News Archive

2019

  • February

    Madison Barrick '22 Releases Original Song

    Madison just released recorded a song last June at the studios of David Tyo in Saratoga Springs, New York. He is Recording Arts Department Chair at The New School of Radio and Television in Albany, New York. (To learn more about him go to his website http://www.davidtyo.com ). She recorded with Kenny Kakaty who is also 15 years old ( https://www.kennykakaty.com ) and wrote the song. Madison will be back in the studio over spring break to record another original song and a few cover songs.

    You may listen to her song on iTunes from this link. Enjoy!
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  • Men's Basketball Wins District! Back-to-Back-to-Back!

    On Wednesday, February 13, the Men's Basketball team played Regents at Dripping Springs High School for the District championship. The Crusaders defeated the Knights by a score of 47-44 to win the District title for the third year in a row. 

    The Crusaders finished the regular season with a 6-1 record in District and 23-10 overall. The Crusaders will host Carrollton Prince of Peace at the Carter Athletic Center on Tuesday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the TAPPS 5A Boys Basketball Area Round. KMAC/VYPE will be broadcasting the game if you can't make it. It is a TAPPS Playoff Game, so there is no free admission for Crusader Nation. Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Let's fill the stands, y'all!
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  • Sean Tyler Sums Up Winter Term Experience in South Africa

    Sean Tyler used his Winter Term to volunteer at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center in Hoedspruit, South Africa, which focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species.
     
    After traveling 18 hours from Austin to Johannesburg, Tyler caught another flight into Hoedspruit (Afrikaans for Hat Creek), a small town near the northeast border of South Africa in the Limpopo province, where he billeted for three weeks at Nungu Camp.
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  • Women's Soccer Advances to Elite Eight

    On Monday, February 11, the Lady Crusaders hosted McKinney Christian in the TAPPS Women's Soccer Division II Area Playoff Game on Austin McMeans Field at Crusader Stadium. The Crusaders got on the scoreboard first with a goal by Jessica Mikell. Cadence Layne scored two goals in the first half to give the Crusaders a 3-0 lead at half. The Lady Crusaders scored one more goal and defeated the Mustangs 4-0 to advance to the Elite Eight.

    The Lady Crusaders will play Tyler Grace Community School at Robinson High School on Saturday, February 16, at 3:15 p.m.
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  • Josh Bannon Places First-Breaks Record at State Swim Meet

    At the TAPPS DIV II state championship meet, senior Josh Bannon won first place, and is the new state record holder, in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 59.51. Bannon also placed second in the 200m individual medley race at 1:55.43 - also breaking a St. Michael’s school record. In the individual medley (IM) event, the swimmer covers the four swimming styles in the following order: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. The meet took place on Thursday, February 7, at the Mansfield ISD Natatorium in Mansfield, Texas, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area.
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  • Basketball Wins Big on Senior Night

    On Tuesday, February 5, St. Michael's recognized the women’s and men’s basketball seniors before their basketball games against Hyde Park at Carter Athletic Center.

    Amber McGee the only senior of the women’s team was honored before their game. The Lady Crusaders defeated Hyde Park 42-32 to keep their playoff hopes alive and move into a second place tie.

    The men’s basketball team honored their nine seniors, Blaise Dehner, Niko Guiterrez, Jason Jehl, Paul Meyer, Will Prevost, MJ Samaniego, Nicholas Villarreal,Nathan Vondrak and Augie Watkins.

    The Crusaders defeated Hyde Park 56-47 to remain tied for first place in district and clinch a playoff berth.

    The Lady Crusaders and Crusaders will have their last game of the regular season this Friday at Brentwood Christian. The women tip off at 6:30 and men tip off at 8:00 p.m. Thank you seniors for all your hard work and dedication. 
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  • Women's Soccer Wins District Championship

    Back-to-Back District Wins! On Monday, February 4, the Lady Crusaders defeated Brentwood Christian 5-1 at Senior Night on Austin McMeans Field at Crusader Stadium to win the TAPPS Division II District 4 Championship. The Lady Crusaders finished district play with six wins and zero losses, outscoring district opponents 27-5. This is the second year in a row the Lady Crusaders have won district. 

    The Crusaders will host McKinney Christian in the TAPPS Division II Area Playoff Game on Monday, February 11, at 4:30 p.m. on Austin McMeans Field at Crusader Stadium. Please come out and support the Lady Crusaders. 
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  • Celebrating our 35th Anniversary: An Alumnus Returns to Teach at St. Michael's

    We continue St. Michael's 35th Anniversary by celebrating our community members. Our first profile featured Paula Priour, a 29-year veteran English teacher, whose own three children attended St. Michael’s. Next, we heard from Nicolette Cannata and her eight siblings — all St. Michael’s graduates, and Nicolette's son Alex, a current student. For this family profile, we feature an alumnus who returned to become a St. Michael’s teacher. Dennis Hodapp’s family is yet another example of a multi-generational legacy family with strong ties to St. Michael’s. Beginning with Dennis, five Hodapp siblings attended, and two currently attend, St. Michael’s — with one more to come!
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  • January

    Congratulations, St. Michael's!

    St. Michael's opened its doors in 1984. In the ensuing years, trustees, parents, faculty, and staff labored to build a school of academic excellence. The St. Michael's Catholic Academy of today has realized its founding vision: to rank as a top-tier secondary school, responsive to emerging education frontiers.
     
    Our curriculum promotes:

     Self-directed students
     Collaborative, interactive learning
     Experiential research opportunities
     Inter-disciplinary programming
     Real-world career exploration

    Stay tuned as we share milestones and moments from founders, students, parents, trustees, and alumni during the month of January.
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  • Fall Culminating Projects in 3D Architecture Design Class (By David Meagher, Technology & Social Sciences Instructor)

    Architectural rendering has long been a part of the architect toolkit. Taking plans and converting them into a beautiful still image has been used by architects and designers for over 100 years. Students in Architectural Design in 3D class recently completed their final architectural renderings using a variety of software and approaches. This class places an emphasis on architectural design, function and the importance of correct scale. Students also learn how to design, populate and render architectural concept pieces. Projects this semester ranged from Micro Houses, Georgian streets, modern house concepts, and challenging designs.
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