Red & White - March 8, 2019

 

March 8, 2019
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

BRIAUNA HYSAW ’17 AND KIKI PERRY ’17: STEPPING THE WAY THROUGH DIVERSITY DAY

In anticipation of our 14th Annual Diversity Day Conference next Tuesday, we have invited two of our alums to recall their experience and relate some of the impacts this day left with them. ..READ FULL BLOG POST

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DIVERSITY DAY INFORMATION
Our 14th annual Diversity Day will take place next Tuesday, March 12. Although it is not a normal school day, it is a day that we consider to be an intrinsic part of the overall education that we offer here at Regis Jesuit. Our mission is to educate the whole student with the goal of forming students who are open to all of the complexities of our world. Parents, we need to ask for your support of Diversity Day. Please help us to extend the message to your student that this is not an optional attendance day but an important ingredient in the Regis Jesuit experience. Some important notes:

  • Students have been given the opportunity to register for workshops starting on February 28. They were sent an email with detailed instructions on how to do this the day registration opened for them.
  • Schedules will be handed out in Advisement at the beginning of Diversity Day.
  • Regular dress code will be enforced.
  • No off-campus lunch for seniors.
  • Parking will be limited; please carpool if possible. 

Parent volunteers are needed to help register Diversity Day presenters arriving the morning of March 12. We are also looking for breakfast treat donations (fruit, water, juice) to offer our presenters. Please sign up online to donate food or time to this day. If you have any questions, please email Christina Vela (Boys) or Rosalba Gonzalez-Hill (Girls).

EURYDICE OPENS TONIGHT-PLAYS THIS WEEKEND ONLY
Tonight is Opening Night for RJ Theatre’s spring play production of Eurydice! Come enjoy the classic myth of Orpheus reimagined from the perspective of his wife, Eurydice. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. Eurydice runs this weekend only, March 8-10 and features a double cast, so you will want to see it more than once. Tickets are $5.00 for students/senior citizens/military and $10 for adults. Get your tickets at www.regisjesuit.com/boxoffice or at the door.

NEED HELP PAYING FOR REGIS JESUIT? LOOK AT UES
In 2018-19, Universal Education Supporters made it possible for families to raise $1.2M in scholarships for 50 different Catholic schools, including Regis Jesuit! 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. UES is open to all families, regardless of income, who are willing to try an innovative way to help defer the cost of Catholic education. Visit www.uesdenver.org for more information and to sign up. Questions? Contact Laurie at 720.308.7924. An information meeting will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 8:00 am at Bishop Machebeuf High School, 458 Uinta Way in Denver.

SHARE YOUR LUCK WITH LARK—BRING IN GIFT CARDS
Regis Jesuit’s LARKaloha Dinner-Auction is less than two months away (Saturday, April 27, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel) and we need your help to ensure its success! Each year, more than 200 fabulous items are donated for our auction by generous parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty/staff and friends. One of the most popular donated items is gift cards. If you’d like to show your support of Regis Jesuit’s largest event fundraiser, please “share your luck with LARK” by bringing in gift cards ($25 increments preferred) to school on Thursday, March 14. There will be collection boxes in the Main Offices and LARK volunteers will be in the carpool lanes from 7:30-8:00 am to collect donations.
Gift Card Ideas: restaurants (local favorites as well as popular chains), movie theatres, health and beauty, clothing stores, etc. If you’d like to donate a different item, be sure to check out our LARK Amazon Wish List! You can even choose to send the item directly to the school!
Regis Jesuit High School is a tax-exempt charitable organization described in Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Direct in-kind donations to Regis Jesuit High School qualify as charitable contributions to the donors and are deductible for income tax purposes to the extent allowed by the law. Thank you in advance for your generous support of RJ and our students!

BALFOUR GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT ORDERS
Graduation is right around the corner. If you have not yet placed your order for official graduation announcements or senior class ring, you still have time to do so. Announcements are selling out quickly, so place your order today. If you have questions, you can contact the Rocky Mountain Balfour office at 303.989.3266. For additional information regarding the 2019 Baccalaureate and Graduation Ceremonies, please visit the RJ website at www.regisjesuit.com/graduation.

SUMMER PROGRAMS REGISTRATION OPEN
Registration for Regis Jesuit's Summer Programs is now open. Please visit www.regisjesuit.com/summerprograms to register your student for the non-credit workshops, credit courses and/or athletic camps. If you have questions, please contact Summer Programs.

NEW TO SUMMER PROGRAMS—DRIVESAFE DRIVER'S ED CLASSES AVAILABLE AT RJ
Complete your driver’s education classes this summer at Regis Jesuit. Offered by DriveSafe Driving Schools, the program includes eight 3½ hour classes over four days and meets Colorado State requirements for teens to obtain their permit at age 15. The tuition for DriveSafe’s be.Driving Plus Program is $529, which includes the classes, permit test, six hours of one-on-one driving instruction and the driver’s license test. DriveSafe will make a donation to Regis Jesuit for every student enrolled in these classes. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

STEM SUMMER CAMPS RETURN TO RJ
Regis Jesuit High School is proud to host Silicon STEM Summer Camps for the third year! Their summer STEM Camps—voted #1 by Colorado Parent Magazine readers—are offered in half-day, week-long formats that provide hands-on interactive learning experiences. Need all day options? Choose a morning and an afternoon camp so your camper can stay the full day. Kids love our fun camps such as Minecraft Modding, Robotics, Game Design, Coding 101, Stop-Motion Animation and much more! Parents love knowing that their kids stay engaged in learning useful skills over the summer months. STEM summer camps are available for students ages 7-18, and are open to the public. Your child DOES NOT need to be an RJ student to attend these camps. Learn more and REGISTER HERE.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS
RJHS is partnering with Annunciation Catholic School to help lead their eighth grade retreat. We are looking for five juniors or seniors who are interested in being on the leadership team. Students will be asked to share about their own faith journey as well as lead a small group. Applications are due by Friday, March 15 and can be found at this link. For more information, please contact Catherine Cole or Adam Lomas.

NEW RAIDER SHOP HOURS
The Raider Shop hours have changed from now until the end of the school year. The new schedule is Monday and Friday from 12:00-2:00 pm and Tuesday through Thursday from 12:00-4:00 pm. We will also be open next Wednesday, March 13, from 2:00-6:00 pm for Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences.

PARENT/TEACHER/STUDENT CONFERENCES—MARCH 13
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences are scheduled for next Wednesday, March 13, from 2:00-5:00 pm. All students and parents are invited to come meet with their teachers during this time. Appointments are not necessary.

BUS SCHEDULE FOR EARLY DISMISSAL—MARCH 13
Regis Jesuit will have a two-hour early dismissal next Wednesday, March 13, so our buses will depart the school at 1:05 pm. The shuttle bus will run to the FCC parking lot until 2:30 pm.

SOPHOMORE PARENT EARLY COLLEGE AWARENESS NIGHT—MARCH 13
Sophomore parents are invited to a presentation by the college counseling team next Wednesday, March 13, at 6:00 pm in The Z Theatre following Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences. The presentation will be an introduction on how the counselors will be working with your students in the college search and application process. There will be future opportunities this spring to continue these conversations.

PAYMENT FOR AP EXAMS DUE—MARCH 15
If your son or daughter is planning to take an AP exam this spring, your payment is due to the respective Main Office by next Friday, March 15. The cost is $94 per exam and you must pay with cash or check made payable to Regis Jesuit High School. Forms will be distributed by your student's AP teacher and additional forms are available in the Main Offices. If you need financial assistance or have additional questions, please contact Ryan Williamson (Girls) or Dana Bauer (Boys).

GIRLS SOPHOMORE SERVICE DAY AND RETREAT—MARCH 14-15
All sophomores are required to attend a retreat and a service day. Those who attended the Fall Retreat (October 25-26, 2018) will attend the Spring Service Day (March 15, 2019). Those who attended the Fall Service Day (October 26, 2018) will attend the Spring Retreat (March 14-15, 2019). If you have any questions about retreat contact Mrs. Cole, and if you have questions about service contact Ms. Larson.

MOM PROM WRAP-UP MEETING—MARCH 19
The Mom Prom Committee will be holding its 2019 wrap-up meeting and 2020 planning meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 8:15 am in the boys cafeteria. All those who helped this year and/or those who are interested in helping plan next year's event are welcome to attend! For questions, please email Mom Prom.

MOMS ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY—MARCH 20
You are invited to join your fellow RJ moms (current and alums of both boys and girls) on Wednesday, March 20, as we delve into chapter 8 of our book for the year, Perfectly Yourself: Discovering God’s Dream for You by Matthew Kelly! (Book found at www.DynamicCatholic.com.) Feel free to jump right in the middle of this book with us; it’s amazing! MOSJ welcomes women of all faiths and walks as we journey together as children of God, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Come when you can, whether you have read the chapter or not: no one takes roll—no one makes you talk. We share our insights, comments and questions related to our chapter in the book and its meaning in our lives. We typically meet every first, third, and fifth Wednesday from 9:00-10:45 am (unless school starts at 10, then we meet from 10:00-11:45 am). We meet in the Main Office Conference Room in the boys building. Contact Susu Dugas with any questions at 720.933.7447.

COFFEE WITH GIRLS COUNSELORS: AN EMPATHETIC APPROACH TO PARENTING—MARCH 21
We would like to invite parents of girls to attend our Coffee with the Counselors on Thursday, March 21, at 8:00 am in the Steele Center. This is an opportunity for parents to come together with one another and discuss ways to support their daughters, as well as engage in informal discussions with the counselors about topics that pertain to their daughter's life. At this particular meeting, we will discuss how to use empathy in parenting your teenage daughters. We will look at communication methods, explore ways to be more present and examine how to use this approach with common teenager situations. 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. For more information contact, Girls Counseling Department Chair Ginger Brown or Boys Counseling Department Chair Kathryn Ames

BOYS SOPHOMORE RETREAT & SERVICE DAY—MARCH 21-22
On March 21-22, the entire boys 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 this spring, and vice versa. As asked in the fall, please note that your son will need to be on retreat or service and not at any other athletic event, appointment, or trip; students are expected to attend every portion of those two days and will be dismissed at the 2:45 pm bell. Fr. Ramirez, SJ and Mr. Mattacchione will meet with the sophomores and give them specific information as time approaches. Thank you for your help. Please pray for our boys and their leaders!

LARK MADNESS GIFT GATHERING—MARCH 22
All adults in the RJ community are invited to join the Men’s Club for a Gift Gathering supporting this year’s LARKaloha Dinner-Auction. Join fellow RJ parents on Friday, March 22, from 5:30-8:30 pm at Haven in the Pines (463 East Happy Canyon Rd, Castle Rock) to watch the NCAA tourney basketball games, while enjoying great food and fellowship in support of Regis Jesuit. The event is free to attend, but we will be accepting donations to create Man Cave-themed baskets to help build the LARK auction, so think good bottles of whiskey, cigars, sports memorabilia, golf balls, etc. To help us plan for this event, please RSVP online by March 20.

RPCA MOMS CLUB EVENING SOCIAL—APRIL 4
Save the Date! Mom's Club Evening Social is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, from 6:45-9:00 pm in the Steele Center. Look for an article in next week's issue of the Red & White for more details including RSVP information.

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
Basketball: Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team for another great season. A special congratulations to Head Basketball Coach, Ken Shaw, for being named Continental League Coach of the Year!
Wrestling: Congrats to Antonio Segura ’21 for winning the 145 pound State Champion Title!
Hockey: Congratulations to the Hockey Team on winning the State Championship, their second consecutive title and sixth overall! Kudos to our All-State Team Members: Kale Lone ’19, Player of the Year, First Team All-State and First Team All-Conference; Justin Lico ’19, First Team All-State and First Team All-Conference; Marco Sandoval ’19; Second Team All-State and First Team All-Conference. Way to Go Raiders!

GIRLS ATHLETICS
Basketball: Congratulations on another great season and making it to the Final Four! Kudos to Fran Belibi ’19 on being named as Colorado's Gatorade Player of the Year.
Swim & Dive: Congrats on the third-place team finish at the State Meet!

SPEECH AND DEBATE RESULTS
Congratulations to the following members of the Regis Jesuit Speech and Debate Team who have qualified to compete at the Colorado State Speech Championships on March 22-23 at Mountain Vista High School.
Lauryn Glenn ′22, Interpretation in Poetry; Taylor Tonkinson ′22, Interpretation of Drama; Kevin Reyes ′21, Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Nate Christensen ′21, Cross-Examination Debate; Peter Lengwin ′20, Cross-Examination Debate; Sabrina Jain ′19, Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Hannah Smith ′19, First Place in Interpretation of Poetry. Alternates are Vianca Rivera ′22, Interpretation of Poetry and Audrey Christiansen ′21, Programmed Oral Interpretation. Good luck to all at the State Speech Championships!

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
Birthday celebrations are always important! On the first Monday of each month, BHGHCO celebrates all the birthdays for that month. We are looking for a baker who would like to share their favorite cakes or cupcakes with our scholars. This is a fun service opportunity! Interested or have questions? Please contact Mary Fran Tharp

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
Host families are needed for students (14-17 years old) from parochial schools in France arriving June 16 and departing July 14 and students arriving July 10 and departing July 29. All have studied English for four to six years and are eager to use their English and be part of an American family. All are non-smokers, fully insured and travel with a chaperone. Also, a host family is needed for the chaperone (usually a female teacher). Email Mary Mitchell or call 303.520.0689 for any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK—MARCH 12
Join PIN next Tuesday, March 12, from 6:30-8:15 pm, for Marijuna: It’s Not a Big Deal… Or Is It? It’s time to Open Your Eyes to This Generation’s Pot. Both presentations will feature experts in the field, including Henny Lasley of Smart Colorado; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Nicoli; and Lynn Reimer, Chemist and President of ACT on Drugs. The focus will be on the following topics:

  • What’s going on inside and outside of school
  • The potency of today’s pot and methods of intake
  • Pot’s effect on the adolescent brain
  • Vaping and its connection to other drug use
  • How to have an impactful conversation with your child

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 (6:30-8:15 pm) of each month at 14603 E. Fremont Avenue in Centennial. Contact Susu Dugas (Co-Chair) with any questions.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT WITH THE COLORADO AVALANCHE—MARCH 15
The Colorado Avalanche is hosting Catholic Schools Night next Friday, March 15, at the Pepsi Center. They will face-off against the Anaheim Ducks at 7:00 pm. This fun and worthwhile community event will donate $5.00 of every ticket sold to our local Catholic schools. Ticket prices start at $30 and includes $10 in food and beverage credit AND a post-game concert featuring Danny Oertli! ORDER TICKETS NOW.

DENVER CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION—MARCH 20
The Denver Catholic Medical Association invites all RJ families to a talk on Teens and Sex: Chastity from the Medical Perspective presented by Dr. Kim Dernovsek, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, and begins with mass at 6:30 pm immediately followed by the presentation at 7:00 pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 8035 S. Quebec Street in Englewood. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP for the event.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES AVAILABLE TO RJ STUDENTS
Is your son or daughter interested in learning more about leadership and how to incorporate the qualities of servant leadership into his or her life? Then you may want to learn more about these national and international leadership academies. Several Regis Jesuit students have attended and found the programs to be inspirational and life-changing.

  • National Leadership Academy (NLA) is a four-day academy for high school students. NLA features world-class speakers, opportunities to serve others, and outdoor team building for students from across the country and great educational workshops. NLA builds service-minded and heart-led students by developing their leadership skills, inspiring purpose, and empowering them to make a difference.
  • Global Youth Leadership Academy (GYLA) is an eight-day world-class, educational and experiential learning program that teaches international student participants leadership skills, global and cultural awareness and a commitment to servant leadership. Both NLA and GYLA help students understand themselves better so they can navigate the world and all the relationships around them much better.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, March 8
- WHITE DAY
- Girls Senior Arts Retreat
- Mock Trial State Competition
- Most Spring Sports First Contest
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am
- Spring Play Performance, Eurydice, 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS NOW

Saturday, March 9
- Mock Trial State Competition
- Spring Play Performance, Eurydice, 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS NOW

Sunday, March 10
- Daylight Savings Time Begins—SPRING FORWARD ONE HOUR
- Spring Play Performance, Eurydice, 2:00 pm BUY TICKETS NOW

Monday, March 11
- RED DAY
- Boys Vox Lucis Senior Concert

Tuesday, March 12
- Diversity Day
- Boys Kairos 127
- RPCA Executive Committe Meeting, 4:00 pm
- Men's Club Meeting, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 13
- WHITE DAY
- Two-Hour Early Dismissal
- Boys Kairos 127
- Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, 2:00-5:00 pm
- Early College Awareness for Sophomores Families, 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 14
- RED DAY
- Boys Kairos 127
- Girls Sophomore Retreat

Friday, March 15
- WHITE DAY
- Girls Sophomore Retreat
- Girls Sophomore Service Day
- Senior Class-Sponsored Green & Jeans Dress Down Day
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am

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

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