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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:

Read more about September is National Suicide Prevention Month

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

Read more about Student & Family Assistance Program

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 brooks@muhs.edu.

Read more about COVID-19 Testing at MUHS

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 donovan@muhs.edu 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.

Read more about Science Tutoring Available from Mr. Donovan

An information meeting for parents of students on the Science Olympiad team will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Presidents Hall. This meeting will cover basics of how the team works, format(s) of competition for the season, and an overview of how parents and students can get involved. Parents of students who are interested in joining or currently on the team are encouraged to attend this meeting. Please direct any questions to Nicole Williams, williams@muhs.edu. Science Olympiad Team Webpage

Read more about Science Olympiad Parent Information Meeting Oct. 5

Second Saturday is an Outreach Program of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Christ Child Society that was begun in 2004 as a way to 'Follow the Child' from Christ Child Society's signature program Layettes (now referred to as Baby Bundles). Since its conception, Second Saturday has grown to serve on average 40 moms and 90 children. This program takes place the second Saturday of every month September through May at All Saints Catholic Church.

Read more about Parent Volunteers Needed for MUHS Service Program, Second Saturday

Senior photos and quotes for the 2022 Flambeau yearbook are due Friday, Oct. 1. 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. An email with details was sent to parents on July 14. Senior quotes should be mature statements that are appropriate for all audiences and something your son will still appreciate long into the future. Students will receive more information about quotes via their school email.

Read more about Senior Yearbook Photos and Quotes due Oct. 1

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, vogt@muhs.edu, to arrange a date for your in-person/virtual visit.

Read more about Engineering and Applied Sciences Homeroom Seeks Presenters

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 signatures@muhs.edu, or 3) fill out this google form and attach the work.

Read more about Student Art and Literary Magazine Submissions

Families and friends are welcome to attend fall events at the Catholic Ecology Center, a non-profit founded by MUHS science teacher Mr. Joe Meyer. The Catholic Ecology Center seeks to deepen faith and foster a stewardship ethic through hands-on encounters with the natural world. More information and registration at catholicecologycenter.org

*Oct. 3 - Feast of St. Francis (Eve) Event with Fr. John LoCoco

Read more about Catholic Ecology Center Upcoming Events

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.

Read more about Eleven seniors named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

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

Read more about Jesuit Honor Society Inducts New Members

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

Read more about Growing Resilient Learners

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

Read more about Helpful Strategies to Online Student Success

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 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.

Read more about The Gift of Gratitude