The Gleaner

It’s a beautiful day to save lives

Tess Breslin, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Every 2 seconds in the U.S., someone is in need of blood. You never know how great the effects of blood donations are until you are the one that is receiving one. Every time a person donates blood, three people are helped. Those people could be random strangers, or they can even be close friends or fa...

Wahlert Catholic swims to state

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Wahlert Girls’ Swimming has had a huge success throughout the season, and all their hard work has paid off because this Thursday, Nov. 7, the swimmers and divers will begin their state journey in Marshalltown, Iowa.  The girls started their season out strong when they won their first meet against...

Plays on a Street and at Wahlert

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Here at Wahlert, most of the talk is about sports, classes, or big theatre productions like Little Shop of Horrors. But what some people may not know is that there is a smaller fall production in progress. Right now, the freshman and sophomore Thespians are hard at work memorizing lines and working on the pl...

Thespians take on Little Shop of Horrors

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

October 7, 2019

“Listen, Seymour. Just because you put a strange and interesting plant in the window doesn't mean that it'll bring customers!” Well, Seymour will be expecting the students of Wahlert at this year’s fall musical Little Shop of Horrors written by Howard Ashman.  This will be the first play ...

A warm welcome to all

Lola Grap, Reporter

October 7, 2019

Ms. Katie Decker, math Ms. Katie Decker taught at Mazzuchelli for 10 years. She started with 6th grade social studies, then 6th grade math, 8th grade math, then back to 6th grade math. She also was involved with Personalized Learning at Mazzuchelli. How are you liking Wahlert thus far? “I...

Students’ Spanish speaking skills succeed

Students' Spanish speaking skills succeed

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

October 7, 2019

By Sophie Skemp of The Gleaner    Being fluent in two languages sounds challenging, but how beneficial can it be to a six year old? The students of Our Lady of Guadalupe have been immersing themselves in English and Spanish education since 2001, and the opportunity has now become so muc...

Same name, but different faces

The Abby Wagners pose with their new name doppelganger.

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

June 6, 2019

Some of you know the Jimmy McDermotts as Jimmy(1) and Jimmy(2), or have heard of two Abby Wagners walking the halls of Wahlert Catholic. Is there anything similar between them? Or are they completely opposite strangers with nothing in common? The two Jimmy McDermotts at Wahlert are actually ...

PL finishes up

Natalie Kelzer, Reporter

June 6, 2019

For Personalized Learning students, the end of the school year can be a mad rush of taking content assessments and finishing projects. But as they look back over the year, the students definitely found their first year in P.L. to be enjoyable. “My favorite part about Personalized Learning is the community because ...

Merch on it! The origin of Wahlert’s favorite phrase

John Sulentic, Reporter

May 20, 2019

By John Sulentic Of the Gleaner There is a not a lack of trustworthy people walking through the halls of Wahlert Catholic. Even so, there are, as always, people who enjoy to stretch the truth more than what it is recommended. Two years ago, Carter Bisdorf, ‘19, popularized a phrase that would ch...

All they do is win win win no matter what

Sam Ambrosy, Reporter

May 20, 2019

Winning a state championship is something that every high school athlete dreams of doing, yet few accomplish. Simply qualifying for the state tournament is a huge accomplishment in itself. At Wahlert, many sports teams have dominated in the state of Iowa over the past four years. The girl’s volleyball...

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