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Dear Parents and Guardians,
Students have settled in well to the academic routines of a new school year. Classrooms are alive with engagement as students learn new content and skills, collaborate with one another, and apply new knowledge. While I have observed our students and teachers in action this week I am mindful of the elements that distinguish an MUHS education.
As a Jesuit school, MUHS faculty use the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm as a model in the teaching process. It is derived from the underlying principles and process found in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and is based on five aspects - context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation:
- Context - Teachers focus on your son (background, interests, and previous academic experiences) in order to teach and care for him well.
- Experience - Teachers develop learning activities that will engage your son as a whole person. They will attempt to build off previous experiences to advance his understanding of new content and skills.
- Reflection - A key aspect of your son's education is to enable him to become more reflective of the world around him and discover how he best learns in his pursuit of truth.
- Action - Since Jesuit education is aimed toward improving the world, your son will move beyond the attainment of knowledge toward applying what he has learned to help others.
- Evaluation - Teachers will identify your son's strengths and areas of growth toward mastery. Your son will learn to demonstrate an openness to his own continuous growth and improvement.
Research on learning demonstrates this approach is optimal to bring about deep and transformative learning experiences for all students. It is for this and other reasons that Jesuit schools are justifiably known for their academic excellence and the high-quality preparation students receive for further educational and career endeavors.
The faculty and staff are privileged to teach and help form your son during these important years of high school. Thank you for the trust and support you offer as we serve his academic needs and pursuits.
Mr. Jeff Monday
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.
New Latino Family Dinner Sept. 13
The New Latino Family Dinner will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Cannon Commons. This event is open to all freshman Latino families and it will be in Spanish. Please let Mrs. Alexis Howard-Paez (firstname.lastname@example.org) know by Sept. 9 if you are able to attend.
Fathers Club Family Tailgate Registration due Sept. 9
The annual Family Tailgate will be held from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Hart Park Pavilion, Wauwatosa. Reservations are required. $14 per adult, $10 per child (5-10 years old) and 4 years old and under are free. Registration deadline is Sept. 9. For more information, contact Felix Garcia at email@example.com. Event Flyer Registration
Mother/Son Mass and Breakfast Registration due Sept. 11
The annual Mother/Son Mass and Breakfast will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, beginning with Mass at 10 a.m. Breakfast will follow in the Cannon Commons. A freewill offering of $15 per person is suggested but not required. All faiths welcome. Registration deadline is Sept. 11. For more information, contact Carol Roder at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie Tappa at email@example.com. Event Flyer Registration
Wednesday Workshops for Academic Skill-Building
Academic Coaching is offering a series of workshops to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (Freshman teachers place special emphasis on these skills in their classes.) The workshops are designed to be collaborative with students and build individualized skills that lead to increased academic success. Workshops are offered all eight periods of the day so that students may attend during their free period. Students should pre-register here. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Shambarger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Semester Wednesday Workshop Schedule:
- Note Taking: Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 (students attend all four dates)
- MLA Citation: Oct. 19
- Quote Integration: Oct. 26
- Annotation: Nov. 2 and 9 (students attend both dates)
- Active Study Strategies: Dec. 14
ACT Test Prep for Juniors to be held at MUHS
Wisconsin Test Prep, a local ACT test preparation company, will offer a prep course at Marquette High from Jan. 17 through Feb. 25. The prep classes take place on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at MUHS and a practice test on Feb 25 from 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at MUHS. The cost is $175. Visit http://www.wisconsintestprep.com/index.htm to fill out the registration form and submit payment. Space is limited.
Saturdays with Ignatius at Marquette High Sept. 10
Please join Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J. '56 for Mass on Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Marquette High's Three Holy Companions chapel. Father Leonhardt will give a homily on an Ignatian topic with a short time for reflection and provide an opportunity to see how Ignatian Spirituality helps us to find God in the busyness of our lives. The theme this year is: Christ invites us to know Him and grow in His friendship. This will be a dive into the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises, coming to know Christ so our knowledge leads to love, our love a greater friendship and living into our vocation to love God and our neighbor. The topics will explore how Christ befriended people in the Gospels, how their lives were changed, and how He wants to do the same with us. The Sept. 10 topic - Jesus and John the Evangelist.
Hilltopper Robotics Information Session Sept. 15 or Sept. 20
The Hilltopper Robotics Team student and parent information sessions for the 2022-2023 season will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at MUHS 7 p.m. - 8 p.m; and Tuesday, Sept. 20, at DSHA, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. All interested students and at least one parent need to attend one of the sessions, whichever is more convenient for your schedule. The award-winning Hilltopper Robotics Team is a collaboration between MUHS and DSHA, with most meetings held at MUHS. Experiences include building, programming, and operating robots, web design, marketing (including social media), fundraising, and encouraging team spirit in preparation for and at competitions. To learn more, visit www.team1732.com. For more information, contact Marianne Stone at email@example.com.
MUHS Parent Retreat in Daily Life
Ignatian Spirituality animates the mission of Marquette High. The well-spring for Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit Education comes from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. These Spiritual Exercises provide patterns of prayer for a spiritual retreat that helps individuals experience God more actively in daily life and know Christ as the face of God. The MUHS parent retreat is comprised of five, one-hour in-person meetings and seven 20-minute periods of personal prayer, every two weeks. Prayer will be based on the book, The Spiritual Exercises for Everyone, by Doug Leonhardt, S.J. Books will be provided free of charge. In-person meetings will begin Tuesday, Sept. 28, and conclude Tuesday, Nov. 22. Group 1 will meet 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. and Group 2 will meet from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.; participants are welcome to bring their lunches. Please contact Janice Kofler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Doug Leonhardt, S.J at email@example.com, to sign up for the sessions or if you would like more information. The deadline to register is Sept. 21. Retreat Flyer
From the Counseling Team
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In order to encourage more open dialogue with our children, the Counseling Team wanted to share articles with current statistics, warning signs and resources: Teen Suicide Prevention Stats and Strategies
Remember, parents are always welcome to reach out to the Counseling Team if they have concerns about their child:
- Mrs. Annette Cleary, serving students last name A-G
- Mr. Phil Stollenwerk, serving students last name H-O
- Mrs. Jennifer Reuchlen, serving students last name P-Z
Freshman Cup Oct. 12
The fourth annual "Freshman Cup" will be held on Oct. 12, from 8:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. This is a morning for the freshmen to enjoy some time at school with their classmates and Big Brothers. More information will be sent in the coming weeks. Lunch will be provided to the freshmen and their Big Brothers. Sophomores and juniors will be here for the PSAT and are welcome to buy lunch from the food trucks that will be present. If you have any questions, contact Paul Fleisch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signatures 2023 Submissions
Past, present, and future Signatures contributors are invited to submit their work this year for a chance to be featured in the 2023 Signatures Literary Magazine. Signatures is a magazine, published once each year, which contains quality prose, poetry, and visual art work. Submissions can be made in room 416 or with a digital form, here and are due by Monday, Feb. 6. If students have any questions, they should stop by room 416 or email the Signatures Squad at email@example.com.
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.
Visit the Topper Shop for Hilltopper Gear
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.
From College Counseling
JUNIOR & SENIOR PARENTS: Upcoming College Information Events
- 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.
National College Fair Coming to Milwaukee - Sunday, Oct. 2, Noon - 3 p.m.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will host the NACAC Milwaukee National College Fair at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. We encourage students to complete the quick registration in advance of attending. Registration provides students with a barcode that can be offered to colleges of interest for easy scanning to join a mailing list. To learn more, view the ~200 participating colleges and register, visit the NACAC Milwaukee National College Fair site. (Note, the Packers play at 3:25 p.m. that day – time to attend the National College Fair first!)
Jesuit Excellence Tour College Fair at MUHS - Monday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
We are pleased to host the 2022 Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) College Fair at MUHS. Please refer to the recent email shared with junior and senior parents for additional event details. Let's pack the B&G to show our Jesuit colleges and universities how we Represent MUHS!
MUHS/DSHA College Financial Aid Information Night - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. Hosted at DSHA
Guest presenters from the Marquette University Office of Student Financial Aid will lead presentations in English and Spanish to review the college financial aid application process and answer your questions. Please refer to the recent email shared with junior and senior parents for additional event details.
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 email@example.com 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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