February 19,  2017


Dear SCHS Families,


Just a reminder about the  St. Thomas More meeting on February 22nd at 6:30 PM in the school cafeteria.  John Carpenter will be the featured speaker.  Please see the attached bio.


The Development Office is offering the Irish Gold Cards for a discounted cost until they are all sold.  Irish Gold Cards will be at the school office for $10.00.  Please contact Mrs. Megan Merz.


Springfield Catholic’s Home & School will be hosting a practice ACT on Saturday, March 4th.  Students need to return registration form and money to the Academic Office ASAP.  


Sophie Edwards (12) and Jack Perryman (12) are inviting you to participate in the  the Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser.  Attached to this letter is the MDA Donation form and letter explaining their mission.  


Jostens will be here on Wednesday during LEAD to meet with the sophomores again to take class ring orders on Tuesday, February 23.


Parents and students interested in going to Europe during Spring Break 2018 are invited to an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00 PM in Room 101.  Worldstrides will be sponsoring the trip. Three hours of college credit is available free for those traveling.


The Amigos for Christ group who will be traveling to Nicaragua this summer are requesting gently used soccer equipment to take to the Nicaraguan children.  A collection box will be at the entrance of school.


Please mark your calendars for Springfield Catholic high School Choirs’ Panera Fundraiser on March 23 from 4:00-8:00 PM.  Please see the attached flyer.


Just a reminder that Tuesday, February 28 SCHS will dismiss at noon.


Blessings for a great week!


Jeanne Skahan



Dates for Calendar:

Girls’ District Basketball @ Fair Grove February 20

Boys’ District Basketball @ Fair Grove, February 21m

Freshmen Class Mass Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11:25

Jostens’ Ring Orders Due LEAD Wednesday, Feb. 22 11:25

Spring Break 2018 Parent Meeting 6:00 pm room 101

St. Thomas More Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30

SCHS Self Study-February 26-28

SCHS Early Dismissal-February 28 (Self-Study Exit Report)

Panera Fundraiser for SCHS Choirs-March 23 4-6 PM

Emerald Evening, Saturday, March 25th.  

2017-2018 Registration March 3-20

Beauty & the Beast-March 31-April 2

Mission Statement

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.

sam donze


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.


Dear SCHS Parents,
Below you will find the link to sign up for an interview during our SCHS Self Study visit February 26-28.  This is a good time for you to provide input into our goal setting process for the years to come.  There are 3 interviews available in each 15 minute time slot on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28.  Add your name and email to the time of your choice on the website signup provided. Contact Melanie Gray (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for questions or issues with signup. Thank you!
SCHS Faculty & Staff



Remember, Buy 3 or more polos, save $3 each (youth) or $5 each (adult)! 



Springfield Catholic High School

2340 South Eastgate

Springfield, MO 65809

417-887-8817 · Fax:417-885-1165


2016-2017  1st SEMESTER 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


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



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!!



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

3 meals.

If you would like to attend, sponsor someone or donate or for more information on the 2017 March for Life, contact:


Kathleen Keesee:  

573-334-7298 or Cell 573-986-3320      

or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2439 Glenridge Dr. Cape Girardeau  63701  


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


  • School tie, must be purchased from vendor, either DeSales Catholic Book Store or Land’s End
  • White oxford dress shirt, tucked in
  • Khaki pants, no cargo
  • Dress shoes, no tennis shoes
  • Brown or black belt


  • Navy Polo Shirt SC embroidered, must be purchased from either DeSales or Land’s End
  • School khaki skirt, must be purchased from either DeSales or Land’s end two styles are

            available, full pleat or side pleat skirt

  • Shoes- Flats with closed toe and no open back, no sneakers

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

  • No “extraordinary” belts or other accessories will be allowed. Belts are to be traditional with a buckle. Chains, hooks, keys, rings, excessive necklaces or bracelets, or any such items hanging from the person are not permitted.  Hats are not permitted during the school day.
  • Gentlemen shall be clean-shaven. Beards, mustaches, and extremes in grooming and hair color are not allowed. Hair extremes/bushy hair/pony tails are not acceptable. Hair should be short, neat, clean, and clear of eyebrows, off the collar, and off or clear of the cheeks. Sideburns may not extend onto the cheeks or face or below the earlobe.
  • No visible tattoos or ink markings on the skin are allowed
  • Boots and flip flops are not allowed.Sandals with a strap are acceptable



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

  • No scarves, wide belts, hats or other accessories are allowed. Traditional belts must be worn.
  • Jewelry and hairstyles should be modest and tasteful. Extremes in grooming and extremes in hairstyles are not allowed.
  • Camisoles or tank tops hanging below the un-tucked uniform shirt are strictly prohibited.
  • Only ears may be pierced.
  • No visible tattoos or ink markings on the skin are allowed.
  • Boots and flip flops are not allowed. Sandals with a strap are acceptable.

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.

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  
  Alexa Denney      
  Grant Schoen      
  Hannah Ast      
  Nathan Grillot      
  Ryan Miller      
  Sophie Edwards      
  Emma Skornia