Announcements for Monday, February 11, 2019
Today is Monday, February 11, 2019
Regular Order, Day 7
- Student 2 Student will meet today and tomorrow during the second half of lunch in Room 202.
- The Fencing Club will meet today after school in Room 239.
- The bowling team will face Holy Cross this afternoon at All Star Lanes.
- All 8th grade basketball players should return their game uniform and practice gear to Coach Murphy tomorrow at the start of lunch in Room 225.
- The Polish Society will have an organizational meeting tomorrow during the first half of lunch in Room 224.
- The varsity soccer team will play at Dutchtown in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs on Tuesday evening starting at 7:00. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students with ID.
- This Thursday, the undefeated Jesuit Bowling team (6-0) will face off against Brother Martin, the 3-year reigning state champs and only other undefeated team in our region. For this Valentine’s Day showdown, we need the Gizzard’s support to ensure we send the Crusaders home with a broken heart. The match runs from 3:20-5:15pm at Brother Martin’s home bowling alley, Colonial Lanes in Harahan. There will be a spirit bus leaving promptly after school to transport students to and from the match. Forms for the Spirit Bus can be picked up in Room 114 and are due Wednesday.
- Forms and fees for 8th grade gym night are due this Thursday to Room 114.
- Top’s Tip of the Day: Cell phones must be in your locker turned off.
- Today’s Black History Month fact of the day, brought to you by the St. Peter Claver Club: On February 25, 1965, Jesuit and St. Augustine, members of then segregated high school athletic leagues, played a “secret” game behind closed doors in the Jesuit gym. Both schools would go on to win their separate state titles. The game was a catalyst for the integration of the high school sports in Louisiana. A highly fictionalized version of the “game” was made into the 1999 movie, Passing Glory.
- On Saturday the 8th grade basketball team closed out its season with victories over St. Aug and Holy Cross. In a 20-point win over the Purple Knights, Kyle Jackson and Michael Welsh led the offense, scoring 10 and eight points respectively. In a 12-point win over Holy Cross, Robert Buisson and Michael Welsh led the Blue Jays with nine points each. Jace Larsen added eight and Kole White scored seven. Robert Buisson, Scout Hughes, and Hayden Frey led the defense.
- Last Thursday, the Jesuit Bowling Team faced off with Shaw, their toughest opponent yet this season. With outstanding focus and mental toughness, the Blue Jays took home a 20-7 win. Senior Alex O’Neil led the team with an average of 207 and a high game of 224. Seniors Jake Stiegler and Adam Francis supported with high games of 201 and 202, respectively.
Members of The Blue Jay newspaper participated on Thursday at the annual JEA High School Journalism Conference and the Tom Bell Silver Scribe Competition, co-sponsored by the Loyola University School of Mass Communications and the Press Club of New Orleans. Seniors Reed Darcey and Peyton Toups won third-place honors for sports writing and news writing, respectively. Sophomore Hunter Richardson won third place for feature writing. Darcey also recently earned three first-place Gold Key awards for journalism in the 2019 Scholastic Writing Awards presented by Scholastic South Louisiana. and the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Senior Evan Leonhard also won an Honorable Mention prize for his poetry. Congratulations to our Blue Jay writers.