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Student Council Hosts Blood Drive

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In conjunction with the American Red Cross, the Student Council hosted a blood drive on October 31.  Donors consisted of community members, Mater Dei juniors and seniors, and faculty members.  Pictured (left) is Zach Honer with Student Council volunteer Sophia Lager; and (below) Mr. Gary Pollmann, with his daughter, Riley,...   Read More

Musicians Perform at IMEA Festival

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Mater Dei musicians (left to right) Amber Litteken (orchestra), Emily Hemker (chorus), Annie Kuenstler (band), and Maddie Owens (chorus) performed at the District VI Illinois Music Education Association (IMEA) Festival on Saturday, November 5, at Edwardsville High School.  They were selected for the festival after auditioning in October.

New Opportunities for Building Trades Classes

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Keeping with tradition at Mater Dei, the start of the 2016-2017 school year includes the construction of a new home through our Building Trades program.  This year, however, the students have been provided two unique opportunities: to construct an ICF (insulated concrete form) home and to obtain OSHA Certification in Safety Awareness....   Read More

2016-2017 First Quarter Honor Roll

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Please join us in congratulating our students who earned recognition on the 2016-2017 First Quarter Honor Roll!

Seniors Commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers

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During the Homecoming Mass on October 5, 54 seniors were commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers. We commend these students for their dedication to serving not only Mater Dei, but also their local parishes!

First Quarter “Student of the Week” Recipients

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The following students were selected as “Student of the Week” throughout the first quarter.  Please join us in congratulating them and their families!   Madelyn Trame – Class of 2020 Algebra Honors teacher Mrs. Deb Foote stated, “Madelyn is a dedicated and conscientious student who continually submits high quality work.  In...   Read More

2016 Homecoming Court

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Mater Dei’s 2016 “A Knight in Time” Homecoming Court (left to right): seniors Trever Johnson, Tori Voyles, Jake Timmermann, Sophia Lager, Peyton Kreke, and Emma Dumstorff; retiring queen Abby Haag; King Otto Stark and Queen Margo Lampe; seniors Tori Arentsen and Noah Gerdes; juniors Lauren Kampwerth and Johnathan Dailey; sophomores...   Read More

National Merit Commended Students

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Principal Dennis Litteken is pleased to announce that seniors Amber Litteken and Sarah Maller have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Nationally, approximately 34,000 Commended Students are recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6...   Read More

Walk for the Poor Raises $1,225

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On September 25, Mater Dei students raised $1,225 for the Belleville Diocese St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP).  We thank our students for their dedication to helping those in need!  

Class of 2016 Earns Top ACT Scores

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Mater Dei is proud to announce that the Class of 2016 earned an average ACT composite score of 24.4 (state average 20.8).  Thus, the Class of 2016 not only earned the highest score in the area, but also tied the Class of 2014 for the highest score in Mater Dei...   Read More

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