Happy Easter

Easter PicEaster blessings to you from the Walsh Jesuit family!

May the Risen Lord be with you and yours at Easter and always! From Ash Wednesday to Good Friday to Easter morning,  the Christian messages of hope and resurrection are alive!

Thank you for all you do to serve the mission of  Walsh Jesuit High School. Enjoy your time together with those you love and  know that our students are filled with the love and faith that you have helped instill in their hearts as "Men and Women for Others."

The Lord has Risen! Alleluia! A.M.D.G.  

Easter Joy,

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Karl Ertle
President

Yearbook Deadline

Deadline to Purchase Yearbooks – The deadline to purchase a yearbook is Wednesday, April 22. No orders will be taken after this date! Yearbooks for seniors (class of 2015) are a complimentary gift from the school and will be mailed to their home address in the fall of 2015. Click here to purchase an ad congratulating your senior student for their hard work and dedication. All current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who want a book must purchase it for $65 and pick it up in the Yearbook Office in the fall of 2015. Click here for information or contact Walter Dodds at doddsw@walshjesuit.org.

Malley's Chocolate Sale- Easter is right around the corner

Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support.

E-Bulletin for the Week of March 25

From the Principal’s Office:

Enjoy a relaxing Spring Break and Blessed Easter! No e-bulletin will be sent during the break.

·         Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, March 27 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Quarter 3 grades should be published on NetClassroom by Thursday afternoon, so please print a copy to bring with you to the conferences. No appointments are necessary to drop by and visit with your student’s teachers. Faculty members who will not be present: Principal Mark Hassman, Cheril Walker, David Banks, Rich Weber, Emily Elliott, Sean Lynch, Cindy Burgio, Lynn Humiston, Jeff Torrence, Mary Kate Glowe, Rob Eubank, and Samantha South. Walt Dodds and Christy Ziemanski will be available until 6:00 p.m. If a teacher is unavailable, please email to schedule a conference (last name, first initial of first name@walshjesuit.org).

·         Registration for Summer PE for Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2019) will be available online beginning Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

·         Online Registration Now Open for Placement Exams – On Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. – noon in the Commons, Walsh Jesuit will be offering placement exams for all incoming freshmen interested in placing into higher level math or foreign language classes. Please follow this link to register your son or daughter. If you have questions, contact Jane Rafferty at (330) 929-4205, ext. 115.

·         Please see College Guidance News and Information #17 by clicking here.

·         Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy Courses - Walsh Jesuit High School offers additional courses online through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (JVLA).  These online courses are taught by other Jesuit high school teachers from around the country.  All courses are counted toward Walsh Jesuit credit and are placed on the student’s transcript.  This enriches our curriculum and offers our students an impressive range of subject areas to choose from, including advance placement courses.  Please click here to view all that JVLA has to offer for the 2015-2016 school year.  Your student should speak with their counselor for more information about this opportunity. To contact JVLA, call Steve Haessler at (877) 729-5852, ext. 102 or email him directly at shaessler@jvla.org.

·         Important Reminders From the School Nurse – Students are prohibited at all times from carrying or storing any prescription or non-prescription medications on themselves, in their backpacks, gym bags, or lockers.  Prescribed inhalers, epi-pens and insulin pumps are the exceptions when noted authorization is on file.  If medications are required during the school day, the proper paperwork must be filled out and delivered to the school clinic along with the medication.  Prescription and non-prescription forms are available here and must be completely filled out.  Prescription forms are required to have a doctor’s signature, and non-prescription forms are required to have a parent or guardian’s signature. Please refer to p. 41 of the online student handbook.

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

·         Mandatory Sophomore Retreat - Each sophomore student will be attending a one-day “Sophomore Retreat.” This mandatory class retreat for all sophomores focuses on the transition from underclassmen to upperclassmen, how to become leaders in the school, and how God fits into our everyday lives. This retreat provides students with tools to grow in relationship with themselves, their classmates, and God. Students will be split into five groups based on their English classes. Retreats will occur on five consecutive school days, beginning Wednesday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 29.

Because this is a mandatory retreat, it will be treated as an excused absence from classes that day. Students will be transported by bus to and from the Akron Rotary Camp where the retreat will be held. Our day will begin and end at our normal time, but students will report to the Commons for attendance instead of their normal first period classes. Lunch will be provided that day. We are fully aware of the food allergies disclosed to the school and will account for those in our lunches. If there is a food allergy that the school is not aware of, please feel free to email Mr. Palange with this information as soon as possible. The dress code for the day is expected to follow the guidelines of a regular Walsh Jesuit sponsored “dress down” day. Please contact Mr. Tim Dunn at (330) 929-4205, ext. 140 or Mr. Michael Palange at (330) 929-4205, ext. 113 with any questions.

·         Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – You and your family are invited to Walsh Jesuit’s annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt in the Commons on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Guests will be treated to a continental breakfast, basket raffle, arts and crafts, Easter egg hunt, and magic show. Tickets are $5 per person, and children are FREE! Register at www.walshjesuit.org or mail payment to the attention of Mr. Gary Rybka at Walsh Jesuit High School, 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44224.

·         Mini-Kairos for Parents and Guardians - In addition to the Wednesday night SPA (Spirituality Program for Adults) that is led by Fr. Jack White, we are inviting all parents, guardians and friends of WJ to participate in a mini experience of the Kairos retreat that is offered to our students on Monday, March 30 from 6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

“Kairos” is the Greek word for “special time” and is a retreat based upon the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The evening begins with an introduction and then follows a format similar to what the students experience, which will include talks presented by students and adults, quiet time, group sharing, and journaling. For more information and to register, please email Carole Moore at moorec@walshjeusit.org.

·         Relay For Life Volunteers Needed - We will be hosting Relay For Life beginning Saturday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, April 19 at 6:00 a.m. Our goal is to help raise money and awareness for cancer research. We are currently looking for parent volunteers for the night of this event. If you are able to give even a couple hours of your time, it would be greatly appreciated! For more information or if you are able to volunteer, please contact Kasey Kosec at koseck@walshjesuit.org.

·         Deadline to Purchase Yearbooks – The deadline to purchase a yearbook is Wednesday, April 22. No orders will be taken after this date! Yearbooks for seniors (class of 2015) are a complimentary gift from the school and will be mailed to their home address in the fall of 2015. Click here to purchase an ad congratulating your senior student for their hard work and dedication. All current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who want a book must purchase it for $65 and pick it up in the Yearbook Office in the fall of 2015. Click here for information or contact Walter Dodds at doddsw@walshjesuit.org.

·         Sophomore Interviews - Every year at Walsh Jesuit, sophomores and their parents sit down with an interviewer for the mandatory Sophomore Interview. Meetings are conducted by Mr. Gary Rybka, Mr. Brian Kudro, and members of the administration. You may click here to select a day and time for your student’s interview. Time slots fill up fast. The interview lasts about 30-45 minutes and is conducted with your son/daughter and at least one parent or guardian. The interview covers the five areas of the Graduate at Graduation and is used as a basis for setting goals for the next two years, as well as the follow-up process. If you need a different day and time other than what is available, please email Mr. Rybka.

·         Are you a member of The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association?  If so, please let Marisa Hoffmann, WJ Grants Specialist know!  Walsh Jesuit is currently working on a grant proposal to submit to The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, which will be reviewed at their 2015 convention.  You can reach Marisa Hoffmann at: hoffmannm@walshjesuit.org or (330) 929-4205, ext. 203.

·         Host Families Needed for Chinese Students - We are currently seeking families that will open their hearts and homes to host either one or two Chinese students in the 2015-2016 school year. Host families are expected to provide appropriate sleeping and bathroom arrangements, meals, and transportation. IPERC Foundation, an educational exchange foundation, will provide each host family with a stipend of $800 per month per student to cover all student expenses. In addition, students arrive with their own spending money and insurance. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Jennifer Shanks at 330-212-7132 or jshanks@iperc.org.

·         Tissues Needed – The school clinic is in need of tissues. You may donate boxes of tissues by dropping them off at the Dean’s Office. Thank you for your generosity.

·         Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. First, you must click here for your school code and password. To begin the application process for tuition assistance, click here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! There will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, Ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.org.

·         Spring Break begins Monday, March 30 and ends Monday, April 6. Students return to classes on Tuesday, April 7.

·         Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, April 8. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

·         Jesuit Day of Service - The Jesuit Day of Service is a spring service event in which 10 Northeast Ohio institutions, inspired by the spirit of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, lend a helping hand to serve neighborhood organizations in the Akron-Cleveland area. Walsh Jesuit High School will be engaging in service to our local environment and cleaning up our Labre sites while also supporting the immediate needs of partner communities on Saturday, April 25. Participants in the Jesuit Day of Service will be invited to advocate for the Fair Minimum Wage Act. Efforts to increase the minimum wage are supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Come serve in our Jesuit Mission before celebrating at POWWOW. Register via www.JesuitDOS.org on or before Thursday, April 9. Please contact Lauren Fraser at fraserl@walshjesuit.org with questions or for more information.

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·         After Prom Meeting: We Need Your Help! – As you know, Senior Prom will be held at Signature of Solon on Friday, May 8, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. After-Prom will follow at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight until 2:00 a.m. Parents are invited to volunteer their time and/or donate food, gift cards, raffle prizes, money, etc. There will be a meeting in Room 100 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. Please drop your items off to the Dean’s office by Friday, May 1, and make sure your donation is clearly marked “After Prom.” You can also make checks payable to Tina Gilbert and send to 318 Valley Brook Oval, Hinckley, OH, 44233. For more information, contact Tina Gilbert at tinagilbert@frontier.com or Julie Hudec at hudecj@walshjesuit.org. Click here for the parent volunteer form.

·         Bob Evans Fundraiser for PFAB – PFAB invites you to our Bob Evans Fundraisertonight, March 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at all Northeast Ohio locations. Dine in or carry out and Bob Evans Restaurants will donate 15% of the proceeds to PFAB! Anyone can participate, so please share these flyers with your friends and family. You must present this flyer at time of purchase in order for PFAB to receive credit. Thank you for your support! Contact PFAB at wjpfab1@gmail.com with any questions.

·         Finding God in the Dark Film Series – Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will be shown on Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

·         Spring Concert – The Concert and Stage Bands will perform their annual show in the WJ Theater on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $6 each and can be purchased at the door or from any Concert or Stage Band performer.

·         Performing and Fine Arts Booster Meeting – PFAB will meet on Monday, April 13 at 5:45 p.m. in room 100.

·         Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support.

POWWOW 2015 – Latest Updates

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW 2015 updates.

Invitations to POWWOW have been mailed! Please RSVP so that you can be part of this fabulous event on Saturday, April 25. You can register online at www.walshjesuit.org or by returning your RSVP card via mail. Do not wait – return your response today!

Preview Party on Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Reservations are not required for this evening of fun and fireworks, all sponsored by Willoughby Supply. Admission is free and dress is casual. Adult beverages are $1. This is a great opportunity to view all of the auction items for Saturday’s POWWOW event. In addition to these items, we will have 20 raffle baskets on display. Raffle tickets for these baskets will be sold for $5 each that evening. The winners will be drawn at 9:15 p.m. Winners need not be present. All parents, students, friends and relatives are welcome. Hope to see you there!

 

POWWOW week set-up begins on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. We would love to have as many volunteers on this weekend as possible.Decorating Workshopsare still held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. now until POWWOW. We need parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. If you are interested, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net



POWWOW Student Volunteer Opportunities—Students can get service hours by volunteering for POWWOW! This year, we will be using an online sign-up sheet. Please click this link for sign-up opportunities http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844aeaa2aaaf49-student. Freshmen and sophomores can receive service hours. Juniors and seniors can ONLY receive NHS hours.

Gift Gathering – We are currently accepting any monetary, product, or service donations for the oral or silent auctions. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas or contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org.

 

POWWOW Raffle - Students are currently selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu, or $10,000 cash. One chance is $20, six chances for $100. Winning seller will receive $500!

 

Placement Exams for Incoming Freshmen Scheduled for May 9th. Online Registration is open

On Saturday, May 9th, 2015, Walsh Jesuit will be offering placement exams for all  incoming freshmen interested in placing into higher level math or foreign language.

Please follow this link to register and reserve your spot for your son or daughter.


Questions:  Contact Jane Rafferty at 330.929-4205 Ext. 115 or raffertyj@walshjesuit.org

FAIR and Tuition Assistance Info

  • Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. Awards are NOT automatically renewed. Here is what you need to know:

The application process is now open to apply for tuition assistance for next school year.

To begin the application process you will need the following information:

School Code:  180

School Password:  WJHS180

Please write this information down and then click here to begin.

The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! The tuition assistance funds will be allocated based upon need, and the number of applicants who complete the process. Once the April 15th deadline arrives, all applications will be processed and tuition assistance grants will be awarded. Please do not ask for consideration beyond the deadline, as allocation of tuition assistance Funds will have been completed, and there will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve.

 
You will need your 2014 tax return along with the supporting W-2s and wage documents, as well as access to a fax machine in order to complete the online application. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.or

Spring Concert date set for April 10

The Spring Concert has been scheduled for April 10, 2015.  The Spring Concert is directed by Nelson Gorbach, who has been Walsh Jesuit's band director for 50 years. Mark your calendars and join us for a beautiful evening of music provided by our Walsh Jesuit High School band members.

Summer Sports Camps- Registration is Open

Registration is open for Summer Sports Camps at Walsh Jesuit High School.  Sign up is available online at: http://www.walshjesuit.org/athletics/athletics-at-wj/camps

 

Here Comes Peter Cottontail! Join us for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 28

Don't miss out on the fun!   The Easter Bunny is coming to WJ on Saturday, March 28! From 9-11:30 a.m.  There will be an Easter egg hunt, crafts, a magic show and a continental breakfast. $5 for adults and children are free!
We hope to see you there!   Register online at:
http://www.walshjesuit.org/component/civicrm/…

"Finding God in the Dark" movie set for March 28

Come join us for the movie, "Winter's Bone" on Saturday, March 28 at Walsh Jesuit High School.  The movie will begin at 7 pm. Our feature this month is a story about a teen whose family home is in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears.  Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree Dolly, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless.

The film received 4 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Film.

Cheerleading Parent's Meeting and Tryout Dates Set



2015-16 Cheer Tryouts Parent/Athlete Informational meeting:

Wed. April 15th @ 6pm at Walsh Jesuit High School

Cheer Clinic & Tryouts:  Week of May 18th  (More info to come)

E-Bulletin for the Week of March 18

From the Principal’s Office:

·         Attendance Reminder – If your son or daughter will be absent, arriving late, or requires an early dismissal for any reason, you are required to either leave a detailed message on our attendance line at (330) 929-4205, ext. 250 OR provide a detailed note and submit it to Mrs. Cathy Kase in the Dean’s office. Notes or phone calls should be received in the Dean’s office by 9:00 a.m. We need this information as early as possible in the morning so it can be noted on the daily attendance sheet that is sent to all faculty and staff. This helps us keep track of students and explains to our faculty that your student is not cutting class. Thank you for your cooperation.

·         TRIP Orders During OGT Week - Due to Ohio Graduation Tests being given this week, there will be no classroom delivery of TRIP orders. You may pick up orders in Reception after 11:00 a.m. starting today, March 18.



·         Important Deadlines and Upcoming Dates for Senior Students - Click here to download a complete calendar overview of Senior Experience deadlines and AP Exam dates.

·         College Guidance - Please read College Guidance News and Information #16.

·         Sophomore Interviews - Every year at Walsh Jesuit, sophomores and their parents sit down with an interviewer for the mandatory Sophomore Interview. Meetings are conducted by Mr. Gary Rybka, Mr. Brian Kudro, and members of the administration. You may click here to select a day and time for your student’s interview. Time slots fill up fast. The interview lasts about 30-45 minutes and is conducted with your son/daughter and at least one parent or guardian. The interview covers the five areas of the Graduate at Graduation and is used as a basis for setting goals for the next two years, as well as the follow-up process. If you need a different day and time other than what is available, please email Mr. Rybka.

·         Tissues Needed – The school clinic is in need of tissues. You may donate boxes of tissues by dropping them off at the Dean’s Office. Thank you for your generosity.

·         Host Families Needed for Chinese Students - We are currently seeking families that will open their hearts and homes to host either one or two Chinese students in the 2015-2016 school year. Host families are expected to provide appropriate sleeping and bathroom arrangements, meals, and transportation. IPERC Foundation, an educational exchange foundation, will provide each host family with a stipend of $800 per month per student to cover all student expenses. In addition, students arrive with their own spending money and insurance. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Jennifer Shanks at 330-212-7132 or jshanks@iperc.org.

·         Are you a member of The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association?  If so, please let Marisa Hoffmann, WJ Grants Specialist know!  Walsh Jesuit is currently working on a grant proposal to submit to The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, which will be reviewed at their 2015 convention.  You can reach Marisa Hoffmann at: hoffmannm@walshjesuit.org or (330) 929-4205, ext. 203.

·         Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. First, you must click here for your school code and password. To begin the application process for tuition assistance, click here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! There will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, Ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.org.

·         Quarter 3 ends on Friday, March 20. Quarter 4 begins on Monday, March 23.

·         Spring Activities Liturgy will be held Sunday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the WJ Chapel.

·         Freshmen Parent Reception has been rescheduled for Monday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the library at Walsh Jesuit. All freshmen parents are encouraged to attend this reception, which includes important presentations by the Principal’s Office, Campus Ministry, and Advancement. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Pam Vineyard at vineyardp@walshjesuit.org or (330) 929-4205, ext. 100.

·         Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, March 27 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Quarter 3 grades should be published on NetClassroom by next Thursday, so please print a copy to bring with you to the conferences. No appointments are necessary to drop by and visit with your student’s teachers. Principal Hassman and Mr. Eubank will be unavailable that evening.

·         Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – You and your family are invited to Walsh Jesuit’s annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt in the Commons on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Guests will be treated to a continental breakfast, basket raffle, arts and crafts, Easter egg hunt, and magic show. Tickets are $5 per person, and children are FREE! Register at www.walshjesuit.org or mail payment to the attention of Mr. Gary Rybka at Walsh Jesuit High School, 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44224.

·         Mini-Kairos for Parents and Guardians - In addition to the Wednesday night SPA (Spirituality Program for Adults) that is led by Fr. Jack White, we are inviting all parents, guardians and friends of WJ to participate in a mini experience of the Kairos retreat that is offered to our students on Monday, March 30 from 6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

“Kairos” is the Greek word for “special time” and is a retreat based upon the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The evening begins with an introduction and then follows a format similar to what the students experience, which will include talks presented by students and adults, quiet time, group sharing, and journaling. For more information and to register, please email Carole Moore at moorec@walshjeusit.org.

·         Spring Break begins Monday, March 30 and ends Monday, April 6. Students return to classes on Tuesday, April 7.

·         Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, April 8. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

·         Jesuit Day of Service - The Jesuit Day of Service is a spring service event in which 10 Northeast Ohio institutions, inspired by the spirit of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, lend a helping hand to serve neighborhood organizations in the Akron-Cleveland area. Walsh Jesuit High School will be engaging in service to our local environment and cleaning up our Labre sites while also supporting the immediate needs of partner communities on Saturday, April 25. Participants in the Jesuit Day of Service will be invited to advocate for the Fair Minimum Wage Act. Efforts to increase the minimum wage are supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Come serve in our Jesuit Mission before celebrating at POWWOW. Register via www.JesuitDOS.org on or before Thursday, April 9. Please contact Lauren Fraser at fraserl@walshjesuit.org with questions or for more information.

·         Help Needed for After Prom – All senior parents are invited to help with After-Prom by contributing time, food, gift items, or monetary donations. Please drop your items off to the Dean’s office through Friday, May 1. You can also make checks payable to Tina Gilbert and send to 318 Valley Brook Oval, Hinckley, OH, 44233. For more information, contact Tina Gilbert at tinagilbert@frontier.com or Julie Hudec at hudecj@walshjesuit.org. Click here for the parent volunteer form.

 

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·         Spring Musical “Guys and Dolls” – The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit presents its spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls.” Regular show times are March 19 at 7:00 p.m. and March 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are March 21 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. There will be a special “Hump Day” performance tonight (March 18) at 7:00 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. “Hump Day” show tickets are only $6.00 each. For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve seats and buy tickets, visit www.walshjesuit.org or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can also call Dave Banks at 330-929-4205, ext. 167.

·         Bob Evans Fundraiser for PFAB – PFAB invites you to our Bob Evans Fundraisertonight, March 18 and Wednesday, March 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at all Northeast Ohio locations. Dine in or carry out and Bob Evans Restaurants will donate 15% of the proceeds to PFAB! Anyone can participate, so please share these flyers with your friends and family. You must present this flyer at time of purchase in order for PFAB to receive credit. Thank you for your support! Contact PFAB at wjpfab1@gmail.com with any questions.

·         Finding God in the Dark Film Series – Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will be shown on Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

·         Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support.

POWWOW 2015 – Latest Updates

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW 2015 updates.

Friday, April 24 - Preview Party

Saturday, April 25 – POWWOW 2015: "A Golden Celebration on the Red Carpet”

 

POWWOW Student Volunteer Opportunities—Students can get service hours by volunteering for POWWOW! This year, we will be using an online sign-up sheet. Please click this link for sign-up opportunities http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844aeaa2aaaf49-student. Freshmen and sophomores can receive service hours. Juniors and seniors can ONLY receive NHS hours.

Gift Gathering – We are currently accepting any monetary, product, or service donations for the oral or silent auctions. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas or contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org.

Days Added for Decorating Workshops – Decorating Workshopsare held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. now until POWWOW. An additional evening workshop will be held Tuesday, March 23 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. We need parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. If you are interested, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

 

POWWOW Raffle - Students are currently selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu, or $10,000 cash. One chance is $20, six chances for $100. Winning seller will receive $500!

The Principal's Office Weekly E-Bulletin is sent electronically every Wednesday and features important information that pertains to all students and their families. Please continue to check the Walsh Jesuit Website for information regarding all school organizations, athletics and events. If you have information to share with the school community, please email it to Mrs. Gina Venables in the Principal's Office. All content may be edited for space and clarity. If you would like to add or change your email address, please send your information to kurtzs@walshjesuit.org.

Registration for Summer College Application Essay Writing Camp

Registration is open for Summer College Essay Application Writing.  There are 10 sessions offered.  Each session wil take a maximum of 10 students. 

Sign up today online at: https://www.walshjesuit.org/component/civicrm/?task=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=87

2015 Summer Warrior Enrichment Camp

** Just Announced**

June 15-26, 2015 

Monday-Friday • 8:30 a.m.- Noon 

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Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 3/11/2015

From the Principal’s Office:

· 2015-2016 Re-Enrollment – Re-Enrollment packets have been mailed to all families of current freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The following items must be returned in the self-addressed envelope by the deadline of Monday, March 16. Your packet notes a deadline of the 13th, but we have extended it to the 16th:

Ø  The two-sided Re-Enrollment Contract signed by both parents

Ø  The completed and signed Emergency Medical Authorization form

Ø  A deposit of $425 for EACH student you are enrolling should be sent as check only. No other form of payment will be accepted.

Ø  If your packet contains a pink page asking for a copy of your child’s birth certificate, you must include that in the return envelope as well. If you did not receive a pink page, we already have your child’s birth certificate on file.

If you have any other questions regarding this process, please contact the Principal’s Office at (330) 929-4205, ext. 101.

·       Ohio Graduation Tests for Sophomores / Delayed Start for Students – OGTs will be administered to all sophomores beginning Monday, March 16. Sophomores will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the dates listed below, while all other students will begin their first period classes at 9:00 a.m. Walsh Jesuit and public buses will run at their regular times.

Monday, March 16:  Reading

Tuesday, March 17:  No classes – Faculty/Staff In-Service Day

Wednesday, March 18:  Writing

Thursday, March 19:  Science

Friday, March 20:  Social Studies

Tuesday, March 24:  Math

·       TRIP Orders During OGT Week - Due to Ohio Graduation Tests being given the week of March 16, there will be no classroom delivery of TRIP orders. TRIP orders for the week of March 16 can be picked up in Reception after 11:00 a.m. beginning Wednesday, March 18.



·       Senior Experience Information:

1. By the deadline of Tuesday, April 7, you are responsible for the following three forms:

¨      Guidelines for the Senior Experience Program

¨      My Senior Experience Project

¨      The Senior Experience Liability and Contract Form

2. Your sponsor is responsible for completing the Community Sponsor Form.

3. Any late forms (excluding the Community Sponsor Form) will incur a $25 fine, payable to Walsh Jesuit High School (Business Office).

4. All fines must be paid and all forms completed before receiving approval of your project.

5. Possible site locations:

¨      Hitchcock, Fleming & Associates has an opening for two spots in marketing/advertising.

¨      UBS Financial Services, Inc. (Akron)

¨      STERIS Corp. in Mentor (engineering/scientist) – Eric Franchino (330-608-4220)

Please contact Mr. Richard Sistek at sistekR@walshjesuit.org or 330-929-4205, ext. 217 if you have any questions.

·       Important Deadlines and Upcoming Dates for Senior Students - Click here to download a complete calendar overview of Senior Experience deadlines and AP Exam dates.

·       Are you a member of The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association?  If so, please let Marisa Hoffmann, WJ Grants Specialist know!  Walsh Jesuit is currently working on a grant proposal to submit to The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, which will be reviewed at their 2015 convention.  You can reach Marisa Hoffmann at: hoffmannm@walshjesuit.org or (330) 929-4205, ext. 203.

·       No Classes on Tuesday, March 17 due to Faculty/Staff In-Service and Retreat.

·       Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. The application process is now open to apply for tuition assistance for next school year. Before you begin, click here for your school code and password. Next, click here to begin the process. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! There will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, Ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.org.

·       Graduation Caps, Gowns and Invitations – Seniors who have not picked up their cap, gown and commencement invitations may do so in Reception. Also, your student can purchase additional commencement invitations in Reception for $1.50 each. A graduation packet containing tickets to Baccalaureate (Wednesday, June 3) and Graduation (Sunday, June 7) will be mailed to all families of seniors in April.

·       Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, March 18. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

·       Student Job Fair – Cuyahoga Valley Career Center is hosting a Student Job Fair on Thursday, March 19 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141. This event is for students age 16 and older who are interested in summer, part-time or seasonal positions. Bring your resume, dress for interviews and meet with prospective employers. For a complete list of participating businesses and organizations, please visit http://tinyurl.com/CVCCJobFair. This event is free. No registration is required. For more details, contact Marie Elias, Community Liaison, at (440) 746-8272 or CVCC at (440) 526-5200.

·       Quarter 3 ends on Friday, March 20. Quarter 4 begins on Monday, March 23.

·       Spring Activities Liturgy will be held Sunday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the WJ Chapel.

·       Freshmen Parent Reception has been rescheduled for Monday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the library at Walsh Jesuit.  All freshmen parents are encouraged to attend this reception, which includes important presentations by the Principal’s Office, Campus Ministry, and Advancement. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Pam Vineyard at vineyardp@walshjesuit.org or (330) 929-4205, ext. 100.

·       Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, March 27 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. No appointments are necessary to drop by and visit with your student’s teachers.

·       Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – You and your family are invited to Walsh Jesuit’s annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt in the Commons on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Guests will be treated to a continental breakfast, basket raffle, arts and crafts, Easter egg hunt, and magic show. Tickets are $5 per person, and children are FREE! Register at www.walshjesuit.org or mail payment to the attention of Mr. Gary Rybka at Walsh Jesuit High School, 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44224.

·       Mini-Kairos for Parents and Guardians - In addition to the Wednesday night SPA (Spirituality Program for Adults) that is led by Fr. Jack White, we are inviting all parents, guardians and friends of WJ to participate in a mini experience of the Kairos retreat that is offered to our students on Monday, March 30 from 6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

“Kairos” is the Greek word for “special time” and is a retreat based upon the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The evening begins with an introduction and then follows a format similar to what the students experience, which will include talks presented by students and adults, quiet time, group sharing, and journaling.

For more information and to register, please email Carole Moore at moorec@walshjeusit.org.

·       Spring Break begins Monday, March 30 and ends Monday, April 6. Students return to classes on Tuesday, April 7.

·       Jesuit Day of Service - The Jesuit Day of Service is a spring service event in which 10 Northeast Ohio institutions, inspired by the spirit of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, lend a helping hand to serve neighborhood organizations in the Akron-Cleveland area. Walsh Jesuit High School will be engaging in service to our local environment and cleaning up our Labre sites while also supporting the immediate needs of partner communities on Saturday, April 25. The Jesuit Day of Service also creates an opportunity to consider systemic issues that plague these communities. Participants in the Jesuit Day of Service will be invited to advocate for the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would benefit local Northeast Ohio workers as well as those across the U.S. This legislation is currently a policy priority of the U.S. Jesuit Conference. Efforts to increase the minimum wage are supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Come serve in our Jesuit Mission before celebrating at POWWOW. Register via www.JesuitDOS.org on or before Thursday, April 9. Please contact Lauren Fraser at fraserl@walshjesuit.org with questions or for more information.

·       Sophomore Interviews - Every year at Walsh Jesuit, sophomores and their parents sit down with an interviewer for the mandatory Sophomore Interview. Meetings are conducted by Mr. Gary Rybka, Mr. Brian Kudro, and members of the administration. You may click here to select a day and time for your student’s interview. Time slots fill up fast. The interview lasts about 30-45 minutes and is conducted with your son/daughter and at least one parent or guardian. The interview covers the five areas of the Graduate at Graduation and is used as a basis for setting goals for the next two years, as well as the follow-up process. If you need a different day and time other than what is available, please email Mr. Rybka.

·       Service Academy Nomination Process – Members of Congress have the responsibility to nominate young men and women to the Naval, Military, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. All current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and their parents are invited to attend one of ten information seminars co-hosted by Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman in April. Liaison officers from all academies will be present to speak and answer questions. In addition, Academy Coordinators will discuss the congressional nomination process that is used to select qualified men and women. Students who have demonstrated leadership potential and excellence in academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, please call (614) 469-6774 or 1-800-205-OHIO. Also, we recommend you visit http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/service-academies for all the details and seminar dates. Students received an email with attachments about this.  They have been told that if they cannot open or print the attachments to see Mrs. Venables in the Principal’s Office and she will give them the information. Good luck!

·       Help Needed for After Prom – As you know, Senior Prom will be held at Signature of Solon on Friday, May 8, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. After-Prom will take place at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight to 2:00 a.m. We will also be offering all day passes to Kalahari Water Park for Saturday, May 9 at a cost of $35.00 per ticket.

But, we need your help! We invite all senior parents to help with After-Prom by contributing time, food, gift items, or monetary donations. Please drop your items off to the Dean’s office through Friday, May 1. You can also make checks payable to Tina Gilbert and send to 318 Valley Brook Oval, Hinckley, OH, 44233. For more information, contact Tina Gilbert at tinagilbert@frontier.com or Julie Hudec at hudecj@walshjesuit.org. Click here for the parent volunteer form.

 

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·       Book Sale Starts Today! The WJ Mothers’ Club Book Sale opened today and runs through Sunday, March 15. Book sale hours for each day are 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For details, contact Susan Donahue at 330-666-5904 or email n1925u@hotmail.com.

·       Spring Musical “Guys and Dolls” – The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit presents its spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls.” Regular show times are March 12 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and a special “Hump Day” performance on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. The cost of the Preview and “Hump Day” show is $6.00 for all seats. For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve seats and buy tickets, visit www.walshjesuit.org or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can also call Dave Banks at 330-929-4205, ext. 167.

·       Bob Evans Fundraiser for PFAB – PFAB invites you to our Bob Evans Fundraiserevery Wednesday in March (11, 18, 25) from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at all Northeast Ohio locations. Dine in or carry out and Bob Evans Restaurants will donate 15% of the proceeds to PFAB! Anyone can participate, so please share these flyers with your friends and family. You must present this flyer at time of purchase in order for PFAB to receive credit. Thank you for your support! Contact PFAB at wjpfab1@gmail.com with any questions.

·       Finding God in the Dark Film Series Rescheduled – Due to bad weather, Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

·       Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support.

POWWOW 2015 – Latest Updates

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW 2015 updates.

Friday, April 24 - Preview Party

Saturday, April 25 – POWWOW 2015: "A Golden Celebration on the Red Carpet”

 

POWWOW Student Volunteer Opportunities—Students can get service hours by volunteering for POWWOW! This year, we will be using an online sign-up sheet. Please click this link for sign-up opportunities http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844aeaa2aaaf49-student. Freshmen and sophomores can receive service hours. Juniors and seniors can ONLY receive NHS hours.

Gift Gathering – We are currently accepting any monetary, product, or service donations for the oral or silent auctions. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas or contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org.

Decorating Workshops are held every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We need parent help!  Any time that can be given is appreciated. If you are interested, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

 

POWWOW Raffle - Students are currently selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu, or $10,000 cash.  One chance is $20, six chances for $100. Winning seller will receive $500!

 

Corporate Sponsorship – We invite anyone who owns a business or would like to promote their employer to please consider sponsoring an ad in our POWWOW program. You’ll receive great exposure for your business at one of the premier fundraisers in Northeast Ohio!

Jesuit Day of Service: Saturday, April 25, 2015 Serve in the Morning, Celebrate at Night

Jesuit Day of Service: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Serve in the Morning, Celebrate at Night

The Jesuit Day of Service is a spring service event in which 10 Northeast Ohio institutions—inspired by the spirit of Saint Ignatius of Loyola—lend a helping hand to serve neighborhood organizations in the Akron-Cleveland area. Walsh Jesuit High School will be engaging in service to our local environment and cleaning up our Labre sites while also supporting the immediate needs of partner communities during the Jesuit Day of Service creates an opportunity to also consider systemic issues that plague these communities. Participants in the Jesuit Day of Service will be invited to advocate for the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would benefit local Northeast Ohio workers as well as those across the U.S. This legislation is currently a policy priority of the U.S. Jesuit Conference and efforts to increase the minimum wage are supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Come serve in our Jesuit Mission before celebrating at POWWOW. Register via www.JesuitDOS.org Registration closes on April 9, 2015.

Please contact Lauren Fraser fraserl@walshjesuit.org with questions or for more information.

 

E-Bulletin for the Week of 3.4.15

From the Principal’s Office:
·       2015-2016 Re-Enrollment – Re-Enrollment packets have been mailed to all families of current freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The following items must be returned in the self-addressed envelope by the deadline of Monday, March 16. Your packet notes a deadline of the 13th, but we have extended it to the 16th:

Ø  The two-sided Re-Enrollment Contract signed by both parents

Ø  The completed and signed Emergency Medical Authorization form

Ø  A deposit of $425 for EACH student you are enrolling should be sent as check only. No other form of payment will be accepted.

Ø  If your packet contains a pink page asking for a copy of your child’s birth certificate, you must include that in the return envelope as well. If you did not receive a pink page, we already have your child’s birth certificate on file.

If you have any other questions regarding this process, please contact the Principal’s Office at (330) 929-4205, ext. 101.

·       Dress Down for Mothers’ Club Book Sale – We will have a Dress Down Day on Monday, March 9. Students who dress down should either donate three (3) books for the sale or pay the usual $3 and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

·       Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, March 11. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

·       Freshmen Parent Reception Rescheduled - We have rescheduled the reception that was cancelled on Thursday, February 19 due to bad weather. It is now scheduled for Monday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the library at Walsh Jesuit.

All freshmen parents are encouraged to attend this reception, which includes important presentations by the Principal’s Office, Campus Ministry, and Advancement. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Pam Vineyard at vineyardp@walshjesuit.org or (330) 929-4205, ext. 100.

·       Ohio Graduation Tests for Sophomores / Delayed Start for Students – OGTs will be administered to all sophomores beginning Monday, March 16. Sophomores will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the dates listed below, while all other students will begin their first period classes at 9:00 a.m. Walsh Jesuit and public buses will run at their regular times.

Monday, March 16: Reading

Tuesday, March 17: No classes – Faculty/Staff In-Service Day

Wednesday, March 18: Writing

Thursday, March 19: Science

Friday, March 20: Social Studies

Tuesday, March 24: Math

·       Graduation Caps, Gowns and Invitations – Caps, gowns and commencement invitations were given to all seniors last week. Seniors who missed that day can still pick up their cap and gown in Reception. Also, your student can purchase additional commencement invitations in Reception for $1.50 each. A graduation packet containing tickets to Baccalaureate (Wednesday, June 3) and Graduation (Sunday, June 7) will be mailed to all families of seniors in April.

·       Progress Reports for Quarter 3 may now be viewed on Netclassroom.

·       Student Job Fair – Cuyahoga Valley Career Center is hosting a Student Job Fair on Thursday, March 19 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141. This event is for students age 16 and older who are interested in summer, part-time or seasonal positions. Bring your resume, dress for interviews and meet with prospective employers. For a complete list of participating businesses and organizations, please visit http://tinyurl.com/CVCCJobFair. This event is free. No registration is required. For more details, contact Marie Elias, Community Liaison, at (440) 746-8272 or CVCC at (440) 526-5200.

·       Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – You and your family are invited to Walsh Jesuit’s annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt in the Commons on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Guests will be treated to a continental breakfast, basket raffle, arts and crafts, Easter egg hunt, and magic show. Tickets are $5 per person, and children are FREE! Register at www.walshjesuit.org or mail payment to the attention of Mr. Gary Rybka at Walsh Jesuit High School, 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44224.

·       Service Academy Nomination Process – Members of Congress have the responsibility to nominate young men and women to the Naval, Military, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. All current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and their parents are invited to attend one of ten information seminars co-hosted by Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman in April. Liaison officers from all academies will be present to speak and answer questions. In addition, Academy Coordinators will discuss the congressional nomination process that is used to select qualified men and women. Students who have demonstrated leadership potential and excellence in academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, please call (614) 469-6774 or 1-800-205-OHIO. Also, we recommend you visit http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/service-academies for all the details and seminar dates. Students received an email with attachments about this. They have been told that if they cannot open or print the attachments to see Mrs. Venables in the Principal’s Office and she will give them the information. Good luck!

·       Help Needed for After Prom – As you know, Senior Prom will be held at Signature of Solon on Friday, May 8, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. After-Prom will take place at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight to 2:00 a.m. We will also be offering all day passes to Kalahari Water Park for Saturday, May 9 at a cost of $35.00 per ticket.

 

But, we need your help! We invite all senior parents to help with After-Prom by contributing time, food, gift items, or monetary donations. Please drop your items off to the Dean’s office through Friday, May 1. You can also make checks payable to Tina Gilbert and send to 318 Valley Brook Oval, Hinckley, OH, 44233. For more information, contact Tina Gilbert at tinagilbert@frontier.com or Julie Hudec at hudecj@walshjesuit.org. Click here for the parent volunteer form.

 

 

·       Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. Awards are NOT automatically renewed. Here is what you need to know:

The application process is now open to apply for tuition assistance for next school year. Before you begin, click here for your school code and password. Now click here to begin the process. The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! The tuition assistance funds will be allocated based upon need and the number of applicants who complete the process. Once the April 15th deadline arrives, all applications will be processed and tuition assistance grants will be awarded. Please do not ask for consideration beyond the deadline, as allocation of tuition assistance funds will have been completed, and there will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve.

You will need your 2014 tax return along with the supporting W-2s and wage documents, as well as access to a fax machine in order to complete the online application. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, Ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.org.

 

·       Father Costello Memorial Scholarship – St. Mary’s Men’s Club will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to any high school senior who is a participating member of the St. Mary Parish, regardless of which high school he or she attends. To get an application, send an email to GetApp@Jaeklegroup.com. Download the application onto your computer, complete, attach and return it via email to SubmitApp@Jaeklegroup.com by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Ahern at Scholarship@Jaeklegroup.com. A document detailing the application process has been emailed to all seniors through their WJ student email accounts.

·       Buddy Club Event This Friday – Walsh Jesuit’s Buddy Club will host an evening filled with fun activities, including an open gym, art, games and more for all local kids, elementary through high school, with autism. The event will take place this Friday, March 6 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Walsh Jesuit High School. Please RSVP to Alexandra Wiskes at wiskers40@ymail.com.

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·       UPDATE: PFAB’s Reaching for the Stars Fundraiser – This annual fundraising event to support the arts will take place on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Commons. The evening will include dinner, a basket raffle, student art works, and performances by our talented musical groups. PFAB will provide pizza and salad for the performers. We will be honoring Mr. Nelson Gorbach for his 50 years of service to the Walsh Jesuit High School community. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend this event with their friends and family. Please join us! Tickets now available.

Please join us on Saturday, March 7 for the WJ Art Exhibit in conjunction with PFAB’s “Reaching for the Stars” event. Over 150 students will be represented by artwork in the form of drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and more. The Visual Arts Department is growing, offering a variety of classes in Art Foundations, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and even Art Therapy (the only high school in the area to do so). These amazing works will be on display throughout the month of March in the rotunda as well as in the showcase just inside the rotunda doors. We hope you take the time to pause and take in the very personal expressions and abundant creativity of our students.

·       UPDATE: The Walsh Jesuit Mothers’ Club Book Sale will be Wednesday, March 11 – Sunday, March 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please collect all your used books and drop them off beginning Monday, March 9. This is a great way to clear out your house of those extra books (novels and text), DVDs and CDs. We appreciate any and all donations. If you have a large number of books you’d like to drop off before March 9, contact Susan Donahue at 330-666-5904 or email n1925u@hotmail.com. Also, we need parent volunteers. This is a great way to meet other parents and get involved. If you are interested in volunteering, call or email Susan Donahue.

·       UPDATE: Last Chance to Advertise in the Spring Musical Program – Support the theater department at WJ and advertise your business to hundreds of people who will see the musical “Guys and Dolls” this March. Ads must be submitted by Saturday, March 7. Advertising forms are available to download by clicking here.

·       Spring Musical “Guys and Dolls” – The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit presents its spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls.” Regular show times are March 12 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and a special “Hump Day” performance on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. The cost of the Preview and “Hump Day” show is $6.00 for all seats. For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve seats and buy tickets, visit www.walshjesuit.org or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can also call Dave Banks at 330-929-4205, ext. 167.

·       Bob Evans Fundraiser for PFAB – PFAB invites you to our Bob Evans Fundraiserevery Wednesday in March (4, 11, 18, 25) from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at all Northeast Ohio locations. Dine in or carry out and Bob Evans Restaurants will donate 15% of the proceeds to PFAB! Anyone can participate, so please share these flyers with your friends and family. You must present this flyer at time of purchase in order for PFAB to receive credit. Thank you for your support! Contact PFAB at wjpfab1@gmail.com with any questions.

·       Finding God in the Dark Film Series Rescheduled – Due to bad weather, Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

·       Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support.

POWWOW 2015 – Latest Updates

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW 2015 updates.

Friday, April 24 - Preview Party

Saturday, April 25 – POWWOW 2015: "A Golden Celebration on the Red Carpet”

 

POWWOW Student Volunteer Opportunities—Students can get service hours by volunteering for POWWOW! This year, we will be using an online sign-up sheet. Please click this link for sign-up opportunities http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844aeaa2aaaf49-student. Freshmen and sophomores can receive service hours. Juniors and seniors can ONLY receive NHS hours.

Gift Gathering – We are currently accepting any monetary, product, or service donations for the oral or silent auctions. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org.

Decorating Workshops are held every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We need parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. If you are interested, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

 

POWWOW Raffle - Students are currently selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu, or $10,000 cash. One chance is $20, six chances for $100. Winning seller will receive $500!

 

Corporate Sponsorship – We invite anyone who owns a business or would like to promote their employer to please consider sponsoring an ad in our POWWOW program. You’ll receive great exposure for your business at one of the premier fundraisers in Northeast Ohio!

POWWOW Student Volunteer Opportunities

POWWOW Student Volunteer Opportunities—There are many opportunities for students to get service hours for POWWOW. This year we will be using an online sign-up. Please click this link for sign-up opportunities http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844aeaa2aaaf49-student

Freshmen and Sophomores can receive Service Hours. Juniors and Seniors can ONLY receive NHS hours.

Lady Warriors Advance to District Final in Basketball

Varsity girls basketball defeated Canton McKinley tonight and advanced to the district final. They will play Thursday March 5 at 7:00 at st Vincent-st mary high school. Pre-sale tickets are available in the athletic office beginning Tuesday at 9:00.

Powwow Raffle tickets on sale NOW!

Interested in a chance to win a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS or Chevrolet Equinox LS or $10,000?  Here is your chance! 

Click here to purchase your raffle tickets online now!
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Chance: $20
Book of 6 chances: $10

Drawing Date:  April 25, 2015
Winner need not be present

Raffle sponsor: The Chevy Network, Ron Marhofer Chevrolet


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Make a donation to the raffle!  (click to download the donation form)

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Walsh Jesuit’s Brian Lutz and Michael Parianos Commit to John Carroll University

Walsh Jesuit’s Brian Lutz and Michael Parianos Commit to John Carroll University

Walsh Jesuit seniors, Brian Lutz and Michael Parianos have made commitments to continue their academic and athletic career as Blue Streaks for John Carroll University. They will both play for the school’s NCAA Division III soccer program.LUTZ BRIAN 12

Both players are members of the Walsh Jesuit 2014-15 varsity team who were crowned Jesuit Cup CPARIANOS MICHAEL 12hampions, North Coast League Champions and District Runner-up this year. Lutz also earned 2nd Team North Coast League honors, was named Walsh Jesuit Best Defender and lead the Warriors in team assists during his time as a Warrior. Parionos is a two-time Walsh Jesuit MVP and was named 2nd Team All-Ohio during his varsity career.

Lutz is a member of the Math Club and National Honor Society at Walsh Jesuit. He plans to major in Accounting or Business at John Carroll University, and is the son of Kurt and Lisa Lutz of Akron.

Parianos plans to major to major in Business at John Carroll University. He is the son of Marita and James of Copley.

 


 

WJ Senior, Evan Skorepa creates film to be featured at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Senior, Evan Skorepa has created a narrative fictional film that will be featured at the upcoming Cleveland International Film Festival. Evan’s film competed with adult independent and professional filmmakers, and was selected from thousands of submissions to be one of a few hundred films selected to be screened. His film, Flower in the Window features seniors, Brandon Arbogast and Carolyn Bauer and is showing as part of the Film Slam Shorts Program. His film will be shown every weekday morning of the film festival, 3/19-3-20 and 3/23-3/27 at 9:30 a.m. 

http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2015/flower-in-the-window

E-Bulletin for the week of February 25

From the Principal’s Office:

Dear Parents,
Snow/cold days have been a little tricky for us this year and have made for some stressful mornings. Before I briefly explain the process of determining a snow day, we really want our students to be at school. I am up by 4:45 a.m. watching the early morning news and getting on websites of our local news stations. I am also on the phone with our president Mr. Ertle, my assistant principals, the transportation department, and the principals of Hoban and CVCA. We are all trying to figure out what is best for our students on those days.  Unfortunately, the timing of the snow fall or how cold it really is makes for difficult decisions. I live in the Medina area and what is happening there is very different than what is happening at school or what is happening on the east side of Cleveland. Realizing our students come from all over the place, what is okay for some is treacherous for others. With that said, if school is open and you feel that it is unsafe for your child to drive, please keep them home and wait for your roads to clear. We will take note of this in the Dean of Students office and their tardiness or absence will not count against them. We never want you to feel that the school will count attendance against them on those crazy days. Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Mark Hassman, Principal

 

·         Senior Prom and After Prom – Senior Prom will be held at Signature of Solon on Friday, May 8, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. After-Prom will take place at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight to 2:00 a.m. We will also be offering all day passes to Kalahari Water Park for Saturday, May 9 at a cost of $35.00 per ticket. We invite all senior parents to help with After-Prom by contributing time, food, gift items, or monetary donations. Please drop your items off to the Dean’s office through Friday, May 1. You can also make checks payable to Tina Gilbert and send to 318 Valley Brook Oval, Hinckley, OH, 44233. For more information, contact Tina Gilbert at tinagilbert@frontier.com or Julie Hudec at hudecj@walshjesuit.org. Click here for the parent volunteer form.
 

·         Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. Awards are NOT automatically renewed. Here is what you need to know:

The application process is now open to apply for tuition assistance for next school year. Before you begin, click here for your school code and password. Now click here to begin the process. The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! The tuition assistance funds will be allocated based upon need and the number of applicants who complete the process. Once the April 15th deadline arrives, all applications will be processed and tuition assistance grants will be awarded. Please do not ask for consideration beyond the deadline, as allocation of tuition assistance funds will have been completed, and there will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve.

You will need your 2014 tax return along with the supporting W-2s and wage documents, as well as access to a fax machine in order to complete the online application. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, Ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.org.

·         Bill Ricco Day – All current families, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Bill Ricco, one of WJ’s foremost founding fathers, are invited to a special morning mass at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel on Friday, February 27. A breakfast reception will be served afterward in Room A-2.

·         Annual Spring Brunch Updates – This event is sold out. Please read the following updated information.

v  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons. Place cards will have names and table numbers on them. Spring Brunch Co-chairs will be available to answer any questions at registration. Mass will be held in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will be catered by Nosh Eatery and served at 11:00 a.m. After brunch, Regina Brett will speak about her new book, “Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible,” and then host a book-signing. Pre-ordered books will be at The Learned Owl Book Shop table and a limited number of her books will be available for purchase.

v  The Mini-Boutiques open at 9:00 a.m. and will be open throughout the brunch. These will include Fair Trade on Main, Silpada Jewelry, Just Bead It Designs, Tastefully Simple, ViVi: The New Cookie Lee Jewelry, Owl Eyes On You, Origami Owl Jewelry, Thirty One, and Younique Cosmetics and Skincare.

v  The Basket Raffle will include baskets from Don Basch Jewelers, the Walsh Advancement Department, and the Mini-Boutique vendors. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

Contact Amy Flanagan at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586 if you have any questions.

·         Speaker Series Returns - Everyone is invited to join us in the WJ Theater on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. to hear Boston College President, Father William Leahy S.J., speak on “Trends in Jesuit Education.” This event is free and open to all. The Alumni Mothers' Club will host a wine and cheese reception afterward. To read more about Father Leahy, S.J.,click here.For catering purposes, please RSVP by Thursday, February 26 by clicking here, or by emailing or calling Carole Moore at 330-929-4205, Ext.104.

 

·         College Guidance - Please see College Guidance News and Information #15.

March 17 ACT - Students registered to take the March 17 ACT must complete the required paperwork at one of two sessions: Monday, March 9 during all lunch periods or Monday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m. (delayed start). The paperwork takes a minimum of 40 minutes.

·         Spirit Shop’s New Hours: Effective February 23, the new hours for the WJ Spirit Shop are:

Monday and Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The phone for the Spirit Shop is 330-929-4205, Ext. 138.

  • Father Costello Memorial Scholarship – St. Mary’s Men’s Club will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to any high school senior who is a participating member of the St. Mary Parish, regardless of which high school he or she attends. To get an application, send an email to GetApp@Jaeklegroup.com. Download the application onto your computer, complete, attach and return it via email to SubmitApp@Jaeklegroup.com by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Ahern at Scholarship@Jaeklegroup.com. A document detailing the application process has been emailed to all seniors through their WJ student email accounts.
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·         The Harmony Gold Show Choir will wrap up their local competition season this Saturday, February 28 at the Twinsburg Show Choir Competition at Twinsburg High School. The Show Choir will perform at 9:15 a.m. Come to see a great show and support our Harmony Gold Show Choir.

·         Wing Weekend at Wing Warehouse - The Cross Country team is planning to hold a “Wing Weekend” on Saturday, February 28from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wing Warehouse, located on Wyoga Lake Road in Stow. Buy a ticket and receive a Cystic Fibrosis wristband, two drinks, a basket of fries and UNLIMITED wings! Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased during lunch periods in the Commons. The team will donate $10 of every ticket sold to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We will accept cash or checks made out to Walsh Jesuit. For more information, please email Mr. David Lee.

·         Sadie Hawkins Winter Dance – This semi-formal winter dance will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Girls can wear dresses or skirts of appropriate length. Please use good judgment! Boys should wear a sport coat or tie. As of today, students can purchase tickets for $15 per person and obtain a permission slip to bring a student from another school during any lunch period in the Commons. For more information, please email Julie Hudec.

·         Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club (PFAB) Meeting - PFAB will meet on Monday, March 2 from 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Room 100.  Please join us.

 

·         The Mothers' Club General Membership Meeting and Social will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 100. Our guest speaker will be Barb Salata, WJ Athletic Director. She will provide information and updates about our sports programs, our new turf field, OHSAA changes, and more. All are welcome! All mothers and guardians of enrolled students are automatically a member of Mothers' Club. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about WJ, meet other members, and socialize.

·         Bob Evans Fundraiser for PFAB – PFAB invites you to our Bob Evans Fundraiserevery Wednesday in March (4, 11, 18, 25) from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at all Northeast Ohio locations. Dine in or carry out and Bob Evans Restaurants will donate 15% of the proceeds to PFAB! Anyone can participate, so please share these flyers with your friends and family. You must present this flyer at time of purchase in order for PFAB to receive credit. Thank you for your support! Contact PFAB at wjpfab1@gmail.com with any questions.

·         PFAB’s Reaching for the Stars Fundraiser – This annual fundraising event to support the arts will take place on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Commons. The evening will include dinner, a basket raffle, student art works, and performances by our talented musical groups. Please join us! Tickets now available.

·         The Walsh Jesuit Mothers’ Club Book Sale will be Wednesday, March 11 – Saturday, March 14. Please collect all your used books and drop them off beginning Monday, March 9. This is a great way to clear out your house of those extra books (novels and text), DVDs and CDs. We appreciate any and all donations. If you have a large number of books you’d like to drop off before March 9, contact Susan Donahue at 330-666-5904 or email n1925u@hotmail.com.

·         Spring Musical “Guys and Dolls” – The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit presents its spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls.” Regular show times are March 12 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and a special “Hump Day” performance on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. The cost of the Preview and “Hump Day” show is $6.00 for all seats. For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve seats and buy tickets, visit www.walshjesuit.org or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can also call Dave Banks at 330-929-4205, ext. 167. 

·         Finding God in the Dark Film Series Rescheduled – Due to bad weather, Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

 ·         Advertise in the Spring Musical Program – Support the theater department at WJ and advertise your business to hundreds of people who will see the musical “Guys and Dolls” this March. Advertising forms are available to download by clicking here.

·         Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support. 

POWWOW 2015

Save the date for Friday, April 24 as we kick things off with the POWWOW 2015 Preview Party. Join us on Saturday, April 25 as we celebrate on the Red Carpet for a dazzling star-studded night full of glitz, glamour and gratitude!

Gift Gathering – DONATE NOW! We welcome any donation – monetary, products, or services to be used for the oral or silent auction. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas. Committee members are visiting retailers to solicit donations for the oral and silent auctions. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org or check the website tile for details. 

Last Parent Party will be held on Saturday, February 28 for Zone 5 (Brecksville, Twinsburg, Macedonia), hosted by Jim and Lynne Filicko. Don’t forget to RSVP! 

Decorating Workshops are held every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We need parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

POWWOW Raffle—Fancy Cars are Such a Sight to See! Raffle tickets were sent home from school with students for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu or $10,000 cash. Search the book bag and start selling. One chance is $20, six chances for $100. Details can be found on the flyer in the envelope. Winning seller will receive $500!

Corporate Sponsorship – We invite anyone who owns a business or would like to promote their employer to please consider sponsoring an ad in our POWWOW program. You’ll receive great exposure for your business at one of the premier fundraisers in Northeast Ohio!

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW updates.

Save The Date-Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Get ready for another great morning with the Easter Bunny at Walsh Jesuit. 

Save The Date: March 28th. 9 am - 1130 am
Located in Walsh Jesuit commons
Cost is $5 per adult
Children 13 and under are freeOnline Reservations will be available later this week.

7th Grade Entrance Exam Registration Available for May 16 or May 30 test dates.

7th Grade students are invited to take a practice exam on one of the following test dates. Online registration for the practice exams is now available.  There is a $20 exam fee, payable on the day of the test. Calculators and pencils will be provided to students.  Parent information sessions will be held on both test dates.

Practice Exams (7th grade)
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m.- Noon

Please contact Director of Admissions Mr. Rob Eubank '85 if you have any questions, 330-929-4205 ext. 103 or eubankr@walshjesuit.org.

Walsh Jesuit 50th Anniversary Speaker Series Welcomes Fr. William Leahy, S.J., Boston College President, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00pm. The topic for the evening will be "Trends in Jesuit Education.” Hospitality provided by Alumni Mothers' Club.

Please join us at the Walsh Jesuit High School Theater on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00pm to hear Boston College President, Father William Leahy S.J.  speak on “Trends in Jesuit Education.”

Speaker series is OPEN to ALL at no charge. Spouses, friends, students and guests are all welcome!

A wine and cheese reception, hosted by the Alumni Mothers' Club will be held.

For more information on the event, click here.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by February 26 to Carole Moore at 330.929.4205, Ext.104 or email: moorec@walshjesuit.org

William P. Leahy of the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus is the 25th President of Boston College. He came to Boston College in July 1996 from Marquette University, where he served for five years as executive vice president, bringing a diverse background as a university administrator and as a scholar in 20th century American social and religious history.

Fr. Leahy holds a Ph.D. in history from Stanford University, an M.A. in U.S. History from St. Louis University, and a master’s degree in divinity and sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. He is the author of Adapting to America: Catholics, Jesuits and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, as well as numerous scholarly articles on religious and educational history in the United States.











15th Annual “Reaching for the Stars” Performing Arts Benefit To Honor Nelson Gorbach

The Walsh Jesuit High School “Performing and Fine Arts Boosters” (PFAB) will hold their 15th Annual “Reaching for the Stars” student showcase, dinner and fundraiser on March 7, 2015. This event features highlights from Walsh Jesuit’s extensive performing and fine arts groups, including its Choirs (Madrigal, Chamber, Freshman Choir, Harmony Gold Show Choir), Bands, (Stage Band, String Orchestra, and Piano Club), Fine Arts Programs (Art Displays and readings from “The Sketch”) and Thespians (including excerpts from the Spring Musical “Guys & Dolls”).

The event will take place on the campus of Walsh Jesuit High School on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 5:45-9:30 pm. Food (included with admission) is provided by Vaccaro’s Trattoria and there will be a basket raffle.

PFAB will also honor Mr. Nelson Gorbach for his 50 years of service to the Walsh Jesuitcommunity. Gorbach has served as WJ Band Director and music instructor for 50 years. He has also served as a counselor. Gorbach shares this golden anniversary with the school itself; in fact, Gorbach organized and directed the school’s very first band concert in the spring of 1965. As a beloved figure in the Walsh Jesuit community, Gorbach’s dry wit, joyful demeanor and love of music have inspired many students, teachers and families throughout the years. He will be directing the Stage Band at the Reaching for the Stars showcase. All proceeds from Reaching for the Stars will benefit the preforming and fine arts students at Walsh Jesuit and will cover non-funded expenses such as equipment maintenance, costumes, uniforms, hospitality, travel expenses and competition expenses.

Ticket prices start at $35/person and $65.00/couple. Discounts are available for alumni, students (grades 1-12) and incoming freshmen are free. Information and registration are available online at www.walshjesuit.org. Contact the Booster Club by email at wjpfab1@gmail.com for additional questions or details.

CenterStage Theater Department to present "Guys and Dolls" for Spring Musical

The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit High School presents its Spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls,” March 12th and 19th at 7:00PM, March 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at 7:30PM, and March 14th , 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 2:00PM in the Walsh Jesuit High School Theater, 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, in Cuyahoga Falls. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, March 11th at 7PM and a special “Hump Day” performance on Wednesday, March 18th.

With a book written by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and music and lyrics by Frank Lowesser, this beloved Broadway smash is one of the most popular shows ever produced. In this cast, Nathan Detroit is played by Jacob Morris from Akron, Sky Masterson is performed by John Bukovac of Kent, Sister Sarah Brown is played by Brooke Vespoli from Strongsville and Katie Valenziano of Hudson, while Adelaide is performed by Samantha Toth from Akron and Cameryn Zupon of Solon.

Mr. David Banks, the show’s director, says the 40 member cast, 22 piece live orchestra, and a 25 member technical crew have what it takes to bring another hit to the Walsh Jesuit stage.

Ticket prices for “Guys and Dolls” are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and Senior citizens. The cost of the Preview and “Hump Day” Show is $6.00 for all seats. There is limited seating for the dinner show, so reservations are required in advance. The price for the preview show and Wednesday bargain show is $5.00.

For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve tickets CLICK HERE or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can contact Mr. Banks at 330-929-4205 ext. 167.

Spirit Shop Hours

The Spirit Shop has new hours of operation!  Come and visit us for the perfect gift for your Walsh Jesuit student, friend, alumni or family member!

Monday             11:00 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesday            12 noon to 3:30 pm

Wednesday       11:00 am to 3:30 pm

Thursday           12 noon to 3:30 pm

Friday                 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Questions?  Call 330-929-4205 x 138

Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 2/18/2015

As Ash Wednesday quickly approaches, please turn your attention to IGNITING OURVALUES, a spiritual resource for your Lenten prayer.

IGNITING OUR VALUES, which will debut online on Ash Wednesday, February 18, offers spiritually engaging and thought-provoking content that will be posted daily until Easter Sunday, April 5 at jesuits.org/igniting. For those who prefer an off-line experience, IGNITING OUR VALUES will be available as a daily email or a weekly PDF file. Visit the website and click on a button to receive the PDF or the daily email. Happy Lent!

College Guidance News:

 

·       Sophomore (2017) College Guidance Sneak Peek, Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. Currently scheduled to be held in the Library. If the group continues to grow, we will move to the Theater. This evening is open to all sophomore families but will be most helpful for first-time families (those who have a sophomore student as your oldest child). Cindy Burgio, Director of College Guidance, will facilitate a discussion/conversation about the “BIG SIX” and the role these factors play in your college visits this summer, as well as the application process. Please RSVP through the College Guidance Scheduler.

 

·       Juniors (2016) - 25 additional Junior Family Advising Appointments have been added. Please use the College Guidance Scheduler to select a date.

 

 

·       Senior Prom and After Prom – Senior Prom will be held at Signature of Solon on Friday, May 8, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. After-Prom will take place at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight to 2:00 a.m. We will also be offering all day passes to Kalahari Water Park for Saturday, May 9 at a cost of $35.00 per ticket. We invite all senior parents to help with After-Prom by contributing time, food, gift items, or monetary donations. Please drop your items off to the Dean’s office until Friday, May 1. You can also make checks payable to Tina Gilbert and send to 318 Valley Brook Oval, Hinckley, OH, 44233. For more information, contact Tina Gilbert at tinagilbert@frontier.com or Julie Hudec at hudecj@walshjesuit.orgClick here for the parent volunteer form.

 

 

·       Tuition Assistance for Current Students – Families of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be returning for the 2015-16 school year MUST apply EACH year for tuition assistance consideration. Awards are NOT automatically renewed. Here is what you need to know:

The application process is now open to apply for tuition assistance for next school year. Click here to begin. The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is Wednesday, April 15. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS FOR LATE APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR! The tuition assistance funds will be allocated based upon need, and the number of applicants who complete the process. Once the April 15th deadline arrives, all applications will be processed and tuition assistance grants will be awarded. Please do not ask for consideration beyond the deadline, as allocation of tuition assistance Funds will have been completed, and there will be no funds whatsoever held in reserve.

You will need your 2014 tax return along with the supporting W-2s and wage documents, as well as access to a fax machine in order to complete the online application. For those families unable to complete the online application, you may request a paper application from the Walsh Jesuit Business Office by contacting Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, ext. 126 or kilwayv@walshjesuit.org.

 

 

·       Semester One First and Second Honors are posted on the WJ website under Academics. Students may come to the Principal’s Office to pick up their First or Second Honors ribbon.

 

 

·       No Classes on Monday, February 23:  7th Grade Visitation Day

·       Dress Down Day – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, February 25. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s web page.

·       Bill Ricco Day – All current families, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Bill Ricco, one of WJ’s foremost founding fathers, are invited to a special morning mass at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel on Friday, February 27. A breakfast reception will be served afterward in Room A-2.

·       Speaker Series Returns - Everyone is invited to join us in the WJ Theater on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. to hear Boston College President, Father William Leahy S.J., speak on “Trends in Jesuit Education.” This event is free and open to all. The Alumni Mothers' Club will host a wine and cheese reception afterward. To read more about Father Leahy, S.J.,click here.For catering purposes, please RSVP by Thursday, February 26 by clicking here, or by emailing or calling Carole Moore at 330.929.4205, Ext.104.

·       Help Provide Meals for Family - M.O.M.S. Ministry has a family that is in great need of meals. If you can provide a meal, please go to http://www.takethemameal.com and type in Walsh for the name and 4574 for the password. If you have any questions, email Mimi Berghoff at Mimiberghoff@gmail.com. Thank you for your generosity. Please pray for this family!!!

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·       Wing Weekend at Wing Warehouse - The Cross Country team is planning to hold a “Wing Weekend” on Saturday, February 28from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wing Warehouse, located on Wyoga Lake Road in Stow. Buy a ticket and receive a Cystic Fibrosis wristband, two drinks, a basket of fries and UNLIMITED wings! Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased during lunch periods in the Commons. The team will donate $10 of every ticket sold to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We will accept cash or checks made out to Walsh Jesuit. For more information, please email Mr. David Lee.

·       Bob Evans Fundraiser for PFAB – PFAB invites you to our Bob Evans Fundraiserevery Wednesday in March (4, 11, 18, 25) from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at all Northeast Ohio locations. Dine in or carry out and Bob Evans Restaurants will donate 15% of the proceeds to PFAB! Anyone can participate, so please share these flyers with your friends and family. You must present this flyer at time of purchase in order for PFAB to receive credit. Thank you for your support! Contact PFAB at wjpfab1@gmail.com with any questions.

·       The Walsh Jesuit Mothers’ Club Book Sale will be Wednesday, March 11 – Saturday, March 14. Please collect all your used books and drop them off beginning Friday, March 6. This is a great way to clear out your house of those extra books (novels and text), DVDs and CDs. We appreciate any and all donations. If you have a large number of books you’d like to drop off before March 6, contact Susan Donahue at 330-666-5904 or email n1925u@hotmail.com.

·       Finding God in the Dark Film Series – The next film in the series, Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will be shown on Saturday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless. The film received 4 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Film. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149.

·       Sadie Hawkins Winter Dance – This semi-formal winter dance will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. in the Dome. Girls can wear dresses or skirts of appropriate length. Please use good judgment! Boys should wear a sport coat or tie. Cost is $15 per person. Students are permitted to invite someone from another school. For more information, please email Julie Hudec.

·       Annual Spring Brunch Updates – As we continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walsh Jesuit High School, we’d like to invite you, your family and friends to our annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 1, featuring award-winning journalist, author and cancer-survivor, Regina Brett. She will speak on her latestbook,“Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible”and also host a book-signing after the brunch. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons. A Mass will be held in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will follow, catered by Nosh Eatery. Please read the following updated information:

v  There will be basket raffles along with mini boutiques, which will include Fair Trade on Main, Silpada Jewelry, Just Bead It Designs, Tastefully Simple, ViVi: The New Cookie Lee Jewelry, Owl Eyes On You, Origami Owl Jewelry, Thirty  One, and Younique Cosmetics and Skincare. The boutiques will be open at 9:00 a.m.

v  Tickets are $30 per person. The registration deadline is Friday, February 20. Register either on the website or contact Amy Flanagan at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586. No tickets will be sold at the door. Please indicate in the space provided on the online registration form the names of your guests for our assigned seating arrangement. Tables of ten for $275.00 will also be available and must be paid in full at the time of reservation.

 

v  A limited number of Regina Brett’s books will be available for purchase that day.

 

·       The Mothers' Club General Membership Meeting and Social will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 100. Our guest speaker will be Barb Salata, WJ Athletic Director. She will provide information and updates about our sports programs, our new turf field, OHSAA changes, and more. All are welcome! All mothers and guardians of enrolled students are automatically a member of Mothers' Club. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about WJ, meet other members, and socialize.

·       Order Malley’s Chocolates and Support the WJ Boosters - Buy Malley’s Chocolates for Easter and support the WJ Athletic Booster Club. When you purchase Malley’s Chocolates online by clicking here, 33% of the orders totaling more than $1,000 are given to the WJ Booster program. Shipping is free on all online orders over $60. Thank you for your support.

·       PFAB’s Reaching for the Stars Fundraiser – This annual fundraising event to support the arts will take place on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Commons. The evening will include dinner, a basket raffle, student art works, and performances by our talented musical groups. Please join us! Tickets now available.

 

·       Advertise in the Spring Musical Program – Support the theater department at WJ and advertise your business to hundreds of people who will see the musical “Guys and Dolls” this March. Advertising forms are available to download by clicking here.

·       Spring Musical “Guys and Dolls” – The CenterStage Theater Department at Walsh Jesuit presents its spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls.” Regular show times are March 12 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and a special “Hump Day” performance on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. The cost of the Preview and “Hump Day” show is $6.00 for all seats. For more information on the upcoming production, or to reserve seats and buy tickets, visit www.walshjesuit.org or email wjcenterstagetickets@gmail.com. You can also call Dave Banks at 330-929-4205, ext. 167.

POWWOW 2015

Save the date for Friday, April 24 as we kick things off with the POWWOW 2015 Preview Party.  Join us on Saturday, April 25 as we celebrate on the Red Carpet for a dazzling star-studded night full of glitz, glamour and gratitude!

Gift Gathering – DONATE NOW! Gift processing has begun and we welcome any donation – monetary, products, or services to be used for the oral or silent auction. Please visit the Walsh Jesuit POWWOW 2015 Wish List at www.Amazon.com for ideas. Committee members are visiting retailers to solicit donations for the oral and silent auctions. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org or check the website tile for details.

It’s time to shake off the winter blues at one of our Parent Parties! This is a great way to meet other Walsh Jesuit parents and support POWWOW. Don’t forget to RSVP!

Saturday, February 21 - Zone 6 (Hudson, Aurora, Chagrin Falls):  Hosts:  Amy Canzone Miklos

Sunday, February 22 - Zone 1&2 (Silver Lake, CF, Stow):  Hosts:  Mike & Cindy Pollard

Saturday, February 28 – Zone 5 (Brecksville, Twinsburg, Macedonia):  Hosts: Jim & Lynne Filicko

Decorating Committee Begins Work

The POWWOW decorating committee has begun its work and will be having a Decorating Workshop every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and needs parent help!  Any time that can be given is appreciated. This is a wonderful way to get involved.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

 

POWWOW Raffle—Fancy Cars are Such a Sight to See!  Raffle tickets were sent home from school with students for a chance to win a Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu or $10,000 cash.  Search the book bag and start selling. One chance is $20, six chances for $100.  Details can be found on the flyer in the envelope. Winning seller will receive $500!

 

Corporate Sponsorship - This is an invitation to our families who own their own business or would like to promote their employer – please consider sponsoring an ad in our POWWOW program.  Our programs offer great exposure for your business as POWWOW is one of the premier fundraisers in Northeast Ohio.

 

Please continue to check the website for the latest POWWOW updates.

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Scott Beigie ’05 to Succeed Gerry Rardin ’72 as Head Football Coach for Walsh Jesuit

BEIGIE SCOTT STA Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, February 17, 2015— Scott Beigie ’05 has been named head football coach for the Walsh Jesuit Warriors.
Beigie succeeds Gerry Rardin ’72, Walsh Jesuit’s longest-serving football coach of 35 years, who announced his retirement in December.

“I am deeply humbled to be given the opportunity to lead the Walsh Jesuit football program into the future,” said Beigie. “I would like to thank Coach Rardin in particular for offering me the opportunity seven years ago to return to my alma mater as a young coach and learn from a group of dedicated men that have been a great influence in my life. As the head football coach, I promise to lead with a respect for the traditions of the past, a vision for the future, and a sincere commitment to the school mission, the football program and the student athletes.”

Beigie, who was named Walsh Jesuit’s Assistant Athletic Director in 2014, and is also a guidance counselor for Walsh Jesuit, is a 2005 Walsh Jesuit graduate and former player under Coach Rardin. He completed his eighth coaching season this year, seven as an assistant coach for the Warriors, with one year coaching at Cleveland Heights prior to Walsh Jesuit. 

Beigie is a 2009 graduate of John Carroll University, and a two-year football player for John Carroll until a knee injury ended his collegiate career.

“We are blessed to have a person of Scott’s quality to lead our team,” said WJ President, Karl Ertle. “As a faithful alumnus, his commitment to our mission, his experience as a player and his passion for serving the students all demonstrate that he is prepared to continue the legacy of coach Bill Ricco and Gerry Rardin as he leads the Warrior football program. We are grateful to Scott for accepting the challenge and wish him and the team all the best!”

Athletic Director, Barb Salata also commented, “Scott has been a blessing to Walsh Jesuit first as a student, and then as a guidance counselor and assistant football coach. His concern for young people and passion for football will help him carry on the fine tradition of Warrior football that Coach Ricco and Coach Rardin ’72 established.”

Beigie is married to high school sweetheart, Abbey Baum-Beigie ’04. Baum-Beigie received her undergraduate degree from John Carroll University, her Masters from Case Western Reserve, and is a Nurse Practitioner at Bethany Medical Center. The couple resides in Akron.