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Participating School: Newman Catholic Fighting Cardinals

  • Founded: 1955
  • Principal: Jamie Delikowski
  • Students: 185

Music Department

Concert Band: Concert Band – there are 18 students enrolled, these same students take part in the Newman Marching and Pep Band. These groups are directed by Mrs. Virginia Mootz

Concert Choir: there are 25 faithful and spirited students enrolled and they are directed by Mrs. Lynne Ahles.

Jazz Band: there are 15 students participating in the Jazz Band directed by John Greiner

Mass Music: there are approximately 40 students that have volunteered to sing and play for all Newman HS/MS liturgies. This group is under the direction of Mrs. Lynne Ahles.

School Accomplishments

Music: Music: In the last four years both the Concert Band and Choir received a rating of 1 (excellent) at the Wisconsin School Music Association Large Group Concert Festivals. In 2013 Newman Catholic HS music students participated in 38 events at the WSMA District Solo and Ensemble where 10 entries along with the Jazz Band received a 1* which qualified them for the State level.

Athletics: Athletics: Newman Catholic High Schools’ athletic offerings include Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Football, Baseball, Girls Softball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Coed Track & Field, Coed Golf. Newman athletics continues to be a top program in the state. Last season’s highlights include Division 5 Girls basketball team earning a trip to the state tournament for the third year straight including seven visits of the last eight years. The Boys football team made it to the playoffs and the boys soccer team also made a trip to the state tournament in 2011. The Girls tennis team is ranked third in the state with a 26-1 record. The Girls volleyball team placed second at the state tournament along with Girls softball receiving the silver trophy at the state tournament. Both sports have consistently been a strong representative of Division five programs. Newman athletes are also part of the local Nordic Skiing program. Boys and Girls track teams continue to be a power in the conference as well as the state. Newman continues to place many athletes in the state meet. Newman’s newly formed girls soccer program has become quite competitive in a short period of time. The Newman Golf team advanced to the sectional meet last season with a number of golfers returning for this season. The quality of Newman Athletics continues with strong programs dedicated to high morals and values and committed to excellence.

Academics: National standardized tests (ACT and ITBS) show that NCS students place in the top 10% of students in the nation. Typically over 98% of Newman students continue their education at a post-secondary institution of their choice.

Other Details

The Mission of Newman Catholic Schools is to provide excellence in education in a Catholic environment and enhance the personal and spiritual growth of our students to meet life's challenges. Our Catholic Schools stand by a set of guiding beliefs that are used to fulfill our educational mission. Newman Catholic Schools are places where:

  • there is a commitment to a collegial and collaborative working relationship among all those involved in the operation and governance of the schools.
  • academic excellence and high expectations are encouraged and supported among teachers, parents and students.
  • we are conscious of the influence we have on young people and use this influence to help them become confident.
  • students, parents and teachers experience a community that fosters a strong sense of religious commitment.
  • there is a personal approach to each student.