Dear Class of 2019 Parent(s) and Future Graduate,
This letter contains important information regarding graduation, diplomas, and other senior activities. Please review this information carefully.
- Diplomas: Marquette and Jostens take great care to create the list used to generate the diplomas, to prepare the graduation program, and to finalize the list of names read at the ceremony. A postcard will be mailed in November that will include your child’s name (as stated in Infinite Campus) as it is to appear on their diploma. Please contact Ms. Barb Grimes via email or in writing to make any changes before December 14, 2018. Ms. Grimes can be reached at email@example.com.
- Graduation: The Class of 2019 graduation will be Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the St. Louis University Chaifetz Arena. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. and students must arrive before 6:00 for lining up etc. that evening. A mandatory graduation practice is scheduled for Friday, May 17th. This mandatory practice will begin after the students’ last exam in the large gym and will end at approximately 1:30 p.m. Seniors who do not attend the mandatory practice will not be allowed to walk in the graduation ceremony on May 23, 2019. Please note that the last day for seniors is Friday, May 17th.
- Senior Farewell: Seniors, consider buying a ticket to Senior Farewell 2019. This event is a guaranteed great time! Your parents put in countless hours making it a memorable evening for all of you. The theme this year is “Once Upon a Millennium.” Tickets are available in the school store. Tickets are currently $50, but go up to $75 after winter break. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Speaker at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Panoramic Picture/Graduation Announcements/Cap and Gown/etc.: The Senior Panoramic Picture is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st at 8:55 a.m. Students who have Senior Incentive, Late Arrival, or Dual Enrollment must arrive early to be included. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR MHS UNIFORMS OR SPIRT-WARE. Students will also receive information regarding their cap/gown/graduation announcements during this time. Orders for Jostens will then be collected on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. In the future, please direct all questions regarding cap/gown/graduation announcements to Jostens at 636-230-7350. Orders for the panoramic picture can be turned into the Senior Office.
- Yearbook/Ads for Grads: The Medallion, Marquette’s Yearbook offers parents the opportunity to place “Ads for Grads,” where families traditionally place offerings of congratulations to their graduate and a senior picture as well as a baby picture. The deadline for this is Friday, October 26th. In addition, your graduate will most likely want a yearbook, which is $65.00 and orders are due by April 1st. Yearbooks can be ordered online at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ . On the webpage, enter 8222 for the School Order Number
- Wacky Olympics: Wacky Olympics is a Marquette Tradition that brings the class together for a day of fun and games on Friday, February 15, 2019. Students have the choice to participate as part of a team of seven seniors at a cost of $10 or they can be a spectator for $5. The cost includes a doughnut breakfast and a pizza lunch. Team packets and more information will become available right after winter break. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Katy Drissell at email@example.com .
- Senior Field Trip: The Senior Field Trip will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The location and details are still being worked out, but I anticipate the cost being between $25 and $50.
- Prom: Prom will be held at The Frontenac Hilton on Saturday, April 13, 2019. All other details are still TBD.
- Mother/Graduate Brunches: A really nice tradition is the Mother/Son and Mother/Daughter Brunches. The Mother/Son Bruch is at 10 AM on April 20, 2019, at Forest Hills Country Club. The Mother/Daughter Brunch is at 10 AM on April 27, 2019, at Meadowbrook Country Club.
If you have any questions regarding graduation, please do not hesitate to contact me. Seniors - the end is in sight!
The A+ Schools program was established as part of the Missouri Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. Under this program, A+ designation high schools, which includes Marquette, are able to offer students a unique financial incentive for post-graduation. It is the responsibility of the students and parents to read, understand, and comply with the program requirements for eligibility.
Students who graduate from an A+ designated high school may qualify for a state-paid financial incentive to attend any public community college or public career/technical school in Missouri. Some private career/technical schools are also A+ eligible. In addition, an ever growing number of four year institutions are offering institutionally funded incentives for students who meet A+ criteria.
How Do I Qualify???
- Have a signed A+ participant agreement on file in the A+ office
- Attend an A+ designated high school for three consecutive years prior to graduation
- Graduate with a non-weighted, non-rounded cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Maintain at least a 95% cumulative attendance record in grades 9-12
- Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring/mentoring for Rockwood students at a Rockwood site under Rockwood supervision. Must receive pre-approval from A+ Coordinator
- Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of alcohol and drugs
- Have fewer than six cumulative days of suspension in grades 9-12
- Fulfill the math requirement by achieving Advanced or Proficient scores on the Algebra 1 End of Course (EOC) Exam
- Make a documented good faith effort to apply for non-payback financial aid by completing the FAFSA
CLASS OF 2019: STUDENTS MUST RETURN THEIR COMPLETED ENROLLMENT PACKET BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018.
Senior Enrollment Packets will not be accepted after this deadline due to the need to complete fifty hours of tutoring/mentoring.
For detailed information, you can contact:
The new bell schedule for the first day is:
|Zero Hour (Tuesday-Friday)||7:20 - 8:22|
|1st Hour||8:28 - 9:17|
|2nd Hour||9:23 - 10:12|
|3rd Hour||10:18 - 11:07|
|4th Hour||11:13 - 12:32|
|11:07 - 11:37 (Bell at 11:33)|
|11:37 - 12:08 (Bell at 12:04)|
|12:08 - 12:38 (Bell at 12:32)|
|5th Hour||12:38 - 1:27|
|6th Hour||1:33 - 2:22|
|7th Hour||2:28 - 3:17|
Seniors - Don't forget you are supposed to be in Study Hall until your schedule says that you have Senior Incentive where it used to say Study Hall...
Looking forward to a great year!!!
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 2020 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.
I wanted to inform you of a unique opportunity for Marquette students over Spring Break. As you may know, the past five years Marquette students have given part of their Spring Break to help restore/improve the communities of 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 Apalachicola, FL (in the panhandle). The area is often referred to as “The Forgotten Coast”. The area has amazing natural beauty but has seen significant economic depression. We are working with the City of Apalachicola and a non-profit organization called Franklin’s (the name of the county) Promise. Our work will focus on improving 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 12-17). The retreat center that has agreed to house us is very nice and is located on St. George Island. It is located next to the bay and only a three block walk to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico, where students will spend every late afternoon/early evening relaxing. In addition to significant beach time, we will be treated to a traditional seafood boil and we will tour and have lunch at a SEC University (TBD) on the way home.
Our first meeting is Thursday, January 19th, 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 only have 162 spots and last year the trip filled up less than 24 hours after the initial meeting.
The cost for this year’s trip will be $350 per student, which includes meals (except while traveling), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Football season is in full swing, and with it comes some hungry fans!
We need your help in the concession stand! Below is the schedule of our home games for all three teams, and the volunteers needed. Football provides the same number of volunteers for the night, and it is essential that we have every spot filled! 12 people sounds like a lot for Varsity nights, but we absolutely need every single one. I guarantee you will not be standing around idle. Please check your calendars, and then click on the link (http://signup.com/go/huhCjS ) to sign up. Signup to work with your spouse, neighbor, friends. Sign up for 1, 2, 3 or even all of the games! (Sorry, but children & students are not allowed in the concession stands.) It is high energy, fast paced, and goes by fast!
We cannot have a successful season without your help!
Date Day Opponent # Volunteers Needed Volunteer Start Time
8/22/2016 Mon Rockwood Summit 2 / 2 3:45/5:45
9/12/2016 Mon Eureka 3 / 2 3:45/5:45
10/4/2016 Tues Mehlville 3 / 2 3:45/5:45
10/17/2016 Mon Lindbergh 3 / 2 3:45/5:45
9/14/2016 Wed Juniors vs Seniors 2 7:00
8/26/2016 Fri Parkway North 12 6:00
9/2/2016 Fri Hazelwood West 12 6:00
9/16/2016 Fri Oakville 12 6:00
9/23/2016 Fri Lafayette 12 6:00
10/7/2016 Fri Parkway South 12 6:00
Looking forward to a great year!
Your 2019 Committee:
We have an exciting, big event coming up and we want you to be a part of it!
Taste of Marquette will be held during the week of Homecoming, on Wednesday, September 14th from 5-7:30pm in the Commons. This event will sell out quickly, so be sure to purchase a ticket to sample yummy food from many local restaurants soon. Tickets are available at the school store and the ticket order form may be found by clicking here.
A large part of the evening is the Silent Auction benefitting the 2017 & 2018 Senior Farewell. Please consider donating an item to our Silent Auction (donation info can be found by clicking here). We appreciate your support!
Lastly, be sure to attend the Silent Auction as no ticket is required to enter the Commons. Even if Taste of Marquette sells out, the Silent Auction is open for all to attend. This event is followed by the very popular Powder Puff Game with the infamous Senior Mystakes performing at half-time.
Many thanks on behalf of the Taste of Marquette Committee!
As part of the Rockwood Parent Speaker Series, there will be a presentation at Lafayette HS tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12th at 7 pm in the Theater. The topic will be centered around College Admissions and Preparing in High School and is open to students from all Rockwood High Schools.
With more than 4,000 colleges in the country, how does your child choose the right one or what can they do in high school to be prepared?
Join the discussion about what colleges are looking for, how your student can get in, and how to pay for it. We'll also discuss the ACT/SAT, essays, choosing a major, and more!
Plus, we'll share the one thing that your child should focus on to guarantee success in college and beyond and the secrets that colleges don't want you to know.
The one piece of feedback we often hear from the parents is that they wish they had brought their child!
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 12th at 7 pm at Lafayette HS. See you there!
Emily Diaz & Dawn Michel
MHS College & Career Center
Dear Marquette Parents,
We want to know what you think about your children's schools. Parents, take a few minutes to share your thoughts by completing the School Character Survey.
For those of you with children in multiple schools, you are invited to take the survey for each school where your children currently attend.
Your feedback helps us make our schools even stronger. You'll answer questions about safety, character education, the teaching and learning environment, prevention services, and parent involvement as part of a district wide program evaluation process. The survey closes April 8.
The results of the survey are important and will be used to help make decisions about our long-range planning. School principals will receive this information so they can make your child's school an even better place to learn.
The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. Please answer honestly and as completely as you can. All responses are anonymous and individual respondents cannot be identified.
Note for parents with more than one child in a Rockwood school: For each child, please select one school and answer all questions consistently for the school site that you have selected. You may complete additional School Climate Surveys for other school sites that your children may attend if you would like to do so.
Education is a shared responsibility. It requires a partnership among students, teachers, parents, staff and community. Thank you for helping us to direct school improvements in the years to come.
Have questions about the survey? Please contact Rockwood Guidance and Prevention Services at (636) 733-2135.
Consider applying for Mizzou's Life Sciences Quest Summer 2016 Academy!
Is your student looking for a challenging summer experience? Do you know students who enjoy science? The outdoors? The Life Sciences Quest summer academy at Mizzou may be for them!
The Mizzou College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Agriculture are teaming up to offer 30 students a week-long summer academy experience at no cost to the students!
We're looking for good students who want to explore the science behind our food supply, our Missouri natural resources, plant science, science of recreation and so much more!
Students will reside in a campus residence hall and all meals are provided.
SUMMER ACADEMY DATES: July 17-23, 2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 20, 2016
Find out more information, apply online or print off an application today!