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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. We hope you can join us next school year.

New Cafeteria / Student Union Plan



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. Work on the McNick Café and Student Union begins next week and is 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 contribution.  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, and donuts. We hope that you will consider spending that morning with us to honor those who have served our country.

The Evil Gang! from 1954

This group of alumni has been going strong for 73 years.  They have been friends since they entered the 1st grade at Guardian Angels.  A certain nun gave them their now-famous nickname when they entered McNicholas HIgh School.  They still get together on a regular basis and love their very long and very fun history together. Gang members include:  Front Row:  Carolyn Murphy and Ginny Brinck,  Second Row:  Carol Ann Hext, Eileen Boyle, Pat Tower and Dianne Spencer.  Dianne was the hostess.  Missing from the picture was Charlotte Kipp and Beth Cremering.  Deceased Members of our gang are Pat Hamilton, Joanne Kapp, Carol Sue Cook and Midge Lacinak. 

Do you have an "Evil Gang" in your class?

We would love to hear more stories like this one!

Bradley '87 named president, CEO of Banfield.

 Vincent Bradley '87 was named president and chief executive officer (CEO) for Banfield Pet Hospital. Banfield is the world's largest veterinary practice with more than 900 locations in 43 states and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 15,000 associates.  Since joining Banfield in 2011 as senior vice president of operations, Vincent has been focused on leading hospital operations and field leadership; overseeing real estate, facilities, construction, international and franchise operations teams; and managing Banfield's partnership and collaboration with PetSmart.


Prior to joining Banfield, Bradley served as executive leader and divisional vice president for Take Care Health Systems Employer Solutions Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreen Co.  He began his career as a teacher in Japan and the United States, and has served in leadership for a number of nonprofits, including the YMCA.  Currently, Bradley serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Portland.  He holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from Miami University, and a master's degree in education from Harvard University.


Bradley, his wife of 17 years and their two daughters, ages 10 and 14, live just outside Portland, Ore., with their dogs, Bingo and Ollie.  Bradley credits McNicholas educator John Norman with inspiring life-long values that have served him well. "The lessons I learned from Mr. Norman about social justice and the importance of giving back to my community have featured prominently in my life," Bradley said.


Bradley also credits his involvement in McNicholas athletics with helping build his character. "My time on the soccer field as well as the on basketball court taught me the importance of being resilient and perseverant," he said. "I learned how to keep an uncompromising focus on excellence from Coach Jerry Doerger."


The top 10 for the class of 2015


On Friday, May 1, National Decision Day for college-bound students, the ten top-ranked seniors at McNicholas High School signed letters of intent to attend the universities of their choice. The students were Emily Bloemer, Aaron Diemler, Micah Diemler, Shannon Gibbons, Nathan Hazzard, Michelle Hollenkamp, Kyle Morrisroe, Anna Pierce, Brandon Walsh, and Hope Wilson.  Click here to read more...

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.

Kairos 100 Reunion

Dear Kairos Alum,

We, at McNicholas High School, are thinking of you this beautiful spring season as we prepare for our school's 100th Kairos retreat.

This program continues to be powerful for our students and influences the community as a whole in the outpouring of "kairos love" as each retreat takes in this experience. The gift of this senior experience is still with us today because of your influence. You took the experience you were given and generously shared that with your peers, passing it on one group at a time.

As we look forward to this milestone in our school's history, we plan to celebrate all who have given to this program. Please save the date Saturday, September 5th; A Celebration of Kairos 100! Details will follow soon!

We also ask for your help in gathering contact information for some of our "lost alumni." Please take a minute to look over the attached list and help us to up-date our records. Updates may be given to the our Alumni office through the Alumni link on our web page. * directions for entering information...

Thank you again for all you have given to pass on this rich experience for so many McNicholas students.

We look forward to seeing you in September!


Mary E. Sandmann,

Kairos Coordinator

Archbishop McNicholas High School

July 11 is a Big Day for Alumni Sports. 
The alumni soccer game will take place up at Paradise on Saturday, July 11.  Please arrive by 11:30 am to start picking up teams for this year's titanic struggle!  A hot dog cookout will follow the event on the Paradise Plaza.  Please click here to register for the event.

Also on July 11, the football alumni group will be holding its first ever golf outing at California Golf Course. The 4-man scramble event will start at 11:30 am, so please plan on arriving before 11.  For more information and to register for this event please click here.
Blast OFF Raffle - Split the Pot - Last Chance!


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.


The Nick Erdy Memorial Golf Outing 

The 10th annual golf outing will take place on Saturday, June 27 at Deer Track Golf Course. If you and your friends/family are golfers, this would be a fantastic outing to support. The Erdy family continues their generosity by providing scholarships to a graduating senior and an underclassmen. 


Registration starts at 11:30 am with a shotgun start at 1 pm. Cost of ticket includes greens fees, driving range, golf cart, door prizes, drink ticket and dinner. 

Awards and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt.

  • $80/person due by June 11
  • $12/person dinner only
  • $100 for 1 hole sponsor
Click here for registration. 


Class Reunions in the Works

Plans for the classes of 1955,1960, and 1965 are set.  Click here  for more details. Classes of 1975,1980, 1985, 1990 and 2005 are in the planning stages for their reunions. 


We are still hoping to hear from the following classes:  1970,1995, 2000, and 2010. Please contact the alumni office if you would be interested in helping plan your class reunion.


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 has started its inaugural season. 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.


James Molitor '61 is retired now and living in Indianapolis.


Bradley Cooper '05 was awarded the 2015 Haile Fellowship from People's Liberty.


Mark Sauls '05 is happy to announce that since graduating 10 years ago that is still a pretty cool dude!  


Kathleen Hiltz '10 is very excited to join the Vanderbilt community as a first year medical student!


Katie Johnstone'10 had her artwork titled OHIO DRIVE-THRUS juried into the group exhibition New School. The exhibition showed 15 current cutting edge undergraduate students artist from the Midwest. The show was at the MINT Gallery in Columbus, OH. 


Katherine Wiesenhahn '10 shared her experiences living in Madrid, Spain, during the induction ceremony for the World Languages Department Honor Society.  Katherine majored in Spanish at Miami and will soon begin her career as a Spanish teacher. She emphasized the many benefits that she has gained through spending time in a different culture and also encouraged the students to continue their study of a foreign language. 


 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. 




Yvonne Caster Stephens '55; Mother of  Lori Stephens Davis'76, Karen Stephens Granby '77, Wayne '80, Mark '81, Monica Stephens Cornell '82, Susan Stephens Ableman '86, Barbara Stephens Fleming ' 87, and Christine Stephens Wesselkamper '92.


Patricia Spitznagel Igel '60; Sister of late James '69.


Roberta Feldkamp Dimling '64;Sister of Stephanie Feldkamp Luebbers '60, Lenore Feldkamp Blasing  '66, and Julie Felkamp Foley '77.


Mary Kunkel Bush '65; Sister of Christa Kunkel Salzano


Gregory M. Powell '65



Distinguished Family and Friends


Susan Bird Fitzgerald; mother of William McClintock Fitzgerald '91.


Rosalie V. Heckman; Mother of Zachary '02.


Jerri C. Lee; mother of Jennifer Lee Tumser '00.


Kathy H. Monroe Loretz; wife of Robert Loretz '65.


Patricia H. Tekulve; Mother of Jill Tekulve Stopczynski '84, and Tracy Tekulve Tadena '86. 




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