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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

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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

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Volunteers are still needed for Topper Auction being held on Saturday, April 24, 2021. This is our school's biggest and only fundraiser. It provides important funds for the needs of the school and supports our scholarship programs. Getting involved is easy. Just click on the volunteer link to see the ways in which you can help. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone. You pick the slots that you feel fit your talents, your interests, and/or your schedules. If you have any questions, contact Director of Events Carolina Itsines.

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If you are looking for an easy way to contribute to the Topper Auction, here it is! The Auction team has created an easy way to donate fun items to the auction. One click shopping on Amazon and the item gets shipped directly to the school with your name on it! Marquette High's address will show up in your shipping address list when you use this link: Amazon Auction Link Just make sure to choose the MUHS address for shipping. Contact Christina Sanchez, Development Assistant, with any questions at 414.933.7220 x 3067 or sanchez@muhs.edu.

Read more about Calling all Topper Auction Shoppers

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.

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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.

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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.

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Getting a flu shot is always important but reducing illness and hospitalization from flu is critical this year. Both influenza and COVID-19 are respiratory illnesses, but until there is a vaccine against COVID-19, the way to help prevent these two viruses from circulating at the same time is to get your flu vaccine now. Flu can be dangerous, for both adults and children. The best treatment is prevention. We all need to do everything possible to make a difference this flu season, so let's keep people flu-free while we focus on ending COVID-19. For more information about flu vaccinations visit: Who needs a Flu Vaccine and When

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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 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, vogt@muhs.edu, to arrange a date for your virtual visit.

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Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica members are available to tutor Spanish students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. both in the Doerr Library and virtually. Students can stop in for help with homework, to study for quizzes, to learn study skills or to practice. Link to the Virtual Spanish Tutoring Google Meet Room. Contact Mrs. Mansfield if you have any questions. Spanish Tutoring Details

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MUHS encourages students to participate in programs offered through the Noack Strength & Fitness Center now more than ever. All students have the option to participate through a variety of programs that are currently taking place and will continue throughout the school year and summer. The school day provides an excellent time to work out, release stress, develop relationships with peers, and receive instruction on improving their physical development through proper training and nutrition. Information is located on the school website, Noack Strength & Fitness Center, or by contacting Director of Performance & Fitness – Mike Duehring (duehring@muhs.edu, 414-933-7220 ext. 3063). Students may also stop by the fitness center to discuss options and ask questions. Fitness Message from Mike Duehring, Director of Performance & Fitness

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We continue to adjust to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus. The retreat centers at which we usually hold our retreats remain closed at this time. As a result, we will hold this semester's retreats at MUHS. All MUHS retreat programs have been adapted to align with COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The dates for this year's retreats are listed below. Additional details will be made available in the next few weeks.

  • Fall Kairos is scheduled for November 21-22 (Spring Kairos dates are forthcoming)
  • Sophomore Retreats are scheduled for Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 23, Feb. 27 and April 17
  • Freshman Retreat is scheduled for March 4-5
Read more about MUHS Retreat Program Schedule

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 PowerSchool (muhs.powerschool.com/public/). For parents of sophomores, juniors, and seniors, logins remain the same. For freshman parents, login information and instructions were mailed to your home last week. If you need your password, you may contact the school for assistance.

Read more about Grades and PowerSchool