October 2, 2019
Mr. Dave Mueller
Principal's Corner

During Advisory today students, guided by praying the Examen, selected the one academic goal area most important for their growth during the first semester. They will put the goal in SMART form during Advisory next week.

Fall sports and band competition continue in full swing this week. Please support the Rockets!

Students except seniors will take the MAP reading assessment during an English class this week and the MAP math assessment during a math class next week. These assessments taken in October, January, and March help us chart growth in key academic skills. The results do not affect students' grades and are not reported to colleges. We'll use the results along with teacher assessments to improve our skills in tailoring instruction.

An information night for prospective students and parents takes place on Thursday at 7:00. Please encourage prospective families to attend.
News and reminders

2019-2020 Calendar

Coming up...
Thurs., Oct. 3--Block Day 2 Schedule; dismissal at 2:10 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 4--
Regular schedule
Mon., Oct. 7--Afternoon Mass schedule
Tues., Oct. 8--
Block Day 1 schedule
Weds., Oct. 9--
Regular schedule
Thurs., Oct. 10-- Regular schedule
Fri., Oct. 11--Regular schedule

Senior photo sessions available on campus
Prestige Senior studio will be coming to McNicholas on Monday, October 21. If you have not scheduled your yearbook photo session yet, please call Prestige to set up an appointment time between 8 a.m.-12 pm. Your session fee will be only $30 due at the time of photography. Drapes will be provided for women. Jackets and ties are necessary for men. Call the studio at 513-346-3800 option #2 to schedule your appointment. Click here for more information.
Please note: Photos must be taken by Lifetouch/Prestige in order to be included in the McNicholas yearbook.

Graduate Services
Representatives from Graduate Services will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 3 to talk to seniors about graduation announcements and to sophomores about class rings. Please contact Pat Farwick at pfarwick@mcnhs.org if you have any questions.

From the Counseling Department...

West Point information event
Wednesday, Oct. 92019, 6- 8 p.m.
Woodlawn Ohio National Guard Training and Community Center
10050 Woodlawn Blvd.
Woodlawn, OH 45215-1394
Click here for more information.

Explore Purdue engineering for women
Junior and senior girls are invited to explore the engineering programs at Purdue University on Monday, Oct. 14 on the West Lafayette, Indiana, campus. Click here for more information or visit www.purdue.edu/wiep .

Knights of Columbus scholarships
The Knights of Columbus are now accepting applications for their scholarship program for current students. The application deadline is Nov. 27, but they can be turned into the Counseling Department by 8 a.m. on Tues., Nov. 26 for delivery.  Click here for more information and the application.

Campus Ministry

Friday Mass
Please join us Friday, Oct.4 for Mass in the Chapel at 7 a.m.  Fr. Ruwe will preside.  All are welcome.

All School Mass
Please join us on Monday, Oct. 7 at 1:10 p.m. at Guardian Angels for all-school Mass. All are welcome to attend.
On Campus

Pink Out Game--Tackle for the Cure
Friday, October 18
Youth shirts: $10
Adult shirts: $12
2XL-4XL shirts: $15
Orders and payment are due tomorrow, Thursday, October 3. Click here to download order form or click here to reserve your shirt online. Please send in payment by the end of the day Thursday to ensure your order will be placed. Reserved shirts without an accompanying payment will not be ordered. Contact Jenni Tumser at jtumser@mcnhs.org with questions.

Hygiene Drive ends Friday, Oct. 4

Theology classes are collecting personal hygiene products through October 4 for teens in Cincinnati who are in need.  St. Vincent de Paul's #1 donation request for teens is hygiene products. Thank you for your support!

Ski Club and discounted passes at Perfect North
Family and friends of the McNicholas community are welcome to join the McNicholas Ski Club. The deadline for discounted pass purchase (30% savings) is Thursday, Oct. 31. Pick up your passes from the Perfect North Ticket Window  on the first day you ski or after October 1.
How to purchase your club pass online:
  1. Go to http://www.perfectnorth.com 
  2. Scroll to the bottom to Club Login 
  3. Scroll to find McNicholas Ski Club
  4. Sign in on the club page. 
  5. Username: mcnick
  6. Password: downhill
  7. Use the 3 line menu in the upper left corner and select the pass you would like
  8. Follow the prompts to finish purchasing your season pass
If you have any questions about ski club or ski club spirit wear please reach out to Ms. Gaskins at mgaskins@mcnhs.org.
Spain, Paris, Portugal Study/Travel Trip Information Night!

Parent and Student Information meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30-7:30 pm in the school library. 

Please email Ms. Gaskins with any questions mgaskins@mcnhs.org.


Rocket football at Fenwick Friday
Varsity football travels to Fenwick High School Friday, Oct. 4 for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.  Presale tickets will be available in the athletic office on Thursday and at all lunches on Friday for $5.00 each.

Upcoming Fall Sports Senior Recognition Dates
Women's Soccer- Oct. 5
Volleyball- Oct. 7
Football, Cheer, Band- Nov. 1

Winter Sports Season
The Winter sports season is rapidly approaching.  McNIcholas offers the following sports during the winter season--cheerleading, dance, swimming, bowling, basketball and wrestling with the following start dates designated by the OHSSA:   
Swimming-Oct. 25
Women's Basketball-Oct. 25
Bowling-Nov. 1
Men's Basketball-Nov. 1
Wrestling-Nov. 15
Dance and Cheerleading-N/A
Each winter athlete must have a current physical on file in the athletic office, and all required forms must be complete prior to their teams first day of practice as listed above.  Participation fees are due by Monday, November 18.  
Mark your calendars for winter sports Meet the Coach on Wednesday, Nov. 6.  

Men's volleyball interest meeting
Men interested in playing volleyball this spring should attend a brief meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Café at 2:40 p.m.

Schmidt named baseball coach
McNicholas alumnus Drew Schmidt '06 has been named varsity baseball head coach for the 2020 spring season.  Drew has an extensive background in baseball, playing four years at McNicholas and four years at Xavier University. Most recently, Schmidt has been head coach at Anderson High School. 

Interested in playing baseball this spring? Meet head Coach Schmidt next Monday, Oct. 7 at 2:40 p.m. in the Café.


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!

October PTSA meeting
The PTSA monthly meeting will be on Tues., Oct 8, at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Convent. All are invited to attend.

Featuring some of Cincinnati's finest mini-breweries including Mt. Carmel, 50 West, Paradise, Brink and others. Food trucks, brats, metts, soft pretzels and of course, polka music! Proceeds support the Military Memorial Committee's scholarship program. Must be 21 to purchase ticket and enter event.
  • $20 admission includes one 14-oz pour and four 4-oz tastings
  • $30 VIP ticket includes all the above as well as two more 4-oz tastings, access to the event an hour early, and a VIP lounge.

In the Community

Ax Throwing Party Viewing Sign Up
Even though the ax throwing portion of the party has been at capacity since McNick at Night, anyone interested in joining the fun of watching the ax throwing participants is invited. Please email Lauri Zahumensky at mamazahu1@gmail.com by Friday, Oct. 4, so the committee can plan accordingly. The cost is $25 and includes food and drinks. The party is Saturday, Oct. 12 at Pinnacle Paving and Sealing 793 Roundbottom Rd. Party starts at 5 p.m., and ax throwing starts at 6 p.m. 

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