Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy first day of Autumn! Next week MUHS will hold our annual Homecoming Week. There are different theme days and events to celebrate the tradition and community of MUHS. Your son is invited to join in these activities planned by our Student Conclave and Campus Ministry. We will gather for our annual all-school Homecoming Mass on Thursday, Sept. 29, to ask God's blessings on our fall activities and teams. The week ends with the Homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Students should enjoy a spirited week that represents the values of our school. If your son plans to attend the Homecoming dance, we ask for your support in adhering to the school's expectations for a safe and virtuous evening. We believe that teens can have a fun time while making the right decisions and avoid at-risk behaviors. Below are some of these expectations and guides that will ultimately mitigate any problems or concerns.
- Please reinforce MUHS expectations including arrival and departure times at the dance. Students should arrive to the dance by no later than 7:30 p.m.
- Students or guests who violate school rules regarding the use of alcohol or any other controlled substance before, during or after the dance will face disciplinary consequences.
- Encourage wholesome activities for your sons before and after the dance. Do not allow your son and his friends to drink alcohol in your home and always carefully supervise teens who socialize in your home. Please do not allow co-ed "sleep-overs" with your son's friends or rent hotel rooms.
- Know the whereabouts of your son and his guest during the evening of Homecoming. Please contact the parents of your son's friends who are sponsoring any social gatherings. Ask probing questions about the level of supervision at these parties and homes. Set curfew times for your son and expect him to abide by local curfews.
- Expect school supervisors to actively chaperone Homecoming Week activities including the sports games and Homecoming dance.
We are grateful for students who represent themselves as men of character and role models to their peers. It is our responsibility as parents and educators to set limits, provide good examples and reaffirm our moral standards that will ultimately protect and guide them.
Thank you in advance for your support as we have a joy-filled Homecoming Week. Go Hilltoppers!
Mr. Casey Kowalewski Mr. Jeff Monday
Dean of Students Principal
Homecoming Week Activities and Dance, Sept. 26 - Oct. 1
Homecoming Week will include activities for students, including theme days, all-school Homecoming Mass, pep assembly, football game vs West Allis Central at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and semi-formal dance 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the gymnasium. All students are encouraged to get involved. This year's theme is "Topper Gun." Dress themes for the week:
- Monday - Red, White & Blue
- Tuesday - Camo
- Wednesday - Beach
- Thursday - Shirt & Tie (All-school Mass Day)
- Friday - Blue & Gold
Homecoming Dance Ticket and Guest Permission Slip Form
The MUHS Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the MUHS gymnasium. Doors open at 7 p.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. Doors re-open at 9:30 p.m. with the dance ending at 10 p.m. Seniors and their dates may dress in theme. All other students must have semi-formal wear. To register for Homecoming, students need to complete the Homecoming Ticket and Guest Permission Slip Form. Students will turn in both forms along with payment on Monday, Sept. 26, or Tuesday, Sept. 27, during 4th and 5th periods outside of the gym. The cost is $15 for a single ticket and $30 for a couple; make checks payable to MUHS. Students should see Mr. Schneider or a Conclave member with questions. Homecoming Ticket Guest Permission Slip Form
Progress Reports Available in Skyward
Progress Reports are available in Skyward. These include teacher comments as well as current GPA. To view them, click the Portfolio tile and download the 2022-2023 Mid-Quarter 1 Progress Report.
Quick Tips to Know About Your Son's Academic Progress
For quick tips to know about your son's academic progress between marking periods, check Moodle (muhs.moodle.edu) for what is currently happening in classes as well as what is coming up that week. You will need to know his courses and teachers; you may log in as a guest. Check Skyward for the results of your son's work. Remember, grades in Skyward only tell part of the story, so be sure to speak with your son regarding how things are going in his classes.
Found Man's Ring
A man's ring was found in school on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Parent Night. We would like to see it returned to its rightful owner but as of now, we have not had any inquiries for a lost ring. If you are missing one or have heard of someone missing a man's ring, please contact Security Director Mike Dubis at (414) 937-8581 or email@example.com.
Picture Retake/Make-Up Day - Sept. 29
Picture retake/make-up day is Thursday, Sept. 29, during 4th and 5th period lunch outside of the gym. This is a final chance for students to take a school portrait at school and appear in the Flambeau yearbook. A shirt and tie are required for photo retakes.
- Before Retake Day, be sure to view your student's photos online, and select which image you want to appear in this year's yearbook/composite, by clicking the link that was emailed to you by Visual Image Photography, or by searching for your photos here: https://www.vipis.com/group/5365a522/marquette-university-high-school
- If your son attends Retake Day, be sure to return to this same gallery about a week after retakes to view his new photos and reselect his yearbook image.
- All yearbook image selections must be made within TWO weeks after Retake Day or VIP will choose one for you to meet yearbook deadlines.
If you cannot find your son's images or have any questions, please contact VIP at firstname.lastname@example.org with your student's information.
Drop-in Spanish Tutoring Available After School
Drop-in Spanish tutoring is available for all Spanish 1 and 2 students after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 4 p.m. in the Doerr Library. Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica students are eager to help students be their best in Spanish. Drop in for help with homework, to practice or to learn some good study skills. No appointment is necessary.
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. Event Flyer Registration
Building Bridges Meeting Oct. 11
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, MUHS will be holding the first Building Bridges meeting of the year from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Cannon Commons. All are welcomed for this evening of food and fellowship. RSVP to Mr. Adrian Gardner (click here for RSVP Form) by Friday, Oct. 7. Building Bridges is a resource support group geared towards our African American families.
Kairos 142 Registration
The Kairos retreat program is a special "Time of the Lord," a four-day experience of prayer and reflection run by a team of adults and students. Registration is now open to the Class of 2023 for Kairos 142 (November 7-10). Information will be emailed to seniors, including links to access the registration form. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 17 - space is limited. You can turn in the completed registration form with a check to the Campus Ministry Center. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Lese or Mrs. Reuchlen.
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.
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.
Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP)
The Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) is a free, confidential service available to MUHS students and their families. They have assisted MUHS students and families with a variety of concerns including academic pressure, alcohol/drug issues, anxiety and depression, family issues, divorce/blended families, relationship issues, and stress management. If you'd like to access free and confidential additional resources and support, click here to visit AAH SFAP's website or call (800) 236-3231. Two resources to review:
The Counseling Department will be hosting workshops during homeroom on Wednesdays over the next month. A variety of wellness topics will be addressed, and students will be guided through exercises that can provide stress relief, breath & body awareness, emotional & thought regulation, and coping skills. Space is limited so sign-ups are required. Students will use the QR code found on signs around the building and in the student bulletin to access the sign-up form. If you wish to share ideas for future topics, contact the Counseling Department. Remaining dates and topics:
- Sept. 28 - Breathe to Relax
- Oct. 5 - Addressing Mental Health Stigma
From College Counseling
- Transcript Requests for College Applications are Underway: Seniors who have submitted a college application need to take the next step to see Ms. Sahagún (no appointment needed) in College Counseling to request a transcript. Students should plan to spend a few minutes with her for each request to review what students have submitted. Transcript requests should be made with Ms. Sahagún at least two weeks before a college deadline.
JUNIOR & SENIOR PARENTS
Nursing Office News
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.
Need a COVID Test?
- Create an account at https://covidconnect2.wi.gov/.
- Create an account for your son.
- Wear a mask into the building.
- Complete a paper questionnaire - available in the office.
- Instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lBUqs-seIMfephdhFaSd7eLZyUfQyJHYmSymgiLlJKU/edit?usp=sharing
Accounts are good for one year and only set up once. A questionnaire must be completed with each test. 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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Freshman and Parent Drug and Alcohol Conversation
September 26 - 30
Homecoming Week Activities
Homecoming All-school Mass - Shirts and Ties Required
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MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
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