Mothers’ Mass is followed with a special visit from Jesuit president Fr. Christopher Fronk, S.J.! Just down the street from Jesuit, Fr. Fronk enjoyed a cup of coffee with Blue Jay mothers at Monkey Monkey. Every Wednesday morning in the Holy Name Chapel (small chapel on the second floor of the Administration Building), the Mothers’ Rosary group gathers to pray for the needs and intentions of our school – our students, their families, the faculty, the administration, and the staff. All mothers, grandmothers, and concerned friends of Jesuit students and alumni are welcome and encouraged to participate. On late mornings, the rosary will begin at 9:00 a.m. A Jesuit priest will offer Mass after the rosary.
September 17, 2019
Before the Bell…
Mr. Connor Hartupee ’15—computer studies teacher, Philelectic Society assistant, and Alumni Service Corps member—beats the 3:00 p.m. dismissal bell as he is the first one to arrive on stage for Phils practice. The Jesuit Philelectic Society’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest will run this Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. They can be purchased in the Phils’ office (Room 201) everyday at lunch.
Also, alumni from the Class of 2016 were recently emailed about next year’s Alumni Service Corps (ASC) applications, which are due in February of 2020. For more info, visit the ASC page, just as Mr. Hartupee did during this time last year.
September 13, 2019
Field Games Club…
The newly formed Field Games Club – playing games such as Spikeball, gaga ball, and corn hole – gathers for the first time during lunch on Will Clark field. More than 30 Blue Jays and a handful of faculty members attended the club’s meeting to show support. Mr. Peter Flores and Mr. Gary Wyss even added disc golf, another lawn game, to the mix!
September 11, 2019
A Week to Remember…
In remembrance of the September 11 attacks and the innocent lives lost 18 years ago, Jesuit president Fr. Christopher Fronk, S.J., stops in front of this framed American flag, now on display in the first floor hallway outside the faculty lounge. This hallway display means a great deal to Fr. Fronk especially this week, as it marks the 2-year anniversary of his presenting the flag to the school community at Morning Assembly. Fr. Fronk was activated to cover Easter services during 2017 Holy Week on board the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Persian Gulf, since there were no other priests available for the job, and this flag was flown on board the ship in appreciation for our president’s sacrifice. On this week two years ago, Fr. Fronk received the framed memory from the ship’s commanding officer Captain Will Pennington.
September 10, 2019
Day 1 Discipline…
Poised pre-freshman Ethan Schaeffer marches down the 3rd-floor hallway during lunch on a Regular Order, Day 1. This day has more significance for Jesuit MCJROTC cadets, who have been issued the camouflage uniform to wear on Day 1, known for cadets as “Uniform Day.” The Marine Corps JROTC program requires that cadets wear their uniform at least one day a week. Any time a cadet wears his or her uniform, it should always be worn with pride and care. Cadets must always be careful to be on their best behavior when wearing their uniforms. Improper behavior by cadets is not tolerated at any time, and is severely dealt with if in uniform. The uniform worn by Schaeffer and other cadets on this particular Day 1 is called the Utility/Camouflage. Soon, the cadets will be issued their “Charlies,” the service uniform.
September 6, 2019
A senior-heavy weekend is upon the Class of 2020 as they are all smiles on Senior Shirt Day at Friday Morning Assembly. Seniors standing amongst their homerooms, lined up in unison, and wearing matching T-shirts given to them by the Alumni Association was a positive image for the rest of the student body. Senior Ring Mass is this Saturday at 5 p.m., and the Senior Ring Dance follows at Magnolia Plantation from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Dress code is semi-formal attire. Enjoy the weekend, seniors!
September 5, 2019
What a Rush…
Pre-freshmen Michael Stackpole and Brady Luminais take a look at all of the options for Rush Days. During lunch this week, students are introduced to the 80-plus co-curricular clubs, organizations, and teams during Jesuit’s annual Rush Days held in the Student Commons. Throughout the year, but especially at Rush Days, Blue Jays old and new receive the chance to get involved, meet new people, and expand horizons. Co-curriculars also help students foster meaningful friendships, time management skills, and engage in competition that stimulates personal achievement. The sense of belonging at Jesuit was certainly felt both by eager underclassmen and seasoned upperclassmen.
September 3, 2019
Thank You for the Jambalaya!
A big shout-out goes to Mr. Bill Poynot (standing, 2nd from left), father of alumnus Joe Poynot ’09, and Blue Jays from the Class of 1966 (kneeling) for cooking and serving the jambalaya for the annual Big Brother-Little Brother Jambalaya Lunch. This event connects new students to their Big Brothers and to the Jesuit Alumni Association; it’s truly the perfect way to cap off Welcome Week. Jesuit thanks Mr. Poynot and these alumni for the delicious jambalaya!