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Friday morning Mass in the Chapel

Friday Morning Mass is held at 7 a.m. each week when school is in session in our school's chapel, located in the Convent. When there is a conflict with McNicholas' Friday schedule, Mass is held on Thursday mornings. 

New Cafeteria / Student Union Plan
McNick Plans upgrade to café with McNick at Night Special Appeal

Over 260 people enjoyed a beautiful evening of good food, one-of-a-kind auction items, and great fun at McNick at Night on March 14 at the Norlyn Manor Batavia. Alumni, current parents, past parents, and friends of McNicholas High School raised just over$105,000 before expenses for the school.  



Each year, McNick at Night closes the evening with a Special Appeal for some campus project or improvement. This year, the appeal will go toward updates and improvements to the McNick Café and Student Union including:
· vinyl flooring in a "wave" pattern
· wall sconce light fixtures
· ceiling fans
· stage platform and wall logo graphic
· vending and trash area
· video monitors
· new tables and chairs


Work on the McNick Café and Student Union is projected to begin at the conclusion of this school year and slated to be finished by the start of the 2015-16 school year.


Since this space accommodates almost every member of the McNicholas community at some time, we need the support of every member of our community. Please consider making a contributions.  Contact Mark Doran, Director of Development, mdoran@mcnhs.org or 231.3500, ext. 5141, or click here to make an online donation. You will need to create a login for security. Look for the "Donate Today" button.


Memorial Day

The Military Memorial Committee will hold its annual memorial service at McNicholas High School on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.  The Color Guard from the American Legion Post 484 will arrive at McNick between 9:00-9:30 for a short ceremony that includes a prayer, gun salute and the playing of Taps.    We ask that everyone arrive no later than 9 a.m.  This event is open to the general public, and the committee provides coffee, juice, donuts, etc. We hope that you will consider spending that morning with us to honor those who have served our country.

Lauren Fisher - Wins Award

Senior Lauren Fisher earned the National Scholastic Writing Award for her critical essay "The Great and Terrible F-Word: Exploring society's disdain for, and desperate need of feminism." As a National Award recipient, she has been invited to the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 11. 


Fisher's essay earned a Gold Key Award from the Belin-Blank Center before she advanced to the national competition. The Gold Key Award was presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit whose mission is "to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world." The Alliance takes pride in its early identification of accomplished and creative leaders. Alumni writers include Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and Joyce Carol Oates.

Fisher's essay, which was originally published in The McNicholas Milestone, was one of 1840 writing entries submitted by writers in grades 7-12 across the Midwest. It was also featured on the Belin-Blank Center's blog, Freehand.

Fisher is a third year journalism student and the Editor-in-Chief of The McNicholas Milestone. She has written 47 articles for the Milestone and has had her work published in The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Forest Hills Journal, and on various local websites and blogs. 

English Department Chair and journalism teacher Angie Noble said, "In my 17 years as a journalism teacher, I have never worked with a student who has had such insight, such a mature world view, and such ethics in her writing. I look forward to every idea she has and every story she writes because I know it will be accurate, well-researched, and the interviews as well as her own commentary will be better than what I can read in many professional publications."


Alumni Bowling League

A big thank you to the 40 bowlers who kicked off the first ever McNicholas Alumni Bowling League.  The league started back in the fall and bowled on the second Saturday of the month for a total of 8 weeks. Congratulations to Dave Feck '79, captain of his team McShicken, for their first place finish.  Second Place went to Sue Adams Grosney '69 and her team the green bombers.  Other bowlers of note:  Don Brauning, husband of Tina Knight Brauning' 82, was the high game Men's with a 229 and Lucy Moeller Miller '84 was the high game female with a 206. The best series for the men was Rob Minardi '88 and for the women it was Lucy Moeller Miller '84.  A great time was had by all.  If you are interested in joining us next year, Cherry Gove Lanes said that we can expand up to 56 people next year.  You do not need to be a great bowler.  Your Alumni Manager came in last place, but still had a great time.


Steph Krusling '11 NCAA Champion

Congratulations to Steph and her basketball team from Thomas More College. The Saints were seeded #1 and finished with a perfect 33-0 mark.  In March, they defeated the 3rd ranked team George Fox Universty, 83-62, to win the College's first-ever National Championship. As a senior guard, Steph led the team with two steals in the game.  Winning the championship has been "a dream come true" according to Steph.

Summer Camps


Calling all future Rockets! Whether you are looking for summer activities for your child or grandchild, have them spend their summer at McNicholas and discover new talents and interests while hanging out with friends. We want you to BE HERE. BE YOU! McNicholas High School is excited to again offer summer day camps for students entering grades 1-9. Camps for 2015 will run the weeks of June 8, 15, and 22 and include our Rocket Athlete Champ Camps and our Blast Off for Fun Camps.

Click here for a detailed list of camps.


How to register

Click here for the online registration form. Every camper registered by May 30 will receive special camp t-shirt!

Note: After May 30, there will be a $20 late fee. Registration for each camp closes five days before the 1st day of camp. To ensure your child is safe and covered by our liability insurance, you must pre-register for camps online. Walk-ins are not accepted. Camp registration is non-refundable.

Laffalot Camp, Xcel Boys' Basketball Camp, and Enriching Kidz require a separate registration form.  Click below to register: 

Questions? Please contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment at admissions@mcnhs.org or Christina Mullis, Director of Admissions and Enrollment, at 513-231-3500 x5809 or Tina Gorski at 513-231-3500, x5825.

Deceased List
We have worked very hard to identify as many graduates as possible who are no longer with us.  Several alumni have really stepped up to take care of their classmates. We have also been blessed to have 
Mary Ann Moeller Christmann '56 working to research this information for us.  We know our list will never be perfect, but with your continued support we can continually try to update and improve this list. We have approximately 50 graduates left who do not have a date of their passing on their class list.  Please look over our list and see if you can help us honor these classmates. If you know anyone that has not been reported to us, please take a moment to contact the alumni office.

Shawn Young '82 Manager of Alumni Relations.
513-232-3500 ext. 5850
Athletic - Blast OFF Raffle - Split the Pot


Since August 1, McNicholas High School has been selling split-the-pot tickets as a way to raise money for our athletic program's facility upgrades, gym and field maintenance, and team expenses. Tickets will be sold until May 24.


Tickets are $20 each, 3 for $50, or 7 for $100. Being a Split the Pot raffle, the more tickets sold, the larger amount for the winners! McNicholas Athletics will receive 50% of the pot, the grand prize winner will receive 40%, the second place winner will receive 7%, and the third place winner will receive 3%.

We are asking each member of the McNicholas community to help us make this endeavor sky rocket!

Click here to purchase tickets online via credit card or here to purchase tickets via check or cash.  Thank you for supporting McNicholas High School.

Recognition Tiles for the End of the Year


Tile Wall Honor a graduate, teacher, parent, or other loyal Rocket with a commemorative tile. The tiles are permanently installed in the main hallway over the summer and are available in white ($100), yellow ($150), and green ($250).





Family and friends looking for a meaningful and beneficial way to honor their graduate can click here for more information or call Shawn Young, Manager of Alumni Relations and Special Events, at 231-3500 x5850.

Work in the McNicholas Garden


Alumni, parents and current students join forces to help the garden area in front of the Auxiliary Gym.  Regina Phelps Goines '76, Mary Dennemann '93, and Lauren Wulker '02 are all graduates of McNicholas High School and teach here as well.  They have joined together to make the vegetable garden a place for learning, work and fun.  Many current students as well as other alumni have responded to their call for help.  Alumni who have spots span the generations from Sr. Janet Roesener '52 to current science students.  If you are interested in helping out, or would like to have a garden spot next year, please contact Lauren Wulker.


Class Reunions in the Works


Plans for the classes of 1955,1960, and 1965 are set.  Click here  for more details. Classes of 1980, 1985, 2000, and 2005 are in the beginning stages of their reunion plans. 


Please try to make contact with members of your class so that you can get ready for your special reunion celebration. If you would like to help your class get it's reunion started, feel free to give me a call.  We would love to help your class hold a great reunion. Click here for the Reunion Planning Guide.


Mens Alumni Golf League

The Men's Alumni Golf League will start its inaugural season in May. The league has 24 members and plays every Wednesday night at the Vineyards.  The first tee time is 4:30.  We are very excited to have filled all the spots so quickly. If you are interested in becoming a sub, just contact Shawn Young, 231-3500 ext. 5850. Subs in this league play for free! Subbing is probably the best way to try to secure the next available open spot.


 Alumni Updates

Any news? Do you have news to share? Let us know what you've been doing since graduation! Update your information by completing our alumni update form on the McNicholas webpage or call the Alumni Office at 513.231.3500. ext. 5850.

Joe Lacinak '65, has 4 sons, 4 daughters and 3 wonderful grandsons.

Adam Baca '14, was offered admission into DAAP for next year in architecture. 

 In Memoriam

This list is generated from local obituaries and information received from the family and friends of our alumni and current students. Please contact the alumni office if there is incorrect or missing information. 




Mary "Pat" Kyle Kramer '52


Richard Keenan '65; Brother of Eileen Keenan Herzog '66.


Sharon M. Murphy '74; Sister of Donna Murphy '78, Terrie Murphy '81, and Vicki Murphy '83.


Kevin J. Creahan '77; Brother of Dave '62, Tom '64, Mary Creahan Shorten '65, Kathy Creahan  '69, and Julie Creahan '70.

Kimberly Potter Emery '80; Daughter of Arlene McLaughlin Potter '56 and Ronald Potter '56, Sister of Gaynell Potter Homan '82.


Distinguished Family and Friends


James R. Darnell; Father of Barbara Darnell-Schuber '89, and Kimberly Darnell Branscum '92.


Vincent Geiger; Father of Vincent Jr. '66, Michael '67, David '69, and  Elizabeth Geiger Collins '70.


Ted Motz; Father of Beth Motz Reinert '78, Sue Motz '79, and Nancy Motz '81.


Eileen Francis Murphy; Mother of the late Sharon '74, Donna Murphy '78, Terrie Murphy Osterholz '81, and Vicki Murphy '83.


Joe Phirman; Father of the late Chris '97.


Jay R. Woltermann; Father of Melinda Woltermann Scheper '81, Donna Woltermann Finnigan 82, Joe '84, Bill 85, and Father-in-law to Mark Finnegan '80.



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