Mr. Darryl Roule is used to wearing headsets, just not in the classroom. Roule, who coaches linebackers for Jesuit football, is now using his headset to teach math through home learning. “Truth be told, I feel a lot more comfortable designing a blitz package than I do teaching online introductory algebra. The more I practice, though, the better I am working in this new format.” It’s the same lesson he’s been teaching in math class and on the football field since he started at Carrollton & Banks in 2012.
March 13, 2020
Jesuit students and alumni deliver Mardi Gras bead donations to St. Michael School for recycling. The adult clients at the Joy Activity Center at St. Michael’s sort and resell the beads. Graduates of St. Michael Upper School continue to thrive in a safe, Catholic environment for as long as the needs of the participant can be met. Working with families, the Joy Center promotes choice for program participants in a variety of activities and classes on and off campus.
Other announcements: Students should not be in the hallways during the exam period or between exam periods. Once you complete your exam you should exit the hallways quietly. You may remain in the Commons, Resource Center, or the yard during this time. Students participating in the Annual FIFA Tournament need to bring their money to the Campus Ministry Office by Thursday. If you have any questions, please see Carter Montalbano or Connor Quaglino.
March 4, 2020
No Phones in Class, Except…
…in Art class when it is used for a project reference! Of course, students at Jesuit are not allowed to use cell phones during the school day (see Bulletin), except the rare occasion that a teacher or club moderator gives permission to use a phone to take a photo of the board or when covering a student activity. In this case, interim president and art teacher Fr. John Brown, S.J., allows senior art class member Chase Winston to take a picture that will be used as a reference for their art project. The visual reference was portrayed by Christian Wild, who ironically earned a spot on today’s Wild Photo.
March 3, 2020
Preston Roark tosses the football with Jacob Tobler as a friend of theirs attempts to intercept the pass. Blue Jays relax and play football after school in Traditions Courtyard as they settle in to the last regular week of the third quarter. For upcoming student life events such as Carrollton Clash, see the Weekly Calendar of Events!
February 20, 2020
A “Bazaar” Time of Year…
Blue Jay mothers and #Back2Banks Bazaar volunteers Nicole Ciaccio, Stacey Lacour, and Beth Schibler work together in St. Ignatius Hall to organize and stuff Bazaar raffle tickets. The trio of volunteers spent their early morning hours setting up as other volunteers flooded in to Ignatius Hall to complete the task at hand. On Tuesday, March 3, students will receive their Bazaar raffle tickets in an envelope that will also contain information on ticket-sale incentives. Alumni families and parents of current Blue Jays are encouraged to sponsor the Bazaar, sign up to volunteer, and/or pre-order their Bazaar T-shirts!
February 19, 2020
David Nguyen and Ken Nguyen dissect worms in Mrs. Smith’s Biology class. Student interaction with organisms is one of the most effective methods of achieving many of the goals outlined in the National Science Education Standards (NSES). In comparative anatomy, the dissection project also promotes observation and comparison skills that instill in students an appreciation for the value of life.
February 14, 2020
Attitude of Gratitude…
About a dozen students volunteered their time and talent this week to call hundreds of alumni across the country who are supporting Jesuit’s Minds & Hearts Enlightened capital campaign. The gratitude expressed by today’s Blue Jays to those who preceded them was well received and appreciated.