#GivingTuesday is here! This year, STM's goal is to raise $25,000 to support the items on our Teacher Wish List! Your generosity today helps us support the teachers who make STM a home away from home for so many Cavaliers each school year.
Please enjoy these short messages from STM Director of Development & Alumni Dan Steffes (TM '03), Teachers Jimmy Litscher (TM '06) and Darlene Langhoff, Athletic Director Katlyn Putney (STM '10), and President John Hoch (TM '87), and visit stmwishlist23.givesmart.com to view the items requested personally by our teachers!
In God’s eyes, we are all created equal. Sadly, our society is not as accommodating. The talents that each child is given and the circumstances that each child is born into dictates one’s starting position in life and the advantages available on life’s journey.
My connection to St. Thomas More began in 2012 when I became an assistant basketball coach under John Hoch. He had been my coach at Shorewood High School, and after bumping heads initially, we developed a great relationship during my senior year. As I got older, I developed a different perspective on Coach Hoch; he was a tough coach, but I knew he had my best interests at heart, and I appreciated that.
On Tuesday, November 28, St. Thomas More High School will join nonprofits across the world participating in GivingTuesday, the global day of giving and generosity. After the tremendous support for our 2021 and 2022 GivingTuesday campaigns, St. Thomas More will again offer donors the opportunity to directly fund items and equipment requested by our educators.
St. Thomas More means many things to us. It means meeting lifelong friends and even where we met each other (shoutout to high school sweethearts who are still married after 23 years and counting). It means legacy and having three generations of family attending, from grandparents, parents, siblings, and countless cousins.
There is something special about the STM experience. It’s not necessarily easy to define or put into words, but as sure as the sun rises over Lake Michigan, there is something special about those final years of childhood at 2601 East Morgan Avenue.
A member of the first four-year class of Thomas More, John Jaeger III (TM ’76) has returned to the halls of STM in a variety of roles, including alumni parent, board and committee member, donor, and most recently, strategic plan domain contributor.
Join us on Saturday, November 18, for our annual Holiday Craft Fair! Stop by from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to shop at nearly one hundred unique booths and purchase holiday decorations, handmade gifts, art, wearables, home décor, and more.
Meet Aubin Muszytowski, a member of the St. Thomas More class of 2014. By night, he currently works as a musician for the all-original rock band Benjamin Trick, and by day, he works as an advanced EMT for Bell Ambulance.
Since 1987, Linda Janick has been a steadying presence in the main office at St. Thomas More High School. She has worked with eight different principals and eight different presidents during her career at STM and has worked with hundreds of teachers and thousands of students. She is retiring from STM this Friday, and we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation for her 36 years of service to our school community.
Meet Gary Pachucki, a member of the Thomas More class of 73 and founder and president of IBT Group. IBT Group is a full-service real estate development and asset management firm that strategically manages various projects nationwide.
A typical magazine profile begins with the subject being interviewed over dinner, so here’s Malika Taalbi (TM ’05) at Pürstner restaurant in the heart of Vienna, Austria’s historic Innere Stadt. There is an absurdly large portion of Wiener schnitzel, nearly as wide as the plate, on the table in front of her, and a Pilsner-style beer in a glass practically as tall as the spire on the Stephansdom cathedral that towers over the city a couple of streets north of here.
Meet Bianey Calixto-Dominguez; she is a member of the STM class of 2021, a Marquette student, and an IT analyst for Augustine Prep. As an IT professional, Bianey keeps the school's technology running and ensures students and teachers are prepared.
When the new NFL season kicks off Thursday, September 7, one St. Thomas More alumnus will be paying more attention than most. For Alex Beaudry, STM ‘08, America’s game is not only a passion — it’s a matter of business.
Meet Holly Feldman, she's a member of the Thomas More Class of 1995 and she currently works as an associate managing director of Northern Sky theater in Door County. Holly handles the administrative side of the theater to help bring shows to life!
The year was 1981, with legendary coach Jim Haluska leading the Thomas More varsity football team to the state championships. The team trained hard for that game and would go on to bring the title home that day. Today many of the team members are still close friends and look back on that time in their lives with pride. They share wisdom and advice for this year's STM football team.
St. Thomas More High School is pleased to announce that Katlyn Putney (STM ’10) will assume the role of athletic director on September 1, 2023. Putney currently serves St. Thomas More as assistant athletic director while also working as the school’s marketing and volunteer coordinator.
Anthony Mlachnik is a proud member of the Thomas More Class of 2002, a former D1 athlete, and an advisor at North Rock Partners. In addition to his advising career, Anthony also co-founded a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people by encouraging them to stay active through sports.
Bobby Wroblewski is a member of the Thomas More Class of 1978 and a former radio professional. Wroblewski has never taken no for an answer, so when the door closed on him playing basketball at TM, he opened another door that led him to work for the Brewers and eventually landed him his first job in radio at 102.1 WLUM.
Over the past year, our dedicated staff and community members have worked to create a strategic plan to guide the next five years. Today, President John Hoch (TM '87) would like to announce the launch of MORE Excellence: the STM Strategic Plan.
Jacob Bach is a proud member of the St. Thomas More Class of 2010 and currently works as an assistant coach at Adventure Rock. Bach never thought he would be working as a rock-climbing coach. Previously, he worked as a professional actor until his career took an unexpected turn.
Josh Reikowski (STM ’16) spent the summer after his sophomore year at UW-Madison working with kids. While he was always interested in psychology during his undergraduate career, that summer, he started thinking about going into education.
“I truly enjoyed working with kids and had a great time that summer, so I decided that I wanted to do it as a career,” Reikowski said. “After that summer, I made education more of a focus, along with psychology.
Jaime Maliszewski is a proud member of the Thomas More Class of 1982, and he currently works as the President and CEO of Reliable Plating Works and Elite Finishing. He shares some of his favorite TM memories, including when TM won the 1982 State Championship in football.
Yazmin Rodriguez is a proud member of the STM Class of 2019. She currently attends Wisconsin Lutheran College, and in addition to being a full-time student, she also works in the development office, where she builds relationships with donors to support her college.
St. Thomas More High School seeks employer partners for its new Youth Apprenticeship program. Sponsored by the Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and beginning this fall, this program will connect employers of all industries with current St. Thomas More students looking to gain work experience and professional mentorship.
Meet Dave Reese, the founder and head brewmaster of Fly Llama Brewing in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is also a proud member of the Thomas More Class of 1997. Reese remembers his time as a student at TM and how it impacts him in his career today!
St. Thomas More High School is excited to announce the creation of MORE Leadership. This program will consist of the new Health & Leadership class, bi-monthly leadership workshops, and the MORE Leadership Council.
Steve Ozbolt is a proud member of the Thomas More Class of 1986 and the owner of Emerald City Catering & Events. Ozbolt serves his community at every stage of life, and he has always had a passion for cooking and helping others.
Meet Chris Duffey, a member of the Thomas More Class of 1992. His background is in advertising, and he works as Strategic Development Manager at Adobe. He believes his time at TM gave him a sense of community and provided a place to express himself.
St. Thomas More High School proudly announces that its dinner auction fundraiser, themed Cheers to 50 Years, raised nearly $300,000 to support school operations and student scholarships. Over 400 guests attended the event on March 25, and hundreds of supporters participated online.
Dr. Tim Radke is a Member of the Thomas More class of 1973. He is a retired interventional radiologist. Today he spends his time traveling the world with the Explorers Club, where he gets to pilot underwater submersibles and go on scientific expeditions.
Deacon Stan Lowe is a proud member of the Thomas More class of 1977! He works as a Pastoral Coordinator for St. Matthias Parish, where he works to serve his community every day. He remembers his experience as a student at Thomas More fondly and feels blessed to have received a Catholic education.
Dr. Kurt Weber is a proud member of the Thomas More class of 1981! He remembers his time winning the state championship in baseball his senior. Those lessons he learned on the baseball field and in the hallways of TM influence him to this day!
St. Thomas More High School math teacher Paige Sheehan has been nominated for Marquette University's Superstar Educator Award. This award recognizes outstanding teachers working in the STEM field throughout the Greater Milwaukee area.
Tuy Tran, AKA Crumbles, is a member of the Thomas More Class of 2004. He works as a break dancer and competes all around the nation in dance competitions. His dancing has opened up many opportunities for him, including getting to dance for the Bucks!
St. Thomas More is a Catholic, coeducational high school that inspires students to embrace the values of our Patron Saint by becoming men and women for all seasons. Rooted in Christ and the Catholic tradition, the school community embodies the principles of Christian discipleship, service to others, and academic excellence.