Friday, September 29, 2017

Feast of the Archangels

The Mount Michael community gather for a special celebration of the Eucharist in the the DJ Sokol Chapel to celebrate the Feast of our school's patron, Saint Michael The Archangel.  Mass was celebrated by Abbot Benedict from Conception Abbey in Missouri.  Conception Abbey is the mother house of Mount Michael Abbey which was founded about 65 years ago. More Photos

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Shakespeare at the Mount

The Nebraska Shakespeare Company performed the classic play Romeo and Juliet for the Mount Michael student body and family members on Wednesday evening September 27.  It was a great hit with the students. After the performance the cast took numerous questions from the audience giving incites into the production and style of the performance.

Juliet discovers Romeo has died.
More Photos

THE PROGRAM (From the company website)
Shakespeare On Tour introduces thousands of students to Shakespeare during the months of September and October, when we take Shakespeare's work into the classrooms and communities of Nebraska.

A community is divided, wracked with fear and rocked by violence. Romeo desperately struggles to retain what is left of art, beauty, and love. Juliet, clinging to her family for protection and strength, has fallen victim to their blind hatred. Despite the ongoing civil destruction, it is the internal conflict between head and heart that holds this world hostage. Presented through a heightened theatrical lens, this Romeo and Juliet seeks to lay bare the means of production, transforming characters before the audience and stripping away the disguise of live performance. This world must change or be forever broken.

Sarah Carlson-Brown Director/Adapter
Brendan Greene-Walsh Scenic Designer, Scenic Charge Artist
Lindsay Pape Costume Designer
Vincent Carlson-Brown Fight Director
Wesley A. Houston Properties Master

Bianca Phipps Juliet
Josh Ryan Romeo
Chloe Armao Nurse/Prince
Vincent Carlson-Brown Tybalt/Friar
Katie Becker Colón Capulet
Matthew R. Olsen Mercutio/Paris
Ashley D. Spessard Benvolio

Monday, September 25, 2017

Spirit Week & Homecoming

Last week was a very busy week filled with enthusiasm and fun.  There were themed dress down days every day and a the traditional Spirit Week Bonfire on Wednesday evening. (Thank you to the Waterloo Fire department for sticking around and putting the fire out afterwards!) Photos

The Mount Michael Pep Band was in fine form for pregame. Photos

The Knights caped the night off with a 35-14 Victory!  - Game Photos

At halftime of the game the homecoming theme of "Honoring the Past, Building our Future" featured special recognition of past championships teams. A pregame dinner in their honor was also held in the Armory. Photos

  • 1967 Cross Country: Team members in attendance were Dave Hahn, Richard Kaup and Elmer Wemhoff.
  • 1982 Football: Jeff Jamrog, dave Tamisiea, Paul McCann, Bob Recker, Chris Higgins, Joe Hettinger, Dave Johnson, Rick Hanna, James Motl and Bill Honke. As a team they racked up a total of 270 points during the season while only allowing 19 points. In the State Tournament they shutout all their opponents. 
  • 1997 Cross Country: Eric Crawford, Ben Luettel, Michael Pecha, Joe Salzbrenner, Wes Schieber, and Joe Wolpert. The 1997 championship was preceded by championships in 1995 and 1996. Leuettel, Schieber and Wolpert ran varsity on all three championship teams.
  • 2012 Cross Country: JT Cronin

Halftime proceedings wrapped up with the announcement of this year's 1st Knight chosen by the student body. Photos

The Nominees were:

Lucas Van Haute: 2017 1st Knight
Andrew Nigro the son of Scott and Estelle Nigro. Andrew attended St. Gerald's through 8th Grade. He is currently involved in the Men of Benedict, The Philosophical Book Club and is a member of the Operation Others Core Team.  He is active in the Youth Ministry for both the rosary and adoration. Andrew is the Student Manager for the wrestling team and is involved with the St. Gerald Squires.  Andrew hopes to be accepted into the seminary.

Lucas Van Haute is the son of Bob and Cathy Van Haute.  He attended St. Columbkille's in Papillion through the 8th grade. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a Mount Michael Student ambassador and is a Mount Michael Yell Leader.  He starts on the Mount Michael varsity Soccer team and plays for the Gretna soccer club in the off-season.  During the summer, he works with youth at the Papillion Kids Club. Luke plans to attend university and major in Exercise Science.

Dash Wedergren is the son of Scott and Shelley Wedergren. Dash attended middle school at Elkhorn Ridge.  He is involved in the Mount Michael IT Club, Mock Trial, and Men of Benedict. Dash attended Boy's State this past summer and is an Eagle Scout.  He has completed an internship with the Gallup Organization. Dash plans to attend university and major in Cybersecurity and then attend Law School.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

3 Knights Named National Merit Semi-Finalists; 1 Commended Student

Mount Michael is please to announce that three seniors have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists.  They are Garrett Gloeb, Nolan Huetter, and Matthew Thiele. In addition Dash Wedergren was noted as a National Merit Commended Student.
2018 National Merit Semi-Finalists

2018 National Merit Commended
About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) Out of that number approximately 16,000 students qualified as Semifinalists for the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. Scholarship winners will be announced in the Spring.

Garrett Gloeb is the son of Matt and Kristin Gloeb of Bennington, Nebraska. Garrett attended St. Vincent de Paul Grade School in Omaha. 

Nolan Huetter is the son of Kurt and Liz Huetter of Omaha, Nebraska. Nolan attended St. Patrick's Grade School in Elkhorn. 

Matthew Thiele is the nephew of Bob and Betty Knapp of Omaha. Matthew had attend St. Gerald's Grade School in Ralston, Nebraska

Dash Wedergren is the son of Scott and Shelley Wedergren of Elkhorn, Nebraska. Dash attended Elkhorn Ridge Middle School in Elkhorn. 

Congratulations Knights!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

62nd Annual Fall Festival

87 year-old Bro. Francis dances to the Dixieland Jazz Band
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Fall Festival 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cyber Security Class Field Trip

Students from The Mount's Cyber Security Class and IT Club visit the FBI Office in Omaha.
Dr. Rzemyk took students from Mount Michael for a tour of the FBI Cyber Crime and Research Lab in Omaha, NE at the Scott Data Center. They were able to meet several FBI field intelligence agents, cyber analysts, investigators, and tactical agents that are part of the cyber task force.

The tour is a part of the new cyber security class and after school IT club. It allows students to network and meet public and private professionals in the field. (Photos were not permitted on the inside of the research facility)
Visiting the Scott Technology Center

Friday, September 8, 2017

Knights Mandated at the Cathedral

Patrick Collins, Keongmin Kim, Armel Mignondje, Jacob Idra, Andrew Nigro, Gerald Righter, Emmet Kenny, Riley Kruse.
Eight students were mandated as ministers of the Eucharist at a ceremony held at St. Cecilia's Cathedral in Omaha.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Football Tailgate

The crowd and food were great! Followed by an exciting game!

Make sure to checkout the Game Photos posted to the Mount's Google+ Photos