"Holmes" plate is installed!

Fr. Holmes spent many years with the Walsh Warrior Baseball Team.  To give him special recognition for his many years of service, dedication and true love of the game, the Walsh Jesuit Baseball Community had "Holmes Plate" installed as a permanent tribute to Fr. Holmes.  The plate is  now proudly displayed on the north side of our dugout facing the Monzel stadium seating so that all of our guests and players can always enjoy it.

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Stop by and catch a game and take a look at "Holmes Plate."

 

Preview auction items for POWWOW 2014-Jockeys, Juleps & Jesuits-A Kentucky Derby Celebration and get ready to place your winning bets!

2014 JJJ STDPW

Walsh Jesuit High School is heading into the homestretch in preparation to celebrate at this year's POWWOW on Saturday, May 3, 2014 themed "Jockeys, Juleps and Jesuits"- A Kentucky Derby Celebration.

If you are "chomping at the bit" to take a sneak peak at the fabulous auction items offered this year, this your chance!

Click here to preview a listing of all of this year's auction items and get ready to place your winning bets!   Look for an additional Addendum of items received after the catalog deadline for printing has passed. 

 

Auditions for Harmony gold Show Choir set for May 20 and 21, 2014

Our award winning Harmony Gold Show Choir will be holding auditions for next year’s group on May 20, and 21 from 2:45-5:30pm.  This multi-talented group is made up of the best stage performers at the school, and includes singers, dancers, instrumental musicians, a state of the art light show, travel and varsity level competition opportunities and is open to all males and females, grade levels 9-12.  You must audition to gain entrance to the group. 

The Harmony Gold Show Choir just returned from Nashville, where they performed at the Heritage National Music Festival, taking a First Place Trophy and Gold Rating. The Harmony Gold has traveled to National Music Festivals in New York City, Orlando, Washington D.C., Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto, Canada, Nashville, Williamsburg, and Disneyworld. They have appeared in competitions and in concert at many sites around Ohio, and were Class C Champions at the Cuyahoga Classic Show Choir Invitational in February.  Our schedule permits a student to be in sports as well as Show Choir.

This is an excellent opportunity for YOU to earn your Walsh Jesuit Letter, and it’s a great way to immediately develop life long friendships at Walsh Jesuit High School. 

Audition times will be by appointment and sign ups can be done by contacting Mr. Banks at 330-929-4205 ext. 167 or via email at banksd@walshjesuit.org.  Please prepare a short sample of your vocal ability and whatever else you do best! Do you sing? Do you play an instrument? Do you do both?? Do you dance? We want to see all that you can do! If you are trying out for an onstage part, you will need to attend a group session on the date you are auditioning.  Auditions will be held in the Theater May 190 and 20. Spots are filling up so don’t delay. Best of luck with your audition.
Click here to dowload the Harmony Gold Show Flier
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Name_____________________  Phone________________M/F_____Current School________________________ 

Requested Audition Date/Time___________Grade ENTERING_____Email _______________________________

Parent Name_____________________ Parent Email___________________________Circle Voice range: S A T B

Experience:     List or attach a separate sheet: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Send this form to:            Mr. David Banks, Director

                                Harmony Gold Show Choir

                                Walsh Jesuit High School

                                4550 Wyoga Lake Rd.

                                Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224

 







 
 

Principal's Office Weekly E-Bulletin for Parents

4/9/2014

The Principal's Office Weekly E-Bulletin is sent electronically every Wednesday to the parent email address listed with Walsh Jesuit. It features important information from several departments. Please continue to check the Walsh Jesuit Website for information regarding all school organizations and events. If you have information to share with the school community, please email Mrs. Gina Venables in the Principal's Office by the end of each Tuesday. If you would like to receive this newsletter and other important information from the Principal's Office using a different email address, please let us know.

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From the Principal’s Office:

An Easter Prayer

Lord, all You have made pulses with new life, rising from sleep with the first warmth of spring.

We rejoice in the great gift of Your Son, Jesus, who rose from the dead and continues to show us the way to everlasting life.

·         Kairos 99 ends Friday, April 11 with a closing service in the Chapel at 4:30 p.m.

·         Spring Break - Spring Breakbegins Monday, April 14 and ends Monday, April 21. Students return to classes on Tuesday, April 22. There will be no e-bulletin during Spring Break. The next issue will be sent on Wednesday, April 23.

·         School Calendar for 2014-15 – For your convenience, the basic school calendar for the 2014-15 school year is posted on the Walsh Jesuit website. Click here for the calendar.

 

·         Dress Down for WJ Fights Cancer Week – During the week of Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25, we will have a themed dress down day based on the Relay for Life’s theme of “Lights, Camera, Relay.” Your student must either purchase a $6 dress down pass before school (only $1.50 per day) or purchase a WJ Fights Cancer t-shirt designed by senior Kenna Gabor. T-shirts are limited. Look for a separate e-blast with all the details.

·         Summer Physical Education Classes – Incoming freshmen (class of 2018) can register online for summer PE at Walsh Jesuit on Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00 a.m. We will allow a maximum of 50 students to register per session. Online registration will close Thursday, May 1. Current band and choir students who are interested can pick up a registration form in the Principal’s Office and return it, along with their payment, to Mrs. Rafferty no later than Thursday, May 1. Any other current student interested in taking summer PE should contact their local school district.

 

Summer PE for Band/Choir (Register with Mrs. Rafferty)

Session 1:  Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Session 2:  Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Summer PE for Incoming Freshmen (Register Online)

Session 1:  Monday, July 7 – Thursday, July 10 AND Monday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17, noon – 3:00 p.m.

Session 2:  Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 24 AND Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31, noon – 3:00 p.m.

 

 

·         Yearbook Sales Due – All yearbook sales are due Tuesday, April 22. No orders will be taken after this date! Yearbooks for seniors (class of 2014) are a complimentary gift from the school and will be mailed to their home address in the fall of 2014. All current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who want a book must purchase it for $65 and pick them up in the yearbook office in the fall of 2014. Click here for information, or to purchase a “parent congratulation” ad for your senior.

·         Dress Down Days – In exchange for a $3 service donation, students may dress down on Wednesday, April 30 according to the Dean’s guidelines.

·         College Guidance:

Attention Junior Parents – If you are still interested in attending a Junior College Guidance Meeting, this Friday, April 11 is the final meeting. There are a few spots still available. Please use the College Guidance Scheduler to let Miss Burgio know if you plan to attend.

Please take a look at College Guidance Newsletter #11 for details about upcoming programs, AP information and deadlines.  It will be posted after Monday, April 14.

Senior Students: Please complete one Final Transcript Release form for the school you will attend in the Fall of 2014. Forms may be picked up in the College Guidance Office or you may click here to print it from the website. Your final acceptance to college is contingent upon receiving your final high school transcript with graduation date. The deadline to turn in your Final Transcript Release form to College Guidance is Thursday, May 1.

**Please note: The information that you provide on this form will be also be used to collect information for the Graduation Program that is distributed at commencement. If you don’t turn in a form or are undecided, your attending college will be listed as “Undecided” in the Graduation Program.**

 

 

·         Host Families Needed for Barcelona Exchange Program – We are seeking host families for five to six students from Colegi CASP Sagrat Cor de Jesus, a Jesuit high school in Barcelona, Spain. Each exchange student will have his or her own health insurance and spending money. Host families should have a senior or junior student attending WJ in the 2014-15 school year, but priority will be given to those families with a senior. It is not required that host students have studied Spanish. During their three-week stay, host families will provide the students with room and board, as well as transportation to and from school and the airport. Please email Mrs. Patricia Schorr before the end of April if you are interested. Click here to read more and download a form.

·         Help Needed for After-Prom – Any parent who is willing to help out at after-prom should contact Lisa Yates or Karl Ertle.

·         Summer Warrior Enrichment Camp - Taught by the talented and caring teachers of Walsh Jesuit High School, the Summer Warrior Enrichment Camp will be an incredible experience that will showcase the school’s outstanding college preparatory curriculum through a variety of exciting hands-on activities. The camp will be held Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 27 from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day. Cost is $225. To download a camp brochure, please click here. For additional information, please contact Mr. Rob Eubank ’85, Director of Admissions, at (330) 929-4205, ext 103.

·         Canonization of Blessed José de Anchieta – The Canonization of Blessed José de Anchietaon April 3, 2014 is an event that the Church in Brazil has greatly desired. He was proclaimed Apostle of Brazil, a title for which he is known to this day, by the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro in the same Church of the College where his funeral was celebrated in 1597. Named provincial in 1577, and later as superior, he spent 44 years visiting houses and communities in Brazil as father of the poor, healer of the sick and suffering, counselor for governors, but above all, friend and defender of the Indians in their villages. We are grateful to Pope Francis for placing José de Anchieta before the world as a new and outstanding example of sanctity. For the Society of Jesus, it is an occasion to renew the search for those horizons which he pursued: sensitivity in the face of ethnic diversity and religious, cultural, and social pluralism; the development of creative freedom and a responsible capacity for improvisation; the constant search for inculturated expressions of the Christian and evangelizing experience. May this new intercessor help us to search for and fulfill the will of God.

·         Annual Fund Update - Walsh Jesuit’s Annual Fund has raised $423,805 to date! Our goal is $577,000. The Annual Fund provides tuition assistance to students at Walsh Jesuit. If you have not donated, you can click here to make a donation. Thank you for your support!

This Week at WJ…

·         Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – You and your family are invited to Walsh Jesuit’s annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt in the Commons on Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Guests will be treated to a continental breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, Easter Egg Hunt, and music by Zobapago. Tickets are $5 per person, and children 10 and under are free. Click here to purchase tickets online.

·         Reminder: The Warrior 20 Can Challenge Food Drive – Walsh Jesuit is asking all students to make a minimum donation of 20 food items for this year’s food drive. The deadline is Friday, April 11. Our goal is to collect 20,000 food items to help feed those who are battling hunger right here in our own community. Any class who reaches their quota will be awarded a Warrior Dress Down pass for the entire week of semester exams. If seniors reach their class quota, they will be issued a Dress Down pass for their last week of school. Click here for more information and a list of common food items needed at many local food pantries.

·         Online Registration Now Open for Placement Exams - On Saturday, May 10, Walsh Jesuit will be offering placement exams for all incoming freshmen interested in placing into higher level math or foreign language classes. Please follow this link to register your son or daughter. If you have questions, contact Jane Rafferty at (330) 929-4205, ext. 115.

·         Earn College Economics Credit - The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders (TL2), a highly competitive three-week summer program for high school studentsinterested in economics education. During the program, students will tour several highly successful Cincinnati firms and earn college economics credit. The program is held Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 27 on the main campus of the University of Cincinnati. Application deadline is Tuesday, April 15.

·         Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the 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.

Coming Up…

·         Spring Concert – The Spring Concert for the Concert and Stage Bands will take place in the WJ Theater on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.

·         WJ Fights Cancer Week and Relay for Life – Tuesday, April 22 – Friday, April 25 has been designated “WJ Fights Cancer Week.” Throughout the week, there will be various activities to help raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. The grand finale of the week is the Relay for Life, an 18-hour walkathon.Walsh Jesuit will host the Relay for Life beginning Saturday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. until Sunday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. The Luminaria Ceremony will take place around midnight. Students may sign up during the week for the overnight marathon. Parents and families are also invited to form teams and dedicate a luminaria by clicking here.

 

·         Jesuit Day of Service – Students, families and alumni are invited to participate in the annual Northeast Ohio Jesuit Day of Service on Saturday, April 26. This is a wonderful way to join together and lend a helping hand to serve neighborhood organizations in the Cleveland area. From cleaning classrooms or painting to mulching or other yard work, your help will go a long way to serve the needs of others. Students may also earn four service hours. To read more and register, click here.

·         WJ Alumni Mothers’ Club Annual Spring Speaker Series - On Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater, the WJ Alumni Mothers’ Club is excited to host Brooke Taylor, morning radio personality and host of the 'Family Friendly Morning Show' on 95.5 The Fish. The event is open to all at no charge! Spouses, friends and guests are welcome. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Please RSVP by Friday, May 9 to Carole Moore at 330.929.4205, ext. 104 or moorec@walshjesuit.org.

·         Woodard Junior Class Photo Assembly – On Thursday, May 15, all juniors will report to their 9th  period class until 2:15 p.m., then report to the WJ Theater for a presentation from Woodard Photography. All students in the Class of 2015 must take their yearbook portrait through Woodard, at no charge, so that photographic style remains consistent in the yearbook. Of course, parents are free to have your own senior portraits taken at a studio or with a photographer of your choice.

·         50th Anniversary Celebration Mass - Please join us on Sunday, May 18 as we kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Walsh Jesuit High School with mass at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Norm Dickson in the Chapel. A special part of the mass will be the world premiere of the WJ anthem that is based on the Suscipe and written by alumnus Zach Gustafson ’96. A reception will follow in the Commons.

·         School Photo Day - On Tuesday, August 26, school photos will be taken because of the need for student IDs for the 2014-15 school year. Students will report to the Dome during their math classes.

·         Summer Sports Camps - Walsh Warrior Camps are a great opportunity for young athletes to participate in an intensive program designed to test their skills. For more information and to register for a camp, please click here. We will be adding additional sports to the camp schedule in the next few weeks, so if you don't see your sport, please check back soon.

POWWOW 2014 (Updated on 4/9/14)

Please continue to check the website for the latest updates.

Invitations to POWWOW have been mailed. Please RSVP so that you can be part of this fabulous event. Do not wait – return your response today!

Preview Party: Friday, May 2from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Reservations are not required for this evening of fun and fireworks, all sponsored by Willoughby Supply. There is no admission fee and dress is casual. Adult beverages are $1. It is an opportunity to catch the first glimpse of the auction items for Saturday’s POWWOW event. There will also be 20 raffle baskets on display. Tickets are just $5 each and will be sold that evening. The winners will be drawn at 9:15 p.m. Winners need not be present. All parents, students, friends and relatives are welcome.

Kentucky Derby Raffle Winner – Our lucky winner of the two lower grandstand tickets to this year’s Kentucky Derby on May 3 is alumni Lee Szambecki.

 

POWWOW Car Raffle Tickets have been sent home with students for a chance to win a Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox or Malibu, or $10,000 cash. One chance is $20, six chances for $100. Details can be found on the flyer in the envelope. Winning ticket seller receives $500.

 

Student Volunteer Opportunities - There are many opportunities for students to get service hours for POWWOW. Please have your student visit the POWWOW Office if they would like to sign up. Freshmen and Sophomores can receive service hours. Juniors and Seniors can ONLY receive NHS hours.

Gift Gathering - We are still welcoming any donation (monetary, products or services) to be used for the silent auction. At this point, they will be listed in our Addendum. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW Wish List at AMAZON.com for ideas. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org or check the website tile for details.

 

Decorating Committee and POWWOW Set-Up Week - The POWWOW Decorating Committee has been working away and needs parent help! POWWOW week set-up begins on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. We would love to have as many volunteers as possible on this weekend.Any time that can be given is a wonderful way to get involved.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Karen Keefe at jkkeefe@roadrunner.com.

 

Melinda Renuart and Chase Johnson Receive Conzaman Student Athlete Award

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RENUART MELINDA 012Seniors Melinda Renuart and Chase Johnson have been chosen to receive the 2014 Grant Conzaman Student Athlete Award. Now in its eighth year, the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club presents the award to a female and male student athlete as nominated by their coaches. Both Cross Country coach Rose Mathie and Track Coach Drew Marquard nominated Melinda. Melinda is a National Merit Scholar with a cumulative GPA of 4.394. Melinda has committed to attend Princeton University.   Current Golf Coach Mike Richetto and Joe Denton, his former coach for three years, nominated Chase. Chase carries a 3.707 GPA and has committed to continue his academic and golfing career at Kent State University.

Canned Food Drive Update- Sophomore Class brings in 379 cans on Tuesday and begins to close the gap!

2014 Canned Food Drive Updates:

4/9/2014

Yesterday’s winner for two homecoming tickets was Alexandra Drake!   Two more collection days to go…As a reminder that any class that reaches their goal of 100% will be issued a Warrior dress down week during final exams. 

4/8/2014

Everyone is doing a great job (take a look at the pic/ great wall of food! ) We have three more collection mornings…please help us finish the drive strong! Yesterday’s winner for the Cedar Point ticket was Mason Kleinhenz and the month of AVI cookies went to Mackenzie Navratil.

Have a great day, everyone!

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4/3/14

The competition is close this year!  Tomorrow- Friday 4/4/14 will be a big day for the Walsh Jesuit Warriors as the canned food drive continues.  Currently, our Freshmen Class is out in the lead with the Junior and Sophomore classes close to tied for second.  Let's go Warriors! 

Yesterday’s winner of the parking permit for the 2014-15 school year was Samantha Toth (grade 10) and the winner of the free week of lunches was Zachary Yurich (grade 9)

4/2/14
Louis Choi was the winner of the $30 Subway gift card.  Let’s make it a good collection day tomorrow, and then enjoy the long weekend!

4/1/14
Brittany Varsho was the winner of the $25 Spirit Shop gift card.

Tomorrow’s raffle prizes include: week of free WJ lunches and for the sophomores…one free parking permit for the 2014-15 school year!  In order to be eligible for these raffle prizes, students need to bring in a minimum of 5 canned food items.

3/31/14
The Freshmen Class really made an impressive start to this year's canned food drive bringing in more food today than what the entire school brought in on the first day last year! 

The competition between classes is off and running.  Walsh Jesuit is asking each student to collect/ donate 20 canned food items to help feed those who are battling hunger right here in our own community. Collected food items will be distributed to Heart 4 the City and Good Neighbors Food banks.

Here are the totals for the food drive so far:

  Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

         
3/31/2014

381

276

258

200

4/1/2014

205

83

139

131

4/2/2014

223

249

155

105

4/3/2014

227

158

174

52

         
         
4/7/2014

348

379

257

331

4/8/2014

257

233

275

237

4/9/2014

 229  325  218  177
4/10/2014

       
4/11/2014

       
         
Totals

1870

1703

1476

1233

% of Quota

33%

30%

28%

25%

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In addition to daily prizes that will be raffled off each day during the drive, A Warrior Dress code second semester exam week pass will be awarded to each class who reaches their quota for the food drive. The senior class will be issued a Warrior Dress Code pass for their last week of school, if their quota is met. Please forward any questions about the food drive to Mr. Rob Eubank ’85, Director of Admissions

Suggested Canned/ Boxes Food Items (no glass jars!):
fruit, spaghetti sauce, soup, pasta, rice, potatoes, beef stew, cereal, oatmeal, tuna, tuna helper, peanut butter, jelly

Yesterday’s winner of the parking permit for the 2014-15 school year was Samantha Toth (grade 10) and the winner of the free week of lunches was Zachary Yurich (grade 9)

 

 

Incoming Freshmen Registration Update

PLEASE NOTE: CLASS OF 2018 – PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO FRESHMEN REGISTRATION ON APRIL 8TH, 2014.

Walsh Jesuit High School 50th Anniversary to kick-off on May, 18, 2014! Join us in the Chapel of North American Martyrs for mass at 10 am.

Please join us on May 18, 2014 as we kickoff the 50th Anniversary celebration of Walsh Jesuit High School with Mass at 10 am celebrated by Fr. Norm Dickson in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs.

A special part of the Mass will be the world premiere of the WJ anthem that is based on the Suscipe and written by alumnus Zach Gustafson ’96. 

All are welcome to join us for mass and a reception in the Commons afterwards.




E-Bulletin for the week of 04.02.14

Principal's Office Weekly E-Bulletin for Parents

4/2/2014
The Principal's Office Weekly E-Bulletin is sent electronically every Wednesday to the parent email address listed with Walsh Jesuit. It features important information from several departments. Please continue to check the Walsh Jesuit Website for information regarding all school organizations and events. If you have information to share with the school community, please email Mrs. Gina Venables in the Principal's Office by the end of each Tuesday. If you would like to receive this newsletter and other important information from the Principal's Office using a different email address, please let us know.

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From the Principal’s Office:

·         Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, April 3 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Quarter 3 grades should be published on NetClassroom by next Wednesday, so please print a copy to bring with you to the conferences. No appointments are necessary to drop by and visit with your student’s teachers. The following teachers will be unavailable: Julie Hudec, Dan Bizga, and Adam Green.

·         No Classes on Friday, April 4

·         School Calendar for 2014-15 – For your convenience, the basic school calendar for the 2014-15 school year is now posted on the Walsh Jesuit website under “Year at a Glance.” Click here for the calendar.

·         Class of 2018 Orientation – We welcome the incoming Class of 2018 and their families to orientation on Tuesday, April 8 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         Kairos 99 begins Tuesday, April 8 and ends Friday, April 11 with a closing service in the Chapel at 4:30 p.m. Please remember this special group of students and their leaders in prayer as they participate in the final Kairos of this school year.

·         Reminder to Freshmen Parents - All freshmen should pack a lunch on Wednesday, April 9 for the field trip to Cleveland’s Hannah Theater to see the William Shakespeare comedy, “As You Like It.” Buses will depart by 8:30 a.m. and return by 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Deb Bok at bokd@walshjesuit.org.

·         Dress Down Days – In exchange for a $3 service donation on each date, students may dress down on Wednesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 30 according to the Dean’s guidelines.

·         Spring Break begins Monday, April 14 and ends Monday, April 21. Students return to classes on Tuesday, April 22.

·         Dates to Remember for Senior Students and their families:

JVLA Deadline - All Seniors are required to complete the online JVLA Financial Literacy Program by Thursday, May 1. Contact Mr. Rick Sistek if you have any questions at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

Senior Prayer Service and Brunch – Prayer service begins at noon in the Chapel on Friday, May 9. Brunch to follow in the Commons.

Senior Prom – Saturday, May 10 – Hilton Fairlawn, 6:30 p.m.

After-Prom – 12:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. in the Commons

Senior Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Invitations will be mailed to seniors receiving awards.

Baccalaureate – For parents and graduates only. Thursday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. (Two tickets will be mailed to families in April.)

Graduation – Sunday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron. (Eights tickets will be mailed to families in April.)

·         College Guidance:

Jesuit College Fair – Monday, April 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Commons. All parents are welcome to attend. Fourteen of the 28 Jesuit Universities will be represented.

College Financial Aid Meeting – All parents of juniors are invited to attend the first of two financial aid meetings. The first meeting is on Monday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Claudia Wenzel from John Carroll University will explain the nuts and bolts of college financial aid. The evening is open to all parents, but is most helpful for first-time college parents. Sign up online through the College Guidance Scheduler if you plan to attend.

Sophomore College Night – We will have our 5th Sophomore College Night on Monday, May 5 in the WJ Theater. The program usually lasts until 8:30 p.m. Sign up online through the College Guidance Scheduler if you plan to attend.

·         Summer Physical Education Classes – Incoming freshmen (class of 2018) can register online for summer PE at Walsh Jesuit on Tuesday, April 22. Current band and choir students who are interested can pick up a registration form in the Principal’s Office and return it, along with their payment, to Mrs. Rafferty no later than Thursday, May 1. Any other current student interested in taking summer PE should contact their local school district.

 

Summer PE for Band/Choir (Register with Mrs. Rafferty)

Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. -OR-

Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Summer PE for Incoming Freshmen (Register Online)

Session 1: Monday, July 7 – Thursday, July 10 AND Monday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17, noon – 3:00 p.m.

Session 2: Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 24 AND Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31, noon – 3:00 p.m.

 

 

·         Yearbook Sales Due – All yearbook sales are due Tuesday April 22. No orders will be taken after this date! Yearbooks for seniors (class of 2014) are a complimentary gift from the school and will be mailed to their home address in the fall of 2014. All current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who want a book must purchase it for $65 and pick them up in the yearbook office in the fall of 2014. Click here for information, or to purchase a “parent congratulation” ad for your senior.

 

·         Host Families Needed for Barcelona Exchange Program – We are seeking host families for five to six students from Colegi CASP Sagrat Cor de Jesus, a Jesuit high school in Barcelona, Spain. Each exchange student will have his or her own health insurance and spending money. Host families should have a senior or junior student attending WJ in the 2014-15 school year, but priority will be given to those families with a senior. It is not required that host students have studied Spanish. During their three-week stay, host families will provide the students with room and board, as well as transportation to and from school and the airport. Please email Mrs. Patricia Schorr before the end of April if you are interested. Click here to read more and download a form.

·         Summer Warrior Enrichment Camp - Taught by the talented and caring teachers of Walsh Jesuit High School, the Summer Warrior Enrichment Camp will be an incredible experience that will showcase the school’s outstanding college preparatory curriculum through a variety of exciting hands-on activities. The camp will be held Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 27 from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day. Cost is $225. To download a camp brochure, please click here. For additional information, please contact Mr. Rob Eubank ’85, Director of Admissions, at (330) 929-4205, ext 103.

·         Earn College Economics Credit - The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders (TL2), a highly competitive three-week summer program for high school studentsinterested in economics education. During the program, students will tour several highly successful Cincinnati firms and earn college economics credit. The program is held Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 27 on the main campus of the University of Cincinnati. Application deadline is Tuesday, April 15.

 

·         SVPD Now Hiring – Society of St. Vincent de Paul is hiring a part-time bookkeeper. Click here to read the job description. Applicants must be proficient in Quickbooks. Hours can be flexible. Retirees are welcome to apply. If you have any questions, please email jlitten@svdpcle.org.

·         Online Registration Now Open for Placement Exams - On Saturday, May 10, 2014 Walsh Jesuit will be offering placement exams for all incoming freshmen interested in placing into higher level math or foreign language classes. Please follow this link to register your son or daughter. If you have questions, contact Jane Rafferty at (330) 929-4205, ext. 115.

·         Help Needed for After-Prom – Any parent who is willing to help out at after-prom should contact Lisa Yates or Julie Hudec.

·         Malley’s Easter Chocolate Sale to Support the WJ Booster Club - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and help 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.

·         Annual Fund Update - Walsh Jesuit’s Annual Fund has raised $412,491 to date! Our goal is $577,000. The Annual Fund provides tuition assistance to students at Walsh Jesuit. If you have not donated, you can click here to make a donation. Thank you for your support!

This Week at WJ…

·         The Warrior 20 Can Challenge Food Drive – Walsh Jesuit is asking the school community to participate in The Warrior 20 Can Challenge now through Friday, April 11 by collecting 20,000 food items to help feed those who are battling hunger right here in our own community. In addition to class rewards, prizes will be raffled off throughout the food drive on various days. Students should listen to the daily morning announcements. Click here for more information and a list of common food items needed at many local food pantries.

·         “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults presents its final film in the current series on Saturday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. “In a Better World” is a film about a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Each film in the series highlights themes from St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

·         Spring Activities Liturgy will be held Sunday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the WJ Chapel.

·         Athletic Boosters Meeting - The Boosters will meet on Monday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 100.

·         Deadline Reminder for 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 in Hudson, 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 it, then attach and return it via email to SubmitApp@Jaeklegroup.com by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Ahern at Scholarship@Jaeklegroup.com.

Coming Up…

·         Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – You and your family are invited to Walsh Jesuit’s annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt in the Commons on Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Guests will be treated to a continental breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, Easter Egg Hunt, and music by Zobapago. Tickets are $5 per person, and children 10 and under are free. Click here to purchase tickets online.

 

 

·         Spring Concert – The Spring Concert for the Concert and Stage Bands will take place in the WJ Theater on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6.

 

 

·         WJ Fights Cancer Week and Relay for Life – Tuesday, April 22 – Friday, April 25 has been designated “WJ Fights Cancer Week.” Throughout the week, there will be various activities to help raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. The grand finale of the week is the Relay for Life, an 18-hour walkathon.Walsh Jesuit will host the Relay for Life beginning Saturday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. until Sunday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. The Luminaria Ceremony will take place around midnight. Students may sign up during the week for the overnight marathon. Parents and families are also invited to form teams and dedicate a luminaria by clicking here.

 

 

·         Jesuit Day of Service – Students, families and alumni are invited to participate in the annual Northeast Ohio Jesuit Day of Service on Saturday, April 26. This is a wonderful way to join together and lend a helping hand to serve neighborhood organizations in the Cleveland area. From cleaning classrooms or painting to mulching or other yard work, your help will go a long way to serve the needs of others. Students may also earn four service hours. To read more and register, click here.

·         Summer Sports Camps - Walsh Warrior Camps are a great opportunity for young athletes to participate in an intensive program designed to test their skills. For more information and to register for a camp, please click here. We will be adding additional sports to the camp schedule in the next few weeks, so if you don't see your sport, please check back soon.

POWWOW 2014 (Updated on 4/2/14)

Please continue to check the website for the latest updates.

 

POWWOW Car Raffle Tickets have been sent home with students for a chance to win a Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox or Malibu, or $10,000 cash. One chance is $20, six chances for $100. Details can be found on the flyer in the envelope. Winning ticket seller receives $500.

 

Student Volunteer Opportunities - There are many opportunities for students to get service hours for POWWOW. Freshmen and Sophomores can receive service hours. Juniors and Seniors can ONLY receive NHS hours.


Gift Gathering - We are still welcoming any donation (monetary, products or services) to be used for the silent auction. At this point, they will be listed in our Addendum. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW Wish List at AMAZON.com for ideas. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org or check the website tile for details.

Decorating Committee and POWWOW Set-Up Week - The POWWOW Decorating Committee needs parent help! POWWOW week set-up begins on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. We would love to have as many volunteers as possible on those dates.Any time that can be given is a wonderful way to get involved. If you are interested in helping, please contact Karen Keefe at jkkeefe@roadrunner.com.

 

Sports Physicals provided by Akron General scheduled for June 11th. Download your physical form today!

Athletic Physicals will be given at Walsh Jesuit HS by Akron General Sports Medicine on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 beginning at 5:00 pm. Thank you Akron General!

OHSAA forms are available on line.  Click here to download and complete your portion of the form to bring with you on June 11th.

Host Families needed this September for Exchange Students from Colegi CASP Sagrat Cor de Jesus

September 2014 will mark the nineteenth year that Walsh Jesuit will host exchange students from Colegi CASP Sagrat Cor de Jesus, a Jesuit high school in Barcelona, Spain.

For this coming September we have been asked to find host families for 5 to 6 students. CASP school needs to know before the end of April if there will be homes, because this is when they purchase their tickets.

 The purpose of the exchange program is allow the students to practice their English while experiencing everyday American family life. While here the Spanish student will attend classes with your son or daughter. Each student from CASP will have his or her own health insurance and spending money.

The Spanish Students, who are all high school seniors, generally arrive one week before Labor Day weekend. During their three week stay, our school is seeking WJHS families who will be able to meet the students upon their arrival at the airport in Cleveland, provide room and board in a good family atmosphere, provide them transportation to and from school, and take them back to the airport for their return trip to Barcelona.

Priority will be given to host students who will be entering their senior year this fall. Juniors will be given second priority. Although it is preferable, it is not required that Walsh host students have studied Spanish.

If you are interested in hosting of these young people in your home, please  click here to download an information letter and  form and email it to schorrp@walshjesuit.org. If you have any questions, please contact me at the email address or phone number listed below.
Cordially,

Mrs. Patricia Schorr                                                

Foreign Language Dept.                                   

330-929-4205 ext. 207                                    

schorrp@walshjesuit.org                                   

National Jesuit Day of Service- Saturday, April 26

Saturday, April 26th is the National Jesuit Day of Service.
 
As a Walsh Jesuit Alumnus/Alumna, we encourage you to join us in living out our school’s mission of working For the Greater Glory of God by volunteering your time that day in service as a Man or Woman for Others.
 
For those Alumni in Northeast Ohio, Walsh Jesuit is partnering with John Carroll University and St. Ignatius High School to coordinate service activities for the day. And if you live outside of Northeast Ohio, please consider finding a worthwhile charity or service organization in your area that could use your time, treasure, and talent.
 
For more information, you can contact Lauren Fraser at (330) 929-4205 x116, or fraserl@walshjesuit.org

Walsh Jesuit welcomes Joe Fisher, 09'.

JoeWalsh Jesuit is happy to welcome back Joe Fisher, an alum from 2009!  Joe will be working at the school, supporting many different facets of WJ, including help in the classrooms, work with Campus Ministry, and helping in the Alumni Office. He is a graduate of John Carroll University, where he majored in history, with a minor in Catholic Studies.  You can reach Joe at fisherj@walshjesuit.org.  Welcome back Joe!

Win 2 tickets to the 2014 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs!

Interested in purchasing a ticket for a chance to attend the Kentucky Derby live and in person this year on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, Louisville, KY?

You will enjoy the race with seats in the Lower Grandstand 126 • Row C • Seats 7 & 8.

Tickets are $50 each 

Winner will be chosen April 1st, 2014.  Winner need not be present.

Questions?  Call 330.929.4205 ext. 186 or email lutzl@walshjesuit.org

Prefer to send a check?  Click here to download and print a PDF purchase form.

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Walsh Jesuit Spring Musical, "Anything Goes" receives outstanding reviews!

attachment-3The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit High School presented its Spring musical production of “Anything Goes,” March 13,19 and 20 at 7:00PM, March 14,15, 21 and 22 at 7:30PM, March 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 2:00PM, in the Walsh Jesuit High School Theater. This Cole Porter musical has been a favorite Broadway classic, and has been revived several times. The score is filled with unforgettable songs like “Friendship,” You’re The Top,” and “I Get A Kick Out of You.” “Anything Goes” recently was on a national revival tour starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. Director David Banks says, “This features some of the greatest show tunes, and a very comical book! We have custom made costumes, sets and special effects, a 20-piece, live orchestra, 25-member crew, and a 45-member cast coming together to make an unforgettable theatrical experience.” The show is put on through the cooperation of the Tams-Whitmark Library.

The Walsh Jesuit Centerstage Theatre did an outstanding job of providing top of the line entertainment to over 500 viewers during the run of the show.  Cast and crew woattachment-2rked diligently to make each performance memorable.  Kudos to the Walsh Jesuit High School cast and director Dave Banks!
CAST

Reno Sweeney                                          Maggie Bolas

Billy Crocker                                            Michael Barr

Evelyn Oakely                                        Cameron Cabot

Hope Harcourt (Sailorette b)            Savahannah Byczek

                                                                 Julia Figler                                               

Moonface Martin (Evelyn US)            Mike Saridakis

Erma(Sailorette c)                                    Katerina Griffiths

                                                                 Samantha Toth

Elisha Whitney                                        Owen Salyers

Evangeline Harcourt                               Emily Payne

                                                             Kenzie Tartaglione

Captain (Moonface US)                        John Bukovac

Purser(Sailorette d)                                  Angel Mansinghani

                                                             Maggie Moneypenny

Angels: (6) Purity (Reno US)                        Megan Risser

Chastity, Girl at Bar                                    Madison Gordon

Charity (Sandy US)(Sailorette a)            Emma Sample

Virtue                                                            Jessica Simon

Faith                                                             Leanne Casserlie

Patience                                                      Katie Valenziano

Ethel                                                     Gretchen Wellemeyer

Beatrice                                                      Caitlin Krause

Henry Dobson (Oscar) (Captn US)            Brad Reinhart

Deborah                                                       Nina Carrino

Sailors: 1 Jimmy (Billy US)                  Jacob Morris                                   

3            Bob            (Luke)                       Mathew Blasio

4            Mark            (John)                       Joe Salyers

Rina            (Female Sailor)                         Cameron Zupon

Fred (Charlie)                                               Clayton Webb

Reporter 1            (Angel US)                    Nichole Charnigo

Reporter 2            (Sailor US)                     Isabelle Rizzo

Photographer                                                Leann Tulisiak

Passenger 1                                                Nicole Davessar

Passenger 2                                                 Catherine Ward

Passenger 3                                                Skylier Smith

Passenger 4                                                Erika Theiss

Passenger 5                                                Libby Bauman

Passenger 6(Sandy)                                    Alex Tannert

Passenger 7                                                Kerra Vellequette

FBI 1                                                               Julia Barr

FBI 2                                                            Kalene Miller


An Ignatian Journey to Spain: Celebrating Walsh Jesuit's 50th Year

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Walsh Jesuit High School is pleased to offer a very special Journey to Spain: In the Footsteps of Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier.

Departing on October 1, 2014, this two week excursion will trace the life and inspiration of Ignatius and Francis Xavier across Spain under the spiritual direction of Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. and Mr. Karl Ertle. 

Formal Registration is now in process.  A registration page is included in the brochure which can be printed out; brochures are also available at the school.  To view the brochure, with its description of itinerary, information on pricing, and registration form, CLICK HERE.

Space will be limited and the trip is expected to fill quickly.  For further information, please contact Ms. Pat Kraninger, Group Coordinator at 440.318.2846 or email her at pkraninger@yahoo.com;  or contact Fr. Don Petkash at 330.929.4205, ext. 149 or email him at petkashd@walshjesuit.org.

Mother's Club Spring Brunch Reservation Deadline set for March 25, 2014

Please mark your calendars for March 25, 2014 and join the Walsh Jesuit High School Mother's Club for their annual Spring Brunch.

Come and listen to inspirational speaker Laura Opheim and enjoy some time shopping for boutique treasures.  The Harmony Gold Choir from Walsh Jesuit will also join in the morning to perform.

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased online in advance at www.walshjesuit.org .  Doors will open at 9:00 am and mass will begin in the Chapel at 9:30 am.

Any questions contact Jena Hayes at JenaHayes@zoominternet.net
or 330-591-5399

Placement Exams for Incoming Freshmen Scheduled for May 10th. Online Registration is open

On Saturday, May 10th, 2014 Walsh Jesuit will be offering placement exams for all those incoming freshmen interested in placing into higher level math or foreign language.

Please follow this link to register and reserve your spot for your son or daughter.


Questions:  Contact Jane Rafferty at 330.929-4205 Ext. 115 or raffertyj@walshjesuit.org

Innaugural Football Alumni Golf Outing Planned for June 20, 2014.

Inaugural Walsh Jesuit Football Alumni Golf Outing

Please join us for the Inaugural Walsh Jesuit Football Alumni Golf Outing.  Download the RSVP Form here.

When: Friday June 20, 2014

8:30 a.m Shot Gun start

Where: Fox Den Golf Course

2770 Call Rd., Stow, Ohio 44224

Cost: $75 per golfer

Includes: 18 holes, cart, lunch at the turn, steak dinner, beverages.

Please send your entries forms and fees (checks made payable to Walsh Jesuit Alumni Office) to:

         Walsh Jesuit Alumni Office

         4550 Wyoga Lake Rd. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224

*In order to help planning, please respond by June 1.

 

FAIR and Tuition Assistance for 2014-15 Info

 FAIR and Tuition Assistance – The deadline for current Walsh Jesuit students to apply for Tuition Assistance for the 2014-2015 school year is Monday, April 14. Please click here to read more about FAIR and Tuition Assistance, as well as how to apply online. There is no fee to apply for Tuition Assistance consideration. Parents, please note: This is a FIRM deadline; no exceptions will be made. Parents who are divorced are both REQUIRED to apply separately to FAIR in order for a student to be considered for Tuition Assistance, regardless of custody agreements or support. A copy of your 2013 tax return is required in order to complete the process.

Fr. Eddie Siebert offers Lenten online program

Are you looking for some inspiration, prayerful thinking or creative and thoughtful documentaries to view during Lent?

Here’s the direct link to Loyola Production’s (Fr. Eddie Siebert’s) Lenten program which has one video per week, which began on  Ash Wednesday.

http://getinn.tv/lent-2014/

IN Network is a part of Loyola Productions,  a nonprofit creative media company that builds on the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of effective involvement in the communication arts.

 

Chinese II Students place first in Akron University competition

Congratulations to the Chinese II students for placing first in the speaking competition at the Confucius Institute at Akron University. The students performed a five minute skit that included speaking and singing. The competition was a part of the Confucius Institute 2014 China Day activities, an event that several other schools in the area took part in.

Congratulations to Walsh Jesuit Wrestlers!

Three Walsh Jesuit wrestlers placed at the OHSAA Division 1 State Tournament this past weekend in Columbus!


Nolan Whitely placed 3rd in the state at 132lbs, Alex Mackall won the State Championship at 120 lbs, and Mikey Kostandaras won the State Championship at 138 lbs.

For complete details and photos please follow this link.


Hall of Fame Dinner Scheduled for April 12, 2014 at Todaro's

 

Click here to purchase your ticket and reserve your seat today!

The Walsh Jesuit Alumni Association is proud to announce the selection of eight alumni and one coach to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  Joining 59 other former Walsh Jesuit athletes, coaches, and support staff who have helped establish the proud Warrior athletic tradition are the following:

  •                 Donald Padgett III ‘93         Golf
  •                 Clinton Musser ‘94              Wrestling / Soccer
  •                 Darik Warnke ‘96               Football / Basketball / Baseball
  •                 Mary Stupczy (Varga) ‘98   Track & Field / Volleyball / Softball / Basketball
  •                 Patrick O’Brien ‘99              Baseball / Basketball
  •                 Daniel Larlham ‘99              Football
  •                 Daniel Basch ‘00                 Football
  •                 Kristen Weiss ‘02                Soccer
  •                 Coach Frank Lupica             Basketball / Golf


These nine will be formally inducted at a dinner on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Todaro’s Party Center located on Akron-Peninsula Road in Akron.  The program will begin at 5:30pm with a social hour, followed by dinner and the induction program.
The dinner and program are open to all alumni and friends of Walsh Jesuit, and tickets cost $40 per person.







 
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Registration is open for DAWN- Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6 pm-10 pm

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DAWN: Daughters At Walsh Jesuit Nourishment 

Arrive. Relax. Grow.   REGISTER NOW

You, your daughters, your mothers, your neighbors, all are invited to an evening of relaxation and rejuvenation rooted in spiritual empowerment.

What: All women affiliated with Walsh Jesuit are invited to a relaxing event that includes prayer, fellowship, shared experience, and reflection. This event is created as an opportunity for feminine spiritual nourishment and community building with other WJ women.

Who: Daughters (n.) any female that has been born or anyone related to a Daughter

             Examples: Mothers, staff, administrators, faculty, students, alumni

When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6pm-10pm

Where: Walsh Jesuit High School

Why: Women do so much for others in the world. This is an opportunity for us to provide you with something that nourishes your well-being. It is a sneak-peak into Campus Ministry programming with little commitment other than showing up. 

For more information please email Lauren Fraser or call her at 330.929.4205, Ext. 116.

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Enjoy a Senior Moment with Fr. Jim King, SJ

The below is an email that was sent out from the Wisconsin Province Jesuits - a profile with Fr. Jim King, SJ! It is a great brief history of Fr. King!
Fr. Jim King, SJ 
Still a lot to do 
Born:  August 21, 1929
Entered the Jesuits:  August 8, 1950
 

He might have been a Trappist monk. Or an architect (but that’s a story for another day). Ultimately, discernment for his religious vocation led Fr. Jim King to the Society of Jesus. And generations of alumni from Walsh JesuKING JAMES STAit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio are glad it did.

The seeds were planted early, when Fr. King attended Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, and then John Carroll University in Cleveland. As he considered what he would do with his life, he was impressed with The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton’s autobiography and quest for faith as a Trappist monk.

“But I realized I wouldn’t last very long,” Fr. King laughs. “As Jesuits, we are called to be contemplatives in action – and I knew I wanted that action part as well as serious prayer. I’m still impressed with the tradition of the Trappists, but I knew it wasn’t for me.”

Most of the action in Fr. King’s years of service took place at Walsh Jesuit. He was there when the doors opened to students in 1965 and, for nearly 50 years, he engaged in activities including teaching theology, counseling students, directing the first alumni organization, serving as chaplain, and co-founding and moderating a student justice league.

“I loved it all,” he recalls, “especially teaching, and supporting students in their desire to serve others.”

Fr. King also had two sabbaticals (a full year in India and another in Africa) during which he worked to help better the lives of poor and marginalized people, “Both times I was told to discern whether I should come back to Walsh,” he recalls. “And while I was very involved ‘in the moment’ while abroad and didn’t miss the high school, I knew that was where I wanted to return when I was done.”

Today, Fr. King is missioned to the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Milwaukee. He asked to move to this community instead of the Colombiere Center community in Clarkson, Michigan, where senior Jesuits from his province (Chicago-Detroit) usually live.

There were two reasons for the request: “Being in the city allows me to continue to volunteer with ministries in which I was involved at Walsh – like those that serve homeless people. I also have a remarkably huge family here.” (One of Fr. King’s sisters has 25 grandchildren; 21 live in the area. He also had a brother who was a Jesuit and has a sister who is a Sister of Humility of Mary in Cleveland.)

“Camillus has been a very welcoming community,” he says. “I know a few of the men here from my time in Africa, but most are new friends. It’s been fascinating to learn about their remarkable ministries. It’s been a wonderful life and I still have a lot to do.”
S P I R I T U A L  REFLECTION

Fr. King offers Micah 6:8 as one of his favorite scriptural passages. “It tells us exactly what we are called to do,” he says. “Basically, it reads, ‘this is what Yahweh asks of you – only this: to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God.’ I think you can make the argument that it pretty much summarizes all of Christianity.”

You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. [Micah 6:8 NAB]

Congratulations to our State Wrestling Champs!

Three Walsh Jesuit wrestlers placed at the OHSAA Division 1 State Tournament this past weekend in Columbus!   Nolan Whitely placed 3rd in the state at 132lbs, Alex Mackall won the State Championship at 120lbs, and Mikey Kostandaras won the State Championship at 138lbs.

Congratulations!

our 3 wrestlers who placed at the OHSAA Division 1 State Tournament this past weekend in Columbus!

Nolan Whitely placed 3rd in the state at 132lbs, Alex Mackall won the State Championship at 120lbs, and Mikey Kostandaras won the State Championship at 138lbs

Walsh Swimmers Finish Strong at States

Walsh Warriors Finish Strong At States

Once again the Warrior teams showed great efforts to finish strong at the 2014 OHSAA Division I State Swimming and Diving Tournament. A great performance by diver, Kailey Francetic started the ball rolling for the girls team. Francetic broke her own 11 dive record, and placed 5th with a score of 472.80 points.   The girls team finished 4th, with a total of 147 points, the highest place of any Northeast District girls team.  They defeated both the Northeast and Northwest District champs, Hudson and Strongsville by outscoring the two teams by 45 and 18 points respectively.  The Warrior women broke 6 Walsh girls records and had 4 All-American qualifying times.

The boys team finished 19th with Joey Reilman scoring 32.5 points. Joey also broke 3 Walsh boys records.

 

Congratulations on the following performances:

 

Prelims Finals

Girls 200 yd. Medley Relay- 1:47.69- 6th Place 1:46.51- 5th Place

(Gresser, Hart L.Heller, A.Heller)

Girls 200 yd. Freestyle- 1:48.83- 3rd Place 1:48.81- 5th Place

(Lauren Heller)

Girls 200 yd. IM- 2:05.20 - 6th Place 2:03.05- 3rd Place

(Hanna Gresser)

Girls 100 yd. Freestyle- 50.55- 4th Place 50.34- 3rd Place

(Lauren Heller)

Girls 100 yd. Breaststroke- 1:05.90- 9th Place 1:05.94- 9th Place

(Carly Hart) consolation heat winner

Girls 100 yd. Breaststroke- 1:04.63- 3rd Place 1:02.94-1st Place

(Hanna Gresser) State Champion

 

CenterStage Theater to present “Anything Goes." Preview Show opens on March 11

The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit High School presents its Spring musical production of “Anything Goes,” March 13,19 and 20 at 7:00PM, March 14,15, 21 and 22 at 7:30PM, March 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 2:00PM, in the Walsh Jesuit High School Theater, 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, in Cuyahoga Falls. There will be two preview shows on March 11 and 12 at 7:00pm. This Cole Porter musical has been a favorite Broadway classic, and has been revived several times. The score is filled with unforgettable songs like “Friendship,” You’re The Top,” and “I Get A Kick Out of You.” “Anything Goes” recently was on a national revival tour starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. Director David Banks says, “This features some of the greatest show tunes, and a very comical book! We have custom made costumes, sets and special effects, a 20-piece, live orchestra, 25-member crew, and a 45-member cast coming together to make an unforgettable theatrical experience.” The show is put on through the cooperation of the Tams-Whitmark Library.

Group discounts for schools can be arranged for any night by calling 330-929-4205 ext. 167. Ticket prices for “Anything Goes” are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and Senior citizens. Preview shows are $5.00. For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve seats and buy tickets, go to www.walshjesuit.org , call 330-929-4205 or email wjcenterstage@gmail.com

E-Bulletin for the week of 2.26.14

Principal's Office Weekly E-Bulletin for Parents                                                                                        2/26/2014
From the Principal’s Office:

·         Early Dismissal Today – All students will be dismissed from school today at 1:43 p.m. in order for the faculty to hold departmental meetings. Walsh Jesuit and public school buses will depart the campus at their regular times. The early dismissal originally scheduled for March 12 has been cancelled due to OGT (Ohio Graduation Test) week.

·         Progress Reports for Quarter 3 can now be viewed on Netclassroom.

·         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 28. Fr. Jack White will be the celebrant. Coffee and pastries will be served after mass in the Commons.

·         All School Ash Wednesday Mass – A mass to begin the Lenten season will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 5 (Ash Wednesday) for all students. No optional study halls will be offered.

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

·         Sophomore Interviews - Every year at Walsh Jesuit, sophomores and their parents sit down with an interviewer for the mandatory Sophomore Interview. Meetings are conducted by Mr. Gary Rybka, Mr. Brian Kudro, and members of the administration. You may click here to select a day and time for your student’s interview. Time slots fill up fast. The interview lasts about 30 minutes and is conducted with your son/daughter and at least one parent or guardian. The interview covers the five areas of the Graduate at Graduation and is used as a basis for setting goals for the next two years, as well as the follow-up process. If you need a different day and time other than what is available, please email Mr. Rybka.

·         Pilgrimage to Spain 2014 - Come and join other Walsh Jesuit parents, alumni and friends on a pilgrimage to Spain to walk in the footsteps and learn more about the life of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. The trip is one of the ways Walsh Jesuit will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Dates for the journey are October 1-13, 2014. Trip guides will be Fr. Don Petkash and Mr. Karl Ertle. For more information and a complete itinerary, click here.

·         Student Needs Host Family for Next School Year – We are asking Walsh Jesuit families to consider hosting Miss Louis Choi as an exchange student for the 2014-15 school year. Louis is a fun young lady and dedicated student from South Korea who currently attends Walsh Jesuit. She will be attending WJ through her senior year and needs to secure a host family for next year. Semester commitments are also an option, and her Korean family provides money for her needs and general spending. Louis speaks excellent English and has adjusted very well to American life. This is a great opportunity to experience another culture. Email Mrs. Meg Bruno or call her at (330) 929-4205, ext. 128 if you are interested in having Louis in your home.

 

·         Malley’s Easter Chocolate Sale to Support the WJ Booster Club - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and help 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.

From the Office of College Guidance:

 

Grade 11 - Final two junior parent meetings

Friday, March 7 - Junior Parent College Information Meeting, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in Room A-2. Please RSVP through the College Guidance Scheduler.

Friday, April 11 - Junior Parent College Information Meeting, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in Room A-2. Please RSVP through the College Guidance Scheduler.

Summer College Essay Writing Workshop registration will open early next week through the website at www.walshjesuit.org.

·         Annual Fund Update - Walsh Jesuit’s Annual Fund has raised $397,776 to date! Our goal is $577,000. The Annual Fund provides tuition assistance to students at Walsh Jesuit. If you have not donated, you can click here to make a donation. Thank you for your support!

This Week at WJ…

·         PFAB’s Reaching for the Stars Fundraiser – Join us for our annual fundraising event to support the arts on Saturday, March 1 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy socializing, dinner, special performances, and raffles, ending in a Grand Prize drawing. Dress for the event is casual business attire. For more information, please contact PFAB President Mrs. Susan Figler.

POWWOW 2014 (Updated on 2/26/14)

 

Kentucky Derby Ticket Raffle – Each ticket is $50 for a chance to wintwo Lower Grandstand tickets to this year’s Kentucky Derby onSaturday,May 3, 2014. You can purchase tickets online at the Walsh Jesuit website link. The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, April 1. Contact Lisa Lutz with questions.

 

Decorating Workshop Tonight - The POWWOW Decorating Committee will have a workshop tonight, February 26, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We still need parent help! Any time that can be given is great and is a wonderful way to get involved. If you are interested in helping, please contact Karen Keefe.

POWWOW Raffle - Fancy Cars are Such a Sight to See! Raffle tickets were sent home with students for a chance to win a Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, 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 ticket seller receives $500!

 

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 Wish List at www.amazon.com for ideas. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz or check the website tile for details.

 

Corporate Sponsorship - This is an invitation to our families who have 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.

 

Preview Basket Raffle – ThePreview Basket Raffle Committee is in need of large baskets for displaying items. Please consider donating a large basket. These will not be returned.

·         Spring Semester Wine Class for Adults – Walsh Jesuit’s Spring Semester Adult Education Wine Class will be in session this March and April. If you are interested in joining the class, please email Gary Rybka by Saturday, March 1 and let him know how many people would like to attend. You will receive a confirmation email. Classes will be held Thursday evenings on March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10. The classes begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held at Walsh Jesuit. The cost of the class is $75 per person, which pays for all of the wine for the full six weeks.

·         Entrepreneurship Club Meeting - The next Entrepreneurship Club meeting will be on Tuesday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. in the Loyola room with special guest, Walsh Jesuit alumni Derek Switaj. The Entrepreneurship Club is open to all students interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial thinking as a mindset that can help ensure success in any field. Club meetings give students the opportunity to hear from successful entrepreneurs, collaborate with other students on great business ideas, and participate in occasional field trips to local businesses and entrepreneurial events. For more information, contact club moderator Kristin Dowling at kldowlin@kent.edu or (330) 256-4468.

·         Attention Freshmen Parents - All current freshmen will travel by bus to Cleveland’s Hannah Theater on Wednesday, April 9 to see William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. This is a fun, educational day that is considered part of the freshman curriculum. Permission forms and $17 to cover tickets and transportation are due by Tuesday, March 4 to avoid a $5 late fee. Busses will leave by 8:30 a.m. and will return by 2:15 p.m. Students should pack a lunch to eat on the way back. Click here to download the release form. Please contact Mrs. Deb Bok for more information.

·         Mothers’ Club Lenten Reflection Service – The Mothers’ Club Lenten Reflection Service will be held on Ash Wednesday, March 5 in the WJ Library from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The evening begins with soup and sandwiches from Nosh Catering, followed by a program with Fr. Raymond Guiao, S.J., who will share his reflections on how Pope Francis is leading us to live out the Gospel with greater integrity and joy each day. The evening concludes with a prayer service and distribution of ashes. Registration fee is $5. To register, please click here. For more information, visit Lenten Reflection, or contact Laura Milo and Chris Kramer.

Coming Up…

  ·         DAWN: Daughters at Walsh Jesuit Nourishment - All ladies (moms, students, employees, daughters, aunts, alumni, etc.) are invited to participate in DAWN, a new initiative focusing on the care and well-being of women’s spirituality. We will join together for some prayer, community building, and a shared viewing of the documentary, “Girl Rising,” followed by small group reflections and conversations. There is no cost for this event! Join us Tuesday, March 18 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. To register, please click here. Contact Lauren Fraser for more information at (330) 929-4205, ext. 116.

 

·         Mothers’ Club Annual Spring Brunch – The Mothers’ Club will host their Annual Spring Brunch, “Angels Among Us,” on Saturday, March 29, featuring guest speaker Laura Opheim. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons, followed by mass in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Guests will also enjoy a delicious brunch, shopping for boutique treasures, and a performance by the Walsh Jesuit Harmony Gold Show Choir. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at www.walshjesuit.org. Please RSVP by Friday, March 21. Contact Jena Hayes at (330) 591-5399.

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Renuart, Tucker and Nworie receive recognition in National Merit Scholarship Program

Melinda Renuart ’13 and Roselyn Nworie '13 have advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program of 2014.  Daniel Tucker '13 has received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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