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Halloween Party for Children Before Oct. 22 Show

McAuley High School is pleased to present its fall play - Ramona Quimby - October 20 - 22. Show times are:

  • Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 22 - 2 p.m.

Tickets for the shows are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and $5 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased at www.mcacin.booktix.com or at the door.

Join us for Ramona Quimby's Halloween Party on October 22!
Children and parents are invited to join us for Ramona Quimby's Halloween Party at 12:45 p.m., right before the 2 p.m. Sunday show on October 22! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and there will be Halloween treats and activities with the cast members. Tickets for the Halloween party are $5 for adults and $10 for children.
**SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL - You can purchase tickets for the show and the party for just $12 total (adults and kids). Tickets for the party must be purchased ahead of time at www.mcacin.booktix.com.

On Tuesday, September 26, McAuley Social Studies Teacher, Lisa Heiert, volunteered to take part in an Honor Flight to Washington, DC through Honor Flight Tri-State, a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization created to celebrate America's veterans and honor their sacrifices. Honor Flight Tri-State provides veterans age 65 and older with one-day charter flights from the Greater Cincinnati Airport (CVG), allowing those who served the United States to visit the memorials in Washington, DC.

On the flight, Mrs. Heiert served as a guardian to Vietnam Veteran Jerry Dishman, an Air Force Ranger who enlisted at the age of 17 and served three tours. Their flight included 72 veterans, 69 guardians, three medics and several tour guides. The group received a send-off ceremony at CVG in the morning. When they arrived in Washington, DC, they were greeted by crowds who cheered and sang for them. The group received a guided tour through the city and visited the Pentagon, the Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, National World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. When they returned home to CVG, the group was greeted by hundreds of people, including volunteers, Cub Scout troops and many others, in a special "welcome home" celebration ceremony.

"I am so grateful for the opportunity to travel with Jerry and all of the veterans who were part of this Honor Flight," said Mrs. Heiert. "As a history teacher, it was such an amazing experience to meet the veterans, spend the day with them and listen to their stories; it truly made history come alive. The wonderful treatment the veterans received throughout the flight was unbelievable. It was truly an honor to be a part of the flight, and it is an experience I will never forget."

Honor Flight Tri-State provides honor flights through the generosity of donors. Mrs. Heiert was able to travel on the flight thanks to funds provided by the Northwest Exchange Club.

Honor Flight nationwide has made this dream come true for more than 180,000 veterans since it was launched in 2005. Today, the Honor Flight Network makes these celebration flights from 133 hubs in 42 states. Honor Flight Tri-State serves Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.

McAuley seniors Lindsay Cook and Nora Honkomp have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Lindsay and Nora are two of the 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Congratulations to Lindsay and Nora!

Students, faculty and staff members at McAuley High School pulled together as a community to collect items and funds to aid in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. They collected a total of 1,788 items, including non-perishable food, personal care products, cleaning supplies, paper products, baby and infant supplies and first-aid items, as well as $850 in cash. The items and funds were sent to Matthew 25: Ministries, for distribution to those affected by the hurricane.

Special thanks to all our students, faculty and staff, for their gifts of service and compassion!

Proceeds Benefit Mom & Dad's Club

McAuley High School's Mom & Dad's Club is sponsoring its eighth annual Mattress Sale on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at McAuley. Brand new, name brand, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties will be on display in the cafeteria. All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway are available. All proceeds benefit the Mom & Dad's Club.

A flyer for $50 off a purchase of $500 or more can be found HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at dharbin65@yahoo.com.

McAuley High School is pleased to congratulate the following students who were named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars for 2017. The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on AP exams. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program allows high school students to earn college credit at thousands of universities.

AP Scholar with Distinction - Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

  • Abby Albrinck
  • Katie Bergmann
  • Olivia Dillman
  • Emma Fitz
  • Grace Mattingly
  • Kathryn Rost
  • Audra Stueve

AP Scholar with Honor - Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

  • Hannah Smith
  • Kristen Stueve
  • Grace Wells

AP Scholar - Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

  • Julia Cardinal
  • Alexah Chrisman
  • Sophia Hamilton
  • Nora Honkomp
  • Maria Huey
  • Nicole Kerth
  • Abigail Koenig
  • Tiffany Nguyen
  • Elizabeth Riedel
  • Claire Roell
  • Sara Roell
  • Emily Seigel
  • Kasey Siciliano
  • Kira Staubach
  • Clare Sunderman

McAuley High School students Elizabeth Belleman and Emma Feist were selected to attend the recent Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference in Urbana, Ohio. For over five decades, HOBY has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community. HOBY aims to inspire and develop our global community of youth & volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. The four-day event focused on HOBY's core values of Volunteerism, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity and Community Partnership.

Students from McAuley and Mother of Mercy recently participated in a summer Immersion Retreat with St. Vincent de Paul's Ozanam Center for Service Learning in Over-the-Rhine. St. Vincent de Paul's immersion experiences, which promote Catholic social teaching, are designed for groups of Cincinnatians to raise awareness, encourage mutual respect and promote solutions that bring impactful and lasting change to our community.

During the four-day retreat, students prayed, worked, ate and slept at St. Vincent de Paul's Bank Street location, and immersed themselves in the neighborhoods of Over-the-Rhine, West End, East Price Hill and Lower Price Hill. They served and enjoyed lunch with visitors at Our Daily Bread near Findlay Market; served in the food pantry; pulled weeds in the community garden; visited and talked with people in Washington Park; visited the Women's Shelterhouse; made home visits to the poor; played with children through the Boys and Girls Club; and attended Mass at St. Joseph Church in the West End.

The students also participated in a poverty simulation exercise, to experience what it is like for people who are on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The students were placed in small groups and were given $6 (the equivalent of one day's worth of food stamps) to buy a healthy dinner for a family of four from the Vine Street Kroger. They then cooked and ate the food at the Bank Street location.

Through the Homeless Coalition, the students listened to speakers who talked about their life as homeless individuals. They also learned about advocacy efforts for the homeless. The retreat concluded with a prayer service and a commissioning ceremony.

McAuley students who attended included: Caroline Kinney, Megan Threm, Katie Schreyer, Emily Dillman, Cecily Batdorf. Mother of Mercy students who attended included: Olivia Meister, Elena Popejoy, Madison Coombs, Erin Toon, Abby Scola, Catherine Hoferer, Grace Hoeting, Emily Ridder, Natalie Zeller, Evelyn Larkins, Brooke Craynon, Allison Moellinger, Leah Jungkunz.

Several McAuley students and faculty members recently participated in two different summer service trips. One group traveled to to Kissimme, Florida, to the Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit "storybook" resort where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to week-long, cost-free fantasy vacations. The students performed various tasks such as helping the families get their meals with ease, serving food and snacks, working kids' rides such as the train and carousel, as well as helping with a variety of kids' games.

"What I found most rewarding was putting a smile on the kids' faces and seeing how happy they are even though they are sick," said McAuley senior Ashley Hartig. "My favorite part of the trip was interacting with the families and doing everything possible to help them have the best week of their lives. At Give Kids the World Village, the answer is always 'yes' and everyone is so happy and nice! One day we were serving dinner, and a little girl wanted a hot dog and a side of scrambled eggs. Even though we weren't serving that food at the time, the cooks made her a hot dog with a side of eggs"

Those who participated in the trip to Give Kids the World Village included Katie Geckle, Campus Minister & Theater Director; Lisa Heiert, Social Studies Teacher, as well as the following students: Holly Berrens '18, Ashley Hartig '18, Lily Clark '18, Nicole Armbruster '17, Katlyn Havlin '19, Brooke Ryan '18, Allison Koenig '18, Holly McGarvey '18, Elena Kluener '17, Hanna Creighton '18

Another group of students, alumnae and chaperones travelled to Jamaica, where they served children at the St. John Bosco Center for Boys, located in the town of Mandeville. St. John Bosco, established by the Sisters of Mercy and opened in 1960, is home to nearly 160 boys in need of structure, care, education, and support for personal development. During their trip, the McAuley students performed tasks such as scraping and sanding the metal bars that covered the school's windows, weeding the garden, and interacting with the boys at the school. They played sports and games with them, danced, flew kites, and other fun activities. One day, they also attended Mass in Mandeville and had their photo taken with the Archbishop.

"These boys loved people unconditionally and didn't judge people by their looks," said McAuley senior Jaclynn Ruberg. "They were so grateful for the littlest things! We would make kites from garbage bags and play with muddy cards. I'm glad I had this humbling experience to get closer to God."

Those who participated in the trip included: Cassie Fulks, '17, Katie Ernst '17, Annie Klare '18, Jaclynn Ruberg '18, Elizabeth Belleman '19, Emma Brunst '18, Jill Allaben '19, Samantha Roll '18, Sydney Jung '13, Allie Klare '18,

McAuley Technical Theater Director Randy Kent, and his wife, Mary Kent.

McAuley High School received five Cappie Awards for its spring musical, All Shook Up, at the Cappies Awards Gala held on May 27. They received awards for Costumes, Stage Management and Stage Crew, Choreography (Maria Huey '17 and Nora Honkomp '18), Female Dancer (Maria Huey '17), and Female Critic (Emily Driehaus '18). The cast performed their song 'Burnin' Love' during the actual awards ceremony at the Aronoff Center.

All Shook Up All Shook Up is a musical comedy built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It takes place in a small middle American town in 1955, where one girl's dream and a surprise visit from a guitar-playing stranger help the town discover the magic of romance and the power of Rock & Roll.

McAuley's All Shook Up received 24 total Cappie nominations, including: Critic Team, Female Critic (2), Marketing & Publicity, Hair & Makeup, Props, Sets, Costumes, Lights, Sound, Choreography, Stage Management & Stage Crew, Ensemble, Featured Actor, Featured Actress, Female Dancer, Male Dancer, Comic Actress, Comic Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Lead Actor, Song, and Musical.

McAuley's 2016 spring musical, Mary Poppins, won eight Cappie Awards for Best Musical, Best Song, Lead Actress in a Musical, Lead Actor in a Musical, Female Dancer, Choreography, Ensemble in a Musical, and Costumes.

The Cappies program recognizes Greater Cincinnati's talented community of young writers, performers, and technical crews. High school theatre and journalism students who participate in the Cappies program are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, and write and publish reviews.

McAuley High School will present its 2017 Summer Musical, Singin' in the Rain, July 7 – 9. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on July 7 and 8, and at 2 p.m. on July 9. Visit www.mcauleyhs.net for details.

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