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Reminder Regarding School Logo Usage

As graduation season approaches, we would like to remind all families of the usage rules for school logos (the main school logo, or athletics logos). If you would like to use a school logo on any item that you intend to independently produce, for graduation celebrations or otherwise, please contact Scott Rudie at or Angela Balistrieri at before proceeding. Your specific usage must be reviewed so that written permission may be offered to you and/or the organization you are working with. As copyrighted images, the school's logos may not be altered or recreated. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Behavior Change Coaching Offered by SFAP

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:

Read More about "Discovering Ignatius" Podcast with James Kennedy, S.J.

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:

Read More about Student and Family Assistance Program - 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:

Read More about "Back in Class" Podcast from Rosecrance Health Network
September is National Suicide Prevention Month

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:

Student & Family Assistance Program

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

COVID-19 Testing at MUHS

Students and family members may receive a rapid test at MUHS with a waiver completed prior to arrival at 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

COVID-19 Protocols Reminders

Regardless of vaccination status, please report all exposures, pending test results in the home, and test results to 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.

Science Tutoring Available from Mr. Donovan

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 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.

Engineering and Applied Sciences Homeroom Seeks Presenters

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,, to arrange a date for your in-person/virtual visit.

Eleven seniors named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

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.

Jesuit Honor Society Inducts New Members

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

Growing Resilient Learners

Now, more than ever, our children are being faced with challenges to learning. The impact of COVID-19 on education has been felt around the country, and children and their parents sometimes struggle to find effective ways to meet this challenge. It turns out, how you think about the difficulties you face can impact your success and can even make you smarter along the way. Read More: Growing Resilient Learners

Helpful Strategies to Online Student Success

Getting back into school routines after the holiday break can be difficult in the best of times. For many kids, it's even harder this year. From the disappointment of school activities canceled to the frustration of a weak wireless connection, there are plenty of reasons why kids might be tempted to tune out of remote learning. But there are strategies you can use to help children and teenagers rally. Read More: Strategies

The Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) is not just for student problems. SFAP services are available to individual adults and couples, as well as families with other issues. Many adults come to SFAP for relationship issues, individual stress, substance abuse issues and depression. The six-session model often works well to help people get back on track with their lives. SFAP also offers legal, financial, elder care and child care support services. Many parents who do not have personal concerns may benefit from other services available to support families.

Read More about SFAP also Available to Individual Adults, Couples and Families
The Gift of Gratitude

The Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) shared this article and short video about gratitude. The Thanksgiving holiday is often a reminder to practice gratitude and appreciation. However, in the midst of these uncertain times, we are hearing more and more about the positive impact practicing gratitude has on our overall well-being and its effects on rewiring the brain's neural pathways for happiness and decreasing negative or anxious thoughts.