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.”
April 7, 2020
Morty’s New Home…
Everyone in the Jesuit community is settling in to new environments for work and study. For no one is this more true than Morty, Jesuit’s germ-zapping robot. Instead of training areas and locker rooms, it is now bedsides and medical equipment that the robot is working hard to sanitize. At last report, Morty is certainly holding up to the challenge.
March 31, 2020
Signed with Hope…
Jesuit’s interim president, Fr. John Brown, S.J., signs diplomas in his office as a sign of hope for a return to the school’s beloved traditions. Keep your eyes on the prize, Blue Jays!
March 20, 2020
Long-time maintenance member Kent Broussard puts the finishing paint touches on the “switchboard” entrance on Banks Street. The entrance to the school had been temporarily relocated during construction of the pedestrian walkway. Now that the project is in its final stages, the switchboard is open once again for visitors to check in to the school.
March 18, 2020
Calling an Audible…
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.