• March

    Fr. John Gaffney, OSA, Enters Eternal Life

    Fr. John Gaffney, an Augustinian priest and teacher, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 19 at Montereau in Tulsa. He was 20 days short of his 100th birthday. In his 80 years as a professed Augustinian Friar, Fr. Gaffney enjoyed a 43-year teaching career, 33 of which were spent at Cascia Hall Preparatory School.

    Fr. Gaffney was born on April 9, 1919 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Shortly after graduating high school in 1937, he began his seminary training at the Augustinian Academy in Staten Island, New York. “I believe I had a cradle vocation,” he once said. “I wanted to be a priest since fourth grade. It was a desire in my mind and heart that I never analyzed.” Fr. Gaffney professed his first religious vows in the Augustinian Order in 1939. After he solemnly professed his perpetual vows in 1942, he proceeded to advance his education and was ordained to the priesthood in 1945.
    The Augustinians are primarily a teaching order, and Fr. Gaffney was ordered and educated to become a teacher, an assignment he accepted with great love and humility in spite of a personal wish to work internationally. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from present-day Villanova University, furthered his theological studies at Augustinian College in Washington, D.C., and earned a Master of Arts in English Literature from Catholic University of America in 1945. Although initially disappointed about teaching, Father Gaffney found that “enlightening young minds” in the subjects of grammar, composition, literary appreciation, and public speaking was his true vocation.

    “He acquired a reputation as one of the finest English teachers ever to influence Cascia students and prepare them for college,” said former Headmaster, Fr. Theodore Tack, OSA†. “His former students still love to share stories of those classroom days when the great and coveted prize was to view the golden acorn. A student needed three perfect consecutive test scores to qualify for the privilege. Those who viewed the beautiful object were sworn to secrecy, and what the golden acorn was is still a mystery.”

    “As a person who has had much formal education, from kindergarten through law school, I can say that Father Gaffney was the finest teacher I ever had,” said former student Tim Sullivan. He was demanding, but he made learning fun for all of his students. That was a special challenge when the subject was English grammar, but Fr. Gaffney had that special gift. One of my English teachers in high school once complimented me on my background in English composition. I told him that any ability I had in writing was attributable to my training under Fr. Gaffney at Cascia Hall. Every student of his was uniquely privileged.”

    Fr. Gaffney was assigned to Cascia Hall in 1954 where he served as a teacher, dorm proctor, chaplain, vocations director, and department head before retiring from the classroom in 1989. He continued to tutor middle and high school students for several years and for two more decades served in a variety of pastoral capacities such as celebrating daily Mass, filling in at various parishes, hearing confessions, and visiting the sick. “Fr. Gaffney’s deep love of God, his priesthood, and the Augustinian order has been clearly evident over his many years of dedication to Cascia Hall,” said former headmaster Fr. Bernie Scianna, OSA, PhD. Fr. Gaffney lived at the Cascia Hall Monastery in retirement until he moved to Montereau in 2012.

    On the occasion of his 90th birthday in April 2009, to recognize and thank Fr. Gaffney for his more than 54 years of service to the Cascia Hall community, the School Board of Directors established an endowment in his name, the proceeds of which would help fund the annual salary of the English Department Chair at Cascia Hall. Donations to this endowment in his honor can be made to the Rev. John H. Gaffney, OSA English Department Chair. For more information, contact Mrs. Sandy Willmann, swillmann@casciahall.com, 918-746-2614.

    Services will be held at St. Rita of Cascia Chapel. There will be a Visitation on Sunday, March 24 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 25 at 10:30 am followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery in Tulsa.

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
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  • 7th Grade Field Trip to Greek Orthodox Church

    Today, the 7th grade took a field trip to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church to supplement their study of the four marks of the Church (one, holy, catholic, and apostolic). Thank you to Father George Gartelos for welcoming us and discussing the church’s architecture and icons, liturgy, and history. 
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  • CPFA Executive Board Slate

    Due to a Bylaw change, the following amended slate will be voted on at the April 3rd General CPFA Meeting:
    President-elect:  Karen Darby
    Middle School Coordinator:  Sarah Stewart
    Upper School Coordinator:  Stephanie Stump
    Recording Secretary:  Heather Duncan
    Social Secretary:  Audra Glasgow
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  • Service Opportunity

    Global Gardens will be having a workday at their newest site, Unity Learning Academy, 2137 N. Pittsburgh Ave., next Wednesday, March 20th starting at 9 am. 
    Attached is the liability form that all volunteers will need, and some will be available the day-of. However, any students under 18 will also need a parent signature.
    Questions: Contact Katie Ellis, Global Gardens, katie@global-gardens.org  

    Release Form
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  • Caritas Partner Service Opportunity

    Catholic Charities is looking for a little help on Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31.  They are hosting a retreat and need help setting up and tearing down. Below are the times:
    Friday: Noon – 2:00
    Sunday 1:30 – 3:30

    They would love to have any students who can do a little heavy lifting and moving furniture. If interested: Contact Kelly Cassidy @ 918.508.7125
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  • Oklahoma Academic Scholars

    Congratulations to 35 seniors who have been named Oklahoma Academic Scholars.
    Requirements for the recognition are:
    • 3.7 or higher non-weighted CUM GPA for 7 semesters
    • 27 or higher on the ACT or 1220 combined score on the SAT
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  • Pinnacle All Conference Honors

    Two Commando basketball players were selected for the Pinnacle All-Conference Team:
    • Kate Dreyer
    • Jordan Rahilly

    Several team athletes received Honorable Mention:
    • Wynter Hatcher
    • Caroline Smythe
    • Clara Stephens
    • Luke Lawson
    • Patrick Pixley
    • Blake Van Doren
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  • Volleyball Tryouts

    Volleyball tryouts for incoming 9th graders and Cascia Hall rising 9th graders will be held in the Upper School Gym on June 5 and 6 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Questions: Contact Head Coach Jenny Pearson.
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  • Boys Golf Second in Tournament

    Congratulations to the Boys Golf Team for finishing 2nd at the Sand Springs Tournament yesterday with a 325 total.  Freshman Will Sides tied for 2nd as an individual shooting a 79, Jake Dukes finished 4th with an 80, and Trent Westbrook came in 5th with an 82.  
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  • Save the Date for 8th Grade Recognition

    Honoring Class of 2023 
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    5:15 Pictures (Mandatory for Students) 
    6:00 Reception with Program to Folllow 
    Cascia Hall Scianna Performing Arts Center 
    Family & friends are welcome to attend the ceremony.
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  • Gallant Performing in "My Deliverer"

    Geni Gallant will be performing in a contemporary theatrical production entitled "My Deliverer" at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center April 19-21, 2019. The production utilizes many different art genres, including dance, music, lighting, special effects and more. Geni is currently a dancer at The Legacy Project in Tulsa. More information on "My Deliverer" can be found at My Deliverer – Telling the Story
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  • Cascians Participate in Girls Hurricane Mathfest

    Ella Newhouse and Sophie Vaughn (both 7th graders) competed in the middle school girls Hurricane Mathfest on Saturday along with 23 other teams.  Hurricane Mathfest is sponsored by the TU Math Department.
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  • Commandobots Finish in Top 20%

    Congratulations to our Cascia Hall Commandobots who finished 13th out of 62 teams at the FIRST Robotics Competition Oklahoma Regional.  They advanced all the way to the semi-finals and fell one match short of making the finals.  Additionally, they won the Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford for their exemplary programming abilities and exceptional control systems.  Great Job!  
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  • Travis Guillory

    Guillory and Maricle Headed to State Competition

    Over the weekend at the Speech & Debate Regional Tournament at Bixby, Travis Guillory was awarded 3rd Place in both Prose and in Dramatic Interpretation, and Jack Maricle was the Runner-up in Dramatic Interp and was the Regional Champion in Humorous Interp. These awards earn Travis and Jack an entry at the State Tournament in April at OU.
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  • House Scavenger Hunt

    On Friday, March 8, the Upper School Houses competed in a scavenger hunt. House members had to complete certain tasks before receiving each clue that would advance them to their next station. The winner, Tack House, received 150 points for being the first team to complete the challenge which included games like marshmallow toss, banana pass, and three-legged racing.
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  • Middle School Students Demonstrate Impressive STEM Skills

    The 2019 Tulsa Engineering Challenge was held on March 1, 2019, at the Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus. The Challenge is a hands-on opportunity for youth to explore problem-solving, designing, and construction of devices that accomplish specific tasks. 
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  • MS Annual Lacrosse Scrimmage

    On March 8, the CH Middle School Lacrosse Teams (Blue vs White) competed in their third annual scrimmage to kick off their lacrosse season.  Good luck Commandos!
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  • Seniors

    Jostens will be here on Thursday, March 14th during 2nd lunch to hand out graduation announcements and name cards and anything else you might have ordered for graduation.  Seniors are to stop by the Jostens table in the upper level of the dining hall to pick up their orders.
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  • 2019 Commando Cup

    June 24, 2019
    Oaks Country Club
    4-Player Shamble Format
    11:00 am  - Registration and Tailgate Lunch
    12:30 pm - Shotgun Start

    Commando Cup Information Flyer

    Register Online
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  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Gathering Place

    The 8th-grade art students had a great time on their field trip to see The Cabinet of Wonder at The Gathering Place. Students explored artist Mark Dion's installation of objects in the boathouse and then enjoyed playing in the park.
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  • Art Students Visit Center for Creativity

    Cascia Art students attended the Generation Creative Open House on Thursday at TCC’s Center for Creativity with their Art teacher, Mrs. Esther Sartain. They were able to participate in numerous creative fields including printmaking, digital media, and even television production.   
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  • Cuttler Selected for Summer Program in NYC

    Junior Lexie Cuttler was chosen as one of 50 students to attend a two-week intensive summer program sponsored by The New York Times entitled, “Writing for Television: Inside the Writers’ Room." She will spend two weeks this summer in New York City working with some of the best television writers in the nation.
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  • Jacob Selected for Julliard Summer Program

    Sixth-grader, Maya Jacob, is one of 16 vocalists worldwide selected to attend a Julliard summer program for gifted performing artists ages 10-18. For two weeks in July, she will study voice and dance in Geneva, Switzerland where she will work closely with some of the best artists from the Julliard faculty. Maya is looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and meeting other like-minded kids from around the globe.
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  • Noon Dismissal March 15

    On Friday, March 15, Cascia Hall will have noon dismissal. All classes will meet in the morning, and all students are expected to be in attendance.

    Faculty will have PLC (Professional Learning Community) meetings in the afternoon. 
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  • 6th Grade Social

    Sunday, March 31st, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
    SkyZone, 8306 E 61st St, Tulsa
    Please sign a waiver for your child prior to the event. Please bring socks if you have them.
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  • Attention All Athletes

    Save the date! On Thursday, May 16, Cascia will offer on-campus physicals for all Middle School and Upper School athletes.  This will be a complete physical offered by Tulsa Bone and Joint and will serve as your required physical for all sports participation for 2019-2020.  More info to come!
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  • Attention Juniors

    The Caritas Connection is a graduation requirement; all hours in each category and the Rose Paper are due April 30 of your junior year. Your hours are posted on the bulletin board outside the Campus Ministry office in the basement.

    If you have completed your hours and paper, please come to the Campus Ministry office and claim your student file. Good job!
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  • Cascia Receives Award from NSDA

    Cascia Hall received a Leading Chapter Award from the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA). From more than 3,600 schools across the country, only approximately 3% of schools are recognized as Leading Chapter Award winners. Leading Chapter schools are recognized based on student participation throughout the school year. "Speech and debate advances communication skills, develops interpersonal skills, improves reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking, and prepares students for college, careers, and beyond," said NSDA Executive Director J. Scott Wunn. "Nowhere is this more evident than in our Leading Chapter Schools." The Award was presented at the NSDA District Tournament last weekend at TU to Mr. David Galoob, Cascia's Speech and Debate teacher and coach. He is pictured here with junior Jack Maricle (see related story below).
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  • February Annual Fund Goal Exceeded

    Thank you to everyone who supported the February Annual Fund Challenge. We EXCEEDED our goal and received the matching gift of $20,000 from an anonymous donor.
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  • Maricle Qualifies for National Competition

    Congratulations to Jack Maricle who, for the second year in a row, qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Humorous Interpretation. Jack finished second out of more than 40 contestants and will represent Cascia this summer in Dallas. He also finished 6th in Dramatic Interp.
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  • Photo Galleries from Cascia Events

    Be sure to check out recent action shots taken during Cascia’s sporting events. More galleries have just been added. 

    Link to Photo Galleries
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  • Summer Camp at Cascia Hall

    Follow this link for information and registration forms for Summer Camps in sports, robotics, and performing arts.
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  • Seussical, Jr.

    Performances: March 8th & 9th at 7 pm

    Based on “Horton Hears a Who,” and filled with beloved Dr. Seuss characters including the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1&2, Seussical Jr is an adventure that spans oceans, deserts, and demonstrates that “a person’s a person, no matter how small!” Come meet Jojo and her family of Whos, the gentle giant, Horton, Gertrude with her one feather tail, the Sour Kangaroo, and the irresponsible, inadvertent villainess, Amayzing Mayzie, as they deal with the plights of an egg and an entire town too small to see! Will Horton be able to convince the residents of the jungle of Nool that he isn’t crazy? Come find out as our middle school cast presents this lively and heartwarming show!
    Tickets are available on www.SmartTix.com  
    CENTER SECTION Reserved Seating: $10 online and $15 at the door
    SIDE SECTIONS General Seating: $10 cash/check at the door
    CASCIA STUDENTS attend for FREE.
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  • US March Brown Bag Meetings

    All meetings will be held in the Brecht Center at noon. Please Join us.

    12th grade - March 6
    11th grade - March 13th
    10th grade - March 12th
    9th grade - March 11th
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  • February

    Classical Choral Concert

    On Wednesday, March 6, the Upper School general chorus and select ensemble will hold their classical choral concert.  This concert will feature movements from Verdi’s Requiem.  Considered one of the greatest choral works of all time, this epic work is both tender and strong, complex yet with beautiful simplicity, and very moving.  Written in the 1800s, this work has survived the test of time and is performed by professional chorus groups around the world. Please join us for an evening of beautiful music.  The concert begins at 7:00 pm in the Cascia PAC and will last approximately one hour.
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  • March US Brown Bag Meetings

    All meetings will be at noon in the Brecht Center. Please join us.

    12th grade - March 6
    9th grade - March 11
    10th grade - March 12
    11th grade - March 13
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  • Middle School Combined Brown Bag

    There will be a combined Brown Bag Meeting for all Middle School parents on Tuesday, March 5 at noon in the Brecht Center. Please join us.
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  • Camryn Hurley Accepted to Sydney Honors Chorus

    Congratulations to junior Camryn Hurley who was accepted into the Sydney Honors Chorus. She will perform at the Sydney Opera House this summer. Earlier this month, Camryn performed with the Women's Honors Chorus at Carnegie Hall.
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  • Congrats Speech & Debate Team

    Congrats to the Speech and Debate team! Last weekend they competed at the Owasso tournament and experienced a good deal of success. Outstanding performances included:
    • Lily Phillips - Quarter Finalist in LD debate
    • Maria Salas - 4th Place in LD debate
    • Carson Jones - Quarter Finalist in Champs LD Debate
    • Travis Guillory - Finalist in both Champs Prose and Champs Dramatic Interp
    • Jack Maricle - Finalist in Dramatic Interp and Runner-up in Humorous Interp
    • Isa Melton - Tournament Champion in LD Debate!
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  • Greater Tulsa Community Service Opportunity

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  • Middle School Brown Bag and 8th Grade Transition Meetings

    The MS Brown Bag is next Tuesday, March 5th at 12:00 pm in the Brecht Center. Feel free to bring a lunch and hear from Todd Goldsmith. The 8th Grade Transition Meeting will follow the brown bag. Shawn Gammill will speak to the 8th-grade parents regarding the transition to the high school. Hope to see you Tuesday! 
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  • Science Research Team First in Region

    Congratulations to the Science Research Team for their 1st Place Team award this past weekend at the Regional Science Fair in Weatherford. Individual members also placed in several categories.
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  • Spring Flower Sale

    The annual Junior Class Spring Flower Sale is underway! Get high-quality bedding plants from Sedan Floral and support the students at the same time. Follow this link for more information.
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  • 8th Grade Transition Meeting for Parents

    The 8th grade transition meeting for 8th-grade parents is going to be directly after the MS Brown Bag which will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5th. Shawn Gammill will be speaking and fielding any questions.
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  • CH Chronicle Winter 2019

    Follow this link to view the latest edition of the Cascia Hall Chronicle. This publication will be mailed to households next week.
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  • Clark to Receive SAR Award

    Junior Christian Clark will be one of the recipients of the SAR Outstanding Citizenship Award this weekend.  Read the article in Tulsa World.
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  • Girls' Basketball Headed to Regional Finals

    Congratulations to the Girls’ Basketball Team on their victory over Hugo last Friday for the District Championship.  They were also victorious over Tishomingo on Thursday night to advance to the Regional finals this Saturday night at Henryetta at 6:30 PM vs. Sulphur.
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  • Junior Sophie Pazzo visits with Channel 2 cameraman and reporter.

    Channel 2 Interviews Cascia's Young Scientists

    Channel 2 was on campus Thursday to interview a group of 15 Cascia students who are attending the Regional Science Fair in Wilburton this weekend. Good luck, students.
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  • Rogers Signs With OBU

    Congratulations to Senior Carrington Rogers who signed a national letter of intent on Thursday to cheer for Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She is pictured here with her parents Charles and Ramona Rogers, her sister Cara '21, and Coach Michelle Capps.

    Carrington has cheered competitively for five years at Twist and Shout and is currently on a Level 5 Senior Open Coed Worlds Team. She is an NCA National Champion and an Oklahoma All-State Cheerleader. She received the top scores in our region at state tryouts.
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  • Congrats Speech and Debate Team

    Congratulations to the Cascia Speech and Debate Team. Last weekend they competed at the Poteau tournament and earned Third Place as a team, picking up four new qualifications for Regionals. Outstanding performances included:
    Maria Salas - 3rd place in Prose Interpretation 
    Kate Huff - 3rd place in LD Debate 
    Isaac Ingram and Ellie Armstrong - tied for tournament champions in LD Debate 
    Jack Maricle - 3rd place in Champs Dramatic Interp and tournament champion in Champs Humorous Interp
    Fantastic job to the entire team. Up next is the Owasso tournament this coming weekend.
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  • Murphy First in USA Archery Championship

    Last weekend, 6th grader Lydia Murphy competed in the USA Archery - Oklahoma State Championship and finished First in her Division, earning a Gold Medal from the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program. She shot a personal best score of 528 (out of a possible 600). Lydia competed in the Cub Division (ages 13 to 15) despite being only 12.
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  • Wrestlers Headed to State Tournament

    Wrestler Eli Griffin remains undefeated and will lead the team into the state tournament this weekend in Oklahoma City. Eli will be seeking his second state championship. Cameron Oliver placed 2nd, and Jake Weller and Marche Ashford placed 4th. Grant Baber also qualified, and all have a great chance of placing in the state tournament.
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  • Guillory Selected for Carnegie Solo

    Four Cascia students recently performed at Carnegie Hall with the Honors chorus and orchestra. Chosen to sing in a chorus were Camryn Hurley, Joseph Barbour, and Travis Guillory. Chosen to play violin in the orchestra was Margaret Barbour. Sophomore Travis Guillory was selected for a solo part. See recent article from Oklahoma Eaglehttp://ed.gr/bdl97
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  • Teen Trialogue Series Continues

    Please join us for the third session in the Teen Trialogue series:

    All Souls Unitarian Church
    2952 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa

    Dinner - 6:30 pm
    Session - 7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Questions:  Contact Mrs. McMahon or Mrs. Sims

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  • World Language Week

    Last week was World Language Week at Cascia Hall. All five World Languages taught at Cascia had a special day on which students recited the morning prayer in that language, special music played during class passing, appropriate cuisine was served in the dining hall, and students could wear their club shirts to school.

    A competitive toiletry collection was held to benefit Iron Gate Ministries. In the Middle School, the 7th grade donated the most to win an extra spirit dress day. In the Upper School, Houses competed for points, and the top three winners were Rita, Tack, and Perez Houses which received 50, 40, and 30 points, respectively. The House with the most points at the end of the school year wins the House Cup.

    To wrap up the week, Greek Dancers from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church performed and taught the students a few dances. See links to videos below. Four of the dancers are Cascia students: Labrini Panagopoulos, George Panagopoulos, John Kingsley, and Sophia Boyaci.

    Greek Dancers 1

    Greek Dancers 2

    Greek Dancers 3
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  • 7th Grade Dodgeball Tournament

    Attention 7th Grade Students and Parents:  Mark your calendars for a Dodgeball Tournament on Friday, February 22. Meet in the US Gym at 6:30 pm for pizza and team formation.  Play begins at 7:00 and ends at 8:30. You do not have to play to come!  This will be a fun night you won’t want to miss!
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  • Auditions for Command Performance

    The auditions for Command Performance, Cascia's select vocal ensemble, are coming soon.  This 16-member group meets year round as an elective course and accepts members only through these once-a-year auditions.  The auditions for next school year (2019-2020) will take place on March 5 and March 7. The auditions will be held after school in the Cascia upper school chorus room. 
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  • Eleven Juniors Confirmed on Valentine's Day

    Congratulations to the 11 juniors who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday evening (Valentine's Day) at Christ the King Church.

    back row: Patrick Pixley, Michael DeSelms, Trent Westbrock, Logan De Los Santos, Fr. Stephen Isley (sponsor)
    intermezzo: Eli Kraiss, Mr. Adam Stoermer (sponsor & catechist)
    middle row: Patrick Zetik, Jake Weller, Christian Clark, Joe Kelly
    front row: Dcn. Michael Loeffler, Fr. Philip Cook (sponsor), Risa Fitter, Macy Engelbrecht, Bishop David Konderla
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  • L to R: Dcn Michael Loeffler, Mrs. Mari Schloss, and Fr. Elkin Gonzalez.

    Fr. Elkin Gonzalez Addresses US Students

    The Commandos Diversity Committee and Campus Ministry Office invited members of the Tulsa Community to speak at morning Chapel about their experiences of faith and how they intersect with diversity.

    The second speaker in the series was Fr. Elkin Gonzalez who is pastor of Christ the King Parish and Vicar General of the Diocese of Tulsa.
    Fr. Elkin spoke about the universality of the Catholic Church; the word catholic means universal. He encouraged the students to look around them in their families, friends, and communities to recognize and celebrate the uniqueness of the members who contribute to the common good by sharing their special gifts with others. The Church is diverse with many languages and cultures, but the church comes together in prayer, united in its goal to serve God and each other.

    Fr. Elkin will speak in MS Chapel on February 19.
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  • Senior Hannah Waller is pictured here with San Miguel students and  Principal John Dowdell. Not pictured: Seniors Geni Gallant and Jadon Jordan

    Lit Mag Donates Books to San Miguel

    Literary Magazine had an unprecedented event--a small surplus in the budget. Lit Mag members used the leftover funds to provide the San Miguel School English classroom and its teacher, Dennis Donnelly '85, with a new set (30 English copies and two in Spanish) of Fahrenheit 451.
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  • Maricle Interviews Christine Taylor Price

    On Wednesday of this week, junior Jack Maricle had the privilege of interviewing former Cascian, Julliard graduate, and now renown Soprano Christine Taylor Price. Christine is performing in the Tulsa Opera production of "The Little Prince" this weekend. She is cast in the major role of the Rose. Showtimes are Friday, 7:30 pm and Sunday, 2:30 pm at the Tulsa PAC.

    Christine was back on campus Thursday to visit Mrs. Coonfield's Performance Ensemble class. She sang for them and discussed her vocal training and career.  Then she worked with some of the students on vocal technique. Christine was invited to return in May when she will be back in town for the Tulsa Opera production of Don Giovanni in which she is cast as Zerlina.


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  • Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences

    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on February 28 from 3:30 - 6:00 pm and on March 1 from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm. We will continue using the online scheduling system. Please click on the link below to go to the conference scheduling site (scheduling will be available until February 22.)

    Here you will be able to choose the teachers you want to see and the times that are convenient for you.  However, if a teacher’s name is not listed or the times are blocked as unavailable, that means he or she has scheduling conflicts, so please email that teacher directly to schedule an appointment. You are not required to meet with every teacher; see who you would like when you like. Appointment times are 15 minutes each. The deadline to sign up for a conference is Friday, February 22. If you have any questions, please contact the office, 918-746-2616.

    We look forward to seeing you at conference time,

    Mr. Todd Goldsmith
    Middle School Principal
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  • Pam Benne Named Impactful Teacher

    News on 6 surprised Upper School math teacher, Pam Benne, on Valentines Day by presenting her with the Impactful Teacher Award and a check for $500. Mrs. Benne was nominated by fellow faculty member, Kathleen Brown. The interview aired Friday morning on News on 6.
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  • Watt Addresses Upper School Students

    The Commandos Diversity Committee and Campus Ministry Office members of the Tulsa Community to speak at morning Chapel about faith and diversity.

    The first speaker was Adrienne Watt Nesser '95 who spoke on Wednesday in Upper School Chapel about her experiences of faith and diversity. Adrienne is chair of the board of directors of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ) and is an attorney with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma. She spoke about her Catholic faith informing her belief that God loves all people equally and that all people thus have equal dignity. She also encouraged the students to participate in immersive experiences of diversity, such as OCCJ's Anytown Leadership Institute, which boasts many Cascia alumni, to educate themselves about the realities of diversity issues, and to forge real relationships with people who are different than themselves.

    Mrs. Nesser will return on March 12 to address the Middle School students during their Chapel time.
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  • Congratulations Bowlers

    Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Bowling Team for placing #1 in the Andy B's Conference with 40 wins and 23 losses. Zach Yuan was named a member of the Andy B All Star Team for rolling a 331 for 2 games. Logan De Los Santos was named the 1st alternate after rolling a 318 for 2 games. Good luck to the boys' and girls' teams as they compete in the Regional Bowling Tournament at Sahoma Lanes in Sapulpa this Saturday morning. 

    Congratulations to Bowling Coach Brother Nick Mullarkey for winning the “Coaches Game” yesterday at Sahoma Lanes. The two Strikes he rolled put him ahead of Coach Pilgrim and Coach Weaver.
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  • Happy Valentines Day

    Click this link to view a Valentine Greeting from Cascia Hall.
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  • National Merit Semifinalists Advance to Finalists

    Congratulations to Joseph Barbour and Julian Zanders who advanced to Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
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  • Ashlyn Milford Presented Service Award by NCEA

    Congratulations to freshman Ashlyn Milford who is one of 10 recipients nationwide of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Youth Virtues, Valor, and Vision Award which recognizes extraordinary young people in Catholic schools who through their selfless service, innovation, and commitment to social justice are changing the world.
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  • Celebrate Cascia Coming Soon

    Your Celebrate Cascia committee is busy planning for a great evening on April 27.  To sponsor or buy Free Tuition Drawing tickets, visit www.casciahall.com/celebrate. If you have access to vacation homes in ski areas or beach communities, or NFL football tickets, and would be willing to help us in putting together live auction packages, please contact karendarby@cox.net or lagere.taylor@cox.net
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  • Eighth Grade Parents

    We NEED YOUR PHOTOS so the 8th Grade Class Video will be a success! The turn-in DEADLINE, MARCH 1, is right around the corner, and we only have about 20% of the students with uploaded photos. Please use the easy instructions below to upload your four photos today:
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  • World Language Week Toiletry Drive for Iron Gate

    Next week is World Language Week, and to celebrate, there will be a collection of travel-size toiletries to be donated to Iron Gate Ministries.
    The Houses will compete for points in the Upper School and a Spirit Dress day in the Middle School.
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  • Former Governor, Frank Keating '62 Reflects on His CH Education

    Enjoy reading the article in the Tulsa World.
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  • Ashford Signs with Morningside

    Senior March Ashford signed a national letter of intent today to play football and lacrosse for Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. His parents are Jacqui and James Ashford. His football and lacrosse coaches, Joe Medina and Trevor Wolf, praised him for his accomplishments.
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  • Hensley to Walk-on at TU

    Congratulations to senior Brad Hensley who was chosen as a preferred walk-on to play football for The University of Tulsa. His parents are Jacque and Mike Hensley. Head Coach Joe Medina praised him for his accomplishments.
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  • Pazzo's Minimester Experience

    CH Junior, Sophie Pazzo served her Minimester internship with Kevin Dukes, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician at Tulsa Bone & Joint. “Dr. Dukes and his team were so welcoming, and it provided me valuable insight into practicing medicine,” she said. During her time with Dr. Dukes, Sophie observed a variety of orthopedic surgeries, and participated in patient consultations through his clinic. As an aspiring physician, Sophie describes the experience as amazing. “I appreciated the opportunity to see every aspect of a successful practice, and I have newfound respect for the complicated nature of orthopedics” #casciahallminimester2019
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  • L-R: Marjorie Erdmann, William Paiva, Willmann, and Ipe Paramel.

    Willmann's Minimester

    We are grateful to Cascia Hall parents, Mrs. Marjorie Erdmann and Dr. William Paiva from the OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation for hosting CH Junior, John-Martin Willmann, during this year's Minimester. He was able to research opportunities to help solve the problem of lower income families with children in rural Oklahoma missing pediatric appointments by providing transportation. John-Martin will present his findings at the Oklahoma Research Day at OSU on February 22. CH student, senior Mary Erdmann will also present a poster at the Research Day on research she conducted last summer at the OSU CHS Forensics Lab. 
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  • Cascians Participate in Theatre Tulsa

    Three Cascians participated in Theatre Tulsa’s “Beauty and the Beast." Jack Maricle '20 played LeFou, Sara Bingman Phoenix '95 was the Director, and Lauren Steele 03 was in ensemble. The show ran for four weekends from January 11 through February 3, 2019. Many shows were sold out.
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  • Golla Receives Honorable Mention in Art Contest

    Senior Rachel Golla won Honorable Mention for her watercolor of honey bees, entitled "Just Us" at the 15th Annual Sutton Wildlife Conservation Art Contest. Winning artwork will remain with the Sutton Center and will be displayed at the NatureWorks Show & Sale on March 1-3.
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  • Send In Your Pictures and Stories

    Have some fun and exciting Cascia News to share? Send it to media@casciahall.com!
    Send your Cascia Hall stories, game scores and highlights, student accomplishments and any other newsworthy stories to media@casciahall.com! We will do our best to showcase as many stories as possible on Cascia Hall social media. 
    Please send a picture along with a detailed description to media@casciahall.com (hint: the more detailed the information, the quicker we can post!)
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  • Senior Rings to be Delivered

    If you ordered a Senior ring, they will be delivered here to the school tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6 at break time.  Jostens will be in the Main Upper School foyer.
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  • Service Opportunity

    Holy Family School is looking for some responsible teenagers who are in need of service hours to provide babysitting services during our home and school meetings and some other faculty events. There would always be an adult present in the building to assist as needed and to give direction.  Our home and school meetings are usually the first Thursday of the month from 5 - 6 or 6:30 pm We have a faculty event the morning of Saturday, February 16 and would need help from about 8 am - 1 pm. There is also a possibility for more hours the Friday before should there be an interest. Contact Angelina Dunn - 918.582.0422
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  • Tulsa Police On Campus Tomorrow for Site Evaluation


    The Tulsa Police Department Emergency Management Team has been invited to our campus on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, for a scheduled site evaluation. The Team will arrive at approximately 8 am and will consist of approximately 10 to 15 Tulsa Police Officers in uniform and police cars. The cars will all be parked in the gravel parking lot off of the Utica entrance.
    The Team will be touring the building and grounds and will be accompanied by our Director of Safety and Security, Mr. Tim Thomas. This evaluation should be completed by around 11 am.
    Please do not be alarmed if you see 10 to 15 Tulsa Police officers or police cars on campus during this evaluation.

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  • Wednesday Mission Collection Begins Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, we will resume our weekly collection in the 1st-hour classes for our Augustinian missions in Peru. Our students often don't carry cash, so thank you for reminding your children on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings and for encouraging them to be intentional and generous in their giving!
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  • Basketball Senior Night

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  • College Night for Parents of Sophomores and Juniors

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Cascia PAC
    Check-in: 5:30 pm
    Program: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

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  • Congratulations Speech and Debate Team!

    Over the weekend, “they got that bread” at the Union tournament, picking up four new qualifications for the regional tournament and getting several trophies and accolades along the way. Outstanding performances included:

    Timothy Calvert - 2nd Place in Humorous Interp
    Ella Padalino (6th grade) - Tournament Champion in Novice Prose
    Carson Jones - Tournament Champion in Lincoln Douglas Debate (without losing a single ballot)
    Travis Guillory - 5th Place in Champs Prose, 2nd Place in 5A Dramatic Interpretation, 4th Place in Champs DI, and Tournament Champion in 5A Prose!
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  • Gursky's Minimester Experience

    Junior Dorian Gursky interned with Keithline Engineering during Cascia Hall Minimester! Here Dorian was shadowing an inspection of the Lake Eucha Dam! #casciahallminimester2019
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  • CPFA Meeting February 6

    Parents, please join us on Wednesday, February 6 (noon to 1 pm) for our CPFA meeting in the Brecht Center. Our agenda will include updates from Headmaster Father Philip Cook, US Principal Shawn Gammill, and MS Principal Todd Goldsmith. Our special guest speaker will be Mr. Tim Thomas, the new Director of Safety and Security for the school.  Lunch will be provided. Please join us!
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  • Congratulations Geography Bee Winners

    Congratulations to Middle School Geography Bee winners. L to R:  In First Place was Styrling Murray (8th Grade); the Runner-up was Charlie Goldsmith (7th Grade). They are pictured here with Mr. Todd Goldsmith, Middle School Principal.
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  • February Matching Gift Challenge

    This is a great time to give! A generous, anonymous Cascia family has provided an extra incentive for you to make a gift to the Annual Fund during the month of February. They will match, dollar for dollar, every gift made up to $20,000!  CLICK HERE to make your gift online.
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  • Griffin Athlete of the Week

    Eli Griffin was selected Prep Wrestling  Athlete of the Week by the Tulsa World, honoring his undefeated 35-0 season and being named the Outstanding Wrestler in the Pryor Tournament, pinning all his opponents in the event.
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  • Napolean Laid to Rest

    During Minimester, AP European History students laid Napoleon to rest. Each student eulogized the late French Emperor from the perspective of his contemporaries. Needless to say, not all were sad at his departing!
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  • No School for Middle School on March 1

    Middle School students will not have school on Friday, March 1. (It was originally announced on the school's calendar that they would be dismissed at noon that day.) Middle School Parent/teacher conferences will take place on Thursday afternoon/evening and Friday morning (February 28 - March 1). 
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  • Patrick Zetik's Minimester Experience

    Patrick Zetik (2020) is interested in pursuing a career in Biomedical Engineering.  He has spent his Minimester at Hanger Clinic Prosthetics & Orthotics under the supervision of Ms. Sarah Matthews. Hanger has been providing bracing support care for over 150 years.  Patrick has observed computer applications, orthotic and prosthetic evaluations/adjustments and consultations regarding recommendations for fit and function of prostheses. 
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  • Sophomore Featured in Local Magazine

    Sophomore, Buck Todd, is featured in the February issue of Tulsa Kids Magazine. Follow this link to read about his fundraising activities for the Heart Association. Cascia Hall is proud of all the Sweethearts and Mavericks who participate in the American Heart Association Tulsa Heart Ball program
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  • Vype's Q&A With Varsity Basketball Players

    Follow this link to view the Cascia Hall Basketball Q&A with Brad Hensley and Luke Lawson, Presented by Tulsa Bone & Joint in Vype Magazine.

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  • January

    Applying for Tuition Assistance

    The deadline for applying for tuition assistance is March 15. It will be necessary to file your income tax return for 2018 in order to complete the application for tuition assistance. See attached for more information.

    Tuition Assistance and Family Discounts
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  • CPFA Meeting

    Parents: We hope to see you all on Wednesday, February 6 (noon to 1pm) for our CPFA meeting in the Brecht Center. Lunch will be provided, please join us!
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  • Due Date for Returning Student Contracts is February 4

    This is a courtesy reminder that the due date for returning contracts for the 2019-20 school year is  February 4th.  Also, if selecting in-school payment, the contract will not be accepted until your cash or check for $500 is received in the Admissions Office.
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  • MathCounts Team Excels in Competition

    Congratulations Middle School MathCounts Team who competed last weekend. Kaleb Stone was 3rd and Josh Glasgow was 6th in individuals out of at least 80 students. Cascia Hall Team 1 - Ella Newhouse, Josh Glasgow, Kaleb Stone, and Jamison Fisher were tied for first with two other teams but ended up third in tiebreaker rules.
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  • Sports Update

    • Congratulations to Sam Coulon who made the OCA All-State Football Team.  Marche Ashford made the 3A All-Star by class team.
    • Cascia wrestlers finished 5th in the 23-team Pryor Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Eli Griffin and Grant Baber were champions with Eli being voted the meet’s outstanding wrestler. Marche Ashford placed 3rd and Jake Weller 4th, with Cameron Oliver and Jared Douglas also medalling. All are invited to senior night here at Cascia on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper School gym.
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  • Middle School Spelling Bee Winners

    Congratulations to 6th grader, Matthew Kendrick (left), and 8th grader, Josh Glasgow, for their stellar performance in the Cascia Hall Spelling Bee on January 23, 2019.  Matthew is the school champion and Josh is the runner-up. Both boys will represent Cascia Hall at the Diocesan Spelling Bee on March 26. Great job and good luck!
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  • Middle School Strength, Speed, and Conditioning Development

    Cascia Hall will be offering strength and conditioning sessions for all 6th-8th graders (male or female) beginning on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The primary goals of the program are as follows:
    • Provide young athletes with knowledge of the fundamentals of weight training
    • Develop strength, speed, flexibility, mobility, and agility
    • Improve each athlete’s overall fitness as well as his/her confidence
    • Begin to cultivate group camaraderie and the group habits necessary for success in high school athletics
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  • Minimester in LA

    L to R: Payton Plyler and Ella Wood are working in Los Angeles, California, at Lionsgate Entertainment in the casting department for their Minimester career exploration. What an amazing opportunity and experience!
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  • Barbour Performs with All State Orchestra

    Congratulations to junior Margaret Barbour who played her violin in the All-State Orchestra Concert on Saturday, January 19!
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  • Cheerleaders Headed to Nationals

    Good luck to the varsity cheer squad as they head to Dallas on January 26 to defend their NCA Nationals Championship title!!
    Seniors: Megan Westbrock, Olivia Van Pelt, Carrington Rogers, Payton Plyler, Maci Montgomery, Lillian Jennings, Abby Dennis, Lindsay Colgan, Alexis Brashears
    Juniors: Callie Tate, Macie Fox, Jada Estes, Zoe Daniels
    Sophomores: Presley Sullivan, Cara Rogers, Ma'Thai Jones, Ellie Herndon
    Freshman: Zoe Barkett
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  • Ireland International Study Tour - Required Parent Meeting

    Parents of rising juniors and seniors who would like to participate in next year’s international study tour to Ireland during Minimester must attend one of two informational meetings before their student is allowed to enroll.  

    The first meeting will be Thursday, January 24 from 6:00 to 6:45 PM  in the Brecht Center in the Upper School.

    The second meeting will be Wednesday, February 6 from 6:00 to 6:45 PM in the Brecht Center.

    Parents will receive detailed itineraries, information about trip costs, and specifics regarding expectations for students both before and during the trip.

    Please e-mail Gemma Booth or Melissa Halve if you have questions.
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  • Milford Named Global Team Leader

    The organization called "three dot dash" powers the most influential social entrepreneurs between the ages of 13-19 in 14 countries (six continents)  who have found a solution or innovation to address a basic human need. Cascia Hall senior, Braden Milford, has been named a Global Teen Leader for 2019. See Braden's bio below and check out three dot dash and all the 2019 Global Teen Leaders and their innovations at http://ed.gr/90uo….
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  • Photos Needed for Senior Slide Show

    Hello Senior Class parents,

    Here is a list of seniors from whom we are still needing senior and/or Kindergarten photos.  Please email them to amylagere@yahoo.com
    ASAP so I can make sure everyone is included in the senior slide show. Thank you for those who have replied. Also, I am including the link below for you to upload photos of your child and friends throughout their years at Cascia to also include in the video.
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  • Lunar Eclipse

    This Sunday (January 20) night all will be able to witness a total lunar eclipse. The next day is MLK Day (no school) so you can sleep in if you choose to stay up late to watch this rare event. More information.
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  • Academic Bowl Team Area Champs!

    Congratulations to the Upper School Academic Bowl Team which won the Area Tournament. Team members are Luke Baber, Thomas Nash, Abraar Hassany, Jack Mehl, Aiden Smoot, Joseph Barbour, and Julian Zanders.
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  • Milford Named Regeneron STS Scholar

    Congratulations to senior Braden Milford who was named a semi-finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. This places him among the top 300 student scientists in the nation.
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  • 2019 Teen Trialogue

    Upper School students, do you need "faith community" service hours? Then plan to attend the 2019 Teen Trialogue on Wednesday evenings in February. A complimentary dinner is served at 6:30 pm and the program is finished at 8:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to dialogue with other teens about your own faith tradition while simultaneously making new friends. "It's really fun; I've done it every year," said Ciara Fitter.  Notice that the program location changes each week. Contact Mrs. McMahon or Mrs. Sims to make reservations or for help with transportation.

    Follow this link to view the poster.
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  • Attention Parents of Freshmen

    The attached information is for students who will be receiving training on suicide prevention in their Wellness Classes during Minimester. If you have any questions, please contact Mari Schloss.

    Freshman Wellness Information
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  • Attention Parents of Freshmen

    The attached information is for students who will be receiving training on suicide prevention in their Wellness Classes during Minimester. If you have any questions, please contact Mari Schloss.

    Freshman Wellness Information
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  • College Bulletin

    Be sure to check out the latest  College Bulletin every Friday, available in this Bulletin and on the Resource Board.
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  • College Bulletin

    Be sure to check out the latest  College Bulletin every Friday, available in this Bulletin and on the Resource Board.
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  • Hoops for Hope to Benefit Catholic Charities

    The Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament between the four Catholic high schools in Oklahoma will be held next weekend at Bishop McGuinness in OKC. This annual event benefits Catholic Charities. Our community has been asked to donate the following items. The collection location is the Upper School gym lobby. The deadline is next Thursday afternoon, January 17. 
    Cascia Hall
    o   Food items (snack packs and non-perishable food items)
    o   Individually wrapped cracker packages
    o   Vienna Sausages
    o   Fruit Snacks
    o   Individual serving of nuts
    o   Granola bars

    Thank you.
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  • Late Night Library

    Late Night Library (LNL) will begin at the start of spring semester, Monday, February 4, 2019 and continue through the end of May. There will not be LNL in January.
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  • Parent/Player Meeting for US Boys' Golf

    There will be a parent/player meeting for Boys' Golf on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 pm in the Brecht Center. Coach Rahilly will discuss the practice schedule, tournament and team qualifying, gear order and all additional season information. Please plan to attend if your son is playing golf in the spring. If you are unable to attend you can email Coach Rahilly before Jan. 23 to get the season information. 
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  • Student Stress Talk

    All Cascia parents and parents in the Tulsa community are invited to attend a presentation on student stress on February 7 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Scianna Performing Arts Center on the Cascia Hall campus.
    The two facilitators of the evening will be Allan Gates, LPC, LMFT, LADC (Director of Therapy Services at Laureate) and Steve Phelps, LMFT, LADC. 
    Topics for the talk will include:
    1. Building awareness that students experience stress in overlapping areas (study, social situations, sleep), creating an out-of-balance experience.
    2. A typical teenager’s stress response is fight or flight.
    3. Teens need to form new ways to attend to and befriend stress.
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  • Attention 8th Grade Parents - Theology of the Body

    Dear parents of 8th graders,

    Most of the spring semester will consist of an exciting new program from Ascension Press called YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body. This program is based on St. John Paul II’s landmark teachings that have been compiled under the title “Theology of the Body” and which offer a very positive message of the gift of sexuality as a good and essential part of love and life. We hope that this program will provide your children with the knowledge and understanding they need concerning the meaning and purpose of sexuality as an inherent part of their humanity.
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  • Photos Needed for 8th Grade Recognition

    The Class of 2023 is collecting four photos of every 8th-grade student to compile a class video for the 8th Grade Recognition Reception. Photo turn-in deadline is March 1, 2019. Please see specific instructions for photos:
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