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Student of the Week – Chris Boeser

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Congratulations to Chris Boeser, our Student of the Week for the week of December 11!  In his nomination, Theology and Building Trades teacher Mr. Tom Hustedde stated, “I am pleased to recognize Chris Boeser as Student of the Week.  Chris has been an excellent example of living the Mission of...   Read More

Scholar Knights Earn Trophies at SCSL Conference Tournament

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The Scholar Knights closed their fall season December 2 with the South Central Scholastic League (SCSL) Conference Tournament.  The Knights competed at the varsity and junior varsity levels. In the preliminary rounds, the Varsity Scholar Knights posted victories against Carlinville, Bunker Hill, Cumberland, Northwestern, Gillespie, Greenville, and Southwestern. By virtue...   Read More

Disciples of the Week – Mrs. Debbie Benhoff and Ms. Mary Miesner

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              Congratulations to secretaries Mrs. Debbie Benhoff and Ms. Mary Miesner, our Disciples of the Week for the week of December 4!  In her nomination, Director of Enrollment Mrs. Maria Zurliene stated, “The assistance that Mrs. Debbie Benhoff and Ms. Mary Miesner provide in...   Read More

Knights Donate 1,824 Canned Goods

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We are proud to announce that our students, faculty and staff donated a total of 1,824 canned goods to our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive!  The food was donated to BCMW in Breese and St. Vincent De Paul Society Food Pantry in Germantown; the money was donated to House of Manna. ...   Read More

Vocalists Perform in Kaskaskia College Honor Choir

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On November 30, Mater Dei vocalists performed in the Kaskaskia College Honor Choir under the direction of Professor Lynda Marshall of Kaskaskia College’s Music Department.  Pictured during their rehearsal prior to the concert are (row one, from left) Allison VonBokel, Madisyn Priebe, Taylor Foster, Wren Heiligenstein, Maddie Owens; (row two)...   Read More

Student of the Week – Tyler Voss

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Congratulations to Tyler Voss, our Student of the Week for the week of December 4!  In her nomination, Theology teacher Mrs. Judy Kampwerth stated, “It is with great pleasure that I select Tyler Voss as Student of the Week.  Tyler always has a smile on his face and does what...   Read More

Disciple of the Week – Mrs. Maria Zurliene

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Congratulations to Mrs. Maria Zurliene, our Disciple of the Week for the week of November 27!  In his nomination, Mr. Blake Korte stated, “Maria does an excellent job promoting Mater Dei.  Enrollment at Mater Dei is partially a result of the many hours Maria devotes to the several programs she...   Read More

Varsity Cheerleaders Place First at Pinckneyville ICCA Invitational

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Join us in congratulating the members and coaches of our varsity cheerleading squad for earning first place in the medium varsity division at the Pinckneyville ICCA Invitational December 10.  The squad also qualified for the ICCA State Championships, which will be held January 6-7 at the Bank of Springfield Center...   Read More

Scholar Knights Open SCSL Season with Eight Wins

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Following the Scholastic Hi-Q , the Scholar Knights kicked off their regular season November 2 with three wins.  Mater Dei defeated the Granite City Warriors (440-270), the Hillsboro Hilltoppers (260-240 in overtime), and the Cumberland Pirates (480-80).  Ben Logullo led the team with seventeen total toss ups, followed by Nick...   Read More

EIU Honor Jazz Combo Festival

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                Senior trumpeter Susy Cowgill (left) and senior baritone saxophonist Sophia Mondt (right) are pictured performing at the Eastern Illinois University Honor Jazz Combo Festival November 13.  Selected for the festival after auditioning, Susy and Sophia first rehearsed with EIU Professor of Jazz...   Read More

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