Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New IB Program coming to CMH!

Congratulations CMH!

The International Baccalaureate Organization has approved our school for an IBCC Site Visit, which is the final step to authorization for the International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate.

We received perfect scores on our IBCC Consultation Report and the Feedback on Application for Authorization.  Among the positive comments CMH received were the following:

"The written curriculum is comprehensive and aligns with the requirements of the IBCC"

"[CMH] uses a range of strategies and tools to assess student learning"

"[CMH] has designed a rich combination of Diploma courses that correspond to the planned PLTW courses
for the IBCC."

Contact John Burke, who is the IB Diploma and IBCC Coordinator, if you have questions.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) has developed a framework of international education that will incorporate the vision and educational principles of the IB into local programs that address the needs of students engaged in career-related education.

In this context the IB and Catholic Memorial High School wishes to collaborate with a range of agencies to develop this academic credential, known as the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). The IBCC is an academic qualification designed to support schools and colleges that offer career-related courses like Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to their students

Monday, January 26, 2015

A message of thanks to our Crusader Boys Basketball team

From: Gary Drska
To: ,"Dean A. Bellanti"
Subject: Special Olympics Recap

Fellow Officials,
Just AWESOME!!! What an outstanding job you did yesterday with Special Olympics.  My sincere thanks to each of you for your time and effort for such an important and wonderful event.  I hope you found it to be an enjoyable day.  I received positive feedback from Steve Visocky, the head of this event, on the job you guys did for all the games. 
Dean, my sincere thanks to you and your coaches, and especially your team.  Your players represented Catholic Memorial very well and did an outstanding job.  Please pass along my thanks to each of them.
Hope to see you all back next year.  Until then, enjoy the rest of year season, stay healthy and safe travels.

YOU'RE INVITED! - The Memorial Propel STEM Challenge

We are excited to host the Memorial Propel STEM Challenge

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Schedule of Events:

Arrival and Check In (Julia Weber Gymnasium)- 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Program & Challenge- 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Lunch (will be provided)- 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Competition- 12:10 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony- 1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks- 1:30 p.m.

We have over 120 elementary school students who will participate in a “challenge” that will incorporate Memorial Propel, a student thinking process that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication. We hope to have a meaningful effect on the future by encouraging innovative thinking and collaboration to solve world challenges. 

Local business leaders, as well as Parents and Principals of participating schools are welcome to attend the Awards Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to bhall@catholicmemorial.net.  Parking will be limited so we appreciate the ability to car pool with others. 

See you on Tuesday.  Happy Catholic Schools Week.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email.


Dr. Robert Hall, Principal, Catholic Memorial High School

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CMH Art Students recognized at State Competition

2014 State
Scholastic Art Awards     
Students from Catholic Memorial High School were awarded four Gold Keys and five Honorable Mentions.  The pieces earning Gold Keys will be forwarded to national competition in New York.
Mara Dentici, 12, Gold Key
Drawing and Illustration

Maria Fernandez, 11, Gold Key

Melinda Sipek, 12, Gold Key
“Even Tides”

Paiton Kujawa, 9, Gold Key
Digital Art
“East Buffalo”

Whitney George, 12, Honorable Mention

Alyssa Lincoln, 12, Honorable Mention
Drawing and Illustration

Sophia Hausman, 12, Honorable Mention
Mixed Media
“The Unseen Art of Calatrava”

Maddie Sibilsky, 10,  Honorable Mention
Photography in 3D

Melinda Sipek, 12, Honorable Mention
“Drift to Equanimity”

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CMH Staff Retreat

Yesterday, the CMH faculty and staff began the second semester with their annual day of retreat. We are thankful to our hosts, the Schoenstatt Sisters in Delafield,and to Mr. Jon Brzeski, our Director of Campus Ministry, for a wonderful day.