Pacelli High School (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)
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|Pacelli High School|
|1301 Maria Drive
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, (Portage County) 54481
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Education system||Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools|
|Hours in school day||7|
|Color(s)||Red, Blue and White|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Average ACT scores||23.7|
Pacelli High School is a private secondary school located on the north side of Stevens Point, Wisconsin in the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. The school, named in honor of Pope Pius XII, was founded in 1955 by Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (Christian Brothers).
- 1 History
- 2 Athletics
- 3 Fine Arts
- 4 Notable alumni
- 5 External links
- 6 References
Originally an all-boys high school, Pacelli merged with the all-girls Maria High School in the early 1970s to create a co-ed school offering a college-prep curriculum. The school is currently housed in the former Maria High School building. The former Pacelli building on Division Street is now home to the local YMCA. Pacelli became part of the Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools when consolidation of all the Catholic schools took place in 1986.
Basketball at Pacelli starts in October right after the football season and goes until the beginning of March into the playoffs. Pacelli fields three levels, varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen.
Girls Basketball begins in November and runs through March. Pacelli Girls Basketball currently has a varsity team and a junior varsity team.
Bowling at Pacelli starts after the football and soccer seasons end in the fall and goes until early March. The 2012-2013 season bowling champions are Hunter Hoerter, Paul Studinski, Nathan Glinski, and Austin Zdroik, from team "Murica." They finished with a win-loss record of 40-20, the first student team to win in several years.
Pacelli High School's Cross Country Team has had several people qualify and compete at state competitions.
The Pacelli Dance Team is considered a two season long sport. Team members attend a total of five competitions and have done exceedingly well in the past. Dancers have tryouts every spring; practices start in June and go through February. The team does a number of different routines throughout the season including Jazz, Hip- Hop, Kick, and Pom. Recent competitions and placements: Lumberjack – 1st, Regionals- 1st, State- 4th, Nationals -2nd, and Grand Champs- 10th out of 200.
On November 17, 2005, the Pacelli Cardinals won the WIAA Division 7 state football championship against the Gilman Pirates. The score was 46-20 and marked the 300th career win for head coach Bob Raczek.
On June 5, 2007, the Pacelli golf team won the WIAA Division 3 state golf tournament with a two-day total of 639 (318,321), making for a 16-shot victory over Osseo-Fairchild.
Coached by Rusty Mitch. Chris Karch and Daniel Mitch are a dynamic duo
Point Rapids Red Panthers Girls Hockey is a co-op team combining players from Pacelli High School, SPASH, Ben Franklin Junior High, PJ Jacobs Junior High, Lincoln High School, and Assumption High School. Due to the numbers of players, the program only competes at the varsity level.
The Pacelli coed soccer team won their conference for the first time in the 2012 season.
Pacelli Softball has made it to the state championship multiple times and brought home the trophy three time, 2004, 2012, and 2015. Additionally, they have been conference, sectional, and regional champions.
Pacelli Girls Tennis finished their 2015 season with a 6-1 win over Fox Valley Lutheran. Pacelli swept all four singles and #1 and #2 doubles.
One of the known runners, Thomas Basala, is a legend and plans to set records
Pacelli Girls Volleyball won state in 1994. The 2010 volleyball team was declared Regional Champions.
Pacelli Ski Club organizes outings with the St. Peter Middle School Ski Club. Participants snowboard and ski, with attendance varying every year. The club normally skis at Rib Mountain State Park in Wausau, Wisconsin. Rib Mountain, although only 700 vertical feet tall, has a ski resort with 72 runs that goes by the name of Granite Peak.
Destination Imagination has long been a tradition at Pacelli High School. As of the 2015-2016 school year, there are two Destination Imagination teams at the secondary level, both improvisational. Since 2001, SPACS has had seventeen teams earn trips to the Destination Imagination Globals Competition, which is held at the University of Knoxville, Tennessee.
History of Global Appearances:
|2016||Close Encounters||Pacelli Alpha Omega Team||12th out of 68|
|2016||Close Encounters||Pacelli Omikron Team||13th out of 68|
|2015||The Improv Games||Pacelli The Crew Team||2nd out of 73|
|2015||The Improv Games||Pacelli Omikron Team||10th out of 73|
|2015||The Improv Games||Pacelli Alpha Team||14th out of 73|
|2014||Pandemonium!||Pacelli The Crew Team||28th out of 73|
|2014||Pandemonium!||St. Peter Middle School Omikron Team||1st out of 80|
|2012||News to Me||Pacelli Omega Team||13th out of 61|
|2011||Mythology Mission||Pacelli Omega Team||13th out of 72|
|2011||Mythology Mission||Mythical Menagerie||15th out of 78|
|2009||Private DI||Pacelli Omega Team||14th out of 57|
|2006||On Safari||Pacelli Omega Team||7th|
|2005||Improving Along||Pacelli Omega Team||3rd out of 57, Davinci Award|
|2005||Improving Along||St Peter Middle School||7th out of 59|
|2004||Upbeat Improv||Pacelli Omega Team||14th out of 48|
|2002||The Art of Improv||St Peter Middle School||27th out of 54|
|2001||DInamic Improv||St Peter Middle School||8th|
Pacelli’s Drama Department performs two major shows yearly, one in the fall and one in the spring
Some of the shows Pacelli has presented include:
|2016-2017||Dear Finder||West Side Story|
|2015-2016||High School Musical||And Then There Were None|
|2014-2015||An Evening of One Acts||Godspell|
|2013-2014||Rumors||Thoroughly Modern Millie|
|2012-2013||Almost Maine||Into the Woods|
|2011-2012||The Curious Savage||Children of Eden|
|2010-2011||All in the Timing||You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown|
|2009-2010||The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe||Disney’s Mulan|
|2008-2009||Two One-Act Plays||Jesus Christ Superstar on YouTube|
|2006-2007||Murder at the Museum||Fiddler on the Roof|
|2005-2006||Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre||Disney’s Beauty and the Beast|
|2004-2005||Arsenic and Old Lace||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat|
|2003-2004||The Wizard of Oz|
- William A. Bablitch (1959), associate justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court, retired
- David Helbach, politician
- Brad Soderberg (1980), former head coach men's basketball University of Wisconsin and Saint Louis University
- Abbie Betinis (1997), composer
- "Institution Summary - Pacelli Schools". International Registry for Accreditation. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- "SPACS: The History of Pacelli". Spacs.k12.wi.us. 1957-10-21. Retrieved 2013-01-12.
- "Mid-State | Boys Soccer | Boys Soccer | Soccer | Wisconsin High School Sports | Wisconsin Sports Network". WisSports.net. Retrieved 2013-01-12.