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Friday morning Mass in the Chapel

Friday Morning Mass is held at 7 a.m. each week when school is in session in our school's chapel, located in the Convent. The mass on March 25 has been cancelled due to Easter Break.

Open House Being Held To Honor John Kirchgassner In His Retirement.
Since the 1972-73 school year, McNicholas High School has been blessed to serve as the home of John Kirchgassner, best known to our community as Kirch. Thousands of students have been influenced and mesmerized by his stories over the decades. We hope that you will be able to join Kirch to celebrate his retirement at an open house on Sunday, April 24.  The event will be from 1-3 p.m., and light refreshments will be provided. If the weather is nice, we will be in the school courtyard; if the weather is not cooperative,  we will move to the
café  and student union. If you can join us, please click here .
Connecting the Dots
with Shawn Young

Back Row: Anita Scales Threet '89, Joe Santorelli '90, Shawn Young '82, Jim Serger '89, Bob Scott '90
Front Row Bob Cappel '67, Kevin Cappel '89, Leah Cappel Mattingly '87.
One of the great things about being the alumni manager at McNicholas High School is all of the Rockets that are out there and willing to share their stories with me.  I love hearing a good story. The other day I received an email from Jim Serger '89.  He informed me that he has a great story to tell. Jim is publishing his third book which is about his interactions with another Rocket, Bob Cappel '68.  Bob was the owner of Summit Meats back when Jim was growing up, and Bob taught Jim many great life lessons.  Jim wanted to get this into a book, which he did called, Next in Line Please. But that was not the end of the story.  The forward to the book was written by Kevin Cappel '89, who is now married to Anita Scales Threet '89.  Plus the book has a nice write up by Joe Santorelli '90, owner of Arthur's.  In talking with Jim, we decided it would be great story if we could get all of these Rockets together and talk about the book and about McNick. We were joined by Bob's wife Penny, and his children Leah '87, Kevin ' 89 and Bob '90. I thought it was going to be a quick little meeting, but it lasted for hours.  It turns out they were kind enough to invite me to Bob's birthday dinner! The family stories made me feel like I was having dinner back at my childhood home.  Thank you to Jim for putting this night together and to Bob for sharing his story and his birthday with me.  

" Anderson Twp. is a great community, I lived there for over 30 years. Today I live in Carmel, Indiana. Operations manager at the Indianapolis Airport. My youth was molded by men and women from Anderson Twp. and  Summit Estates; from IHM and of course by teachers at McNick. But, my first job, at the age of 16 at the little strip-mall, is what guided me to working hard in life. I thank Bob Cappel for allowing me to write this book about him, his accomplishments, his trials, his persona and his leadership abilities. A butcher; small, yet we can learn so much from his ways. " Jim Serger

Jim and Bob were also interviewed on WVXU, if you would like to listen to that interview you can click here.

 If you or your group has a great McNicholas story that you would like to share, I would love to meet up with you as well.

Spring Fling Trip to Nashville

The trip is planned for April 29, 30, and May 1. This year, we hope to fill two buses with 50 people each! Our first trip was in 2012, and we have been growing ever since. Come join us for a ladies-only trip for some time to get away for a weekend with friends and a chance to make some new friends. You will come back with stories and have a great adventure. For more details and a registration form please click here.
Rocket Baseball Takes on Elder at GABP
McNicholas Baseball at Crosley Field 1968
Come support McNicholas High School at Great American Ballpark twice this year! On Friday, April 15,   the Rocket baseball team faces Elder High School in the Big League Weekend Game at 4 pm. This game will be held at Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds. To get a free ticket to the Big League Weekend Game, a ticket must be purchased for McNicholas High School night at Great American Ballpark on Sunday, June 12 when the Reds take on the Oakland A's at Great American Ballpark. Tickets start at only $10, and available through any Rocket baseball player or in the McNicholas athletic office. Online ordering details to follow. For every ticket sold, $2 will go back to the baseball team.

Class reunions this year
1962 Class Reunion Sept 2012 Plans for many of the classes are starting to come together. If your class is celebrating this year,
c lick here  for more details and to see who is your contact person. We are still looking for someone or a group of people to start the ball rolling for the classes of 1951, 1991, and 1996
Please try to make contact with members of your class so that you can get ready for your special reunion celebration. If you would like to help your class get it's reunion started, feel free to give me a call.  We would love to help your class hold a great reunion. 

Winter Sports Wrap Up
The 2015-16 school year has been very successful year in athletics.  The great accomplishments of the fall season have carried over to winter sports as well. Congratulations to all of our Rocket athletes, especially the following stand-outs:
Swimming :  Senior Shelby Miller 
15th at state  meet in 500 free.  Three-time state qualifier in this ev ent.
Diving : Senior Salvatore Marino qualified for state. He placed 20th in the state, and is the 1st male diver from McNIck to qualify for the state competition.
Wrestling : Sophomore Jackson Gear qualified for the state meet.
Bowling : Mens bowling qualified for the district tournament, and came in fourth place.
Women's Basketball -  Post season 2-1.
Men's Basketball - Post season 1-1.
Dance Team - S.C.A.U. regional champions in lyrical dance.

Newest Members of The Hall of Fame
On Thursday, February 25, McNicholas High School inducted Cathryn Humphries Lest '09' and Kevin Huber '04 into the Hall of Fame.
Cat was a two-time state champion while a student here at McNicholas. She currently teaches science at McNicholas.

Kevin was a standout football player in his years here at McNicholas. He is currently the punter for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals.

We also celebrated  Chris Gatio Haynes '74, as the recipient of the Good Fellowship Award. Chris has been a tremendous supporter of the Rocket Athletic program for years, working gates, bingo, and various events to help our teams thrive. 
University of Cincinnati Director of Athletics Mike Bohn was the guest speaker at the Hall of Fame inductions.

Haymarket Riot Rocks the Dance
The McNicholas Military Memorial Committee held its annual fundraising dance on Saturday, February 27 in the McNicholas gym.  A crowd of about 220 people, including numerous alumni, filled the gym and rocked to the sounds of Haymarket Riot, which features 2 Rockets John Parker '68, and Steve Helwig '69. Committee members and other volunteers raffled off gift baskets and split-the-pot chances. Proceeds from the dance will be used to award scholarships to eighth grade students who will attend McNicholas the following school year.  Since beginning these fundraising dances five years ago, the Military Memorial Committee has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships.  The next round of scholarships, which will be awarded in December for the 2017 school year, will push that total over the $45,000 mark.
On behalf of the entire committee, Jim Hay, committee chairman, would like to thank everyone who attended the dance to show support for the Military Memorial Committee and the scholarship funding, especially those alumni, faculty members, administrators and friends who have supported the dances year after year.

Rocket Champion Raffle
Please support Rocket Athletics by participating in the Rockets Champion Raffle. Drawings will be held at the end of each month. All tickets, including winners, remain eligible for drawings throughout the raffle so buy early for the most chances to win!
 $1,000 prize drawings in November, February, and May
$100 prize drawings in August, September, October, December, January, March and April.
The majority of the proceeds from each ticket sold benefits the sport that sold it!    Click here to purchase tickets online.
$20 for a single ticket
$50 for 3 tickets
$100 for 7 tickets
 Please contact Susan Rohlfs  or 513-231-3500 x5142 with questions. Thank you for your support of Rocket Athletics!

Annual Penny Day Collection and Blood Drive
McNicholas celebrated its 17th annual Penny Day and Blood Drive Friday, Feb. 26. Over $5,500 was collected by the McNicholas community to help support struggling families at Inner City Catholic School in Cincinnati (CISE), Nicaragua (Project Education) and McNicholas High School (Tuition Assistance). The day's total pushed the 17-year cumulative total above the $100,000 mark! Hoxworth Blood Center was on campus as well and collected 84 units from students. 

Order Your Tile Before the End of the School Year.
Tile Wall
Honor a graduate, teacher, parent, or other loyal Rocket with a commemorative tile. The tiles are permanently installed in the main hallway over the summer and are available in white ($100), yellow ($150), and green ($250).
Family and friends looking for a meaningful and beneficial way to honor their graduate can click here for more information or call Shawn Young, Manager of Alumni Relations and Special Events, at 231-3500 x5850

  Alumni Updates
Any news?
Do you have news to share? Let us know what you've been doing since graduation! Update your information by completing our  alumni update form  on the McNicholas webpage or call the Alumni Office at 513.231.3500. ext. 5850.

David Bogenschutz '76 has been selected by the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association as Trainer of the Year in the state of Ohio. David has been a teacher and Head Athletic Trainer at Miamisburg High School near Dayton for the past 29 years. David will be honored by the OATA in May at their annual meeting and symposium in Columbus. David's father was a teacher and athletic director at McNick for 33 years.

Brian Weyer '86 has retired as a Special Forces Operations Sergeant after 23 years on active duty. He is now working as a government contractor working in the Ft Bragg, NC area.

Jamie Roflow Wilmers '04 will work with the distance runners on the Rocket track team this spring. Wilmers ran track and cross country for McNick from 2001 to 2004 and attended Bowling Green State University where she ran outdoor track, indoor track, and cross country. Her track events included 800 meters up to 5,000 meters, and she holds the BGSU school record for the 3,000 meter steeplechase. 
Katie Keegan '06 was married in 2014 and is now Dr. Katie Johnson.

 In Memoriam
This list is generated from local obituaries and information received from the family and friends of our alumni and current students. Please contact the alumni office if there is incorrect or missing information. 


Joann Motz Haas '50 ; Sister of Mark '62, Lesa '65, the late Matthew '61, and the late Loretta '62.

Richard G. Kallage '61; Brother of Robert (attended).

David J. Fries '62; Father of Jennifer Fries Schildmeyer '95, Christopher '97, Jeffrey '99 and brother of Nancy Fries Beimesche '65.

Kenneth R. Schneider '62; Former husband of the late Alice Tonnies Schneider '64.

Distinguished Family and Friends

Helen G. Burdick; Mother of Kathleen Burdick Seabolt '70, Virginia Burdick Braun '73, Vicki Burdick Gilman '75, and B. Michael (attended).

Kathleen A. Gatio; Wife of Michael '80, Daughter-in-law of Mary Ann, Sister-in-law of Chris '74, Gary '77, Lisa '79, Linda '84, and Brian '94.

Robert C. Leen; Father of Michael '70, David '72, William '91, and Bonnie Sue (attended).

Gertrude M. Murphy; Mother of Michael '64.

John P. Pommert; Father of Jennifer (attended).

Donald N. Reinhold; Father of Julie Reinhold Riggs '89, Joe '97, and Jeanne '04. 

Gayle A. Robinson; Wife of Thomas '53, Mother of Kathleen Robinson Sheshull '74, Nick (attended), and sister of Joyce Wolke Doppes '51.

Lindsey M. Roflow ; Daughter of Mark '76 and Cindy Wolff Roflow '75, Sister of Jamie '04.

Joseph A. Servizzi; Father of Nina '83.

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