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 - May 17, 2019

 

May 17, 2019
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

JIMMY TRICCO: RJ IN THE MARROW OF YOUR BONES 
As we approach the end of the spring semester, faculty, staff, students and parents commonly ask me the same question, “How was your first year at Regis Jesuit?” Fully aware that the year is not quite over yet, I prefer to share a quick story in reply.

Early in the morning of January 10, I began the daily routine of making lunch for my kids. Sitting on the counter in front of the unicorn lunch box was a letter from my oldest daughter, which was titled “Why the Tricco Family Should Have a Dog.”

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SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR THE RED & WHITE
The Red & White will be published once a month in June and July. Look for it in your inbox on June 14 and July 19. The due date for submissions for the summer issues remains the preceding Tuesday at noon. The normal weekly schedule will resume on August 2.

EXAM ATTENDANCE POLICY AND SCHEDULES
Any student who is absent on a semester exam day in May for the purpose of a trip or vacation or similar reasons will receive a failing grade for the semester exam grade in the subjects missed. A student who misses an exam day for legitimate illness or very serious reasons, such as a funeral or sibling graduation, will be allowed to make up his or her exams upon approval of the Assistant Division Head. Regis Jesuit High School does not give semester exams earlier than the regularly scheduled exam period. Families should plan vacations and travel with this policy in mind. Students are required to be in dress code for all semester exams. Students out of dress code may be removed from the testing and will have to arrange a make-up time for their exam with the Assistant Division Head. Here is the Underclassmen Exam Schedule.

YEAREND BUS SCHEDULES AND CAMPUS PARKING
With seniors no longer on campus, all underclass students are invited to park in the RJ parking lots. Parking at the FCC is no longer necessary and the shuttle bus to and from the FCC is no longer available. Also, please be aware that there is a one-hour late start next Tuesday, May 21. During final exams, May 22-24, bus pickups will be at their normally scheduled time. Bus departures from Regis Jesuit will be at 12:00 pm.

MBS BOOK BUYBACK—MAY 24
Sell back your books to MBS! The RJ book buyback date for all students is next Friday, May 24, from 8:00 am-12:00 pm in The Z Theatre in the Steele Center. Visit the MBS bookstore, click on MENU, and on SELL YOUR TEXTBOOKS. Then log into your account and follow the instructions to create a quote that you MUST bring with you on May 24 when dropping off your books. By dropping your books off on May 24 you will not have to pay for shipping. If you choose not to participate in the RJ book drop, you will be responsible for shipping your own books back to MBS.

PLAN AHEAD FOR GRADUATION
Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2019! For graduation event information, please visit www.regisjesuit.com/graduation. In planning your commute, please consider that the Colfax Marathon will be taking place this Sunday morning, May 19, during the boys graduation as well as normal, heavy traffic for the girls graduation on May 20. Parking information can be found here.

REFRAIN FROM USING NOISEMAKERS AT GRADUATION
Please do not bring or use air horns, cowbells, confetti poppers or any noisemakers during the upcoming graduation ceremonies. These items can be both disturbing to others and disruptive to the ceremony itself, as well as can cause noise-induced hearing loss. Exposure to a short blast of noise from an air horn can damage the cells of the inner ear. Air horns create a noise of 129 decibels, and any noise over 120 decibels risks injury according to the Mayo Clinic website. Most types of hearing loss are irreversible. Especially concerning is hearing damage to older adults attending the ceremony. Air horn blasts can be extremely painful for those wearing hearing aids. Thank you for taking this into consideration and refraining from engaging in this kind of disruption during these special ceremonies.

KING SOOPERS CARD PROGRAM—IMPORTANT PROGRAM CHANGES 
King Soopers has changed their grocery card rewards program, making it even easier to earn rewards for Regis Jesuit. Our school will still continue to receive 5% of the proceeds from all grocery store and gas station purchases. However, the rewards will now be tied directly to your Sooper Card, meaning you will no longer need to use separate reloadable gift cards. Enrolling using your loyalty card is fast and easy. Just follow these two steps:

  • Go to the King Sooper Community Rewards secure website, choose Enroll Now and either sign in with your existing King Soopers Account or create an account if haven’t already done so.
  • Under Account Settings, click on Community Rewards, then search for Regis Jesuit High School and select it as your organization.

During the 2018-19 school year, Regis Jesuit has earned $13,000 from grocery card donations! Thank you for your continued support of this program. All monies raised help to fund the programming that our Raider Parent Community Association (RPCA) provides, as well as support the priority needs of the school. We appreciate you taking the time to enroll your card in the new program. If you have any questions, please email us at rpca@regisjesuit.com.

APPLICATIONS FOR PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADORS 2019-20
Presidential Ambassadors are official student representatives for Regis Jesuit's President’s Office. They work alongside the President and Advancement Offices showcasing the excellence of Regis Jesuit to the community. Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors next year are welcome to apply, though limited spots are available for the 2019-20 school year. Those who are interested should submit this application by next Tuesday, May 21 to the Director of Alumni Relations, Paul Miller ′04 at pmiller@regisjesuit.com or drop it off in the Advancement Office.

RAIDER SHOP INFORMATION
The Raider Shop will be open during underclassmen exams on May 22-24 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. Our summer hours will be Wednesdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, June 5 through July 10.
Girls Polo Shirts: Polo shirts required for girls can be ordered online through the Raider Shop now until June 30. We have sample sizes of polos available in the Raider Shop to try on. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns of ordered polo shirts, and orders cannot be shipped; you must pick up your order in the Raider Shop starting Compass Day on August 12. Questions? Contact Dee O'Neill.
Polos can also be purchased at Educational Outfitters. Please see this flyer for additional ordering details and sale dates.

SIGN UPS FOR NEXT YEAR'S BOYS HIKING RETREAT 
A reminder to current junior boys interested in the Hiking Retreat next fall that sign-ups are up next week. The Hiking Retreat is an overnight experience at Pikes Peak and will take place on August 21-22 and August 22-23. Please see Fr. Ramirez or Mrs. Cole if you have questions.

SENIOR PHOTOS FOR THE CLASS OF 2020
All seniors are required to take two different photos: one for the yearbook and one for the senior class composite. Every senior must be photographed by Bettinger Photography, either at their studio or at the school in September, for the 2020 yearbook. Click here to learn more about the photo sessions available with Bettinger Photography. Through June, Bettinger offers a free yearbook session at their studio located on South University Blvd. If your senior opts to take their photo at school in September, that is free as well. For your yearbook photos, boys should wear a suit coat, oxford shirt and a tie, and girls should be in Mass dress day attire.
At Registration Day in August, all seniors will be photographed by Lifetouch for the senior class composite photo. This will also be your student ID photo for the year. Boys should wear a suit coat, oxford shirt and a tie. Girls should be in Mass dress day attire. Please contact Bryan Timme, Assistant Principal for Student Life, with any questions. 

OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN RJ SUMMER PROGRAMS
There are still opportunities for current RJ students to participate in non-credit workshops, credited courses and/or athletic camps during our Summer Programs. Additionally, students can take Driver’s Ed Classes through DriveSafe and STEM Camps through Silicon STEM Academy (Use coupon code: RJSUMMER for 10% off STEM camps). There are also opportunities for younger students to experience our youth athletic camps. Please visit www.regisjesuit.com/summerprograms for all the details and to register your student. If you have questions, please contact Summer Programs.
RJ Summer Programs has recently added a Poms Camp for girls in kindergarten to eighth grade. The camp runs from May 28-30, from 9:00-11:00 am in the girls gym, and the cost is $60, including a camp t-shirt and bow. Check out this flyer for additional information!

GONZAGA CIRCLE OF SUPPORT
The Gonzaga Circle of Support has new needs we need your help fulfilling. To see how you can support our community and for details about this ministry, please visit www.regisjesuit.com/gonzaga-circle-of-support. You must be logged into the Regis Jesuit website to see current needs. The GCS is a ministry of the Raider Parent Community Association. It operates in collaboration with the school administration to support our community members during any time of necessity. Please contact circleofsupport@regisjesuit.com for more information.

RPCA BOARD OPENINGS
The Raider Parent Community Association (RPCA) Board has several openings for next year. The RPCA encompasses the Moms Club and Men’s Club and is focused on bringing parents together to support Regis Jesuit with social, service and spiritual events and activities. The board meets once a month throughout the school year. If you are interested in volunteering to be on the board or for a specific event or activity, please email rpca@regisjesuit.com for more information.
Available board positions include the following, and we would like to have a co-chairperson for each position:

  • President-Elect—This position is a two-year term, shadowing the president for one year and serving as acting president for the second year.
  • Treasurer—Responsible for all general accounting duties, including recording deposits collected by RJHS and writing checks for expenses related to RPCA events.
  • Event Co-Coordinator—Works with all event chairs to successfully implement events for parents.
  • Concessions Coordinator—Responsible for coordinating with RPCA, RJ and Flik to ensure supplies are ordered and available for concessions for various sports throughout the year. This position is behind the scenes and does not require working the concession stand for each game.
  • Hospitality—Orders food for RPCA meetings, Compass Day, New Raider Night and Teacher Appreciation (large events are handled by event chairs).
  • Communications—Coordinates with RJ Communications Office, providing information for the weekly Red & White newsletter and emails for RPCA events.

Also, if you are interested in chairing (or co-chairing) an event, please let us know. We are looking for people to lead Mom Prom, Service & Social Day, Fall Retreat, and the Christmas Mass & Social. No experience is necessary for all of the above-listed positions—just a willing heart and able hands to help build our RPCA Community!

THANK YOU RJ COMMUNITY!
Thank you to our Regis Jesuit community for your support of the Arrupe Clubs’ shoe and backpack drives. We were able to donate 288 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls and 42 backpacks and 15 bags to Christ in the City. These organizations expressed their gratitude for our contributions to the work they do.

BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS ABOUT UES
From April 2017 to March 2018, 44 Regis Jesuit families received $243,000 in scholarship dollars from Universal Education Supporters. That averages out to more than $5500 per family! Of the Catholic institutions receiving UES scholarship funds, RJHS receives the most by far. UES is a Catholic non-profit whose members volunteer at large sports venues in Colorado. UES volunteers receive scholarships that they direct to the Catholic institution of their choice for their own student’s tuition (preschool-college) and related costs including technology, athletics, mission trips, etc. UES is not part of Regis Jesuit. The scholarships received by volunteering are applied directly to your student’s expenses and are not part of the Financial Aid Program that Regis Jesuit administers. Visit www.uesdenver.org for more information and to sign up. Questions? Contact Laurie at 720.308.7924.

STUDENT INTEREST MEETING FOR FALL MUSICAL—MAY 20
RJ Theatre is excited to present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as its musical for fall 2019! Students interested in getting involved in this production as a member of the cast, crew or pit band should plan to attend a meeting on Monday, May 20 at lunch in The Z. The overview of what will be covered at the meeting can also be found in this document. Information about the musical can also be found at www.regisjesuit.com/cast-crew-pit. We look forward to another amazing year of great performances!

CLASS OF 2024 MOVIE ON THE GREEN—JUNE 2
We cordially invite you to join us for our first Movie on the Green for prospective students, specifically the Class of 2024, on June 2, from 6:30-9:30 pm. It will be a wonderful evening of service, new friendships and entertainment. The event will begin with packaging items for the Denver Rescue Mission alongside current Regis Jesuit students, followed by a pizza picnic and movie on McNicholas Green. We hope you can join us for this fun event! Please register via your admissions account by May 28.

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE PIG ROAST—AUGUST 17
You don't want to miss this fun annual RJ tradition celebrating its 30th year! This casual community event begins with Mass, followed by a Pig Roast dinner at the Jesuit Residence located near Regis Jesuit High School (weather permitting). We still have a limited number of tickets available for purchase ($50 per person; adults only). Contact Helen Bingham, Director of Events at hbingham@regisjesuit.com to purchase your tickets today!

SAVE THE DATE: THE RUDY CUP—SEPTEMBER 19
Back for its 18th consecutive year, The Rudy Cup is our annual community golf tournament for all alumni, parents, past parents and friends of Regis Jesuit. We hope you will join us for a lovely day at The Ridge at Castle Pines, building community and supporting students at Regis Jesuit. Player registration will open in July. Learn more.

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: 18-5 Varsity @ Regionals, TOMORROW, May 18, 12:00 pm at RJ
Lacrosse: 11-6 Lost in Quarterfinal Game vs. Valor. Congrats on a great season!
Rugby: 8-1-1 D1 State Championships vs. East, TOMORROW, May 18, 2:00 pm, Infinity Park
We want to get a BIG crowd out to support Boys Rugby as they take on East for the fourth time in five years! Secure your $10 tickets here.
Swim & Dive:
7-2 State Swim & Dive Meet, May 16-18
Volleyball:
5-13 Way to go, RJ!
Track & Field:
5A State Track & Field Meet, May 16-18, Jefferson County Stadium

GIRLS ATHLETICS
Golf: Katie Berrian ′20, Skylar Cain ′20, Emaan Adil ′21 and Eliannah Angel-Lucero ′19 will be competing in the 5A State Tournament at Harmony Club in Fort Collins on May 20-21. Go Raiders!
Lacrosse: 13-3 State Semifinal Game vs. Cherry Creek, TOMORROW, May 18, 1:00 pm, DU
Soccer:
11-3-2 Amazing season, Raiders!
Tennis:
9-2 Congrats on a winning season!
Track & Field:
5A State Track & Field Meet, May 16-18, Jefferson County Stadium

SIGN UP FOR THE PERFORMANCE TRAINING PROGRAM
We are excited to continue our Performance Training Program here at Regis Jesuit. Landow Performance has partnered with us to provide a unique opportunity to our entire student body (including incoming freshmen). This program allows our student-athletes to get the very best training year-round, in-season and off-season, on campus at Regis Jesuit. The cost to participate is $195 per year per student for participation from June through the following May. For this program to be successful, it is necessary for all students in all athletic programs at all levels to participate. We are encouraging 100% participation. Although we cannot make this mandatory, this is a great opportunity for our teams to make great advances. Though this program is focused on athletes, any student can register to participate. View this important letter from Landow Performance to learn more about the program and to view the summer schedule. Registration and payment are available online at www.regisjesuit.com/performancetraining. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please use the Forgotten Password link at the bottom of all login screens.

GIRLS BASKETBALL/VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYMS—MAY 1-29
Spring open gym sessions have begun for both girls basketball and girls volleyball.

  • Girls Basketball—Every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30 pm through May 29. 
  • Girls Volleyball—Every Monday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 pm through May 27. 

From the open gym sessions, selected participants will be invited to attend team camps in June (basketball) and July (volleyball). We encourage interested players to make it to these drop-in sessions so that they are given the best opportunity to begin working with Regis Jesuit coaches and players. Open gyms are FREE, as long as you PLAY HARD! RJ Coaching Staff will be on the court each night. All incoming Regis Jesuit freshmen are allowed to attend per CHSAA’s bylaws regarding eighth-grade student-athletes participating with a high school program. 

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.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT AT ELITCH GARDENS—TONIGHT, MAY 17
Don't miss this exclusive offer for RJ families to attend Elitch Gardens' Catholic Schools Night TONIGHT, May 17, from 5:00-10:00 pm. Discounted tickets are only $25.99 and children two and under are free, a savings of $34 off regularly-priced tickets. Purchase discounted tickets online now!

REBOOT! LIVE! HOSTED BY ST. BERNADETTE—MAY 22
St. Bernadette Catholic Church is hosting internationally renowned speaker and author, Chris Stefanick, for a live presentation of REBOOT! next Wednesday, May 22, from 7:00-9:30 pm. REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the heart of the Gospel to every aspect of your life. From prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more, there is no part of your life that will be left untouched! Do not miss the opportunity to gain insight into living more fully the life God has created for you! Register Now as tickets and seating are limited. Click here to learn more about this event. The cost is $25, and all proceeds go to support young adult ministries and future REBOOT events. 

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE-THE HOPE CHALLENGE GOLF TOURNAMENT—JUNE 10
The Hope Challenge Golf Tournament is just around the corner! We hope to see you on June 10 at the Colorado Golf Club. Register online NOW!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, May 17
- WHITE DAY
- One-Hour Late Start
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am
- Track & Field 5A State Finals
- Boys Swim & Dive State Finals

Saturday, May 18
- Track & Field State Finals
- Boys Rugby State Finals, Purchase Tickets Now!
- Boys Swim & Dive State Finals
- Boys Lacrosse Playoffs
- Girls Lacrosse Final 4 Game 

Sunday, May 19
- Boys Graduation
- Girls Baccalaureate

Monday, May 20
- RED DAY
- Girls Graduation
- Girls Golf State Finals

Tuesday, May 21
- WHITE DAY
- One-Hour Late Start
- Girls Golf State Finals

Wednesday, May 22
- Underclass Final Exams
- Girls Lacrosse State Finals

Thursday, May 23
- Underclass Final Exams

Friday, May 23
- Underclass Final Exams
- End of Sixth Grading Period
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am
- Boys Baseball State Finals

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

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