I wanted to inform you of a unique opportunity for Marquette students over Spring Break. As you may know, the past seven years over 1000 Marquette students and staff have given part of their Spring Break to help restore/improve the communities of Houston, TX, Apalachicola, FL, Detroit, MI, Conway, AR, Joplin, MO, and Washington, IL, after natural disasters that struck each of those communities. Students who attended the trip had an amazing time. This year we will be going to Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach, FL (in the panhandle, approximately 30 miles west of Panama City). The area was devastated by Hurricane Michael and needs help badly. Our work will focus on restoring properties for individuals who were under/uninsured and beautifying local parks, community centers, and the downtown area.
One of the perks of this trip is that while students will be involved in serving people who truly need their help, they will still be able to enjoy part of their spring break; we will only be gone five nights (March 16-21). Students will spend their days serving the communities impacted by the hurricane and their late afternoon/early evening relaxing on the beach in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to significant beach time, we will be treated to a traditional seafood boil and we will visit Panama City Beach as well.
Our first meeting is Wednesday, January 23rd, at 7:30 P.M., in the Marquette Theater. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting. I believe so much in the trip that, as in the past, I am volunteering to chaperone with other Marquette staff. I hope we will have another overwhelming response for this trip as I think it will be a memorable event for everyone involved. We will have a maximum of 220 spots for students and last time we went to Florida, the trip sold out within two hours of the initial offering.
The cost for this year’s trip is still being calculated but is expected to be approximately $400, which includes all meals, lodging, transportation, and all activities. Financial aid and payment plans will be available for those in need (please let me know in advance of the meeting if you need more information about financial aid). We will begin taking reservations/payment immediately following the meeting. Please encourage your student to attend. In addition to the opportunity to do something to help communities in need, community service opportunities like this look great on college and scholarship applications and serve as a powerful essay topic.
If you cannot attend the meeting, please send me an email. I will be happy to get information to you at the conclusion of the meeting if spaces on the trip or waiting list are available.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Dear Parents and Students,
I wanted to inform you of a unique opportunity for Marquette students over Spring Break. As you may know, the past six years Marquette students have given part of their Spring Break to help restore/improve the communities of Apalachicola, FL, Detroit, MI, Conway, AR, Joplin, MO, and Washington, IL, after natural disasters that struck each of those communities. Students who attended the trip had an amazing time. This year we will be going to Houston, TX to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
One of the perks of this trip is that while students will be involved in serving people who truly need their help, they will still be able to enjoy part of their spring break; we will only be gone five nights (March 10-15). While we will help the community during the weekdays, we have tentatively planned many fun activities including time at the beach, an NBA basketball game, a ghost hunt, and the Houston Rodeo/OneRepublic concert.
Our first meeting is Monday, January 29th, at 7:00 P.M., in the Marquette Theater. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting. I believe so much in the trip that, as in the past, I am volunteering to chaperone with other Marquette staff. I hope we will have another overwhelming response for this trip as I think it will be a memorable event for everyone involved. We only have a maximum of 216 spots and last year the trip filled up less than 24 hours after the initial meeting.
The cost for this year’s trip estimated $400-475 per student, which includes meals (except while traveling), hotel lodging, transportation, and all activities. Financial aid and payment plans will be available for those in need (please let me know in advance of the meeting if you need more information about either of those options). We will begin taking reservations/payment immediately following the meeting. Please encourage your student to attend. In addition to the opportunity to do something to help communities in need, community service opportunities like this look great on college and scholarship applications and serve as a powerful essay topic.
If you cannot attend the meeting, please send me an email. I will be happy to get information to you at the conclusion of the meeting, if spaces on the trip or waiting list are available.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Dr. Dan Ramsey
Rockwood is excited to offer a new opportunity to the Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 for the 2018-2019 school year in a partnership with St. Louis Community College - Wildwood. Students will have the opportunity to enroll as a full-time student with the St. Louis Community College (STLCC) and take courses that will earn both college and high school credit. Students will be required to attend classes on the Wildwood Campus only. Juniors next year will have the opportunity to enroll in a 2 year program in which they will complete their high school requirements through college courses as well as earn their Associate of Art degree. Seniors next year will have the opportunity to enroll as a full-time STLCC student to finish their high school requirements and earn college credit.
All students begin the process by completing an ECP application. Applications are available beginning November 1, 2017 with a due date of February 1, 2018. Please note this firm deadline as late applications will not be accepted. However, all applications will be equally considered as long as they are submitted by the deadline.
Preference will be given to Class of 2019 students wanting to earn the Associate of Art degree through the two year program. Rockwood will host 2 parent meetings to answer questions:
Tuesday, January 9th 6:30-7:30 @ STLCC-Wildwood
Tuesday, January 16th 6:30-7:30 @ RSHS
Students should have a strong foundation of Algebra II and Geometry before enrolling, but the ECP Committee looks at the overall picture of a student's academic performance by considering all of the following:
- Classroom Performance (Grades in courses taken in 9th and 10th grades)
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5* or higher.
- Official student disciplinary record from school
- ACCUPLACER** scores.
- An essay written by the student.
- A signed agreement to abide by the expectations and responsibilities of the RSD Early College Partnership
*Students with a GPA below 2.5 may apply but require one recommendation from RSD staff member
**ACCUPLACER test is a standardized test that will be used to determine if the student is academically ready for college level coursework. Students can walk-in and take the ACCUPLACER test on any STLCC campus. Click here to find times and locations of the testing office for each campus. Students may also submit an official ACT score. To qualify they must have an 18 in the math section and 21 in reading as their ACT sub-score.
Applications and more information can be found on the Rockwood School District webstie: http://www.rsdmo.org/counseling/Pages/Early-College-Partnership.aspx
If you have any questions regarding this program or the application process please contact your Marquette guidance counselor at 636-891-6025 or Todd Minichiello, Coordinator of K-12 Counseling, at 636-733-2137.
South Tech’s ONLY Open House is Thursday, Nov. 2nd, from 5-7 p.m. Interested Sophomore Students MUST APPLY ONLINE NOW for FALL 2018 at http://southtechnical.org/. Because most of the programs at South Tech are two-year programs for juniors and seniors, the application window begins now during students' sophomore year. Many of the programs will be filled by January! South Tech programs may offer college credit and certification opportunities in addition to the high school credit students will earn.
Below is a link to the 2-sided Open House flier:
November 18, 2017 10 AM
Pick-Up Team packets and Waivers October 19-20; October 23-24 on the stage in the commons During Lunch
All Packets Must be Turned in with Waivers and Payment in one packet November 2-3 on the Stage in the Commons During lunch TEAM COLORS ASSIGNED WITH PAYMENT
T-Shirt Pick-Up November 16 by Team Captains at Lunch
Double Elimination Bracket
Sponsored by Marquette Renaissance
For more information please Contact Mr. Regina in room 301 or Mr. Bixby in Room 342
Cap and gowns that were not picked up on May 8
Students will pick these up in the senior office or in the gym after the mandatory graduation practice on Friday, May 19. All fines must be cleared prior to picking up caps and gowns.
When is graduation?
The graduation ceremony is on Tuesday, May 23.
Where is graduation? What time does it begin?
The ceremony will be held at the St. Louis University Chaifetz Arena located at #1 South Compton Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63103. The ceremony begins at 7:00 pm and the doors will open to the public at 6:00pm. Graduates are expected to be in the building no later than 6:00 pm.
When is the mandatory graduation rehearsal?
All seniors participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the rehearsal on Friday, May 19 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Marquette gym. Graduates may leave campus as soon as practice is over.
Where do parents, graduates and visitors park?
Parking is available in the Olive Garage. This garage is located at the corner of Olive Street and Compton Avenue which is approximately 2 blocks from the Chaifetz Arena. Once this garage is full graduates/parents/visitors will be directed to park in the Laclede Garage located at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Laclede Avenue which is approximately a seven minute walk from the Arena. Handicap parking is available in both garages. There is also very limited street parking on Compton Avenue.
Is there a handicap drop-off and seating at Chaifetz Arena?
There is a handicap drop-off located on South Compton Avenue in front of the main entrance. Once inside the Arena ushers can assist you with stair-free handicap seating which is available on the concourse level.
Where do parents and guests enter the Arena?
Parents and guests may use Gates A, B, and C for entry into the Arena.
Where do the graduates enter the Arena?
Graduates must enter through the VIP entrance located on the west side of the building. This entrance is clearly marked. Once inside, graduates will be directed to the staging area. This information will be discussed with graduates at the mandatory practice on May 19th. Only graduates and Marquette staff are allowed in the staging area.
Can noisemakers, balloons, and other celebratory items be brought into the Arena?
Chaifetz Arena absolutely prohibits the use of celebratory items including, but not limited to, air horns, noisemakers, and balloons. These will be confiscated at the gate. In the event that any of these items are brought into the Arena, Chaifetz security will remove the item and ask the owner to leave.
Following the ceremony where do we meet our graduate?
Family members and visitors are not permitted on the Arena floor at any time. This includes following the ceremony. Graduates will return to the staging area immediately following the ceremony to exchange their gown for their diploma. Family members and visitors should meet their graduate outside at a predetermined place.
Will a professional photographer take pictures during the ceremony?
Each graduate's picture will be taken by Lifetouch as he/she crosses the stage to receive his/her diploma cover. Information about those pictures is given to students at graduation practice. Also, 'Copy Cat Video' will video the complete ceremony with close-ups of all graduates as they receive their diploma. Order forms to purchase the video were emailed last week, and they are also on the my blog.
Can I take a picture with my graduate in their cap and gown at the Arena?
Graduates enter the Arena through a separate door from their guests and immediately return to the staging area following the ceremony, there will not be an opportunity to take pictures with your graduate in their cap and gown after the ceremony. So, please take all pictures of your graduate in their cap and gown with family members and friends before he/she enters the building.
Below is information regarding the GRADUATION DVD::
MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION WILL BE VIDEOTAPED ON MAY 23, 2017 BY COPY CAT VIDEO Video will include complete ceremony and close-ups Of all graduates receiving their diploma. Just send in the order form below with a check, Visa or Mastercard number.
ORDER FORM FOR MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION VIDEO MAY 23, 2017
$32.00 per DVD X_______=$________________________________ (tax and mailing included)
Participant______________________________________________ Ordered by_____________________________________________ Address________________________________________________ City, State, Zip___________________________________________ Phone__________________________________________________ E-mail__________________________________________________ MasterCard_____ Visa_____Exp. Date________Sec. Code*______ Card #__________________________________________________ Signature_______________________________________________ *Security Code is the 3-digit code on the back of the credit card.
Make Check Payable & mail to: Copy Cat Video 711 Old Ballas Rd. Suite 219 St. Louis, MO 63141 314-997-4599 www.copycatvideo.com Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
Tuesday, April 4 is the final day Six Flags tickets are available. Tickets are $40, and that cost includes lunch and transportation. Tickets are on sale on the stage during all lunch shifts.
Tickets for Senior Day at Six Flags on April 19th will go on sale this Wednesday, March 29 during lunch shifts on the stage in the commons. Tickets for the day are $40, and that includes transportation and lunch at the park. Tickets will be sold from March 29-April 4. No tickets will be sold after April 4 as I have to get an official count to Six Flags that day.