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 - May 19, 2017

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

JIM BRODERICK KING '87: CANNONBALL DAY
May 20, 1521. The Castle of Pamplona, Spain.
“Until the age of twenty-six he was a man given up to the vanities of the world, and his chief delight used to be in the exercise of arms, with a great and vain desire to gain honour. And so, being in a stronghold which the French were attacking, and with everyone being of the opinion they should give themselves up and save their lives, he gave so many arguments to the commandant that even then he persuaded him to make a defence, though against the opinion of all the knights. These, however, were taking heart at his spirit and vigour. And, the day having come when the attack was expected, he made his confession. And, after the attack lasted a good time, a shot hit him in one leg, completely shattering it for him; and because the cannonball passed between both legs, the other was badly wounded too. And so, with him falling, those in the stronghold then gave themselves up to the French.” Reminiscences of Ignatius Loyola (translated by Philip Endean)

So begins the autobiography of our St. Ignatius and thus initiates his path to a conversion of life, a new spiritual way and a pilgrim journey...READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

CLASS OF 2017: PLEASE NOTE, ALL GRADUATION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN A SPECIAL SECTION BELOW.

SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR THE RED & WHITE
The Red & White will be published once a month in June and July. Look for it in your inbox on June 2 and July 7. The due date for submissions for the summer issues remains the preceding Tuesday at noon. The normal weekly schedule will resume on July 28.

EXAM ATTENDANCE POLICY AND SCHEDULES 
Any student who is absent on a semester exam day in May for the purpose of a trip or vacation or similar reasons will receive a failing grade for the semester exam grade in the subjects missed. A student who misses an exam day for legitimate illness or very serious reasons, such as a funeral or a sibling graduation, will be allowed to make up his or her exams upon approval of the Academic Assistant Principal. Regis Jesuit High School does not give semester exams earlier than the regularly scheduled exam period. Families should plan vacations and travel with this policy in mind. Students are required to be in dress code for all semester exams. Students out of dress code may be removed from the testing and will have to arrange a make-up time for their exam with the Academic Assistant Principal. Underclassmen Exam Schedule is available online.

PARKING AND BUS SCHEDULE CHANGES
Effective Monday, May 22, 2017, all students will be able to park on campus. The shuttle bus to and from FCC will cease at that point. During Final Exams, May 24-26, bus pickups will be at their normally scheduled time. Bus departures from Regis Jesuit will be at 12:00 pm.

CAMPUS MASTER PLAN UPDATE
A subcommittee of the Board of Trustees, the Planning and Major Projects Committee, has started initial discussions about school needs and possible options for the 18 acres of kennel property that RJ recently purchased. Final decisions regarding the property will hopefully be made by the end of 2017. The Committee is exploring the need for additional athletic fields, locker rooms, parking and other options. This same committee is also updating the school's master plan, and the kennel property is a part of this comprehensive evaluation of the school's facilities and needs. Watch the Red & White next fall for more updates regarding our master plan.

STEM SUMMER CAMP UPDATE
This year’s STEM Summer Camps have something for every student. For the younger students, now available to students as young as eight, there are fun and informative camps including Weird Science, LEGO Robotics, Minecraft Modding, Game Design in Scratch and Stop-Motion Animation. NEW for RJ students: register with a friend and both receive a $75 Buddy Pass discount on camps like Coding 101, JavaScript and Arduino Programming and more. (Contact Mr. Beyer for the Buddy Pass coupon code.) Camps are filling fast. Register now at www.siliconstemacademy.com.

SIGN UP FOR THE NEW PERFORMANCE TRAINING PROGRAM
We are excited to introduce our new Performance Training Program here at Regis Jesuit. Landow Performance has partnered with us to provide a unique opportunity to our entire student body, including incoming freshmen. This program allows our student-athletes to get the very best training year-round, in-season and off-season, on campus at Regis Jesuit. The cost to participate is $175 per year per student for participation from June through the end of the following May. For this program to be successful, it is necessary for all athletic programs at all levels to participate. We are encouraging 100% participation. Although we cannot make this mandatory, this is a great opportunity for our teams to make great advances. Though this program is focused on athletes, any student can register to participate. Registration and payment are available online at www.regisjesuit.com/performancetraining. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please use the Forgotten Password link at the bottom of all login screens.

IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA FILM DVDs AVAILABLE
If you were unable to attend our screening of the feature length biographic film Ignatius of Loyola on May 11, we have extra DVDs of the film available for sale. The DVD is $20, and that money will go directly to Jesuit Refugee Service, the same non-profit our recommended donations for the screening supported. Through the screening and Cadre collections, we raised about $1500! Thanks to the 200+ people who attended the film screening and all who have shown interest! If you would like one of our remaining DVDs, contact Ignatian Identity Coordinator, Jim Broderick King ‘87. If you want to know more about the film, visit the official website and you can watch the trailer there.

STEPHANIE DIMMER FEATURED IN ART REVEAL MAGAZINE
RJ art teacher Stephanie Dimmer was recently highlighted in Art Reveal Magazine. The body of work featured explores "the idea of an intimate relationship through skin." View several of her works of art and learn more about the artist Stephie Kate.

LARK ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS PICK-UP INFORMATION
If you won an item through the LARK Online Auction, you may pick them up Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am-5:00 pm in the LARK trailer (located near the football field on the Girls Division side of campus). Additional charges may be assessed for items that are requested to be shipped to winning bidders. Shipping arrangements can be made by contacting Helen Bingham, Director of Events, at hbingham@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8040. PLEASE NOTE: If your item includes alcohol, we cannot release it to persons under the age of 21 years old.

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

  • LARK 2018 Planning: We are very thankful for the generosity of spirit in the Regis Jesuit community in sharing time, talent and treasure to keep the tradition of LARK thriving more than four decades in! If you are interested in becoming part of the team to assist with planning LARK 2018, please contact Helen Bingham, Director of Events at 303.269.8040 or hbingham@regisjesuit.com for more information. 
  • Steele Center Café: Please consider volunteering your time in the Steele Center Café next year. There are three shifts per day and consistent volunteers are needed. Contact Kari Dunn for more information.
  • Girls Division Cafeteria: We have begun signing up volunteers for next year. Various time slots are available for both lunch and cookie time. This is a wonderful place to see your students and friends and to help us at the same time. Time commitment is for approximately two hours. Cookie help begins at 8:30 am and lunch help is from 11:30 am.
    If you are interested in helping, please contact Helen Reed at hreed@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8154.

BUY 2017 ROCKIES TICKETS AND SUPPORT REGIS JESUIT!
We have tickets for a wide range of Colorado Rockies games for purchase by any member of the RJ community. All monies raised from ticket sales will be used to support annual needs. Seats can be purchased for individual games throughout the season, with a minimum purchase of two and a maximum of four tickets per game. Tickets will be sold at face value–pricing between $31 and $49 a ticket, depending on the game. Seats are located in Section 120; Row 11; Seats 11-14 (on the aisle). One “Lot A” parking pass is also available for each game for an additional $15. To reserve your seats or for more information, contact the Advancement Office at advancementoffice@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8029.

RAIDERQUEST (SUMMER COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS) OPENS—JUNE 5
On June 5, all incoming students will be able to begin the required ONLINE summer course entitled RaiderQuest. The course will give students an orientation and teach the skills they will need to succeed with technology at Regis Jesuit. RaiderQuest will also be where incoming freshmen will complete a portion of their summer reading assignment. All assignments in the course are due by August 11. If you missed the April 20 Course Verification & Technology Night, and did not attend the makeup dates on April 25 and 27, you will not have access to this course. Please contact kramos@regisjesuit.com for assistance. To access the RaiderQuest course, incoming students should complete the following steps:

  1. Go to regisjesuithighschool.instructure.com.
  2. Enter their username/ID. The username/ID is what precedes the @student.regisjesuit.com in your email address. For example, if my email is regisjf@student.regisjesuit.com, my ID would be regisjf.
  3. The password is the same one you created for your Regis Jesuit email. If you forgot your password, go to https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com.
  4. The following video will help remind the students how to access their course.

There are optional drop in RaiderQuest help sessions offered throughout the summer:

  • June 5, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, BD 160
  • June 21, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, GD 105
  • July 5, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, GD 105
  • July 18, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, BD 160
  • August 2, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, BD 160

THE RUDY GOLF TOURNAMENT—JUNE 5
Don't miss out on The Rudy Golf Tournament which is enjoyed each year by alumni, parents, students, faculty and friends as a great way to socialize in support of Regis Jesuit. The tournament will be held at Saddle Rock Golf Course on Monday, June 5, with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. Ways you can get involved:

  • Register as an Individual Golfer or a Foursome: Limited spots remain so be sure to reserve your spot today!

  • Be a Tournament Sponsor: If you are not a golfer, but are still interested in promoting your business, you can do so for half the full sponsor price. Sign up to be a sponsor today!

SAVE THE DATE FOR DAY FOR OTHERSSEPTEMBER 9
Day for Others is designed to bring the multiple facets of the community of Regis Jesuit High School—students, alumni, parents, faculty, friends—together in the shared experience of prayer and service to the people of God in the Denver area. More than 1000 people joined us for the sixth annual event in September 2016—the largest service event ever sponsored by the school in its 140-year history! Save the date for the Sixth Annual RJ Day for Others—September 9, 2017! Registration will open in August. For more information on the event visit www.regisjesuit.com/dayforothers.

SPECIAL SECTION: GRADUATION INFORMATION

PLAN AHEAD FOR GRADUATION TRAFFIC AND PARKING
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! For information regarding Senior Baccalaureate Mass & Dinner and the Graduation Ceremony please go to the RJ graduation page at www.regisjesuit.com/graduation. In planning your commute, please consider that the Colfax Marathon will be taking place on Sunday morning, May 21, during the BD Graduation, as well as normal, heavy traffic for the GD Graduation on May 22. A map of the course and street closures is available here. Parking information can be found here. You may also want to consider taking the light rail, which drops off just a block away at the Convention Center.

REFRAIN FROM USING AIR HORNS AT GRADUATION
Please do not bring or use air horns during the upcoming graduation ceremonies. Exposure to a short blast of noise from an air horn can damage the cells of the inner ear. Air horns create a noise of 129 decibels, and any noise over 120 decibels risks injury, according to the Mayo Clinic website. Most types of hearing loss are irreversible. Especially concerning is hearing damage to older adults attending the ceremony. Air horn blasts can be extremely painful for those wearing hearing aids. Thank you for taking this into consideration and refraining from air horn use.

PARENTS OF SENIORS—STAY CONNECTED TO RJ!
Earlier this school year, several parents of alumni asked if we could revive the organization of alumni parents. They met during the first semester and developed this mission statement:
To unite parents of Regis Jesuit High School alumni socially, spiritually and through service.
Parents of RJ Alums is an organization intended to provide parents an opportunity to remain engaged with the RJ community. This is not a fundraising organization! Rather, it serves as a vehicle to invite you back to campus to see or hear what may be new and different, but most importantly, to reconnect you with other parents of alumni who want to continue to share the sense of community you experienced at the school while your son or daughter attended.
We would especially like to get your input on how this organization would best serve you. Your feedback on this survey would help us create the best forum for communication, design fun events and provide information of interest for the parents of alumni. 

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
Baseball: 15-6 Thanks for a great season!
Lacrosse: 15-3 Competing in the State Championship game vs. Cherry Creek TONIGHT, 7:30 pm at Mile High
Rugby: 7-4 Thanks for a great season!
Swim & Dive: Second place finish at League, competing at State today. GO RAIDERS!
Track & Field: League Champions! State competitions begin on Saturday, May 20. GOOD LUCK!
Volleyball: Red Team 1-7; Black Team 0-7

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Golf: Jaclyn Murray '17, Katie Berrian '20, Eliannah Angel-Lucero '19 and Skylar Cain '20 prepare for State
Lacrosse: 8-9 Thanks for a great season!
Soccer: 11-3-3 Fell to Grandview in the Quarterfinals, GREAT SEASON!
Tennis: 6-6 Thanks for a great season!
Track & Field: Fourth place finish at League. State competitions begin on Saturday, May 20. GOOD LUCK!

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.

SUPPORT ADAM DAWKINS '98 AS HE SUPPORTS SAMARITAN HOUSE
RJ alum and current RJ teacher Adam Dawkins '98 is riding with Catholic Charities Team Samaritan House this June in Ride the Rockies seven-day, 32,000 foot cycling trek through the Rocky Mountains. Every penny the team raises will go directly to helping Samaritan House homeless shelters in Colorado, part of Catholic Charities' effort to assist homeless individuals and families get back on their feet. Read more about Adam's story here and donate to Samaritan House directly on his rider page.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE NEWS
Hope Challenge Tournament: Join us for the 2017 Hope Challenge Golf Tournament at Colorado Golf Club on Monday, June 12! We are sure to sell out soon. Learn more here.
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
Car Needed: Are you or someone you know looking to donate a car? Boys Hope Girls Hope is looking for a working four-door car in good condition for our Boys Hope and Girls Hope homes. Please contact Mary Fran Tharp at mftharp@bhgh.org or call our office at 720.524.2061 for more information.

MAKE-A-WISH COLORADO HOSTS FESTIVAL OF WISHES—JUNE 24
The Youth Leadership Council of Make-A-Wish® Colorado is hosting the first annual Festival of Wishes! Join us Saturday, June 24, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at the Make-A-Wish Colorado office, 7951 E Maplewood Ave., Greenwood Village CO 80111. All proceeds will help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, like three year-old Kahlaio who wishes to go to Disney World. Help grant wishes and changes lives through hope, strength and joy. Tickets are $5.00. There will also be games, food and prizes! Don't miss this great opportunity to donate to Make-A-Wish and have some fun while you're at it! You may purchase tickets, sponsor the event or donate online.

ELITCH GARDENS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT—RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 22
Due to the weather the Elitch Gardens Catholic Schools night has been rescheduled for September 22. Join other Catholic school students from around Colorado  from 5:00-10:00 pm at Elitch Gardens. Receive one free ticket for every 15 purchased. These prices will not be available at the gate. Purchase your tickets today!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, May 19
- One-Hour Late Start
- WHITE DAY
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am
- GD Graduation Practice, 11:30 am
- GD National Honors Society Tutoring Session, 12:25 pm
- BD Swim & Dive State Swim Prelims, 4:00 pm
- BD Lacrosse State Finals, 7:30 pm, Mile High 

Saturday, May 20
- Track and Field State Finals
- BD Swim & Dive State Dive Prelims, 9:00 am
- BD Swim & Dive State Swim & Dive Finals, 2:00 pm

Sunday, May 21
- BD Graduation, 9:00 am
- GD Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner, 2:00 pm

Monday, May 22
- RED DAY
- GD Golf State Finals
- GD Volleyball Open Gym, 6:00 pm
- GD Graduation, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 23
- One-Hour Late Start
- WHITE DAY
- End of Sixth Grading Period
- Last Day of Underclass Classes
- GD Golf State Finals

Wednesday, May 24
- Underclass Final Exams
- GD Volleyball Open Gym, 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 25
- Underclass Final Exams

Friday, May 26
- Underclass Final Exams
- Book Buyback, 8:00 am
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

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

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