March 26, 2017
Dear SCHS families,
Thank you to Mrs. Suzanne Cronkhite and the Emerald Evening chairs and committee members for another successful event. The proceeds of this event continue to benefit our students and teachers. Thanks you so much to the Development Board for all you do!
Students for Life hosted a very successful Blood Drive on Friday, March 24th. Eighty-nine pints of blood were donated. Thanks you to Mr. Wood and the Students for Life group for making this possible and teaching the importance of donating blood to help others.
There are numerous athletic events happening this week so please check the schedules and support our athletes. On Wednesday, we will have an additional all school Mass at 9:00 AM. Fr. Matt, a Jesuit priest from Belize will celebrate mass for us. Students may dress out of uniform for $3.00 and the proceeds will go to his school in Belize. Parents are always invited to attend.
If you have not purchased your ticket for Beauty & the Beast, I encourage you to do so. Please call the school office soon. Opening night is Friday!
Senior parents and family members are invited to submit a salute to their graduating senior student that will appear in the 2017 Yearbook.
1. Included with the salute should be a younger photo of your child-not a current photo
2. a congratulations for their successes-approximately 75 words
4, The cost of the salute is 30.00-all checks should be made payable to SCHS Journalism-yearbook and forwarded to the school attention Nick Russo
5. The deadline for the salute is April 15-after that date yearbook space is dedicated for other subjects so meeting this deadline is significant
The Springfield Cape Girardeau Diocese is selling Voice for Life T-shirts. Attached to this email is the order form that is due by April 5th. T-shirts may be worn to school on April 21st to remind our community that life is sacred.
If you have not finalized your SCHS Registration for the 2017-2018 school year I encourage you to do so ASAP. The registration process is totally online and if you need assistance, please call Mrs. Merz in the school office.
Blessings for a great week.
Dates for Calendar:
Lady Irish Soccer vs Marshfield, Monday, March 27 4:30
Track @ Republic, Monday, March 27
Irish Tennis vs Reed Springs-Monday, March 27
Lady Irish Soccer @ Rogersville, Tuesday, March 28
Baseball vs Hollister, Tuesday, March 28 4:30
Irish Tennis vs Glendale (Cooper) 4:00 PM
Rotary Field Trip to Sunshine Rotary-Bus leaving @ 6:50 AM
Mass & Uniform BuyOut-$3.00 for Belize-Wednesday, March 29th
Baseball @ Strafford. Wednesday, March 29, 4:30
Track @ Carthage Invitational, Thursday, March 30, dismiss @ 1:30
Tennis @ Parkview, Thursday, March 30, 4 PM
Golf vs Greenwood @ Payne Stewart 3:30
Soccer @ Maryville, Friday, March 31, dismiss at 10:25, 4 PM
JV Tennis, Friday, March 31
Lady Irish Soccer @ Barstow, Saturday, April 1, 1PM
Baseball @ Neosho, Saturday, April 1
Beauty & the Beast-March 31-April 2
Bishop’s Walk-April 1st-SCHS Track 9 AM
Springfield Art Museum for the All School Exhibition-March 4-April 23
The mission of Springfield Catholic Schools is to prepare students, with God’s help, to spread the Kingdom of God and to contribute to the world as responsible Christian citizens by providing a caring family environment where the Catholic faith is taught and modeled in an atmosphere of academic excellence.
Our school provides a safe, disciplined environment in which all students are active participants in the learning process that encourages academic excellence. Setting goals and solving problems together provide opportunities for each student to develop into responsible and productive citizens in accordance with individual needs, interests, and abilities. Our graduates will be prepared to accept responsibility and to perform service in a changing global society.
March 9, 2017 Contact: Sheena Rice
Springfield Catholic High School Alumna Selected as One of the
Top 39 Seniors at Mizzou
By Megan Smith
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lauren Alexander, Springfield, recently was named to the University of Missouri’s distinguished Mizzou ’39. Given annually by the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board to 39 seniors across all academic disciplines, the award honors scholastic achievement as well as leadership and service to Mizzou and the community.
Founded in 1839, Mizzou owes its existence to the 900 citizens of Boone County who together pledged over $117,000 in cash and land in support of the University. This spirit of service, which remains at the heart of the University, is the inspiration behind Mizzou ’39. Honorees are chosen through an extensive selection process that includes applications and interviews with Mizzou faculty, staff and alumni. Those chosen for this award are regarded as the top of their graduating classes and join an exclusive group of alumni.
“I am very proud to be surrounded by such outstanding students, faculty and staff here at the University of Missouri,” said Alexander. “I am very grateful for the endless opportunities afforded to me by the University, knowing that each and every step along the way is preparing me for my future career.”
A 2013 graduate of Springfield Catholic High School, Alexander currently is majoring in accounting. Throughout her years as an undergrad, Alexander has established herself as a leader on campus, serving as the coordinator for the Cornell Leadership Program, a director for Mizzou Alternative Breaks, vice president of service for the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and service chair for the secret honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. Her parents are Joel and Lisa Alexander. She is one of 522 Greene County natives attending Mizzou.
Mizzou is the largest and oldest university of the state's major public, land-grant research institutions.
SCHS is proud to announce Sam Donze, a graduating senior at Springfield Catholic High School, has been named one of more than 4,000 candidates in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.5 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2017. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 53nd year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. It was expanded in 1979 to recognize students demonstrating exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among that year’s senior class, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth. All Scholars are invited to Washington, DC in June for the National Recognition Program, featuring various events and enrichment activities and culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony.
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|2016-2017 1st SEMESTER HONOR ROLL|
|“A ” HONOR ROLL|
|Rylee Armstrong||Sophia Edwards||Rachel Miller||Allie Straus|
|Hannah Ast||Anna Galligos||Ryan Miller||Megan Sweeney|
|Michael Bodenhausen||Madison Gebhard||Nathaniel Page||Madeleine Thompson|
|Shelby Boyer||Jonathan Hesford||Keegan Randell||Sarah Thompson|
|Nicholas Cole||Colleen Kerr||Tyler Roster||Alexander Thuro|
|Noah Dela Rosa||Benjamin Laurin||Victoria Salathe||Claire Tuck|
|Alexa Denney||Peter Laurin||Michael Sallee|
|Samuel Donze||Sarah Maynard||Emma Skornia|
|Cecilia Bailey||Jonelle Gamble||Catherine Maynard||Natalie Rash|
|Allison Berke||Andrea Gray||Kathleen Miller||Nicholas Reichert|
|Nolan Burson||Lacy Griesemer||Gabrielle Moses||Michael Rohall|
|Evan Clark||Nicholas Hanson||Madalyn Moses||David Rowe|
|Brinnae Cooper||Garrett John||Grace Mueller||Catherine Scruggs|
|Madeline Daus||Katherine Kendrick||Jason Nayar||Josie Simkins|
|Larry Davis||Stephen Kielhofner||Erin Neu||Zachary Straus|
|Cyril Dela Rosa||Alondra Longoria||Elise Palmer||Mikayla Sullivan|
|Andrew DeVoss||Emma Lucas||Hunter Puckett||Hannah Talty|
|Morgan Ellis||Courtney Marmouget||Anna Rader||Luke Wegenka|
|Luke Benoit||Christian Dang||Stephen Hubbert||Abby Rapp|
|Eleanor Bentley||Madison Demster||Madelyn Johnston||Austin Russo|
|Hunter Brown||Ryan Dirksen||William Kerr||Evelyn Scarrow|
|Matthew Byers||Hannah Duff||Kaitlin Knetzke||Zach Shelangoski|
|Jaycee Cabasi||William Duff||Casey Lee||Hunter Skornia|
|Adam Chanliongco||Serenity Eyerman||Lindsey Murphy||Ashley Swaters|
|Madison Chittenden||Julian Fisher||Charles O’Reilly||Tyler Welch|
|Whitney Combs||Katie Gregg||Wesley Pendleton||Charles Wieberg|
|Annice Cotter||Natalie Hesford||Vy Pham|
|Nicholas Crites||Grace Homeyer||Dane Puckett|
|Kye Alms||William Crites||Davis Guilliams||Emily Pazera|
|Sean Brady||Beau Crockett||Alexis Hazelrigg||Hannah Pettit|
|Kenneth Burke||Emily Dannegger||Wade Hite||Kayla Pfitzner|
|Anna Burson||Jack Del Vecchio||Nathan Hollon||Lexie Rottinghaus|
|Annie Callahan||Heidy Duarte||Andrew Johnson||Anna Smith|
|Emme Chanter||Taylor Ellis||Khloe Laurie||Ethan Straus|
|Jake Childs||Caleb Estal||William Morrison||Lauren Straus|
|Grant Cline||Colby Fritz||Michael Mullins||Walker Tynes|
|Harper Collins||Benjamin Galligos||Hannah Nayar||Madison Wutke|
|Braeden Cooper||Trey Garoutte||Luke Nelson||Lauren Zolfaghari|
|Reece Cornwell||Nathan Gassel||Lauren Neu|
|Joe Cota||Zachary Gebhard||Dhaliamaris Ocasio-Vigil|
“A / B” HONOR ROLL
|Helen Brown||Nathan Grillot||Margaret Meek||Megan Thomas|
|Valerie Buvat de Virginy||Lauren Headley||Madeline Mowery||Aubrey Tuck|
|Ethan Chanliongco||Hannah Hutchison||Bianca Page||Brianna Warner|
|Valerie D’Souza||Kori Johnson||Grace Rieth||Abigail Wieberg|
|Derek Dailey||Joe Kofron||Grace Rosebrough||Fletcher Wilson|
|Justin Gassel||Emily Kroutil||Madison Southern||Sarah Wirt|
|Natalie Gatten||Josef Luthy||Bella Strang|
|Haylee Ball||Arianna Davis||Michael Hollon||Mariajose Ocasio-Vigil|
|Sarai Bodine||William Diekemper||Kaueh Huttenlocher||Andrew Olson|
|Emily Bolls||Amy Donelson||Lincoln Jones||Megan Phillips|
|Jack Brinkmann||John Gambon||Seth Kamykowski||Michael Ruhlman|
|Trey Buster||Brett Gibson||Kamrynn Kristek||Mackenzie Serrano|
|Connor Cayer||Jacob Gray||Sarah Lange||Heath Southwick|
|Elizabeth Clark||Tanner Gustin||Molly Lockhart||Jacob Straus|
|Ian Cochran||Michael Havens||Peyton McNabb||Jaxon Voyles|
|Casey Console||Makenna Headley||Emily Merz||Isaiah Whitely|
|Ryley Crowder||Hayden Henry||Paige Neff||Addyson Wilgus|
|Alyssa Cruz||Reilly Herndon||Tai Nguyen||Michael Zolfaghari|
|Ashley Andrews||Cooper Croley||Katelin Kellermann||Katelyn Ross|
|Andrew Boyd||Aaron Dannegger||Bethany Luttrell||Calvin Sanders|
|Eileen Brandel||Lilly Edwards||Ellen Moore||Sophia Sanders|
|Jake Branham||Emma Fannin||Landon Neale||Wallace Squibb|
|Samuel Burke||Nathaniel Finch||Devon Parker||Grace Sullivan|
|Megan Cave||Kaytelan Garand||Curtis Phillips||Katherine Wilbanks|
|Zachary Cole||Benjamin Greenley||Carl Rapp||Olivia Wilson|
|Adrian Coulter||AnnMarie Griese||Tyson Riley||Oscar Wilson|
|Gino Alzona||Margaret Davis||Connor Marler||Luke Steiner|
|Kal Baguio||Jordan Edens||Joseph Muenks||Noah Stone|
|Amarah Bakare||Sydney Everhart||Grant Muetzel||Henry Trigg|
|Carter Bither||Nicholas Gomez||Vincent Phillips||Grace Van Helden|
|Rachel Bodine||George Hall||Matthew Pickens||Grant Walters|
|Kylie Buer||Quintin Hanna||Anna Ranson||Garrett Weber|
|Payden Buster||Peyton James||Jacob Ropka||Ryan Wilbanks|
|Lily Clift||Sarah Knetzke||Catherin Schnoebelen||Nicholas Winn|
|Daniel D’Souza||Gideon Kroutil||Mason Scruggs|
Travel plans are underway from the
Springfield/Cape Girardeau Diocese to the
44rd Annual March for Life
in Washington, DC.
Coaches will start out in Springfield, MO on
Wednesday, January 25 2017 and travel across the
Diocese, with pick up points along the way through Cape Girardeau. Pick up time and location will be announced at a later date.
Sleeping bags and warm clothes are necessary!
January 25-28, 2017 Virt Virtus
Voice for Life
Springfield/Cape Girardeau Diocese
44nd Annual March for Life
JOIN US FOR AN AMAZING PRO-LIFE PILGRIMAGE BY JOINING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DC MARCHERS Jan 27.
Wednesday, January 25: Load coaches/Depart. Start time at 1:00 PM in Springfield. Last pick-up Cape Girardeau.
Thursday, January 26: Arrive & unload luggage at Wheaton MD for stay at host site St. Catherine Laboure; Evening will include mass and dinner. Overnight stay.
Friday, January 27: Early morning breakfast and sack lunch provided by host parish. Load coaches to metro and proceed to Rally, Mass and March. After March for Life, proceed to metro, load coaches. travel home overnight and into Saturday, January 28, arriving home mid-day!!
VIRTUS TRAINING REQUIRED FOR ALL ADULT PILGRIMS 18 AND OVER
National Rally & March starting at Ellipse Park
Meet at St. Peters to head home
$250 per person
All registrations are first come, first serve basis including those received after the payment deadline of 12/15/2016. Payment includes travel, and
If you would like to attend, sponsor someone or donate or for more information on the 2017 March for Life, contact:
573-334-7298 or Cell 573-986-3320
2439 Glenridge Dr. Cape Girardeau 63701
RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW!
SCHS is proud to announce seniors Alexander Thuro, Samuel Donze, and Peter Laurin have qualified as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements. In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. http://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=424
Student Dress Code
Understanding our Uniform Policy
Because the teen years are marked by independence and self-expression, teenagers generally reject the idea of a uniform since it restricts their individuality and forces a sense of conformity on them at a time when they struggle to define themselves.
In spite of this reality, it is important to communicate the importance of a uniform in the larger context of what Springfield Catholic prepares our students for. We consider pride in one's appearance to be an essential mark of the mature person, and expect that each student will reflect that pride by consistently manifesting a respectable and appropriate appearance in matters of dress.
Springfield Catholic uniquely brings together the academic, spiritual, athletic and extracurricular, successfully integrating learning, faith, and service. From the first moment a student sets foot in the school, he or she gets the impression of entering a formative environment, one illuminated by the light of faith.
This atmosphere is vital to the whole learning process, but especially in the formation of Christian attitudes and values, as well as affirming our Catholic identity. Ideally, this sense of structured formation of the whole Christian person should be understood as a seamless continuation of the primary educational experience of so many of our students who were formed in the Springfield Catholic school system.
Springfield Catholic has established a code of dress and appearance conducive to a serious scholastic and values-oriented environment. The uniform positively contributes to this effort by forming character and instilling a sense of self-discipline that empowers students to develop an appreciation for the greater good of all. It also promotes those skills and graces that are needed to act responsibly and successfully in adult society.
Uniform apparel can be purchased at either DeSales Catholic Book Store, 210 East Sunshine in the Wedgewood Shopping Center or Land’s End under the apparel tab from the SCHS website. The SCHS dress codes are as outlined.
Mass Dress Code
All school mass will be held on the first Friday of every month. Students will be required to be in mass dress code that day. Mass dress code consists of the following
available, full pleat or side pleat skirt
Regular School Day Dress 2016-2017
o Navy, Green, or White SC logo two options cotton or dry fit. Must be purchased from DeSales or Land’s End.
o Optional Fleece Jacket (Navy SC logo) purchased from DeSales or Land’s End
o Optional Sweatshirt (Navy SC logo) purchased from DeSales or Land’s End
o Khaki pants, no cargo, can be purchased from any retailer
o Shorts Khaki, must be purchased from DeSales or Land’s End
General Appearance – Boys
o Navy, Green, or White two options Cotton or Dry Fit SC logo
o Optional Fleece Jacket (Navy SC logo) purchased from DeSales or Land’s End
o Optional Sweatshirt (Navy SC logo) purchased from DeSales or Land’s End
o Khaki or Navy pants, no cargo, can be purchased from any vendor
o Khaki or Navy shorts must be purchased from DeSales or Land’s End
o Khaki or Navy Skirt full pleat or side pleat must be purchased from Lands’ End or DeSales
General Appearance – Girls
It is the responsibility of the student and parent to insure that proper attire before the arrival at school. All students need to be in uniform upon arrival to school and remain in uniform throughout the school day. (A.M. weight training and first block physical education are the only exceptions.) The school administration reserves the right to deem clothing inappropriate or immodest at its discretion.
Any student not in uniform may be issued a demerit and/or be sent home to change into uniform. Should this occur, parents will be notified and any class time missed will be unexcused. The consequences for an unexcused absence will be followed.
Adherence to the dress code is a condition of attendance at SCHS. It is assumed that students and parents accept this provision, so excuses will not be considered. Students may receive demerits and/or be sent home due to dress code violations to change into school uniform. Should this occur, parents will be notified and any class time missed will be unexcused.
Out of Uniform Days
Students on occasions may dress out of uniform. These days are usually fund raisers for a school organization or a community need. Students may dress out of uniform but appropriate for school. Students will be issued a demerit and sent home to change if clothing is not appropriate.
|2016-2017 STUCO MEMBER LIST|
|Student Body||Senior Class||Junior Class||Sophomore Class||Freshmen Class|
|President: Colleen Kerr||President: Michael Bodenhausen||President: Cecilia Bailey||President: Will Duff||TBD|
|VP: Ethan Chanliongco||Abby Weiberg||Anna Rader||Eleanor Bentley|
|Treasurer: Peter Laurin||Alex Ricci||Luke Wegenka||Katie Gregg|
|Secretary: Lauren Headley||Alex Thuro||Seth Kamykowski||Will Kerr|