Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Dance

The Knights and their guests enjoyed a school night of dancing to celebrate Halloween.
More Photos taken by Brian Kim

Freshman Retreat

The Mount Michael Class of 2017 recently held their first annual retreat at the ProSanctity Center north of Elkhorn.  It was a great day for all.  More Photos

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Alumnus Chris Ramey Connects Teens with Charity

Mount Michael Alumnus, Chris Ramey '99, has worked in education and computer programming but his true joy is introducing teens to volunteerism though his Non-Profit "Purple Wagon"

Read Article (Omaha World Herald)

Learn more about Purple Wagon the organization he began to promote and support Teen volunteerism

Journalism NHSPA Awards

The Mount Michael journalism class recently received awards for work submitted last spring to the Nebraska High School Press Association competition.

Yearbook: Award of Merit, Golden Kernel- Creative Concept/Design

Newspaper: Award of Distinction, Golden Kernel – Fresh Look/Coverage

Congratulations Knights!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Cross Country; District Champions!

Marcus Cronin, Peyton Hottovy, Thomas Kalil, Jarrett Crnkovich, Sam Van Haute, Thomas Wooten
2 Elkhorn 41
3 Blair 53
4 Columbus 56
5 Schuyler 64
6 Bennington 115
7 Roncalli 142

Kalil, Thomas 2 16:57.6
Wooten, Thomas 4 17:06.7
Van Haute, Sam 5 17:14.3
Crnkovich, Jarrett 7 17:18.1
Hottovy, Peyton 15 17:44.6
Cronin, Marcus 18 17:55.8

*By winning the District Meet, the cross country team qualifies for the State Meet held next Friday in Kearney. Thomas Kalil, Thomas Wooten, Sam Van Haute, Jarrett Crnkovich, and Peyton Hottovy were District Medalists by placing in the top fifteen.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rest In Peace

Nate LaFave
November 5, 1997 - October 11, 2013

Laid to rest at Mount Michael 
October 16, 2013

Mount Michael TV Episode #5
Homily - Fr. Richard Thell OSB
Omaha World Herald
Honorary Navy Seal (YouTube)

Nate LaFave Memorial Field (4/15/2014)

Friday, October 11, 2013

National Merit Scholars

Jacob Eyth (Semi-Finalilst) and Thomas Kalil (Commended)

Seniors Jacob Eyth and Thomas Kalil have been recognized as National Merit Scholars. Eyth is a Semi-finalist and Kalil is a commended student.

Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. High school seniors.

Semifinalists now continue on to compete for National Merit scholarships. Finalist status and scholarship winners are announced in the spring.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bretsen '15 Receives Service Award

Mount Michael junior Cameron Bretsen was honored with the Better Business Bureau's Student Service Excellence Award for Rotary Honor Rolls Students for his character and service to the Grover Street Pantry.  

Cameron was selected because he exemplifies the values of the BBB and Rotary- personal integrity, ethical behavior, leadership and academic achievement. 

 In addition to the award the BBB donated $200.00 to the Grover Street Pantry on his behalf.  

Congratulations Cameron!

Cameron Bretsen with Head of School Dr. David Peters

Friday, October 4, 2013

Award Winning Author Visits "The Mount"

Clare Vanderpool
Clare Vanderpool the 2011 Newbery Medal Winner spoke to the student body about the writing process and what it takes to get published.  It was clear from the questions students asked at the conclusion that she had piqued their interest in authorship.

In the evening she also gave a presentation to the Monastic community. Discussion afterwords centered on favorite authors.

Vanderpool received the Newbery Award for her first book titled "Moon over Manifest"  her second book "Navigating Early" was just recently released.   Print copies of Moon over Manifest are available in the library and "Navigating Early" are available on some of the library's kindles.  Photos from presentation

For more information check out her website: