Walsh Jesuit’s Brian Lutz and Michael Parianos Commit to John Carroll University

Walsh Jesuit’s Brian Lutz and Michael Parianos Commit to John Carroll University

Walsh Jesuit seniors, Brian Lutz and Michael Parianos have made commitments to continue their academic and athletic career as Blue Streaks for John Carroll University. They will both play for the school’s NCAA Division III soccer program.LUTZ BRIAN 12

Both players are members of the Walsh Jesuit 2014-15 varsity team who were crowned Jesuit Cup CPARIANOS MICHAEL 12hampions, North Coast League Champions and District Runner-up this year. Lutz also earned 2nd Team North Coast League honors, was named Walsh Jesuit Best Defender and lead the Warriors in team assists during his time as a Warrior. Parionos is a two-time Walsh Jesuit MVP and was named 2nd Team All-Ohio during his varsity career.

Lutz is a member of the Math Club and National Honor Society at Walsh Jesuit. He plans to major in Accounting or Business at John Carroll University, and is the son of Kurt and Lisa Lutz of Akron.

Parianos plans to major to major in Business at John Carroll University. He is the son of Marita and James of Copley.

 


 

Varsity Women Basketball District Tournament Information

Varsity Girls Basketball will play Canton McKinley in the first game of the OHSAA district Tournament on Monday, March 2, 2015, at 6:00 at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

WJ Senior, Evan Skorepa creates film to be featured at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Senior, Evan Skorepa has created a narrative fictional film that will be featured at the upcoming Cleveland International Film Festival. Evan’s film competed with adult independent and professional filmmakers, and was selected from thousands of submissions to be one of a few hundred films selected to be screened. His film, Flower in the Window features seniors, Brandon Arbogast and Carolyn Bauer and is showing as part of the Film Slam Shorts Program. His film will be shown every weekday morning of the film festival, 3/19-3-20 and 3/23-3/27 at 9:30 a.m. 

http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2015/flower-in-the-window

E-Bulletin for the week of February 25

From the Principal’s Office:

Dear Parents,
Snow/cold days have been a little tricky for us this year and have made for some stressful mornings. Before I briefly explain the process of determining a snow day, we really want our students to be at school. I am up by 4:45 a.m. watching the early morning news and getting on websites of our local news stations. I am also on the phone with our president Mr. Ertle, my assistant principals, the transportation department, and the principals of Hoban and CVCA. We are all trying to figure out what is best for our students on those days.  Unfortunately, the timing of the snow fall or how cold it really is makes for difficult decisions. I live in the Medina area and what is happening there is very different than what is happening at school or what is happening on the east side of Cleveland. Realizing our students come from all over the place, what is okay for some is treacherous for others. With that said, if school is open and you feel that it is unsafe for your child to drive, please keep them home and wait for your roads to clear. We will take note of this in the Dean of Students office and their tardiness or absence will not count against them. We never want you to feel that the school will count attendance against them on those crazy days. Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Mark Hassman, Principal

 

·         Senior Prom and After Prom – Senior Prom will be held at Signature of Solon on Friday, May 8, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. After-Prom will take place at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight to 2:00 a.m. We will also be offering all day passes to Kalahari Water Park for Saturday, May 9 at a cost of $35.00 per ticket. We invite all senior parents to help with After-Prom by contributing time, food, gift items, or monetary donations. Please drop your items off to the Dean’s office through Friday, May 1. You can also make checks payable to Tina Gilbert and send to 318 Valley Brook Oval, Hinckley, OH, 44233. For more information, contact Tina Gilbert at tinagilbert@frontier.com or Julie Hudec at hudecj@walshjesuit.org. Click here for the parent volunteer form.
 

·         Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. Awards are NOT automatically renewed. Here is what you need to know:

The application process is now open to apply for tuition assistance for next school year. Before you begin, click here for your school code and password. Now click here to begin the process. The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! The tuition assistance funds will be allocated based upon need and the number of applicants who complete the process. Once the April 15th deadline arrives, all applications will be processed and tuition assistance grants will be awarded. Please do not ask for consideration beyond the deadline, as allocation of tuition assistance funds will have been completed, and there will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve.

You will need your 2014 tax return along with the supporting W-2s and wage documents, as well as access to a fax machine in order to complete the online application. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, Ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.org.

·         Bill Ricco Day – All current families, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Bill Ricco, one of WJ’s foremost founding fathers, are invited to a special morning mass at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel on Friday, February 27. A breakfast reception will be served afterward in Room A-2.

·         Annual Spring Brunch Updates – This event is sold out. Please read the following updated information.

v  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons. Place cards will have names and table numbers on them. Spring Brunch Co-chairs will be available to answer any questions at registration. Mass will be held in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will be catered by Nosh Eatery and served at 11:00 a.m. After brunch, Regina Brett will speak about her new book, “Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible,” and then host a book-signing. Pre-ordered books will be at The Learned Owl Book Shop table and a limited number of her books will be available for purchase.

v  The Mini-Boutiques open at 9:00 a.m. and will be open throughout the brunch. These will include Fair Trade on Main, Silpada Jewelry, Just Bead It Designs, Tastefully Simple, ViVi: The New Cookie Lee Jewelry, Owl Eyes On You, Origami Owl Jewelry, Thirty One, and Younique Cosmetics and Skincare.

v  The Basket Raffle will include baskets from Don Basch Jewelers, the Walsh Advancement Department, and the Mini-Boutique vendors. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

Contact Amy Flanagan at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586 if you have any questions.

·         Speaker Series Returns - Everyone is invited to join us in the WJ Theater on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. to hear Boston College President, Father William Leahy S.J., speak on “Trends in Jesuit Education.” This event is free and open to all. The Alumni Mothers' Club will host a wine and cheese reception afterward. To read more about Father Leahy, S.J.,click here.For catering purposes, please RSVP by Thursday, February 26 by clicking here, or by emailing or calling Carole Moore at 330-929-4205, Ext.104.

 

·         College Guidance - Please see College Guidance News and Information #15.

March 17 ACT - Students registered to take the March 17 ACT must complete the required paperwork at one of two sessions: Monday, March 9 during all lunch periods or Monday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m. (delayed start). The paperwork takes a minimum of 40 minutes.

·         Spirit Shop’s New Hours: Effective February 23, the new hours for the WJ Spirit Shop are:

Monday and Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The phone for the Spirit Shop is 330-929-4205, Ext. 138.

  • Father Costello Memorial Scholarship – St. Mary’s Men’s Club will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to any high school senior who is a participating member of the St. Mary Parish, regardless of which high school he or she attends. To get an application, send an email to GetApp@Jaeklegroup.com. Download the application onto your computer, complete, attach and return it via email to SubmitApp@Jaeklegroup.com by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Ahern at Scholarship@Jaeklegroup.com. A document detailing the application process has been emailed to all seniors through their WJ student email accounts.
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·         The Harmony Gold Show Choir will wrap up their local competition season this Saturday, February 28 at the Twinsburg Show Choir Competition at Twinsburg High School. The Show Choir will perform at 9:15 a.m. Come to see a great show and support our Harmony Gold Show Choir.

·         Wing Weekend at Wing Warehouse - The Cross Country team is planning to hold a “Wing Weekend” on Saturday, February 28from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wing Warehouse, located on Wyoga Lake Road in Stow. Buy a ticket and receive a Cystic Fibrosis wristband, two drinks, a basket of fries and UNLIMITED wings! Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased during lunch periods in the Commons. The team will donate $10 of every ticket sold to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We will accept cash or checks made out to Walsh Jesuit. For more information, please email Mr. David Lee.

·         Sadie Hawkins Winter Dance – This semi-formal winter dance will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Girls can wear dresses or skirts of appropriate length. Please use good judgment! Boys should wear a sport coat or tie. As of today, students can purchase tickets for $15 per person and obtain a permission slip to bring a student from another school during any lunch period in the Commons. For more information, please email Julie Hudec.

·         Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club (PFAB) Meeting - PFAB will meet on Monday, March 2 from 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Room 100.  Please join us.

 

·         The Mothers' Club General Membership Meeting and Social will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 100. Our guest speaker will be Barb Salata, WJ Athletic Director. She will provide information and updates about our sports programs, our new turf field, OHSAA changes, and more. All are welcome! All mothers and guardians of enrolled students are automatically a member of Mothers' Club. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about WJ, meet other members, and socialize.

·         Bob Evans Fundraiser for PFAB – PFAB invites you to our Bob Evans Fundraiserevery Wednesday in March (4, 11, 18, 25) from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at all Northeast Ohio locations. Dine in or carry out and Bob Evans Restaurants will donate 15% of the proceeds to PFAB! Anyone can participate, so please share these flyers with your friends and family. You must present this flyer at time of purchase in order for PFAB to receive credit. Thank you for your support! Contact PFAB at wjpfab1@gmail.com with any questions.

·         PFAB’s Reaching for the Stars Fundraiser – This annual fundraising event to support the arts will take place on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Commons. The evening will include dinner, a basket raffle, student art works, and performances by our talented musical groups. Please join us! Tickets now available.

·         The Walsh Jesuit Mothers’ Club Book Sale will be Wednesday, March 11 – Saturday, March 14. Please collect all your used books and drop them off beginning Monday, March 9. This is a great way to clear out your house of those extra books (novels and text), DVDs and CDs. We appreciate any and all donations. If you have a large number of books you’d like to drop off before March 9, contact Susan Donahue at 330-666-5904 or email n1925u@hotmail.com.

·         Spring Musical “Guys and Dolls” – The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit presents its spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls.” Regular show times are March 12 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and a special “Hump Day” performance on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. The cost of the Preview and “Hump Day” show is $6.00 for all seats. For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve seats and buy tickets, visit www.walshjesuit.org or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can also call Dave Banks at 330-929-4205, ext. 167. 

·         Finding God in the Dark Film Series Rescheduled – Due to bad weather, Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

 ·         Advertise in the Spring Musical Program – Support the theater department at WJ and advertise your business to hundreds of people who will see the musical “Guys and Dolls” this March. Advertising forms are available to download by clicking here.

·         Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support. 

POWWOW 2015

Save the date for Friday, April 24 as we kick things off with the POWWOW 2015 Preview Party. Join us on Saturday, April 25 as we celebrate on the Red Carpet for a dazzling star-studded night full of glitz, glamour and gratitude!

Gift Gathering – DONATE NOW! We welcome any donation – monetary, products, or services to be used for the oral or silent auction. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas. Committee members are visiting retailers to solicit donations for the oral and silent auctions. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org or check the website tile for details. 

Last Parent Party will be held on Saturday, February 28 for Zone 5 (Brecksville, Twinsburg, Macedonia), hosted by Jim and Lynne Filicko. Don’t forget to RSVP! 

Decorating Workshops are held every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We need parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

POWWOW Raffle—Fancy Cars are Such a Sight to See! Raffle tickets were sent home from school with students for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu or $10,000 cash. Search the book bag and start selling. One chance is $20, six chances for $100. Details can be found on the flyer in the envelope. Winning seller will receive $500!

Corporate Sponsorship – We invite anyone who owns a business or would like to promote their employer to please consider sponsoring an ad in our POWWOW program. You’ll receive great exposure for your business at one of the premier fundraisers in Northeast Ohio!

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW updates.

Save The Date-Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Get ready for another great morning with the Easter Bunny at Walsh Jesuit. 

Save The Date: March 28th. 9 am - 1130 am
Located in Walsh Jesuit commons
Cost is $5 per adult
Children 13 and under are freeOnline Reservations will be available later this week.

7th Grade Entrance Exam Registration Available for May 16 or May 30 test dates.

7th Grade students are invited to take a practice exam on one of the following test dates. Online registration for the practice exams is now available.  There is a $20 exam fee, payable on the day of the test. Calculators and pencils will be provided to students.  Parent information sessions will be held on both test dates.

Practice Exams (7th grade)
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m.- Noon

Please contact Director of Admissions Mr. Rob Eubank '85 if you have any questions, 330-929-4205 ext. 103 or eubankr@walshjesuit.org.

Walsh Jesuit 50th Anniversary Speaker Series Welcomes Fr. William Leahy, S.J., Boston College President, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00pm. The topic for the evening will be "Trends in Jesuit Education.” Hospitality provided by Alumni Mothers' Club.

Please join us at the Walsh Jesuit High School Theater on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00pm to hear Boston College President, Father William Leahy S.J.  speak on “Trends in Jesuit Education.”

Speaker series is OPEN to ALL at no charge. Spouses, friends, students and guests are all welcome!

A wine and cheese reception, hosted by the Alumni Mothers' Club will be held.

For more information on the event, click here.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by February 26 to Carole Moore at 330.929.4205, Ext.104 or email: moorec@walshjesuit.org

William P. Leahy of the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus is the 25th President of Boston College. He came to Boston College in July 1996 from Marquette University, where he served for five years as executive vice president, bringing a diverse background as a university administrator and as a scholar in 20th century American social and religious history.

Fr. Leahy holds a Ph.D. in history from Stanford University, an M.A. in U.S. History from St. Louis University, and a master’s degree in divinity and sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. He is the author of Adapting to America: Catholics, Jesuits and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, as well as numerous scholarly articles on religious and educational history in the United States.











Powwow Raffle tickets on sale NOW!

Interested in a chance to win a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS or Chevrolet Equinox LS or $10,000?  Here is your chance! 

Click here to purchase your raffle tickets online now!
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Chance: $20
Book of 6 chances: $10

Drawing Date:  April 25, 2015
Winner need not be present

Raffle sponsor: The Chevy Network, Ron Marhofer Chevrolet


Interested in Helping Support POWWOW 2015?

Make a donation to the raffle!  (click to download the donation form)

Advertise in the POWWOW Program (click to download advertising specs and agreement)

Volunteer to help!  (click to download volunteer form)

15th Annual “Reaching for the Stars” Performing Arts Benefit To Honor Nelson Gorbach

The Walsh Jesuit High School “Performing and Fine Arts Boosters” (PFAB) will hold their 15th Annual “Reaching for the Stars” student showcase, dinner and fundraiser on March 7, 2015. This event features highlights from Walsh Jesuit’s extensive performing and fine arts groups, including its Choirs (Madrigal, Chamber, Freshman Choir, Harmony Gold Show Choir), Bands, (Stage Band, String Orchestra, and Piano Club), Fine Arts Programs (Art Displays and readings from “The Sketch”) and Thespians (including excerpts from the Spring Musical “Guys & Dolls”).

The event will take place on the campus of Walsh Jesuit High School on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 5:45-9:30 pm. Food (included with admission) is provided by Vaccaro’s Trattoria and there will be a basket raffle.

PFAB will also honor Mr. Nelson Gorbach for his 50 years of service to the Walsh Jesuitcommunity. Gorbach has served as WJ Band Director and music instructor for 50 years. He has also served as a counselor. Gorbach shares this golden anniversary with the school itself; in fact, Gorbach organized and directed the school’s very first band concert in the spring of 1965. As a beloved figure in the Walsh Jesuit community, Gorbach’s dry wit, joyful demeanor and love of music have inspired many students, teachers and families throughout the years. He will be directing the Stage Band at the Reaching for the Stars showcase. All proceeds from Reaching for the Stars will benefit the preforming and fine arts students at Walsh Jesuit and will cover non-funded expenses such as equipment maintenance, costumes, uniforms, hospitality, travel expenses and competition expenses.

Ticket prices start at $35/person and $65.00/couple. Discounts are available for alumni, students (grades 1-12) and incoming freshmen are free. Information and registration are available online at www.walshjesuit.org. Contact the Booster Club by email at wjpfab1@gmail.com for additional questions or details.

FAIR and Tuition Assistance Info

  • Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. Awards are NOT automatically renewed. Here is what you need to know:

The application process is now open to apply for tuition assistance for next school year.

To begin the application process you will need the following information:

School Code:  180

School Password:  WJHS180

Please write this information down and then click here to begin.

The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! The tuition assistance funds will be allocated based upon need, and the number of applicants who complete the process. Once the April 15th deadline arrives, all applications will be processed and tuition assistance grants will be awarded. Please do not ask for consideration beyond the deadline, as allocation of tuition assistance Funds will have been completed, and there will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve.

 
You will need your 2014 tax return along with the supporting W-2s and wage documents, as well as access to a fax machine in order to complete the online application. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.or

CenterStage Theater Department to present "Guys and Dolls" for Spring Musical

The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit High School presents its Spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls,” March 12th and 19th at 7:00PM, March 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at 7:30PM, and March 14th , 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 2:00PM in the Walsh Jesuit High School Theater, 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, in Cuyahoga Falls. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, March 11th at 7PM and a special “Hump Day” performance on Wednesday, March 18th.

With a book written by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and music and lyrics by Frank Lowesser, this beloved Broadway smash is one of the most popular shows ever produced. In this cast, Nathan Detroit is played by Jacob Morris from Akron, Sky Masterson is performed by John Bukovac of Kent, Sister Sarah Brown is played by Brooke Vespoli from Strongsville and Katie Valenziano of Hudson, while Adelaide is performed by Samantha Toth from Akron and Cameryn Zupon of Solon.

Mr. David Banks, the show’s director, says the 40 member cast, 22 piece live orchestra, and a 25 member technical crew have what it takes to bring another hit to the Walsh Jesuit stage.

Ticket prices for “Guys and Dolls” are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and Senior citizens. The cost of the Preview and “Hump Day” Show is $6.00 for all seats. There is limited seating for the dinner show, so reservations are required in advance. The price for the preview show and Wednesday bargain show is $5.00.

For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve tickets CLICK HERE or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can contact Mr. Banks at 330-929-4205 ext. 167.

Spirit Shop Hours

The Spirit Shop has new hours of operation!  Come and visit us for the perfect gift for your Walsh Jesuit student, friend, alumni or family member!

Monday             11:00 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesday            12 noon to 3:30 pm

Wednesday       11:00 am to 3:30 pm

Thursday           12 noon to 3:30 pm

Friday                 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Questions?  Call 330-929-4205 x 138

Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 2/18/2015

As Ash Wednesday quickly approaches, please turn your attention to IGNITING OURVALUES, a spiritual resource for your Lenten prayer.

IGNITING OUR VALUES, which will debut online on Ash Wednesday, February 18, offers spiritually engaging and thought-provoking content that will be posted daily until Easter Sunday, April 5 at jesuits.org/igniting. For those who prefer an off-line experience, IGNITING OUR VALUES will be available as a daily email or a weekly PDF file. Visit the website and click on a button to receive the PDF or the daily email. Happy Lent!

College Guidance News:

 

·       Sophomore (2017) College Guidance Sneak Peek, Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. Currently scheduled to be held in the Library. If the group continues to grow, we will move to the Theater. This evening is open to all sophomore families but will be most helpful for first-time families (those who have a sophomore student as your oldest child). Cindy Burgio, Director of College Guidance, will facilitate a discussion/conversation about the “BIG SIX” and the role these factors play in your college visits this summer, as well as the application process. Please RSVP through the College Guidance Scheduler.

 

·       Juniors (2016) - 25 additional Junior Family Advising Appointments have been added. Please use the College Guidance Scheduler to select a date.

 

 

·       Senior Prom and After Prom – Senior Prom will be held at Signature of Solon on Friday, May 8, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. After-Prom will take place at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight to 2:00 a.m. We will also be offering all day passes to Kalahari Water Park for Saturday, May 9 at a cost of $35.00 per ticket. We invite all senior parents to help with After-Prom by contributing time, food, gift items, or monetary donations. Please drop your items off to the Dean’s office until Friday, May 1. You can also make checks payable to Tina Gilbert and send to 318 Valley Brook Oval, Hinckley, OH, 44233. For more information, contact Tina Gilbert at tinagilbert@frontier.com or Julie Hudec at hudecj@walshjesuit.orgClick here for the parent volunteer form.

 

 

·       Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. Awards are NOT automatically renewed. Here is what you need to know:

The application process is now open to apply for tuition assistance for next school year. Click here to begin. The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! The tuition assistance funds will be allocated based upon need, and the number of applicants who complete the process. Once the April 15th deadline arrives, all applications will be processed and tuition assistance grants will be awarded. Please do not ask for consideration beyond the deadline, as allocation of tuition assistance Funds will have been completed, and there will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve.

You will need your 2014 tax return along with the supporting W-2s and wage documents, as well as access to a fax machine in order to complete the online application. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.org.

 

 

·       Semester One First and Second Honors are posted on the WJ website under Academics. Students may come to the Principal’s Office to pick up their First or Second Honors ribbon.

 

 

·       No Classes on Monday, February 23:  7th Grade Visitation Day

·       Dress Down Day – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, February 25. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s web page.

·       Bill Ricco Day – All current families, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Bill Ricco, one of WJ’s foremost founding fathers, are invited to a special morning mass at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel on Friday, February 27. A breakfast reception will be served afterward in Room A-2.

·       Speaker Series Returns - Everyone is invited to join us in the WJ Theater on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. to hear Boston College President, Father William Leahy S.J., speak on “Trends in Jesuit Education.” This event is free and open to all. The Alumni Mothers' Club will host a wine and cheese reception afterward. To read more about Father Leahy, S.J.,click here.For catering purposes, please RSVP by Thursday, February 26 by clicking here, or by emailing or calling Carole Moore at 330.929.4205, Ext.104.

·       Help Provide Meals for Family - M.O.M.S. Ministry has a family that is in great need of meals. If you can provide a meal, please go to http://www.takethemameal.com and type in Walsh for the name and 4574 for the password. If you have any questions, email Mimi Berghoff at Mimiberghoff@gmail.com. Thank you for your generosity. Please pray for this family!!!

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·       Wing Weekend at Wing Warehouse - The Cross Country team is planning to hold a “Wing Weekend” on Saturday, February 28from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wing Warehouse, located on Wyoga Lake Road in Stow. Buy a ticket and receive a Cystic Fibrosis wristband, two drinks, a basket of fries and UNLIMITED wings! Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased during lunch periods in the Commons. The team will donate $10 of every ticket sold to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We will accept cash or checks made out to Walsh Jesuit. For more information, please email Mr. David Lee.

·       Bob Evans Fundraiser for PFAB – PFAB invites you to our Bob Evans Fundraiserevery Wednesday in March (4, 11, 18, 25) from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at all Northeast Ohio locations. Dine in or carry out and Bob Evans Restaurants will donate 15% of the proceeds to PFAB! Anyone can participate, so please share these flyers with your friends and family. You must present this flyer at time of purchase in order for PFAB to receive credit. Thank you for your support! Contact PFAB at wjpfab1@gmail.com with any questions.

·       The Walsh Jesuit Mothers’ Club Book Sale will be Wednesday, March 11 – Saturday, March 14. Please collect all your used books and drop them off beginning Friday, March 6. This is a great way to clear out your house of those extra books (novels and text), DVDs and CDs. We appreciate any and all donations. If you have a large number of books you’d like to drop off before March 6, contact Susan Donahue at 330-666-5904 or email n1925u@hotmail.com.

·       Finding God in the Dark Film Series – The next film in the series, Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will be shown on Saturday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless. The film received 4 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Film. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

·       Sadie Hawkins Winter Dance – This semi-formal winter dance will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. in the Dome. Girls can wear dresses or skirts of appropriate length. Please use good judgment! Boys should wear a sport coat or tie. Cost is $15 per person. Students are permitted to invite someone from another school. For more information, please email Julie Hudec.

·       Annual Spring Brunch Updates – As we continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walsh Jesuit High School, we’d like to invite you, your family and friends to our annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 1, featuring award-winning journalist, author and cancer-survivor, Regina Brett. She will speak on her latestbook,“Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible”and also host a book-signing after the brunch. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons. A Mass will be held in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will follow, catered by Nosh Eatery. Please read the following updated information:

v  There will be basket raffles along with mini boutiques, which will include Fair Trade on Main, Silpada Jewelry, Just Bead It Designs, Tastefully Simple, ViVi: The New Cookie Lee Jewelry, Owl Eyes On You, Origami Owl Jewelry, Thirty  One, and Younique Cosmetics and Skincare. The boutiques will be open at 9:00 a.m.

v  Tickets are $30 per person. The registration deadline is Friday, February 20. Register either on the website or contact Amy Flanagan at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586. No tickets will be sold at the door. Please indicate in the space provided on the online registration form the names of your guests for our assigned seating arrangement. Tables of ten for $275.00 will also be available and must be paid in full at the time of reservation.

 

v  A limited number of Regina Brett’s books will be available for purchase that day.

 

·       The Mothers' Club General Membership Meeting and Social will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 100. Our guest speaker will be Barb Salata, WJ Athletic Director. She will provide information and updates about our sports programs, our new turf field, OHSAA changes, and more. All are welcome! All mothers and guardians of enrolled students are automatically a member of Mothers' Club. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about WJ, meet other members, and socialize.

·       Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support.

·       PFAB’s Reaching for the Stars Fundraiser – This annual fundraising event to support the arts will take place on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Commons. The evening will include dinner, a basket raffle, student art works, and performances by our talented musical groups. Please join us! Tickets now available.

 

·       Advertise in the Spring Musical Program – Support the theater department at WJ and advertise your business to hundreds of people who will see the musical “Guys and Dolls” this March. Advertising forms are available to download by clicking here.

·       Spring Musical “Guys and Dolls” – The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit presents its spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls.” Regular show times are March 12 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and a special “Hump Day” performance on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. The cost of the Preview and “Hump Day” show is $6.00 for all seats. For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve seats and buy tickets, visit www.walshjesuit.org or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can also call Dave Banks at 330-929-4205, ext. 167.

POWWOW 2015

Save the date for Friday, April 24 as we kick things off with the POWWOW 2015 Preview Party.  Join us on Saturday, April 25 as we celebrate on the Red Carpet for a dazzling star-studded night full of glitz, glamour and gratitude!

Gift Gathering – DONATE NOW! Gift processing has begun and we welcome any donation – monetary, products, or services to be used for the oral or silent auction. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas. Committee members are visiting retailers to solicit donations for the oral and silent auctions. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org or check the website tile for details.

It’s time to shake off the winter blues at one of our Parent Parties! This is a great way to meet other Walsh Jesuit parents and support POWWOW. Don’t forget to RSVP!

Saturday, February 21 - Zone 6 (Hudson, Aurora, Chagrin Falls):  Hosts:  Amy Canzone Miklos

Sunday, February 22 - Zone 1&2 (Silver Lake, CF, Stow):  Hosts:  Mike & Cindy Pollard

Saturday, February 28 – Zone 5 (Brecksville, Twinsburg, Macedonia):  Hosts: Jim & Lynne Filicko

Decorating Committee Begins Work

The POWWOW decorating committee has begun its work and will be having a Decorating Workshop every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and needs parent help!  Any time that can be given is appreciated. This is a wonderful way to get involved.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

 

POWWOW Raffle—Fancy Cars are Such a Sight to See!  Raffle tickets were sent home from school with students for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu or $10,000 cash.  Search the book bag and start selling. One chance is $20, six chances for $100.  Details can be found on the flyer in the envelope. Winning seller will receive $500!

 

Corporate Sponsorship - This is an invitation to our families who own their own business or would like to promote their employer – please consider sponsoring an ad in our POWWOW program.  Our programs offer great exposure for your business as POWWOW is one of the premier fundraisers in Northeast Ohio.

 

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW updates.

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Scott Beigie ’05 to Succeed Gerry Rardin ’72 as Head Football Coach for Walsh Jesuit

BEIGIE SCOTT STA Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, February 17, 2015— Scott Beigie ’05 has been named head football coach for the Walsh Jesuit Warriors.
Beigie succeeds Gerry Rardin ’72, Walsh Jesuit’s longest-serving football coach of 35 years, who announced his retirement in December.

“I am deeply humbled to be given the opportunity to lead the Walsh Jesuit football program into the future,” said Beigie. “I would like to thank Coach Rardin in particular for offering me the opportunity seven years ago to return to my alma mater as a young coach and learn from a group of dedicated men that have been a great influence in my life. As the head football coach, I promise to lead with a respect for the traditions of the past, a vision for the future, and a sincere commitment to the school mission, the football program and the student athletes.”

Beigie, who was named Walsh Jesuit’s Assistant Athletic Director in 2014, and is also a guidance counselor for Walsh Jesuit, is a 2005 Walsh Jesuit graduate and former player under Coach Rardin. He completed his eighth coaching season this year, seven as an assistant coach for the Warriors, with one year coaching at Cleveland Heights prior to Walsh Jesuit. 

Beigie is a 2009 graduate of John Carroll University, and a two-year football player for John Carroll until a knee injury ended his collegiate career.

“We are blessed to have a person of Scott’s quality to lead our team,” said WJ President, Karl Ertle. “As a faithful alumnus, his commitment to our mission, his experience as a player and his passion for serving the students all demonstrate that he is prepared to continue the legacy of coach Bill Ricco and Gerry Rardin as he leads the Warrior football program. We are grateful to Scott for accepting the challenge and wish him and the team all the best!”

Athletic Director, Barb Salata also commented, “Scott has been a blessing to Walsh Jesuit first as a student, and then as a guidance counselor and assistant football coach. His concern for young people and passion for football will help him carry on the fine tradition of Warrior football that Coach Ricco and Coach Rardin ’72 established.”

Beigie is married to high school sweetheart, Abbey Baum-Beigie ’04. Baum-Beigie received her undergraduate degree from John Carroll University, her Masters from Case Western Reserve, and is a Nurse Practitioner at Bethany Medical Center. The couple resides in Akron.

National Merit Finalists

Six Walsh Jesuit Students Named 2015 National Merit Finalists

Emma Coley ’15, Nicole Davessar ’15, Michael Morgan ’15, Simon Padanilam ’15, Brian Schafer ’15 and Jacob Sinopoli ’15 have been named Finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students have an opportunity to continue to compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth $33 million that will be offered this spring.

     COLEY EMMA 12 DAVESSAR NICOLE 12MORGAN MICHAEL 12    

    PADANILAM SIMON 12SCHAFER BRIAN 12SINOPOLI JACOB 12

Look at what is flying 'High atop a hill in Akron' this morning

As winners of the first Alumni Gold Challenge, Walsh Jesuit’s flag is being flown today at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in anticipation for our big basketball game this evening.

Additionally, STVM will be hosting a pre-game tailgate party at Walsh Jesuit tonight that is open to all our alums from the classes of 2000-2014.

During the campaign, our ‘Young’ Alums raised more than $13,000 in support of tuition assistance at Walsh Jesuit High School! Congratulations to our alums, and good luck to our Warriors on the court tonight!

WJ Flag at STVM

After-Prom 2015

Our senior students are halfway through their last year at Walsh Jesuit, but we still have many activities to look forward to in the next few months!  This year’s Senior Prom will be at Signature of Solon on Friday, May 8th, and we will be offering all day passes for Saturday, May 9th to Kalahari Water Park for $35.00 per ticket.  Tickets and info for Prom and Kalahari will be available at a later date.


After-Prom will take place at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight to 2:00 AM.  After-Prom is a long-standing tradition where students can participate in wholesome activities following the prom in a supervised setting.  The class officers do most of the organizing, but as the parent volunteers, we like to add a few extra touches to make the evening just a little more special. 

Click here to learn more about After-Prom and find out how you can help make this year's event a success!

Walsh Jesuit’s Michael Furey Commits to John Carroll University

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, February 13, 2015— Walsh Jesuit senior, Michael Furey has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at John Carroll University.  Furey will play for the school’s NCAA Division III golf program under coach Mike Moran.

FUREY MICHAEL 12Furey, co-captain of the Walsh Jesuit Varsity Golf team, was named the 2015 MVP for the Warriors. He was selected as 1st team ALL NCL in 2015, and a member of the 2nd team Northeast Ohio District team. He is a three-time State qualifier, three-time NCL team Champion, Northeast Ohio District Runner-Up, a member of the Annual Bi-State Championship’s Ohio team, and received the Academic All-Ohio award.  Furey also received Honorable Mention by The Plain Dealer as Golfer of the Year.

Furey is a member of the National Honor Society at Walsh Jesuit and is also a member of the school’s Lacrosse team.

Furey who plans to major is Business with a concentration in Sports Management at John Carroll University, is the son of Bill and Cindy of Twinsburg.

Walsh Jesuit’s Entrepreneurship Club Holds Inaugural Business Plan Competition

Walsh Jesuit held its inaugural business plan competition on February 10, 2015. Four groups of Walsh Jesuit students presented their ideas to a panel of judges, with the top three ideas receiving seed money to start their business.

Chad Henderson ’18 and Thomas Mullen ’18 received first place for their WJ Coffee Spot business idea, a coffee kiosk at Walsh Jesuit. With their first place tile, Henderson and Mullen will receive executive coaching at LaunchHouse in Cleveland on February, 21 2015, and will advance to the regional business plan competition of the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum at LaunchHouse in Cleveland on March 5, 2105. Walsh Jesuit is the only school in Summit County selected to join The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum, a program of the Veale Foundation. Eleven, private, and five, public, Cleveland high schools currently participate in the program.

Second place in the Walsh Jesuit competition was awarded to Charlie Farr ’17 for his Kings Corner idea, which is a shoe re-sale business for high profile and limited edition sneakers. 3rd place went to Jonathan Salley ’15 for ABC PC, a technology support, repair and installation company, and Honorable Mention was awarded to Alea Sears ’18 for Thunderbrella, an umbrella that covers a person’s whole body.

Phillip Brennan, co-founder and CEO at Echogen, Greg Clark, President and CEO at The ZOOK Group and Denise Easterling, Entrepreneurship faculty at Kent State served as judges of the Walsh Jesuit competition.

This is the first year of the Walsh Jesuit Entrepreneurship Club, which provides members the opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship, share business ideas and participate in events. The club is supported by a grant from The Veale Foundation and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

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WJ Business Plan Competition participants
with judges.

 Winners of the competition with the panel of judges.
L to R:  Judge, Greg Clark, Judge, Denise Easterling,
Thomas Mullen’18, Chad Henderson ’18, and Judge, Phillip Brennan

Alumni Lenten Retreat - Date Changed!

Calling all Walsh Jesuit High School Alumni!  Join us on MARCH 21st (NEW DATE), 2015 at Walsh Jesuit High School for our annual Lenten Retreat.  The retreat will begin promptly at 9:00 am and go until 1:00 pm.  Come and refresh your mind, soul and body as a Man or Woman for others.

Please RSVP to Carole Moore at moorec@walshjesuit.org

E-bulletin for 2/11/15

The Principal's Office Weekly E-Bulletin is sent electronically every Wednesday and features important information that pertains to all students and their families. Please continue to check the Walsh Jesuit Website for information regarding all school organizations, athletics and events. If you have information to share with the school community, please email it to Mrs. Gina Venables in the Principal's Office. All content may be edited for space and clarity. If you would like to add or change your email address,  please send your information to kurtzs@walshjesuit.org.

From the Principal’s Office:

·       Senior Experience Parents’ Night – The Senior Experience Program will be presented to parents of senior students tomorrow, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This is not a mandatory presentation. It is simply for informational purposes, and an RSVP is not required. For more information, contact Rick Sistek at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

 

 

·       Semester One First and Second Honors are posted on the WJ website under Academics. Students may come to the Principal’s Office to pick up their First or Second Honors ribbon.

 

 

·       Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. Awards are NOT automatically renewed. Here is what you need to know:

The application process is now open to apply for tuition assistance for next school year. Click here to begin. The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! The tuition assistance funds will be allocated based upon need, and the number of applicants who complete the process. Once the April 15th deadline arrives, all applications will be processed and tuition assistance grants will be awarded. Please do not ask for consideration beyond the deadline, as allocation of tuition assistance Funds will have been completed, and there will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve.

You will need your 2014 tax return along with the supporting W-2s and wage documents, as well as access to a fax machine in order to complete the online application. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.org.

 

·       Valentine’s Day Drive Ends Friday – Walsh Jesuit’s first Valentine’s Day Drive for patients at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital ends this Friday, February 13. You may drop off new toys, stuffed animals, cards, gift cards, and any monetary donations before school in the Commons. Thank you for your support!

·       No Classes on Monday, February 16:  President’s Day

·       No Classes on Monday, February 23:  7th Grade Visitation Day

·       Dress Down Day – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, February 25. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s web page.

·       Speaker Series Returns - Everyone is invited to join us in the WJ Theater on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. to hear Boston College President, Father William Leahy S.J., speak on “Trends in Jesuit Education.” This event is free and open to all. The Alumni Mothers' Club will host a wine and cheese reception afterward. To read more about Father Leahy, S.J.,click here.For catering purposes, please RSVP by Thursday, February 26 by clicking here, or by emailing or calling Carole Moore at 330.929.4205, Ext.104.

·       Bill Ricco Day – All current families, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Bill Ricco, one of WJ’s foremost founding fathers, are invited to a special morning mass at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel on Friday, February 27. A breakfast reception will be served afterward in Room A-2.

 

·       Host Family Needed - A friend of Walsh Jesuit has told us of a special teenage Haitian girl, Sylvenia, who participated in a program near Santo Domingo last summer and would now like to come to the U.S. for a summer experience. We are looking for a host family for about three weeks. She would need about $1,000 for airfare, room and board. Please contact Karen Hanson at karen.m.hanson312@gmail.com for more information.

·       Thank You for Tissue Donations – Thank you to everyone who so graciously donated boxes of tissues to the school clinic.  We really appreciate it!

·       Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union Scholarships - OCFCU is awarding 50 families in Ohio $1,000 each to assist in paying for their student(s) Catholic grade or high school tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. Simply go to www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/scholarships for the instructions on how to apply. For assistance, please call (888) 696-4462 or email marketing@ohiocatholicfcu.com.

·       Help Provide Meals for Family - M.O.M.S. Ministry has a family that is in great need of meals for the next six weeks. If you can provide a meal for our family, please go to http://www.takethemameal.com and type in Walsh for the name and 4574 for the password. If you have any questions, you may email Mimi Berghoff at Mimiberghoff@gmail.com. Thank you for your generosity. Please pray for this family!!!

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·       Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support.

·       Finding God in the Dark Film Series – The next film in the series, Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will be shown on Saturday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless. The film received 4 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Film. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

·       Sadie Hawkins Winter Dance – This semi-formal winter dance will be held on Friday, February 28 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. in the Dome. Girls can wear dresses or skirts of appropriate length. Please use good judgment! Boys should wear a sport coat or tie. Cost is $15 per person. Students are permitted to invite someone from another school. For more information, please email Julie Hudec.

·       Annual Spring Brunch Updates – As we continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walsh Jesuit High School, we’d like to invite you, your family and friends to our annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 1, featuring award-winning journalist, author and cancer-survivor, Regina Brett. She will speak on her latestbook,“Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible”and also host a book-signing after the brunch. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons. A Mass will be held in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will follow, catered by Nosh Eatery. Please read the following updated information:

v  There will be basket raffles along with mini boutique shops, which will include Fair Trade on Main, Silpada Jewelry, Just Bead It Designs, Tastefully Simple, ViVi: The New Cookie Lee Jewelry, Owl Eyes On You, and Origami Owl Jewelry.

v  Tickets are $30 per person. The registration deadline is Friday, February 20. Register either on the website or contact Amy Flanagan at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586. No tickets will be sold at the door. Please indicate in the space provided on the online registration form the names of your guests for our assigned seating arrangement. Tables of ten for $275.00 will also be available and must be paid in full at the time of reservation.

v  Reserve Ms. Brett’s books when you register on the WJ website, or by contacting Amy Flanagan at 330-461-2586 or aflanag8@aol.com by Monday, February 16. Payment for the books will be with The Learned Owl Book Shop the day of the brunch. A limited number of books will be available for purchase that day.

 

·       The Mothers' Club General Membership Meeting and Social will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 100. Our guest speaker will be Barb Salata, WJ Athletic Director. She will provide information and updates about our sports programs, our new turf field, OHSAA changes, and more. All are welcome! All mothers and guardians of enrolled students are automatically a member of Mothers' Club. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about WJ, meet other members, and socialize.

·       PFAB’s Reaching for the Stars Fundraiser – This annual fundraising event to support the arts will take place on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Commons. The evening will include dinner, a basket raffle, student art works, and performances by our talented musical groups. Details coming soon!

 

·       Advertise in the Spring Musical Program – Support the theater department at WJ and advertise your business to hundreds of people who will see the musical “Guys and Dolls” this March. Advertising forms are available to download by clicking here.

·       Spring Musical “Guys and Dolls” – The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit presents its spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls.” Regular show times are March 12 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and a special “Hump Day” performance on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. The cost of the Preview and “Hump Day” show is $6.00 for all seats. For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve seats and buy tickets, visit www.walshjesuit.org or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can also call Dave Banks at 330-929-4205, ext. 167.

·       Fundraising for Walsh Jesuit – Since Walsh Jesuit is a private school, we rely on donations and fundraising activities to support the many things we do here. Every little bit helps. That’s why a WJ parent has offered to put together a list of ways we can all contribute with just the click of a button. We encourage you to take advantage of these quick and easy opportunities to help support WJ! For more information or questions about any of the below items, please contact Kathryn Wedding at kwedding108@gmail.com">kwedding108@gmail.com.




1.  Target: Register your Target card at 1-888-755-5856 (keep pressing “0” to bypass prompts) or visit https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home">https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home. Click on “your account” at the top, then scroll down to “take charge of education.”

 

2.  Giant Eagle: Register at http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Apples-for-the-Students/">http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Apples-for-the-Students/ and earn points from October 1st through April 1st. WJ code is 1431.

 

3.  Heinen’s ABC School Donation - Earn 1% on all purchases from September 1st through April 30th. You must register your card every year to participate at http://www.heinensrewards.com/">http://www.heinensrewards.com.

 

4.   Amazon Smile: Go to http://smile.amazon.com/">http://smile.amazon.com/ and select Walsh Jesuit in Cuyahoga Falls so that 0.5% of every purchase you make will benefit the school.

5.     My Coke Rewards: Enter your codes from 12 packs or two-liter bottles online at http://www.mycokerewards.com/">www.mycokerewards.com and select Walsh Jesuit as your school of choice.

6.   River Valley Paper Company has a green recycling bin in the Walsh Parking lot near Wyoga Lake Road. This is a school fundraiser. Bring your recyclable papers, magazines, and junk mail to bring extra cash to Walsh!

POWWOW 2015

Save the date for Friday, April 24 as we kick things off with the POWWOW 2015 Preview Party.  Join us on Saturday, April 25 as we celebrate on the Red Carpet for a dazzling star-studded night full of glitz, glamour and gratitude!

Gift Gathering – DONATE NOW! Gift processing has begun and we welcome any donation – monetary, products, or services to be used for the oral or silent auction. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas. Committee members are visiting retailers to solicit donations for the oral and silent auctions. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org or check the website tile for details.

It’s time to shake off the winter blues at one of our Parent Parties! This is a great way to meet other Walsh Jesuit parents and support POWWOW. Don’t forget to RSVP!

Saturday, February 21 - Zone 6 (Hudson, Aurora, Chagrin Falls):  Hosts:  Amy Canzone Miklos

Sunday, February 22 - Zone 1&2 (Silver Lake, CF, Stow):  Hosts:  Mike & Cindy Pollard

Saturday, February 28 – Zone 5 (Brecksville, Twinsburg, Macedonia):  Hosts: Jim & Lynne Filicko

Decorating Committee Begins Work

The POWWOW decorating committee has begun its work and will be having a Decorating Workshop every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and needs parent help!  Any time that can be given is appreciated. This is a wonderful way to get involved.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

 

POWWOW Raffle—Fancy Cars are Such a Sight to See!  Raffle tickets were sent home from school with students for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu or $10,000 cash.  Search the book bag and start selling. One chance is $20, six chances for $100.  Details can be found on the flyer in the envelope. Winning seller will receive $500!

 

Corporate Sponsorship - This is an invitation to our families who own their own business or would like to promote their employer – please consider sponsoring an ad in our POWWOW program.  Our programs offer great exposure for your business as POWWOW is one of the premier fundraisers in Northeast Ohio.

 

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW updates.

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First and Second Honors Posted

Congratulations to our Warrior First and Second Honor Students:

First Honors

 

Freshman Class

Matthew Bonfiglio

Michaela Brown

Noah Casenhiser

Cameryn Celestina

Andrew Cerroni

Lincoln Chiller

Garrett Clark

Baylie Cleveland

Jacob Cogley

Benjamin Connolly

Gabriella Costantini

Maria Criscione

Anna Davis

Sydney Dawson

Marisa DeSciscio

Thomas Devine

Schuyler Dick

Domenic DiPietro

Joseph DiSabato

Grace Fabry

Christina Ferfolia

Matthew Flinchbaugh

Christian Franczek

Derek Friend

Andrew Funtash

Kaitlyn Gabric

Colin Gaffney

Anna Grace

Rachel Greene

Kendall Gregrich

Gavin Gronowski

Adam Haag

Molly Hamlin

Elise Hearty

Joseph Herr

Megan Hissong

Jamie Holkovic

Isabelle Horning

Samir Jain

Adam Kerr

Rachel Knoll

Gabriel Kornick

Andrew Kurlich

Richard Kurlich

Sophia Lababidi

Brendan Lamanna

Steven LeVasseur

Rafe Lewis

Ian Listerman

Samantha Malone

Alexa Mark

William Marshall

Samuel McCarty

Katherine McGrath

Mitchell McGreal

Noah Miller

Lauren Moretti

Samantha Mossing

Fandira Murinzi

Katherine Musgrave

Haley Myers

Nicholas Neiger

Lauren Nemec

Alaina O'Donnell

Meghan O'Reilly

Ashley O'Rourke

Sophia Paxton

Domenico Piermarini

Cole Rico

Lillian Risser

Jordan Sagona

Stephen Schafer

Olivia Scott

Alea Sears

Aydan Shepard

Maryn Shinaberry

Samantha Sitarz

Audrey Smith

Justin Smith

Nathaniel Stocker

Nicole Szitas

Alexa Szubski

Nicholas Telerico

Lauren Timm

Carolyn Tustin

Mary Claire Valenziano

Michael Walko

Julia Waltz

Eva Wegryn

Máire Wellemeyer

Nicole Yohman

Baylei Zahoransky

Abigail Zielinski

Sophomore Class

Kasen Anzelc

Marin Auth

Paul Backo

Ethan Bauer

Joshua Bennett

Paige Betley

Mathew Blasio

Katherine Borovicka

Marisa Bradley

Kathryn Brahler

Eric Bulgrin

Jace Burke

Paige Carmichael

Andrea Chambers

Michael Chase

Hunter Contos

Abby Coury

Alyssa Dabrowski

Caroline Dickinson

Jordan DiTommaso

Anthony Doljac

Kathleen Doljac

Alexandra Drake

Kevin Ennis, III

Charles Farr

Maria Ferrato

Benjamin Ferrazza

Brenna Folden

Jack Francetic

Emma George

Roman Gioglio

Michael Girard

Madison Gordon

Abigail Grescovich

Hanna Gresser

Carly Hart

Caroline Heupler

Abigail Hickle

Elena Huang

Nicole Hudak

Ellen Hudock

Christine Hughes

Jessica Huth

Elizabeth Imhoff

Emma Kaczmar

Allison Kaminski

Brennan Komos

Isaiah Konn

Zachary Krahe

Abigail Krebs

Amanda Krochka

Matthew Kunas

Kaylee Larsen

Emma Lawson

Michael Le

Pamela Lewis

Jesse Liptak

Morgan Lupica

Kaitlyn Malek

Madeline Malynn

Joseph Mannarino

Steven Marino

Faith Marnecheck

Michael Maroney

Nicole Mazullo

Meghan McDonald

Allison McGreal

Camille Muakkassa

Julia Mullins

Halie Nitzsche

Philip O'Dell

Youssef Osman

Tyler Peters

Janie Peterson

Amelia Pfaff

Margo Pivonka

Marie Poinsatte

Grace Prem

Andrew Ramicone

Mary Claire Reagan

Zachary Reilman

Jenna Riedel

Hannah Riffle

Isabelle Rizzo

Catherine Rolnicki

Allisa Romanini

Adam Romanski

Alexander Ross

Samantha Ross

Emma Russ

Quinn Saluan

Ethan Schieve

Josephine Schuman

Madeline Sciulli

Sarah Scott

Grace Shisler

Jennifer Sobnosky

Natalia Stark

Alexandria Stern

Brandi Sutton

Luke Sveda

Ryan Tatton

Anthony Telerico

Julianna Thompson

Daniel Varnish

Gerard Vilk

Steven Walko

Colin Waltz

Donald Weitman

Connor Williams

Gabriella Young

Hannah Yurich

Hannah Ziton

Junior Class

Kevin Andrefsky

Lauren Bachman

Peter Bandrowsky

Andrew Barnes

Philip Bell

Alexis Belleza

Michael Boldt

Allyson Brahler

Emily Briese

Michael Brody

Leah Caprez

Katherine Carlos

Louis Choi

Peter Cutri

Xintian Dai

Jordan Dawson

Lauren Demarchi

Molly DeSantis

Brendan Donahue

Abigail Draiss

Vanessa Eicher

Holland Erb

Jessica Film

David Flessner

Brian Ford

Matthew Franczek

Miranda Gabriel

Lauren Genco

McKenzi Gerry

Garrett Gregrich

Elizabeth Grescovich

Eric Griffiths

Nicholas Griffiths

Michael Gunther

Taylor Haag

Christina Hayek

Janna Hearty

Katrina Heil

Kathryn Herr

Kristen Hisek

Daniel Holub Kimmel

John Joyce

Marisa Jurczyk

Logan Kaim

Terrence Kaiser

Pamela Karagiozis

Luke Kerver

Nicole Kessinger

Caroline Kline

Emmanuelle Knight

Ryan Kocevar

Kelly Kovachick

Allison Krebs

Andrew Kukla

Jessica Kwok

James LaRich

Michelle Leahy

Abigail Lenz

Gabrielle LoPresti

Emily Lowe

Maksym Mahlay

Matthew Marchetta

Christopher Mark

Bryce Marshall

Katherine Martonchik

Jack Matonis

Elyse McMahon

Daniel Mendenhall

Nicholas Metzger

Brenden Meyer

Madelyn Mockbee

Aaron Moore

Sarah Moorhead

Matthew Mueller

Andrew Musgrave

Andrew Myers

Thomas Myers

Tanios Nassif

Kyle Neff

Stephanie Newrones

Logan Newstrom

Julia Nouse

Madelaine Nowicki

Caitlin O'Rourke

Molly Onders

Vincent Oppedisano

Elizabeth Pace

Grant Packo

Matthew Passerell

Adam Pastor

Joseph Piazza

Andrew Pla

Joseph Rizzo, Jr.

Mary Robakowski

Joseph Ross

Margaret Salek

Emma Sample

Isabel Saridakis

Veronica Sarosy

Dante Sassano

Alexander Savelieff

Matthew Schott

Addison Schroeder

Eric Schwarz

Christopher Shorter

Alexandria Skowronski

Ryan Slama

Emily Smagola

Megan Smith

Rebecca Smith

Jillian Stacy

James Taylor

Maxwell Thomas

Christina Trickett

Brenna Truax

Medha Venkat-Ramani

Brooke Vespoli

Marina Ward

Victoria Wargo

Cara Watson

Clayton Webb

Elena Wegryn

Joseph Wellemeyer

Jarus Wilson

Jordyn Zahoransky

Alexander Zinkan

Senior Class

Nathan Allman

Maria Bandwen

Carolyn Bauer

Mark Bedell

Angela Bohrer

Julie Borovicka

Amanda Boyer

Kelly Brennan

Alec Bryson

John Bukovac

Courtney Bush

Brian Call

Vincent Casamento

Leanne Casserlie

Brian Centa

Caitlin Cianciolo

Olivia Cloud

Emma Coley

Zachary Connolly

Jessica Coury

Olivia D'Amico

Nicole Davessar

Tia Davis

Tyler Dietrich

Benedict DiFranco

Michael DiSabato

Amanda Dye

Kevin Dziewisz

Dania El-Shaar

Thomas Esber

Carson Evans

Marina Fazio

Nicolette Fee

Amanda Ferrence

Michael Flinchbaugh

Meagan Gear

Alyssa Gehring

Alexis Gelinas

Gabriel Gerry

Samantha Geyer

Danielle Gilbert

Colleen Grace

Elizabeth Grace

Anna Hall

Ryan Harrison

Hannah Heisler

Alyssa Heller

Emily Hissong

Zachary Htun

Maggie Hudec

Thomas Imhoff

Christopher Kazimir

Alyssa Kendrick

Jamie Kenning

Elise Ketz

Marie Klein

Gabryelle Konn

Beatrice Konstan

John Krakora

Caitlin Krause

Carly Kroggel

Thomas Kyner

Marisa LaBella

Liam LeBlanc

Heidi Lewis

Brian Lutz

Julia Mandat

Rachel Mausser

Christian McShannic

Joseph McShannic

Molly McShannic

Olivia Melchiorre

Nicole Mlakar

Jiana Molley

Dominic Moretti

Christine Morgan

Michael Morgan

Alexandra Morris

Jacob Morris

Linda Muakkassa

Kevin Murphy

Mackenzie Navratil

Alexander Neal

Katherine Nemer

Felix Nshimiyimana

Salam Osman

Simon Padanilam

Ankur Parikh

Michael Pavel

Kyle Pawuk

Nicholas Pennza

Lillian Piper

Maxwell Pivonka

Nicole Pollard

Ashura Powell

Taylor Rahach

Abigail Ramicone

Michael Reilman

Patrick Renz

Corey Resweber

Anthony Rozum

Ross Russell

Nicholas Rutherford

Julia Sabella

Jonathan Salley

Owen Salyers

Brandon Santomauro

Dennis Saralino

Brian Schafer

Samantha Schillero

Nicholas Schlosser

Carson Sciulli

Morgan Shinaberry

Jacob Sinopoli

Anthony Siragusa

Evan Skorepa

Alyssa Sliter

Caitlin Smith

Hannah Smolinski

Joseph Stagliano

Jessica Steiner

Halle Stelbasky

Samuel Strebler

Lucas Taylor

Abbey Tibaldi

Shelby Timm

Hannah Topliff

Joseph Tupta

Neil Varnish

Gina Vellequette

Adam Vincent

Gina Vivino

Catherine Ward

Crystal Watson

Timothy Wintering

Alexandra Wiskes

Mary Yoakum

Second Honors

 

Freshman Class

Jaret Bable

Aarshvi Bhatt

Aaruni Bhatt

Hannah Bouchy

Mitchell Bush

Brian Carlini

Christina Carocci

Michael Centa

Morgan Ciccotelli

Morgan Collica

Curtis Cook

Alexander Davessar

Sophia Defloor

Jakhari Desphy

Victoria DiPaola

Colton Dowd

Julia Dziewisz

Dominic Frisone

Emily Fulton

Cassandra Girardi

Eryn Haas

Paul Harris

Chad Henderson

Sophia Judge

Elizabeth Kalal

Molly Karam

David Kendrick

Stephen Kenning

Jessica Khalil

Joseph Knight

Marissa Kovesdi

Katherine Krainz

Sawyer Krause

Anna Kropf

Adam Lenz

Mackenzie Lewis

Justin Lindsay

Maria Lopez

Brian Luby

Andriy Mahlay

Sam Matonis

Ashley McCartney

Cara McGonagle

Madison McKendry

Benjamin Miller

Lyndsay Miller

Matthew Morris

Kareem Muakkassa

Alexandra Murphy

Virginia Natale

Camden Pace

Anne Pannent

Andrew Phelps

Alyssa Piazza

Kalyn Priemer

Nolan Quinn

Bryanna Renuart

Preston Rice

Victoria Ritzel

Amelia Ross

Grace Ruane

Annmarie Sabella

Robert Salek

James Sanderson

Sierra Shannon

Julianna Sinopoli

Katelyn Siragusa

Reema Sleik

Joshua Stokes

Gabriele Thompson

Shelby Travaglianti

Adam Vaughan

Sophie Vincenti

Donald Wedding, III

Benjamin Witt

Stephen Yakopovich

Joseph Yarwood

Sophomore Class

Sophia Atienza

Isabella Bertolini

Angelina Bobish

Allison Boyer

Jacob Brame

Paul Bukovac

Jordan Bunker

Kaley Capron

Kevin Cavanaugh

Nichole Charnigo

Nicholas Childs

Lauren Collins

Matthew Cummings

Dylana DiPietro

Thomas Dolata

Elizabeth Duffy

Mary Figler

Nathan Fisher

Spencer Foley

Krista Gabor

Emma Gallipoli

David George

Mia Glassco

Morgan Hatlovic

Alek Henderson

Blake Herideen

Nicholas Herideen

Matthew Hoffmann

Alexis Huet

Alexandria Iemma

Sara Jackson

Alana Johnson

Megan Johnson

Samantha Johnson

Adam Keesy

Keith Kish, Jr.

Mason Kleinhenz

Julia Kuhrt

Kevin Kukla

Shelby Lewis

Christopher Lindsay

Guadalupe Lopez

Abigail Major

Casey Malley

Madison McCrady

Gavin McIntyre

Samuel Miller

Jessica Minichillo

Timothy Morris

Malyka Musso

Chad O'Connor

Dustin Owen

Isabelle Penna

Isabella Petracca

Claire Pritts

Keegan Rankin

Nicholas Reimund

Sofia Rossi

Logan Rossiter

Jacob Schettler

Justin Schlanser

Rebecca Semancik

Amanda Steiner

Zachary Supelak

Isabella Tersigni

Ashley Thomas

Samuel Thomas

Murphy Vance

Angelica Virzi

Madeline Wajda

Terry Watkins, Jr.

Vivianne Whalen

Zachary Yurich

Carson Zerrer

Jenna Zielinski

Junior Class

Cory Armstrong

Raed Asi, Jr.

Jaclyn Audino

Kevin Ballway

Julia Barr

Beau Becker

Tara Berthold

Mitchell Boshkos

Alexandra Ciccotelli

Nathan Clark

Paul Collins

Alyssa Concepcion

Lisa Criscione

Jordan DePasquale

Katherine DiRocco

Noah Donald

John Finger

Elizabeth Fiocca

Alyssa Forristell

Matthew Funtash

John Giovanetti

Gunnar Gronowski

Jessica Harbaugh

Kailey Holland

Allison Huscroft

Joseph Imburgia

Michael Indriolo

Mark Juby

Natalie Karam

Cameron Keefe

Patrick Keough

Rebecca Kerr

Kyle Kochevar

Caroline Koslosky

Zachary Koston

Anna Lambert

Madison Malley

Garett Margagliotti

Michael McCannon

John McCarty

Eric Meadows

Trevor Merril

Sarah Mossing

Dana Musci

Taylor Myers

Taylor Myers

Ysabela Noggle

Robin Olesinski

Faithe Ondracek

Maxwell Oziomek

Gretchen Parker

Katherine Quinn

Sean Reardon

Alexander Richani

Bradley Rinehart

Emily Rodic

Stephanie Rohrbach

Katherine Schoen

Robert Scott

Hannah Seday-Dusek

Mackenzie Shinaberry

Samantha Shore

Andrew Shupe

William Smith

Daniel Soloman-Stone

Jacob Srinivasan

Olivia Stein

Caroline Stocker

Eleanor Stuczynski

Jack Titgemeier

Michael Tricaso

Sydney Wolk

Senior Class

Cameryn Zupon

Jacob Atkinson

Julia Bejjani

Brenan Betro

Nicholas Brubaker

Tylan Bryant

Sean Cavanaugh

Gurnit Chima

Alexandra Cummings

Nicholas DeLeone

Jordaine Dinorog

Caroline Farinacci

Ryan Feltner

Madison Filicko

Samuel Filipiak

Patrick Ford

Kailey Francetic

Katelyn Fulton

Michael Furey

Austin Gee

Tyner Haag

Erica Haas

Noah Hayden

Hunter Hickman

Samuel Hudock

Brian Hughes

Dustin Janigian

Andrew Jenkins

Louis John

Justin Kahwaji

Christian Kilburg

Juli Knapp

Kyle Knapp

Kevin Kolar

Joshua Kovach

Kristen Krivicke

Victoria Labbe

Benjamin Liberatore

Nicholas Lloyd

Justin Luby

Brittany Marvin

Rachael Massi

Joseph McGreal

Dominic Mittiga

Sierra Murray

Matthew Newrones

Caroline Nitirahardjo

Maria Plevris

Isaiah Polk

James Rankin

Regina Reilly

Alexander Reimund

Juliana Reminder

Amanda Riffle

Amanda Riffle

Sarina Ruggiero

Scott Schroyer

Afshan Siddiqui

Nicholas Silvidi

Alyssa Simon

Ashley Smith

Daniel Spitznagel

Jacob Stack

Sophia Szeles

Benjamin Thompson

Blake Townsend

Christopher Utrup

Hope Uwase

Katherine Valenziano

Graeme Warner

Adam Wilson

Nathan Zanzig

Kayla Zielinski

Cross Country Team to host fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis on Saturday, February 28 at the Wing Warehouse on Wyoga Lake Road

On Saturday, February 28th, the Walsh Jesuit men’s cross country team is hosting a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis from 12 noon until 3pm at Wing Warehouse on Wyoga Lake Road.  We are currently selling tickets in all lunch periods. 

Bring the family or get a group of friends together and come out for good food and fun.

Please join us at Wing Warehouse on Saturday, February 28th to fight Cystic Fibrosis.   Click here for more information!

 

 

Join us on February 21 at 7:00 pm in the Walsh Jesuit Theater- Finding God in the Dark Film Series for Adults

Finding God in the Dark Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults
Sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity


Finding God in the Dark

Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults

Sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity

Saturday, February 21, 2015

7:00 p.m. in the Walsh Jesuit Theater
 

WintersBone

Winter’s Bone

a film by Debra Granik

2010

100 minutes

Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree Dolly, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless.

The film received 4 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Film.

 

"This is good and pleasing to God our savior,

who wills everyone to be saved

and to come to knowledge of the truth."   --1 Timothy 2:3-4

Sponsored by the Office of Mission & Identity, this program screens feature films and offers the opportunity for reflection and discussion afterwards.  Films which highlight themes from St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises are selected.  They remind us of the constant dialogue that goes on between God and ourselves. 

There is no charge.  For further information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at 330-929-4205, x. 149

Future dates:      Saturday, March 28, 2015

                          Saturday, May 2, 2015

Watch Walsh Jesuit website for announcement of movie titles.

TRIP form for February

Please click here for the February TRIP form

Click here for a TRIP brochure

23 Walsh Jesuit Student Athletes Participate in National Signing Day

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, February 4, 2015 — Twenty-three Walsh Jesuit student athletes signed National Letters of Intent February 4, 2015 in Walsh Jesuit’s Fr. Thomas Bain, S.J. Library. The twenty-three athletes represented eight collegiate sports and eighteen different colleges.

The student athlete, their sport and college are listed below:

Men’s Soccer

Brian Hughes – University of Evansville

Women’s Golf

Regina Reilly – University of St. Francis

Baseball

Ryan Feltner – The Ohio State University

Azim Qadri – The Ohio State University
Riley Minorik – Bowling Green State University

Blake Jenkins – Bowling Green State University

Ty Shoaff – University of Missouri

Shane Downey – Marshall University

Connor Regan – University of Buffalo

Men’s Football

Kyle Pawuk – University of San Diego

Chris Kazimir – University of Dayton

Anthony Siragusa – Princeton University

Joe Tupta – University of Akron

Women’s Soccer

Juli Knapp – Bowling Green State University

Halle Stelbasky – Butler University

Colleen Grace –Xavier University

Libby Grace – Xavier University

Women’s Basketball

Lilli Piper – University of Akron

Swimming & Diving

Michael Reilman – University of Tennessee

Kailey Francetic – University of Kentucky

Patrick Olivier – Clarion State University

Samantha Geyer – Lenior-Rhyne University

Softball

Taylor Rahach– Costal Carolina Uni

E-Bulletin for the Week of 02/04

From the Principal’s Office:

·         Early Dismissal Tomorrow – On Thursday, February 5, all students will be dismissed from classes at 1:45 p.m. All freshmen and sophomores may leave for the day, but all juniors and seniors will stay to attend an assembly with a special guest speaker. The assembly will conclude around 2:40 p.m. Buses will follow their normal schedules.

·         Freshmen Parents - Please make sure to RSVP by Monday, February 9 for the two parent information receptions that will be held on Thursday, February 12 and Thursday, February 19. Invitations were sent in the mail. Questions and RSVPs can be directed to Pam Vineyard in the Advancement Office at (330) 929-4205, ext. 100 or vineyardp@walshjesuit.org.

·         Science Fair Judges Needed This Weekend - The Walsh Jesuit Science Fair for junior high students takes place on Sunday, February 8. Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time to help with the judging process. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Suzanne Maloney for further details. Thank you for your consideration.

·         Freshman student Marisa DeSciscio was recently awarded a scholarship by the Ohio State Council Knights of Columbus. Congratulations, Marisa!

 

·         Host Family Needed - A friend of Walsh Jesuit has told us of a special teenage Haitian girl, Sylvenia, who participated in a program near Santo Domingo last summer and would now like to come to the U.S. for a summer experience. We are looking for a host family for about three weeks. She would need about $1,000 for airfare, room and board. Please contact Karen Hanson at karen.m.hanson312@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

·         Valentine’s Day Drive – Walsh Jesuit’s first Valentine’s Day Drive for patients at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital has begun and continues through Friday, February 13. We will be collecting new toys, stuffed animals, cards, gift cards, and any monetary donations before school in the Commons. Thank you for your support!

·         Help the AP Environmental Science Class - Mr. Truax's AP Environmental Science class (APES) is currently working on an aqua farming project and is asking for a grant in order to perform a study. The class would sincerely appreciate donations of 50-80 gallon fish tanks/aquariums, tank pumps, and tank filters. If you can donate any of these items, please contact Andy Truax at truaxa@walshjesuit.orgor Jake Atkinson at jake.atkinson68@yahoo.com.

 

·         College Guidance News and Information #14 is available online.

·         Early Dismissal Next Week – On Wednesday, February 11, we will have an early dismissal. All students will be dismissed from classes at 1:43 p.m. to attend a brief meeting regarding our Relay for Life and Cancer Awareness Week, which will include information on how they can get involved. You may pick your student up from school at 2:15 p.m. and buses will depart at their regularly scheduled times.

·         Dress Down Day for POWWOW – We will have a Dress Down Day for POWWOW on Wednesday, February 11. Students may dress down in exchange for bringing in a bow tie or diamond tiara, or a $3 donation. Please note: the bow ties and tiaras will be used for POWWOW and will not be returned.

·         Senior Experience Parents’ Night – The Senior Experience Program will be presented to parents of senior students on Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This is not a mandatory presentation. It is simply for informational purposes, and an RSVP is not required. For more information, contact Rick Sistek at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

·         No Classes on Monday, February 16: President’s Day

·         No Classes on Monday, February 23: 7th Grade Visitation Day

·         Lenten Reflection Cancelled - Due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual Ash Wednesday Lenten Reflection, sponsored by Mothers' Club, has been cancelled for this year. However, we encourage you to join us in attending either one or both of the upcoming speaker events during the Lenten season. On Sunday, March 1, author Regina Brett will be the guest speaker at the Annual Spring Brunch. Details can be found in this issue or on our website. On Tuesday, March 3, Fr. William Leahy, S.J., President of Boston College, will be our next speaker in the 50th Anniversary Speaker Series at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater, followed by a reception. More details to follow in an upcoming bulletin.

·         Donations of Tissues Needed – Once again, our supply is running low in the clinic. If you are able to donate one or more boxes of tissues, you may drop them off to the Dean’s Office. Thank you!

·         Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union Scholarships - OCFCU is awarding 50 families in Ohio $1,000 each to assist in paying for their student(s) Catholic grade or high school tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. Simply go to www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/scholarships for the instructions on how to apply. For assistance, please call (888) 696-4462 or email marketing@ohiocatholicfcu.com.

·         Help Provide Meals for Family - M.O.M.S. Ministry has a family that is in great need of meals for the next six weeks. If you can provide a meal for our family, please go to http://www.takethemameal.com and type in Walsh for the name and 4574 for the password. If you have any questions, you may email Mimi Berghoff at Mimiberghoff@gmail.com. Thank you for your generosity. Please pray for this family!!!

·         Night at the Races – The Athletic Booster Club hosts this annual event on Saturday, February 7 in the Commons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own appetizers and snacks. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. You can purchase a table for 10 at $250. This event is for adults only and features 10 full-color video races, an auction race, side boards, and Chinese raffle baskets. All proceeds benefit Walsh Jesuit athletics. Click here to purchase tickets. For more information, contact Brett Neff at 440-773-4604 or email him at bneff@rewarner.com.

·         The Harmony Gold Show Choir will perform this Saturday, February 7 at the Cuyahoga Falls High School Show Choir Classic. The HGSC is scheduled to perform at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Come see a great show and support our fabulous Show Choir!

·         Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club (PFAB) Meeting – PFAB has been rescheduled for Monday, February 9 at 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in room 100.

·         Parent Volunteer Needed for PFAB - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are seeking an Art parent as a liaison to help us coordinate and communicate with the Art teachers at Walsh Jesuit. We are asking any interested parent of a current freshman, sophomore or junior student to please consider attending our meeting on Monday, February 9 or send us an email at wjpfab1@gmail.com.

·         Finding God in the Dark Film Series – The next film in the series, Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will be shown on Saturday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless. The film received 4 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Film. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

·         Annual Spring Brunch Featuring Author Regina Brett – As we continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walsh Jesuit High School, we’d like to invite you, your family and friends to our annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 1, featuring award-winning journalist, author and cancer-survivor, Regina Brett. She will speak on her latestbook, “Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible” and also host a book-signing after the brunch.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons. A Mass will be held in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will follow, catered by Nosh Eatery. There will be a select variety of boutiques available for shopping, which include Fair Trade on Main, Silpada Jewelry, Just Bead It Designs, Tastefully Simple, ViVi: The New Cookie Lee Jewelry, Owl Eyes On You, and Origami Owl Jewelry. Tickets are $30.00 per person and should be purchased by completing the online registration form by February 20. Due to the popularity of Regina Brett, there will be no ticket sales at the door. Please indicate in the space provided on the online registration form the names of your guests for our assigned seating arrangement. Tables of ten for $275.00 will also be available and must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Once you complete your registration form, a screen will pop up that allows you to pre-order Ms. Brett’s book.  If you experience any issues with ordering the book, please contact Amy Flanagan at 330-461-2586 or aflanag8@aol.com.  You may also purchase it the day of the brunch (March 1) from The Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson. For more information, contact Amy Flanagan, Walsh Jesuit Mothers' Club Spring Brunch Co-Chairperson, at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586.

·         PFAB’s Reaching for the Stars Fundraiser – This annual fundraising event to support the arts will take place on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Commons. The evening will include dinner, a basket raffle, student art works, and performances by our talented musical groups. Details coming soon!

·         Advertise in the Spring Musical Program – Support the theater department at WJ and advertise your business to hundreds of people who will see the musical “Guys and Dolls” this March. Advertising forms are available to download by clicking here.

POWWOW 2015

Save the date for Friday, April 24 as we kick things off with the POWWOW 2015 Preview Party. Join us on Saturday, April 25 as we celebrate on the Red Carpet for a dazzling star-studded night full of glitz, glamour and gratitude!

Gift Gathering – DONATE NOW! Gift processing has begun and we welcome any donation – monetary, products, or services to be used for the oral or silent auction. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas. Committee members are visiting retailers to solicit donations for the oral and silent auctions. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org or check the website tile for details.

It’s time to shake off the winter blues at one of our Parent Parties!

Join us for your Zone Party:

Sunday, February 8 - Zone 3 (Medina, Hinckley, Strongsville): Hosts: Paul & Deborah Saluan

Saturday, February 21 - Zone 6 (Hudson, Aurora, Chagrin Falls): Hosts: Amy Canzone Miklos

Sunday, February 22 - Zone 1&2 (Silver Lake, CF, Stow): Hosts: Mike & Cindy Pollard

Saturday, February 28 – Zone 5 (Brecksville, Twinsburg, Macedonia): Hosts: Jim & Lynne Filicko

Invitations will be mailed soon so don’t forget to RSVP. This is a great way to meet other Walsh Jesuit parents and support POWWOW!

 

Decorating Committee Begins Work

The POWWOW decorating committee has begun its work and will be having a Decorating Workshop from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. next Tuesday, February 10 and needs parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. This is a wonderful way to get involved. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

 

Dress Down for POWWOW

If your student is looking for another Dress Down day, then mark Wednesday, February 11 down on your calendar! Each student must bring in a bow tie or diamond tiara on this day which will be used for POWWOW. So check out your attics and clean out those boxes! These items will not be returned. If you can’t find a bow tie or tiara to donate, you may dress down in exchange for the usual $3 donation.

POWWOW Raffle—Fancy Cars are Such a Sight to See! Raffle tickets will be coming home from school with students in about a week for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu or $10,000 cash. Search the book bag and start selling. One chance is $20, six chances for $100. Details can be found on the flyer in the envelope. Winning seller will receive $500!

Corporate Sponsorship - This is an invitation to our families who own their own business or would like to promote their employer – please consider sponsoring an ad in our POWWOW program. Our programs offer great exposure for your business as POWWOW is one of the premier fundraisers in Northeast Ohio.

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW updates.

Congratulations to the Walsh Jesuit Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to the Walsh Jesuit Mock Trial Team which competed in the district tournament held on January 30th at the Summit County Courthouse.   Team members defeated Green High School in the morning match and were narrowly defeated by Revere High School in the afternoon match. 

Peter Bandrowsky earned the Outstanding Attorney Award.  Zach Koston  and Alex Zinkan earned the Outstanding Witness Award. The Mock Trial Team also includes: Elise Ketz, Ryan Slama, Brynn Colando, Shelby Lewis, Donald Wedding, Caroline Stocker, Anna Gruber, Mike McCannon, and Aakash Gupta.

Mock Trial is moderated by Catherine Marquard, a Walsh Jesuit English instructor, and coached by attorney and current parent Dan Bell.

Annual Spring Brunch Featuring Author Regina Brett Scheduled for Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Annual Spring Brunch Featuring Author Regina Brett Scehduled for Sunday, March 1st, 2015

     As we continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walsh Jesuit High School, we’d like to invite"  you, your family and friends to the Annual Spring Brunch to be held on Sunday, March 1.  This year’s brunch will have Regina Brett speaking on her latest book Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible and host a Book Signing after.  Her books will be available to pre-order on the Walsh Jesuit website or for purchase that day from The Learned Owl Bookstore. 

     Registration will begin at 9:00AM in the Commons, followed by Mass in the Chapel at 9:30AM.   Brunch will follow, catered by Nosh Eatery.  There will be a select variety of boutiques for shopping which include Fair Trade on Main, Silpada Jewelry, Just Bead It Designs, Tastefully Simple, ViVi: The New Cookie Lee Jewelry, Owl Eyes On You, and Origami Owl Jewelry.  Tickets are $30.00 per person.   Due to the popularity of Regina Brett, there will be no ticket sales at the door.  Assigned seating will be available so please include in your reservation who you would like to sit with.  Tables of ten for $275.00 will also be available and must be paid in full at time of reservation.  
Please click here to RSVP by February 20th, 2015.  

For more information, contact Amy Flanagan 

Walsh Jesuit Mothers' Club Spring Brunch Co-Chairperson 

at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586. 

Virtrus Training- February 11,2015 at Walsh Jesuit.

Anyone interested in Virtrus Training is welcome to join us at Walsh Jesuit High School on February 11, 2015

The training is free.

For more info contact Carole Moore at moorec@walshjesuit.org

Alumni Challenge Results In!

After a very fun 6-week competition against a very passionate and engaged alumni community at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, the results from the first ever Alumni Gold Challenge are in.

And the winner is - WALSH JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!

STVM had a great finish to the campaign, reaching 8.3% total participation. But it was our strong push to close out the competition on Friday evening that made all the difference in the world, bringing us up to 9.4% and pushing us over the top!

Thank you so much to everyone in the Walsh Jesuit alumni community for all the great support over the past six weeks. Congratulations and thanks also go out to STVM and their outstanding alums on making this such a fun and exciting challenge.

And now - WE CELEBRATE!!!

Look for the Maroon and Gold to be flying "High atop a hill in Akron" on February 17th, and stop by WJHS that evening for the men's basketball game against the Irish as we enjoy a celebratory tailgate party!!

WAY TO GO WARRIORS!!!!!
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