The Jesuit Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) commemorate the 246th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The event on Nov. 16, 2021, included a performance by the MCJROTC Band (the oldest of its kind in the nation); a traditional cake cutting ceremony with special recognition of the program’s youngest and oldest cadets; recognition of the guest-of-honor; and a reception in the Student Commons.
November 11, 2021
Tables Can Read?
Screenwriting Essentials teacher Mike Begg leads a table read on November 11, 2021. During the course of the semester, Begg brings his students through the whole journey of screenwriting from the basics of scriptwriting to organizing a story board.
November 5, 2021
District Pep Rally…
Seniors Joseph Liberto and linebacker Dennis Dougherty lead a lunch time pep rally before the last district game of the season tonight against the Rummel Raiders. Jesuit has already guaranteed itself a share of the Catholic League district title, but a win tonight would obtain the first outright title since 2011. After the rally, the student body left the courtyard full of enthusiasm and excitement that will be used to cheer the Blue and White onto victory.
November 3, 2021
A Hands On President…
Jesuit president Fr. John Brown, S.J., re-paints a statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Brown carefully painted the hands and face before moving onto the rest of the old statue that will find its new home in the Banks Street Addition as the former art teacher puts one of his numerous talents to good use.
October 29, 2021
A Spirited Lunch…
Jesuit doesn’t horse around for Halloween. At the second half of lunch students were treated to candy and a show. Blue Jays were decked out in an array of costumes for the annual student council Halloween costume contest. James Cangelosi was crowned the victor with his horse costume and received a whole bag of candy as his reward.
October 26, 2021
PSAT Pep Rally
Senior treasurer Jack Gasquet leads the student body in a chant before a day before PSAT testing. On Tuesday, October 26th, pre-freshmen and freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9, and sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT. The extra motivation from the rally attempted grant all Blue Jays the enthusiasm to slay the proverbial PSAT dragon and achieve adequate scores on this year’s exam.
October 21, 2021
Spanish teacher Scout Serpas ’13 and junior Eddy Boudreaux display the new 30 ounce Polar Camel tumbler and the Jesuit 32 ounce Nalgene water bottle in the Jesuit Traditions Courtyard. You can purchase these new items and more in room 132 from Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If parents have any questions about inventory or about their orders, they should contact Wanda Montalbano at (504) 483-3858 or email@example.com.
October 13, 2021
A sophomore fine arts student asks Paul McCrae a question during a class assignment in the Jesuit Auditorium. Maestro McCrae helped create and is the host of a video series called “Discovering The Orchestra,” a series that Joe Caluda ’79 has shown his fine arts classes for the last 25 years. British born and educated in the United States, McRae was trained at the world famous Juilliard School in New York, the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna, Italy. He began his professional musical career as a trumpet player by becoming the youngest permanent member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at only 19.
October 8, 2021
Yerba Mate Tea…
Scout Serpas ’13 brings his Spanish II class to the Traditions Courtyard to enjoy Yerba Mate tea as a reward for finishing a long week. “Yerba Mate” is typically consumed in Argentina and Uruguay, and “la bombilla” is the straw they use to drink the tea out of the mate (the cup). Former Spanish teacher and current Jesuit president Fr. John Brown, S.J., heard about the Friday morning festivities and could not help but attend.
October 6, 2021
The Catholic Samurai…
Fr. William Farge, S.J., speaks to Jesuit sodalists about the history of the Catholic Samurai during the second half of lunch in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs. Fr. Farge taught English and religion at Jesuit high schools in Hiroshima and Kobe, Japan from 1978 to 1990. His knowledge of this topic was vast, and his stories kept those gathered interested and engrossed in the subject.
October 4, 2021
Litany of Saints…
Ninth grade Theology teacher Scott Delatte ’06 explains the rich depictions in The Holy Name of Jesus Chapel. After Delatte answered questions about the imagery in the chapel, he explained that the saints depicted in those images are more alive now than they were when they were on Earth because they are in the constant presence of God. To end the lecture, he led the singing of the litany of saints that resulted in a beautiful chorus to end the school day.
September 30, 2021
Annual Chin-up Challenge…
Jesuit is not only trying to defeat Holy Cross on the gridiron, but also on the chin-up bar. Each year, The Great American Rivalry Series sponsors a chin-up contest between the two schools, and freshman Connor LaCour is doing his best to make sure that his chin, and the Jays, finish on top.
September 29, 2021
Students gather in The Chapel of the North American Martyrs to celebrate the Feast of the Archangels. This student Mass was a special one as the whole student body was able to congregate at one time to honor the Holy Sacrifice for the first time in over a year.
September 28, 2021
Senior cheerleaders James Alvarez and Benjamin Babin explain the role of cheerleaders and the excitement of being on the sideline of every football and basketball game during the first rush day event. Over the next two days, the Jesuit student body will be exposed to over 40 different clubs and co-curriculars given the opportunity to learn and delve deeper into the Jesuit High School community. Co-curriculars are an extremely important part of what makes the Jesuit experience memorable and impactful, so if you are a pre-freshman or a senior, do not hesitate to check out the commons during lunch to find your next favorite hobby.
September 24, 2021
The Calm Before the Storm…
Senior standout linebacker Dennis Dougherty addresses his fellow Blue Jays during Friday morning assembly in Jesuit’s Traditions Courtyard. As Welcome Weeks is set to reach its end, the Jesuit student council has a special pep rally planned for 2 p.m. today in the Benson Arena to prepare the student body for a Friday night matchup with the Crusaders from Brother Martin.
September 21, 2021
During the first half of lunch, junior class president Will Sheridan tries to fool fellow students by hiding a ball under three cups. The students were never fooled. Next up for welcome week is diet training that will take place tomorrow during both lunch periods.