2017-18 News and Photos

  • A Brotherhood Made Whole

    Here's a beautiful article about the Crypt which was published in the the newspaper. Thanks to the Dallas Morning News for covering this! You can also read it by clicking here.

  • Fr. Bernard's 50th Anniversary

    On August 20, the Cistercian community gathered for a very special morning and joined Fr. Bernard Marton for Mass to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. This day provided a wonderful opportunity for us to express our gratitude to Fr. Bernard for his ministry and his service to the School. You can read more about it at Dallas Morning News or by clicking here.

  • Charity Project

    Two Cistercian students collected 6.5 boxes and 125 books and flashcards from friends and neighbors in Coppell for donation to Cristo Rey.

  • Form I First Mass

    Form master Fr. John Bayer and his class celebrate their first Mass together.

  • Eclipse Viewing

    On August 21, Cistercian faculty took a break from their busy day and gathered outside to view the solar eclipse.

  • Forms I and II Art

    Form I is saturating a sheet of paper with a thick layer of graphite in order to create a white line drawing. Form II is starting a Grey Scale in their study of Tonal Value.

  • Visiting Student

    Form VIII is hosting a student from Hungary. Here he is going over government homework with another senior.

  • Harvey Relief Effort

    Upper School students took the initiative with the Red Cross of Dallas to coordinate Cistercian’s collection of much needed items to assist evacuees who have arrived in North Texas. Shown to the left are First Formers placing donations in boxes for Harvey's victims. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

  • North Texas Giving Day

    THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to Cistercian through North Texas Giving Day!!! Once again, the strength of the Cistercian community shown bright for all of North Texas to see.

    The response from current parents, alumni, and alumni parents was absolutely overwhelming, with $672,681 raised from 767 donors! Amazingly enough, this is yet another new record fundraising day for the School. The Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) will provide an additional percentage of bonus funds on top of the money we raised yesterday, so our final number will be even higher.

    Thank you! We sincerely appreciate such a strong show of support in helping us to continue our mission of educating fine young men in the Cistercian tradition.

  • Science Class

    With the Science Building still under renovation, and the boys unable to go to the lab for another couple weeks, Mrs. Baker brings the lab to the boys in the Form II classroom!

  • Freshman Mixer

    The young men of Form V played host to area young ladies during the annual Freshman Mixer. Thank you to all our guests for making the night so enjoyable and memorable!

  • Guest Student from Hungary

    Hungarian Exchange student, Janos Guanone, (also known as Jancsi) was a fantastic guest and enjoyed his 5½ weeks in the United States. For 4½ weeks, he stayed in Dallas with five host families from the Class of 2018 and attended school at Cistercian.

  • 2017-18 Form Masters

    Meet the Form Masters for the school year: Fr. John (I), Mr. Neid (II), Fr. Justin (III), Fr. Anthony (IV), Fr. Lawrence (V), Fr. Philip (VI), Fr. Ambrose (VII), and Fr. Augustine (VIII). Each Form Master is tasked with guiding his form academically, emotionally, spiritually and socially through their time at Cistercian.

  • Sports chants

    Mr. Roberts' history elective practices sports chants in the amphitheater.

  • Spanish students

    Juniors practice conversation skills in Spanish class.

  • We're in!

    Moving in! The Science Building renovations have advanced to the point where our faculty members are able to begin moving their materials back into the building. The chair of the science department, Dr. Kroll, moved in yesterday and has set up her new office!

  • A Word to Enkindle

    Click here to read "Let us all say 'yes' to solidarity, but 'no' to demonizing" by Fr. John for Texas Catholic.

  • Cistercian Cheerleaders Hosts Little Hawks - Junior Hawks Cheer Clinic

    The Cistercian Varsity Cheerleaders hosted a record number of girls for their annual Little Hawks – Junior Hawks Cheer clinic at the Cistercian Varsity Football game against Oakridge on Friday, September 22, 2017. The Clinic was held in memory of former Cistercian Cheerleader, Maddy Limber. A portion of the proceeds from the clinic was donated to The Madeline Limber Memorial Scholarship which benefits St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School students in need of tuition assistance. That evening, the Junior Hawks opened the football game by running onto the field with the football players. Then at the halftime on the field, all the participants both Little and Junior Hawks performed a fabulous routine. It was a memorable night for all!

  • Encaustic Elective

    Upper School students learn about encaustic painting, which involves colored pigments mixed with wax which are applied to a surface such as wood and then heated to fuse the paint.

  • Review

    Seniors review Dante's Inferno together.

  • Form VI students prepare for Argentina exchange

    Two Form VI students will host two 10th graders from Argentina during the spring semester, and will have the chance to travel and stay in Buenos Aires during the summer. This year marks the second that Cistercian will participate in a student exchange with Colegio San Esteban, a co-educational Catholic school.

  • Outing Day

    Fr. Anthony speaks to his Form IV students with Br. Aelred and Br. Christopher before their outing on Monday. The boys had a great time!

  • Reflections

    Congratulations to the many talented students whose inspirational poetry, prose, and art were published in the most recent volume of Reflections!

  • A Word to Enkindle

    Click here to read Hail Mary, Untier of Knots and Unifier of the Times by Fr. Thomas Esposito for The Texas Catholic.

  • Genealogy Elective

    In Mr. Haaser's Genealogy elective, students discover the roles that some of their ancestors have played in historical events.

  • Leviathan

    Fr. John's first formers feed his betta fish, Leviathan.

  • Quiz Bowl News

    On Saturday, October 21 the QB-Hawks motored over to Parish Episcopal School and managed to place 3 of 4 teams in the quarter-finals, and brought home FIRST and THIRD place trophies! Cistercian again qualified two teams for Nationals. Congratulations!

  • A Word to Enkindle

    Click here to read "Understanding conscience and the gift of reconciliation" by Fr. John Bayer for The Texas Catholic.

  • Dot Race

    Cistercian Class of 2024 and their form master, Mr. Gary Nied, at the Dot Race. Congratulations to the black team!

  • Veteran Visit

    Third Formers are grateful for their visit from Mr. Achilles Kozakis, a WWII veteran who spoke about his experiences.

  • Spooky Story

    Fr. Stephen announced the winners of the annual Spooky Story contest. The winners wrote short stories with spooky endings, in honor of Halloween. A Form I student took home the grand prize, while a Form IV student was the runner-up.

  • Science Seminar

    Seniors in the science seminar are working hard on their scientific posters, which reflect several weeks’ worth of research.

  • Side by Side 5k

    Fr. Ambrose and Fr. Philip joined four Cistercian students as well as many current and alumni parents at the Side-by-side 5k benefiting Life Perspectives, a non-profit organization which supports men and women who have suffered from reproductive loss.

  • Black Friday Brunch Bunch

    Class of 2014 alumni met last week for a meeting of the "Black Friday Brunch Bunch."

  • Texans for Life

    Photos from the recent Texans for Life dinner with ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) lawyer, Jay Sekulow.

  • Senior Seminar

    Two monks had a conversation with the 3 French senior seminar students, led by Madame Obels-Robinson.

  • Senior football players and coaches.

  • Soles4Souls

    The Community Service council collected shoes for donation to Soles4Souls, a charity committed to providing shoes to the impoverished. The Community Service Council will be collecting shoes on the mornings just prior to Thanksgiving break.

  • Informer Staff

    We are proud that the Middle School is so actively involved in our Student Newspaper! Pictured are the Cistercian Informer's editor-in-chief with our MS writers.

  • Quiz Bowl

    Congratulations to our Quiz Bowl teams on a great performance at the Greenhill tourney in December!

  • Form I Bridge Project

    Form I students work together on their bridge-building project.

  • La Galette des Rois

    French 1 students celebrated Epiphany with La Galette des Rois — a flaky pastry and almond paste. Les Rois represents the Kings, the Three Wise Men. In the cake, there is a token (called la fève) traditionally representing baby Jesus.

  • Cistercian Junior Receives Catholic Foundation Scholar Award

    A Cistercian junior has been named this year's recipient of The Catholic Foundation Scholar Award. Honoring one outstanding high school junior throughout the diocese, the foundation makes its selection based on academic achievement, leadership at their school, community service and an essay entitled "What My Catholic Education Means to Me." This student will receive his award during the 36th Annual Catholic Foundation Award Dinner. Cardinal Kevin Farrell will also be honored at the dinner as the 2018 Catholic Foundation Honoree.

  • Senior Seminar

    Senior Seminar students take advantage of our new Flex Lab to work on their Technology projects.

  • Service Day

    To honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students in the Upper School spent today doing community service throughout the Dallas Metroplex. Some built ramps, some restocked shelves, some sorted food at the Food Bank, some built furniture. All gave back to their community.

  • A Word to Enkindle

    Click here to read Fr. Thomas's article in the Texas Catholic, "Creating a school for the service of the Lord."

  • Fr. Ignatius Interview

    Fr. Ignatius was interviewed by the Spanish language Catholic station, Radio Guadalupe Dallas (KJON 850 AM). The program, called “Por Que Soy Sacerdote” (Why I’m a priest), is about one's vocation story. The interview will air on Monday at 4 pm. If you would like to listen online, click here.

  • Literary Colloquium

    Yesterday the English and World Languages departments hosted a literary colloquium on literature from the Latin American Boom. Students from numerous area high schools wrote and presented papers on short stories selected for the event. The Boom was more than a literary movement. Boom writers, inspired by the poetic giants of Latin American "modernismo" and the early 20th century works of storytellers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, and Juan Rulfo, brought "lo real maravilloso" to a worldwide audience in the 1960s and 1970s. Magical realism grew in popularity at a time when the Latin American world was in unprecedented flux, as postcolonial countries wrestled with differing political ideologies, social injustice, national identities, and economic ups and downs.