Red & White - February 15, 2019

 

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

JIMMY TRICCO: STAY IN LOVE

Last week Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ’s cause for canonization opened in Rome. Fr. Arrupe inspiringly coined the motto of our Jesuit schools around the world: “Women and men with and for others.” While I am grateful for Fr. Arrupe’s succinct vision for our young people, my favorite words attributed to him are about Love:

“Nothing is more practical than finding God than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.” ..READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

TUITION INFORMATION FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR
Please read this letter from President David Card ’87 about the opening of Re-Enrollment and next year’s tuition rate.

2019-20 RE-ENROLLMENT OPENS FEBRUARY 25
The multi-step, online Re-Enrollment process will open on Monday, February 25, and includes an online Tuition Agreement and Student Information Update and Student Course Registration. Look for an email with Re-Enrollment details on the morning of Monday, February 25. Students have been meeting with their counselors to discuss their choices and the course registration process.
Website Username and Password Needed for Re-Enrollment
Parents, you will need your (not your student's) username and password to sign the Tuition Agreement and complete the Student Information Update. If you need a reminder, please use the Forgotten Password link on each login screen. An email will be sent with your username and a link to reset your password. If your email address resides on multiple parent/guardian records, the Forgotten Password link will not work. Please contact the appropriate Main Office to provide a unique email address for each record.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WELCOME PHONE CALLS FOR THE CLASS OF 2023
The Admissions Office is still looking for parent volunteers to call every family accepted to RJ for the 2019-20 school year. Volunteers will call no more than 15 families to offer congratulations and answer any questions. These calls will be made the week of February 18-22. Please complete THIS FORM if you are interested, and you'll be contacted by Jen Gray soon. Thank you!

REGIS JESUIT SEEKING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The school has launched a search for a new chief financial officer. The position description and application are available on the employment page of our website: www.regisjesuit.com/employment. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in this role.

TICKETS FOR EURYDICE ON SALE NOW
The box office is open for RJ Theatre’s spring play production of Eurydice! Get your tickets now to 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 one 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. Visit www.regisjesuit.com/boxoffice to purchase today!

TENTATIVE DATES FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL CALENDAR
We have begun work on the school calendar for 2019-20 and would like to share the most important dates with you. Please realize that this is a work in progress and that all dates are subject to change. We will provide more detailed updates later in the spring. Click HERE to view the 2019-20 tentative dates. A link to these dates can also be found on the homepage and on the main school calendar page of the website.

UPDATE ON DAY FOR OTHERS
Every September since 2012, Regis Jesuit High School’s Day for Others (DFO) has been a wonderful annual tradition that has brought our school community together to serve our larger Denver community in a manner uniquely centered in our mission. This school year, as our new organizational structure was put into place, a dialogue began among the key constituents involved in the planning and implementation of DFO and school leadership focused on the need to reassess this event in the context of our new structure and overall resources. Based on these conversations and the feedback provided, we determined it was in the best interest of Regis Jesuit to put Day for Others on hiatus for the 2019-20 school year. Over the next year, we will seek to evaluate DFO as part of an overarching effort of discernment and prioritization of all of our mission community efforts with the goal of determining how it might evolve. If you are interested in being a part of this process, please contact Sajit Kabadi, Assistant Principal for Mission, Ministry & Diversity. We are grateful for the efforts of so many in our community who have dedicated their time and energy to the success of Day for Others throughout the years and look forward to preserving its spirit and purpose as we move forward.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH ACQUISITIONS FOR LARKALOHA
It takes a community to ensure the success of the annual LARK Dinner-Auction—Regis Jesuit's biggest community fundraiser, and we'd love for you to be a part of it! We are in immediate need for parent volunteers to help with acquisitions. If you are a people person and feel comfortable asking for auction item donations, we could use your help! A general script and the types of items we are looking for will be provided. If you are interested, please sign-up to volunteer online or contact Carolyn Ristow, Events Administrator.

GIRLS DROP OFF AND PICK UP REMINDER
We need your help in maintaining a safe environment in our parking lots and drop off and pick up lanes. Please remember that all drop off and pick up traffic needs to be along the east of the Girls Division building. We ask that you do not drop off or pick up students in our visitor lot, our softball parking lot, or along our bus loop. Vehicles in these areas create safety hazards for our pedestrian traffic and our students who are parked in these areas. Areas are marked with signs that say "No student drop off or pick up" and are intentionally placed in these areas because of the negative impact it has on our traffic flow. We ask that you do not disregard these signs. 

GONZAGA CIRCLE OF SUPPORT
The Gonzaga Circle of Support is a ministry of the Regis Jesuit Moms Club. It operates in collaboration with school administration to support our community members during any time of necessity. This support can come as help with transportation, meals or any other identified necessities that arise during a situation where a family is in need.
Are you or someone you know at RJ in need of support? Are you interested in offering support? Click HERE to learn more about this ministry. Please contact circleofsupport@regisjesuit.com for more information.

JESUIT SCHOOLS STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
Students: Are you compassionate about social justice and peace building? Do you want to confront intolerance and fear and promote inclusion in your community? If so, you are invited and encouraged to participate in the following essay/video contests. Please click on the links below to learn more.

MOMS ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY—FEBRUARY 20
Please join your fellow RJ moms (current and alums, from both divisions) next Wednesday, February 20, from 10:00-11:45 am as we delve into Chapter 7 in 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 Wednesdays of the month from 9:00-10:45 am (unless school starts at 10:00 am, then we meet from 10:00-11:30 am). We meet in the Main Office Conference Room in the boys building. Contact Susu Dugas with any questions at 720.933.7447. 

FINAL DAYS TO REGISTER FOR MOM PROM—FEBRUARY 24
Registration to “Rock Around the Clock” at this year’s Mom Prom closes at 11:59 pm next Wednesday, February 20. Don’t miss your opportunity to spend a memorable evening with your son(s). REGISTER NOW to join us Sunday, February 24, from 5:00-9:00 pm at Wings Over the Rockies as we "Rock Around the Clock." Tickets are now $58 each. Mom Prom is for moms and their RJ sons from ALL GRADE LEVELS. Make sure that you hit that final SUBMIT button on the registration form. You will see a confirmation screen AND receive an email confirming your registration. If you didn’t get a confirmation email, please contact us at momprom@regisjesuit.com. For any other questions or to volunteer to help, please contact momprom@regisjesuit.com.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS—MARCH 1
Our First Friday Mass in March is a true first among firsts. Mass is at 7:00 am in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel with music provided by the First Friday choir, followed by fellowship afterwards 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. We hope you will join us for this lovely way to end the week and start the month.
Weather Contingency Plan: As a reminder, if the school is closed due to poor weather conditions, then Mass is also cancelled. If school is on a two-hour late start, Mass will still be celebrated at 7:00 am.

FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE—MARCH 3
The Regis Jesuit Father-Daughter Dance—Black & White Ball—will be held Sunday, March 3, from 5:30-9:30 pm at Mile High Stadium. Please join us for an evening of dancing with your daughter before she heads off to college. Light appetizers and dessert will be served. Online registration is open at www.regisjesuit.com/fatherdaughter; the cost is $35 per person with a $5.00 discount for additional siblings. The price goes up on February 25 and online registration will close on February 27. We need volunteers (moms and dads) to make this event a success, so please sign up HERE to help out!

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: 14-8
Hockey: 17-1
Wrestling: 3-3

GIRLS ATHLETICS
Basketball: 19-3  
Swim & Dive: Congrats on the third-place team finish at the State Meet!
And kudos to Jada Surrell-Norwood ’20 on her 100 yard free win, Sophia Bradac ’20 on her second place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke and to Coach Nick Frasersmith for being named Coach of the Year!

ATTENTION SPRING SPORT ATHLETES
All athletes wishing to try out for a spring sport must have their athletic packet submitted to the athletic trainers by February 22, 2019. Athletes who do not have current paperwork on file as of February 22 will not be allowed to try out. Please turn in your paperwork to Lindsay Casas, Girls Athletic Trainer or Bre Perdue, Boys Athletic Trainer. Click HERE to access the required athletic forms.

COME SUPPORT RJ BOYS RUGBY—FEBRUARY 22
Regis Jesuit narrowly lost to East in the State Final last year. Help Regis Jesuit Boys Rugby make a GREAT showing at East High School. Mark your calendars to come support the team next Friday, February 22, at 6:00 pm at East High School. Go Raiders!

GIRLS LACROSSE TRYOUTS—FEBRUARY 25-27
Tryouts for the 2019 lacrosse season will be held in the Lou Kellogg Stadium on Monday and Tuesday, February 25 and 26, from 3:15-5:00 pm and Wednesday, February 27, from 3:15-4:40 pm. Practice will begin on Thursday, February 28, at 3:15-3:30 pm for warm-ups and practice will run from 3:30-5:30 pm. Physicals MUST be turned in prior to February 22 to be cleared to play. All players interested in playing lacrosse, please send your intent to play to Kathy Weigand.
We will have a mandatory parent/player meeting immediately following practice on Friday, March 1, in the Steele Center. At the meeting, we will hand out game schedules and review program expectations. After we meet as a program, we will break off into teams to cover other specific details. Varsity families will be asked to bring a checkbook for a few additional items and events. Please email Kathy Weigand if you have any questions or concerns.

BASEBALL TRYOUTS—FEBRUARY 27-30
If you are interested in trying out for baseball and are not currently involved in winter workouts or not receiving emails from the baseball program, please email Coach Darr.

SPEECH AND DEBATE RESULTS
Congratulations to the following members of the Regis Jesuit Speech & Debate Team who won awards on Saturday, February 9, at the Raptor Rumble Speech Meet at Eaglecrest High School:
Kevin Reyes ’21, Third Place in Congressionsal Debate; Sarah Abraham ’20, Presiding Officer in Congressional Debate and Most Outstanding Speaker in Congress. A special congratulations to Hannah Smith ’20, who won First Place and the tournament championship in Interpretation of Poetic Literature. WAY TO GO, TEAM!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR THESPIAN NATIONAL QUALIFIERS
Eleven Raiders, who competed in the Colorado Thespian Conference in December, have qualified to compete at the national level this summer at ThesFest in Lincoln, Nebraska. Congratulations to Addi Blocher ’19, Alex Britti ’19, Ava Bross ’21, Katie Collings ’19, Luke Connelly ’20, David McKenna ’19, Jonathan Miller ’19, Jordan Miller ’21, Abby Mortinsen ’19, Mati Rogers ’20 and Hannah Smith ’20. 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
Join us for a Gift Card Social! Boys Hope Girls Hope provides gift cards to scholars on their birthdays and as a thank you for going above and beyond. Join us for wine and appetizers at the home of Alyson and Matt Owens in Cherry Hills Village on Thursday, February 21, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Bring a gift card and learn more about Boys Hope Girls Hope. RSVP to mftharp@bhgh.org. View the invite HERE.

TEEN POLICE ACADEMY SPONSORED BY AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT
In June and July, the Aurora Police Department will conduct a two-week police academy for teens interested in learning more about law enforcement. Classes will be held on such topics as internet safety, traffic and firearm safety. Students will see scenarios in the police simulator and demonstrations by a SWAT team. These classes are open to students interested in a career in law enforcement or just interested in learning about police operations. This academy is open to students from any city in the metro area. Click HERE for more information and to complete an application.

CATHOLIC FAMILIES NIGHT WITH THE DENVER NUGGETS—FEBRUARY 24
Regis Jesuit families are invited to come watch the Denver Nuggets take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, February 24, at 3:00 pm at the Pepsi Center. Discounted ticket prices are $18 for Upper Level (regularly up to $30) and $55 for Lower/Club Level (regularly up to $106). A portion of every ticket will go to support the St. Sebastian Project and go towards their goal to raise funds to support sports programs within Catholic schools. In addition, Catholic youth may be selected to participate in fan experiences, including a High-Five Fan Tunnel, Flag Presentation and more! Order your tickets online.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, February 15
- RED DAY
- Boys Senior Silent Retreat
- Senior-Sponsored Dress Down Day
- End of Fourth Rotation Grading Period
- Acceptance Letters for Class of 2023 Mailed 
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am

Monday, February 18
- Presidents Day—School Closed

Tuesday, February 19
- WHITE DAY
- Fifth Rotation Begins
- Boys Kairos 126

Wednesday, February 20
- Two-Hour Late Start
- RED DAY
- Girls Senior Silent Retreat
- Boys Kairos 126
- Moms on a Spiritual Journey, 10:00 am

Thursday, February 21
- WHITE DAY
- Girls Senior Silent Retreat
- Boys Kairos 126
- Boys Wrestling State Finals

Friday, February 22
- RED DAY
- Girls Senior Silent Retreat
- Boys Kairos 126
- Boys Wrestling State Finals
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am
- New Raider Night for Class of 2023, 5:30 pm

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

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