The Red & White

The Red & White is the weekly newsletter for parents and students sent via email each Friday. It functions as an announcement sheet for upcoming events and activities with links to pages on our website where more information can be found.

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Red & White - March 22, 2019

 

March 22, 2019
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

ALICIA ZIEGLER: WHAT DID YOU LEARN AT SCHOOL TODAY?

Parent-Teacher Conferences and Back-to-School Night are more than just conversations about grades. They are times for both worlds, home and school, to meld. Over the years there has been a common exasperated confession from parents who tell me, “I ask him what he did today, what he learned today, and his reply was ‘nothin’.’” I want to guarantee you that they did learn “something!”..READ FULL BLOG POST

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THE RED & WHITE WILL NOT BE SENT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 29, DURING SPRING BREAK.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS FOR 2019-20—DEADLINE, APRIL 18
All Financial Aid awards are need-based at Regis Jesuit High School. We utilize the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Application to determine the extent of need. A Financial Aid decision will be granted only to families who have completed the Assessment Application and had their income tax information verified. A portion of every Financial Aid grant awarded is in the form of an optional work-grant. Families applying for Financial Aid for the 2019-20 school year must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid application and send their completed 2018 tax return to FACTS by April 18, 2019.
Regis Jesuit has always required financial information from both custodial and non-custodial parents to be submitted when a family is requesting Financial Aid. We will consider exceptions to this policy which can be made in appropriate situations, typically when there is truly only one parent in the child’s life and only one parent provides financial support. If you are a single parent and need to request a waiver of a second parent’s information, please complete the Second Parent Information Waiver Request and submit to Bob Capstick, Controller.
Families currently receiving Financial Aid must re-apply each year with FACTS. CLICK HERE to review the requirements and start the process.
Please address additional questions directly to Bob Capstick or call 303.269.8048.

A REMINDER ABOUT APPROPRIATE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY STUDENTS
We wanted to make you aware that earlier this week we learned about inappropriate content being posted by students on social media using an account that was identifying itself in connection with Regis Jesuit High School. This account has since been disabled, but we continue to monitor social media platforms for other accounts that might be created with similar intent in mind. We also ask that you please take this opportunity to check in and connect with your student about their presence on social media and remind them about appropriate behavior. If your child is having questions or concerns about difficult topics such as sexuality, alcohol and drugs, self-harm or other issues, our counselors are available to support them. If you encounter a post or account on social media with inappropriate content related to Regis Jesuit High School, our students or otherwise, please report that content on the platform itself first and also let us know by sending an email to communications@regisjesuit.com.

EXPECTATION-SETTING AND SUPPORT DURING THE COLLEGE PROCESS
The college admissions scandal that was revealed last week has focused a spotlight on the lengths some will go to in an attempt to meet perceived societal expectations around the college “ideal.” Last weekend, the CBS Sunday Morning show aired a particularly poignant and heartbreaking story about the devastating outcomes these expectations can result in. We want to assure you that our College and School Counseling Offices remain diligent in their support of our students throughout their time with us. Our college counselors are committed to doing everything possible to mitigate the perception that students need to be perfect or that they need to get into certain schools in order to be successful. Likewise, our school counselors work tirelessly with our students to equip them with strategies to address school and social pressures and anxiety positively. Please do not hesitate to have your student reach out to their counselor for the support they need. Also, know that you may reach out to them as well. If you are not sure who your student’s counselors are, you can find out here: School Counseling | College Counseling. If you are aware of someone here at Regis Jesuit or in the community for whom you may be concerned, we can get her or him help. If it appears someone’s life is in danger, please call 911, Safe2Tell (877.542.7233) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800.273.8255).

TICKETS REQUIRED FOR BOYS GRADUATION CEREMONY
Senior boys and their parents are already aware that we had to institute a ticketing policy for
this year's Boys Division Graduation Ceremony as the Ellie Caulkins Opera House only seats 2200. We
need the entire community to understand that nobody will be admitted without a ticket. There
is no "standing room only" section. Senior boys will be allotted eight tickets each, so anyone who
hopes to attend should plan to be included in a senior boy's family's allocation. We appreciate your understanding.

BALFOUR GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT ORDERS
Graduation is right around the corner. If you have not yet placed your order for official graduation announcements or senior class ring, you still have time to do so. Announcements are selling out quickly, so place your order today. If you have questions, you can contact the Rocky Mountain Balfour office at 303.989.3266. For additional information regarding the 2019 Baccalaureate and Graduation Ceremonies, please visit the RJ website at www.regisjesuit.com/graduation.

CAMP MAGIS IS HIRING CURRENT RJ JUNIORS
Regis Jesuit High School is partnering with St. Therese and St. Rose Catholic Schools this summer for the third annual Camp Magis, a summer camp/summer school program for middle school students. The two-week summer camp (June 17-28) focuses on improving reading, writing and math skills in a camp environment that also includes a summative project. Camp Magis is needing students to assist the teachers, lead activities and support an innovative curriculum. This is a paid position open to current RJ juniors. For questions please contact Mrs. Catherine Cole.

SECURITY TEAM NO LONGER DIRECTING TRAFFIC
After Spring Break, the RJ Security Team will no longer be providing traffic assistance before and after school at the Girls Division entrance. This decision was difficult to make but necessary because of the many distracted drivers, speeders and those not adhering to the lane restrictions or traffic signs. These conditions have led to numerous situations where our security personnel have been endangered and had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. With security no longer providing traffic assistance, we urge our community to exercise the utmost caution when driving to and from the Regis Jesuit campus and follow the posted speed limits. Security personnel will be providing occasional traffic assistance on school property.

ARRUPE CLUBS COLLECTING NEW AND GENTLY-WORN SHOES AND BACKPACKS
Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty! The Arrupe Clubs are launching a shoe drive to collect new or gently-worn shoes for Soles4Souls, a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need.
In addition, our girls served at Christ in the City recently and recognized the homeless could use some new or gently-used backpacks to help carry their belongings. Clean out those closets and bring your new or gently-worn shoes of any kind or backpacks to the collections boxes in both Tradition Halls between April 1 and April 29. We appreciate your support in making our collections drive successful!

LAST SEMESTER FOR CURRENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM
For more than 10 years, we have enjoyed a partnership with Instituto de Ciencias, a Jesuit high school in Guadalajara, Mexico, in offering an exchange program between our schools that allowed our students and theirs to spend a semester living and studying in another country. Over the last few years, we have seen a decrease in interest in our community to participate in a semester-long program and a simultaneous increase in the amount of effort required to support it. Therefore, a determination has been made that we will not continue this exchange program beyond the end of this school year. We are grateful for the amazing experiences our students had in Guadalajara and to Instituto de Ciencias for opening their doors to our families for this last decade.
We are committed to offering other opportunities for our students to engage in the rich experience that an exchange program offers and are actively exploring other opportunities for shorter-term programs taking place in the summer months instead of during the school year that will be more aligned with our mission. We look forward to sharing these new and exciting opportunities with you next school year.

SUMMER PROGRAMS REGISTRATION OPEN
Registration for Regis Jesuit's Summer Programs is now open. Please visit www.regisjesuit.com/summerprograms to register your student for the non-credit workshops, credit courses and/or athletic camps. If you have questions, please contact Summer Programs.

NEW TO SUMMER PROGRAMS—DRIVESAFE DRIVER'S ED CLASSES AVAILABLE AT RJ
Complete your driver’s education classes this summer at Regis Jesuit. Offered by DriveSafe Driving Schools, the program includes eight 3½ hour classes over four days and meets Colorado State requirements for teens to obtain their permit at age 15. The tuition for DriveSafe’s be.Driving Plus Program is $529, which includes the classes, permit test, six hours of one-on-one driving instruction and the driver’s license test. DriveSafe will make a donation to Regis Jesuit for every student enrolled in these classes. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

STEM SUMMER CAMPS RETURN TO RJ
Regis Jesuit High School is proud to host Silicon STEM Summer Camps for the third year! Their summer STEM Camps—voted #1 by Colorado Parent Magazine readers—are offered in half-day, week-long formats that provide hands-on interactive learning experiences. Need all day options? Choose a morning and an afternoon camp so your camper can stay the full day. Kids love our fun camps such as Minecraft Modding, Robotics, Game Design, Coding 101, Stop-Motion Animation and much more! Parents love knowing that their kids stay engaged in learning useful skills over the summer months. STEM summer camps are available for students ages 7-18 and are open to the public. Your child DOES NOT need to be an RJ student to attend these camps. Learn more and REGISTER HERE. Use coupon code: RJSUMMER for 10% OFF all camps.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY WITH MISSY FRANKLIN ’13—APRIL 3
Prior to her induction into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, Missy Franklin, five-time Olympic gold medalist and Regis Jesuit alum from the class of 2013, will return to campus to address the student body in a special assembly. Franklin will share stories about her time as a Raider, her success with swimming, and her passion for helping others, which includes sharing her own struggle with depression and self-doubt following the Rio Olympics, and how she sought help and found support. We believe that Missy’s story is an important one for our students—many of whom are dealing with mental health issues and stress at ever-increasing rates—to hear as she once walked in their shoes here. We are very excited to welcome Missy back to campus for this special event. Please note that due to space constraints in our gym, attendance is limited only to our students, faculty and staff. We appreciate your understanding.

RPCA RAIDER MOMS EVENING SOCIAL—APRIL 4
Please join us for an evening of fun at the next Moms Club Meeting! Bring a friend, meet new friends and unwind with an evening of Bunco, food and prizes. We will meet at 6:30 pm in the Steele Center for food and social time and start Bunco at 7:15 pm. Please RSVP HERE.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS—APRIL 5
Join us for First Friday Mass during Lent at 7:00 am in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel, as we continue our preparation for Easter. Then stay after for fellowship in the Sidney Commons of the Steele Center. We allow special parking for this liturgy to accommodate those who wish to attend. See the parking map for details. Though we hope we are past the months when weather potentially affects this Mass, note that if a snow day is called, Mass is canceled; if the school day is delayed due to the weather, Mass still takes place at 7:00 am.

HELP & DONATIONS NEEDED FOR AFTER PROM—APRIL 12-13
Calling all parents! Help make our After Prom Party on Friday, April 12, a success for our students! After Prom will take place at The Island (2233 S Geneva St, Denver, 80247) from 11:00 pm-2:00 am. New this year, juniors and seniors CAN attend After Prom even if they do not go to Prom. Additionally, there will be a Senior Only Lounge area for the class of 2019! We need your help to volunteer during the event and to contribute gift cards for giveaways during the event. To donate gift cards and needed items, please click here. To volunteer your time to help with the After Prom activities before and at the event, please sign up now. For questions, please contact us at afterprom@regisjesuit.com. Thank you for your help in making After Prom an exciting and safe event!

CANTA BELLES EASTER VIGIL—APRIL 16
As we live our Lenten journey, we want to invite you to our 15th annual Canta Belles Easter Vigil Concert on April 16 at 7:00 pm in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel. We will perform the Passion of Jesus Christ through our songs and invite you to pray, reflect and/or simply sit back and enjoy the music. This is one of those concerts you just simply have to experience LIVE. Get dinner, bring a friend and join us!

RJ MOMS LENTEN REFLECTION AND LUNCHEON—APRIL 16 
Regis Jesuit moms of all faith traditions are invited to join us for the annual Lenten Reflection and Lunch on Tuesday, April 16, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. We will celebrate Mass in the St. John Francis Regis Chapel in the Boys Division, followed by some time for reflection and the Stations of the Cross as seen through the eyes of Mary. This day is a powerful way for us to contemplate and enter into the mystery of Jesus’ gift of himself to us. It takes the reflection on the Passion of Christ out of our heads and into our hearts. We will end our time together by enjoying lunch in the Houlihan Conference Room located in the Girls Division. Please RSVP and sign up to bring something for the potluck. All moms are welcome, both current and past!

LARKALOHA DINNER-AUCTION—APRIL 27
Tickets are now on sale for Regis Jesuit’s 46th annual LARK Dinner-Auction, LARKaloha, which will take place on Saturday, April 27, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. Join parents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Regis Jesuit for an evening of tropical island fun in support of our students and school. Tickets are $150 per person; purchase before April 8 when prices go up! Buy your tickets today!

ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES UPDATE

Here is a recap of the most recent highlights for our athletics (varsity) and activities. If you have a highlight to share, send it to webmaster@regisjesuit.com.

BOYS ATHLETICS
Baseball: 2-0
Lacrosse: 2-0
Rugby: 5-1
Swim & Dive: 2-0
Volleyball: 2-4
Track & Field:

GIRLS ATHLETICS
Golf: 0-0
Lacrosse: 2-0
Soccer: 2-0
Tennis: 3-0

Track & Field:

MOCK TRIAL WINS STATE
Congrats to the Mock Trial A team of Jacob Botaish ’19, Alyssa Cordero ’19, Alexander Erwin ’19, Peter Lengwin ’20, Ryan David Mahoney ’19, Matilyn Rogers ’20, Morgan Schaaf ’19, Duncan Whipple ’19 and Sean Zoellner ’19! They went undefeated this year and won the State Competition. With this win, they will advance to Nationals in Athens, Georgia in May. We are proud of you!

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA CLUB MEMBERS GOING "STRAIGHT TO STATE"
Congratulations to the members of the FBLA Club who will be participating in the State Tournament "Straight to State" in April: Ryan Ahrens ’20, Lee Allen ’19, Alexa Allgeier ’20, Alexis Barr ’20, Nathan Boesen ’20, Cameron Crites ’20, Hunter Dobbs ’20, Brody Elliott ’19, Sam Engelbert ’20, Ben Gelfand ’20, Michael Jones ’20, Michael Manoogian ’20, Will Markowski ’20, Cole Miller ’20, Will Munro ’20, Jair Ocampo ’19, Dahlston Osman ’21, Antonio Segura ’21, Will Sellers ’20, Jake Stuart ’20, Will Taylor ’20, Josh Wells ’20 and Jack Zakowski ’20. Way to go Raiders!

COMMUNITY NEWS

The information in the Community News section of the Red & White is provided as a service to our families and community. Inclusion in this section does not imply endorsement by Regis Jesuit High School.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE
Save the Date! The Boys Hope Girls Hope graduation and end-of-year celebration will be Wednesday, May 29, at CommonGround Golf Course, 6:00-7:30 pm. More details to come. 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
Host families are needed for students (14-17 years old) from parochial schools in France arriving June 16 and departing July 14 and students arriving July 10 and departing July 29. All have studied English for four to six years and are eager to use their English and be part of an American family. All are non-smokers, fully insured and travel with a chaperone. Also, a host family is needed for the chaperone (usually a female teacher). Email Mary Mitchell or call 303.520.0689 for any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK
Join PIN on Tuesday, April 2, from 9:15-11:15 am, and again on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30-8:15 pm, for Keep Your Tweens & Teens Talking with Kerry Stutzman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Parenting Instructor, to discuss:

  • Opening and maintaining communication with your tween/teen.
  • Mastering the art of listening. For real.
  • Learning what your kids want and need from you.

In this fun, hands-on training, parents will learn parenting tips and how to engage their teen to keep them talking. For additional information, click HERE.
RJ is a member of the Parent Information Network (PIN) so our parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend PIN’s presentations. No need to RSVP—just come! Presentations are FREE and are held the first Tuesday morning (9:15-11:15 am) and second Tuesday evening (6:30-8:15 pm) of each month. Contact Susu Dugas (Co-Chair) at susu@dugasfamily.com with any questions.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES AVAILABLE TO RJ STUDENTS
Is your son or daughter interested in learning more about leadership and how to incorporate the qualities of servant leadership into his or her life? Then you may want to learn more about these national and international leadership academies. Several Regis Jesuit students have attended and found the programs to be inspirational and life-changing.

  • National Leadership Academy (NLA) is a four-day academy for high school students. NLA features world-class speakers, opportunities to serve others, and outdoor team building for students from across the country and great educational workshops. NLA builds service-minded and heart-led students by developing their leadership skills, inspiring purpose, and empowering them to make a difference.
  • Global Youth Leadership Academy (GYLA) is an eight-day world-class, educational and experiential learning program that teaches international student participants leadership skills, global and cultural awareness and a commitment to servant leadership. Both NLA and GYLA help students understand themselves better so they can navigate the world and all the relationships around them much better.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, March 22
- RED DAY
- Boys Sophomore Retreat
- Boys Sophomore Service Day
- Senior Class-Sponsored Raider Day
- State Speech Championships
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am
- LARK Madness Gift Gathering, 6:00 pm, Haven in the Pines

Saturday, March 23
- State Speech Championships

Monday, March 25—Friday, March 29
- SPRING BREAK–No Classes

Monday, April 1
- WHITE DAY
- Parent Diversity Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 2
- ACT Testing for Juniors—No Classes

Wednesday, April 3
- RED DAY
- Poms Pre-Tryout Clinic
- LARKAloha Online Auction
- Moms on a Spiritual Journey, 9:00 am
- Prospective Parents Meeting, 5:30 pm

Thursday, April 4
- WHITE DAY
- LARKAloha Online Auction
- RPCA Raider Moms Evening Social, 6:30 pm

Friday, April 5
- RED DAY
- End of Fifth Grading Period
- LARKAloha Online Auction
- First Friday Mass, 7:00 am
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am

View the full list of upcoming events at www.regisjesuit.com/upcomingevents

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