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Marching Knights Excel at Metro East Marching Classic

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For their field show “Phobias,” the Marching Knights nearly swept the awards at the Metro East Marching Classic held at O’Fallon Township High School on Saturday, September 9.  In addition to earning first place in Class A, the Marching Knights earned Outstanding Music, Outstanding Visuals, and Outstanding Drum Line.

Student of the Week – Christopher Kalmer

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Congratulations to freshman Christopher Kalmer, our Student of the Week for the week of September 11!  In her nomination, Algebra I teacher Mrs. Deb Foote stated, “Despite a tough start, after missing the first few days of school due to an injury, Christopher quickly caught up and continues to achieve...   Read More

Knights and Explorers Join to Support Hurricane Harvey Victims

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From collections at Mater Dei, Marquette, and the September 1 football game between the schools, $3,278 will be donated to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to support victims of Hurricane Harvey.  

2017-2018 Class Officers

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Congratulations to our newly elected class officers!  Join us in thanking them for their willingness to serve the Mater Dei community!

Extracurricular Activities Fair

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Members of our various extracurricular activities shared information with their peers during our annual Extracurricular Activities Fair on Wednesday, September 6.  This fair provides our students, especially freshmen and transfer students, with an opportunity to receive information and to sign up for the activities in which they are interested.

SIUE Marching Percussion Festival

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On August 26, the Marching Knights Percussionists attended the SIUE Marching Percussion Festival.  After performing their show, the percussionists attended a clinic with renowned percussion clinicians Brett Kuhn, Derrick Shannon and Cliff Walker, who provided constructive feedback.

2017 Football Camp

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Eighty-nine third grade through eighth grade boys participated in Mater Dei’s Football Camp July 17-20.      

2017 Cheerleading Camp

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Nearly 100 kindergarten through eighth grade students participated in Mater Dei’s Cheerleading Camp July 17-21.

Drum Majors Attend Smith Walbridge Clinics

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Caroline Kenow (left) and Ben Logullo (right) recently attended the Smith Walbridge drum major and mace clinics at Eastern Illinois University, during which they developed their conducting, marching and leadership skills.  They look forward to utilizing their skills throughout the 2017-2018 Marching Knights’ season.

2017 Volleyball Camp

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Nearly 140 fourth grade through eighth grade girls participated in Mater Dei’s Volleyball Camp June 12-15. Award Winners Grades 4, 5 and 6 Sam Muscarello – Top Setter, Sophie Timmermann – Top Passer, Makenna Budde – Top Server, Isabella Brefeld – Camp Kangaroo (19” vertical) and Fred Rakers “I Bleed...   Read More

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