The Red & White

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Red & White - December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

DAVID CARD '87: MAGIS—CHANGE FOR THE GREATER GOOD

Today is a chance to catch my breath following a lot of work on the Organizational Assessment Steering Committee, and especially after trying to communicate the results of that work with equal doses of clarity and assurance. I hope it worked.

As we got started with the process last January, several people heard me comment along the way that were it not for the prompts from the community and the Board of Trustees, I would have never been so audacious as to suggest in my first year as president, “Hey gang, why don’t we evaluate our organizational efficiency and effectiveness? Who’s with me?!”...READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

FIRST SEMESTER FINAL EXAMS
First semester final exams are scheduled for December 18, 19 and 20. Thursday, December 21, has been scheduled as a make-up exam day in case of a snow day earlier in the week. If needed, Regis Jesuit will use this day to schedule any missed exams. DO NOT SCHEDULE VACATION PRIOR TO 3:00 PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21. Reminder: All students must be in dress code during exam days. All students are required to attend exams. No early dismissals will be allowed. Visit www.regisjesuit.com/examschedules to access the detailed exam schedules.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR LARK DINNER—AUCTION 2018
While you’re out shopping this Christmas season, remember Regis Jesuit! LARK is the premier fundraising event at Regis Jesuit. Proceeds support the Inspire & Ignite Fund and advance the strategic vision of the school to ensure an excellent student body, essential formative programs, current and long-term financial aid and a beautiful campus environment.
Suggested donation items include: gift cards (in $25 increments), wine or liquor, use of vacation properties/mountain homes and cash donations. We are also in need of many large baskets and accessories for theme-baskets. A full list of donation ideas can be found here. Donations can be brought to the LARK trailer, located directly outside the Girls Division east entrance. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Bingham.

USING YOUR KING SOOPERS GROCERY CARD BENEFITS RJ STUDENTS
Did you know that using your reloadable King Soopers grocery cards can add up to huge benefits for the RJ community? Regis Jesuit receives 5% back from every purchase or reload, generating close to $40,000 in past years. The Parent Community Association uses every dollar earned to pay for enhancements and learning tools—such as graphing calculators, 3D printers, security enhancements, theatre microphones, replacement picnic tables—that benefit the entire RJ community. The best part: they are simple, free and earn you all the perks and discounts you normally receive at King Soopers. Here’s how:

  • Get your card(s). If you are need of a replacement card, visit the Business Office in the Girls Division or the BD Main Office for a free pre-loaded $2.50 card or purchase one for $25, $50, or $100. For a specific denomination, contact Camille Hart at pca@regisjesuit.com, noting "Grocery Cards" in the subject line.
  • Use it every time you shop. To reload, there’s no need to visit the service counter, just ask the cashier to load it BEFORE ringing-up your items.
  • Use it for gifts, gas, and other special purchases. As the holidays approach, think about purchasing extra cards for stocking stuffers (great for teens needing gas money or Starbucks), practical gifts for teachers, or for catering a holiday get-together.

Most importantly, remember that every little bit helps. If every current family used their gift card to pay a typical family grocery tab, Regis Jesuit could earn more than $100,000 each year—with every dollar directly benefiting the Regis Jesuit community.

SEASON OF CARING AND SHARING
The season leading up to Christmas is a time of preparation for the birth of our savior. We hope that all members of the community of Regis Jesuit will find time to contemplate the mystery of the incarnation, and perhaps will be able to participate in some of the events or activities sponsored by the school during this time. Details can be found at www.regisjesuit.com/holidayseason, which include some donation opportunities for canned food, toys and Cadre collections. We wish you a blessed Advent and Christmas season. Next week's collections:

  • GD: Cadre collection for Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • BD: Cadre collection for Toys for Tennyson.

RAIDER SHOP NEWS—HOURS & NEXT POLO ORDERING PERIOD
The Raider Shop will be open during the following times for the rest of the year: 12:00-4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 12:00-2:00 pm only on Wednesday and Friday. Please consider volunteering your time and sign up online to volunteer in the Raider Shop. Contact Dee O'Neill at doneill@regisjesuit.com with any questions. Please don't forget to visit the Raider Shop or shop online to purchase your Christmas gifts.
Our next online ordering deadline for girls polos is December 17. Orders will not be shipped; you must pick up your order in the Raider Shop starting mid-January.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER EVENT PLANNING MEETING—DECEMBER 11
Our second planning meeting for the first annual Mother-Daughter Event will be held at 8:30 am on Monday, December 11, in the Steele Center. We would love your help in planning this year’s Mother-Daughter event (scheduled for Sunday, March 18) for all GD students and their moms. It is an event that you won’t want to miss and certainly a ton of fun to be involved in the planning process!
If you cannot attend, but would like to help, please email us at momsclub@regisjesuit.com.

MEN'S CLUB MEETING—DECEMBER 12
Please join us for the RJ Men's Club meeting on December 12 at Dry Dock Brewery (15120 E. Hampden Ave.) at 6:30 pm. We will discuss all future Men's Club events and business.

SPRING PLAY WORKSHOP—DECEMBER 13
Students interested in being involved as members of the cast or crew for the spring play, Arsenic and Old Lace, should plan to attend the workshop on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in The Z Theatre.
3:00-4:00 pm Audition Workshop for Prospective Cast Members
4:00-5:00 pm Design Workshop for Prospective Crew Members
Visit the Theatre Cast and Crew page (www.regisjesuit.com/castandcrew—you must be logged in to view) for audition and technical draft dates and other important details for this production. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Merz-Hutchinson (bmerzhutchinson@regisjesuit.com).

JUNIOR PARENT LARK GATHERING PARTY—DECEMBER 13
Join fellow parents of junior students for a lovely evening on Wednesday, December 13, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Steele Center as we start preparing for LARK 2018: Their Vision…Our Future. LARK Gift Gathering Parties are a great opportunity for parents to get together and have fun for Regis Jesuit’s premier fundraising event, the annual LARK Dinner-Auction. They play an important role in the gathering of auction items for the event and have proven to be a vital part of our past success. RSVP here!

CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT FR. WOODY'S CHRISTMAS PARTY—DECEMBER 17
Regis University sponsors the Fr. Woody Christmas Party for homeless/low income men, women and families at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel from 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Each year our RJHS community comes together to carol for the guests while they wait outside in the cold. We hand out scarves and candy canes to the children waiting in line. We will meet at the back door of the Sheraton on 15th Street between Court and Cleveland Streets for our two shifts at 8:00-10:30 am and 10:30 am-1:00 pm. Students—please sign up and pick up a permission slip from Ms. Cattelino in the Girls Division Main Office. Permission slips are due by Wednesday, December 13, 2017. RJHS families are welcome to join us too! Please feel free to bring musical instruments to make it more festive.

MOMS CLUB GD FACULTY COOKIE DAY—DECEMBER 20
Calling all GD moms and dads! Please pull out your favorite Christmas cookie recipe, and bake up a few dozen to be shared with the faculty and staff of the Girls Division. We need 200 dozen cookies, in a variety of tempting styles! Drop-off day is Wednesday, December 20, by 8:00 am in Houlihan Conference Room. The Moms Club will then have them all arranged for the GD faculty and staff to fill up a tray of cookies to take home for the holidays. What a great and easy way to say thank you to all those who educate and support your daughter during her years at RJ. Please sign up online to bring cookies.

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS FOR SENIORS & YOUNG ALUMNI—DECEMBER 24
Current seniors, college-aged alumni and their families are invited to the annual Young Alumni Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday, December 24. Mass will start at 4:30 pm and will be held in the Guy Gibbs ’47 Gymnasium (BD). If you have any questions, please contact Paul Miller '04, Director of Alumni Relations.

CHRIST IN THE CITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY—JANUARY 13
January Service Project Opportunity! Help provide food and/or serve Denver’s homeless as part of Christ in the City's Second Saturday Lunch in the Park on Saturday, January 13 from 12:00-2:00 pm. The sign-up deadline is Friday, December 29; please sign up online. In addition to the information on the sign-up regarding drop-off locations for the food and supplies, please note that non-perishable items can also be dropped off anytime before Friday, January 12, at 18106 E. Caley Cir., Aurora, 80016 (located 1/2 mile north of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church). If you have any questions, please call Kim Hanley at 303.304.8083. Find more about CIC's work with Denver’s homeless here. "For I was hungry and you gave me food." Matthew 25:35.

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
Basketball: 3-0
Hockey: 2-0
Wrestling: 2-0

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Basketball: 3-2  
Swim & Dive: 2-0

CHEER AND POMS HEAD TO STATE
Make sure to support the Cheer and Poms teams during their State Competition. Cheer competes TODAY at 1:24 pm and Poms on Saturday at 12:30 pm. Both competitions will take place at the Coliseum. #GoRaiders

CHRISTMAS BASEBALL CAMP
Regis Jesuit will be offering the annual Christmas Baseball Camp the week after Christmas. There will be two camps offered, one on December 26-27 and one on December 28-29. Staff includes RJ coaches, current and former players. Please email Coach Matt Darr for details.

CONGRATS CONTINENTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL REPRESENTATIVES
Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Regis Jesuit at the Continental League Music Festival:
CHOIR—Aidan Brown '18, Daisy Deane '19, Alex Erwin '19, Mackenzie Fisher '18, Heidi Frazier '18, Ellie Hill '19, Grace Keating '20, Austin Layne '18, Blake Mann '20, Jon Miller '19, Kaley Schrameyer '20, Caroline Smith '19, Abe Timme '20, Michelle Valdez '19, Eddy Warburton '18, Duncan Whipple '19
BAND—Ella Bartt '19, Thomas Williams '21, Marie Manassee '20, Tom Yoda '18
ORCHESTRA—Jade Law '18, Connor Martin '20, Anouk Schembri ’20
The festival will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018, at Boettcher Concert Hall.

SPEECH & DEBATE RESULTS
Congratulations to the following members of the Regis Jesuit Speech & Debate Team who won awards on Saturday, December 2, at the Chatfield Chill Speech Meet:
Dahlstan Osman ’21, Outstanding Award in Lincoln Douglas Debate; Tanner Schmitt ’18, Outstanding Award in Extemporaneous Speaking; Sabrina Jain ’19, Outstanding Award in Lincoln Douglas Debate; Rory Mosley ’18, Outstanding Award in Lincoln Douglas Debate; Erin Casey ’19, Third Place in Poetry; Josh Brito Mariani ’21, Second Place in Cross-Examination Debate; Jack Fete ’20, Second Place in Cross-Examination Debate; Grant Whittelsey ’18, First Place in Cross-Examination Debate; Peter Lengwin ’20, First Place in Cross-Examination Debate.

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
Gift Wrap Party: Come to the Girls Hope Home on Thursday, December 14, from 8:00-10:00 am and help wrap the scholars' Christmas presents! Gifts and gift wrap have been donated, just bring tape and scissors! RSVP to denver@bhgh.org.

ECZEMA AND FOOD ALLERGY STUDY AT NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH
Does your child have atopic dermatitis (eczema) and food allergies? If so, they may be eligible to take part in an NIH-sponsored study to see how food allergies affect their eczema.
They are looking for males and females, 4 to 17 years of age:

  • Who have atopic dermatitis and food allergy to peanuts; OR
  • Atopic dermatitis with no food allergy; OR
  • Do not have atopic dermatitis, allergies or asthma

The study involves one or two visits to the clinic, skin swabs, questionnaires and allergy testing and a small blood draw, if your child has atopic dermatitis.
If you and your child decide to take part, your child will receive a study-related medical evaluation, including physical exam. Qualified participants will receive financial compensation. For more information, please call the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) at 303.398.1409. Find all details here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, December 8
- NO CLASSES
- Freshman Retreat
- International Thespian Conference
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

Saturday, December 9
- Freshman Retreat
- International Thespian Conference
- ACT

Monday, December 11
- RED DAY

Tuesday, December 12
- WHITE DAY
- Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Men's Club Meeting, 6:30 pm
- Co-Divisional Instrumental Concert, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 13
- One-Hour Late Start
- RED DAY
- First Day of Hanukkah
- Spring Play Workshop, 3:00 pm
- Junior Parents Gift Gathering for LARK, 6:30 pm RSVP here!

Thursday, December 14
- Academy Day
- WHITE DAY
- Co-Divisional Choral Concert, 7:00 pm

Friday, December 15
- RED DAY
- End of Third Grading Period
- Last Day of Classes
- Class of 2022 Application Deadline
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

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

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