Congratulations to Mrs. Deb Foote, our Disciple of the Week for the week of November 6! In her nomination, Ms. Colleen McDermott stated, “Mentor, guide, and exceptional registrar and teacher describe Mater Dei’s Deb Foote. She is always willing to answer questions, give guidance, and provide suggestions to students, families,... Read More
Congratulations to Mitchell Peltes, our Student of the Week for the week of November 6! In her nomination, Composition teacher Mrs. Donna Goetz stated, “Mitchell has really stepped up his efforts in class! He submits his work before the due date, provides thoughtful and insightful responses to discussions, and accepts... Read More
Throughout October and November, student ambassadors and Director of Enrollment Mrs. Maria Zurliene have traveled to numerous Youth Faith Formation programs and Catholic elementary schools to share the Mater Dei story with students enrolled in grades 5-8. Following brief presentations related to faith, academics, activities, and friends, student ambassadors field... Read More
The Mater Dei Student Council, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, hosted a blood drive October 23. Sixty-six donors, including thirty-one first-time donors, registered; and fifty-six units were successfully collected. We thank all who participated in this life-saving event!
Congratulations to Olivia Holtgrave, our Student of the Week for the week of October 30! In his nomination, American History teacher Mr. Travis Gebke stated, “It is with great pleasure that I select Olivia Holtgrave as our Student of the Week. Olivia does a wonderful job in American History class!... Read More
Congratulations to Ms. Colleen McDermott, our Disciple of the Week for the week of October 30! In his nomination, Mr. Travis Gebke stated, “It takes courage to follow in the footsteps of a legend. Yet, Ms. Colleen McDermott, Mater Dei Catholic High School’s new campus minister, has accepted this challenge... Read More
Congratulations to the Marching Knights for earning second place in Class 3A at the University of Illinois Marching Band Championships on Saturday, October 21. Pictured (from left) are Mater Dei color guard instructor Ms. Julianna Swanson; U of I drum majors Jordi Pakey-Rodriguez, Cameryn Wysocki, and Salma Qamruddin; Mater Dei... Read More
Congratulations to Mr. Travis Gebke (top picture) and Mr. Gary Pollmann (bottom picture), our Disciples of the Week! In her nomination, Mrs. Tammy Carroll stated, “These gentlemen always smile, even when I ask them annoying questions: ‘How do I find the heater? Where do we go for the in-service? What’s... Read More
Congratulations to Erika Plage, our Student of the Week for the week of October 23! In her nomination, Mrs. Maria Zurliene stated, “During a prospective student’s tour, Erika immediately, without prompting, welcomed the student and shared with her information regarding the class we were visiting. Erika’s friendly and outgoing personality... Read More
Congratulations to our newly elected Science Club officers (back, left to right) President Rachell Maue, Vice president Kate Maue; (front, left to right) Secretary Reese Bradford and Treasurer Grace Fuehne.