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.

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Red & White - February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

JIM BRODERICK KING '87: WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT? NO, WHAT DO YOU REALLY, REALLY WANT? TALK TO JESUS ABOUT IT.
It’s that time of year! I don’t mean the paralyzing boredom of weekends without professional football. I don’t mean the days when we see the flood of eighth graders accepted to RJHS, though that’s very exciting! I do mean the approaching time of reflection, fasting and giving in our Church calendar: LENT! This year’s Lenten weeks are relatively late in our calendar, but they still offer us a powerful and prayerful way to prepare for the joy of Easter. I mention it now since my next blog will be after Ash Wednesday, and I want to give you a chance to hit the road running as Lent begins in a couple of weeks. I don’t intend to dwell this time directly on Lent, but feel free to dig into the archives of Inspire & Ignite by scrolling down on this page to my post in February of 2016. There you’ll find my reflections on my absolutely favorite season in the Church year. I will also share some resources at the end of this blog post to bolster your Lenten experience....READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

2017-18 RE-ENROLLMENT IS OPEN
Online Re-Enrollment is open at www.regisjesuit.com/reenrollment. You should have received an email on February 13, titled Re-Enrollment Letter from the President, with links to begin the Re-Enrollment Process for the 2017-18 school year. All freshmen, sophomores and juniors who plan to return next year must go through this process. If you did not receive the email or 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 Principal, Ken Bostdorff, Boys Division or Ryan Williamson, Girls Division.

WEBSITE USERNAME AND PASSWORD NEEDED FOR RE-ENROLLMENT
You will need your (not your student's) username and password to complete the Re-Enrollment process. This year we did NOT email usernames and passwords. 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 (e.g. a husband and wife share the same email address), the Forgotten Password link will not work. Please contact the appropriate Main Office (BD 303.269.8000 | GD 303.269.8100) to provide a unique email address for each record.

PROGRESS GRADES AVAILABLE
The fourth six-week grading period ended on February 10. By this afternoon, Friday, February 17, report cards will be available for viewing on RaiderNet. These grades are progress grades, and will not be reflected on transcripts. To view the online report card, login to RaiderNet, click on (Your Student's Name) Grades and click on Report Card.

TICKETS FOR NATURAL SELECTION ON SALE NOW
Tickets for the spring play, Natural Selection, are now on sale! The show is an over-the-top satirical comedy set in the future about cultural stereotypes and deeply rooted in Navajo Native American theology. RJ Theatre has the privilege of presenting the high school premiere of this play, which originally debuted at the Actors Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky at the annual Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2006.
Natural Selection runs one weekend only, March 10-12, with a special performance for students during Diversity Day on March 14. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $10 for adults. Visit www.regisjesuit.com/boxoffice to purchase today! Please note that due to mature language, this play will not be appropriate for children under age 12.

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 athletic camps. If you have questions please contact summerprograms@regisjesuit.com.

REMINDERS FROM THE NURSES OFFICES
As the flu and cold season continues, here are some reminders about attendance policies when your student is ill:

  • If a student presents to the nurses clinic with a fever of 100.0, or above or vomits at school or has an episode of diarrhea, they will be sent home.
  • If a student has a fever of 100.0 or above, they are required to stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of medication.
  • If your student vomits or has diarrhea the night before or the morning of a school day, they are required to stay home until they have not vomited or had an episode of diarrhea for 24 hours.

These requirements are in place to keep your student, the faculty, and staff healthy and to maintain as healthy a school environment as possible. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the appropriate school nurse Charlotte Jackson, BD Nurse, Tracey Dwyre, GD Nurse.

SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL MIDYEAR SUMMARY
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a group of parents selected by the President and Principals to serve in an advisory capacity to them on matters concerning the school. The group meets monthly to discuss and provide input on a number of areas of importance at Regis Jesuit. Topics this year have included: objectives of the Strategic Plan including the organizational assessment, school finances, the athletics program and diversity and inclusion at the school. For a complete summary of the topics discussed, as well as the upcoming topics the Council will engage with, please read the midyear summary. More information about School Advisory Council is also found at www.regisjesuit.com/SAC.

MOMS CLUBS JOIN TOGETHER
We are excited to announce the joining of the Girls Division and Boys Division Moms Clubs to form the Regis Jesuit Moms Club! If you enjoy getting to know your fellow RJ moms, listening to news about what is going on in our community from the administration and participating in our many wonderful events, please consider applying for one of our leadership positions for next year. Positions include both Board and Committee Chair positions. For more information please email us today at either bdmomsclub@regisjesuit.com or gdmomsclub@regisjesuit.com. The new structure will be posted this spring along with a transition timeline.

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Visit Parent Volunteer Opportunities to review all volunteer opportunities. Thank you for volunteering!

  • New Raider Night: Welcome the Class of 2021 during New Raider Night! Your role will include meeting, greeting and directing incoming families, as well as sharing your RJ experiences. If you have an hour to spare and can help on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00 pm, please sign up online (BD | GD). 
  • GD Class of 2021, Welcome Calls: Place congratulatory calls to parents of students accepted for the Class of 2021. This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for working parents. Each volunteer will contact, at their convenience, a maximum of 12 families. Calls need to be made between February 24 and February 27. A sample call script and FAQ will be provided. This opportunity does not require you to solicit donations. Please sign up online.

WHITE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS NEEDED FOR LARK
As April 29 approaches, the antLARKtica Decorations Committee could use your help transforming the Denver Mart into a South Pole sensation! If you have white Christmas lights (both icicle and traditional) that you would be willing to loan for this year’s LARK Dinner-Auction, please contact Beth Whitenight to make arrangements to collect them. Thank you!

COLLECTIONS FOR THE HOMELESS
Did you know 34% of the total homeless population is under the age of 24? The Arrupe Clubs are collecting soft, chewy breakfast bars and single-serving snacks, toothbrushes with holders, travel-size toothpaste, travel-size hand sanitizer, hair brushes and combs, nail files, chapstick, deodorant and travel-size sunscreen and lotions. You may drop off the items in the collection boxes located in the GD Tradition Hall and cafeteria entrances or in BD Tradition Hall and entrance near the Dean's Office during the month of February. Please contact Liane Cattelino or Joey Lechuga '03 with any questions. Thank you for your donations!

PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT—FEBRUARY 21
Parents, please join us for this semester's Parent Education Night, hosted by the Counseling Offices. It will be on Tuesday, February 21, at 6:00 pm in The Z Theatre. This presentation, about the widespread issue of pornography use, will be presented by Patrick Maloney, licensed psychotherapist and certified addictions counselor. Patrick is also a member of the Catholic Psychotherapists Association. He has many years of experience working with teens and adults caught in the cycle of pornography and will talk about current trends with teenagers, what the dangers are, why pornography is so addictive and steps parents can take in addressing the issue. He will also suggest helpful resources for parents of teenagers who are concerned about this problem as well as tips on how to approach the topic with your teen. For more information, contact your student's counselor.

STATE OF THE SCHOOL—FEBRUARY 22
On Wednesday, February 22, from 7:00-8:30 pm in The Z Theatre in the Steele Center, there will be a town hall event for parents regarding the state of the school. We hope you will consider attending.
RJ Board of Trustees Chair Tony Naes ’80, Principals Alan Carruthers and Gretchen Kessler and President David Card '87 will present at the meeting on the current state of the school and areas of focus in the near future. For those who cannot attend, RJ Media will also be live streaming the event. Visit www.regisjesuit.com/livestream to watch the broadcast. You can ask questions live during the broadcast using #RJStateofSchool, tweeting at or messaging @RJ_Media or emailing them to rjmedia@regisjesuit.com.

MOM PROM, LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER—FEBRUARY 26
Deep in the Heart of RJ—grab your boots, hat and your son(s) and attend the most popular event of the year! Tickets are $55 and registration closes on February 22 (or when we sell out), so REGISTER TODAY! Mom Prom will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. Dinner and dancing will be from 5:00-9:00 pm. For questions, comments, concerns or to volunteer (dads) to help, email momprom@regisjesuit.com

BD COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELORS—MARCH 2
Please attend the third Coffee with the Counselors on March 2 in the Steele Center. This is an opportunity for parents to come together with one another and discuss ways to support their sons as well as a chance to engage in informal discussions with the counselors about topics that pertain to their sons’ lives. At this particular meeting, we will discuss teen depression and anxiety. There will also be time for informal discussions with the counseling department. We hope to see you there! Contact Dana Bauer with any questions.

DAD-DAUGHTER DEVOTION, DINNER & DIVERSIONS—MARCH 5
Join us for the Men's Club's annual dad-daughter event of the year, the D5! This event is open to all Regis Jesuit dads, grandfathers, uncles and male guardians of RJ students in the Girls Division. Held Sunday, March 5, at the South Suburban Family Sports Center, 6901 S. Peoria St., Centennial, CO 80112, just two miles east of I-25 and Arapahoe. Starting with Mass at 5:00 pm in the second floor banquet room and followed by a night of dinner and diversions including bumper cars, climbing wall, eXergame zone, inflatable obstacle course and laser tag. Competition laser tag will be held for all dad-daughter teams! A taco bar dinner, refreshments and cookies will be served. Online registration has opened. For more information contact us at mensclub@regisjesuit.com.

BD SOPHOMORE RETREAT OR SERVICE DAY—MARCH 9-10
On March 9-10, the entire BD Sophomore class will participate in either the Sophomore Retreat or Sophomore Service Day. The retreat is an overnight experience from Thursday to Friday, and Service Day is only on Friday. If your son participated in the Sophomore Retreat in the fall, he will participate in Sophomore Service Day in the spring, and vice versa. Please ensure these dates are marked on your calendars as dates that your sophomore will need to be at RJ and on retreat and not at any other event or appointment. Mr. Fagnant '02 and Mr. Mattacchione will meet with the boys in early March and give them much more specific information. Thank you for your help, and please pray for our boys and their leaders!

GD SOPHOMORE RETREAT OR SERVICE DAY—MARCH 16-17
On Thursday, March 16, half of the sophomore class will be leaving campus overnight for their Sophomore Retreat. The other half of the sophomore class will be participating in service at Food Bank of the Rockies on Friday, March 17. If you or your daughter have any questions regarding the retreat, please contact Mrs. Catherine Cole or Mrs. Kati Dorais. If you or your daughter have questions regarding service, please contact Ms. Megan Larson.
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: 11-11
Hockey:
16-0
Wrestling: 2-1 With one wrestler competing at State this weekend

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Basketball:
16-6
Swim & Dive:
6-0 Congratulations on a fourth place finish at State!

GIRLS LACROSSE ANNOUNCES NEW TEAM AND TRYOUTS
The girls lacrosse team is excited to announce the addition of a new team to their organization this spring. In addition to the Varsity and JV teams, a third recreational team will be added that will practice two to three times per week and play 10 games throughout the season. All levels are welcome and will be allowed to play. Tryouts for all three teams will be held February 27 through March 2. Please send us an email at GDLAX@regisjesuit.com with any questions.

SPEECH & DEBATE RESULTS
Congratulations to Sabrina Skaggs '18 who won an Excellent Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Erin Casey '17 who was a Finalist in Poetry on Saturday, January 28, at the Fairview Speech Meet. The following members of the team won awards on Saturday, February 11, at the JeffCo Speech Invitational:
Elizabeth Hanley '19, Excellent Award in Public Forum Debate; Alexis Berry '19, Excellent Award in Public Forum Debate; Matt Wiles '17, Superior Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Caspar Placke '18, Superior Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Kenobi Kinch '20, Excellent Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Sabrina Skaggs '18, Superior Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Anouk Schembri '20, Excellent Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Erin Casey '18, Third Place in Poetry and Patrick Koenigs '17, First Place in Drama.

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 MEALS NEEDED
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

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS
Junior Achievement (JA) is pleased to announce that registration for JA Business Week, presented by Arrow Electronics, Inc., is now open at www.JABusinessWeek.org. This overnight summer camp from June 11–16 prepares rising 10th through 12th grade students for what’s next by giving them the opportunity to experience college life on the Johnson & Wales University campus while working on projects for Colorado companies, including the Fort Collins-based Otterbox and Centennial-based Arrow Electronics. Registrations completed before March 19 will receive a $25 discount.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, February 17
- RED DAY
- GD Junior/Senior Service Projects
- BD Wrestling State Finals
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am
- BD Winter Silent Retreat, 2:45 pm

Saturday, February 18
- BD Wrestling State Finals

Monday, February 20
- Presidents Day—SCHOOL CLOSED

Tuesday, February 21
- WHITE DAY
- BD Kairos
- Parent Education Night, 6:00 pm, The Z Theatre

Wednesday, February 22
- RED DAY
- Two-Hour Late Start
- BD Kairos
- GD Silent Retreat #2
- State of the School, 7:00 pm, The Z Theatre

Thursday, February 23
- Academy Day
- WHITE DAY
- BD Kairos
- GD Silent Retreat #2

Friday, February 24
- RED DAY
- BD Kairos
- GD Silent Retreat #2
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

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

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