September 25, 2019
Mr. Dave Mueller
Principal's Corner

We look forward to seeing many parents during parent/teacher conferences tomorrow between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. While conference night is a convenient opportunity to meet with teachers, please feel free to contact a teacher as soon as you have a question or concern. It usually works best to send the teacher an email request for an appointment for a call or meeting. Thanks to PTSA for providing dinner for faculty members on this evening!

Thanks for contributing to Rocket spirit during Spirit Week last week. Many parents and alumni attended the home opener football game, participated in the golf outing, and volunteered at spirit events. Students enjoyed the theme dress days, the Walk, the game, and the Homecoming Dance.

Congratulations to our seniors who have been named National Merit Commended Students, a designation which recognizes the academic top 3% of students nationwide: Erin Callahan, Taylor Collett, Harper Esterle, Brianna Taylor, Josh Twomey, and Zach Twomey. We thank them for their hard work and the honor they have brought to their school.

During Advisory today, students developed their skills in managing the equation Experience + Response = Outcome. They reflected on scripture passages to deepen their understanding that the only part of that equation under their control is their response to the experiences that life gives them. The Advisory today set the stage for students to set a key academic goal and a key Stature goal during upcoming Advisories.

Friday, a professional growth day faculty and staff, is a holiday for students. During the morning faculty members will focus on 1) effective methods for teaching in 85-minute periods and 2) skills for department teamwork in improving instruction based on feedback about student learning. In the afternoon, faculty and staff will pray together as a faith community.

Open House is coming soon, October 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Please spread the word by posting a yard sign, available at the Beechmont and courtyard doors.

News and reminders

2019-2020 Calendar

Coming up...
Thurs., Sept. 26--Thursday Block Day 2 Schedule; dismissal at 2:10 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 27--
NO SCHOOL; faculty professional development
Mon., Sept. 30--Regular schedule
Tues., Oct. 1--
Regular schedule
Weds., Oct.2--
Wednesday Block Day 1 schedule
Thurs., Oct. 3--Thursday Block Day 2 schedule; dismissal at 2:10 p.m.
Fri., Oct.4--Regular schedule

Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher conferences will be Thurs., Sept. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Please click here to schedule a conference with a specific teacher. Contact Dan Rosenbaum at of you have any questions.

Need help with Schoology or PlusPortal? Mrs. Emily Materna, Director of Educational Technology, is available during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thurs., Sept. 26. Sign up for a conference with her.

Uniform credit check in the mail
McNicholas mailed a check home to families with a female student enrolled in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade this past week.  The $40 for each female student is to help with the cost of complying with the updated uniform standards.

From the Counseling Department...
College Financial Aid meeting-Thurs., Sept. 26
On Thursday, September 26, the Counseling Department will host a College Financial Aid Information Presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Café. Seniors and their parents/guardian are invited to learn more about the financial aid process for college from a Northern Kentucky University financial aid officer.

National Association for College Admission Counseling Arts Fair
The NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair will take place on Monday, Sept.  30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Xavier University's Cintas Center Ballroom.  Register for free at .

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 .

Knights of Columbus scholarships
The Knights of Columbus are now accepting applications for their scholarship program. The Application 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, Sept. 27 for Mass in the Chapel at 7 a.m.  Fr. Endres will preside.  All are welcome.

Appalachian Service Trip
Please keep the 17 seniors and four faculty members who are at the Glenmary Home Missioners at Joppa Mountain in Rutledge, Tennessee, this week for a week of service learning and fellowship.

On Campus

Science National Honor Society inducts new members
Click here to read more.

Mu Alpha Theta welcomes new members
Click here to read more.

Hygiene Drive through October 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.   Please click here for more information on how you can help.

Freshmen Student Council elections
Elections for 2019-2020 Student Council will take place on Thursday, October 3rd. All freshmen students are invited to apply.   In order to be considered for Student Council, you need to complete the Student Council Application and email it to Mrs. Tumser ( no later than 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 26.  All candidates will earn points for their application, GPA, absence listing, and recommendations.  These points will be added to the points they will earn through the election. The 10 candidates with the highest total criteria will be appointed as representatives of their class. The 10 representatives will then determine via discernment and voting who will serve as the Class President, Vice President, and Secretary.  The remaining representatives will serve as Representatives within their class, fundraising or spirit committees.  For further details, consult the Student Council Bylaws (page 5 of the application materials).  No late applications will be accepted.  See Mrs. Tumser if you have any questions.

Homecoming 2019
Congratulations to Homecoming King Mac Holt and Queen Allison Young crowned at halftime of Friday night's football game.

Women's golf advances to districts
Women's golfers Sydney Mallaley and Lydia Geygan will advance to district competition on Weds., Oct. 2 at PipeStone Golf Course. C ongratulations  to:
  • 3rd team all-league--senior Megan Fein
  • 1st team all-league--senior Lydia Geygan.
  • 1st team all-league--senior Sydney Mallaley. Sydney was the two-day medalist with a 171 36-hole total and named Player of the Year. Sydney was Player of the Year as a junior as well.
The four seniors will be playing their last match together on Thurs. Sept. 26 at the Queen of the Hill, 3:30 p.m. at the Vineyard.

Seniors from left to right Sydney Mallaley, Megan Suckow, Megan Fein, and Lydia Geygan

  Vote for Sydney !
Senior golfer, Sydney Mallaley, is once again up for Enquirer Sports Athlete of the Week.  Please vote for Sydney.

Men's golf team advances to districts
The men's golf team took 4th place in sectionals at Mill Course in Winton Woods, with a team score of 335. The win qualifies them for district play next Thurs., Oct. 3at Beavercreek. Members include (left to right in photo) Nathan Braig (88), Christo Georgiades (85), Meechi Georgiades (alternate), Bryce Fisher (81), Kaden Dehner (94), and Cam Yard (81).

Rocket football news
  • Our football team has been nominated for the Tri-State Football Gold Star Chili Team of the Week!  Please vote for our team.
  • Tickets to Friday's football game at Roger Bacon--Since Roger Bacon is not competing in the GCL in football this season, there will be no pre-sale on campus.
Upcoming Fall Sports Senior Recognition Dates
Women's Soccer- Oct. 5
Volleyball- Oct. 7
Football, Cheer, Band- Nov. 1


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!
  • A big thank you to the volunteers who helped with the Walk and chaperoned the Homecoming dance! 
  • A training class for Rocket Shop volunteers will be held tonight, Wed. Sep. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shop.

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.

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