Thursday, February 12, 2009

Highlights and observations...

Today, 30 students from Messmer High School, a rejuvenated Catholic school in central Milwaukee, will visit and shadow here at CMH. Next week, the 30 CMH students who host them todeay, will go to Messmer and shadow there. I trust it will be a very good experience for both school.

On a related note, let offer words of great admiration for Br. Bob Smith, OFM Cap., who is the visionary force behind Messmer's great service to the community, and Mr. Jeff Monday, the principal at Messmer. Jeff and I were in grade school together. He is a good man and a great educator.

Be sure that you get you tickets in advance to see the
CMH Drama Department's Spring Musical,
South Pacific.

For more information,

Congratulations to CMH alum, Dan Beyer, '05, a UW-Eau Claire senior forward who was nominated for Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors. He is averaging 13.7 points and 7.2 rebounds in league games this season.

Good Luck Dan in all things.


It doesn't really take the Waukesha Freeman to let us know that tomorrow night is a big, really BIG, game for CMH/Pius Hockey.

The away game match-up pits CMH/Pius, ranked #5 in the state, against the big, bad Hartland Arrowhead, ranked #8.

QUIZ Question -- What might Pope Urban II have to do with CMH/Pius co-op hockey?

Be the first to send me a correct answer, and I will pay your admission to tomorrow night's game.


While a final plan for the lay-out of the day has not yet been set, I think it good to let you know that a date has been set for a school-wide program on Theology of the Body.

Following on my previous posting on the importance of this integrated approach to understand self, love, and life, CMH will host Deacon Dan Janisik (CMH '97 and soon to be Father Dan) on Tuesday, March 10th.

The day is planned to include presentations to all of the students, an afterschool Q & A session, and a presentation for parents and catechists in the evening.

More information will follow, but please mark your calendars.


On a totally seperate issue, in fact a near opposite issue -- from today's Waukesha Freeman:

Grad ceremonies at Elmbrook Church under fire
Complaint claims setting violates separation of church and state

Sad that we so easily lose sight of our own American history.

The first public school established in America -- 1635
The first Catholic school established in America -- 1606

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