2019

News & Updates

  • October

    Mullen’s Speech and Debate program continues to reach new heights

    By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
    The consistency and excellence of Mullen’s Speech and Debate program continues to reach new heights.

    Recently, the Mustangs’ S&D earned two more acknowledgements, and they are considerable.
    For one, Mullen was cited for attending a national tournament for 50 years. For another, the Mustangs joined the organization’s Top 100 Club.

    “Not a whole lot of schools have attended more than Mullen,” program coach Mike Trevithick said, “and, basically, they have a way of counting strong programs, which is based on the number of competition points students have earned. Schools are ranked based on that.

    “Ever since we started coaching and under (the late) Frank (Sferra, nationally renowned in the field), we’ve had this distinction of being in the club. We’re basically in the top-seven percent of schools in the country. There’s a fairly small group of schools that are considered pretty elite competitors.”
    Read More
  • Oct. 11, 2019

    Jeffrey M. Howard
    A homeCOming Reflection
     
    Throughout the course of this week, we have celebrated what it means to be Mullen. From the wonderful mass on Monday to the dress days and music playing during passing periods and coming together for the Powder Puff game and the Pep Rally and Carnival right up to this evening’s football game (beat Ralston Valley!) and tomorrow’s dance and all of the alumni events that are taking place as well, we have had so much fun together and will continue to do so over the next few days.

    It’s been a great week!
    Read More
  • Oct. 4, 2019

    Jeffrey M. Howard
    Coming Home

    Next week, we will celebrate Homecoming Week with homeCOming 2019. Student Council has selected “Colorado” as the theme of Homecoming this year and, to a native like me (not that I am judging all of you who are not natives…) is a terrifically fun way to go. The week will feature dress days and pep rallies and Masses and some surprises, especially for our ninth graders. Student Council has been hard at work pulling this together, and I am looking forward to a terrific celebration of all things Mullen.

    We are instituting a new policy around dances which you may have read about here last week. Students will be “locked-in” to our dances until an hour before the dance ends. In the case of the Homecoming Dance, which will be held at Wings Over the Rockies, this means that students who do not have written permission cannot leave until 10:00 p.m. Please see elsewhere in The Weekly or on the website for how to procure written permission. I am very much in support of this change in how we conduct our dances. 

    homeCOming 2019 is going to be wonderful! I hope you might be able to join us for some of the fun!
    Read More
  • Fall Play - Our Miss Brooks

    Miss Brooks has plenty of teacher troubles and her "escape" is in dreaming about her vacation. She has travel folders on several Caribbean cruises which she discusses with the athletic coach who owns his own little sailboat. Miss Brooks suddenly sees that perhaps he's "the man" for her. She's glad she isn't putting on the school play this year so she won't have to fight him for use of the gym. Then the ax falls. The play is thrust upon her! A battle royal develops. The coach's star athlete Ted gives up the team to play the leading boy's part. The daughter of the school board president is determined to play opposite him but she reads her lines so poorly that Miss Brooks gives the role to an attractive nobody with real talent.

    Read More
  • September

    September 27, 2019

    Jeffrey M. Howard
    Gates on Campus
    If you have been on campus in recent weeks, you have noticed the installation of gates at some entrances to the parking lots. Please allow me to share some information about them while noting there will be more information to follow. Last year, when I was serving the dual roles of principal and president, I supported and approved the addition of these gates as an added security measure. When he arrived last spring, Dr. Cardenas approved them as well and we moved to get them installed. Given the nature of the exposure of our campus, the gates will help keep us safe and help secure the parking lots. These are good things. There was no single event that precipitated their installation. Their addition was an outgrowth of continuing conversations around the safety and security of our campus.
    Read More
  • September 20, 2019

    Jeffrey M. Howard
    Lasallian Days of Peace
    On Saturday, our Lasallian world begins a deep and important time of reflection on peace. So often in the course of the days at school - in the lives of our students and faculty and staff and for myself - I know that peace would benefit us. I know that peace would renew us. Our world is in need of that renewal and in need of peace. Please join us over the next month dedicating moments of your lives to peace. You can learn more HERE.
    Read More
  • Mullen Community 5K Fun Run/Walk

    Joe Welling
    Hosted by the Mullen Cross Country team, the Mullen Community 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place at 8:00am on Oct. 5th. This family-friendly event is for everyone, whether you’re a competitive runner or want to enjoy a walk/jog with friends and family around the beautiful Mullen High School campus in south Denver.  It's a great way to be healthy and active before over 800 Catholic middle school runners (CSAL) take to the course starting at 9:30 a.m.
    Read More
  • September 13th, 2019

    Jeffrey M. Howard
    In Remembrance
    I had been teaching for almost a decade on 9-11-01 and I can still place myself in my car driving to school thinking of my lessons for the day when the news broke. This past Wednesday, I sat at my desk listening to Bruce Springsteen’s album The Rising and prayed this prayer I’ve said for the last few years: We come remembering and we come in hope, not in ourselves, but in you. Amen.
    Read More
  • 9/11 Stair Climb at Red Rocks

    Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
    There was a (pant!) Mullen contingent (wheeze!) at Wednesday’s (gasp!) 11th Colorado Stair Climb (leg burn) at Red Rocks Amphitheater (lung burn!).

    The event is a fundraiser to honor the 343 firefighters and 3,000 others who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.
    Read More
  • Experience Mullen High School at our Annual Open House

    Lauren St. John
    The Open House is an excellent opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit our campus and learn more about Mullen’s programs, meet our students and faculty, and learn what it means to be a Mullen Mustang! Mass begins at 8:30 a.m. and student led tours will be from 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m. 
    Read More
  • August

    Friday, August 30th

    For Those Who Labor
    As we head into Labor Day Weekend, I am aware - perhaps this week more than ever - of what a blessing it is to have a vocation and to be able to work. As I was looking for a reflection this week, this one seemed most appropriate: Creator Lord, the source of all wisdom and purpose, and the blessing of those who labor; be with us in our work to guide and govern our world. Give to all people work that enhances human dignity and bonds us to one another. Give us pride in our work, a fair return for our labor, and joy in knowing that our work finds its source in you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
    Read More
  • Friday, August 23

    Jeffrey M. Howard
    Open Our Students’ Eyes
    Deeper into the year we go and, as we do, I hope our students continue to grow in their understanding of the Core Principles and of the mission of the Founder. I was thinking about that as I came across this prayer which I pray for our students: “Good and loving God, open our eyes and our hearts this day … to your presence in all of those with whom we live and work … to your presence in all of those entrusted to our care … to your presence in the vulnerable and the marginalized … to your presence in those who can do nothing for us in return. Lead us to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with you.” 
    Read More
  • August 16, 2019

    Jeffrey M. Howard
    Send Your Spirit on Our Students
    Two days are down and we have more than a few to go… this week I have been praying these words from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers found on the National Council of Catholic Bishops’ website for our students: Lord our God,in your wisdom and love you surround us with the mysteries of the universe. Send your Spirit upon these students and fill them with your wisdom and blessings. Grant that they may devote themselves to their studies and draw ever closer to you,the source of all knowledge.

     
    Read More
  • August 9, 2019

    Jeffrey M. Howard
    Abandon Me Not

    I have been thinking and praying a modernization of a prayer that the Christian Brothers shared before school each day beginning some time after 1850. It has its genesis in the eighteenth century Traité des Étudesby Charles Rollin. I am sure you will be able to see why it has been turning over-and-over in my brain: You, O Lord, are my strength, my patience, my light, and my counsel. It is you who touch the hearts of the children entrusted to my care. Abandon me not to myself for one moment. 

     
    Read More
  • August 2, 2019

    Jeffrey M. Howard
    While it's still summer in the city, we at Mullen High School will be coming back together sooner than later and I, for one, am ready! I know that many of you are too, and I hope that some (most? all?) of your students are as well!
     
    Read More
  • June

    Graduation Images

    Ami A. Zach
    Mullen Community,

    This year we benefited from professional photographer John Leyba. He worked tirelessly to capture our student body, student-athletes and faculty throughout the year.  His gift to the class of 2019 includes his shots from the 84th graduation ceremony this past weekend. 
    Read More
  • May 28, 2019

    Ami A. Zach
    A Prayer As We Conclude
    As we end the school year let us remember God is never far… God be in my head, and in my understanding; God be in my eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth; and in my speaking; God be in my heart; and in my thinking; God be at my end, and at my departing.
     
    Read More
Back 2019

Follow us @MullenToday for all the latest news and updates!