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.
February 7, 2020
The Rivalry Continues…
As Top Abshire looks on, student body president Effy Marks makes the following announcement at 3 p.m. dismissal: “This is Effy Marks. The last two times we have played Holy Cross in white jerseys, the Gizzard led the football and soccer teams to two important victories. Tonight, we play them again. We need your support in the Birdcage at 7 p.m. We need the Gizzard big. We need the Gizzard loud. And don’t forget…it’s a WHITE OUT! Go Jays.”
February 5, 2020
The Senior Night wrestling dual meet in Benson Arena saw high fives, five-second near falls, and five-point leads. It also saw five Jesuits take time out of their evening schedules to show support for the place they call home. (Pictured here, from left) Theology teacher Fr. David Paternostro, S.J., Fr. Stephen Kramer, S.J., interim president Fr. John Brown, S.J., school chaplain Fr. Kevin Dyer, S.J., and alumni chaplain Fr. Paul Shaughnessy, S.J. stand along the visitors bleachers between matches to enjoy a great view of the wrestling meet and the large crowd of Jesuit students, parents, and friends. Go, Jesuits’!
February 4, 2020
Jesuit’s chief financial officer Jason Hijuelos interviews senior Andrew Dupuy in Mrs. Kate Arthurs-Goldberg’s public speaking class. All students prepare resumes, experience a mock interview with a guest interviewer, and learn to compose follow-up thank you notes. Thanks to all the faculty and staff who serve as guest interviewers.
January 30, 2020
So Many Options, So Little Time…
Luke LaForge, Luke Besh, Tripp Haddad, and Giovanni Licciardi happily roam the hallways and decide which Career Day classroom they will visit next. While underclassmen listened to a great talk by Career Day featured speaker Walt Leger III ’96, juniors and seniors were given the chance to learn more about specific industries. Jesuit students thank all the Blue Jay alumni who came to Carrollton and Banks for Career Day 2020!
January 27, 2020
Chinese New Year…
Josh Walker (left) and Chris Gieseler (right) chat in the Philelectic Society office about the upcoming spring musical, Brigadoon, with Michael Harmon, who is sporting a rice hat for the Chinese New Year. The Jesuit cafeteria served lunch around the CHINESE NEW YEAR theme with the following items on the menu:
-Popcorn Chicken w/ Gen Tso Sauce
-California Mixed Veggies
-Assorted Fruit, Fresh Fruit
-Southern Butter Roll
January 22, 2020
A Quality Quartet…
The Barbershop Blue Jays—Chris Giesler, Carlo Barrera, Amélie Ettinger (Sacred Heart), and Leah Velasquez (Patrick Taylor)—perform at the end of the 2020 Mothers’ Luncheon & Alma Mater Awards event held in the Student Commons. The barbershop quartet performed a trio of songs with the last song, of course, being the Alma Mater.