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2018-2019


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Welcome Freshmen! Welcome Freshmen to Althoff Catholic High School! We are so glad that you are a part of our family. High School is an exciting time and will fly by for most of you. Remember to have fun and make some new friends. Don’t be afraid to try new things, like new sports or Clubs. We wish you the best of luck this year. -

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We hope you are having a fabulous time at Althoff!!! This newsletter goes out every month and if you can’t hear the announcements, or don’t care to listen to them, this newsletter will be your place to go. This will contain all of the upcoming events at school, and some other things that may just be fun to read. If you ever need any help, any of the teachers at school are completely willing to help you with anything you need, as are all of the students. Upperclassmen may seem scary, but we are all completely willing to help make your life easier.


Freshmen Orientation with ACE


September’s Upcoming Sports Events Girls Golf: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

9/7 Fri 1 p.m. @ Tamarack 9/10 Mon 3:30 p.m. @ Stonewolf 9/11 Tue 3:30 p.m. @ Stonewolf 9/13 Thu 2:20 p.m. @ Yorktown 9/17 Mon 3:30 p.m. @ Belk Park 9/18 Tue 3:30 pm. @ Stonewolf 9/20 Thu 3:30 p.m. @ Acorns Golf Links Waterloo 9/24 Mon 9 a.m. @ Greenview 9/27 Thu 3:30 p.m. @ TBA

Boys Golf: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

9/1 Sat 9 a.m. @ Woodlands 9/4 Tue 3:30 p.m. @ Stonewolf 9/7 Fri 1 p.m. @ Hickory Ridge 9/10 Mon 3:30 p.m. @ Kokopelli 9/12 Wed 3:30 p.m. @ Yorktown 9/14 Fri 1 p.m. @ Tamarack 9/17 Mon 3:30 p.m. @ Stonewolf 9/18 Tue 3:30 p.m. @ Spencer T. Olin 9/20 Thu 3:30 p.m. @ Greenview 9/21 Fri 1 p.m. @ Oakbrook 9/25 Tue 3:30 p.m. @ Hickory Ridge 9/27 Thu 9 a.m. @ TBA 9/29 Sat 8 a.m. @ Cardinal Creek

Girls Varsity Volleyball: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

9/4 Tue 5 p.m. @ Gibault 9/6 Thu 4:30 p.m. @ Althoff 9/7 Fri TBA @ Effingham 9/11 Tue 5 p.m. @ Mt. Vernon 9/13 Thu 4:30 p.m. @ Althoff 9/15 Sat TBA @ East 9/18 Tue 5 p.m. @ Edwardsville 9/20 Thu 4:30 p.m. @ Incarnate Word 9/25 Tue 4:30 @ Althoff 9/27 Thu 5 p.m. @ Carbondale 9/28 Fri-Sat TBA @ East


September’s Upcoming Sports Events Varsity Football ● ● ● ●

9/7 @ 7pm Mater Dei 9/14 @ 7pm Mt Vernon 9/21 @ 7 pm Centralia 9/28 @ 7pm HOME v Marion

Freshman Football: ● ● ● ●

9/4 Tue 4:30 p.m. @ Vlanney 9/13 Thu 4:30 p.m. @ Mater Dei 9/17 Mon 6 p.m. @ Althoff Martz Field 9/24 Mon 6 p.m. @ Althoff Martz Field

Soccer Boys Varsity ● 9/1 @ 10am Gordon Moore Park ● 9/5 @ 5pm Alton ● 9/6 @ 5pm Marion ● 9/8 @ 1pm Carbondale ● 9/11 @ 5pm HOME v Belleville West ● 9/13 @ 5pm HOME v Collinsville ● 9/15 @ 1pm HOME v Mt Vernon ● 9/17 @ 4:30 pm Mater Dei ● 9/19 @ 5pm Granite City ● 9/21 @ TBD Rockwood Summit ● 9/24 @ 6:30 pm Belleville East ● 9/27 @ 5 pm Oerter Park v Gibault

Tennis Girls Varsity ● 9/5 @ 4 pm Belleville East ● 9/8 @ 8am Triad High ● 9/10 @ 3:30 pm Collinsville ● 9/12 @ 4 pm Centralia ● 9/13 @ 4 pm Belleville West ● 9/17 @ 4pm Granite City High ● 9/21 @ 1 pm Belleville East ● 9/22 @ 9am Belleville East ● 9/24 @ 4pm Triad High ● 9/27 @ 4pm O’Fallon High Cross Country ● 9/1 @ 8:30 am Granite City ● 9/8 @ TBA Forest Park ● 9/15 @ TBD Mascoutah ● 9/18 @ TBA Belleville City Meet ● 9/22 @ 9 am Freeburg Invite @ Smithton ● 9/24 @ TBA Jersey XC Invite ● 9/29 @ TBD St Clare County Meet


September’s Upcoming Sports Events Varsity Boys Golf ● 9/1 9 am Alton Tournament ● 9/4 3:30 pm JV O’Fallon and West ● 9/7 1:00 pm Carbondale 2-man invitational ● 9/10 3:30 Marion Invitational ● 9/12 3:30 pm JV East Invitational ● 9/14 1 pm Panther Classic ● 9/17 3:30 pm Mascoutah ● 9/18 3:30 pm JV Alton Invitational ● 9/20 3:30 pm Carbondale & Centralia ● 9/21 1pm Dick Gerber Inv ● 9/25 3:30 pm Carbondale & Harrisburg ● 9/27 9am South 7 Conference ● 9/29 8am Mascoutah Inv.


September’s Upcoming Events September 10th – Parent Night The evening begins at 6:45 PM with parents arriving at Heritage Hall Lobby to pick up their students schedule and then gather in Heritage Hall for an Introductory Program. You will then be dismissed to visit your student’s classes, meet their teachers and be introduced to the course curriculum.

September 13th – Parents/Friends Club Meeting Members of the Althoff family welcome all parents to join the Parents/Friends to in a quarterly informational meeting and to help plan events for the school year. The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM in the school cafeteria. All are welcome!

September 14th – Progress Reports September 16th – Freshman Mass with the Bishop This Mass is a requirement for all Freshmen Althoff students. The freshmen students and their parents from the 3 Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Belleville, will gather together to share in the Eucharist. Mass begins at 10:30 AM at St. Peter’s Cathedral in downtown Belleville. Students must arrive by 10:00 AM and should come to the undercroft of the Cathedral for the procession. Students are to wear their dress uniforms.


September’s Upcoming Events September 17th – Josten’s Juniors will attend a presentation at 9:00 AM in Heritage Hall from Josten’s for the ordering of class rings. Ring orders will be taken on September 20th in the cafeteria during lunch. September 21st – No School Bishop Braxton will be meeting with the faculty. September 22nd – Fall Clean Up Beginning at 8:00 AM Althoff Family volunteers are all welcome to join us September 22nd – Homecoming Dance The dance will be held in Heritage Hall from 7:00 PM to 10:30PM. The Queen coronation will take place at 9:00 PM


September’s Upcoming Events September 23rd – Cash Corral Ends September 24th – Spirit Week Students may dress according to the theme of the day or they may wear the 2018 Homecoming t-shirt with uniform bottoms or their regular uniform. September 28th – Homecoming Football Game Althoff Crusaders vs. Marion 7:00 PM @ home September 27, 29, 30 – Fall Play We would like to invite you to the Althoff Catholic Drama Department’s production of Lucky, Lucky Hudson and the 12thStreet Gang: the musical. The show begins at 7:30PM on Thursday, September 27th and Saturday, September 29th. On Sunday, September 30th, the performance will begin at 2:00PM. Althoff students are free, general admission is $5.00. The cast is made up of over 20 students, freshmen through seniors. Please come support performance arts in Heritage Hall.


Clubs Offered at Althoff ●

Art Club ○

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Kathy Schaefer

TJ Keeley Veronique Orlet

Jazz Band ○

Ian Hayden

Elaine Laws

NHS ○

Ian Hayden

Model UN ○

Greta Stock

Mixed Chorus ○

Ian Hayden

Math Team ○

Mike Sanders

French Club ○

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Film Club

Liturgical Choir ○

Matt Morris

FCA ○

Jim Baur

Crusader Cru ○

TJ Keeley

Engineering Club ○

Kathy Schaefer

CAAD ○

Mike Dori

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Crusaders Take Action ○

Kathy Schaefer

Bass Fishing ○

Dave Woesthaus

BASIC ○

TJ Keeley

Network ○

Angie Luetkenhaus


Clubs Offered at Althoff ●

Newspaper ○

Performance Arts ○

Kathy Schaefer

St. Vincent DePaul ○

Abby Carlson

Rotary Interact Club ○

Elaine Laws

Pizza and Politics ○

Jean Smith

John Bouc, Karen Foeller

Saturday Scholars ○

Angie Luetkenhaus

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Scholar Bowl Science Club Show Choir ○

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Speech Team ○

Elaine Laws

Student Ambassadors ○

Jean Smith

Lauren Haukapp

Student Council ○

Dave Harris

Teen Court ○

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Kathy Schaefer

Theology Club ○

Elaine Laws

Spanish Club ○

Jim Baur

Yearbook ○

Jean Smith


Club Meetings for September ● ● ● ●

Network Against Malaria- Monday, September 10 @ 7:50 a.m. Art Club- Every Tuesday night @ 6:30 p.m. Film Club- Thursday, Sept 6 @ 7:45 am Yearbook- Sunday, September 9 2-5 pm, 9/15 1-, 9/23 1-4, 9/29 1-4


Faculty SPOTLIGHT ●

Ms. Marisa began this year teaching Regular and Honors Chemistry, Integrated Science, and Environmental. She grew up right outside Ithaca, New York, and went to college in the area to receive her Bachelors of Science and Chemistry After receiving her Bachelor’s, she moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where she attended Colorado State University and was in a PHD program for Chemistry but preferred to teach so she just got her masters instead.


Faculty SPOTLIGHT ● ● ●

When she received her Masters she decided it was time for a change and she moved again to Belleville, Illinois to teach at Althoff Catholic High. Althoff stuck out to her because she attended Catholic school for pre-k through 8th grade and appreciated the community driven atmosphere of Catholic Schools. Although she did not go to a Catholic high school, she was in the US Pony club during that time. She loved the sportsmanship and giving back throughout the club. She is just excited to be able to be a part of our family and learn who we are as people, and who we are as a family and our story as Althoff Catholic.


August Students of the Week

Annie Pusa, 13-17th

Tiffani Siekmann, 20-25th


Virtues of the Week - AUGUST 2018 SACRIFICE: The strength to forgo one’s own for the good of others. PERSEVERANCE: The strength to never quit despite failures and difficulties. SELF-LESS: The strength to always serve others before yourself.


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Remember: If you would like to see your sport, club, or event featured, please remember to email Mrs. Smith in a timely manner with pictures and details @ jsmith@althoffcatholic.org

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