Thirteen Jesuit young alumni gather in the Indiana Convention Center’s lobby during the SEEK conference presented by FOCUS. The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) is a Catholic outreach whose mission is to share the gospel with the world. The SEEK conference lasts five days (Jan. 3-7) and includes 60-plus keynote speakers, daily Mass, and 17,000 attendees. These Blue Jays are among the 17,000 who attended the conference in downtown Indianapolis with the goal to encounter something more.
January 3, 2019
Twenty members of the Class of 2015 attended their class leadership meeting on Dec. 27 in St. Ignatius Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to get the class organized prior to its first reunion in the summer of 2020. It’s also an exciting time to see who emerges as consistent leaders of the group. Blue Jays who graduated in 2014 and 2015 are also reminded that the deadline (Feb. 1) is approaching to apply for the Alumni Service Corps (ASC). The ASC program gives young alumni the opportunity to devote a year of their lives to their alma mater between completing college and moving on to graduate school or a career.
December 20, 2018
Freshmen Caleb Tolbert and Trey Theriot take their penultimate saunter across the 2nd-floor balcony to the classroom for Mrs. Bondi’s Latin II Honors exam. Thursday’s exams were Mathematics, Latin, Study Skills, AP Computer Science. Before taking exams, students were reminded that dismissal on Jan. 4 will take place at 12:15 p.m. (not at 1:04 p.m. as previously scheduled). Merry Christmas, Blue Jays!
December 17, 2018
Jesuit’s MCJROTC cadets enjoy their White Elephant gift exchange during Christmas Week. The MCJROTC took a break from their busy week to celebrate a Christmas gift exchange. The group, led by LtCol. Tim Huete ’87 and MGySgt J.R. Piseno, just completed its annual inspection and will close out the semester by counting the final results of the Marines’ Toys for Tots drive.
December 12, 2018
In Tuesday’s Christmas Week Event, seniors Jacob Kieff and Donovan Reynolds compete in the Santa Showdown to earn the right to be called “Santa Clause” for the remainder of the week. To find out who won the event, and to follow all the action from the week,click here.
December 7, 2018
AP Biology students John Bendernagel, Christopher Vuong, and Evan Tizzard load DNA samples into gels as part of Mrs. Tassin’s class activity. Kyle Happel, M.D. ’89 has been teaching this activity for Jesuit students since 2011. AP Biology students used the PCR procedure (polymerase chain reaction) to amplify copies of DNA samples from four different suspects plus a sample taken from a crime scene. The students were shown the micropippetting technique. The samples of DNA were then separated with gel electrophoresis, and then each gel was examined under UV lighting. The illuminated DNA fragments were compared to the crime scene fragments. Thanks again for the visit, Dr. Happel!
December 5, 2018
Kent Broussard and Sidney Gleason, sometimes called “Kidney” when the two men are together, add a fresh coat of paint to the balusters that support the railing of the 3rd-floor balcony. Broussard and Gleason have a combined 57 years of service to Jesuit High School as members of the maintenance and facilities staff. Jesuit thanks all members of the maintenance team for their excellent work in preserving Jesuit’s 92-year-old complex on the corner of Carrollton and Banks.
December 3, 2018
At 3:00 p.m., while some Blue Jays relax in the Student Commons or get a head start on homework, pre-freshman Trey Reeb freshens up his piano-playing skills. Reeb, a self-taught pianist, played Pachelbel’s Canon, the common name for the canon by German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel.