Alex Mechalske

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!

Tuesday, January 16 - Delayed Start 10am

Nolan Catholic High School will have a 10:00am start on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The Commons will open at 9:45am.

Students may live in geographically dispersed areas, so weather in one area may not be the same as other areas. Families should use their own judgement in determining whether travel to school poses a risk to their safety. Again, please use your best judgement in driving or allowing your child to drive. We will have sidewalks and parking lot areas salted and prepared as needed.

Drive safely!

Welcome Back Dance

Date: Saturday, January 27

Where: Nolan Catholic Gym (Enter through the auditorium only)

Times: Doors open at 8:00 pm.

            Doors Close at 9:00 pm. (No admittance after 9 pm)

            Students may not leave until 10:30 pm.

            Dance ends at 11 pm.


Price: $15 presale, $20 at the door.

Presale tickets end January 23rd. (Look for student council at lunches or purchase online)

Guest pass forms: Pick one up from main office and return to Mr. McNichol by January 19th

Theme: Blast From the Past

Seniors may wear costumes! There is a costume contest and the winner will receive a prom ticket. 

Future Vikings Placement Test

If your student is registered to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) for admission to Nolan Catholic on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Please ensure your student is on the NCHS campus by 8:30am.  As you enter the building through the main entrance of the school, an ambassador will greet you and direct you to the Commons to check in.  After checking in, you will schedule your family interview. 

The test will begin at 9:00am and will take approximately 3.50 hours.  Students will be tested over English and Math.  Testing will finish around 12:30pm and the students will be dismissed through the Commons.  Students will need to bring two #2 pencils to the test.  Calculators are not necessary nor allowed during the test.  For additional information about the HSPT, please visit 

Students may bring a jacket or sweater in the event the testing classroom is cool.  Students are also welcome to bring water and/or a light snack.

If your student has a documented accommodation, please contact me.

There will be a parent meeting in the Library from 9:00am to 10:00am to include the following presentations:

- Viking Life by our President, Mr. Charlie McGrath

- Academic Overview by our Principal, Mrs. Leah Rios

- Registration timeline, tuition and tuition assistance by our Business Manager, Ms. Regina Partida

If you are not registered please complete the Online Application to schedule your placement test.

Tarrant County College - Dual Credit Courses

Tarrant County College will be coming to Nolan Catholic High School January 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. 

They will explain how the dual credit courses work, criteria for being able to take classes, cost, and how it can be a benefit. They will do a presentation followed by a time for questions. 

Both students and parents are encouraged to attend if you are interested in taking dual credit courses starting your Junior year.