The presentation will be from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 (families last name A-L) and Tuesday, Sept. 27 (families last name M-Z & Spanish speaking parents). All freshmen and at least one parent or guardian are required to attend one of the sessions. While the two evenings are tentatively scheduled by alphabet, families can attend the evening that best fits their schedule. Families not attending will be required to complete a follow up presentation. An email was sent to freshman parents on Aug. 30.
Students Invited to Audition for DSHA's Fall Musical Sept. 6
Auditions for the DSHA fall musical, Sister Act, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. with callbacks on Sept. 7. An audition workshop is being held from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Sept. 1. Click here for more information and to register for auditions. Audition Flyer
Dual Credit Parent Meeting on Zoom Sept. 7
If your son is enrolled in AP Chemistry, AP European History, British Literature, Shakespeare, Faith and Reason, Honors Spanish 4, Honors Latin 4 or 5, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, Multivariable Calculus, BC Calculus, or AP Computer Science, you are invited to a parent meeting to learn more about the opportunity to earn college credit from Saint Louis University through their 1818 program. The meeting will take place on Zoom on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. More information will be sent directly to parents of students enrolled in those classes in the coming week.
Freshman Parent Meeting Registration Open thru Sept. 9
Registration is open through Sept. 9 for freshman parents who have yet to sign up for the Tuesday Morning Parent Coffee with President Michael Marco, S.J. and Principal Jeff Monday. Multiple dates are available. For information, contact Mrs. Mary Claire Barker at email@example.com or (414) 933-7220, Ext. 3042. Sign up here: Tuesday Morning Parent Coffee
Welcome Back Dance Sept. 10
The annual Welcome Back Dance will be held at MUHS from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. (no admittance after this time). Students will be allowed to leave the dance starting at 9:30 p.m. The dance ends at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and will be sold at the door. Dress is casual. Students do not need a date to attend. Girls from any high school may attend. Please contact Mr. Schneider if you have questions.
Topper Shop Now Open
The 2022-23 Topper Shop is now open and features a wide variety of officially branded Hilltopper gear, with new items being added. All future orders from the Topper Shop will be available for pickup in the main office each Tuesday after 1 p.m., and home delivery is also an option. Due to Labor Day, the first delivery will be Sept. 13. Questions can be directed to Jake Cosson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father/Son Golf Outing Registration due Sept. 30
The annual Father/Son Golf Outing will be held Sunday, Oct. 9, at Ironwood Golf Course, Sussex. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:15 p.m. Students can play with any adult. All golfers are welcome regardless of skill level, play 9 or play 18! RSVP by Sept. 30. Golf-related prizes for team and hole events can be delivered to the school main office by Sept. 1. Event Flyer Registration
Senior Yearbook Photos and Quotes due Oct. 7
Senior photos and quotes for the 2023 Flambeau yearbook are due Friday, Oct. 7. Senior photos must be a formal head-and-shoulder portrait. If your son will not have a traditional portrait taken, we will use his school ID photo for the yearbook. Photos can be emailed to email@example.com. An email with details was sent to parents. Senior quotes should be mature statements that are appropriate for all audiences and something your son will still appreciate long into the future. Students received a Google form via their school email to submit their quote.
From College Counseling
- Parent Form - Final Reminder: Return by Sept. 9: Thank you to Class of 2023 parents who have already completed and returned the Parent Questionnaire to College Counseling. As reviewed during our Senior Night, parent responses and insights provided on the form are extremely helpful to advisors as they craft your son's letter of recommendation for colleges. If you have not returned your form, visit the College Counseling main page for an electronic version (available in both English and Spanish) that you can complete and return by email. A hard copy of the form (gold sheet) was also included in your student's Senior Night folder if you prefer to complete the form by hand and have your son return to school. Return instructions are listed on the form. Please know the value and importance of this form in the college process. Thank you for taking the time to return by Sept. 9.
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS/PARENTS: Upcoming Area Events
Service Academy Information Night with the US Military Academy (West Point), US Naval Academy, and US Air Force Academy - Sept. 8
This is a great night to learn more about the admissions process, admissions requirements, and cadet life. After a general opening, students and their families will get to attend a more in-depth meeting with the academy of their choice. We are very grateful to our colleagues at USM who have opened this event to MUHS families.
When: Thursday, Sept. 8; 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: University School Milwaukee, 2100 W. Fairy Chasm Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217. The program will begin in the Virginia Henes Young Theater. A campus map may be found here. Attendees may park in area P6 on the map found on the linked page, and enter the door marked 41 on the same map.
RSVP: If your student is interested, please register before the event using the QR code on this flyer.
- West Point/Army ROTC Milwaukee Area Outreach Briefing - Sept. 19
West Point/Army ROTC Outreach Briefings are a great way to find out more about Academy and ROTC Cadet Life, the admissions process as well as what it means to be an Army Officer. Join West Point and local ROTC representatives to have your questions answered and meet the Field Force liaisons who will help you through the process.
- When: Monday, Sept. 19; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Where: Emory Clark Hall (Building 31), Room 111, Marquette University Campus
- RSVP: Register directly with Outreach program coordinators here.
Nursing Office News
The state of Wisconsin has launched their new COVID testing site - COVID Connect 2. Please set up your account now! The link has been provided below with instructions and information.
The health and safety of the community remain a high priority at Marquette University High School. These Health and Safety Protocols are meant to advise students, parents, and staff on the MUHS safety measures. Additional updates may be forthcoming as the situation evolves.
Please notify Ms. Brooks if anyone in your household has tested positive or has had an exposure to a positive person. She will give you protocols for your situation.
- There will be testing available to staff and students only this year. Due to limited supplies, the state is only allowing these two groups to be tested.
If you have any questions or concerns, email Nurse Jennifer Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (414) 933-7220, ext. 5129.
MUHS maintains data regarding COVID-related cases impacting students and employees. Below is a dashboard providing updated information. The school provides regular updates and information to parents.
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