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.
March 22, 2018
Fr. Christopher Fronk, S.J., dresses comfortably before he departs for his 2-week mission in Iraq, where he will provide services for troops during Holy Week. The troops there do not have a priest available, so Fr. Fronk is going over to cover services from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. At Monday’s assembly, Jesuit’s president asked for prayers and shared an important Holy Week message.
March 20, 2018
Get Your Bids In!
The annual Mission Auction continues this week in the Commons. Besides playing in the FIFA tournament, students can also participate by bidding on a variety of items including Bluetooth headphones, a movie night in the auditorium, and the famous Knight-Wright Dinner. The Knight Wright Dinner is a meal prepared by long-time Jesuit teachers Mr. Joe Knight and Mr. Dave Wright. Final bids will be collected Wednesday, March 21, at the end of lunch. Don’t miss out!
March 19, 2018
Members of Jesuit’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (MCJROTC) show off their flyers for a fundraising event that goes on Tuesday, March 20! As the flyer reads, the MCJROTC wants to “raise some dough” at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen. Anyone who eats there on Tuesday can contribute to the fundraiser by simply writing Jesuit on their receipt. Twenty-five percent of purchases (on March 20) will support the MCJROTC program! View the PDF of the flyer.