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 - October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

MATTHEW NGUYEN '18 & GIGI PACHECO '19: PLUNGING WITH PURPOSE

The Homeless Plunge a collaborative event from the Diversity, Service, Activities and Pastoral Offices of both Divisions that engages the students in an overnight, interactive and reflective homelessness and poverty simulation. Ahead of and following the Plunge itself are a greater set of programs ahead intended to assist the entire student body in wrestling with what it means to, as Jesus calls us in Mathew 25, “love the least of their neighbors.” Students will engage in issues concerning access to food, shelter and companionship.

This year’s Homeless Plunge took place earlier this week (October 11-12). In this week’s Inspire & Ignite, two of the students who participated share their reflections on the experience...READ FULL BLOG POST

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

CONTINUING TO EXERCISE VIGILANCE AROUND VAPING
We continue to see increased numbers of students vaping. Evidence of the negative health consequences of using e-cigarettes is mounting. We encourage all families to read this article and have a frank conversation about the adverse effects of this increasingly widespread practice. We will continue to provide resources for our community to educate around this issue, as we also work to help our students understand the serious implications associated with it.

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

  • Raider Shop: Consider volunteering your time and sign up online to volunteer in the Raider Shop. Shifts are two hours, and training is provided. We will need to cut back hours if we do not fill the shifts, so please help!
  • Steele Center Café: Please consider volunteering your time in the Steele Center Café; this is a great way to give back and support our students. Currently we are looking for consistent volunteers on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00-11:30 am. Contact Eva Neuhausen, the Café Manager, for more information.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Tickets are now on sale for the Regis Jesuit Theatre premiere of the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof. Six performances only: November 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:00 pm and 2:00 pm matinees on November 5 and 12. Tickets are just $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students, seniors or military. Don’t miss this compelling show about faith, family, tradition and change! Visit www.regisjesuit.com/boxoffice to reserve your seats today.

JUNIOR/SENIOR SERVICE PROJECT INFORMATION
Registration for 2018 Service Projects has begun. All students will list their service site preferences through an online form on the school's website. An email was sent with the 2017-18 Service Project Handbook, which included a description of each service site as well as detailed instructions on how to access the registration form. Registration for seniors has closed. Juniors will register from October 16-19. Once all students submit their preferences, the forms will be randomly sorted, and service sites will be assigned in that order. Please contact BD Service Director, Anthony Mattacchione, or GD Service Director, Brendan Love '04, with any questions.

RJ STUDENTS FOR LIFE DIAPER DRIVE
The RJ Students For Life Clubs in both Divisions are sponsoring an annual diaper drive to help mothers and babies in need in our community. During the month of October, help by bringing a bag or box of new diapers. There are drop-off locations in Tradition Hall in both Divisions. Our clubs will collect and then donate these diapers to Catholic Charities of Denver and Alternatives Pregnancy Center. We need everyone's help to break last year's record of 24,000 diapers donated!

RAIDER JOURNEY PHOTOS FOR THE RAIDER MAGAZINE
We are gathering photos for the popular Raider Journeys page of The Raider magazine for the winter issue. We are looking for photos of you, your family and/or RJ brothers and sisters sporting your Raider wear in exotic (and not so) locations. We want to know about the cool places Raiders go...and be a part of it! To submit a photo from your ramblings over the summer or otherwise for inclusion in this winter’s Raider Journeys section, send your picture(s) (resolution of 300 dpi or better—standard for most digital cameras and mobile devices) to communications@regisjesuit.com by Monday, October 30. Learn more about the Raider Journeys feature and what kinds of photos we are looking for at www.regisjesuit.com/theraider.

MEN'S CLUB FALL SPRUCE UP—OCTOBER 15
Fall Spruce Up is this Sunday, October 15. Every fall the Men's Club sponsors the Spruce Up as an opportunity for students and parents to help clean up the school grounds, while getting the required service hours. The event will be on October 15, 2017 beginning at 8:00 am with Mass. We will meet in the Girls Division cafeteria to be assigned clean-up duties.

LARK SENIOR PARENT GATHERING PARTY—OCTOBER 18
Join fellow parents of senior students for a lovely evening as we start preparing for Regis Jesuit's biggest event fundraiser: the 45th annual LARK Dinner-Auction! LARK Gift Gathering Parties are a great opportunity for parents to get together and have fun for a great cause. They play an important role in the gathering of items for the event and have proven to be a vital part of our past success. Proceeds from the LARK Dinner-Auction support the Inspire & Ignite Fund and advance the strategic vision of the school to ensure an excellent student body, essential formative programs, current and long-term financial aid and a beautiful campus environment. RSVP here!

RJ NETWORKING PRESENTS MARK LEVINE—OCTOBER 17
Join Regis Jesuit High School for our first Networking Event of the school year on October 17 at 6:30 pm in The Z Theatre. We will welcome Mark Lee Levine to give us an “Update on Autonomous Automobiles and Their Impact on Real Estate.” Levine is a full professor at the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the Daniels College of Business. He has been a real estate broker, attorney, investor and professor for more than 40 years, lecturing throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar to China, has written 52 books and more than 300 articles. Levine practices law and has traveled as an international delegation leader to dozens of locations throughout the world. He is one of the foremost experts in the U.S. on American and international real estate.
Immediately following the speaker, take time to network with fellow RJ parents, past parents, alumni, faculty, staff and students. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. We ask that you RSVP online by Monday, October 16.

SOLAR 101—NOVEMBER 1
Would you like to learn more about how residential solar power works and could be used on your home? Namasté Solar, the provider who recently completed the solar project on the Regis Jesuit campus, will conduct an informative session for RJ parents, employees and alumni on November 1 at 6:30 pm in the Finn Library. The session will give you a basic understanding of residential solar power and how it can work for you. Design, installation and pricing options will also be presented. This program is not a sales pitch. It is an educational opportunity for you to learn more and ask any questions you may have about residential solar power. Please email Rick Sullivan if you plan to attend.

REMEMBRANCE MASS—NOVEMBER 3
Fall is the time when the Church invites us to remember in a special way those who have gone before us. In our Masses and prayers, the community of Regis Jesuit High School celebrates the legacy and cherishes the memory of our loved ones who have passed away. Regis Jesuit invites all alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and staff to join us in the celebration of a Remembrance Mass on Friday, November 3, at 7:00 am in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel in the Girls Division. Light refreshments to follow in the Steele Center. Please share the names of those whom you would like the community of Regis Jesuit to include in our prayers by completing and returning the Remembrance Mass Prayer Request Form to Pam Purcell, Events Coordinator.

MOMS CLUB FALL RETREAT—NOVEMBER 6
Come away from a busy, hectic world into a quiet atmosphere of peace and beauty. Enjoy fellowship with other moms at the Moms Club Fall Retreat on Monday, November 6, from 9:30 am-2:00 pm (check-in starts at 9:00 am), at Haven in the Pines (463 E. Happy Canyon Road, Castle Rock, CO). Join us for a day of reflection and prayer in this unique and spiritual setting. A fee of $35 includes the retreat, coffee and lunch. This is a chance to recharge before the holidays begin! Register now as space is limited to 60 people, and registration will close Wednesday, November 1. Scholarships are available—please contact momsclub@regisjesuit.com.

C'MON IGNATIUS—FINDING GOD IN EVERYTHING? A TALK WITH KATHY COFFEY—NOVEMBER 7
It’s easy to find God in the beautiful sunset or the delicate newborn. But where’s God in the snarky teenager, the incompetent leadership, the long line, the illness, chaos, tragedy and darkness? Since it’s November, month of the saints, we’ll look at some saints who dealt with the worst betrayals, exiles and deaths. What can we learn from their model, from scripture, storytelling, reflection and art? By the end of our time together, we could consider, “Ignatius, you may be right.”
Renowned Catholic author Kathy Coffey will join us on Tuesday, November 7, at 7:00 pm in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel in the Girls Division. Her spirituality has been shaped primarily by 44 years of parenting four children (two Regis Jesuit alums) and six years of grandparenting (six children under the age of six!) From this immersion in the grit of family life, she has learned that the sacred can hide in the chaos. Her award-winning books include Hidden Women of the Gospels, Mary (Orbis) and When The Saints Go Marching In (Liturgical Press).
RSVP via SignUpGenius. Contact Jim Broderick King '87, Ignatian Identity Coordinator, if you have any questions. Learn more about Ms. Coffey at www.kathyjcoffey.com.

SAVE THE DATE FOR GRANDPARENTS DAY—NOVEMBER 19
Grandparents day is Sunday, November 19, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Please invite your grandparents to this lovely celebration of faith and family. More information and registration details in next week’s Red & White.

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: Competed at Continental League Championship meet.
Football: 6-1
Golf: STATE CHAMPIONS!
Soccer: 9-3-1
Tennis: 11-0 Currently competing at the State Tournament!

GIRLS DIVISION ATHLETICS
Cross Country: Fourth place finish in Continental League Championship meet!
Field Hockey: 10-1-2
Rugby: 1-8 Cheer on the Raiders as they scrimmage Chapparral on October 18 at 5:30 pm!
Softball: 8-11
Volleyball: 0-16

YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB
Interested in learning more about a new youth wrestling program? Join coach Eric Telgenhoff '87 at the registration session and first practice on Wednesday, November 1, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the RJ Wrestling Room. This will give us an opportunity to get to know each other, show you what a typical practice will be like and answer any questions that you might have. Registration is $125 and includes South Suburban Wrestling League tournament fees, shirt and shorts.
The program is open to all boys and girls age 4-14. The focus of the program is learning the fundamentals of the sport while gaining valuable mat experience. All practices take place at Regis Jesuit High School with practice days and times determined by the athlete’s age and/or skill level. Practices begin the week of November 1 and are directed and overseen by designated, experienced wrestling coaches who are assisted by current and former wrestlers with aptitude and ability for developing young athletes. The program allows wrestlers to compete in both team duals and individual competitions. While participation at these events is highly encouraged, it is not mandatory. Athletes compete in weight classes and divisions based upon age and experience. Wrestling shoes and headgear are required.

SPEECH & DEBATE RESULTS
Congratulations to the following members of the Regis Jesuit Speech & Debate Team who won awards on Saturday, October 7, at the Regis Jesuit Novice Speech Meet:
Hannah Hubka '21, Excellent Award in Drama; Kayte May '19, Excellent Award in Drama; Audrey Christansen '21, Superior Award in Poetry; Hannah Smith '20, Superior Award in Poetry; Ruth Woldmehine '21, Excellent Award in PF Debate; Hewan Yoseph '21, Excellent Award in PF Debate; Maggie Dwyer '21, Superior Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Dahlstan Osman '21, Superior Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Bri Gibson '21, Excellent Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Julia Rieth '21, Superior Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Jeffery Rozmiarek '21, Superior Award in CX Debate; Kevin Reyes '21, Superior Award in CX Debate; Jack Fete '21, Superior Award in CX Debate; Joshua Brito-Mariani '21, Award in CX Debate.
Congratulations to the entire team as they hosted 15 schools and more than 300 students at the first speech meet of the season!

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.

JOIN THE REGIS JESUIT TEAM TO WALK FOR JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH—OCTOBER 14
Help raise awareness and support in the Regis Jesuit community affected by type 1 diabetes. The Walk is the JDRF Rocky Mountain Chapter's largest fundraiser and is a fully donor-driven walk (no registration fee). Money raised helps fund the best and most cutting edge research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. Please join Team Regis Jesuit on October 14 at Rock Ledge Ranch. Register online at www.walk.jdrf.org.

THE BIBLE AND THE QUR'AN—OCTOBER 16
University of Notre Dame professor of Islamic Studies and Theology Gabriel S. Reynolds, Ph.D., will speak at Regis University (Felix Pomponio Family Science Center) Monday, October 16, at 7:00 pm on The Bible and the Qur’an: Discussing the Latest Academic Debates on the Qur’an and its Relationship to the Bible. The lecture is free and includes Q&A and refreshments. RSVP by October 13 to Aimee Bennett, Notre Dame Club of Denver, at 303.843.9840 or continuingeducation@nddenver.com.

BEYOND MAMA BEAR: THE DELICATE BALANCE OF PARENTING TEENAGERS—OCTOBER 18
Denver South High School is kicking off their parenting series with a free event focused on the joys, humor and stressors associated with raising teenagers these days. Join them on October 18 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium at Denver South for Beyond Mama Bear: How to Survive the Balancing Act of Parenting Teenagers with Lisa Lane Filholm. Find more information about Lisa at www.beyondmamabear.com.

This presentation is also being offered by Parents Information Network (PIN) On Tuesday, November 7 from 9:15-11:15 am or Wednesday, November 15 from 7:00-8:30 pm at SARC, 14188 E. Briarwood Ave., Centennial.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE GIFT CARD SOCIAL—OCTOBER 25
Please join us for a cup of coffee and a tour of the Girls Hope home at our annual gift card social, Wednesday, October 25, 9:00-10:00 am (or after drop off), 6718 S. Richfield Street, Foxfield, 80016. Boys Hope Girls Hope is always in need of gift cards to grocery stores and restaurants, from $5-$25. These are also given to scholars as prizes or congratulatory gifts. Ideas are King Soopers, Amazon, Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Subway, Jimmy John’s, Noodles & Co. RSVP to Denver@bhgh.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, October 13
- WHITE DAY
- BD Senior Fall Silent Retreat
- BD Tennis at State
- First Friday Mass, 7:00 am
- Senior Photos, 8:00 am
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

Saturday, October 14
- BD Tennis at State

Sunday, October 15
- Fall Spruce Up, 8:00 am

Monday, October 16
- RED DAY
- Junior Service Project Registration

Tuesday, October 17
- Junior Service Project Registration
- WHITE DAY

Wednesday, October 18
- RED DAY
- Two-Hour Late Start
- Junior Service Project Registration
- GD Senior Science Retreat
- Moms on Spiritual Journey, 10:00 am
- School Advisory Council Meeting, 4:00 pm
- LARK Senior Parent Gift Gathering Party, 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 19
- Academy Day
- WHITE DAY
- Junior Service Project Registration
- GD Senior Science Retreat
- Cross Country at Regionals

Friday, October 20
- Manresa Day—NO CLASSES
- Moms in Prayer, 8:00 am

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

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