For alumni and friends of Regis St. Mary Catholic School
Regis Campus Graduation Pages 12-13 Learn. Lead. Serve.
NEW FACULTY AND STAFF Page 4
ALUMNI NEWS Pages 5
AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS Pages 6-7
REGIS CAMPUS Pages 8-13
ST. MARY CAMPUS Page 14-18
Dear Regis St. Mary Community, In December 2016 we launched a five-year strategic plan for our school. This plan established a vision of a preferred future and provided direction for maintaining our school’s excellence. Each goal and strategy in the plan was designed to achieve this future, and the plan is already bearing fruit. There are four main areas under which our goals were established. Below is each area, goal, and an update on our progress to date. We are excited and proud to state that we have achieved much in these last two-anda-half years and are looking forward to continuing our focus on faith and excellence. www.regisstmary.org
f Regis St. Mary Catholic School f Regis High School Alumni ST. MARY CAMPUS Grades PreK-8
1066 N. 6th Ave.
Stayton, OR 97383 (503) 769-2718
Fax (503) 769-0560
email@example.com REGIS CAMPUS Grades 9-12
550 W. Regis St.
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Fax (503) 769-1706
CONTRIBUTORS: Kyle Baker, Mike Bauer, Bill Baxter, Sarah Brentano, Mary Beth Brooks, Sally Davis, Kelli Eaton, Patricia Dol, Mary Foltz, Jazmin Hernandez, Michelle Heuberger, Sean Mensing, Mandy Miotke, Stephanie Razmus, Andrew Rice, Rick Schindler, Selena Schumacher, DeAnne Stuckart, Jim Tabor PHOTOGRAPHERS: Sarah Brentano, Mary Beth Brooks, Charlene Vogel Photography, Patricia Dol, Michelle Heuberger, Gina Keudell, Kelly Lejeune, Eric Loftin, Northwest Sports Photography, Tina Quigley, DeAnne Stuckart DESIGN & LAYOUT:
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For more information on our strategic plan, please see it on our website: regisstmary.org/strategic-plan.
Sincerely in Christ, Rick Schindler, Principal Regis St. Mary Catholic School GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP Goal 1: St. Mary Catholic School and Regis High School will be combined into one PreK-12 institution on two campuses by the 2017-18 school year. **COMPLETED - New Board of Directors appointed and systemic change took effect on July 1, 2017 Goal 2: The administration and the new Board of Directors will develop a culture of effective, ongoing strategic and financial planning. **COMPLETED/ONGOING Processes established and board member expertise in critical areas addressed Goal 3: The Board of Directors and the Principal will oversee the implementation and annual update of the strategic plan. **ONGOING - Strategic plan is regularly reviewed and progress is reported
families; Strengthen schoolvicariate relationship ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Goal 1: A PreK-12 curriculum will be designed and implemented to assure consistent rigor and meet the academic needs of all students. **ONGOING/IN PROGRESS - PreK-12 curriculum aligned; Curriculum guide revised; Longitudinal data collected and analyzed; Interventions identified and implemented; FUTURE: Surveying Regis graduates for academic preparedness feedback Goal 2: Technology will support the instructional goals of both schools. **ONGOING/IN PROGRESS Providing ongoing training for staff; Piloting and evaluating various virtual course options; FUTURE: Develop more complete vision statement on use of technology
**FUTURE: Identify parent ambassadors and implement program Goal 3: A comprehensive, multiyear facility master plan will be developed. **FUTURE: Develop plan to include needs assessment with priority levels for furnishings, equipment, and buildings Goal 4: A comprehensive development plan will be created. **FUTURE: Create plan using income to expense ratio of 2.5:1 or more and use the plan as case for donor investment
Goal 5: The development office structure and staffing will meet the development, marketing, and admissions needs of the school. **IN PROGRESS: Fundraising events for both campuses overseen by Events Director; FUTURE: Expand MISSION AND CATHOLIC IDENTITY Goal 3: A curricular niche will personnel as needed to include Goal 1: Catholic identity will be be developed that clearly marketing, communications, defined and infused into all aspects differentiates Regis St. Mary Catholic alumni, major and planned gifts of school life. School from other schools. coordinators **IN PROGRESS - New school **FUTURE - Investigate and identify Goal 6: Financial assistance mission identified and a program to add to the school to funding will be able to build and communicated; Faculty and staff academically distinguish ourselves orientation and training articulated; from other schools to attract more sustain capacity enrollment. **IN PROGRESS: Adjusting FUTURE: Developing processes and students and families allocation process to include opportunities to include parents OPERATIONAL VITALITY segmenting of family income and greater community Goal 1: The school will employ levels as a criterion for awards; Goal 2: A strong community of faith a comprehensive enrollment FUTURE: Research increased will continue to be fostered, PreK to management approach, from funding for targeted scholarship grade 12. marketing through recruitment and opportunities; Phase out multi**ONGOING/IN PROGRESS retention. child discounts Increasing PreK-8 & 9-12 faith and **ONGOING/IN PROGRESS - Formed service opportunities; Exploring Goal 7: The relationship between the marketing and development further development of student Regis St. Mary Foundation and the committee to create branding leaders; FUTURE: Identify, plan, and PreK-12 school will be reviewed and profile, logo, website, and marketing carry out service opportunities defined. materials; FUTURE: Hire full time in which whole school, including **COMPLETED: Reviewed and Director of Enrollment parents and community members, revised mission and purpose of could participate; Provide faith Goal 2: A Parent Partner Program foundation and adjusted its legal deepening opportunities for will be instituted. status
Mrs. Mandy Miotke 10 years Science Education Experience Biology, Chemistry, Physics Science Olympiad Club Advisor St. Mary Campus Guest Instructor
"It’s easy to be passionate about science because it’s everywhere. Observe any part of God’s beautiful creation, ask questions about how or why it works the way it does, and you’re doing science! Science embraces the natural curiosity in all of us. Skills like observing, asking questions, making predictions, forming explanations, using evidence to support your reasoning and communicating with others are integral to life outside the classroom. As our world becomes increasingly STEM-driven, mastery of those skills is essential for future success. We refine those skills everyday in science class, preparing students to effectively gather information and solve problems in the real world. How do we practice those skills is science class? With hands-on, creative experiments using current laboratory equipment and technology, of course. Science is fun!” — Mrs. Miotke
Flight Team Helping One Another in Crisis Dear Regis St. Mary Community, I would love to introduce you to a wonderful team of school counselors within our Catholic Schools community that have formed a school crisis response team. Our Flight Team is comprised of 30 school counselors (primarily from Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of Portland) trained in crisis response, trauma, suicide prevention and intervention, grief and loss. In the event of a school crisis, the Flight Team is deployed in an effort to tend to the needs of the school, students and community. Since the Flight Team was developed this past year, we have been deployed several times to aid when a faculty member or a parent passed away, and have been available to offer valuable resources to our school neighbors. This Flight Team is a beautiful demonstration of love and care for one another. In a world where one does not have to look too far to witness disconnect, disharmony, and suffering, our Flight Team comes together, offers help and support and says, “You are not alone.” What a beautiful community Regis St. Mary is blessed to be a part of and how thankful I am to be a part of an amazing team. Selena Schumacher, School Counselor Regis St. Mary
It's really good and really fun, sometimes disgusting, but really fun. My favorite thing to do with Mrs. Miotke has been learning about particles. I am so glad to have her here." — Hank Foltz, Third Grade
"What I love about Mrs. Miotke is that not only does she teach us the meaning of science, but she explains the reasoning behind it. She can also relate what we are learning to the real world and when we will use it in life. What I really appreciate is how we are constantly doing hands on learning. It's not just taking notes and answering questions in a book. We learn in a variety of ways, which personally helps me remember and learn better. I know that she is always available to help if I don't understand something, whether it be during lunch, break or just a quick email." — Alexis Vaughn, Class of 2019 WWW.REGISSTMARY.ORG •
PreK-12 Ms. Stephanie Razmus
Welcome New Faculty and Staff
Stephanie Razmus will be teaching math on the Regis Campus. She comes to us from Blanchet Catholic School in Salem. Stephanie has instructed a variety of levels of math for the last twelve years. She attended Catholic schools herself from PreK through 12th grade and has a degree in Education from Western Oregon.
Mrs. Jazmin Ramirez
Jazmin Ramizez will be teaching PreK (3 and 4 year olds) on the St. Mary Campus next year. She was raised in Salem and attended McKay High School. Jazmin has her Early Childhood Education certificate from Chemeketa Community College, and she spent the past year working alongside Mrs. Bishop as the Kindergarten instructional aide. Mrs. Ramirez has seen the incredible impact that faith and religion have on education and is eager to begin her teaching journey in PreK to help build the love of learning in our youngest students.
Miss Emily Warren (‘15)
Emily Warren will be the Kindergarten Instructional Aide at the St. Mary Campus for the 20182019 school year. Currently, Emily is studying Human Development and Family Studies at Oregon State University and works for the Stayton Library.
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Mrs. Kelli Eaton (‘96)
Kelli Eaton will be the Librarian and an Instructional Aide on Fridays at the St. Mary Campus. A graduate of St. Mary, Regis and Chemeketa Community College, Kelli has volunteered in several capacities at the school over the last six years, as well as substituted as an Instructional Aide and as a fill-in for the kitchen staff.
Ms. Sarah Brentano (‘01)
Sarah Brentano will be stepping into the role of St. Mary Campus Vice Principal. Ms. Brentano taught 1st and 4th grades for eleven years, has been working the for the last two years as our Advancement Director and recently finished her administrative licensure through the University of Portland.
Kingsbury at NASA
This summer, Kerst Kingsbury (‘17) is living out his childhood dream of working for NASA. He just wrapped up his first year at the University of Arizona and will be working on the Osiris-Rex NASA Mission, along with a second research position with the EDEN project.
S Births T Henry Robert O’Connell May 16, 2018 Theresa (Branch) O’Connell (‘00) and Ryan O’Connell
Henry Robert O’Connell
Henry joins big brothers, Jacob, Cavan and Noah O’Connell
Saturday, August 11, 6:00pm Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Salem
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Mary (Weis) Booth ('00) & Pernnell Booth April 21, 2018 St. Benedict Catholic Church, Hawaii
Class of 1988 30th Reunion Weis - Booth
Richard R. Hartmann
Class of 1998 20th Reunion
Saturday, August 18, 6:30pm Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Salem
November 19, 1937 - April 20, 2018
Richard was born in Sublimity to Raymond and Ida Hartmann and graduated from St. Boniface High School. He married Nancy Nielson in 1956 in Stayton, and together they farmed on Fern Ridge all of their adult lives. He is survived by Shelly ‘80 (Jeffery) Peters of Lyons, Paul ‘85 (Steffanie ‘87) Hartmann of Stayton and Bill Hartmann ‘87 of Portland; sisters Marlene McCoy and Kathy Weddle of Stayton; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Erika Lentz ‘99, Kizzy ‘01 (Jared) Starbuck and children Tanner & Gavin, Josh (Janie) Peters, Heather (John) Anderson and children Lucy & June, Brandie (Taylor) Lamb and son Bo, and Cassidie (Josh Dozler) Hartmann.
Joshua “Josh” A. Franchini ('05)
July 24, 1986 - April 28, 2018
Joshua was a gentle, loving, and loyal man devoted to his wife, family, and dog, Zoey. He was sarcastic and witty with a sense of humor that kept people smiling and brought joy to many people’s lives. He loved the outdoors, particularly working in his garden, camping, hiking, and fishing. He was a talented auto mechanic eagerly building his own business. He was a quiet individual but enjoyed being in community with his neighbors and hosting a yearly BBQ for family and friends. He will be remembered for his creative nature and attention to detail in his artwork, decorative designs for his home, garden and wedding planning. He had a deep and admirable faith and was devoted to his work in the church and praying for his family and friends every day. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Katie Beaubien-Franchini, his parents, Joe and Mary Franchini, his siblings, Leia (‘07), Sam and KaLyn Franchini, his niece Lucy Franchini, and his dog, Zoey.
Ted F. Freres
May 30, 1950 - June 3, 2018
Oregon wood products pioneer, philanthropist, husband, father and grandfather Ted F. Freres, passed away on Sunday, June 3 following a year-long battle against pancreatic cancer. Although the last year brought unique suffering, Ted battled the disease without compromising his finest qualities: kindness, determination and humility. He was practical to the end and didn’t give up the fight or hope until he decided there was no end-game to it. The strength, comradery and devotion Ted and Diane built during their 45 years of marriage sustained them both through the difficult trials of the last year, which those caring for Ted stated was nothing short of miraculous. Ted was born to T. G. Freres and Frances Freres (Silbernagel) on May 30, 1950. Ted was pre-deceased by his siblings Larry Freres, Harold “Bud” Freres and Phyllis Goodman. Ted is survived by wife Diane; sons Cameron (Pamela), Kyle (Trisha) and Tyler (Deana); grandsons Hap, Rand, Asher, Theo, Sawyer and Cassius; brother Robert T. Freres; sisters Maryann Meredith, Patty Nopp, Joyce Merrell, Carol Moll and Teresa McDougall; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Source: Freres Lumber Co. Blog WWW.REGISSTMARY.ORG •
2017 Kawasaki KFX 90 ATV ($2,599) Generously Donated by Power Yamaha John & Debbie Beitel
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the first combined Regis St. Mary Auction a huge success! The auction grossed $150,000 and donors generously gave $31,000 to the Tuition Assistance Fund an Item, which earned a $30,000 Tuition Assistance match from the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation. The grand total profit was $211,000. We are so very grateful for your support! The Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation has generously committed to matching up to $30,000 in tuition assistance donations each school year through its matching grant program. Thank you to our 2018 auction chairs Steffanie Piccirilli and Deanne Hayes. The Regis St. Mary Auction is looking for a chair for next year's event. Please contact Events Coordinator Katie Koenig at kkoenig@ regisstmary.org if you are interested in learning more about this important role.
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Agio 6-Piece Woven Patio Set ($1,699) Jeanette Westlund
Visa Gift Card ($1,200) Joann Pech
DJI MAVIC Pro Quadcopter Drone ($999) Tyler Lulay
Golden Ticket Winner Joan & Colm Willis
Gold Sponsors: Allied Rock BC Nelson, DDS Siegmund Excavation & Construction Silver Sponsors: Doerfler Farms George Martin & Betty Haupert-Martin ProMotion Advanced Functional Rehab SCTC Santiam Hospital Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Stayton Veterinary Hospital True Private Wealth Advisors Bronze Sponsors: Art & LaVeta Christiansen Boldt, Carlisle & Smith BrucePac Farmers Insurance - Michael Bochsler Philippi Construction, Inc. Keudell Farms Knights of Columbus St. Anthony Council 2439 Mike Adams Construction North Santiam Funeral Services Oregon State Bridge Construction, Inc. Rick & Holly Schindler
Tabor for President
On May 24, incoming Regis St. Mary senior, Andrew Tabor, became the sixth member of his immediate family to be elected Regis’ Student Body President. Andrew’s father and all of his siblings have served as Student Body President at the Regis Campus: Deacon Steve Tabor 1983-1984, Callie Tabor 2008-2009 (ASB Executive Team), Becca Tabor 20112012, Sarah Tabor 2013-2014, Aidan Tabor 2016-2017. Andrew will lead during the 2018-2019 school year.
2018-2019 Student Council President:
Wyatt Koenig Kirkland Scott Glavin King
Social Media Director:
Jacob Bentz Avari Schumacher
Sophomore Representative: Sara Vetter Eli Lopez Freshman Representatives: TBD
The Junior Encounter was held at the Father Bernard Youth Center April 13-15. Wyatt Heuberger was the rector, Lily Fery the assistant rector and Kyle and Casey Humphreys, Nate Joyce, Emily Adams, Rachel Dolby and Catherine Wavra formed part of the leadership team. This year, we decided to introduce the "Alpha Youth Program" to the Junior Encounter. Since we had to do the Alpha Youth Course over a weekend, we selected only eight sessions starting with "Life, Is this it?" followed by the "Life of Jesus" and "Why He died on the Cross", "How Can We Have Faith" and "Why Do We Read the Bible.” Late Saturday morning, we focused more on "Evil in the World," followed by Reconciliation, and in the latter part of the afternoon, we moved on to sharing about "Who is the Holy Spirit" and "How Can We be Filled with the Holy Spirit.” The sessions concluded on Saturday evening with the last topic focusing on "How Does God Guide Us into Full Life.” The Fireside room presented a great cafeteria atmosphere, as every group sat in their own circle sipping coffee and hot cocoa and discussing the thought provoking questions presented during the sessions. For every episode, we had a facilitator that gave an introduction to the beginning of the session, and at the end, made closure by sharing their personal testimony related to the topic. During Rachel's testimony, as she was sharing about the experience of the Holy Spirit in her life, we had a mild
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tremor quake. Every topic was then followed by small groups were the juniors and seniors had more time to share and discuss more openly about the topic. On Sunday morning, Father Juan Pablo, a priest from the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit in Mount Angel, celebrated Mass for us and focused his homily on the gift of the sacraments and how they impact our lives. After Mass, the Junior Encounter took on a lighter atmosphere as the juniors prepared skits in their small groups and then presented them in front of everyone. Some of the highlights for the Junior Encounter were the trust walk, the encouragement letters (Palankas), the Alpha sessions, the recreation time on Saturday afternoon, games, campfire with smores and the strength bombardment session in the small groups. A big thank you goes to all the senior students who prayed, prepared well and brought lots of creative ideas to the Junior Encounter. Every senior was a wonderful testimony of God's love, care and compassion. And last but not least, a shout out goes to all the chaperones who gave up their weekend to chaperone and support all the students on this Junior Encounter. Matthew 18 verse 20: "Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in Heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them.” — Patricia Dol, Campus Minister
6th Annual Twilight Track Meet
The Regis Community Twilight meet has grown from 16 teams in the beginning, to 31 teams this year. Teams use the meet as a tune up for their district meets the following week. Each year the quality of the teams gets better, and the times and distances rank among the best in the state. The first year of the event in 2012, the group now called the Regis Twilight Committee, enlisted the help of the Stayton business community by asking businesses to sponsor an event. The generous nature of the community came to the fore, and this year, all 34 events in the meet were sponsored.
National Decision Day
On May 1, students across the nation celebrated National Decision Day. Congratulations to our seniors and their next best steps. We are so proud of you! “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5
Alumni from throughout the years returned to get involved in the meet. In fact, this year out of a total of over 100 volunteers, sponsors, or organizers, almost 50 of those were Regis alumni. "It is gratifying to see so many alumni return to give back to the school at the Regis Community Twilight Invitational and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow alumni and members of the community as they provide a quality experience for athletes, coaches, parents and the community. We are grateful to all the sponsors, volunteers, athletes and supporters who helped to make the Twilight Meet such a huge success." - Mr. Mike Bauer
National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to juniors Hailey Voltin, Alexis Vaughn, Andrew Tabor, Derek Boyd and Holly Blish, who were inducted into the National Honor Society on Wednesday, April 18. WWW.REGISSTMARY.ORG •
The track season was an enormous success for both the boys and the girls teams. Ten Regis athletes qualified for the State Championship and all ten medaled in their events for a top eight finish. The boys team finished 2nd overall in 2A with some amazing performances at Hayward Field. The girls qualifiers included Lily Persons (7th - 400m), Kylie Fisk (5th - 100mH) and Kassi Toombs (7th - 100mH). For the boys, Kirkland Scott qualified in three events including a 1st place finish in discus, in addition to javelin (2nd) and shot-put (4th). Joining him were Brandon Piete (2nd - 4x100m, 2nd - 100m), Jacob May (2nd - 4x100m, 3rd - 200m, 5th - 100m), Wyatt Heuberger (8th - 3000m), Mike Crowell (6th - PV), Courage Minten (2nd - 4x100m) and Jon Urena (2nd - 4x100m). — Coach Andrew Rice
The Lady Rams showed their grit throughout the season finishing 11-13 overall and 8-10 in league. The team finished the last 1/3 of the season with only 9 players. They showed heart and tenacity that made it an honor to coach them. Coaches Julie Summers and Morgan Alley were very instrumental in the success. We could not of done any of it without them and their hard work. — Coach Baxter
City Lights Prom 2018
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The Rams Baseball team finished the season with a 13-7 overall record and finished one win away from making the state tournament. This season was full of great highlights, including a 3rd place finish at the Big League Dreams Tournament in Redding, California. The boys finished 3-1 against some very good teams and had a great team bonding trip. Also, the Rams went 9-5 in league play, which featured a total of six Regis players receiving all-league honors. We graduate two seniors from this year’s roster, and they finished their high school sports career with some well deserved accolades. Nate Joyce was named 1st Team All-League Infielder and Cole Olheiser was a 2nd Team All-League Outfielder. I would like to thank my assistant coaches, James Mensing and Brian Walters, as well as Don Heuberger and Tony Miller for all their help in making this opportunity and season a success. I am very excited for the future of Regis Baseball. — Coach Kyle Baker
The Regis boys golf team, coached by Daren Dickey, had a successful year. Casey Humphreys placed 5th at Districts and 9th at State, while Kyle Humphreys placed 1st at Districts and 2nd at State. In her first season golfing, Ashley Jechart, Regis’ lone female golfer, placed 7th at the District tournament. Prom was held on Saturday, May 12 at Ike Box in Salem. Seniors Claire Keudell and Noah Fowler were named Queen and King. Other members of the prom court included seniors Payton Chamberland, Sophia Piccirilli, Dawson Dickey and Nate Joyce. A special thank you to the Prom Committee, which included Juniors Hailey Voltin, Jonathan Webb, Holly Blish, Alexis Vaughn and Wyatt Koenig, for all of their time and hard work making this year’s prom one to remember.
Keeping the Arts Grant
Congratulations to Mr. Eric Loftin and the Regis Campus Fine Arts Program for being a recipient of an $1,800 grant for a new pottery wheel for the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you, Mr. Steve Gehlen and Keeping the Arts, for your generosity!
Archways to Education Grant
Regis Campus Garden
During the Fall of 2017, Mr. Jim Tabor’s Catholic Social Teaching class reviewed Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment titled Laudato Si (On Care for our Common Home). A part of this study included learning about sustainable agriculture practices and the need for all of us to help feed the poor healthy food. After getting advice from a local organic farmer and observing the students work efforts on the MarionPolk County Foodshare Youth Farm during our Lent day of service, Tabor determined it was feasible to have the students run a large vegetable garden at the Regis Campus as part of the theology and service programs. Each class at Regis will work in the garden for approximately 1 hour each month. All the produce raised in the garden will be donated to the local food bank or consumed by families of the school.
Sal Muscardin, owner of the Stayton McDonald's, presented a McDonald's/DSK Inc. Archways to Education grant award of $4,000 to the Regis Campus on May 2. The funds were used for new equipment in the weight room and for the new drama storage shed. Thank you, Mr. Muscardin!
A site has been identified on the Regis property that has access to water, a full day of the sun and is away from any trees. We are excited to give our students the opportunity to directly serve Christ and our brothers and sisters in need right here in our community. Mrs. Bishop’s Kindergarten class came over from the St. Mary Campus to help the Seniors plant our first fruit and vegetable starts. WWW.REGISSTMARY.ORG •
Regis Campus BACCALAUREATE & AWARDS DESSERT Numerous awards and scholarships were handed out at the Senior Awards Dessert, which followed Baccalaureate Mass on Thursday, June 7. The main celebrant was Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith, and the Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Luan Nguyen and Fr. Paul Materu. Deacon Tabor was also present. Cousins Lily Fery and Kyle Humphreys gave the Baccalaureate address. AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Stayton Lions Club Scholarship Emily Adams Stayton Area Rotary Student of the Year Emily Adams Stayton Area Rotary General Scholarship Hannah Cui Elizabeth Hoke Memorial Scholarship Cheyenne Cox, Eric Reynolds, Hannah Cui Marion County Fair Scholarship Rachel Dolby Coach’s Salsa Scholarship Terri Chrestenson Kiwanis Scholarship Rachel Dolby Keudell-Becker Scholarship Dawson Dickey Santiam Hospital Auxiliary Award Emily Adams, Payton Chamberland, Lily Fery and Catherine Wavra Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Scholarship Nate Joyce Regis Campus Outstanding Athlete Award Derek Piete and Lily Fery Outstanding Achievement in Art Fan Houlin Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Sophia Piccirilli and Jacob May Outstanding Service Award (500+ Hours) Sophia Piccirilli, Payton Chamberland and Cheyenne Cox
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Regis Campus GRADUATION The Class of 2018 graduated on June 10. Rachel Dolby and Emily Adams gave their Salutatorian and Valedictorian addresses, and departing Regis St. Mary Math teacher Andrew Rice gave the senior address. The Richard Etzel Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Rachel Dolby and the Holy Spirit Award was given to Valedictorian Emily Adams. Regis St. Mary’s highest honor, the Christ the King Award, went to Wyatt Heuberger. Congratulations, graduates! CLASS OF 2018 Emily Anne Adams*TV Alexis Lynn-Dee Baxter Payton Lauren Chamberland*T Caitlin Elizabeth Childers
Theresa Joy Chrestenson*T Cheyenne Malia CoxT Samuel Joseph Crowell Qiaochu “Hannah” Cui*T Dawson Gregory Dickey*T Rachel Lynn Dolby*TS Fiona Janice-Lillian Duncan Inga* Lily Ann Fery*T Samuel Kent Flickinger*T Noah Lynn Fowler*T Allyson Marie Hampton Wyatt Andrew Heuberger*T Nicholas Joseph Hittle Houlin Fan Casey Gilbert Humphreys* Kyle Tadd Humphreys* Nathaniel David Joyce*T Claire Elizabeth KeudellT Jacob Gregory MayT James Samuel McClain Cole Daniel Olheiser Sophia Claire Piccirilli*T Brandon Josiah Piete Eric Michael Reynolds*T Kassandra Annette Toombs Jack Henry WaterT Catherine Elizabeth Wavra*T Matthew Joseph West * T V S
National Honor Society
International Thespian Society Troop 6842 Valedictorian Salutatorian
St. Mary Campus
3rd-5th Grade Science Club
Many younger students hear about and see projects the middle school science students are working on, whether it be Science Olympiad, Science Fair, etc. and they want to know when they can participate. As a response, Mrs. Heuberger got teachers together and they came up with the idea of a science club. The St. Mary Campus 3rd-5th Grade Science Club met weekly from April 20 to June 8. Miss Brooks, Ms. Kester, Ms. Kroon and Mrs. Heuberger all assisted the 50 students with STEM focused activities. The Science Club completed many projects, including rubber band cars, an acids and bases chemistry lab, electromagnets, a mathematics escape room, Sphero engineering, bottle rockets and simple circuit Art Bots. Looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year, a 4th and 5th grade Science Club will meet once a month: Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, April, May and June.
Architects in Schools Program
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Miss Brooks’ 3rd grade class was privileged to work with design professional Mr. Arnie Hollander in the Architecture Foundation of Oregon’s Architects in Schools Program this Spring. Toward the end of the program, students had the opportunity to build model log cabins complete with furniture, landscaping and miniature farms with live plants. The 3rd grade would like to express the utmost gratitude to Mr. Hollander and to all the volunteers who helped make this project such a success! The cabins were on display at the new Salem-Keizer Education Foundation space in Salem on May 23.
St. Mary Campus
St. Mary Campus Mass and Middle School choir kids have done amazing things in leading us in worship and in concert. Their weekly sacrifices in time and talent have greatly added to our school. A big heartfelt thank you!!! — Ms. Sally Davis, Music Teacher
Country Financial Kids Relays
The 44th Annual Country Financial Kids Relay was held Saturday, May 19th, at Willamette University's McCulloch Stadium. Students in grades 1 through 5 from the St. Mary Campus did a great job!
1ST GRADE: Girls 2nd place, Boys 3rd place, Coed 6th place 2ND GRADE: Girls 4th place, Boys 1st place 3RD GRADE: Girls 6th place, Boys 5th place, Coed 6th place 4TH GRADE: Girls 2nd place, Boys 6th place, Coed 6th place
7th Grade Oregon Coast Trip
On April 24th, Mrs. Heuberger’s 7th grade class took its annual trip to Newport. This year’s weather was a beautiful 82 degree sunny day. The trip included an estuary and ocean explorers' cruise aboard Marine Discovery. The students also enjoyed exploring the Yaquina Head tide pools.
5TH GRADE: Girls 8th place, Boys 5th place WWW.REGISSTMARY.ORG •
St. Mary Campus
On May 4, over 90 middle school students from eleven area schools competed in Pentagames 2018 at Emmanuel Bible Church in Pratum, hosted by Victor Point. The event celebrates math competition with a wide range of mathematics problems and five distinct formats, namely: Math Tac Toe, Solve That Problem, CR Squared, 35-Minus, and Relay. In addition, there was an estimation contest for all students and timers. The St. Mary Algebra team of Ayden Murphy-Kirsch, Mimi Papathanasopoulos and Ava Silbernagel took second place overall, as well as a second place finish in Math Tac Toe and third place finishes in Solve That Problem and CR Squared. Individually, Ayden placed second in Math Tac Toe and fourth overall. Mimi placed fourth in Math Tac Toe and fifth overall.
May Crowning, Grandparents’ Day
Eighth grade team members were Drew Dickey, Jake Persons and Nick Woods. Seventh grade competitors Josh Blish, Lucas Flett and Alli Hendricks took first place ribbons in Solve That Problem. Accompanying the Pentagames Mathletes were timer Tristan Klascius and teacher Mrs. Stuckart.
The St. Mary Campus celebrated the annual Crowning of Mary and Grandparents’ Day on May 3. The day began with the procession to our Mary Garden to present the flowers students and grandparents brought for Mary. Then, we continued to the church for Mass. After the homily, the May Court honored Mary and crowned her with a beautiful rose crown. We are very thankful for the opportunity to share this special day with our supportive grandparents and families. They visited classrooms and then were entertained with a concert and invited to share refreshments. This long standing tradition is special to our students, staff and families. Congratulations to the following students who were selected to represent their classrooms as May Court members: PreK.............. Charlotte Hernandez and Keaton Roberts K...................... Sofia Ibarra and Lane Trussell
1........................ John Foltz and Abby Sangster
2....................... Alaina Smith and Agustin Alvarado
3...................... Madison Schacher and Isaac Vasquez Garcia 4Kester...... Clara Persons and Rook Smith
4Kroon....... Lucas Koehnke and Atziri Hernandez 8th Grade May Court Representatives Michael O’Bryant and Lauren Crowell
5...................... Isabel Foltz and Norberto Navarro
6...................... Ixziara (Ixzy) Maciel and Max Eaton 7....................... Amy Martinez and Lucas Flett
8...................... Lauren Crowell and Michael O'Bryant
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St. Mary Campus
St. Mary Baseball
Calling the 2018 baseball season at St. Mary a rebuilding year would be a bit of an understatement. With this being our first year with a team in a couple years, numbers were slim. In order to field a team, five 6th graders played in a 7th and 8th grade league. These 6th graders rose to the challenge, and the older boys made great leaders. Our two wins are not at all an accurate reflection of how hard these young men worked. Each and every one of the players I had the joy of coaching learned a lot about baseball, and I have a great feeling about St. Mary baseball next year! - Coach Mensing
St. Mary Track
The 2018 Regis St. Mary Middle School track season came to a close on May 2nd at the district meet at Kennedy High School. All 17 athletes participated in this meet and recorded personal records for the season. Coaches Dru O'Bryant (‘11) and DeAnne Stuckart (‘79) were impressed by their athletes' hard work and positive attitudes. The season ended with a pizza party on May 15th. - Coach Stuckart
Mrs. Debbi Murray Celebrates 40 Years in Catholic Education
Mrs. Debbi Murray started her teaching career at her home Parish of St. Luke’s in Woodburn in the Fall of 1977, after receiving her teaching degree from Oregon College of Education.
Mrs. Murray spent 12 years teaching fourth grade at St. Luke’s and came to Regis St. Mary in Stayton in the Fall of 1989. Over the past 28 years, she has taught first, second and third grades at the St. Mary Campus, including a first-second blend class; this is her eleventh year teaching second grade. “Debbi Murray is the quintessential Catholic school teacher - faithful, committed, excellent. She leads by example and what an incredible example she has been for her entire career. We could not be more blessed to have Debbi at our school all these years,” said principal Rick Schindler. Debbi has been the religion coordinator, participated on accreditation teams, and on interview, curriculum selection and in-depth study committees. Again this year, Mrs. Murray helped organize the All Saints Day and May Crowning Masses. “Catholic education is the most important, and I love that I get to teach it, and not just in religion class, but throughout the day.” Debbi’s favorite part of the job is the instruction and witnessing student progress. An added bonus is teaching children of former students who, as parents, are making the choice for a Catholic education for their families. “I love being in a system where I can watch my students progress over the years and see them as high school seniors. I get to see where they are going, and their successes are heartwarming.” Vice Principal, Jacki Bailey, said, “Debbi Murray is timeless! The passion and energy she puts into her classroom is evident in the faces and the joy of her students. They are eager to learn and meet challenges head on, persevering until they have succeeded. She instills love, confidence and faith in her students that will aid them in their futures. Countless students have been blessed to have been taught by Mrs. Murray, often returning to thank her for her dedication. Teachers, myself included, look to her as an inspiration and a model of an exceptional teacher.” Mrs. Murray plans to finish her career at Regis St. Mary Catholic School. When she decides to retire, Debbi wants to spend more time with her two children and three grandchildren. WWW.REGISSTMARY.ORG •
St. Mary Campus
BACCALAUREATE & GRADUATION Regis St. Mary Catholic School graduated 20 8th graders on Monday, June 11. The class speakers were Mimi Papathanasopoulos and Mason Koenig. REGIS ST. MARY 8TH GRADE CLASS OF 2018 Colton James Baughman Lauren Elizabeth Crowell Cameron Lane Diacetis Drew Daniel Dickey Hannah Rose Fery Tyler Blake Fery McKenna Erin Fisk Madeleine Rose Kennedy Tristan Allen Klascius Mason Daniel Koenig Tristan Warren McMullen Ayden Gabriel Murphy-Kirsch Michael Timothy O’Bryant Marie Therese Ellen Papathanasopoulos Andre Pelayo-Rodriguez Jacob Dennis Persons Flynn Patrick Quigley Ava Marie Silbernagel Anastasia Kaylene Vaughn Nicholas Matthias Woods PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE (GPA of 3.5 or higher and 85th percentile or higher on standardized tests)
Lauren Crowell Madeleine Kennedy Ayden Murphy-Kirsch Marie Papathanasopoulos Ava Silbernagel
Male Athlete of the Year, Randy Fritz Award Mason Koenig Female Athlete of the Year Ava Silbernagel Laurie Miller Award, Hal Rickman English Scholarship Marie Papathanasopoulos Hal Rickman English Scholarship Madeleine Kennedy Archbishop Sample Award & Scholarship (St. Mary Campus’ Highest Honor & $200 Regis Campus Scholarship)
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Mike Alley Named 2018 Distinguished Graduate
Building a Legacy of Faith & Education
BUILDING A LEGACY of
Faith & Education
Regis - St. Mary Foundation
Four Year Appeal
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS
Your gifts to Regis St. Mary produce the most
important things in life. Thank you to all of the
individual people and organizations who have The Regis St. Mary Catholic School Distinguished Graduate Award for 2018 was presented to Mr. Mike Alley. This award is intended to honor graduates who have made significant contributions to the Catholic Church, in terms of service, leadership and in their exemplary model of living out Catholic values and ideals. Mike graduated from St. Mary in 1977 and Regis in 1981 and went on to earn a degree in Accounting from the University of Portland. He is a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and serves on the Regis Athletic Association. Mike also announces for Regis basketball home games and is an active member of St. Boniface parish where he ushers, is an Extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and lector and drives the Marian Home bus monthly to and from Mass. He has been a great supporter of our school and church community and uses his talents and gifts to help build up God's kingdom. Congratulations, Mike!
contributed to our school. Your sacrifice and
sustained generosity continues to amaze and
humble me. Your gifts enable us to carry out our
mission of faith, excellence, service and leadership on the Regis and St. Mary Campuses in support of Catholic education in the Santiam Vicariate. -Rick Schindler, Regis St. Mary Principal
Please use the envelope on page 11 to make a donation to the four year appeal. Building a Legacy of Faith & Education
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July 30 -August 2
Saturday, August 4
Wednesday, August 29
Wednesday, August 8
Thursday, August 30
Saturday, August 11
Tuesday, September 4
Youth Football Camp
SIXTH ANNUAL ALL PLAYERS A TOURNAMENT T-SHIRT. This fun,RECIEVE competitive, family event
will be on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at the Regis Campus.
Game Day Sunday Sept. 9, 2018
Gates Open 7AM
Grades 1-2 Co-Ed
Form a team, Games and bring your game to3-4 the Grades Boys/Girls Begin 8AM Grade 5 Boys/Girls blacktop. Entries are limited to the first 10 teams in Free Throw / 3-point Grade 6 Boys/Girls Registration Contests Cost 12PM is $110.00 Grade 7 Boys/Girls each age/grade division. per team. Deadline Grade 8 Boys/Girls Brackets with specific Aug. 15, 2018 Sign up now at www.RSM3on3.org. Grade 9-10 Boys/Girls Limited spots. Don’t miss out.
game times will be available one week prior to the tournament.
Grade 11-12 Boys/GirlsMens 18+
Event Details: Double Elimination 3 on 3 Tournament, Free Throw & 3-Point Contests, Register today! limited toMedals first 10 teams each division. T-shirts to allEntries Participants, to allinChampions, For more information, visit www.RSM3on3.org Concessions available throughout the day: Kona Ice Shave Ice and homemade tamales. For questions or further information, please contact Carmela Flett at RSM3on3@gmail.com.
Middle School Cheer Camp
Ram Open Golf Tournament Regis Campus New Student Santiam Golf Course 8:00 am Orientation 5:30pm 3rd-8th Grade Volleyball Camp
Class of 1998 20th Reunion 6:00 pm Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Salem
Saturday, August 18
Class of 1988 30th Reunion 6:30 pm Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Salem
August 21 - 22
Youth Cheer Camp, Competition Style St. Mary Campus New Family Orientation 6:00pm
First Day of School
Sunday, September 9
RSM 3on3 Hoop Tournament
Friday, September 14 2nd Annual Alumni Day
Thursday, September 20 St. Mary Campus Parent Night 6:00pm
Friday, October 5
Thursday, August 23
St. Mary Campus Supply Drop Off 1:00 - 6:00pm
Homecoming Football Game