Jesuit faculty members are more than just teachers; they are, themselves, lifelong learners. This week, new teachers from six New Orleans-area schools, including Brother Martin and St. Mary’s Dominican, are participating in the Research for Better Teaching (RBT) workshop. New teachers at Jesuit are not only required to attend and complete this “pedagogical boot camp,” they are also assigned experienced mentors and participate in a three-year formation program. Malcolm Villarubia, Jr. ’66, Jesuit’s director of professional development who brought the workshop to Jesuit nine years ago, continues to organize and oversee faculty development on campus. At the start of the first session, the 27 participants directed their attention to Marcia Booth, the RBT consultant and master teacher. The training sessions add up to a total of 38 hours over six days, with four days this week, one day in the fall semester, and one in the spring.
July 13, 2018
Risen Star, owned and trained by Louis J. Roussel III ’63, took two jewels in the triple crown of racing in 1988 as the winner of the Preakness and Belmont. Roussel was the major benefactor for Jesuit’s “21st Century Campaign—a Commitment to Excellence.” As many Blue Jay alums may know, the Class of ’63 graduate was also the major benefactor of the Louis J. Roussel, Jr. Physical Education building, which Louis III named in honor of his father Louis, Jr.
This week’s Flashback Friday Wild Photo comes from the Summer of 1988 edition of JayNotes. When he won the two races in ’88, Roussel had reached exactly 25 years since graduating from Jesuit—his Silver Anniversary.
July 10, 2018
A Commute Through Como…
This summer, the Blue Jay Band and Jayettes are enjoying a cultural exchange of a lifetime! The group of 151 Blue Jay Bandsmen, Jayettes, and their families tour Italy this year before making their way to Bamberg, Germany, which is the home of the student exchange program that is now in its 18th year. Here the travel-hearty troop pulls over for a group photo on Lake Como, Italy.
July 5, 2018
Amazing Grace, Amazing Race…
Jay Glorioso ’92, John Unsworth ’92, Gary Carroll ’91, and Kip Kloesel ’92 begin the day with the Lord as they receive spiritual nourishment before the big race. This Throwback Thursday photo was taken from the “Blue Jay 5-K Race” section of the 1991 Jesuit yearbook. Posting the best time of the faculty runners that year was math teacher John Lavie ’83.
June 28, 2018
Ten Years Ago…
Welcome back to the summer edition of Throwback Thursdays! Throughout the month of July, the Thursday Wild Photo will be a blast from the past.
Ten years and one month ago, the Class of 1953 met in the Student Commons for their 55-year stag reunion. One of the photos that made the reunion gallery was this group of ’53 Blue Jays who each attended St. Rose de Lima elementary school. On the top row, John Faherty, Harold Grisamore, and Edmond Daigle posed for a photo with ’53 classmates Joe d’Aquin, Edward Haas, and Gasper Schiro (seated). Many memories will be recreated at the Class of 1953’s 65-year reunion this weekend, the final weekend of the 2018 reunion season!
While St. Rose de Lima School has since been transformed into Bayou Treme Center for Arts and Education, the church still stands tall on Bayou Road in New Orleans.
June 26, 2018
Campers at Jesuit Day Camp experience Water Day, one of the most anticipated days of the summer. Camp director Troy Baglio and his team of counselors oversaw three giant water slides on Will Clark Field. The combination of slides, water guns, and other outside activities provided every camper with fun memories to carry on through the summer!
June 19, 2018
On “Two” the Next One…
Rising senior and first baseman Marc Dougherty (#22) puts up the “2-out” symbol to inform the outfielders that only one out remains in the inning. And if this baseball Wild Photo hasn’t shown enough of the number “2,” note that the Retif Oilers have crossed the midway point in their season…moving on to Part Two! Upcoming games and tentative postseason dates can be found on the American Legion Baseball Schedule.
June 14, 2018
For two weeks at the beginning of June, the newly-renovated gym becomes Biddy Basecamp, as young players from ages 6-11 descend upon the hardwood for summer basketball camp. With both morning and afternoon sessions, the camp develops fundamentals, hosts team play and individual competition, and strengthens understanding of the game through instructional videos. Assistant basketball coach Jonathan Hernandez ’00 calls out the schedule of the next competition as players run to their spots.