Bishop Miege High School

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Bishop Miege High School
Bishop Miege logo.gif
Address
5041 Reinhardt Drive
Roeland Park, Kansas, 66205
United States
Coordinates 39°2′8″N 94°37′29″W / 39.03556°N 94.62472°W / 39.03556; -94.62472Coordinates: 39°2′8″N 94°37′29″W / 39.03556°N 94.62472°W / 39.03556; -94.62472
Information
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Bishop John Baptiste Miege
Established 1958
President Joseph Passantino
Director Brady Beek
Asst. Principal Michael Hubka
Chaplain Father Larry
Grades 912
Student to teacher ratio 17:1
Color(s) Royal Blue and Scarlet Red          
Athletics conference Eastern Kansas League
Mascot Stag
Nickname Big Red, The Mighty Stags, Big Red Crew, Little Red
Rivals St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park, Kansas), St. James High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication Facets (Literary Magazine)
Newspaper 'Miegian'
Yearbook 'Hart'
Affiliation Roman Catholic Archddiocese, KSHSAA
Associate Principal Michael Bohaty
Athletic Director Michael Hubka
Website

Bishop Miege High School is a fully accredited private Catholic high school, located in Roeland Park, Kansas, USA. It is located directly north of the Shawnee Indian Mission. The school colors are royal blue and scarlet red and the school mascot is the Stag. The average annual enrollment is approximately 750 students.[citation needed]

The school was established in 1958 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and was named after Bishop John Baptiste Miege. It is the successor to St. Agnes High School, established in 1949, named for the parish that it was founded by, and the mascot (Stag) retains this heritage (St. Agnes). Bishop Miege was instituted as a co-educational archdiocese school intended to serve northeastern Johnson County.[citation needed]

Bishop Miege is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and offers a variety of sports programs. Athletic teams compete in the 5A division and are known as the "Stags". Extracurricular activities are also offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, and clubs.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Bishop Miege High School was established in 1958 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and was named after Bishop John Baptiste Miege, the first bishop of the Kansas Territory, which eventually became the current Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. It is the successor to St. Agnes High School, established in 1949, named for the parish that it was founded by, and the mascot (Stag) retains this heritage (St. Agnes). Bishop Miege was instituted as a co-educational archdiocese school intended to serve northeastern Johnson County.[2]

Academics[edit]

ACT prep program[edit]

Miege has recently implemented an academic program aimed at providing its students with aid to better their standardized testing results. As a part of regular curriculum, every student beginning his or her freshmen year will receive instructions throughout the year to enhance both their basic skills as well as their test-taking abilities.

Kincaid Media Center[edit]

The Media Center was completed in 2003. It features 32 state-of-the-art computer stations and 8 new classrooms. A video production studio/classroom equipped with video editing, filming and production was also added. The capital campaign also included 27 inch televisions with VCRs in each classroom. The acquiring of the Old Mission school to the north of Miege for use as sports practice facilities was also included. For more information and pictures visit Facilities Improvements.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Robotics[edit]

The Bishop Miege Robotics team is FRC team number 1997. The team has enjoyed considerable success in the greater Kansas City Regional each March. The team was founded for the 2006 FRC season, in which it won the Regional competition and advanced to the National Competition.

Athletics[edit]

Future of Miege athletics[edit]

In 2006, Miege unveiled the Future of Miege Athletics. The plan is Miege's intended renovations of current sports facilities and the replacement of others. The focus of the plan is a new 3,675 seat stadium to replace the current facilities. The stadium was completed by the Homecoming football game in 2007. Dixon Doll Stadium includes a new gameday entry plaza, visitor, home and official's locker rooms, concessions, restrooms, storage facilities, a press box, new lights and an infill turf regulation soccer and football field. The first two games played on the field were varsity boys' soccer followed by varsity football, both winning their first home game in the new stadium.[citation needed]

A cellular tower will also be placed on the site near the stadium, with Sprint and Verizon Wireless committing to utilize the tower.[citation needed]

Football[edit]

The Miege football program has a long and storied history in Kansas. Bishop Miege has won the state championship in football 4 times, occurring in 1972, 1975, 1977, and 2009.[3] Although the past few years have not been winning seasons, Miege has made significant progress recently. Former head coach Dan Ritter retired at the conclusion of the 2005 season. He was replaced by former Kansas City Chief Tim Grunhard. Grunhard played college ball at Notre Dame where he won a national championship. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. In his February 3, 2006 press conference, he said about coaching Miege, "We have one goal, and that is to win the state championship." In 2006, Miege went 3-7 and the following year they went 7-3 (and had a playoff appearance beating Shawnee Hights, but losing to Blue Valley West in the second round. In 2008, the Stags went 6-4 and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Baldwin. In 2009 Miege went 12-2, finishing with a 10-game winning streak. The Stags played their way through the playoffs and won their first state title in 33 years, beating Topeka Hayden by a score of 28-6.[4]

Volleyball[edit]

Miege volleyball has been a Kansas dynasty since coach Gwen Pike took over. Coach Pike recently reached 1000 career wins and she was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2006.[5] The Miege volleyball team has won 22 state championships.[6]

Cross country[edit]

The cross country teams are considered some of the strongest programs at Bishop Miege High School. The programs have experienced a large amount of success throughout their history. The girls' cross country team won the state championship in 1978, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 2004.[7] Additionally, the boys' cross country team won the state championship in 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1995, and 1997.[7] The Miege cross country team is coached by Alan Thomas.[citation needed]

Boys' soccer[edit]

The Miege boys' soccer team won the state championship in 1998 and 2000.[8] In 2009, Coach Huppe returns for his 16th year of coaching the boys' team.[citation needed]

Basketball[edit]

The basketball programs at Bishop Miege have consistently been solid. The girls' basketball team has been very successful in its past, winning the state championship 16 times, occurring in 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, and 2009.[9] Coach Terry English has been coaching girls at Miege for 30 years. He has a career winning percentage of more than .800. Additionally, the boys' basketball team also won the state championship in 2001 and 2010.[9] Bishop Miege has produced several significant players who have gone on to play collegiately including Travis Releford[10] and Trevor Releford.

Wrestling[edit]

Head coach David Eller returned for his 18th year of coaching at Miege in 2008. The single season record for the best overall record by any wrestler was 34-0 set by Eric Akin in 1986-87.[11] In the 1994-95 season, Jason Strohm set the school record for total takedowns at 134.[11] Additionally, he also set the record for total team points with 240. Recently, Pat Cervantes set the school record for escapes with 40 in 2006-07.[11] Glen McFarland set the school record for reversals with 39 in 1982-83. The following year he would set the record for total pins with 25.[11]

Bowling[edit]

Although bowling has only been recognized as a varsity sport since 2005 according to the KSHSAA, Bishop Miege has already begun to establish itself as having one of the strongest bowling programs in the state. Head Coach Matthew Eshelbrenner led the boys' bowling team to the state championship in 2007.[12]

State championships[edit]

State Championships[13]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 4 1972, 1975, 1977, 2009
Volleyball 21 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Cross Country, Boys' 8 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997
Cross Country, Girls' 12 1978, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2004
Soccer, Boys' 3 1998, 2000, 2012, 2013
Soccer, Girls' 1 2003
Winter Basketball, Boys' 2 2001, 2010
Bowling, Boys' 1 2007
Basketball, Girls' 16 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009
Swimming and Diving, Boys 1 2014
Spring Golf, Boys' 1 2001
Softball 1 2002
Baseball 1 1996
Tennis, Boys' 1 1991
Tennis, Girls' 2 1991, 1992
Track and field, Girls' 2 1990, 2005
Total 76

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ History
  3. ^ Bowden, Rick (April 26, 2009). "KSHSAA Football". Kansas State High School Activities Association. Retrieved April 26, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ Cooke, Colleen (April 26, 2009). "Bishop Miege Football Team". Bishop Miege High School. Retrieved April 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "National Awards" (English). Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  6. ^ Gleason, Cheryl (June 25, 2008). "KSHSAA Volleyball". Kansas State High School Activities Association. Retrieved April 26, 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b Martin, Francine (April 26, 2009). "KSHSAA Cross Country". Kansas State High School Activities Association. Retrieved April 26, 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ Cherry, David (April 26, 2009). "KSHSAA Boy's Soccer". Kansas State High School Activities Association. Retrieved April 26, 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ a b Martin, Francine (April 26, 2009). "KSHSAA Basketball". Kansas State High School Activities Association. Retrieved April 26, 2009. [dead link]
  10. ^ "University of Kansas: Men's Basketball" (English). Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  11. ^ a b c d Cooke, Colleen (April 26, 2009). "Wrestling Team". Bishop Miege High School. Retrieved April 26, 2009. 
  12. ^ Gleason, Cheryl (April 26, 2009). "KSHSAA Bowling". Kansas State High School Activities Association. Retrieved April 26, 2009. [dead link]
  13. ^ "State Records & State Champions" (English). Retrieved 2010-02-05. 

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