ACT Exam with Writing to be given at Walsh Jesuit High School on Tuesday, March 17. Registration is open!

We are launching a new and exciting opportunity for juniors to take an official ACT exam with writing at Walsh Jesuit High School on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. This is the only opportunity for Walsh Jesuit students to take the ACT + Writing on a day other than Saturday.

Register by JANUARY 9, 2015.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Coincidentally, this is a faculty-staff in-service day, and there is no school. Walsh Jesuit has been granted permission from the State of Ohio to offer the exam on this date only; there is no makeup date. Students will have the opportunity, as with any ACT test date, to send their official scores to four colleges/universities.    To participate, juniors are required to follow specific State and ACT guidelines established by the State and District Special Test day.

****By the policies of the ACT state testing program, if examinees have not completed any of the non-test portions before the scheduled test day, they are not permitted to test on March 17, 2015.

Gerry Rardin, '72 announces retirement as Warriors Head Football Coach

rardin18cut 1Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, December 17, 2014— Walsh Jesuit’s head football coach, Gerry Rardin ’72 has announced his retirement from coaching.

Gerry is the longest-serving football coach for the Warriors, just completing his 35th year. He is 21st in Ohio for all-times wins, as he leaves behind a record for the Warriors that stands at 252 wins, 118 losses, two ties and two undefeated regular seasons. Rardin has accumulated many accolades during his 35 years for the Warriors, leading the Warriors to 17 Regional qualifiers, 10 Regional Finals, five State Final Fours, and a State title in 1999. Rardin’s coaching legacy includes 59 players with All-State recognition, 24 players who have played in the North-South Ohio All-Star Game and four players who have played in the Big 33 All-Star Game. Over 250 Walsh Jesuit football Warriors have played collegiately and five Walsh Jesuit players have played in the NFL under Coach Rardin. Rardin is also a 10-time recipient of the Coach of the Year Award, and was named National High School Coach of the Year in 2000.

Rardin has been a part of Walsh Jesuit for 42 years; as a football player from 1968-1972, an assistant coach from 1972-1979, and as head football coach from 1980-2014. Rardin was just 26-years-old when he was offered the job as head coach for the Warriors.

“I truly feel blessed to have been able to serve in my position as head football coach at Walsh Jesuit for 35 years,” said Rardin. “To have had the opportunity to work with so many remarkable people over the years is something I will always cherish. I want to thank each and every “Warrior” and all of the tremendous people who make up the Walsh Jesuit community”


Rardin will continue teaching Spanish at Walsh Jesuit.Walsh Jesuit will establish a search committee for a new football coach. Cover letters and resumes may be submitted until January 30, 2015 to Walsh Jesuit’s Athletic Director, Barb Salata via mail or email: salatab@walshjesuit.org.

E-Bulletin for the Week of 12.17.14

Merry Christmas! 

·         Manresa Award Recipients – Congratulations to Barbara (Barbie) Carroll LaRose of Akron and Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. for receiving Walsh Jesuit’s Manresa Award. The Manresa Award, the school’s highest honor, is presented to members of the Walsh Jesuit community who are outstanding exemplars of Walsh Jesuit’s mission of being men and women for others, and who have served selflessly to further the school’s mission over the years. Read more about our two recipients by clicking here.

·         Christmas Break – There will be no classes from Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 2, 2015. Faculty and counselors are unavailable during the break. Students will return to classes on Monday, January 5, 2015.

·         Staff Office Hours during Christmas Break (Faculty/Counselors unavailable):

Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 & 23: Open 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Closed Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 24 – 26

Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29 & 30: Open 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Closed Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 31 – Jan. 2

·         PFAB Scholarship Deadline This Friday – The Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club (PFAB) is offering three $1,000 Walsh Jesuit High School tuition scholarships for current Performing and Fine Arts senior students only. Applications should be submitted by midnight on Friday, December 19. Selections and awardees will be notified in January 2015. If you have any questions about the application process and requirements, please email Mr. Jeff Sample, PFAB Scholarship Committee Chair, or call him at 330-784-6606. Don’t delay!!!

·         Christmas Eve Choir Rehearsal – A rehearsal will be held for all current choir members and choir alumni who would like to sing at the Christmas Eve Mass. The rehearsal is Monday, December 22 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel. For more details, email Rich Weber.

 

 

·         Christmas Eve Mass – Everyone is invited to attend Christmas Eve Mass on Wednesday, December 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The Liturgical and Brass Choirs will present a musical prelude beginning at 7:00 p.m.

·         Spring Business Plan Competition - The WJ Entrepreneurship Club is sponsoring a Spring Business Plan Competition with $1800 in cash prizes! This competition is open to all grades. To register, just send an email to Kristin Dowling expressing an interest in the competition by Monday, January 5.

·         Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day for service on Wednesday, January 7. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s page on our website.

·         TRIP Orders and Deliveries During Holidays – Order pick-ups resume on Wednesday, January 7.

·         First Semester Exams will be given Monday, January 12 through Thursday, January 15. All students will dress in uniform code for exams. Make-up exam day is Friday, January 16. No classes will be held that day. Only students who need to make up an exam should come in that day, unless they make up their exam earlier with permission from their teacher. Walsh Jesuit buses will arrive on campus at their regularly scheduled times and depart shortly after the last exam of the day. Public school buses will arrive and depart at their regularly scheduled times. Students may wait in the Commons for their rides. More details, including the exam schedule, will be published after break.

·         Senior Experience Parents’ Night – The Senior Experience Program will be presented to parents of senior students on Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. For more information, contact Rick Sistek at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

·         Spirit Shop Offers Online Items - Walsh Jesuit's Spirit Shop now offers a great selection of items online. Click here to visit our online shop. Many more items are available in our Spirit Shop on campus. We invite you to come in and browse our fine selection. New items include a gold onesie with maroon logo for all the new WJ babies born this year! For special requests, questions or gift ideas for class reunions, contact Kim Eubank at 330-929-4205, ext. 138. Special holiday hours are tonight from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

·         Tissues and Hand Sanitizer Requested – Our school clinic is in need of more tissues and hand sanitizer. You may drop these items off in the Dean’s office. Our school nurse, Colleen Kozlowski, is extremely grateful for all donations.

·         Vision and Hearing Testing on Freshmen – We are in the process of conducting vision and hearing testing on all freshmen. This is mandatory in the state of Ohio. If your student wears glasses or contacts, please be sure they have them for testing. It is our goal to have this completed by Christmas break. If you have any questions, please email our school nurse, Colleen Kozlowski, or call her at 330-929-4205, ext. 142.

·         Yearbook Sale Reminder – Remember to purchase your 2014-15 yearbook by December 31, 2014 to take advantage of the special sale price of $50. Beginning January 1, 2015, the yearbook will be sold for the regular price of $65 until the deadline of April 22, 2015. No late orders will be accepted beyond the April date for any reason!

·         Register Now for the 2015 Winter/Lent SPA Retreat - During our 2015 Winter/Lent SPA Retreat, you will have the opportunity to deepen your prayer life while experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the foundation of Ignatian spirituality and the basis of all we do at Walsh Jesuit. The group meets every Tuesday evening beginning January 27 through March 24 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. for Mass, followed by a presentation, and reflection on our prayer. Register by emailing Fr. Jack White, S.J. or calling him at (330) 929-4205, ext. 154, or emailing Mrs. Dolly Gingo or calling her at 330-929-4205, ext. 264. To learn more about SPA, click here.

·         HGSC Christmas Cabaret Concert at 7:00 p.m. –The Harmony Gold Show Choir performs in a special Christmas concert, ending with a preview of their songs for the Show Choir Competition tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Tickets are $5 at the door.

·         Walsh Jesuit Ski & Snowboard Club – There’s still time to sign up!If you would like to join us this winter for an awesome ski/snowboard season, sign up online today!! Information cards explaining how to register may be picked in the Principal’s Office or in Chemistry Lab 227. The next deadline for registering is Friday, December 19. If you are in need of a one-way bus ride to Boston Mills, there will be an extra fee – more information to come! Contact Miranda Burley if you have any questions.




·         Adult Education Wine Classes Return – Parents are invited to sign up for our popular wine tasting classes with Gary Rybka. The theme this year is “Food and Wine Pairings.” Classes will be held every Wednesday evening in January and February (Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25) from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Cost is $75 per person.Sign up by emailing Gary Rybka no later than Friday, December 19.

 

·         PFAB Meeting – The next Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club meeting will be held on Monday, January 5 in Room 100 from 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please join us.

 

·         WJ Hockey Fundraiser Game - Sled hockey is designed to provide a means for physically disabled children and adults to play competitive ice hockey. The Walsh Jesuit hockey team is sponsoring a fundraiser game at Kent State Ice Arena (650 Loop Road in Kent) on Saturday, January 10 at 9:30 p.m. to help deter the cost of sled hockey for disabled participants and bring awareness of the sport to our community. The game will be played between the Ohio Sled Hockey team and the WJ hockey team with all proceeds going to Ohio Sled Hockey. The fundraiser game follows the WJ hockey team vs. Padua game at 7:00 p.m. For group tickets or more information on this upcoming event, please contact Rebecca Konn via phone at 440-823-1343 or e-mail at rebeccakonn@wowway.com. Tickets will be available at the door. Thank you for your support.

 

 

·         Night at the Races – The Athletic Booster Club hosts this annual event on Saturday, February 7 in the Commons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own appetizers and snacks. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. You can purchase a table for 10 at $250. This event is for adults only and features 10 full-color video races, an auction race, side boards, and Chinese raffle baskets. The deadline to purchase (sponsor) a maintenance-free racehorse for $40 is January 30, 2015. All proceeds benefit Walsh Jesuit athletics. Click here to purchase tickets or a racehorse in advance. For more information, contact Brett Neff at 440-773-4604 or email him at bneff@rewarner.com.

 

·         Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations, and your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at Show Choir events or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here to find out where you can use this discount card.

Christmas Choir Rehearsal Scheduled for Monday, December 22 at 1 pm in the WJ Chapel. Alumni are welcome to join us and sing along as we prepare for Christmas Eve Mass

There will be a rehearsal for the Choir and Alumni Choir on Monday, December 22 at 1 pm in the Chapel. Any interested alumni choir members are welcome to join us as we prepare to celebrate for Christmas Eve mass to be held on Wednesday, December 24. Music will begin at 7 pm and mass will begin at 7:30 pm.

Spirit Shop offers online purchases! Last minute Christmas gifts are available!

Looking for something special for your Warrior, Warrior Alum or yourself to show your Walsh Jesuit spirit?  We have great news for you then! Walsh Jesuit's Spirit Shop now offers a great selection of items online through the website.  Choose your favorite item and order!  It's that simple.  Remember, there are many more items available as well in our Spirit Shop for you to browse through.   Come on in and take a look for that special item.  The Spirit Shop is open daily as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from  9:00 am-1:30 pm
                   and
 Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 am-3:00 pm

Click here to visit our online shop.

For special requests, questions or gift ideas for class reunions, call 929-4205 or click here to contact Kim Eubank.

Join us on December 17 at 7:00 pm for A Christmas Cabaret

Walsh Jesuit cordially invites you to join us for a lovely evening of Christmas songs performed by the Walsh Jesuit Show Choir on December 17, 2014.  The Show Choir will also present a preview of their selections for the Show Choir Competition.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the door.

 

Don't Get Left at the Gate- It's Race Time! "Night at the Races," sponsored by the Walsh Jesuit Booster Club, is scheduled for February 7, 2015

Don’t Get Left at the Gate -
It’s Race Time!  

Click here to register online!

Click here to download a flier and for registration information.

 

Admission Tickets:  $30.00 per person ($35 at the door, if available)

Table of 10: $250.00

Walsh Jesuit Booster Club’s Annual
“Evening at the Races”
Saturday, February 7, 2015

(For entertainment purposes only)

Bring your Friends!

Get your team together and outrace the other sports!!!

Doors Open 6:30 PM

Buffet Dinner 7:00 PM

Post Time 7:30 PM 


 
(Adults only)
* Dinner Buffet *
* Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine Provided *
All are welcome to bring their own appetizers and snacks

10 Full Color Video Races PLUS an Auction Race
   Side-Boards, Chinese Raffle Baskets

All Proceeds Benefit the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Teams

For More Information call Brett Neff (440.773.4604) or bneff@rewarner.com

The WJ Entrepreneurship Club is sponsoring a Spring Business Plan Competition with $1800 in cash prizes!!!

The WJ Entrepreneurship Club is sponsoring a Spring Business Plan Competition with $1800 in cash prizes!!! This competition is open to all grades. Students can register by January 5th by sending an email to kdowling@kent.edu expressing an interest in the competition. Want a chance at winning the cash prize, but need help developing a business idea? The Entrepreneurship Club advisory can help you develop an existing idea, or help you come up with a new idea based on your interests!

Alum Challenge between St. V-M and Walsh Jesuit kicks off!

 

Calling all alums from the classes of 2000-2014. Walsh Jesuit is calling on YOU to beat St V in the first ever Alumni Gold Challenge!

This is a 6 week competition between our alums and theirs to prove who can turn out the best support for their school!

The school with the highest percentage of alums that make a donation of any size to WJ between now and January 23rd, 2015 will win, and will have their flag flown at the losing school on Feb 17th, the day of the WJ v STVM basketball game.

The size of the donation doesn't matter, we just need to cross your name off the list!

Go to www.give2gold.com now and contribute today!

E-Bulletin for the week of 12.10.14

From the Principal’s Office:

Please Drive Safely - A few teachers have expressed concern with our back parking lot in the morning. Some students and parents alike have been reported to the Dean’s office as using the South driveway and then navigating the back parking lot a little recklessly. Our South driveway was intended to be used by busses only, and while we will certainly permit students and parents to use it, we need to remind you that the majority of our faculty are parking in the rear of the school. Additionally, many of our students are walking through that back parking lot before school after being dropped off by the buses. In the early morning light and as road conditions worsen, please remember there are many of our community members navigating the rear parking lot. Also, if you are driving through the Wyoga Lake neighborhood to get to Walsh Jesuit, please exercise caution and respect the speed limit.

In Christ,

Mr. Dan Larlham ‘99

Dean of Students / Assistant Football Coach

·       Early Dismissal Today – Freshman, sophomores, and seniors will be dismissed from classes at 1:43 p.m. today, December 10. All juniors will attend a required College Guidance presentation on the Teacher Recommendation Process in the WJ Theater from 1:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Walsh Jesuit and public school buses will depart the campus at their regular times. Students may wait in the Commons for their rides.

·       No classes will be held on Friday, December 12 because of the Ironman Wrestling Tournament.

·       Senior Students – Deadline Reminders:

1.    Seniors who will apply to schools that have an early January deadline (i.e. Jan. 1 – Jan. 15) must submit their transcript request(s) for those applications to Mrs. Poremba in College Guidance no later than Monday, December 15 so that your materials can be submitted before Christmas break. Counselors will not be present during the break to submit transcripts!

 

2.    PFAB Scholarships – The Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club (PFAB) is offering three $1,000 Walsh Jesuit High School tuition scholarships for current Performing and Fine Arts senior students only. Applications should be submitted by midnight on Friday, December 19. Selections and awardees will be notified in January 2015. If you have any questions about the application process and requirements, please email Mr. Jeff Sample, PFAB Scholarship Committee Chair, or call him at 330-784-6606. Don’t delay!!!

·       China Trip for Grades 9-11 – All freshmen, sophomores and juniors are welcome to travel to China from Monday, June 8 – Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Lee is going to have a parent and student information meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 15 in room 122. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Lee.

 

·       Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day for service on Wednesday, December 17. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s page on our website.

·       TRIP Orders and Deliveries During Holidays – All orders that were placed today, December 10, will be delivered next Wednesday, December 17. Order pick-ups resume on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

·       The final e-bulletin before Christmas break will be sent Wednesday, December 17. I’ll begin sending them again on January 7, 2015.

·       Tissues and Hand Sanitizer Requested – Our school clinic is in need of more tissues and hand sanitizer. You may drop these items off in the Dean’s office. Our school nurse, Colleen Kozlowski, is extremely grateful for all donations.

·       Thank You for Supporting the Reverse Raffle - The WJ Athletic Booster Club would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who attended and supported our annual Reverse Raffle. Over $7,000 in cash prizes were awarded to a handful of lucky attendees. The night was very successful and all who attended enjoyed an entertaining night. Thank you again for all of your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the Night at the Races on Saturday, February 7th! - The Reverse Raffle Committee

·       Vision and Hearing Testing on Freshmen – We are in the process of conducting vision and hearing testing on all freshmen. This is mandatory in the state of Ohio. If your student wears glasses or contacts, please be sure they have them for testing. It is our goal to have this completed by Christmas break. If you have any questions, please email our school nurse, Colleen Kozlowski, or call her at 330-929-4205, ext. 142.

·       Christmas Break – There will be no classes from Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 2, 2015. Faculty and counselors are unavailable during the break. Students will return to classes on Monday, January 5, 2015.

·       Christmas Eve Choir Rehearsal – A rehearsal will be held for all current choir members and choir alumni who would like to sing at the Christmas Eve Mass. The rehearsal is Monday, December 22 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel. For more details, email Rich Weber.

 

 

·       Christmas Eve Mass – Everyone is invited to attend Christmas Eve Mass on Wednesday, December 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The Liturgical and Brass Choirs will present a musical prelude beginning at 7:00 p.m.

·       Senior Experience Parents’ Night – The Senior Experience Program will be presented to parents of senior students on Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. For more information, contact Rick Sistek at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

·       Yearbook Sale Reminder – Remember to purchase your 2014-15 yearbook by December 31, 2014 to take advantage of the special sale price of $50. Beginning January 1, 2015, the yearbook will be sold for the regular price of $65 until the deadline of April 22, 2015. No late orders will be accepted beyond the April date for any reason!

·       Register Now for the 2015 Winter/Lent SPA Retreat - During our 2015 Winter/Lent SPA Retreat, you will have the opportunity to deepen your prayer life while experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the foundation of Ignatian spirituality and the basis of all we do at Walsh Jesuit. The group meets every Tuesday evening beginning January 27 through March 24 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. for Mass, followed by a presentation, and reflection on our prayer. Register by emailing Fr. Jack White, S.J. or calling him at (330) 929-4205, ext. 154, or emailing Mrs. Dolly Gingo or calling her at 330-929-4205, ext. 264. To learn more about SPA, click here.

 

 

·       Class of 2016: Official ACT and Writing Exam on a Tuesday! - Please see the College Guidance News and Information #11 for other opportunities. We are launching a new and exciting opportunity for juniors to take an official ACT exam with writing at Walsh Jesuit High School on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. This is the only opportunity for Walsh Jesuit students to take the ACT and writing exam on a day other than a Saturday.

     Coincidentally, this is a faculty-staff in-service day, and there is no school. Walsh Jesuit has been granted permission from the State of Ohio to offer the exam on this date only; there is no makeup date. Students will have the opportunity, as with any ACT test date, to send their official scores to four colleges and universities for the price of $54.50. To participate, juniors are required to follow specific State and ACT guidelines established by the State and District Special Test day. Each participating student is responsible for following three specific procedures:

1. Register online through the Walsh Jesuit College Guidance page by midnight on Friday, January 9, 2015. Phone or email registration is not permitted. The Walsh Jesuit Online registration portal will be available late December.

2. Pay the ACT + writing fee of $54.50 in advance with a credit card. Walsh Jesuit is not able to refund test fees for students that do not attend; this is ACT policy.

3. Attend one of two pre-registration (complete non-test portion) sessions held during lunch periods on Monday, March 9, 2015 or Monday March 16, 2015. ****According to the policies of the ACT state testing program, if examinees have not completed any of the non-test portions before the scheduled test day, they will not be permitted to test on Tuesday, March, 17, 2015.

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·       Adult Education Wine Classes Return – Parents are invited to sign up for our popular wine tasting classes with Gary Rybka. The theme this year is “Food and Wine Pairings.” Classes will be held every Wednesday evening in January and February (Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25) from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Cost is $75 per person.Sign up by emailing Gary Rybka no later than Friday, December 19.

 

 

·       Mark Your Calendar for Night at the Races – The Athletic Booster Club hosts this annual event on Saturday, February 7 in the Commons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own appetizers and snacks. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. You can purchase a table for 10 at $250. This event is for adults only and features 10 full-color video races, an auction race, side boards, and Chinese raffle baskets. The deadline to purchase (sponsor) a maintenance-free racehorse for $40 is January 30, 2015. All proceeds benefit Walsh Jesuit athletics. Click here to purchase tickets or a racehorse in advance. For more information, contact Brett Neff at 440-773-4604 or email him at bneff@rewarner.com.

 

 

·       Used Laptop Request - MOMS Ministry is looking for a used laptop to donate to a family. Please email Mary McShane at mmcshane13@gmail.com if you have one to donate.

·       Spirit Shop Offers Online Items - Walsh Jesuit's Spirit Shop now offers a great selection of items online. Click here to visit our online shop. Many more items are available in our Spirit Shop on campus. We invite you to come in and browse our fine selection. For special requests, questions or gift ideas for class reunions, contact Kim Eubank at 330-929-4205, ext. 138.

Spirit Shop Special Holiday Hours:

Wednesday, December 10:            5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 17:            5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Normal Spirit Shop Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:                         10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

·       Spring Business Plan Competition - The WJ Entrepreneurship Club is sponsoring a Spring Business Plan Competition with $1800 in cash prizes! This competition is open to all grades. To register, just send an email to Kristin Dowling expressing an interest in the competition by Monday, January 5. Want a chance at winning the cash prize, but need help developing a business idea? We will hold a brainstorming session immediately after school in the Loyola Room tonight.

·       Fair Trade Expo – Walsh Jesuit Campus Ministry will host its 4th annual Fair Trade Expo showcasing fair trade businesses in the Commons today, December 10 and Thursday, December 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Shop for jewelry, various handcrafted items, chocolate, coffee and more. Everyone is welcome!

·       M.O.M.S. Ministry Christmas - Men and Women Organized for Ministry to the Suffering (M.O.M.S. Ministry) will join the Walsh Jesuit community in providing a simple Christmas again this holiday season to a number of Walsh Jesuit families in need. Gift cards for groceries, gas, and department stores will be given to these families. Donations can be made in the form of cash, gift cards and checks made payable to Walsh Jesuit M.O.M.S. Ministry. There will also be a M.O.M.S. Ministry collection box located in the Dean’s office now through Friday, December 12. Please consider helping a WJ family. Email questions to Mrs. Mary McShane, M.O.M.S. Ministry Coordinator.

·       HGSC Christmas Cabaret Concert at 7:00 p.m. –The Harmony Gold Show Choir performs in a special Christmas concert, ending with a preview of their songs for the Show Choir Competition, on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Tickets are $5 at the door. To view the flyer, click here. The time this concert is scheduled to begin is 7:00 p.m. The time printed on the flyer is incorrect.

·       Advent Art Retreat - Students are invited to come pray from the heart as a way to reflect on the Advent Season and create art on Thursday, December 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. We will travel to Hines Hill Conference Center to nourish our souls as we experience the season of waiting. Applications can be picked up in Campus Ministry and are due tomorrow, December 11 with a $50 check made payable to Walsh Jesuit High School. You may email Lauren Fraser with any questions.

 

·       Walsh Jesuit Ski & Snowboard Club – There’s still time to sign up!If you would like to join us this winter for an awesome ski/snowboard season, sign up online today!! Information cards explaining how to register may be picked in the Principal’s Office or in Chemistry Lab 227. The next deadline for registering is Friday, December 19. If you are in need of a one-way bus ride to Boston Mills, there will be an extra fee – more information to come! Contact Miranda Burley if you have any questions.

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

 

·       Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations, and your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at Show Choir events or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here to find out where you can use this discount card.

·       Malley’s Online Fundraiser Ends Sunday, December 14 – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on orders of $60.00 or more.

 

·       Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

Other Ways to Contribute to Walsh Jesuit

 

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




1.    Save Your Acme Receipts and Help Support the Performing Arts Boosters - Please save your Acme receipts in an envelope marked "PFAB Acme receipts" and drop them off to Reception. Receipts must be dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015 to be eligible for Community Cashback rewards.

2.    Target: Register your Target card at 1-888-755-5856 (keep pressing “0” to bypass prompts) or visit

https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home">https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home. Click on “your account” at the top, then scroll down to “take charge of education.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

7.            River Valley Paper Company has a green recycling bin in the Walsh Jesuit parking lot near Wyoga Lake Road. This is a school fundraiser. Bring your recyclable papers, magazines, and junk mail to raise extra cash for WJ!

Purchase your limited edition Walsh Jesuit 50th Christmas Ornament!

Walsh Jesuit High School is offering a 50th anniversary commemerative Christmas ornament.  These beautiful ornaments are available at the School book store while supplies last.christmas ornament  Contact Kim Eubank at 330.929.4250 ext. 138 to order yours today!

 

Three Walsh Jesuit Students Receive Recognition

Three Walsh Jesuit students received recognition in November at Walsh Jesuit High School.  

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Brenna Truax ’16 is the 2014 Rebecca Hyland Memorial Scholarship recipient. Truax was presented the award at Thanksgiving mass on November 25, 2014 at Walsh Jesuit High School. The recipient of this award, nominated by Walsh Jesuit teachers, embodies the characteristics of living life to the fullest, a strong work ethic, interest in learning, dedication to serving others and love for family and friends. Rebecca Hyland was a 2001 graduate of Walsh Jesuit who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2007 while living in Chicago. Hyland’s parents established a scholarship to honor Rebecca and to recognize a current Walsh Jesuit student who exemplifies traits of Rebecca during her time at Walsh Jesuit.  This $1,000 annual scholarship is applied towards a student’s tuition.

 

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Jacob Morris ’15 is the 2014 recipient of the Rocky Williams Award for the Preforming Arts. This award was established by Walsh Jesuit siblings Angela ’06 and Vince ’09 in honor of their father, Rocky who passed away earlier this year. Rocky loved art and music and watching his children grow through participation in the performing arts at Walsh Jesuit. The award honors a student who understands the deeper significance and spirituality of art and music while demonstrating quiet leadership among their peers. This $500 annual scholarship is applied towards a student’s tuition. 

 

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The Northeast Ohio Foundation of Patriotism (NEOPAT) has awarded Aubrey Bechter ’18 a $1,500 scholarship based on her essay on the importance of patriotism.  This award was presented by Walsh Jesuit alumnus, and Sergeant in the US Army, Todd Fitzwater ’94 at a lunch held at the school. NEOPAT is an organization created to enhance the support systems available for local military personal and their families in Northeast Ohio. 

Barbara Carroll LaRose & Fr. Don Petkash, SJ Recipients of Walsh Jesuit High School Manresa Award

2014ManresaAwardBarbara (Barbie) Carroll LaRose of Akron, and Fr. Don Petkash, SJ of Cuyahoga Falls were this year’s recipients of Walsh Jesuit’s Manresa Award. The Manresa Award, the school’s highest honor is presented to members of the Walsh Jesuit community who are outstanding exemplars of Walsh Jesuit’s mission, men and women for others, and who have served selflessly to further the school’s mission over the years.

During a mass in Walsh Jesuit’s chapel of The North American Martyrs on November 17, 2014, Walsh Jesuit’s Vice President of Advancement, Bonnie Lass Wojno spoke of Barbie LaRose’s dedication to Walsh Jesuit. Wojno spoke on two words that many in the community use to define Barbie LaRose: humility and kindness; characteristics Barbie has portrayed in the Walsh Jesuit community for the last 20 years. She was a founding member of the Alumni Mothers’ Club and currently serves as the Treasurer. The Alumni Mother’s Club is an organization that seeks to continue the spirit of service and Ignatian spirituality among Walsh Jesuit alumni mothers. She was also a member of the Mothers’ Club for ten years, holding President and Vice President positions, served as a member of the Walsh Jesuit Board of Trustees from 2001-2007, has been an active Boosters Club supporter and currently serves on a number of committees, including the Advancement, Personnel and Ignatian Spirituality committees. She is also an accomplished fundraiser, as she worked tirelessly on Walsh Jesuit’s last capital campaign to raise funds for the school.

During her time spent at Walsh Jesuit, LaRose has embraced Ignatian spirituality, earning her Masters of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in Religious Studies - Ignatian Spirituality from John Carroll University in 2012. She completed two Ignatian pilgrimages, one to Rome and one to Spain, and is a member of the National Jesuit Honor Society (Alpha Sigma NU) at John Carroll University. Barbie has also led groups through the Spiritual Exercises (a program to help people deepen their relationship with God) at Walsh Jesuit, The Loyola Club of Cleveland and John Carroll University. She has allowed many in Northeast Ohio to deepen their relationship with God while learning what makes Ignatian spirituality unique. The Manresa award celebrated the outstanding service and dedication Barbie has given to Walsh Jesuit and to the many lives she has changed in the Walsh Jesuit community; truly exemplifying the Jesuit motto of men and women for others.

Karl Ertle, President of Walsh Jesuit spoke on Fr. Don Petkash’ s lasting commitment to leadership and his commitment to the spiritual development of the students and adults in the Walsh Jesuit community.  For over 25 years, he has attended thousands of school events, cared for his Jesuit brothers and facilitated Ignatian Spirituality among all in the Walsh Jesuit community. Ertle spoke of Fr. Petkash’s firm, but gentle hand in guiding the school during the transition to coeducation in 1993 as President of Walsh Jesuit. During his tenure as President (1992-2003), Fr. Petkash led many new initiatives, including the growth of the Kairos retreat programs and the theology and arts departments, an improvement in academic standards and curriculum, and laid the groundwork for the future of Walsh Jesuit through his leadership in two capital campaigns. 

After 11 years at Walsh Jesuit, Don Petkash was called to lead all of the Jesuit high schools in the Detroit Province, serving as the provincial assistant for secondary education. Here he helped bring all the Jesuit schools together in regional meetings and ensure that Ignatian identity was alive and growing in all Jesuit schools.

In 2010, Petkash was assigned back to Walsh Jesuit as Vice President of Mission and Identity. In this role, he has grown the spirituality program for adults, designed a two year Ignatian values program for new hires and serves on the Ignatian Identity Committee and the Board of Trustees.  The Manresa award celebrated Fr. Don Petkash’ s 52 years of service to the Jesuits and the many years of service to Walsh Jesuit High School, as he follows in the footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola guiding all in the Walsh Jesuit community to be men and women for others.

The Manresa Award was first presented in 1991, and has been awarded to over 20 recipients since inception. The award is named for a town in northern Spain where St. Ignatius of Loyola experienced a spiritual conversion. That experience led to his founding of the Society of Jesus in 1540.  



Brenna Truax awarded the Rebecca K. Hyland Award

Hyland AwardCongratulations to Brenna Truax as this year's reipient of the Rebecca K. Hyland Award.  This award is given annually  to honor Rebecca and to recognize a current Walsh Jesuit student who exemplifies the traits that made Rebecca such a treasured part of the Walsh Jesuit community. These traits are joy in living life to the fullest,  strong work ethic, genuine interest in learning, dedicated service to others, love of family and friends and a willingness to bring those who are isolated into one’s circle of friends.

Brenna Truax is a member of the Campion Society who displays a strong work ethic and passion for learning in the classroom; she also embodies this same dedication outside of the classroom, whether as a member of the cross country team or a leader on her lacrosse team.   Like Rebecca, our recipient is a younger sister, and is close to her family; and has served as the bedrock to her family during difficult times; and she is highly regarded by her friends for her resourcefulness and for knowing what to do.  She is committed to serving others in our community and hopes to continue this service to a new group of individuals on an immersion trip this summer.   Lastly, Brenna goes out of her way to bring those on the margins into her circle of friends, exhibited by her willingness to welcome transfer students into her peer group and help teammates who are in need of support.  Please join the Walsh Jesuit community in congratulating Brenna Truax; truly a woman for others.

E-Bulletin for the week of 12.03.14

Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 12/03/2014

4550 Wyoga Lake Road ● Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224 ● (330) 929-4205

From the Principal’s Office:

·         50th Anniversary Speaker Series & Holiday Cocktail Party – Everyone is invited to this special event hosted by the Mothers' Club at Walsh Jesuit on Thursday, December 4. Guests will enjoy delicious food, amazing desserts, holiday carolers, fellowship with friends and an exciting guest speaker. Admission to the event is free, but we would greatly appreciate a reply. Please click here to RSVP or email WalshJesuitMC@gmail.com. The following schedule for this special evening is:

6:00 p.m. - Holiday Cocktail Party (wine, beer, heavy appetizers)

7:30 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring John Allen, Jr. - associate editor of the Boston Globe, senior analyst for CNN, 16-year correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, author of nine books and knowledgeable Vatican insider

9:00 p.m. – Dessert Reception

·         Winter Sports Mass – Mass will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

 

 

·         Feast of Immaculate Conception – A mass to celebrate the Feast of Immaculate Conception will be held in the WJ Chapel on Monday, December 8 for all students. Mass will begin at 8:41 a.m. We will follow Schedule F.

·         Early Dismissal Day – Freshman, sophomores, and seniors will be dismissed from classes at 1:43 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10. All juniors will attend a required College Guidance presentation on the Teacher Recommendation Process in the WJ Theater from 1:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Walsh Jesuit and public school buses will depart the campus at their regular times. Students may wait in the Commons for their rides.

·         TRIP Orders and Deliveries During Holidays – If you would like to receive your gift cards before Christmas, the deadline to place your TRIP order is Wednesday, December 10. The orders will be delivered on Wednesday, December 17. The next order pick-up date is Wednesday, January 10, 2015.

·         No classes will be held on Friday, December 12 because of the Ironman Wrestling Tournament.

·         Volunteers Needed for the 2014 Ironman Wrestling Tournament – Walsh Jesuit will host the 21st Annual Ironman Wrestling Tournament on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13. Wrestling will take place in both the Dome and Ricco Fieldhouse. We are in need of adult and student volunteers to help with running the clock, scoring tables at the 10 mats, and at the concession stand. We will train everyone. Freshman, sophomore, National Honor Society, and Emmaus students can earn service hours. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kevin Barger, Tournament Manager, at 330-929-4205, ext. 125 or Mary Truax, Volunteer Coordinator, at 330-929-4205, ext. 331, or simply sign up to volunteer by clicking here.

·         PFAB Scholarships – The Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club (PFAB) is offering three $1,000 Walsh Jesuit High School tuition scholarships for current Performing and Fine Arts senior students only. Applications should be submitted by midnight on Friday, December 19. Selections and awardees will be notified in January 2015. If you have any questions about the application process and requirements, please email Mr. Jeff Sample, PFAB Scholarship Committee Chair, or call him at 330-784-6606. Don’t delay!!!

·         Junior Parent Meeting – College Guidance will host the next Junior Parent Meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015 in Room A2. Parents who plan to attend should RSVP through the College Guidance Scheduler. Please bring a recycled three-ring binder with you for your handbook.

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·         Used Laptop Request - MOMS Ministry is looking for a used laptop to donate to a family. Please email Mary McShane at mmcshane13@gmail.com if you have one to donate.

·         Spirit Shop Offers Online Items - Walsh Jesuit's Spirit Shop now offers a great selection of items online. Click here to visit our online shop. Many more items are available in our Spirit Shop on campus. We invite you to come in and browse our fine selection. For special requests, questions or gift ideas for class reunions, contact Kim Eubank at 330-929-4205, ext. 138.

Spirit Shop Special Holiday Hours:

Thursday, December 4:       6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 10:  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 17:  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Normal Spirit Shop Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:              10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

·         Attention 2015 Walsh Jesuit Baseball Candidates - The Walsh Jesuit Baseball Off-Season Training/Tryout Sign-Up Meeting will be tonight (Dec. 3) from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in room 100. This is a mandatory meeting for players interested in trying out for the 2015 teams. Players involved in a winter sport with a conflict that day are excused, but must notify Coach Chris Kaczmar in advance of the meeting. Parents are invited to attend, as this is our most important meeting.

·         Winter Band Concert – WJ Concert Band and Stage Band members will perform a variety of classical, contemporary and jazz music in the WJ Theater on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from any concert band member or at the door on the night of the concert.

·         “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults is this Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The film, “The First Grader,” tells the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149. Click here for details.

·         Spring Business Plan Competition - The WJ Entrepreneurship Club is sponsoring a Spring Business Plan Competition with $1800 in cash prizes! This competition is open to all grades. To register, just send an email to Kristin Dowling expressing an interest in the competition by Monday, January 5. Want a chance at winning the cash prize, but need help developing a business idea? We will hold a brainstorming session immediately after school in the Loyola Room on Wednesday, December 10.

·         Date Change for Mothers’ Club Board Meeting – The date has been changed to Wednesday, December 10 at 9:00 a.m. in Room A2.

·         Fair Trade Expo – Walsh Jesuit Campus Ministry will host its 4th annual Fair Trade Expo showcasing fair trade businesses in the Commons on Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Shop for jewelry, various handcrafted items, chocolate, coffee and more. Everyone is welcome!

·         Advent Art Retreat - Students are invited to come pray from the heart as a way to reflect on the Advent Season and create art on Thursday, December 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. We will travel to Hines Hill Conference Center to nourish our souls as we experience the season of waiting. Applications can be picked up in Campus Ministry and are due on Thursday, December 11 with a $50 check made payable to Walsh Jesuit High School. You may email Lauren Fraser with any questions.

·         M.O.M.S. Ministry Christmas - Men and Women Organized for Ministry to the Suffering (M.O.M.S. Ministry) will join the Walsh Jesuit community in providing a simple Christmas again this holiday season to a number of Walsh Jesuit families in need. Gift cards for groceries, gas, and department stores will be given to these families. Donations can be made in the form of cash, gift cards and checks made payable to Walsh Jesuit M.O.M.S. Ministry. There will also be a M.O.M.S. Ministry collection box located in the Dean of Students' Office now through Friday, December 12. Please consider helping a WJ family. Email questions to Mrs. Mary McShane, M.O.M.S. Ministry Coordinator.

·         HGSC Christmas Cabaret Concert at 7:00 p.m. –The Harmony Gold Show Choir performs in a special Christmas concert, ending with a preview of their songs for the Show Choir Competition, on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Tickets are $5 at the door. To view the flyer, click here. The time this concert is scheduled to begin is 7:00 p.m. The time printed on the flyer is incorrect.

·         Adult Education Wine Classes Return – Parents are invited to sign up for our popular wine tasting classes with Gary Rybka. The theme this year is “Food and Wine Pairings.” Classes will be held every Wednesday evening in January and February (Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25) from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Cost is $75 per person.Sign up by emailing Gary Rybka no later than Friday, December 19.

·         Walsh Jesuit Ski & Snowboard Club – There’s still time to sign up!If you would like to join us this winter for an awesome ski/snowboard season, sign up online today!! Information cards explaining how to register may be picked in the Principal’s Office or in Chemistry Lab 227. The next deadline for registering is Friday, December 19. If you are in need of a one-way bus ride to Boston Mills, there will be an extra fee – more information to come! Contact Miranda Burley if you have any questions.

·         Night at the Races – The Athletic Booster Club hosts this annual event on Saturday, February 7 in the Commons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own appetizers and snacks. Post time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. You can purchase a table for 10 at $250. This event is for adults only and features 10 full-color video races, an auction race, side boards, and Chinese raffle baskets. The deadline to purchase (sponsor) a maintenance-free racehorse for $40 is January 30, 2015. All proceeds benefit Walsh Jesuit athletics. Click here to purchase tickets in advance. For more information, contact Brett Neff at 440-773-4604 or email him at bneff@rewarner.com.

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

·         Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations, and your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at Show Choir events or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here to find out where you can use this discount card.

·         Malley’s Online Fundraiser Ends Sunday, December 14 – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on orders of $60.00 or more.

·         Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

Join us for the film, "The First Grader" on Saturday, December 6 at 7 pm

You are invited to join us for the viewing of the film The First Grader, to be shown this Saturday evening in the school theater at 7 p.m. as part of the Finding God in the Dark series. 

 The film is the true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.  It’s a wonderful film and a powerful statement about the importance of education.

A discussion will follow the showing of the film.

Come and join us for an enjoyable Saturday night out!

E-Bulletin for the week of 11.25.14

From the Principal’s Office:

·         Please show common courtesy to other drivers when entering and exiting Walsh Jesuit or CVCA school parking lots. Take a few brief seconds to stop and let another driver exit these lots.

·         Walsh Jesuit’s Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 26 through Monday, December 1 - No classes will be held, and all faculty, counselors, staff and administrators will be unavailable. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 2.

·         T.R.I.P. Orders/Deliveries – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no orders or deliveries on Wednesday, November 26. All ordering and delivering will resume on Wednesday, December 3.

·         Quarter 2 Progress Reports will be posted on Netclassroom by Wednesday, November 26. To view a progress report, you will need your Netclassroom ID and password. All students will receive progress reports on all classes.

·         50th Anniversary Speaker Series & Holiday Cocktail Party – Everyone is invited to this special event hosted by the Mothers' Club at Walsh Jesuit on Thursday, December 4. Guests will enjoy delicious food, amazing desserts, holiday carolers, fellowship with friends and an exciting guest speaker. Admission to the event is free, but we would greatly appreciate a reply. Please click here to RSVP by Sunday, November 30 or email WalshJesuitMC@gmail.com. The following schedule for this special evening is:

6:00 p.m. - Holiday Cocktail Party (wine, beer, heavy appetizers)

7:30 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring John Allen, Jr. - associate editor of the Boston Globe, senior analyst for CNN, 16-year correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, author of nine books and knowledgeable Vatican insider

9:00 p.m. – Dessert Reception

·         Deadline to Apply for Tuition Assistance – If you are the parent of a current 8th grade student who plans to attend WJ next year, you have until Sunday, November 30 to apply for tuition assistance. Click here and follow the instructions to complete the FAIR form. Families who currently have students at WJ must complete this process for each student they have enrolled.

·         Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day for service on Wednesday, December 3. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s Page.

  ·         Winter Sports Mass – Mass will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

 

·         Feast of Immaculate Conception – A mass to celebrate the Feast of Immaculate Conception will be held in the WJ Chapel on Monday, December 8 for all students. Mass will begin at 8:41 a.m. We will follow Schedule F.




·         Early Dismissal Day – Freshman, sophomores, and seniors will be dismissed from classes at 1:43 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10. All juniors will attend a required College Guidance presentation on the Teacher Recommendation Process in the WJ Theater from 1:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Walsh Jesuit and public school buses will depart the campus at their regular times. Students may wait in the Commons for their rides.




·         No classes will be held on Friday, December 12 because of the Ironman Wrestling Tournament.

·         Volunteers Needed for the 2014 Ironman Wrestling Tournament – Walsh Jesuit will host the 21st Annual Ironman Wrestling Tournament on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13. Wrestling will take place in both the Dome and Ricco Fieldhouse. We are in need of adult and student volunteers to help with running the clock, scoring tables at the 10 mats, and at the concession stand. We will train everyone. Freshman, sophomore, National Honor Society, and Emmaus students can earn service hours. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kevin Barger, Tournament Manager, at 330-929-4205, ext. 125 or Mary Truax, Volunteer Coordinator, at 330-929-4205, ext. 331. The dates and times we need volunteers are:

Friday, December 12                          Saturday, December 13

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                    6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

·         Reminder about Yearbooks on Sale – The 2014-15 edition of “The Trek,” Walsh Jesuit’s yearbook, is on sale for $50 until December 31, 2014. Beginning January 1, 2015, the yearbook 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. Order early and take advantage of the sale price. 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.

·         Junior Parent Meeting – College Guidance will host the next Junior Parent Meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015 in Room A2. Parents who plan to attend should RSVP through the College Guidance Scheduler. Please bring a recycled three-ring binder with you for your handbook.

·         Men’s Basketball Alumni Game – We will have a game for all alumni of the Men’s Basketball program on Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Dome. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact John Norris (’96), Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Social Studies Department Chair, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 360.

·         Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club Meeting – Monday, December 1 at 5:45 p.m. in Room 100.




·         2014 Hesburgh Lecture - The Notre Dame Club of Cleveland is sponsoring a free lecture at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts, which is located at Saint Ignatius High School, on Monday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. James Frabutt, of the Alliance for Catholic Education at Notre Dame, will present the topic "Entrusted in Faith: Parents, Children, and Catholic Schools." The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow.

 

·         Attention 2015 Walsh Jesuit Baseball Candidates - The Walsh Jesuit Baseball Off-Season Training/Tryout Sign-Up Meeting will be Wednesday, December 3 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in room 100. This is a mandatory meeting for players interested in trying out for the 2015 teams. Players involved in a winter sport with a conflict that day are excused, but must notify Coach Chris Kaczmar in advance of the meeting. Parents are invited to attend, as this is our most important meeting.

If you are a candidate or a candidate parent and would like to be placed on the pre-season email distribution list, please email Coach Kaczmar with your name and email address. Email addresses and attendance will also be collected at the meeting via a sign-up sheet, so please be sure to bring a pen with you and write legibly. Email is the primary method of communication used for our program.

·         Winter Band Concert – WJ Concert Band and Stage Band members will perform a variety of classical, contemporary and jazz music in the WJ Theater on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from any concert band member or at the door on the night of the concert.

  ·         “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The next film in the series, “The First Grader,” tells the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149. Click here for details.




·         Date Change for Mothers’ Club Board Meeting – The date has been changed to Wednesday, December 10 at 9:00 a.m. in Room A2.




·         Fair Trade Expo – Walsh Jesuit Campus Ministry will host its 4th annual Fair Trade Expo showcasing fair trade businesses in the Commons on Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Shop for jewelry, various handcrafted items, chocolate, coffee and more. Everyone is welcome! 

·         Advent Art Retreat - Students are invited to come pray from the heart as a way to reflect on the Advent Season and create art on Thursday, December 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. We will travel to Hines Hill Conference Center to nourish our souls as we experience the season of waiting. Applications can be picked up in Campus Ministry and are due on Thursday, December 11 with a $50 check made payable to Walsh Jesuit High School. You may email Lauren Fraser with any questions.

·         M.O.M.S. Ministry Christmas - Men and Women Organized for Ministry to the Suffering (M.O.M.S. Ministry) will join the Walsh Jesuit community in providing a simple Christmas again this holiday season to a number of Walsh Jesuit families in need. Gift cards for groceries, gas, and department stores will be given to these families. Donations can be made in the form of cash, gift cards and checks made payable to Walsh Jesuit M.O.M.S. Ministry. There will also be a M.O.M.S. Ministry collection box located in the Dean of Students' Office now through Friday, December 12. Please consider helping a WJ family. Email questions to Mrs. Mary McShane, M.O.M.S. Ministry Coordinator. 

·         Malley’s Fundraiser – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on all internet orders of $60.00 or more. Online orders accepted until Sunday, December 14.

·         Harmony Gold Show Choir Christmas Cabaret – The Harmony Gold Show Choir performs in a special Christmas concert, ending with a preview of their songs for the Show Choir Competition, on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Tickets are $5 at the door. To view the flyer, click here.

·         Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

·         Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations, and your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at Show Choir events or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here to find out where you can use this discount card.

Annual Fair Trade Sale - December 10th and 11th

Join us December 10th & 11th from 10 am-3pm in the Walsh Jesuit High School Commons for our Annual Fair Trade Sale. This year we hope to educate more about responsible consumerism, Catholic Social Teaching and opportunities that exist to support our local businesses, especially with Catholic values such as giving dignity to the human person.

  • Revive is committed to bringing quality fair-trade products to shoppers of Northeast Ohio and beyond. Our efforts are built upon the core belief that taking care of artisans around the world is the first step towards lasting change for our global community. This includes providing fair wages, safe working conditions, access to education, and a sense of security to artisans around the world. Revive is located at 2248 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.
  • IRTF The InterReligious Task Force on Central America is a Cleveland-based interfaith group that promotes peace and human rights in Central America and Colombia. People of faith and conscience founded IRTF after the 1980 execution of four U.S. church women in El Salvador by U.S.-trained soldiers. (The Cleveland mission team lost Jean Donovan and Sister Dorothy Kazel.)
  • The Market Path is located in Highland Square at 833 West Market Street, Akron.

Makeup Entrance Exam (for 8th grade students)

A makeup entrance exam has been scheduled for the following date:

Tuesday, December 9
8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Click here to register!

Cost: $20

Any questions, please contact Mr. Rob Eubank ’85, Director of Admissions at 330.929.4205, #103 or eubankr@walshjesuit.org

 

E-Bulletin for the week of 11.19.14

What is Magis? It is a Jesuit principle that underlies everything. Magis inspires us to think more broadly, work a little harder, and make the most of our God-given talents. More simply stated, magis means making each choice - and therefore each day - better than the last. ~ From St. Joseph University

 

From the Principal’s Office:

·         A Message to Parents from Mr. Ertle: As you may already know, there was a serious accident on Wyoga Lake Road last week. Thanks be to God, the young driver, who is not one of our students, was not critically injured. I want to turn this accident into a teaching moment and ask all parents to review safe driving procedures in and around campus with their children, as we have heard from nearby residents that they are concerned about excessive speed, drivers ignoring stop signs, and cars following too closely to each other. As the winter months approach, please be pro-active so that we can keep all of our students safe. Thank you.

·         Lost Camera - A camera with a 32 G SD memory card containing over 4,000 pictures and a small camera case were lost at Walsh Jesuit about a week or two ago by a parent. If you find it, please return it to Cathy Kase in the Dean’s office.

·         The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship to freshman Aubrey Bechter for her well-written essay on the importance of patriotism. Each candidate was evaluated based on their character, personal responsibility, and involvement both in and outside of school. Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay for the competition, and congratulations to Aubrey!

·         Attention Freshman Parents - To fulfill part of our English curriculum, the entire freshman class will travel to Barberton’s Magical Theatre Company to see Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Wednesday, January 28. Cost of the day is $15.00 to cover tickets, transportation, and lunch. Freshmen will only attend periods 1, 8, and 9 on that day. Deadline for the permission form and payment is Friday, November, 21 to avoid a $5.00 late fee. Forms have been sent home. Please email Mrs. Deb Bok with any questions.

·         Reminder for Seniors Regarding Transcripts - The final date we can transmit transcripts and teacher recommendations is Monday, November 24before 2:00 p.m.

·         College Guidance News and Information #10 contains information about scholarships, financial aid, the ACT and SAT, sophomore programs, and AP exams.

·         A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated during the school day at 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25 in the Chapel. We will follow Schedule B.

·         Christmas Toy Drive – Our Admissions Office is partnering with an agency called Heart 4 the City to organize a Christmas Toy Drive. This non-profit group provides food and clothing throughout the year to over 350 families living in East Akron who are either at or below the poverty income level, as well as a toy drive for underprivileged children of all ages. Please consider donating one small, new toy for this service project. Board games, puzzles, dolls, action figures, stuffed animals, and even socks, gloves, and winter hats are all great gift items. Please drop off unwrapped toys to the Admissions Office on or before Tuesday, November 25. Thank you for your generosity.

·         T.R.I.P. Orders/Deliveries – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no orders or deliveries on Wednesday, November 26. All ordering and delivering will resume on Wednesday, December 3.

·         Walsh Jesuit’s Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 26 through Monday, December 1 - No classes will be held, and all faculty, counselors, staff and administrators will be unavailable. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 2.

·         Deadline to Apply for Tuition Assistance – If you are the parent of a current 8th grade student who plans to attend WJ next year, you have until Sunday, November 30 to apply for tuition assistance. Click here and follow the instructions to complete the FAIR form. Families who currently have students at WJ must complete this process for each student they have enrolled.

·         2014 Hesburgh Lecture - The Notre Dame Club of Cleveland is sponsoring a free lecture at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts, which is located at Saint Ignatius High School, on Monday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. James Frabutt of the Alliance for Catholic Education at Notre Dame will present the topic "Entrusted in Faith: Parents, Children, and Catholic Schools." The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow.

·         Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day for service on Wednesday, December 3. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s Page.

 

 

·         Volunteers Needed for the 2014 Ironman Wrestling Tournament – Walsh Jesuit will host the 21st Annual Ironman Wrestling Tournament on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13. Wrestling will take place in both the Dome and Ricco Fieldhouse. We are in need of adult and student volunteers to help with running the clock, scoring tables at the 10 mats, and at the concession stand. We will train everyone. Freshman, sophomore, National Honor Society, and Emmaus students can earn service hours. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kevin Barger, Tournament Manager, at 330-929-4205, ext. 125 or Mary Truax, Volunteer Coordinator, at 330-929-4205, ext. 331. The dates and times we need volunteers are:

Friday, December 12                          Saturday, December 13

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                    6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

·         Reminder about Yearbooks on Sale – The 2014-15 edition of “The Trek,” Walsh Jesuit’s yearbook, is on sale for $50 until December 31, 2014. Beginning January 1, 2015, the yearbook 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. Order early and take advantage of the sale price. 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.

·         Senior Picture Day – Seniors will have their yearbook and senior class composite photos taken in the Dome on Thursday, January 29 during their lunch periods, which begin at 10:17 a.m. and end at 1:09 p.m. Boys should wear a dress coat, shirt and tie, while girls should dress appropriately and their shoulders should be covered.

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·         Fall Play: “The Odd Couple, Female Version” – The Walsh Jesuit CenterStage Theater presents the dramatic production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version” from Wednesday, November 19 - Sunday, November 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Please click here for more information, show times and to purchase tickets. You may also call Mr. Dave Banks at (330) 929-4205, ext. 167 or email wjcenterstage@gmail.com.

·         Katherine’s Collections Annual Christmas Sale – Katherine’s Collections is having their Annual Christmas Warehouse Sale this Friday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This is a once a year opportunity to purchase the finest Christmas décor at direct prices. Be sure to mention Walsh Jesuit and they will donate 10% of your purchase back to our school fund. Located at 370 Falls Commerce Parkway in Cuyahoga Falls, across the street from CVCA.

·         Join the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club - Attention all students interested in joining the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club in the upcoming 2014-2015 season: Sessions will be on Fridays at Boston Mills Ski Resort from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Information cards with prices and online registration details can be picked up in the Principal’s Office or in Room 227. We will go to Boston Mills as a group for the first five sessions. After that, students may ski or snowboard at a resort of their choice. In order to receive your Pick-a-Day pass before Christmas, online registration must be completed by Friday, November 21.

There will be an opportunity for transportation to Boston Mills after school for those who need it, but parents will need to pick up students after the session is over. Extra cost for transportation to Boston Mills is dependent on who signs up, but is estimated to be around $40. Please email Miranda Burley with any questions.

·         Choirs to Perform at Holiday Tree Festival - PFAB invites you to visit the Holiday Tree Festival on Monday, November 24 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron, where Walsh Jesuit choirs will perform holiday music between 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come out and support a worthy cause and see our WJ choirs.

·         Men’s Basketball Alumni Game – We will have a game for all alumni of the Men’s Basketball program on Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Dome. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact John Norris (’96), Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Social Studies Department Chair, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 360.

·         Mothers' Club Holiday Cocktail Party & 50th Anniversary Speaker Series - Join the Mothers' Club at Walsh Jesuit on Thursday, December 4 for a special evening of delicious food, amazing desserts, holiday carolers, fellowship with friends and an exciting guest speaker. Admission to the event is free, but we would greatly appreciate a reply. Please click here to RSVP by Sunday, November 30 or email WalshJesuitMC@gmail.com. The following schedule for this special evening is:

6:00 p.m. - Holiday Cocktail Party (wine, beer, heavy appetizers)

7:30 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring John Allen, Jr. - associate editor of the Boston Globe, senior analyst for CNN, 16-year correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, author of nine books and knowledgeable Vatican insider

9:00 p.m. – Dessert Reception

·         Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club Meeting – Monday, December 1 at 5:45 p.m. in Room 100.

 

 

·         Mothers’ Club Board Meeting – Wednesday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m. in Room A2.

 

 

·         Winter Band Concert – WJ Concert Band and Stage Band members will perform a variety of classical, contemporary and jazz music in the WJ Theater on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from any concert band member or at the door on the night of the concert.

·         “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The next film in the series, “The First Grader,” tells the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149. Click here for details.

·         Fair Trade Expo – Walsh Jesuit Campus Ministry will host its 4th annual Fair Trade Expo showcasing fair trade businesses in the Commons on Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11 at 8:00 a.m. Shop for jewelry, various handcrafted items, chocolate, coffee and more. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

·         M.O.M.S. Ministry Christmas - Men and Women Organized for Ministry to the Suffering (M.O.M.S. Ministry), with the help of the Walsh Jesuit community, will be providing a simple Christmas again this holiday season to a number of Walsh Jesuit families in need. Gift cards for groceries, gas, and department stores will be given to these families. Donations can be made in the form of cash, gift cards and checks made payable to Walsh Jesuit M.O.M.S. Ministry. There will also be a M.O.M.S. Ministry collection box located in the Dean of Students' Office now through Friday, December 12. Please consider helping a WJ family. Email questions to Mrs. Mary McShane, M.O.M.S. Ministry Coordinator.

·         Malley’s Fundraiser – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on all internet orders of $60.00 or more. Online orders accepted until Sunday, December 14.

 

 

·         Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

·         Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Plus, your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here for more details.

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



1.    Save Your Acme Receipts and Help Support the Performing Arts Boosters - Please save your Acme receipts in an envelope marked "PFAB Acme receipts" and drop them off to Reception. Receipts must be dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015 to be eligible for Community Cashback rewards.

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

 

3.    Giant Eagle: Register at http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Apples-for-the-Students/ and earn points from October 1st through April 1st.

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

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

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

Register for the Home Run for the Homeless- Thanksgiving Morning in Akron, Ohio

On Thanksgiving morning, The 22nd Annual Home Run or Walk for the Homeless will be hosted by Gennesaret, an innovative all-volunteer nonprofit corporation that is a unique provider of long term housing for homeless two-parent families in Summit County. This program enables the participants to stay together as a family in a furnished apartment for one to two years. At the end of their stay, the family has the opportunity to apply for a grant from Gennesaret to be used for a down payment on a home of their own. The families must have a church sponsor and abide by basic rules of conduct. They also operate a Family Nutritional Center, which provides free hot meals every Tuesday and Saturday to needy families and individuals in the community.


Once again this year our Run for the Homeless will be held on Thanksgiving morning, 2014.  Last year the run attracted over 3,000 registrants for the run and walk combined. Since this is only fund raiser for the year,it significantly impacts the organization's ability to fulfill their mission. Hope to see you at the 23rd annual Home Run for the Homeless on Thanksgiving Day 2014.  The 4 mile run starts at 9 am.  Take a run through historic Glendale Cemetary on this rolling and fun course. Unique awards at the end plus our famous raffle of door prizes. AWARDS:Top-three male & female overall; 1st master male & female (40-49); 1st grand-master male & female (50 & over); and top three places in all age groups DIVISIONS: 14 & under; 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & over.

To register or for more information follow this link to: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Akron/2014HomeRunfortheHomeless

Walsh Jesuit Ironman Volunteers Needed

Walsh Jesuit High School will be hosting the 21st Annual Ironman Wrestling Tournament on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th.

Wrestling will take place in both the Dome and Ricco Fieldhouse. Help is needed to run the clock, scoring tables at the ten mats, and at the concession stand. We need anyone and everyone who is willing to help WJ! That’s students, friends, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, coaches, etc.

If you are associated with an athletic team, please try to sign up for the times listed below. Please complete the form below to sign up or contact your liaison or Mrs. Truax for more information.


Hockey - Friday 7:30-10 am
Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading (9,10th grade)- Friday 10-2
Girls and Boys Lacrosse - Friday 2-5:30
Boys track and cross country - Friday 5:30-9:30
Girls and Boys Tennis - Saturday 10-2
Girls and Boys Volleyball - Saturday 2-6
Football, Cheerleading (11,12th grade) - Saturday - 6-10
Soccer – Choose shifts.

We need people for the clock, scoring table, mats, concessions, brackets, programs, and more. We will certainly “train” you appropriately and would love for you to be part of the best high school wrestling tournament in the country.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mary Truax or Kevin Barger.

Thank you in advance for your consideration,

Mary Truax                                                    Kevin Barger

Volunteer Coordinator                                    Tournament Manager

truaxm@walshjesuit.org                                 bargerk@walshjesuit.org


Name:
E-mail:
Phone
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Please check the days and times you are available to Volunteer:
Preferred Work Area *

Walsh Jesuit to partner with Heart for the City Agency 2014 Christmas Toy Drive by gathering donation for those in need.

DSCN4882Walsh Jesuit High School will once again be partnering with the Heart for the City Agency for the 2014 Christmas Toy Drive.  This non-profit group provides food and clothing throughout the year to over 350 families living in East Akron who are either at or below the poverty income level.  We would like to ask our students, staff, faculty and all of the Walsh Jesuit Community to consider donating one small, new/ unwrapped toy for this service project.   Board games, puzzles, dolls, action figures, stuffed animals, and even socks, glove, and winter hats are all great gift items.  The drive will last through next Tuesday, November 25,  prior to Thanksgiving Break.   Toys can be dropped off anytime in the admissions office.

Maddie Filicko to be featured on Channel 3 Sportscast- Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MaddieFilicko

Tune in to Channel 3, (WKYC) on Tuesday, November 18 at 6pm as Maddie Filicko is featured as the Student-Athlete of the week.  Congratulations Maddie!

Letter Jacket Order Form

Looking to order a new letter jacket?  The 2015 Order Form is now available online

Click here to order your jacket today!

 

E-Bulletin for the week of 11.12.14

From the Principal’s Office:

·         Senior Picture Day – Seniors will have their yearbook and senior class composite photos taken in the Dome on Thursday, January 29 during their lunch periods, which begin at 10:17 a.m. and end at 1:09 p.m. Boys should wear a dress coat, shirt and tie, while girls should dress appropriately and their shoulders should be covered.

·         Revere Local School District Parents – It has been brought to our attention that the Revere Local School District will only run shuttle service on Friday, November 14. Therefore, if your child lives in this district and takes the bus to WJ, you will have to drop your child off at Revere High School that morning. The shuttle will transport him/her to Walsh Jesuit at 7:20 a.m. and also bring your child back to Revere High School at the end of the school day. You will need to pick your child up from that location. If you have any questions, please contact the Revere Local School District’s Transportation Supervisor, Mr. Justin Miller, at (330) 523-3119 or email him at jmiller@revereschools.org.

·         Reminder for Seniors Regarding Transcripts - Seniors with applications due Monday, December 1 should transmit the application and request a transcript by Monday, November 17. Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 26 through Monday, December 1. This means the final date we can transmit transcripts and teacher recommendations is Monday, November 24before 2:00 p.m. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 2.

·         Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day for service on Wednesday, November 19. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s Page.

·         T.R.I.P. Orders/Deliveries – You may place T.R.I.P. orders and receive deliveries of orders from the previous week on Wednesday, November 19. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no orders or deliveries on Wednesday, November 26. All ordering and delivering will resume on Wednesday, December 3.

·         A Message from the School Clinic – On behalf ofour school nurse, Colleen Kozlowski, and the entire faculty and staff of Walsh Jesuit, we would like to thank you very much for the donations of tissues and hand sanitizer. We will be accepting these all year. If your child is ill with a fever of 100 degrees or higher, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, please keep them home. Gastrointestinal viruses in a school setting are extremely contagious. The most effective way to stop this transmission is to keep your student home as soon as the symptoms occur and have them return only after they are symptom-free for 24 hours. Please read the Health Guidelines for School Attendance.

·         A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated during the school day at 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25 in the Chapel. We will follow Schedule B.

·         Walsh Jesuit’s Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 26 through Monday, December 1 - No classes will be held, and all faculty, counselors, staff and administrators will be unavailable. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 2.

·         Christian Service Program - Students were shown a video in their theology classes to educate them on the Christian Service program at Walsh Jesuit. Part of the reason we made a video was so parents could receive the same information as their students. There are two videos; one for freshman/sophomores and one for juniors/seniors (please pick the one that corresponds to your student(s) for the most accurate information). These videos should answer any questions that students, or parents, have about the program. You can find the videos at www.vimeo.com/WJCampusMin.

·         Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Conference - Walsh Jesuit High School delegates will join over 1,300 social justice advocates affiliated with Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and the larger Catholic Church at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) from November 15-17 in Washington, D.C. The 17th annual Teach-In will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuit priests and two laywomen killed in El Salvador on November 16, 1989 by Salvadoran military for their defense of the economically poor. In addition to the workshops, keynote addresses, and policy discussions, participants will rally on Capitol Hill on Monday, November 17, before collectively meeting with over 125 U.S. Congressional offices. Advocates will visit with their respective lawmakers to urge Congress members to pass humane comprehensive immigration reform, support human rights-oriented policies in Central America, and respond to climate change and effects marginalizing the economically poor. The event will be streamed live for those who cannot make it to D.C., so please join us by clicking here.

·         Deadline to Apply for Tuition Assistance – If you are the parent of a current 8th grade student who plans to attend WJ next year, you have until Sunday, November 30 to apply for tuition assistance. Click here and follow the instructions to complete the FAIR form. Families who currently have students at WJ must complete this process for each student they have enrolled.

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·         Fall Play: “The Odd Couple” – The Walsh Jesuit CenterStage Theater presents the dramatic production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” beginning tonight through Sunday, November 16 in the WJ Theater. They will also present Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version” from Tuesday, November 18 – Sunday, November 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Please click here for more information, show times and to purchase tickets. You may also call Mr. Dave Banks at (330) 929-4205, ext. 167 or email wjcenterstage@gmail.com.

·         Knights of Columbus Scholarship – A $1,000 scholarship applicable to high school tuition is available to all Catholic students attending a Catholic school in Ohio. There is only one winner per school. All applications must be completed by the student and submitted by Monday, November 17, along with a current transcript of grades. For more details, including application materials and requirements for scholarship eligibility, visit the Ohio Knights of Columbus website.

·         Athletic Booster Club Reverse Raffle – Please support the WJ Athletic Booster Club and join us for a fun-filled evening on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons. Tickets are $125 per couple. The evening includes great food from Moe’s Restaurant, an open bar, 50/50 raffle, side boards and a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. Please contact John Mascio at (330) 338-2345 or Jeff Frye at (330) 606-5899 for tickets. You may also contact Committee Chairperson Lisa Pastor at (330) 858-2950 for tickets or more information.

·         Join the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club - Attention all students interested in joining the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club in the upcoming 2014-2015 season: Sessions will be on Fridays at Boston Mills Ski Resort from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Information cards with prices and online registration details can be found in the Principal’s Office or in Room 227. We will go to Boston Mills as a group for the first five sessions. After that, students may ski or snowboard at a resort of their choice. In order to receive your Pick-a-Day pass before Christmas, online registration must be completed by Friday, November 21.

There will be an opportunity for transportation to Boston Mills after school for those who need it, but parents will need to pick up students after the session is over. Extra cost for transportation to Boston Mills is dependent on who signs up, but is estimated to be around $40. Please email Miranda Burley with any questions.

·         Men’s Basketball Alumni Game – We will have a game for all alumni of the Men’s Basketball program on Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Dome. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact John Norris (’96), Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Social Studies Department Chair, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 360.

·         Mothers' Club Holiday Cocktail Party & 50th Anniversary Speaker Series - Join the Mothers' Club at Walsh Jesuit on Thursday, December 4 for a special evening of delicious food, amazing desserts, holiday carolers, fellowship with friends and an exciting guest speaker. Admission to the event is free, but we would greatly appreciate a reply. Please click here to RSVP by Sunday, November 30 or email WalshJesuitMC@gmail.com. The following schedule for this special evening is:

6:00 p.m. - Holiday Cocktail Party (wine, beer, heavy appetizers)

7:30 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring John Allen, Jr. - associate editor of the Boston Globe, senior analyst for CNN, 16-year correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, author of nine books and knowledgeable Vatican insider

9:00 p.m. – Dessert Reception

·         “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The next film in the series, “The First Grader,” tells the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149. Click here for details.

·         Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

·         Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Plus, your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here for more details.

·         Malley’s Fundraiser – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on all internet orders of $60.00 or more. Online orders accepted until Sunday, December 14.

 

 

·         Contribute to Walsh Jesuit through United Way – If your employer requests your participation in the United Way campaign, you can designate your contribution to go to Walsh Jesuit High School by checking the “other” box on the form and writing in “Walsh Jesuit High School.” Thanks for your support!

 

 

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



1.    Save Your Acme Receipts and Help Support the Performing Arts Boosters - Please save your Acme receipts in an envelope marked "PFAB Acme receipts" and drop them off to Reception. Receipts must be dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015 to be eligible for Community Cashback rewards.

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

 

3.    Giant Eagle: Register at http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Apples-for-the-Students/ and earn points from October 1st through April 1st.

 

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



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

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

Women's Soccer Team wins THIRD CONSECUTIVE State Title- Walsh Jesuit 4, Dublin Coffman 1

The Walsh Jesuit Lady Warriors Soccer Team defeated Dublin Coffman by a score of 4-1 on Friday afternoon to attain their eighth overall and third consecutive state title in Women's Soccer.  Juli Knapp assisted Sofia Rossi to score the first two goals and Halle Stelbasky and Juli Knapp each added one goal later in the game to secure the victory over the Shamrocks. 

Walsh is undefeated in its last 69 games (63-0-6) and ended this season with a 21 game wnning streak.  Congratulations Lady Warriors!10419508 10152543062053823 1857146022129325776 n

Ross Martin- Class of 2012 selected as one of the 20 national semi-finalists for the 2014 Lou Groza Award- Vote for Ross Today!

 

attachmentRoss Martin- Class of 2012 selected as one of the 20 national semi-finalists for the 2014 Lou Groza Award- Vote for Ross Today!

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Walsh Jesuit Kicker and Class of 2012 Alum, Ross Martin (Duke University), was honored and selected for the second time in three years as one of the 20 national semifinalists for the 2014 Lou Groza Award, an honor presented annually to the Top Division I FBS Placekicker in the nation in college football.  Fans and supporters of the Walsh Jesuit community and the Warrior Nation can vote for Ross as their favorite semifinalist by clicking this link and scrolling down to the voting area where you can vote for him as their favorite semifinalist:.In 2014, Martin has totaled a team-high 68 points by making 11-of-11 field goals and 35-of-35 point after touchdown conversions.  He currently ranks fifth in the ACC in points per game (8.50) and is the only kicker in the conference to have made 10 or more field goals without a miss.

Martin, a two-time All-ACC selection who earlier this season became Duke’s all-time leader in total points, also was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award in 2012.

Go Warriors!

Martin is joined on the list by Corey Acosta (Southern Miss), Roberto Aguayo (Florida State), Kyle Bullard (Houston), Will Conant (Air Force), Brad Craddock (Maryland), Sam Ficken (Penn State), Elliott Fry (South Carolina), Ian Fry (Virginia), Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati), Zane Gonzalez (Arizona State), Ben Grogan (Oklahoma State), Ammon Lakip (Clemson), Josh Lambert (West Virginia), Justin Manton (ULM), Cole Murphy (Syracuse), Jaden Oberkrom (TCU), Andy Phillips (Utah), Scott Secor (Ball State) and John Wallace (Louisville).

Semifinalists will be voted on by FBS head coaches and SIDs, past Groza finalists, and national and regional football writers to select the three finalists. These finalists will be announced on November 24th and honored at the 23rd annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Awards Banquet on December 9th in West Palm Beach, Fla. The winner will be announced live on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards

Good Luck to our Lady Warriors Soccer Team and the Walsh Warriors Football Team as they compete in State Competition today

Best of luck to our Women's Soccer team as they play for their third consecutive DI STATE CHAMPIONSHIP today at 3:30 p.m. against Dublin Coffman!

Best of luck also to our football Warriors as they play Midview in the playoffs tonight at 7:00 p.m.!!

LETS GO WARRIORS!!!

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E-Bulletin for the Week of November 5

From the Principal’s Office:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT FRIDAY, NOV. 7th

·       Due to the fact that our women’s soccer team has qualified to compete for the state championship in Columbus on Friday (with a starting time of 3:30 p.m.), we have decided to cancel all classes for Friday, November 7th. We will still have Grandparents’ Day for all students who invited their grandparents to attend, and for performing members of the Show and Liturgical Choirs. Parents will receive both a blast email and blast phone call this afternoon with more detailed information about this decision and how it affects transportation and make-up OGT exams. Students will be notified via announcements at the end of the school day today.

·       Grandparents’ Day at Walsh Jesuit –On Friday, November 7,students who have grandparents visiting should meet up with them in the Commons, then proceed to the Chapel of North American Martyrs for mass at 8:30 a.m. After mass, students and their grandparents will attend the continental breakfast. The morning will conclude with students taking their grandparents on a guided tour of the school. Please register here.

·       Urgent: Volunteers Needed – We need volunteers tomorrow morning (November 6) at 8:00 a.m. to help plate the baked goods for Grandparents’ Day. When you arrive at the school, go to Reception just inside the rotunda and ask for Marion Drake. We appreciate your help.

·       Prep Meeting for Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) - All participants and their parents/guardians are required to attend the prep meeting on Thursday, November 6 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Room 100. Please email Lauren Fraser or call (330) 929-4205, ext. 116 for details.

 

·       Correction for Medical Mentoring Event – This event is open to high school students interested in a medical career. It is hosted by Summa Akron City Hospital on Thursday, November 6 and begins with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 1-800-237-8662.

·       Student Roster (Directory) Online – You may now view and print the 2014-2015 Student Roster (directory) from our website. Just go to NetClassroom on our website by clicking here. You will be asked for your user ID and password. If this is your first time to access NetClassroom, you will need to answer the security questions that appear on your screen after you enter your user ID and password. When your student’s page comes up, you will see a column on the right side of your screen with the heading “Additional Links.” From the list below that heading, click on “Student Roster.”

·       The Walsh Jesuit Entrepreneurship Club will hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Loyola Room after school. We will welcome Echogen CEO Phil Brennan as our guest speaker. All students, parents, WJ faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Please contact Kristin Dowling at kdowling@kent.edu with any questions.

·       Junior Parent Evening Programs - The first of two Junior Parent Evening Programs will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. Parents who plan to attend should RSVP through the College Guidance Scheduler so Miss Burgio can plan for College Guidance handbooks, chairs and the Mother’s Club refreshments. Please bring a recycled three-ring binder for your handbook. Also, please read Newsletter #9 for more information.

·       Christian Service Program - Students were shown a video in their theology classes to educate them on the Christian Service program at Walsh Jesuit. Part of the reason we made a video was so parents could receive the same information as their students. There are two videos; one for freshman/sophomores and one for juniors/seniors (please pick the one that corresponds to your student(s) for the most accurate information). These videos should answer any questions that students, or parents, have about the program. You can find the videos at www.vimeo.com/WJCampusMin.

·       Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Conference - Walsh Jesuit High School delegates will join over 1,300 social justice advocates affiliated with Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and the larger Catholic Church at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) from November 15-17 in Washington, D.C. The 17th annual Teach-In will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuit priests and two laywomen killed in El Salvador on November 16, 1989 by Salvadoran military for their defense of the economically poor. In addition to the workshops, keynote addresses, and policy discussions, participants will rally on Capitol Hill on Monday, November 17, before collectively meeting with over 125 U.S. Congressional offices. Advocates will visit with their respective lawmakers to urge Congress members to pass humane comprehensive immigration reform, support human rights-oriented policies in Central America, and respond to climate change and effects marginalizing the economically poor. The event will be streamed live for those who cannot make it to D.C., so please join us by clicking here.

·       Apply for Tuition Assistance – If you are the parent of a current 8th grade student who plans to attend WJ next year, you have until Sunday, November 30 to apply for tuition assistance. Click here and follow the instructions to complete the FAIR form. Families who currently have students at WJ must complete this process for each student they have enrolled.

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·       Support the Harmony Gold Show Choir – Visit the Dairy Queen at 8995 Darrow Road in Twinsburg tonight (November 5) from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and help support the Harmony Gold Show Choir. Enjoy dinner or just have an ice cream treat. The Dairy Queen will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Show Choir to help with their spring trip expenses.

 

 

·       Last Chance to Advertise in the Fall Play Program – We strongly encourage Walsh Jesuit business owners to advertise in the fall play program for “The Odd Couple.” Our beautiful program is professionally printed and offers terrific exposure for your business. Your ad will be seen by hundreds of families, friends and students who come to watch the show during its two-week run! Click here to fill out and submit an advertising form. Our printing deadline is this Saturday, November 8, so purchase your ad space today! If you have any questions, please email Lynn Mossing.

·       Cancer Benefit Run – Run to benefit Collin Kiousis and bring hope and healing to others with cancer. This 5K/Kids’ 1 Mile takes place at Buckeye Woods Park in Medina on Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. Register at www.ultrasignup.com.

·       Mothers' Club Holiday Cocktail Party & 50th Anniversary Speaker Series - Join the Mothers' Club at Walsh Jesuit on Thursday, December 4 for a special evening of delicious food, amazing desserts, holiday carolers, fellowship with friends and an exciting guest speaker. Admission to the event is free, but we would greatly appreciate a reply. Please click here to RSVP by Sunday, November 30 or email WalshJesuitMC@gmail.com. The following schedule for this special evening is:

6:00 p.m. - Holiday Cocktail Party (wine, beer, heavy appetizers)

7:30 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring John Allen, Jr. - associate editor of the Boston Globe, senior analyst for CNN, 16-year correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, author of nine books and knowledgeable Vatican insider

9:00 p.m. – Dessert Reception

·       Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

·       Fall Play: “The Odd Couple” – The Walsh Jesuit CenterStage Theater presents the dramatic production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” beginning Wednesday, November 12 through Sunday, November 16 in the WJ Theater. They will also present Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version” from Tuesday, November 18 – Sunday, November 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Please click here for more information, show times and to purchase tickets. You may also call Mr. Dave Banks at (330) 929-4205, ext. 167 or email wjcenterstage@gmail.com.

·       Knights of Columbus Scholarship – A $1,000 scholarship applicable to high school tuition is available to all Catholic students attending a Catholic school in Ohio. There is only one winner per school. All applications must be completed by the student and submitted by Monday, November 17, along with a current transcript of grades. For more details, including application materials and requirements for scholarship eligibility, visit the Ohio Knights of Columbus website.

·       Athletic Booster Club Reverse Raffle – Please support the WJ Athletic Booster Club and join us for a fun-filled evening on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons. Tickets are $125 per couple. The evening includes great food from Moe’s Restaurant, an open bar, 50/50 raffle, side boards and a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. Please contact John Mascio at (330) 338-2345 or Jeff Frye at (330) 606-5899 for tickets. You may also contact Committee Chairperson Lisa Pastor at (330) 858-2950 for tickets or more information.

·       Join the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club - Attention all students interested in joining the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club in the upcoming 2014-2015 season: Sessions will be on Fridays at Boston Mills Ski Resort from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Information cards with prices and online registration details can be found in the Principal’s Office or in Room 227. We will go to Boston Mills as a group for the first five sessions. After that, students may ski or snowboard at a resort of their choice. In order to receive your Pick-a-Day pass before Christmas, online registration must be completed by Friday, November 21.

There will be an opportunity for transportation to Boston Mills after school for those who need it, but parents will need to pick up students after the session is over. Extra cost for transportation to Boston Mills is dependent on who signs up, but is estimated to be around $40. Please email Miranda Burley with any questions.

·       Men’s Basketball Alumni Game – We will have a game for all alumni of the Men’s Basketball program on Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Dome. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact John Norris (’96), Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Social Studies Department Chair, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 360.

·       “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The next film in the series, “The First Grader,” tells the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149. Click here for details.

·       Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Plus, your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here for more details.

·       Malley’s Fundraiser – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on all internet orders of $60.00 or more. Online orders accepted until Sunday, December 14.

 

 

·       Contribute to Walsh Jesuit through United Way – If your employer requests your participation in the United Way campaign, you can designate your contribution to go to Walsh Jesuit High School by checking the “other” box on the form and writing in “Walsh Jesuit High School.” Thanks for your support!

 

 

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



1.    Save Your Acme Receipts and Help Support the Performing Arts Boosters - Please save your Acme receipts in an envelope marked "PFAB Acme receipts" and drop them off to Reception. Receipts must be dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015 to be eligible for Community Cashback rewards.

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

 

3.    Giant Eagle: Register at http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Apples-for-the-Students/ and earn points from October 1st through April 1st.

 

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

 

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

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

Join the The Walsh Jesuit Entrepreneurship Club on November 11th at 3:00 in the Loyola room to hear Guest Speaker Phil Brennan, CEO of Echogen.

Ent clubThe Walsh Jesuit Entrepreneurship Club will hold a meeting next Tuesday November 11th at 3:00 in the Loyola room after school. We will welcome Echogen CEO, Phil Brennan as our guest speaker. All students, parents, WJ faculty and staff are welcome to attend. We will also kick off our business plan competition at this meeting. Please contact Kristin Dowling at kdowling@kent.edu with any questions.