The Moeller House System
About Our School Governance System
Implemented in 2005, the House System has three primary objectives:
1. To increase pastoral care to each student,
2. To allow students opportunities to build strong personal and collegial relationships, and
3. To encourage every student to develop as a leader.
The House System is an alternative form of student governance where students from all grades are divided into separate groups called “Houses” that contain approximately 165 students.
Pictured: Moeller's 2013-14 House System Leaders (from left): Vice Captain Sam Hubbard '14, House Director Karen Matuszek, School Captain Kyle Zimmerman '14, and Vice Captain Gus Ragland '14.CLICK HERE
for a 2013-14 student-produced video on Moeller's House System.
About Our School Governance System
Moeller's six Houses are overseen by a “House Dean” who helps to establish smaller communities of students within the school. Within each House are “Mentor Groups” that consist of approximately 20 students. Each Mentor Group is staffed by a faculty/staff member, and these groups remain together throughout the students’ school years. In addition to its primary objectives to enhance pastoral care, encourage interpersonal relationships, and develop leadership skills, the House System increases school spirit. During the school year the Houses compete for the school honor of earning the "Marianist Cup" by accumulating points for attendance, service hours, fewest detentions, etc. At the end of the year the Houses compete in the Crusader Games, a spirited afternoon of activities.
MARIANIST CUP UPDATE: Trinity House in 1st Place! CLICK HERE for our up-to-date Marianist Cup results.
2014-15 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS IN MARCH: Elections for the three senior School Captains (two Vice Captains and one Schools Captain) and the House Captains (two per House for the Classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017) are coming up soon:
School Captains: Tuesday, March 11
House Captains: Tuesday, March 18
PENNIES FOR PEACE: A NEW Marianist Cup community service competition will occur during the entire week of March 17. Collection jars designated by House will be located in the hallway outside of the Main Office. All money collected will be donated to Cincinnati Goodwill Veterans' Service.
GREAT NEWS! DANNY O'KEEFE '02 ('BEARDS FOR OUR BROTHER') UPDATE: Last fall during 'No-Shave November,' the School Captains led a 'Beards for our Brother' fundraiser to support alumnus Danny O'Keefe '02's speech therapy. Danny was critically wounded while saving his sister from a brutal attack and nearly lost his life. He now suffers from aphasia. Moeller's students wanted to acknowledge Danny's Man-of-Moeller heroism and help him pay for his recovery efforts. To date, Moeller's 2012-13 and 2013-14 School Captains (pictured on left with Danny and his father) have held two fundraisers for Danny's treatments.
CLICK HERE to view 2013 'Beards' slideshow check presentation to Danny.
Recently, Danny's mother (Kathy) provided English Teacher Eric Eble, a University of Dayton classmate of Danny's, with the following update:
Danny celebrated his 30th birthday at Westy's with friends from Cincinnati, UD, and Capital. Great time had by all! Danny and Jim (Danny's father) recently left for Michigan for another round of intense speech therapy. We have our main fundraiser coming up on May 17. It's a Golf outing and public fundraiser party after. More information to follow. Donations for silent and live auctions needed. Thank you for you support. I know it's been a long road, but Danny is making such progress. THANK YOU!
For more information about helping Danny O'Keefe, please CLICK HERE or go to the "I Support the O'Keefe Family" Facebook page:
The 2013-14 Marianist Cup Competition:
CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date Marianist Cup standings.