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 - Septepber 15, 2017

September 15, 2017
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

JIM BRODERICK KING '87: ORNITHANATOPSIS—CAN WE REALLY FIND GOD IN ALL THINGS?

“Ornithanatopsis”—I made up that word. An explanation will follow below.

Certainly, one of the central points of the spirituality of St. Ignatius is growing in our impulse to “find God in all things.” Anyone familiar with Ignatius’ way and the Spiritual Exercises has a familiarity with this concept. One may feel a confidence in knowing this experience, but I often find my limit in expressing the core of this point to the ultimate skeptic—the adolescent.

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ALL SCHOOL NEWS

DAY FOR OTHERS THANK YOU AND SAVE THE DATE
Thank you to all who participated in 2017 Day for Others! It was our largest to date with nearly 1100 participants volunteering at 55 sites across the metro area. See a video from this year's event and save September 8, 2018 for the seventh annual Day for Others!

KEEPING OUR STUDENTS SAFE AT HOMECOMING AND ALWAYS
With Homecoming festivities soon upon us, the parent organizations and administration of Regis Jesuit High School would like to revisit the topic of student safety. In previous years, we have worked together to craft a letter to all parents and guardians regarding working together to help our students make good choices. Our aim is to keep our students safe and help them avoid the costly, and sometimes devastating, consequences of not adhering to the law. We have re-posted our letter on the RJHS website; please take a few minutes to read it and have a conversation with your student about its important message. The letter can be found here and is also on the landing page of the Parent Organizations section of the website. We want Homecoming to be filled with fun and fond memories and can help achieve that by uniting our efforts as a community.

COMMUNICATIONS DURING MONTHLY SAFETY DRILLS
As part of our monthly safety drill, which took place earlier this week for September, we tested use of our reverse communication system, SchoolMessenger for all parents, students faculty and staff. If you had issues or did not receive any of the messages sent during the drill (you should have received a phone message and email plus a text if you have opted in to receive them from the system), please contact communications@regisjesuit.com and let us know what the issues were. Please know that with nearly 2000 recipients in the delivery list, it can take up to an hour for everyone to receive the broadcast after it is initiated, though generally most people receive the message in the first 15 minutes. Additionally, depending on exterior email and phone carrier system bandwidths, the message parts may arrive at different times, i.e. the email may be delivered later than the text or voice mail message and vice versa.
We will continue using SchoolMessenger during all drills going forward. You can learn more about our emergency response protocols and communications standards on the website at www.regisjesuit.com/safetyoverview. You must be logged in to see the content of this page.

BD SOPHOMORE SERVICE DAY AND RETREAT
September 21-22 and March 8-9, the entire BD sophomore class will be participating in either the Sophomore Retreat or Sophomore Service Day. The retreat is an overnight experience from Thursday to Friday; the Service Day is only on Friday. If your son participates in the Sophomore Retreat in the fall, he will participate in Sophomore Service Day in the spring, and vice versa. Your son submitted his preference last spring, and Fr. Ramirez, SJ emailed him his dates in August. Please note that your sophomore will need to be at RJ/on retreat and not at any other event or appointment. Fr. Ramirez, SJ and Mr. Mattacchione met with the boys on Thursday and gave them much more specific information. Thank you for your help, and please pray for our boys and their leaders!

LIFETOUCH PHOTOS & RETAKE DAY
Lifetouch photos have arrived and have been delivered to your students. If you did not receive your order, please contact Lifetouch directly at 303.565.5203. If you did not order photos, but would like to, please contact Lifetouch at 866.955.8342. You can log into the RJ website to access your student’s school ID number if needed. If you want retakes, please see the article below for the date and more details of when those will be taken.
Photo Retake Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27. Lifetouch photographers will be on campus starting at 8:00 am through 1:30 pm on the second floor of the Steele Center. Simply return the original photos to the Lifetouch staff, and your new photo packet will be delivered a few weeks into October. Attention Senior Boys: you must be in an oxford-style shirt, coat and tie for this photo.

SAT/ACT PREP CLASSES AVAILABLE
Regis Jesuit is offering SINGLE GENDER SAT/ACT Preparation Classes for juniors or seniors who are taking either the SAT, the ACT or both. These classes will review the English, math and, in the case of the ACT, the science needed for success on these tests. We will also cover the instructions for every section of the test, give the students extensive practice, suggest ways of dealing with “test anxiety” and discuss test-taking strategies that should help them not only on these tests, but on other tests they take as well. They will also have the opportunity to practice taking full-length, timed SAT and ACT exams. Find all details online: BD SAT/ACT | GD SAT/ACT.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FROM THE BOYS DIVISION
RJ has the opportunity to host students from Instituto de Guadalajara, a Jesuit high school in Mexico, during the second semester. We are in need of host families from the Boys Division. This is an amazing opportunity for a student from Mexico to become a part of your family and to learn about our culture while attending RJ! Many RJ families have taken advantage of this program and have created life-long friends from Mexico. For information please contact Christina Vela, BD Diversity Director.

REGIS JESUIT LINKEDIN COMMUNITY
Be sure to join our Regis Jesuit LinkedIn community, which serves to identify opportunities to network and provide career assistance for parents, students, alumni and all members of the Regis Jesuit High School community. Current juniors and seniors will begin creating accounts during the month of September during an advisement lesson. Join this effort by completing two quick steps:

  1. Follow the Regis Jesuit High School company page, which will keep you up-to-date on school-related information such as job openings, upcoming networking events, etc.
  2. Join the Regis Jesuit High School group and post about any job openings, internships, etc. that are available at your place of business. Or if you can help out another, please comment on any job or school-related inquiries as they are listed.

Contact our Director of Alumni Relations, Paul Miller '04, at pmiller@regisjesuit.com if you have any questions.

ARMED FORCES/FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION GAME—TONIGHT
Please join us in honoring our country’s servicemen/women and first responders at the Regis Jesuit football game vs. Rangeview on Friday, September 15, the program starts at 6:30 pm. Free admission and food/drink will be extended to all veterans and current service members in uniform or with military ID. Fans will enjoy watching the Military Color Guard, as well as a special halftime show dedicated to those who have served our country. You are encouraged to share the details, and bring any relatives who have served or are currently serving our country or community. It’s our way of giving thanks!
Never been to a Raider tailgate? New families and student groups are highly encouraged to attend the tailgate festivities in the Girls Division Parking Lot between 5:00-6:30 pm. Bring your Raider spirit along with chairs, lawn games, snacks and drinks. A reminder that we do NOT permit any alcohol or open containers any place on campus where students are present.
The more, the merrier, so come and socialize with other RJ families and cheer on the Raiders as they take on Rangeview and honor those who protect and serve us!

FRESHMAN MOMS NIGHT—SEPTEMBER 19
Please join us for dinner and the opportunity to meet other freshman moms from both Divisions while learning more about what to look forward to in your time at Regis Jesuit. Current students from both Divisions will discuss what it was like to be a freshman and will answer any questions you might have. You will not want to miss this event that takes place on Tuesday, September 19, at 6:00 pm in the Steele Center. Please RSVP online by September 16.

MOMS ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY—SEPTEMBER 20
Join MOSJ on Wednesday, September 20 to share insights on Chapter 1: God, I Guess from Tattoos on the Heart by Fr Greg Boyle, SJ, founder of Homeboy Industries. It is not too late to join Moms on a Spiritual Journey—a group of women who explore together the Jesuit gift of Ignatian spirituality—finding God in all things, as we share our God moments. MOSJ is open to moms from both GD and BD, with current RJ students and those with RJ alums. Even if your child graduates from RJ, you don’t have to graduate from MOSJ! No one ever takes roll; you come when you can; you talk when you want to. MOSJ continues to welcome women of all faiths and walks, as we journey together as children of God, mothers, daughters and friends. We meet every first, third and fifth Wednesday in the St. John Francis Regis Chapel in the BD from 9:00-10:30 am (unless school starts at 10:00 am, then we meet from 10:00-11:30 am). Contact Susu Dugas with any questions about MOSJ at 720.933.7447 or mosj@regisjesuit.com.

BD COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELORS—SEPTEMBER 21
We would like to invite Boys Division parents to attend our first Coffee with the Counselors this semester on September 21 in the Steele Center at 8:00 am. This is an opportunity for parents to come together with one another and discuss ways to support their sons, as well as a chance to engage in informal discussions with the counselors about topics that pertain to their son's lives. At this particular meeting, we will discuss suicide awareness and prevention. There will also be time for informal discussions with the counseling personnel. Please join us for this time to come together, learn and share ideas. We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Dana Bauer at dbauer@regisjesuit.com.

CHEER ON THE RAIDERS AND RAISE MONEY FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF—SEPTEMBER 23
Highlands Ranch High School would like to start a friendly competition at the September 23 RJ vs. Highlands Ranch football game. The game is at 6:00 pm at Highlands Ranch. There will be two buckets (one for each school) for people to make donations for Hurricane Harvey relief. Who will have more donations by the end of the game? Let's show Highlands Ranch how #RJCares!

RAIDER RAFFLE TICKETS DUE—SEPTEMBER 28
We are at the end of our second week of the Raider Raffle, and we need each student's help to reach our goal of 6000 tickets sold!
Students: Show you Raider pride and SELL, SELL, SELL! Please return completed ticket stubs with either cash or checks (made to Regis Jesuit High School) to the Raider Raffle Collection Box in either of the Main Offices no later than the end of the school day on Thursday, September 28.
Parents: Encourage your student to take responsibility for selling ten tickets as a way to support Regis Jesuit and their student experience. Please make sure they DO NOT throw unsold tickets away. If your student cannot sell all tickets, please return the unsold tickets by Thursday, September 28, 2017, but absolutely no later than October 6, 2017.
Proceeds from this year's Raffle will benefit enhancements to video broadcasting in the school. The drawing will take place during halftime at the Homecoming Football Game on Friday, September 29, 2017. Ticket purchasers do not have to be present to win! If you have any questions, please contact Helen Bingham, Director of Events at hbingham@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8040.

COME JOIN THE FUN! LARK 2018 KICKOFF SOCIAL—OCTOBER 4
All parents are invited to stop by the LARK 2018 Kickoff Social on Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30-8:30 pm in the Steele Center to learn more about LARK 2018 and the many volunteer opportunities, both big and small, that are available. It takes a community to ensure the success of Regis Jesuit's biggest fundraiser, and we'd love for you to be a part of it! The annual LARK Kickoff Social is a great way to meet new parents and visit with friends.
What is LARK?
For more than four decades, the LARK Dinner-Auction has brought the community of Regis Jesuit High School together in a spirit of support. Today, it has become the premier fundraising event for the school, bringing to fruition the mission of Regis Jesuit—to form Men and Women with and for Others. The event itself is a very special and fun evening that revolves around a creative theme and includes Mass, dinner for more than 800 people (adults only) and both silent and live auctions of donated items. The evening is the culmination of many months of work and thousands of hours of volunteer time. Save the date for LARK 2018: Their dream…our future on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel Stapleton to help Regis Jesuit celebrate 140 years of Jesuit education!
If you are unable to attend the kickoff social, but are still interested in getting involved, please consider signing up to volunteer via SignUpGenius, or contact Helen Bingham, Director of Events at hbhingham@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8040.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER MASS & BRUNCH—OCTOBER 8
The Moms Club is hosting the Mother-Daughter Mass and Breakfast on Sunday, October 8, beginning at 10:00 am in Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel. Start the school year by celebrating a beautiful Mass with your daughter followed by a delicious breakfast. Visit www.regisjesuit.com/motherdaughter for details and to register. Please note this event is $25 per person and that registration closes at the end of the day on October 4. We look forward to seeing you and your daughter at this very special event.
We still need volunteers! Use your gifts and talents and sign up online to help make this an extraordinary event to be remembered by all moms and their daughters. Your participation is appreciated!

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 DIVISION ATHLETICS
Cross Country: Fifth place finish in Cheyenne Mountain Stampede
Football: 1-1
Golf: League champions!
Soccer: 4-1
Tennis: 7-0

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Cross Country: Sixth place finish in Cheyenne Mountain Stampede
Field Hockey: 5-1-1
Rugby: 1-2
Softball: 5-6
Volleyball: 0-10

GD LACROSSE CLINIC
Join Coach Ames for the upcoming Fall Lacrosse Clinic for all girls interested in playing lacrosse. The clinic will take place on four Saturdays, dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, September 16 from 9:00-10:30 am in Kellogg Stadium
  • Saturday, September 23 from 9:00-10:30 am on Laber Field
  • Saturday, October 7 from 12:00-1:30 pm in Kellogg Stadium
  • Saturday, October 14 from 12:00-1:30 pm in Kellogg Stadium
The cost is $100 for the Fall Lacrosse Clinic, checks should be made out to Regis Jesuit High School. Questions, contact Kathryn Ames.
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 NEWS

  • Reaching New Peaks—The 2017 Success Starts with Hope Breakfast
    Join Boys Hope Girls Hope on Wednesday, October 4, from 7:30-8:30 am at Cherry Hills Country Club for their annual Success Starts with Hope Breakfast. Learn more about Boys Hope Girls Hope and how you can help support our scholars achieve their educational dreams. RSVP to msmith@bhgh.org.
  • Meals Needed!
    Love to cook? Need service hours? Why not cook a meal for the Boys Hope or Girls Hope homes! We have opened up the new 2017-18 meal calendar! For more details go to Girls Hope meals or Boys Hope meals.

NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR—SEPTEMBER 24
The Denver Mart will be hosting hundreds of universities from across the country for a college fair Sunday, September 24, from 1:00-4:00 pm. To learn more and register visit www.nacacfairs.org.

PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK—October 3 and 11
Join the Parent Information Network in October for “ADHD… or Late, Lost and Disorganized?” Cyle Feingold, Executive Director of Results Learning will share ways to help your children cultivate their unique strengths and learning styles to optimize their success. The presentation will be given twice:

  • Tuesday, October 3, 9:15-11:15 am
  • Wednesday, October 11, 7:00-8:30 pm

Regis Jesuit is a member of the Parent Information Network (PIN), so all parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend all PIN presentations. Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month from 9:15-11:15 am from September to May. PIN presentations are located at the Student Achievement Resource Center, 14188 E. Briarwood Ave., in Centennial. No need to RSVP—just come and bring a friend, neighbor or family member. Visit www.pinccsd.org for podcasts and meeting highlights. Continuing education certification available. Contact Susu Dugas, Programming Chair, with any questions.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, September 15
- WHITE DAY
- GD Sophomore Retreat and Service Registration
- GD Senior Class Sponsored Dress Down Day
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am
- BD Balfour Collecting Ring Orders, 12:25 pm

Saturday, September 16
- GD Sophomore Retreat and Service Registration
- GD Hiking Retreat
- GD Lacrosse Clinic, 9:00 am

Sunday, September 17
- GD Sophomore Retreat and Service Registration

Monday, September 18
- RED DAY
- Fall Classic Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 19
- WHITE DAY
- GD Kairos #49
- Freshman Moms Club Night, 6:00 pm
- GD Winter Service Immersion Parent Meeting, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 20
- One-Hour Late Start
- RED DAY
- GD Kairos #49
- Moms on Spiritual Journey, 9:00 am

Thursday, September 21
- Academy Day
- WHITE DAY
- GD Kairos #49
- BD Sophomore Retreat

Friday, September 22
- RED DAY
- End of First Grading Period
- GD Kairos #49
- BD Sophomore Retreat
- BD Sophomore Service Day
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am
- GD Senior Class Lock-In, 7:00 pm

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

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