Congratulations to the Lady Warriors Golf Team

Walsh Jesuit HS Girls Golf Runner-Up  NEOISGG League Championship

(North East Ohio Independent Schools Girls Golf League)

Big Met GC Par 73 

9/18/14

  Team Results
    Kent Roosevelt 317
    Walsh Jesuit   336
    Hathaway Brown 351
    Warren JFK     365
    NDCL           373
    St Joseph      380
    Magnificat     385
    Beaumont       433
    Laurel         487
    Pauda          NS
        
    Medalist Kasey Nielsen Kent 72

Individual All-Tournament Team
    Kelly Nielsen Kent 75
    O. Jereb  NDCL     78
    Kory Nielsen  Kent 80
    R. Morris NDCL     80
    E. Peltz  WJ       82
    R. Reilly WJ       83

JV Football Game moved to CVCA field on Saturday, September 20

Because of work being done to our new track, the JV football game vs. Akron Buchtel HS scheduled to be played this Saturday, September 20th at 10:00 at WJ will be MOVED ACROSS THE STREET TO CVCA. 


E-Bulletin for the week of 09.17.14

Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 9/17/2014

“The Holy Spirit gives us the freedom to look at ourselves without judgment and without complacency. Ask that you will grow as you reflect upon yourself, deepening your relationship with God.”
~ From the Daily Examen by Maria Bandwen, Class of 2015, 9/03/14

From the Principal’s Office:
·         AP Scholars Announced for the Class of 2015 - AP Scholar is granted to students who received scores of three or higher on three or more AP Exams. Congratulations to the Class of 2015 Walsh Jesuit High School AP Scholars!

·         One Call Now – The names and phone numbers of all WJ families with current students have been placed in our automated phone call and text messaging system. Walsh Jesuit contracts with One Call Now to alert the community of snow days, emergencies, or changes in the school calendar. If you wish to add a second number to your profile, or opt in to receive text messages, please follow the instructions here. If you have any questions please contact our registrar, Sue Kurtz, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 214.

·         School Picture Retake Day – Picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 10 during lunch periods in the Dome. Students who already had photos taken but did not receive them should call Lifetouch at 1-800-589-6411.

·         Faculty/Staff In-Service Day – There will be no school and the offices will be closed on Friday, September 26, to accommodate a Faculty/Staff In-Service Day.




·         Tissues and Hand Sanitizer Needed – Our school clinic is in desperate need of more tissues and hand sanitizer. You may drop these items off in the Dean’s office. We greatly appreciate your help!

·     Knights of Columbus Scholarship – A $1,000 scholarship applicable to high school tuition is available to all Catholic students attending a Catholic school in Ohio. There is only one winner per school. The requirements for this scholarship are financial need, grade point average of 2.5 or higher, academic awards, community and/or parish involvement, and extracurricular activities. All applications must be completed by the student and submitted by Monday, November 17, along with a current transcript of grades. For more details, including application materials, visit the Ohio Knights of Columbus website.

·         Support Student Raffle – The Walsh Jesuit Student Raffle is underway. This money directly supports the WJ Tuition Assistance Program. Please encourage your child to sell their quota of six books of raffle tickets in support of the deserving students who receive tuition assistance. With a shorter timeframe to reach their quota, students have the option to sell their raffle tickets in person or online. The online order form includes an area for the student seller’s information so credit for the sale can be given to that student. The cost is $5 for one ticket and $20 for a booklet of five tickets. Grand prize is $10,000 or one year of tuition! Second prize is $2,500. Drawing will be held Friday, October 3 at the Homecoming Game. Winner(s) need not be present. Contact Gary Rybka with questions.

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

·         Servin’ It Up For Danie Fundraiser - Please join the Walsh Jesuit community and the Walsh Jesuit women's volleyball teams on Thursday, September 18 as we take on Lake Catholic High School to commemorate the Danie Rose Scholarship Fund. This special fundraising event starts with the freshman game at 4:30 p.m. and features a serving competition, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and gift basket raffle. Net proceeds will be donated to the fund to provide tuition assistance for families in need. Please wear something purple to honor and support Danie Rose.

 

 

·         Last Days to Register for the Evening SPA Retreat - Beginning next Tuesday evening on September 23 and continuing for eight weeks, you have the opportunity to deepen your prayer life while experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the foundation of Ignatian spirituality and the basis of all we do at Walsh Jesuit. The group meets each Tuesday evening for Mass, followed by a presentation, and reflection on our prayer. Register by emailing Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. or calling him at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149, or emailing Mrs. Dolly Gingo or calling her at 330-929-4205, ext. 264. To learn more about SPA, click here.

 

 

·         Make-Up OGT Exams – This information applies to juniors or seniors who need to take any OGT they missed or failed. All tests begin at 8:00 a.m. in the library. Students who need to make up an OGT exam will be notified by their counselor. Students are encouraged to prepare for their exams by visiting the Study Skills Lab or Math Lab. Dates for exams are as follows:

Monday, November 3 – Reading

Tuesday, November 4 – Math

Wednesday, November 5 – Writing

Thursday, November 6 – Science

Friday, November 7 – Social Studies

·         Walsh Jesuit’s 50th Anniversary Mass and Celebration – We want to hear your stories or memories of WJ! Using your Smartphone or any electronic recording device, record your video message (1-2 minutes) and upload the video to our website! We want to celebrate both the Legends of Walsh Jesuit and legendary moments of the school. For more information, visit http://sites.walshjesuit.org/legends/. Click here for more information on this huge event, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 27.

·         Two Ways to Contribute to Walsh Jesuit – When you shop at Target stores, you can designate Walsh Jesuit High School as your “beneficiary school of choice.” Each time you use a Target credit card, a percentage of your total purchase will be donated to Walsh Jesuit High School from the Target Corporate Office.

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

·         Tuition Assistance - This is a reminder for any family of a current 8th grade student who plans to attend WJ next year to apply for tuition assistance beginning Saturday, November 1. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 30. Click here and follow the instructions to complete the FAIR form. Families who currently have students at WJ must still follow this timeline!

·         Mothers’ Club General Membership Meeting and Social is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 100. All mothers and guardians of currently enrolled students are automatically a member of the Mothers’ Club and are invited to join us. Our guest speaker will be Tim Dunn, Director of Campus Ministry. Mr. Dunn will discuss the role of Campus Ministry in the lives of our students and how they aim to develop Christian competence and compassion through dynamic retreats, social justice, Christian service, immersion experiences, prayer, sacramental life and much more. We hope to see you there!

·         Homecoming Dance - The Homecoming Dance will be held Saturday, October 4 in the Commons from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Because the capacity of the room is 600 people, freshmen will not be permitted to attend. Dress for the dance includes suits, ties and dress shoes for the boys and modest dresses for the girls. Parents, please monitor your child’s attire. A student who arrives in inappropriate attire may be refused admission to the dance. Students will receive a flyer on proper behavior and dress code when they purchase their tickets. Tickets are $20 each, presale only.

·         “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater with “The Mission,” starring Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons. Each film in the series highlights themes from St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at 330-929-4205, ext. 149 or click here.

·         Freshmen Mixer – Due to a scheduling conflict, the date of the Freshmen Mixer has been changed to Saturday, October 18 in the Commons from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Attire for the evening should be appropriate for a Catholic school. Boys should wear dress pants, shoes, shirt and tie. Girls can wear a knee-length dress with sleeves or straps at least one inch wide or dress pants and top (with sleeves). The dance is for Walsh Jesuit freshmen only. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but presale is preferable to avoid a crowd immediately before the dance.

·         M.O.M.S. Ministry – Men and Women Organized for Ministry to the Suffering, with the help of the Walsh Jesuit community, serves families, faculty, and staff by confidentially providing meals, groceries, restaurant and gas gift cards, dental care, uniform shirts, clothing, and athletic equipment during times of crisis. If you or someone you know needs help with school supplies, yearbooks, parking passes, or even tickets or fees for athletic events, dances or retreats, please email coordinator Mary McShane. Our mission is to reach out and provide support when an illness, hospitalization, unemployment, or other hardship creates a burden.

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

·         Get your Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. Each card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Proceeds benefit the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here for more details.

·         Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) - The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering to honor the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989. This year’s gathering on Saturday, November 15 – Monday, November 17 in Washington D.C. honors the martyrs of El Salvador on the 25th anniversary of their assassination. Students will be able to register for our Walsh Jesuit delegation by attending Justice League meetings on Tuesdays after school or in Campus Ministry. We are also extending an invitation to parents and other adult community members to join us at the Teach-In. Please email Lauren Fraser or call her at (330) 929-4205, ext. 116 for more information.

   Yearbooks on Sale – The 2014-15 edition of “The Trek,” Walsh Jesuit’s yearbook, is currently on sale for $50 through December 31, 2014. Beginning January 1, 2015, the price of the yearbook will be $65 until the deadline of April 22, 2015. No late orders will be accepted for any reason!! Read all the details about ordering and advertising here.

Get your Warrior Discount Card Today!

Get your Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. Each card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie's, Auntie Anne's, Moe's, Subway, BW3, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie's Pizza, and more. Proceeds benefit the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, during lunch time in the Commons, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com

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

 WALSH JESUIT'S 50TH CELEBRATION
SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

Registration opens at 4:30

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

Master of Ceremonies
John Bedell ’06

Live Music Starting at 8:00 p.m.

The Dave Banks Big Band

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

Mark Leach ’08

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

Read more about Mark Leach 08'

 

The Strange Familiar

Strange Familiar

Who hasn’t indulged the childhood fantasy of playing in a band with your best friend and promising to stay together forever (and ever)? Only in the case of Kira Leyden Andrea, '01 and Jeff Andrea, '01—co-leads of the Akron Ohio based The Strange Familiar—it’s a dream that came… and remained… true.

Read more about The Strange Familiar

A Taste of Walsh- Provided by:

A Taste of Excellence

Belgrade Gardens

Bradley's Catering

Burntwood Tavern

 Country Club of Hudson

Leach's Meats and Sweets

Marcelita's Mexican Food and Drink

Mike's Place

Nosh Creative Catering

Pura Vida by Brandt

Raj Mahal

Rizzi's Ristorante and Pizzeria

Rocco's Pizza

Rosewood Grill

Russo's

Sweetheart U.S.A. Bakery

Swenson's Drive-In Restaurants

Vaccaro's Trattoria


Maroon and Gold Sponsor

The Anzlec Family and Parker Hannifin Foundation

An Anonymous Donor in Thanksgiving for Walsh Jesuit

Where else can you enjoy food from some of the finest area restaurants, kick-up your heels and party with your fellow classmates and friends!  We can’t wait to see you on September 27, 2014!

$50 per person / Business casual


We want to hear your memories of WJ!

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Serving It Up For Danie!" Danie Rose Fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, September 18

Please join the Walsh Jesuit community and the Walsh Jesuit women's volleyball teams on Thursday, September 18 as we take on Lake Catholic  High School to commemorate the Danie Rose Scholarship Fund. Net proceeds will be donated to the Danie Rose Scholarship Fund to provide tuition assistance for families in need. This special fundraising event will feature a serving competition, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and gift basket raffle.

Please wear something purple to honor and support Danie Rose.

 

Tuition Assistance Raffle Tickets Now Available!

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Raffle for Tuition Assistance
1st Prize - $10,000 or 1 Year Tuition.  2nd Prize - $2,500.  The drawing will be held October 3, 2014.  Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a book of five tickets.  Visit www.walshjesuit.org/student-raffle to purchase yours today!

AP Scholars Announced for the Class of 2015

AP Scholar is granted to students who received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.  Congratulations to the following Walsh Jesuit High School AP Scholars!

Alec M. Bryson

Gabriel H. Gerry

Ryan T. Harrison

Zack J.Htun

John J. Krakora

Dominic A. Morretti

Ankur A. Parikh

Michael J. Reilman

Brian M. Schafer

Mary T. Yoakum

AP Scholar with Honor are students who received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Emma C. Colye

Nicole Davessar

Adam T. Hull

Thomas B. Imhoff

Thomas Kyner

Michael Morgan

Simon Padanilam

Nicholas Rutherford

Julia Sabella

Timothy Wintering

AP Scholar with Distinction – Is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams
Sinopoli, Jacob

50th Anniversary Merchandise available in the Spirit Shop

Check out our new "50th" Merchandise available in the Spirit Shop!  Interested in any of these items?  Contact Kim Eubank at eubankk@walshjesuit.org

staduim cushionStadium Cushions w/ key chain – $10.00

tumblerDrink tumbler with straw – $10.00

tshirt 50thLimited edition t-shirt – $12.00   XXL and XXXL - $15.00


Live at Center Stage Theatre: Country Night- Thursday, September 18

Come out and hear your favorite performers croon their country best at this Harmony Gold Choir and Band "preview" fundraiser.

Tickets will be available at the door.  Admission is $5.00

Click here to download the flier.

E-Bulletin for the week of 09.10.14

Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 9/10/2014
“As people who are constantly changing and wanting something different, we must always remember that The Lord our God is on our side. There is beauty in disorder. Do not long for change. Let God take you on His journey by learning to accept things as they are.”   ~ From the Daily Examen by Brittany Marvin, Class of 2015, 9/02/14 
From the Principal’s Office:
·         Early Dismissal -- Our first Early Dismissal for the year is today, September 10. We will follow Schedule E. Although students will be dismissed from classes at 1:43 p.m. so the Faculty can hold departmental meetings, all freshmen will stay after school to meet in the Chapel and all sophomores will stay after school to meet in the Theater. Public and WJ buses will depart at their regular times

·          Make-Up OGT Exams – This information applies to juniors or seniors who need to take any OGT they missed or failed. Dates for exams are as follows. All tests begin at 8:00 a.m. in the library. Please seek help to prepare by visiting the Study Skills Lab or Math Lab.

Monday, November 3 – Reading

Tuesday, November 4 – Math

Wednesday, November 5 – Writing

Thursday, November 6 – Science

Friday, November 7 – Social Studies

·         M.O.M.S. Ministry – Men and Women Organized for Ministry to the Suffering, with the help of the Walsh Jesuit community, serves families, faculty, and staff by confidentially providing meals, groceries, restaurant and gas gift cards, dental care, uniform shirts, clothing, and athletic equipment during times of crisis. If you or someone you know needs help with school supplies, yearbooks, parking passes, or even tickets or fees for athletic events, dances or retreats, please email coordinator Mary McShane. Our mission is to reach out and provide support when an illness, hospitalization, unemployment, or other hardship creates a burden.

·         Sophomore Literature and History Tour (Fall Break to Salem) – The fall break trip is sold out! Final payments are due tomorrow, September 11 to avoid a $25.00 late fee. Students will receive a homeroom notice of remaining obligations and may be replaced by students on the waiting list if they neglect their deadlines. Contact Mrs. Deb Bok or your American Literature teacher with questions.

·         Junior High Dance – All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to attend the Junior High Dance in the Walsh Jesuit Commons on Friday, September 12 from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dress is casual. Admission is $5, which covers door prizes and refreshments. Permission forms can be found here. Contact Rob Eubank, Director of Admissions, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 103 with questions.

·         Walsh Jesuit’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – Don’t forget to reserve your seat by Friday, September 12 for our 50th Anniversary Celebration. All Walsh Jesuit alumni, family, and friends are invited to attend the mass and party on Saturday, September 27. Cost is $50 per person. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

*We want to hear your stories or memories of WJ! Using your Smartphone or any electronic recording device, record your video message (1-2 minutes) and upload the video to our website! We want to celebrate both the Legends of Walsh Jesuit and legendary moments of the school. For more information, check out: http://sites.walshjesuit.org/legends/

·         50th Anniversary Items in the Spirit Shop – We now have several items with the 50th Anniversary logo available for purchase in the Spirit Shop. They are:

Stadium cushions w/ key chain – $10.00

Drink tumbler with straw – $10.00

Limited addition t-shirt – $12.00 for XXL and $15.00 for XXXL

For more details, contact Kim Eubank, Spirit Shop Manager, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 138. Click here for store hours.

·         Fall Sports & Activities Mass – Mass will be held Sunday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

·         National Honor Society Induction Ceremony – The NHS Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel for newly inducted members. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. For more information, please email Gary Rybka.

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

  • Fall 2014 SPA (Spirituality Program for Adults) - The Fall SPA retreats begin in two weeks, so register now! Fall retreat dates are every Tuesday evening, September 23 – November 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and every Wednesday morning, September 17 to November 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J., Fr. Jack White, S.J., or Mrs. Dolly Gingo to reserve your spot today. To learn more about SPA, click here.
  • ·         The Harmony Gold Show Choir Presents “Country Night” – Support the very talented performers of the Harmony Gold Show Choir by attending their first performance of the year as they sing their favorite country tunes on Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Tickets are available at the door for $5 each. Proceeds go directly to the HGSC to help defray costs associated with transportation, set design and choreography. All are welcome. We appreciate your support!

    ·         Faculty/Staff In-Service Day – There will be no school and the offices will be closed on Friday, September 26, to accommodate a Faculty/Staff In-Service Day.

    ·         College Guidance Newsletter #3 is available by clicking here. It contains information for seniors about completing the Common Application, college campus programs for all students, and colleges visiting Walsh Jesuit.

    ·         Parent Volunteer Needed as Standardized Test Assistant - During the month of October, Walsh Jesuit offers practice ACT and practice SAT (PSAT) to students in grades 9-11. These two practice exams involve a mound of paperwork, counting of documents, and organizing proctor packets. If you would like to volunteer as a Standardized Test Assistant for these two practice exams, please email Cindy Burgio, Director of College Guidance. Any amount of time you can spare is appreciated.

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

    ·         Get your Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. Each card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Proceeds benefit the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com.

    ·         Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) - The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.

    The IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989. This year’s gathering on Saturday, November 15 – Monday, November 17 in Washington D.C. offers a special opportunity to honor the martyrs of El Salvador on the 25th anniversary of their assassination. Students will be able to register for our Walsh Jesuit delegation by attending Justice League meetings on Tuesdays after school or in Campus Ministry. We are also extending an invitation to parents and other adult community members to join us at the Teach-In. Please email Lauren Fraser or call her at (330) 929-4205, ext. 116 for more information.

    ·         Homecoming Dance - The Homecoming Dance will be held Saturday, October 4 in the WJ Commons from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Because the capacity of the room is 600 people, freshmen will not be permitted to attend. As a Catholic school, Walsh Jesuit holds high standards for both attire and behavior. Dress for the dance includes suits, ties and dress shoes for the boys and modest dresses for the girls. Proper length is determined by having the student kneel down and placing a 12-ounce pop can on the floor in front of her. If the skirt or dress touches the can, the length is acceptable. Slits in skirts and dresses must conform to this test. Tight or otherwise revealing dresses are not permitted. Parents, please monitor your child’s attire. A student who arrives in inappropriate attire may be refused admission to the dance. We want every student to enjoy the evening. Students will receive a flyer on proper behavior and dress code when they purchase their tickets. Tickets are $20 each, presale only. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but presale is preferable to avoid a crowd immediately before the dance.

    ·         Freshmen Mixer – Freshmen are not permitted to attend the Homecoming Dance. Instead, Student Government is hosting a Freshman Mixer on Saturday, October 11 in the WJ Commons from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Attire for the evening should be appropriate for a Catholic school. Boys should wear dress pants, shoes, shirt and tie. Girls can wear a knee-length dress with sleeves or straps at least one inch wide or dress pants and top (with sleeves). The dance will be for Walsh Jesuit freshmen only so that students will have the opportunity to meet one another. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but presale is preferable to avoid a crowd immediately before the dance.

    ·         “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater with “The Mission,” starring Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons. Each film in the series highlights themes from St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at 330-929-4205, ext. 149 or click here.

    ·         Yearbooks on Sale – The 2014-15 edition of “The Trek,” Walsh Jesuit’s yearbook, is currently on sale for $50 through December 31, 2014. Beginning January 1, 2015, the price of the yearbook will be $65 until the deadline of April 22, 2015. No late orders will be accepted for any reason!! Read all the details about ordering and advertising here.

    Six Walsh Jesuit Students Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists

    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, September 10, 2014— Emma Coley ’15, Nicole Davessar ’15, Michael Morgan ’15, Simon Padanilam ’15, Brian Schafer ’15 and Jacob Sinopoli ’15 have been named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students have an opportunity to continue to compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth $33 million that will be offered next spring. Commended Scholars under the National Merit Scholarship competition will be announced in the next week. The National Merit Scholarship program honors individuals who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

    Congratulations to all of our Warrior Semi-finalists!  Good Luck!

    Shown Below: Emma Coley ’15, Nicole Davessar ’15, Michael Morgan ’15, Simon Padanilam ’15, Brian Schafer ’15 and Jacob Sinopoli ’15


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    Warriors reclaim "The Bell" with a victory over St. Vincent-St. Mary

    Congratulations to the Walsh Warriors Freshmen and Varsity Football teams on their victories over St. Vincent- St. Mary!

    The Freshmen Team won 7-0 on Thursday night.

    The Varsity Team defeated the Fighting Irish on Friday night by a score of 14-7.   Go Warriors!

     

     

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    Walsh Jesuit’s Blake Jenkins Commits to Bowling Green State University

    Walsh Jesuit’s Blake Jenkins Commits to Bowling Green State University
    JENKINS ROBERT 011Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, September 2, 2014— Walsh Jesuit senior, Blake Jenkins has made a verbal commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at Bowling Green State University. Jenkins will play for the school’s NCAA Division I baseball program under head baseball coach Danny Schmitz. Jenkins becomes the sixth member of the Warrior Class of 2015 to commit to a Division I school.

    Jenkins, the center fielder for the Warriors is a member of the Warriors 2014 undefeated regular season, ranking 3rd in the Nation for 2014. The Warriors are the 2013 and 2014 North Coast League champions, with Jenkins earning the Most Valuable Player Award for the 2014 North Coast League. Jenkins was also named First Team All Ohio and First Team All Inland Northeast District in 2014. He is ranked among the Top 40 players in Ohio by Prep Baseball Report and posts a batting average of .507, with 6 HRs and 37 RBIs for the 2014 season.

    “Blake possesses such an abundant set of tools across the board and truly has a great deal of potential,” said Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach.  “He is just a superb athlete who not only gets the most out of himself on the field, but is also an extremely hard worker that is passionate about making improvements every day.  He is exceptional on both sides of the ball, and is truly a very versatile and athletically gifted player. We have had some tremendous center fielders during the course of my tenure, and he ranks right there with the best. His combination of power and explosiveness is extraordinary, and he has become a good friend and an asset to Walsh Jesuit Baseball in many ways. He is a tremendous talent now, and I’m even more excited to see what can happen this coming year and down the road with Coach Schmitz at BG.”Jenkins, who intends to major in Medicine or Business is the son of Pamela and Robert of Hinckley.

    Walsh Jesuit Tailgate Party Scheduled for September 13

    Walsh Jesuit Tailgate Party  
    All Walsh Jesuit Alumni, Family, and Friends are invited to a family friendly tailgate party for the
    Ohio State vs Kent State football game!
    -Hosted by Manu Raj (WJHS - 1988/OSU - 1992)

    Saturday, September 13 - From Sunrise to the end of the game
    Look for the WJHS Flag flying high at the base of the foot bridge behind Drake Union!

    Whether a fan of the Buckeyes, the Flashes, or just a proud Columbus-area Warrior, we hope to see you there!

    Please contact the Alumni Office for more information or to RSVP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Register Now!


                          

     

    Click here to register today.

     

     

     

     

     

    E-Bulletin for the week of 09.03.14

    Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 9/03/2014

    “Take the time to smile at a stranger, or hold a conversation with someone you do not often talk to. These seemingly insignificant moments are what make us compassionate and responsive children of God.”
    ~ From the Daily Examen by Caitlin Krause, Class of 2015, 8/22/14 

    From the Principal’s Office 
    ·         Please take the time to read the quote above. I will use a different one each week at the beginning of the e-bulletin. Each quote is from one of our students who present their own personal version of the Daily Examen of Conscience to our entire school. 

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

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

    ·         Dress Down Dates for the Year - These are the dates of all the Dress Down Days for this school year.  Each date falls on a Wednesday and costs $3. We will put reminders in the e-bulletin for each upcoming date:

                                    September 3            December 3             March 11

    September 17          December 17           March 18

    October 1               January 7                April 8

    October 22              January 21              April 15

    November 5            February 4              May 13

    November 19           February 25             May 27

    ·         Fall Sports Mass – The date for this mass has changed to Sunday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

    ·         Faculty/Staff In-Service Day – There will be no school and the offices will be closed on Friday, September 26, to accommodate a Faculty/Staff In-Service Day. 

    ·         College Guidance Parent Volunteer Opportunities

    Standardized Test Assistant - During the month of October, Walsh Jesuit offers practice ACT and practice SAT (PSAT) to students in grades 9-11. These two practice exams involve a mound of paperwork, counting of documents, and organizing proctor packets. If you would like to help with these two practice exams for one or two hours, or as much time as you can spare, please email Cindy Burgio, Director of College Guidance.

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

     

     

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

     

     

    ·         Sophomore Literature and History Tour (Fall Break to Salem) – The fall break trip is sold out! The deadline for travelers to sign up for hotel roommates, lunch selections for Walden Pond, and declarations of food allergies on the bulletin board outside of the English office is Friday, September 5. Travelers who miss this deadline will be assigned to a room, and turkey will be ordered. Final payments for the trip are due Thursday, September 11 to avoid a $25.00 late fee. Students will receive a homeroom notice of remaining obligations and may be replaced by students on the waiting list if they neglect their deadlines. Contact Mrs. Deb Bok or your American Literature teacher with questions.


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

    ·         Get your Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. Each card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Proceeds benefit the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com.

    ·         Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) - The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.
    The IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989. This year’s gathering on Saturday, November 15 – Monday, November 17 in Washington D.C. offers a special opportunity to honor the martyrs of El Salvador on the 25th anniversary of their assassination. Students will be able to register for our Walsh Jesuit delegation by attending Justice League meetings on Tuesdays after school or in Campus Ministry. We are also extending an invitation to parents and other adult community members to join us at the Teach-In. Please email Lauren Fraser or call her at (330) 929-4205, ext. 116 for more information.

    ·         Junior High Dance – All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to attend the Junior High Dance in the Walsh Jesuit Commons on Friday, September 12 from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dress is casual. Admission is $5, which covers door prizes and refreshments. Permission forms can be found here. Contact Rob Eubank, Director of Admissions, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 103 with questions.

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

    We want to hear your stories or memories of WJ! Using your Smartphone or any electronic recording device, record your video message (1-2 minutes) and upload the video to our website! We want to celebrate both the Legends of Walsh Jesuit and legendary moments of the school. For more information, check out: http://sites.walshjesuit.org/legends/ 

            National Honor Society Induction Ceremony – The NHS Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel for newly inducted members. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. For more information, please email Gary Rybka.

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

  • Fall 2014 SPA (Spirituality Program for Adults) - SPA is an opportunity to deepen your spiritual and prayer life by experiencing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with other adults in the Walsh Jesuit Community. Retreats will be held in the fall every Tuesday evening, September 23 – November 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and every Wednesday morning, September 17 to November 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J., Fr. Jack White, S.J., or Mrs. Dolly Gingo to reserve your spot today. To learn more about SPA, click here.
  • ·         Homecoming Dance - The Homecoming Dance will be held Saturday, October 4 in the WJ Commons from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.  Because the capacity of the room is 600 people, freshmen will not be permitted to attend. As a Catholic school, Walsh Jesuit holds high standards for both attire and behavior. Dress for the dance includes suits, ties and dress shoes for the boys and modest dresses for the girls. Proper length is determined by having the student kneel down and placing a 12-ounce pop can on the floor in front of her. If the skirt or dress touches the can, the length is acceptable. Slits in skirts and dresses must conform to this test. Tight or otherwise revealing dresses are not permitted. Parents, please monitor your child’s attire. A student who arrives in inappropriate attire may be refused admission to the dance. We want every student to enjoy the evening. Students will receive a flyer on proper behavior and dress code when they purchase their tickets.

    ·         Freshmen Mixer – Freshmen are not permitted to attend the Homecoming Dance. Instead, Student Government is hosting a Freshman Mixer on Saturday, October 11 in the WJ Commons from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Attire for the evening should be appropriate for a Catholic school. Boys should wear dress pants, shoes, shirt and tie. Girls can wear a knee-length dress with sleeves or straps at least one inch wide or dress pants and top (with sleeves). The dance will be for Walsh Jesuit freshmen only so that students will have the opportunity to meet one another. Cost T

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

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

    Warriors Basketball Point Guard and Post Skills Schools Scheduled for October

     
    Boys in grades 5-8 are invited to sign up for Point Guard or Post Skill Schools scheduled to begin in October.  Cost of the camps are $75.00 each.  Checks are to be made payable to Walsh Jesuit High School and delivered on the first day of your camp.

    To register please contact Men's Head Coach at Walsh Jesuit, John Norris by email at norrisj@walshjesuit.org  Please indicate which session you would like your child to attend in the body of the email.  Camp is limited to 20 players.

    Point Guard School Info- October 20-22, 2014

    This 3 day camp will be held on October 20-21 and 22 at Walsh Jesuit High School from 6:15 pm until 8 pm.  Areas to be covered by the camp include:

    • Open Court Ball Handling
    • Attacking in the scoring area
    • Moves off the dribble
    • Shooting
    • Ball Screen Reads
    • Feeding the post
    • Getting Open
    • Defense and pressure
    • Leadership and Game Management

    Warriors Post Skills School- October 27-29, 2014

    This 3 day camp will be held at Walsh Jesuit High School from 6:15 pm until 8 pm. 

    Areas to be covered by the camp include:

    • Footwork on post catch
    • Getting open in the post
    • Individual post moves
    • High post offense
    • Methods of defending the post
    • Offensive and Defensive Rebounding

    Contact Coach Norris today for more information and to register.

     

     

    E-Bulletin- Week of August 27, 2014

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

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

     

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

     

    From the Principal’s Office:

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

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

    ·       Mini Course Night – Mini Course Night will be held Thursday, August 28 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend this evening as it provides an opportunity to meet the faculty and administration by following an abbreviated student schedule. Schedules will be distributed to parents in the Commons from 6:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. The first period begins at 6:30 p.m. Please save questions and concerns about your student for Parent-Teacher Conferences in October, or contact the teachers via email at a later time. The following faculty/administration members will not be present for this event: Sean Lynch, Michael Benton, and Emily Elliot. Also on this date, parents of seniors are welcome to attend the College Guidance Application Review Session with Miss Cindy Burgio. There are two identical sessions scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. in the library. Please attend the one that is most convenient for you.

    ·       Mass of the Holy Spirit – Students, faculty and staff will attend the traditional Ignatian Mass on Friday, August 29 in the Ricco Fieldhouse at approximately 9:00 a.m. Students should arrive at the regular time of 8:00 a.m. All musicians and Eucharistic Ministers are expected to dress up. Please see Campus Ministry for guidelines. All other students must follow the uniform dress code.

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

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

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

     

     

    ·       Dance Hosted by Student Government – On Friday, August 29, Student Government will host a dance after the Walsh Jesuit/Youngstown Ursuline football game for all WJ students only from 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Admission is free. Since many students will also attend the football game, shorts are permitted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    We want to hear your stories or memories of WJ! Using your Smartphone or any electronic recording device, record your video message (1-2 minutes) and upload the video to our website! We want to celebrate both the Legends of Walsh Jesuit and legendary moments of the school. For more information, check out: http://sites.walshjesuit.org/legends/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The End

     

     

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

    WJBN Football Broadcast THIS FRIDAY!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    See this week's Spirit Sheet

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

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

     

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

    Fall TRIP Info

    Fall TRIP Order Form

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

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

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


    How to Get Started?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2014 TRIP SCHOOL SCHEDULE

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

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


    Men's Soccer Team is victorious at Jesuit Cup

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

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    WJ Admissions to host Junior High Dance!

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

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


    Walsh Jesuit Welcomes New Staff and Faculty!

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

    o   Mrs. Keel Arlia – Part-time Spanish

    o   Mr. Joe Fisher – Alumni Service Corps participant

    o   Ms. Mary Kate Glowe – Theology

    o   Mrs. Colleen Kozlowksi – Nurse

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

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

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

    o   Mr. Tim Dunn- Director of Campus Ministry

    o   Mr. Lars Schvartz- Part-time Physics

    o   Mr. Matt Long- Educational Technologist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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    Follow Walsh Jesuit Football on Twitter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    August 2014  -  Adam Brandon

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

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

    -What is the most rewarding part of your job?

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

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

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

    -What is your favorite Walsh Jesuit memory?

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

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

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

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

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

     

    -Previous Awardees-

    July 2014  -  Kristen Weiss '02

    Kristen Weiss

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

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

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

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

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