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September 25, 2019
The Calm Before the Storm…
After their 9-hole match at English Turn, the Jesuit and Holy Cross golf teams stand together in a spirit of sportsmanship. The Blue Jays and Tigers are both well aware of the significant football rivalry game that is looming, a game where students will be standing on opposite sides of Tad Gormley Stadium. But for now, they stand together as two schools with rich tradition. Jesuit appreciates the kind words of Holy Cross head golf coach, Jimmy Headrick (father of Jesuit alumnus Jared Headrick ’16), who said after the match, “It’s always a pleasure playing against Jesuit, excellent sportsmanship. Two classic high schools.” As other fall sports like cross country and swimming get underway, the varsity football team has Brother Martin to deal with before thinking about Holy Cross. The Jays face the Crusaders at Tad Gormley for their district opener with kickoff at 7:00 p.m.
September 23, 2019
Senior cheerleader Chance McGee wows the student section and all of the fans at Tad Gormley on Friday night with his amazing gymnastic talent. McGee was busy doing back flips after every touchdown, which added up to six total. The crowd was packed for the Jays’ 42-18 home-opener victory; and the entertainment by the cheerleaders, the Jayettes, and the Blue Jay Band made the victory even more exciting.
September 19, 2019
Soon to Be Elevated…
Juniors Dan Vu and Augustine Tseng share a laugh in the elevator with fellow Green Club members as they travel from floor to floor collecting recycled materials. Vu and Tseng are also two of the many National Honor Society (NHS) associates to be elevated to Member status next week. Note: Any new National Honor Society members who have not submitted their dues, their application packet, and their Induction RSVP form by the end of school this Friday will not be inducted into NHS. All three items are prerequisites for induction. To confirm that you have submitted all necessary materials, consult the membership list, which has been posted outside of the English office (Room 218) and the Classics office (Room 414).
September 18, 2019
Coffee on a Carrollton St. Corner…
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.