Pre-freshmen in Ms. Katie Single’s Spanish 8 class enjoy CBI – computer based instruction – that is becoming an important supplement to the curriculum. CBI provides immediate feedback with self-quizzes and features videos of tutorials for review prior to tests. Additionally, CBI engages Blue Jays with grammar and vocabulary games such as “Battleship” and “Rags to Riches,” as well as music videos that convey grammatical concepts. Rote is out, CBI is in. CBI: a new, different, and interesting way to learn Spanish, as these Jays will readily affirm. From left are Mike Hull, Joey Dupepe, Cari Robinson, Ryan Hamilton, Mason Peres, and Anthony Kelly.
September 30, 2013
There is always humor to be found in analysis class, right? Well, yes, especially in Mr. John Lavie’s learning laboratory where these juniors react with amusement during Monday’s lesson which focused on graphs of typical functions and shifts.
September 27, 2013
Planes, Brains, & Automobiles…
Freshman Austin Ros almost jumps out of his uniform during Friday’s lunchtime pep rally after he was the first to successfully sail his paper airplane into the front seating area of a very special Blue & White Mercury Grand Marquis parked in the Traditions Courtyard. Only three other Blue Jays – junior Peter Kim and freshmen John Crowson and Michael Scillitani – were able to accurately navigate their planes into the unique looking car from 20 feet away. The winners get to choose a free treat from whatever bag of goodies Br. Billy Dardis, S.J. happens to be selling to raise money for the Jesuit Missions.
Freshman Aaron Baker buys a frozen treat from Br. William Dardis on a too-warm autumn day after school. Br. Dardis regularly sets up a table outside the Student Commons to sell sweets to raise money for Jesuit’s Mission Drive.
September 25, 2013
Paint the Town Blue…
Sophomores work diligently painting banners Jesuit Blue and White in anticipation of Friday’s match up against Pensacola, a game that will re-ignite a classic rivalry from the 1940s through 1960s. From left, sophomores Justin Vlosich, Ryan Nguyen, William Brewster, and Mark Jaunet paint their banner as Student Council Moderator Mr. Chris Bowes looks on. Throughout the football season, homerooms within the same grade level will compete in a homeroom banner contest. The winner of each grade level will receive 50 Homeroom Showdown points. The spirited sophomore class banners will hang in the Traditions Courtyard Thursday and Friday.
September 24, 2013
In Good Measure …
Ms. Mona Anchan sent her Physics students on a campus-wide scavenger hunt using scientific measurements as directions. Senior Brock Lingle, senior Jorge Galdamez, and junior Thomas Eggleston gathered this item on their hunt — an envelope from the President’s office.
September 23, 2013
Could there be a future paparazzo in this group? Or even a couple of Wild Photographers? Time will tell. Blue Jays interested in cameras and digital imaging for the Jesuit web site, the Blue Jay student newspaper, or the Yearbook met on Monday with Dr. Jean-Marc Duplantier, an English teacher who is moderator of the Photography Club and the Yearbook. Clockwise from bottom right are pre-freshmen Brett Power and Paul Myers, sophomore Brady Stiller, and freshmen Colin Scripter, Luke Navarro, and Bailey Termine.
September 20, 2013
Four Square Jays…
The old playground game Four Square attracted players and spectators alike on Friday at lunch in the Traditions Courtyard. Serving as unofficial referees are juniors Ben Hess (arms extended facing camera), David Gaines (blue jacket), and Chris Mills, who puts on a good performance in ejecting one of the players.