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Red & White - August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

JIM BRODERICK KING '87: IGNATIAN LEADERSHIP IN OUR COMMUNITY

Welcome to a new school year, and a special welcome to all of the students and families that are new to Regis Jesuit High School! You are likely reading this at the end of your first week of the school year. Congratulations on a successful and busy week! I trust we all will sleep well this weekend.

For those that are new or don’t know me, I am Jim Broderick King (RJHS Gold Medal Class of 1987), a veteran teacher here and the Ignatian Identity Coordinator at Regis Jesuit. That last bit is difficult to define, but suffice it to say simply for this short space that I work with a variety of groups, including our Jesuit community, to promote the Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit charism of our school in any number of venues, including once a month in this blog. Thanks for reading!

This week’s topic: Ignatian leadership in our community...READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

SOLAR ECLIPSE INFORMATION
As you likely know, on Monday August 21, the United States will be in the viewing path of a total solar eclipse. While we in Colorado are slightly too far south to see the full splendor of totality, we are far enough towards the path of totality that we are expected to see 93% of the umbra (the shadow cast by the moon onto the Earth). On the day of the eclipse, we as an entire school will have the opportunity to experience the solar eclipse. Regis Jesuit will supply the correct eyewear for all students/staff to wear outside. This is a rare experience (Denver will be in the path of totality next in June of 2045—mark your calendars). The Science Departments will provide information to assist all classes in making the most of this opportunity, including information about viewing the eclipse safely. Students received an email with complete details earlier today.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT
Girls Division - August 29 | Boys Division - September 5
Our President, Mr. David Card '87, will join us at Back-to-School Night to address new parents at 6:00 pm in the respective gym. Additionally, parents will walk through their student's schedule (have your student fill out this Back-to-School Night schedule for you) beginning at 6:25 pm, meet teachers and hear plans for classes. Mark your calendar; it’s a night you don’t want to miss!

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Visit Parent Volunteer Opportunities to review all volunteer opportunities. Below are some immediate needs. Thank you for volunteering!

  • Men's Club Project for an RJ Family—TOMORROW: A current parent had a serious accident last year and is now in a wheelchair. The Home Builders Foundation will provide all products and labor to make the deck wheelchair accessible, but there is some work that needs to be done prior to the ramp construction. Join the Men's Club on Saturday, August 19, to complete the following projects: tearing down and disposing of playhouses, moving sprinkler heads and mulch, pulling up and re-laying pavers and digging post holes for a new ramp. Please contact mensclub@regisjesuit.com for details.
  • Raider Shop: Consider volunteering your time and sign up online to volunteer in the Raider Shop. Shifts are two hours. We will need to cut back hours if we do not fill the shifts, please help!
  • Steele Center Café: Please consider volunteering your time in the Steele Center Café this year. There are three shifts per day, and consistent volunteers are needed. Contact Eva Neuhausen, the Café Manager for more information.
  • Girls Division Cafeteria: We have begun signing up volunteers for this 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. We need assistance during lunch (shift starts at 11:30 am) on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are interested in helping, please contact Helen Reed, the GD Cafeteria Manager.

LOCKER INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE
Locker numbers and combinations are now accessible to students via the website. To find this information, students should click the Students tab in the upper right-hand corner of any page of the website. Login if needed, then the information will be displayed.

PARENT/STUDENT DRIVING REMINDERS
Please be aware that the speed bump along the entrance leading to the Girls Division was reconstructed this summer. Use caution when approaching it, and remind your student(s) who may be driving on campus to do the same.
If you use the Lewiston/Parker Rd. intersection to depart from campus, remember that the southbound-turning traffic onto Parker MUST yield to eastbound traffic coming across Parker from the Fellowship Community Church. Please remind your student(s) who may be traveling this route of these traffic rules as well.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURES
Welcome to another school year at Regis Jesuit. When dropping off and picking up your student(s), please follow these simple rules:

  1. Always follow the directions of the traffic control staff. They will guide you when to stop or go. They will point at you, and then have you proceed only when it is safe.
  2. When picking up your student(s) at the end of school, please pull your vehicle all the way up and don’t park and wait at the closest exit. 
  3. Do not pick your student(s) up at the bus loop, in fire lanes or from any other place that is not designated for student drop off or pick up.

Please help us ensure the safety of all our students, staff and parents here on the RJHS campus. Thank you.

Girls Division: In order to help provide a safe environment, we want to remind you of the following drop off and pick up procedures. Student drop off and pick up is along the south sidewalk of the upper Girls Division parking lot (north end of the stadium). Drivers are asked to pull all the way forward to the end of the lane before letting your student out of the car. Once your student has exited the vehicle, you can use the left lane in that area to pull out and exit. All vehicles need to proceed to the back of the lot and then follow along the northern border of the parking lot in order to exit campus. Please DO NOT cut through the lot; this is dangerous for our pedestrians and drivers. The Tradition Hall visitor parking lot is CLOSED to student drop off from 7:20-8:00 am and CLOSED to student pick up from 2:15-3:00 pm. This is for the safety of our students and drivers. If you can wait to pick up your daughter until 3:10 pm, the lot tends to empty by that time, and the student pick up process is a bit easier.
Boys Division: The main drop-off and pick-up location will remain in the west parking lot, and parents should continue to use this area for picking up and dropping off students as they have done in the past. Parents can also pull into any open parking space in the lot after school to wait for your son.

MEN'S CLUB WELCOME
The RJ Men's Club welcomes all families back to school for the 2017-18 school year. As always, this year will be filled with events presented by the RJ Men's Club. The RJMC holds meetings for all men in Houlihan Room in the Girls Division on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. Please join us to learn about future events, opportunities to provide service to our community and meet other men at Regis Jesuit.

FINAL CALL TO APPLY FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Final call for applications for the 2017-18 School Advisory Council (SAC). The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 23. The Council is a representative group of parents selected by the President and Principals to serve in an advisory capacity to them on matters concerning the school. Applications can be completed online at www.regisjesuit.com/SACApplication. New members will be selected by the President and Principals in advance of the Council’s first meeting at 4:00 pm on September 13. Learn more about School Advisory Council at www.regisjesuit.com/SAC.

2017-18 FIRST FRIDAY MASS SCHEDULE
As a devotion to the Sacred Heart, we celebrate a special Mass generally held on the first Friday of the month during the school year. There are a couple of exceptions to that schedule this year to accommodate the school calendar. The liturgies take place at 7:00 am in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel in the Girls Division, highlighted by music provided by the First Friday Choir and followed by fellowship in the Steele Center with light refreshments. We encourage students, parents and alumni to join us for this special time for faith and fellowship rooted in our Jesuit tradition. It is a great way to begin the month and end the week. Parking is limited on campus; please see the parking map for details.

  • September 1, 2017
  • October 13, 2017
  • November 3, 2017—Remembrance Mass
  • December 1, 2017
  • January 12, 2018
  • February 2, 2018
  • March 2, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • May 4, 2018

CHECK OUT FORMED.ORG
Regis Jesuit now has a great resource for our campus community called Formed. This online tool, created and promoted by our local Augustine Institute, is often described as a “Catholic Netflix.” But beyond just movies and videos, it also includes programs, studies, radio theatre, audio talks and ebooks. Each person on campus is eligible to create a personal account and access these materials for their own use, perhaps in a small community on campus or individually at home. There are certain items that will be advertised as “Featured Content” which correspond to the liturgical calendar—Advent, Lent, specific Feast Days, etc. The website for Formed is formed.org. Just recently announced, the Augustine Institute has created a free IOS app to download for ease of access to your subscription. Learn more at app.formed.org.
Alex Crane ’05 is the site administrator for our Formed subscription. If you have any questions about this resource, about starting an account, about how to access the different types of content or any suggestions, please contact him at acrane@regisjesuit.com. In order to sign up and access the materials, go to formed.org. There you will be asked to set up a profile with your email and a “parish” code. Regis Jesuit's “parish” code is JF4ZD7 (case sensitive). We continue to have this great resource thanks to the generosity of the RJ Parent Community Association. We thank them for their support and openness to this community subscription!

READ THE SUMMIT: RJ SUMMER READING CHALLENGE—THREE WEEKS LEFT!
Yes, there is still time to read and enter the Summer Reading Challenge. Open to all RJ students, teachers and staff. Visit summerread.rjhslibrary.info to view the honor roll, get an overview of the Summer Reading Challenge rules AND to enter your reading. Have questions? Send them to library@regisjesuit.com and one of the librarians will get back to you as soon as possible. Enter all titles and activities using the online form.

3D MODELING CHALLENGE
This 3D Challenge is open to ALL RJ students! Design a 3D model for printing on the school 3D printers on the theme of Colorado. There are several categories: RJ Campus, Nature, Colorado Fun Facts and Sports (no logos). Use the software of your choice, design an original, printable object. First, second and third places will be awarded, and winning models will be printed and displayed. For details, including software suggestions and entry form, see challengelab.rjhslibrary.info. Sponsored by the RJHS STEM Club and ChallengeLab. Faculty and staff honorary entries welcome (best will be displayed). Any questions, please email library@regisjesuit.com.

SENIOR PANORAMIC PICTURE—AUGUST 22
The Senior Class Panoramic Pictures (one for the Boys Division and one for the Girls Division) will be taken on Tuesday, August 22, in the Girls Division gym. This is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the whole Senior class, so please make sure your student is in school and on time for the special event. Students will receive order forms and information at the photo shoot. Additional information is available at www.BestClassPicture.com.

FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE PARENT COUNSELING NIGHT—AUGUST 22
Parents of freshmen and sophomores are welcome to meet the school counselors at RJ and learn about the school counseling departments and how they can support your student and your family. Freshman parents please attend your respective Division's event at 5:45 pm. Sophomore parents please attend at 6:45 pm. Boys Division parents will meet in The Z Theatre, Girls Division parents in GD 228.

MOMS ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY (MOSJ)—AUGUST 30
Moms on a Spiritual Journey is a group of women that fosters friendship, growth, questions, laughter and tears! We explore together the Jesuit gift of Ignatian spirituality—finding God in all things—as we read and discuss a book. This fall's book is Tattoos on the Heart by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ. MOSJ is open to all RJ moms, those with current RJ students and those with RJ alums. Even if your child graduates from RJ, you don’t have to graduate from MOSJ. No one ever takes roll; you come when you can! MOSJ continues to welcome women of all faiths and walks, as we journey together as children of God, mothers, daughters and friends. We meet every first, third and fifth Wednesday in the St. John Francis Regis Chapel in the BD from 9:00-10:30 am (unless school starts at 10:00 am, then we meet from 10:00-11:30 am). Put your faith into action by serving the community on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Contact Susu Dugas with any questions about MOSJ at 720.933.7447 or mosj@regisjesuit.com.

MOMS BOWLING LEAGUE—SEPTEMBER 5
Come join the Regis Jesuit Moms Bowling Club. Current and alumni moms bowl every Tuesday starting September 5 from 9:30 am to about 11:30 am at Arapahoe Bowling Center at 6850 S. Dayton Street. Join a fun group of women who love staying in touch with other RJ moms (and their sons and daughters). This is not a sanctioned league, but more of a social league with bowlers at every level. Please email Anna Fugier at Fugiers@comcast.net to get more information and to be placed on a team. If you partner with two other moms, we can even give you your own team. Hope to hear from you soon!

MEN'S CLUB BURGERS & BRATS—SEPTEMBER 8
The first of the Men's Club events is the Burgers & Brats before the first home football game on September 8. Please register online at www.regisjesuit.com/burgersnbrats.

MOMS CLUB FAMILY TAILGATE & 5TH QUARTER PARTY—SEPTEMBER 8
Moms Club is hosting the following events before and after the first home football game on September 8:
Family Tailgate: Moms Club will sponsor a family tailgate prior to the football game. Bring your family, your blankets and chairs and join us in the Girls Division parking lot at 5:00 pm. We are going with a fiesta theme, and the Moms Clubs will provide light appetizers, water and lemonade. If you would like, you may bring a dessert to share. Please note the tailgate is a non-alcoholic event.
5th Quarter: While the students enjoy the school dance after the game, come hang out at with other RJHS parents at Cheddars (15775 E Briarwood Cir, 80016). The gathering will begin after the football game and end at 11:00 pm when it is time to pick up the kids. Please RSVP online for the 5th Quarter.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL DANCE—SEPTEMBER 8
All students are encouraged to come to the first school dance of the year! The informal Back-to-School Dance will take place Friday, September 8. It will begin immediately following the varsity football game and end at 11:00 pm. This casual dance will take place outside on the Foster Quad (GD). Students will need their photo ID and $5.00 to enter.

DAY FOR OTHERS—SEPTEMBER 9
Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in our sixth annual RJ Day for Others on September 9; only 70 spots remain! Please consider signing up as a team leader for one of our 10 sites currently without one. Team leaders must be an adult member of the community and must attend one meeting on August 31 at either 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm. The meetings will be held in the Sand Box (GD 228). Registration via SignUpGenius is open until August 28.
We need food! With such a large event, we need help providing food for DFO participants. This is a wonderful way to support Day for Others even if you cannot serve as part of the event itself. Please consider signing up online to bring a food or beverage. Learn more about the event at www.regisjesuit.com/DFO. Let’s show our city how #RJServes!

DFO SPECIAL OLYMPICS CAMP—SEPTEMBER 9
RJ is once again offering a special needs camp during the Day for Others on September 9. The camp is open to special needs athletes who are middle school-aged and older. We will focus on basketball, soccer and art projects. If you know of anyone who is interested in participating, please pass on the information. Also, we are taking registrations for Special Olympic Athletes for our Unified sports program of flag football, basketball and soccer. For more information on either of these programs, please contact Jane Whitley at jawhitley@regisjesuit.com.

JOIN US FOR THE 13TH ANNUAL FALL CLASSIC—SEPTEMBER 18
This special day benefits more than 400 current students who qualify for financial aid and who could not otherwise be able to experience a Jesuit, college-preparatory education. In its 13th year, the Fall Classic golf tournament has raised more than $2.3 million in support of financial aid! For golfers, it's an opportunity to play one of Colorado's most beautiful courses and a challenging layout. Non-golfers joining for Cocktails on the Course can experience the amazing clubhouse and beautiful scenery. Don't miss out on this special day supporting financial aid at Regis Jesuit High School! Single golfer tickets available at $1500/person. Cocktails on the Course tickets available at $125/person. Register today! Register today!

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
Cross Country: Pre-State race on August 25
Football: First game on September 1 vs. Cherry Creek
Golf: 2-0
Soccer: First game on August 30 vs. Cherokee Trail
Tennis: First match on August 24 vs. ThunderRidge

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Cross Country: Pre-State race on August 25
Field Hockey: First game on August 26 vs. Palmer Ridge
Rugby: TBA
Softball: First game on August 23 vs. Mullen
Volleyball: First game on August 24 vs. Grandview

TRYOUTS FOR FALL BASEBALL—TODAY!
Freshmen interested in playing fall baseball must try out on Friday, August 18, at 3:00 pm at the Varsity Baseball Field. Please contact Coach Darr at mdarr@regisjesuit.com with any questions.

SCHOOL YEAR KICK OFF RUGBY LAWS AND REFEREE CAMP—AUGUST 19
Become a better and smarter rugby player and/or fan; learn and understand the game at our first annual Rugby Laws and Referee Camp on August 19 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm! The day will be broken down into three parts:

  • Morning–Further Rugby Education Session for parents and players with introduction to Rugby laws, Assistant Referee and Level 1 Rugby Referee Course
  • Lunch–Cookout hosted by Rugby parents and coaches (both Divisions)
  • Afternoon–Continuing Education in practice with live scrimmages

This course is hands-on and will occur in the BD cafeteria and upper field—please note the location change. Cost will be kept down to a minimum: the more participants we have attending the lower the cost! Sign up today. Join the keepers of the game. Help ensure the game you love is there for the next cadre of kids…become a referee and a better player! Contact Anthony Mattacchione amattacchione@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8025 for more details.

SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM OPENING MEETING—AUGUST 28
New and returning members are invited to the RJHS Speech and Debate Team opening meeting on Monday, August 28, from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Houlihan Conference Room in the Girls Division. If you are interested in a career in law, business, performance or just want to improve your speaking skills, this team is for you! See you on the August 28!

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF—CAST, CREW AND PIT BAND INFORMATION
RJ Theatre is excited to present the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof as its fall musical. Students interested in auditioning for the show, playing with the pit band or being a part of the technical crew can find important information, audition materials and workshop, audition and callback dates on the cast-crew-pit page of the website: www.regisjesuit.com/cast-crew-pit.
NEXT WEEK is the Audition Workshop, August 23, from 3:00-5:00 pm for students interested in participating in the musical. Also on August 23 at 4:00 pm in the College Counseling Center, parents new to theatre should plan to attend an informational meeting to welcome you and prepare you for what to expect. 
If you have any questions, please contact Aldo Pantoja '01, Theatre Director, at apantoja@regisjesuit.com.

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.

REACHING NEW PEAKS—THE 2017 SUCCESS STARTS WITH HOPE BREAKFAST 
Join Boys Hope Girls Hope on Wednesday, October 4, from 7:30-8:30 am at Cherry Hills Country Club for their annual Success Starts with Hope Breakfast. Learn more about Boys Hope Girls Hope and how you can help support our scholars achieve their educational dreams. RSVP to msmith@bhgh.org.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE MEALS NEEDED FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR
Love to cook? Need service hours? Why not cook a meal for the Boys Hope or Girls Hope home? We have opened up the sign-up for the 2017-18 meals. For more details go to Girls Hope Meals or Boys Hope Meals.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, August 18
- Academy Day
- RED DAY
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

Saturday, August 19
- Most Fall Sports First Scrimmage
- Rugby Referee Clinic, 8:00 am

Monday, August 21
- WHITE DAY

Tuesday, August 22
- RED DAY
- Senior Class Panoramic Photo, 9:00 am
- Freshman Parent Counseling Night, 5:45 pm
- Sophomore Parent Counseling Night, 6:45 pm

Wednesday, August 23
- One-Hour Late Start (Meeting Schedule)
- WHITE DAY
- BD Hiking Retreat #1
- Fall Musical Workshop, 3:00 pm
- New Theatre Parent Meeting, 4:00 pm

Thursday, August 24
- Academy Day
- RED DAY
- BD Hiking Retreat #1
- BD Hiking Retreat #2

Friday, August 25
- WHITE DAY
- BD Hiking Retreat #2
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

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

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