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.

Submissions for the Red & White must be received by Tuesdays at noon to be included in the following Friday's issue. Submissions after the deadline will be held for the following week's issue. To submit an article, send an email with this attached form to redandwhite@regisjesuit.com. Articles must be approved for inclusion.

Red & White - November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

JIMMY TRICCO: RUMMAGING FOR GRATITUDE
Earlier this month I shared with the Regis Jesuit faculty and staff an article titled Rummaging for God: Praying Backward Through Your Day. In the piece, Dennis Hamm, SJ, offers a fresh approach to praying an examination of conscience, what we in Jesuit schools refer to as the Examen. As a community, we pray an Examen each day right after lunch, asking ourselves in some form these essential questions: What grace do we pray for today? How is God at work in my life? How have I responded to God’s presence in my life? Where may have I fallen short in my relationship with God and others? How am I being called to respond now? In the second step for prayer outlined in the article, Hamm writes, “Gratitude is the foundation of our whole relationship with God.” Gratitude may be found daily if we make time to reflect...READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

THE RED & WHITE WILL NOT BE SENT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

SCHEDULE YOUR DONATION TO SUPPORT REGIS JESUIT ON COLORADO GIVES DAY
By making your gift to Regis Jesuit High School through Colorado Gives Day, you are helping advance the strategic vision of the school and creating the best student experience for today, tomorrow and forever. Community First Foundation and FirstBank are providing a $1 Million Incentive Fund, which increases impact of each donation we receive—making your gift to Regis Jesuit go further! Schedule your donation anytime between now and December 4. Thank you for your generous support!

PROGRESS GRADES AVAILABLE TODAY
The second six-week grading period ended on Friday, November 9. Report cards are now available for viewing on RaiderNet. These grades are progress grades and will not be reflected on transcripts. To view and print the online report card, login to RaiderNet, click on (Your Student's Name) Grades and click on Report Card.

RAIDER SHOP UPDATE
Online ordering for girls polos is open and ends December 14. Orders will not be shipped. They will be available for pick up in the Raider Shop beginning mid-January 2019.
The Raider Shop is staffed by volunteers. Consider volunteering your time and sign up online to volunteer in the Raider Shop. Please contact Dee O'Neill at doneill@regisjesuit.com with any questions.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN THE CAFETERIAS
Parent volunteers are needed in each of our cafeterias to operate the cash registers and help reduce wait time in the lines. Please contact Rick Sullivan at rsullivan@regisjesuit.com for all details.
The boys cafeteria needs one volunteer on the following days:

  • The first, third and fifth weeks of the month on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at lunch.
  • The first, third and fifth weeks of the month on Thursdays during the morning break.
  • The second and fourth weeks of the month on Fridays during the morning break.

The girls cafeteria needs assistance:

  • The first, third and fifth weeks of the month on Mondays or Wednesdays during the morning break. One volunteer is needed each day.
  • The second and fourth weeks of the month on Mondays (three volunteers needed) or Wednesdays (one volunteer needed) during the morning break.
  • The first, third and fifth weeks of the month on Thursdays or Fridays at lunch. One volunteer is needed each day.

CURRENT RETAIL FOOD SERVICE TO CONTINUE FOR 2019-20
The decision has been made to continue the current retail food service operation for the 2019-20 school year.
Thank you to the many parents and students who completed the recent food service feedback survey. We received many good suggestions that are now being considered for implementation. Student concerns focused on the lines and food prices. Generally, the initial line is gone after 12-15 minutes, and more food choices cost less. Almost everyone was pleased with the variety and quality of the food. New options are being introduced weekly. You can download the Flik menu and comment app on your phone or computer. Search for myschooldining in the app store and then enter Regis Jesuit, and you can stay current about what is being offered and give feedback directly to Flik.

SAFETY ALERT: BE COURTEOUS AND ATTENTIVE WHILE DRIVING AROUND CAMPUS
Our security personnel direct traffic on Lewiston Way at the Girls Division entrance before and after school to ensure the safety of our community and ease congestion. This school year, the security staff have experienced a dramatic increase in distracted driving and drivers who ignore directions, both of which put our security staff and students at risk. A number of near accidents have occurred due to drivers not paying attention to their surroundings. If this continues, we may have to request the Aurora Police Department be present and issue moving vehicle violations. That could result in students losing their on-campus parking privileges. We will also consider removing our security staff from directing traffic.
To protect everyone, we ask all drivers to:

  • Pay close attention to our security staff directing traffic and follow their instructions. When it is safe to proceed, they will point at your vehicle and signal for you to proceed.
  • Be prepared to stop at all campus and Lewiston Way stop signs unless directed to proceed.
  • If directed to stop, stop behind the painted white line so buses and larger vehicles can turn.
  • Keep vehicle speeds low. On campus your speed should not exceed 20 MPH.
  • Along Lewiston, follow the posted speed limit of 30 MPH, which decreases to 25 MPH before and after school (7:30-8:00 am and 2:45-3:15 pm)
  • Stay off your phone while driving. Talking or texting on a cell phone while driving increases your odds of getting into an accident.
  • Stay in the proper lane on Lewiston when approaching the school entrances.
  • When turning, turn into the first inner lane; do not make a wide turn into the second lane.
  • Watch for pedestrians and heed them the right of way.

NEED HELP PAYING FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION?
Universal Education Supporters is a Catholic non-profit where members (age 16+) volunteer at large sports venues in Colorado. UES Scholarship recipients direct their grants to the Catholic institution of their choice for tuition (pre-school–college) and other costs associated with Catholic education. You can even use it to pay for educational trips or donate it to Catholic non-profits including your parish! An informational meeting will be held Thursday, November 29, at 6:30 pm at Bishop Machebeuf High School, 458 Uinta Way, Denver. Questions? Call Laurie at 720.308.7924 or visit www.uesdenver.org.

PART-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE AT REGIS JESUIT
We have filled the door greeter position in the boys building and hope to fill the position for the girls building soon. These individuals are responsible for greeting all visitors and for ensuring students and visitors enter the school properly. The greeters work with the evening security staff to ensure the school’s safety procedures are being followed, report unsafe conditions and observe the entry lobby and nearby areas for unsafe situations. The door greeters report to the head of the Safety & Security Department and work from 2:30-7:00 pm during days when school is in session. This position is open to college students, retirees or individuals looking for part-time work. The shifts can be shared between two people. If you know someone who might be interested, please help us spread the word! Find all available job opportunities at Regis Jesuit here.

GRANDPARENTS DAY—NOVEMBER 18
Please invite your student's grandparents to this lovely celebration of faith and family on November 18. The day will begin with Mass at 10:00 am followed by a brunch. Both events will be in the Guy Gibbs '47 Gym in the Boys Division. Cost is now $30 per person. Online registration has closed, but walk-ins are welcome. Find all details at www.regisjesuit.com/grandparentsday. Don't miss out on this beautiful opportunity to share Regis Jesuit across the generations! If you have questions or are in need of a scholarship, please contact rpca@regisjesuit.com. We are still in need of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly. If you are interested in helping with check-in or directing people, please sign up online.

THANKSGIVING PIE COLLECTION FOR FACULTY & STAFF—NOVEMBER 19 & 20
The RPCA is calling upon all families for the Annual Thanksgiving Faculty and Staff Pie Drive. We need to collect 150 pies so that each faculty and staff member can leave for the Thanksgiving Holiday with a pie to share with their families. Pies will be collected on Monday, November 19, and Tuesday, November 20, during drop off or in the Main Office. Please sign up online to donate pie! Thank you for helping us show our appreciation to our amazing faculty and staff!

SEASON OF CARING AND SHARING—NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 7
The week of November 26-30, 2RW classes will be competing to collect the most new board games for Fr. Woody's Christmas Party. The boys and girls classes collecting the most board games over the week will win a breakfast burrito party for their class.
The week of December 3-6, 2RW classes will be competing to collect the most canned food and non-perishable food items for St. Joseph's Parish. The boys and girls classes collecting the most food items over the week will win a breakfast burrito party for their class.

SERVICE PROJECT ORIENTATION—NOVEMBER 27
All juniors and seniors will meet in the Guy Gibbs '47 Gym for the REQUIRED Service Project Safe Environment Orientation. Following this presentation, students will head to their service sites for a 45-60 minute on-site orientation (depending on the distance, the sites are expecting all of them there no later than 1:30 pm). Exceptions are Service Immersion participants and anyone attending a Cherry Creek Early Care Program (CCECP). Those students will remain on campus. The service sites will take attendance and submit that to the Service and Dean’s Offices.

MOMS ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY—NOVEMBER 28
Join fellow RJ moms (of current students and alums from both divisions) on Wednesday, November 28, as we continue delving into chapter 4 of our book for this year, Perfectly Yourself: Discovering God’s Dream for You by Matthew Kelly. On Wednesday, December 5, we will begin chapter 5. MOSJ welcomes women of all faiths and walks, as we journey together as children of God, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. We share our insights, comments and questions related to a book we read and its meaning in our lives. We will meet on every first, third and fifth Wednesday from 9:00-10:30 am (unless school starts at 10:00 am, then we meet from 10:00-11:30 am). We will continue to meet in the Boys Division Main Office Conference Room. Check-in at the boys Main Office, and they will direct you. Contact Susu Dugas with any questions about MOSJ at 720.933.7447.

COLLEGE TEST PREP INFORMATION NIGHT—NOVEMBER 29
Sophomore and junior families, please join College Counseling on Thursday, November 29, from 6:00-7:00 pm in The Z Theatre. We will be hosting Adam Ingersoll, co-founder of Compass Education Group, to provide expert guidance on college admission testing. Adam is recognized as a leading voice in this field and we are excited for the information, strategies and resources he will share about navigating college admissions tests. For more details about the event and an overview of the topics that will be covered, please visit www.compassprep.com.

FRESHMAN RETREAT—DECEMBER 6-8
The annual Freshman Retreat will take place December 6-8, 2018. It is a graduation requirement and therefore mandatory that all freshmen attend this retreat. Please feel free to contact retreat directors (Mr. Aric Serrano, SJ, girls or Ms. Kristin Repaci, boys) with any questions. More details will follow, but please mark your calendars! Vacations, sports camps and other commitments are not valid reasons for not attending Freshman Retreat. RJHS coaches understand that unless freshmen are competing on a varsity team, they will be unable to attend practice and/or games.

SAVE THE DATE FOR RAIDER MOMS CHRISTMAS MASS & SOCIAL—DECEMBER 9
The annual Christmas Mass and Dessert is just around the corner! This is a lovely evening to slow down and enjoy time worshiping God, talking with friends (old and new), and enjoying appetizers, desserts and mulled wine! It is always a beautiful evening of fellowship. Mass will be in Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel beginning promptly at 7:00 pm, and fellowship will follow in the Steele Center. Please RSVP online. There is no cost to attend this event. Bring what you like to share. We suggest the following: last names beginning A-L bring a heavy appetizer and M-Z, a dessert. RPCA will provide drinks, including mulled wine! Please bring your items to the Steele Center by 6:40 pm. Please let us know if you would like to help with the Mass or set-up.

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
Cross Country: Placed eighth at State!
Football: 7-5 Fell to Valor in last week's playoff matchup. #WeAreProudofYou
Golf: Congrats to Freddie Ingham '19, Eddie Custy '19, Bo Wardynski '20 and Walker Fuller '19 on a fourth-place finish at State! Wardynski also tied for seventh place in individual play.
Soccer: 8-6-2 League Champions for the second straight year!
Tennis: TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS! Congrats also to individual and pair winners: Conor Kaczmarczyk ’22, No. 3 singles; Kosta Garger ’20, No. 2 singles; Evan Nuss ’19 and Emilio Gonzalez-Cruz ’20, No. 1 doubles

GIRLS ATHLETICS
Cross Country: Placed 14th at State!
Field Hockey: 15-2-1 STATE CHAMPIONS!
Softball: Congrats on a great season with a top eight finish at State! Congrats to coach Merideth Feik on being named Continental League Coach of the Year!
Volleyball: 9-14

SUPPORT GIRLS BASKETBALL AND TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION—NOVEMBER 27
Our girls Basketball team is having a Foundation Game versus Arapahoe at Arapahoe to benefit Teen Suicide Prevention and Awareness on Tuesday, November 27, at 7:00 pm. There is a $3.00 donation at the door. Come out and support both teams and Teen Suicide Prevention and Awareness. All proceeds will go to Judi's House.

CONGRATS TO POMS
Congratulations to the RJ Poms teams on last Saturday’s UDA competition! JV had an 11th place finish, and Varsity took home seventh out of 21 in Pom and seventh out of 14 in Jazz. Both teams also competed at League on Wednesday at Rock Canyon High School. Varsity competes at NDA on Saturday at South High School.

ARRUPE COLLECTION FOR THE HOMELESS
Did you know that about 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans? Both Arrupe Clubs are collecting items for the homeless during the month of November. We are in need of the following donations to make bags for the homeless: soft/chewy breakfast bars/snacks, individually-packaged toothbrushes with holders and travel-sized toothpaste, chapstick, deodorant, combs, crew socks and hand wipes. You may drop off the items in the collection boxes located in the girls and boys buildings during the month of November. These donations will go to Christ in the City for their work with their friends on the street. Thank you so much for your support of this vulnerable population.

COLORADO ALL-STATE CHOIR QUALIFIERS
Congratulations to the following singers who qualified for Colorado All-State Choir: Ellie Hill ’19, Blake Mann ’20, Jon Miller ’19, Rachel Hilbert ’19, Grace Keating ’20, Claire Darley ’20 and Kaley Schrameyer ’20. This is the most challenging choral competition in the state, and these students deserve a round of applause!

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
Join us on December 3 for a Sip and Celebrate—a wine tasting and Colorado Gives Day Celebration. Hosted by Jim Paull and Mary Fran and Tony Tharp, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Southmoor Park neighborhood. Find all details here. RSVP to mftharp@bhgh.org.
Don't forget you can bring dinner for our scholars! Freshmen and sophomores can receive service hours too! Sign up HERE.

PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK—DECEMBER 4
Join PIN on Tuesday, December 4, from 9:15-11:15 am, for Parenting the Plugged-In Child with Lana Gollyhorn. Lana, child and adolescent therapist, will discuss:

  • Techniques to stop fighting about technology use.
  • Ways to teach self-discipline and good manners.
  • Rules that everyone will follow.

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 (6:30-8:30 pm) of each month at 14603 E. Fremont Avenue in Centennial. Contact Susu Dugas (Co-Chair) at susu@dugasfamily.com with any questions.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, November 16
- WHITE DAY
- Boys Kairos 124
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am
- Balfour Taking Girls Graduation Announcement Orders, 9:25 am

Sunday, November 18
- Grandparents Day, 10:00 am

Monday, November 19
- RED DAY
- Faculty Pie Day, 8:00 am

Tuesday, November 20
- WHITE DAY
- Faculty Pie Day, 8:00 am

Wednesday, November 21
- Thanksgiving Holiday—SCHOOL CLOSED

Thursday, November 22
- Thanksgiving Day—SCHOOL CLOSED

Friday, November 23
- Feast of Blessed Miguel Pro
- Thanksgiving Holiday—SCHOOL CLOSED

Monday, November 26
- RED DAY
- Season of Caring and Sharing

Tuesday, November 27
- ACADEMY DAY
- FLIPPED SCHEDULE
- WHITE DAY
- Service Project Orientation
- Season of Caring and Sharing
- Boys Immersion Trip Parents Meeting, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 28
- One-Hour Late Start
- RED DAY
- Season of Caring and Sharing
- Winter Sports First Contest

Thursday, November 29
- WHITE DAY
- Season of Caring and Sharing
- Girls Senior Martha-Mary Retreat
- College Admissions Standardized Testing and Prepping Meeting, 6:00 pm

Friday, November 30
- RED DAY
- Season of Caring and Sharing
- Girls Senior Martha-Mary Retreat
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am

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

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