Principal and President
In 2001 Mr. Morton was appointed by Archbishop Eusebius Beltran as the twelfth Principal of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. David has two children and three grandchildren. His son Zack is a 1998 graduate of McGuinness.
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Happy Monday Everyone!
The second semester has gotten off in great fashion, and just as I anticipated within a few minutes it was back to business as usual.
We received some exciting news as we began the semester. Results came back for the PSAT exam and our students performed extremely well!! Did I say that right? No, I mean they did really….really….really well!! Dr. Worthington is currently compiling data, and I will post statistical information in next weeks blog. At this point, however, I believe this is the best overall test results I can remember in my 35 years at McGuinness.
You should have received your “Irishopoly” invitation to our 30th annual auction. The event will be held at the Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Museum on Saturday, February 6. I hope you will make plans to attend. You can make reservations online by clicking this link, Irishopoly. The auction committee, in conjunction with our Advancement staff have worked tirelessly to put together another great evening of fun, prizes, auction items and entertainment. You won’t want to miss Irishopoly! Proceeds for this years event are designated for construction of the All Girls Sports Complex and scholarships. I hope to see everyone there!
We have been fortunate to be out of school when the two ice storms hit and the early morning snow showers that occurred Saturday. Now that I have said that, we will get blasted this week! Let’s hope not, but in that event, make sure you are signed up through Remind 101 for notices. Remind is my first communication that goes out to parents regarding school closings or important information aimed at keeping you up to date and informed. We will continue to put school closings on the local television stations, but with Remind 101, you will be first to know. If you have not signed up, please see instructions below.
Congratulations to the Irish Forensic Team on their success this weekend at the 2016 Carthage Winter Classic Speech & Debate Invitational in Missouri! Junior Cheyenne Martin was the Tournament Champion in both Humorous Interpretation and Storytelling, and junior Madison Hart finished 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation and 7th in Original Oratory. Honorable mention also goes to sophomore Isabella Curling who was a semi-finalist in both of her events.
Congratulations to the Irish boys and girls swim team who both placed 1st at the Kingfisher Swim Meet last week. Leading the Irish were: Hanna Newby, Monica Borders, Lexi Wilson, Gabe Dube, Drew Heinen, Daniel Fortin, Ben Yokell, and Alec Minielly.
Congratulations to the wrestling team for their performance at the McAlester Tournament this past weekend. Senior Nate Connelly placed 1st, senior Zach Straughn placed 2nd, senior Brice Kelly and sophomore Morgan Lau each placed 3rd in their respective weights.
Shout out to the football players that were selected to the All-District team. Selected to the 1st team were Cole Mueggenborg, Jacob Perry, Alex Narvaez, Tyler Kippenberger, Conor Maguire and Trevor Raczkowski. Alec Minielly and James Blanchard were named to the 2nd team and Joseph Kusbel received Honorable Mention.
I want to extend a “Big Thank You” to all of our parents who helped with the 56th annual Bishop McGuinness Basketball Classic held at the McCarthy gymnasium last weekend. The Irish fell short in their opening two games against Deer Creek and Guthrie, but rallied to defeat Norman on Saturday afternoon. I want to extend a special thank you to Dawn Charles, Sherie Condon, Keli Segell and Mary Levy for helping decorate and maintain the hospitality room for the three day event. I also want to extend thanks to Jamie Meyer who gives so much of his time making the Classic the best high school basketball tournament in the state.
This week the boys and girls basketball team will travel to Cascia Hall on Friday and Saturday to compete in the annual Hoops for Hope Basketball festival. See below for game times.The event features the four Catholic high school basketball teams in the state. The big winner, as always, is Catholic Charities. This year we are asking every student in the school to bring one of the following items: peanut butter, canned meat, baby wipes, diapers and blankets. Of course, if they want to bring one of each that would be awesome. These items will be collected and taken to Tulsa with the team on Friday. A collection station will be in the entry foyer and we will be accepting donations through the end of the day on Thursday. Lets have 100% participation from our families!
I hope you will take a few minutes and view the video from Matthew Kelly and Dynamic Catholic. Here is the link: dynamiccatholic. His message about where the church will be in the next 15-20 years tells a great story about our role in building the church over the next two decades. Please watch and reflect on Matthew’s powerful message.
Finally, I want to thank you for your commitment to our school. We are blessed with a great community filled with God’s love. Special blessings are extended to each of you as we begin the new week!
Yours in Christ,