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Rocket Volleyball has their first home game of the season TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 14 vs Carl Albert!

The theme for students is Hawaiian! We need ALL Rockets in the gym to get volleyball season kicked-off right!


Freshman 4:00/ JV 5:00/ Varsity 6:00


Rocket Pride!!


Help us give a big ROCKET welcome to our new MSM teachers!! Rocket Pride! 🚀


(From left to right..)


Elle Muzny- 9th Grade Counselor

Kaylyn Henderson- Video Productions

Willis Alexander- Head Football Coach, PLUSS and Cornerstone

Lauren McCulloch- Head Girls Basketball Coach and fitness/weightlifting classes

Matthew Sheberhoward- English/Football/Yearbook

Kevin Grieshop- Algebra 1/Geometry

Farold Smith- Social Studies/Football

Michael Wolfkiel- Sophomore English

Marcus Burnes- Chemistry




LET'S HAVE A GREAT ROCKET YEAR!


A new school year is HERE and we are so ready for YOU, Rockets!


Remember, Monday start time is 8:30 am!


ROCKET PRIDE!!


We are so excited to welcome our new ROCKETS to the MSM campus at Rocket Rookie Rally!


On Friday, August 10, we will welcome over 100 new freshmen and transfer students to the Rocket school family from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. We will close the day with a short pep rally and inflatable game hour where our new ROCKETS will learn MSM traditions, chants and get to know their classmates!


Be sure you follow all MSM social media for updates throughout the exciting day!


Rocket Pride!


Are you interested in participating in Jr. High Rocket Football?


Learn more about the program at the information meeting tomorrow, August 2 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held on the MSM football field!


Quick Information:

-Practice is 3 times a week at MSM

-Cost is $75.00 plus a $100.00 returnable uniform deposit

-Must have OSSAA physical form dated after May 1, 2018 before first practice


Questions? Contact Eric Hamilton at eric@trinityok.com or Ron Shaefer at ronald.schaefer@hotmail.com


Senior pictures are from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on Wednesday August 1 in the Mercy Meeting Room! Boys, please be sure you are cleanly shaven!


Fees, Forms and Chromebooks is July 31 and August 1 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the MSM Auditorium.


Rocket Pride!


The MSM online bookstore is now LIVE and ready for you to shop!


Click the link to view:

https://www.bkstr.com/mountsaintmaryhsokstore/home...


Questions? Contact Terri McGugan in the MSM main office.


Rocket Pride!


Join Rocket Basketball for High Intensity Basketball Camp!


See details below!



The chromebook and fees date has been changed to:


July 31 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

August 1 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


If you have any questions, please contact Terri McGugan in the main office.

(405) 631-8865 or tmcgugan@mountstmary.org


Don't miss out on your chance to help out our amazing students!


The time to give is coming to an end. Click below to give today to The Mount Fund!


CLICK HERE TO GIVE



The Oklahoman's Readers Choice Awards voting is open!


MSM would appreciate your support! Follow the link below to help us win this honor for the third year in a row! Every vote matters!


Select "Best Local", scroll down until you see "Best Private School", select MSM and click "Submit".


https://www.oklahoman.com/readerschoice#//



Vote from every device you can, every day until July 2!


Vote MSM... let's win AGAIN! Go Rockets!




New in summer of 2018.. purchase your MSM uniforms and spirit gear online!


All uniform purchases will now be made on www.mountstmaryspiritstore.org. Orders will ship to the customer or be available for pick-up at MSM!


Need to try on a uniform? Stop by MSM this summer anytime between 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday through Thursday!

(MSM will be closed July 2- 6, 2018)


Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page HERE!




Congratulations to the following Rocket athletes on their accomplishments:


All State Baseball Roster

Honorable Mention: Payton Hooper, Jacob Loflin, Tanner Wade


The Oklahoman's All City Baseball Roster:

2nd Team: Jacob Loflin, Payton Hooper

Honorable Mention: Riley Lowry, Tanner Wade


Congratulations to the following Rocket Track athletes on their accomplishments:


Little All City Track & Field Roster


1st Team- 800 Meters: Nick Parizek

1st Team- 3200 Meters: Bennett Barnett

1st Team- 200 Meters: Courtney Brierly


2nd Team- 100 Meters: Erick Huffine

2nd Team- 300 Meters: Cooper Glass

2nd Team- 1600 Meters: Gabby Sanderson


Honorable Mention- 1600 Meters: Jack Salsman-Whitefield

Honorable Mention- 1600 Meters: Christian Yabut

Honorable Mention- 3200 Meters: Jake Hunsucker







Alumni weekend is almost here!


We hope you will join us for one event... or all the fun!


Questions? Contact Tonya Averyt at taveryt@mountstmary.org today!


Friday:

Does your graduation year end in an 8 or 3? Join us this night for wine and tours!


Saturday:

9:00 am- Enjoy the beautiful new commons building and enjoy pancakes with your family! This event is $5 a person!

11:00 am- Bring the entire family! We will have inflatables, an outdoor volleyball net, kick-ball on the baseball field, an arts and crafts tent.. and more!

1:00 pm- Don't miss out on this annual event.. the Rocket Alumni Basketball Game!

4:00 pm- Pause for prayer with your Mount family! Join us for Mass!

7:30 pm- Help us close the weekend with some FUN! Join us for the alumni mixer... all years are welcome! Drinks and dancing.. tell your friends!


See you there! ROCKET PRIDE!!



Mount St. Mary is proud to announce the next Rocket Head Football Coach, Willis Alexander!


Coach Alexander spent eleven years at helm of the Douglass High School football program. Douglass was 1-9 in Alexander's first season in 2006, but by 2009, the Trojans reached the Class 4A state finals, losing to Star Spencer. The following year, Douglass won the 4A title. Alexander was 91-41 in his 11 seasons at Douglass.


"I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Rocket community. I am looking forward to embracing the traditions that are here at MSM. I am grateful for the warm welcome I have received from the administration and school community. I am looking forward to embracing the traditions that are here at MSM and can't wait to build upon what Coach Perkins started," said Willis Alexander.


"This is an exciting time for Mount St. Mary Football! Coach Alexander brings to our program his knowledge, his leadership, and his passion, and through his commitment to ROCKET Football, our young men will be inspired by his humbleness and his love for them. I greatly appreciate and admire his willingness to want to guide and mentor not only our football team but also our entire student body in The Mount Way," said MSM Principal, Talita DeNegri.


"We couldn't be more excited to bring Coach Alexander on board. His proven record of success speaks for itself and we believe that he has a lot to offer our young men," said Chris Crosbie, MSM Athletic Director.





Mount St. Mary Catholic High School is excited to announce Coach Brandon Jackson as the next Rocket Boys Basketball Head Coach.


Coach Jackson has served as the Rocket assistant basketball coach for the last six years under Andy Fisher and Kellen McCoy. Jackson spent his high school career at Putnam City Original High School under A.D. Burtschi. He then went on to play at The University of Tulsa and finished his undergraduate degree and basketball career at St. Gregory's University.


"I am extremely excited to be the next MSM Head Boys Basketball Coach at Mount St. Mary High School! The last six years at MSM as an assistant coach have been great and I am so grateful to be able to stay and lead the program. Mount St. Mary is a great school led by Talita DeNegri, and I'm so honored to continue my coaching career at MSM," said Brandon Jackson.


"It is wonderful to have Coach Jackson as our head coach for the boys basketball program! For the last five years as an assistant coach, he has demonstrated a deep commitment and love to our young men in the program, and he is extremely deserving and ready to be our head coach of ROCKET Basketball," said MSM Principal, Talita DeNegri.


"We are extremely excited about Coach Jackson as our next Rocket Head Basketbal Coach! Coach Jackson has served The Mount for the last six years and understands what MSM is all about. The transition for our program and athletes will be minimal because of the relationship that already exists and the system already in place. This was an easy decision for us, we knew Brandon was the guy for the job," said MSM Athletic Director, Chris Crosbie.

Rocket Track received the honor of competing in the 2018 Meet of Champions! The Meet of Champions is an invite only opportunity to the best runners from around our great state! Congratulations to the following...

Rocket Pride!


Medalists:
Courtney Brierly, 3rd - 100M
Courtney Brierly, 6th - 200M
4x100M Relay of Madeline Martin, Courtney Brierly, Mary Grace Lassiter, and Allison Hughes (Noelle Ducote, Alt.), 5th


Finishes:
Nick Parizek, 7th - 800M
Cooper Glass, 8th - 300H
Cooper Glass, 12th - 110H
Bennett Barnett, 13th - 1600M



Governor Frank Keating was on the MSM campus today as part of the MSM Distinguished Speakers Series.


Keating ate lunch with Rocket government students and spoke to the MSM Class of 2018.


Thank you for taking time to invest in the lives of our Rockets, Governor Keating!


Rocket Pride!






MSM has won the title of "Best Private School" for the past two years...

and we want to do it AGAIN!!


Nominate Mount St. Mary Catholic High School in The Oklahomans Readers' Choice Awards!


We need YOUR help!


How to nominate MSM for Best Private School...


1)Click the link below

2)Scroll to "Best Local"

3)Scroll to "Best Private School"

4)Write in "Mount St. Mary High School"

Thank you for supporting MSM! ROCKET PRIDE!


http://www.oklahoman.com/readerschoice#//



On Friday afternoon, the Rocket girls basketball team was introduced to their new Head Girls Basketball Coach, Lauren McCulloch.


Coach McCulloch comes to The Mount with much coaching and playing basketball experience. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a master's degree in Kinesiology and was a graduate assistant for the women's basketball team. She attended Fort Lewis College for her undergraduate degree and led their basketball team to numerous championship

appearances. She coached at Rogers State University and at Frisco ISD High School. She currently coaches for the Swish AAU Girls High School Basketball program, teaches P.E. and is the Healthy Schools Oklahoma School Coordinator for Oklahoma City Public Schools.


"We are excited about a lot of things when it comes to adding Coach McCulloch to our coaching staff. We are excited about her background as a player and a coach, especially at the college level. She is mature beyond her years and has a definite vision for her team. She is charismatic and we will feel she will have a great connection with our girls that will bring much success to the future of the girls' basketball program," said MSM Athletic Director, Chris Crosbie.


"As soon as I walked through these doors, I knew this place was special. I am extremely happy and proud to be here. I understand the tradition of excellence in the MSM girls' basketball program and I am excited to uphold that. I want these girls to look back on these high school years and remember them as some of the best years of their lives," said Coach McCulloch


We are very proud to introduce our new Head Girls Basketball Coach, Ms. Lauren McCulloch!


ROCKET PRIDE!


Join the Rocket community TONIGHT for the MSM Spring Concert! The concert is at the Auditorium at the Douglass (600 N. High, OKC) at 7:00 pm. The concert will feature pieces from the competition season, solos from senior student-musicians as well as several pop favorites performed by IME and VME. Admission is free and there will be a small reception following the concert. See you there!


ROCKET PRIDE!



Congratulations to Rocket Track on a wonderful STATE weekend! The results are...


Boys Team Place: 6th, 48 pts (7 pts. from 3rd, 14 pts from 2nd, and 25 pts from 1st)

Girls Team Place: 16th, 16 pts (3-way tie for 16th place and 10 pts outside of top 10)


State Champions

Bennett Barnett, 1600M Run – New SR

Bennett Barnett, 3200M Run

Nick Parizek, 800M Run – New SR

3rdPlace Medalists

Courtney Brierly, 200M Dash – New SR (2-Way tie for 2nd place with tie broken by going to the thousandth place, where she was .006 from being runner-up outright)

Boys 4x800M Relay of Christian Yabut, Bennett Barnett, Jackson Salsman-Whitfield, and Nick Parizek – New SR

4thPlace Medalists

Girls 4x100M Relay of Madeline Martin, Courtney Brierly, Mary Lassiter, and Allison Hughes – New SR (Relay team broke their own school record in prelims and again in finals.)

5thPlace Medalists

Courtney Brierly, 100M Dash

Coooper Glass, 110H – New SR

Cooper Glass, 300H

Jackson Salsman-Whitfield, 1600M Run

Top 10 Finishers

Erick Huffine – 8th, 100M Dash (Qualified for Finals, 8thOverall)

Jake Hunsucker – 8th, 3200M Run

Christian Yabut – 10th, 3200M Run

Boys 4x200M Relay of Aaron Jeffreys, Cooper Glass, Kaysen Fisher, and Erick Huffine – 10th –New SR

Additional Results

Madeline Martin – 15th, Long Jump

Gabby Sanderson – 12th, 1600M Run

Christian Yabut – 13th, 1600M Run

Boys 4x400M Relay of Erick Huffine, Aaron Jeffreys, Nick Parizek, and Cooper Glass – 12th

Girls 4x200M Relay of Mary Lassiter, Victoria Goodnight, Madeline Martin, and Courtney Brierly – DQ, Exchange Zone Violation


Yesterday, May 3, our MSM family celebrated our New Cafeteria, Kitchen, and Commons Building with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. It was a beautiful afternoon shared by all who made this project possible and our MSM family! A special THANK YOU to all who made the trip to campus to celebrate!






Mount St. Mary Catholic High School, located in historical Capitol Hill District, is set to dedicate the newest addition to its 115 year old campus. A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony led by the Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, will take place for The Commons/Cafeteria on Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 pm.


Architectural Design Group (ADG) partnered with Mount St. Mary to update the Campus Master Plan. Because of robust enrollment the first project identified in the plan was the addition of a New Commons/Cafeteria. It was envisioned as a large space for the students to gather, study, and to share a meal. But even further, the hope was the space would become one of their favorite spaces to be in; for fellowship, collaboration and inspiration.


To fund the project, school leadership and stakeholders began phase one of a capital campaign called "Higher Ground". The total cost for the new commons/cafeteria finished at $6 million, serving not only the Mount St. Mary families, but also the local community. The project includes a commons area accommodating up to 325 people and a new state of the art 2,000 square foot kitchen, three times the size of the kitchen that served the school for decades. In addition, the former cafeteria has been re-envisioned into a modern café.


"While remembering the past and honoring it, the architectural design of the new commons/cafeteria building was intended to be a modern interpretation of the existing historical structure and represent the future growth of The Mount. We immersed ourselves in the history of the school and began to get a sense of what a special place this is. We attended meetings, walked the halls and saw the interactions between the students, faculty and staff. There is a vitality here that is hard to miss. A feeling of warmth, caring and a sense of community. It makes me wish I had gone to school here," said Steve Matthews, Project Manager, ADG.


"Together as a Mount community, we celebrate the past, the present, and our future! We thank everyone for their love and support for not only our new facilities but for also helping to strengthen our commitment to Catholic education across Oklahoma," said MSM Principal, Talita DeNegri.





The Rocket Track Team had a great showing at OSSAA regionals this past weekend! Below are their results:


Boys Team | 3rd place, highest place at a regional meet and most points scored in a regional meet in school history!

Girls Team | 5th place, highest place at a regional meet and most points scored in a regional meet in school history!


Regional Champions, Medalists, & Automatic State Qualifiers:

Bennett Barnett | 1600M and 3200M

Cooper Glass | 300H

Nick Parizek | 800M

Bennett Barnett, Nick Parizek, Jackson Salsman-Whitfield, and Christian Yabut | 4x800M


Regional Runner-Ups, Medalists, & Automatic State Qualifiers:

Courtney Brierly | 100M and 200M

Cooper Glass | 110H

Mary-Grace Lassiter, Victoria Goodnight, Madeline Martin, and Courtney Brierly | 4x200M (New School Record Time)


3rdPlace Medalists & Automatic State Qualifiers:

Jake Hunsucker | 3200M

Jackson Salsman-Whitfield | 1600M

Madeline Martin, Courtney Brierly, Mary-Grace Lassiter, and Allison Hughes | 4x100M (New School Record Time)


At-Large Medalists & State Qualifiers:

Erick Huffine | 100M

Madeline Martin | Long Jump

Gabby Sanderson | 1600M

Christian Yabut | 1600M and 3200M

Aaron Jeffreys, Cooper Glass, Kaysen Fisher, and Erick Huffine | 4x200M

Erick Huffine, Aaron Jeffreys, Nick Parizek, and Cooper Glass | 4x400M


Additional Medalists (Medals are awarded through 6th Place):

Kylie Dowers | 3200M

Allison Hughes | 100M

Aaron Jeffreys | Long Jump (New School Record Jump)

Yesenia Quinonez | 300H (New School Record Time)

Sarah Scanlon | 3200M

Grace Glass, Sophia Norton, Victoria Goodnight, and Mary-Grace Lassiter | 4x400M

Daly Barnett, Alicia Cornelius, Sarah Scanlon, and Gabby Sanderson | 4x800M (New School Record Time)


Event Finalists (Finalists have to pass prelims and qualify in the top 8):

Maria Nolan | 100H

Yesenia Quinonez | 100H


The MSM Science Department held STEM day for middle school students from our feeder schools this week! Students participated in hands-on science experiments, made robots, worked with fingerprinting and so much more! We had a blast and are excited for this to be an annual ROCKET event for our middle school friends!


Rocket Pride!


We are very proud to share that Sarah Tooley won the Texas Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation Mary Cowett Award and Scholarship at the Key Club convention last week.


This distinguished award is based on character, leadership, grades, and successful management of the 15 statewide key clubs that Sarah worked with last year. It's the top award for the district, and only one recipient is honored.


Congratulations, Sarah! Rocket Pride!


Former Rocket parent and current University of Oklahoma Athletic Director, Mr. Joe Castiglione, spoke to the Mount juniors and seniors this week as part of MSM's Distinguished Speakers Series! Mr. Castoglione spoke to our students about having personal morals and always doing what is right, not what is popular.


A big ROCKET "THANK YOU" to Mr. Castiglione for taking the time to invest in our ROCKETS!



OSSAA State Instrumental & Vocal Small Group Results:

Chrissa Gungoll: I (Trumpet)

Maria Nolan: I (Cello)

Calliope Staudt: I (Soprano)

Hannelore Clayton: II (Violin)

Madeleine Gallavan: II (Soprano)

String Ensemble: II


Last state competition for the music department is Tuesday, April 24th for our Jazz Ensemble. The competition will be held at Tulsa Community College.


Good Luck, ROCKETS!!


Mount St. Mary Catholic High School
2801 S Shartel Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73109
(405) 631-8865
A Catholic Mercy School in Oklahoma City serving Grades 9-12
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