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May 26, 2020
By Brooke Rick

Hello Marquette Academy Families, 

CONGRATULATIONS WE MADE IT THROUGH E-LEARNING!!! I want to thank all of our teachers, students and parents for your hard work and patience as we made it through the 4th quarter and E-Learning. I know that this is certainly NOT how any of us envisioned this year ending but through diligence and persistence we have made it!! It is now time to relax and enjoy summer break!!

Below is important information and some reminders for all of our families. 

Report Cards/Final Grades:

We will be closing out grades and classrooms this next week. An email notification will go out to all families once report cards and final grades are available. Students should turn in ALL missing assignments today. If your child still has missing work that can not be completed by today he or she should contact their teacher(s) immediately. Parents and students will be notified in the coming weeks if they have incomplete grades and will be required to take part in summer school course work. 


IXL Summer Program:

Grade School Parents, we are thrilled to let you know that we are able to extend our IXL subscription throughout the summer. Your child can still access his or her account all summer long. IXL is a great online tool to help your child continue learning and building his or her academic skills. 


Freshman Enrollment for 2020-2021 school year:

Current 8th graders Freshman Enrollment will take place Monday May 18th and Tuesday May 19th based on appointments. If you have questions regarding your appointment or need to set an appointment please contact Mrs Rick. 


Student Belonging Pick Up:

High School Student Belonging Pick Up 

High School students will be required to check in upon arrival and drop off all books, school supplies, and athletic uniforms. Students MUST have a face covering at this time and only high school students will be allowed to enter the building. Any school property (books, athletic uniforms, borrowed chromebooks, etc) not returned will be billed to the students FACTS account. High School students will use the following schedule:

High School Belonging Pick Up Schedule

Monday May 25, 2020 -  Last name A-F            9:00am- 11:00am 

                                    Last Name G-L           12:00pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesday May 26, 2020 -  Last name M-R          9:00am - 11:00am 

                                     Last Name S-Z          12:00pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday May 27, 2020  Final Pick Up Time   9:00am -10:00am 

**This is for any student who could not pick up during their designated time **

Grade School Student Belonging Pick Up

Grade School students and parents will utilize a “Drive Through” system to pick up all belongings. Please drive into the preschool/elementary parking lot (alley between St. Columba Church and the rectory) off Washington Street heading North.   We ask that families please stay in your cars during this time and a school representative will come to you to get all materials you are returning as well as to give you your students property and your registration packet.  You can then exit onto Superior St.  Students should return all school property at this time. All  school property (classroom books, library books, athletic uniforms, borrowed chromebooks, etc)  not returned will be billed to the students FACTS account.  Families may choose to come at any of the following Pick up dates and times.

Grade School Drive Through Belonging Pick Up: 

Wednesday May 27, 2020       11:00am -1:00pm 

Thursday May 28, 2020           4:00pm - 7:00pm 

** Please note that Registration Packets will be given to families or students when they arrive for Student Belonging Pick Up. **


Registration packets for Pk-12 will be available for pick up during all Student Belonging Pick Up Days. Any Pk-12 registration packets not picked up will be mailed. Your completed registration packet can be mailed back to the grade school campus (1110 LaSalle St.)  or you can drive through to drop it off at the grade school campus on any of the following dates:


Registration Drop Off Days:

June 1, 2020        11:00am -1:00pm

June 10, 2020      5:00pm - 7:00pm 

June 24, 2020      5:00pm- 7:00pm 

July 15, 2020       5:00pm - 7:00pm 

July 26, 2020       11:00am - 1:00pm 

This year we are offering incentives to our families who register early. If you register between June 1st through June 30th you will receive a $250 discount on your tuition. If you register between July 1 through July 26th, you will receive a $100 discount on your tuition. Please note that ALL registrations received after July 26th will incur a $250 late fee. Please note that these discounts can ONLY be applied to K-12 registration. 

** In order to receive the registration discounts you must drop off or have your packet postmarked by the specified dates. Also you must include a $400 check with all completed forms to be considered registered.** 

Important Dates: 

Please mark your calendars for these important upcoming events. As these dates approach more information regarding these events will be available.  

8th grade Graduation - Tuesday July 21 at 7:00pm Gould Stadium 

High School Graduation - Sunday July 26, 3pm at Gould Stadium 

Senior Prom - Wednesday July 22 at 5:00pm Senica's Oak Ridge ** No Grand March**

Junior Prom - Thursday July 24 at 5:00pm Senica's Oak Ridge ** No Grand March**

Confirmation and First Communion: We are still awaiting information on the rescheduled date for these events. Once we have this information we will notify all families. Thank you for your patience as we wait for this information to become available. 

Again, we want to congratulate all of our students, faculty, staff and families on successfully completing the school year.  A huge Congratulations to our graduating seniors and 8th graders. We can't wait to see where the future takes you. We truly hope that you all have a wonderful and safe summer. We look forward to seeing you all very soon, stay safe and healthy!!!


Brooke Rick\

April 20 reminders

April 16, 2020
By Brooke Rick

Hello Marquette Academy Families, 

I hope that you all had a blessed and happy Easter and that you are enjoying your Spring Break. I wanted to reach out with a few updates and reminders as we prepare to return to our E-Learning next week.


Scholarships- All MA Scholarships and the Hohner Scholarship applications are due today!! You can email all MA scholarships or mail them to the school. Please email all scholarships to The Hohner Scholarship application MUST be mailed to the Regional Office of Education at 119 West Madison St Ottawa. 

E- Learning- We are currently scheduled to continue E-Learning from April 20th - April 30th. This could get extended as we await further instruction from the Governor. You will be notified as this information becomes available.

Grades and Attendance- Just a reminder that effective April 6, 2020 all assignments during E-Learning are now being graded. Also High School students are required to log into Teacherease daily and report their attendance. Students MUST log into Teacherease via their own account, they can not use their parents account. The attendance prompt is ONLY available on student accounts. If your child is having trouble accessing his or her Teacherease account please contact Mrs Rick or Mr Glade.  

Emails- Parents and students are highly encouraged to check your emails often as this is the primary means of contact and communication from faculty, staff and administration of the school. It is imperative that you regularly check your email for updates.

Schedule for the week of April 20- 24

Spirit Week- Let’s have a little fun during our stay at home time!!! We will have a theme for each day to take part in. Send us your pictures to or tag us on FB taking part in our Spirit Week!! 


Monday, April 20, 2020- Tropical or Hawaiian Shirt day

Grades K-4

3-4 academic areas as chosen by teachers

Grades 5-8 

Class periods 1-4

Grades 9-12

Class periods 1-4

** Preschool will continue to send lessons and work as they have been in previous weeks.**

Tuesday, April 21, 2020- Favorite Sports Team Day 

Grades K-4 

3-4 different academic areas as chosen by teachers

Grades 5-8 

Class periods 5-7

Grades 9-12

Class periods 5-8

** Preschool will continue to send lessons and work as they have been in previous weeks.**

Wednesday, April 22, 2020- Hat Day

Grades K-4

3-4 academic areas as chosen by teachers

Grades 5-8 

Class periods 1-4

Grades 9-12

Class periods 1-4

** Preschool will continue to send lessons and work as they have been in previous weeks.**

Thursday, April 23, 2020- Favorite Color Day

Grades K-4

3-4 different academic areas as chosen by teachers

Grades 5-8 

Class periods 5-7

Grades 9-12

Class periods 5-8

** Preschool will continue to send lessons and work as they have been in previous weeks.**


Friday, April 24, 2020- Spirit Day- MA Spirit Wear Day 

Grades PK-12 

All Academy Mass- Let's celebrate our faith together.  We encourage ALL of our students to take part in the online Ottawa Catholic Community daily mass at 9 am. You can access this mass as it is streamed live from the OCC website or Facebook page. 

Student catch up day- Students please contact your teacher(s) to set up a time to get help with specific areas of concern or to complete missing work. 

April and Early May Events Postponed or Cancelled:

  • The Sports Banquet is cancelled.
  • Prom- At this time Prom is postponed and will be rescheduled. We are currently working to determine a new date.
  • May Merriment is Postponed and has been rescheduled for Saturday August 1, 2020.  Please watch for more information to be released soon.
  • The Spring Musical is currently postponed.  
  • The Spalding Scholarship due date has been extended until April 31st.  
  • The Daddy Daughter Dance is cancelled.
  • The NHS induction ceremony is postponed at this time. A new date is to be determined.
  • The 8th Grade confirmation retreat is cancelled. 
  • First Communion is being rescheduled. The rescheduled dates are currently being determined and we will update you with this information as soon as possible. 
  • Confirmation is postponed and will be rescheduled.

Again,  I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy and enjoying your Spring Break. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. 


Brooke Rick 

Empower Illinois COVID19

March 25, 2020
By Julie Verona

Updates from Empower Illinois


Application Review and Scholarship Awarding Resumed
We are happy to confirm that on Monday, March 23, Empower Illinois resumed application review and scholarship awarding as normal. We recognize families may still be facing some roadblocks due to COVID-19. Therefore, we have also extended the acceptance deadline for anyone with an open Conditional Award to May 1, 2020, to accommodate families who may have limited access to a computer during this time. 

If families have questions about their application or awards status, please direct them to our Scholars Helpline:
(309-416 0741,, which continues to be open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

School Calendar
With schools in Chicago closed until at least April 20, we have decided to forgo the Spring Quarter Attendance Verification. If and when schools are fully back in session, we will reevaluate the Attendance Verification window.

If you have any questions about this update, please contact our Schools Helpline ((888) 458-9099,, which continues to be open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

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