Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The show featured Music performed by the Mount Michael Band, Choir and a student led band featuring Jack Blaser, Joey Recker, Trevin Detwiler, and Ed Wilberding.  Interludes were filled by the Agape Brothers Jacob Benes & Taylor Davis.  Tomas Weekly was the Master of Ceremonies.

The Mount Michael Drama Department's Le Cirque Du Mont Michel was performed before a full house with standing room only.
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Audio Files are available in Sycamore:  School > Documents > Concert Files > Le Cirque Du Mont Michel

Monday, March 12, 2018

Spring Break Time for Missions

Over spring break many Knights participated in mission trips near and far.  They worked in Macy and Winnebago Nebraska, Schuyler Nebraska, Conception Missouri and La Cima Mexico.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Robo Knights 3-peat State Champions

Congratulations to the Mount Michael Knights Robotics team who won the State Championship for the third year in a row.!

2018 State Robotics Champions
Coach Michael Williams, Nolan Huetter, Lukas Williams, Nolan Gottsch
YouTube Video

The general layout of a tournament is in two phases all matches are played 2 vs 2.
1. Qualifying matches: teams are paired up in a round robin style setup to play 6-10 matches to determine seeding into the second phase.  The teams are seeded according to win/loss record for eliminations.
2. Elimination matches: The top 8 teams select 2 other teams to form 8 three team alliances that compete in a best 2 of 3 elimination bracket to determine the tournament champion.
Our team went 9-0 in qualifying securing the #1 overall seed into elimination matches.  They won both matches in quarter finals and semi finals to move onto the finals.  After the alliance was disqualified in the first match for accidentally violating a rule, they went on to win the final two matches securing the state championship and a bid to Vex worlds in Louisville, KY in late April.  In addition the team was awarded the Excellence Award which recognizes the best overall team at the tournament.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mrs. Annette Jones (NCEA), Scarlett Wedergren, Shelly Wedergren, Dash Wedergren, Scott Wedergren,
Dr. Michael Ashton (Omaha Archdiocese Catholic School Office)

Senior Dash Wedergren has received the 2018 Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for selfless service, determination, innovation and ideals that are changing the world.

“NCEA extends its sincere congratulations to all the winners and to all those who have supported the outstanding service and faith witness of these remarkable young people,” said NCEA Chief Leadership and Program Officer, Dr. Barbara Edmondson. “Young people in our Catholic schools are truly changing the world, one student at a time.”

Mrs. Annette Jones the NCEA, Washington D.C.
 presents Dash Wedergren with the Award
Dash was chosen from more than 1.9 million Catholic school students across the country. He was presented the prestigious NCEA Medal of Honor and Certificate on Monday, February 26, 2018 during our weekly chapel gathering at Mount Michael.

Monk Exchange Program: Dash and another student were looking through old yearbooks during their junior year and saw the monks and students sharing meals, playing cards, and socializing after class with the students. Dash wanted to increase the interaction between the students and the monastic community and founded the Monk Exchange Program as the first step in forming a stronger student connection with the monks. The Monk Exchange Program launched in the spring of 2017 and is run twice a month. Students sign up to go over to the Abbey, participate in night prayer, take a tour, and then enjoy socialization with members of the monastic community. Dash has worked diligently to make this program a success and he continues to add to the program to increase the connection between Mount Michael’s student body and the monastic community that makes the school possible.

“Dash is a true leader by both his words and actions,” said Dr. David J. Peters, Ed.D., Head of School. “He is very mature and kind, and he inspires others. In my thirty-four years in education Dash stands out as one of the finest students I have ever worked with.”

Dash is involved in a Gallup internship, Mock Trial, IT Club, Boy Scouts, Golf Team, and Student Council. He plans to major in Economics. His project centered around strengthening the connection between the students and the Benedictine Monastic community with a weekly prayer exchange. Each week a group of students joins the monks for a tour of the monastery, takes part in night prayer, and converses with the monks over ice cream in the Monastery dining room.

"I am honored to represent the on-campus monastic and Mount Michael Benedictine School community with this distinction,” said Dash. “The five Benedictine Values of service, community, integrity, hospitality, and moderation have and will continue to serve as a light to my path, and I am ever grateful to the monks for instilling these tenets in the students of Mount Michael."

The Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Awards program is made possible, in part, through the generosity and support of Cross Catholic Outreach, a Catholic ministry whose mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Cross Catholic offers dynamic programs and free resources to Catholic educators to engage students in faith-in-action service projects and works of mercy. For more information about Cross Catholic Outreach please go to www.crosscatholic.org/PSCD.

Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is a professional membership organization that assists its members to fulfill their teaching mission of the Church and to lead, learn and proclaim the good

Congratulations Dash!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

State Champions

The Mount Michael Academic Decathlon team reigns once again as the Nebraska Small School State Champion. This is the Knights' 5th consecutive championship.

Cole Dorfmeyer, Riley Goddard, Daniel Davies, Temi Adeyemo, John Ackerman, Jackson Panzer, J.P. Jensen, Donovan Clements, Sam Peters, Gerald Righter, Shin Fujita, Dave Cormier, Eileen Sullivan

Medals from the State Competition
February 16-17, 2018

J.P. Jensen: 1st Econ, Math, Music; 2nd Art, Science; 1st overall Honors; Team High Score
Gerald Righter: 1st Art, Lit, Essay; 2nd Econ, Music, Speech;  2nd Overall Honors
Sam Peters:  1st Math; 3rd Speech
Alternate Honors:
Temi Adeyemo: 1st Hard Science, Soft Science, and Humanities

Daniel Davies: 1st Math, Speech; 2nd Interview, Art, Lit; 3rd Econ; 2nd overall Scholastic
John Ackerman:  1st Econ; 2nd Lit, Science; 3rd Art, Math
Shintaro Fujita:  1st Math; 3rd Econ, Lit

Donovan Clements:  1st Art, Econ, Lit, Music, Essay; 2nd Science, Speech; 1st overall Varsity
Riley Goddard:  1st Math, Music, Science; 2nd Art, Econ, Lit, Essay; 2nd overall Varsity
Cole Dorfmeyer:  2nd Music; 3rd Art, Math; 3rd overall Varsity
Alternate Varsity:
Jackson Panzer:  1st Humanities & Soft Science; 2nd Hard Science

First place in Super Quiz
State Small School Champions
3rd overall in the state