Celebrating our 150th Anniversary
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St. Thomas More Celebrates 150 Years

You are invited to join us at our 150th Anniversary Mass and Celebration!

June 19, 2021

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Chancellor Award Presentation to Tom Knitter

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki,
Archbishop of Milwaukee

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Outdoor reception and celebration

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In celebration of our 150th Anniversary, throughout the 2020-21 school year, St. Thomas More, with the assistance of our newly formed Communications Committee, will release a series of engaging stories and spotlights to highlight and celebrate influential figures and memorable moments from our school’s 150-year history.


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STM Alumni Make a Career Out of Their Love of Golf

After excelling as student-athletes at St. Thomas More, several alumni have continued their love of golf after graduation By Maria Missurelli (STM ’14) There are approximately 25 million golfers in the United States, but only 0.1 percent of them reach the level of becoming a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA). Golf is a

Spring 2021 Spirit: Alex Zamora, Jr. (TM ’00)

40 Under 40 Honoree Alejandro Zamora, Jr. (TM ’00) remains rooted in his community Throughout his life, Alejandro Zamora, Jr. (TM ’00) has sought to challenge himself. For many, simply making ends meet while raising two young children — especially during the pandemic-laden past year — would be demanding enough. Zamora, however, along with fulfilling

Spring 2021 Spirit: John Christianson (TM ’75)

Honoring our Alumni in Healthcare While Pio Nono is best known for serving high school and, during the 19th and early-20th centuries, college students, the school also taught seventh and eighth graders for a short time in the 1960s and 1970s. One of those middle school students was John Christianson (TM ’75), who enrolled at

Spring 2021 Spirit: Penny (Gorecki) Grande (TM ’96)

Honoring our Alumni in Healthcare Lifelong friendships formed during high school have created comfort and laughter for Penny (Gorecki) Grande, M.S., R.N. through the years. That reliable network of friendships became an even greater support over the past year. “I grew up literally three blocks from St. Thomas More, so I could walk to school,”

Spring 2021 Spirit: Valerie Chilson (STM ’11)

Honoring Our Alumni in Healthcare For most high school seniors, Senior Service Week was a fun way to help the community while fulfilling a graduation requirement at STM. For Val Chilson (STM ’11), however, it solidified her decision to go into the nursing field. “I was placed at St. Ann’s Center for Intergenerational Care for

Sisterhood of Success: STM Girls Volleyball

With two state championships and 12 conference titles, girls’ volleyball at St. Thomas More is a tradition like no other By Will O’Brien (TM ’07) The big banners hanging in the Jerry Huennekens Gymnasium say it all. St. Thomas More has enjoyed 150 years of sustained athletic success, from the early days of its predecessor

STM Announces Results of 2021 Virtual Auction

April 8, 2021: St. Thomas More High School proudly announces that the school’s virtual auction event and one-day online fundraising campaign has raised over $147,000 to support school operations and student scholarships. Supported by a committee of volunteers, the St. Thomas More Auction represents the school’s largest annual fundraising event. Under normal circumstances, this event

Renaissance ’84: The First Auction

Have you ever attended an STM dinner auction? Do you know how the event got started? In 1983, school administrators were faced with a growing gap between the cost of tuition and the full cost to educate Thomas More students. Not wanting to make up that difference with a drastic tuition hike, the leadership team

Reflecting on Norb Wishowski (DB ’54)

By Mike Mikula (TM ’84) Teacher. Coach. Mentor. Colleague. Friend. Those were just some of the many words that described Norbert Wishowski (DB ’54). It is difficult to capsulize the many facets of this man in just a few paragraphs. I was fortunate, like many, to have known Norb on these various levels. To the

From 1972: Don Bosco-Pio Nono merger proposed to preserve Catholic education

The story below is an edited version of an article first published in Spring 1972. The article, which appeared in a Marianist newsletter known as the Allatonce, was written by Bro. James Gray, S.M., a member of the Society of Mary’s provincial leadership in St. Louis. In consultation with the Marianist Province of the United

Questions about our 150th Anniversary celebration?

Dan Steffes (TM ’03)
Alumni Director & Events Coordinator
(414) 481-8370 x122 |

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