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For the 2021-2022 winter season, the Marquette High inclement weather policy will have a gradual transition from traditional "snow day" school cancellation to synchronous, virtual learning depending on the timing, duration, and number of occurrences of weather events. The plan will begin with cancellation of classes for snow emergencies, and should this winter bring more than a couple of traditional "snow days," we would then consider treating subsequent "snow days" as virtual (asynchronous moving into synchronous) learning days. For more information: Snow Day & Inclement Weather Policy
All students who drive to school are strongly encouraged to park their cars in one of the two student parking lots rather than the street. Plenty of parking spaces are available in the student lots at this time. If students do park on the street, they must be aware of the winter parking regulations that went into effect Dec. 1. Signs are posted that restrict parking on some streets during the winter months. Click here for detailed information: City of Milwaukee Winter Parking Regulations. If students have any questions they can speak to a guard at the Security Desk. Students will be ticketed by the City of Milwaukee if they are in violation.
Be a part of the 50th Topper Auction Celebration! Volunteers are needed and there are many ways to help. To learn more and sign up, click here. If you wish to donate an item, view the Topper Auction Amazon Wishlist.
The Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) is now offering Behavior Change Coaching modules for students and their families. Sessions are individualized for the student and family's unique situation. Sessions provide education, handouts, and homework and are intended to help increase a student's success at school and at home. Topics include: anger management, rethinking drinking, marijuana use, vaping, and coping with stress, anxiety, and change. Additional details are highlighted on the flyer. For confidential, free assistance, call Aurora SFAP at 800-236-3231.
As part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the conversation of Saint Ignatius, Social Studies teacher James Kennedy, S.J. has created a 7-episode podcast series on the life of Ignatius of Loyola. Combining historical narration and interviews with MUHS faculty and staff, this series hopes to re-introduce the life, ideas, and spirit of Ignatius as MUHS celebrates the Ignatian Year. Starting with Ignatius' injury from the cannonball, Mr. Kennedy introduces the early life of Ignatius and discusses the meaning of Ignatius's conversion with Mr. Erik Anderson, theology teacher. The podcasts can be found on the following three platforms:
The Advocate Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (AAH SFAP) is here to support the MUHS community's collective well-being. They created a series of short videos for families to remind you of the support available through AAH SFAP. All services are free and confidential to every MUHS student and members of their immediate household. If you'd like to access additional resources and support, click here to visit AAH SFAP's website or call at 800-236-3231. Family Toolkit:
Rosecrance Health Network provides access to an in-depth series of podcasts featuring relevant, educational subjects covering substance use and mental health topics. The latest podcast, titled Back in Class, features WGN Radio personality John Williams interviewing teen behavioral health experts Jason Relle, LCPC, Rosecrance Clinical Director and John Tumino, LPC, Rosecrance Unit Coordinator about the challenges of starting the 2021-2022 school year in person. The podcast is informative and timely as we continue to adjust to the fully in-person school schedule and environment. To download the podcast from Rosecrance, you will need to provide your name, phone number, occupation, and email address. The podcast is accessible at: https://www.rosecrancerecovery.com/onyourradar/
Marquette University High School is among an elite group of 23 private schools in the United States and the only Wisconsin high school recognized as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School, the U.S. Department of Education has announced.
Students and parents can find information regarding upcoming assignments on a teacher's course Moodle page. Visit moodle.muhs.edu to find these pages. Grades are reported using Skyward. Grades are updated eight times a year in Skyward (at each mid-quarter, quarter, and semester). Many teachers will update more frequently. The dates for those updates are:
As stated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, "While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic. The truth is, we can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide, because just one conversation can change a life." Resources that you may find beneficial are below:
MUHS offers the Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP), which provides valuable services to help address some of the challenges students and families experience. These services are free and confidential to all Marquette University High School students and their immediate families. Students/families may receive up to six free mental health appointments, in addition to access to legal consultation, financial information, and/or child or elderly care resources. To access SFAP, call 800-236-3231 anytime between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school week. Information is also posted on the MUHS website under Counseling Services. SFAP Flyer
Students and family members may receive a rapid test at MUHS with a waiver completed prior to arrival at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/. The waiver looks like a questionnaire. Please complete the waiver for the person receiving the test. For location, you will choose the non-public site. You will receive an email to verify the completion of the waiver. A test cannot be done without a waiver. The DHS clarified that the waiver is good for one year for your minors being tested. However, a registration is required for each test so if you have received an initial COVID test at MUHS, you would have to register for any additional tests. All tests are free. Any questions, contact Mrs. Jennifer Brooks, MUHS nurse, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regardless of vaccination status, please report all exposures, pending test results in the home, and test results to email@example.com. If you perform a home test, write the person's name and date on the test before emailing a photo. Please report all test results including the reason the test was completed.
Mr. Michael Donovan, a retired science teacher (biology and chemistry, not physics), will be volunteering (no cost to students or families) his tutoring services REMOTELY to any registered MUHS student. He has provided this service for the past six years. Tutoring appointments will be established after school hours only (weekdays until 9 p.m.; weekends most anytime). If your son is interested in such help, he should email Mr. Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide his full name, year in school, current science course and a cell phone # and time (after school hours) that he would be free to receive Mr. Donovan's call. An appointment can then be made for a help session via telephone. It will be important that your son has access to his textbook (print or online version plus topic-related teacher handouts) when they are working together.
The Engineering & Applied Sciences Homeroom invites professionals to speak to our homeroom during our activity periods so as to share stories about their career experiences either in person or via a Zoom or Google Meet streaming session. Activity periods run from 9:40 a.m. until 10:07 a.m. If interested please contact Mr. David Vogt, email@example.com, to arrange a date for your in-person/virtual visit.
Signatures is a literary magazine, published once each year, which contains quality prose, poetry, and visual artwork representing freshman through senior classes. Students who would like to submit their written work or artwork should do so by Monday, Feb. 7. There are three ways to submit: 1) deliver it in person to room 416, 2) email the work to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 3) fill out this google form and attach the work.
The Varsity Science Olympiad Team has been named State Champions, earning an overall score of 38 during this year's virtual tournament and 1st place overall among 37 teams from around the state. The team broke the previous state record for total points.
The volunteer work of Marquette High students at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin was featured recently on CBS 58 News. In addition, the report profiled the Harambee Community Clean-up that also occurred on Earth Day. DeShea Agee, '94, executive director of the Historic King Drive BID, was interviewed about the work.
Seniors Michael Czarnecki, Noah Hamrin, William Harris, Mason Leffler, Samuel Marshall, Ethan McElwee, Benjamin Miller, Siddharth Patel, David Regan, Patrick Schlosser and Tanner Zagrodnik have been named a Finalist as part of the National Merit Scholarship program, an academic competition to recognize and provide scholarships to academically talented students of the United States. Of the approximately 1.5 million students who entered the competition, only 15,000 were named a Finalist.
The Jesuit Honor Society held the Father John O'Brien Commissioning Service for new members for 2021-2022 on April 27. The JHS members are committed to service and serve as tutors in the Academic Success Center. Please join the Marquette High community in congratulating these students and their families as they pledge to represent the qualities of the Graduate at Graduation during their final years in high school. Jesuit Honor Society Members 2021-2022