Walsh Jesuit Welcomes New Staff and Faculty!

Walsh Jesuit High School is happy to introduce our newest additions to the WJ Community!  Please make sure you extend a warm welcome to the following folks as the new school year begins.  Welcome to:

o   Mrs. Keel Arlia – Part-time Spanish

o   Mr. Joe Fisher – Alumni Service Corps participant

o   Ms. Mary Kate Glowe – Theology

o   Mrs. Colleen Kozlowksi – Nurse

o   Mrs. Candace Larlham – Part-time Anatomy/PE

o   Mr. Matt Redmond – Part-time PE/Strength and Conditioning

o   Fr. Ken Styles, S.J. – Latin 1/tutoring lab/Ministry

o   Mr. Tim Dunn- Director of Campus Ministry

o   Mr. Lars Schvartz- Part-time Physics

o   Mr. Matt Long- Educational Technologist

Welcome Back! E- Bulletin for the week of August 20, 2014

Look for the e-bulletin to be posted here on the website and e-mailed to you weekly.

From the Principal’s Office:
·       Attendance Reminder – If your son or daughter is absent from school, please leave a message by 9:00 a.m. on extension 250, our school attendance phone line. If a phone call is impossible, a note from the parent/guardian explaining the absence is required for admittance back to class upon the student’s return. If the student will be arriving to school late or requires an early dismissal, a parent’s note explaining the reason must be submitted to Mrs. Cathy Kase in the Dean’s office when the student arrives at school.
·       What If My Child Forgets Something? If your son or daughter forgets their lunch, textbooks or any other item, please drop it off to Mrs. Cathy Kase in the Dean’s Office.

·       All Visitors Must Enter Through Reception just inside the rotunda doors at the front of the school building. This includes parents who are dropping off an item to the Dean’s Office, such as a lunch or school project. You will be asked to sign in and wear a visitor’s badge. You will also leave through Reception when you return your visitor’s badge. This is to ensure the safety of all students.

·       What To Do If You Aren’t Receiving E-Bulletins – Make sure you have given us your correct primary email address. If we have the correct email address in our database and you still cannot receive the weekly e-bulletin, you may provide us with an alternate primary email address. If this does not resolve the issue, you must contact your internet provider and access the e-bulletins on our website at www.walshjesuit.org under “Latest News” on the homepage. Every e-bulletin of the entire school year can be found here.

·       Change of Home Address, Phone Number or Email - If you have moved or changed phone numbers and/or email addresses, you must notify the school as soon as possible by calling our registrar, Sue Kurtz, at 330-929-4205, ext. 214 or emailing her at kurtzs@walshjesuit.org. This will ensure that you continue to receive all print, electronic and voicemail communications from the school. If you arrange for the post office to forward your mail to your new home address, you must still notify us of the change so we can update your information in our database. Thank you for your cooperation.

·       TRIP Orders will now be picked up each Wednesday by 9:30 a.m. and delivered back the following Wednesday, unless otherwise noted in the bulletin. For details, click here.

·       Picture Day – Students will have their school pictures taken in the Dome on Tuesday, August 26 by Lifetouch Photography (1-800-589-6411) and are required to adhere to the dress code. Order forms will be given to students in first period mail, and additional order forms will be available in the Principal’s Office. Whether you plan to purchase photos or not, all students must be photographed for ID purposes and for academic/athletic publicity releases. This includes seniors, even if they plan to take senior portraits from other studios.

·       College Guidance News & Information #1 is available online by clicking here.

·       Sophomore Literature and History Tour (Fall Break to Salem) – The first $200 deposit, along with the signed permission form, is due Thursday, August 28 in order to secure your spot for this exciting tour, which takes place Thursday, October 30 – Sunday, November 2. Final payment is due Thursday, September 11. Details and form can be found here. Contact Mrs. Deb Bok with questions.

·       Blessing of the New Field – Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 p.m.

·       Mini Course Night – Mini Course Night will be held Thursday, August 28 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend this evening as it provides an opportunity to meet the faculty and administration, and to get acquainted with the building by following an abbreviated student schedule. Schedules will be distributed in the Commons from 6:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. The first period begins at 6:30 p.m. Also on this date, parents of seniors are welcome to attend the College Guidance Application Review Session with Miss Cindy Burgio. There are two identical sessions scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. in the theater. Please attend the one that is most convenient for you.

·       Mass of the Holy Spirit – Students, faculty and staff will attend the traditional Ignatian Mass on Friday, August 29 in the Ricco Fieldhouse at approximately 9:00 a.m. All students must report to school in uniform dress code at 8:00 a.m. The Freshman Class of 2018 and this year's Eucharistic Ministers will be honored during the Mass.

Students will be dismissed at approximately 11:00 a.m. and are welcome to wait in the Commons for their rides. There will be no classes held that afternoon, and the offices will be closed. Walsh Jesuit buses will depart campus at approximately 11:00 a.m. The public school buses will depart campus at the regular time of 2:40 p.m.

·       Tailgate in the WJ Parking Lot – Starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29 in the parking lot before the Walsh Jesuit/Youngstown Ursuline football game. The OHSAA policy prohibits alcohol to be onsite at a practice or game and fans may not leave a game at halftime to have an alcoholic drink and return for the second half. Please set a good example for our students and treat all guests from other schools with respect.

 

·       Dance Hosted by Student Government – On Friday, August 29, Student Government will host a dance after the Walsh Jesuit/Youngstown Ursuline football game for all WJ students only from 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Details to follow.

 
·       Labor Day Holiday – Monday, September 1, is the Labor Day holiday. There will be no school that day, and the offices will be closed.

·       Dress Down Day for Service – The first Dress Down Day of the year is Wednesday, September 3. In return for a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day, according to the guidelines in the Student Handbook (which are also posted on the Dean’s Page).

·       Early Dismissal -- Our first Early Dismissal for the year is Wednesday, September 10. All students will be dismissed from school at 1:43 p.m. in order for the Faculty to hold departmental meetings.

  • Fall 2014 SPA (Spirituality Program for Adults) - SPA is an opportunity to deepen your spiritual and prayer life by experiencing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with other adults in the Walsh Jesuit Community. Retreats will be held in the fall every Tuesday evening, September 23 – November 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and every Wednesday morning, September 17 to November 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J., Fr. Jack White, S.J., or Mrs. Dolly Gingo to reserve your spot today. To learn more about SPA, click here.
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    ·       Faculty/Staff In-Service Day – There will be no school and the offices will be closed on Friday, September 26, to accommodate a Faculty/Staff In-Service Day.

    ·       Yearbooks on Sale – The 2014-15 edition of “The Trek,” Walsh Jesuit’s yearbook is on sale for $50 now until December 31, 2014. Beginning January 1, 2015, the price will be sold for $65 until the deadline of April 22, 2015. Absolutely no late orders will be accepted for any reason due to our strict deadlines. Yearbooks for seniors are a complimentary gift from the school and will be mailed to their home address in the fall of 2015. Read all the details about ordering and advertising here.

    ·       “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Walsh Jesuit Theater. The first film in the series is “The Mission,” an award-winning film about 18th century Spanish Jesuits trying to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal, starring Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons. Each film is selected because it highlights themes from St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, reminding us of the constant dialogue between God and ourselves. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at 330-929-4205, ext. 149 or click here.

     

    ·       Attention All 2015 Walsh Jesuit Baseball Candidates – Since email is the primary method used for distributing general information for the WJ Baseball program, all 2015 Walsh Jesuit Baseball candidates in the Class of 2018 (or other classes) who would like to have their email addresses added to the baseball tryout email distribution list should please email Coach Kaczmar. Email addresses and attendance will also be collected at the November sign-up and informational meeting.

    ·       Spirit Shop – Spirit Shop hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Call Kim Eubank at 330.929.4205, ext. 138 with questions.

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    Walsh Jesuit Invites You to the 50th Celebration- Join Us!

     WALSH JESUIT'S 50TH CELEBRATION
    SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

    MASS IN CHAPEL AT 5:00 P.M
    CELEBRATION IN DOME FROM 6:00 PM - 11:00 P.M.

    Live Music Starting at 8:00 p.m.

     
    Performed by:
    - The Dave Banks Big Band
    - Mark Leach ’08
    - The Strange Familiar – Kira Leyden Andrea ’01 and Jeff Andrea ’01

    Master of Ceremonies
    John Bedell ’06

    Enjoy a "Taste of Walsh Jesuit" as you sample the food from:                       Thank You to our Generous Sponsors 

    AVI Foodsystems

    Belgrade Gardens

    Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern

    Bradley’s Catering

    Burntwood Tavern

    Hudson Country Club

    Marcelita’s Mexican Food and Drink

    Mike’s Place

    Nosh Creative Catering

    Raj Mahal

    Rizzi’s Ristorante and Pizzeria

    Rocco’s Pizza

    Rosewood Grill

    Russo’s

    Sweetheart Bakery

    Swensons Drive-In Restaurants

    Taste of Excellence

    Vaccaro’s Trattoria

     

     

    Maroon and Gold Sponsor

    The Anzlec Family and Parker Hannifin Foundation An Anonymous Donor in

    Thanksgiving for Walsh Jesuit High School

    Big Band Sponsor

    Dan and Ginger Marchetta Ashley ’05 and Alexia ’09

    Golden Warrior Sponsor

    An Anonymous Donor in Thanksgiving for the Society of Jesus Who Have Served Walsh Jesuit High School

    Warrior Nation Sponsor

    The Auth Boys ’89, ’91, ’98, ’02 Ted ’70 and Kathy Hoaglin John Rote ’84 Discount Drug Mart

    Warrior Sponsor

    Bill ‘71 and Bonnie Wojno Karl and Carol Ertle R. B. Stout

    Where else can you dine on the best Akron restaurants, kick-up your heels and party with your fellow classmates and friends!  We can’t wait to see you on September 27, 2014!

    $50 per person / Business casual


    We want to hear your memories of WJ!

    Use your smartphone or any electronic recording device, record your video message (1-2 minutes) and
    upload the video to our website! We want to celebrate both the Legends of Walsh Jesuit and legendary moments of the school.

    For more information, check out: http://sites.walshjesuit.org/legends

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Follow Walsh Jesuit Football on Twitter

    Are you a Walsh Jesuit Football Fan?  Well, we have great news for you then!  You can follow us on our new and exciting Walsh Jesuit football twitter account.  Our twitter handle is  wjhswarriors.    GO WARRIORS!

    Walsh Jesuit’s Connor Regan Commits to The University of Buffalo

    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, July 30, 2014— Walsh Jesuit senior, Connor Regan has made a verbal commitment to continue his academic and athletic career for The University of Buffalo. Regan will be playing under head Buffalo coach, Ron Torgalski. Regan will play for the school’s NCAA Division I baseball program. Regan becomes the third member of the Warrior Class of 2015 to commit to a Division I school. 

    REGAN CONNOR 011As a Warrior, Connor is a four-year varsity member and a member of the Warriors 2014 undefeated regular season. The Warriors were also ranked 3rd in the Nation for 2014, and are the 2013 and 2014 North Coast champions. Connor is the recipient of the 2014 WJ most improved player award and finished 2014 with an ERA of 0.00 averaging a strikeout per inning, and at the plate he had a batting average of .438 with 1 HR, 19 RBI’s and 6 BB’s. 

    At Walsh Jesuit, Regan maintains second honors and participates in Walsh Jesuit’s Labre program. 

    “What a luxury it is for our program to have someone as versatile as Connor Regan in our lineup,” said Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach. “Connor is merely scratching the surface in his bright future behind the plate as well as on the mound, and as good as he is thus far, I firmly believe his best is still ahead of him. That said, the asset he has become to our program outside the lines has truly been impactful, as he has given of himself to better the staff and help those around him. Whether it’s driving across town to catch one of our pitchers in an off-season bullpen, staying an extra hour to make sure he gets in his own offensive work or his work on the mound, or just talking to the younger players, Connor is evolving into a tremendous leader for our team. He is one of the rare players who does not have to be told what to do or how to act to make the biggest impact on the program. His approach to the game is very professional, and he is a good friend and a wonderful person who will truly be missed when he moves on. We are thrilled he will be joining Coach Torgalski at Buffalo.” 

    Connor, who intends to major in Business Management or Economics, is the son of Tim and Tracey Regan of Sagamore Hills.  

    Adam Brandon '96 is August's Alumnus of the Month

    Each month we are showcasing one alumnus/a who is doing interesting and exciting things, or who has made exceptional contributions to their chosen field of profession. If you have someone you would like to recommend for a future Alumnus of the Month, contact Joe Fisher at FisherJ@walshjesuit.org, Alumni Service Corps Member, and let him know!

    August 2014  -  Adam Brandon

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    -How did you get involved in your kind of work?

    I moved to DC for college and have been here ever since, outside of a few years when I was living in England and Poland.   History and economics were always my favorite subjects so I decided to try and make a career of it.  After working all over the town, I took a press job at FreedomWorks nine years ago.  I love the place and I feel fortunate that I’m able to wake up every morning knowing I get to go fight for my political values. 

    -What is the most rewarding part of your job?

    My colleagues are an eclectic bunch of passionate people.  Because of the constant attacks and the pressure cooker of working in a campaign environment, your colleagues become your family.  It’s the same adrenalin rush of a sports team where you have to have each others backs and know each other's moves.   When you win an election or a policy battle, and your walking home at 2 in the morning with the Capitol behind you, it’s a feeling of accomplishment like no other. 

    -What role did your time at Walsh Jesuit play in helping you become the man you are today?

    Walsh was everything to me.  I’m still very close with some of the guys I graduated with, such as Tom Gralis and Dave Hoinski.  I don’t know many who still count high school friends as best friends.   My history classes with Fr. Prehn and  Mr. Rohr pushed me to always dig deeper when studying history.  I took every opportunity to participate in service projects form inner-city neighborhoods in Akron to improvised coal fields in West Virginia.  I was able to see the cold hard realities of the real world up close before I left for university.   My friends pushed me to learn and explore, and that taught me how to be a student for life. 

    -What is your favorite Walsh Jesuit memory?

    I will never forget the shock of receiving the service award my senior year.  I think that was the first and only award I have ever earned. 

    -Was there anyone specific who had a special impact on your life while you were at WJ?

    I would never have discovered Austrian Economics that has become my career without Fr. Prehn.  He began his class saying society is in a constant struggle between liberty and security.   I also remember having to interview two war vets for an assignment, and I think I ended up conducting over twenty interviews that have stayed with me to this day. 

    -If you could give one piece of advice to your fellow alumni who are just starting out, what would it be?

    Chill out and take time to breathe and enjoy yourself.  As much as you want to outline your future, life has different plans.  The best opportunities for me came out of the blue. A big blessing for me was bombing my LSAT at an early age.  You are living for your own dreams, not your parents or friends.  Remember college is a business and fight for your own interests, not the university's.   Don’t be afraid of calculated risks in your early twenties.  Go live overseas and make it a habit of doing things that make you uncomfortable, it’s the only way to find your edge. 

     

    -Previous Awardees-

    July 2014  -  Kristen Weiss '02

    Kristen Weiss

    -Tell us a little about yourself and the work you are involved in.
    After graduating from Walsh, I went on to study and play soccer collegiately at the University of Virginia located in Charlottesville, VA, which continues to be one of my favorite places on earth.  Soccer has always been one of my passions but it wasn’t until I was in college that I realized a career in coaching would be my path.  I started my coaching licensing & worked with local club teams during my last year at Virginia.  My first coaching job was as an Assistant Coach at Clemson University.  I’ve been in college coaching for the past six years and truly love working at this level with elite athletes.  To be able to give back to a game that has brought so much to my life has been amazing, and I’m lucky to be able to do something I love.

    Read more: Adam Brandon '96 is August's Alumnus of the Month

    Free Shipping on Textbooks this week! Order Today!

    Please note:

    All book purchases totaling over $99 and over get free shipping this week and book purchases less than $99 will be charged the regular shipping price!  Take advantage of this today!

    Walsh Jesuit offers supplemental textbooks and materials through MBS Direct, an online textbook distributor.  These materials are not available for purchase through the school.  Please follow the link below to order your student's materials.

    http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/walshjesuit.htm


    Please note:  The site is organized by course name.  If your student's course is not listed, this means the materials for the class will be provided at school by either the state or faculty member, and there is no need to purchase additional materials online.

    SHIPPING 

    Shipping charges for all sales are the same, regardless of whether the materials are shipped to your home or the school.   

    CLICK HERE to purchase your student's textbooks

    LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for the 2014 WJ Legends Memorial Golf Outing

    Roses Run CC - Saturday August 9, 2014
    8:30am Shotgun Start

    $110/Golfer - Includes 18 holes of golf + cart,
    continental breakfast, beverages, lunch at the turn, steak dinner

    There are only a days remaining to register your foursome for the 2014 WJ Legends Memorial Golf Outing, which is scheduled for THIS SATURDAY, August 9, at Roses Run Country Club.

    Space is limited, so make sure and register online today at http://www.walshjesuit.org/alumni/alumni-events1/legends-golf-outing, or you can print and mail in a registration form, along with a check, to Walsh Jesuit High School.

    For more information, email Jason Ruegg '96 in the Alumni Relations Office at rueggj@walshjesuit.org, or call 330.929.4205 x177

    -Sponsored by Pathways Hospice

    M.O.M.S Ministry Shirt Sale on August 19th


    M.O.M.S Ministry will be selling gently used polo shirts for $5 in the Commons from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19 during Welcome to WJ Day. Proceeds will go to M.O.M.S. Ministry to help WJ families in need.

    Men's Cross Country Tryouts

    Attention all Walsh Jesuit Runners!

    Its' not to late to come out for Men's Cross Country.  If interested, please contact Coach Pat Ritchie at ritchiep@walshjesuit.org.

    Register your foursome for the Walsh Jesuit Legends Golf Outing

    Over the past 30 years, the original Alumni Golf Outing was initiated to gather alumni once a year for 18 holes of friendship and fun. As the number of annual golfers grew, so did their interest in channeling the outing's profits to help a deserving student attend Walsh Jesuit.Upon the passing of longtime teacher, coach, and administrator Joe Benes in 1993, the outing was renamed in Joe's honor. With the recent passing of many long-time Walsh Jesuit "legends,' the Alumni Office, in conjunction with the Benes Family, have renamed the annual outing to honor the memories of the school's pioneering legends – Joe Benes, Bill Ricco, Fr. Clem Metzger, Fr. Pat

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    Hussey (just to name a few).

    Online Registration is Open!  Click here to register your team today.

    Join us this year on August 9, 2014 at Roses Run for the WJ Legends Golf Outing.

    Registration will begin at 7:30am.

    Shotgun start for the event at 8:30am.

    Click here to download the 2014 Registration or Sponsorship Form.

    Would you like to donate a gift or prize to the round?  Download a gift form here.

    Annual Walsh Jesuit Baseball “Showcase for the Cure” honors Chad Crawford, raises $40,000 for The Ohio State University James Medical Center

    9th edition of SFTC event pushes grand total over $200,000 raised for cancer research

    June 18, 2014 — CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: After finishing the 2014 season with the first Division I State Poll Championship in school history, a sparkling 26-1 record, and the North Coast League Championship, the Walsh Jesuit Baseball community finished the year in resounding fashion with the most successful “Showcase for the Cure” to date. Each year the invitation-only event draws top baseball campers, prospects, and scouts from throughout the region and, since 2006, has raised money for cancer research. The 2014 event was earmarked to benefit The Ohio State University James Medical Center and honor Chad Crawford and the entire Crawford family. Chad Crawford was a dear friend and family member of Walsh Jesuit Baseball who passed away last fall after a courageous battle with sarcoma, a very rare form of bone cancer.


    This year’s showcase drew 125 top-level players from throughout the state and over 60 college and professional scouts – and overall attendance for the event was at an all-time high. After the beautiful opening blessing by Walsh Jesuit Baseball Team Chaplain Father Jack White, SJ, Greg Beals, Head Baseball Coach at The Ohio State University, kicked off the event at Noon with a poignant and inspirational address to the crowd, which included vendors, SFTC participants, family members, Walsh Jesuit Baseball alumni, and 150 grade school level boys who had just completed another successful baseball camp. Beals spoke eloquently about facing challenges in both baseball and life, encouraging the crowd to emphasize looking ahead positively to “the next pitch” and the “next challenge.”


    Following Beals’ address, Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach and the force behind the fundraiser, thanked those in attendance for their enthusiastic response and introduced Showcase for the Cure Event Chair Gary Minorik and his wife Linda, Showcase for the Cure Director of Scouting Chris Valentine, who is a cancer survivor himself, as well as his wife Beth, and children Emma, Stanley, Henry, and Lucy. Kaczmar also introduced Shawn, Clay, Cara, and Donnis Crawford (Chad’s mother) and Elaine (Crawford) Futrell (Chad’s sister) who were on hand to celebrate the cause. Clay Crawford later in the day notably became the youngest participant in the history of the “Showcase for the Cure.” Kaczmar then spoke about how Chad Crawford was an inspiration to all who knew him, living as a “man for others”, being such a loving husband and father, and working hard to put a resounding exclamation point into every life he so lovingly touched.

    The Walsh Jesuit baseball family, especially Kaczmar and event chairman Gary Minorik, worked for months to organize the showcase. Rather than charge baseball players to attend (similar events can cost more than $150 per player), Kaczmar asked each attendee to make a donation, all of which went directly to the charity. In addition, donations came from a corporate fair – which drew vendors selling everything from baseball gear to lemonade. Not surprisingly, the response was tremendous, and the showcase raised an astonishing $40,000, the highest total in the history of the event. Said SFTC Event Chair Gary Minorik, "Our incredible team of volunteers gave tirelessly of their time and talent, and were committed to making this year’s showcase one of the most successful to date. We are overwhelmed with gratitude to our past sponsors and we were thrilled to have many new patrons step forward this year." In attendance for the showcase was Dugan Smith a 16 year old cancer survivor whose story of determination made national news. In keeping with Walsh Jesuits motto "Men and Women for Others," the Walsh Jesuit 2014 baseball team presented Dugan with a special showcase bat commemorating the event.

    A ceremonial check was presented to Dr. Tom Scharschmidt (and Martha Crist) representing The James, who graciously took time from his day to accept the gift and spoke briefly on advances that have been made in the fight against sarcoma. Dr. Scharschmidt spoke glowingly about his time with Chad Crawford, echoing Coach Beals’ and Coach Kaczmar’s comments about Chad’s spirit, his personal determination to take on the “next pitch and the next challenge” with such a positive attitude, and his great capacity to put an exclamation point on every day. “We are grateful to the Crawford family and especially Chad Crawford for selecting The James as the benefiting charity and the multitude of volunteers that worked tirelessly to create an inspiring event.”

    One of the highlights of the ceremony was a remarkably powerful performance of the One Republic song “I Lived” by gifted musician and Walsh Jesuit Baseball alum Zack Leonatti. Leonatti choreographed the song with the annual Balloon Release, the symbolic reference to the fight against these dreaded diseases while paying tribute to past SFTC honorees. All baseball and event staff released maroon and gold colored balloons at specific moments in the song as the talented Leonatti sang and played multiple instruments solo, culminating in an enthusiastic ovation from the crowd.


    Kaczmar, a 1988 Walsh Jesuit graduate who has led the school’s baseball program to four state championships, two state runner-up finishes, two state poll championships, and the nation’s #1 overall national ranking from April through May 2010, established the showcase over a decade ago. Originally called “The Walsh Jesuit Baseball Junior Day,” Kaczmar reformatted the event in 2006 after a number of parents and relatives connected to the school’s baseball program were diagnosed with cancer. Known today as “Showcase for the Cure,” the event is dedicated to raising awareness about cancer and donating toward cancer research. It continues to attract the area’s top baseball players and college and professional scouts from organizations throughout the Midwest.

    Donations to the annual charity showcase have been remarkably impactful. In fact, in just nine years, Kaczmar has facilitated the donation of over $200,000 to six different charities dedicated to fighting cancer.

    A picture of check presentation is attached, and a collage of the day is below.

    State Champions: 1999, 2004, 2006, 2008

    State Runner-Up: 2009, 2010

    State Poll Champions: 2007, 2014

    State Poll Runner Up: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011

    Nationally Ranked Teams: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

    Walsh Jesuit Baseball ranked #1 in Nation: April-May 2010

    WJ senior, Thomas Imhoff chosen to attend The American Legion Boys Nation in Washington D.C.

    See press release from the American Legion below:

    Twinsburg Student Heads to American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C.

    IMHOFF THOMAS 011WHO: Thomas Buckley Imhoff, resident of Twinsburg, Ohio a senior at Walsh Jesuit High School.

    WHAT:   One of 98 high school student representatives throughout the U.S. chosen to attend The American Legion Boys Nation. He is one of two delegates selected from the state based on leadership skills, academic record and activity at American Legion Boys State.  The week-long program introduces the senators to the structure and function of the federal government while combining lectures and forums with visitations to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical spots in and around Washington, D.C.

    WHERE:  Marymount University, Arlington, VA with daily trips to Washington, D.C.

    WHEN:   July 18 - 25, 2014

    WHY:These young men are the future of politics in the United States.  This program is designed to inspire a strong devotion to America while providing a practical view of federal government procedures.  Many of the current great leaders of our country are Boys Nation Alumni. 





    IMHOFF’S BACKGROUND

    Offices held at Boys State:

    City Party Secretary (Elected), County Party Secretary (Elected), Delegate to the Party Platform Convention (Elected), County Engineer (Elected)

    College/University you plan to attend:

    United States Naval Academy

    What profession are you presently considering?:

    Naval Aviator and Engineer, in later life elected public office

    School offices held:

    Junior Class President (2013-2014) Executive President of Student Government (2014-2015 upcoming) Chairman of Student Policy Committee (2013-2014, and 2014-2015 upcoming)

    Athletics and other activities:

    Varsity Swimming (2011-Present);National Honor Society (2012-Present);Eucharistic Minister; High School and Youth Group Retreat Leader; National Youth Leadership Training Graduate and Staff Member; Employed lifeguard and tutor; 700+ hours of service work.

    Special honors:

    Sons of the American Revolution Eagle Scout Scholarship;Cleveland Technical Society Academic Award Winner;OHSAA Swimming State Qualifier; Varsity Swimming Scholar Athlete(3 years); One of eight students nationally to speak at the Ignatian Family Teach-In.



    BACKGROUND

    The American Legion Boys Nation program provides a week of government training in Washington, D.C, comprised of lectures and forums with visits to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical sites.  Valuable experience of the political process is gained through the organization of party conventions, the introduction and debate on bills and resolutions, and the election of an American Legion Boys Nation President and Vice President.


    Each American Legion Boys Nation delegate represents his home state as a “Senator.”  The “Senators” caucus at the beginning of the session and organize into committees and conduct hearings on bills, allowing delegates to learn the proper methods and regulations followed by the U.S. Senate.  In addition, federal legislators, representatives of national distinction, traditionally including the President of the United States, participate in the activities at The American Legion Boys Nation Program.  Former graduates of the program include former U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Senator Max Baucus, MT.


    For more information or to arrange an interview with this delegate prior to his travel to Washington, D.C. contact: Mark Seavey at:  202-368-9155  or by email at mseavey@legion.org

    Contact: Mark Seavey
    The American Legion
    Boys Nation Media Representative
    Office Phone: 202-368-9155
    mseavey@legion.org


    Kristen Weiss '02 is July's Alumna of the Month!

    Alum of the Month

    Each month we are showcasing one alumnus/a who is doing interesting and exciting things, or who has made exceptional contributions to their chosen field of profession. If you have someone you would like to recommend for a future Alumnus of the Month, contact Joe Fisher at FisherJ@walshjesuit.org, Alumni Service Corps Member, and let him know!

    July 2014  -  Kristen Weiss '02

    Kristen Weiss

    -Tell us a little about yourself and the work you are involved in.

    After graduating from Walsh, I went on to study and play soccer collegiately at the University of Virginia located in Charlottesville, VA, which continues to be one of my favorite places on earth.  Soccer has always been one of my passions but it wasn’t until I was in college that I realized a career in coaching would be my path.  I started my coaching licensing & worked with local club teams during my last year at Virginia.  My first coaching job was as an Assistant Coach at Clemson University.  I’ve been in college coaching for the past six years and truly love working at this level with elite athletes.  To be able to give back to a game that has brought so much to my life has been amazing, and I’m lucky to be able to do something I love.

    -What excites you the most about coaching?

    The most rewarding part of my job is the impact I can have on the young women I coach.  More than anything I can teach them on the field, it’s the guidance, advice and daily interactions during such a meaningful time in their lives that I cherish most.  Being able to watch them mature and grow over their college years, just as I did, is amazing.

    -What role did your time at Walsh Jesuit play in helping you become the woman you are today?

    Being a part of a great institution like Walsh helped lay the foundation and groundwork for who I am today. The values I was taught at Walsh and which are expressed in the Grad at Grad are ones that I have carried with me, and although there are certain aspects about me that have changed over time, my foundation has remained constant.

    -What is your favorite Walsh Jesuit memory?

    I have so many great memories of my time at Walsh.  However, one of my favorite memories includes Mr. Hassenstab, who was Dean of Students during my time at Walsh.  I was a pretty good kid in high school, soccer kept me very busy and I didn’t get in trouble often.  I always thought Mr. Hassenstab did something right as the Dean because even though I had a good relationship with him, I was definitely scared to get called into his office, or be in trouble.  My sophomore year of high school, I was invited by a senior to go to prom, which was exciting.  Prom was always held on a Friday night and the seniors had off of school that day so they could get ready and celebrate.  Even though I wasn’t a senior, I thought I would take the day off school as well to get ready, enjoy the day, get my hair done, etc.  I went to the prom Friday night and had a great time.  Monday morning rolls around and I’m in school, when all of a sudden I get called into Mr. Hassenstab’s office.  Yikes, I’m scared.  I explained to Mr. Haasenstab that I took Friday off of school to get ready for the prom, to which he quickly reminded me that I was not a senior.  He decided my punishment would be 2 detentions for every class period I missed.  I missed 7 periods.  So one of my favorite memories at Walsh, and much easier to laugh about now, was the time I got 14 detentions in one day.

    -If you could give one piece of advice to your fellow alumni who are just starting out, what would it be?

    No matter where you go in life, it’s always about the people.  Regardless of how good or bad a situation is, it is the people that make life special.  I have been so fortunate in my life to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and family.  I’ve befriended people from different backgrounds and cultures, with different beliefs and values than my own.  Look around, there are some pretty amazing people walking through the halls at Walsh Jesuit.  Enjoy them, get to know as many classmates and teachers as you can, learn from each other and cherish the good people in your life.

    -Previous Awardees-


    June 2014  -  Tony Burke '87

    Tony Burke Picture
    -Tell us a little about yourself and the work you are involved in.

                - April 30 was my 2 year anniversary as the Vice President of Communications for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, and I absolutely love it. In this position I am in charge of all the promotions, marketing and media relations as it pertains to our agency.

    Read more: Kristen Weiss '02 is July's Alumna of the Month!

    Dates for Men's Golf Tryouts are set for August, 2014

    Men's Golf Tryouts- Fall- 2014

    Tryouts for the Men's Golf team will be held at Brookledge Golf Course on August 1, 2014 at 10 am, August 4th at 9 am and August 5 at 9 am.  Contact Coach Richetto at mrichetto@msn.com

    TRIP Order pickup and delivery day changes to Wednesdays

    TRIP Orders will now be picked up on Wednesdays at 9:30 am and delivered back the following Wednesday. There will be no more Thursday deliveries.

    TRIP is a gift card rebate program that allows your family to reduce tuition at Walsh Jesuit. A percentage of each gift card purchased through TRIP is credited to your family's TRIP account. Twice a year, TRIP sends a payment to Walsh Jesuit to reduce your tuition. Each gift card contains a percentage rebate indicated on the order form. Of that rebate, 75% is credited to your TRIP account. The remaining 25% is the fee to run the program. For example, if you order $100 worth of Donato's gift cards, your percentage rebate would be 10%. The amount of money that equals is $10.00. Of that $10.00, $7.50 is credited to your TRIP account. The other $2.50 makes up the fee to run the program.

    If your family prefers, you may opt to participate in TRIP, but instead of crediting tuition you may donate your rebate as a tax deductible gift to the Walsh Jesuit Ignatian Fund in support need-based tuition assistance. Indicate on your order form you wish to make a donation.

    TRIP at Walsh Jesuit is NOT mandatory. The program is optional and available to everyone, associated with Walsh Jesuit or not. Businesses may choose to purchase gift cards through TRIP at Walsh Jesuit and the rebate may be credited to a specific student or to the Ignatian Fund.  Click here for more information on TRIP.

    Help WJ Students win $4,000!


    Walsh Jesuit is in the running to win one of two $4,000 grants through the National Office Furniture Green4Green Video Contest. A group of students led by Andy Truax have created and submitted a video detailing how they would use the money to purchase compostable bags and educational materials for the school. Now they need our votes!

    Voting begins today on Facebook and runs through July 31, and you can vote once per day every day until then. The two videos that receive the most votes will each earn $4,000 for their school.

    VOTE NOW!!

    Please take the time to support the entire WJ community with your votes by clicking here!
    (Note: Look for the video that starts with a student in a yellow jumpsuit reaching into a dumpster)

    Please mark your calendar for our 50th Celebration Dinner Party on September 27, 2014!

    We are looking forward to celebrating our 50th Anniversary on September 27, 2014!   We will hold a dinner party that evening, themed, "Continuing a Tradition of Excellence." 

    Check out this teaser video!  Thanks to Bill Myers '06 for putting this together!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9WInF3ju-4&feature=share&list=UUqx_zHLdSUy0RQHDQWwVsng





    Walsh Jesuit High School 50th Anniversary Video Trailer



    This video, first shown at the WJHS 50th Anniversary kick-off mass on May 18, 2014, is a quick look into what will be shown as a short-form documentary about...













    Summer PE Session One Announcement

    Students enrolled in session 1 of Band/Choir summer PE:   Please meet in the commons at  8 am beginning Monday, June 16th.  Students must bring their own lunch.  Due to safety standards, no student will be allowed to leave campus to get a lunch I.e. Fast food.  Be sure to arrive prepared: tennis shoes and t-shirt and appropriate length shorts (no short shorts).  Students must attend all classes in order to receive credit!

    Junior Book Awards

    The 2015 Junior Book Awards were held on May 30, 2014. Congratulations to our Class of 2015 students!

    Science and Math Awards:

    University of Rochester Math and Science Award Program 

    Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award -
    Brian Schafer

    Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology -
    Adam Hull


    George Eastman Young Leaders Award -
    Jacob Sinopoli

    Rensselaer University

    Rensselaer Medal for Math and Science -
    Gabryelle Konn

    Cleveland Technical Society
    Thomas Imhoff

    University Awards:

    University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award
    Julie Borovicka

    Fairfield University Book Award
    Michael Reilman

    Marquette Club of Northeast Ohio
    Julia Sabella

    Holy Cross College Book Prize
    Mary Yoakum

    LeMoyne College Heights Award
    Caitlin Krause

    St. Michael College Book Award
    Marina Fazio
    Dennis Saralino

    Denison University Book Award
    Thomas Kyner

    Kenyon College Presidential Book Award
    Alyssa Heller

    Ohio Wesleyan Book Award
    Corey Resweber

    Ivy League Colleges

    Harvard –
    Simon Padanilam

    Princeton –
    Emma Coley

    Yale –
    Nicole Davessar

    U. S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Awards

    Patrick Renz

    Emily Hissong

    West Point Leadership Award
    Nicholas Rutherford
    Brian Centa

    Warrior Corps Openings for 2014-15

    The Walsh Jesuit High School “Warrior Corps,” our new marching band, still has some openings for instrumental musicians and flag/dance team members. It is not too late to get involved with the marching band for 2014-15. They will perform at the football games, some parades and basketball games. To join or get more information, contact the director, Mr. David Banks at banksd@walshjesuit.org, or 330-929-4205 ext. 167.

    Walsh Jesuit Policies for Selection of Students During Extracurricular Tryouts

    Walsh Jesuit Policies for Selection of Students During Extracurricular Tryouts

    Each and every student needs to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity and thanked for their initiative to represent the school and share their God-given talents. To that end, the following are in effect for all clubs, sports and activities as of August 1, 2012:

    All students will receive notification by the moderators of the approximate number of positions available and a minimum of two (2) full days of tryout sessions, including a scrimmage when possible for sports teams, or one full period of tryout that is afforded to all students if trying out for a club, play, non-sports team, etc.

    Students are to be excused from conditioning periods and other pre-tryout activities when they notify moderators of a previously scheduled religious activity (such as a retreat or mission trip) or tutoring session, but once the official tryouts begin, students are expected to attend.

    Students are to be notified in a courteous and empathetic way when they have not made a club or sports team via email, phone call, or in person---not via a posted list. The head moderator or coach should take responsibility for communicating with the students. An offer should be made to the student to discuss it further with the coach/adult in a face-to-face setting if that has not already occurred, and the student should be thanked and encouraged to tryout for another activity as soon as possible.

    If a Walsh Jesuit adult senses a student is having particular difficulty with accepting the news of not making the club or team, the student’s counselor should be notified as soon as possible. Counselors should receive a list of those not making the team or club once it is finalized so they too can assist the student in finding another way to be involved.

    If a student has made a team or club or lettered three years in a row, it is expected that the student will also make it the fourth year. Should a moderator not wish to keep a senior who has made it three years in a row or lettered, s/he needs to consult with the AD, dean of students or principal and express the concerns prior to the selection period to state the case why the student should not be selected. These situations will then be reviewed on a case to case basis.

    ------------------------------July, 2012

    E-Bulletin for the week of 5.28.14

    From the Principal’s Office:

    Final Exam Schedule for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors is as follows:

    Tuesday, June 3rd

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

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Social Studies (WJ buses leave at 11:15 am)

    Wednesday, June 4th

    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              Math (except Advanced Geometry)

    9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.            Theology (WJ buses leave at 11:15 am)

    Thursday, June 5th

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

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Foreign Language

    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.          Advanced Geometry (WJ buses leave at 12:30 pm)

    Friday, June 6th

    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              Health (WJ buses leave at 9:45 am)

    Public School buses arrive and depart at their regular times.

     

    Make-Ups:                        Saturday, June 7, 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Principal’s Office

                                  (No bus service)

     

    ·         M.O.M.S. Ministry Shirt Sale - Men and Women Organized for the Ministry of the Suffering will be selling gently worn WJ polo shirts in the Commons for $5 each during final exam week. We would really appreciate it if the seniors could turn their shirts in as soon as possible! Proceeds will go to M.O.M.S. Ministry to help WJ families in need. Please contact Mrs. Mary McShane if you have any questions. The dates and times are:

     

    Tuesday, June 3:      9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, June 4: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, June 5:     10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

     

     

    ·         Attention Parents: Message from School Nurse – Students who have diabetes, seizures, life-threatening allergies (bee stings, nuts, specific food, etc.), or asthmatics who must carry an inhaler are required to have an Action Plan on file in the school clinic. The forms can be found by clicking here. These forms must be completed and returned to the clinic on the first day of school along with any medication that needs to be kept in the clinic. The clinic only stocks Advil or Tylenol. Therefore, students who need to store any type of medication in the clinic, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and students who need to take a daily medication of any kind, must complete and return a Medical Authorization form. Summer is an excellent time to ask your physician to complete these forms. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Marty Kaiser at (330) 929-4205, ext. 142 before Friday, June 6. After that date, the clinic will be closed for the summer and will reopen the second week of August.

     

    ·         Class of 2018 Welcome Picnic – The Class of 2018 Family Mass & Welcome Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fr. Donald Petkash, S.J. will be the celebrant. Following mass, the Admissions Office will host the picnic and provide hotdogs and beverages. Please bring a side dish to share. You may contact Rob Eubank with any questions at (330) 929-4205, ext. 103. 

    ·         Baccalaureate – The ceremony will be held Thursday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walsh Jesuit Ricco Field House. The Liturgical Choir and Brass Band will entertain prior to the start of the ceremony. All seniors are required to attend. A reception will follow in the Commons.

    Graduation for Class of 2014 – The Walsh Jesuit High School Commencement will be held at E.J. Thomas Hall on Sunday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. Additional tickets may be picked up in the Principal’s Office. Lifetouch, our official Commencement photographer, will have portraits available online approximately ten days after the ceremony at www.events.lifetouch.com. Bricco Restaurant in downtown Akron has informed us they will have special hours that Sunday and open at noon. 

    ·         Student Council Sponsored Cedar Point Trip – The freshman and sophomore classes are hosting a trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky on Tuesday, June 10. The buses will leave the Walsh Jesuit parking lot promptly at 9:00 a.m. For the return trip, we will depart from Cedar Point at 5:00 p.m. and return to Walsh Jesuit at approximately 7:00 p.m. The cost of the trip is $45, which includes entrance into the park and bus fare. Please return your permission form (which can be found on the club section on Moodle) with either a check made payable to Walsh Jesuit High School or cash to the Dean’s Office by Thursday, May 22. There will also be mandatory meetings for students on Friday, May 23. Attend either before school at 7:30 a.m. or after school at 2:45 p.m. in room 100. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Corinne Morrison at (330) 929-4205, ext. 314 or Kelly Vanas at (330) 929-4205, ext. 136.

    ·         Parent-Student Immersion Logistic Nights – Campus Ministry and Immersion FSA Leaders are hosting Parent-Student Immersion Logistic Nights in Room 100 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on the following dates. We invite you to join us to learn more about how we will be living out the Jesuit Mission for a week at each immersion site. For more information, please contact Miss Lauren Fraser at (330) 929-4205, ext. 116.

    Day and Date:                        Immersion Site:

    Tonight                                    Camden, New Jersey

    Thursday, May 29                   Louisville, Kentucky 

    ·         College Guidance: Junior (2015) College Guidance Summer Opportunities:

    1.    The junior college essay writing still has space, specifically 

    Session 4: (4) spots

    Session 6: (3) spots

      2.    Junior family college guidance meetings are still available. Please sign up using the College Guidance Scheduler. If you are having trouble using the scheduler, please call (330) 929-4205, ext. 143 or email Cindy Burgio for dates and times.

     3.    Class of 2015 - Financial Assistance handouts can be found online. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 20, 2015 if you would like professional help completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! More information to follow...

    ·         Annual Fund Update - Walsh Jesuit’s Annual Fund has raise $435,503 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.

    Coming Up…

    ·         Athletic Pre-Participation Screenings – On Wednesday, June 11, Akron General Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy will perform physical exams at Walsh Jesuit High School beginning at 5:00 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $20. A portion of the fee goes into the athletic training budget. Click here for the OHSAA form that must be completed prior to your arrival at the screening.

    ·         Summer Sports Camps – This is a great opportunity for young athletes to participate in an intensive program designed to test their skills. We offer sports camps for football, soccer, cross country, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, as well as quarterback school. All summer camp participants must complete and return a liability waiver and release form prior to attending camp. For more information on each summer sports camp being offered and to register, please click here.

    ·         Summer Warrior Enrichment Camp - This is an incredible experience that showcases 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 brochure, please click here. For additional information, please contact Mr. Rob Eubank ’85, Director of Admissions, at (330) 929-4205, ext 103.

    ·         Tickets Fore Charity 2014 - Walsh Jesuit is participating in the PGA Tour’s Bridgestone Invitational Tickets Fore Charity event which will be held Wednesday, July 30 – Sunday, August 3 at Firestone Country Club. Ticket prices are significantly reduced when you purchase them through Tickets Fore Charity, and 75% of each ticket price will be donated back to WJ. All children 18 and under are admitted free of charge with a ticketed adult (one child per adult). All children over the age of 18 must have a ticket to enter the tournament. You may purchase an unlimited number of tickets through Tuesday, July 29. To purchase tickets, you can print off an order form to fill out and mail in by clicking here. If you prefer to purchase tickets online, click here for one-day grounds tickets, and click here for weekly grounds tickets. In order for WJ to receive credit, you must enter LOFT14 in all caps in the space provided.

    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!

    For more detailed information, click here.

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

    Tony Burke recognized as the June Alumnus of the Month

    We are excited to announce our First Alumni of the Month Feature!  Each month we will be showcasing one alumnus/a who is doing interesting and exciting things, or who has made exceptional contributions to their chosen field of profession. If you have someone you would like to recommend for a future Alumnus of the Month, contact Joe Fisher at FisherJ@walshjesuit.org, Alumni Service Corps Member, and let him know!

    Alumnus of the Month
    June 2014  -  Tony Burke '87

    Tony Burke Picture

    -Tell us a little about yourself and the work you are involved in.


                - April 30 was my 2 year anniversary as the Vice President of Communications for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, and I absolutely love it. In this position I am in charge of all the promotions, marketing and media relations as it pertains to our agency.


    -How did you get into this kind of work?


                -Actually I truly believe by the Grace of God. I spent over 20 years in broadcasting, but in 2011, I realized something was missing in my life. I wanted to spend more time with my wife Carri, and daughters Alexis and Kayleigh, so I left TV. I immediately determined that I wanted to use my experience to help others, as I really liked other charitable organizations I had worked with in the past like Operation Second Chance and Wounded Warriors. I began working for a production company as a freelancer when the wife of a dear friend was in the office. Janice pulled me aside, and asked if I would be interested in the position I am in now, knowing how I wanted to serve others in some capacity. I said yes and went through the long interview process, and I thank God they selected me. I’ve never been happier professionally or personally.


    -What would you say is the most rewarding part of your job?


                -Knowing that what I do makes a difference for those most vulnerable in our society. Our work serves over 115,000 people in this region each year and that is very rewarding. And a close second are the people I work with each day. They are all so wonderful and so committed to the mission of serving the poor.


    -What role did your time at Walsh Jesuit play in helping you become the man you are today?  

        
                -Walsh instilled in me that what is most important to our faith as Christians is that we are here to serve others. The teachings of our faith, the independence that the administration and teachers gave the students, and their allowing us to grow as men were all instrumental in molding who I am and my belief system. I had very strong guidance at home with my parents and Walsh continued that direction when I was in school. It was during those 4 years that I grew most spiritually and personally, and I believe it has served me well throughout the years.


    -What is your favorite Walsh Jesuit memory?


                -I have so many terrific memories, the first and foremost of which being of the people. I have maintained friendships with so many who walked those halls, not just my classmates, but other students, teachers, and coaches. We are all part of a unique and wonderful family. But my single greatest memory was being a part of the undefeated 1986-87 Warrior basketball team under now-Hall of Fame coach Frank Lupica. That season was magical as somehow we found a way to win each time we stepped on to the court.


    -Was there anyone specific who had a special impact on your life while you were at WJ?


                -I would be shocked if any of us who walked WJ’s halls had just one person. There were so many in my life. Mr. Ricco, Mr. Benes, Mr. Grecovich, Ms. Rafferty, Ms. Taylor, Coach Lupica, Mr. Conzaman, Coach Rardin, the list goes on and on. Each person I came in contact with during my 4 years at Walsh played a significant role in my life. It was through their teachings, their concern for others and how they carried themselves as a person daily that lead me to want to be like them. When dealing with my own family and situations in life, I find myself drawing on lessons taught to me by my parents and those I admired so much at WJ.


    -If you could give one piece of advice to your fellow alumni who are just starting out, what would it be?


                -There is a world of opportunity out there so don’t be afraid to dream big. And always remember that no matter what happens in life there are 3 things that never leave your side…Your Faith, Your Family, and Your Friends. All three of those things embody what you find as a member of the Walsh Jesuit community. And through all of your successes and failures, stay true to what we all are—a disciple of the Lord, who recognizes the importance of serving your fellow man.

    Zach Gustafson ’96 introduces new Walsh Jesuit Anthem at the 50th Anniversary Kickoff Mass

    Thank you to Zach Gustafson ’96  who wrote the Walsh Jesuit Anthem performed for the first time at our 50th anniversary Mass. The WJ Liturgical Choir is under the direction of Rich Weber, ’71 and Nelson Gorbach is on the trumpet.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbeVADlO3AY&feature=em-upload_owner

















    E-Bulletin for the Week of 05.21.14

    From the Principal’s Office:

    ·         Senior Experience Information - Please click here for the Final Hearing Instructions and the Final Hearing Schedule. Contact Mr. Sistek with questions or concerns. Also, Memorial Day is a free day (along with all other businesses) and seniors do not have to make up the hours.

    ·         Early Dismissal – We will follow an early dismissal schedule on Friday, May 23. All students will be dismissed to attend a special Stadium Groundbreaking Ceremony from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Buses will leave at their regular times.

    ·         Stadium Groundbreaking - Walsh Jesuit High School will break ground on a $1.5 million turf and track project on Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. Renovations to Conway Memorial Stadium will include a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field, an all-weather polyurethane 400-meter track, as well as new field and meet equipment. The first football game in the new stadium will be played on Friday, August 29, 2014.

    ·         Dress Down Day – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, May 28. In return for a $3 donation, all students may dress down for the day, according to the Dean’s guidelines.

    ·         The Final Exam Schedule for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors is as follows:

    Tuesday, June 3rd

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

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Social Studies (WJ buses leave at 11:15 am)

    Wednesday, June 4th

    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              Math (except Advanced Geometry)

    9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.            Theology (WJ buses leave at 11:15 am)

    Thursday, June 5th

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

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Foreign Language

    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.          Advanced Geometry (WJ buses leave at 12:30 pm)

    Friday, June 6th

    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              Health (WJ buses leave at 9:45 am)

    Public School buses arrive and depart at their regular times.

    Make-Ups:                        Saturday, June 7, 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Principal’s Office

                                  (No bus service)

     

     

    ·         Class of 2018 Welcome Picnic – The Class of 2018 Family Mass & Welcome Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fr. Donald Petkash, S.J. will be the celebrant. Following mass, the Admissions Office will host the picnic and provide hotdogs and beverages. Please bring a side dish to share. You may contact Rob Eubank with any questions at (330) 929-4205, ext. 103.

    ·         Student Council Sponsored Cedar Point Trip – The freshman and sophomore classes are hosting a trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky on Tuesday, June 10. The buses will leave the Walsh Jesuit parking lot promptly at 9:00 a.m. For the return trip, we will depart from Cedar Point at 5:00 p.m. and return to Walsh Jesuit at approximately 7:00 p.m. The cost of the trip is $45, which includes entrance into the park and bus fare. Please return your permission form (which can be found on the club section on Moodle) with either a check made payable to Walsh Jesuit High School or cash to the Dean’s Office by Thursday, May 22. There will also be mandatory meetings for students on Friday, May 23. Attend either before school at 7:30 a.m. or after school at 2:45 p.m. in room 100. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Corinne Morrison at (330) 929-4205, ext. 314 or Kelly Vanas at (330) 929-4205, ext. 376.

    ·         Graduation Tickets – Any additional tickets may be picked up in the Principal’s Office following the Baccalaureate Ceremony on Thursday, June 5. Thank you to those families who have been returning unused tickets.

    ·         Graduation Ceremony Photos – Lifetouch, our official Commencement photographer, will have portraits available online ten days after the Walsh Jesuit Commencement Ceremony at www.events.lifetouch.com. Celebrate your student’s achievement with these professional portraits.

    ·         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. Shirts will be sold for $5 each during final exam week (Tuesday, June 3 – Friday, June 6) for students attending next school year. Proceeds will go to M.O.M.S. Ministry to help WJ families in need. Please contact Mrs. Mary McShane if you have any questions.

     

     

    ·         Attention Parents: Message from School Nurse – Students who have diabetes, seizures, life-threatening allergies (bee stings, nuts, specific food, etc.), or asthmatics who must carry an inhaler are required to have an Action Plan on file in the school clinic. The forms can be found by clicking here. These forms must be completed and returned to the clinic on the first day of school along with any medication that needs to be kept in the clinic. The clinic only stocks Advil or Tylenol. Therefore, students who need to store any type of medication in the clinic, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and students who need to take a daily medication of any kind, must complete and return a Medical Authorization form. Summer is an excellent time to ask your physician to complete these forms. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Marty Kaiser at (330) 929-4205, ext. 142 before Friday, June 6. After that date, the clinic will be closed for the summer and will reopen the second week of August.

    ·         Parent-Student Immersion Logistic Nights – Campus Ministry and Immersion FSA Leaders are hosting Parent-Student Immersion Logistic Nights in Room 100 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on the following dates. We invite you to join us to learn more about how we will be living out the Jesuit Mission for a week at each immersion site. For more information, please contact Miss Lauren Fraser at (330) 929-4205, ext. 116.

    Day and Date:                        Immersion Site:

    Wednesday, May 21               Immokalee, Florida

    Thursday, May 22                   Baltimore, Maryland

    Tuesday, May 27                    Bethlehem Farm, West Virginia

    Wednesday, May 28               Camden, New Jersey

    Thursday, May 29                   Louisville, Kentucky

    ·         College Guidance: Junior (2015) College Guidance Summer Opportunities as of Wednesday, May 21, 2014:

    1.    The junior college essay writing still has space, specifically:

    Session 4: (4) spots

    Session 6: (3) spots

    2.    Junior family college guidance meetings are still available. Please sign up using the College Guidance Scheduler. If you are having trouble using the scheduler, please call (330) 929-4205, ext. 143 or email Cindy Burgio for dates and times.

     

    3.    Financial Assistance handouts from the financial meeting last Monday can be found online by the end of the week. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 20, 2014 if you would like professional help completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! More information to follow...

    ·         Annual Fund Update - Walsh Jesuit’s Annual Fund has raised $433,545 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…

    ·         Harmony Gold Show Choir Auditions - The Harmony Gold Show Choir will hold auditions tonight from 2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for all students in grade levels 9-12. You must audition to gain entrance to the group. Singers and musicians should come prepared with a short sample of your abilities. Please contact Mr. Dave Banks at (330) 929-4205, ext. 167.

    Coming Up…

     

     

    ·         Walsh Jesuit Grade School Football Camp – Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To register, click here. Contact Coach Dan Larlham with questions at (330) 929-4205, ext. 112.

    ·         Walsh Jesuit Quarterback School – Thursday, June 12 through Friday, June 13, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To register, click here. Contact Coach Dan Larlham with questions at (330) 929-4205, ext. 112.

    ·         Summer Warrior Enrichment Camp - This is an incredible experience that showcases 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.

    ·         Young Business Scholars Program for Upcoming Seniors – For current juniors who will be graduating in 2015, the Young Business Scholars Program offers a chance to study different areas of business and discover careers in business while experiencing five days and nights of college life; including residence hall living, campus dining, and fun university activities. Students will work closely with their teammates throughout the program, putting knowledge into action and "start" a business. The dates are Sunday, July 20 – Friday, July 25 at Kent State University’s Kent Campus. Cost is $150. For more details, visit www.kent.edu/business/Undergrad/young-business-scholars. If you have any questions, please call Nicole Kotlan, Director of Undergraduate Programs Office, College of Business Administration, at 330-672-1289 or nkotlan@kent.edu.

    ·         Tickets Fore Charity 2014 - Walsh Jesuit is participating in the PGA Tour’s Bridgestone Invitational Tickets Fore Charity event which will be held Wednesday, July 30 – Sunday, August 3 at Firestone Country Club. Ticket prices are significantly reduced when you purchase them through Tickets Fore Charity, and 75% of each ticket price will be donated back to WJ. All children 18 and under are admitted free of charge with a ticketed adult (one child per adult). All children over the age of 18 must have a ticket to enter the tournament. You may purchase an unlimited number of tickets through Tuesday, July 29. To purchase tickets, you can print off an order form to fill out and mail in by clicking here. If you prefer to purchase tickets online, click here for one-day grounds tickets, and click here for weekly grounds tickets. In order for WJ to receive credit, you must enter LOFT14 in all caps in the space provided.

    Medical Forms Available online for the 2014-15 school Year

    Attention all parents who have students with various health issues. It is required that all students who have any of the following conditions have an Action Plan on file in the clinic. Those conditions consist of : Allergies to nuts, bee stings, or any life threatening allergy, Asthma, that carrying an inhaler is necessary, Diabetes, or Seizure disorder. The forms for these Action Plans are found on the website in the Nurses Corner under medical forms. Please complete and return to the clinic the first day of school along with any medication that needs to be kept in the clinic. On that same site are forms for Medical Authorization for those students who need to keep any medication in the clinic whether it be over the counter, other than Advil or Tylenol which are stocked in the clinic, or prescription drugs. If your student needs to take daily medication in the clinic those too require a Medical Authorization form. Summer is an excellent time to have your physician complete these forms. These forms must be returned the first day of school along with the medication. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at 330-929-4205x142 or email kaiserm@walshjesuit.org  before June 6th. There will not be anyone in the clinic until the second week of August.

    Important: Final Hearing Instructions for Senior Experience Class of 2014

    Your faculty contact will have the day, date, time, and location for your final hearing by the end of the week. This same information is available on the school’s website.

    Click here for schedule of hearings.

    Additional Student Instructions for the Final Senior Experience Hearing (2014)

    1. Walsh Jesuit Dress Code is in effect for these hearings. You will be sent home if your evaluators decide you are not in dress code.

    2. Be on time for your hearing; better yet, arrive early. If you are late you will be pushed to the end of the line. 3. You must bring the following items to your hearing:

    Thank-You Note(s):

    (a) A Walsh Jesuit note card for your principal sponsor. These are available in the Bookstore or at the Information Desk off the Rotunda during school hours. The cost is $2.00 per card. Any additional “thank yous” you wish to write must be appropriate. All note cards must be in your possession at your final hearing.

    (b) Envelope must be stamped, properly addressed to your Sponsor, and the envelope is left unsealed. All note cards will be sent from WJ after you have successfully completed your hearing.

    Final Paper:

    Walsh Jesuit Writing Standard is required. The paper should be three full pages in length, minimum. Your evaluators will determine whether the length is sufficient. Type size is no larger than 12 pt. Margins are set at one inch. 

    Part One  Describe what you did during your Senior Experience and relate one or two important events that affected you personally.

    Part Two: Apply the events of your Senior Experience to one (1) of the five characteristics from the Graduate-at-Graduation document — Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to doing Justice.

     Part Three: Reflect on how the profession you have been exposed to over the past three weeks has an impact on our society and culture. Does it enhance our culture, detract from it, etc.? 

    You will need to redo your paper if the topics above are not addressed and/or you have more than three (3) errors on a page. Therefore, bring a copy of your paper on a flash drive.

    Please direct all questions to Mr. Sistek (sistekR@walshjesuit.org) or 330.929.4205, ext. 217.