Virtrus Training- February 11,2015 at Walsh Jesuit.

Anyone interested in Virtrus Training is welcome to join us at Walsh Jesuit High School on February 11, 2015

The training is free.

For more info contact Carole Moore at moorec@walshjesuit.org

Alumni Lenten Retreat Set for February 28

Calling all Walsh Jesuit High School Alumni!  Join us on February 28, 2015 at Walsh Jesuit High School for our annual Lenten Retreat.  The retreat will begin promptly at 9:00 am and go until 1:00 pm.  Come and refresh your mind, soul and body as a Man or Woman for others.

Please RSVP to Carole Moore at moorec@walshjesuit.org

Alumni Challenge Results In!

After a very fun 6-week competition against a very passionate and engaged alumni community at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, the results from the first ever Alumni Gold Challenge are in.

And the winner is - WALSH JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!

STVM had a great finish to the campaign, reaching 8.3% total participation. But it was our strong push to close out the competition on Friday evening that made all the difference in the world, bringing us up to 9.4% and pushing us over the top!

Thank you so much to everyone in the Walsh Jesuit alumni community for all the great support over the past six weeks. Congratulations and thanks also go out to STVM and their outstanding alums on making this such a fun and exciting challenge.

And now - WE CELEBRATE!!!

Look for the Maroon and Gold to be flying "High atop a hill in Akron" on February 17th, and stop by WJHS that evening for the men's basketball game against the Irish as we enjoy a celebratory tailgate party!!

WAY TO GO WARRIORS!!!!!
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Vote for Kevin Van Bokkelen as the Player of the Week

Vote for Kevin Van Bokkelen as the Player of the Week with the most impressive week... KVB recorded a hat trick against Holy Name and the overtime winning goal against Lake Catholic last week... http://highschoolsports.cleveland.com/news/article/6832598248389204338/jan-29-winter-sports-players-of-the-week-profiles-2015-slideshow-poll/

Powwow Raffle tickets on sale NOW!

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

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

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

Raffle sponsor: The Chevy Network, Ron Marhofer Chevrolet


Interested in Helping Support POWWOW 2015?

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

Advertise in the POWWOW Program (click to download advertising specs and agreement)

Volunteer to help!  (click to download volunteer form)

Marisa DeSciscio ’18 is this year’s recipient of a Knights of Columbus scholarship

DSCN1819Marisa DeSciscio ’18 is this year’s recipient of a Knights of Columbus scholarship. DeSciscio is one of 42 students awarded a scholarship by the Knights of Columbus in Ohio this year.

Parent Information Reception- Please RSVP

Freshmen parents, please make sure to RSVP for the parent information receptions on February 12th or 19th. Invitations were sent in the mail. Questions and RSVPs can be directed to Pam Vineyard in the Advancement Office at 330.929.4205 x100 or vineyardp@walshjesuit.org

E-Bulletin for the Week of January 28

From the Principal’s Office:

Delayed Start of Classes – The faculty and staff will have a one-hour meeting on the morning of Tuesday, February 3. This means that all classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. Classes will end at the normal time of 2:40 p.m. Buses will maintain their regular schedules.

·       Senior Photos – Senior yearbook and class composite photos will be taken tomorrow in the Dome during lunch periods. If you have any questions, please call Woodard Photography at either their Akron location, (330) 665-5951, or their Brunswick location, (330) 225-7666.

·       Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day for service on Wednesday, February 4. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s page on our website.

·       Valentine’s Day Drive – Walsh Jesuit’s first Valentine’s Day Drive for patients at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital begins Monday, February 2 and continues through Friday, February 13. We will be collecting new toys, stuffed animals, cards, gift cards, and any monetary donations before school in the Commons. Thank you for your support!

·       Help the AP Environmental Science Class - Mr. Truax's AP Environmental Science class (APES) is currently working on an aqua farming project and is asking for a grant in order to perform a study. The class would sincerely appreciate donations of 50-80 gallon fish tanks/aquariums, tank pumps, and tank filters. If you can donate any of these items, please contact Andy Truax at truaxa@walshjesuit.orgor Jake Atkinson at jake.atkinson68@yahoo.com. Sincerely, APES

·       Science Fair Judges Still Needed - Each year, Walsh Jesuit High School hosts a science fair for local junior high students. Our event qualifies students to participate at the district level science fair held at the University of Akron. This year, the Walsh Jesuit Science Fair takes place on Sunday, February 8. Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time to help with the judging process. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Suzanne Maloney for further details. Thank you for your consideration.




·       Early Dismissal Day – On Wednesday, February 11, we will have an early dismissal. All students will be dismissed from classes at 1:43 p.m. to attend a brief meeting regarding our Relay for Life and Cancer Awareness Week, which will include information on how they can get involved. You may pick your student up from school at 2:15 p.m. and buses will depart at their regularly scheduled times.

·       Dress Down Day for POWWOW – We will have a Dress Down Day for POWWOW on Wednesday, February 11. Students may dress down in exchange for bringing in a bow tie or diamond tiara, or a $3 donation. Please note: the bow ties and tiaras will be used for POWWOW and will not be returned.

·       Senior Experience Parents’ Night – The Senior Experience Program will be presented to parents of senior students on Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This is not a mandatory presentation. It is simply for informational purposes, and an RSVP is not required. For more information, contact Rick Sistek at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

·       Attention Seniors - All seventh semester transcripts will be sent next week for all students to all colleges. Please see the most recent issue of College Guidance News and Information #13.

 

 

·       Lenten Reflection Cancelled - Due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual Ash Wednesday Lenten Reflection, sponsored by Mothers' Club, has been cancelled for this year. However, we encourage you to join us in attending either one or both of the upcoming speaker events during the Lenten season. On Sunday, March 1, author Regina Brett will be the guest speaker at the Annual Spring Brunch. Details can be found in this issue or on our website. On Wednesday, March 3, Fr. William Leahy, S.J., President of Boston College, will be our next speaker in the 50th Anniversary Speaker Series, followed by a reception. More details to follow in an upcoming bulletin.

·       Donations of Tissues Needed – Once again, our supply is running low in the clinic. If you are able to donate one or more boxes of tissues, you may drop them off to the Dean’s Office. Thank you!

·       Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union Scholarships - OCFCU is awarding 50 families in Ohio $1,000 each to assist in paying for their student(s) Catholic grade or high school tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. Simply go to www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/scholarships for the instructions on how to apply. For assistance, please call (888) 696-4462 or email marketing@ohiocatholicfcu.com.

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

·       information, contact Brett Neff at 440-773-4604 or email him at bneff@rewarner.com.

·       Deadline for Acme Community Cashback - The last day to earn Community Cashback for WJ is Wednesday, February 4! By saving your cash register receipts through February 4 and turning them into WJ, all ACME brand products that are purchased will be automatically given a 5% cash back reward to Walsh. The brands that are included in this program are: Acme Fresh Market, Academix, Domestix, Electrix, Food Club, Full Circle, Paws, TopCare, ValuTime and World Classic products. No registration is needed on your part. Simply turn in your receipts to Reception in an envelope marked “ACME receipts.” Thank you!

·       Talent Show – The annual Talent Show will be held in the WJ Theater on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mr. Walter Dodds.

·       Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club (PFAB) Meeting – PFAB will meet on Monday, February 2 from 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in room 100.

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

·       Annual Spring Brunch Featuring Author Regina Brett – As we continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walsh Jesuit High School, we’d like to invite you, your family and friends to our annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 1, featuring award-winning journalist, author and cancer-survivor, Regina Brett. She will speak on her latestbook, “Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible” and also host a book-signing after the brunch.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons. A Mass will be held in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will follow, catered by Nosh Eatery. There will be a select variety of boutiques available for shopping, which include Fair Trade on Main, Silpada Jewelry, Just Bead It Designs, Tastefully Simple, ViVi: The New Cookie Lee Jewelry, Owl Eyes On You, and Origami Owl Jewelry. Tickets are $30.00 per person and should be purchased by completing the online registration form by February 20.Due to the popularity of Regina Brett, there will be no ticket sales at the door. Please indicate in the space provided on the online registration form the names of your guests for our assigned seating arrangement. Tables of ten for $275.00 will also be available and must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Once you complete your registration form, a screen will pop up that allows you to pre-order Ms. Brett’s book. You may also purchase it the day of the brunch (March 1) from The Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson. For more information, contact Amy Flanagan, Walsh Jesuit Mothers' Club Spring Brunch Co-Chairperson, at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586.

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

·       Parent Volunteer Needed for PFAB - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are seeking an Art parent as a liaison to help us coordinate and communicate with the Art teachers at Walsh Jesuit. We are asking any interested parent of a current freshman, sophomore or junior student to please consider attending our meeting on Monday, February 2 or send us an email at wjpfab1@gmail.com.

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

·       Congratulations to the Harmony Gold Show Choir for their award of “Best Concept” at the Marysville Show Choir Invitational on January 24th. We wish them good luck as they travel to Marion-Harding High School this Saturday to compete in the Marion-Harding Singsational Competition.

POWWOW 2015

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

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

It’s time to shake off the winter blues at one of our Parent Parties!

Looking for a great way to meet other parents and get ready for some Oscar fun? Join us for your Zone Party:

Saturday, January 31 – Zone 4 (Bath, Copley, West Akron, Richfield): Hosts: Mark & Caroline Gronowski

Sunday, February 8 - Zone 3 (Medina, Hinckley, Strongsville): Hosts: Paul & Deborah Saluan

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

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

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

Invitations will be mailed soon so don’t forget to RSVP. This is a great way to meet other Walsh Jesuit parents and support POWWOW!

 

Decorating Committee Begins Work

The POWWOW decorating committee has begun its work and will be having a Decorating Workshop from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. next Tuesday, February 3 and needs parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. This is a wonderful way to get involved. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

 

Dress Down for POWWOW

If your student is looking for another Dress Down day, then mark Wednesday, February 11 down on your calendar! Each student must bring in a bow tie or diamond tiara on this day which will be used for POWWOW. So check out your attics and clean out those boxes! These items will not be returned. If you can’t find a bow tie or tiara to donate, you may dress down in exchange for the usual $3 donation.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Join us for National Signing Day

National Signing Day

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dear Athletes, Parents, and Families,

       It is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in National Signing Day at Walsh Jesuit HS.

Who:       Athletes who have signed or will sign letters of Intent with Division I and Division II universities and their families/friends

What:              National Signing Day

Where:             Walsh Jesuit HS Library

When:              Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @  3:00 pm

Please call Mrs. Salata in the Athletic Office if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

JVB Women's Basketball Game- Time Change for February 2

JVB Girls Basketball game vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary on Monday, February 2, 2015, -- time has been changed from 4:30 to 5:30.

Harmony Gold Show Choir wins "Best Show Concept" award at the Marysville Show Choir Showcase

The Walsh Jesuit High School “Harmony Gold” Show Choir won the “Best Show Concept” award at the Marysville Show Choir Showcase on January 24th in Marysville, Ohio. The choir came in 7th place out of 21 competing show choirs from all across the Midwest.  They continue their competition season this Saturday at the Marion Harding Singsational in Marion, Ohio, then February 7th at the Cuyahoga Classic Show Choir Invitational at Cuyahoga Falls High School.

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

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

Click here to register online!

Click here to download a flier and for registration information.

 

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

Table of 10: $250.00

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

(For entertainment purposes only)

Bring your Friends!

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

Doors Open 6:30 PM

Buffet Dinner 7:00 PM

Post Time 7:30 PM 


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

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

All Proceeds Benefit the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Teams

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

POWWOW 2015 Zone Parties Scheduled

It’s time to shake off the winter blues at one of our Parent Parties!
Looking for a great way to meet other parents and get ready for some Oscar fun!
Below are the major cities for each zone. If you do not see your city listed, you are included in the Zone that is closest to your home.  

Join us for your Zone Party:

Saturday, January 31 – Zone 4 (Bath, Copley, West Akron, Richfield): Hosts:  Mark & Caroline Gronowski

Sunday, February 8 - Zone 3 (Medina, Hinckley, Strongsville):      Hosts:  Paul & Deborah Saluan 

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

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

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

Invitations will be mailed soon, so don’t forget to RSVP.  This is a great way to meet other Walsh Jesuit parents and support POWWOW!

For more information contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org

Acme Community Cashback ends Feb 4

Acme Community Cashback: The last day to earn Community Cashback for WJ is
February 4th! By saving your cash register receipts THROUGH FEBRUARY 4th,
2015 and turning them into WJ, all ACME brand products that are purchased
will be automatically given a 5% cash back reward to Walsh. The brands that
are included in this program are: Acme Fresh Market, Academix, Domestix,
Electrix, Food Club, Full Circle, Paws, TopCare, ValuTime and World Classic
products. No registration is needed on your part, just turn in your receipts
to WJ reception in an envelope marked “ACME receipts”.

E-Bulletin for the Week of January 21

Walsh Jesuit Wants Your Feedback - We are asking all of our Walsh Jesuit parents to participate in a brief online survey regarding our Warrior Fund for Tuition Assistance. The deadline to take this survey is this Friday, January 23, 2015.

To take the survey, click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M96QVYV. Your anonymous feedback will provide us with a greater understanding of all the different ways that you provide additional financial support to Walsh Jesuit High School. Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this important survey.



·         Immersion Prep Retreat - All those who plan to participate in the spring and summer immersion experiences are expected to attend the Immersion Prep Retreat on Sunday, January 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Walsh Jesuit High School. Please bring a reusable water bottle, writing utensil, journal or notebook, and wear comfortable clothing. 

·         Additional (approximately 60) Junior College Advising Appointments will be added to the scheduler very soon. Miss Burgio will send you an email when more appointment options have been added for April through June.

·         Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union Scholarships - OCFCU is awarding 50 families in Ohio $1,000 each to assist in paying for their student(s) Catholic grade or high school tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. Simply go to www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/scholarships for the instructions on how to apply. Scholarship applications will be available online this Sunday, January 25. For assistance, please call (888) 696-4462 or email marketing@ohiocatholicfcu.com.

·         Senior Photos – Senior yearbook and class composite photos will be taken on Thursday, January 29 in the Dome during lunch periods. If you have any questions, please call Woodard Photography at either their Akron location, (330) 665-5951, or their Brunswick location, (330) 225-7666.

   Science Fair Judges Needed - Each year, Walsh Jesuit High School hosts a science fair for local junior high students. Our event qualifies students to participate at the district level science fair held at the University of Akron. This year, the Walsh Jesuit Science Fair takes place on Sunday, February 8. Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time to help with the judging process. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Suzanne Maloney for further details. Thank you for your consideration.

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

·         First Annual Walsh Jesuit Business Plan Competition – Please encourage your student to enter this competition – the deadline to enter is today! The first place winner at our competition will receive $1,000 and the opportunity to compete at the regional level on Thursday, March 5 at the Shaker Launch House in Cleveland for even more prize money. The second place winner will receive $500, and the third place winner will receive $300. A workshop will be held after school today in the Loyola room. If interested, pick up an entry form in Reception and plan to attend the workshop. Students should contact sophomore Charlie Farr, Entrepreneurship Club President, with any questions.

·         Harmony Gold Show Choir’s “Night on Broadway” Concert – The Harmony Gold Show Choir will present “Night on Broadway” on Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door. You can also purchase a Warrior Discount Card. To find out more about the card, please click here. For more information about Night on Broadway, contact Director Dave Banks at ext. 167.  

·         Marysville Show Choir Invitational – The Harmony Gold Show Choir will travel to Marysville, Ohio for this competition on Saturday, January 24. We wish them good luck and safe travels.

·         Hockey Fundraiser and Free Admission - Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Walsh Jesuit Hockey players as they participated in a fundraiser game to benefit the Ohio Sled Hockey's Cleveland Mighty Barons, a non-profit organization that helps defray the cost of specially modified sleds so people with physical disabilities can play ice hockey using these sleds. The event was a huge success, raising over $1,400 with 100% of proceeds going directly to Ohio Sled Hockey. Please click this link to watch a short inspirational video with highlights from the evening. Online contributions may be made at http://ohiosledhockey.pointstreaksites.com/.

Also, please join us this coming Saturday, January 24, at Kent State Ice Arena for our last home game of the season vs. Holy Name High School. JV will play at 3:00 p.m. and Varsity will play at 4:40 p.m. We will also honor our seniors before the Varsity game. Admission to the game is free for all students who present a Walsh Jesuit student ID.

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

·         Talent Show – The annual Talent Show will be held in the WJ Theater on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mr. Walter Dodds.

 

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

·         Annual Spring Brunch Featuring Author Regina Brett – As we continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walsh Jesuit High School, we’d like to invite you to our annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 1, featuring award-winning journalist, author and cancer-survivor, Regina Brett. She will speak on her latestbook, “Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible” and also host a book-signing after the brunch.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons. A Mass will be held in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will follow, catered by Nosh Eatery. There will be a select variety of boutiques available for shopping. Tickets are $30.00 per person and should be purchased by completing the online registration form by February 20.Due to the popularity of Regina Brett, there will be no ticket sales at the door. Please indicate in the space provided on the online registration form the names of your guests for our assigned seating arrangement. Tables of ten for $275.00 will also be available and must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Once you complete your registration form, a screen will pop up that allows you to pre-order Ms. Brett’s book. You may also purchase it the day of the brunch (March 1) from The Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson. For more information, contact Amy Flanagan, Walsh Jesuit Mothers' Club Spring Brunch Co-Chairperson, at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586.

POWWOW 2015

Save the Date for A Golden Celebration on the Red Carpet!

And the award goes to Walsh Jesuit POWWOW!! Get ready for lights, camera and action as the weekend kicks off Friday, April 24 with the Powwow 2015 Preview Party. Join us Saturday, April 25 as we celebrate on the Red Carpet for a dazzling star-studded night full of glitz, glamour and gratitude!

It’s time to shake off the winter blues at one of our Parent Parties!

Looking for a great way to meet other parents and get ready for some Oscar fun?

Join us for your Zone Party:

Saturday, January 31 – Zone 4 (Bath, Copley, West Akron, Richfield): Hosts: Mark & Caroline Gronowski

Sunday, February 8 - Zone 3 (Medina, Hinckley, Strongsville): Hosts: Paul & Deborah Saluan

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

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

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

Invitations will be mailed soon so don’t forget to RSVP. This is a great way to meet other Walsh Jesuit parents and support POWWOW!




Decorating Committee Begins Work

The POWWOW decorating committee will begin its work in late January and needs parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. This is a wonderful way to get involved. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net 

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

Gift Gathering - Committee members are visiting retailers to solicit donations for the oral and silent auctions. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org

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

Induction Ceremony set for the Societe Honoraire de Francais for April 2015

The Walsh Jesuit High School chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français congratulates the following new members.  The Induction Ceremony will take place in April 2015.

 

Félicitations!
Marin Auth
Paige Betley
Cameryn Celestina
Anna Davis
Caroline Dickinsons
Michael Maroney
Camille Muakkassa
Emma Russ
Sophie Vicenti
Gerard Vilk

Alum Challenge between St. V-M and Walsh Jesuit Update-

 STVM is right back on our heels... don't ease up or we will have to see a lot of Green and Gold around WJ in a couple weeks!!!

Who's next?

Help us meet our goal for today by going to www.give2gold.com now and supporting WJHS!

Already given? That's great! Thank you for helping WJ! Please encourage your friends to give as well!

Remember that your gift is opening the doors of WJHS up to a new generation of Warriors!
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Calling all alums from the classes of 2000-2014. Walsh Jesuit is calling on YOU to beat St V in the first ever Alumni Gold Challenge!

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

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

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

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

Join the Harmony Gold Choir for "A Night on Broadway" on January 18 and January 22

Night on Broadway!”

Click here for the flier

Join us on Sunday or Thursday (or both nights!) for a great assortment of Broadway tunes performed by Show Choir students. The Harmony Gold Show Choir will close out the evening with their 2015 Competition show!

Strings and Freshman Choir will also perform. This show is running twice! Once on Sunday, 1/18 at 3 p.m. and again on Thursday, 1/22 at 7 p.m. Cost is $5.00 at the door and proceeds benefit the Harmony Gold Show Choir.

Freshman Boys Basketball game scheduled for Saturday, January 17th has been cancelled.

The Freshman Boys Basketball game scheduled for Saturday, January 17th has been cancelled. 

 

E-Bulletin for the Week of January 14

From the Principal’s Office
Walsh Jesuit Wants Your Feedback - We are asking all of our Walsh Jesuit parents to participate in a brief online survey regarding our Warrior Fund for Tuition Assistance. The survey is open now through Friday, January 23, 2015.

To take the survey, click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M96QVYV. Your anonymous feedback will provide us with a greater understanding of all the different ways that you provide additional financial support to Walsh Jesuit High School.


Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this important survey.



·       Second Semester Schedules will be given to students in their first period homerooms on Tuesday, January 20, which is also the last day of Quarter 2. Quarter 3 begins on Wednesday, January 21.

·       TRIP Orders and Deliveries During Exam Week – Due to exams, there will be no classroom delivery of TRIP orders this week. Regular classroom delivery will resume on Thursday, January 22.



·       The WJ Booster Club meeting that was originally scheduled for this past Monday has been rescheduled for tonight (January 14) at 7:00 p.m. in Room 101.

·       Tomorrow is the Last Day of First Semester Exams:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ecumenical/Christian Social Justice/Health: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

*Walsh Jesuit buses depart campus at 10:00 a.m.

·       Make-Up Exam Day on Friday, January 16 - Final make-up exams will be administered this Friday. No classes will be held that day. Only students who need to make up an exam should report to the Principal’s Office before 8:30 a.m. Students can make up an exam prior to that date with permission from their teacher. Please contact the Principal’s Office if you have any questions by calling (330) 929-4205, ext. 101.

·       Tuition Policy Reminder - One half of all student tuition balances must be paid by Thursday, January 15 in order for your student to return for the second semester of this academic year. Parents of senior students must have all tuition balances paid in full by Friday, May 1, 2015 in order for your student to graduate. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, ext. 126.

·       Senior Experience Parents’ Night – The Senior Experience Program will be presented to parents of senior students on Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This is not a mandatory presentation. It is simply for informational purposes, and an RSVP is not required. For more information, contact Rick Sistek at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

·       Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes / School Closed on Monday, January 19.

·       Dress Down Days for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day for service on Wednesday, January 21. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s page on our website.

·       Parent Volunteer Needed for PFAB - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are seeking an Art parent as a liaison to help us coordinate and communicate with the Art teachers at Walsh Jesuit. We are asking any interested parent of a current freshman, sophomore or junior student to please consider attending our meeting on Monday, February 2 or send us an email at wjpfab1@gmail.com.

·       College Guidance News – Please read the latest newsletter: College Guidance News and Information #12.

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

·       Senior Photos – Seniors who have not already done so must have their photo taken for both the yearbook and senior class composite photo on Thursday, January 29 in the Dome during lunch periods. Boys should wear a dress coat, shirt and tie, while girls should dress up and have their shoulders covered. If you have any questions, please call Woodard Photography at either their Akron location, (330) 665-5951, or their Brunswick location, (330) 225-7666.

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

 

·       Enter the First Annual Walsh Jesuit Business Plan Competition – Please encourage your student to enter this competition – the deadline to enter is Wednesday, January 21! The first place winner at our competition will win $1,000 and the opportunity to compete at the regional level on Thursday, March 5 at the Shaker Launch House in Cleveland for even more prize money. The second place winner will receive $500, and the third place winner will receive $300. Workshops will be held after school next week on Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21 in the Loyola room. If interested, pick up an entry form in Reception and plan to attend one of the workshops.  Students should contact sophomore Charlie Farr, Entrepreneurship Club President, with any questions.

 

 

·       Home Hockey Tournament at Kent State - All Walsh Jesuit students will receive free admission to our home hockey tournament this weekend at Kent State. You must present a valid student ID to get in free.

Varsity Games are:

Friday @ 7:00 p.m. vs. Rocky River

Saturday @ 10:15 a.m. vs. Shaker Heights

Saturday @ 3:15 p.m. vs. St. Charles

JV Games:

Saturday @ 1:45 p.m. vs. Shaker Heights

Saturday @ 8:30 p.m. vs. Ignatius Club team

Sunday @ 9:45 a.m. vs. Rocky River

·       Harmony Gold Show Choir’s “Night on Broadway” Concert – The Harmony Gold Show Choir will present “Night on Broadway” on Sunday, January 18 at 3:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Show choir members will perform a variety of Broadway show tunes and close the night with a presentation of their 2015 show competition. Strings and Freshman Choir will also perform. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door. You can also purchase a Warrior Discount Card at these two shows. To find out more about the card, please click here. For more information about Night on Broadway, contact Director Dave Banks at ext. 167.

·       Talent Show – The annual Talent Show will be held in the WJ Theater on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mr. Walter Dodds.

 

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





·       Annual Spring Brunch Featuring Author Regina Brett – As we continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walsh Jesuit High School, we’d like to invite you to our annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 1, featuring award-winning journalist, author and cancer-survivor, Regina Brett. She will speak on her latestbook, “Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible” and also host a book-signing after the brunch.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commons. A Mass will be held in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will follow, catered by Nosh Eatery. There will be a select variety of boutiques available for shopping. Tickets are $30.00 per person and should be purchased by completing the online registration form by February 20.Due to the popularity of Regina Brett, there will be no ticket sales at the door. Please indicate in the space provided on the online registration form the names of your guests for our assigned seating arrangement. Tables of ten for $275.00 will also be available and must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Once you complete your registration form, a screen will pop up that allows you to pre-order Ms. Brett’s book. You may also purchase it the day of the brunch (March 1) from The Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson. For more information, contact Amy Flanagan, Walsh Jesuit Mothers' Club Spring Brunch Co-Chairperson, at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586.

POWWOW 2015

Save the Date for A Golden Celebration on the Red Carpet!

And the award goes to Walsh Jesuit POWWOW!! Get ready for lights, camera and action as the weekend kicks off Friday, April 24 with the Powwow 2015 Preview Party. Join us Saturday, April 25 as we celebrate on the Red Carpet for a dazzling star-studded night full of glitz, glamour and gratitude!

It’s time to shake off the winter blues at one of our Parent Parties!

Looking for a great way to meet other parents and get ready for some Oscar fun?

Join us for your Zone Party:

Saturday, January 31 – Zone 4 (Bath, Copley, West Akron, Richfield): Hosts: Mark & Caroline Gronowski

Sunday, February 8 - Zone 3 (Medina, Hinckley, Strongsville): Hosts: Paul & Deborah Saluan

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

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

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

Invitations will be mailed soon so don’t forget to RSVP. This is a great way to meet other Walsh Jesuit parents and support POWWOW!

 

Decorating Committee Begins Work

The POWWOW decorating committee will begin its work in late January and needs parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. This is a wonderful way to get involved. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

 

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

 

Gift Gathering - Committee members are visiting retailers to solicit donations for the oral and silent auctions. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org

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

Hockey Team to offer Walsh Jesuit students free admission to Varsity and JV games this weekend

All Walsh Jesuit students will receive free admission at our home hockey tournament this weekend at Kent State.  You must present a valid student ID to get in free. 

Varsity Games are:

Friday @ 7:00 p.m. vs. Rocky River

Saturday @ 10:15 a.m. vs. Shaker Heights

Saturday @ 3:15 p.m. vs. St. Charles 

JV Games:

Saturday @ 1:45 p.m. vs. Shaker Heights

Saturday @ 8:30 p.m. vs. Ignatius Club team

Sunday @ 9:45 A.M. vs. Rocky River

Archived Article about Cornelius and Mary Jane Walsh

As we continue our 50th celebration of Walsh Jesuit High School, we remember with gratitude the generosity and kindness of Cornelius and Mary Jane Walsh. 

Please click here to view an interesting piece on both Cornelius and Mary Jane.  The article was run in St. Joseph Catholic Parish Bulletin as the Walsh's were recognized as Servants of St. Joseph.

Walsh Jesuit High School continues to do the magis in honor of Cornelius and Mary Jane Walsh!

Booster Club meeting for Jan 12 rescheduled to January 14- Go Bucks!

The WJ Booster Club meeting scheduled for this evening, Mon., 1/12/15, has been CANCELLED and RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  GO BUCKS!

Annual Spring Brunch Featuring Author Regina Brett Scheduled for Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Annual Spring Brunch Featuring Author Regina Brett Scehduled for Sunday, March 1st, 2015

     As we continue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walsh Jesuit High School, we’d like to invite"  you, your family and friends to the Annual Spring Brunch to be held on Sunday, March 1.   This year’s brunch will have Regina Brett speaking on her latest book Be The Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible and host a Book Signing after.  Her books will be available to pre-order on the Walsh Jesuit website or for purchase that day from The Learned Owl Bookstore. 

     Registration will begin at 9:00AM in the Commons, followed by Mass in the Chapel at 9:30AM.   Brunch will follow, catered by Nosh Eatery.  There will be a select variety of boutiques for shopping which include Fair Trade on Main, Silpada Jewelry, Just Bead It Designs, Tastefully Simple, ViVi: The New Cookie Lee Jewelry, Owl Eyes On You, and Origami Owl Jewelry.  Tickets are $30.00 per person.   Due to the popularity of Regina Brett, there will be no ticket sales at the door.  Assigned seating will be available so please include in your reservation who you would like to sit with.  Tables of ten for $275.00 will also be available and must be paid in full at time of reservation.  
Please click here to RSVP by February 20th, 2015.  

For more information, contact Amy Flanagan 

Walsh Jesuit Mothers' Club Spring Brunch Co-Chairperson 

at aflanag8@aol.com or 330-461-2586. 

Senior Experience Parent's Night scheduled for January 15

  Senior Experience Parents’ Night – The Senior Experience Program will be presented to parents of senior students on Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This is not a mandatory presentation. It is simply for informational purposes, and an RSVP is not required. For more information, contact Rick Sistek at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

For more information about Senior Experience and to view forms that are required to be completed, please go to our website page at: http://www.walshjesuit.org/academics/links/senior-experience

All forms are due by April 6, 2015

E-Bulletin for the week of January 7, 2015. Happy New Year!

From the Principal’s Office:  Happy 2015 and Welcome Back!

·         Christian Service Hours are Due This Friday! – First Semester Christian Service Hours for all students are due this Friday, January 9. Students can click this SURVEY LINK, and go directly to the survey they must complete in order to submit their hours. For more information about the service program and student responsibilities, please click on this link: https://vimeo.com/wjcampusmin

·         TRIP Orders and Deliveries During Exam Week – Due to exams next week, there will be no classroom delivery of TRIP orders. You may pick up orders in Reception after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14. Regular classroom delivery will resume on Thursday, January 22.


·         The First Semester Exam Schedule with bus information is listed below. All students will follow the uniform dress code. Public school buses follow their regular schedules. Walsh Jesuit buses arrive at their normal time each day, and their departure times are listed for each date below. Students may wait in the Commons for their rides at the end of each exam day.

 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Science: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Foreign Language: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Advanced Geometry/AP Science/World Geography: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

*Walsh Jesuit buses depart campus at 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

English: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

History: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Senior English Classes: 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

*Walsh Jesuit buses depart campus at 11:15 a.m.

 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mathematics: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Theology: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

AP Calculus AB BC/College Algebra/Calculus: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*Walsh Jesuit buses depart campus at 11:15 a.m.

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ecumenical/Christian Social Justice/Health: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

*Walsh Jesuit buses depart campus at 10:00 a.m.

  ·         Make-Up Exam Day – On Friday, January 16, final make-up exams will be administered. No classes will be held that day. Only students who need to make up an exam should report to the Principal’s Office before 8:30 a.m. Students can make up an exam prior to that date with permission from their teacher. Please contact the Principal’s Office if you have any questions by calling (330) 929-4205, ext. 101

·         Tuition Policy - One half of all student tuition balances must be paid by Thursday, January 15 in order for your student to return for the second semester of this academic year. Parents of senior students must have all tuition balances paid in full by Friday, May 1, 2015 in order for your student to graduate. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call Vicky Kilway at 330-929-4205, ext. 126.

·         Senior Experience Parents’ Night – The Senior Experience Program will be presented to parents of senior students on Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This is not a mandatory presentation. It is simply for informational purposes, and an RSVP is not required. For more information, contact Rick Sistek at (330) 929-4205, ext. 217.

·         College Guidance News – Please read the latest newsletter: College Guidance News and Information #12.

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

·         Dress Down Days for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day for service on Wednesday, January 21. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s page on our website.

·         Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes / School Closed on Monday, January 19.

·         Senior Photos – Seniors who have not already done so must have their photo taken for both the yearbook and senior class composite photo on Thursday, January 29. Pictures will be taken by Woodard Photography in the Dome during lunch periods. Boys should wear a dress coat, shirt and tie, while girls should dress up and have their shoulders covered. If you have any questions, please call Woodard Photography at either their Akron location, (330) 665-5951, or their Brunswick location, (330) 225-7666. 

·         Yearbooks Available at Regular Price – The yearbook is now being sold for the regular price of $65 until the deadline of April 22, 2015. No late orders will be accepted beyond the deadline for any reason!

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

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

·         Harmony Gold Show Choir’s “Night on Broadway” Concert – The Harmony Gold Show Choir will present “Night on Broadway” on Sunday, January 18 at 3:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. Show choir members will perform a variety of Broadway show tunes and close the night with a presentation of their 2015 show competition. Strings and Freshman Choir will also perform. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door. You can also purchase a Warrior Discount Card at these two shows. To find out more about the card, please click here. For more information about Night on Broadway, contact Director Dave Banks at ext. 167.

·         Talent Show – The annual Talent Show will be held in the WJ Theater on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mr. Walter Dodds.

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

POWWOW 2015

Save the Date for A Golden Celebration on the Red Carpet!

And the award goes to Walsh Jesuit POWWOW!! Get ready for lights, camera and action as the weekend kicks off Friday, April 24 with the Powwow 2015 Preview Party. Join us Saturday, April 25 as we celebrate on the Red Carpet for a dazzling star-studded night full of glitz, glamour and gratitude!

It’s time to shake off the winter blues at one of our Parent Parties!

Looking for a great way to meet other parents and get ready for some Oscar fun?
First Zone party is scheduled for Saturday, January 31: – Zone 4 (Bath, Copley, West Akron, Richfield): Hosts: Mark & Caroline Gronowski 

Invitations will be mailed soon so don’t forget to RSVP. This is a great way to meet other Walsh Jesuit parents and support POWWOW!

Decorating Committee Begins Work

The POWWOW decorating committee will begin its work in late January and needs parent help! Any time that can be given is appreciated. This is a wonderful way to get involved. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Slisko at jslisko@zoominternet.net

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

Gift Gathering - Committee members are visiting retailers to solicit donations for the oral and silent auctions. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Lisa Lutz at lutzl@walshjesuit.org

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

First Semester Exam Schedule

Monday, January 12, 2015

Science 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Foreign Language 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Advanced Geometry/AP Science/World Geography 11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

English 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

History 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Senior English Classes 11:15a.m.-12:30 p.m.



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mathematics 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Theology 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

AP Calculus AB BC/College Algebra/Calculus 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ecumenical/Christian Social Justice/Health 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Senior Halle Stelbasky selected as Cleveland.com and Plain Dealer Player of the Year. Sophomore Sofia Rossi selected as an All Star on the same team.

Senior Halle Stelbasky has been selected Cleveland.com and Plain Dealer Player of the Year.  Also, sophomore Sofia Rossi was selected as an All Star on the same team. 

Congratulations to both of our Warrior Soccer players!

Click here to read more about Halle and her exciting soccer season.

Join us on February 21 at 7 pm for a free showing of the movie, "Winter's Bone" sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity

Finding God in the Dark - Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults
Sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity
WintersBone

Winter’s Bone

Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:00 p.m. in the Walsh Jesuit Theater
 

a film by Debra Granik

2010

100 minutes

Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree Dolly, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless.

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

 

"This is good and pleasing to God our savior,

who wills everyone to be saved

and to come to knowledge of the truth."   --1 Timothy 2:3-4

Sponsored by the Office of Mission & Identity, this program screens feature films and offers the opportunity for reflection and discussion afterwards.  Films which highlight themes from St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises are selected.  They remind us of the constant dialogue that goes on between God and ourselves. 

There is no charge.  For further information, contact Fr. Don Petkash at 330-929-4205, x. 149

Future dates:      Saturday, March 28, 2015

                          Saturday, May 2, 2015

Watch Walsh Jesuit website for announcement of movie titles.

Congress approved the IRA rollover for donors age 70 ½! There is still time to make a contribution through your IRA distribution.

Congress approved the IRA rollover for donors age 70 ½! There is still time to make a contribution through your IRA distribution. On Dec. 19, 2014, the President signed the IRA charitable rollover extension into law. The new law made the legislation retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014. It will be in effect only for the remainder of 2014.

Under the legislation, donors aged 70½ or older who move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charities during 2014 will not have to pay income taxes on the money.

Here is a quick recap of the IRA charitable rollover rules. Gifts qualify under the law if:

  1. The donor is age 70½ or older on the day of the gift.
  2. The donor transfered up to $100,000 directly from the donor's IRA to one or more qualified charities. This opportunity applies only to IRAs and not other types of retirement plans.
  3. The donor does not receive any goods or services in return for the rollover gift in order to qualify for tax-free treatment.
  4. The donor makes the gift by Dec. 31, 2014.
If you should have any questions Please call Bonnie Lass Wojno at 330-929-4205, ext 166.

Merry Christmas from Walsh Jesuit High School!

Cross outside with snow

Click here to view a holiday greeting to you from Walsh Jesuit High School

On behalf of the entire Walsh Jesuit family, we want to wish you and yours the blessings of Christmas! May the love that God has for each of you pour into your hearts to truly experience the birth of Jesus, our Emmanuel.

We are so grateful for all that you do to support the mission of Walsh Jesuit, especially entrusting the formation of your loved ones to all of us who share in the Jesuit mission of education and know that we will continue to pray for you now and in the New Year to come.

I cordially invite all to attend our Walsh Jesuit Christmas Eve Mass, which Fr. Don Petkash, our Vice President for Ignatian Mission, will celebrate on the 24th. The
outstanding chorus, which is under the direction of Rich Weber ’71, will sing
beautiful carols beginning at 7 p.m. and Mass will begin at 7:30 p.m. Be with us and welcome Emmanuel into your hearts.


Blessings to our wonderful students---our women and men for others---to their families, and to our outstanding staff and faculty as we begin our Christmas vacation.

May the joy of the birth of Our Lord be with you now and in the New Year.


A.M.D.G.,

Karl Ertle          Mark Hassman       Rev. Donald Petkash, SJ
President          Principal                Vice President of Ignatian Mission