Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School

Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School

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This is the official page of Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School

Operating as usual

12/07/2023

Congratulations to our SCKMEA District Orchestra and Choir participants, Sydney Vermeeren (violin), Gianna Lee (soprano), and Angelica Dillon (soprano). Go Crusaders!

12/07/2023

Join us this Saturday at 7:30 pm for the KMC Fine Arts Department’s Christmas Traditions Concert! Free admission. We are also having a book drive for the Ronald McDonald House, so please consider donating gently used pre-k to high school books, coloring books, puzzles, and stickers.

Photos from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School's post 12/04/2023

The KMC Giving Club hosted their first clothing drive over the weekend and it was a success! A great job by Josslyn McIlvain and Bella Roberts organizing the drive and to their volunteers for all their hard work! Go Crusaders!

11/30/2023
11/24/2023

The KMC Spirit Store will be open tomorrow, 10:30am-12pm. Stop by to get some gear for the state championship game. Enter at the commons doors.

11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We are thankful for the KMC community. Go Crusaders!

11/21/2023

We have raised $2,500 of our $60,000 for spiritual formation at KMC during the Advanced Giving phase for Giving Tuesday.

A generous donor has offered a gift match of up to $20,000 for KMC’s Giving Tuesday for spiritual formation at KMC. Please help us reach the gift match by giving to KMC now until Tuesday, November 28.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we are thankful for your past generosity to Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School. We pray that you may have many blessings to count as you spend time with family.

Donate at igivecatholic.org using the link below for spiritual formation at KMC. Participate in Advanced Giving for Giving Tuesday by donating now, or wait until Tuesday, November 28.

https://wichita.igivecatholic.org/organizations/kapaun-mt-carmel-catholic-high-school

KMC Football 5A State Fan Gear 11/20/2023

🚨This store is now closing at NOON today, so get your orders in now! Three hours left!🚨

KMC Football 5A State Fan Gear Online ordering for KMC Football 5A State Fan Gear ends on Mon, Nov 20, 2023 (11:59 PM CST)

KMC Football 5A State Fan Gear 11/20/2023

🚨This store is now closing at NOON Monday, so get your orders in now! Three hours left!🚨 Get your KMC state-bound shirts here! The online store closes Monday at 12 pm. Go Crusaders!

KMC Football 5A State Fan Gear Online ordering for KMC Football 5A State Fan Gear ends on Mon, Nov 20, 2023 (11:59 PM CST)

11/18/2023

KMC wins 42-39 and is headed to the state championship game for the first time since 1987! Go Crusaders!

11/17/2023

Go Crusaders! KMC Football vs. Goddard-Eisenhower at Southeast tonight at 7:00 pm in the sub-state game. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students K-12. Thanks to generous supporters, KMC students will get in free. Cash only at the gate. No passes are accepted or discounted tickets available for post-season games.

Avoid the lines and purchase tickets online at gofan.co or in the GoFan app; search "Kapaun Mt. Carmel" and select the event. Online tickets have a service fee of $1 per ticket.

Listen on ESPN Wichita Radio 92.3 FM and KGSO Radio 1410AM/93.9FM or watch the KMC live stream at the link below. Thanks to Mr. Will Hiebert and the KMC Sports Journalism team for providing the coverage.

https://youtube.com/live/FD2MLa9hKv8?feature=share

11/16/2023

Our annual Canned Food Drive, to benefit the Catholic Charities Our Daily Bread Food Pantry ended this morning. The students raised $7,791 (and 246 cans of food). Captains from Aloysius Gonzaga and Clare of Assisi presented the check this afternoon. Thanks to all the students, parents, faculty and staff who helped. Way to go, Crusaders!

11/16/2023

Opening night for “A Christmas Carol” is tonight! Show times are tonight through Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $8/adults and $6/students. Purchase tickets at gofan.co or with cash at the door. Please come support the cast and crew who have worked very hard on this production. Break a leg, Crusaders!

11/16/2023

Exciting news for KMC’s Giving Tuesday! A generous donor has offered a gift match of up to $20,000 for KMC's Giving Tuesday for spiritual formation at KMC. Please help us reach the gift match by giving to KMC now until Tuesday, November 28 at igivecatholic.org. When you show your support for Giving Tuesday, your gift will be designated for spiritual formation at KMC.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving next week, we are thankful for your past generosity to Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School. We pray that you may have many blessings to count as you spend time with family.

Donate at igivecatholic.org using the link below for spiritual formation at KMC. Participate in Advanced Giving for Giving Tuesday by donating NOW, or wait until Tuesday, November 28.

https://wichita.igivecatholic.org/organizations/kapaun-mt-carmel-catholic-high-school

11/14/2023

Please consider participating in Giving Tuesday by giving to Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School on Tuesday, November 28 at igivecatholic.org. When you show your support for Giving Tuesday, your gift will be designated for spiritual formation at KMC.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving next week, we are thankful for your past generosity to Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School. We pray that you may have many blessings to count as you spend time with family.

Donate at igivecatholic.org using the link below for spiritual formation at KMC. Participate in Advanced Giving for Giving Tuesday by donating now, or wait until Tuesday, November 28.

https://wichita.igivecatholic.org/organizations/kapaun-mt-carmel-catholic-high-school

11/11/2023

Happy Veterans Day! We thank all veterans and active duty for their service. 🇺🇸

Remembering with love all those who have served our country, as well as those who are currently serving.
We thank you and your families for your sacrifices, and we continue to pray for the victory of peace in the world.
Servant of God Emil Kapaun, pray for us.
Servant of God Vincent Capodanno, pray for us.
Servant of God Joseph LaFleur, pray for us.

Father Vincent Capodanno Guild

11/11/2023

Go Crusaders!

Omari Elias of Kapaun (5A) showing why he was last seasons non-senior POY from . He had 345+ rushing yards last night with five TDs in the 57-47 win over Maize South. He also becomes the all time leading rusher in the city league passing former NFL player Bryce Brown (Wichita East). One of the most consistent backs in Kansas history. Advance to semifinals to face Eisenhower.

11/10/2023

Go Crusaders! KMC Football vs. Maize South at Southeast tonight at 7:00 pm in the sectional game. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students K-12, including KMC students. Thanks to generous supporters, the first 100 KMC students will get in free. Military veterans and active duty get in free with their military ID. Cash only at the gate. No passes are accepted or discounted tickets available for post-season games.

Avoid the lines and purchase tickets online at gofan.co or in the GoFan app; search "Kapaun Mt. Carmel" and select the event. Online tickets have a service fee of $1 per ticket.

Listen on KGSO Radio 1410AM/93.9FM or watch the KMC live stream at the link below. Thanks to Mr. Will Hiebert and the KMC Sports Journalism team for providing the coverage.

https://youtube.com/live/FajbbHxQTbw?feature=share

Photos from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School's post 11/09/2023

Congratulations to our seniors who signed yesterday: Frank Alberti for swimming at University of Illinois Chicago, Jenna Goers for volleyball at Benedictine College, Lizzie Romer for basketball at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Asher Whitaker for golf at University of Oklahoma. We wish them the best! Go Crusaders!

Photos from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School's post 11/08/2023

The students, faculty, staff, and administration of KMC would like to thank all veterans for their service and dedication to our country! We celebrated today at our all school Mass. During a special program after Mass, the McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard presented the colors. Thanks to all who attended!

11/03/2023

Go Crusaders! KMC Football plays Great Bend at Southeast tonight in the regional game. Game time is 7:00 pm. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students K-12, including KMC students. Cash only at the gate. No passes are accepted or discounted tickets available for post-season games.

Avoid the lines and purchase tickets online at gofan.co or in the GoFan app, search "Kapaun Mt. Carmel" and select the event. Online tickets have a service fee of $1 per ticket.

Watch the game live on YurView Kansas Cox channel 22, in the YurView app, or online at watch.yurview.com.

📸: Johnny Myers

11/02/2023

Our St. Gianna Health Academy students, along with instructor Stan May, took a break from their classes on Tuesday to deliver goody bags to the kids on the pediatric floor at St. Francis Hospital. Go Crusaders!

11/01/2023

Our annual novena starts tomorrow!

Father Kapaun celebrated his last Masses this day, 1950. That night, he and his men he and his men came under attack. On November 2, All Souls Day, he had a decision to make: stay or flee. We'll pray starting on the day of his heroic action.

This year we will be praying with the virtues and works of mercy demonstrated by Father Kapaun.

Let us also pray for peace in the world.

Follow this page for daily prayers, or download the novena here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U9OxbSG54NJ3lMmzqPkN8TbWy-zOwnt0/view

10/31/2023

A chapel construction update with Rob Knapp and Fr. Curtis Hecker!

Photos from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School's post 10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from KMC! There are lots of great costumes in the building today for the HOTY Costume Contest. Go Crusaders!

Photos from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School's post 10/30/2023

Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams for an awesome season! They finished up with a COLD state meet at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence on Saturday. The boys team placed fourth with Daniel Enriquez in third place, Will Niederee-11th, Andrew Guyer-20th, and Cole Reintjes-23rd. The girls team finished in ninth place with Amelia Hermann in 18th and Taylor-22nd. Go Crusaders!

10/27/2023

Go Crusaders! KMC Football vs. Salina South at Stryker Sports Complex tonight at 7:00 pm in the first round of state playoffs. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students K-12, including KMC students. Cash only at the gate. No passes are accepted or discounted tickets available for post-season games.

Avoid the lines and purchase tickets online at gofan.co or in the GoFan app; search "Kapaun Mt. Carmel" and select the event. Online tickets have a service fee of $1 per ticket.

Watch the KMC live stream at the link below. Thanks to Mr. Will Hiebert and the KMC Sports Journalism team for providing the coverage.

https://youtube.com/live/yYgPpcjLc5I?feature=share

10/22/2023

Congratulations to the girls cross country team, they are the regional champs! Medalists are Taylor Barringer in second place and Amelia Hermann in third. Congratulations to the boys team, they are the regional runner-up. Daniel Enriquez is the individual regional champ, Will Niederee finished fifth and Andrew Guyer in ninth. Good luck at state next weekend. Go Crusaders!

Photos from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School's post 10/21/2023

Congratulations to KMC Football, City League Champs! Thanks to the seniors for their leadership through an incredible season so far! We aren’t done yet…see everyone next Friday at Stryker! Go Crusaders!

Photos from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School's post 10/20/2023

The 15th Annual Kriwiel Classic, held last week, was a great celebration of KMC! While the event continues to honor Ed Kriwiel, we also honored Craig Singer, who passed away earlier this year. Craig organized and led the Kriwiel Classic through the KMC Booster Club for many years, and without his dedication to this great event, the Kriwiel Classic would not be the fun-filled benefit that it is today. Special thanks to our committee members who helped plan the event, our sponsors who supported the cause, and all who joined us! The Kick-Off Party was a fun night with live music by Patz Ztap. The golf tournament was quite windy, but an otherwise beautiful day. Congratulations to the winning team from Martin Roofing, for the second year in a row: Jake DeMott, BJ Knudson, Nick Reif, and James Simon. Go Crusaders!

Photos from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School's post 10/19/2023

Last month, KMC juniors were invited to learn about the Bleckley Airport Memorial Project as part of their World War I studies. The project is an effort to honor Wichita native, aviator, and WWI Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Erwin Bleckley, by memorializing his legacy and the De Havilland DH-4 biplane. Students got to see first-hand the restoration efforts of the plane and hear how the project hopes to share this incredible piece of local history with all who travel through the Eisenhower Airport. A big thank you to the board members for hosting us: Doug Jacobs and KMC alumnus, Greg Zuercher ’76. Read more about Erwin Bleckley and the Bleckley Airport Memorial at bleckleyfoundation.org.

10/18/2023

Congratulations to the girls varsity golf team for winning the 2023 state championship yesterday! Ximena Sarinana won the individual state title in a three hole playoff. Ava Truong placed seventh, Tilly Jones-11th, and Maddy Cartwright-13th.

This championship is the fourth state title in a row, which matches the 2013-2016 four-peat. Within the last 10 seasons, the KMC girls golf team has won eight state championships. Great job on a fantastic season. Go Crusaders!

Photos from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School's post 10/16/2023

Congratulations to cross country city league champs, Taylor Barringer and Daniel Enriquez! Daniel set a new city league record and course record.

The boys and girls varsity teams both finished second at city league. Other medalists were: Amelia Hermann-2nd, Will Niederee-4th, Andrew Guyer-7th, Cole Reintjes-8th, Caitlyn Bruening-11th, Alannah Wilhelm-12th, and Madeline Hermann-14th. All the medalists were named All-City. Go Crusaders!

10/11/2023

Congratulations to KMC Volleyball, they are the city league champs! Go Crusaders!
📸: Johnny Myers

10/10/2023

Congratulations to the girls varsity golf team for winning 5A Regionals yesterday, by seven strokes. Ximena Sarinana was the overall winner with a 71. Tilly Jones placed fifth and Ava Truong placed 12th. Good luck at state next week! Go Crusaders!

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A 130+ Year Legacy

Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School has its roots in a small girls’ academy, 21 students strong, called All Hallows Academy, opened in 1886 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (we know them as “the BVMs”). All Hallows Academy occupied a beautiful complex of buildings built on the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Wichita.

As the story goes, upon opening the school, our first principal, Sister Mary Veronica, BVM, planted several trees at the entrance. Overnight, the ever present winds of the Kansas prairie blew the trees out of the ground. The next day, Sister Mary Veronica replanted the trees only to have them blown over again. On the third day, in an act of Trinitarian conquest, Sister Mary Veronica planted the trees a third time, boldly proclaiming that we were establishing roots here no matter what. The next morning, the trees remained erect, and the school took root. Sister Mary Veronica’s dedication to the survival of those trees was but a foreshadowing of the dedication it would take to shepherd our school all the way to today.

In 1900, Bishop John Hennesey, Bishop of Wichita, requested that the name of All Hallows Academy be changed because of the negative connotation associated with the purely secular holiday of Halloween. The BVMs chose the name Mount Carmel Academy, after their Mother House in Dubuque, Iowa. Mount Carmel Academy has existed ever since, graduating a class of seniors in every year since 1887.

In 1956, the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, in conjunction with the Jesuit order of Catholic Priests, opened an all boys school on the east side of Wichita. This school was named after Father Emil Kapaun (pronounced "KAY pehn"), a priest of the Diocese of Wichita. Fr. Kapaun became a chaplain of the United States Army during the second world war and again during the Korean War. In November, 1950, Fr. Kapaun, serving in the 1st Cavalry of the US Army, was captured in the Battle of Unsan, a particularly brutal battle wherein Chinese soldiers, having sneaked in to North Korea to aid their political allies, overran the tremendously outnumbered American troops. Fr. Kapaun's stories of service, faithfulness and bravery before and during his period of captivity are well-documented. He died in a North Korean prison camp on May 23, 1951.

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Giving Tuesday 2023
Giving Tuesday 2023
A chapel construction update with Rob Knapp and Fr. Curtis Hecker!
Final School Mass May 21st 2020
Final School Mass May 21st 2020
Mass May 11th 2020
Mass May 11th 2020
Mass May 7th 2020
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