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Participating School: Newman Catholic Fighting Cardinals
- Founded: 1955
- Principal: Jamie Delikowski
- Students: 163
Concert Band: there are 10 talented and enthusiastic students enrolled, these awesome students also take part in the Newman Marching and Pep Band. The groups are directed by Mrs. Virginia Mootz
Concert Choir: there are 19 faithful and spirited students enrolled and they are directed by Mrs. Lynne Ahles.
Jazz Band: there are 10 students participating in the Jazz Band directed by John Greiner
Mass Music: there are approximately 30 students that have volunteered to sing and play for all Newman HS/MS liturgies. This group is under the direction of Mrs. Lynne Ahles.
Music: Both the Concert Band and Choir received a rating of 1 (excellent) at the 2010, 2011, and 2012 WSMA Large Group Festivals. In 2011 100% of the Newman HS music students participated in the WSMA District Solo and Ensemble where 12 entries received a 1* which qualified them for the State level. In February of 2012, the Newman HS music students continued their tradition of excellent participation with 99% of the students participating in the District Solo and Ensemble. Out of those 35 events, 15 of them qualified for the State level. Of particular note, in 2011 and 2012 two Newman musicians were selected to receive the WSMA Exemplary Soloist Award. For this award state festival adjudicators select the most exceptional student soloists at each of the WSMA State Festival sites. The 2012 adjudicators identified 465 truly exemplary soloists from among 9,000 solo events.
Athletics: Newman athletics continues to be a top program in the state. In the last ten years the girl’s basketball team has made eight state championship appearances and brought home the championship trophy three times. In 2010 the boy’s football team went deep into the playoffs and continues to be competitive team on the field. In 2010 and 2011 our boy’s soccer team played in the state semifinals and we are in thick of another exciting soccer season. Last year the girl’s tennis team had members playing in the individual and doubles state finals. The boys basketball team has been very competitive or the last few years and continues to battle hard on the courts. The boy’s hockey coop made it the sectionals in 2012 and Newman players continue to represent their school well. The girl’s volleyball team brought home the 2011 state championship title and continues to be a strong representative of Division four 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 and Newman continues to place athletes in the state meet. The baseball and softball programs continue to exhibit strong showings in the conference with a number of outstanding players. Newman’s newly formed girl’s soccer program has become quite competitive in a short period of time. The Newman boy’s golf team advanced to sectional meets with a strong 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 97% of Newman students continue their education at a post-secondary institution of their choice.
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.