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 24, 2017

February 24, 2017
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

COURTNEY HAAG '17: REFLECTIONS ON "THE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS"
I feel the opposite of lonely in Math Club. I started feeling it my sophomore year at Metro Math Day. Math can be such a lonesome subject. Not understanding the material, and worse yet not understanding what you don't understand. This recently happened to me in physics when my dad asked me what I was confused about and I said “that's the thing about confusion, you don't know what you’re confused about.”...READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

STATE OF THE SCHOOL RECAP
Thank you to those who came out for the State of the School meeting. If you were unable to attend but are interested in what was discussed, you can watch the complete broadcast on demand at www.regisjesuit.com/RJTV. Please note, there are audio issues from minute 8-18. Thank you for your patience as we attempt to fix.

2017-18 RE-ENROLLMENT CONTINUES
Course Registration, Step 2 in the Re-Enrollment process, is now open. Step 1 must be completed by a parent or legal guardian prior to Step 2 being accessed by a student. Please complete the below steps prior to March 1.

  • 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.

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.

SUBMIT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AND MERIT AWARDS
College Counseling needs copies of all scholarship and merit awards that the members of the Class of 2017 have been awarded. Email a copy to bstanford@regisjesuit.com or drop them by the College Counseling Center. 

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. New this year are several STEM offerings through Silicon STEM Academy. Silicon STEM Academy offers a wide range of award-winning tech camps in computer programming, robotics, electronics and digital media. Check out all offerings at www.regisjesuit.com/summerprograms. Please contact summerprograms@regisjesuit.com with any questions.

SEEKING SUMMER STEM CAMP COUNSELORS
Silicon STEM Academy is seeking Senior and Junior Counselors to staff summer camps held at Regis Jesuit High School. Senior Counselors should be college students (18+), school teachers or professionals with demonstrated ability in engineering, digital media or computer science. Camp, tutoring or instruction experience is preferred. Junior Camp Counselor can be high school juniors or seniors (16+) with experience in computer programming, robotics/electronics and digital media. Tutoring or camp experience is a plus. Apply now!

STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITY—ALUMNI PHONATHON
The Alumni Office is looking for students over the age of 16 to make phone call for Regis Jesuit's 2017 Alumni Phonathon. Students will receive an hourly wage plus incentive bonuses. It's also a great opportunity for students to gain experience in marketing, public relations and sales for their resumes. If your student is interested or for more information on days/times, please have them contact the Director of Alumni Relations, Paul Miller '04 at 303.269.8047 or alumnioffice@regisjesuit.com. Limited spots available.

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). 
  • Diversity Day: Volunteers will help register Diversity Day presenters arriving the morning of March 14. 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 in the Boys Division or Rosalba Gonzalez-Hill in the Girls Division.
  • After Prom: After Prom is a school-sponsored safe and fun party for our students to enjoy immediately following Prom. Many volunteers are needed to organize, set up, facilitate and clean up. After Prom will be on April 7-8 from 11:00 pm-2:30 am at the Family Sports Center. Please help make this a fantastic event for our juniors and seniors!  Sign up to volunteer or for more information email gdmomsclub@regisjesuit.com.

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.

LARK 2017—antLARKtica

  • Donate Vacation Properties: One of the most popular and lucrative items that can be donated to the LARK auction is vacation properties. If you own a vacation property, especially one that is listed in VRBO or Airbnb, and are willing to donate it for a certain period of time to support Regis Jesuit, please contact Helen Bingham.
  • White Christmas Lights Wanted: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!

NEED HELP PAYING FOR REGIS JESUIT? LOOK AT UES
Universal Education Supporters is a Catholic non-profit where 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 through college) or other educational costs including technology, sports, mission trips, etc. UES is not directly a part of Regis Jesuit, but we strongly support its mission and philosophy. The grant you receive by volunteering goes directly to pay for your student’s expenses, and are not part of the financial aid program that Regis Jesuit administers. This program is open to any and all families who wish to come up with an innovative way to help defer the cost of Catholic education and the related activities of that education. Visit www.uesdenver.org for more information and to sign up. Contact Laurie at 720.308.7924 with any questions.

COLLECTIONS FOR THE HOMELESS
Please join the Arrupe Clubs in the final push for the Drive for the Homeless. We 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!

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 BD 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.

EARLY DISMISSAL BUS SCHEDULE—MARCH 8
Due to early dismissal on March 8, 2017, the transportation buses will be departing Regis Jesuit High School at 1:00 pm.

PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT CONFERENCES—MARCH 8
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences are on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 3:00–6:00 pm. All students and their parents/guardians are invited to come and meet with their teachers during those times. Appointments are not necessary.

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!

DIVERSITY DAY—MARCH 14
Our 12th annual Diversity Day will take place on Tuesday, March 14. 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 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 will be given the opportunity to register for workshops on March 1. They will be sent an email with detailed instructions on how to do this the day registration opens.
  • Schedules will be handed out in Advisement at the beginning of the day.
  • Regular dress code will be enforced.
  • No off-campus lunch for seniors.
  • Parking will be limited; please carpool if possible.

CO-DIVISIONAL MOMS CLUB MEETING—MARCH 15
Please join us for our next Co-Divisional Moms Club Evening Meeting on March 15. This event is open to all moms of Regis Jesuit High School students. We will meet at 6:00 pm in the Steele Center for a taco bar and social time prior to the start of our meeting at 7:00 pm. Becky Newquist, LCSW, an individual and family therapist with Bethel Counseling, LLC, will be the guest speaker. Her talk will focus on Raising Resiliency—understanding resiliency and why teens need it, how to build it, different types of coping skills, and how to develop an individualized raising resiliency plan for your family. Please RSVP so that we can plan properly. Bottles of wine as a donation are greatly appreciated, but not required.

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: 13-11
Hockey:
17-1 Headed to the post-season seeded No. 1
Wrestling: Congratulations on a well-fought season!

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Basketball:
17-6
Swim & Dive:
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.

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.

PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK—MARCH 7
Join the Parent Information Network for The Making of Boys to Men, What does it take to raise a great boy these days? on March 7 from 9:15-11:15 am. Come hear Nick Jackson, founder of The Boys School of Denver, speak about what boys need emotionally, socially and physically as they journey from kids to young men. Jackson brings an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University and nine years of teaching experience to The Boys School of Denver, Denver Public Schools’ first all-boys school, which will open this fall. Regis Jesuit is a member of the Parent Information Network (PIN), so all parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend all PIN presentations. Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month from 9:15-11:15 am from September to May. PIN presentations are located at the Student Achievement Resource Center, 14188 E. Briarwood Ave., in Centennial. No need to RSVP—just come and bring a friend, neighbor or family member. Visit www.pinccsd.org for podcasts and meeting highlights. Continuing education certification available. Contact Susu Dugas, Programming Chair, with any questions.
Mark your calendar for PIN's upcoming events:

  • April 4: Dr Lynn Hellerstein: Visual Processing Beyond 20/20: Improving Academics, Sports & Confidence
  • May 2: Annual Brunch, at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church
    Dr. Leonard Sax, Instagram is Eating My Daughter…and My Son Won’t Stop Playing Grand Theft Auto
UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, February 24
- RED DAY
- BD Kairos
- GD Silent Retreat #2
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am
- GD National Honors Society Tutoring Session, 12:25 pm

Saturday, February 25
- Alumni Parent Night, 7:00 pm

Sunday, February 26
- Mom Prom, 5:00 pm

Monday, February 27
- WHITE DAY
- Spring Sports Practice Begins
- GD National Honors Society Tutoring Session, 12:25 pm

Tuesday, February 28
- GD Kairos 48
- RED DAY

Wednesday, March 1
- Ash Wednesday
- WHITE DAY
- GD Kairos 48
- Moms on Spiritual Journey, 9:00 am
- BD Ash Wednesday Mass, 9:45 am
- GD Ash Wednesday Mass, 9:45 am
- GD National Honors Society Tutoring Session, 12:25 pm

Thursday, March 2
- GD Kairos 48
- Academy Day
- RED DAY
- BD Coffee with the Counselors, 8:00 am

Friday, March 3
- WHITE DAY
- GD Kairos 48
- First Friday Mass, 7:00 am
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am
- GD National Honors Society Tutoring Session, 12:25 pm

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

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