The Jesuit football program and faculty will look a little different for the 2020-2021 school year. Ed Daniels, left, could not wait to announce the news as WGNO held a Q and A with former Jesuit head football coach and current prefect of discipline Mark Songy and interim head coach Scott Bairnsfather on June 22 to talk about their new roles. Be on the lookout on Wednesday afternoon on WGNO for the airing of the exciting interview. Both are ready to tackle new challenges and triumphs, and we cannot wait to see these Jays fly into their new positions.
June 18, 2020
Looking for a Sign…
The Retif Oil and Fuel American Legion varsity team faced off against the junior varsity squad on June 18th in the grueling heat. While the game was only a scrimmage, the competition was intense from both sides. The action is set to begin on Saturday at John Ryan Stadium with the JV team scheduled to play at 10 a.m. and the Varsity at 1:30 p.m. All signs are pointing toward excitement and success at The Ryan.
Construction continues at Carrollton & Banks as the frame for the administration wing is put into place. Last week the concrete foundation was laid in the footprint adjacent to the boiler room and the 1926 Banks Street wing. The administration wing is one of the enhancements to Jesuit’s campus brought about by the generosity from donors to the Minds & Hearts Enlightened capital campaign.
May 12, 2020
A Covid Corvid…
What do crows and blue jays have in common? What many might know is that both are members of the same family of birds known as Corvids. What few will know is that, with the hallways more spacious than normal during Covid-19 restrictions, both have made a home a Carrollton and Banks. One of the crows that regularly circles campus made its way into the school building on Monday and flew the hallways normally trafficked by Blue Jays. Good thing Jesuit’s interim president, Fr. John Brown, S.J., is no stranger to handling eccentric animals. Watch the video of Fr. Brown releasing the crow into the school yard.
May 5, 2020
One of Our Own…
On May 1 one of Jesuit’s own, Major William J. Walker, III ’03, could be seen flying high over New Orleans and Baton Rouge as part of a four-plane squadron with the Louisiana Air National Guard at Belle Chase. The squadron flew over the cities to honor health care workers that are in the fight against COVID-19. Piloting an F-15C on the left wing of the lead B-52, Walker said “It was an absolute honor to be a part of the event and have an opportunity to show how much our community appreciates the sacrifices that our first responders and frontline medical workers are making during these trying times.”
April 27, 2020
Dos Lobos on the Park Place Triangle Stage…
As New Orleanians embraced Jazz Festing in Place on the last weekend in April, junior Mason Wulff and his father, Steve, delighted neighborhood listeners with a socially distant pop-up Jazz Fest tribute concert. Held in Park Places Triangle in the Navarre neighborhood, the father-and-son-led group “Dos Lobos” (Two Wulffs) powered through a mix of cover songs and original material for an appreciative audience. Civics teacher Jay Combe ’83 was in attendance and captured a video that supplied this Wild Photo.
April 23, 2020
A Whole New World…
Mr. Wade Trosclair ’07 always brings a worldly perspective to class. But these days he’s calling on his own real-world experiences to connect with students during these challenging times. As he shared with his world history charges, Trosclair was a junior at Jesuit when Katrina shuttered the school for several months of 2005. Before returning to campus to complete the academic year, Trosclair studied at a high school in Thibodaux and a satellite Jesuit school on the campus of St. Martin’s. Trosclair is embracing today’s challenge as he did the one 15 years ago, and is doing everything he can to give his students the confidence they will need to succeed in a different “world.”