Italy Pilgrimage Meeting Coming Up Next Week in Hays!
The combined High School and Junior High Chess Teams all-but-swept the Concordia Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, bringing home 1st High School Team, 1st Junior High Team, and 2nd Junior High Team. A combined High School / Junior High varsity squad earned 18 total team points, led by Sophomore Blaise Staab, who tied for first and second individually with Senior Bricen Benyshek of Concordia at 5.5 points out of 6, took home the 2nd Place trophy. Following TMP at 18 points were Riley County at 13, Concordia at 11, and Ellinwood at 10. Supporting Blaise, but from the 8th Grade were: Zack Billinger, placing 3rd with 5 points, Evan Staab, placing 6th with 4 points, Cade Schlautman, placing 7th with 3.5, and Ethan Gibson 9th also with 3.5. Because of low Junior High numbers, both the High School and Junior High sections were combined, our Junior High 'A' team technically placed 2nd with 14 team points, a point ahead of the 2nd place High School team, but brought home 1st Junior High Team instead. 8th Grader Dylan Billinger was 1st individually with 4 points, 8th Grader Colby Schmeidler was 2nd with 4 points, 7th Grader Caden Pinkney was 3rd with 3.5 points and 8th Grader James Dickman was 8th with 2.5 points. The Junior High 'B' team, consisting only of 6th Graders, was 2nd JH team with 11 points, which would have tied them with Concordia High School. 3rd Junior High team was Concordia with 8, and 4th was Brooks Middle School of Wichita with 4. Individually, Garret Billinger was 5th with 3 points, Braden Unrein 7th with 3 points, Joshua Marintzer 9th with 2.5 points, and Alex Unrein 10th with 2.5 points. Our next action will be on February 25 in Hutchinson. The State Championship will be in Emporia on March 8 and 9.
Two Thomas More Prep-Marian Coaches Reach Milestones in Same Season Monarch head girls and boys basketball coaches Rose McFarland and Bill Meagher reached the 400 and 100 win milestones respectively with victories in January. Coach McFarland sits with 405 career victories, 255 of those coming at TMP-Marian! At 405 wins and 216 losses in 27 years, Coach McFarland currently sits at number 3 in career wins for active female high school coaches in the state of Kansas. Coach Meagher now sits with 103 career victories, all while coaching for the Monarchs! Coach Meagher's career record now sits at 103 wins and 43 losses in 6 years. Congratulations Coaches McFarland and Meagher on reaching these coaching milestones! God bless and Go Monarchs!
Video Invitation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xPu74NUWTeS8GdBfnCNQyCHgha96NXZi/view All are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation! A private Catholic education is more affordable than you think. Check out what small class sizes and traditional values can do for your child at Monarch For a Day on Jan. 5, 2024. For all students currently in the 5th-8th grades. Register for this free, no obligation event at TMP-M.ORG. Current Monarch families and alumni, please share this invitation with any family you know with a current 5th-8th grader and let them know you think they'd look great in Monarch blue! God bless and Go Monarchs!
In action against regional teams at Trinity Catholic in Hutchinson, both high school and Junior High teams from TMP came away victorious, capturing both team and individual honors in both high school and Junior High divisions! The Junior High team, consisting of eleven players, jumped off to an early lead, and holding it until the end, dominating the competition with a total team score of 21 points out of a possible 24. The nearest opposing team, from Reno County, finished an insurmountable six points behind at 15. Individually, TMP players finished in six of the top seven places. 8th Grader Cade Schlautman topped the list with six wins and no losses, winning his last round game against team-mate, 8th Grader Ethan Gibson, in a forced pairing due to TMP's insurmountable lead. Ethan would take 3rd on tiebreaks. Four other TMP players would round out the top seven: 8th Graders Evan Staab, 4th with 5 points, Dylan Billinger, 5th with 5, Zack Billinger, 6th with 5, and Colby Schneider, 7th with 4.5. The remaining five members of the team would also score well: 6th Grader Garrett Billinger, in only his second tournament, would place 11th with 4 points, 7th Grader Caden Pinkney, 16th, and 8th Grader James Dickman, 17th, both with 3.5 points, 6th Grader Alex Unrein, 25th with 3 points, and 6th Grader Braden Unrein, 32nd with 2.5 points. 50 players from eight schools competed. In a much smaller high school division, with only 23 players from six schools competing, a TMP team of only two would also lead throughout the event, finishing with 11.5 points holding off a last-minute challenge from a seven member team from Hutchinson Trinity, who finished with 9. Leading TMP was 10th Grader Blaise Staab, finishing 1st with 6 wins, followed closely by 10th Grader Eli Stein, who was 2nd with 5.5 points. Congratulations to our Chess Team!
Don't forget to eat at the TMP-Marian Soup Supper today! Dine in or carry out both available from 4-7 p.m. in the TMP-Marian Dining Hall.
All are welcome to our all-school rosary on Oct. 4!
Dirt work has commenced on the Cripplegate Field upgrade. Come to tomorrow's Open House at TMP-M to check this project out and much more, including the new weight room and 3rd floor classrooms. The July 19 Open House is come-and-go from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and all are welcome!
Monarch For a Day is Coming on Jan. 13. Any 5th-8th grade student interested in learning more about Thomas More Prep-Marian is invited! Please share with potentially interested families!
There are two more weeks to order your customized TMP-M Blazer! Campaign URL: https://blaze-in.com/thomas-more-prep-marian-custom-blazer-3955.html Flyer URL: https://blaze-in.com/flyers/campaigns/tmpm_3955_v04102022.html
Check out this TMP-M customized blazer available for students. It also makes a great addition to any alumni or TMP-M supporter's wardrobe. We've partnered with Blaze-In to offer the entire TMP-M community a custom blazer. Check out the link here to learn more and order, https://blaze-in.com/flyers/campaigns/tmpm_3955_v04102022.html
If anyone needs curbside service for a Soup Supper carryout order, please call 785-639-4671. Thank you for your support and God bless! Park at the west side of the school building for this service.
What's for Dinner? We have the answer! TMP-Marian PTF is holding the annual soup supper today starting at 4 p.m. and going until 7 p.m. Carryout is available!
Senior Rebekah Schroeder earned Commended Scholar status from the College Board. In October of their junior year, TMP-Marian students take the Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Based on their scores, students may qualify for scholarships and academic recognition. Only the top 1.4% of test takers are able to achieve Commended Scholar, Semifinalist, or Finalist status. That's only 50,000 out of over 3.5 million students nationwide! Congratulations to Rebekah, her family, and her teachers for achieving this honor! Rebekah will be recognized among the high school student body and have her name added to the plaque in the main entryway along with the other Monarchs who have achieved Commended Scholar, Semifinalist, or Finalist distinction.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 5k for a Cause Color Run this Saturday. All proceeds will be donated to the Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas. The Color Run is a Senior Capstone Project, presented by Sophia Allen & Julianna Baalmann. Sponsors include: Hays Nutrition, Paul-Wertenberger Construction, Herman Physical Therapy, Cornerstone Orthodontist, Thirsty's Brew Pub and Grill, FIT 159, Jeff Pinkney CPA, and First Care Clinic.
Roll Tiges! We are heading to Lewis Field on September 24th to cheer on the Tigers as they take on Missouri Southern. We will provide BBQ from Big Smoke from 4-6 PM and tailgating at spots 90-93! Thanks to our sponsors Dustin '04 and Emily Washburn, and Phill Kuhn '05, owner of Big Smoke BBQ and The Press here in Hays. Please click the link below to sign up if you plan to attend. See you at the Fort! https://form.jotform.com/221436706482153
TMP-M Homecoming is just around the corner! Congratulations to our 2022 Grand Marshals, Gene and Theresa Flax.
Join us for the 2nd annual Hays Catholic Schools FHSU tailgate on September 24th. Help us cheer on the Tigers as they take on Missouri Southern and enjoy some free BBQ from Big Smoke. Thank you to Dustin '04 and Emily Washburn for sponsoring. We will see you all at the Fort!
Something new about this year's Hays Catholic School Back 2 School Bash put a smile on Lana Schmeidler's face, a 1st grader at Holy Family Elementary, and many other kids last Friday night! Thanks to one of our amazing sponsors, Sunrise Agribusiness Solutions, the snow cones were free! Thanks so much for your continued support and for helping us make the event a success.
Happy feast of the Queenship of Mary! The Three Bald Guys are back with their 5th episode! Listen to hear about some of the great things going on around our diocese and learn more about today's feast day! Listen here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/46R8W7QF1Vz3y6nGUq0HK0?si=0332cd495c514dc9 Anchor: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/bfFRpoo4Hsb - #SalinaDiocese #catholic #prayer #podcast #ThreeBaldGuys #catholicpodcast