More than 200 Blue Jays joined the new student council for their first event, “Gotcha & Churros,” during lunch in Traditions Courtyard. With goals set up on both sides of the courtyard, students came out to enjoy the tasty treats and to see if they had what it takes to be crowned the 2019 Gotcha champion. Some Blue Jays even wore their favorite jersey. The new student council spread the word with enticing announcements like this one: Can you prove to the Pelicans that they should draft you first over Zion? Show Alvin Gentry you’ve got what it takes during lunch in the courtyard.
May 10, 2019
Rising senior Seth Dardar checks out the information sheet for the St. Francis Borgia Leadership Institute, a student leadership development program sponsored by Jesuit High School. The retreat is designed with the threefold purpose of identifying student leaders, offering formation in the virtues of leadership, and fostering collaboration among the different organizations, clubs, and teams within the school community. The event is open to all current Jesuit 8th – 11th graders. There will be two workshops offered, one at the end of May (5/30-5/31) and one at the end of July (7/25-7/26), in order to accommodate as many student schedules as possible. Each workshop will last 2 days. Both will cover the same content. Students can register now by completing this Leadership Forum Registration.
May 6, 2019
On May 3, Pope Francis tweeted, “In many countries May is the month of Mary. May the Mother of God accompany us and protect Christians in fighting against the forces of evil. Let us entrust ourselves to her and pray for the Church and for peace in the world.” Crowning the statue of the Blessed Mother in the courtyard during Morning Assembly are pre-freshman Christian Courtade and junior Joe Lombardi.
May 2, 2019
“Can I Have Your Autograph?”
Ten minutes after the lunch bell rings on Thursday, Josef Ernst and DJ Ferrier start their Shirt Signing Senior Week event, a fairly young tradition at Jesuit even though it began about 12 years ago. It was an autograph free-for-all as the Class of 2019 hurriedly made their way to the back of campus to get the John Hancocks of their classmates and even some of their teachers. No special talent was required, not even legible hand-writing.
May 1, 2019
A Smile from the Spectators…
While many of their senior classmates were launching themselves down the Slip ‘n Slide at Wednesday’s Senior Week lunchtime event, Thomas Calogngne and Noah Varnado had a hearty laugh as classmates tried to out-do one another with creative sliding techniques. Lunchtime activities throughout the week give an opportunity for seniors to enjoy being together in their last week as Blue Jay students.
April 29, 2019
The seniors woke up the campus cheering “Twenty…Nineteen!” as they traversed the Jesuit parking lot to join the rest of the students for morning assembly. Their “walk-in” marked the beginning of Senior Week. Each senior sported a shirt of the college or university they will be attending this fall. The rest of the week will commemorate their last few days at Jesuit with lunchtime events. On Friday, the celebrations will conclude with the seniors’ “walk-out” of morning assembly, after which they will join Jesuit alumni for the Commencement Luncheon and officially be welcomed into the Alumni Association.
April 23, 2019
Dollars to Doughnuts…
For a very worthy cause, pre-freshmen Koi Cooks (left) and Samuel Hunter (right) purchase doughnuts from Krispy Kreme/Mission Drive enthusiast Mr. Jason Giaccone. Sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Mission Drive will benefit the Santa Rosa Missions in Paraguay, which works to provide food and drink to the community in need, to distribute medical services, and much more. Participating in the auction, donating to the homeroom collection, and buying pizza at lunch in the Student Commons are three other ways to get involved in the Mission Drive. The drive continues throughout the month of April.
April 12, 2019
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish…
Wielding an electric knife, freshman Braden Moncrief skillfully filleted a redfish like a pro. 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. Moncrief’s classmates watched as he instructed them to start the incision at the dorsal fin and cut behind the gills and pectoral fin down to the spine. Then he sliced away from the bone by cutting lengthwise along one side of the fish parallel to the backbone and repeated the same process for the other side of the fish.