Mazzuchelli News

April 12, 2019


Greetings from Mr. Bormann

Blessings to you and your family!!!! Last Saturday Holy Family Catholic Schools held their annual Circle of Celebration to support our schools. Thank you to those who attended. Your generosity allows us to continue our mission of forming disciples of Jesus Christ through Catholic educational excellence.


Congratulations to the directors, cast, and crew of the Mazzuchelli spring musical, Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.!!!  People who have seen both casts cannot believe the talent we have. This week Mazzuchelli’s students and staff, as well as the 4th and 5th grade students and their teachers from the Holy Family elementary schools were able to enjoy the show. Please join them in their excitement by attending one of our weekend performances.


As we look to Holy Week and prepare for the celebration of Christ our risen King, our students and staff will celebrate Mass with Wahlert on Tuesday, April 16 and attend The Passion of Christ MIME being held in our Commons on Thursday, April 18 with performances at 8:10 & 9:00am. We invite you to come celebrate Mass and/or attend The Passion of Christ MIME with us.


Upcoming Dates:

Monday, March 4 - Friday, June 7 Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School will end the day at 3:10 p.m.

Friday, April 12 at 7:00pm; Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 & 7:00pm; and Sunday, April 14 at 2:00pm Singin' in the Rain Jr. at The Grand Opera House

Monday, April 15 students may begin wearing shorts

Tuesday, April 16 mass at Wahlert 10:05 am

Thursday, April 18 Passion of Christ MIME in the Mazzuchelli commons at 8:10 and 9:00 am

Thursday, April 18 Parent Possible @ noon and 6:00 pm

Friday, April 19 No School

Wednesday, April 24 Grandparents' Mass 10:05 am

Friday, April 26 Out-of-Dress-Code Day

Friday, April 26 mid-trimester progress reports emailed out to parents

Friday, April 26 Dance for Dubuque 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Click here to view the flyer!

Wednesday, May 1 Parent Association meeting @ 630 pm in the Mazzuchelli commons

Monday, May 6 MazzMUDDER 11:45 am-2:00 pm


Grandparents' Mass

Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School will celebrate a Grandparents' Mass on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:05AM. Mass will take place in the Mazzuchelli gymnasium. Following Mass there will be a half an hour social in the commons area with refreshments. Please know that all grandparents are invited! There is no RSVP necessary. We look forward to seeing everyone! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Katie Jones at


Student Council Events
April 26 - Dance for Dubuque. All students are welcome to come to the one and only Mazzuchelli dance. We will have concessions, a DJ and party favors. This year's theme is Hawaiian. More information to come.


Personalized Learning

Parent Possible group meets the third Thursday of every month for connecting, collaborating, and improving the personalized learning experience.  If you are a parent of a current student in personalized learning and want to make a positive impact, we would love to have you join the group. Please mark your calendars for the upcoming meetings, and join us when you can!

Additional Meetings:

  • April 18th - Noon and 6:00 pm
  • May 16th - Noon and 6:00 pm


Battle of the Books

Create your team.  Read the books.  Let the battles begin!

It's time to start thinking about Battle of the Books.  Students can sign up their team of 2 - 5 members with Mrs. Gonner in the library any time.   There are 10 books per grade level to read for the battle.  The Mazzuchelli school battles to determine which team moves on to the District battle which will be April 15th for 6th grade,  April 16th for 7th grade, and April 17th for the 8th grade.  The school battle will take place in the library during exploratory time.   The team that wins their grade level will move on to the District battle on Wednesday, May 7th at the Keystone building on Chaney.  That battle usually starts at 9:30.  For more information, contact Mrs. Gonner.



Singin' in the Rain Jr. at The Grand Opera House $10

Performances: Friday, April 12th  _ Saturday, April 13th 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14 2:00 pm



Monday May 6 on the Mazzuchelli/Wahlert campus


Mazzuchelli Parent Association

Though the Parent Association still has some great things happening this school year, we are starting to plan for the 2019-2020 school year.  We do have some committee members that will be leaving after this school year as they will no longer have a student attending Mazzuchelli.  The positions that we have open for next year include: Treasurer and Chair people for the Pasta Dinner.  The Parent Association meets 5 times a year and all parents are invited to attend.  Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30 in the Mazzuchelli Commons.  If you are interested in being the treasurer or helping to chair the Pasta Dinner, please email Amy Brooner at or join us at next month’s meeting and find out more information!!


Concessions Help Needed

Mazzuchelli Parents we need your help!  We have the opportunity to raise funds for the Parent Association through the sale of concessions at the 7th and 8th grade home track meets.  Please check your calendar to see if you are available to help either of the following dates:

4-22-19 and 5-2-19 from 4-6pm.

You can see the track from the concession stand, so you will be able to watch your favorite athletes compete.
Please use the link below to sign up:


Summer Work Study for Tuition Credit – Application Open

Any incoming Wahlert Catholic High School student may apply to work for Holy Family over the summer to earn $7.25 per hour in tuition credits. Students typically help the maintenance staff prepare our schools for the new school year (cleaning, moving, etc.).

Click here to for the work study application form and to select your preferred dates and locations. Priority placement is given to those who submit their application and placement forms prior to the April 15 deadline. Holy Family tries to ensure that those who meet the deadline receive at least one week of work.


Drexler Quiz Bowl

The 13th Annual Drexler Middle School Quiz Bowl was held on Saturday, April 6th, 2019. In ClassAA Mazzuchelli came in 4th place with 1405 points. Participating students were Kenna Wolbers, Kennedy Highland, William Herbst, and Grant Misiag-Beckler.


Dubuquers + Cordobeses

Are you interested in hosting a student from Spain for one week? Fifteen students from Cordoba, Spain will be visiting Dubuque from April 25 to May 2. Your responsibilities as a host family would be to provide room and board for the visiting student and transportation to Wahlert Catholic High School each morning. In addition, host families would be encouraged to share local culture and activities with their Spanish student. Please fill out this interest form so we can begin to match students with host families.

If you have any questions, please contact:




During Lent students will focus on a reading, reflection, prayer and possible action using the following link:

Lent calendar 2019 (click in and see)

Each student will also be filling out a Lenten Promise sheet that will be displayed in the Commons.


Mazzuchelli Mass Schedule

Service Opportunities

Mazzuchelli Stewardship

Cathedral/St. Patrick—Saturday, April 13; 8AM-Noon, Cathedral Grounds Spring Cleaning

Dubuque Arboretum  Saturday April 13 & 20; 9AM-Noon, Clean up grounds; free lunch for volunteers; Call 556-2100 to let them know you are coming

St. Joseph the Worker—Wednesday, April 17; hosting the St. Patrick’s Dinner; salads, desserts, and people to serve are needed; Call Sharon Frommelt @ 556-7606 if able to help

Resurrection—Vacation Bible School, July 8-12, 2019; 9AM-Noon. Volunteer helpers needed, grade 6 and up; sign up at

St. Joseph the Worker—Vacation Bible School, July 18-12; 8:45AM-Noon; middle and high school students needed to assist; Call Julie Hill to volunteer or for more information; 563-588-1433;

St. Anthony—Middle School Summer Service Trip; Contact Marcy @ or 563-582-0377;  she would like to know if there is enough interest to arrange a trip

Resurrection—JUST5DAYS summer service trip, July 15-19 to Davenport, IA; $320 before fundraising. Let Maggie or Wendy know if interested


Free Meal Sites

(Good Family Service Opportunities)

 St. Patrick Church—each Wednesday, 4:00-5:30PM; to help call parish office at 583-9749

First Congregational UCC—serves each Thursday from 4:30-5:30; to help, contact the Church office @ 582-3648

St. Luke United Methodist Church—serves 5:30 PM each Saturday; call Marcia Young @ 563-580-9650 to help

Hope House—serves Sunday and Monday evening meals; for more information, contact Tom Johnson @ 582-9079 or

Dubuque Rescue Mission—serves meals throughout the week; call the Mission @583-1394

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2005 Kane St., Dubuque, IA 52001 | {view on map}

Phone: (563) 582-1198
Fax: (563) 582-5428

Principal: Phillip Bormann
Assistant Principal: Doug Varley

School Hours: 7:40 a.m.–2:45 p.m. (ends 3:10 p.m. through the remainder of the 18-19 school year)
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.