January 29, 2020
Mr. Dave Mueller
Principal's Corner

Happy National Catholic Schools Week! 

Thank you for supporting
Archbishop McNicholas High School!

News and reminders

2019-2020 Calendar

Coming up...
Thurs., Jan. 30--
PM Mass schedule--Late arrival at 8:00 a.m.

Fri., Jan. 31--
MTF schedule

Mon., Feb. 3--
MTF schedule

Tues., Feb. 4--
MTF schedule

Weds., Feb. 5--
Wednesday 4-bell block day

Thurs., Feb. 6--
Thursday 3-bell block day--2:10 p.m. dismissal

Fri., Feb. 7--
No school--Professional development for faculty and staff

Updated deadlines!
2020-21 Registration for Current Families
Registration for current students begins today, January 29, 2020. Packets with scholarship and financial aid award notification will be mailed by February 10, 2020. Completed enrollment contracts and a registration fee of $850 must be received by Friday, March 6, 2020.

FACTS Tuition Management will manage our tuition collection again next year. You may choose one of these flexible payment options:
  • Pay in Full Plan - due May 15, 2020
  • 2-pay Plan - payments due May and Nov
  • 4-pay Plan - payments due May/Sept/Dec/Mar
  • 10-pay Plan - payments due each month July through April
FACTS can process payments directly from your financial institution account, credit cards, and bank transfers.

NEW ! Changing of your payment plan option after the 2020-21 enrollment has been submitted can only be accepted after April 1, 2020. Applicable fees will apply. For questions or help setting up your FACTS account, please contact the FACTS 24-hour customer service at 1-866-441-4637. For questions regarding registration, please contact the Finance Office at McNicholas High School at 513-231-3500.

Second quarter Honor Roll
Congratulations to McNicholas students who earned Dean's List, First Honors, and Second Honors for the second quarter. Keep up the good work! Click here for a full listing.

News from the McNicholas Counseling Department

University of Miami Summer Scholars Program
How many students get the chance to build an architectural portfolio, create a business plan, meet executives from collegiate and professional sport administrations, all while earning six college credits? At UM, students explore their academic passion and consider their future career opportunities when they attend the University of Miami's Summer Scholars program. High-achieving high school sophomores and juniors can gain an authentic college experience and earn six college credits in a variety of academic areas. For students looking to gain hands-on experience in a more condensed format, we also offer our incredible two-week, non-credit academy program for an intense experiential learning environment. Click here for more information. Deadline is March 1.

Campus Ministry

Catholic Schools Week
This week, our school joins in the national celebration of Catholic Schools Week with this year's theme being "Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed." It is a joy and a privilege to place each of these priorities front and center in our efforts in Campus Ministry at McNicholas High School.

Videoconference with Archbishop Schnurr

As a part of our Catholic Schools Week initiatives, nine members of the senior class took part in a video conference with Archbishop Schnurr on Monday, January 27,
with the help of Technology Director Mr. Andy Ey. Participants included Will Ayers, E rin Callahan, Maddie Kouche, Katie Limberg, Jack Munzel, Brian Reed, Josh Schaefer, Josh Twomey, and Zach Twomey.

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools Week Mass
On Tuesday, January 28, thirteen members of the senior class were joined by Mr. Mueller, Mr. Hutchinson-Smyth, and Mrs. Sandmann in representing the McNicholas community at the annual Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Senior Ian Burt, a four-year server at McNick, had the distinction of serving as an acolyte for the Mass, and Aidan Guessford and Ally Mayne carried the McNicholas banner in the opening procession. Additional students in attendance included 
Elton Clifton, Caitlin Doyle, Allie Hart, Ella Heidorn, Elise Nyktas, Ellie Rudolph, Anna Schneider, Mary Schuh, Marie Steinkuhl, and Brianna Taylor.

Archbishop McNicholas High School's Catholic Schools Week Mass
This Thursday, January 30, the entire McNicholas community will join together for our Catholic Schools Week Mass in the sanctuary at Guardian Angels Church at 1:20 p.m. with Fr. Eric Sundrup as our presider. As always, all members of our extended community are welcome to attend. 

Our Annual Day of Giving
On Friday, January 31, we will celebrate our annual Day of Giving in faithful witness to Jesus' call for us to live out of a spirit of love and generosity. The money collected through the Penny Drive will help widen the door of opportunity to Catholic education through the efforts of the Catholic Inner-City Schools Education (
CISE ) Fund. Representatives from Hoxworth will once again be present for our annual Catholic Schools Week blood drive.
McNicholas High School's Theatre Program presents

Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
All performances at The Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230
On Campus

Today's episode of The McNick Minute

In this very special Catholic Schools Week episode, Larry and Elise sit down with Brian Reed, Anna Schneider, Madeline Daley, Ally Mayne, Aiden Guessford, Ellie Rudolph, and Bryan Maxey to discuss their Catholic faith. You won't want to miss this one!
Click here to listen.

Lifesaving Looks Good on You !
Annual McNicholas Blood Drive scheduled for Fri., Jan. 31

Did you know that more than 13 percent of Hoxworth Blood Center's total yearly blood collections come from high school blood drives? In fact, during the last school year, there were approximately 12,000 donors at high school blood drives. Since one donation can save up to three lives, about 36,000 Tri-state patients were helped by students in just one year.
Rockets have a chance to donate blood on Friday, Jan. 31 on campus. Parents, please  click here for more information on parental consent and donor requirements .
Please click here to schedule   your donation appointment on campus. All blood donors receive a free mini Bluetooth speaker. Please contact Pat Farwick at  pfarwick@mcnhs.org  of  you have any questions. Thank you!

Need a dress for Mardi Gras?
Come and shop the McNicholas Boutique!
The McNicholas Boutique is a "shop" dedicated to re-purposing and providing dance and special occasion apparel for women in the McNicholas community.   Our hope is that students might enjoy an event without worrying about the cost of a dress and accessories.

We have a variety of styles and sizes of gently used dresses for this, and other special occasions.
  • Thursday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 4
  • Wednesday, February 5
  • Thursday, February 6
After school until 5 pm. Any other time can be requested. Just let us know, and we'll open for you! Please contact Mrs. Sandmann msandmann@mcnhs.org with any questions!
Donations warmly accepted
We are seeking donations of formal and dressy dresses, shoes, and accessories. The Boutique is also in need of racks and small shelves. We also accept cash donations. Please bring your donations of clothing or accessories to the main office. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Beth Sandmann at
msandmann@mcnhs.org .

Jarrold, Steinkuhl named finalists in video contest
Congratulations to seniors Abby Jarrold and Marie Steinkuhl who were named Finalists in the EF Tour video contest from our Italy and Greece Art History Summer Trip 2019. The two were selected from hundreds of applicants. Click here to see Abby's story and here to see Marie's story

Miller, Granlund named to Rocket Athletes of the Week sponsored by BSN

Congratulations to this week's Rocket Athletes of the Week winners! Senior Phil Miller won the 200 freestyle at the GCL finals swim meet and earned 1st team All-League Honors. Junior Liz Granlund bowled a 464 in a three-game series to earn All-Tournament Team in the GCL bowling finals.

Vote for women's basketball for Enquirer Sports Team of the Week!
Following a 2-13 start, women's basketball has won two of its last four games, including last Wednesday's narrow one-point victory over St. Henry. Vote here until 5 p.m. Friday.
Vote Taylor for Enquirer Athlete of the Week
Sophomore Pierce Taylor
Sophomore wrestler Pierce Taylor is up for the Enquirer Athlete of the Week (vote here until 5 p.m. Friday) and the Maxpreps Ohio High School Athlete of the Week (vote here) .
Taylor won his weight class, 132, at the 50th annual Eaton Invitational after pinning his opponent in :28.

Basketball home games this weekend
Men's basketball hosts Chaminade Julienne Friday night 4:40/6:00/7:30 p.m.  Presale tickets will be available at lunch Friday for $5.
Women's basketball is home this Saturday against Carroll at 12:30/2:00 p.m.  

Inaugural Spring Training Tailgate
Softball and baseball will host the first spring training tailgate on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Main Gym. The corn hole tournament will raise funds for both programs. Click here for more information and to register for the tournament by Mon., Feb. 3. This is an adults-only event.

Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions-Thurs., Feb. 20

Please join us as Lucy Frey '11, Matt Luehrman, '10,
and Greg Rudolph, '83, (Good Fellowship Award) are inducted into the McNicholas Athletics Hall of Fame. 

Our speaker for the evening is Ultra Endurance Athlete and Guinness World Record Holder Bryce Carlson.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner by LaRosa's at 7 p.m. $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Click here for tickets.

National Signing Day on February 5
The second national Signing Day for this school year will be Wednesday, February 5, at 2:45 p.m. in the library.  Athletes who wish to participate need to send the following to Mrs. Rohlfs by Friday, January 31.
D1 & D2 signees:
  • Copy of the letter of intent.
  • Written statement from the coach or school stating the financial gift
  • Bio of athletic accomplishments while in high school. Indicate years played, honors, etc.
  • Action photo as a jpg file
  • Logo from the college you will be attending
D3 signees:
  • Celebratory signing form.
  • Written statement from the coach on the athlete's intent to participate.
  • Bio of athletic accomplishments while in high school. Indicate years played, honors, etc.
  • Action photo as a jpg file
  • Logo from the college you will be attending
McNick at Night--Saturday, March 14

Tickets are going quickly--Make your reservations today!
Slainte!--To your health and to the health of McNicholas as the school hosts its 22nd McNick at Night fundraiser! The evening features an open bar (including make your own Irish coffee bar), elegant buffet dinner, fun games, silent and live auctions, basket raffle, lively entertainment and more! (Must be 21 or older) Click here for reservations. 

Please consider donating to this fabulous event! Cash donations, gift cards, vacation stays, event tickets and sponsorships are a key component to our success each year!  If you know that you would like to donate, please complete the Auction Donation Form and return to the Development Office by February 28.  Please contact Annette McHugh at 513-619-5814 or  amchugh@mcnhs.org  if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!

Celebrate health and fashion in a Slainte T-shirt!
Here's to your good health and great sense of style! Get your Slainte T-shirt for $20 this weekend at the men's and women's basketball games or at the Hall of Fame celebration on Feb. 20. Cash or check accepted.


PTSA Father-Son Brunch
The McNicholas PTSA will host its annual Father-Son Brunch on Saturday, February 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the CafĂ©. All fathers, grandfathers, special friends, and sons are invited to a buffet breakfast and presentation.
This year we are delighted to have as our special guests 
Nick Staderman '16 and Zach Wood '15  former McNicholas football players and m embers of the 2019 University of Cincinnati football team 
Check-in & Father-Son Pictures:  9:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast and Game time!:  10:00 a.m.

$16 per person in advance 
**Register by Sunday, Feb. 2 for a chance to win a $25 Skyline card!**
$20 per person at the door

Please contact Kelley Lang at kelleylang@fuse.net

Mother/Student Afternoon Out at the Fowling Warehouse! 
No, this is not a misprint...It's not bowling but fowling! Enjoy a couple hours of Fowling fun with your favorite McNick teenager at the Fowling Warehouse. Fowling is bowling with a football and is the latest craze around town! 

When: Sunday, February 23, from 2-4 p.m.
Where: Fowling Warehouse 2940 Highland Ave. Cincinnati 45212
Cost: $10 per person

Food is not sold on Sundays, but you can bring your own snacks or have food delivered. Beverages must be purchased at their bar and can't be brought in. Please drop off your payment to the school office in an envelope with your family name and phone number on the outside. Please print "PTSA Fowling Event" on envelope. Please RSVP no later than February 14. If you have any questions, please email Lauri Zahumensky at  mamazahu1@gmail.com 

BW3 After Prom Fundraiser
Does your family dine at BW3 on Beechmont Ave.? Do your students go there after school events? If yes, you can help raise money for After Prom!  Show this BW3 Teammate Card picture to your server when you get your bill and 10% of what you spent will be donated to After Prom. This fundraiser runs through the end of June so plan to use your Teammate card every time you dine at BW3!

Get involved with PTSA!
Click here for a list of our events and meetings. All meetings are open, everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend!

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