Regis High School (Wisconsin)

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Regis High School
Address
2100 Fenwick Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, (Eau Claire County) 54701
United States
Coordinates 44°48′15″N 91°28′19″W / 44.80417°N 91.47194°W / 44.80417; -91.47194Coordinates: 44°48′15″N 91°28′19″W / 44.80417°N 91.47194°W / 44.80417; -91.47194
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1951
Dean Eric Nelson
Principal Paul Pedersen
Chaplain Fr. Alan Guanella
Grades 912
Color(s) Kelly green and white         
Athletics conference Cloverbelt
Mascot Regis Rambler
Team name Ramblers
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper The King's Chronicle
Yearbook The Chi-Rho
Athletic Director Tracy Yengo
Website

Regis High School is a co-ed Catholic high school in Eau Claire, Wisconsin United States in the Diocese of La Crosse. The school serves grades 9 through 12 in high school, while the school building also houses Regis Middle School which serves grades 6 through 8. It is part of the Regis Catholic Schools system, which also includes three elementary schools. Bishop John Joseph Paul helped establish the present school.

History[edit]

Regis High School was originally known as St. Patrick's High School. In 1914, Father A.B.C. Dunne added a two-year high school to St. Patrick's grade school. A third year was added in 1919. Monsignor Casper Dowd, Father Dunne's successor, began the construction of St. Patrick's High School and gymnasium in 1927, which housed a four-year high school program.

Eventually the four-year school was not large enough to serve the number of prospective students in the four Eau Claire area parishes (St. Patrick's, St. James the Greater, Immaculate Conception, and St. Olaf) and a new building was constructed in the early 1950s. The name St. Patrick's High School was changed to Regis High School during the construction. The new building was in use for the 1953-54 school year.

A full-time development director was added in the mid-1970s to raise additional monies and a Regis foundation was established. While enrollment peaked in the 1960s with more than 800 students and gradually declined thereafter, enrollment has consistently increased the last several years. The enrollment of Catholic students from outside Eau Claire has increased, as well as the number of non-Catholic students.

During the 1997-98 school year, Bishop Raymond Burke created the Catholic Area Schools of the Eau Claire Deanery (C.A.S.E.) to unite the Catholic schools in the Eau Claire area. The seventh and eighth grade classes from Immaculate Conception and St. Patrick's Schools were moved into Regis High School.[2] Later the sixth grade was added to Regis high school during the 2007-2008 school year, from Immaculate Conception, St. James and St. Olaf. In 2010, the name C.A.S.E. was changed to Regis Catholic Schools, honoring the name of the high school.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Locked-In, a male quartet consisting of Aaron Wolfe, Sam Peters, Kyle Seyer and Steve Bye, got its start at Regis.[citation needed]

Academic Challenge, Academic Decathlon, Band, Choir, Forensics, Math Team, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, School Newspaper, Student Government, Theater, Yearbook, Youth Leadership Eau Claire

Clubs[edit]

Art Club, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Environmental Club, Key Club International, Multi-Cultural International Club, Pep Club, Pro-life Club, Spanish Club, Tech Club

Athletics[edit]

Boys: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis, track & field, wrestling

Girls: Basketball, cross country, dance team, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ Regis Catholic Schools History Retrieved 2011-03-10
  3. ^ Regis High School Course Catalog, Retrieved 2011-03-11