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 - January 19, 2018

January 19, 2017
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

JIM BRODERICK KING '87: SNOW DAYS—GOD'S INTRUSIVE GRACE, BIDDEN OR UNBIDDEN

It’s dry. I’m not using the term as Ignatius would to describe bad prayer. I literally mean, Colorado is dry – no precipitation, record aridity, sinking water table, ski resorts losing money, the land is parched. It’s not new to us in the high altitude desert, but we usually can count on a few snow storms this time of year to perk up the thirsty earth. This year is dry. What’s the worst part of it? A scientist will say impact on climate cycles, vegetation and runoff. A civil engineer will think of burdens on reservoirs. The Chamber of Commerce can quote economic impact on tourism. All important. Students and teachers think: snow days...READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

REMINDER TO OPT-IN TO SCHOOLMESSENGER FOR TEXT ALERTS
We use SchoolMessenger to alert parents, students, faculty and staff via text and voice message of unscheduled late starts or closures of the school due to weather. We also use the system for other critical/emergency notifications, including drills, as well as for attendance and as a primary means of communication for athletics and activities.
To ensure that you receive messages from the SchoolMessenger system, please verify your profile information on the Regis Jesuit website, especially if you have had any changes to your phone numbers and/or email. To receive text messages from the system, you must opt-in. Follow these instructions to do so. If you already are opted in, you don't need to do so again. If you would like to remove a phone number or email address from certain alerts or have any questions about the SchoolMessenger system, please contact communications@regisjesuit.com.

BUS TRACKER LIVE MAP
Regis Jesuit now has a webpage that displays and tracks our buses during their daily routes. Visit www.regisjesuit.com/livebusmap (you must be logged in to view the map). At the top right of that map, click on Menu, then select the route of your choice from the dropdown. The bus indicator is an arrow and will be green when the bus is in motion and red when at a stop. We hope this information will be useful to all our families taking advantage our busing program.

CURRENT LARK NEEDS
Consider becoming a part of this wonderful annual tradition by donating time or items to the auction. Proceeds from LARK support the Inspire & Ignite Fund and advance the strategic vision of the school to ensure an excellent student body, essential formative programs and a beautiful campus environment. Immediate needs include:

  • Properties Coordinator: Do you have knowledge of renting properties or know how timeshares work? We have a great volunteer job you can do at home! Contact Helen Bingham, Director of Events if interested.
  • Gift Cards: Consider donating unwanted gift cards (in $25 increments) that you received this holiday season for our grab bags.
  • Baskets: Do you have any large baskets that are hiding in your basement? Or did you receive baskets during the holidays and don’t know what to do with them? We could use your baskets for our Silent Auction.

Items may be dropped off to the LARK trailer, located directly outside the Girls Division east entrance between 8:00-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Thank you for your support!

GAP-YEAR PRESENTATIONS & FAIRS
Come learn about gap-year options and benefits at three free upcoming events:

  • Saturday, January 20 | 3:00-5:00 pm | Information Presentation/Panel | Kent Denver | Details and registration
  • Sunday, January 28 | 1:00-4:00 pm | Fair | Littleton High School
  • Tuesday, January 30 | 6:00-8:30 pm | Fair | Peak to Peak Charter School

MOMS CLUB MEETING—JANUARY 25
Join us on Thursday, January 25, in the BD Cafeteria with a social time at 8:00 am followed by our meeting at 8:20 am. Moms of both boys and/or girls are invited to come by for a warm cup of coffee and delicious continental breakfast as we receive updates about the Regis Jesuit community from Ms. Kessler and Mr. Carruthers. Mr. Card ‘87 will also be sharing with us a detailed update on the results of the Organizational Assessment with an opportunity to asks questions. Immediately following our meeting, we invite the moms of boys to enjoy A DONUT WITH YOUR SON. Invite your son to join you for a donut during Academic Support/Break (9:25-9:40 am).
Please note that this semester, the Moms Club morning meetings will be in the BD Cafeteria. You are welcome to park in the visitors parking area in the Girls Division, along the drop-off and pick-up lane next to Kellogg Stadium (after 8:10 am) or in the visitors parking area in the Boys Division.

SNOBALL DANCE: SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS—JANUARY 27
This year’s Snoball Dance will take place Saturday, January 27, from 8:00-11:00 pm in the GD gym. The theme for the night is Saturday Night Lights. All students are encouraged to attend this semi-formal dance (like Homecoming), with or without a date! Tickets will be on sale the week preceding the dance and at the door for $25 each, but students are encouraged to purchase them ahead of time. non-RJHS guests must fill out the permission form and have it turned in by January 24. Please contact Trevor Jackson or Alison Blanc if you have questions about the dance.

2018-19 ADVANCE DEPOSIT FOR RE-ENROLLMENT—FEBRUARY 1
On Thursday, February 1, the 2018-19 nonrefundable advance deposit of $250 per returning student will be collected electronically through your current 2017-18 FACTS tuition account. No action is required on your part UNLESS one or more of the following describes your situation; then contact Sandra Ferraro by Monday, January 29.

  • If your freshman, sophomore or junior student is not returning to RJHS for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • If you will not be able to pay the complete nonrefundable advance deposit amount of $250 per returning student on February 1 via your FACTS tuition account.
  • If there are presently two or more FACTS tuition accounts being used to make tuition payments for your student(s) and you need to communicate which party or parties should be charged the 2018-19 nonrefundable advance deposit.

GD PRE-ACT FOR FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES—FEBRUARY 6
On Tuesday, February 6, all Girls Division freshmen and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT. This exam prepares students to take other standardized tests and gives them a jumping off point from which to begin preparation. The test will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Please bring a calculator, pencil and student ID. Room assignments for the exam will be posted around the school. After the test is completed, students will have lunch and then return to their regular classes for the remainder of the day. School will end at regular time. If you have questions, please contact the GD School Counseling Office at 303.269.8117.

MEN'S CLUB P6 EVENT—FEBRUARY 11
Join us at our annual father-son social event of the year—The P6 (Prayer, Pizza, Poker, Ping Pong Palooza). This is open to all Regis Jesuit dads, grandfathers, uncles and guardians of RJ students in the Boys Division. The event will be held on Sunday, February 11, in the Girls Division Cafeteria from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Mass will be at 4:00 pm in Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel in the Girls Division, followed at 5:30 pm by a Texas Hold'Em tournament for the poker players, and then singles and doubles ping pong tournaments. Pizza will be served. Online registration is open at www.regisjesuit.com/p6.

REGISTER FOR MOM PROM—FEBRUARY 25
Save the date for Mom Prom 2018, on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Invite your son(s) to an entertaining evening of food, music and dancing. Tickets are $45 each and online registration is open at www.regisjesuit.com/momprom. For questions, or to volunteer to help, email momprom@regisjesuit.com.

SAVE THE DATE FOR MOTHER-DAUGHTER JAMFEST—MARCH 18
Save the date for the first annual RJHS Mother-Daughter JamFest. This come in your jammies event will be on Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 5:00-9:00 pm in the Steele Center. Dinner will be served, and there will be lots of fun female-bonding festivities. More details to follow but for now... moms and daughters, get your favorite pair of PJs ready and put this event on your calendar!

REGIS JESUIT 2020: A SHARPER VISION

TRANSITION LEADERSHIP TEAM (TLT) UPDATE
From Karen Wuertz, TLT Chair

The TLT met for the first time on January 12 to begin the work in transitioning the school to its new structure. At that meeting, they established their meeting schedule for the remainder of this school year. They also discussed how the TLT will interface with the efforts of the acting leadership team and the principal search committee. Finally, they outlined the first steps in unifying the academic departments, the first area they will focus their work on.

PRINCIPAL SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATES
From David Card

  • Search Committee Chair Named – Laura Jones, math teacher and boys tennis coach, will chair the committee tasked with finding the next principal of Regis Jesuit. Updates from this committee to our community will come from Laura.

From Laura Jones, Principal Search Committee Chair

  • Complete the Principal Input Survey – Please complete the survey helping us identify the skill set and priorities for the next principal. You may access it here, and it should take less than 15 minutes to complete. The survey will close on January 28, 2018. Your input will be invaluable to the search committee in identifying qualified candidates for this critical position. Thank you!

For full details on Regis Jesuit 2020: A Sharper Vision, including all updates and lists of those on the various committees, please visit the webpage www.regisjesuit.com/RJ2020.

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 DIVISION ATHLETICS
Basketball: 11-4
Hockey: 10-0
Wrestling: 5-3

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Basketball: 13-3  
Swim & Dive: 9-0

BD RUGBY PARENT MEETING—JANUARY 24
Our kick-off Rugby parents meeting is on January 24 from 6:30-8:00 pm in BD 179. We ask that at least one parent/guardian attend this meeting as information for the upcoming season will be shared. Details regarding the spring tour will also be available to those participating in that event.

CONTINENTAL LEAGUE HONOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Please join us in celebrating our students that were selected to participate in the Continental League Music Festival on Monday, January 22 at Boettcher Concert Hall. The show will start at 7:00 pm, and tickets will be sold at the door for $12.

AUDITION AND CREW INFORMATION FOR ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Parents with students involved with the spring play either as members of the cast or crew should make note of the following important dates:
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 3:00-6:00 pm | The Z (Change from previous scheduled rehearsal due to Continental League Choir Concert)
Parent Meeting: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 4:30 pm | Vocal Room—for all parents with students involved in the play, Cast and Crew
Complete details regarding the production preparation activities are available on the website at www.regisjesuit.com/castandcrew. You must be logged in to see the information on this page. Please contact Mr. Merz-Hutchinson with any questions.

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 NEEDS MEALS
Love to cook? Need service hours? Why not cook a meal for the Boys Hope or Girls Hope home? We are looking for meals especially at the Girls Hope home. For more details go to Girls Hope Meals or Boys Hope Meals.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, January 19
- RED DAY
- BD Belize Service Immersion Trip
- BD Junior/Senior Service Projects
- GD Kairos #51
- March for Life
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

Saturday, January 20
- March for Life

Monday, January 22
- WHITE DAY
- BD Transfer Student Luncheon, 12:30 pm
- GD Transfer Student Luncheon, 12:30 pm

Tuesday, January 23
- RED DAY

Wednesday, January 24
- One-Hour Late Start
- WHITE DAY
- Parent Meeting for Arsenic and Old Lace, 4:30 pm

Thursday, January 25
- Academy Day
- RED DAY
- Moms Club Meeting, 8:00 am

Friday, January 26
- WHITE DAY
- GD Dive at B & C-League
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

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

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