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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. 

Rockets Coming Together for Adrian Ell  

Golf Outing is October 25
Adrian Ell was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on August 4. She has a big and bright future ahead of her, and with your generosity, we will help her continue on that path of greatness. On October 25, friends will host a golf outing to raise funds to help Rob and Angel Ell with medical expenses and future treatments for Adrian. 

Sweaty Band Fundraiser for Ell Family
Sweaty Band has designed a special Sweaty Band exclusively for Adrian Ell and her fight against cancer. Adrian is a junior at McNicholas where she plays volleyball. She was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in August. To show your support, visit Sweatybands.com, click on "Shop" and order your #AdrianStrong Sweaty Band. Twenty percent of the final proceeds will go to the Ell Family to help with medical expenses, and you will receive 10 percent off your entire order.
Walk Winners Donate to the Cause                                                             On Tuesday, October 6, McNicholas held its reverse raffle for the walk. Megan Rack '17 was the top seller in the school.  As such she received a check for $600.  At the assembly she decided to give the check over to the Adrian Ell fund.  The reverse raffle was won by freshman Brenna Threet.  Brenna won $1,000 and also turned that over for Adrian.  It is great to see Rocket spirit alive and well in our current students.
Class Reunions are Wrapping Up for the Year

Homecoming was a great time to have a reunion.  Two classes held tailgate reunions for the homecoming game, the Class of 1995 and the Class of 2010.  Not only did they get to catch up with classmates, but they also got to watch the Rockets defeat Carroll. Other classes have met this fall as well. The Class of 2005 met on October 3 in the Library for its reunion. It was great to see so many show up for their 10 year reunion.  The Class of 1980 held its reunion last weekend at the Belterra Casino.  Thanks for everyone who had a part in planning the reunions and to everyone who showed up.  It has been great getting to know so many people.

We still have 3 reunions left for the year.  The Class of 1975 will be meeting at Salem Gardens on October 17, the Class of 2000 will be at Grove Park Grille on Oct. 24, and our final reunion will be the Class of 1970.  They will be gathering at the house of Mike Kelly on November 14.  For more details, please click here.

It is time to start thinking about next year's reunions.  The Class of '66 has already started working on its 50th reunion! If you are in classes that ended with a 1 or a 6, you are up next year! 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 its reunion started, feel free to give me a call.  We would love to help your class hold a great event. Click here for the Reunion Planning Guide.

Veterans Breakfast
On Wednesday, November 11, the McNicholas community will host our fourth annual Veterans Day breakfast. All of our McNicholas Military are invited to share this morning with us. Colonel Bill Butler '86 will be speaking to the students at 7:45 am, and the breakfast will be in the Café
and Student Union following the address.  To set aside parking spaces and seats for the speech, and for the breakfast , please RSVP Shawn Young by November 5.

To check on our McNicholas Military list, or to see if we need to add someone to the list please click here. If you find we are missing someone, please email Shawn Young.

Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance, and Auction--November 21
Nick Erdy
The Tenth Annual Nick Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance, and Auction will be held Saturday November 21, at Norlyn Manor, 4440 St. Route 132 in Batavia. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the dress is casual evening attire.  The event will include an open bar, a silent auction, and dinner provided by Texas Roadhouse. The evening will also feature a DJ and dancing and a split-the-pot raffle. The cost is $60 per person before Nov. 1, $75 per person after Nov. 1. For information contact Jane Erdy at 513-200-5797 or visit www.nickerdyfoundation.org. Last year, the Nick Erdy Foundation awarded $4,300 to benefit three McNicholas students. The school is grateful for the Foundation's generosity in helping our students and hopes parents and alumni continue to support the Erdy's work.
Nick Erdy was a 2002 graduate of McNicholas High School. Immediately after graduating, Nick fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming a Marine. When his unit was deployed to Iraq, it was part of Operation Matador on the Iraqi-Syrian border. In May, 2005, his armored assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device; Nick and five of his fellow Marines were killed. Nick was posthumously awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart, the Marine Corps Reserve Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Medal.
Alumni Basketball League - Time to Sign Up

Coming to a court near you. The alumni sports group is proud to bring back the alumni basketball league. We are looking for a minimum of 8 teams with a maximum number of 16. If we fill up, we will run an "A" and a "B" division. Each team must have at least 4 Rocket Alumni, and 3 Rockets must always be on the court. The league will be played on Sunday nights in the Main and Aux Gym. Game times will be 6 - 9 p.m. The cost will be $500 per team. This money will secure your spot, pay for officials, and help support the men's basketball program. For more information or to secure your spot, contact Coach Tim Monahan '96. 

Heritage Dinner postponed
Due to some conflicts that have arisen the Heritage Dinner will be postponed.  Thank you to all of you who have submitted names for the alumni awards. We will keep those on file and continue to accept nominations. 

The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented annually to a McNicholas graduate who has utilized the qualities they learned at McNicholas High School to make an impact on society through their chosen field, such as medicine, education, law, government and the arts. We have many great alumni that have made an impact in these and other areas and McNicholas wants to formally recognize these accomplishments among our alumni. To nominate someone electronically click here.
The Full Stature Special Achievement Award will be presented to an alumni who has distinguished themselves by earning special distinction in civic or service activities, and has by their actions reflected honor on the McNicholas community. To nominate someone electronically click here.
The McNicholas Outstanding Service Award will be presented to a a member of the McNicholas community who has made, through years of tireless effort, significant contriubtions of time, talent, and treasure to the growth of McNicholas High School. 

To nominate a deserving graduate of McNicholas High School in a printed format, please click here

Boosters Golf Outing

A big THANK YOU to the near-record crowd who came out for this year's golf outing at Legenday Run. Tom Mathews '81 came all the way from Florida so that he could play and set the fashion world on fire with this year's outfit!  If you have never played, you should consider coming out next year. You will see plenty of old friends and have a great time.  The golf outing is held the Friday of Homecoming weekend. Congrats to Dave Feck '79, and his team for their victory.  

New Art Gallery Planned for in Library

The upper floor of the library that used to house the nonfiction collection will soon become McNicholas's new art gallery. The gallery will showcase pieces from all the art classes including ceramics, paintings, and photography. Librarian assistant Mrs. Jane Ray said she is delighted about the art gallery. "There are so many talented artists here at McNick, and I hope the gallery will increase awareness about the amazing things they create," Ray said.

After the nonfiction section was moved from the upper floor to the stage during the 2014-2015 school year, Librarian Mrs. Anne Jones began thinking of ways she could use the space. She had one idea about a "McNick Museum." The museum would have included information about past graduating classes, but Jones decided the art gallery would be a better fit. To continue reading click here.
Tim Reed 1955 - Still Helping the Rockets
Tim Reed considers himself lucky. His mother died at his birth, and his father left him at the hospital, so he was placed in the hands of Cincinnati Catholic Charities as a baby orphan. Reed later attended McNicholas and appreciated the opportunity to graduate in 1955. "I learned that besides trying to meet personal goals in life, you should use your knowledge and skills to give back," Reed said.  "When doing this, you find the pay-back is beyond monetary I have been lucky under God's guidance!"
After achieving professional and financial success, Reed felt compelled by the McNicholas "way of life" to do things to help others. He has served on the boards of the Salvation Army Civilian Advisory Board, the United Way, and the McNicholas Alumni Association. He has a volunteer usher at Music Hall for many year and now volunteers at the West Chester U.C. hospital and at his church.
Reed recently added McNicholas High School to his will. "My education at McNick taught me to give back," Reed said.  "Now my giving will carry on!"
If you would like more information about planned giving, please contact Mark Doran at 513-231-3500, ext. 5141.

Class of '83 Turning 50 and Still Having Fun

Class of 1983 Florida Trip to Bonita Springs
Row One: Mary Dadosky Wegener, Diane Roesner Pursinger, Sherry Robinson Toepfertow, Sue Sloan WestJackie Jones Graberek, Jill Bridges Painter, Molly Brannan Elpers

Row Two: Teri Stigler RoseMargaret McClure Vogler, Jill Grogan Crawford, Heidi Siemers Walsh, Susan Hunninghake Kamphaus, Beth Stacey Farr, Tina Menchen Rudolph, Cindy Puthoff Oravitz, Amy Mulane Adams, and Beth Henry Rivard        Not in Picture - Kelly Dwyer Lang

Not Able to make this trip: Katie Carney Wagner and Christine Buechler Bennet
Years after leaving McNicholas High School, the girls from the Class of 1983 still get together often.  Many still walk the halls as they watch their children who now attend McNicholas. Heidi, Susan, Tina, Mary, Beth, Jill, Mooch, and Kelly all have sent or are sending their kids to McNick. "It has been great watching our kids have the same great experiance that we had," said Mooch McClure Vogler.

This past year, Mary Dadosky Wegener put a calendar together showing who turned 50 each month, and every month this group has gathered together to celebrate that birthday.  To top it all off, they decided they needed a group trip to Florida.  So the group packed the bags and headed down to Bonita Springs in September.  "It was great to gather for some rest and relaxation and spending time reminiscing about our high school years," said Vogler.

We would love to know what your group of Rocket friends are up to.  If you have a get together or an event, we would love to include it in this newsletter.  Just contact Shawn Young to submit a story. 

Rocket Champion Raffle

Here is your chance to support McNicholas Athletics.  The Rockets Champion Raffle is now running.  We will have $1,000 dollar winners in November, February, and in May.  $100 dollar winners in August, September, October, December, January, March, and April.  You can assign you ticket to go towards any sport you wish! To participate in the Rockets Champion Raffle Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Contact Susan Rohlfs
at 231-3500 x5142 with questions.

Congratulations to Jack Kaniecki winner of the September drawing for $100. 
 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.

Betty Muchmore Ford '84 is proud to announce their 1st grandson TJ was born to our son Tim Ford '03 and his wife Angie in February 2015.

Elizabeth Glaser Yagatilee '00 married Venkateshwarlu Yagatilee at Guardian Angels Church on June 14, 2014. They currently live in the Columbia area of South Carolina and are both high school teachers.

 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. 

James J. Bell '63; Brother of Jane Bell Smullen '58.

Mary Ann Clausen Buckley '64

Distinguished Family and Friends

Margaret A. Burkardt; Mother of Alan '72, and the late Donald '68.

Richard C. Conover; Father of Christine Conover Burke '88, and Cathleen Conover Farrell-Timke '91. 

Joy English; Wife of Joe English '09.

Joseph J. King; Husband of Sandy Amann King '56, Father of Kristy '79, Mike '80, Steve '82, and Kari King Tiemeyer '86.

Jean Laub; Mother of Carolyn Laub Fischer '66, and George (attended).

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