Middle school (5-8)
We are grateful to have added 7th grade in 2020 and 8th grade in 2021 at
Marquette Catholic School!
St. John Bosco, pray for us!
“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person.
And a good Catholic school, over and above this,
should help all its students to become saints.”
— Pope Benedict XVI
We provide 4-year academic plans for our Middle School using our
Diocesan Standards for Catholic Schools which adhere to the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards.
Mr. Lemieux is both a lifelong Catholic and a lifelong native of a Virginia, Minnesota. He graduated from Virginia High School in 2002, and from the College of St. Scholastica in 2006 with a BA in Elementary Education. He enjoys camping, geocaching, and being outdoors with his wife and children. When Mr. Lemieux was in middle school, his favorite subjects were Science and Math!
Hi! I am Mary Kay Wildes. I am from Virginia (born and raised). I met my husband Tom while studying at the University of Wisconsin, Superior. Following college, we relocated to Virginia and purchased my great-grandparents home. It was one of the first houses in Virginia and was actually moved from what is now a mine pit at the end of Chestnut Street. We have two amazing boys. I have been a teacher at Marquette for many years. Teaching the faith and all the values associated with it brings joy and inspiration to my days. Marquette is like a second family to me. I have an open-door policy: If you have a question or concern, just let me know!
Meet Our Middle School Teachers
I came to Marquette in January of 2022 and was baptized in the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil of 2022. I teach Middle School Language Arts and a number of other fun classes. Novels, stories, writing, and poetry are some of my absolute passions. I love getting kids engaged with these activities, especially middle schoolers. I also love performing arts and sing in the church choir!
Head + Heart = Discipleship
When middle school students graduate from MCS,
we want them to be able to understand, explain and defend their faith:
5th grade: Old Testament with Sacred Art
6th grade: New Testament with Sacred Art
7th Grade: Theology of the Body
8th Grade: Church History
Memory Challenges each year: prayers, creed, books of the Bible, etc.
In addition, over the four years of middle school, we want students to have encounters with Christ that lead them to conversion and discipleship:
Attend Mass Monday and Wednesday mornings
Help lead at Mass as servers, lectors, sacristans
Weekly Adoration and monthly Reconciliation
Talks on Virtue and Saints
Introduction to Theology of the Body
Learn about religious vocations and more
Meet The Faith Formation Team
Fr. Brandon Moravitz
Holy Spirit Pastor
Holy Spirit Parish
Holy Spirit Parish
Fr. Justin Fish
Resurrection & St. Joseph Pastor
MCS 8th Grade Church History
In addition to spiritual and academic formation, we want students to be formed in lifelong skills:
Speech and Public Speaking