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!
August 29, 2019
Welcome Week continues with ice cream and trivia as Matthew Poyner, Jony Morse, and Mandell Blackstone visit the Stranger Things Starcourt Mall for some Scoops Ahoy! ice cream. Blue Jays have to defeat the Demagorgon and enjoy Big Brother-Little Brother Jambalaya at lunch on Thursday.
August 26, 2019
Swear-Ins to Stranger Things…
Blue Jays, meet your student leaders, the 2019-2020 Student Council Executive Board: Effy Marks (President), Chris Charles (Vice President), John Gunaldo (Treasurer), Carlo Barrera (Secretary), Dalton Baglio (Senior Class President), Zack Jaubert (Junior Class President), and Patrick Albright, Hunter Richardson, & Dylan Sellars (Executive Aides). After being sworn in to office on Friday, Aug. 23, student council members hosted their first event of the school year—the Back to School Dance. They returned from the weekend and appeared at Morning Assembly once again, this time to announce the theme and schedule for Welcome Week 2019. Enjoy the week of fun!
August 23, 2019
School chaplain Fr. Kevin Dyer, S.J., reads from a book containing minutes of a Jesuit New Orleans Sodality meeting in 1919. Fr. Dyer then introduced this year’s theme of the Sodality—Jesus Christ—reminding members that the Anima Christi prayer, when recited at Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, increases devotion to Christ. Both the Sodality and Student Campus Ministry met during the first full week of school in St. Ignatius Hall in order to start a spiritual fire that will bring students closer to the mission of Jesuit High School. Visit the Spirituality page to learn how Christian formation is an integral part of Jesuit’s educational mission.
August 20, 2019
Back to School Luau…
Senior executive board aide Dylan Sellars hangs up the first student council flyer of the year, conveniently placed across the student council office and above the water fountains. The flyer promotes the annual Back to School Luau, which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 in the Gayle & Tom Benson Arena. Click here to see all the details!