Ten minutes after the lunch bell rings on Thursday, Josef Ernst and DJ Ferrier start their Shirt Signing Senior Week event, a fairly young tradition at Jesuit even though it began about 12 years ago. It was an autograph free-for-all as the Class of 2019 hurriedly made their way to the back of campus to get the John Hancocks of their classmates and even some of their teachers. No special talent was required, not even legible hand-writing.
May 1, 2019
A Smile from the Spectators…
While many of their senior classmates were launching themselves down the Slip ‘n Slide at Wednesday’s Senior Week lunchtime event, Thomas Calogngne and Noah Varnado had a hearty laugh as classmates tried to out-do one another with creative sliding techniques. Lunchtime activities throughout the week give an opportunity for seniors to enjoy being together in their last week as Blue Jay students.
April 29, 2019
The seniors woke up the campus cheering “Twenty…Nineteen!” as they traversed the Jesuit parking lot to join the rest of the students for morning assembly. Their “walk-in” marked the beginning of Senior Week. Each senior sported a shirt of the college or university they will be attending this fall. The rest of the week will commemorate their last few days at Jesuit with lunchtime events. On Friday, the celebrations will conclude with the seniors’ “walk-out” of morning assembly, after which they will join Jesuit alumni for the Commencement Luncheon and officially be welcomed into the Alumni Association.
April 23, 2019
Dollars to Doughnuts…
For a very worthy cause, pre-freshmen Koi Cooks (left) and Samuel Hunter (right) purchase doughnuts from Krispy Kreme/Mission Drive enthusiast Mr. Jason Giaccone. Sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Mission Drive will benefit the Santa Rosa Missions in Paraguay, which works to provide food and drink to the community in need, to distribute medical services, and much more. Participating in the auction, donating to the homeroom collection, and buying pizza at lunch in the Student Commons are three other ways to get involved in the Mission Drive. The drive continues throughout the month of April.
April 12, 2019
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish…
Wielding an electric knife, freshman Braden Moncrief skillfully filleted a redfish like a pro. 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. Moncrief’s classmates watched as he instructed them to start the incision at the dorsal fin and cut behind the gills and pectoral fin down to the spine. Then he sliced away from the bone by cutting lengthwise along one side of the fish parallel to the backbone and repeated the same process for the other side of the fish.
April 9, 2019
One Pint, Three Lives…
Sophomore Garret Roche, junior Kennedy Smith, and phlebotomist Dezarae Williams do their part in contributing to the Blood Drive. The National Honor Society sponsored the event, which was facilitated by The Blood Center’s mobile blood drive program. The Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood to hospitals along the South Louisiana and Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For every student, and every pint of blood donated, three lives are saved.
April 4, 2019
Prefreshmen in Mrs. Pam Catalano’s physical science course received a 3-D printed assist from senior robotics student Tyler Westfall. Westfall manufactured the rod clamp to support a track for the science lab, skillfully demonstrated by prefreshmen Masen Mannina, Luke Gilmore, and Nick Jacobs. The 3-D printers were installed in the Phyllis M. Taylor Innovation Lab when the space was reconfigured to support the robotics team and engineering elective.
April 1, 2019
Deck the Halls…
Student Council campaign flyers cover the 1st-floor hallway throughout the week. Student Council Executive Board elections will take place this week. Speeches are taking place Tuesday morning in the auditorium, and the election will take place on CANVAS soon after. This year’s candidates are as follows: