At the 2017 Southern Illinois School Press Association (SISPA) Convention held on February 22 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, The Lance newspaper earned the Blue Banner Award, recognizing overall excellence for the October 2016 and December 2016 issues. The 2016-2017 editors are Amber Litteken (Editor-in-chief and editorial page), Sarah Maller... Read More
On Tuesday, February 28, the Scholar Knights won the annual Clinton County Scholar Bowl Tournament with a 3-0 record against Carlyle, Central, and Wesclin. In match one against the Carlyle Indians, the Knights outpaced the Indians to win 390-10. In match two, the Scholar Knights faced the Central Cougars. Trailing... Read More
On Thursday, February 23, the Scholar Knights faced their toughest challenge of the season, as the top four teams in the Metro East Quad League squared off in a round-robin tournament to determine the Metro East Quad League Champion. In match one, the Scholar Knights faced the determined Althoff Crusaders. ... Read More
After advancing to the finals, the Mater Dei Indoor Percussion earned 4th place at the Winter Guard International (WGI) regional competition held at Francis Howell High School on Saturday, February 25. Pictured with the trophy are (left to right) Sarah Maller, Amber Litteken, Zach Honor and instructor Mr. Matt Murphy.
The Mater Dei Indoor Percussion earned 3rd place in Class Scholastic A at the Mid Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA) competition held at Edwardsville High School on Saturday, February 18.
Adam Seger of Highland (left) and Otto Stark of Breese (right) competed in the IHSA Swimming Sectionals on Saturday, February 18. In the 50 freestyle, Adam earned 10th with a time of 23.31 and Otto Stark earned 11th with a time of 23.53. Otto also earned 6th and medaled in... Read More
On Saturday, February 18, the Scholar Knights won the 34th Annual Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl Class 2A Sectional Tournament with an undefeated 6-0 record for the day! In pool play, the Knights defeated the following opponents: Gibault 310-180, Vandalia 320-160, Greenville 290-230, and Nashville 320-170. As a result, they advanced... Read More
The administration and faculty are pleased to announce the Students of Quarter for the second quarter. Please join us in congratulating these students and their families! Senior Trever Johnson, the son of Ken and Lisa Johnson of Bartelso. Throughout his academic career, Trever has enrolled in the English, mathematics, and... Read More
On January 26, the Scholar Knights traveled to Metro East Lutheran High School (MELHS) for matches with MELHS, East St. Louis and Jerseyville. In the opening match against MELHS, Mater Dei converted five of the first six toss ups to jump out to a 140-30 lead. Maintaining the lead throughout... Read More
Seventeen students competed at the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) regional on February 7 under the guidance of moderator Mr. Scott Timmermann. We congratulate our students who advanced to the sectional competition at McKendree University on March 13: Annie Kuenstler – 1st place in English, Amber Litteken – 2nd... Read More