Walsh Jesuit High School
4550 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224-1059 • 330.929.4205 (local) 800.686.4694 (outside Akron)
Walsh Jesuit High School is proud to host the 23rd annual Ironman Wrestling tournament.
The tournament will be held at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga falls.
For more information, visit http://walshjesuitironman.com/
The Walsh Jesuit Spirit Shop will be having a Pre-Thanksgiving Sale this week during hours that may be more convenient for your schedule.
Whether you will be at Walsh Jesuit to see the CenterStage theater production, "Speed Date" and "Moon Over Buffalo" or picking up your student from practice, the Spirit Shop will be open in the Commons! Come and get some of your holiday shopping done early. Beginning Wednesday, November 16th at noon, the Spirit Shop will be open the following hours for parents and students to shop:
Wednesday, November 16th- 12:00 until 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 17th- 10:15 am until 9:00 pm
Friday, November 18th- 10:15 am until 9:00 pm
Additional items are also available such as blankets, socks, bags, water bottles, and youth items, just to name a few!
There will be several sale items as well as scratch off tickets with every
purchase. You could be a lucky winner! Cash, check and credit accepted!
Check out some our new items below! Hope to see you there!
Make-up Entrance Exam date for Class of 2021 has been set for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
This make up date is for students who have not been able to make it to one of our previous testing dates in May, October or November. Students who have tested this fall are not able to re-take the exam.
Testing fee is $20.00
Please contact Jenn Clair email@example.com 330.929.4205, ext 153) in admissions to register.
The Walsh Jesuit For the fifth year in a row, the Walsh Jesuit High School Women’s Soccer team became State Champions.
With a final score of Walsh 2, Springboro 0, the championship game on November 11 at Columbus Crew's MAPFRE Stadium was a very tough battle between two very good teams.
The first half was very even, Walsh had a few more scoring chances but Springboro played tough as well. At halftime, the coaches encouraged the Warriors to continue to play with the same energy, but have a little more composure around their goal, and this is exactly what happened. Eight minutes into the 2nd half, Warrior defender Maddy Shinaberry served a good ball into the box and Aubrey Bechter volleyed it out of the air and into the goal for the game-winner. Six minutes later, off of a throw-in, Sofia Rossi collected the ball into the box, and after beating two defenders she was able to clear some space and left-footed a shot that bounced under the crossbar and into the goal for a 2-0 lead. Both goals were scored after great work from Bella Rosalina.
The Warriors defense and midfield were outstanding. Defensively, this game was our 18th shutout of the season out of 23 games. Halle Rogers, Lina Feltovich, Maddy Shinaberry, Abby Major and goalkeeper Kiera Sarka were the key players on defense during the whole season.
Sofia Rossi was selected to play in the prestigious 2016 Adidas Seniors All-American game in Raleigh NC on December 3. This is a great honor with only 41 of the best players in the country were invited.
In addition, Rossi has received two major awards: the 2016 Ohio Division 1 Player of the Year and the 2016 Ohio Ms. Soccer. This is the second consecutive year that Rossi has been selected as Player of the Year and she is the first player in WJ history to be selected two times as Player of the Year in Ohio.
Abby Major, Marisa Bradley and Sofia Rossi were also invited to play in the GAASA Senior All-Star game this Sunday at Ravenna HS.
Congrats to our Walsh Warriors!
Join us Wednesday, December 7 from 6-9:00 pm in the Commons
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The Raffle will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd with appetizers being served at 6pm in the commons. Your generous donation of $125 will allow you and a guest to enjoy an amazing dinner, dessert, full bar, and of course the chance at the guarantee of someone going home with $5,000. There will be other raffles and drawings if you’d like to participate in that evening.
Last year the Booster Club donated nearly $90,000 back to the student athletes and for the facilities that everyone utilizes on campus. This year’s event is being held the week of Thanksgiving. Consider inviting friends, family and alumni that are in town.
If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, or prefer an alternative way to purchase your ticket please do not hesitate to contact David Hamlin (330) 697-3074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise please click here to purchase your tickets!
Lauren Moretti '18, is this year's recipient of the Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship.
This award, established by Rebecca's parents, in memory of Rebecca '01 who tragically passed away in an automobile accident in 2007, is given annually to a deserving student. Moretti, nominated by the faculty at Walsh Jesuit, embodies the characteristics of living life to the fullest, a strong work ethic, interest in learning and dedication to serving others
Samuel Miller ’17, is this year’s recipient of the Kevin Neff Scholarship.
This award reflects the qualities of Kevin Neff ’04 who passed away his junior year at Walsh Jesuit following a courageous battle with cancer. The scholarship recognizes a well-rounded individual who, in the face of a challenge, exhibits character, effort, and development during their time at Walsh Jesuit.
Walsh Jesuit congratulates Connor Williams ’17 as a national merit semifinalist. Nearly 1.6 million juniors from more than 22,000 high schools applied to be a part of the 62nd National Merit Scholarship Program. The total number of those who qualified as semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of the entire national high school population. Walsh is excited to announce that one of them is a Walsh Jesuit High School student. Connor now has the opportunity to qualify as a finalist and will be notified about that distinction in February.
Williams’ exceptional academic standing earned them a spot among approximately 16,000 semifinalists, and he will continue in the competition to be considered as a finalist and to qualify for the 7,500 National Merit Scholarship awards.
To be named a semifinalist, the applicant must show outstanding academic merit, achieve high scores on the qualifying test (the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), be endorsed by a high school official, write and submit an essay, and receive SAT scores that confirm the high performance of their earlier test scores and academic record. We offer our sincere congratulations to senior Connor Williams ’17 for this truly impressive achievement.
And Congratulations to Faith Marnecheck ’17 and Philip O’Dell ’17, who were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Of the 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 PSAT or the NMSQT (National Merit Qualifying Test), about 34,000 were recognized across the country as Commended Students. They placed among the top five percent of test takers.
“Giving Tuesday” is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving), charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Walsh Jesuit High School is participating in this event, and will be reaching out to the entire Walsh Jesuit family to gain support for our school. Want to donate early?
November 29th will be a dress-down day for Students to participate by donating $3.00 to our Giving Tuesday campaign.
On Giving Tuesday, we'll be calling friends of the WJ to see if they'd like to support the students and stories at Walsh Jesuit High School. Interested in helping make calls? Click here to volunteer.
The Walsh Jesuit High School’s CenterStage Theatre tries its own hand at what the drama business calls, “repertory theatre” this November as they put on not one, but two plays each night of their run, November 16-20. CST will perform Janet Allard’s “Speed Date,” and directly following, they will do Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo.” There will be a preview show on November 16 at 7pm, then opening night is November 17 at 7pm, November 18 at 7:30pm, November 19 at 2pm and 7:30pm, and the closing show is November 20th at 2pm. All performances will take place in the school’s theatre, located at 4550 Wyoga Lake Rd., in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Both shows are directed by David Banks, in his 17th year of directing plays and musicals for CenterStage Theatre.
In “Speed Date,” author Janet Allard pits seventeen crazy characters against each other as they try to win over each other’s hearts and minds while looking for love, but with the challenge that time is not their friend.
CST follows that play with “Moon Over Buffalo.” This show was on Broadway in the 1990s with Carol Burnett coming out of retirement to play the lead role. This show is in fact a play within a play, as it shows some of the zany challenges of a small, touring repertory theatre company has while performing “Cyranno de Bergerac” and Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” when they receive word that they might have one more shot at stardom, as film director Frank Capra is coming to town to see their play!
Performing the role of Charlotte is Isabella Bertolini from Akron, and the role of George is portrayed by Robert Trushel of Stow. Mathew Blasio of Sagamore Hills plays love torn actor Paul, and the role of Roz is performed by Sylvie Staiger of Akron. Alex Ross from Brecksville plays the quirky weatherman, Howard, while Kaitlyn Gabric of Parma plays Eileen. Sawyer Krause of Hinckley plays the slick lawyer Richard, and Meghan McDonald of Cuyahoga Falls portrays the spunky grandmother, Ethel. In “Speed Date,” Alex Ross also plays the lead role of John, while Madison Gordon of Peninsula portrays the event facilitator, Laura.
Tickets are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for students and senior citizens, and the preview show price is $5.00 for all. They will be available online at www.walshjesuit.org or at the door. Show times are November 16 at 7pm(preview show), November 17 at 7pm, November 18 at 7:30pm, November 19 at 2pm and 7:30pm, and November 20 at 2pm.
Congratulations to WJ Senior, Isabella Bertolini on her amazing artistic abilities! Isabella’s artwork was chosen to be exhibited in a juried art show at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Her original collage titled “Drowning in a Sea of Words” will be on display from November 4 through November 18, 2016 in the XU Art Gallery.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, October 12, 2016— Walsh Jesuit senior, Jace Burke has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career as a Purple Ace for the University of Evansville. Burke will play for the school’s NCAA Division I baseball program under head baseball coach Wes Carroll. Burke is the second member of the Class of 2017 to advance to collegiate baseball.
As a Warrior, Burke was part of a combined no-hitter this past season in 2016, only the 14th no-hitter in the school history. He had nearly twice as many strikeouts as innings pitched this past year and held his opponents to a .150 batting average. This spring he will be a four-year varsity player. This past year he won the Unsung Warrior Award.
“Jace is a very gifted all-around baseball player that will be remembered not only for his talent both on the mound and as a position-player, but equally so for his remarkable capacity for perspective and perseverance,” said Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach. “While Jace can do many things extremely well, he is also a relentlessly dedicated worker. He is a very mature young man and we are truly fortunate to have him returning for one more year as one of our leaders. Jace is a tremendous talent now, and I’m excited to see what can happen in his bright future at Evansville.”
At Walsh Jesuit, Burke maintains a 3.98 GPA and is a member of both National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. He lives with his parents Troy and Mary Burke, as well as brothers Evan (14), Wes (10), and Levi (3) in Bath, OH.
CONGRATULATIONS to Walsh Jesuit’s Men’s Golf Team who qualified for the OHSAA State Tournament
They begin play: Friday, October 21, 2016, @ the OSU’s Scarlet & Gray course in Columbus
CONGRATULATIONS to Walsh Jesuit’s Women’s Doubles Tennis Teams of Skye Harwood & Paige Carmichael and Caroline Dickinson & Megan Hissong who qualified for the OHSAA State Tournament
They begin play: Friday, October 21, 2016, @ Lindner Tennis Facility in Mason, Ohio
October is Parent Giving Month at Walsh Jesuit and a very generous group of donors have issued a challenge to our Warrior community.
We need your help to reach our goal of bringing in $50,000.00 in donations to the 2016-17 Warrior Fund. To reach this goal, we have launched a “31 Day Challenge” on October 1 which will conclude on October 31. We ask that you step up to the challenge and make your donation or pledge this month to help us reach our goal!
Click here to donate or pledge online today!
This year's Warrior Fund goal is $1,500,000.00 and 100% parent participation. We hope you will join us in meeting this challenge by making a gift OR pledge* to the Warrior Fund today at the level that is right for you and your family.
Together we can make a tremendous positive impact on our students, teachers and programs this year. We continue to graduate “Men and Women for and with others” who are making a difference in our world. We ask that you step up to the challenge and make your donation or pledge this month to help us reach our goal!
*Pledges to the Warrior Fund can be made now and paid any time before June 30, 2017. Once you make your pledge, you will be immediately counted toward the participation goal.
Click here to donate or pledge online today!
President of Walsh Jesuit
*Gifts received by December 31, 2016 are tax deductible for 2016.
You are cordially invited to join Walsh Jesuit for a special NYC-Area Alumni Reception
at Jay Z's ROC NATION Headquarters
Hosted by ROC NATION'S Vice President: WJ's own Ted Major '83
Located just two blocks from Times Square in the Midtown Fashion District
1411 Broadway, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10018
DATE CHANGE: Wednesday, October 12
Come and connect with other Walsh Jesuit Alumni living in the city that never sleeps! You will have the opportunity to meet with WJ's current president, Mr. Karl Ertle, and can get caught up on all that has been happening at your Alma Mater!
Mr. Major will also be available to provide a 'behind-the-scenes' look into one of the hottest full-service entertainment companies in the world!
*Appetizers and Beverages Provided*
Please RSVP to Jason Ruegg '96 in the Alumni Office at
330.929.4205 x177, or email@example.com
The Harmony Gold Show Choir will present “Throwback Show 2016” Sunday, October 2 at 3pm in the Walsh Jesuit Theatre. Our Championship Show Choir will be singing and performing popular time tested songs and previewing songs from their upcoming competition show, “Y2K!”
Admission is only $5.00 and tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will go towards their upcoming competition expenses. Come out right after the Open House, and support your Harmony Gold Show Choir!
On Friday, September 9, 2016, John Slagter’s family was sitting by the fire in their backyard when they heard neighbors screaming in a panic. John ran with his dad and brother Justin, a sophomore at Walsh Jesuit, through backyards to a neighbor’s house four doors away. A woman who had drowned at the bottom of a pool had been pulled out of the water and was lying unconscious on the ground by the pool. When the group saw that the woman was not breathing and had no pulse, John jumped in to help and began performing CPR. His efforts were successful as the woman began to breathe again. The fire department showed up and soon after she was life-flighted to the Cleveland Clinic.
The next day, the neighbors told John and his family that the woman was doing well at the hospital and the doctors told them that if John hadn’t performed CPR on her that she may have died.
As part of Walsh’s robust curriculum, he became Red Cross Certified for CPR. “Because of my education at Walsh Jesuit, I felt confident and focused on being able to save the woman’s life,” said Slagter who hopes his experience inspires others to help when they can.
Slagter’s CPR instructor, Candace Larlham commented, “I'm proud of John for being able to step up when help was needed. I always tell my students that while I hope they will never have to use this skill, the impact of having it when the moment arises is invaluable. When we consider not just that woman's life, but the impact on her family, friends, and community- John did so much good for so many.”
Slagter, a member of Walsh’s cross country team, recently suffered an injury which kept him from the team’s practice and gathering that evening. “Everything happens for a reason, and I believe I was meant to be home that night,” said Slagter.
This week, the North Coast League held its Men’s and Women’s Golf Tournament; CONGRATULATIONS to both the Women’s and the Men’s Walsh Jesuit Warrior Golf Teams who both claimed the League Championship.
CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Bill Reilly who was named Coach of the Year for both Men’s and Women’s Golf and to Shelby Lewis who was named MVP of the Women’s Tournament. Way to make the “W” shine, ladies and gentlemen!
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A WARRIOR!
Daily Examen from September 15, 2016.
In memory of Danielle Rose, Walsh Jesuit Class of '11
1. "Recall that you are in the presence of God."
Tonight the volleyball team has put together a fundraiser for a former volleyball player Danie Rose. Dani was a student here at Walsh who played volleyball, committed herself to service, and never missed the opportunity to meet someone new or make her friends laugh. She passed away suddenly from a heart condition in the fall of 2012. Although I didn't know Danie on a personal level, she graduated and was friends with my brother and served in campus ministry with my sister.
From the memories they have shared with me over the past four years, I have learned that Danie Rose had a positive lasting impact on everyone she encountered.
When I was in 7th grade, I came home from volleyball practice to see the kitchen fall of my brother’s friends. I walked in the door and saw Danie sitting at the kitchen table conversing with friends. She paused the conversation and immediately turned around and introduced herself to me. She asked me questions about my day and never lost the smile on her face. She made me feel comfortable in a group of people I didn't know.
2. "Spend a moment looking over your day with gratitude for this day's gifts."
Who around you makes you feel welcome?
Who takes time out of their day to ask how you're doing?
3. "Ask God to send you His Holy Spirit to help you look at your actions, attitudes, and motives with honesty and patience."
How have you been like Danie and gone out of your way to comfort those around you?
Have you made a positive impact on someone today?
4. "Now review your day."
Have you gone out of your way to help someone who may be struggling?
Did you have an opportunity to comfort someone and didn't speak up?
If you could do it again, how would you change your actions to be sure to show Gods love to others?
5. "The final step is our heart-to-heart talk with Jesus."
How can we be like Danie and keep a smile on our face, show compassion to those who need it, and always be a man or woman for others?
Let us conclude with Danie's favorite prayer, father Pedro Arrupe’s reflection on love:
Nothing is more practical than
finding God, than falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes our imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide
what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.
The World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA), founded in 1956, holds an international Congress every four years to gather Jesuit friends and alums—from as many as 50 countries representing a global network of Jesuit ministries—to build international networks and affirm Jesuit centric values for a greater good.
From June 28-July 2, 2017, WUJA will meet for the first time ever in North America, at John Carroll University, in Cleveland, Ohio. WUJA 2017 will gather renowned, world-class speakers committed to Uniting Our Jesuit Frontiers in arts, business, science, law, spirituality, theology, faith and leadership, service, and justice.
Attendees, made up of alumni and friends of Jesuit institutions, will enjoy countless opportunities to connect, learn and celebrate, providing a unique platform for participants to take shared experiences back to their country helping shape our society for the common good.
September 13, 2016
After 10 years as principal of Walsh Jesuit High School, Mark Hassman will be making a professional change beginning next fall.
Hassman began his career teaching chemistry and biology and then spent four years as assistant principal for academics before becoming the school’s principal. Also during his time at Walsh, Hassman coached the women’s golf team to a state championship.
“For the past decade, Mark has been an excellent principal. With his deep care for the students and his wonderful commitment to the mission of the school, he truly has been a servant leader who has made us a better school. We will surely miss him as principal, but we are thrilled that he will remain a part of the Walsh Jesuit community,” said Walsh Jesuit President, Karl Ertle.
Hassman looks forward to serving Walsh Jesuit in a different capacity as a teacher, curriculum advisor and assisting in the athletic department. Those who have worked with Hassman know his true passion is working with the students.
“Jesuit education is about making decisions that not only transform the students’ minds, but also their souls, and I am grateful to have been a part of that process. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with our faculty and administration in making Walsh Jesuit the best high school in Northeast Ohio. We are always discussing and making decisions that better meet the needs of our students academically and spiritually,” said Hassman.
Hassman is a graduate of Marietta College and received his MA from Ashland University. He lives in Westfield Center with his wife, Alicia, and their three sons.
A search committee will be formed to select Hassman’s successor, who will begin July 1, 2017.
The Harmony Gold Show Choir, Performing and Fine Arts Boosters, and the administration of Walsh Jesuit High School proudly announce the First Annual Walsh Jesuit Great Lakes Show Choir Invitational, to be held February 4, 2017 at Walsh Jesuit High School.
Be a part of history! SPONSOR or VOLUNTEER for the FIRST ANNUAL Great Lakes Show Choir Invitational! Click [HERE] to see our sponsor opportunities or click this LINK to sign-up today! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our renovated and intimate theatre boasts of a marvelous sound and light system, and our school provides a perfect setting for small and mid-sized show choirs to perform and enjoy the day’s festivities.
We will be providing top quality, expert judges and will award captions for Best Show, Best Choral Sound, Best Choreography, Best Combo and Best Crew. The top five choirs from the preliminary round will advance to the evening Finals.
The Walsh Jesuit Great Lakes Invitational will be very spectator friendly! There will be a tremendous food selection, with different offerings for different points in the day, all provided by “A Taste of Excellence,” one of the top food service operators in the state. There is plenty of parking and the check in process is streamlined and easy.
The Invitational will be filmed by Graham River Productions and DVDs will be available for purchase during the day’s events!
Register Online Now!
I truly hope you can come and be a part of our First Annual Great Lakes Invitational!
Chairman, Fine Arts Department
Director, Harmony Gold Show Choir
Walsh Jesuit High School
4550 Wyoga Lake Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224
330-929-4205 ext. 167
This past August, sixteen young men from the Midwest entered the Jesuits as novices in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Walsh Jesuit High School’s identity and the charism of the Society of Jesus have been one since Walsh’s founding in 1964.
If you or someone you know might have a vocation to be a Jesuit priest or brother, go to jesuitvocations.org for more information. The Midwest Jesuits and the Walsh Jesuit Warriors are proud to be Men and Women for Others.
The Walsh Jesuit Admissions Office will be hosting our annual Junior High Dance on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 8-10 p.m.
All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to attend this event to dance the night away with DJ Beach Boyz Entertainment.
Where: Walsh Jesuit High School
4550 Wyoga Lake Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224
When: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Who: 7th and 8th grade students
Students will NOT be admitted to the dance without a completed permission slip (click here to download). Dress is casual (jeans and t-shirt). If you have any questions, please call the admissions office at 330.929.4205.
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The men's soccer team will be hosting "The 2016 Jesuit Cup."
Saturday, August 27th & 28th.The Jesuit Cup is a soccer tournament consisting of the four Jesuit schools in Ohio; Walsh Jesuit, St Ignatius, St. John's (Toledo), and St. Xavier (Cincinnati).
2 day discount admission bands will be available to students for $5.
Please come out and support the team. Let's have a great turnout and show the other teams our school spirit!