Friday, September 28, 2012

CMH NHS Induction

from Muskego Patch.Com -

'Be Ignited,' Honor Society Students are Told
Catholic Memorial inducts 55 students into the National Honor Society, congratulating 'young adults who reflect and exceed our ideals' and urging them to use their gifts in service to others.

Keynote speaker and Catholic Memorial High School alum Hannah Dugan, '77, urged 55 juniors and seniors assembled at CMH Wednesday night to take their acceptance into the National Honor Society (NHS) as a charge to "be the light of truth and of faith" to others, and become leaders by serving others.

The school held its annual induction ceremony for the NHS, which requires academic achievement as well as strong leadership and service components of all of its members.

Of the 55 students accepted, two were from Muskego. Alexa Jaeger is a junior and Allie Konkol is a senior at CMH. Additionally, students for New Berlin included seniors Elsa Aparnieks, Katie Hampel, Bridget Moore, and Kayla Rhymer.

CMH President Fr. Paul Hartmann said the students "reflect and exceed our ideals, not just academically, but in how they care for others. They are mentors, volunteers and student ambassadors who seek to help others in the gifts they have."

Dugan, who is an attorney who has been an executive director with Catholic Charities and practices nonprofit law, encouraged the students to lead 'from the bottom' by serving others in whatever they do in life. In addition, she told them to "listen to adults' suggestions on your path, because they often see gifts and talents in you that you don't see."

What's the difference between a Crusader and Warrior?

A warrior is warrior, but a Crusader is a good warrior with a great cause.

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


Muskego 2

Memorial's urgency and quick passing keys
First league loss for Warriors
by James Hoffman, Freeman correspondent

Quote of the day:  "Intensity and urgency. Those were what decided [the match]"

To read the full coverage, click here.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tennis and Golf updates

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Tennis - Crusaders down Oak Creek Knights
Golf - CMH advances from regional to sectional; junior Lauren Klubertanz takes places second after forcing a two hole play-off

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

As seen in the Journal-Sentinel

Congratulations to Fr. Sean O'Connell of Queen of Apostles Parish as well as CMH Football Chaplain and member of the Board of Directors.

Girls Tennis Team volunteers

 Last week, members of the Crusader Girls Tennis team volunteered at the MTEF (Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation) Black Tie event  at the Peck Pavillionat the Zoo

 Katie Christianson, Sydney Royston, Katie Ness

Elizabeth Diedrich
Katie Christianson, Kelly Quartaro, Sydney Royston, Katie Ness

Sydney Royston, Jenny Umhoeffer, Katie Ness, Michaela Hoffmann, Diane Heighway, Katie Christianson, Kelly Quartaro

Kneeling (Left to right) Diane Heighway, Kelly Quartaro, Sydney Royston.
Standing (Left to right) Jenny Umhoeffer, Melissa Akre, Emily Benz, Katie Fredericks, Kate Christianson, Katie Ness, Michaela Hoffmann, Marissa Taugher, Elizabeth Diedrich and Coach Carl Veenendaal

Crusader Girls VB downs West

from today's Waukesha Freeman -
Waukesha West 0
Crusaders jump ahead early
by Tom Badger, Freeman correspondent


Quote of the day:  "I just want to have fun with it."  CMH senior Aly Dawson

To read the full article, click here.

Photo by Robert F. Borkowski, special to the Freeman - CMH senior A.J. Smith goes up for a block as West's Ally Legut hits during a Classis 8 conference match Tuesday night.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Support a CMH alum and his foundation...

Click on the logo above for more information about the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation's run/walk/roll to raise funds for research for a cure for paralysis.

Good luck Bryon!

Bishop Don Hying visits CMH

This morning, Bishop Don Hying, auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, address the CMH community on the topic of "The New Evangelization".  As we fast approach the start of the Church's "Year of Faith", the bishop called upon CMH students and, in fact, all young people to be the evangelists of a new era.

Afterward, Bishop Hying had lunch with members of the Campus Ministry Leadership Team at the CMH rectory.  The conversation continued about a renewal of lived faith.

Thank you Bishop Hying!

Monday, September 24, 2012

TEAM HARTMANN at 76% of Walk-A-Thon Goal!

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Team Hartmann reaches 76% of Goal!
Needs $1850 in last ten days!


Thank you to all who have stepped up to pledge their support to TEAM HARTMANN in the 2012 CMH Walk-A-Thon.  WAT is the largest student and faculty run fundraiser each year.  The kids are doing a great job and are well ahead of last year’s pace.

This past week CMH was recognized by the Cardinal Newman Society as being among the best Catholic high schools in the country – especially in the area of Civics Education.  On Wednesday, we officially welcomed our ten international students to CMH for this year.  I know that we can confidently say that we do a great job, a very Catholic job, of teaching young people about their responsibilities to the world.  WAT is just on of those teaching moments.

For its part, TEAM HARTMANN wants to lead, and teach, by example.  The WAT theme this year is “Walking Together for Our Common Cause” it is a lesson not only for our present students – it is a call for support from alumni, friends and family.  It is a call for support of CMH from YOU!

I have ten days remaining to raise about $1850.  I need your help.  Even if you haven’t been to CMH in quite awhile, here is a small way to get reconnected to CMH and to support the great mission of a nationally recognized Catholic School.

Please pledge online –

Thank you for all you do for CMH and for your support of TEAM HARTMANN!

Blessings to you.

Fr. Paul

Saturday, September 22, 2012

CMH football back on track

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

CMH 35
Muskego 18

Quote of the day: "It's a great win for us being down at halftime.  We showed our maturity and were able to pound the ball."  CMH head coach Bill Young 

Photos by Jeff Zamania

To read the full article, click here.

P.S.  Muskego, welcome to the Classic 8!

CMH named among top Catholic Schools in America

Catholic Memorial High School Named one of the top Catholic High Schools in the Nation
Waukesha, WI - Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) announces that it has been named as one of the top Catholic High Schools in the nation for civic education by The Cardinal Newman Society. This award is a result of the 2012-2013 Catholic High School Honor Roll competition. The Honor Roll recognizes excellence in Catholic identity, academics and civic education at Catholic high schools across the United States. 

Of the 1205 Catholic High Schools in the United States, only seventy-three were recognized by the Cardinal Newman Society this year.  CMH is one of only two schools in Wisconsin and the only school in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to be recognized on the Honor Roll.

"It is an honor for Catholic Memorial High School to be recognized by the Catholic High School Honor Roll as one of the top Catholic high schools in the United States for civics education. This is our second recognition in only our second time participating in the process.  This designation recognizes our commitment to the fullness of Catholic education and the specific mission given us in our Catholic Social Teachings. I applaud the students, parents, teachers, and staff for their hard work and commitment to this important mission of the Church,” said Fr. Paul Hartmann, President.
“Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for administrators, families, and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “The Honor Roll schools are a reminder that Catholic education is getting better every day—not only academically, but in the renewal of Catholic identity—and we are delighted to see the increased level of competition among the schools that participated in the program this year.”

Former CMH Coach and grandparent, Jim Haluska dies

Haluska, James D. "Bombo" Reunited with his beloved wife, Ginny, the love of his life, on September 20, 2012, at the age of 79 years. Jim took the day off from golf to recharge his batteries for the upcoming Don Bosco golf outing. Unfortunately, his big heart did not cooperate and he died unexpectedly at home from a heart attack. 

Loving father of Marybeth (Gene) Gardner, Jan (Joe) Boberschmidt, Jim Haluska, Jr. (Cheryl), Julie (Tim) Hall, David (Wendy). Proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren Dan, Matt and Billy Gardner; Joey, Molly, Sarah and Brian Boberschmidt; Jimmy, Kariann and Emily Haluska; Karly, Bobby, Megan and Abby Hall; Sam and Hannah Haluska. Son of the late Rudy and Olga Haluska and son-in-law of the late Al and Evelyn Haas. 

Survived by brothers Rudy "Bugs" (Carol) and Eugene "Spider", sister-in-law Jeanne Haas and brother-in-law Chuck Haas (Janet). Survived by other relatives and friends. Beloved friends of Morningstar golfers and his tee-it-up buddies, Tom and Russ. 

Recent inductee into the 2012 UW-Wisconsin's Athletic Hall of Fame and Inductee into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame. Long-time coach and teacher at Don Bosco High School and Thomas More High School. Assistant coach and teacher at Pius XI High School and coach at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School

His coaching legacy will be remembered by the "Quick Kick" on second down, "Form Tackling", "The Sleeper Play" and the "Double Pass." Jim will never be forgotten for his creative phy-ed classes, such as "Polish Army", "Bull in the Ring", "Tarzan Relays", "Speedball", "Mush-Ball" and "Dive and Roll". 

He taught his kids and grandkids how to play "I'll Draw the Frying Pan", "Captain May I", "Round-up", "War" and"7-up". Jim grew up in Racine playing games such as "Baby in the Hole" and "Walking the Wall at Stephen Bull School". 

Visitation will be Monday, September 24, at St. Matthias Church (9306 W. Beloit Road) from 2:00 to 5:45 PM with a Catholic Mass at 6:00 PM. Private entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to your choice of Racine St. Catherine's High School, St. Thomas More High School, Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School or Pius XI High School.

CMH Golfer Klubertanz named All-Conference

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Congratulations to CMH junior Lauren Klubertanz on being named to First Team All-Conference in the Classic 8 Conference.

Great work Lauren!

Friday, September 21, 2012

CMH Boys VB top Indians

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Mukwonago 3

Norton comes through for CMH
by Jeff Hagenau, Freeman coorespondent

Quote of the article: "Trevor [Norton] played with a lot of fire during the final two games and carried us."  CMH coach Dave Schmidlin

To read the full article, click here.

Project Lead the Way engineering classes are in need of donations.

Your donation can be new or used as long as it is safe and functional.
Wish List:
Screwdrivers: flat head and Phillips
Needle nose pliers
6" – 12" layout square
Utility knives
Narrow and wide scrapers
Work gloves
Bench vise
Adjustable wrenches
Flat nose pliers
Wire cutters
Wire strippers
Slip joint pliers
Tongue and groove pliers
Hacksaw/hand saw
Glue gun/glue
Staple gun/staples
Work bench (any size 8' or smaller)
Any type of tool storage cabinet
Drill press

If you have questions, please contact Mary Petrie at

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Time to help promote CMH!

Want to help promote CMH? 
Live or work on a busy street? 
Put up a CMH Open House yard sign! 
To get one for your home or business, contact the CMH Adminssions Office, or

No lost sets in tennis

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Catholic Memorial Beats Northstars

Waukesha North 0

To read coverage, click here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CMH and Waukesha's Jazz Scene


Please join me, Gary Meisner, and special guests for an wonderful evening of music featuring up-and coming Jazz musicians from Catholic Memorial High School and Carroll University.  Bring your axe, your charts, your voice and be a part of the emerging music scene (or just sit back and enjoy the fabulous food, drinks and atmosphere) at J. Lotti’s Pub and Grill House!!!! 

THIS Thursday, September 20th , Music starts at 6:30, there is no cover charge!!!

Pete Lange, CMH Director of Music

Crusaders dim the Lasers light

 from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Kettle Moraine 0

Own goal decides outcome
First league loss for Lasers
by Evan Frank, Freeman correspondent

 Quote of the day: "CMH really looked forward to this game, you could tell.  They had a little fire in their step."  KM Head Coach, Greg Prospero

Photos - by Robert F. Borkowski, Special to the Freeman.    Top: CMH freshman Connor Alba prepares to get the ball away from Kettle Moraine senior Tony Covelli during the first half Tuesday.   Bottom: Catholic Memorial junior Michael Benash fends off Kettle Moraine junior Chris Trafton.

Cheering on Al's Run

Every year the CMH Pom and Dance Team participates in Briggs & Al’s Run and Walk for Children’s Hospital which takes place on the Marquette Campus.  This year's walk was held this past Saturday. 

The CMH girls cheer on the runners and walkers at the start line, they also do some cheers beforehand with the Marquette Band as the participants are registering.  The children that come are always so excited to see them and dance with them or hold their pom pons. 

This year CMH math teacher, Mrs. Nancy Knapp participated in the Walk along with her children and grandchildren. 

In the photo above is Mrs. Knapp with her grandson, Luke (CMH Class of 2029) with Bridget Moore, Vanessa Papenthein, and Michelle Plier. 

Al’s run is a great way for the girls to “give back” it makes them so appreciative of everything they have.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

She's a Fighter!

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Catholic Memorial's Julie Else goes from poverty in Philippines to standout rugby player
Story by Daniel Mike, photos by Charles Auer

Quote of the day: "It just seems like the Catholic Memorial teachers took her under their wing and got her going.  They instilled a confidence in her."  Julie's mom, Kim Else

To read the full article, click here.

Freeman ups the score...if you can believe it.

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Haight stars as Memorial rolls in rugby match

FOND DU LAC - Catholic Memorial junior Rebecca Haight set a school single-game scoring record with seven tries in the Crusaders' 90-0 victory over Fond du Lac Saturday.

CMH Golfer also takes Third

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

FOND DU LAC - In the girls golf Fond du Lac Invitational at Rolling Meadows Golf Course on Saturday, Catholic Memorial junior Lauren Klubertanz finished third with a 79.

CMH XC Runner takes Third

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

WAUKESHA - Catholic Memorial senior Sam Holt finished third in the Waukesha South Cross Country Invitational at Minooka Park on Saturday. 

Holt finished in 17:03.07 as the Crusaders finished seventh  in the team standings.

Team Hartmann reaches 70% of goal!

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Just two and a half weeks to go until the Crusader Walk-A-Thon 2012...

But there is still work to be done.

Thank you to the many CMH supporters who have joined Team Hartmann.  Special thanks to the CMH alums who are stepping up to the challenge to get 100 new alumni supporters pledging a mere $10 each.

With the theme "Walking together for a common cause", Walk-A-Thon is the largest student and faculty fundraiser of the year.  It not only supports our very successful CMH programs and tuition assistance efforts, but it instills in students the lifelong virtue of philanthropic and charitable support of efforts which they value. 

A lot of CMH students are doing a great job this year in collecting pledges and making new and renewed connections with the CMH family.  Team Hartmann wants to lead by example. 

I have 15 days to raise another $2300 from among family, friends, and CMH alums.  That's you! 

Whether $10 or $100 your gifts are appreciated and support the great work we do here.  Alums, consider pledging something as simple as $5 for each year since you graduated.

Please, make your pledge today.  It is easy to do online, just click here!

Thank you, and may God bless you and your family!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Who knew?

That there was such a things as the International Year of Statistics?

Catholic Memorial High School is proud to announce it is participating in the International Year of Statistics 2013, a worldwide celebration of the contributions of statistical science to the advancement of our global society.  Joining connects CMH to the worldwide network of organizations and people who are interesting in promoting statistics through the unique opportunity of the International Year of Statistics. By working together to promote the International Year of Statistics we will educate the world about the important contributions statisticians everywhere are making to our global society.

More than 700 organizations—universities, research institutes, high schools, professional societies, government agencies and businesses—in nearly 100 countries are joining to celebrate and promote the importance of statistical science to the science community, businesses, governments, the news media, policymakers, employers, students and the public.

During this yearlong celebration, Catholic Memorial High School and the hundreds of other participating organizations around the world will be:

* Increasing student awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of our society 
*Nurturing statistics as a profession, especially among high-school students
* Help students learn more about how Statistics helps shape your everyday life.

Link to site is below:

84 to 0...must be Girls Rugby!

CMH 84
Fond du Lac 0

CMH junior Rebecca Haight set a new varsity girls rugby record by scoring 7 tries in the girls conference victory over a young Fond Du Lac team Saturday morning.  Senior Kelli Piatt also added a try of her own, the first of her career. 
CMH (2-0) will face DSHA (2-0) on Sunday Sept 23rd at 1pm at Minooka Park.  Featuring the #3 and #4 teams from the USA Rugby National Tournament last year, the game should be a great test of where both programs are this fall.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Boys Soccer wins in overtime

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Hartford 1

For Freeman coverage, click here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Closer scores, but still wins...

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Boys soccer - CMH 2, Waukesha South 1
Crusaders Hope to be on Right Track

Girls Volleyball - CMH 3, Mukwonago 2
Indians Almost Pull Off Upset

Monday, September 10, 2012

Team Hartmann surpasses 63% of Walk-A-Thon goal!

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Thanks to all new and returning team members.  Your support of CMH is greatly appreciated.  Through your pledges, we are “Walking Together for a Common Cause.”
But Team Hall is still nipping at our heels.  Rumor has it that he has some big supporters just waiting in the wings to launch a Homecoming Week “October Surprise”.  Like all campaigns, we need to build up enough of a lead to stave off such shenanigans.  Will you be there for Team Hartmann?

 I have set a goal of expanding Team Hartmann to include 100 new alumni donors.  It’s simple – 100 alums, $10 each, $1K support for CMH, and a lot of renewed connections between CMH and its alums.  A win, win, win all around.

 Please support Team Hartmann today.

Blessings to you!
Fr. Paul

Highlight of the weekend -

CMH Girls Rugby!

The CMH girls rugby team opened conference play with a 51-0 victory over Oak Creek High School.  Six different girls scored tries for the Crusaders and junior Molly Langhenry kicked four conversions and a field goal. 

In the JV match, freshman Ellie Metz and Meaghan Schmitt each had two tries in their first match, to help lead a young team to a 31-0 victory.

Both teams travel to Fond Du Lac next Saturday for a 10am kickoff at UW-Fond Du Lac.

Attached is a team picture for the team's third annual alumni scrimmage held on Aug 31st.  

The following alumni, in addition to many supportive parents, made a return visit!

Dan Chanen, original forwards coach and referee for the match.   Thanks Dan!

Alex Glorioso, '04 (as coaches)
Maggie Perdzock '04 (as coaches)
Laurel Wold, '08
Casey Hamill-Barth, '09
Amanda Pohle, '09
Kayla Reilly, '09
Katharine Lewis '09
McKenna Smith '09
Emma Pesci '09
Erin Davis, '10
Erin Reilly '10
Sadie Abler '10
Maggie Armstrong '11