School News

Here at Father Marquette Catholic Academy, we want our parents and community members to be informed about our student accomplishments, important updates, and inspiring and informative articles. Check our news and events page often for all the latest happenings.

Father Marquette Catholic Academy Gala 2024
Father Marquette Catholic Academy presents Evening with the Eagles Gala flyer

Father Marquette Catholic Academy presents Evening with the Eagles - A Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at The Northern Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Join us:

  • 4:00 p.m. - Mass at St. Michael’s Parish
  • 5:00 p.m. - Cocktails with cash bar provided by The Northern Center.
  • 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Dinner with key note speaker and Dr. Jessica Betz
  • 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. - Dancing with music provided by Double Trouble Entertainment

There will also be a silent auction; raffle prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250; 50/50 raffle, and a prize wheel. Tickets are $75. Please visit our Gala page for complete details.

6th Grade Skyscraper Project
View more photos of sixth graders building skyscrapers

During the first quarter, the 6th grade student teacher, Miss Britney Challier, did a fun project with the geometry six class. This class is one of our quarter-long classical advantage the middle school offers. They designed and built skyscrapers, found the surface area of the buildings, and then found the volume.

All Soul's Day
Students in the classroom praying

Second grade prayed the rosary on All Soul’s Day for all those who have passed.

Pumpkin Patch
View more photos of Pre-K students at a pumpkin patch

Pre-k Gold turned the playground into a pumpkin patch! Students were each given $5 of pretend money, picked out their pumpkins, and paid the cashier. The pumpkins ranged in price, so the class had to count out money as they paid for their pumpkins.

Fire Prevention Week Field Trip and Poster Winners

Kindergarten and 4th grade took a field trip to learn about fire prevention at the Third Street fire house. The kiddos loved getting to see the fire trucks, and they took home some great helpful tips.

Congratulations to our fire prevention week poster winners!

  • Grand Prize: Norah Gregorich - Norah won a ride to school in a fire truck on November 6!
  • Second Place: Elora Marchese-Lynch
  • Third Place: Sonja Ylkanen
  • Fourth Place: Noelle Espinoza
students sitting on classroom floorstudents watching firemen next to firetruck
Students watching fireman put on his gear next to the firetruckstudents lined up with firemen next tot eh firetruck
October Prayer Partners
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Please enjoy these fun photos of one of the October prayer partner get togethers!

Fire Safety Week
Students in front of fire truck with fireman

Fire Safety Week is held in October every year. Students have many opportunities to gain knowledge on how to be safe around fires and what to do if fires should occur at home.

Our elementary classes visit the Fire Station on Third Street, and that same station brings a trailer to FMCA. The firemen teach exit strategies for fires in the home. The students love it and learn a lot that they take home and share with their parents.

    Middle School Bike Trip
    Students with bikes standing in front of trail signs

    Middle school students recently took their annual bike trip along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. They started biking from Ishpeming and finished for lunch at Border Grill. The rain thankfully held off, and it was a great trip!

    September Prayer Partners
    Smiling children sitting at table while making crafts

    Kindergarten and 4th graders recently learned about the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi and made bird feeders together. 2nd and 8th grade prayer partners worked on a creation project.

    2nd Grade Scavenger Hunt

    The 2nd grade class has been enjoying the wonderful fall weather we've been having! Here are some photos of a nature scavenger hunt they had!

    Four girls with their note pads for the scavenger huntTwo boys with their note pads for the scavenger hunt
    Students seeing the vestments for the first time.

    Last week, the 8th grade logic class went outside to work out on the picnic tables. While walking over, they saw MaryAnn Bernier with a huge box heading into the Catholic Social Services building. She asked if they wanted to see Bishop Baraga's vestments that had not been seen by the public yet. She said the vestments had been hiding in an attic, staff not knowing what was in the box. The class was included in the first 20 people to have seen the vestments!

    Miss Soha is planning on taking the 8th-grade class to the Bishop Baraga House when the vestments go on display for the public. 

    Annual Applesauce

    PreK Gold made their annual applesauce in class! The kiddos have so much fun going through the process of "cutting" the apples, cooking the apples, and mixing it all together, but their favorite part (as would be ours!) is eating it! 

    Preschool boy sitting next to plate of apple pieces Preschool boy slicing apples Preschool girl slicing apples Applesauce recipe on the board
    Potato Harvest
    Students cleaning potatoes they've harvested - View More Photos

    Sixth grade students recently harvested potatoes with Miss Gencheff during their science class. These were planted by students in the spring of last school year in our own raised garden beds. We will have a tasty surprise soon. Stay tuned!

    Happy Birthday, Mary!

    The first graders visited the statue of Mary for her birthday on September 8. They brought birthday cards for her as well as sang the most beautiful version of Happy Birthday. We could feel Mary smiling in heaven.

    Students holding up their colored drawing of MaryAltar to Mary with candles and drawingsStudents singing Happy Birthday to St. Mary
    Welcome Back

    We welcome back our students, families, and staff. We look forward to an amazing 2023–2024 school year!

      2023 Open House
      2023 Open House Flyer

      The Father Marquette Catholic Academy will have an open house on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Come meet your teachers and explore your classrooms! For questions on how to register, contact us at (906) 225-1129 or email us.