Using their calculators, seniors in Ms. Yvonne Leger’s math class solve a problem.
The courses offered at Jesuit High School are primarily directed toward providing the student with a well-founded preparation for college and for life. Although our courses more than fulfill the entrance requirements of all colleges, Jesuit’s academic program also strives to develop the will and intellect of each student.
The mission of Jesuit High School as a Catholic, preparatory school is to develop in its students the competence, conscience, and compassion that will enable them to be men of faith and men for others.
To get a better idea of the types of courses offered at Jesuit, check out the Academic Overview.
Class of 2013 Boasts 255 Blue Jays Who Will Receive Their Diplomas Thursday, May 23, at Commencement Exercises
Curtain Goes Up on Jay Grads at 8 PM Sharp at Pontchartrain Center in Kenner
Seniors go through the paces at graduation rehearsal Thursday morning, May 23
at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
Two hundred fifty-five Jesuit High School seniors will be awarded diplomas by Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J., president of the school, at Commencement Exercises on Thursday evening, May 23 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
The curtain will rise at 8 p.m. sharp on the Class of 2013. Graduates are expected to arrive at the Pontchartrain Center no later than 7:30 p.m.
Graduates and their families and friends should use the large parking lot on the west side of the facility.
Last Sunday, May 19, Jesuit High School’s annual Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2013 was held in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs, marking the beginning of the end of their formal Blue Jay education. Following the Baccalaureate Mass, a reception was held in the Student Commons for the almost-graduates and their parents.
Profile of a Jesuit Teacher Award: Four Faculty Members Honored as 2013 Winners
At the faculty-staff end-of-year dinner reception held Friday, May 17 in the
Student Commons, these four faculty members were honored as winners
of the Profile of a Jesuit Teacher Award. From left are Matt Orillion,
Chris LaMothe, Mollie Roberts, and Ron Rossi.
The 2013 winners of the Profile of a Jesuit Teacher Award were honored for their accomplishments at the faculty-staff end-of-year dinner reception, which was held Friday, May 17 in the Student Commons. The winners are:
Matthew P. “Matt” Orillion, a theology teacher who serves as moderator of the Pro-Life Club as well as the Student Council.
Christopher J. “Chris” LaMothe, a theology and physical education teacher who serves as an assistant football coach and moderator of the St. Peter Claver Club.
Mollie Roberts, the director of guidance and a counselor to seniors who also serves as moderator of Peer Support.
Ronald C. “Ron” Rossi, a social studies teacher who serves as moderator of the varsity quiz bowl team.
Peter Kernion of the Class of 1990 Named as Jesuit High School’s Next Principal
Kernion Will Be Jesuit’s 16th Principal Since 1926
Peter Kernion, who will be the next principal of Jesuit High School, was introduced
to rounds of applause at a special faculty meeting Wednesday, March 6.
Peter S. Kernion — a teacher, coach, administrator, and Blue Jay alumnus who, for the past 12 years, has quietly and effectively served as Jesuit High School’s assistant principal for student affairs — has been chosen as the school’s next principal. The appointment of Kernion to his new position, effective June 1, 2013, was announced Wednesday morning, March 6 at a special faculty meeting by Rev. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J., president of Jesuit High School.
Kernion will succeed current Jesuit principal Michael Giambelluca, who is moving to Omaha, Nebraska to assume the presidency of Creighton Preparatory School.
“I am very grateful that Peter has accepted the challenges and responsibilities that are inherent with being principal,” said Fr. Fitzgerald. “I look forward to working with him in promoting the mission of our school to form men of competence, conscience, and compassion who are well disposed and well prepared to work for God’s greater glory and the good of others...”
Alumni director Mat Grau
Peter Kernion ’90
As principal, Kernion will give up his cross country head coach responsibilities.
Academic Honorees in the Class of 2013:
26 National Merit Semifinalists, 2 National Achievement Semifinalists, and 1 National Hispanic Scholar
These seniors of the Class of 2013 are honored for their academic achievements. The group consists of 26 National Merit Semifinalists, two National Achievement Semifinalists, and one National Hispanic Scholar.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognized 26 seniors from Jesuit High School’s Class of 2013 as semifinalists in the annual Merit Scholarship Competition. An additional 20 seniors received recognition as “Commended” scholars.
The NMSC recognizes academically talented students throughout the United States and conducts nationwide academic scholarship programs.
Two seniors — Ernest Philip Legier III and Michael Anthony Sinegar, Jr. (who is also named as a National Merit Semifinalist) — were recognized by The National Achievement Scholarship Program, an academic competition established in 1964 to acknowledge outstanding African American high school students. African American students can qualify for recognition and be honored as Semifinalists or Finalists in both the National Merit program and the National Achievement Program, but can receive only one monetary award from the NMSC.
One Jesuit senior, Zachary Noah Lannes, was recognized by The National Hispanic Recognition Program. Established in 1983 by the College Board, this program provides national recognition for Hispanic students based on their PSAT scores and identifies them for post secondary institutions.
Unless otherwise designated, the majority of seniors pictured were named as National Merit Seminfinalists.
(Front row, from left): Jimmy Joseph Brown; Johnston Jeffrey Burkhardt; Andrew Joseph Burmaster; Brandon John Butera; Seth Sanjiv Chauhan; Joseph Thomas Crapanzano III; Zachary Armfield Creel.
(Second row): John James D’Angelo; William Louis Emmett; Peyton Leonard Fine; Benjamin Talbot Guerra; Carl Edward Hellmers IV; Joseph Farrell Kepper.
(Third row): Lucas Chad Lavoie; Dominic Joseph Lloyd; Brandon Komadel Manganello; Ryan David Mouton; Andrew Ashton Pettus; James Ronald Sampognaro; Gordon Christian Schmidt.
(Back row): Nicholas David Simon; Michael Anthony Sinegar, Jr. (who is also a National Achivement Semifinalist); Christipher Patrick Stephens; Matt Jared Tillery; Larry Douglas Wink, Jr.; Matthew Joseph Wolff; Zachary Noah Lannes (who is a National Hispanic Scholar); and, Ernest Philip Legier III (who is a National Achievement Semifinalist).
The “Commended” seniors in the National Merit program are: Evan James Bailey, Luis Etienne Balart, Jr., Joseph Michael Barletta, Jared Charles Blohowiak, Grant Michael Candies, Michael Raphael Cusimano, Patrick Hoffman Denenea, Patrick Tennant Duckworth, Rene Roy Duplantier, Jack Michael Ferro, Robert Maxwell Guidry, Zachary Noah Lannes, Alexander Kuan Kuoi Lee, Jonathan Michael Llovet, Bradley Jacob Powers, Preston Barrett Reisig, Ian Kim Rohr, Nicholas Joseph Rosato, Jr., Taylor Joel Varisco, and Jeremy Marc Vezina.
Jesuit’s faculty, administration, and staff extend their congratulations to these deserving seniors!
Parent-Teacher Conferences Offered Tuesday and Thursday
Parents of Students with Last Names Beginning with A-L Meet Tuesday (October 2) 5:30-7:30 PM
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 4, allowing parents the opportunity to confer briefly with their son’s teachers. Parents of students whose last names begin with the letters A-L will meet Tuesday 5:30-7:30 PM. Parents of students whose last names begin with the letters M-Z will meet Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM.
View Teacher Room Assignments for Tuesday, October 2
Blue Jays Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Authors Composed This Year’s Big “J” Read Books
2012 Selections Exuded a Distinctive and Creative Jesuit Flair
The five authors of this year’s Big “J” Read books meet outside the Student Commons. The selections for this year’s Big “J” Read were all written by either current faculty members or alumni of Jesuit High School of New Orleans. Pictured from left are: Sean Patrick Doles ’88, English teacher Travis Smith, Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. ’63, Jack Saux ’59, and Theology teacher James Michalik.
The Big “J” Read is Jesuit’s annual summer reading project that rewards students academically for reading one or more books before the start of the new school year. On Wednesday (September 12), more than 700 Blue Jays heard from all five featured authors by way of a panel discussion moderated by Theology teacher Ted Mahne. This is the first time since the incepetion of the Big “J” Read that a panel discussion with the authors of all of books has been offered to students. Following the panel, Blue Jays broke into small groups to discuss each book individually with the respective authors. In order to receive the extra academic credits, students must demonstrate that they have read the book(s) through responses to short answer questions.
Parents of 10th-12th Graders Walk Through Mini-Schedule Thursday, September 6 at 6 PM
Parents of 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are invited to walk through a “mini-schedule” of their sons’ classes on Thursday, September 6 at 6 p.m. to meet
teachers and learn about course work for the upcoming year. Please note
that we do not have a shortened day for this event.
Students were given a blank “Mini-Schedule” in homeroom on Wednesday.
Students should fill out their schedules and share with their parents.
Click here to download a “Mini-Schedule”
New Parents Welcomed to Jesuit Community at Orientation and Mini-Schedule
Academic Assistant Principal Kathy Juhas addresses new parents on Wednesday
(August 22) evening in the school’s auditorium. Faculty, staff and volunteer
parents detailed several Jesuit events, such as the PAG drive, the annual Celebration/Auction, and the Blue Jay Bazaar. Other administrators
who also spoke to new parents included principal Mike Giambelluca ’82,
advancement director Tom Bagwill, prefect of discipline “Top” Abshire,
guidance director Mollie Roberts, and student activities director
Michael Prados. Following the presentation, all parents spent
five minutes in a “mini-schedule” of their sons’ classes to
meet teachers and learn about course work
for the upcoming year.
The Mini-Schedule for parents of 10th, 11th, and 12th graders has been
rescheduled for Thursday, September 6 at 6 p.m. Please note that
we do not have a shortened day for this event.
View the “ Mini-Schedule”
Tutoring Opportunities Designed to Assist Blue Jays with Improving Their Academics
After school tutoring for math, physical science, biology, Spanish, and English — offered to 8th and 9th grade students by teachers — was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 28.
Information About Tutoring Sessions
Book Days Are Completed Without a Hitch
Welcome to New Members of the Faculty and Administration Joining Jesuit for the 2012-2013 School Year
New Jesuit High School faculty and administration members for the 2012 – 2013 school year met recently for a group photo in St. Ignatius Hall. Seated from left are Jon Malax (teaching Spanish). Scott Delatte ’06 (Theology), Jason LaLonde, S.J. (Latin, Social Studies), Fr. John Brown, S.J. (Theology, Campus Ministry), Deika Bustamante (Spanish), and Rob Weiss ’87 (Math, Social Studies); standing from left are Michael Begg (English, Social Studies), Jeff Darling (Chemistry, Physicial Science), Ardley “Bret” Hanemann ’85 (Director of Admissions, Social Studies), Peter Muller ’81 (Science), Darryl Roule (Math, Asst. Football Coach), and Christopher Bowes ’02 (English, Computer Science). We welcome back Bret and Rob, who are returning for a second stint at Carrollton and Banks.
Blue Jays Benefit from Bargains in Annual Used Book Sale
Senior Austin Delaune finds an armful of books at the annual Used Book Sale organized and run by parent volunteers.
View Photos from 2012 Used Book Sale
Pick-Up Date for Money – AUGUST 9 OR AUGUST 20-24
August 9: Room 329 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. OR
August 20 - 24: Principal’s office (Room 235) during school hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Money not picked up by the end of the school day on Friday, August 24 becomes the property of Jesuit, which will have no trouble putting the extra cash to good use.
Pick-Up Date for Unsold Books – AUGUST 9
Unsold books will be available for pick-up on Thursday, August 9 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Books not picked up by August 9 will become the property of the school. Book sale volunteers and Jesuit High School are not responsible for any books that have been lost/misplaced.
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