- Archbishop McNicholas High School
Archbishop McNicholas High School Address 6536 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Coordinates Coordinates: Information Type Private, parochial, archdiocesan Motto That Youth May Attain Full Stature in Christ Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic Established 1915 (St. Joseph)
Authority Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati Principal Patricia Beckert Grades 9–12 Gender Co-ed Enrollment 881 (2006) Color(s) Hunter green, gold, and white Athletics conference Greater Catholic League Central Nickname McNick Team name Rockets Rival Batavia High School (Batavia, Ohio) Accreditation(s) North Central Association of Colleges and Schools  Newspaper 'Milestone' Website http://www.mcnhs.org/
Archbishop McNicholas High School is a parochial high school in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The school was opened in 1951 and named in honor of John T. McNicholas, fifth bishop and third Archbishop of Cincinnati.
In 1915 St. Joseph Academy was opened as a day and boarding school operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille. In 1950 Archbishop McNicholas designated the academy would become the first co-ed parochial high school in Cincinnati. Archbishop McNicholas died defore the school was opened and his successor, Archbishop Karl J. Alter approved on January 15, 1951 that the school be named for Archbishop McNicholas.
The geographic district of McNicholas High School is on the eastern side of Hamilton County and extends into Clermont and Brown Counties. 19 Catholic parishes have "feeder" elementary schools where students come from within the district.
The curriculum is accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. 97% of the students attending McNicholas High School further their education in post-secondary schools and colleges. It is required that students have one Religion focused class during attendance at McNicholas.
Turning Point Campaign
A culmination of many different listening sessions and surveys resulted in the realization Archbishop McNicholas High School was in dire need to expand and update campus facilities.
In 1970, a gym was constructed. An auxiliary gym was constructed in 2006. The TurningPoint Capital Campaign set out with the goal of generating $3.5 million necessary to address immediate and crucial needs of the school.
A football stadium is currently under construction behind the school the project is called "Project Paradise", the stadium will be completed in phases. The first phase which is already done includes the installation of turf, a 400-meter asphalt track, a scoreboard and goal posts, along with temporary bleachers. For phase two, The school is raising funds to add permanent bleachers and fencing, along with converting the asphalt track to an all-weather surface track.
In the final phase during 2011, the school will complete the installation of the bleachers, build new restrooms, and a concession stand. The school will also build a “field house” with locker rooms, weight room, and a meeting room. The final phase also includes the installation of permanent stadium lights. The school hopes to complete the entire project by the end of 2012. 
See also: McNicholas Project Paradise Website
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
Other athletic accomplishments
- Girls Dance Team state champions - 2007, 2008: Performed in 2009 Orange Bowl
- Girls Dance Team - 2008 and 2009 
Notable alumni include:
- Kevin Huber - American football punter for the Cincinnati, Bengals (Drafted in the 5th round in 2009)
- Tom Mooney - Educator, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers
- Jean Schmidt - US House Representative
- Pat Tabler - Kansas City Royals, Major League Baseball graduated in 1976
- Bryan Cupito - Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback from 2004-2006, graduated in 2002
- Bob Wiesenhahn - Cincinnati Bearcats- National Championship Team
The McNicholas Theatre is a fairly low-budget organization. Students play a key role in the production of school plays and musicals, in areas such as acting, directing, stage managing, costuming, properties, lighting, sound and publicity. Due to a donation from the Seimers family, McNicholas's former "Studio 100" was renamed The Jeanne Spurlock Theatre in 2011, and was updated in terms of technology and seating. McNicholas also hosts an alumni theatre group, the Paradise Players. The McNicholas Theatre Department hosts International Theaspian Troupe 4737.
International Thespian Society Troop 4737:
President - Claire O'Malley
Vice-President - Matt Gabbard
General Officers - Andrea Bridges, Kim Kollsmith, Gabby Camacho, Caroline Dill, Melina Hazzard
Recent Accomplishments at the Thespian State Conference:
1st in “Duet Musical” - 2009, 2010, 2011
1st in “Group Musical” - 2009, 2010
1st in “Solo Mime” - 2010
1st in “Sound Design” - 2008, 2010
2 students in “All State Musical” - 2009
Main Stage performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” - 2009
Harvey – November 3-5
Theatre III/IV Showcase – December 19, 20
Laughing Stock – February 9-11
Theatre II Showcase May 3-4
Theatre I Family Night Showcase – May 24
- ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". http://www.advanc-ed.org/schools_districts/school_district_listings/?. Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
- ^ http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/article/20100924/NEWS/9240386/McNick-creates-field-of-dreams
- ^ http://www.mcnparadise.com/timeline.html
- ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". http://www.ohsaa.org/. Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". http://www.yappi.com/baseball/StateChamps.html. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
- ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Girls Basketball". http://www.yappi.com/girlsbasketball/StateChamps.html. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
- ^ http://www.mcnhs.org/News.htm#Dance%20Team
North Central South Former Grey North Grey Central Scarlet Former
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Archbishop Alter High School — (aka Alter High School) is a Roman Catholic High School in Kettering, Ohio. It is one of several schools operated by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and is named after Archbishop Karl Joseph Alter.HistoryIn October of 1958, Catholics of the Dayton … Wikipedia
Chaminade-Julienne High School — Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School Address 505 South Ludlow Street Dayton, Ohio, (Montgomery County), 45402 … Wikipedia
Purcell Marian High School — is a parochial high school in the East Walnut Hills neighborhood Cincinnati, Ohio, USA based in the Marianist Tradition. It is located in the DeSales Corner business district, along Madison Road.Purcell Marian is a Roman Catholic, co educational… … Wikipedia
Moeller High School — Archbishop Moeller High School Moeller s school seal and logo Nova bella elegit Dominus … Wikipedia
Ohio high school athletic conferences — This is a list of high school athletic conferences in Ohio. Because the names of localities and their corresponding high schools do not always match and because there is often a possibility of ambiguity with respect to either the name of a… … Wikipedia
St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati) — Saint Xavier High School Academia Sancti Xaverii Cincinnatensis School seal Vidit Mirabilia Magna; Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam He has seen great wonders; For the Greater Glory of God … Wikipedia
John T. McNicholas — John T. McNicholas, O.P. (1877 1950) was a U.S. archbishop. He served as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Cincinnati between 1925 and 1950. [http://www.catholic hierarchy.org/bishop/bmcni.html] John T. McNicholas was born in Kiltimagh, County Mayo,… … Wikipedia
List of high schools in Ohio — This is a list of high schools in the state of Ohio. Adams County *Adams County Christian School, West Union *Manchester High School, Manchester *North Adams High School, Seaman *Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center, West Union *Peebles High… … Wikipedia
List of high schools in Cincinnati, Ohio — The Cincinnati Public Schools district includes 16 high schools, each accepting students on a city wide basis. The area has a number of Catholic high schools, most of which are single sex. The city is also home to a variety of other schools, both … Wikipedia
List of high schools in Cincinnati — The Greater Cincinnati area consists of many public school districts, most of which contain one or more high school. There are also a number of Catholic high schools, many of which are single sex, along with many other private schools (which are… … Wikipedia