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  • Boys Volleyball Begins New Tradition

    Any fan of Crusader Athletics knows that the Lady Crusader volleyball program has enjoyed a great amount of success over the past twenty years. Longtime teacher and coach, Brian Hawkins, has built a successful volleyball program that produces quality players year after year. But what the Crusader Community may not realize...Read More

     

  • Crusaders For Life | Alive and Active

    The Catholic social teaching of Right to Life promotes compassion and concern for all human beings from the time of conception to a natural death; aiming to protect those who are innocent and vulnerable within society. Crusaders for Life is a club at Scecina Memorial with the goal of...Read More

     

     

     

  • Clubs Teach Students Life Skills

    Co-curricular clubs and activities are an important aspect of Student Life at Scecina Memorial High School. The school currently has 20 clubs that students can join, with more planned for the coming year...Read More

     

     

     

     

  • Jim Gavaghan Honored With Neidlinger Award

    On February 22, 2014 Jim Gavaghan was honored for his commitment  and service to Scecina Memorial athletics by being awarded the Larry Neidlinger "We Care" Award...Read More

     

     

     

     

     
  • Celebrating Our Core Values

    Who is a person whose approach to life is so compelling that you want to learn his or her underlying values? Schools have values, too...Read More

  • Lady Crusader Basketball | Gavaghan ’14 Tops 1,000

    The 2013-2014 season was a year of improvement for the Lady Crusaders. The team posted 10 wins—two more than the previous year—and fired up the Scecina faithful with determined effort and enthusiasm. In addition to the team success, the season will be remembered for the individual accomplishments of the program’s four-year starter, Shannon Gavaghan ’14...Read More

     

     
  • Crusader Football | Scholar-Athlete Tradition

    The National Football Foundation was founded in 1947 to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America's young people. The Crusader Football Program shares this admirable goal, and the Foundation has taken notice...Read More.

     

  • Scecina Memorial Key Club Receives Charter

    It’s official. On Thursday, March 5, 2014 Scecina Memorial’s Key Club was officially chartered by the Northwest Indianapolis Kiwanis Club. Students, parents, and representatives from Kiwanis International were on hand for the chartering ceremony and induction of members...Read More

      

     

  • Cheerleaders Place 3rd in ICC Tourney

    The Scecina Memorial cheerleaders spent June through March supporting the Crusader athletes at football and basketball games, as well as at Senior Night for the tennis, volleyball, and soccer teams. In addition to cheering at 50+ plus games throughout the school year, the squad makes banners, decorates lockers, and provides sweet treats to the athletes of Scecina. But last Saturday, March 1, it was the cheerleaders' turn to stand in the spotlight...Read More


  • Mission | Our Guiding Star

    Mission is a beautiful and powerful word.  It is a guiding star, a motivator with ultimate purpose.  It helps keep us true to being who we say we are and want to be.   The President of Scecina Memorial High School is responsible to...Read More

  • The Daily Drive

     

    From mid-October through January, hardly a day passed without SMHS students leading our school community in efforts to enhance the greater community. While students annually give back through Service Day and the "Extra" Service Program, a number of student life clubs "give that little extra" to those in need... Learn More


     
  • Let's Play Ball!

    Dave Gandolph '68 Returns to Lead Crusader Baseball

    Some baseball coaches would be content to retire after being named to the IHSBCA Hall of Fame and posting over 700 career victories. But Dave Gandolph '68 and his wife, Ann (McAtee) Gandolph '67, saw a very special opportunity for Dave to continue his passion for coaching and the game of baseball at their alma mater.

    In November, Dave was officially hired as the new Head Coach of the Scecina Memorial Baseball program...Read More

     

  • Godhigh '14 Earns Scholarship

     

    This past fall, the Indianapolis Fire Department's Emerald Society established a need-based scholarship at Scecina Memorial High School. The scholarship was to be awarded to a deserving student who displayed positive citizenship and leadership... Read More

     

  • Our Key Club Is Famous!

    Key Club Brochure

    Kiwanis International’s Key Club is one of many student life programs offered at Scecina Memorial. In October, several Crusaders modeled for Kiwanis International at a photo shoot... Read More

     

     

     

     
  • Full Speed Ahead | Michael Kennedy '14 Admitted to U.S. Naval Academy

    In the last issue of The Crusader, we highlighted the summer activities undertaken by several students and staff. One feature was on Michael Kennedy '14, who spent a week at the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. ...Read More

  • Veterans Day

    Greetings! Today is a day of great significance, both to our country and to our school. Today, of course, is Veterans Day! We are all beneficiaries of our military veterans’ patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good...Read More.

  • Our Catholic Faith

    With his Apostolic Letter of October 11, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a "Year of Faith" would begin on October 11, 2012 and conclude on November 24, 2013. In support of the "Year of Faith", the Archdiocese of Indianapolis recently released "10 Things We Want You to Know About the Catholic Faith." Educating our students in the Catholic tradition and promoting Catholic values is at the heart of our mission. 72% of Scecina Memorial students are Catholic, and we are proud to serve families ...

  • New Year, Enrollment Up

    Dear Scecina Memorial Community, The new school year of forming, informing, and transforming our students is fully in session. God has graced us once again with many blessings!Enrollment is 406 students, representing a 25% increase since 2009 and our highest figure in 12 years. We welcomed a freshmen class of 123 students...

  • Top 10 + 1

    The Crusader Class of 2013 recently completed their high school careers with many stellar accomplishments! Gratefully, I congratulate and extend all best wishes to all of these fine young people as the next chapters in their promising young lives unfold. If I were to make a “Top 10 + 1” list of positive news during the past year that has meaning to our students, parents, alumni, and friends, it would look like this...

  • Heading Toward Commencement

    Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2013 are less than a month away. As these milestones approach, I am impacted by the depth and breadth of accomplishments and potential in our Senior Class. Having come to know many of these fine young men and women, I truly appreciate their tremendous God-given gifts, their keen intellects and insights, and the camaraderie that they enjoy.

  • Uniting People

    Earlier this month, we held an exciting Strategic Planning Convocation on campus. More than 160 people attended to share their thoughts and dreams about the future of our school. The event was a great testimony to the loyalty of many alumni and friends, and to the importance of SMHS as an Eastside anchor.

  • Crusader Spirit

    This week, our Crusader gridiron squad prepares to take the field in the Semi-State Championship Game on Friday night versus Linton-Stockton. I want to make note of the true Crusader Spirit that marks our football team and numerous other school endeavors. Last week, we held our Open House for prospective students and families.

  • Scecina Earns Grade "A" Once Again

    Earlier this year, the Indiana Department of Education expanded its school report card criteria to include college and career readiness, graduation rates, and End of Course Assessment data. Our newest school “A” rating from the Department of Education presents an opportunity to congratulate hundreds of people. First and foremost, our current and very recent students earned this accomplishment; they deserve our most sincere recognition.

  • Gymnasium Improvements Impress

    We announce with great pleasure the newest in a multi-year series of capital improvements to benefit our students’ academic and co-curricular experience. The generosity of friends of Scecina Memorial High School has resulted in many recent updates and upgrades to our multi-purpose gymnasium. The gymnasium, as you know, is where we hold weekly Mass, physical education classes, athletic practices and competitions, Back to School Night, friend-raising events, special assemblies, the Scholar Athlete...

  • Charity: Sharing Our God-Given Gifts

    Greetings! As a way to communicate with you, this blog will be an avenue for sharing news and views regarding Scecina Memorial High School. I look forward to starting this endeavor and welcome your comments and suggestions along the way.

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