Field Blessing and Friday Night Lights at Walsh Jesuit

The Gridiron Warriors are set to kick off a new era of football at Walsh Jesuit, and all Alumni, Family, and Friends are invited to join in the celebrations this week at Conway Memorial Stadium!

Thursday, August 28 @ 5:30pm
Blessing of Marhofer Field

Friday, August 29 @ 7:00pm
Walsh Jesuit vs. Youngstown Ursuline
Season Opener

And you can always tune in to watch games live on WJBN

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Friday, September 5
Walsh Jesuit @ St. Vincent/Mary
Pre-Game Party for all WJ Alumni at 3 Point in Akron
5:00pm - 7:00pm (kickoff)

Friday, September 12 - Saturday, September 13 (Columbus)
Walsh Jesuit @ Bishop Watterson
Cheer on the Warriors Friday night, then join us Saturday for a WJ Tailgate Party at the
Ohio State vs. Kent State game
Contact the Alumni Office for more info

Friday, October 3 - Saturday, October 4
Homecoming and Reunion Weekend
Walsh Jesuit vs. Archbishop Hoban
Join us in the Commons for our annual all-Alumni pre-game Homecoming Party!
Food and beverages are provided - Fun for the kids!

GO WARRIORS!

E-Bulletin- Week of August 27, 2014

Welcome Back!  The E-Bulletin will be posted online weekly. 

The Principal's Office Weekly E-Bulletin is sent electronically every Wednesday and incorporates important information from several departments. Please continue to check the Walsh Jesuit Website for information regarding all school organizations and events. If you have information to share with the school community, please email it to Mrs. Gina Venables in the Principal's Office by the end of each Tuesday. If you would like to add or change your email address, please send your information to kurtzs@walshjesuit.org.

 

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“Ask God to send you His Holy Spirit to help you look at your actions, attitudes, and motives with honesty and patience…especially when there are people out there who go through greater struggles every day than we go through in an entire year.” ~From the Dailey Examen by Jacob Morris, Class of 2015, 8/26/14

 

From the Principal’s Office:

·       Roadrunner and Gmail - It has been brought to our attention that parent email addresses ending in gmail.com or roadrunner.com cannot receive the e-bulletin. This issue is on the email provider’s end and you should contact them directly. You can either provide us with a different email address, such as a work email address, or read each bulletin directly on our website at www.walshjesuit.org under “Latest News” on our homepage.

·       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 by following an abbreviated student schedule. Schedules will be distributed to parents in the Commons from 6:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. The first period begins at 6:30 p.m. Please save questions and concerns about your student for Parent-Teacher Conferences in October, or contact the teachers via email at a later time. The following faculty/administration members will not be present for this event: Sean Lynch, Michael Benton, and Emily Elliot. 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 library. 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. Students should arrive at the regular time of 8:00 a.m. All musicians and Eucharistic Ministers are expected to dress up. Please see Campus Ministry for guidelines. All other students must follow the uniform dress code.

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 shortly after 11:00 a.m. The public school buses will depart campus at the regular time of 2:40 p.m.

·       Sophomore Literature and History Tour (Fall Break to Salem) – The first $200 deposit, along with the signed permission form, is due tomorrow 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 forms can be found here. Contact Mrs. Deb Bok with questions.

·       Performing & Fine Arts Boosters (PFAB) Tailgate Party – PFAB is sponsoring a tailgate party for all PFAB members and their families this Friday, August 29 before the first appearance of this year's Warrior Corps, which includes the Flag Corps. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Commons, PFAB will serve hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Please bring a side dish to share. RSVP to wjpfab1@gmail.com with a headcount or with any questions.

 

 

·       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. Admission is free. Since many students will also attend the football game, shorts are permitted.

·       College Guidance News & Information #2 is available online by clicking here.

·       TRIP Orders - TRIP orders are due in the TRIP box located across from the Dean’s Office every Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. The TRIP orders will be available for pick up in Reception each Wednesday after 12 noon. If students do not pick up their TRIP orders on Wednesday, the orders will be delivered to the students in their homeroom on Thursday morning. TRIP information can be found on the WJ website by clicking here.

·       Library Volunteers Needed – We need volunteers in the school library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to proctor students during study halls, perform light clerical duties, check books in and out, and re-shelve materials. Volunteers should commit to being here regularly. The diocese requires all in-school volunteers to take VIRTUS training and complete FBI and Ohio BCI fingerprinting. If interested, please email the school librarian, Nancy Heil.

·       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).

·       Mothers’ Club Board Meeting and Mass – Mass begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel, followed by a board meeting from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Room A2 on Wednesday, September 3.

·       Kairos 100 – Kairos 100 applications are now available to Juniors and Seniors who wish to sign up for the retreat. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, September 4. If we are unable to take your son or daughter on this retreat, they will be placed on a waiting list for one of the upcoming five retreats to be held during this school year. Preference will be given to those students on the waiting list. For more information, contact Campus Minister Michael Palange at 330-929-4205, ext. 113.

·       Fall Sports Mass – Sunday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

·       PFAB Meeting – We will have our first meeting on Monday, September 8 from 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Room 100. Please come and join us to find out what’s happening this year in the arts at Walsh Jesuit! All are welcome.

·       Early Dismissal -- Our first Early Dismissal for the year is Wednesday, September 10. Although students will be dismissed from school at 1:43 p.m. in order for the Faculty to hold departmental meetings, all freshmen and sophomores will stay after school for class meetings. Freshmen will meet in the Chapel and sophomores will meet in the Theater. Public and WJ buses will depart at their regular times.

·       Walsh Jesuit’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – On Saturday, September 27, Walsh Jesuit will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special mass and party. Mass begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel. The celebration in the dome is from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and features a wide variety of food from area restaurants. Live music starts at 8:00 p.m. Reserve your seat by Friday, September 12. All Walsh Jesuit alumni, family, and friends are invited to attend. Cost is $50 per person. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

We want to hear your stories or memories of WJ! Using 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/

·       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.

·       The Harmony Gold Show Choir Presents “Country Night” – Support the very talented performers of the Harmony Gold Show Choir by attending their first performance of the year as they sing their favorite country tunes on Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Tickets are available at the door for only $5 each. Proceeds go directly to the HGSC to help defray costs associated with transportation, set design and choreography. All are welcome, and we appreciate your support!

  • 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.
  • ·       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.

    ·       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.

    ·       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 registrar, Sue Kurtz, as soon as possible by contacting her 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.

    ·       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.

    ·       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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    WJBN to broadcast Football, Women's Soccer and debut "The Warrior Roundtable on Sunday. Tune in to www.wjbnlive.com

    WJBN Football Broadcast THIS FRIDAY!!!!!!

    This Friday August 29th, The Warriors will open the 2014-15 football season against the Fighting Irish of Youngstown Ursuline. WJBN’s broadcast will begin at 6:50 with pregame and the kickoff is at 7:00. Please tune in to www.wjbnlive.com to hear Doc Worthington and Brenan Betro call the game. For twitter updates, follow us @WJBNsports

    WJBN will broadcast the Mass of the Holy Spirit THIS FRIDAY!!!!!

    WJBN will broadcast the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. Tune in to see the freshmen class introduced to the Walsh Jesuit community. This mass is also special for the many Eucharistic ministers who will be commissioned. Mass begins at 9:00 am. Tune in to www.wjbnlive.com

    WJBN Women’s Soccer Broadcast THIS SATURDAY!!!!!

    WJBN will broadcast this Saturday’s home soccer match against Canfield. Broadcast will begin at 6:50 pm. Tune in to www.wjbnlive.com

    WJBN to debut “The Warrior Roundtable” THIS SUNDAY!!!!

    WJBN will debut a new show “The Warrior Roundtable” this Sunday at 6:00 pm. This show will be weekly during each sports season. The WJBN staff will showcase a team each week with interviews as well as give a roundup of the highlights of all things Walsh Jesuit for that week. Tune in this Sunday, August 31st for our first show featuring the men’s soccer team. Tune in at www.wjbnlive.com and follow us on Twitter @WJBNsports

    See this week's Spirit Sheet

    The Spirit Sheet is back and will be published weekly.  To view this week's spirit sheet go to:

    http://www.walshjesuit.org/school-life/publications/spirit-sheet

     

    Registration for Spirituality Program for Adults- SPA- is open!

    The Spirituality Program for Adults (SPA) at Walsh Jesuit is pleased to offer an eight-week format of the Spiritual Exercises to its constituencies—current parents, faculty, staff, board of directors, alumni and friends of Walsh Jesuit.

    Retreat sessions are held once a week beginning with Mass, followed by instruction and directed small-group work. Each retreatant is asked to spend 30 minutes six days per week doing the following at home:

    Read and meditate/contemplate assigned Scripture passages and write your experiences in a notebook.

    Two SPA Retreats will be offered in the Fall of 2014 and during the Winter/Lent 2015 Season. You are invited to prayerfully consider making one of the SPA retreats.

    Fall 2014:
    • Tuesday evenings, September 23 to November 18, 7-9:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday mornings, September 17 to November 19, 9-11:30 a.m.

    Winter/Lent 2015:
    • Tuesday mornings, January 20 to March 24, 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday evenings, January 28 to March 25, 7-9:30 p.m.

    Register Now!


                          

     

    Click here to register today.

     

     

     

     

     

    Walsh Jesuit’s Azim Qadri Commits to The Ohio State University


    QADRI AZIM 011Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Aug 26, 2014— Walsh Jesuit senior, Azim Qadri has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career as a Buckeye for The Ohio State University. Qadri will play for the school’s NCAA Division I baseball program under head baseball coach, Greg Beals. Qadri becomes the fifth member of the Warrior Class of 2015 to commit to a Division I school.

    Qadri, an outfielder for the Warriors is a member of the Warriors 2014 undefeated regular season, ranking 3rd in the Nation for 2014. The Warriors are the 2013 and 2014 North Coast League champions, with Qadri earning Honorable Mention for the 2014 North Coast League. Qadri is also the recipient of the 2014 Golden Glove and Silver Slugger award. For the 2014 season, he maintained a batting average of .386 and led the team with a .531 batting average in 2013. 

     Off the field, Qadri coaches youth baseball for the Hudson Drillers and also volunteers at a nursing home. 

     “What a true joy it has been having Azim Qadri as a member of Walsh Jesuit baseball for four years,” said Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach.  “He has a great heart, he is an extraordinary ambassador to our program and the game of baseball, and he possesses an abundant set of tools and truly has a great deal of potential for success at the next level.  He is trustworthy, kind and arguably one of the most talented pure hitters that has come through the program.  He is also gifted defensively, but above all I consider him a good friend whom I admire a great deal for being the person he wants to be.  He’s someone I’m going to miss after the 2015 season. Our program is truly thrilled to have another Buckeye.” 

    Qadri, who intends to major in Pre-Medicine is the son of Betty and Azam Qadri of Hudson.

     

    Fall TRIP Info

    Fall TRIP Order Form

    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.


    How to Get Started?

    1. Complete the TRIP registration form AND Fall TRIP Order FormThe registration form only needs to be completed once. 

    2. Drop off the registration form, order form, and check for the gift card amount in the dropbox located across from the Dean's office by 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

    3. Deliveries of gift cards take place the Thursday of the following week. Gift cards will be sent home ONLY via the method you specify on the registration form.

    4. Each week, you will receive your gift cards, a new order form, and a label showing your TRIP credits thus far.

    5. Invite friends, families, co-workers, etc. to participate. Orders process through you may accrue to you or may be a tax deductible donation.

    Anyone may participate – Walsh Jesuit families, alumni, neighbors, friends, relatives, anyone at all! Those who wish may choose to donate their T.R.I.P. credits to the Ignatian Fund as a tax-deductible gift.

    If you have any questions about the program, please contact
    Connie Pastor at mrswrench1@aol.com

    2014 TRIP SCHOOL SCHEDULE

    This year we have changed the date and time for the order drop off. TRIP runs on a weekly basis all through the school year at WJHS. If there is school on a Wednesday, there will be TRIP. TRIP orders need to be in the TRIP box across from the dean’s office by 9am on Wednesday morning. Orders will be available for pick up in the school office on Wednesday. If your student does not pick up their order on Wednesday, it will be delivered to them in homeroom on Thursday morning.

    ANY QUESTIONS: Contact- Lynelle Cook 330-342-1718


    Men's Soccer Team is victorious at Jesuit Cup

    Congratulations to the Men's Soccer Team who won the prestigious Jesuit cup over the weekend! On Saturday, August 23, the team defeated St. John's by a score of 1-0.  On Sunday, the team completed their victory with a 3-1 win over St. Xavier!  Way to go Warriors!

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    WJ Admissions to host Junior High Dance!

    Calling all 7th and 8th graders... Join us on Friday September 12th for a dance at Walsh Jesuit!

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    Click here to download a permission slip.  You must have a completed slip to be admitted to the dance.  Dress is casual.  Call the admissions office at 330.929.4205 if you have any questions!


    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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    This bulletin has been sent to the parent email address listed with Walsh Jesuit High School. If you would like to receive the Weekly E-Bulletin and other important information from the Principal's Office at an alternate address, please reply to this email with your preferred contact information.

     

    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

    Dave BanksThis powerhouse 17-piece swinging big band is based out of Akron, Ohio and is led by Ohio native and 20 year Las Vegas veteran trumpet artist, Dave Banks. The band boasts of having the very top players in the Northeast Ohio area including trumpeter, John English, saxophonists Don Turoso, Bob Esterle and Dave Kana, trombonists Chas Baker, Scott Garlock and drummer Mark Gonder. Dave fronts the band with his soaring trumpet reminding you of Doc Severinson, Harry James and Maynard Ferguson. This band will definitely make your event sparkle.Their repertoire ranges from original compositions to standard big band favorites.Read more about the Dave Banks Big Band

     Mark Leach ’08

    Mark LeachWhen Mark Leach set out to record “With Love From Tennessee,” he knew he wanted it to be a reflection on just how much he’d grown artistically since his debut EP three years earlier. A steady stream of live gigs had helped polish his onstage performance dynamics, while trips to Nashville sharpened Mark’s songwriting skills and gave him a stronger sense of his identity in contemporary country music.

     

    Read more about Mark Leach 08'

     The Strange Familiar

    Strange Familiar

     Who hasn’t indulged the childhood fantasy of playing in a band with your best friend and promising to stay together forever (and ever)? Only in the case of Kira Leyden and Jeff Andrea—co-leads of the Akron Ohio based The Strange Familiar—it’s a dream that came… and remained… true.

    Read more about The Strange Familiar

     

     
     
     
     
    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

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    Warrior Sponsor

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    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

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    -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