Marquette High School
2351 Clarkson Road, Clarkson Valley, MO 63017
Phone (636) 891-6000
Fax (636) 891-8819
Principal 2019 - Dr. Dan Ramsey
Jan 17
2017 Spring Break Service Trip

Dear Parents,

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!

​Sincerely,

Dr. Dan Ramsey (ramseydan@rsdmo.org)

Aug 23
2019 Needs Your Help!

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
Freshman/JV
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
 
Powder Puff
 9/14/2016       Wed    Juniors vs Seniors       2                                  7:00
 
Varsity
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:
 
Anna Speaker – Co-chair  (anna.speaker@yahoo.com)
Trish Gruender - Co-Chairs   (trishgruender@yahoo.com)
Cindy Meinking – Treasurer   (cindymeinking@gmail.com)
Jen Peterson - Volunteer Coordinator   (terryandjen99@charter.net)
Aug 23
Taste of Marquette

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!

All questions can be directed to: Jenna Mitchell, Marquette2017@gmail.com or Julie Zamberlan,MarquetteClassof2018@gmail.com

Apr 11
Rockwood Parent Speaker Series
​As part of the Rockwood Parent Speaker Series, there will be a presentation at Lafayette HS tomorrowTuesdayApril 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
Mar 22
Rockwood School District Character Survey

​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.​
Feb 19
Consider applying for Mizzou's Life Sciences Quest Summer 2016 Academy!

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 DEADLINEFeb. 20, 2016

Find out more information, apply online or print off an application today!

Feb 05
The Cinderella Project: Donate to a Girl in Need

The Cinderella Project is a wonderful program that provides new and gently used prom dresses to hundreds of underprivileged girls in the St. Louis area.​  Marquette High School will be accepting long and short, bridal, formal or informal dresses for the Cinderella Project this year.

Please drop off your new or gently used prom dress to the MHS Senior Office.  The deadline is February 14th, 2016

Help give local girls the prom of their dreams!​​

Jan 12
MHS Spring Break Service Trip
Dear Parents,

I wanted to inform you of a unique opportunity for Marquette students over Spring Break.  As you may know, the past four years Marquette students have given part of their Spring Break to help restore Conway, AR, Joplin, MO, and Washington, IL, after the devastating tornados that struck each of those communities. Students who attended the trip had an amazing time. This year we will be going to Southeastern Michigan and the Detroit Metro Area. In August, 2014, flooding in the area was so bad that it became the year’s largest natural disaster in the US. To make matters worse, other national news here in St. Louis diverted the attention and needed help from Southeastern Michigan and Detroit. The damage is still present and help is still needed. While the flood is what started our conversation with organizers in Detroit, in an effort keep everyone busy, we will be working with several different organizations with several different missions, such as Habitat for Humanity, Detroit Blight Busters, youth centers, homeless shelters and All Hands.

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 church that has agreed to house us is very nice and in a safe area. 

Some of the other highlights of the trip will include:
  • A day trip to Toronto, Canada, visiting sights such as:
    • The CN Tower
    • A choice of:
      • The Hockey Hall of Fame
      • Casa Loma
      • Royal Ontario Museum
    • Dinner in Toronto’s Chinatown
  • A Detroit Pistons NBA Basketball Game
  • Tour and Lunch at The University of Notre Dame
Our first meeting is Wednesday, January 20th, at 7:30 P.M., in the Marquette Theater. Parents are welcome and 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. We will also welcome parents to attend the trip as space allows. 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 150  student 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 $275 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. It is also important to note that students who are US citizens traveling to Canada are not required to have a passport. An original state-issued birth certificate will be accepted and required to move between the US and Canada. Any parents attending the trip will need a US Passport. 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 are available.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Dan Ramsey
Dec 09
End of Semester/Finals

Dear Freshman Parents,

Can you believe that your child's high school experience is 1/8th over next Friday? It happens so fast. I want to give you some basic information about finals. Please let me know if you have any questions....
  • All finals are two hours long. 
  • Exam Dates
    • The first final is next Tuesday. 
    • It is the 5th period final. 
    • All classes will meet that day (slightly shorter periods than normal) and school will start and end at regular times (8:16-3:05). 
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will run on our Exam Schedule. 
    • The days will begin at our regular time of 8:16 and go till 12:26.
    •  Students will have two finals each day with a 10 minute break in between the tests.
    •  Wednesday will consist of 1st and 2nd period exams
    • Thursday will be 3rd and 4th period exams
    • Friday will be 6th and 7th period exams 
    • The only after school activities on theses days are winter sports practices, which will conclude by 3:15. At that time bus service will be available for VICC Students only.
  • Each teacher should have provided your student with a study guide for their class.
  • Please take some time each night and this weekend to to continue reviewing material with your student.
  • If you child has missing work, it is imperative that they talk to their teacher before finals to see if there is any possibility to make that work up before the close of the semester. 
  • Finals cannot be taken early.
  • Students cannot be released during the middle of a final, even if they tell you they are done. We will not call in to a room and disrupt other students taking a test. 
  • If your child misses a final due to illness, travel, or any other reason, students can make up finals on:
    • January 4th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM     (Flex Room)
    • January 5th, 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM     (Flex Room)
    • January 6th, 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM     (Flex Room)
    • January 7th, 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM     (Flex Room)
    • January 8th, 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM     (Flex Room) 
  • Once an exam is started, it must be finished within that session before the end of time on that day.
Have a safe and happy Winter Break, Happy Studying, Happy Holidays and GOOD LUCK!​​

Dan
Nov 20
2019 Parent Meeting
Hello Freshman Parents,Inline image
 
The time has come for us to get together for the first “Class of 2019” Parent Meeting.
Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30 in the Flex Room
 
Dr. Ramsey, 2019 Principal,  Anna Speaker & Trish Gruender, MPO Board Members and 2019 Class Co-Chairs,  will be there to meet with you. They will explain how things work and will answer any questions that you might have.  After a quick over view of the next four years, we will dive right into planning for Battle of the Bands, our annual musical variety show and contest. This is a really fun event, and there are a lot of ways to help!

 
Save the Dates:
Sign-ups:  December 7, 8, 14, 15, during lunch
Try-outs:  January 75:00-10:00pm
Dress Rehearsal:  January 21 
Battle of the Bands:   January 22nd, 2016
 
 
If you can’t make this meeting, but still want to help out or receive information, please contact Anna Speaker at  anna.speaker@yahoo.com  or 636-220-6444.
 
We look forward to seeing you on the 1st!
 
 Anna Speaker & Trish Gruender
2019 Parent Committee Co-Chairs​

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