Final Exam Schedule

The Final Exam Schedule for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors is as follows:

Monday, June 1

·      8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                    Math

·      9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                  Foreign Language

Tuesday, June 2

·      8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                     Science

·      10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                  Social Studies

Wednesday, June 3

·      8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                       English

·      10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                   Advanced Geometry/Health

Thursday, June 4

·      8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                      Theology

Make-Ups: Friday, June 5 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Principal’s Office

E-Bulletin for 5/20/2015

From the Principal’s Office:

  • Next Week’s E-Bulletin – Due to the Memorial Holiday, next week’s e-bulletin will be sent on Thursday, May 28.

  • Senior Experience Information - The home page on the Walsh Jesuit website has three important links for parents and seniors to access:  (1) Click here to download the Final Hearing Instructions,  (2) Click here to download the Final Hearing Schedule, and  (3) Click here to download a lesson on how to format your Senior Experience Thank You Note. A Walsh Jesuit thank you card can be purchased for $2.00 (not $1.50 as indicated on the instruction sheet) at either the Spirit Shop or Reception. At least one Walsh Jesuit note card should be completed for the sponsor of your son or daughter’s experience. Additional note cards should be appropriately chosen. Please direct any concerns to Mr. Rick Sistek.

  • Baccalaureate Help Needed – The Mother’s Club is asking all parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to help create a wonderful send-off for our seniors atBaccalaureate on Wednesday, June 3. Many hands make light work and so we are asking you to bake, donate or volunteer to help the Baccalaureate Reception run smoothly. There are many ways to contribute and anything is appreciated. To view the list and sign up, please click here: Baccalaureate Reception

  • From the School Clinic:

  1. Thanks to the WJ community, we donated 3,500+ servings of cereal for the Akron-Canton Food Bank, which will provide summer breakfast to families in need.

  2. Please pick up your child’s medication(s) from the school clinic by Friday June 5, 2015.  

  3. Also, if your student has a medical concern requiring an action plan for diabetes, a seizure disorder, asthma or allergies, please obtain an action plan from the WJ website by clicking here. Ask your child’s physician to complete this form and return it to the school clinic before the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.  New/Current action plans are required for these medical concerns each school year.  

  • Tuition Payments Due Today – Today is the last scheduled date for tuition payments for the 2014-15 academic year. If you have an outstanding balance due, please make sure your payment is remitted to FACTS. If you are unable to meet this obligation, please call Vicky Kilway immediately at (330) 929-4205, ext. 126 to discuss, so that your student can return for the next school year. It is not our policy to carry any tuition balances forward from one year to the next.

  • Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting for Summer Immersion Experience – The last pre-departure meeting will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 21 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and is required for only those students who will go on the Granada & Managua, Nicaragua Summer Immersion Experience trip. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian at this meeting. Please contact Lauren Fraser with questions or for more information. 

  • Cedar Point for Freshman and Sophomore Classes - The freshman and sophomore classes are hosting an optional trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky on Friday, June 5. The buses will leave Walsh Jesuit High School at 9:00 a.m. For the return trip, we will leave Cedar Point at 5:00 p.m. to arrive back at school at approximately 7:00 p.m. Please bring either a packed lunch or money to buy lunch. The cost of the trip is $45, which includes park admission and bus fee. Signed consent forms, along with cash or checks made payable to Walsh Jesuit High School, must be submitted to the Dean’s office no later than this Friday, May 22. If students already have season passes, they still need to turn in the signed consent form and a $5 bus fee. There is an additional consent form for students who wish to drive separately. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Corinne Morrison (morrisonc@walshje">morrisonc@walshjesuit.org), or Mrs. Kelly Vanas (vanask@walshjesuit.org). Students received all consent forms in their homeroom mail two weeks ago. These forms are also located on the club section on Moodle under Cedar Point, or in the Dean’s Office. Thank you!

  • Last Dress Down Day for Service – We will have our last Dress Down Day of the year on Wednesday, May 27. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

  • Graduation Tickets – Any additional tickets may be picked up in the Principal’s Office following the Baccalaureate Ceremony on Wednesday, June 3. Thank you to those families who have been returning unused tickets.

  • Baccalaureate – The ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walsh Jesuit Ricco Field House. All seniors are required to attend and should arrive to their assigned classrooms no later than 7:00 p.m. The Liturgical Choir and Brass Band will entertain prior to the start of the ceremony. A reception will follow in the Commons.

  • Graduation for Class of 2015 – The Walsh Jesuit High School Commencement will be held at E.J. Thomas Hall on Sunday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. Seniors should arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. Do not forget your cap and gown! Lifetouch, our official Commencement photographer, will have portraits available online approximately ten days after the ceremony at www.events.lifetouch.com.

  • Final Exams for Underclassmen – All freshmen, sophomores and juniors will take their final exams Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4. Make-up exams will be Friday, June 5 from 8:30 a.m. – noon in the Principal’s Office. During exam week, public school buses arrive and depart at their regular times. The exam schedule has not been finalized at this time.

  • Summer College Essay Writing Workshops - Sessions 3V and 7V are closed but the remaining 8 sessions still have space for students in the Class of 2016. For more details, and to register online, please click here.

  • Collecting Gently Used Uniform Shirts – Men and Women Organized for the Ministry of the Suffering are asking all students to turn in their clean, gently used uniform shirts and Spirit Wear to the Dean’s Office. Shirts will be sold for $5 each during final exam week (Monday, June 1 – Thursday, June 4) for students attending next school year. Proceeds will go to M.O.M.S. Ministry to help WJ families in need. Please contact Mary McShane if you have any questions. Thank you.

  • Donate Your Backpack - Please consider donating your gently used backpack to Mrs. O’Driscoll for the Peter Maurin Center (PMC) in Akron, an inner-city drop-in center for homeless and marginalized individuals. Each spring, the PMC reaches out to us requesting gently used backpacks for transient individuals who live in the Greater Akron Area. These backpacks provide a place for them to carry all of their worldly possessions. You may drop off gently used backpacks to The Study Skills Office.

  • Shoe Drive a Huge Success – Thank you to everyone who donated shoes to Carole Moore’s shoe drive.  She was able to collect 200 pairs!

  • The Performing and Fine Arts Family Picnic – Save the date for Monday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. for the Performing and Fine Arts Family Picnic. Please join us at Walsh Jesuit for this fun social event filled with information for the coming year.

  • Performing and Fine Arts participants can stay up-to-date this summer by sending any new email addresses to wjpfab1@gmail.com. Don't miss out!

  • PFAB’s New Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook! Search for Walsh Jesuit Performing & Fine Arts Boosters or click this link: PFAB FACEBOOK PAGE. Either way, be sure to share this page with your Facebook friends and spread the word!

The End

Tryouts for "White Christmas" are scheduled for May 26-27

Tryouts for this famous Broadway musical will be held May 26 and 27 from 2:45-5:30pm. Come to room 125 and sign up for an audition time or email Mr. Banks your time request at banksd@walshjesuit.org. Slots will go FAST! There will be a limit to 30 in the cast, so put your best effort into the audition! The show will be put on in November. Make sure you prepare a short sample of your singing, acting and dancing abilities. Any questions? See Mr. Banks and good luck!

Final Hearing Schedule for Senior Experience

Seniors- please click here to download the final hearing schedule for Senior Experience.  Contact Mr. Sistek with any questions.

Open Gym- Men's Basketball-Tuesday and Thursday

Men's Open Gym for basketball is scheduled this week on Tuesday May 19th from 3 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday May 21st from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.  Contact John Norris for more info.

Tournament Updates

VARSITY SOFTBALL

Thursday, May 21, 2015
4:30 pm
Vs. Wadsworth HS
@ Barberton Sports Complex

VARSITY MEN’S TENNIS
Thursday, May 21, 2015
@ Oberlin College
9:00 am

VARSITY MEN’S LACROSSE
Friday, May 22, 2015
Vs. winner of Bay v. Rocky River game
7:00 pm
@ Walsh Jesuit HS

Senior Experience Final Hearing Instructions and Thank You Note Format

Click here to download the Final Hearing Instructions for Senior Experience.

Click here to download a ppt. on how to format your Senior Experience Thank You Note.

Women's Lacrosse continues in OSLA Tournament!

Congratulations to the Women’s Lacrosse team who defeated Hathaway Brown last night in the OSLA Tournament game.  The team advances to play Rocky River @ Rocky River at 7:30 pm on Monday, 5/18/15. Good Luck, Warriors!

Varsity Baseball Wins Sectionals!

Last night, the Varsity Baseball team defeated Highland HS 8-3 to capture the OHSAA Sectional Title.  The Warriors advance to play the Hudson Explorers on Tuesday, May 19th at 4:30 pm @ Hudson HS.

E-Bulletin for the Week of 05.13.15

·       Netclassroom is currently down and cannot be viewed due to the process of adding seniors’ exam grades to the system. We hope to have it available again this Friday. Thank you for your patience.

·       Attention all Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Parents: The Mother's Club needs your help! Baccalaureate is right around the corner (Wednesday, June 3) and we need your help creating a wonderful send off for our Seniors. Many hands make light work and so we are asking you to bake, donate or volunteer to help the Baccalaureate Reception run smoothly. There are many ways to contribute and anything is appreciated. To view the list and sign up, please click here: Baccalaureate Reception

·       Tuition Payments Due – Wednesday,May 20 is the last scheduled date for tuition payments for the 2014-15 academic year. If you have an outstanding balance due, please make sure your payment is remitted to FACTS. If you are unable to meet this obligation, please call Vicky Kilway immediately at (330) 929-4205, ext. 126 to discuss, so that your student can return for the next school year. It is not our policy to carry any tuition balances forward from one year to the next.

Read more: E-Bulletin for the Week of 05.13.15

Elite Air Rifle Athlete Josh Kovach to Compete at Nationals this Month!

Senior Josh Kovach will be a scholarship athlete for the University of Akron Rifle team this fall. 

Josh is a nationally ranked air rifle athlete and he also competes in smallbore rifle.  He just got back from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and he will be traveling to New Mexico over the Memorial Day weekend to compete with his junior team in a National Championship where only the top 10 teams in the country were invited to participate.

Mothers' Club requesting help with Baccalaureate Reception

Calling all Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Parents: The Mothers' Club needs your help! Baccalaureate is right around the corner and we need your help creating a wonderful send off for our Seniors.  Many hands make light work and so we are asking you to bake, donate or volunteer to help the Baccalaureate Reception run smoothly.  There are many ways to contribute and anything is appreciated.  Take a look at the list and please consider signing up for this event at Baccalaureate Reception

Brian Lutz and Julie Knapp are awarded the Grant Conzaman Scholar Athlete Award for 2015

Congratulations to Seniors Brian Lutz and Julie Knapp for receiving the 2015 Grant Conzaman Scholar/Athlete Award for 2015.

Lutz is a senior who played for the WJHS Men's Soccer Team and Knapp is a senior who played for the WJHS Women's Soccer Team.  Both students plan to continue to play collegiate soccer.  The Grant Conzaman Award. recognizes student athletes who show signs of leadership, kindness, sportsmanship and are academic scholars.    Students are nominated by tBrian Lutzheir coaches and voted on by a committee.  Congratulations Brian and Julie!  lutz

2015 Pathways Hospice-WJ Legends Golf Outing scheduled for Saturday, August 8th.

2015 Pathways Hospice - WJ Legends Golf Outing!

Saturday, August 8th
Roses Run Country Club – Stow, OH

Cost: $110 per golfer
Golf Package Includes: Continental Breakfast, 18 holes of golf, golf cart, beverages, lunch at turn, and dinner following the round.

**Register online or print the attached registration form and mail it, along with a check, to Walsh Jesuit High School- Attention Jason Ruegg, 4550 Wyoga Lake Road  Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224

Click here to download a registration form.

“Golfers For Others”  Interested in Sponsorship Information? Click here.

Men's Volleyball Team Earns Number One Seed in Playoffs!

Congratulations to the 2015 Mens Volleyball Team for their Regional Accolades! 

Ross Russell- #3 Senior- Player of the Year Justin Luby- #23 Senior- 1st Team All Region Joey Piazza- #21 Junior- 2nd Team All Region Paul Collins- #17 Junior- 2nd Team All Region Drew Jenkins- #13 Senior- Honorable Mention All Region Max Pivonka- #20 Senior- Honorable Mention All Region Brad Seislove- Coach of the Year

The team received the #1 seed for playoffs and will begin play Wednesday 5/20 at Jackson HS at 630pm vs the winner of Villa Angela St Joseph and St Vincent St Mary.

Congratulations to these men and all their hard work so far this season!

Warrior Corps Marching Band Tryouts

If you would like to tryout for the Warrior Corps Marching Band, please contact Mr. Banks at 330-929-4205 ext. 167 or email him at banksd@walshjesuit.org to set up an audition. We have openings for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Saxophones, Flute, and Percussion as well as colorguard.

Learn more about the WJ Warrior Corps here...

Akron General Sports Medicine and PT to provide athletic participation physical exams on June 10

Dear Parent,


On Wednesday evening, June 10, 2015, Akron General Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy will provide athletic pre-participation physical exams at Walsh Jesuit High School beginning at 5:00 pm.


Before you arrive at the screening, please complete the parent and student portions of the physical form which can be found on the Ohio High School Athletic Association website under sports medicine. (http://www.ohsaa.org/medicine/physicalform.htm) Scroll down to the 2015-2016 form. (Ignore that it says for 7th and 8th grade). Signatures are required on the form before it is considered complete.


These exams are sports specific screening exams and do not replace a routine physical exam with a primary care physician. Acute and chronic illnesses and injuries are not evaluated during these screening exams and are referred to the primary care provider for follow up and clearance. The cost for these exams has been set at $20 with a portion of that money benefiting the WJ athletic training budget while also covering the cost of the exam. If paying by check, please make check payable to Walsh Jesuit.


The athletic health screening will fulfill the yearly requirement for anyone planning to participate in athletic activities in the next school year. No pre-registration is necessary and athletes will be taken on a first come first served basis. Those attending are asked to enter through the commons doors the night of the exam.


For further questions or information, feel free to contact Athletic Trainer Mark Herbele at either herbelem@walshjesuit.org or in the office at (330) 929-4205 ext. 183.


Thank you for your support of Walsh Jesuit Athletic Training.


Sincerely, 

Mark Herbele

Certified Athletic Trainer

Walsh Jesuit High School

Akron General Sports and PT

Cereal Donation

Cereal Donations - From Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15, we will be collecting boxes of hot or cold cereal for the Akron-Canton Food Bank for distribution to children in need during the summer months. Please drop off donations in the Dean’s Office. We cannot accept bags of cereal. Thank you for your generosity!

Attention Seniors: Donate Your Backpack -

Many of you will be “retiring” your current backpacks once school is over and replacing them with a new collegiate version.  If that is the case for you and your current backpack still has some useful life, please consider donating it for the Peter Maurin Center (PMC).

The PMC is an Akron, inner-city drop-in center for homeless and marginalized individuals.  Each spring, PMC reaches out to us requesting useable backpacks that will be discarded by graduating seniors.  These backpacks are given to transient individuals who live in the Greater Akron Area in order to provide a place for them to carry all of their worldly possessions.  There are approximately 1,000 homeless and transient individuals in this area and your backpack will be a major treasure!

There is a box in The Study Skills Office and right next door to collect any backpacks you would like to donate. On behalf of the Akron homeless and the Peter Maurin Center, thank you very much for continuing to be men and women for others!

Senior Experience- Parents and Student Info

News Items Prior to Your Senior Experience
I am reminding you to drive safely to and from their Senior Experience site. Some additional notes:
            (1) Final Hearing dates and times will be available on the website by the end of the 2nd week of the Experience;
            (2) Final Hearing Instructions, including final paper guidelines, will also be available at that time; Walsh Jesuit   Thank-you Notes can be purchased from the Bookstore or at the Information Desk.
            (3) Seniors should contact their faculty visitor or Mr. Sistek for any major changes in experience location and/or times;
            (4) Contact the Dean of Students office and Sponsor if illness will cause one to miss the  Experience on a particular day.
            (5) Contact Mr. Sistek (sistekR@walshjesuit.org or 330-929-4205, ext. 217) with any concerns or questions that occur throughout the next three weeks. Students who are still delinquent in completing all forms have been notified this past Monday and are on the clock! Unless you hear personally from Mr. Sistek, your son or daughter has successfully completed the preliminary process. As always, I wish all seniors a terrific learning experience.
            (6) Seniors should always check their school email for any updates!
            (7) Seniors are expected to begin their journal entries on the first day of their Experience. Journal guidelines are found on the Senior Experience webpage (see Guidelines for the Senior Experience Program).
Be Safe Out There

E-Bulletin for the Week of 05.06.15

From the Principal’s Office
·         Tuition Payments Due – Wednesday,May 20 is the last scheduled date for tuition payments for the 2014-15 academic year. If you have an outstanding balance due, please make sure your payment is remitted to FACTS. If you are unable to meet this obligation, please call Vicky Kilway immediately at (330) 929-4205, ext. 126 to discuss, so that your student can return for the next school year. It is not our policy to carry any tuition balances forward from one year to the next.
 
·         Seniors are reminded that Friday, May 8 is the last day to turn in all acceptance, denial, deferred and waitlist decision letters, along with Merit or Talent Scholarship letters. All decision letters and scholarship letters should be placed in the box outside Room A-15 or emailed to burgioc@walshjesuit.org

 
·         Senior Breakfast and Prayer Service - On Friday, May 8, seniors will report to their first period classes. They will be told when to head down to the Commons for the breakfast, which begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by a prayer service at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Once the service has ended, seniors are free to leave, unless they need to make up an exam in the Principal’s Office. Please make sure your son or daughter is dressed in appropriate attire for the Chapel service.

·         Senior Prom and After Prom is Friday, May 8. Prom will be held at Signature of Solon from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. After-Prom will follow at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight until 2:00 a.m. Seniors do not have regular classes after this week. Instead, they will report to their Senior Experience sites. Any disciplinary problems that occur will affect the student’s opportunity to walk at graduation! It is important that the seniors make good decisions during their final weeks.

·         Graduation Tickets - You may still pick up two tickets per family for graduation in the Principal’s Office.



·         Mandatory Pre-Departure Meetings for Summer Immersion Experiences – Students who have been participating in the Immersion Experience Program formation sessions this semester are expected to attend their assigned pre-departure meeting with at least one parent or guardian. All meetings will be held in the Chapel. Please contact Lauren Fraser with questions or for more information.Here are the meeting dates and times for the Immersion Communities:

1.     Thursday, May 7 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Immokalee & Louisville

2.     Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Camden & Bethlehem Farm

3.     Thursday, May 21 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Granada & Managua, Nicaragua.

Read more: E-Bulletin for the Week of 05.06.15

Senior Information!

·         Seniors are reminded that Friday, May 8 is the last day to turn in all acceptance, denial, deferred and waitlist decision letters, along with Merit or Talent Scholarship letters. All decision letters and scholarship letters should be placed in the box outside Room A-15 or emailed to burgioc@walshjesuit.org

·         Senior Breakfast and Prayer Service - On Friday, May 8, seniors will report to their first period classes. They will be told when to head down to the Commons for the breakfast, which begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by a prayer service at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Once the service has ended, seniors are free to leave, unless they need to make up an exam in the Principal’s Office. Please make sure your son or daughter is dressed in appropriate attire for the Chapel service.

·         Senior Prom and After Prom is Friday, May 8. Prom will be held at Signature of Solon from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. After-Prom will follow at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight until 2:00 a.m. Seniors do not have regular classes after this week. Instead, they will report to their Senior Experience sites. Any disciplinary problems that occur will affect the student’s opportunity to walk at graduation! It is important that the seniors make good decisions during their final weeks.

·         Graduation Tickets - You may still pick up two tickets per family for graduation in the Principal’s Office.

Tuition Payment Deadline for 2014-15 School Year is May 20

·         Tuition Payments Due – Wednesday,May 20 is the last scheduled date for tuition payments for the 2014-15 academic year. If you have an outstanding balance due, please make sure your payment is remitted to FACTS. If you are unable to meet this obligation, please call Vicky Kilway immediately at (330) 929-4205, ext. 126 to discuss, so that your student can return for the next school year. It is not our policy to carry any tuition balances forward from one year to the next.

Tournament Play Begins Soon for Spring Sports!

Women’s LAX

Monday, May 11, 2015

v. Olmsted Falls HS

@ 6:00 at Walsh Jesuit

Varsity Baseball

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

v. winner of Highland/Stow game on Tues., 5/12

@ 4:30 pm at Walsh Jesuit

Varsity Softball

Friday, May 15

v. winner of Medina Highland/Akron Firestone on 5/14

@ 4:30 PM AT Walsh Jesuit

E-Bulletin for the week of April 29, 2015

•    Delayed Start of Classes – The faculty and staff will have a one-hour meeting on the morning of Thursday, April 30. This means that all classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. Classes will end at the normal time of 2:40 p.m. Buses will maintain their regular schedules.


•    Seniors are reminded to complete the Final Transcript Release form that was mailed to your home. The deadline to turn in your Final Transcript Release form is Monday, May 4.* Also, Friday, May 8 is the last day to turn in all acceptance, denial, deferred and waitlist decision letters, along with Merit or Talent Scholarship letters. All Final Transcript Release forms, decision letters and scholarship letters should be placed in the box outside Room A-15 or emailed to burgioc@walshjesuit.org
*Please note: The name of the college or university that you provide on this form will also appear next to your name in the graduation program that is distributed at commencement. If you are undecided on a college, we will print “Undecided” next to your name in the program.

Read more: E-Bulletin for the week of April 29, 2015

"Finding God in the Dark" features the movie "Calvary" this Saturday night

Calvary FGITD

Join us in the WJ Theatre on Saturday, May 2 at 7 pm for our Movie this weekend:

Calvary

a film by John Michael McDonagh

2014

102 minutes

Father James is a small-town priest in Ireland whose Sunday confessions suddenly include a threat to kill him in a week's time as a matter of principle. Deeply troubled and conflicted about how to respond, Father James tries to go on with his calling through that week.

The film has won several awards and is found on many critics’  lists of the 10 best films of the year.


WJ senior, Graeme Warner commits to Centre College, Trevor Brown and Brandon Arbogast commit to Otterbein

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, April 27, 2015— Walsh Jesuit senior, Graeme Warner has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at Centre College in Danville, KY. Warner will play for the school’s NCAA Division III Lacrosse program under coach Dan Sharbaugh. Warner joins two other WJ teammates, Trevor Brown and Brandon Arbogast who have committed to play Lacrosse for Otterbein University.

WARNER GRAEME 12Warner, co-captain of the Walsh Jesuit Lacrosse team, is a four-year letterman for the Warriors. For the 2014 season, Warner tallied 31 goals and 25 assists at attack, and was selected to the North Coast League 2nd team and was All-Regional Honorable Mention.

Warner is a member of the National Honor Society at Walsh Jesuit. In addition to participating in an immersion experience helping children and the homeless in Louisville, KY with Crossroads Ministry, Warner volunteers at the Akron-Canton Food Bank and Big Brother/Big Sisters of Summit County.

Warner, who plans to major in Behavioral Neuroscience and complete the pre-professional physical therapy program at Centre College, is the son of Dean and Kathy Warner of Kent. 

Walsh Jesuit’s POWWOW is a huge success!

Thank you to all who attended POWWOW 2015 on Saturday, April 25! 

Walsh Jesuit High School's annual fundraiser, POWWOW, took place on April 24-25, 2015. This year's theme, "A Golden Walk on the Red Carpet", took guests to a glamorous evening complete with over 500 silent and oral auction items for bid. 

Kicking off the POWWOW weekend was a Preview Party on Friday night open to all in the Walsh Jesuit community. Attendees could purchase tickets to win prizes and had the opportunity to preview the silent and oral auctions for bid on Saturday. The Preview Party concluded with fireworks over Walsh Jesuit.

Saturday night, more than 550 guests filled the school as attendees had the opportunity to bid on oral auction items and over 500 silent auction items. The event raises funds for the tuition assistance program for students at Walsh Jesuit. This year, Walsh Jesuit has given over $1.5 million in tuition assistance to nearly 30% of our students.

Walsh Jesuit is a Catholic, college preparatory high school and one of approximately 50 Jesuit secondary schools in the United States. Recognized twice as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (the only high school in Northeast Ohio to receive this prestigious award twice), Walsh Jesuit operates in the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola, guiding its students to be intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. Founded in 1964 and located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the school has a coed enrollment of more than 1,000.

CenterStage Theatre sets Auditions for May 26th and May 27th

The Centerstage Theatre announces auditions for Irvin Berlin's "White Christmas!

Tryouts for this famous Broadway musical will be held May 26 and 27 from 2:45-5:30pm. Come to room 125 and sign up for an audition time or email Mr. Banks your time request at banksd@walshjesuit.org. Slots will go FAST! There will be a limit to 30 in the cast, so put your best effort into the audition! The show will be put on in November. Make sure you prepare a short sample of your singing, acting and dancing abilities. Any questions? See Mr. Banks and good luck!

Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 4/22/2015


·       No School on Friday, April 24 – Due to decorating and setting up for our annual POWWOW event, students should not report to classes on Friday, April 24.

·       POWWOW 2015:  “A Golden Celebration on the Red Carpet” is this Saturday, April 25!

·       POWWOW Preview Party kicks off this annual gala on Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.Reservations are not required for this evening of fun and fireworks, all sponsored by Willoughby Supply. Admission is free and dress is casual. Adult beverages are $1. This is a great opportunity to view all of the auction items for Saturday’s POWWOW event. In addition to these items, we will have 20 raffle baskets on display. Raffle tickets for these baskets will be sold for $5 each 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. Hope to see you there!

·       POWWOW Student Volunteers should check their student email accounts for reminders about volunteer duties.

·       Graduation Tickets – If you are the parent of a senior, you should have received your graduation packet. If you are not going to use all 8 tickets that were included in this packet, please return the extras to the Principal’s Office. Beginning Monday, April 27, you or your student may stop in the Principal’s Office and receive a maximum of two additional tickets per family. Any    remaining tickets will be available on the evening of Baccalaureate (June 3).

·       JVLA Deadline for Seniors – All seniors are required to complete the online JVLA Financial Literacy Program by Monday, May 4. Contact Rick Sistek if you have any questions at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

·       AP Exams – AP Exams will be given Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8 and Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15. Students should arrive at 7:45 a.m. for morning exams and 11:45 a.m. for afternoon exams. Please click here to download the AP Exam schedule. It will be posted, along with room locations, in the Commons on all exam days.

·       Seniors are reminded to complete the Final Transcript Release form that was mailed to your home. The deadline to turn in your Final Transcript Release form is Monday, May 4.* Also, Friday, May 8 is the last day to turn in all acceptance, denial, deferred and waitlist decision letters, along with Merit or Talent Scholarship letters.

*Please note: The name of the college or university that you provide on this form will also appear next to your name in the graduation program that is distributed at commencement. If you are undecided on a college, we will print “Undecided” next to your name in the program.

·       Juniors who took the ACT at Walsh Jesuit on March 17, 2015, should have received their scores in the mail. If the scores do not appear in your ACT account, then please call ACT at (319) 337-1270 to match your ACT account with your March ACT scores.

·       Admission Counselors Panel Discussion – Monday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater.

·       College Night for Parents – Students and their parents are invited to begin the college search process through a question and answer format on Monday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The program is an opportunity to obtain information about colleges that represent the public and private sectors, as well as test optional, engineering, musical theater, and medical/nursing programs.

·       Senior Exams will be held Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 during regular class times. Make-up exams for seniors will be held Friday, May 8 in the Principal’s Office immediately following the Senior Breakfast and Prayer Service.

·       Senior Grades will be published on NetClassroom following Senior Experience. Seniors will receive a final paper report card during their Senior Experience Hearings, which are scheduled individually from Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4.

·       Attention All Students: Turn in Gently Used Uniform Shirts – Men and Women Organized for the Ministry of the Suffering are asking all students to turn in their clean, gently used uniform shirts and Spirit Wear to the Dean’s Office. Seniors can drop off shirts the day of the Senior Breakfast and Prayer Service, which is Friday, May 8. Shirts will be sold for $5 each during final exam week (Monday, June 1 – Thursday, June 4) for students attending next school year. Proceeds will go to M.O.M.S. Ministry to help WJ families in need. Please contact Mary McShane if you have any questions. Thank you.

·       Mandatory Pre-Departure Meetings for Summer Immersion Experiences – Students who have been participating in the Immersion Experience Program formation sessions this semester are expected to attend their assigned pre-departure meeting with at least one parent or guardian in the upcoming weeks. All meetings will be held in the Chapel. Please contact Lauren Fraser with questions or for more information.Here are the meeting dates and times for the Immersion Communities:

1.     Thursday, May 7 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Immokalee & Louisville

2.     Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Camden & Bethlehem Farm

3.     Thursday, May 21 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Granada & Managua, Nicaragua

·       College Financial Aid 101 Presentation – Claudia Wenzel, Director of Financial Assistance for John Carroll University, will be here on Monday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater to present an overview of the college financial aid process.

·       Junior Advising Appointments are available June 17 at 10:00 a.m. and June 22, 23, 24 at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Please use the College Guidance Scheduler to select a date and time.

·       Final “Finding God in the Dark” Film - The final film in the series will be shown on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. We will be showing “Calvary” which stars Brendan Gleeson as a small-town priest in Ireland whose Sunday confessions suddenly include a threat to kill him in a week’s time. The movie 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.

·       Help Needed for Senior Breakfast and Prayer Service - The Walsh Jesuit Mother's Club is organizing the 2015 Senior Breakfast, which will be held on Friday, May 8 for senior students only. The breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Commons, followed by a prayer service at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. All senior parents are invited to help with this event by volunteering their time or donating food by clicking on this link for the Sign-up Genius.

·       After Prom: We Need Your Help!  – As you know, 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 follow at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight until 2:00 a.m. Parents are invited to volunteer their time and/or donate food, gift cards, raffle prizes, money, etc. Please drop your items off to the Dean’s office by Friday, May 1, and make sure your donation is clearly marked “After Prom.” 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.

·       Dress Down Day for Service – We will have our last two Dress Down Days of the year on Wednesday, May 13 and 27. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

·       PFAB’s New Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook! Search for Walsh Jesuit Performing & Fine Arts Boosters or click this link: PFAB FACEBOOK PAGE. Either way, be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and spread the word!



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Tryouts for Harmony Gold Show Choir set

Tryouts for the award winning Harmony Gold Show Choir will be held May 18 and 19 in the school’s theatre. Sign up for your time slot by emailing Mr. Banks at banksd@walshjesuit.org or signing up outside room 125.  Please prepare a short sample of your singing ability. You will also do a group dance audition after your vocal audition.
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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.   Auditions will be held May 18 and 19.
This year, the Harmony Gold Show Choir visited New York City, where they performed at the Big Apple Classic Music Festival, taking a First Place Trophy, Gold Rating and best male and female vocal solosists. While there, they took in a Broadway workshop, saw two Broadway shows and toured the city! They were very successful locally as well, winning the Class C Championship at Cuyahoga Falls as well as a caption award for Best Crew. They won caption awards for best show concept at Marysville, and Best Costumes and Best Male Vocalist at Marion Harding. 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. The Harmony Gold also performed several times on campus, doing themed shows featuring solos and duets from members of the cast. They are backed by a live band and stage crew. 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.