McDonell Central Catholic High School

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McDonell Central Catholic High School
1316 Bel Air Boulevard

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United States
Coordinates44°56′8″N 91°24′50″W / 44.93556°N 91.41389°W / 44.93556; -91.41389Coordinates: 44°56′8″N 91°24′50″W / 44.93556°N 91.41389°W / 44.93556; -91.41389
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
FounderAlexander B. McDonell
PresidentJeff Heinzen
PrincipalBrian Schulner
Average class size20-35
Color(s)Royal blue and white         
Fight songOn Wisconsin
Athletics conferenceCloverbelt and Cloverwood
MascotMacks Bulldog
Team nameMcDonell Macks
RivalRegis, Burlington Catholic and Gilman
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]

McDonell Central Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic high school in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in the Diocese of La Crosse. It is the only Catholic high school in Chippewa County.

Original high school building

The original McDonell High School building, sitting high above downtown Chippewa Falls, is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places The structure was built in 1907 and, after the school moved to a more suburban location, it sat abandoned for a number of years until it was taken over by the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association and converted into the Heyde Center for the Arts in 2000.


The McDonell Central football coach Gerry Uchytil was elected into the state's football coaches hall of fame.[2]

In 1997, the football team won the CWCC conference title. It was the team's last conference title before the folding of WISSA.[clarification needed]

In 2009 the Macks lost to Burlington Catholic High School in the state championship.[citation needed]

In 2016, the Macks won the WIAA men's division five basketball championship game.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
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