Prior to the Friday’s Senior Night varsity baseball game against Chalmette at John Ryan Stadium, another group of seniors took to the diamond to battle it out with the faculty and staff. In a game that was far from close, the seniors proved themselves kings of cabbage-ball, defeating their elder opponents 8-1. Senior Mat Frischhertz leads the senior line in shaking hands with the deflated faculty and staff team, then enjoying the thrill of victory. Post-game jambalaya was served in Pontiff Pavillion, and seniors heard words of encouragement from Wally Pontiff, Sr., who watched the game with his family.
April 17, 2018
Any Final Remarks?
In one of the last student council meetings for the current leaders, seniors John Howell and Paul Treuting react to the amount of hands raised from class-level senators. The student body treasurer and president opened the floor for discussion and questions, but the two did not expect the overwhelming response from these officers who are also nearing the end of their senatorial terms. Elections for Class Level Officers take place during the school day on Tuesday and Wednesday to elect new leaders for 2018-2019.
April 11, 2018
Senior Christian Edwards knows it’s that time of the year as he gets fitted for his graduation tuxedo. Graduating seniors filed in to Room 329 during lunch on Wednesday for the tuxedo fitting session. They were also reminded earlier in the week about the 17th annual Commencement Luncheon, scheduled for May 4 in the Bienville Room at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome!
Jesuit alumni may register for the luncheon by April 27.
April 5, 2018
Get Up and Dance…
Freshman Stefan Hernandez-San Martin, with the help of fellow classmate, freshman D.J. Bent, demonstrates the 6-step Salsa and 3-step Bachata dance moves. Students in Mrs. Kate Arthurs-Goldberg’s freshmen Speech I class spent this week performing their “demo” speeches. Each student is required to teach the rest of the class how to do something by demonstrating steps in a process. Food demonstrations were a big hit with Evan Hamilton making his family’s spicy fettuccine alfredo, Hayden Morris making bread dough from scratch, and Brandon Pham making Chicago style mini-deep dish pizzas. While the other students filled everyone’s bellies with good food, Stefan got everyone’s feet moving with his Latin music-inspired dance demonstration. He touched on the history of each dance’s cultural origins and paid homage to his grandmother who taught him how to dance.
April 4, 2018
Blue Jay Election Day…
Juniors Evan Ehrensing and Ridge Retif, along with all the other Blue Jay voters, crowded into the Commons to cast their ballots for the 2018–19 Student Council Executive Board. Results will be announced at the end of the day on April 4. If necessary, a run-off election will be held Thursday, April 5, with the full results available at the end of the week.
April 2, 2018
Students play bean bag toss, also known as “cornhole,” in Traditions Courtyard during lunch to celebrate the last school day before Easter break.
March 28, 2018
Donuts by the Dozen…Get ’em While They’re Hot!
It’s the last chance to score some Krispy Kreme Donuts during morning break in the Commons. Grab a donut and help raise money for the Lenten Mission Drive which benefits the Santa Rosa Missions of Paraguay. Mr. Jason Giaccone has coordinated the donut fundraiser for his homeroom and the Blue Jay Band for 16 years running. This year they have sold more than 3,800 donuts and have raised over $2,900 for the drive. Get there before they’re all gone!
March 26, 2018
During his Easter holiday, Blue Jay alumnus Foster Moreau ’15 hits the gym with science teacher and coach Gino Giambelluca. Not only do these two have a 2015 Jesuit football state championship in common, but they also share the bond of being LSU football players. Moreau, completing junior year as a kinesiology student, enters his final year at LSU in August and will eventually join Mr. Giambelluca as a member of the Tiger football alumni base.