The administration and faculty are pleased to announce the Students of Quarter for the first quarter. Please join us in congratulating these students and their families! Senior Nick Toennies, the son of Wayne and Angie Toennies... Read More
Congratulations to Jillian Tonnies, our Student of the Week for the week of November 13! ! In her nomination, biology teacher Mrs. Christine Gramann stated, “Jillian is a very bright student who shows a genuine interest in biology. She works at understanding the complicated biological themes presented in class. Her... Read More
Join us in congratulating (from left) Tyler Hitpas (All-Sectional) and Drew Tonnies (All-Sectional Honorable Mention), who were honored as members of the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association 2017 Boys All-Sectional Soccer Selections.
Principal Dennis Litteken (left) is pictured accepting a $1,000 donation from Monsanto representative Daniel Mondt (center) and Henry Feldmann (right). Nominated by Mr. Mondt, Mr. Feldmann of Aviston was honored as a 2017 Outstanding Veteran Farmer and selected Mater Dei as the recipient of the $1,000 donation. The Mater Dei... Read More
Over 400 grandparents, including one grandfather who traveled from New Mexico, joined the Mater Dei community for our All Saints Day-Grandparents Day Mass. Following Mass, the grandparents enjoyed time with their grandchildren visiting in the Lampe Commons or touring the campus. We thank all the grandparents who were able to... Read More
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