Red & White - March 1, 2019

 

March 1, 2019
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

DAVE CARD ′87: MENTORS COME HOME

This week we had the second installment of our bi-annual Alumni Mentorship Series where we invite Regis Jesuit alumni back to campus to talk about their post-Regis Jesuit journeys. In addition to sharing their current careers with our juniors, our students get to hear about the educational pathways that led them there. We thank these alumni who were a glowing representation this week of being Men and Women with and for Others. ..READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

RE-ENROLLMENT FOR 2019-20 IS OPEN
Online Re-Enrollment is open at www.regisjesuit.com/reenrollment. All freshmen, sophomores and juniors who plan to return next year must complete this process by next Tuesday, March 5.

  • Step 1: Tuition Agreement & Student Information Update to be completed by a parent. Please allow 10-20 minutes to complete the Student Information Update, as you will not be able to save partially completed information. Please also allow up to eight hours for the tuition agreement to be processed before attempting to start Step 2.
  • Step 2: Course Registration to be completed by the student using his or her student login credentials.

If you have questions on how to begin, please contact webmaster@regisjesuit.com. If you have questions regarding the nonrefundable advance deposit, FACTS or the Tuition Agreement, please contact Sandra Ferraro. If you have questions regarding course selections, please contact the appropriate Assistant Division Head: Dana Bauer, (Boys) or Ryan Williamson, (Girls). Si necesita ayuda en español, contactar a Carmen Quintanilla: cquintanilla@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8084.

WEBSITE USERNAME AND PASSWORD NEEDED FOR RE-ENROLLEMENT
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 at 303.269.8000 to provide a unique email address for each record.

NEED HELP PAYING FOR REGIS JESUIT? LOOK AT UES
In 2018-19, Universal Education Supporters made it possible for families to raise $1,200,000 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 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.

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL DIVERSITY DAY
Our 14th annual Diversity Day will take place on 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).

TICKETS FOR EURYDICE ON SALE NOW
Only one more week until RJ Theatre’s spring play production of Eurydice opens! 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!

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 summerprograms@regisjesuit.com.

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.

PROGRESS GRADES AVAILABLE
The fourth six-week grading period ended Friday, February 15. Progress 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.

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 on Wednesday, March 13, from 2:00-6:00 pm for Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENT AND FAMILY PARTICIPATION IN RJ EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Did you know that scholarships are available for Regis Jesuit families who qualify to allow them to attend events like Grandparents Day, Mom Prom, Father-Daughter Dance and others? We want to ensure the fulsome participation of all of our community members in these experiences. If you or someone you know would like to attend or participate in these events, but are in need of financial assistance, please email Principal Jimmy Tricco. If you are interested in assisting students and families in need, please make a gift to the Montoya (Boys) and/or St. Francis Xavier (Girls) Funds. These funds ensure students and families can participate in the life of the school regardless of their financial circumstances.

MOM PROM THANK YOU
Fabulous events do not just happen by chance. They happen because dedicated people put in long hours of planning, organizing and execution. We wish to thank Lindsay Martin for stepping up as the Event Chair for Mom Prom—your hard work and dedication to detail made this year’s Mom Prom “Rock Around the Clock” one of the best EVER! A huge shout out also to Allison Langenderfer for her hard work on choreographing and leading the Senior Mom Dance; Colleen Beller for her spectacular marketing efforts; Heidi Kassal for her creativity and leadership on decorations; Julia Walsh for envisioning and executing the addition of the games; and Coral Miller and Terri Ary for their hard work on registration. We also extend our thanks to Charisse Broderick King and Amanda Shepherd for their help with communications and registration.
To all who volunteered for set up and clean up, thank you so much as we could not do it without you! If you are at all interested in helping out with Mom Prom 2020, please do not hesitate to contact us at momprom@regisjesuit.com.

FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE—THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 3
Online registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome at this Sunday’s Father-Daughter Dance. Festivities start at 5:30 pm in the West Club at Mile High Stadium. Prices are $40/person with a $5.00 discount for siblings. Come join us for our Black & White Ball!

MOMS ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY—MARCH 6 & 20
You are invited to join your fellow RJ moms (current and alums, of both boys and girls) on Wednesday, March 6 and 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.

PARENT/TEACHER/STUDENT CONFERENCES—MARCH 13
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences are scheduled for 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 on 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 on 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 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).

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.

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!
Wrestling: Congratulations to Antonio Segura ’21 for winning the 145 pound State Champion Title!
Hockey: Playing in the Frozen Four vs. Chaparral TONIGHT, March 1, at 5:00 pm at the Pepsi Center. Tickets are $14/adult and $13/student and seniors (60+). Parking is FREE in the Pepsi Center Camry Lot. ORDER TICKETS ONLINE

GIRLS ATHLETICS
Basketball: Playing in the Great Eight State Tournament vs. Horizon TONIGHT, March 1, in the Denver Coliseum, 7:00 pm.
Swim & Dive: Congrats on the third-place team finish at the State Meet!
And kudos to Jada Surrell-Norwood ’20 on her 100 yard freestyle 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!

MATH STATE FINALS
Congratulations to Andrew Huycke ’21 who participated in the State Finals of the University of Northern Colorado's annual Math Contest. For the second year, Andrew finished in the top eight of all high school students in Colorado. Way to go, Andrew!

MOCK TRIAL WINS AT REGIONALS
The Mock Trial A Team won the Arapahoe County regional competition and the B Team came in third place. Both teams are going to the State Competition on March 8-9. Congratulations to the following team members who won individual awards for Best Attorney: Jacob Botaish ’19, Charlie Henninger ’20, and Mati Rogers ’20.

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
Help Boys Hope Girls Hope by providing dinner at your convenience! We eat together as a family Monday-Friday at 5:00 pm at RJHS. Bring a main dish and side for 15. Sound hard? It's not and we have links to many, many RECIPES that our scholars would enjoy! Just drop it off at the Boys Division. Best of all, freshmen and sophomores receive service hours for shopping and for making and delivering the meal. Sign up HERE. For more information, email Laura Conti.

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.

PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK—MARCH 5 & 12
Join PIN on Tuesday, March 5, from 9:15-11:15 am and again on 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; Dr. Chris Rogers (on March 5 only), Medical Director of Child & Adolescent Services at The Medical Center of Aurora; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Nicoli (on March 12 only); and Lynn Reimer, Chemist and President of ACT on Drugs (on March 12 only). 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 on 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 1
- WHITE DAY
- Girls Kairos 56
- First Friday Mass, 7:00 am
- Moms in Prayer Meeting, 8:15 am
- Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting, 5:30 pm
- Girls Basketball Playoff Game, 7:00  pm
- Boys Hockey Playoff Game, 5:00 PM ORDER TICKETS ONLINE

Sunday, March 3
- Father-Daughter Dance, 5:30 pm

Monday, March 4
- In-service Day—NO CLASSES
- Parent Diversity Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm
- Boys Hockey State Championship Game, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 5
- RED DAY
- Shrove Tuesday
- Girls Basketball Playoffs

Wednesday, March 6
- WHITE DAY
- Ash Wednesday, Mass at 10:00 am
- Moms on a Spiritual Journey, 9:00 am

Thursday, March 7
- RED DAY
- Girls Senior Arts Retreat
- Girls Basketball State Finals 
- Most Spring Sports First Contest

Friday, March 8
- WHITE DAY
- Girls Senior Arts Retreat
- Girls Basketball State Finals 
- Most Spring Sports First Contest

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

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