E-Bulletin for the week of 11.19.14

What is Magis? It is a Jesuit principle that underlies everything. Magis inspires us to think more broadly, work a little harder, and make the most of our God-given talents. More simply stated, magis means making each choice - and therefore each day - better than the last. ~ From St. Joseph University

 

From the Principal’s Office:

·         A Message to Parents from Mr. Ertle: As you may already know, there was a serious accident on Wyoga Lake Road last week. Thanks be to God, the young driver, who is not one of our students, was not critically injured. I want to turn this accident into a teaching moment and ask all parents to review safe driving procedures in and around campus with their children, as we have heard from nearby residents that they are concerned about excessive speed, drivers ignoring stop signs, and cars following too closely to each other. As the winter months approach, please be pro-active so that we can keep all of our students safe. Thank you.

·         Lost Camera - A camera with a 32 G SD memory card containing over 4,000 pictures and a small camera case were lost at Walsh Jesuit about a week or two ago by a parent. If you find it, please return it to Cathy Kase in the Dean’s office.

·         The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship to freshman Aubrey Bechter for her well-written essay on the importance of patriotism. Each candidate was evaluated based on their character, personal responsibility, and involvement both in and outside of school. Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay for the competition, and congratulations to Aubrey!

·         Attention Freshman Parents - To fulfill part of our English curriculum, the entire freshman class will travel to Barberton’s Magical Theatre Company to see Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Wednesday, January 28. Cost of the day is $15.00 to cover tickets, transportation, and lunch. Freshmen will only attend periods 1, 8, and 9 on that day. Deadline for the permission form and payment is Friday, November, 21 to avoid a $5.00 late fee. Forms have been sent home. Please email Mrs. Deb Bok with any questions.

·         Reminder for Seniors Regarding Transcripts - The final date we can transmit transcripts and teacher recommendations is Monday, November 24before 2:00 p.m.

·         College Guidance News and Information #10 contains information about scholarships, financial aid, the ACT and SAT, sophomore programs, and AP exams.

·         A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated during the school day at 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25 in the Chapel. We will follow Schedule B.

·         Christmas Toy Drive – Our Admissions Office is partnering with an agency called Heart 4 the City to organize a Christmas Toy Drive. This non-profit group provides food and clothing throughout the year to over 350 families living in East Akron who are either at or below the poverty income level, as well as a toy drive for underprivileged children of all ages. Please consider donating one small, new toy for this service project. Board games, puzzles, dolls, action figures, stuffed animals, and even socks, gloves, and winter hats are all great gift items. Please drop off unwrapped toys to the Admissions Office on or before Tuesday, November 25. Thank you for your generosity.

·         T.R.I.P. Orders/Deliveries – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no orders or deliveries on Wednesday, November 26. All ordering and delivering will resume on Wednesday, December 3.

·         Walsh Jesuit’s Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 26 through Monday, December 1 - No classes will be held, and all faculty, counselors, staff and administrators will be unavailable. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 2.

·         Deadline to Apply for Tuition Assistance – If you are the parent of a current 8th grade student who plans to attend WJ next year, you have until Sunday, November 30 to apply for tuition assistance. Click here and follow the instructions to complete the FAIR form. Families who currently have students at WJ must complete this process for each student they have enrolled.

·         2014 Hesburgh Lecture - The Notre Dame Club of Cleveland is sponsoring a free lecture at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts, which is located at Saint Ignatius High School, on Monday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. James Frabutt of the Alliance for Catholic Education at Notre Dame will present the topic "Entrusted in Faith: Parents, Children, and Catholic Schools." The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow.

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

 

 

·         Volunteers Needed for the 2014 Ironman Wrestling Tournament – Walsh Jesuit will host the 21st Annual Ironman Wrestling Tournament on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13. Wrestling will take place in both the Dome and Ricco Fieldhouse. We are in need of adult and student volunteers to help with running the clock, scoring tables at the 10 mats, and at the concession stand. We will train everyone. Freshman, sophomore, National Honor Society, and Emmaus students can earn service hours. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kevin Barger, Tournament Manager, at 330-929-4205, ext. 125 or Mary Truax, Volunteer Coordinator, at 330-929-4205, ext. 331. The dates and times we need volunteers are:

Friday, December 12                          Saturday, December 13

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                    6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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

·         Senior Picture Day – Seniors will have their yearbook and senior class composite photos taken in the Dome on Thursday, January 29 during their lunch periods, which begin at 10:17 a.m. and end at 1:09 p.m. Boys should wear a dress coat, shirt and tie, while girls should dress appropriately and their shoulders should be covered.

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·         Fall Play: “The Odd Couple, Female Version” – The Walsh Jesuit CenterStage Theater presents the dramatic production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version” from Wednesday, November 19 - Sunday, November 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Please click here for more information, show times and to purchase tickets. You may also call Mr. Dave Banks at (330) 929-4205, ext. 167 or email wjcenterstage@gmail.com.

·         Katherine’s Collections Annual Christmas Sale – Katherine’s Collections is having their Annual Christmas Warehouse Sale this Friday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This is a once a year opportunity to purchase the finest Christmas décor at direct prices. Be sure to mention Walsh Jesuit and they will donate 10% of your purchase back to our school fund. Located at 370 Falls Commerce Parkway in Cuyahoga Falls, across the street from CVCA.

·         Join the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club - Attention all students interested in joining the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club in the upcoming 2014-2015 season: Sessions will be on Fridays at Boston Mills Ski Resort from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Information cards with prices and online registration details can be picked up in the Principal’s Office or in Room 227. We will go to Boston Mills as a group for the first five sessions. After that, students may ski or snowboard at a resort of their choice. In order to receive your Pick-a-Day pass before Christmas, online registration must be completed by Friday, November 21.

There will be an opportunity for transportation to Boston Mills after school for those who need it, but parents will need to pick up students after the session is over. Extra cost for transportation to Boston Mills is dependent on who signs up, but is estimated to be around $40. Please email Miranda Burley with any questions.

·         Choirs to Perform at Holiday Tree Festival - PFAB invites you to visit the Holiday Tree Festival on Monday, November 24 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron, where Walsh Jesuit choirs will perform holiday music between 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come out and support a worthy cause and see our WJ choirs.

·         Men’s Basketball Alumni Game – We will have a game for all alumni of the Men’s Basketball program on Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Dome. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact John Norris (’96), Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Social Studies Department Chair, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 360.

·         Mothers' Club Holiday Cocktail Party & 50th Anniversary Speaker Series - Join the Mothers' Club at Walsh Jesuit on Thursday, December 4 for a special evening of delicious food, amazing desserts, holiday carolers, fellowship with friends and an exciting guest speaker. Admission to the event is free, but we would greatly appreciate a reply. Please click here to RSVP by Sunday, November 30 or email WalshJesuitMC@gmail.com. The following schedule for this special evening is:

6:00 p.m. - Holiday Cocktail Party (wine, beer, heavy appetizers)

7:30 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring John Allen, Jr. - associate editor of the Boston Globe, senior analyst for CNN, 16-year correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, author of nine books and knowledgeable Vatican insider

9:00 p.m. – Dessert Reception

·         Performing and Fine Arts Booster Club Meeting – Monday, December 1 at 5:45 p.m. in Room 100.

 

 

·         Mothers’ Club Board Meeting – Wednesday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m. in Room A2.

 

 

·         Winter Band Concert – WJ Concert Band and Stage Band members will perform a variety of classical, contemporary and jazz music in the WJ Theater on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from any concert band member or at the door on the night of the concert.

·         “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The next film in the series, “The First Grader,” tells the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149. Click here for details.

·         Fair Trade Expo – Walsh Jesuit Campus Ministry will host its 4th annual Fair Trade Expo showcasing fair trade businesses in the Commons on Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11 at 8:00 a.m. Shop for jewelry, various handcrafted items, chocolate, coffee and more. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

·         M.O.M.S. Ministry Christmas - Men and Women Organized for Ministry to the Suffering (M.O.M.S. Ministry), with the help of the Walsh Jesuit community, will be providing a simple Christmas again this holiday season to a number of Walsh Jesuit families in need. Gift cards for groceries, gas, and department stores will be given to these families. Donations can be made in the form of cash, gift cards and checks made payable to Walsh Jesuit M.O.M.S. Ministry. There will also be a M.O.M.S. Ministry collection box located in the Dean of Students' Office now through Friday, December 12. Please consider helping a WJ family. Email questions to Mrs. Mary McShane, M.O.M.S. Ministry Coordinator.

·         Malley’s Fundraiser – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on all internet orders of $60.00 or more. Online orders accepted until Sunday, December 14.

 

 

·         Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

·         Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Plus, your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here for more details.

·         Other Ways to Contribute to Walsh Jesuit – Since Walsh Jesuit is a private school, we rely on donations and fundraising activities to support the many things we do here. Every little bit helps. That’s why a WJ parent has offered to put together a list of ways we can all contribute with just the click of a button. We encourage you to take advantage of these quick and easy opportunities to help support WJ! For more information or questions about any of the below items, please contact Kathryn Wedding at kwedding108@gmail.com.



1.    Save Your Acme Receipts and Help Support the Performing Arts Boosters - Please save your Acme receipts in an envelope marked "PFAB Acme receipts" and drop them off to Reception. Receipts must be dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015 to be eligible for Community Cashback rewards.

2.    Target: Register your Target card at 1-888-755-5856 (keep pressing “0” to bypass prompts) or visit https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home. Click on “your account” at the top, then scroll down to “take charge of education.”

 

3.    Giant Eagle: Register at http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Apples-for-the-Students/ and earn points from October 1st through April 1st.

 4.    Heinen’s ABC School Donation - Earn 1% on all purchases from September 1st through April 30th. You must register your card every year to participate at http://www.heinensrewards.com. 

5.    Amazon Smile: Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and select Walsh Jesuit in Cuyahoga Falls so that 0.5% of every purchase you make will benefit the school.

6.    My Coke Rewards: Enter your codes from 12 packs or two-liter bottles online at www.mycokerewards.com and select Walsh Jesuit as your school of choice.

Register for the Home Run for the Homeless- Thanksgiving Morning in Akron, Ohio

On Thanksgiving morning, The 22nd Annual Home Run or Walk for the Homeless will be hosted by Gennesaret, an innovative all-volunteer nonprofit corporation that is a unique provider of long term housing for homeless two-parent families in Summit County. This program enables the participants to stay together as a family in a furnished apartment for one to two years. At the end of their stay, the family has the opportunity to apply for a grant from Gennesaret to be used for a down payment on a home of their own. The families must have a church sponsor and abide by basic rules of conduct. They also operate a Family Nutritional Center, which provides free hot meals every Tuesday and Saturday to needy families and individuals in the community.


Once again this year our Run for the Homeless will be held on Thanksgiving morning, 2014.  Last year the run attracted over 3,000 registrants for the run and walk combined. Since this is only fund raiser for the year,it significantly impacts the organization's ability to fulfill their mission. Hope to see you at the 23rd annual Home Run for the Homeless on Thanksgiving Day 2014.  The 4 mile run starts at 9 am.  Take a run through historic Glendale Cemetary on this rolling and fun course. Unique awards at the end plus our famous raffle of door prizes. AWARDS:Top-three male & female overall; 1st master male & female (40-49); 1st grand-master male & female (50 & over); and top three places in all age groups DIVISIONS: 14 & under; 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & over.

To register or for more information follow this link to: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Akron/2014HomeRunfortheHomeless

Walsh Jesuit Ironman Volunteers Needed

Walsh Jesuit High School will be hosting the 21st Annual Ironman Wrestling Tournament on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th.

Wrestling will take place in both the Dome and Ricco Fieldhouse. Help is needed to run the clock, scoring tables at the ten mats, and at the concession stand. We need anyone and everyone who is willing to help WJ! That’s students, friends, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, coaches, etc.

If you are associated with an athletic team, please try to sign up for the times listed below. Please complete the form below to sign up or contact your liaison or Mrs. Truax for more information.


Hockey - Friday 7:30-10 am
Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading (9,10th grade)- Friday 10-2
Girls and Boys Lacrosse - Friday 2-5:30
Boys track and cross country - Friday 5:30-9:30
Girls and Boys Tennis - Saturday 10-2
Girls and Boys Volleyball - Saturday 2-6
Football, Cheerleading (11,12th grade) - Saturday - 6-10
Soccer – Choose shifts.

We need people for the clock, scoring table, mats, concessions, brackets, programs, and more. We will certainly “train” you appropriately and would love for you to be part of the best high school wrestling tournament in the country.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mary Truax or Kevin Barger.

Thank you in advance for your consideration,

Mary Truax                                                    Kevin Barger

Volunteer Coordinator                                    Tournament Manager

truaxm@walshjesuit.org                                 bargerk@walshjesuit.org


Name:
E-mail:
Phone
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Please check the days and times you are available to Volunteer:
Preferred Work Area *

Walsh Jesuit to partner with Heart for the City Agency 2014 Christmas Toy Drive by gathering donation for those in need.

DSCN4882Walsh Jesuit High School will once again be partnering with the Heart for the City Agency for the 2014 Christmas Toy Drive.  This non-profit group provides food and clothing throughout the year to over 350 families living in East Akron who are either at or below the poverty income level.  We would like to ask our students, staff, faculty and all of the Walsh Jesuit Community to consider donating one small, new/ unwrapped toy for this service project.   Board games, puzzles, dolls, action figures, stuffed animals, and even socks, glove, and winter hats are all great gift items.  The drive will last through next Tuesday, November 25,  prior to Thanksgiving Break.   Toys can be dropped off anytime in the admissions office.

Maddie Filicko to be featured on Channel 3 Sportscast- Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MaddieFilicko

Tune in to Channel 3, (WKYC) on Tuesday, November 18 at 6pm as Maddie Filicko is featured as the Student-Athlete of the week.  Congratulations Maddie!

Letter Jacket Order Form

Looking to order a new letter jacket?  The 2015 Order Form is now available online

Click here to order your jacket today!

 

E-Bulletin for the week of 11.12.14

From the Principal’s Office:

·         Senior Picture Day – Seniors will have their yearbook and senior class composite photos taken in the Dome on Thursday, January 29 during their lunch periods, which begin at 10:17 a.m. and end at 1:09 p.m. Boys should wear a dress coat, shirt and tie, while girls should dress appropriately and their shoulders should be covered.

·         Revere Local School District Parents – It has been brought to our attention that the Revere Local School District will only run shuttle service on Friday, November 14. Therefore, if your child lives in this district and takes the bus to WJ, you will have to drop your child off at Revere High School that morning. The shuttle will transport him/her to Walsh Jesuit at 7:20 a.m. and also bring your child back to Revere High School at the end of the school day. You will need to pick your child up from that location. If you have any questions, please contact the Revere Local School District’s Transportation Supervisor, Mr. Justin Miller, at (330) 523-3119 or email him at jmiller@revereschools.org.

·         Reminder for Seniors Regarding Transcripts - Seniors with applications due Monday, December 1 should transmit the application and request a transcript by Monday, November 17. Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 26 through Monday, December 1. This means the final date we can transmit transcripts and teacher recommendations is Monday, November 24before 2:00 p.m. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 2.

·         Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day for service on Wednesday, November 19. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s Page.

·         T.R.I.P. Orders/Deliveries – You may place T.R.I.P. orders and receive deliveries of orders from the previous week on Wednesday, November 19. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no orders or deliveries on Wednesday, November 26. All ordering and delivering will resume on Wednesday, December 3.

·         A Message from the School Clinic – On behalf ofour school nurse, Colleen Kozlowski, and the entire faculty and staff of Walsh Jesuit, we would like to thank you very much for the donations of tissues and hand sanitizer. We will be accepting these all year. If your child is ill with a fever of 100 degrees or higher, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, please keep them home. Gastrointestinal viruses in a school setting are extremely contagious. The most effective way to stop this transmission is to keep your student home as soon as the symptoms occur and have them return only after they are symptom-free for 24 hours. Please read the Health Guidelines for School Attendance.

·         A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated during the school day at 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25 in the Chapel. We will follow Schedule B.

·         Walsh Jesuit’s Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 26 through Monday, December 1 - No classes will be held, and all faculty, counselors, staff and administrators will be unavailable. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 2.

·         Christian Service Program - Students were shown a video in their theology classes to educate them on the Christian Service program at Walsh Jesuit. Part of the reason we made a video was so parents could receive the same information as their students. There are two videos; one for freshman/sophomores and one for juniors/seniors (please pick the one that corresponds to your student(s) for the most accurate information). These videos should answer any questions that students, or parents, have about the program. You can find the videos at www.vimeo.com/WJCampusMin.

·         Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Conference - Walsh Jesuit High School delegates will join over 1,300 social justice advocates affiliated with Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and the larger Catholic Church at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) from November 15-17 in Washington, D.C. The 17th annual Teach-In will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuit priests and two laywomen killed in El Salvador on November 16, 1989 by Salvadoran military for their defense of the economically poor. In addition to the workshops, keynote addresses, and policy discussions, participants will rally on Capitol Hill on Monday, November 17, before collectively meeting with over 125 U.S. Congressional offices. Advocates will visit with their respective lawmakers to urge Congress members to pass humane comprehensive immigration reform, support human rights-oriented policies in Central America, and respond to climate change and effects marginalizing the economically poor. The event will be streamed live for those who cannot make it to D.C., so please join us by clicking here.

·         Deadline to Apply for Tuition Assistance – If you are the parent of a current 8th grade student who plans to attend WJ next year, you have until Sunday, November 30 to apply for tuition assistance. Click here and follow the instructions to complete the FAIR form. Families who currently have students at WJ must complete this process for each student they have enrolled.

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·         Fall Play: “The Odd Couple” – The Walsh Jesuit CenterStage Theater presents the dramatic production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” beginning tonight through Sunday, November 16 in the WJ Theater. They will also present Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version” from Tuesday, November 18 – Sunday, November 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Please click here for more information, show times and to purchase tickets. You may also call Mr. Dave Banks at (330) 929-4205, ext. 167 or email wjcenterstage@gmail.com.

·         Knights of Columbus Scholarship – A $1,000 scholarship applicable to high school tuition is available to all Catholic students attending a Catholic school in Ohio. There is only one winner per school. All applications must be completed by the student and submitted by Monday, November 17, along with a current transcript of grades. For more details, including application materials and requirements for scholarship eligibility, visit the Ohio Knights of Columbus website.

·         Athletic Booster Club Reverse Raffle – Please support the WJ Athletic Booster Club and join us for a fun-filled evening on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons. Tickets are $125 per couple. The evening includes great food from Moe’s Restaurant, an open bar, 50/50 raffle, side boards and a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. Please contact John Mascio at (330) 338-2345 or Jeff Frye at (330) 606-5899 for tickets. You may also contact Committee Chairperson Lisa Pastor at (330) 858-2950 for tickets or more information.

·         Join the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club - Attention all students interested in joining the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club in the upcoming 2014-2015 season: Sessions will be on Fridays at Boston Mills Ski Resort from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Information cards with prices and online registration details can be found in the Principal’s Office or in Room 227. We will go to Boston Mills as a group for the first five sessions. After that, students may ski or snowboard at a resort of their choice. In order to receive your Pick-a-Day pass before Christmas, online registration must be completed by Friday, November 21.

There will be an opportunity for transportation to Boston Mills after school for those who need it, but parents will need to pick up students after the session is over. Extra cost for transportation to Boston Mills is dependent on who signs up, but is estimated to be around $40. Please email Miranda Burley with any questions.

·         Men’s Basketball Alumni Game – We will have a game for all alumni of the Men’s Basketball program on Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Dome. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact John Norris (’96), Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Social Studies Department Chair, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 360.

·         Mothers' Club Holiday Cocktail Party & 50th Anniversary Speaker Series - Join the Mothers' Club at Walsh Jesuit on Thursday, December 4 for a special evening of delicious food, amazing desserts, holiday carolers, fellowship with friends and an exciting guest speaker. Admission to the event is free, but we would greatly appreciate a reply. Please click here to RSVP by Sunday, November 30 or email WalshJesuitMC@gmail.com. The following schedule for this special evening is:

6:00 p.m. - Holiday Cocktail Party (wine, beer, heavy appetizers)

7:30 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring John Allen, Jr. - associate editor of the Boston Globe, senior analyst for CNN, 16-year correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, author of nine books and knowledgeable Vatican insider

9:00 p.m. – Dessert Reception

·         “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The next film in the series, “The First Grader,” tells the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149. Click here for details.

·         Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

·         Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Plus, your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here for more details.

·         Malley’s Fundraiser – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on all internet orders of $60.00 or more. Online orders accepted until Sunday, December 14.

 

 

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

 

 

·         Other Ways to Contribute to Walsh Jesuit – Since Walsh Jesuit is a private school, we rely on donations and fundraising activities to support the many things we do here. Every little bit helps. That’s why a WJ parent has offered to put together a list of ways we can all contribute with just the click of a button. We encourage you to take advantage of these quick and easy opportunities to help support WJ! For more information or questions about any of the below items, please contact Kathryn Wedding at kwedding108@gmail.com.



1.    Save Your Acme Receipts and Help Support the Performing Arts Boosters - Please save your Acme receipts in an envelope marked "PFAB Acme receipts" and drop them off to Reception. Receipts must be dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015 to be eligible for Community Cashback rewards.

2.    Target: Register your Target card at 1-888-755-5856 (keep pressing “0” to bypass prompts) or visit https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home. Click on “your account” at the top, then scroll down to “take charge of education.”

 

3.    Giant Eagle: Register at http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Apples-for-the-Students/ and earn points from October 1st through April 1st.

 

4.    Heinen’s ABC School Donation - Earn 1% on all purchases from September 1st through April 30th. You must register your card every year to participate at http://www.heinensrewards.com.



5.    Amazon Smile: Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and select Walsh Jesuit in Cuyahoga Falls so that 0.5% of every purchase you make will benefit the school.

6.    My Coke Rewards: Enter your codes from 12 packs or two-liter bottles online at www.mycokerewards.com and select Walsh Jesuit as your school of choice.

Women's Soccer Team wins THIRD CONSECUTIVE State Title- Walsh Jesuit 4, Dublin Coffman 1

The Walsh Jesuit Lady Warriors Soccer Team defeated Dublin Coffman by a score of 4-1 on Friday afternoon to attain their eighth overall and third consecutive state title in Women's Soccer.  Juli Knapp assisted Sofia Rossi to score the first two goals and Halle Stelbasky and Juli Knapp each added one goal later in the game to secure the victory over the Shamrocks. 

Walsh is undefeated in its last 69 games (63-0-6) and ended this season with a 21 game wnning streak.  Congratulations Lady Warriors!10419508 10152543062053823 1857146022129325776 n

Ross Martin- Class of 2012 selected as one of the 20 national semi-finalists for the 2014 Lou Groza Award- Vote for Ross Today!

 

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Walsh Jesuit Kicker and Class of 2012 Alum, Ross Martin (Duke University), was honored and selected for the second time in three years as one of the 20 national semifinalists for the 2014 Lou Groza Award, an honor presented annually to the Top Division I FBS Placekicker in the nation in college football.  Fans and supporters of the Walsh Jesuit community and the Warrior Nation can vote for Ross as their favorite semifinalist by clicking this link and scrolling down to the voting area where you can vote for him as their favorite semifinalist:.In 2014, Martin has totaled a team-high 68 points by making 11-of-11 field goals and 35-of-35 point after touchdown conversions.  He currently ranks fifth in the ACC in points per game (8.50) and is the only kicker in the conference to have made 10 or more field goals without a miss.

Martin, a two-time All-ACC selection who earlier this season became Duke’s all-time leader in total points, also was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award in 2012.

Go Warriors!

Martin is joined on the list by Corey Acosta (Southern Miss), Roberto Aguayo (Florida State), Kyle Bullard (Houston), Will Conant (Air Force), Brad Craddock (Maryland), Sam Ficken (Penn State), Elliott Fry (South Carolina), Ian Fry (Virginia), Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati), Zane Gonzalez (Arizona State), Ben Grogan (Oklahoma State), Ammon Lakip (Clemson), Josh Lambert (West Virginia), Justin Manton (ULM), Cole Murphy (Syracuse), Jaden Oberkrom (TCU), Andy Phillips (Utah), Scott Secor (Ball State) and John Wallace (Louisville).

Semifinalists will be voted on by FBS head coaches and SIDs, past Groza finalists, and national and regional football writers to select the three finalists. These finalists will be announced on November 24th and honored at the 23rd annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Awards Banquet on December 9th in West Palm Beach, Fla. The winner will be announced live on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards

Good Luck to our Lady Warriors Soccer Team and the Walsh Warriors Football Team as they compete in State Competition today

Best of luck to our Women's Soccer team as they play for their third consecutive DI STATE CHAMPIONSHIP today at 3:30 p.m. against Dublin Coffman!

Best of luck also to our football Warriors as they play Midview in the playoffs tonight at 7:00 p.m.!!

LETS GO WARRIORS!!!

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E-Bulletin for the Week of November 5

From the Principal’s Office:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT FRIDAY, NOV. 7th

·       Due to the fact that our women’s soccer team has qualified to compete for the state championship in Columbus on Friday (with a starting time of 3:30 p.m.), we have decided to cancel all classes for Friday, November 7th. We will still have Grandparents’ Day for all students who invited their grandparents to attend, and for performing members of the Show and Liturgical Choirs. Parents will receive both a blast email and blast phone call this afternoon with more detailed information about this decision and how it affects transportation and make-up OGT exams. Students will be notified via announcements at the end of the school day today.

·       Grandparents’ Day at Walsh Jesuit –On Friday, November 7,students who have grandparents visiting should meet up with them in the Commons, then proceed to the Chapel of North American Martyrs for mass at 8:30 a.m. After mass, students and their grandparents will attend the continental breakfast. The morning will conclude with students taking their grandparents on a guided tour of the school. Please register here.

·       Urgent: Volunteers Needed – We need volunteers tomorrow morning (November 6) at 8:00 a.m. to help plate the baked goods for Grandparents’ Day. When you arrive at the school, go to Reception just inside the rotunda and ask for Marion Drake. We appreciate your help.

·       Prep Meeting for Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) - All participants and their parents/guardians are required to attend the prep meeting on Thursday, November 6 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Room 100. Please email Lauren Fraser or call (330) 929-4205, ext. 116 for details.

 

·       Correction for Medical Mentoring Event – This event is open to high school students interested in a medical career. It is hosted by Summa Akron City Hospital on Thursday, November 6 and begins with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 1-800-237-8662.

·       Student Roster (Directory) Online – You may now view and print the 2014-2015 Student Roster (directory) from our website. Just go to NetClassroom on our website by clicking here. You will be asked for your user ID and password. If this is your first time to access NetClassroom, you will need to answer the security questions that appear on your screen after you enter your user ID and password. When your student’s page comes up, you will see a column on the right side of your screen with the heading “Additional Links.” From the list below that heading, click on “Student Roster.”

·       The Walsh Jesuit Entrepreneurship Club will hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Loyola Room after school. We will welcome Echogen CEO Phil Brennan as our guest speaker. All students, parents, WJ faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Please contact Kristin Dowling at kdowling@kent.edu with any questions.

·       Junior Parent Evening Programs - The first of two Junior Parent Evening Programs will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. Parents who plan to attend should RSVP through the College Guidance Scheduler so Miss Burgio can plan for College Guidance handbooks, chairs and the Mother’s Club refreshments. Please bring a recycled three-ring binder for your handbook. Also, please read Newsletter #9 for more information.

·       Christian Service Program - Students were shown a video in their theology classes to educate them on the Christian Service program at Walsh Jesuit. Part of the reason we made a video was so parents could receive the same information as their students. There are two videos; one for freshman/sophomores and one for juniors/seniors (please pick the one that corresponds to your student(s) for the most accurate information). These videos should answer any questions that students, or parents, have about the program. You can find the videos at www.vimeo.com/WJCampusMin.

·       Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Conference - Walsh Jesuit High School delegates will join over 1,300 social justice advocates affiliated with Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and the larger Catholic Church at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) from November 15-17 in Washington, D.C. The 17th annual Teach-In will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuit priests and two laywomen killed in El Salvador on November 16, 1989 by Salvadoran military for their defense of the economically poor. In addition to the workshops, keynote addresses, and policy discussions, participants will rally on Capitol Hill on Monday, November 17, before collectively meeting with over 125 U.S. Congressional offices. Advocates will visit with their respective lawmakers to urge Congress members to pass humane comprehensive immigration reform, support human rights-oriented policies in Central America, and respond to climate change and effects marginalizing the economically poor. The event will be streamed live for those who cannot make it to D.C., so please join us by clicking here.

·       Apply for Tuition Assistance – If you are the parent of a current 8th grade student who plans to attend WJ next year, you have until Sunday, November 30 to apply for tuition assistance. Click here and follow the instructions to complete the FAIR form. Families who currently have students at WJ must complete this process for each student they have enrolled.

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·       Support the Harmony Gold Show Choir – Visit the Dairy Queen at 8995 Darrow Road in Twinsburg tonight (November 5) from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and help support the Harmony Gold Show Choir. Enjoy dinner or just have an ice cream treat. The Dairy Queen will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Show Choir to help with their spring trip expenses.

 

 

·       Last Chance to Advertise in the Fall Play Program – We strongly encourage Walsh Jesuit business owners to advertise in the fall play program for “The Odd Couple.” Our beautiful program is professionally printed and offers terrific exposure for your business. Your ad will be seen by hundreds of families, friends and students who come to watch the show during its two-week run! Click here to fill out and submit an advertising form. Our printing deadline is this Saturday, November 8, so purchase your ad space today! If you have any questions, please email Lynn Mossing.

·       Cancer Benefit Run – Run to benefit Collin Kiousis and bring hope and healing to others with cancer. This 5K/Kids’ 1 Mile takes place at Buckeye Woods Park in Medina on Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. Register at www.ultrasignup.com.

·       Mothers' Club Holiday Cocktail Party & 50th Anniversary Speaker Series - Join the Mothers' Club at Walsh Jesuit on Thursday, December 4 for a special evening of delicious food, amazing desserts, holiday carolers, fellowship with friends and an exciting guest speaker. Admission to the event is free, but we would greatly appreciate a reply. Please click here to RSVP by Sunday, November 30 or email WalshJesuitMC@gmail.com. The following schedule for this special evening is:

6:00 p.m. - Holiday Cocktail Party (wine, beer, heavy appetizers)

7:30 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring John Allen, Jr. - associate editor of the Boston Globe, senior analyst for CNN, 16-year correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, author of nine books and knowledgeable Vatican insider

9:00 p.m. – Dessert Reception

·       Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

·       Fall Play: “The Odd Couple” – The Walsh Jesuit CenterStage Theater presents the dramatic production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” beginning Wednesday, November 12 through Sunday, November 16 in the WJ Theater. They will also present Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version” from Tuesday, November 18 – Sunday, November 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Please click here for more information, show times and to purchase tickets. You may also call Mr. Dave Banks at (330) 929-4205, ext. 167 or email wjcenterstage@gmail.com.

·       Knights of Columbus Scholarship – A $1,000 scholarship applicable to high school tuition is available to all Catholic students attending a Catholic school in Ohio. There is only one winner per school. All applications must be completed by the student and submitted by Monday, November 17, along with a current transcript of grades. For more details, including application materials and requirements for scholarship eligibility, visit the Ohio Knights of Columbus website.

·       Athletic Booster Club Reverse Raffle – Please support the WJ Athletic Booster Club and join us for a fun-filled evening on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons. Tickets are $125 per couple. The evening includes great food from Moe’s Restaurant, an open bar, 50/50 raffle, side boards and a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. Please contact John Mascio at (330) 338-2345 or Jeff Frye at (330) 606-5899 for tickets. You may also contact Committee Chairperson Lisa Pastor at (330) 858-2950 for tickets or more information.

·       Join the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club - Attention all students interested in joining the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club in the upcoming 2014-2015 season: Sessions will be on Fridays at Boston Mills Ski Resort from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Information cards with prices and online registration details can be found in the Principal’s Office or in Room 227. We will go to Boston Mills as a group for the first five sessions. After that, students may ski or snowboard at a resort of their choice. In order to receive your Pick-a-Day pass before Christmas, online registration must be completed by Friday, November 21.

There will be an opportunity for transportation to Boston Mills after school for those who need it, but parents will need to pick up students after the session is over. Extra cost for transportation to Boston Mills is dependent on who signs up, but is estimated to be around $40. Please email Miranda Burley with any questions.

·       Men’s Basketball Alumni Game – We will have a game for all alumni of the Men’s Basketball program on Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Dome. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact John Norris (’96), Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Social Studies Department Chair, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 360.

·       “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The next film in the series, “The First Grader,” tells the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149. Click here for details.

·       Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Plus, your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here for more details.

·       Malley’s Fundraiser – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on all internet orders of $60.00 or more. Online orders accepted until Sunday, December 14.

 

 

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

 

 

·       Other Ways to Contribute to Walsh Jesuit – Since Walsh Jesuit is a private school, we rely on donations and fundraising activities to support the many things we do here. Every little bit helps. That’s why a WJ parent has offered to put together a list of ways we can all contribute with just the click of a button. She shared the list below with us, and we encourage you to take advantage of these quick and easy opportunities to help support WJ! For more information or questions about any of the below items, please contact Kathryn Wedding at kwedding108@gmail.com.



1.    Save Your Acme Receipts and Help Support the Performing Arts Boosters - Please save your Acme receipts in an envelope marked "PFAB Acme receipts" and drop them off to Reception. Receipts must be dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015 to be eligible for Community Cashback rewards.

2.    Target: Register your Target card at 1-888-755-5856 (keep pressing “0” to bypass prompts) or visit https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home. Click on “your account” at the top, then scroll down to “take charge of education.”

 

3.    Giant Eagle: Register at http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Apples-for-the-Students/ and earn points from October 1st through April 1st.

 

4.    Heinen’s ABC School Donation - Earn 1% on all purchases from September 1st through April 30th. You must register your card every year to participate at http://www.heinensrewards.com.

 

5.    Amazon Smile: Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and select Walsh Jesuit in Cuyahoga Falls so that 0.5% of every purchase you make will benefit the school.

6.    My Coke Rewards: Enter your codes from 12 packs or two-liter bottles online at www.mycokerewards.com and select Walsh Jesuit as your school of choice.

Join the The Walsh Jesuit Entrepreneurship Club on November 11th at 3:00 in the Loyola room to hear Guest Speaker Phil Brennan, CEO of Echogen.

Ent clubThe Walsh Jesuit Entrepreneurship Club will hold a meeting next Tuesday November 11th at 3:00 in the Loyola room after school. We will welcome Echogen CEO, Phil Brennan as our guest speaker. All students, parents, WJ faculty and staff are welcome to attend. We will also kick off our business plan competition at this meeting. Please contact Kristin Dowling at kdowling@kent.edu with any questions.

Girls Soccer Team Advances to States

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer team who defeated Magnificat last night 2-0 to advance to the State Final Tournament Game.  The Warriors will play Dublin-Coffman HS on Friday, November 7th at 3:30 pm at Columbus Crew Stadium, 1 Black & Gold Blvd., Columbus, OH  43211.  There is no pre-sale available at schools for this contest.  Pre-sale tickets are available through www.ticketmaster.com.  Crew Stadium can handle all walk-up crowds for site sale tickets.  All tickets are $8.00.  Good Luck, Warriors!

Vote for Warrior Football Player Joe Penna

Joe Penna is up for offensive player of the week again! 

Select vote, type in the password that appears in the box that comes up and select vote again.  Every vote counts, we did it before, let's do it again!
http://highschoolsports.cleveland.com/news/article/-3918644788740966383/vote-for-high-school-football-top-offensive-performer-from-week-10-2014-offensive-game-balls-poll/

Thirty-Six Walsh Jesuit Students to attend the 17th Annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington DC

Thirty-six WJ students, along with two parents and six staff members will be heading to Washington DC to attend the 17th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice on November 15-17, 2014. The conference is expected to attract over 1,300 individuals affiliated with various Jesuit high schools, parishes and universities and the larger Catholic Church. This social justice conference sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, will focus on learning, prayer, networking and legislative advocacy on Capitol Hill. For more information on this event, please follow the links below: Full schedule of events: http://igsol.net/iftjsch A Live Stream of the main stage events will be available on Saturday (11/15) & Sunday (11/16) at: http://igsol.net/iftlive Social Media Connections for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: ISN Twitter Handle: @IGsolidarityNET Teach-In Hashtag: #IFTJ14 Facebook: /ignatiansolidarity Instagram: ignatiansolidarity

Walsh Jesuit’s Shane Downey Commits to Marshall University

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, November 3, 2014— Walsh Jesuit senior, Shane Downey has made a verbal commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at Marshall University. Downey will play for the school’s NCAA Division I baseball program under Coach Jeff Waggoner, becoming the first player in Walsh Jesuit baseball history to commit to the Thundering Herd. Downey becomes the seventh member this year to commit to a Division I school, and the eighth player to commit to a Division I school for the 2015 WJ baseball team. 

DOWNEY SHANE 12Downey, a right-handed pitcher for the Warriors is a member of the Warriors 2014 undefeated regular season, ranking 3rd in the Nation for 2014. The Warriors are the 2013 and 2014 North Coast League champions. For the 2014 season, Downey posted an ERA of 1.91 in seven appearances, walking only one batter, with his opponents batting .241 against him. 

“Shane Downey has established himself as a tremendous asset to the Walsh Jesuit baseball program in a very unique and innovative way,” said Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach. “While he is a fine overall baseball player that is skilled in many ways, he elected to maximize his potential in the niche of a submarine reliever and it has really paid off for his future. He is an intelligent player, who pays attention to detail, listens and learns well, and can strategize and adjust on the mound. I admire his ability to be an entrepreneur when it comes to finding his best athletically and academically. Shane takes great pride in seeking his best as a person and a player and he is a picture of solid preparation and professionalism that we will miss a great deal after 2015.” 

Downey, who is undecided in his major, is the son of Michael and Lori of Akron.

Quick ways to bring cash to Walsh Jesuit High School

Quick ways to bring easy CASH to Walsh Jesuit

Target: Register your Target card at 1-888-755-5856 (keep pressing “0” to bypass prompts) or visit https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home. Click on “your account” at the top, scroll down to “take charge of education”.

 Giant Eagle: Register at http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Apples-for-the-Students/. Earn points from October 1st through April 1st.

 Heinen’s: ABC School Donation, earn 1% on all purchases September 1st through April 30th. Register your card every year to participate. http://www.heinensrewards.com/

 Amazon Smile: Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and select Walsh Jesuit (make sure to select the one in Cuyahoga Falls) 0.5% of every purchase you make will benefit the school.

ACME: Turn in you ACME receipts from September through February. The receipt will list the amount of eligible items purchased in the “Community Cashback” section of the receipt.

My Coke Rewards: Enter your codes from 12 packs or 2 liter bottles online at www.mycokerewards.com (select Walsh Jesuit as your school of choice) or turn in your codes/lids to the school for redemption.

Warrior Football and Womens' Soccer Team Advance to State Playoffs!

Congratulations to the varsity football team for advancing to the state playoffs.  Special congratulations to the girls soccer team who defeated North Royal ton  7-1 to advance to the state semi-final game. 

Playoff info below:

Girls soccer Vs. Magnificat
At Brecksville high school
Tuesday November 4
7:00 pm
Tickets available in the athletic office all day tomorrow. $8.00

Football Vs Midview
At Midview
Friday, November 7
7:30
Tickets available in the athletic office beginning Wednesday 11/5 through Friday 11/6 at 12:00 noon

E-Bulletin for the week of October 29

From the Principal’s Office:

·       Parent-Teacher Conferences - Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 30 from 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (There is a faculty dinner break from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.). Please download a copy of your student’s Quarter 1 report card on NetClassroom and bring it with you. No appointments are necessary, but if you believe your conference may take longer than five minutes, you may wish to contact the teacher or counselor to schedule an appointment for a later date and time by clicking on the faculty/staff directory and typing in the last name of the person you wish to contact. A list of faculty room numbers as well as school maps will be available in the Commons. The Spirit Shop will be open during the conferences.

**The following teachers will be unavailable for the afternoon Parent-Teacher Conference session: Beth Barker, Scott Beigie, Steve Grescovich, Gerry Rardin, Andrew Thomas

**The following teachers will be unavailable for the evening Parent-Teacher Conference session: Beth Barker, Deb Bok, Emily Elliott, Julie Hudec, Lynn Humiston, Kasey Kosec, Catherine Marquard, Drew Marquard, Michael Unti

·       Salem travelers must be at Walsh Jesuit by 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30. They will report to Mrs. Bok and Mrs. Marquard in room 100 to verify attendance and phone numbers, and receive final instructions. (This is the same evening as Parent/Teacher conferences). We will begin boarding at 5:50 p.m. and leave promptly at 6:15 p.m. Parents are welcome. Students received a packing list in their homeroom mail two weeks ago. Our final itinerary and the list can be found on Moodle in the English department under “Fall Break to Salem 2014.” Contact Mrs. Bok if you have questions.

·       Graduation Announcements and School Rings – Mr. Rick Call of Herff Jones will be here during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 30 to pick up graduation announcement and ring orders. Payment in full or a $60.00 deposit is required with your announcement order. Mr. Call can be reached at (330) 678-8163.

·       TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) Orders - There will be no classroom delivery of TRIP orders on Thursday, October 30. All orders should be picked up in Reception on Wednesday, October 29 after 10:00 a.m. Regular delivery will resume the following week. For all the details on TRIP and the 2014 Fall Order Form, please visit here and click on the TRIP Info tab.



·       Fall Break – No classes will be held on Friday, October 31 due to Fall Break.

·       Delayed Start of Classes on Tuesday, November 4 – The faculty and staff will have a one-hour meeting on the morning of Tuesday, November 4. 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.

·       Student Rosters Online – You may now view and print the 2014-2015 Student Roster from our website. Just go to NetClassroom on our website by clicking here. You will be asked for your user ID and password. If this is your first time to access NetClassroom, you will need to answer the security questions that appear on your screen after you enter your user ID and password. When your student’s page comes up, you will see a column on the right side of your screen with the heading “Additional Links.” From the list below that heading, click on “Student Roster.”

·       Dress Down Day for Service – We will have a Dress Down Day on Wednesday, November 5. For a service donation of $3, all students may dress down for the day according to the guidelines posted on the Dean’s Page.

·       Correction for Medical Mentoring Event – The link that was published in last week’s bulletin for this event is not working. The event is open to high school students interested in a medical career. It is hosted by Summa Akron City Hospital on Thursday, November 6 and begins with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 1-800-237-8662.

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

Monday, November 3 – Reading

Tuesday, November 4 – Math

Wednesday, November 5 – Writing

Thursday, November 6 – Science

Friday, November 7 – Social Studies

·       Deadline for NEOPAT Scholarship Essay is Thursday, October 30 - Your student may apply for the Walsh Jesuit NEOPAT Patriotism Award. The value of the award is $1,500, and it will be applied toward the student’s Walsh Jesuit tuition. This award is funded through the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism. The essay is due in Mr. Karl Ertle’s office by the end of the day on Thursday, October 30. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day).

 

The criteria for the award are:

1. The student must currently be a recipient of tuition assistance from Walsh Jesuit.

2. The student must be involved in some type of patriotic effort/program, or be related to a member of the military.

3. The student must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.

4. The student must submit a 500 word essay regarding the importance of patriotism.

If you have any other questions, please contact Alumni Director Jason Ruegg (’96) at (330) 929-4205, ext. 177.

·       Apply for Tuition Assistance – If you are the parent of a current 8th grade student who plans to attend WJ next year, you can apply for tuition assistance beginning Saturday, November 1. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 30. Click here and follow the instructions to complete the FAIR form. Families who currently have students at WJ must complete this process for each student they have enrolled.

·       Parents of All Students - College Guidance News and Information #8 contains information about deadlines, what you should be doing in the junior college process, and how many pencils to bring to Thursday’s practice ACT.

 

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·       Advertise in the Fall Play Program – We strongly encourage Walsh Jesuit business owners to advertise in the fall play program for “The Odd Couple.” Our beautiful program is professionally printed and offers terrific exposure for your business. Your ad will be seen by hundreds of families, friends and students who come to watch the show during its two-week run! Click here to fill out and submit an advertising form. Our printing deadline is Saturday, November 8, so purchase your ad space today! If you have any questions, please email Lynn Mossing.

·       Keep Christ in Christmas and Help Walsh Jesuit - Purchase the Nativity Tree yard display and proceeds from each sale benefit the Walsh Jesuit 50th Endowment Campaign, which provides a Catholic education to those in need. Displays cost $70 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Click here to see the display and place your order, or contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064.

·       Join the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club - Attention all students interested in joining the WJ Ski and Snowboard Club in the upcoming 2014-2015 season: Sessions will be on Fridays at Boston Mills Ski Resort from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Information cards with prices and online registration details can be found in the Principal’s Office or in Room 227. We will go to Boston Mills as a group for the first five sessions. After that, students may ski or snowboard at a resort of their choice. In order to receive your Pick-a-Day pass before Christmas, online registration must be completed by Friday, November 21.

There will be an opportunity for transportation to Boston Mills after school for those who need it, but parents will need to pick up students after the session is over. Extra cost for transportation to Boston Mills is dependent on who signs up, but is estimated to be around $40. Please email Miranda Burley with any questions.

·       PFAB Meeting – The next PFAB meeting will be held on Monday, November 3 at 5:45 p.m. in Room 100.

·       Mothers’ Club Board Meeting – Board members will meet on Wednesday, November 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Room A-2.

 

 

·       Prep Meeting for Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) - All participants and their parents/guardians are required to attend the prep meeting on Thursday, November 6 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Room 100. This year’s gathering on Saturday, November 15 – Monday, November 17 in Washington D.C. honors the martyrs of El Salvador on the 25th anniversary of their assassination. Please email Lauren Fraser or call (330) 929-4205, ext. 116 for details.

 

 

·       Grandparents’ Day at Walsh Jesuit – We would like to cordially invite grandparents to the 3rd Annual Grandparents’ Day at Walsh Jesuit High School on Friday, November 7. We will follow Schedule C that day, which means school buses will run at their regularly scheduled times, but classes will begin at a delayed start time of 9:00 a.m. Students arriving by bus, or any student arriving early, can wait in the Dome until classes begin. Students who have grandparents visiting should meet up with them in the Commons, and then proceed to the Chapel of North American Martyrs for mass at 8:30 a.m. After mass, students and their grandparents will attend the continental breakfast. The morning will conclude with students taking their grandparents on a guided tour of the school. All students are expected to stay and finish the school day. You may not leave with your grandparents! Please register here.

 

·       Cancer Benefit Run – Run to benefit Collin Kiousis and bring hope and healing to others with cancer. This 5K/Kids’ 1 Mile takes place at Buckeye Woods Park in Medina on Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. Register at www.ultrasignup.com.

·       Fall Play: “The Odd Couple” – The Walsh Jesuit CenterStage Theater presents the dramatic production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” beginning Wednesday, November 12 through Sunday, November 16 in the WJ Theater. They will also present Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version” from Tuesday, November 18 – Sunday, November 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Please click here for more information, show times and to purchase tickets. You may also call Mr. Dave Banks at (330) 929-4205, ext. 167 or email wjcenterstage@gmail.com.

·       Knights of Columbus Scholarship – A $1,000 scholarship applicable to high school tuition is available to all Catholic students attending a Catholic school in Ohio. There is only one winner per school. All applications must be completed by the student and submitted by Monday, November 17, along with a current transcript of grades. For more details, including application materials and requirements for scholarship eligibility, visit the Ohio Knights of Columbus website.

·       Athletic Booster Club Reverse Raffle – Please support the WJ Athletic Booster Club and join us for a fun-filled evening on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons. Tickets are $125 per couple. The evening includes great food from Moe’s Restaurant, an open bar, 50/50 raffle, side boards and a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. Please contact John Mascio at (330) 338-2345 or Jeff Frye at (330) 606-5899 for tickets. You may also contact Committee Chairperson Lisa Pastor at (330) 858-2950 for tickets or more information.

·       Men’s Basketball Alumni Game – We will have a game for all alumni of the Men’s Basketball program on Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Dome. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact John Norris (’96), Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Social Studies Department Chair, at (330) 929-4205, ext. 360.

·       “Finding God in the Dark” Film Series – Walsh Jesuit’s Film Series for Adults returns on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the WJ Theater. The next film in the series, “The First Grader,” tells the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Admission is free. For more information, contact Fr. Don Petkash, S.J. at (330) 929-4205, ext. 149. Click here for details.

·       Give the Gift of a Warrior Discount Card - The Performing and Fine Arts Boosters are selling Warrior Discount Cards for $10.00. These cards make great gifts or stocking stuffers for any friend or family member! The card offers discounts at various locations such as Retro Dog, McDonald's, Ritchie’s, Auntie Anne's, Moe’s, Subway, BW3, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Stricklands, Jubilee Donuts, El Rancho, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, and more. Plus, your purchase benefits the Warrior Corps and Show Choir. Cards may be purchased at home football games, Show Choir events, or by emailing wjpfab1@gmail.com. Please click here for more details.

·       Save Your Acme Receipts and Help Support the Performing Arts Boosters - Please save your Acme receipts in an envelope marked "PFAB Acme receipts" and drop them off to Reception. Receipts must be dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015 to be eligible for Community Cashback rewards.

·       Malley’s Fundraiser – When you purchase Malley’s Chocolatesonline, 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free shipping on all internet orders of $60.00 or more. Online orders accepted until Sunday, December 14.

 

 

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

Lady Warriors Tennis Team State Final Results

The Lady Warrior Varsity Tennis Team was undefeated heading into the Division I State Finals on Oct. 19. They defeated Cincinnati Ursuline 3-1 in the semi-finals.  They took on Dublin Jerome in a very closely contested final and ended as Division I State Runner-up.
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> Singles player, Molly Sandberg, a Sophomore, battled it out and finished Division I State Runner-up.
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> Two Doubles Teams qualified for State Finals.  Senior, and Team Captain, Emily Hissong/Sophomore Paige Carmichael and Sophomore Caroline Dickinson/Freshman Megan Hissong.
> Other Varsity players contributing to a great season and State team effort are Sophomore Skye Harwood and Freshman Natalie Malone.  The Varsity Team is led by Coach Rocco Cona.
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> We are proud of our Lady Warriors for such a strong finish!

Annual Men's Basketball Alumni Game Scheduled for Wednesday, November 26

The Annual Men’s Basketball Alumni Game (Alumni of the Men’s Basketball Program) will be Wednesday November 26th, 2014.

The Game will take place in the Dome and start at 5 pm.

Any veteran players interested should contact Head Coach John Norris.

*(this is a change from last year’s Friday date following Thanksgiving).

Class of 2009 Reunion Registration and Information

Walsh Jesuit Class of 2009
5-year Reunion
 

Friday, November 28

6:00pm @ Walsh Jesuit High School
Food and soft drinks will be provided, and tours of the school will be available.
**BYOB**

$10/alum – no charge for significant others

Then, for those who wish to continue the party, all WJ Class of 2009 graduates are invited to the Wing Warehouse beginning at 8:00pm.
4165 Wyoga Lake Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, 44224 Appetizers will be provided – Cash Bar

To ensure that everyone can enjoy a SAFE evening, please consider one of the following services:
Falls Cab Service – 330.929.3121
Thomas Limousine – 330.733.5372
Courtyard Marriot Stow/Akron – Discount Rooms available.

Click here for the Courtyard Marriot Discount Info

 

Spirit Shop to be open this Thursday

The Spirit Shop will be open this Thursday, October 30 during conferences from 2:45-5:00 p.m and 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The holidays are right around the corner! Stop in and browse through our great selection of items. 
Regular hours are:
  •  Monday, Wednesday and Friday- 9:00-1:30
  •  Tuesday and Thursday- 10:30-3:00

NEOPAT Scholarship Award Rules

Attention: Families of students who receive tuition assistance…

Your student may apply for the Walsh Jesuit NEOPAT Patriotism Award. The value of the award is $1,500 which will be applied toward the student’s Walsh Jesuit tuition. The award is funded through the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism.

The criteria for the award are:
  1. The student must currently be a recipient of tuition assistance from Walsh Jesuit
  2. The student must be involved in some type of patriotic effort/program, or be related to a member of the military.
  3. The student must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  4. The student must submit a 500 word essay regarding the importance of patriotism.
  5. The essay is due in Mr. Ertle’s office by the end of the day on Thursday, October 30th, 2014, and the winner will be announced on Veteran’s Day, November 11th.

If you have any questions, you can contact Jason Ruegg ’96 at rueggj@walshjesuit.org, or 330-929-4205 x177.

Vote for our Walsh Warriors Helmet! Sitting at #4 of the top 25- Your vote counts!

When reviewing the Walsh Helmet photo, it appears that Louie John (#40) is modeling it!

Let's vote this week to show our school spirit!!!  You know we can win this, we won game of the week!
When voting click vote, then enter the passcode that comes up in the box and click vote again

Go Warriors!!
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Keep Christ in Christmas and help WJ!

Keep Christ in Christmas and help WJ!

cache 5421585Purchase The Nativity Tree & proceeds from each sale benefit the WJ 50th endowment campaign:

-       4 foot tall outdoor Nativity scene

-       Set up in minutes, makes a great gift!

-       $70 each
Order you nativity scene online here

Pay online or to contact Paul Musso at 330-351-3064

Halle Stelbasky named to All American Girls Soccer Team

2nd Annual Girl’s High School All-American Game Coming to Raleigh, NC.

42 of Nations Elite players and 8 of Nations top coaches to participate in the event

Quincy, IL. October 24, 2014: Forty-two of the nation’s elite girl’s high school soccer players from fall playing states will take part in the Second Annual High School All-American Game on December 13, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. The players selected are seniors who have finished their high school careers and represent their high school teams during the fall season. These players have achieved many regional and national awards and will attend some of the top universities across the country.

The game is being held the same weekend and in the same proximity as the men’s NCAA Division I College Cup. The participants arrive on Thursday, December 11th and will attend the semi-final games of the College Cup on December 12th and will also have the opportunity to attend the national championship on December, 14th.

The players are chosen based on their career high school achievements only and must have played their senior season in High School. A list of participants is below and can also be found on the website under the 2014 girl’s rosters tab.

The event is being sponsored in part by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Adidas, Noxin Trucking, and Soccer.com. If you would like to inquire about being a sponsor or to advertise in the program, you can contact Eric Stratman at 217-257-1103.

Eight of the nation’s elite coaches will also take part in the game. The list of coaches is below. The website is http://www.highschoolsoccerallamerican.com .

 
 
West All-American Coaches

Frank Dixon – Carmel High (Carmel, IN.)

Debra LaPrath – Maria Carillo High (Santa Rosa, CA.)

Pat McDonald – Montgomery High (Santa Rosa, CA.)

Lee Mitchell – Alta High (Alta, UT.)

 

East All-American Coaches

Tara Madigan – Northern Highlands (Allendale, NJ.)

Shannon McEntee – South Side High (Rockville Centre, NY)

Dino McIntyre – Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)

Dave Prutting – St. Anthony’s High (Melville, NY.)



 
 

TRIP Order Form and Schedule

Click here for the Order Form.

TRIP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

    November 5                    Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 10/29
    November 12                  Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 11/5

    November 19                  Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 11/12

    November 26                  HAPPY THANKSGIVING! NO TRIP ORDERS OR DELIVERY

 

    December 3                     Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 11/19

    December 10                  Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 12/3

    December 17                  NO TRIP ORDERS PLACED/Orders Delivered from 12/10

                                                MERRY CHRISTMAS! SEE YOU IN 2015!

Men and Womens' Soccer Team advance to Districts!

Womens' Soccer District Final- Saturday, October 25, 2014 Vs. Hudson at Walsh Jesuit at 3 pm.
Mens' Soccer District Final- Saturday, October 25, 2014 vs Hudson at Hudson at 7 pm.

 

Come cheer on our Walsh Warrior Soccer teams this weekend!

Warrior Card Benefits Your Family and the Harmony Gold Show Choir! Purchase one today!

Your purchase of the Warrior Card directly benefits Harmony Gold Show Choir and Warrior Corps!

The funds raised will help with travel expenses and with food expenses purchasing meals for students as well as a mid-game hospitality offer for visiting marching bands.

As you can see from the images in the flyer, these cards can be used at several local establishments.

Since Walsh Jesuit High School students come from all over northeastern Ohio, we chose to use businesses as close to Walsh Jesuit as possible, as many of us spend quite a bit of time in and around the area.

These are great stocking stuffers, a good item for your Walsh Jesuit Warrior to have in their own pocket, or something to give to grandparents and aunts and uncles during the upcoming holiday season.

The card is good through 09/2015.

The cards are available for purchase at many Walsh events, including football games, Show Choir fund raisers, Open Houses, Grandparents Day, and more.

If you need more information, please contact Jenny Blasio at wjpfab1@gmail.com.

The students in Warrior Corps and Harmony Gold Show Choir thank you for your consideration.

E-Bulletin for the week of 10.22.14

Walsh Jesuit Parent E-Bulletin for 10/22/2014
From the Principal’s Office:
           Quarter 1 ends Thursday, October 23. Quarter 2 begins Monday, October 27.

·         All Freshmen and Sophomores will take the ACT Academic Approach exam on Thursday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. – noon. Students are then dismissed for the day. Juniors and seniors should not report to school that day.

ACT Instructions

1.    The ACT begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude before noon. Students are then dismissed for the day. Walsh Jesuit buses will depart the campus at 12:00 p.m. Public buses will leave at their regular time of 2:45 p.m. Students may wait in the Commons for their rides.

2.    Room assignments will be posted in the Commons on Tuesday, October 28.

3.    The College Board does not permit makeup exams.

4.    Students should bring a four-function scientific calculator. No sharing of calculators will be permitted.

5.    Students should also bring two sharpened #2 pencils. Mechanical pencils are not permitted.

6.    Attendance will be taken and dress code is required. 

·         Parent-Teacher Conferences - Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 30 from 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (There is a faculty dinner break from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.). No appointments are necessary, but if you believe your conference may take longer than five minutes, you may wish to contact the teacher or counselor to schedule an appointment for a later date and time by clicking on the faculty/staff directory and typing in the last name of the person you wish to contact. A list of faculty room numbers as well as school maps will be available in the Commons. The Spirit Shop will be open during the conferences.

·         Graduation Announcements and School Rings – Mr. Rick Call of Herff Jones will be here during all lunch periods on Tuesday, October 28 and again during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 30 to pick up graduation announcement and ring orders. Payment in full or a $60.00 deposit is required with your announcement order. Mr. Call can be reached at (330) 678-8163

·         TRIP Orders - There will be no classroom delivery of TRIP orders on Thursday, October 30. All orders should be picked up in Reception on Wednesday, October 29 after 10:00 a.m. Regular delivery will resume the following week.



·         Fall Break – No classes will be held on Friday, October 31 due to Fall Break.

·         Attention: Families of Students Who Receive Tuition Assistance - Your student may apply for the Walsh Jesuit NEOPAT Patriotism Award. The value of the award is $1,500, and it will be applied toward the student’s Walsh Jesuit tuition. The award is funded through the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism.

The criteria for the award are:

1. The student must currently be a recipient of tuition assistance from Walsh Jesuit.

2. The student must be involved in some type of patriotic effort/program, or be related to a member of the military.

3. The student must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.

4. The student must submit a 500 word essay regarding the importance of patriotism.

5. The essay is due in Mr. Karl Ertle’s office by the end of the day on Thursday, October 30. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day).

If you have any other questions, please contact Alumni Director Jason Ruegg (’96) at (330) 929-4205, ext. 177.

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

 

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·         Advertise in the Fall Play Program – We strongly encourage Walsh Jesuit business owners to advertise in the fall play program for “The Odd Couple.” Our beautiful program is professionally printed and offers terrific exposure for your business. Your ad will be seen by hundreds of families, friends and students who come to watch the show during its two-week run! Click here to fill out and submit an advertising form. Our printing deadline is Saturday, November 8, so purchase your ad space today! If you have any questions, please email Lynn Mossing.

·         Alumni Mothers' Club Annual Fall EventJoin us on Thursday, October 23 for our annual fall event. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with mass in the WJ Chapel. Next, we will travel to the Country Club of Hudson to enjoy a live cooking demonstration and luncheon featuring renowned Chef Carla Snyder. Carla has spent 30 years in the food industry as a notable cookbook author, blogger, artisan baker, instructor and caterer. Book signing to follow. Cost for the tour and luncheon is $20. Read more about Chef Snyder and view the menu by clicking here.

·         Speaker Series Featuring Chris Lowney - As the first part of our 50th Anniversary Speaker Series, we are excited to announce that Chris Lowney will be speaking at Walsh Jesuit on Monday, October 27 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Lowney will be speaking on his most recent book, "Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads," a #1 ranked best-seller on Amazon’s 'Popes and the Vatican' list. Lowney is the author of four books, including another best-seller “Heroic Leadership,” which has been translated into 11 languages. His talk will last approximately one hour.

·         “On The Radio Live XII” - The Harmony Gold Show Choir presents its second performance of the year, “On the Radio Live!” on Monday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater. This is a fun night where Harmony Gold members sing their favorite current radio tunes. Your attendance helps the students prepare for performing in front of a live audience, which adds confidence and excitement to their show! All are invited, so come enjoy some popular radio hits and support our Show Choir! Tickets can be purchased at the door for just $5. Proceeds from ticket sales help pay for costs associated with transportation, set design, choreography, and more. Click here for details.

·         PFAB Meeting – The next PFAB meeting will be held on Monday, November 3 at 5:45 p.m. in Room 100. 

·         Mothers’ Club General Meeting – We will meet on Wednesday, November 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Room A-2.

·         Medical Mentoring Event for High School Students – High school students interested in a medical career are invited to attend this event hosted by Summa Akron City Hospital on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and interactive stations start at 6:30 p.m. This event takes place at Summa Akron City Hospital’s Critical Care Lobby. Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/summamentoringevent

·         Grandparents’ Day at Walsh Jesuit – We would like to cordially invite grandparents to the 3rd Annual Grandparents’ Day at Walsh Jesuit High School on Friday, November 7. We will follow Schedule C that day, which means school buses will run at their regularly scheduled times, but classes will begin at a delayed start time of 9:00 a.m. Students arriving by bus, or any student arriving early, can wait in the Dome until classes begin. Students who have grandparents visiting should meet up with them in the Commons, and then proceed to the Chapel of North American Martyrs for mass at 8:30 a.m. After mass, students and their grandparents will attend the continental breakfast. The morning will conclude with students taking their grandparents on a guided tour of the school. All students are expected to stay and finish the school day. You may not leave with your grandparents! Please register here.

·         Cancer Benefit Run – Run to benefit Collin Kiousis and bring hope and healing to others with cancer. This 5K/Kids’ 1 Mile takes place at Buckeye Woods Park in Medina on Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. Register at www.ultrasignup.com

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

·         Knights of Columbus Scholarship – A $1,000 scholarship applicable to high school tuition is available to all Catholic students attending a Catholic school in Ohio. There is only one winner per school. All applications must be completed by the student and submitted by Monday, November 17, along with a current transcript of grades. For more details, including application materials and requirements for scholarship eligibility, visit the Ohio Knights of Columbus website.




·         Athletic Booster Club Reverse Raffle – Please support the WJ Athletic Booster Club and join us for a fun-filled evening on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons. Tickets are $125 per couple. The evening includes great food from Moe’s Restaurant, an open bar, 50/50 raffle, side boards and a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. Please contact John Mascio at (330) 338-2345 or Jeff Frye at (330) 606-5899 for tickets. You may also contact Committee Chairperson Lisa Pastor at (330) 858-2950 for tickets or more information.

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

·         Save Your Acme Receipts and Help Support the Performing Arts Boosters - Please save your Acme receipts in an envelope marked "PFAB Acme receipts" and drop them off to Reception. Receipts must be dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015 to be eligible for Community Cashback rewards . 





MMallley’s Fundraiser - Purchase Malley’s Chocolatesand 33% of the total sales over $1,000 goes to support the Walsh Jesuit Athletic Booster Club! Free Shipping on all internet orders of $60.00. Online orders accepted until Sunday, December 14.

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