Mr. Viking Event

Friday, April 27 | 7:00pm
Nolan Catholic Auditorium

The Mr. Viking Event is Back! Four senior boys and four juniors boys, all nominated by their peers, will compete in a fun, lighthearted "pageant" to help raise money for the Saint Francis Fund.
The show will consist of a biography reading, and talent and interview portions.

Help support the Saint Francis Fund by purchasing tickets at the event to vote for Mr. Viking and Junior Viking. There will also be three judges who will vote for Mr. Personality and Most Talented.

$5 Entrance Ticket will also get you five votes for Mr. Junior Viking and Mr. Viking.
Each additional ticket (vote) is $1.

Big Band Dance

BIG BAND DANCE
Saturday, May 5, 2018

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Nolan Catholic Gym

Enjoy and dance to music from the 1940's and current hits.  The Big Band Dance is a family friendly event and is open to everyone of all ages.  If you don't know how to swing dance that's okay!  Basic swing dance lessons will be offered before the dance for $10 per person from 6:00PM - 7:00PM.  So put your dancing shoes on and see you there! 

$10 / person
Purchase Tickets Online

*Tickets also available for purchase at the door.


DANCE LESSONS
Saturday May 5, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm (before the dance begins)
Nolan Catholic Gym

$10 / person
Tickets at the Door ONLY. No online purchase for this option.

For further information contact:
Manny Guerrero
mguerrero@nchstx.org
817-795-0271      

Special Schedules for Week of 3/26/18

Cyber Safety Assembly
Wednesday, March 28

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Wednesday, March 28, students will have the opportunity to hear from a guest speaker on the subject of cyber-safety and security.

Special Agent Christopher Thompson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will speak to our students about a growing need and concern among the millennial generation.  How to protect themselves in a world that is increasingly online and vulnerable to those who would exploit or try to harm them will be the subject of his presentation.

The student assembly will begin at 10:45 a.m. in the Arena.  Below is the modified schedule for the day.  Please note dismissal time is at 3:05 p.m.


Parent Info Night - Cyber Safety
Wednesday, March 28

In addition to our school assembly on Cyber Safety, there will be a Parent Informational night, Wednesday, March 28 in the Auditorium at 6:00 p.m.

Special Agent Christopher Thompson has agreed to come to speak to parents about how to ensure the safety of our loved ones online.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Holy Thursday
Thursday, March 29

Thursday, March 29 students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.in observance of the Easter Triduum.  The Nolan community will end the day with Stations of the Cross in Hartnett Arena. 


Good Friday and Easter Monday
Friday, March 30 & Monday, April 2

Campus will be closed in observance of Good Friday, March 30 and Easter Monday, April 2. 

Have a Happy Easter!

TPSMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest

TPSMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest

Forty-seven soloist and two ensembles of the Nolan Catholic Band and Orchestra earned a Superior rating (1st Division) at the TPSMEA (Texas Private School Music and Educators Association) Solo and Ensemble Contest at Greenhill School in Addison. 

The following students of the band and orchestra have also qualified for the TPSMEA State Solo and Ensemble contest on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Bishop Dunne:

Grace Terrell - Flute
Anna Browder - Clarinet
Grace Lindauer - Clarinet
Leo Rodriguez - Alto Sax
Tessier Duane - Trumpet
Luke Gallucci - Trumpet
Alex Ezparza - Trombone
Lucine Devejian - Tuba
Ryan McAvoy - Tuba
Jericho Rojas - Marimba
Cameron Larsen - Snare
Charlie Kiehlbauch - Snare
Jocelyn Nguyen - Snare
Michelle Nghiem - Piano
Daniel Bryant - Violin

A Night of a Thousand Lights

A Night of a Thousand Lights Prom
April 21, 2018

 

Location: Hurst Conference Center
1601 Campus Dr, Hurst, TX 76054
Doors open at 7:15pm

Online Ticket Sales NOW OPEN
Purchase Tickets

Ticket Sales:
Lunch - March 8 and March 19-27 (Except Wednesday)

*Guest Pass Permission forms must be picked up from the front office and returned to the Dean of Students no later than Wednesday, March 28th.
*If a student is purchasing a guest pass, they must be purchased from Mr. Willhelm.
 



 

Texas Thespian Scholarship Recipient

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Eric Romero is our first Nolan Catholic student to receive a scholarship from the Texas Thespians. The Texas Thespian Convention is one of the largest state events with over 8,000 students in attendance. A total of 49 students were selected and awarded scholarships across the state. This year Theatre Nolan had two students complete the process of applying for a scholarship through Texas Thespian's. Each student was required to complete a written application before the convention and take part in an interview during the event. 

Eric went through many mock interviews with faculty and staff on campus to prepare him and help review his portfolio in preparation for the convention. Eric has worked hard behind the scenes with Theatre Nolan for 4 years in technical theater. 

"The Theatre Nolan program has built Eric’s leadership, organization, time management, and teaching skills. We have been very happy to see him progress in responsibility over the years."
- Lydia Romero, mother of Eric Romero

 

President's Volunteer Service Award

February 23, 2018

Freshman Delaney Wessel Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

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Fort Worth, Texas - Delaney Wessel, 15, of Mansfield, Texas, a student at Nolan Catholic High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Nolan Catholic High School nominated Delaney for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.

"The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across American are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities," said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. "By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community."

"Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life," said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. "These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate."

Prudential Spirit of Community Award applications were distributed nationwide last September through middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, America Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and Affiliates of Points of Light's HandsOn Network. These schools and officially-designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging. In addition to granting President's Volunteer Service Awards, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth. 

 

Blue Heart Week

BLUE HEART WEEK

MONDAY - Raising Awareness
Students will receive a Blue Heart Sticker to wear all day.

TUESDAY - Raising Funds
LIFE Team will sponsor a Muffin Sale before school.
Muffins cost $1.00 each and include blue Mardi Gras beads!
• Find a baby in your muffin and win a gift card!

WEDNESDAY - Raising Our Voices in Prayer
Pray to end hum trafficking, and for everyone affected by it.

THURSDAY - Be Mindful
Wear blue socks to school to show support for victims of human trafficking.

FRIDAY - Be Supportive
BLUE OUT DAY - $5 jeans to support the Blue Heart Campaign
• Wear your Blue Heart shirt and jeans are included!
• Come out and support the Viking basketball teams at Blue Heart Senior Night! Girls at 6:00pm, followed by boys at 7:30pm.

 

State Swim Meet

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Good Luck Swim Team!

Friday, February 9, 2018

TAPPS 1-6A State Swim Meet

Location: Mansfield ISD Natatorium
1001 N. Holland Road, Mansfield, TX 76063

Broadcast: www.nfhsnetwork.com

Good Luck to our swimmers who qualified in the following events:

Women 200 IM Relay - Reid Dahmer, Emma Taylor, Alexis Lueckenhoff, and Abby Mueller
Men 200 IM Relay - Phillip Runyan, Jason Du, Nhan Vu, and Matthew T Nguyen
200 Free and 500 Free (Individually) - Emma Taylor
50 Free and 100 Free (Individually) - Alexis Lueckenhoff
50 Free and 100 Fly (Individually) - Nhan Vu
100 Free and 100 Back (Individually) - Abby Mueller  
Women 200 Free Relay - Reid Dahmer, Emma Taylor, Alexis Lueckenhoff, and Abby Mueller
Men 200 Free Relay - Phillip Runyan, Jason Du, Nhan Vu, and Matthew T Nguyen
 

Women 400 Free Relay - Emily Fitzpatrick, Coni Godoy, Tessa Wagoner, and Alyssa Wilson
Men 400 Free Relay - Phillp Runyan, Brandon Kamath, Curtis Jackson, and Jason Du
Alternate's - Paul Capps and Jonah Valdes

Model UN Wins TCCMUN

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This Saturday, eleven Nolan Catholic Model United Nations students competed in The Colony Cougars Model UN Competition (TCCMUN). 

Nolan Catholic's Model UN received Best Delegation for most successful school at the conference.

 

The following students received individual awards:

Gemma del Carman- Best Delegate, representing the United States in General Assembly
Emily Fitzpatrick- Outstanding Delegate, representing the United Kingdom in the Historical Security Council
Divine Webber- Honorable Delegate, representing the United States in the Human Rights Committee
Hayle Chen- Outstanding Delegate, representing the United Kingdom in the World Health Organization
Gavan Cannady- Best Delegate, representing the United States in the World Health Organization
Brooke Barton- Honorable Delegate, as Draco Malfoy in a special Harry Potter Committee
Julia Murray- Best Delegate, as Hermione Granger in a special Harry Potter Committee

Fort Worth Regional Competition

The Nolan Catholic Royelles Dance Team competed in their first Fort Worth Regional Competition over the weekend. In just three short months, the Royelles put together 3 routines to take to competition and placed in 7 different categories. 

Best in Class - Team Kick
Best in Class - Team Jazz
Best in Class - Team Pom
Team Super Sweepstakes
First Runner Up - Team
Outstanding Choreography - Pom
Outstanding Performance Quality - Pom

Catholic Schools Week Honoree

MRS. KATY RODRIGUEZ

Perhaps the most devout and caring person in the building, yet she never calls attention to herself. She is the best example of a humble servant leader. She exemplifies the Nolan Catholic spirit of service with generosity and cheerfulness.
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A product of Catholic schools, and proud graduate of Nolan’s Class of 1979, Mrs. Katy Rodriguez has taught for 20 years in Catholic, private, and public schools. “I am a firm believer in prayer, community, and strong academics,” she writes. “It is absolutely beautiful and fulfilling working with the students and helping them to find and achieve God’s purpose.  Math may be my vehicle, but eternal life in Christ is the goal.” The chair of the Math department, moderator for Students for Life, and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, Mrs. Rodriguez holds a BA in Mathematics from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Mrs. Rodriguez loves her family: her late husband Joe and children Anna ‘07, Mary ‘09, Joseph ‘11, and Maggie ‘16.

She is dedicated to her students and her colleagues. A wonderful person who has the best interest of her students at heart. She is always exploring ways to better not only her department but the school overall.

ATPI Contest Winners

The Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) hold a series of photography contests throughout the year on Twitter. Students are given a theme in advance and may post up to five images in any given contest.

New Horizons was the first contest of 2018 and the last one before Nolan Catholic students compete in the Winter Conference in Austin later this month.

Junior Maria Crane won second place and Senior Gemma del Carmen received honorable mention. 

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Junior Maria Crane

 Senior Gemma del Carmen

Senior Gemma del Carmen

Grandparent Wishes

GRANDPARENT WISHES 2018

Send your Nolan Catholic grandchild your love and support.

As part of our February Mardi Gras 2018 fundraising efforts, we are inviting grandparents to send a personalized message and treat to their grand-student.

For a $25 donation per grandchild to NCHS, a gift bag of sweet treats – along with your personalized message – will be delivered on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (the day before Valentine’s Day).

ORDER DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 10TH!!! 

Please complete the form below and we will contact you for payment information.

Grandparent Name *
Grandparent Name
Grandparent Name
Grandparent Name
Phone *
Phone
NCHS Student Name *
NCHS Student Name
NCHS Student Name
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Annual Winterfest Regional German Competition

 
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Over the weekend 34 Nolan Catholic German Club students competed in the Annual Winterfest Regional German Competition. Our students competed in a variety of contests against nearly 500 students from 30 different schools.

Please join us in congratulating the following students:

Cooking Events
1st Place, Cookies – Ann DeRuntz
2nd Place, Other Desserts – Emily Alexander
3rd Place, Meats – Julian Ermish
4th Place, Meats – Thomas Greve

The following students qualify to compete in their event(s) at the Texas State German Contest at the end of February:

Academic Events
5th Place, Spelling Level 1 – Ann DeRuntz
4th Place, Spelling Test Level 3 – Adrianna Helm
2nd Place, Spelling Test Level 4 – Matthew Ross
2nd Place, Culture Test Level 1 – Jude Hardee
5th Place, Research Paper – Will Birbeck

1st Place, Sight Reading Level 3 – Coleman Meadows
2nd Place, Sight Reading Level 3 – John Conover
3rd Place, Sight Reading Level 4 – Matthew Ross

1st Place, Prose Reading Level 1 – Ann DeRuntz
1st Place, Poetry Reading Level 3 – Adrianna Helm
5th Place, Poetry Memory Level 3 – Emily Alexander
1st Place, Poetry Memory Level 4 – Matthew Ross

Arts Events
1st Place, Schulwappen (Coat of Arms) – Coleman Meadows, Matthew Ross, & Grace Lindauer
3rd Place, Photo Essay – Maggie Stuckey & Colin Smith

Team Events
4th Place, Pass Auf! (Trivia Team) – Matthew Ross, Coleman Meadows, Matthew Putze, Thomas Greve, Jude Hardee, Will Birbeck, Grace Chambers
4th Place, Folk Dancing – Adrianna Helm, Maggie Stuckey, Ivana Moya, Mia Stavens, Abby Gabehart, Colin Smith, Sut Mung Marip, Daniel Neff, Anthony Phan, Matthew Putze
3rd Place, Puppet Show (Lower Level) – Ryan Cussnick & Max Corato

Sweepstakes Awards (based on overall student achievement)
1st Place, Sports Sweepstakes (Small Schools)
3rd Place, Cultural Sweepstakes (Small Schools)
3rd Place, Overall Sweepstakes (Small Schools) - This was Nolan's first time to ever place in the top 5 for overall sweepstakes!

 

Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 28
Celebrating Our Parishes

Students in uniform will submit selfies of themselves at Mass. Send photos to Advancement. Ten students' photos will be randomly selected to win prizes.

Monday, January 29
Celebrating Our Community and Helping Those Less Fortunate

Please send new or gently-used blankets to school to be donated to Catholic Charities FW.   

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Tuesday. January 30
Celebrating Our Students and Their Christ-Like Spirit

Prayer Service: NCHS Chapel, 7:15 a.m., led by LIFE Team; Muffin Breakfast to follow in the Fish Bowl.
Students will be treated to ice cream at lunch.

Wednesday, January 31
Celebrating Our Nation

All students will gather in Hartnett Arena during homeroom to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy together.  Students are asked to bring their own rosaries.

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Thursday, February 1
Celebrating Vocations

Parents are invited to attend Mass with the Nolan Catholic students to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.  Mass begins at 9:20 a.m. in Hartnett Arena.  

Activities after Mass
Video of Catholic Schools Week activities from Sunday through Wednesday will be shown.

Vocation jars will be presented to our chaplain, Fr. Matthew Tatyrek, and religious, Sr. Rosemary Stanton, SSMN, Sr. Gwen Do, CMR and Sr. Anna Imelda Nguyen, OP. Students will read short biographies of these three as the vocation jars are presented.                               

Nolan Catholic's Catholic Schools Week honoree(s) will be announced to the community.

There will be a coffee and donut reception for parents in the foyer.  

Friday, February 2
Celebrating Our Faculty and Staff

Students will be invited to perform "Random Acts of Kindness" for faculty and staff throughout the day. National Honor Society will be presenting faculty and staff with thank-you notes from the students and LIFE Team will present them with prayer cards. 
The faculty and staff will be treated to lunch.

Junior Student Council at Union Gospel Mission

Christmas at the Mission this year was a huge success thanks to many of you. It took everyone doing their part to make this year such a blessing to all the residents of the Union Gospel Mission.

Over the Christmas Break Nolan Catholic had 156 volunteers work over a combined 1,500 hours in the month of December to accomplish our goal of providing gifts for the residents of the Mission and our visitors to the warehouse on Christmas Day.  We provided full gift bags for our 255 residents with donated items from many individuals and groups.  We also filled the warehouse with 84 stuffed adult gift bags and many toys for the families who would come to the Mission on Christmas Day for a warm meal.  

After spending many hours setting up the store and stuffing all the bags, we helped 28 moms and dads who live at the Mission shop for and wrap gifts for their 60 children.  We also helped 50 adults who live here without their kids shop for 84 children and grandchildren that they would see during the holidays.

In addition, 61 volunteers sponsored 71 children who live at the mission and shopped for, wrapped and prepared their Santa bags with the help of personalized wish lists.

Your help in the afternoon with the adult shoppers was fabulous!  You all helped the ladies and gentlemen make the right gift choice and then wrapped it beautifully for them!  It was a rush of people with quick work and organization required and you guys did a great job!

Nolan Catholic Senior Selected as Texas All-State Musician

Eleven of Nolan Catholic's choir students competed in the fourth and final round of auditions for the Texas All-State Choir. Katie Burke, a senior and four-year choir member here at NCHS, was selected as an All-State Musician.

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Senior choir student Katie Burke was selected to perform with the Texas All-State Small-School Mixed Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. 

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Katie was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. 1,780 students are selected through a process that begins with over 70,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Only the top 2.5% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians. The competition is sponsored by the Texas Music Educator Association.

Katie Burke studies voice with Ms. Audrey Davis '11 and sings in Nolan Catholic's Varsity Choir.

Congratulations on this tremendous achievement, Katie!