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The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

Sophomores Aubrey Bast, Marrisa Hale and Emma Hasler work in their English 10 class while wearing masks, which is an RSD enforced rule. Recently, the Center of Disease Control (CDC) announced those fully vaccinated could go without masks except where laws and regulations still require masks.

RSD Responds to CDC Lifting Mask Mandate

Lajja Patel, Co-Features Editor June 2, 2021

RSD has decided to continue their mask mandate through the end of the year, but has yet to decide for after school ends Thursday, June 3. Head of Health Services Amy Wehr said the Centers for Disease...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for ages 12 and up. Students who are fully vaccinated no longer need to quarantine if exposed in school.

Contact Tracing Changes Due to COVID-19 Vaccine

Grace Taylor, Social Media Editor May 18, 2021

Elizabeth Bleyer, junior, was notified that she was exposed to COVID-19 after getting pulled out of her Child Development class on Monday, April 26. Bleyer was expecting to attend Prom with her friends...

Anna Zamenski and Julia McCarthy were longtime best friends, growing and traveling together to destinations like Canada for a French class trip in June 2017. Zamenski is running the paper petition in an effort to honor McCarthy, who passed away in August 2018, and keep her memory alive with an empty chair at the RSHS graduation. “The chair wouldn’t be big or flashy, I know she wouldn’t have liked that,” Zamenski said. “It would be more discreet and meaningful.”

Community Petitions for Honorary Chair at RSHS Graduation, Admin Declines

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor May 10, 2021

Julia McCarthy was a fun, sarcastic best friend to Anna Zamenski, Rockwood Summit High School (RSHS) senior, since they were in kindergarten.  “There was never a dull moment with Julia, and I never...

Elizabeth Makulec, expert on mental health, speaks to parents and teens on having a support system to combat mental illness at the “Teens During Covid” event on Wednesday, April 7. This event was sponsored by the Community Partners in Prevention Coalition (CPIP) which has been trying to prevent substance abuse for 33 years.

Coalition Empowers Community to Combat Substance Abuse

Aarushi Bute, News Editor April 27, 2021

As a teen, Lili Schliesser, project coordinator of the Community Partners in Prevention Coalition (CPIP), personally encountered the dangers of substance abuse. Now, over a decade later, she has been hosting...

The 2022 France trip is scheduled to take place during next years spring break in Paris and Versailles. The 2022 Spain trip is scheduled to take place during summer break in Madrid, Granada and Saville. Both trips were rescheduled from COVID-19 cancellations during the 2020 school year.

World Language Reschedule Travel Excursions for the 2021-2022 year

Carter Van Buskirk, Staff Reporter April 27, 2021

After a year of travel restrictions and cancelled trips, the World Language Department has begun rescheduling their immersive travel excursions for the 2021-2022 school year. Della Thompson, French...

Director of Educational Equity and Diversity Brittany Hogan has read “What If…” by Samantha Berger to elementary school students, such as those in Pond Elementary, for the district’s diverse read aloud initiative. “Our curriculum continues to be a focal point of ensuring our kids are seeing reflections of themselves through windows, mirrors and sliding doors,” Hogan said. “I have hopefully laid the foundation for great work to continue.”

Director of Educational Equity, Diversity Brittany Hogan Resigns

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor April 23, 2021

Director of Educational Equity and Diversity Brittany Hogan informed the Board of Education (BOE) of her resignation in an April 8 BOE meeting effective Wednesday, June 30.   Hogan served in RSD since...

The senior parade will be an event this year in which teacher line up in the parking lot with signs and fun poster like Brittany Sharitz, librarian, and Kevin Sharitz, technology teacher, did last year.

Senior Activities Continue to be Prioritized

Lajja Patel, Co-Features Editor April 21, 2021

To adjust to the difficulties of this year, school administrators and parents are working to put together senior events while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.  This year, Senior Principal Dr. Ramsey...

As of Friday, April 16, the current freshman enrollment is 576, sophomore enrollment is 604, junior enrollment is 589 and senior enrollment is 520, totaling 2289 overall enrollment, according to the MHS Registrar. There are 523 freshmen, 577 sophomores, 603 juniors and 588 seniors enrolled at MHS for the upcoming fall semester. While the distribution of classes has shifted, the overall enrollment is around the same number.

Freshmen Enrollment Decreases by 9.2 Percent

Waha Siddiqui, Editor-In-Chief April 21, 2021

When RSD announced it was starting off the 2020-2021 school year virtually, Brady VanGerpen, eighth grader, made the switch from public to private school.  VanGerpen, who originally went to Selvidge...

Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles said he has been able to connect and build quality relationships with students, staff and community members while serving RSD. That is very important for any leader in any organization to build relationships with individuals throughout the organization, Dr. Miles said. I certainly have had much support.

Q&A: Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles Discusses Tenure

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor April 20, 2021

Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles announced his retirement Friday, April 9, effective Wednesday, June 30, which he said marked a bittersweet transition from his 26-year career in education. He served as...

Tickets to the MHS Prom cost $25 per person and are available to purchase online from Friday, April 16, to Friday, April 23, by credit card payment only. To pay with cash or check, students should visit the Activities Office next week.

MHS Senior Prom to Admit Juniors

Waha Siddiqui and Grace Taylor April 16, 2021

When Elizabeth Bleyer, junior, found out the MHS Senior Prom, was opening up to juniors this afternoon, she was quick to log onto her computer and purchase a ticket. “I was really upset when I first...

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