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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 18, 2018

May 18, 2018
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

JIM BRODERICK KING '87: "WWJD?"—NOT A QUESTION THAT HELPS ME
You’ve seen the bumper stickers, wristbands and banners: “WWJD?” / “What Would Jesus Do?” Since that interrogative slogan became popular years ago, I have bristled upon encountering it every time. Don’t get me wrong—I’m okay with those who rely on that question for meaning and purpose, a way to guide their moral decisions and daily actions. But something about it always seemed theologically incomplete or misplaced. I continually had a difficult time putting words to my discomfort. Why does it bother me? This spring, I think I happened upon an answer...READ FULL BLOG POST

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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 8 and July 6. The due date for submissions for the summer issues remains the preceding Tuesday at noon. The normal weekly schedule will resume on August 3.

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 a sibling graduation, will be allowed to make up his or her exams upon approval of the academic assistant principal. 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 academic assistant principal. Here is the Underclassmen Exam Schedule.

YEAREND BUS SCHEDULES
Final exams are scheduled to end at 11:35 am on May 23, 24 and 25. The buses will depart from Regis Jesuit at 12:00 pm each day.
The shuttle bus to and from the FCC parking lot will end for the school year on Friday, May 18, 2018. Students will be able to park on campus the last week of the school year.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2018
Take a moment to read this note of congratulations from The Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila, S.T.L., Archbishop of Denver, and the Office of Catholic Schools.

PLAN AHEAD FOR GRADUATION
Congratulations to the Class of 2018! For information regarding Senior Baccalaureate Mass & Dinner and the Graduation Ceremony, please visit at www.regisjesuit.com/graduation. In planning your commute, please consider that the Colfax Marathon will be taking place on Sunday morning, May 20, during the boys graduation as well as normal, heavy traffic for the girls graduation on May 21. Parking information can be found here.

REFRAIN FROM USING AIR HORNS AT GRADUATION
Please do not bring or use air horns during the upcoming graduation ceremonies. 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 air horn use.

GRADUATE NAMES FOR THE NEWMAN CONNECTION—FINAL REMINDER
A reminder to parents of graduating seniors that we provide a list of names of graduates and the schools to which they will be matriculating in the fall to the Newman Connection, a non-profit organization that uses this information to connect recent high school graduates with Catholic campus ministry. Their goal is to help keep them connected to their faith during their college years. We will be providing this list to Newman at the beginning of June and will only send the names and respective schools of our graduates. No direct contact information, such as phone numbers or email addresses, will be included. If you do NOT wish to have your student’s name and school included in this list, please let us know by sending an email to communications@regisjesuit.com by May 25. Please include your student's full name in the request.

PERMISSION TO USE RJ LOGOS ON CAKES
Many of the bakeries around town request written authorization to use school logos on cakes or other items purchased for occasions such as graduation. We permit families here to use the Regis Jesuit logo, crest and hanging RJ in such manners for personal use only. To ensure that you do not encounter any issues in using an RJ logo on your cake, we have prepared a general "permission to use" letter for the three logos most commonly requested for this purpose. You may access that document here to email or print and take to your bakery or on the RJ website at www.regisjesuit.com/logos. If you also need the image file for one of the logos, please contact Charisse Broderick King, Director of Communications, at cbroderickking@regisjesuit.com.

YEAREND SUMMARY FROM THE SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a group of parents selected by the President and Principals to serve in an advisory capacity to them on matters concerning the school. In the 2017-18 school year, we discussed many areas of importance at Regis Jesuit, including:

  • Food Service Program
  • Campus Master Planning
  • Safety and Security
  • Organizational Restructure

For a complete summary of the topics discussed, please read the yearend summary. We thank the members of SAC who completed their terms this year: Eric Brown, Amy DeColibus, Marc Zarlengo ’96 and Patrick Zoellner ‘79. The names of the new members of the Council will be announced soon. More information about School Advisory Council is also found at www.regisjesuit.com/SAC.

GONZAGA CIRCLE OF SUPPORT THANKS YOU
We would like to thank our volunteers for the support shown to our Regis Jesuit community this year. With your help, we were able to deliver five baskets of support and more than 40 meals to RJ families during times of need.
If you would like to help in the future, please email us at circleofsupport@regisjesuit.com or visit our webpage to see current needs.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADORS
Presidential Ambassadors are official student representatives for Regis Jesuit High School’s President’s Office. You will work alongside the President and Advancement Office showcasing the excellence of Regis Jesuit to the community. There are limited spots available for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested, please submit the application to the Director of Alumni Relations, Paul Miller '04 at pmiller@regisjesuit.com or to the Advancement Office.

RAIDER SHOP INFO
Come by to check out all of our merchandise for your graduation needs! We have recently added Creator Mundi items and have all your RJ partyware to celebrate in style.
Our regular school hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00-4:00 pm and Wednesday and Friday from 12:00-2:00 pm. We will open during finals on May 23, 24 and 25 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. Our summer hours will be Wednesdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, June 6 through July 11 (closed July 4).
Polo shirts required for the girls students can now be ordered online through the Raider Shop at GD Polos now until June 30. We have sample sizes of polos available in the Raider Shop for you to try on. We do not accept returns of ordered polo shirts. Orders will not be shipped; you must pick up your order in the Raider Shop starting Compass Day on August 13.
Please contact Dee O'Neill at doneill@regisjesuit.com with any questions.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2018-19

  • New Parent Navigators: The Advancement Office is looking for volunteers to participate in a mentorship program for families joining the RJ community in the 2018-19 school year! Volunteers will contact new families from the Class of 2022 and help them understand and navigate all the information they are receiving as a Regis Jesuit parent. The goal is to help these families feel less overwhelmed, understand the RJ community and help them find the resources they need within the school. Outreach begins in early August and will continue throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Bethany Carmellini at bcarmellini@regisjesuit.com or at 303.269.8026.
  • Nurses: We are looking for registered nurses to volunteer in the Nurse's Offices for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested in helping out, please sign up online (Boys Nurse Office | Girls Nurse Office).
  • Raider Shop: The Raider Shop is staffed by volunteers. Consider volunteering your time and sign up online to volunteer in the Raider Shop. Training is provided.

MBS BOOK BUY BACK—MAY 25
Sell back your books to MBS! The RJHS book buyback date for all students is Friday, May 25, from 8:00 am-12:00 pm in the Steele Center, in The Z Theatre. 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 25 when dropping off your books.
By dropping your books off on May 25 you will not have to pay for shipping. If you choose not to participate in the RJHS book drop on May 25, you will be responsible for shipping your own books back to MBS.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE GRADUATION GIFT COLLECTION DEADLINE EXTENDED—MAY 29
Boys Hope Girls Hope extended the deadline to contribute to the 13 high school graduates to May 29. There are many items still needed such as surge protectors, flash drives and gifts cards. See what is still needed
Please be aware that you will need to bring donations directly to their facility located at 6724 S Buckley Rd, Foxfield, CO 80016 (less than 1 mile away from RJHS)
The Moms Club would like to thank everyone for all of the donations for the high school graduates of Boys Hope Girls Hope.

SAVE THE DATE FOR DAY FOR OTHERS—SEPTEMBER 8
Day for Others is designed to bring the multiple facets of the community of Regis Jesuit High School—students, alumni, parents, faculty, friends—together in the shared experience of prayer and service to the people of God in the Denver area. Nearly 1100 people joined us for the sixth annual event in September 2017—the largest service event ever sponsored by the school in its 140-year history! Save the date and plan to serve with us at the Seventh Annual RJ Day for Others—September 8, 2018! It is a great way to begin the new school year and get to know other families at Regis Jesuit. Registration will open in August. For more information on the event, visit www.regisjesuit.com/dayforothers.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE RUDY CUP—SEPTEMBER 20
All parents, past parents, alumni and friends of Regis Jesuit are invited to join us for The Rudy Cup: Regis Jesuit's Annual Community Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at The Ridge at Castle Pines. Proceeds benefit the Rudy Brada Memorial Scholarship. Player registration starts at $160 (single player) and $640 (foursome). Underwriting starts at $500. Sponsorships start at $1000. We are anticipating a sold-out field of 132 golfers, providing wonderful potential for positive public relations and marketing extended to supporters of the event. Contact us to secure an underwriting or sponsorship opportunity today! Player registration will open in July.

REGIS JESUIT 2020: A SHARPER VISION

PRINCIPAL SEARCH UPDATE
President David Card ’87 announced on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, that Jimmy Tricco, current principal of Xavier College Prep in Palm Desert, California, will become the next principal of Regis Jesuit and the first co-divisional principal. Mr. Tricco will assume this new role no later than August 1, 2018. Learn more at www.regisjesuit.com/principal

TRANSITION LEADERSHIP TEAM UPDATES
From Karen Wuertz, TLT Chair
At their most recent meeting, the TLT provided input to and affirmed the approach for reorganizing office locations for next school year to support the success of the new organizational structure. They also articulated the next steps required to pass on the work of the subcommittees who evaluated the roles and responsibilities and outlined and prioritized the processes that need streamlining to those who will take responsibility for them going forward. Finally, they began crafting the agenda for their summer meetings. The TLT will continue to meet throughout the summer to help ensure the successful transition into the new structure.

For full details on Regis Jesuit 2020: A Sharper Vision, including all updates and lists of those on the various committees, please visit the webpage www.regisjesuit.com/RJ2020.

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
Baseball: 8-12 Fell to Pine Creek last weekend. #WeAreProudofYou
Lacrosse: 17-1 Ranked #1 in Colorado! State Finals game vs. Kent Denver TONIGHT, 7:30 pm 
Rugby: 7-1 State Finals game vs. Denver East on Saturday, May 19 at 5:30 pm, Don Breese Stadium #GoRaiders  
Swim & Dive: 7-0 Competing in State this weekend, #GoRaiders
Track & Field: Competing in State this weekend, #GoRaiders
Volleyball: 2-18

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Golf: Preparing for State
Lacrosse: 14-3 Fell in overtime to Chaparral in the quarterfinal round #WeAreProudofYou
Soccer: 6-11-1 Fell to Mountain Vista on May 16 #WeAreProudofYou 
Tennis: Congratulations No. 3 Doubles State Champs Marie Manassee ’20 and Grace Neff ’20!
Track & Field: Competing in State this weekend, #GoRaiders

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. 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.

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 GRADUATION CELEBRATION—MAY 30
Graduation gift boxes were a success! We received your donations, and we couldn't be more grateful for your help! Come watch our senior scholars open your gifts and celebrate graduation on May 30 from 6:30-7:30 pm at CommonGround Golf Course! See the invitation for all of the details. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, May 18
- One-Hour Late Start
- RED DAY
- Boys Swim & Dive State Prelims
- AP Microeconomics, 8:00 am
- AP Human Geography, 8:00 am
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am
- Girls Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory), Girls Gym, 10:15 am
- AP European History, 12:00 pm
- AP Latin, 12:00 pm
- Boys Lacrosse vs. Kent State Final, 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 19
- Boys Swim & Dive State Finals
- Boys Rugby vs. Denver East State Final, 5:30 pm

Sunday, May 20
- Pentecost Sunday
- Boys Graduation, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 9:00 am
- Girls Baccalaureate Mass, Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, 2:00 pm
- Girls Senior Awards Dinner, Crowne Plaza DIA Hotel & Convention Center, 4:00 pm

Monday, May 21
- WHITE DAY
- Girls Golf State Tournament at Boulder Country Club
- Girls Graduation, Boettcher Concert Hall, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 22
- One-Hour Late Start
- RED DAY
- End of Sixth Grading Period
- Girls Golf State Tournament at Boulder Country Club
- Field Hockey Beginner Camp 5th-8th Grade, 5:00 pm REGISTER TODAY!

Wednesday, May 23
- Underclass Final Exams
- Field Hockey Beginner Camp 5th-8th Grade, 5:00 pm

Thursday, May 24
- Underclass Final Exams
- Field Hockey Beginner Camp 5th-8th Grade, 5:00 pm

Friday, May 25
- Underclass Final Exams
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

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

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