Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
CMH students were on hand to help these young students feel comfortable while drawing with colored pencils, painting with bleeding markers, and experiencing the darkroom.
Eight senior letter winners great new coach
Quote of the day -- "It was quickly apparrent that this team had many strengths to take advantage of." New Crusader coach Ron Guess on his team.
To read the full article, click here.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Below is pictured the presentation of the great outcomes that flowed from the Haunted House, with checks presented to two worthwhile causes; updates and reflections on the NHS Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Service Club Thanksgiving Dinner.
With input from coaches, athletic directors, and officials, CMH tied with Kettle Moraine atop the overall sportsmanship rankings:
CATH MEM 40
Of 9 fall sports in the Classic 8 Conference, four Crusader teams were recognized with top honors among their peers: Boys Soccer, Boys Volleyball, Girls Cross Country, and Girls Golf.
Congratulations go to all Crusader athletes who are such tremendous representatives of our school community and to the coaches who set high expectations and set clear examples of good sportsmanship.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Dear members of the CMH Family:
The Roman philosopher Cicero once said that “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the father of all the others.” I often ask myself, do I live my life showing my thanks for graces and blessings given often enough?
Last week, I was asked on a radio program what I am most thankful for. The answer was easy – I am thankful that I am so happy in my priesthood and constantly find joy in my work. I am thankful that Archbishop Listecki gave me a three year extension as president of CMH. I am thankful that I can still serve the archdiocese as judicial vicar, and still teach at Marquette’s Law School. I am thankful to everyone who helps me to serve the Church with holiness and commitment.
I am thankful for CMH! Thankful that it is a place of vision – our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan sets out the school’s roadmap for the next eight years. I am thankful that this is a place of great education – our teachers and staff give their all for every student who comes to our halls. I am thankful that we so effectively guide a new generation of faith-filled young people to reach their God-given potential – our family atmosphere, high expectations, and wealth of opportunities, make CMH a place of success for all. I am thankful that CMH is a place that prepares kids for college and for adult life – at CMH wisdom, discernment, and moral decision-making are the character traits we seek to affirm.
Most importantly, I am thankful that CMH is a community dedicated to service. Because of the blessings which we have been given in life, it is only right that from that thankfulness flow acts of charity and sacrifice.
I am thankful to all members of the CMH family for the acts of service, charity, and support which you extend to us. Because of your generosity, all that we succeed in doing is made possible.
I pray that you and your family will have a blessed family celebration of Thanksgiving. I pray also that you will continue to show your thanks for what CMH is by continued prayers and generous support.
Our Lady of Memorial, pray for us.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Very Reverend Paul B. R. Hartmann
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Catholic Memorial’s Varsity Fencing Team consists of 41 athletes, of those, 4 made it to the final rounds. Justin Vavra, Men’s Foil, placed 3rd overall; Maggie Clay, Women’s Foil, placed 5th, while Jess Furrer, also in Women’s Foil, placed 8th; Melissa Schobert placed 7th in Women’s Epee, as well. In addition to these finalists, 8 CMH athletes placed among the top 16 overall in all weapons.
Catholic Memorial’s Fencing Team has been competing for 34 years and seventeen of our Fencing Alumni returned to referee Saturday’s event. Former CMH fencers Dan Torchia, ’82, and Adam Puzach, ’08, are the assistant coaches under Head Coach, Mike Sampon who is in his 39th year as art teacher at CMH.
CMH is proud to have graduated athletes who have gone on to fence as the first alternate for the USA Team at the Junior World Championships in Brazil, coach at the Air Force Academy, compete in varsity programs at Northwestern, Notre Dame, Columbia, Ohio State, Michigan State, Air Force Academy, UW-Madison, and others. CMH fencing athletes have won Big Ten Championships, fenced for the NCAA National Championship Team at Notre Dame, and on teams winning #2 in the NCAA National Championships (Penn State) and #3 in the NCAA National Championships (Ohio State.) Many alumni have earned national ratings.
This quality coaching staff offers a summer Fencing Camp for students entering 4th grade through adults. Watch for details on this camp and many more of CMH's summer academic and athletic camps available in February.
from JSOnline.Com -
UWM wins volleyball title
Panthers roll into NCAA tournament
The UW-Milwaukee volleyball team punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament Sunday.
Tournament most valuable player Elizabeth Egerer had 15 kills and the UW-Milwaukee controlled the contest from start to finish in rolling to a 25-15, 25-21, 25-16 win over Cleveland State in the Horizon League Tournament championship match Sunday at the Klotsche Center.
The Panthers (25-4) have now won the league tournament title for the seventh time and clinched their ninth NCAA berth.
UWM will find out its next opponent next Sunday at 5 p.m. when the NCAA selection show airs on ESPNews.
UWM, which won the league regular season crown and swept both of its tournament matches, has also won a school-record 18-straight matches overall.
The match never really in doubt as the Panthers led by at least nine points in each of the three sets.
UWM hit .308% while limiting second-seeded Cleveland State (21-7) to a .102% hitting clip.
Freshman Julie Kolinske added 13 kills and joined Egerer on the all-tournament team. Freshman Kayla Price was also on the all-tournament squad after tallying 36 assists to go with three kills and six digs in the victory.
Morgan Potter had 16 digs to lead UWM's defense.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Congratulations to the cast and crew of “The Spitfire Grill” for sweeping all of the awards at the State Theatre Festival for the tenth straight year!
The cast was declared, by their adjudicators, to be the top show of the weekend, as they unanimously awarded the cast the “Critics Choice Award,” the festival’s highest honor. The cast was also given the “Outstanding Ensemble Award” for their overall work as a total company.
In addition, the following cast members were cited for their individual work with Outstanding Acting Awards: Nico Fernandez, Megan Miller, Alex Gromacki, Teddy Delforge and Kelly Scherrer. Nico, Megan and Alex have all become members of a very exclusive club as there are only 48 actors, in the 117 year history of the State Theatre Festival, who have won two or more awards over their high school careers.
Finally, Mr. Andacht received his tenth straight Outstanding Director Award for his work with “The Spitfire Grill.” Kudos to all the cast and crew!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
We made it down here to Indianapolis safely. The opening ceremony was powerful. It was great to see 23,000+ young Catholics praying together. Our students were excited about our first night. And God has much more in store for us tomorrow.
Morning prayer will be our start to the day followed by a keynote address by Mark Hart. Please continue to keep us in prayers.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The awards were established in 1991 to honor men, women and young adults who exemplify the Catholic Church’s vision set forth in the Second Vatican Council.
Service to the Church: John Paul II Youth Award – Sam Meier (CMH '11)
Sam Meier spent much of his time at Catholic Memorial High School, Waukesha, helping fellow classmates see Christ in themselves. He was a member of the Campus Ministry Leadership Team during his junior and senior years of high school, and helped to plan all of the high school’s religious events. Through CMLT, he had the opportunity to manage lectors for school Masses, was a freshman retreat mentor during his senior year, coordinated the liturgical music committee and helped the Ignite Student Youth Group, an adoration-centered youth group that also plans social time for participating teens. Meier belongs to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, North Lake.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Yesterday, CMH had our 2 ½ year review of our Project Lead the Way program, emphasizing a community need for STEM education and Discovery Learning. We are proud to announce that CMH is now a fully certified PLTW school.
Site inspectors, representatives from MSOE, were very impressed with our students, instructors, and community interest. We would like to thank Anne Staab, Mary Petrie, Rose Hoffman and Kevin Heaney for their hours of hard work getting ready for this accreditation visit.
Also to be thanked is our CMH PLTW site team, Mike Giffhorn, Kevin Heaney, Rose Hoffmann, Mike Hoge, Richard Lincoln, Paul McInerny, Mary Petrie, Thomas Quinn, Anne Staab, John Symms, Joy Weber and Shane Wendt, for their dedication and support of the program.
Now that CMH is certified, students have the ability to receive transcript credits from MSOE. As we begin to move forward, the accreditation recommended next steps and our site team will be committed to future accomplishments.
Stay Tuned and Great Work CMH!!!!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit the 9/11 National Memorial. It was a very moving and sobering experience. As someone whose family is originally from NY, and who has relatives who were part of the once Irish Catholic backbone of the NYPD and FDNY, I have always been moved by the ultimate sacrifice made by the 343 firefighters and the 60 police officers who ran toward the towers as everyone else was running the other way.
There is about a three block walk between the place where you get your tickets to enter the monument area and the monument itself. On the walk in between you have to pass the now infamous Zucotti Park, home of the Occupy Wall Street campsite.
The irony? Probably on a spot where ten years ago someone decided to run into the buildings to try and save others fully knowing the risks and the potential sacrifice, today, that spot had a dingy twenty-something holding a sign that read "Free My Slavry to College Debt!" (Yes, it was spelled just like that.)
Wow, how things have changed.
Friday, November 11, 2011
InPro and Julia Weber Gymnasiums
All proceeds benefit the Brian D Hanley Endowment Fund at CMH
Refreshments and snacks have returned to the InPro Lobby!
Need not have played basketball at CMH to participate...get your old classmates together for spirited competition, great camaraderie and a lot of fun!
Registration is STRONGLY encouraged. Click here to register now!!
The Legends Bracket: Classes of 1974-1995
The Prime Time Bracket: Classes of 1996-2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Mary Beth advanced to compete at Milwaukee's Chick Singer Night! Milwaukee is one of many nationwide cities that participate in this event! She will be competing against 3 talented chicks and 2 guys - titled - "Are you Man Enough?"
If she packs a punch and brings a crowd, prizes and further musical opportunities are involved including higher profile gigs!!! So come on out, have a drink, relax, ask your friends, neighbors or all to join you for this fun event! Bring your cheerleading skills to support one of your own!
You will need to tell the ticket taker you are there to see MB, they will be keeping track! It is only $8 @ the door!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
CMH student-athletes making college commitments today, the first day of the NCAA early signing period for select sports, were Anna Meinholz, swimming, University of Wisconsin; Amanda Hansen and Sara Connell, volleyball, both to Seton Hall University; and Kaitlyn Hastings, volleyball, University of South Dakota.
Read the coverage in today's Waukesha Freeman by clicking here.
Congratulations and good luck to all these fine young women.
Quote: "CMH has a knack for playing defense which frustrates teams."
to read the full article, click here.
N.B. This will be the Crusaders 8th straight appearance in the boys volleyball state tournament!
from today's Waukesha Freeman -
Quote of the day: "The Catholic Memorial High School senior has been an imposing presence on the court, but his imposing presence goes beyond what he does at the net."
To read the full article, click here.
Photo credit - Robert Borkowski, special to the Freeman.
Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association
2011 All State Team
Sara Connell, senior, setter
Aly Dawson, junior, outside hitter
Amanda Hansen, senior, middle blocker
Greta Davis, senior
Lindsey Casper, junior
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Saturday was the Girl's Swimming Sectional for Division II.
Catholic Memorial sent 7 girls to the meet held at Cudahy High School.
Anna Meinholz, a senior, won the 200 yard IM, which entitled her a position in the state meet. She also finished second in the 100 yard Breaststroke and qualified for the state meet in that event. Mary Kate Berens, Junior, qualified for the state meet in the 200 yard Freestyle and the 500 yard Freestyle.
Of the CMH 7 girls, there was one senior, 2 juniors, 2 sophomores and 2 freshman.
The State meet will be held at the UW Natatorium on Friday November 11 at 6:30 pm at the UW Natatorium in Madison.
Good Luck Anna and Mary Kate!
To watch the video tribute that was used to introduce each recipient, simply go to CMH's YouTube Channel and scroll down the left side to the recently added videos.
CMH is very proud of each awardee: Tim Sullivan, Ann Marie Wick, Dimas Ocampo, and Mary Kinateder.
Special thanks to CMH alum Billy Seidel and his production company for putting together the videos.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
from today's JSOnline.com -
By Mark Stewart of the Journal Sentinel
Into the light.
It was a call for his players to step out of the shadows of a talented 2011 senior class that led the program to state titles in 2009 and '10 and make their own mark. Well, if this season was a new era for the Crusaders, the bottom line remained the same.
Memorial defeated Tomahawk, 25-18, 25-13, 25-19, to win the WIAA Division 2 state title Saturday at the Resch Center. It was Memorial's third straight state crown - only seven other programs have accomplished the feat - but the first in a starring role for most of the team's top players, some of whom were justifiably giddy.
"I'm shaking I'm so excited," senior middle hitter Amanda Hansen said.
While many of the Crusaders (46-6) did take a back seat to the leaders of the 2010 team, they were far from slouches. Hansen and senior setter Sara Connell have committed to Seton Hall. Junior outside hitter Aly Dawson has committed to Marquette, and senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Hastings plans to sign with South Dakota.
The weight of all that talent came crushing down on Tomahawk, which finished 38-10.
Dawson finished with 15 kills in 20 attacks and posted a .700 hitting percentage. Hansen had 10 kills in 17 attacks and a .471 hitting percentage. Connell had 48 assists.
Senior middle blocker Kellan Flynn led Tomahawk with 11 kills, and Kayli Ogstad, another senior middle, was next with six. Anna Sudbury, a senior setter, had 21 assists.
Overall, Memorial hit a more-than-respectable .465 and used its defense in the back row and serving to limit Tomahawk to just 24 kills and a .187 hitting percentage.
Schulte called it the team's most complete match of the year.
"I certainly didn't think we played our best volleyball largely due to the fact that Catholic Memorial forced us to not play our best volleyball," Tomahawk coach Jen Pfannerstill said. "They put us on our heels. They were aggressive at the net. They were aggressive from the serving line. They dug up a lot of balls for us that normally go down. They put us on the defensive, and that is not a role we like to play.
"The bottom line is they're bigger, they're faster, they're stronger. They're the best team in the state for a reason."
The three sets each followed a familiar pattern, with the Hatchets staying close through the first half of the set before Memorial pulled away
In the first set, a 7-1 run turned a 12-12 game into a 19-13 lead with Hansen, Dawson and junior right-side hitter Mary Kate Dougherty (nine kills) recording kills.
In the second set, an 8-8 tie was quickly a 17-9 Memorial advantage. Senior middle hitter Greta Davis (eight kills) had two kills and a block.
Though the margin of victory in the third set was the closest, it arguably was the least competitive. Memorial scored four straight points thanks to kills from Hansen, Hastings and Dougherty to take an 8-4 lead. The Crusaders led, 20-11, before Tomahawk trimmed the deficit.
"We played as a whole today," Dawson said. "Yesterday we had our times where we were playing individually. It just doesn't work. We realized that after we lost almost two sets in a row."
From there, it wasn't long before Memorial clinched the championship and in the process set a school record for victories and games won with 111.
Step into the light? Memorial accomplished that goal with ease, and Saturday they basked in the glow of their accomplishment.
"We wanted to come here and prove to people that we are just as good as were last year and we did it again," Dawson said.
Catholic Memorial def. Tomahawk, 25-18, 25-13, 25-19. Kills - Aly Dawson, CM, 15; Kellan Flynn, TOMA, 11. Assists - Sara Connell, CM, 48; Anna Sudbury, TOMA, 21. Digs - Lindsey Casper, CM, 12. Records - CM 46-6; TOMA 38-10.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011