WJ senior, Graeme Warner commits to Centre College, Trevor Brown and Brandon Arbogast commit to Otterbein

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, April 27, 2015— Walsh Jesuit senior, Graeme Warner has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at Centre College in Danville, KY. Warner will play for the school’s NCAA Division III Lacrosse program under coach Dan Sharbaugh. Warner joins two other WJ teammates, Trevor Brown and Brandon Arbogast who have committed to play Lacrosse for Otterbein University.

WARNER GRAEME 12Warner, co-captain of the Walsh Jesuit Lacrosse team, is a four-year letterman for the Warriors. For the 2014 season, Warner tallied 31 goals and 25 assists at attack, and was selected to the North Coast League 2nd team and was All-Regional Honorable Mention.

Warner is a member of the National Honor Society at Walsh Jesuit. In addition to participating in an immersion experience helping children and the homeless in Louisville, KY with Crossroads Ministry, Warner volunteers at the Akron-Canton Food Bank and Big Brother/Big Sisters of Summit County.

Warner, who plans to major in Behavioral Neuroscience and complete the pre-professional physical therapy program at Centre College, is the son of Dean and Kathy Warner of Kent. 

Walsh Jesuit’s POWWOW is a huge success!

Thank you to all who attended POWWOW 2015 on Saturday, April 25! 

Walsh Jesuit High School's annual fundraiser, POWWOW, took place on April 24-25, 2015. This year's theme, "A Golden Walk on the Red Carpet", took guests to a glamorous evening complete with over 500 silent and oral auction items for bid. 

Kicking off the POWWOW weekend was a Preview Party on Friday night open to all in the Walsh Jesuit community. Attendees could purchase tickets to win prizes and had the opportunity to preview the silent and oral auctions for bid on Saturday. The Preview Party concluded with fireworks over Walsh Jesuit.

Saturday night, more than 550 guests filled the school as attendees had the opportunity to bid on oral auction items and over 500 silent auction items. The event raises funds for the tuition assistance program for students at Walsh Jesuit. This year, Walsh Jesuit has given over $1.5 million in tuition assistance to nearly 30% of our students.

Walsh Jesuit is a Catholic, college preparatory high school and one of approximately 50 Jesuit secondary schools in the United States. Recognized twice as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (the only high school in Northeast Ohio to receive this prestigious award twice), Walsh Jesuit operates in the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola, guiding its students to be intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. Founded in 1964 and located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the school has a coed enrollment of more than 1,000.

CenterStage Theatre sets Auditions for May 26th and May 27th

The Centerstage Theatre announces auditions for Irvin Berlin's "White Christmas!

Tryouts for this famous Broadway musical will be held May 26 and 27 from 2:45-5:30pm. Come to room 125 and sign up for an audition time or email Mr. Banks your time request at banksd@walshjesuit.org. Slots will go FAST! There will be a limit to 30 in the cast, so put your best effort into the audition! The show will be put on in November. Make sure you prepare a short sample of your singing, acting and dancing abilities. Any questions? See Mr. Banks and good luck!

Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 4/22/2015


·       No School on Friday, April 24 – Due to decorating and setting up for our annual POWWOW event, students should not report to classes on Friday, April 24.

·       POWWOW 2015:  “A Golden Celebration on the Red Carpet” is this Saturday, April 25!

·       POWWOW Preview Party kicks off this annual gala 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 Student Volunteers should check their student email accounts for reminders about volunteer duties.

·       Graduation Tickets – If you are the parent of a senior, you should have received your graduation packet. If you are not going to use all 8 tickets that were included in this packet, please return the extras to the Principal’s Office. Beginning Monday, April 27, you or your student may stop in the Principal’s Office and receive a maximum of two additional tickets per family. Any    remaining tickets will be available on the evening of Baccalaureate (June 3).

·       JVLA Deadline for Seniors – All seniors are required to complete the online JVLA Financial Literacy Program by Monday, May 4. Contact Rick Sistek if you have any questions at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

·       AP Exams – AP Exams will be given Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8 and Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15. Students should arrive at 7:45 a.m. for morning exams and 11:45 a.m. for afternoon exams. Please click here to download the AP Exam schedule. It will be posted, along with room locations, in the Commons on all exam days.

·       Seniors are reminded to complete the Final Transcript Release form that was mailed to your home. The deadline to turn in your Final Transcript Release form is Monday, May 4.* Also, Friday, May 8 is the last day to turn in all acceptance, denial, deferred and waitlist decision letters, along with Merit or Talent Scholarship letters.

*Please note: The name of the college or university that you provide on this form will also appear next to your name in the graduation program that is distributed at commencement. If you are undecided on a college, we will print “Undecided” next to your name in the program.

·       Juniors who took the ACT at Walsh Jesuit on March 17, 2015, should have received their scores in the mail. If the scores do not appear in your ACT account, then please call ACT at (319) 337-1270 to match your ACT account with your March ACT scores.

·       Admission Counselors Panel Discussion – Monday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater.

·       College Night for Parents – Students and their parents are invited to begin the college search process through a question and answer format on Monday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The program is an opportunity to obtain information about colleges that represent the public and private sectors, as well as test optional, engineering, musical theater, and medical/nursing programs.

·       Senior Exams will be held Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 during regular class times. Make-up exams for seniors will be held Friday, May 8 in the Principal’s Office immediately following the Senior Breakfast and Prayer Service.

·       Senior Grades will be published on NetClassroom following Senior Experience. Seniors will receive a final paper report card during their Senior Experience Hearings, which are scheduled individually from Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4.

·       Attention All Students: Turn in Gently Used Uniform Shirts – Men and Women Organized for the Ministry of the Suffering are asking all students to turn in their clean, gently used uniform shirts and Spirit Wear to the Dean’s Office. Seniors can drop off shirts the day of the Senior Breakfast and Prayer Service, which is Friday, May 8. Shirts will be sold for $5 each during final exam week (Monday, June 1 – Thursday, June 4) for students attending next school year. Proceeds will go to M.O.M.S. Ministry to help WJ families in need. Please contact Mary McShane if you have any questions. Thank you.

·       Mandatory Pre-Departure Meetings for Summer Immersion Experiences – Students who have been participating in the Immersion Experience Program formation sessions this semester are expected to attend their assigned pre-departure meeting with at least one parent or guardian in the upcoming weeks. All meetings will be held in the Chapel. Please contact Lauren Fraser with questions or for more information.Here are the meeting dates and times for the Immersion Communities:

1.     Thursday, May 7 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Immokalee & Louisville

2.     Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Camden & Bethlehem Farm

3.     Thursday, May 21 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Granada & Managua, Nicaragua

·       College Financial Aid 101 Presentation – Claudia Wenzel, Director of Financial Assistance for John Carroll University, will be here on Monday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater to present an overview of the college financial aid process.

·       Junior Advising Appointments are available June 17 at 10:00 a.m. and June 22, 23, 24 at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Please use the College Guidance Scheduler to select a date and time.

·       Final “Finding God in the Dark” Film - The final film in the series will be shown on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. We will be showing “Calvary” which stars Brendan Gleeson as a small-town priest in Ireland whose Sunday confessions suddenly include a threat to kill him in a week’s time. The movie 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.

·       Help Needed for Senior Breakfast and Prayer Service - The Walsh Jesuit Mother's Club is organizing the 2015 Senior Breakfast, which will be held on Friday, May 8 for senior students only. The breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Commons, followed by a prayer service at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. All senior parents are invited to help with this event by volunteering their time or donating food by clicking on this link for the Sign-up Genius.

·       After Prom: 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. 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.

·       Dress Down Day for Service – We will have our last two Dress Down Days of the year on Wednesday, May 13 and 27. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

·       PFAB’s New Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook! Search for Walsh Jesuit Performing & Fine Arts Boosters or click this link: PFAB FACEBOOK PAGE. Either way, be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and spread the word!



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Tryouts for Harmony Gold Show Choir set

Tryouts for the award winning Harmony Gold Show Choir will be held May 18 and 19 in the school’s theatre. Sign up for your time slot by emailing Mr. Banks at banksd@walshjesuit.org or signing up outside room 125.  Please prepare a short sample of your singing ability. You will also do a group dance audition after your vocal audition.
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YEAR IN REVIEW:

This multi-talented group is made up of the best stage performers at the school, and includes singers, dancers, instrumental musicians, a state of the art light show, travel and varsity level competition opportunities and is open to all males and females, grade levels 9-12.  You must audition to gain entrance to the group.   Auditions will be held May 18 and 19.
This year, the Harmony Gold Show Choir visited New York City, where they performed at the Big Apple Classic Music Festival, taking a First Place Trophy, Gold Rating and best male and female vocal solosists. While there, they took in a Broadway workshop, saw two Broadway shows and toured the city! They were very successful locally as well, winning the Class C Championship at Cuyahoga Falls as well as a caption award for Best Crew. They won caption awards for best show concept at Marysville, and Best Costumes and Best Male Vocalist at Marion Harding. The Harmony Gold has traveled to National Music Festivals in New York City, Orlando, Washington D.C., Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto, Canada, Nashville, Williamsburg, and Disneyworld. The Harmony Gold also performed several times on campus, doing themed shows featuring solos and duets from members of the cast. They are backed by a live band and stage crew. Our schedule permits a student to be in sports as well as Show Choir. 

This is an excellent opportunity for YOU to earn your Walsh Jesuit Letter, and it’s a great way to immediately develop life long friendships at Walsh Jesuit High School.

Men's Volleyball College Commitments

Walsh Jesuits men's volleyball team is proud to announce the college commitment of the following student athletes.

Ross Russell- Setter- Wittenberg University
Drew Jenkins- Libero- Wittenberg University
Justin Luby- Outside Hitter- Wittenberg University

Congratulations to these men and good luck the rest of the season!

Jack Wohlabaugh ’16 commits to The Ohio State University

2015WohlabuaghWalsh Jesuit junior, Jack Wohlabaugh has committed to continue his athletic and academic career as a Buckeye for The Ohio State University, playing for the school’s Division I football program. Wohlabaugh made his commitment this past weekend while attending The Ohio State Football’s Spring Game.

He is the son of Dave and Virginia and resides in Akron.

Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 4/15/2015

·       Graduation Tickets – If you are the parent of a senior, you should have received your graduation packet. If you are not going to use all 8 tickets that were included in this packet, please return the extras to the Principal’s Office. Beginning Monday, April 27, you or your student may stop in the Principal’s Office and receive a maximum of two additional tickets per family. Any remaining tickets will be available on the evening of Baccalaureate (June 3).

·       Two Deadlines to Purchase Yearbooks – If you are turning in your yearbook order form at school, the deadline is Thursday, April 16. No order forms will be accepted if turned in after April 16! The deadline to purchase a yearbook online is Monday, April 20. 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.

·       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 need parent volunteers for this event. For more information or if you are able to volunteer, please contact Kasey Kosec at koseck@walshjesuit.org.

·       Early Dismissal – We will have an early dismissal so that faculty members can hold department meetings on Wednesday, April 22. Also, students who enrolled in AP courses will meet in the WJ Theater at 1:45 p.m. to register for their exams, which will be given Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8 and Monday, May 11 - Thursday, May 14. We will follow Schedule E.

·       No School on Friday, April 24 – Due to decorating and setting up for our annual POWWOW event, students should not report to classes on Friday, April 24.

·       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.

·       Juniors who took the ACT at Walsh Jesuit on March 17, 2015, should have received their scores in the mail. If the scores do not appear in your ACT account, then please call ACT at (319) 337-1270 to match your ACT account with your March ACT scores.

·       Seniors are reminded to complete the Final Transcript Release form that was mailed to your home. The deadline to turn in your Final Transcript Release form is Monday, May 4.* Also, Friday, May 8 is the last day to turn in all acceptance, denial, deferred and waitlist decision letters, along with Merit or Talent Scholarship letters.

*Please note: The name of the college or university that you provide on this form will also appear next to your name in the graduation program that is distributed at commencement. If you are undecided on a college, we will print “Undecided” next to your name in the program.

·       JVLA Deadline for Seniors – All seniors are required to complete the online JVLA Financial Literacy Program by Monday, May 4. Contact Rick Sistek if you have any questions at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

·       AP Exams – AP Exams will be given Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8 and Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15. Students should arrive at 7:45 a.m. for morning exams and 11:45 a.m. for afternoon exams. Please click here to download the AP Exam schedule. It will be posted, along with room locations, in the Commons on all exam days. Students enrolled in AP courses are required to attend the AP Exam Registration meeting on Wednesday, April 22 at 1:45 p.m. in the WJ Theater (please refer to the “Early Dismissal” info in this bulletin).

·       Dress Down Day for Service – We will have our last two Dress Down Days of the year on Wednesday, May 13 and 27. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

·       PFAB’s New Facebook Page - Thank you to all who attended to make PFAB’s Reaching for the Stars fundraiser a huge success! Please visit our new Facebook page! Search for Walsh Jesuit Performing & Fine Arts Boosters or click this link: PFAB FACEBOOK PAGE. Either way, be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and spread the word!



·       New Cafeteria Items for Students - Walsh Jesuit has purchased additional kitchen equipment in an effort to improve the quality and variety of food that is available. The expanded menu now being served includes made-to-order breakfast items served from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., such as pancakes and sausage, French toast, breakfast burritos, scrambled eggs, omelets and more. We will still offer our "grab-n-go" breakfast items. This provides a wide array of options for all. For more information, please email Mark Regets at regetsm@walshjesuit.org.

·        “Finding God in the Dark” - The final film in the series will be shown on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. We will be showing “Calvary” which stars Brendan Gleeson as a small-town priest in Ireland whose Sunday confessions suddenly include a threat to kill him in a week’s time. The movie 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.

·       Help Needed for Senior Breakfast and Prayer Service - The Walsh Jesuit Mother's Club is organizing the 2015 Senior Breakfast, which will be held on Friday, May 8 for senior students only. The breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Commons, followed by a prayer service at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. All senior parents are invited to help with this event by volunteering their time or donating food by clicking on this link for the Sign-up Genius.

·       After Prom: 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. 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.

·       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.

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. 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! Please click this link to sign up: 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!

Warrior Corps Tryout Dates Set

Tryouts for the WJHS Warrior Corps, our school’s marching band, will be held May 8 at 3pm in the WJ theatre for incoming and new members. Plan to bring your instrument and music that you already know. If you need an instrument, contact Mr. Banks at banksd@walshjesuit.org and the Corps can provide one for you. Email Mr. Banks to sign up or call at 330-929-4204 ext. 167

Learn more about the WJ Warrior Corps here...

Two Walsh Jesuit Student Athletes Sign April 15, 2015

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, April 15, 2015 — Two Walsh Jesuit student athletes signed National Letters of Intent April 15, 2015 in Walsh Jesuit’s Fr. Thomas Bain, S.J. Library. Sean Cavanaugh will play Lacrosse for Walsh University, and Anna Hall has committed to play basketball for Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.

These two students join 23 Walsh Jesuit student athletes who signed national letters of intent in February 2015. 

2015 late signing day

WJ Men's Volleyball Ranked #1 in Ohio!

The men's volleyball is ranked #1 in the state of Ohio for the first time in program history. http://ohioboysvolleyball.com/index.php/team-ranking

Leading the way for the Warriors so far this season are senior captains Ross Russell, Justin Luby, Drew Jenkins, and Max Pivonka. 

The Warriors will face Brunswick HS this Tuesday 4/14 at Brunswick. 

They will take on the 8th ranked Eagles of St. Edward at Walsh Jesuit on Wednesday  4/15.  

Legends Golf Outing Date set for August 8, 2015

Mark your calendars and get your foursome together for the Legends Golf Outing to be held at Roses Run on August 8, 2015.

Over the past 30 years, the original Alumni Golf Outing was initiated to gather alumni once a year for 18 holes of friendship and fun. As the number of annual golfers grew, so did their interest in channeling the outing's profits to help a deserving student attend Walsh Jesuit. Upon the passing of longtime teacher, coach, and administrator Joe Benes in 1993, the outing was renamed in Joe's honor. With the recent passing of many long-time Walsh Jesuit "legends,' the Alumni Office, in conjunction with the Benes Family, have renamed the annual outing to honor the memories of the school's pioneering legends – Joe Benes, Bill Ricco, Fr. Clem Metzger, Fr. Pat Hussey (just to name a few.)


We look forward to seeing you on August 8!

Questions?  Contact Jason Ruegg at rueggj@walshjesuit.org or 330.929.4205 Ext. 177

John Hasenstab Warrior Relays set for April 17th and 18th

All are invited to attend the newly named John Hasenstab Warrior Relays this Friday and Saturday (April 17th and 18th).  We have re-named the meet to honor former Walsh Jesuit head track and field coach John Hasenstab, who introduced this competition in 1993.  We are also going to celebrate our new track and field facility.  In addition to re-naming the meet, we have also expanded its participation by including girl's teamsfor the first time.  This meet allows for maximum team participation which was always John's vision.  Hope to see you there!!​

After-Prom 2015

Our senior students are halfway through their last year at Walsh Jesuit, but we still have many activities to look forward to in the next few months!  This year’s Senior Prom will be at Signature of Solon on Friday, May 8th, and we will be offering all day passes for Saturday, May 9th to Kalahari Water Park for $35.00 per ticket.  Tickets and info for Prom and Kalahari will be available at a later date.


After-Prom will take place at Fun-N-Stuff in Macedonia from midnight to 2:00 AM.  After-Prom is a long-standing tradition where students can participate in wholesome activities following the prom in a supervised setting.  The class officers do most of the organizing, but as the parent volunteers, we like to add a few extra touches to make the evening just a little more special. 

Click here to learn more about After-Prom and find out how you can help make this year's event a success!

Volunteers Needed for Senior Breakfast

The Walsh Jesuit Mother's Club is organizing the 2015 Senior Breakfast, which will be held on Friday May 8th.  All senior parents are invited to assist with the event.  Please consider helping and donating food items by going to the Sign-up Genius.

POWWOW set for April 25- Purchase your tickets today online!

The 2015 POWWOW Gala Dinner Auction and Benefit will be held at Walsh Jesuit on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Our theme this year is “A Golden Celebration on the Red Carpet”

Join us for a wonderful evening of glamour and glitz!
Don’t forget to purchase your POWWOW tickets today.
Click here to purchase your tickets today!


 

Yearbook Deadline

Deadline to Purchase Yearbooks – The deadline to purchase a yearbook is April 20. 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.

E-Bulletin for the Week of 04.08.2015

From the Principal's Meeting
·        April 15 Deadline for Tuition Assistance – 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

·         Registration for Summer PE Session 2 for Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2019) is now open. Sessions are limited to 55 participants each. Session 1 is full. When the limit is reached, you will no longer be able to register. Click here to register for Session 2.

·         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.

·         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.




·         College Guidance – We will have 17 Jesuit Colleges visiting Walsh Jesuit on Monday, April 13 during all four lunch periods (10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) in the Commons. Please enter through the rotunda doors and check in at Reception. This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents in any grade to learn about Jesuit Colleges. ALL parents are encouraged to participate even if you only have 30-40 minutes.

·         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.

·         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 online is Monday, April 20. If you are turning in your order form, the deadline is Thursday, April 16. No order forms will be accepted after April 16! 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.

·         Register by Thursday, April 9 for 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.

·         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.

·         Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, April 15. Students who dress down should bring a $3 service donation and follow the dress down guidelines on the Dean’s page.

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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. tonight. 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.

·         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.

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!

 

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Baseball, Softball and Tennis cancelled games today

Due to the weather, all baseball, softball and tennis games have been cancelled for today.

Summer PE Online Registration is now closed

SUMMER PHYSICAL EDUCATION IS NOW CLOSED

Please contact Jane Rafferty for any further information.

Dress Down Day for Service

Walsh Jesuit will hold a Dress Down Day for Service on Wednesday, April 8.  In exchange for a $3 donation to the Xavier Fund, students may 'dress down' for the day, according to the guidelines in the Student Handbook.

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.

The Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy- Register now for summer courses

CLICK HERE to view the 2015-2016 Course Catalog.

Would you like to see your child take an additional course over the summer or take an online course during the school year to improve their transcript and GPA? Would they like to take a course that really interests them or they have a passion for but is not offered during the school year or at Walsh Jesuit?

As students begin the scheduling process with their counselors by requesting courses for the next school year, it is important to mention that Walsh Jesuit is offering additional course opportunities for students to gain credit/grades that will apply to their permanent transcript. First, summer courses are offered in fine arts and English that will apply to their first semester transcript.

Secondly, students will be able to enroll in courses offered online through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (JVLA). Walsh Jesuit participates in a consortium with other Jesuit schools that offer online courses taught by faculty members from other Jesuit high schools from around the country. There are a variety of courses offered from technology to Advanced Placement. The cost for the courses offered is minimal. Students can register with their counselor or see Mr. Hassman (Principal) or Jane Rafferty (assistant principal of academics) for a registration form. You may download the JVLA course curriculum guide below. Again, the course credit and grade will be applied to your child's transcript.
CLICK HERE for additional information regarding the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy.




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.

Read more: E-Bulletin for the Week of March 25

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

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.