Saturday, March 31, 2012
Please keep in your prayers the repose of the souls,and the consolation of the families, of the following CMH alumni parents:
Louise Hunt, wife of Henry, past parent of CMH grads Pat, Mark, Jenny, and Amy, and present grandparent of CMH students Cole and Matt Hubley, Nick and Anna Vitale. To read about the arrangements, please click here.
John Multhauf, wife of the late Barbara, parent of CMH grads Jay, Kurt, Erich and John. To read a full length obituary, click here. For more information about arrangements, please click here.
Barb Nevins, wife of John, mother of CMH grads Nancy and Tom. For the arrangements, please click here.
With great generosity, all three families have asked that memorials be offered to Catholic Memorial High School.
Two easy ways to facilitate online giving to CMH are through PayPal and Dideo.
May they each rest in peace.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Crusaders Reloading Again
CMH has been able to avoid fully rebuilding
by Mark Hutchinson, Freeman Staff
Quoate of the article: "We have many players who show leadership in the classroom, serivce, and on the field." CMH Coach John Burke
To read the full article, click here.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Best comment from my interviews with Francis - "Teenagers are essentially the same everywhere, it is parents and adults who are different."
Long-awaited goal for CMH's Fischer
The Freeman's Girls Basketball Team
Alison Mueller, senior, Catholic Memorial
The guard was a first team all-Classic 8 pick for the second straight year. Mueller averaged 15 points per game. Her 34 three-pointers ranked second in the Classic 8 and helped CMH to third place.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Good morning, Fr. Paul.
I'm sending you a few photos from the Fun Friday we had on March 23rd. Sticky Rhinoceros did a wonderful job of entertaining 32 4th, 5th, 6th graders before the kids went off to their
The activities for the night included:
1. Rugby w/Shannon King
2. Fencing w/Mr. Sampon
3. Science w/Nerissa Borgen
4. Latin with Lindley Henson and Kim Bahr
The following CMH students did a wonderful job helping me and Julie with Fun Friday. These
wonderful CMH students had dinner with the grade school students, participated in the Sticky Rhinoceros activities w/the kids, and made sure all of the grade school students got to their assigned activities.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Morgan Fields, CMH senior, has won a National Gold Key Award for her photo, “Darkness Awaits.”
She will be honored at Carnegie Hall in New York on June 1, one of only 1,500 award winners from throughout the nation. Her photo will be on exhibit in New York. A copy will be available for viewing at CMH’s Student Art Show on May 10 & 11.
It's game on at 7 p.m. March 30 at Catholic Memorial High School for the second annual basketball challenge between Waukesha police officers and Waukesha firefighters.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I wanted to share a few things with you about Operation Michael. Here are a few pictures from the night and also a letter that we received from Repairers of the Breach, who we donated $500 to. We donated the money we had raised through our bake sale and donations during Star Search on Thursday, March 8th, which was both our box night and also a match day at Repairers, so our donation that night was matched. Along with the money, we also gave them 2 garbage bags full of socks that were donated during Star Search. In addition, we will be donating $150 to the Hebron House, which is money that was raised at the Family Mass and Breakfast.
Our students did a wonderful job of representing CMH and our motto, Caritas in Omnibus, that night and gained a lot from their experience. They gained a perspective on homelessness both by sleeping in a box and by hearing from 2 men who were formally homeless. They offered wonderful insights during their prayer service reflections and during the group activities. And they helped local organizations by raising money and supplies.
Danielle Cruise, CMH Guidance Counselor and OpMike moderator
On the Girls side, congratulations to Ali Mueller, senior, being named to First Team All-Conference and to Abby Radish, senior, for receiving an honorable mention.
For the Boys, Ryan Taugher, senior was named to the Second Team All Conference, and in a good sign for the future juniors Andre Bodden, Jake Giffhorn, and Ty Sabin, all received honorable mention.
Congratulations to all CMH scholar-athletes!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Trevor Norton-Bucher'13, Alex Staskiewicz '12, Caleb Walters '13 and Alesia Staskiewicz'12 participated last Sunday in the second Thank-a-Thon for CMH. Despite summer-like weather and NCAA March Madness on TV, the team honored their commitment to make calls to alumni supporters of the Crusader Fund. Joined by Emily Ott'15 and Matt Knutson'14, the small but mighty team made 200 calls in under two hours. Students participating in a session held two weeks ago were similarly successful.
The next Thank a Thon session is scheduled for April 15 from 4-6 PM in the ARC. Student callers are eligible for service hours, while snacks and prizes add some fun and friendly competition. To sponsor or join our Thank A Thon team, contact development director, Marguerite Gallagher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 19, 2012
It was with great anticipation that I picked up the most recent issue of Milwaukee Magazine so as to closely review the Matt Hrodey article on “Best Schools”. As an alumnus and president of Catholic Memorial High School (CMH), I was disappointed that Mr. Hrodey overlooked the fourth largest private high school in the greater Milwaukee area, and the achievements of 700 students and 11,600 alumni. (“Private Eye” p.53).
While we agree that the quality of a school, particularly a Catholic school, goes well beyond test scores and numerical data, given the opportunity to tell our story, we would proudly participate.
A positive peer culture exists at CMH and our students are eager to learn and discover the importance of a strong and diverse curriculum. We are accredited through Advanced Education, certified in Project Lead the Way, and have fully implemented the International Baccalaureate Program. Most recently, we launched our new Academic Resource Center committed to providing all students with resources for writing, mathematics, and general scholarship. Some noteworthy statistics about CMH are:
· Over 98% of CMH graduates are admitted to colleges and universities
· ACT average of 25.3 for Class of 2010; 24.6 for Class of 2011 (with 99% taking the exam)
· We administered 351 IB Exams in 2010; 280 (75.47%) scored a 4 or higher
· We have 15 IB Higher Level Offerings and 7 AP offerings
· We had 118 AP Exams taken in 2010 with 79 (66.95%) scored a 3 or better
By our estimation, depending on the weight given to IB Exams, CMH would rank at least 7th, and likely higher, in the Milwaukee Magazine rankings.
Beyond these numbers, CMH has earned recognition from the Cardinal Newman Society as one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in America (see http://www.catholichonorroll.org/). We are thrilled that we have been recognized in the WSN Cup rankings as offering the one of the state’s top five athletics programs in four of the last five years (http://www.wissports.net/). CMH has built the largest International Baccalaureate Program of any private high school in Wisconsin in just five years. Our drama program is regularly among the most recognized in the state by the Tommy Awards (http://www.overturecenter.com/).
Most important, our young people truly exemplify the school’s motto Caritas in Omnibus (Charity in All Things). CMH students not only excel in test scores and on twenty-three varsity and club sports, through more than forty clubs they perform tens of thousands of combined service hours each year.
Be assured that, in the future, CMH will gladly participate in research for your articles on education in addition to purchasing ad space in the consistently high quality product delivered by Milwaukee Magazine. (as we did after your solicitation on p.73, the last page of the Hrodey article)
The Very Reverend Paul Hartmann ’84
President, Catholic Memorial High School
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Above, Fr. Pilarz is pictured with about half of the 60 CMH seniors who have so far been accepted to MU (that's about 1/3 of the senior class). Eventually, some 20-25 will choose to attend the university.
Thank you Fr. Pilarz!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
You could be the lucky winner of:
1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $2,500
3rd Prize: $1,000
4th Prize: $500
5th Prize: $250
Tickets are $50 or three for $100.
There are 3 ways for you to get them before time runs out!
• Stop in the Spirit Shop Friday, March 9, during school hours.
• Contact Kim at (262) 542-7101 ext. 247 or email@example.com by 5:00 pm Friday, March 9.
• Take your chance on the night of the Luck O’ the Crusader Auction on Saturday, March 10.
If you don’t buy a raffle ticket, you can’t be a winner! You do not need to be present to win.
Proceeds go to support all programs to educate, guide and prepare our students to serve their Church and the world.
For more information about the Luck O’ the Crusader Auction, visit our Web site!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Performance of "Two Guys, One Song," winner of CMH 2012 Star Search and also selected as the People's Choice. Dan Engsberg is on piano and Josh Gossett is singer.
Performance of "Sound of an Irish Drum" by Edward Dillett, 2nd place winner of the CMH 2012 Star Search.
Performance by "The Batchelor Experience" (Alexander Aldred, Jake Richter, and Gabe Wichser), 3rd place winners of CMH 2012 Star Search.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
This was the 3rd annual meeting of the New Faces of Manufacturing Panel at the Country Springs Hotel last Friday, March 2nd. CMH parent Mr Pete McCormick, CEO of Magnetek and Nick Kroll, CEO Aries Industries (CMH '88) were keynote speakers on the panel.
Purpose: A platform for manufacturers to share ideas, encourage innovation, work together to transform the image of manufacturing and target new talent.
Congratulations to Jon and Nolan for being considered among the future faces of Waukesha business. Thanks to Pete and Nick for their work for the community and for CMH.
Monday, March 5, 2012
At annual WSMA festivals, held all over the State, student musicians perform pieces grouped by difficulty (Class A, B, and C, with A being the most challenging) before professional adjudicators and receive ratings on a scale from I – V (I being superior), as well as constructive feedback on their performance. Exceptional performances of Class A pieces receive a *I rating and are eligible to advance to a State-level Festival.
Scott Bembenek received a III for his Class B alto saxophone solo
Brad Bodus received a III for his Class B drumset solo
Justin Lee received a III for his Class A clarinet solo.
Jessica Pawlak received a II for her Class B vocal solo
Kaitlin Trokan received a II for her Class B flute solo
Kaitlin Trokan and Jenny DeNardis received a II for their Class A violin/clarinet duet
Dan Czarnecki received a II for his Class A Tenor Saxophone solo.
Frank Seipel received a II for his Class A trumpet solo
Chris Setzke received a II for his Class A alto saxophone solo
Evan Wetzel received a II for his Class A trumpet solo
Abby Vandenhouten and Anyssa Stanley-Reckin received a I for their Class C vocal duet
Christian Erickson received a I for his Class C piano solo
Mitchell Fagan received a I for his Class B classical guitar solo
Jenny DeNardis, Haley Lange, Mary Biedingmaier, and Sarah Gorczany received a I for their Class B clarinet quartet.
Jon Setzke received a I for his Class B snare drum solo
Maggie Czarnecki received a I for her Class B vocal solo
Kelli Piatt received a I for her Class A oboe solo
David Wittmann received a *I for his Class A piano solo and is eligible to advance to State!!
Jenny DeNardis received a I* for her Class A clarinet solo and is eligible to advance to State!!
Kelli Piatt received a I for her Class A Oboe solo.
Dan VerBockel received a *I for his Class A Trombone solo and is eligible to advance to State!!
Alec Aldred received *I’s for Class A Trumpet solos in both Jazz and Classical styles, and is eligible to advance to State!!
Congratulations to all!
Friday, March 2, 2012
I will be visiting CMH alumni and alumni parents in South Florida March 19-24. Do you know any CMH snowbirds who would enjoy informal gatherings hosted in the Naples and Ft. Lauderdale areas? Send contact referrals to Marguerite Gallagher: firstname.lastname@example.org or call CMH 262-542-7101 ext. 211.
Twenty-nine seasons, eight final four trips, one glorious state title for Tampa Prep's Fenlon
Thu. March 1, 2012 Joey Knight
LAKELAND — March Madness qualified as an excused absence Thursday.
In essence, Tampa Prep students were allowed to ditch their history classes to watch history transpire. So at roughly 8 a.m., more than 400 kids, faculty and staff boarded 11 buses at the downtown private school and headed east for the state high school boys basketball tournament.
As always, Joe Fenlon [CMH '79] drove the team bus, an 18-seat Blue Bird that looks as if it had been chartered from Hickory.“I’m Ralph Kramden,” he said.
To read the full article, click here.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Women's Soccer Participates in TOPSoccer Winter Festival
MU contributes at TOPSoccer Program
To view the photo gallery of the event, click here.
WAUKESHA - Twenty-two members of the Marquette University women's soccer team participated in the TOPSoccer Winter Festival on Saturday, February 25, at Catholic Memorial High School.
TOPSoccer is an official U.S. Youth Soccer program enriching the lives of young athletes with disabilities through the game of soccer.
The Golden Eagles continue to be actively involved with the TOPSoccer program as it hosts an annual clinic every fall prior to a home match at Valley Fields.
"We have been involved with TOPSoccer in previous years and being to participate in the event is always rewarding," said junior midfielder Rachel Brown. It was a lot of fun for us to recognize all of the familiar faces. It's always great being able to help out and see how much fun the kids have with us being there. We enjoy their company as much as they enjoy ours."
TOPSoccer is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, ages 4-19, who has a mental or physical disability. The goal of TOPSoccer is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the U.S. Youth Soccer family.
There are nine TOPSoccer sites in Wisconsin in Appleton, Brookfield, Cedarburg, Merton, Racine, Sussex, Walworth, Milwaukee North, and Milwaukee South.