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The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

RSD has announced Dr. Curtis Cain as the new superintendent, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Cain was unanimously chosen by the RSD Board of Education (BOE) and currently serves as the superintendent of the Wentzville School District.

Breaking News: RSD announces Dr. Curtis Cain as new superintendent

Aarushi Bute, Co-Associate Editor January 31, 2022

After a year-long search for a new superintendent, the Rockwood Board of Education (BOE) has announced that Dr. Curtis Cain was unanimously selected as the district’s new superintendent effective July...

Road Salt can contaminate drinking water, kill or endanger wildlife with high chloride levels and increase soil erosion, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Kathryn Lopez, a PhD student researching the impact of road salt, said this substance can create infrastructure problems as well. It’s a pretty widespread issue that a lot of water utilities are gonna be dealing with, Lopez said. [Her case study] had some issues with lead release in someone’s plumbing failure and breakdown of home appliances due to excessive salt contamination, and the mains source of salt we think is road salt because there is major winter storms and they have pretty frequent salting that happens.

Shortage Central

Marin Ellington (she/her) , Editor in Chief January 18, 2022

Icy roads and heavy snow will present more of a challenge this winter than ever before for the state of Missouri.  “We are asking the public to be aware and watch for information we will put out...

Students, staff, family members and more gathered Sunday, Dec. 19 to honor the fallen Carl Hudson, senior principal. Carson Hanis, senior, was one of the students who helped to organize the memorial and worked as Hudsons office assistant. We were just preparing, putting things together, tearing things down and trying to get it rolled out, Hanis said. He’s well loved.

Memorial Service Honors Fallen Administrator

Marin Ellington (she/her) , Editor in Chief January 18, 2022

The loss of an administrator brought together the MHS community Sunday, Dec. 19, to honor Senior Principal Carl Hudson. Wednesday, Dec. 15, Hudson passed away due to an extended illness, and Rhonda...

MHSNews | Rockwood Faces Staff Shortage Issues

Jack Huster, Staff Reporter January 13, 2022

Rockwood has been dealing with a shortage of staff members this semester. MHSNews talks to staff around the school to get their input.

Students walk the halls, fully masked, in cooperation with the mask mandate that has been in place in RSD since the beginning of the school year. A Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 decided that, starting Tuesday, Jan. 18, RSD would implement a mask optional policy instead.

Rethinking the Mask Mandate

Elle Devous (she/her) , Staff Reporter January 11, 2022

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 18, masks will be recommended rather than required in all Rockwood buildings. Those in close contact with a COVID-19 case will be sent into a 10-day quarantine. Thursday, Dec....

RSD parents cheer as a young boy returns to his seat after speaking out against required masks in school during the patron comments section of the Board of Education (BOE) meeting Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. At the BOE meeting on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, the BOE voted to move to a mask recommended policy starting second semester. Interim superintendent Dr. Tim Ricker said that according to new data, however, this decision has the potential to be reconsidered. If this spike is like what they saw in Europe and in South Africa that is would possibly come in very quickly in the United States and then it could dissipate quickly, Dr. Ricker said.

New Data Results in Reevaluation of Mitigation Strategies

Marin Ellington (she/her) , Editor in Chief January 10, 2022

A virtual Special Board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11, revisited the Rockwood Safe Together plan and voted to extend RSD’s mask-required policy until the Thursday, Feb. 3, BOE meeting.  Though the Board...

Melanie Chavéz, freshman, was in her 5th Hour Algebra  class when she fell asleep. Her photo was taken and sent into @mhs_sleeping_page.

Themed Instagram Accounts Gain Popularity

Marin Ellington (she/her) , Editor in Chief December 25, 2021

In the midst of her geometry class, Nour Elbeshbeshy, sophomore, slowly drifted off to sleep. Having stayed up until 4 a.m. working on homework the night before, Elbeshbeshy napped through nearly half...

Mustangs Mourn the Loss of Principal Carl Hudson

Mustangs Mourn the Loss of Principal Carl Hudson

December 16, 2021

Mustangs are mourning the loss of Carl Hudson, senior principal, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15.  Hudson has taught at MHS since the fall of 2010 and was an active member in the community both...

Q&A With Mindy McGinnis

Stephanie Lei (she/her), Copy Editor December 15, 2021

Q: As an author, what is your perspective on the banning of certain books in school libraries? Is there a greater significance behind banning books at schools? A: "First of all, I want to say that a...

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