Student-centered activities at Marquette University High School are based on student, rather than administrator, initiatives. MUHS students regularly volunteer and work at events within the community of their own volition. Marquette University High School students have worked on tutoring and hosting events, including Trash4Pizza and Multi-cultural Month activities. These activities demonstrate and highlight MUHS's dedication to its community by diligently working towards bettering the community.
Browse the article below to learn more about the ways MUHS students actively particpated in their community.
Milwaukee -- Hick Town?, May 1958
Article on Milwaukee, general interpretations of the city, and points of interest in the city; many locations around Milwaukee are mentioned including the Memorial Drive & Bridge, Milwaukee Harbor, Maitland Field, Coast Guard Base, MKE Yacht Club, Water Purification Plant, and many more.
Should We Ditch the Hitch?, February 1960
Students share opinions, solutions, and alternatives to the hitchhiking problem around MUHS campus.
Letters NOT to the Editor, May 1960
An excerpt from a letter received by school disciplinary authorities concerned about MUHS students hitchhiking near campus due to safety risks.
Curfew, October 1961
This article features an interview with District Judge Christ T. Seraphim on the curfew proposal, which states that children under age of 17 have to be home by 10:30 every night except Saturday when the curfew is set at midnight.
Community Service Department, October 1961
The article introduces the Community Service Department, formerly the Catholic Action Office and part of the Sodality Office). The CSD organizes and promotes various service projects and have vigorous active apostolate functioning at MUHS. The article also outlines the different divisions of the department and community service organizations in which MUHS students are involved.
From the Girls, October 1964
Catholic girls school news column, including news on Divine Savior, St. Mary's, Holy Angels, Mercy, St. Joan's Divine, and St. Pius X. The events mentioned are a dance on October 23 before Marquette's homecoming, St. Mary’s carnival on October 17 and 18, and a Dance at Mercy.
From the Girls, February 1965
"From the Girls” column informs readers about the Divine Savior dance, Holy Angels Mixer, St. Joan’s dance and Mardi Gras event, Lourdes Ball, St. Joan’s student exchange program, “The Big Game," in which Divine Savior played Holy Angels in volleyball, the Miss Teenage Wisconsin competition, and school theatre and opera productions.
East Side, Alternative Cultures, September 1970
The article details the culture and community of Milwaukee's East Side in 1970, including counter-cultures forming.
Dining Out...with the Flambeau, October 1977
Article and guide to restaurants in the Milwaukee area, including addresses, prices and things on the menu, and reviews. mentions Anchorage, Au Naturel, Grtiz'z Pzazz Seafood and Steakhouse, Sherlock Holmes, and Smith Brothers' "Fish Shanty."
Volunteers Tutor in Local Schools, December 1978
Students participate in tutoring grade school children greads two through four on reading and comprehension. MUHS holds an intensive training program for tutors and tutor in area schools, including St. Rose (a parochial grade school a few blocks from MUHS). This program is sponsored by The Next Door Foundation, Inc.
Youth Rally -- an Alternative, December 1984
Article on a Youth Rally that some Marquette University High School students were involved in and that they discussed problems facing them, including a forum and discussion groups on alcohol, drugs, sex, draft, and faith life.
Students Involved in Volunteer Work, September 1980
Article on different volunteer work Marquette University High School in which students are involved including the Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador (a Jesuit program that tries to help the poor help themselves), becoming a CPR certified instructor, and the Key Club began the year helping with the local chapter of the nationwide Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
Service Station, November 1980
Article on different service organizations and events Marquette University High School students are involved in, including juniors and seniors helping to run freshman retreats, volunteering in the library for an inventory project, 3 students visiting Sunrise Home for the Elderly weekly to talk with residents, painting a nearby house, two students helping push wheelchair-bound people at the Brewer’s game, the Political Action Club arranging for students to learn about various candidates and issues of the recent election, Justice Peace Group, and Key Club members volunteering at the Open House and the Rummage sale.
Service Station, May 1981
All 4 classes attended an assembly to inform students of opportunities for service during the upcoming summer. Activities included taking a child to Summerfest or hosting a jazz concert, reading a book to someone every week. Column also suggests to call the Greater Milwaukee Voluntary Action or Red Cross to find other opportunities. The article also acknowledges the support the Marquette Flambeau has received from students.
Ronald Reagan Letter, Volunteer Action Awards, 1983
A card from President Ronald Reagan congratulating MUHS for their Volunteer Action Awards nomination. President Reagan congratulates the students for their outstanding and dedicated volunteer service to their community and fellowman.
Multi-Cultural Month Celebrates Minorities, February 1986
rticle on events and activities for Multi-Cultural Month, including how minority students feel at MUHS, Minority Support Group, a non-Eucharist liturgy celebrating MLK Jr, an evening with Rev. Gerald Saffold’s Ebeneezer Gospel Choir, displays of black historical works in the library, “multi-cultured” trivia contests, events focusing on Hispanic culture, P.A.Y. discussions of race relations and presentation by North Division High School Choir.
Sophomore Service Letter, October 1986
Letter sent to sophomores and their parents explaining the goals, guidelines, and options of the Sophomore Service Project for the 1986-1987 school year, a requirement for theology sophomore year. Options listed for service projects include: Cheese and Butter Distribution, Mothers' Guild events, Holly Fest and Auction, ushering, and Volunteers in Action. Students could also participate in their own Confirmation service project to fulfill the requirement.
Safety Concerns, April 1989
Article on safety at Marquette University High School prompted by a recent shooting near the Jesuit Residence; articles states that it is safe inside school, lots of bus stops outside school, they hired guards to patrol parking lots during night time events due to an increase in the break-ins of cars.
Mayor's Cup, 1991
Awarded to Marquette University High School in 1991 in recongnition of their dedication to service and the community.
Milwaukee Celebrates Harley-Davidson's 100th Anniversary, October 2003
Milwaukee celebrates Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary in 2003; Open Road Tour; party in MKE to celebrate at Summerfest (August 28-30), Veteran’s Park housed various exhibits, local Harley-Davidson production plants, and other events by local dealers; bike parade from MKE Zoo to the Summerfest grounds, Dan Ackroyd served as Master of Ceremonies and there were performances by Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Elton John, a local Gospel Choir, and the Doobie Brothers
Diversity at MUHS, Winter 2006
Article on the uniques experiences of Marquette University High School students involving diversity as 19% of students identified as of color. The article includes stories of students from various backgrounds on how they like MUHS, and students mentioned multicultural week, Orgullo Latino, Pride (the multicultural homeroom), the MLK Jr celebration in 2004, and the Loyola Leadership Program, a student organization that supports a drug-free lifestyle.
Freshman Hit the Streets for Service's Sake, Winter 2010
Article on the Freshman for Others service day. Students performed service at 10 different locations around MKE, including St. Rose Elementary School, Neighborhood House, House of Peace, MKE’s Catholic Home, Repairer’s of the Breach, Irving Elementary, Agape Community Center and the Penfield Children’s Center. Many students also helped clean the neighborhood streets and parks in the Merrill Park Neighborhood. The article also mentions the Micah Fund, which is used for financial help for MUHS students with special needs caused by homelessness, joblessness, family emergencies or for students who need help covering the costs of transportation, lunch, school supplies or field trips.
Junior Community Service Handbook, 2011-2012
Includes the community service history the MUHS service program, philosophy and goals of the program, tips on different service projects, and info on different sites (Bluemound Childcare/Hillcrest Homes, Howard Village, Neighborhood House, Pieper Hillside Boys & Girls Club, Highland Community School, Westside Academy II).
Empty Bowls Art Project Helps Feed the Hungry, October 2013
Article on Marquette University High School art students involvement in Milwaukee Empty Bowls; Empty Bowls Art Project Helps Feed the Hungry during the 15th Annual Milwaukee Empty Bowls on Oct. 6, 2013, which is an event that helps the homeless and hungry; students made 180 bowls for the project
Safety: A Pressing Issue at MUHS?, December 2013
Article from December 2013 discussing safety at MUHS after there was a suspected gunman (who was actually carrying a toy gun) near MUHS.
This piece discusses “How safe is Marquette High?" and cites connections MUHS has to MKE Police Department, community leaders, and influential alumni (including the director of Merrill Park Neighborhood Association and the security director of MPD). Events such as the rummage sale and neighborhood clean-ups have also fostered a friendly and positive relationship between MUHS and the community.
The article reports that MUHS hired a new security director and installed more cameras. The article also includes pie charts answering the questions “Do you feel safe in the MUHS building?" (96% answered Yes) and “Do you feel safe in the MUHS neighborhood?” (49% answered Yes).
Trash 4 Pizza: A Success, May 2014
Trash 4 Pizza organized by Conclave homeroom; the project intends to improve the community by focusing on the cleanup of the Merrill Park neighborhood with students volunteering to pick up trash around the neighborhood and 25 students participated.
The article includes the quote, “They show that we can come together as a community, regardless of our own pressures and stresses to improve our neighborhood.”
A Service for Peace, Fall/Winter 2016
Article on the Peace Service in Sherman Park after riots following a shooting in the area.
MUHS held a service to pray for all affected by incident planned by students with nearly 100 MUHS students and faculty in attendance. After the service, the group walked around MUHS campus singing songs and praying for unity and peace, a peace pole was planted outside next to the chapel in commemoration.