Announcements for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Posted February 5, 2019 / Last updated February 5, 2019

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Today is Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mass Day Order, Day 3

  • Calliope continues to accept poetry, fiction, essays, art, and photography for its 2019 edition.  Email writing submissions to Mr. Wyss or Mr. Bowes, and bring physical art to the English Department.  The deadline is Feb. 15.
  • The Creative Writing Club will meet today during the first half of lunch in Room 210.
  • The 8th grade basketball team will face De La Salle at Rummel tonight starting at 6:00.
  • All Sodality levels will meet today during the second half of lunch in their regular rooms.
  • The varsity soccer team will host Brother Martin in the regional round of the state playoffs tonight at John Ryan Stadium starting at 6:00 p.m.  Admission is $7.00 each for adults and students (non-participating schools) and $5.00 each for Jesuit and Brother Martin students with ID and children (ages 6-11).  Note that student ID’s are not accepted at the gate for LHSAA playoff contests.
  • The Paintball Club will meet tomorrow during the first half of lunch in room 110 to plan clubs next outing. All and new members are encouraged to attend. 
  • Students interested in participating in this year’s Slam n Jam should meet tomorrow during the first half of lunch in Room 112. 
  • Students interested in participating in the Close-Up trip to Washington, D.C. this summer should attend a meeting tomorrow during the first half of lunch in Room 132. Only juniors and those sophomores currently taking American History are eligible for the trip. Please see Mr. Bairnsfather if you are unable to attend.
  • The Movie Critics Club will meet tomorrow during the first half of lunch in Room 221.
  • Juniors attending the February Kairos Retreat should meet tomorrow during the first half of lunch in Room 224.
  • Anyone interested in joining the new Urban Farming Club should meet tomorrow during the second half of lunch in Room 311.
  • The Green Club will meet tomorrow after school  in Room 311.
  • What did the Australian Chess player say to the waiter?
    Check, Mate!  For this and other fun facts, meet with the Chess Club this afternoon at 3:00 in Room 332.
  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 11, the Resource Center will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week. These extended hours will not take place on Fridays, on early dismissal days, or during exam weeks.
  • Top’s Tip of the Day: Moving to Mass in silence gives us time to prepare for Mass.
  • Today’s Black History Month fact of the day, brought to you by the St. Peter Claver Club: The integration of New Orleans public schools by Ruby Bridges did not occur until a full six years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Images of Bridges being escorted in and out of William Frantz Elementary School on North Galvez Street in the upper Ninth Ward under the protection of federal marshals inspired one of the most famous paintings of the 20th century, Norman Rockwell’s The Problem We All Live With. President Obama invited Bridges to the White House, where he displayed the painting during his presidency. A copy of the painting is on display in the Resource Center.


  • Winners of the Cafeteria’s Chinese New Year contest are: Gavin Skipper, Edward Blakemore, Jalen Williams, Michael Britsch, and Nicholas Frischhertz.  See Ms. Ann in the cafeteria for your prize.  Thanks to all who participated.

  • The Jesuit Philelectic Society’s would like to thank those who attended the 11th Annual Senior-Directed One Act Play and Improv Comedy Festival.  The event took in $2260 and 336 pounds of food in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank.
  • Last Thursday, the Bowling Team handily prevailed over an undefeated Bonnabel team with a score of 23-4. Sophomore Ben Hunn once again led the Blue Jays with a high game of 245 and average of 210. Seniors Jake Stiegler and Alex O’Neil supported with averages of 209 and 196, respectively. On Monday, the team continued their success against St. Aug, winning 26-1. O’Neil led the day with a high game of 224 and an average of 203. The Blue Jays are now one of only two teams in the region that remain undefeated (5-0) as they enter the heart of the regular season. Congrats Blue Jay bowlers.