PIUS XI WELCOMES OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS!
Click here to see to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.
CONGRATULATIONS to the PIUS XI Music students
for their OUTSTANDING showing at the Wisconsin School Music Association STATE Solo and Ensemble Festival Saturday! 35 out of 37 events received a first place rating. The Ladies in Waiting, the Women's Vocal Jazz, the Madrigal Ensemble, the Madrigal Men and the Madrigal Women ALL received PERFECT SCORES. And the "best of the best" awards were given to: Joey Chelius, Joe Gallo, and Gabi Klotz. Great job! To view the detailed results click here!
Congratulations to the Pius XI "Buffalo Nation"
on an outstanding world premiere of Jerome Kitzke's "Bison, Bison" with Present Music at the Indian Community School and Lincoln School this weekend! The results are in! Here are some GREAT reviews: Third Coast Digest, Tom Strini Review
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Elaine Schmidt Review
CONGRATULATIONS MATH TEACHER LAURIE ELLIS
Laurie has been awarded the Outstanding Math Teacher Award by MSOE
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR PIUS XI STUDENTS!
Senior Art Portfolio student, Drew Shields, is one of 15 students nationwide to win the Portfolio Gold Award, part of the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. He will receive a $10,000 award at Carnegie Hall!
Scholastic National recognition was earned by Cecelia Palacios, Joey Lynn Zawacki, Brianna Kromrey, Colleen McLaren, and Ashleigh Vertelka. Congratulations to their team of teachers!
The Brady Corporation has named Kevin Clark and Aubrey Klein as 2012 Academic All-Stars.
The Gesu Peacemaker Award will be given to Francis Klein for his volunteer efforts at the House of Peace and at Pius XI. Francis has worked tirelessly to become a “means of Christ’s peace.”
The Pius XI Forensics team of Sara Backstrom, Niko Gavran, Gabi Klotz, Katie Nguyen, Grace Riekkoff and Savannah Schwartz advanced to State competition. Sara Backstrom has advanced to Nationals!
The WSMA State Honors program accepted12 Pius XI students. They will attend a summer music camp and perform with a nationally known conductor at the state music conference: Amelia Acompanado, Sara Backstrom, Sarah Bubik, Cassi Stecker Janssen, Gabriella Klotz, Nora Kubiaczyk, Katie Nguyen, Mary Nink, Catie O’Brien, Robyn Radovich, Sam Skogstad and Angi Smolik.
Eagle Scout badges were earned by Nick Gutowski and Sam Mullooly. Congratulations!
To date, 17 Pius XI student athletes have signed national letters of intent!
Carrington Love was named the Classic 8 Boys Basketball Player of the Year and 1st Team All-State. Larry Fitzgerald earned 1st team All-Conference honors and Honorable Mention All-State. Jamale Robinson and Matthew Fox-Whitaker were both named Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Kaewon Reynolds was voted male athlete of the West Allis Central Track meet for placing 1st in the 55m dash, the 200m dash and the pole vault, where he set a meet record at 14’ 0”.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PIUS XI BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM and Coach Joel Claassen!!!!
They will be heading to the WIAA State Tournament Semi-Finals this Friday in Madison.
The details are as follows:
Friday, March 16th
Opponent is Onalaska
Kohl Center (on the UW-Madison Campus)
Pius XI Student Section tickets will be available for pre-sale in the Pius XI Bookstore Monday (Starting at 8:00 a.m.) through Thursday (Ending at 2:30 p.m.) Students may also purchase tickets on the WIAA Website or at the Kohl Center Box Office.
Adult Tickets can be purchased on the WIAA website ( http://www.wiaa.wi.org/ ) or at the Kohl Center Box Office.
All Tickets for Friday’s game are $10.00.
Congratulations Pius XI Dance Department!
Students from the Pius XI Dance Department competed at the Applause Dance competition in Middleton Wisconsin on February 25, 2012 with our affiliate studio "Dance Repertoire." Their line dance titled "aural synapse" won a platinum award and FIRST PLACE overall! Dance faculty member, Ms. Debbie Berry, received the outstanding choreography award for the entire competition. Congratulations to all!
Support Grace Weber ('06) by casting your vote!
Vote for Grace Weber ('06) and send her to the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas! She's made it to the final public voting round and needs our votes. To hear her music and cast your vote, follow this link: http://www.mauricesmusic.sonicbids.com/BandDetails.aspx?b=30723
Congratulations to the 2012 Scholastic Art Award Winners!
For more than thirty-five years, the Milwaukee Art Museum has presented the outstanding artistic talents of our area’s youth. Students in grades 7–12 annually awe Museum visitors with their creativity and skill. This year’s Scholastic Art Awards exhibition features over 325 works of art in the categories of Architecture, Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawing, Fashion, Film & Animation, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Twenty-four visual artists and art professionals carefully selected the works from more than thirteen hundred entries based on the students’ handling of the materials and the expressive execution of the work.
Students whose artwork has earned an award are recognized in awards ceremonies at the Museum. The Silver Key Award denotes special statewide recognition; artworks receiving a Gold Key Award go on to compete with entries from more than seventy-five other competitions throughout the United States for Silver and Gold Medals.
Pius XI High School 2012 Scholastic Art Award Winners are listed below! Congratulations to all!
To view each student’s winning artwork, click on the student’s name.
Adame, Pablo: Honorable Mention - Drawing
Alamo, Lucas: Gold Key - Design
Honorable Mention - Drawing
Bersch, Lizzy: Gold Key - Printmaking
Bliske, Emily: Honorable Mention - Drawing
Drzewiecki, Daniel: Honorable Mention - Painting
Fellows, Joe: Gold Key - Photo Portfolio
Gold Key - Art Portfolio
Gold Key - Drawing
Gold Key - Painting
Gold Key - Painting
Fiumefreddo, Alyssa: Gold Key - Photo Portfolio
Gehred, Cecilia: Gold Key - Ceramics
Girard, Madelyn: Gold Key - Printmaking
Gold Key - Printmaking
Graham, Amirah: Gold Key - Drawing
Gutowski, Nicholas: Gold Key - Photo Portfolio
Holz, Mary: Silver Key - Design
Klein, Francis: Gold Key - Painting
Koeppel, Megan: Gold Key - Painting
Kromrey, Brianna: Gold Key - Painting
Krutina, Taylor: Gold Key - Photo Portfolio
Kubiaczyk, Colin: Gold Key - Printmaking
Lee, Jackie: Gold Key - Painting
Silver Key - Drawing
Honorable Mention - Drawing
Leonardelli, Katelynn: Gold Key - Art Portfolio
Honorable Mention – Painting
Honorable Mention - Drawing
Manske, James: Gold Key – Design
Silver Key - Design
McLaren, Colleen: Gold Key - Art Portfolio,
Gold Key - Digital Art,
Gold Key - Digital Art
Menzel, Chris: Silver Key - Printmaking
Nasgowitz, Leah: Silver Key - Drawing
Nasgowitz, Sarah: Gold Key - Art Portfolio
Honorable Mention - Printmaking
Olander, Lexi: Gold Key - Design
Palacios, Cecilia: Gold Key - Drawing
Poulos, Erin: Honorable Mention - Digital Art
Poulos, Isabella: Gold Key - Painting
Radovich, Robyn: Gold Key - Drawing
Reichert, Sarah: Gold Key - Design
Salgado, Ivan: Gold Key - Painting
Sanders, Elaina: Honorable Mention - Printmaking
Schraith, Natalie: Gold Key - Painting
Shields, Drew: Gold Key - Art Portfolio
Gold Key - Sculpture
Silver Key - Sculpture
Smrcina, Kaitlin: Gold Key - Photo Portfolio
Silver Key - Digital Art
Honorable Mention - Digital Art
Stephenson, Courtney: Honorable Mention - Painting
Stoltz, Collin: Gold Key - Painting
Sulk, Danielle: Honorable Mention - Painting
Summers, Bryn: Gold Key - Painting
Tiedke, Clarissa: Honorable Mention - Design
Van Gheem, Anna: Gold Key - Fashion
Vertelka, Ashleigh: Gold Key - Design
Wagner, Nicholas: Gold Key - Design
Zavada, Jacqui: Gold Key - Printmaking
Zawacki, Joey Lynn: Gold Key - Fashion
National College Signing Day
February 1 is National Signing Day for College Athletics! Congratuations to the following Pius XI student-athletes who signed college commitment papers in a ceremony in the chapel today (Feb. 1): Teri Bender, Aly Matkovich, Sarina Thompson, Jordan Winkler, Justin Loncaric, Evan Richarz, Ben Nickulis, Jake Librizzi, Matt Grams, Nick Blano, Cal Leszczynski and Nick Banaszak.
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.