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Seminarians Share Their Faith

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Seminarians Dominic Vahling (second from left) and Michael Meinhart (third from left) are pictured with theology teachers Ms. Molly Cowgill (far left) and Mr. Thomas Schniers (far right) prior to a presentation to students, during which they discussed vocations, holiness, and remaining faith-filled throughout life.  We thank Dominic and Michael,...   Read More

Toothpick Bridge Contest

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Mathematics teacher Mrs. Deb Foote recently held a bridge-breaking competition for the bridges her students built using only toothpicks and glue. Kaleb Kues, Brennan Kehrer, and Connor Nicklin won the weight bearing competition, in which their bridge held 33 pounds before breaking (100 times the weight of the bridge).  Jack...   Read More

Knights Perform at Clinton County Band Festival

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Pictured at the Clinton County Band and Art Festival held on March 7 at Wesclin High School are Mater Dei musicians (front, from left) Savannah Boggs, AJ Mueth, Katherine Wieseman, Claire Wilke, Alyssa Noll, Angie Carey, Hannah Schmitz, Minnie Liang, Colby Litteken; (back, from left) Anna Klostermann, Hannah McSparin, Morgan...   Read More

Julie (Loepker) Bassler ’84 Featured on NBC’s TODAY

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Julie (Loepker) Bassler ’84, a NASA engineer, was one of TODAY’S International Women’s Day guests on March 8. On that same day, she was featured in an internet article titled “Illinois Native Uses Experience On Farm To Build Deep Space Rocket,” which was published on the Space Daily website. The...   Read More

Knights Donate to Fisher House Foundation

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Director of Fisher House Foundation Ms. Vanniecia Brown (center) is pictured accepting a $928 donation from boys soccer team representatives (from left) Max Harad, Coach James Arnold, Josh Schmitt, and Justin Fritch.  Funds were raised from the Military Appreciation Night the team hosted in September.  Fisher House Foundation is best...   Read More

Knights Enjoy Crazy Bowling

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Members of the freshman class enjoyed a crazy bowling event, which they earned after winning the Bucks for Bowling Charity Challenge held during Catholic Schools Week for the benefit of RaeAnne Toennies.

Therapy Dog Joins Mater Dei Family

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(from left) Morgan Spears, Sally Albers, Macie Beer, and Emma Gebke are pictured with Coco, Mater Dei’s prospective therapy dog.  A female full-bred Labrador retriever, Coco spends her days at Mater Dei developing basic skills such as focus, tolerance, patience, obedience, and manners, which are required aspects of her rigorous...   Read More

Knights Surpass 2019 Calendar Drive Quota

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We offer our sincere gratitude to all members of the Mater Dei community for their dedication to the success of the 2019 calendar drive! We are pleased to announce that just over 4,500 calendars have been sold! Whether you sold a calendar or purchased a calendar, you made a difference...   Read More

Knights Earn 3rd Place at Academic Challenge Regional

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On February 7, our ACES team (formerly Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) earned third place at the regional ACES academic challenge competition.  Under the guidance of moderator Mr. Scott Timmermann, students tested their knowledge in two of the following academic disciplines: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics,...   Read More

Indoor Percussion Achieves Success

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Performing this year’s show, “Every Single Moment,” under the direction of band director Mr. Blake Korte, the Mater Dei Indoor Percussion earned second place at both the Central States Percussion Association (CSPA) competition held at Hazelwood Central High School and the Winter Guard International (WGI) St. Louis Regional competition held...   Read More

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