Senior Ethan Hess tries to thwart Mr. Tim Harris’s throw in a drill called “King of the Hill” with the Ultimate Frisbee Club. The team is practicing to compete in a citywide tournament in the spring. The club is one of over 60 co-curriculars offered at Jesuit.
October 1, 2014
That’s the Spirit!
Juniors John Nimmo (left) and Francesco Pineda paint a banner in anticipation of Friday’s Homecoming Game against East Jefferson High School. Several junior class homerooms created banners that will hang in the Traditions Courtyard, serving as a fitting backdrop for Friday’s Pep Rally.
September 29, 2014
Seniors Chris Mills (left) and Dillon Knight dress up as video game characters from Nintendo’s Mario franchise for Monday’s Morning Assembly in the Traditions Courtyard. The two put on a skit at assembly to kick off the video game-themed Homecoming Week activities. Throughout the week, the Student Council will pay homage to the best-selling video game franchise of all time, as well as other video games, with special activities each day during lunch.
September 26, 2014
The Boys on the Bus…
Coach Mark Songy leads the varsity football team in prayer below the Mary Statue that is affixed to the Louis J. Roussel Building on Banks Street. The team was moments away from boarding three buses that will bring them to Pensacola for Friday night’s football game against the Tigers.
September 25, 2014
Ms. Andrea Mika helps to answer junior Paul Ineich’s question about his Alegebra II homework after school. Ms. Mika, who has been teaching at Jesuit since 2009, is one of 14 math teachers at Jesuit this year.
September 24, 2014
Dana Kirkpatrick, a representative of the Harry Tompson Center, talks with Blue Jays about homelessness in New Orleans. The Harry Tompson Center is a nonprofit day center started by Rev. Harry Tompson, S.J. that provides showers, laundry services, a telephone room, legal aid, medical care, and prescription assistance to the homeless of downtown New Orleans. Students who volunteer with the center are able to put names and faces to a part of the population that often gets overlooked by society. Blue Jays are challenged to become “men for others” in imitation of Jesus and serve their fellow man by volunteering regularly. Last year, the Class of 2014 volunteered more than 27,000 hours, an average of 105 hours per student, to 50 different programs and agencies.
September 23, 2014
In the Role Playing Club, students break into small groups to play a variety of games every Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore Jason Grana heads up a casual Munchkin card game while the group behind him is playing a more intense game of Dungeons & Dragons. The club is one of about sixty co-curricular activities offered at Jesuit.
September 22, 2014
Under the Oaks…
A quintet of Blue Jays relax under the oak trees of the Traditions Courtyard Monday afternoon. Pictured from left are sophomores Graham Buck, Troy Broussard, Matt Nguyen, Gary Zeringue, and Hanson Chokr.