Saturday, October 31, 2009
Churubusco girls sue over discipline
ACLU: Punishment for posting photos on MySpace violated free speech.
by Charles Wilson of the Associated Press
The story is about two Indiana high school girls who were disciplined under their school's Athletics and Honor Code with a short suspension from extra-curriculars after they published "sexually suggestive photos" on their MySpace pages. But there is one section that both interests and bothers me --
But some legal experts say that in this digital era, schools must accept that students will engage in some questionable behavior in cyberspace and during off-hours.
“From the standpoint of young people, there's no real distinction between online life and offline life,” said John Palfrey, a Harvard University law professor and co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. “It's just life.”
My question to professor Palfrey -- if kids are conflating online and offline life, why should the norms of the internet take precedence? Why shouldn't the expectation be that if you wouldn't do it in front of your parents, or in the halls of school, you should not post it to the internet?
One last thing that I noticed about the article -- the words "parent", "mother", or "father" never appear at all. Hmmmm?
Three great links:
Inspired by Mom
Practice Partner Always Available
Get to Know - Diane McLeod
Katie Derksen/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Diane McLeod goes up for a block.
STATE DIVISION 2 SOCCER TOURNAMENT
CMH 3, Madison Edgewood 0
Early goal helps send CMH back to title game
Third straight trip to finals for Crusaders
By Tony Mooren Freeman Correspondent
Jeffrey Phelps -- Associated Press
Madison Edgewood's Dane Donnelly (right) pushes away Catholic Memorial's Joel Balicki during a Division 2 state boys soccer semifinal Friday at Uihlein Park in Milwaukee.
Jeffrey Phelps -- Associated Press
Crusaders cruise into state final
By Dave Boehler
...The Crusaders defeated Madison Edgewood, 3-0, Friday afternoon at Uihlein Soccer Park and have now won three semifinals in the last three years by a combined score of 9-0...
...Memorial, the first Division 2 team to reach a state final three years in a row, will play Fox Valley Lutheran at noon Saturday. Notre Dame did not make it to state...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Catholic Memorial relying on defense
Shore’s goalkeeping key
By Daniel Mike Freeman Staff
WAUKESHA – It’s not often an opponent of the Catholic Memorial High School boys soccer team celebrated a goal. The Crusaders allowed two or more goals just six times in 24 games.
It’s that defense that has the Crusaders in the WIAA Division 2 state tournament Friday. And it all starts with senior goalkeeper Tim Shore, who has allowed just 18 goals in 1,758 minutes...
The Crusaders open with a semifinal match against Madison Edgewood (14-8-1) at noon Friday at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.
In an article by Freeman sports writer Daniel Mike about the upcoming Classic 8 Swim Meet, after devoting a lot of column inches to Arrowhead, almost as a footnote, the paper adds:
Catholic Memorial sophomore Anna Meinholz is the defending league champion in the 100 breaststroke.
Congratulations and Good Luck!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
from today's Waukesha Freeman --
Crusaders win Classic 8 tournament
Recognized from CMH --
LATE BREAKING -- From Wednesday's Waukesha Freeman --
Crusaders making fourth straight trip to state
KOHLER – Senior Alden Bennett assisted both goals as the Catholic Memorial High School boys soccer team earned its fourth straight trip to the WIAA Division 2 State Tournament by beating Port Washington 2-0 Saturday in a sectional championship game. “We lost quite a few guys from last year, so to get back again was an accomplishment for our group,” CMH coach John Bisswurm said. Sophomore Aaron Horvat and junior Nate Craft each scored first-half goals for the Crusaders (18-4-2). CMH will play Madison Edgewood at the Uihlein Soccer Park in the Division 2 semifinals at noon Friday. – Freeman Staff
Monday, October 26, 2009
Football 7:00 PM @ Brown Deer
Wednesday, October 28th
Boys Volleyball 7:00 PM @ Home vs. New Berlin
Thursday, October 29th
Girls Volleyball 7:00 PM @ Home vs. Wisconsin Lutheran
Friday, October 30th
Boys Soccer 12:00 PM @ Uihlien vs. Madison Edgewood
Saturday, October 31st
Girls Cross Country 11:40 AM @ Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids
Boys Cross Country 1:40 PM @ Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids
Boys Soccer State Final @ Uihlien
Girls Volleyball 7:00 PM Sectional Final @ Milw. Luth.
Football Level 2 - TBA
A gathering of CMH Alumni and Friends in NYC!
Thursday, November 12th
The Heartland Brewery – Times Square
127 West 43rd Street Between Broadway & 6th Avenue
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC contact – Jennifer (Mathews) Cullert, CMH ’93
email@example.com or 646-408-8824
During their respective seasons, every CMH sports team is expected to organize and participate in a community service project. This season, the CMH Varsity Football players led the school in a Coats for Kids Collection. Thanks guys, for all the good work, both on and off the field.
Last Thursday evening, the annual CMH Open House was a huge success. Hundreds of visitors to CMH met students, teachers, staff, and coaches. Between tours and information tables for every team, club and activity, every visitor seemed greatly impressed.
I certainly was!
Thanks to Julie Lindahl and Mary Hutchens of the Office if Admissions, the Recruitment Committee, and the hundreds of volunteers who made the evening possible.
Conv: Anita Dillett (2)
This is the first year that CMH will be involved. In addition to the music tracks recorded last week at St. Mary's Parish, the CMH Art Department has been chosen to prepare the project's cover art this year.
Pay attention to this blog and the CMH Newsletter, for more information about purchasing the "Sing for Your Supper" CD.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
CMH wins despite lackluster effort
By Mark Hutchinson Freeman Staff
Photos -- Top: Katie Derksen/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial junior Kelli Browning spikes over a Milwaukee Lutheran defender Friday. Bottom: Katie Derksen/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial sophomore Kaitlyn Hastings passes during the Crusaders’ WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal victory over Milwaukee Lutheran on Friday.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Finally, he has been a little homesick and is thinking of transferring (he will at least stay for the year) but he has gotten involved in the church down there with their youth ministry and he went on the confirmation retreat this past weekend and even spoke during the retreat - so thanks for having such a great influence on those CMH kids - hopefully he will decide to stay but at least his faith is helping him through.
WEEKEND HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW
Boys Volleyball -- Classic 8 Tournament..."Round 1, which will begin at 9 a.m., pits top-seeded Waukesha West against eighth-seeded Waukesha South, second-seeded Catholic Memorial against seventh-seeded Waukesha North; third-seeded Kettle Moraine against sixth-seeded Mukwonago and fourth-seeded Arrowhead against fifth-seeded Pius."
Girls Volleyball -- State regional play... "In Division 2, Catholic Memorial will host a regional semifinal Friday against Milwaukee Lutheran. Eisenhower will visit East Troy for a regional semifinal Friday. The winners will play in the regional final Saturday at New Berlin West."
Girls Rugby -- State Tournament... "Catholic Memorial will play Verona in the third-place match Sunday at Naga-Waukee."
Even two against one can't stop him...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The plan is for an after-work, appetizers event on Thursday, November 12th at an establishment near Times Square.
More info to follow, but if you are in NYC, or will be traveling there on business at that time, mark your calendars. If you know you will come, or want to help organize, send me an e-mail!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
CMH’s internationally acclaimed drama department successfully trounced ten other schools at the WHSFA district meet this past Saturday to be named top show of the weekend. The production was hailed as “incredible” by all of the adjudicators. In addition, several of the student actors are being scouted by regional theatre professionals and universities. The wild success of the show is due in large part to these superlative performances. Special recognition should also be given to the outstanding technical crew who received much praise for their splendid work.
See it for yourself November 12-15 in the CMH auditorium. This is a show that you do not want to miss. The night will also include performances from our music department and this year’s Sticky Rhinoceros troupe. We hope to see you there!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Once again, thanks to Billy Seidel and his production house.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Simply send this link, with your own words of encouragement, to families of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the Waukesha area.
CMH lost to DSHA 27-0 in the girls rugby semifinals Saturday. The girls played with spirit and class. Sophomore Taylor Wolf was inspirational in her tackling and earned a 'brick' for her toughness.
The girls final match is the third place title match, Sunday, at the State Championship, at 12noon at Naga-Waukee Park off of Hwy 83 in Delafield.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
CLASSIC 8 FOOTBALL
Catholic Memorial 49
Young gets victory No. 250
Crusaders pile up 507 yards
By Chris Patterson Freeman Correspondent
WAUKESHA – For 32 years, Bill Young has coached one of the most dominant high school football programs in the state. So it seemed only fitting Friday that Young’s Catholic Memorial football team turned in its most dominating performance of the season to help its coach collect his 250th career victory. Rolling up 20 first downs and 507 yards of total offense, the Crusaders cruised to a 49-14 Classic 8 Conference victory over Milwaukee Pius at Carroll University’s Schneider Stadium.
The victory, which improved Young’s career mark to 250-92, also gave Memorial a 5-1 conference record and a 6-2 overall mark heading into Wednesday’s regular-season finale at Arrowhead. “I have a great respect and passion for the game of football and coaching football is something I knew I always wanted to do,” Young said. “I can’t possibly mention all the different kids through the years, but I’ve had an opportunity to coach some wonderful young men.
“Tonight was just a great win for our program. It was never about me. It’s always been about the kids, and it’s always been something very special to me.”
A strong defense has been the cornerstone of Young’s program. Against Pius, the Crusaders’ defense did not disappoint. Before pulling its starters with 9:40 remaining and the clock running in the fourth quarter, Memorial held Pius to just two first downs and 27 total yards on 30 plays from scrimmage covering 11 possessions. The Popes, who fell to 2-4 in conference and 2-6 overall, finished the game with minus-7 yards rushing on 13 attempts.
Conversely, the Crusaders ran wild for a season-high 367 yards rushing on 57 attempts. Junior fullback Pete Karczewski led the way with a career-high 214 yards rushing on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns, including a 31-yard touchdown reception on a screen play. “I was really proud of our line tonight,” Karczewski said. “They really blocked well and that just allowed me to do my best. “Getting to 250 was special for Coach, but it was so special for the team. We knew we had to be focused and we knew were going to have to fight for it, but once we got an edge we just took it to the finish. Coming out and winning this big helps us look for even bigger and better things later on.”
Memorial senior halfback Dylan Wolf also scored three touchdowns and finished with 88 yards rushing on only nine carries, the bulk of which came on a 61-yard touchdown run on the Crusaders’ opening play of the second half. In the first half alone, Memorial racked up 14 first downs and 316 yards of total offense, compared to just one first down and eight total yards for Pius. That one first down came on a 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty against Memorial with 0.6 seconds remaining in the first half.
The Popes led 7-6 midway through the first quarter following a 98-yard kickoff return by Pius senior Peter Mayhew and an extra-point kick by senior Patrick Kessenich. The Crusaders had scored the game’s first points moments earlier on a 6-yard touchdown run by Wolf, but had their attempt at an extrapoint kick blocked. Following Mayhew’s touchdown, the Popes had a chance to add to their lead just two plays later when Pius junior linebacker Max Blodgett recovered a CMH fumble at the Memorial 15-yard line.
However, Pius fumbled the ball away on the next play and Memorial senior defensive tackle Mike Silas recovered at his own 14, setting up a 10-play, 86-yard scoring drive that resulted in a 21-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Dominic Zanoni to senior tight end Austin Pucylowski.
From there, the rout was on as Memorial scored touchdowns on three consecutive possessions to take a 28-7 halftime lead. “We kind of screwed up on that one kickoff, but after that, to come out and play as well as we did was just huge,” Young said. Zanoni completed 7 of 9 passes for a season-high 140 yards and two touchdowns.
CLASSIC 8 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY
Catholic Memorial takes first place
Arrowhead tops Mukwonago for third
MILWAUKEE – The Catholic Memorial High School girls volleyball team defeated Milwaukee Pius 25-5, 25-20, 25-18 in the championship match of the Classic 8 Conference Tournament on Friday at Pius. Arrowhead beat Mukwonago 25-14, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20 for third place.
Catholic Memorial beat Arrowhead on Tuesday for the conference dual-meet title. WIAA tournament play begins next week. Kettle Moraine, which beat Waukesha West 14-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20 for fifth place, got 16 kills in the tournament from Niki Seaberg, 27 assists from Abi Dvorak, seven aces from Sara Kelm, 28 digs from Tiffany Kapalczynski and seven blocks from Mikaela Girard. – Freeman Staff
Friday, October 16, 2009
I know I am a week late on this, but Congratualtions to Joe and Katherine Fricano on the birth of thier first child, Vincent Joseph Fricano. Born October 9th, weighing in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces.
Blessings to the entire family!
Another CMH connection is through CMH freshman, Andy Stasik, who has a long connection to the great, caring help provided by Children's Hospital. His report from the run...
I just want to let you know that I passed my pledge goal for Al's Run & Walk. My total right now is $3230. So thank you very much for your generous donation. Also, thank you to those who were a part of my team, Andy's All-Stars, and to the brave souls who walked with me. It was a cold day but I finished all 5 miles with my buddies.
My team this year totaled 38 people strong. A highlight of Andy's All-Stars - it was represented very well in the running division for 18 and under. My brother's friends ran and Justin Lauria-Banta took 1st place with a time of 29:23 and David Grebe took 4th place with a time of 31:24. Congrats to both of you for putting on a great show and giving my team name a good plug.
So I hope that next year's race will be moved back to the original date. There is a rumor that they are planning on doing that. I hope that you will consider joining my team again. I'm looking to increase my numbers.
Thanks again for all your help and support for Children's Hospital. It's the best care anyone could ask for.
Setting up Maniac Mansion
WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial High School senior J.C. Peterson, left, and junior Nathan Krismer, right, hang decorations Thursday as David Pfeffer, center, a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and a 1956 graduate of the high school, holds a ladder while working to convert the building at the former convent on the school grounds into a haunted house.
This year’s Catholic Memorial High School haunted house, also known as Maniac Mansion, will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 29-30. The cost is $5. Proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha
Catholic Memorial wins in Division 2
WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial scored a 1-0 triumph over Brown Deer on Thursday in a WIAA Division 2 regional boys soccer final at Waukesha South. Sophomore forward Mark Samuel scored at 63:58 on an assist by senior defender Karl Kallio. CMH amassed a 16-4 shotson-goal advantage and got two saves from senior goalkeeper Tim Shore. The Crusaders (16-4-1) will face New Berlin West in a sectional semifinal at Waukesha South on Thursday.
Let's have a great turn out for next week's sectional game at our home field!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
If all goes according to plan and desire, a victory that night will be Coach Bill Young's 250th career victory. All with the Crusaders, this will make his lifetime winning percentage .727.
Let's all turn out to cheer on the Crusaders and congratulate Coach Young!
Derek Schell, current Senior, not only won a National Gold Medal in the 2009 Scholastic Art Awards, his artwork has been chosen to be put on display in Washington DC, at the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities! This is a very special honor given to only a select group of award winners. His art will be on display at the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities for the next year. Government workers, education professionals, and travelers from all over the country (and world!) will see his work.
There are more CMH students than one might imagine who, over the years, have had the benefit of great medical care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Some were there for short term issues, others have life-long needs that keep them visiting CHW regularly.
Thanks to the Poms Girls for their public support of Al's Run and Walk!
from today's Waukesha Freeman --
PREP GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders sweep way to title
CMH finishes 7-0 in league
By Jeff Hagenau Freeman Correspondent
TOWN OF MERTON – Aly Kujawa had a little time to kill. Kujawa, a 5-foot-9 junior outside hitter, contributed nine kills and three blocks as the Catholic Memorial High School girls volleyball team swept Arrowhead 25-16, 25-8, 25-10 in a battle of undefeated teams to clinch the Classic 8 Conference dual meet championship Tuesday. Memorial, the second ranked Division 2 team in the state, ended the league dual season with a 7-0 record and improved to 31-9 overall...
Photos: Top -- Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Greta Davis, No. 12, and Arrowhead’s Lauren Rolerat go at it at the net Tuesday at Arrowhead.
Bottom -- Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Kelli Browning, left, sends the ball past Arrowhead defenders Jenny Smith, right, and Taylor Sieth during the first set of a Classic 8 Conference girls varsity volleyball match at Arrowhead High School. Memorial won in three sets to win the Classic 8 Conference championship.
Switch from soccer works out well
CMH’s Sickels having good cross country career
By Daniel Mike Freeman Staff
CMH’s Lambert ties for sixth
By Tony Mooren Freeman Correspondent