Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
4 CMH Student-Athletes
Nikki Condit, Sophomore, Soccer -- A first team all-state selection.
Val Gonyo, Sophomore, Soccer -- Also, a first team all-state selection.
John Luterbach, Junior, Track -- Won 2 seperate Division Two state championships.
Kevin Rasmussen, Senior, Tennis -- Classic 8 Tennis Player of the Year
Gloating moment --
Chances of one of the 775 CMH students being in this Top 20 -- 1 in 194
Chances for a Brookfield East student -- 1 in 348
Chances for a Waukesha West student -- 1 in 774
Chances for an Arrowhead student -- 1 in 782
Chances of a CMH student having the best, whole person, high school experience -- LIMITLESS!
from today's Waukesha Freeman --
MADISON – Twelve Waukesha County high school students will join more than 100 other Wisconsin students Sunday through Wednesday to learn about business at this year’s Business World program at Edgewood College in Madison. The program is sponsored, developed and delivered by businesses in Wisconsin and has educated more than 13,000 Wisconsin high school since its inception. The program gives students hands-on training in career preparation and workplace skills.
Attending from CMH will be Katherine Kostroski.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Second Team –
Haley Schreiner, Sr., First Base
Honorable Mention –
Meredith Dentice, Sr.
Amy Drewicz, Soph.
Kristina Rodriguez, Sr.
Lauren Krolikowski, Soph.
Cassie Galentine, Sr.
Sara Mlsna, Sr.
Brianne Buerger, Sr.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
June 24, 2009;
Memorial’s V. Gonyo Classic 8 Player of Year
WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial High School sophomore Valerie Gonyo has been named 2009 Player of the Year for girls soccer in the Classic 8 Conference. Memorial, the Division 2 state runner-up, also placed senior Amy Zelko and sophomores Nikki Condit and Annie Kalscheuer on the first team. Waukesha West, the Division 1 state runner-up, got three players on the first team: seniors Katie Richter and Lauren Demski and sophomore Jenn Flood.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
WAUKESHA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS AWARD WINNERS
Top senior athletes named
CATHOLIC MEMORIAL WIAA Scholar Athlete: Amy Zelko; Outstanding Senior Athletes: Jack Fleming, Kristin Ruekert; Brady Academic All Stars: Tyler Cobb, Kristin Ruekert
County athletes get all-state berths
Four local soccer players on first team
WAUKESHA – Four Waukesha County female soccer players have received firstteam berths on the 2009 Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association all-state team. Two are from state Division 2 runner-up Catholic Memorial and one from state Division 1 runner-up Waukesha West.
Selected were sophomores Val Gonyo and Nikki Condit from Catholic Memorial...
Honorable mention went to... senior Amy Zelko from Catholic Memorial...
CMH’s Rasmussen gets tennis honor
WAUKESHA – Senior Kevin Rasmussen from Catholic Memorial High School has been named tennis Player of the Year in the Classic 8 Conference.
The Journal-Sentinel All-Area Track & Field Teams
First Team, Boys 3,200m -- CMH junior, John Luterbach
Won the Division 2 state title (9:35.24) and also won the Classic 8 Conference title with the state's seventh-best time (9:27.99)
Second Team, Boys 1,600m -- CMH junior, John Luterbach
Won Division 2 state (4:21.68)
Honorable Mention, Boys Shot Putt -- CMH senior, Chris Schrubbe
Honorable Mention, Boys Discus -- CMH senior, Chris Schrubbe
Honorable Mention, Girls 3200m -- CMH junior, Morgan Sickels
Honorable Mention, Girls 400m relay -- CMH
Honorable Mention, Girls 800m relay -- CMH
Honorable Mention, Girls 3200m relay -- CMH
Friday, June 19, 2009
The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity faithfulled served the CMH school community for over fifty years. We are indebted to loving and sacrificial service.
From today's Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter --
Listening for God's call at Franciscan camp
Camp offers chance to learn about Franciscan Sisters
MANITOWOC — [CMH Senior] Kathryn Harvey, 17, has enjoyed serving on the God Squad at the Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally the past couple of years.
"We're the Energizer bunnies who help lead worship," Harvey said Wednesday with a big smile on her face. She was one of 54 young women at this week's Camp Franciscan hosted at the motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.
"The goal is to help them build relationships with other campers, get to know us and help them in their own spiritual growth," said Sister Mary Ann Spanjers, vocation director for the local religious community of Catholic women founded in 1869.
Yes, the hope is the campers might consider choosing to lead a "professed" life and eventually take vows of obedience, chastity and poverty. But the campers — who came from around Wisconsin and eight other states — weren't asked about their possible religious life intentions to be part of the three-day experience.
At this point, the Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School senior plans to explore becoming a Salvatorian sister, which would be cause for celebration, said Sister Spanjers who set up a roundtable discussion with the teenager and three other campers...
To read the read the rest of this article, click through to the Herald Times Reporter website.
High School Art Department Launches iPhone Art Gallery via START MOBILE
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Yes, it was CMH news, but it was so hard to take...a literal, last-second loss.
WIAA Division 2 Girls Soccer State Championship
Tough shot to the gut
Last-second goal trips up Crusaders
By MARK FELDMANN, JSOnline.Com
All of the players, coaches, and fans of CMH Girls Soccer had a spectacular season. All are to be commended for everything that went into this season!
Congratulations Coach Burke.
We will continue to pray for Molly.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP
Slam helps Catholic Memorial beat Mukwonago
MUKWONAGO – Senior first baseman Grant Kula hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie and Catholic Memorial High School’s baseball team went on to an 8-2 Classic 8 Conference victory over Mukwonago on Tuesday. Memorial, which added three runs in the seventh, improved to 8-8 overall and 6-3 in conference. Each team had eight hits.
Memorial junior center fielder Derek Peake was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while senior pitcher Wes Stasik was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Stasik went the distance, striking out six and walking two.
Mukwonago junior pitcher Jamison Sadowske struck out 11 in six innings and yielded six hits. Junior catcher Josh Tanguay had run-scoring singles in the first and fifth innings for Mukwonago, while senior third baseman Joe Scheibe was 2-for-3 for the Indians who fell to 10-7 overall and 5-4 in conference. • • •
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
It is the homily I gave to the soon-to-be-graduates at last week's Baccalaureate Mass at the InPro Center at CMH.
I hope you take a listen, let me know what you think, and forward the link to others. Just Click on the graphic below.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP
Memorial beats Greendale
GREENDALE – Catholic Memorial High School’s baseball team opened up a 9-0 lead after five innings and held on for a 10-6 nonconference victory over Greendale on Thursday.
Junior third baseman J.C. Petersen had two of Memorial’s 11 hits, including a grand slam in the fifth inning. Junior center fielder Derek Peake was 2-for-4 including a solo home run in the first inning, and junior second baseman Casey Kula was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs as Memorial improved to 6-7.
CMH senior Andy Suchorski pitched the first four innings, giving up no runs and one hit. Two pitchers followed Suchorski, and Memorial wound up walking eight batters in the game, including six in Greendale’s five-run sixth inning that also included two of Greendale’s three hits
Thursday, June 11, 2009
While I am at my mom's home recuperating from neck surgery a great CMH volunteer who has been restoring some wood furnishings from the old convent to be used in the refurbished rectory, has finished restoring a mantle that will serve as a back altar, or tabernacle altar, for the rectory Chapel.
It has been important to me since we started discussing the rectory project that I wanted a Eucharistic Chapel for myself and for any other residents who come to live there.
You can see from the picture the great work that has been done. I am hoping to someday get a mosaic or tapestry to place in the opening of the mantle.
Thanks to all who have worked so hard to make the CMH Rectory such a welcoming place that supports the wider community.
WIAA DIVISION 2 GILRS SOCCER
Crusaders making another trip to state
CMH after fifth WIAA title
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Yesterday's surgery went well and I am already discharged. I am staying at my mom's house for a few days.
Thanks to all who offered prayers for me.
Special thanks to the staff of Waukesha Memorial Hospital. They were great!
Prayers still appreciated as I continue recovery.
Monday, June 8, 2009
HIGH SCHOOL ART DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES iPHONE ART GALLERY
CATHOLIC MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL ART DEPARTMENT BRINGS STUDENT ART TO iPHONES GLOBALLY
June 9, 2008
- WAUKESHA, WI –
The Art Department at Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) today announced the launch of the CMH ART DEPARTMENT WALLPAPER GALLERY application for the iPhone. The CMH iPhone Art Gallery features ten digital images created by student artists, and is available via iTunes for 99¢.
"This is an amazing opportunity to bring the digital artwork of our student artists to a truly global audience via the iPhone," according to Kathleen Hanlon Sampon, an art teacher in the Catholic Memorial High School Art Department. "Since our iPhone Application went on sale via iTunes, it has been purchased by people around the world - and the money from sales goes to directly support our student artists!"
The CMH ART DEPARTMENT WALLPAPER GALLERY features the artwork of ten student artists, delivered as mobile wallpapers directly to the picture library of the iPhone. The mobile art wallpapers are optimized for display on the iPhone, and all the images can be 'flipped' to reveal additional information about the respective student artists.
This application also includes a unique PICTURE FRAME feature. Simply tap the PLAY icon on the toolbar, and the iPhone is transformed into a digital picture frame which cycles through every image in the gallery at five-second intervals. The MOBILE PICTURE FRAME over-rides the auto-lock setting so users can enjoy an arty slideshow while the iPhone is docked and charging.
The CMH iPhone application was created by START MOBILE, which is donating 100% of revenues from the sale of the mobile art gallery to the Catholic Memorial High School Art Department. The CEO of START MOBILE is CMH alum John Doffing, Class of '88.
"Raising the money to fully fund our school’s budgets is increasingly difficult in this challenging economy," according to Kathleen Hanlon Sampon. "The added income from this innovative opportunity will help to ensure the ongoing strength of our department.”
Dear CMH Family and Friends:
Well, graduation is done and 176 new graduates are on their way. It was a wonderful celebration of the accomplishments of these young people as well as recognition of the enduring legacy of CMH. I hope that all who are connected with CMH are rightfully proud of both.
Last August, my first general communication to the community was in the August Newsletter to parents. There, I wrote about how the work of the boiler project made the whole building feel like a construction zone. Because of this, I coined for myself a three-part goal for the year – Building on Legacy, Building up Relationships, and Building with Accomplishments. I believe that in this first year I made progress in all three.
Quickly, I took to referring to those building steps as our process, and calling our product the graduation of young people who are Happy, Healthy, and Holy. With yesterday’s graduation ceremony I know that we have accomplished this for the 56th time since CMH’s founding.
Undeniably, there were challenges to us this year. Some were weathered as difficult, yet passing storms. Others, like the impact of a distressed economy, have lingering effects and give cause for prospective concern. On this latter point, thanks to the tremendous work of our Development office, the generosity of so many of you, and the frugality of faculty and staff, the CMH budget will end the year only slightly in the red. Through the remaining weeks of the fiscal year I will continue seeking contributions to help avert this deficit. So, if you have not yet given to the Crusader Fund this year or you can make an additional contribution, I pray for your assistance at this time!
Looking ahead, our new principal, Bob Hall, will start on July 1st, but he and I have been in regular contact. With twice as much interest as anticipated, the pre-engineering program, Project Lead the Way, will be a great addition to the CMH curriculum. Development of an adult Catholic faith formation program for our entire faculty is in process, and efforts continue to make our Catholic identity and our Theology department the strongest elements that serve to set CMH apart from all other schools in the area. I hope that all of you are excited about the good things to come.
In close, I would like to make a selfish request – I ask your prayers. Tomorrow I will be undergoing surgery to remove a herniated disc in my neck. I have delayed this surgery for some time so that it would take place after school let out. I hope to be out of the office for only a week or so, and look forward to returning with a lot less pain and a lot more energy. Successful surgery is just one more reason for me to be excited about the prospects of my second year as president of CMH.
Thank you to all who have done so much for us this past year. Thank you for God’s many blessings which have been bestowed on us this past year.
Our Lady of Memorial, pray for us!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Very Reverend Paul Hartmann
Sunday, June 7, 2009
The CMH Community today was honored to have given diplomas to 176 graduating seniors.
99% will continue their education.
A record 50 are awaiting results of their pursuit of their International Baccalaureate Diploma.
These seniors were awarded a record $10.6M in scholarships monies.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Not only is this a mandate of our faith, it is an invaluable element in achieving the goal of CMH being a place that prepares our young people for a truly international educational experience.
Please give serious, and prayerful, consideration to this opportunity for your family, and for the wider CMH community.
Blessings to you,
Fr. Paul Hartmann
Seeking Host Families for International Students
Would your family enjoy the opportunity to learn more about another country, meet a wonderful teenager, and have the chance to welcome a new member into your family?
We are currently looking for host families to welcome one of the following students into your home and family for the next school year.
Sanne Hendriksen is a 17 year old female from the Netherlands. She is a part of AFS International. She loves to shop, dance, watch movies, ride horses and spend time with her friends. She has studied English for 5 years and feels her English ability is good.
Terezie Ondrackova is a 17 year old female from the Czech Republic. She is a part of Global Outreach. She has two brothers and two sisters. She plays the piano and flute and likes reading, art, swimming, bicycling, and being involved in theater.
Another candidate is a 13 year old female from South Korea. She has spent the last year in a middle school in Canada and is very interested in attending CMH for high school. This candidate is part of Nacel Open Door and is hoping to attend all four years of high school here before moving on to college in the US. She is a motivated student, plays the flute, saxophone and piano, and enjoys tennis, archery and volleyball. She has had 4 years of English and has spent the last school year in an English speaking school. (Hosting this girl would not mean a 4 year commitment.)
I have full dossiers on all of these young ladies as well as information on AFS, Global Outreach and Nacel.If you would like to find out more about what is involved in hosting an International Student or would like to find out more about one of these students please contact Mary Hutchens at 262.542.7101, ext. 204 or email at email@example.com.
Hosting an International Student can be an amazing and rewarding experience for your family – please consider it!!
Catholic Memorial 1 Pewaukee 0
CMH states its case
Crusaders spoil Pirates’ party
from the article --
The Pewaukee players were motivated for its first game against 2009 Classic 8 Conference champion after they defeated Delavan-Darian 2-1 in overtime last Saturday, and a victory over Memorial would have put the Pirates in front of their home fans Saturday for a trip to the state tournament. Instead, Memorial will be playing for the sectional title against Shorewood. Game time is 1 p.m at Pewaukee.
PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP
Catholic Memorial beats Kettle Moraine
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Catholic Memorial golfers win sectional, advance to state
Catholic Memorial 10,
Big Foot/Williams Bay 1
Quick start boosts CMH
Six goals in first 20 minutes put team in sectional
Kenny Yoo/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial sophomore Nikki Condit races for the ball against Big Foot/Williams Bay senior Sarah Zitzler on Saturday.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
June 2, 2009
Contact: Fr. Paul Hartmann, President
Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) Names Robert T. Hall, Principal
Waukesha, WI – Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) is pleased to announce that Robert T. (Bob) Hall of Brookfield, WI has been appointed by the President, the Very Rev. Paul Hartmann as principal effective July 1, 2009. He will succeed Mark Schmitt, who has held the position for two years. Hall brings to the position fifteen years of experience, including 9 years as a principal or vice principal in the Waukesha County area.
Since 2005, Hall has served as principal at Swallow School, a K-8 school in Hartland. From 2000-2005 he was assistant principal of Waukesha North High School in Waukesha. Prior to his administrative positions, Hall taught mathematics at the middle and high school levels. Additionally, Hall is an adjunct professor at Marion College, Fond du Lac, WI and he has twenty years of experience coaching football, baseball and basketball at several area high schools and at University of Wisconsin, Parkside.
A thorough search process was conducted over several months led by CMH President, Fr. Paul Hartmann and a diverse committee comprised of teachers, parents, board members and administrators. Final candidates also met with CMH students. Search committee members endorsed Hall as a proven leader who is eager to combine the practice of his profession with the practice of his strong Catholic faith.
In response to questions about his desire to move from the public system, Hall said, “The most attractive quality of CMH is the commitment to Catholic faith formation exhibited by the faculty, staff, students and parents. I am invigorated by the CMH community and I look forward to working with all its members to enhance the CMH legacy as a powerful place for student growth and achievement.Hall earned a B.S. in Mathematics and teaching certification from UW Parkside. He earned a masters degree in educational leadership at Marion College in Fond du Lac, WI where he has completed his work for a doctorate in educational leadership.
Catholic Memorial High School of Waukesha is an Archdiocesan Catholic college preparatory high school serving 776 students from the Waukesha County area. The school was established in 1949 to honor the sacrifices of 23 local servicemen lost in World War II and has one of the largest number of International Baccalaureate diplomates in the state of Wisconsin. www.catholicmemorial.net
Contact: Mr. Chris Benyousky, Director of College Counseling
firstname.lastname@example.org 262.542.7101 ext 217
CMH Seniors Garner $10.6 Million in College Scholarship Awards
Waukesha, WI - $10.6 million in academic scholarships from U.S. colleges and universities was awarded to the 2009 graduating class of Catholic Memorial High School. Of the 176 receiving diplomas at commencement scheduled for 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 7, 2009 in the InPro Athletic Center, 99% will attend colleges and universities.
Sixty-six percent (66%) of the graduates will attend college in Wisconsin, including:
- 20 enrolled at UW Madison - 64% acceptance rate has risen 9% over three years.
- 25 to Marquette University - Close to $500,000 in scholarships awarded. CMH’s 93% acceptance rate at Marquette has risen 13% over three years.
- 46 to UWM and other UW System schools.
- 9 to Carroll University in Waukesha.
Thirty one percent (31%) will attend Catholic colleges and universities including Marquette, University of Notre Dame, St. Louis University and University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN.
The following students are representative of over 150 who received awards from a diverse group of civic, religious and professional organizations for academic achievement, leadership and service. For a complete list of the individual award recipients visit CMH News on www.catholicmemorial.net
Valedictorian Amy Zelko of St. Mary’s Waukesha will attend UW Madison.
Salutatorian Angela Andera of St. Joseph, Big Bend will attend University of Missouri College of Journalism, the oldest Journalism in the United States.
First Honors Tyler Cobb of St. Dominic's, Brookfield, will attend St. Norbert’s College, DePere, WI.
Second Honors Jessica Bretl of St. John Vianney, Brookfield, will attend Northwestern University.
Catholic Memorial High School of Waukesha is an Archdiocesan Catholic college preparatory high school serving 776 students from the Waukesha County area. The school was established in 1949 to honor the memories of 23 local servicemen lost in World War II and currently graduates the largest number of International Baccalaureate diplomats in the state of Wisconsin.