Monday, October 31, 2011

Jr. Crusaders bring home the hardware

These three 7th Graders played up in helping the 8th Grade bring home this troph last weekend in The Wisconsin Dell's . #72 Chan Bargielski, #66 Luke Groehler, #5 Jay Campbell. They had a great time and made new friends with the 8th Graders for the weekend. The future looks bright for CMH Football.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pics from today's soccer victory

A great story...

About one man's life as a priest, and Brett Favre. You have to read to find out more, click here.

One Weekend, possible two State Championships

Boys Soccer vrs Mt. Horeb, noon tomorrow at Uihlein Park

Girls Rugby vrs DSHA, 2pm Sunday at Naga-Waukee Park, Delafield

A pic from a few weeks ago...

CMH Football Team Chaplain, Fr. Sean O'Connell, associate pastor of St. Dominic Parish, Brookfield, helps the referee make the call.

The best way to start a day of competition

In preparation for the State Soccer Championship Tourney, semifinal game, the Crusader Boys soccer team gathered for mass today before the game.

After mass, the team boarded a bus to head off to Uihlein Field for their 3:00pm semi-final match-up against Fox Valley Lutheran.

Good Luck Crusaders!

CMH Supporting Parish Celebrates Expansion

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

CMH supporting parish and feeder school, St. Dominic, Brookfield, will bless its new gymnasium and renovated parish activity center this weekend.

Congratulations to the St. Dominic's community.

To read the full article, click here.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Boys Soccer faces familiar foe

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Familiar Foe for Crusaders
CMH, Fox Valley Lutheran have played for last two titles
by Daniel Mike, Freeman staff

Quote of the day: "The seniors have tasted both winning and losing, so we're experienced," CMH senior Patrick McNulty said. ..."We've lost, we've won, and we know what we have to do now."

To read the full article, click here.

Photo credits: Freeman file photos

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Preparing for the Legacy Dinner

Here I am recording voice overs for the video presentations of each Legacy Dinner Award winner: Tim Sullivan, Ann Marie Wick, Dimas Ocampo, and Mary Kinateder.

There is still time to register for the 2011 Legacy Dinner. For more information, click here.

CMH Parent recognized among America's best principals

from yesterday's Waukesha Freeman -

Jeanne Siegenthaler, mother of CMH freshman Jett, and principal of Dixon Elementary School in the Elmbrook system, was recognized last week in Washington, DC one of just sixty-one 2011 National Distinguished Principals by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

To read the full article, click here.

Congratulations Jeanne!

Freeman PREP PROFILE -- Sara Connell

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

It's a Setup!
Senior setter's leadership has CMH on the brink of another berth in the state volleyball tournament
by Mark Hutchinson, Freeman staff

Quote of the day: "I fully believe in this team winning state again," [Sara Connell] said, "I think we're good enough."

To read the full article, click here.

Photo credit: Charles Auer/Freeman Staff

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CMH Visit to Queen of Apostles Parish, Pewaukee

It was great this past weekend to visit Queen of Apostles Parish in Pewaukee for a CMH profile weekend.

In thanking the parish for their years of support of CMH, I was joined by freshman Eric Brown, senior Dan Czarnecki, and sophomore Bridget Farley.

The weekend was not without additional excitement when, just minutes before the 10am mass, the fire alarms went off. All was handled quickly and professionally by the Pewaukee Fire Department and a Waukesha deputy Sheriff.

Here I am promising to never again attempt the life-size, "fires of damnation" demonstration anywhere in the county.

Sports Updates

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Girls Cross Country -- Junior Maria Novak and freshman Rachel Mlsna qualify for State!

Girls Golf -- Sophomore Lauren Klubertanz recieves Honorable Mention for All-State Team

Girls Swimming -- Senior Anna Meinholz repeats as Classic 8 Champion in 100 meter breast stroke.

Boys Volleyball -- Crusaders take Classic 8 Tourney Crown!

Boys Soccer -- CMH to defend Division 2 Title at State Tourney

Monday, October 24, 2011

When Friday Night Lights go dim...

Images from Friday night's football game against Pewaukee. Special thanks to CMH grad, Billy Seidel.

"What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better." Wendell Phillips, US Abolitionist, 1811-1884

100,000 and counting!

Last night at 8:32pm, this blog had its 100,000th visitor.

The otherwise anonymous visitor from Springdale, Arkansas came to us after doing a Google search specifically for "cmh blog president".

Welcome to all, and thank you for your interest in, and support of, CMH!

Crusader Rugby Heads to Championship

CMH 44
KM 0

Sunday afternoon, the CMH girls rugby team defeated Kettle Moraine in the state semifinals, 44-0. Senior Captain Katie Mueller scored Memorial's opening try. In a match punctuated by long periods of possession by Kettle Moraine, Memorial was able to score off of a returned kick and turnovers to break open the game.

Box Score:

CMH 44 Kettle Moraine 0
Tries: Sarah Dillett (2), Maggie Wesolowski (2), Kayla Henschel, Hannah McCaffery, Katie Mueller, Taylor Wolf
Conv: Katie Dries (3)

The CMH JV team defeated Wauwatosa 15-10. Tries by freshmen Lisdon Brannon, and sophomores Brittany Silas and Julie Else helped the Crusaders advance to (5-1) on their season.

Next Sunday, Oct 30th the State Championship Tournament is being held at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield. The Crusaders will take on defending champs, DSHA at 2pm.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tough finish to a good season

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Payback for Pirates

CMH, which eliminated Pewaukee last year, has defense gashed
by Chris Patterson, Freeman correspondent

Quote of the day: "It was a heck of a first round game like it was last year," Pewaukee coach Clay Iverson said. "It is too bad a very good football team had to end their season."

For the full article, click here.

Friday, October 21, 2011

There's a day for just about everything.

Did you know that yesterday was

World Statistics Day?

No kidding, the UN has a day dedicated to "raise awareness of the many achievements of official statistics premised on the core values of service, professionalism, and integrity."

Pictured above are the student's of CMH's AP Statistics course, taught by Mrs. Rose Hoffmann, as they don t-shirts in celebration of the day. Keep counting.

Sorry, I could not find a Hallmark Card to send.


from today's Waukesha Freeman -

East Troy 3

Crusaders Rally with three second-half goals
CMH one victory from state tourney
by Tom Badger, Freeman correspondent

Quote: "In my eyes, an assist is as good as a goal because without that assist, there's no goal!" said CMH senior Aaron Horvat.

To read the full article, click here.


from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Catholic Memorial Sweeps Racine St. Catherine's

Quote: "We played virtually flawlessly in the first game, but struggled at the start of the third game." -- CMH Girls Volleyball Coach Ted Schulte

To read the full article, click here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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the New, Improved, and Updated...

Crusader FB Play Off Bound

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Catholic Memorial now gets to pick on teams its own size
Classic 8 schedule toughens CMH

Quote of the article: While their record may have cost them a seed, the Crusaders have proven they can be a force once the postseason arrives.

To read the full article, click here.

And thanks to CMH he also knows who St. Thomas More was.

from today's WaukeshaNow.Com --

Walsh an athlete for all seasons
Oconomowoc resident doing well at Memorial

Quote of the day: "Charlie is a special athlete and a special kid," CMH Baseball coach Tim Gotzler added. "He has great values and is an excellent role model. He's always there helping us out when he have youth programs, and he embraces that role of helping out the younger kids. Charlie is the kind of athlete we preach about at Catholic Memorial."

To read the full article, click here!

Photo credit: Catholic Memorial #9 Charlie Walsh looks for an open receiver against Arrowhead during their game Sept. 9. Photo By Rick Wood

What does a haunted house look like?

Well, for the WaukeshaNow coverage of haunted houses in the area, CMH's own former convent is the picture of scary!

The 4th Annual CMH Haunted House will be open on October 21 and 22, 7:00-10:00 pm. Admission is $7 per person and is targeted for people age 11 and older. All proceeds are being donated to support assistance programs for homeless veterans.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

CMH Alum Recognized

The Cathedral Center, Inc. proudly presents its 6th Annual Fall Gala & Wine Tasting on Thursday, November 3rd. This fun event will take place at the Atrium of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at 812 N. Jackson St from 5-8pm. The Gala allows the community to join together to celebrate the Center’s mission as well as to present its Annual Woman of the Word Award.

The 2011 Woman of the Word is Mary Jo [DeWalt] Layden [CMH '76]. Mary Jo Layden is a past President of The Cathedral Center’s Board of Directors, long-time volunteer and community advocate.

Mary Jo is pictured with her husband, Don.

Congratulations Mary Jo!

TOPSoccer has a successful fall season.

The Fall season of TOPSoccer, a soccer activities program for special needs kids, concludes with an hour of play and an award ceremony this Saturday at CMH.

The 45 CMH students who served as volunteer coaches served more than 40 children with special needs and their families this year throughout the TOPSoccer season. The Winter season will begin in January.

Pictured are participants Maggie and Kiefer, with volunteers Shannon Weas, '13, and Christine Smith, '13.

For more information about TOPSoccer contact coordinator Mr. John Burke.

Road to State Buzz

Football Playoff seedings "snub" Classic 8?

Crusader Girls VB start title defense on a roll.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Football in Pewaukee

For the second straight year the CMH Crusaders will have a Friday night face-off with the Pirates of Pewaukee in the first round of the WIAA Division 3 play-offs. Like last year, it will be a home game for Pewaukee.

To read the Freeman coverage of the pairing, click here.

Football in Jordan?

Welcome to the visitor from Amman, Jordan who visited this blog to read about CMH football.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A new masterpiece

The Saint John's Bible is scheduled to be featured on NBC's Today show during the second hour (8-9 a.m. Central) on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Donald Jackson and Fr. Robert Koopmann, OSB, are scheduled to be guests to discuss the completion of the project. The exact time of the segment is not known and the feature could be postponed due to any breaking news. Archived video of Wednesday's feature will be available after the segment on Today's website. Jackson and The Saint John's Bible were featured on Today at the beginning of the project in 1999.

CMH Profile Weekend - St. Agnes, Butler

We were hosted this weekend at St. Agnes Parish in Butler for another CMH profile weekend. Speaking on behalf of all CMH students, thanking the St. Agness community for being a supporting parish of CMH were freshmen Laura Ellingen and Allie Irizarry.

Next weekend, we will be at Queen of Apostles Parish in Pewaukee.

More pics from Friday Night Lights

Thanks to CMH alum Billy Seidel for these photos.

Coach Young: "Not our A-game", but wow!

from Saturday's Waukesha Freeman -

CMH 27

KM 7

CMH doesn't need A-game

by Todd Hansen, Freeman correspondent

Quote of the article: "I love my line. They are great!", senior runningback Casey Townsend

To read the full article, click here.
photo credits: Top - Catholic Memorial's Andre Bodden scores the first touchdown of the game after eluding Kettle Moraine's Dom Nabak. Bottom - Catholic Memorial's Sam Tiahnybik scoops up the ball after quarterback Charlie Walsh, No. 9, is tackled trying to make a lateral in the first quarter Friday. both photos by Robert Borkowski/Special to the Freeman

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Shakespeare in 1950's Las Vegas set to jazz music?

This month Kate Booth, CMH '08, plays the role of Hermione in Northern Illinois University's production of The Winter's Tale.

For more information, click here.

It's not pretty, but it is a great gift

This air ventilation spray booth will be used by the CMH art department to apply spray finishing to ceramic and sculpted artwork.

The spray booth system was a gift to CMH by Hastings Air Energy services.

In-kind and equipment donations like this are a great way for companies to support CMH. And this one even came in blue and gold!

Thank you!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Haunting the Front Page

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

CMH's haunted house opens Friday; will benefit homeless veterans

by Troy Laack, Freeman correspondent

to read full article, click here.

Photo credit: CMH senior, Teddy Delforge holds a mask for the CMH haunted house which opens Friday. by Charles Auer/Freeman staff

The 4th Annual CMH Haunted House will be open on October 14, 15, 21, and 22, 7:00-10:00 pm. Admission is $7 per person and is targeted for people age 11 and older. Family friendly haunting is open on October 15 and 22, 6:00-6:45 pm. All proceeds are being donated to support assistance programs for homeless veterans.

Not a very scarey scarecrow

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Catholic Memorial Haunted House Benefits Homeless War Veterans

Catholic Memorial Haunted House Benefits Homeless War Veterans

Waukesha, WI — Catholic Memorial High School is hosting its 4th Annual Haunted House on October 14, 15, 21, and 22, 7:00-10:00 pm. Admission is $7 per person and is targeted for people age 11 and older. Family friendly haunting is open on October 15 and 22, 6:00-6:45 pm. All proceeds are being donated to support assistance programs for homeless veterans.

“This is more than just a haunted house. It is a student-led project that fits in with our school mission to prepare leaders who serve the Church and the world. A project like this allows students to learn firsthand the rewards of donating their time and talent to help others, and connects today’s students with our school history.” said Fr. Paul Hartmann, president of Catholic Memorial High School.

This year approximately 100 freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors will participate as scarers and tour guides and many of the volunteer students are also part of the creative team that came up with and decorated the themed rooms. There are also five core parents that have worked with the students and many more that have contributed to the success of this event in a variety of different ways.

Catholic Memorial High School is located at 601 E. College Ave, Waukesha. For more information about the haunted house, contact Michele Campbell, michele.campbell

CMH Student Ambassadors at St. Paul, Genesee Depot

We visited St. Paul yesterday. After our visit the kids did an activity with the kindergarteners in phy ed class. The teacher is Diana Sutherland. Our kids are Lauren Landry, Mary Kate Berens, Jonah Sutherland and Kelsey Klimara.