News Archives - 2010-2011 School Year
Pius XI Choirs on Heart of the Nation
The Pius XI Choirs will be televised on “Heart of the Nation,” a nationally broadcasted Mass on the ION Television Network on the following Sundays in June - They will air locally on Fox 6 at 5:30 AM and on Channel 24 at 9:00 AM. Tune in and enjoy!
June 12, 2011: Pentecost Sunday with Archbishop Listecki
June 19, 2011: Holy Trinity Sunday with Archbishop Listecki
June 26, 2011: Corpus Christ Sunday with Fr. Mark Payne
In addition, this postcard featuring a photo of the choir was sent to Catholics across the country in cities with the ION Network.
Forensics Team at State Competition
The Forensics Team was very successful at the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association State Competition held at the University of Wisconsin - Madison on April 15th. Joey Chelius received a Gold Medal "Critic's Choice Award" with a perfect score in Solo Serious Acting. Sam Skogstad received a perfect score and a Gold Medal "Critic's Choice Award" in the category of Prose Reading. Sara Backstrom received a Silver medal for the "All State Award" in Prose reading.
Pius XI Performing Arts Students and the Wisconsin School Music Association Honors Program
Congratulations to the following Pius XI High School Performing Arts students who have been selected to the Wisconsin School Music Association Honors Programs:
Sarah Bubik: WSMA Orchestra
Jacquie Haertel: WSMA Mixed Chorus
Haley Haupt: WSMA Mixed Chorus
Francis Klein: WSMA Mixed Chorus
James Lieven: WSMA Mixed Chorus
Samantha Lieven: Alternate WSMA Treble Choir
Sam Mullooly: WSMA Mixed Chorus
Estée O’Connor: WSMA Mixed Choir
Sam Skogstad: WSMA Mixed Choir
Alex Spors: WSMA Mixed Choir
Pius XI High School is ranked number 1 in the state of all private high schools in the number of students accepted into the WSMA Honors Program, and number 7 in the state of all public AND private high schools!
In addition, Olivia Dobbs, flutist, won the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition. She will perform with the Orchestra during the 2011-2012 season.
Congratulations to all
It gives us great pleasure to share exciting news about Pius XI High School.
Our Lady Popes defeated Racine Case last evening and, once again, will be advancing to the WIAA State Girls Basketball Tournament in Madison this weekend. Congratulations!
Hairspray Cast Flash Mob at Intercontinental Hotel in Milwaukee!
On March 11, 2011, 30+ students from Pius XI High School took over CLEAR, in the lobby of the InterContinental Milwaukee. Click here to view their awesome performance!
Smart Car winner drawn
We have drawn the winner of our Smart Car raffle, part of the 2010 Fall Fundraiser. The winner has been notified. Thanks to all who participated!
Pius XI Students excel at District Solo and Ensemble
Pius XI High School Music Department students had an outstanding showing at the Wisconsin School Music Association District Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Martin Luther High School on Saturday, February 26.
Pius XI High School had over 100 total entries, 89 of which were "Class A," or eligible for advancement to the State Level. Of those 89 entries, 49 received a 1* rating and will be advancing to the WSMA State Festival held at UW Milwaukee in May. Another 22 received a first place rating.
The following students and ensembles will be advancing to state with one or more entries:
The Madrigal Ensemble, The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The Madrigal Men's Ensemble and The Madrigal Women's Ensemble.
Individual students: Joey Chelius, John Mullooly, Sara Backstrom, Lauren Smrz, Sam Mullooly, Becky Vaclav, Haley Haupt, Eva Stokes, James Lieven, Roc Bauman, Estee O'Connor, Alex Sobzcak, Kelli Huber, Chloe Stirn, Jacquie Haertel, Ryan Castelaz, Angie Stodola, Mary Caroline Tilton, Amelia Accompanado, Angi Smolik, Erin Malone, Alex Spors, Sam Fitzwater-Butchart, Becky Skrobis, Nick Derus, Joe Gallo, Rachel Bubik, Aubrey Klein, Nate Bayer, and Olivia Dobbs.
Pius XI Students attend Mayor Tom Barrett’s State of the City address on Feb 21, 2011.
Five Pius XI students including Amelia Accompanado (left), Joe Graf, Jessica Schampers, Sarah Reichert and Kyra Porter had the privilege of attending Mayor Tom Barrett’s State of the City address on Feb 21.
Hayden Patterson finalist in the 2011 YoungArts National Contest
Congratulations to Hayden Patterson who is a finalist in the 2011 YoungArts National Contest! He placed in the top 2% in the nation and will travel to Miami, all expenses paid, to participate in YoungArts Week 2011. To view his work, click here.
Art Fundamentals Portrait Competition Best in Show
Every year in the Art Fundamentals class offered by the Art Department, students (usually Freshmen) work on their final project in which they draw and paint a self portrait. They have the summer to finish up their painting and bring back the final piece for the Art Fundamentals Portrait Competition. This year, there was a fantastic turnout of students bringing back their work and to top it off, all of the work was very well done. There were prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Place. Congratulations to the following winners: (1st Place-Tie), Adalyn McCauley and Erin Oberdorf; (2nd Place) Jessica Schampers; (3rd place) Emily Bliske; (4th Place) Deanna Betka. To view their self portraits, click on their name.
Jon Coon to be preferred walk-on at Wisconsin
Pius XI senior Jon Coon accepted an invitation to be a preferred walk-on with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's football team. To read more, click here.
New Members of the National Honor Society (NHS)
The following Pius XI High School students have been inducted to the NHS for the 2010-2011 school year:
Maria Alioto, Brianna Andree, Annie Barrett, Deidre Behrend, Elizabeth Bersch, Zoe Bertz, Jacob Borkowski, Brock Burczyk, Won Woo Chung, Kevin Clark, Kathleen Coffey, Sean Crain, Lizzy Dankle, Alyssa Edwards, Savanna Flood, Ashley Goskowicz, Katie Graham, Jacgqueline Haertel, Haley Haupt, Brynn Herbert, Jaclyn Hoffman, Alyssa Hoppe, Andrew Jens, Aubrey Klein, Ryan Krol, Chelsea LaRosa, Kathryn Lawton, Calvin Lesczynski, Stephanie Mercado, Stephanie McGavin, Amy Mrotek, Sam Mullooly, Adam Phillips, Michelle Prihoda, David Reichert, Sahar Safavi, Nadia Sahid, Kathryn Sikora, Rebecca Sottile, Katherine Stefaniak, Chloe Strin, Eva Stokes, Kelsey Stone, Kelsey Tenaglia, Erin Stawicki, Jennifer Zima.
National Merit Scholarship Program Achievement
Congratulations to our Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program – Olivia Dobbs, Keldan Mulvey, Sahar Safavi and Rebecca Vaclav. And our Merit semi-finalists – George E Nink and Kevin Wackman.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society honored 30 Pius XI musicians earlier this month. This society is
designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements.
Pius XI Student Honored with Vatican II Award
Congratulations to this year’s Vatican II Award winner – Matt Wisniewski! Matt is being honored for his many years of community service work at the St. Hyacinth food pantry.
Pius XI's Finance Director Lynn Roskos named CFO of the Year
Congratulations to Lynn Roskos for being names CFO of the Year by the Milwaukee Business Journal.Click here to read the article.
Pius XI Senior wins Scholarship National Gold Key
Congratulations to Lizzy Dankle, senior, won Scholastic National Gold Key and American Voices awards for her story, “The Willows.”
Pius XI to Perform During National Catholic Schools Week Masses
Congratulations to the Pius XI Music Department for being invited to serve as the music liturgists for two nationally televised masses during National Catholic Schools Week in 2011.
Pius XI on Fox 6's Real Milwaukee
Pius XI Alum Tony Clark '96, report for Real Milwaukee, came back to visit Pius XI High School for a day. Check out his adventures here.
Six Pius XI Juniors Advance in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program
Congratulations to Olivia Dobbs, Keldan Mulvey, George N Nink, Sahar Safavi, Rebecca Vaclav and Kevin Wackman on advancing in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are among the highest scoaring participants of some 1.5 million PSAT testers.
Reminder - School Closings/Snow Day Policy
School Closings: Typically, Pius XI High School follows the decision of the Milwaukee Public Schools to close due to inclement weather. However, in some instances, Pius XI High School may find it necessary to close even if the Milwaukee Public Schools do not. When this occurs, we will have announcements made on WTMJ Channel 4, radio stations WTMJ and WISN and will be visible on the Pius XI High School website and on the answering machine at 414-290-7000.
If the weather seems bad and no announcement is made, Pius XI High School will be in session. You should then decide if your student should come to school.
When unscheduled closings occur, the following procedure will be followed:
- The next day back will carry the same letter day as the day off (except for a STAR day, see bold below). For example, if a C-day is canceled, the next day back will be a C-day.
- The next letter day – D-day in the example above – will be dropped from the cycle, and the cycle will continue as shown on the calendar for that time – E-day in the example above.
- An exception to the above will be made for a STAR-day. If a STAR-day is canceled, the next day back will be the next letter day. For example if B-day is a STAR-day and we are closed the next day back will be a C-day.
Important Information About Swine Flu and Pius XI High School
Keeping our school community healthy and safe is our highest priority at Pius XI High School. Our administrative team will be in contact and work closely with the Milwaukee Health Department to assist in preparing for any future cases associated with Pius XI. Our cleaning and maintenance service will do everything they can to maintain a hygienic and disinfected building, including desks and chairs. At this time, everyone should follow the recommendations from public health officials:
- All students, teachers, and administrators who have flu-like symptoms should stay home.
- Coughing and sneezing should be contained by covering the nose and mouth.
- Proper and frequent hand washing and hand-hygiene techniques should be followed.
- Common sense and good hygiene are critical.
If you have the symptoms of flu: fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue please contact your physician. For further information please check the Milwaukee Health Department website: https://outlook.piusxi.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.milwaukee.gov/fluseason/2009SwineFlu.htm.