May Educator of the Month
Mrs. Sandmann combines the spiritual depth and wisdom of a veteran McNicholas educator with the creative spark, energy, and spirit of adventure of an educator newer to the profession.
The McNicholas faculty is a team of educators who are dedicated to helping students discover and develop their God-given brilliance. Our teachers are caring and supportive and our 12:1 student-teacher ratio allows them to give students the personalized attention they deserve.
Faculty members are also committed to their own life-long learning; they meet weekly with their colleagues and, in the summer of 2020 alone, our faculty logged over 520 hours of professional development.
May Educator of the Month
February Educator of the Month
Mrs. Noble teaches with passion. She works tirelessly to create innovative, engaging learning experiences that challenge students to think critically, act compassionately, and write copiously. Students respond to her honest and passionate presence.
April Educator of the Month
Ms. Schwab is a valued member of the SAIL team. She contributes to the collegial teamwork that sustains the excellence of the SAIL Program, and she makes a distinctive contribution through her expertise as a Reading Specialist, expertise cultivated through dedication to completing a challenging program of professional growth for the sake of her students.
March Educator of the Month
Ms. Davis works hard to meet the needs of all of her students by striving to take into account their individual God-given brilliance: their talents, interests, backgrounds, and learning styles. She continually searches for new strategies to expand her instructional repertoire and challenge her students.
January Educator of the Month
Mrs. Herndon works tirelessly behind the scenes as an advocate for all SAIL students, both current and prospective. She holds high expectations for them without enabling them. She builds their confidence and classroom skills so they can achieve success.
Our daughter has continued to be challenged by being placed in appropriate classes based on her abilities. With the smaller school setting, the teachers know her and what she is capable of. We have been very happy with our decision of sending our daughter to McNicholas High School.
Amy, Parent of Class of '23
The amazing community of people we have in the school makes McNick special. The community is more like a family. I love the relationship between the students and the teachers and how the teachers are invested in helping us grow.
Aimee, Class of '21
McNicholas High School is proud to announce that seniors Ethan Koran, Erin McManus, and Jason Munzel are semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program. Semifinalists represent the top 1% of seniors nationwide based on the results of the PSAT/NMSQT test the students took as juniors.
Congratulations to senior Erin McManus who was awarded the Junior Science Award from the Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital’s Physicians Charitable Foundation.
Junior Gia Guessford presented her project at the State Science Fair this summer where she scored a superior rating and won first prize for the Milt Austin Aquatic Science Award.
Please join us in welcoming eleven new faculty and staff members to the McNicholas family, many of whom are filling new positions in our growing community.
McNicholas is excited to announce the Big Read for Summer 2021, What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hannah-Attisha.
Congratulations to our newest graduates who received their diplomas at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center.
SAIL students connected with 69 alumni between the Classes of 1960 and 1972 through a pen pal program.
After 45 years of service, Mr. John Norman taught his last class at McNicholas High School and exited the school building amidst the cheering of students and staff.
Ms. Mel Gaskins, recent recipient of the Scholastic Educators Art Award, and her Architecture students tested the design of their egg drop contraptions.
COVID may have put a stop to our traditional annual Art Show, but it has not limited the creativity, productivity, or talent of our Rocket artists!
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Top 10 who were honored at an Academic Signing celebration.
Thirteen students, who were inducted to the Science National Honor Society in September, have spent the school year providing science-related service.
Twenty-three students were recognized for the ways that their artistic talents and creativity make our world more beautiful.
Senior Anna Rahner has been named a semifinalist in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, landing her among the top 0.0002% of graduating seniors in the United States.
At McNicholas, we partner with professionals to give our students opportunities that build on classroom learning.
Rockets earn Superior and Excellent ratings in the Ohio Music Education Spring Solo & Ensemble Competition.
Senior Isabella Bonner wins a Silver Medal in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition for her exceptional work in ceramics.
Jakob Tucker places second in the Ohio Poetry Out Loud competition.
Rockets present projects in COVID-safe science fair.
Freshmen Amanda Braig and Taylor Ferenc and junior Shannon Whitely win Poetry Slam contest.