Born with microtia and atresia of her left ear which left her without any hearing on that side, Kayleigh Goebelbecker was told from an early age that she would never speak or communicate like other children.
Our sincerest thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of last week’s Golf Classic and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Matthew Breslin, OLL ’13 shared this meeting with Pope Francis while attending THE CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING FROM INCEPTION TO THE DIGITAL AGE: HOW TO LIVE THE “LAUDATO SÌ’” Convention in Vatican City. Matt is a seminarian with the Archdiocese of NY.
May God continue to Bless him!
“From mentally preparing to the medal stand,” is how Lourdes Varsity Track & Field coach Mike Slinskey describes this past weekend’s accomplishments of his team at the New York State Track & Field Championships.
The final event of a week that included the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Prom, the Class of 2019 arrived for the Fifty-Eighth Commencement Ceremony
on Saturday, June 1st with smiles and excitement that could be felt throughout campus.
It has been a long-standing tradition at Our Lady of Lourdes High School to award both a male and female graduate the esteemed Our Lady of Lourdes Faculty Award. This award is given to a young man and a young woman who, in the estimation of the Lourdes Faculty and Administration, exemplify the values and characteristics of a Lourdean.
The staff of The Warrior, OLL’s student newspaper have published their spring issue. Click below to read all the latest!
An exciting new club began this year thanks to sophomores, Mei Rao and Gabriella Murray and their moderator, Mr. Dan Buzi.
Our annual varsity awards dinner was held on Wednesday, May 20th at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Over 500 were in attendance as we honored each of our varsity athletes from all three sports seasons. Each athlete received their varsity letters and pins and was recognized by their coaches, with each team naming “distinguished athletes” - Most Valuable Player, Most Improved, Will to Win and the Coach’s Award.
Congratulations to the Lourdes Boys Golf team who won their league this year with an 8-0 undefeated league season.
Over 200 students were honored at our annual Academic Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 15th.
On Thursday, May 16, the Our Lady of Lourdes Varsity Girls Golf team captured the Section One League C title, defeating Wappingers by a score of 264 to 269.
Amber Fischer began rowing as a freshman at Our Lady of Lourdes High School, and since then her love for rowing continues to grow. On Tuesday, May 14th, she signed her National Letter of Intent to row at Sacred Heart University, a Division I school.
Congratulations to our student-athletes who participated in our D3 Signing Day this afternoon.
The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports took on special meaning for our Lourdes community on Saturday, May 4th as we gathered to celebrate our 60th Anniversary with a Kentucky Derby theme. Almost 200 were in attendance for this first-time event decked out in stylish outfits, with most ladies in hats and men in bow ties.
The Lourdes girls soccer program held their 2nd annual NHS Clinic on Friday, May 3rd,
Congratulations to all students who achieved honor roll during the third quarter of the 2018-2019 school year!
Congratulations to the Lourdes Mock Trial team who won the Dutchess County Finals on Thursday, April 11th against Pine Plains.
Mamma Mia, Wicked, Chorus line, Newsies, Once On This Island, Rent, Les Mis and Dear Evan Hansen are just a few of the shows represented at Thursday evening’s Broadway Showcase.
With their classmates there to support them, seniors Jonathan Corrigan, Jordan Graham, and Alex Giangrasso had significant roles in the annual Senior Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan on Tuesday, April 3rd at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
A first for Msgr. Sullivan last night when he officially opened the Lourdes Crew season with the annual tradition of the Blessing of the Fleet.
Students from Mrs. D’Aleo’s tenth grade English class, took home the grand prize at the 2019 Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley Spelling Bee, tying a Rhinebeck School District team for first place.
Lourdes senior, Kevin Alcorforado is just one of more than 780 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States that have been selected to perform in the 2019 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles April 4 - 7 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
On Friday, March 22, members of Our Lady of Lourdes Select Choir participated for the first time in the American Federation Pueri Cantores festival at the beautiful St. Malachy’s Actors Chapel in NYC.
By finding faith, peace, and hope Immaculée Ilibagiza was able to survive the unthinkable. On Tuesday afternoon, Our Lady of Lourdes High School students had the privilege to hear Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor, speak during a schoolwide assembly about her experiences and how her faith in God has greatly impacted and helped her to succeed.
By finding faith, peace, and hope Immaculée Ilibagiza was able to survive the unthinkable.
On Tuesday April 9, 2019 the Our Lady of Lourdes High School community invites you to join us in welcoming Dr. Stephen L. Dewey, from the NYU School of Medicine, who will speak on the topic of Addiction and the Adolescent Brain.
On Saturday, March 16th, seven schools joined the Lourdes girls lacrosse team for a “game day” to play lacrosse in support of Lax-4-Life, Inc. which was created to promote Suicide Prevention Awareness in young adults & adolescents.
Lourdes Athletics is thrilled to report that all six of our Winter Varsity Sports Teams have met the Scholar-Athlete criteria as part of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Scholar-Athlete Award Program. To receive team recognition a team’s average GPA for 75% of its roster has to be greater than or equal to 90.0. Each team will receive a certificate recognizing this accomplishment.
The Lourdes Theatre Company will present All Shook Up April 4, 5 & 6 at 7 pm and a matinee performance on April 7 at 2 pm. All shows will take place in the Arts & Athletic Center.
On Wednesday, March 13th the Lourdes A Math Team went to Vassar College to defend their title as the top ranking math team in all of Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange (DUSO) Counties.
Our school community came together this morning as Father Tom Lutz celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass for our faculty and students. Ashes were distributed by Father Tom, faculty extraordinary ministers, and sophomore, Caroline Siegrist who is currently training with Father Tom to become an extraordinary minister.
This past winter sports season Our Lady of Lourdes had four students go the State Championships, one in track, one in wrestling, and two in swimming.
The Our Lady of Lourdes robotics team, WarriorBots, made it to the VEX EDR State Championship for the second time in the two years they have competed as a team.
During the month of February, heart health month, 29 members of the Lourdes Faculty, Staff and Administration participated in a stepping competition to work towards defeating heart disease.
Would it be Football or Track for Jaheim Jones? That would be the question on many people’s minds, including Jaheim’s, these past few months. After perusing several opportunities and working closely with his coaches, on Monday, March 4th, senior, Jaheim Jones made it official by signing his National Letter of Intent to run track at Kent State, a Division I school.
Over 80 students from three Catholic high schools, came together on Wednesday, March 27th for the seventh Engineering Tomorrow Conference at Our Lady of Lourdes High School.
On February 4th and 5th, Our Lady of Lourdes’ sophomore Katie Thorn was able to attend the 18th Annual Youth Leadership Forum held in Albany along with two other high school students from Dutchess County.
We are thrilled to announce that seniors, Christopher DiMeglio, Tara Petronio and Albert Zhu, have been named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition Finalists.
This afternoon amongst his family and friends Aiden Laux signed his National Letter of Intent to play football for Pace University this coming school year.
The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is a special day for our school community. This year we welcomed Bishop Peter Byrne to celebrate Mass for our students and faculty. The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Color Guard were also in attendance for this special celebration.
As we celebrate Catholic Education’s goals to learn, serve, lead and succeed we would like to recognize two alumni who exemplify these values in their daily lives.
For the second year in a row, senior Anabelle Adams created Blessing Bags for our local veterans at Castle Point.
With the first date rescheduled due to weather, Mr. LaRocca’s College Government students were excited to embark on their trip to visit the State Capitol building earlier this month in Albany.
Lourdes junior, Tiffany Bonk spent this past fall working with special needs children in Integrative Dance classes.
Congratulations to all students who achieve honor roll in the first quarter of the 2018 - 2019 school year.
During the geometry applications unit, the Applied Mathematics class explored three-dimensional polyhedra. They used geometric nets to create small tetrahedrons and connected them to form a three dimensional Sierpinski Triangle. Green paper was used to create a Sierpinski Triangle Tetrahedron Christmas Tree.
Mrs. Gehlhoff’s Spanish 1 students created some pretty cool projects for their recent study of Las Posadas. the 9-day celebration leading up to Christmas where people commemorate and reenact the journey of Mary and Joseph looking for an inn.
With strong performances from all of our band and chorus students, Tuesday night’s Christmas Concert was a real treat for all in attendance. Great job by all our students, Choral Director, Mrs. Crocco, Band Director, Mr. Bellino, and accompanist, Mr. Tom McCoy. Special thanks to Tania Snihur and the Giangrasso and Friedrich families for another outstanding decorating job!
The spirit of giving was alive throughout our school during the month of December.
At seven years old Kevin’s love for baseball began. Since then he has become an outstanding pitcher who works hard at his craft.
On Thursday morning Mrs. Crocco’s chorus students performed on local radio station Q92.1 with Joe Daily and Michelle Taylor during their annual Holiday Concert Series.
On December 12th, senior Andrew Crinieri had the opportunity to speak to the Junior Leadership Orange youth about giving back to the community.
Almost 200 were in attendance for the VEX EDR Robotics Tournament this past Saturday hosted by the Our Lady of Lourdes High School Robotics Team, WarriorBots.
For the second year in a row, senior Anabelle Adams is collecting much-needed items to create Blessing Bags for our local veterans at the Castle Point campus of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System.
Lourdes Math Team Place 3rd and 8th in their home competition.
For almost a decade, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department has hosted a Movember Fundraiser allowing them to donate to various worthy causes. Three years ago after losing one of their own, they designated this annual effort in memory of Officer John Wiegard who passed away in 2016.
On Tuesday, December 4th - Thursday, December 6th, the athletic department is hosting the Gatorade Experience. This is a three-day free promotion from Gatorade to stress the importance of athletic nutrition.
Sixth Annual Volunteer Initiative Benefits The Fuller Center for Housing.
The OLL Athletics Department is thrilled to report that 8 of our Fall Sports Teams have met the Scholar-Athlete criteria as part of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Scholar-Athlete Award Program.
For Clare, swimming is in her blood. From her parents who met while coaching swimming at West Point to her brothers who both went on to swim at Division I colleges. This afternoon Clare signed her National Letter of Intent to swim at Xavier University next fall.
For Maeve, there was only one option that had it all. This afternoon Maeve signed to play lacrosse for Sacred Heart University. She had previously given them a verbal commitment during her junior year.
It was at the age of nine that Lia’s love for softball began. Since then she has become an outstanding pitcher who works hard at her craft. This afternoon, surrounded by her family and friends, she signed her Letter of Intent to play Division II softball at Nyack College.
Bishop Dunn Memorial School took home the trophy, but it was all 90 participating students who shined at this year’s Scholastic Olympics Event.
On Tuesday, November 13th, Lourdes’ athletic trainer, Miles Hansen, ATC hosted a visit from Mr. Michael DeKens, who serves as the parish and school athletic safety coordinator for the Archdiocese of New York.
Senior Kevin Alcoforado is off to perform this weekend at the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) All-National Ensemble at Walt Disney World.
Father Matthew MacDonald, Parochial Vicar at the Church of St. Kateri Tekakwitha celebrated our Thanksgiving Liturgy for our students and faculty this morning.
Our wind ensemble participants were, Oliva Burdash who plays the flute, William Cho who plays the alto saxophone, and William Davenport who plays the trombone. The choral participants were Kevin Alcoforado, Lin Rao, and Lillian Salazar.
Best wishes to Clare Bosse, who is off to compete at the NYSPHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Ithaca College today and tomorrow.
The votes are in! Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Student Government representatives.
Nick is off to compete at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park this Saturday beginning at 9am.
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Recent Lourdes alumnus and Fordham University freshman Roberto Leito (OLL ’18) recently has been enlisted as a part-time social media coordinator for MangiPasta, a restaurant just off Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.
The campaigns have begun. Student government elections will take place on Friday, November 9th during homeroom.
Connecting with the organization, Soldier’s Angels, junior Andrew Maguire hosted a “treat drive” to collect candy and treats for our military.
Written in the early 1950s, Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.
Today November 1, the faculty and staff participated in a retreat to observe All Saints’ Day.
This morning, the sophomore and senior students went on a virtual journey to Lourdes, France with the help of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality.
A group of senior students visited the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center to hear about Grit.
In coordination with the Spanish Department, Mr. and Mrs. Junjulas’ Religion 10 classes have been preparing to celebrate The Day of the Dead or “Día de los Muertos.”
The Our Lady of Lourdes Math Team placed first and sixth place in the DUSO Math Team Competition for our section.
Fr. Erik a Capuchin Franciscan Friar from Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries came to speak with the religion classes this past Tuesday.
The Our Lady of Lourdes Girls Swim Team wrapped up their regular season competition Saturday, October 20th with spectacular performances and record-breaking swims.
Mrs. Merryman is thrilled to announce that John Rodriguez is invited to participate and be enrolled in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
It’s a little magic, it’s fire fight, it’s elemental powers at war. Ndidi’s first published book, Fearless: The BattleBegins combines snippets of what appeals to today’s young people - magical powers with an inquisitive love twist.
Congratulations to the winners of our Blue & Gold Rush Raffle Prizes! Father Lutz and Alumni Association Board Members pulled the winning tickets during halftime of the homecoming football game on October 5th.
The Our Lady of Lourdes Girls varsity tennis team captured the Conference II League D championship on Sunday after a doubleheader against League rival Brewster.
Mrs. Merryman is thrilled to announce that Raymond Aye, Nikolette Dusevic, and Jamila Dawkins have been named commended students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A day in the building with no students afforded our faculty a perfect opportunity to meet with their colleagues on departmental planning and curriculum. Each made the most of this day, and much was accomplished throughout the various meetings and discussions.
Congratulations to Christopher DiMeglio, Tara Petronio and Albert Zhu who have been named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Arriving refreshed and rejuvenated from summer vacation, the Our Lady of Lourdes High School faculty came together on Tuesday, September 4th in preparation for the school year ahead.
Rising juniors, Stephanie Lehner and Daniel Gigliotti kicked off their summers by attending the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders from June 29 through July 1 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
David Recine OLL Class of 2016 recently finished his United States Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Senior Caroline Timm and junior, Jaheim Jones both took home state titles from this past weekend’s NYSPHSAA State Championships in Syracuse.
Youth Mission Outreach invites all interested to particpate in their 25 years of HOPE Fun Run/Walk.