Red & White - March 15, 2019

 

March 15, 2019
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

KAREN WUERTZ AND TIM BAUER ’88: EYES FIXED ON GOD

We do not know what to do, but our eyes are fixed upon You. 2 Chronicles 20:12

Almost 31 years ago, two young college freshmen, Karen Wuertz and Tim Bauer, entered dorm life at Farrand Hall at the University of Colorado in Boulder. We came from two different ends of the Denver metro area, had differing interests and groups of friends that expanded and shrank as only early college relationships can. At one point, in a basement classroom in Farrand, our paths crossed in a humanities class about non-violence. We may have exchanged pleasantries at some point, but that’s debatable. The class ended, freshman year waxed and waned, and we continued down our different paths of life, none the wiser for having met. ..READ FULL BLOG POST

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THE RED & WHITE WILL NOT BE SENT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 29, DURING SPRING BREAK.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS FOR 2019-20—DEADLINE, APRIL 18
All Financial Aid awards are need-based at Regis Jesuit High School. We utilize the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Application to determine the extent of need. A Financial Aid decision will be granted only to families who have completed the Assessment Application and had their income tax information verified. A portion of every Financial Aid grant awarded is in the form of an optional work-grant. Families applying for Financial Aid for the 2019-20 school year must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid application and send their completed 2018 tax return to FACTS by April 18, 2019.
Regis Jesuit has always required financial information from both custodial and non-custodial parents to be submitted when a family is requesting Financial Aid. We will consider exceptions to this policy which can be made in appropriate situations, typically when there is truly only one parent in the child’s life and only one parent provides financial support. If you are a single parent and need to request a waiver of a second parent’s information, please complete the Second Parent Information Waiver Request and submit to Bob Capstick, Controller.
Families currently receiving Financial Aid must re-apply each year with FACTS. CLICK HERE to review the requirements and start the process.
Please address additional questions directly to Bob Capstick or call 303.269.8048.

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 TOMORROW, Saturday, March 16, at 8:00 am at Bishop Machebeuf High School, 458 Uinta Way in Denver.

TICKETS REQUIRED FOR BOYS GRADUATION CEREMONY
Senior boys and their parents are already aware that we had to institute a ticketing policy for
this year's Boys Division Graduation Ceremony as the Ellie Caulkins Opera House only seats 2200. We
need the entire community to understand that nobody will be admitted without a ticket. There
is no "standing room only" section. Senior boys will be alotted eight tickets each, so anyone who
hopes to attend should plan to be included in a senior boy's family's allocation. We appreciate your understanding.

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. Use coupon code: RJSUMMER for 10% OFF all camps.

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 TODAY, Friday, March 15 and can be found HERE. For more information, please contact Catherine Cole or Adam Lomas ′10.

FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE THANK YOU
The Regis Jesuit Men’s Club would like to thank everyone who contributed to make this year’s “Black and White Ball” a success. A special thank you to Adam Dawkins ′98 & RJ Media, Helen Bingham, Lisa Blair, Sara Booker, Tammy Caldwell, David Card ′87, Bob Capstick, Charlie Cronin, Colin Duffield, Greg Farrell, Jeff Fonda, Lisa Goodwin, Deanna Jones, Charisse Broderick King, Karen Kistle, Gene Macias, Brian O’Donnell, Guillermo Perez, Brady Siegrist, Tim Jones and all of the Regis Jesuit Staff!

MOM PROM WRAP-UP MEETING—MARCH 19
The Mom Prom Committee will be holding its 2019 wrap-up meeting and 2020 planning meeting next 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) next 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 next 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.

GIRLS SOPHOMORE RETREAT—MARCH 20-21
The Girls Spring Sophomore Retreat has been rescheduled due to weather concerns. The retreat will take place on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21. If you have questions about retreat, please contact Catherine Cole

BOYS SOPHOMORE RETREAT & SERVICE DAY—MARCH 21-22
Next week, 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 participated 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 next 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.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY WITH MISSY FRANKLIN ’13—APRIL 3
Prior to her induction into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, Missy Franklin, five-time Olympic gold medalist and Regis Jesuit alum from the class of 2013, will return to campus to address the student body in a special assembly. Franklin will share stories about her time as a Raider, her success with swimming, and her passion for helping others, which includes sharing her own struggle with depression and self-doubt following the Rio Olympics, and how she sought help and found support. We believe that Missy’s story is an important one for our students—many of whom are dealing with mental health issues and stress at ever-increasing rates—to hear as she once walked in their shoes here. We are very excited to welcome Missy back to campus for this special event. Please note that due to space constraints in our gym, attendance is limited only to our students, faculty and staff. We appreciate your understanding.

RPCA RAIDER MOMS EVENING SOCIAL—APRIL 4
Please join us for an evening of fun at the next Moms Club Meeting! Bring a friend, meet new friends and unwind with an evening of Bunco, food and prizes. We will meet at 6:30 pm in the Steele Center for food and social time and start Bunco at 7:15 pm. Please RSVP HERE.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS—APRIL 5
Join us for First Friday Mass during Lent at 7:00 am in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel, as we continue our preparation for Easter. Then stay after for fellowship in the Sidney Commons of the Steele Center. We allow special parking for this liturgy to accommodate those who wish to attend. See the parking map for details. Though we hope we are past the months when weather potentially affects this Mass, note that if a snow day is called, Mass is cancelled, but if the school day is delayed due to the weather, Mass still takes place at 7:00 am.

HELP & DONATIONS NEEDED FOR AFTER PROM—APRIL 12-13
Calling all parents! Help make our After Prom Party on Friday, April 12, a success for our students! After Prom will take place at The Island (2233 S Geneva St, Denver, 80247) from 11:00 pm-2:00 am. New this year, juniors and seniors CAN attend After Prom even if they do not go to Prom. Additionally, there will be a Senior Only Lounge area for the class of 2019! We need your help to volunteer during the event and to contribute gift cards for giveaways during the event. To donate gift cards and needed items, please click here. To volunteer your time to help with the After Prom activities before and at the event, please sign up now. For questions, please contact us at afterprom@regisjesuit.com. Thank you for your help in making After Prom an exciting and safe event!

CANTA BELLES EASTER VIGIL—APRIL 16
As we live our Lenten journey, we want to invite you to our 15th annual Canta Belles Easter Vigil Concert on April 16 at 7:00 pm in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel. We will perform the Passion of Jesus Christ through our songs and invite you to pray, reflect and/or simply sit back and enjoy the music. This is one of those concerts you just simply have to experience LIVE. Get dinner, bring a friend and join us!

LARKALOHA DINNER-AUCTION—APRIL 27
Tickets are now on sale for Regis Jesuit’s 46th annual LARK Dinner-Auction, LARKaloha, which will take place on Saturday, April 27, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. Join parents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Regis Jesuit for an evening of tropical island fun in support of our students and school. Tickets are $150 per person; purchase before April 8 when prices go up! Buy your tickets today!

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!

MOCK TRIAL WINS STATE
Congrats to the Mock Trial team! They went undefeated this year and won the State Competition! With this win, they will advance to Nationals in Athens, Georgia in May. We are proud of you!

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.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT WITH THE COLORADO AVALANCHE—TONIGHT, MARCH 15
The Colorado Avalanche is hosting Catholic Schools Night TONIGHT, 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 next 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 15
- WHITE DAY
- Boys Kairos 127
- Girls Sophomore Service Day
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am

Sunday, March 17
- St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 18
- RED DAY

Tuesday, March 19
- WHITE DAY
- St. Joseph's Day
- Education & Student Life Committee Meeting, 4:00 pm
- Summer Immersion Trip Parent Meeting, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 20
- RED DAY
- One-Hour Late Start
- Girls Sophomore Retreat
- Moms on a Spiritual Journey, 9:00 am

Thursday, March 21
- WHITE DAY
- Academy Day
- Girls Sophomore Retreat
- Boys Sophomore Retreat
- Coffee with Girls Counselors, 8:00 am

Friday, March 22
- RED DAY
- Boys Sophomore Retreat
- Boys Sophomore Service Day
- Senior Class-Sponsored Raider Day
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am
- LARK Madness Gift Gathering, 6:00 pm, Haven in the Pines

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

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