Newsletter April, 2008
Jesuit High School
FINDING A BALANCE
One of my favorite memories of my children is It seems that many of our lives are out of balance.
from the time they were learning to walk. I will always As you know, we have been doing the Examen prayer
remember my son pulling himself up to the coffee table, during Lent. The Examen is a five-minute prayer in which
looking back at me and smiling so proudly before letting we pause to recognize the presence of God in our lives,
go, promptly falling on his well-padded bottom. Big tears reflect on our day and look forward to the future. To do
rolled down his cheeks. He soon became braver, more this, we added five minutes to the daily schedule. I was
daring, and would try to walk across the room to me. Over amazed to learn that some students had their lives so
and over again, those fat little feet tripped and the tears tightly scheduled they did not believe they could lose five
rolled. Finally, he found his balance and made it to my more minutes at school each day. If we schedule our lives
arms. I will never forget the joy on his face and his happy so tightly, we do not have five minutes to spare; our lives,
giggles (mine too). or at least our priorities, are out of balance.
As I look at our students today, I wonder if we I am at least as guilty as our students. Each day
need to help them find their balance again; not their is filled with things to do—events to plan and attend,
physical balance—balance in their lives. Most are newsletters to compose, a class to teach and a myriad
involved in many activities and they often seem very tired. of meetings to attend. Where is the quiet time, the time
I wonder if they have any free time to just sit, time to to simply think and reflect? Our teachers often express
read something not assigned, time to be quiet and let their concerns about losing five minutes of their class time for
mind rest. We keep our students reasonably busy here at assemblies. Once again, where is the balance? We all need
Jesuit and many of them seem to continually go from one to look at our lives and strive to achieve balance—time for
activity to another—whether it is music or dance lessons, classes and time for community, time for work and time
club soccer or volleyball, SAT prep, lacrosse or whatever. for fun, time for others and time for ourselves.
Add to that, they are always in contact with one another, What is our role as adults? As principal (and
either by the Internet or through text-messaging. At the teacher), I need to reflect on how much we ask our
end of the school day or on a weekend, when was the students to do at Jesuit. As a parent of three boys, I know
last time you saw a teenager without cell phone in hand? that parents also need to look at how much they encourage
When do they have quiet time just for themselves? or ask their students to do. Together we need to help these
When thinking of the schedules students keep,
I am reminded of a senior girl from a few years ago.
highly-motivated, talented young people find a balance. In
many ways teenagers are like that baby learning to walk.
She was a bright young woman and a star on our soccer They stand up, let go, and fall down. But then they try
team. One day she was sent to my office for an integrity again and again; fortunately we are usually there to catch
violation. As we talked, she started to cry. She had been them. Perhaps it is time to once again catch them and help
playing soccer since she was four and had loved the game. them find a balance in their lives.
After she made varsity, her parents told her soccer would Thank you for entrusting your children to our care
be her ticket to college. Soccer became a job to her, a for much of the day and may God bless you all.
way to earn a college scholarship. She practiced hard and
worked out continually, but it was no longer fun. She
really needed that scholarship, but life became so full that
she could not do everything. One day she took a shortcut
and copied another student’s work. Her life was out of Sandy Satterberg
Educating Men & Women for Others in the Catholic, Jesuit Tradition Since 1956
Counseling Office Update
By Peter Johnson, Director
Senior Year: A Time of Nostalgia, Excitement, provocative topics. Though loathe to admit it, students
Possibility and Temptation. . . do care about what their parents think, and often these
discussions at home can serve as grounding to refer back
Each year as we talk with parents of juniors and to when the students are faced with difﬁcult choices at
seniors, counselors encourage parents to read Karen [college].”
Coburn and Lawrence Treeger’s book, “Letting Go.” This
useful volume helps parents learn how to let go and how College Notes
to encourage their children’s independence. It also helps
parents recognize when to intervene. Seniors: Parents and students, please keep college
Though your teen may be graduating in June, it admission decisions in perspective! While it may be
may be too soon to let go of one thing: your vigilance and all right for a shoe manufacturer to tie its products to the
support in helping him or her make good decisions about Olympics with the slogan: “You didn’t win the silver,
acceptable ways to celebrate this important occasion. you lost the gold,” it would be a poor way to view a
From spring break to prom, from senior trips to disappointing college admission decision. Let’s not let
graduation day, there are plenty of opportunities for teens our “winners,” our students, feel as if they’ve lost if they
to consider taking risks, especially in regard to using experience a rejection by a college. After all, greatness
alcohol or drugs. Although drug use has declined over the comes from within and grows directly out of self-
past four years, according to the Ofﬁce of National Drug conﬁdence. All of our graduates are prepared to do well in
Control Policy, nearly one in three high school seniors college. All of our graduates are winners.
were drunk in the last month, and more than one in ﬁve Seniors are encouraged to discuss admission
used an illicit drug. decisions and their ﬁnal college selection decision with
Your teen needs you now as much as ever. There their counselor. Please remember that you should notify
are many ways to help keep your teen safe and healthy, all of the colleges to which you’ve been admitted about
including these important tips: your ﬁnal decision by May 1, 2008. It is very important
• Reinforce your expectations. Throughout their to notify the colleges that you do not plan to attend, so that
high school years, you’ve set rules and established they can offer a spot to another applicant.
the consequences for breaking them. Perhaps you’ve
loosened up on a few rules, such as curfew. Be clear Juniors: You and your parents should be completing the
that drinking or drug use remains unacceptable. Being junior questionnaires online on the Family Connection
an upperclassman has privileges, but it also means website. (Students also complete online the “Do What
responsibility. You Are” personality inventory.) Once you and your
• Encourage your teens to make each moment count. parents have submitted these three items, come and notify
Your teens only get one senior year. Let them know the counseling center receptionist. A counselor will then
you don’t want them to miss out on things because schedule your ﬁrst college meeting. If you are having any
of bad choices, like drinking or drug use. One bad difﬁculty accessing Family Connection, please let your
choice could change their lives forever. counselor know.
• Provide safe alternatives. Parties abound during senior All juniors should take the SAT Reasoning or ACT
year. Plan chaperoned, alcohol-free parties around prom before summer vacation. (Next SAT registration deadline
and graduation. is May 6 for the June 7 test; next ACT registration
• Set a good example. Don’t let anyone convince you deadline is May 9 for the June 14 test.) Register by mail or
that it’s a good idea for teens to drink or use marijuana at www.collegeboard.com (SAT) or at www.actstudent.org
under your supervision. It sends the wrong message and (ACT). Registration/review materials are available online
may lead your teen to make other bad choices. Do not and in the counseling center.
overlook your legal liability if teens other than your own A complete practice test for the new SAT is
are involved in alcohol or drug use while in your home available at the following website: www.collegeboard.
or under your supervision. com/student/testing/sat/prep_one/test.html .
As Coburn and Treeger advise, “Parents may think SAT prep/review classes will be available this
that being honest and direct about their own values and summer through Jesuit summer school. A second good
concerns seems fruitless and redundant at times, when low-cost option for SAT preparation is Saturday Academy
confronted with ‘Yeah, yeah, Dad,’ or eyes that roll back at Portland State University: www.saturdayacademy.org or
in disgust, or tolerant amusement when talking about such call (503) 725-2344.
Campus Ministry Update
By Don Clarke, Director
If you want to take the ACT next year, please realize that
the Senior Pilgrimage is on the same date as the September
13 ACT date. You won’t be able to do both unless you
can bilocate or have mastered the time/space dimension
problem. Please plan accordingly.
Second Annual Parent Retreat
Katie Bednark ’08 addresses her class at last
By popular demand of parents who attended last year, we year’s Senior Pilgrimage.
are holding another Jesuit Parent Retreat at St. Benedict
Lodge on the McKenzie River in McKenzie Bridge,
Oregon. We begin on Sunday, June 8, at 5 p.m. and end at
noon on Tuesday, June 10. This year’s reﬂection will be on
Ignatian Discernment with an emphasis on a contemplative
in action’s desires. The food is good, the spot beautiful
(just ask the majority of juniors or seniors), and the
reﬂection is out of this world. Parents of recent graduates
are welcome. Give yourself the gift of going on the Second
Annual Parent Retreat, June 8-10. Email Don Clarke at
firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
Parents attending last year’s Parent Retreat.
Quote from Pope Benedict XVI
From Pope Benedict’s address to the community of Catholic education, Catholic University of
America, April 17, 2008.
Clearly, then, Catholic identity is not dependent upon statistics. Neither can it be equated
simply with orthodoxy of course content. It demands and inspires much more: namely that
each and every aspect of your learning communities reverberates within the ecclesial life of
faith. Only in faith can truth become incarnate and reason truly human, capable of directing
the will along the path of freedom (cf. Spe Salvi, 23). In this way our institutions make a
vital contribution to the mission of the Church and truly serve society. They become places
in which God’s active presence in human affairs is recognized and in which every young
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Arrigotti ’04 person discovers the joy of entering into Christ’s “being for others” (cf. ibid., 28).
Counseling Department Notes
I am sorry to share that Marci Cammann will be leaving the counseling department
at the end of the academic year to pursue professional opportunities with the Oregon
Connections Academy. Marci is a friend and advocate for many Jesuit students and she
will be missed. The counseling department and high school administration are proceeding
with an orderly hiring process to ﬁnd a qualiﬁed and appropriate replacement. Thanks
Marci for your many years of generous service to Jesuit students and families.
Peter D. Johnson
Chair, Counseling Department
By Paul Hogan, Academic Vice Principal
Academic Stars Shine in Spring Competitions
The spring months have found a large number of Jesuit students shining in competitive academic co-curriculars
around the region. The mock trial and robotics teams represented Jesuit High superbly in their respective competitions.
Jesuit students involved in the NWSE Science Expo and American Math Competition also received superior marks.
Meanwhile, the Jesuit Model United Nations’ team was busily preparing for the statewide MUN convention in April.
This school year marks the mock trial team’s second year of competition, after a long period of dormancy. In
2006-07, a small group of students took seventh at the Washington County Regional Competition. This year’s team had
the advantage of using the speech/debate class as a workshop to prepare for trial competition. The speech/debate class is
team-taught by Christian Service Director Scott Powers and vice principals Chris Smart and Paul Hogan.
The Jesuit mock trial team also benefited from the expertise of three dedicated parents who served as attorney-
coaches: Kevin Luby, Susan Ford and Len Stevens. The students spent many Tuesday mornings and Saturdays preparing
for this year’s regional competition, which took place at the Washington County Courthouse in Hillsboro, on March 1,
Jesuit’s young mock trial team performed remarkably well at regionals and was selected (along with Catlin
Gabel’s blue team) to proceed to the state finals, which were held at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse on March 14-15.
Jesuit’s new junior litigators gained invaluable experience at the state competition, where they competed with eventual
state champion West Salem in the first round.
On February 29 and March 1, Jesuit’s robotics team was one of 55 teams in the FIRST Robotics Competition. In
its first year of existence, under the able direction of physics teacher Dr. Catherine Molloseau, Jesuit’s team went all the
way to the finals, where it finished second to an alliance that included Jesuit’s mentor team, Catlin Gabel.
Jesuit robotics won the Delphi Driving Technology Award as part of the first day of awards, a prestigious honor
for a rookie team. The DDT award is given to a team that has not only designed and implemented a well-engineered
part of the robot, but can also explain to the judges how the part works and the rationale for the chosen design. Team
members believe Jesuit received the award due to the robot’s extremely robust chassis design. Jesuit students also fielded
the judges’ questions very well, with no help from their coaches. There were only seven awards given out in a field of 55
The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common
problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Jesuit had at least 14 adults
(mostly parents) helping as mentors, but the students designed, built and managed the robot throughout the process of
development and competition.
Science Expo Research Projects
The PCC Science Expo is the regional, at-large science fair hosted by Portland Community College Sylvania
Campus and ISEF-affiliated (Intel International Science and Engineering). For the six Jesuit students involved, the PCC
Expo on March 1 went very well. All six students won awards given by a variety of institutions; five of them won first or
second place in their individual categories of research. Those students then moved on to the NWSE state competition on
The Jesuit students who participated were: Jamie Canepa ’10; Brinda Gokul ’11; Arushi Raghuvanshi ’11;
Roshen Warrier ’09; Jennifer Xiong ’10, and Manali Yavatkar ’11. They achieved the following results:
• Jamie Canepa: First in Environmental Science at regionals; Third at state.
• Manali Yavatkar: First in Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering; Honorable Mention at state.
• Jennifer Xiong: Outstanding Use of the International System of Units US Metric Society Award.
• Arushi Raghuvanshi: Second in Computer Science Category at regionals; IEEE (Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers) Special Award at state.
• Roshen Warrier: First in Mathematics Category at regionals; Mu Alpha Theta Award at State; U.S. Air
Force Outstanding Project.
• Brinda Gokul: First in Medicine and Health at regionals.
American Math Competition
In another first this year, Jesuit math teacher Teri Stroschein led a vigorous group of mathletes into competition
in the American Math Competition 10 and 12 exams on February 27, 2008. The AMC’s 25-question, 75-minute, multiple
choice exams in high school mathematics, contain problems which can be understood and solved with precalculus
The main purpose of the AMC 10 and 12 is to spur interest in mathematics and to develop talent through the
excitement of solving challenging problems in a timed, multiple-choice format.
A number of Jesuit High School students competed in the math competition. The top scorers were Tulsee Doshi
’11 and Spencer Larson ’09.
The Math League is dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics to students with the intention of stimulating
students’ interest and confidence. Over one million students participate in Math League contests each year. Contest
problems are designed to cover a range of mathematical knowledge through precalculus, and consist of six exams that
take place October through March.
At Jesuit High School, 34 students have shown up early on Tuesday morning to take at least one of these exams.
At this point, Matt Vandehey has the highest cumulative score. A special note of congratulations goes out to Dustin
Rodrigues and Peter Maag, who each earned a perfect score on one of these exams.
Model United Nations
Jesuit’s Model United Nations team, under the tutelage of Mr. Mark Flamoe, spent the winter and early spring
researching international relationships and preparing resolutions in anticipation of the State MUN Conference in Eugene
on April 10-12. In an age of increasing international tension, and a concomitant need for cooperation and recognition of
shared interests, Jesuit MUNsters learned the arts of diplomacy and negotiation.
This year, Jesuit sent 69 credentialed members to Eugene—twice the number as in 2007. This is the fourth year
of the reincarnated club at Jesuit, and membership has grown every year.
In Eugene, the Jesuit diplomats represented eight countries: Tunisia, Albania, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia-
Herzegovina, Ecuador, Namibia and Mongolia. A school can represent one of the “big five” countries (those with a
permanent seat on the UN Security Council) only every other year. Mr. Flamoe is cautiously optimistic that Jesuit
will be awarded one of the big five next year; the assignment of countries is determined by the quality of the school’s
performance at the conference. Regardless of the team’s outcome at the spring MUN conference, we can safely say that
Jesuit’s academic stars have succeeded in important categories: intellectual competence and openness to growth!
Congratulations Winter Sports!
Varsity Men’s Basketball 16-10 (Second in League) Women’s Swimming 5-2
JV Men’s Basketball 22-2 (Third in State; League Champs)
JV2 Men’s Basketball 19-2
Freshman “A” Basketball 23-0 Men’s Swimming 5-2
Freshman “B” Basketball 20-2 (Third in State; League Champs)
Varsity Women’s Basketball 15-12 (Second in League) Women’s Ski Racing
JV Women’s Basketball 19-5 (Third in State; League Champs)
JV2 Gold Basketball 18-5
JV2 Green Basketball 14-4 Men’s Ski Racing
(Second in State; League Champs)
By Diane Salzman, Development Director
“Thank you” is a small phrase that can 2008 President’s Appreciation Dinner. IP, Loyola
convey a huge meaning. There is no place other Commitment and Legacy Club participants are invited
than the Jesuit Development Ofﬁce where those two to attend this fun-ﬁlled evening, featuring special
words are more meaningful. We wish to express guests, entertainment and a scrumptious variety of
our gratitude for many blessings which include our cuisine and drinks. This is one small way we can
talented students, our caring parents, our dedicated show our gratitude for all that you do for Jesuit.
faculty and staff and, of course, our generous donors: Thank you for being a part of a rich tradition
alumni, parents and friends who help keep our school and ensuring the future of our students who are
ﬁnancially stable. learning that it is not enough to know all the facts.
In March we conducted our annual Student Service matters. Values matter. Faith matters. We are
Fundraiser to help cover many school expenses, from blessed by your support and generosity.
ﬁnancial aid to classroom maps to the resurfacing
of Cronin Field. Each student was asked to write
10 letters to family and friends, or to raise the Give online today!
$100 individually. A dedicated group of volunteers Visit www.jesuitportland.org and click
screened, edited, printed and mailed the letters. “Giving” to make your donation
We wish to thank Sabrina Blue, our Development
Associate, who directed the fundraiser along with
our superb volunteers, Giuseppa Heineck, Titay
Schommer, Andrea Dripps, Amie Crisp, Ella Bland,
Michele Ducharme, Cathy Raimondi and Sharon
Sebastian for making this fundraiser possible. Our
goal is to raise $100,000 and to date we have reached
over $60,000. If you received a letter, please support
the student who wrote to you. If you responded to the
request, we thank you!
The Student Fundraiser is a way for our
students to show gratitude for the blessings they
enjoy at Jesuit. By raising money to fulﬁll a need,
the students learn about philanthropy and model the
actions of St. Ignatius of Loyola who asked others
to support his efforts. Jesuit is a unique place and it
takes everyone to help keep it accessible.
We would also like to thank everyone who
contributes to our Ignatian Partnership (IP) program.
An IP donation is the difference between the tuition
charged and the true cost of educating a student, about
$2,350 for the 2008-2009 school year. Some families
participate in our Loyola Commitment program,
which covers the true cost of tuition for their student
and for a student receiving ﬁnancial assistance. This
is a tax-deductible donation of $4,700. The IP and
Loyola Commitment honor and exemplify the vision
of St. Ignatius of providing a Jesuit education to
qualiﬁed students, regardless of their ability to pay.
To our supporters we say “thank you” once again. We
cannot do what we do without you!
Thursday, June 5, marks the date of the
By Kathleen Cerri, Auction Director
RESERVATIONS BEING TAKEN NOW!
Have you made your reservation for the Live Gala on
Marrakesh by Moonlight, May 3? Simply go to www.jesuitportland.org and click on
“events,” then select “auction” to make your reservation
Night of 1,000 Dreams online. Call the Auction Ofﬁce to reserve your seats with a
credit card. Don’t miss out on an evening of entertainment
Celebrating Jesuit High School’s and excitement as we auction unique trips, world class
wines, and extravagant evenings! Below is just a glimpse
Fortieth Annual Auction of some spectacular packages that will be featured:
Live Auction Gala: May 3, 2008 • Winged Foot and Bethpage golf trip to New York
• Winemaker’s dinner at El Gaucho for six couples
“The future belongs to those who believe in the • NASCAR race camp
beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt • Shasta houseboat that sleeps 16
• Ladies luxury beach weekend for six
Announcing the 2008 Auction Fund-An-Item: • Two tickets to the U.S. Open for tennis
PADDLE RAISE FOR THE FATHER WILLIAM • Cigars, poker and conversation at the University
HAYES, S.J. FUND FOR FINANCIAL AID Club with Maurice Lucas
• Gourmet dinner and private tour at Alloro Vineyard
The night of May 3, our community will have a & Winery for 12
very special opportunity to raise funds for students who
otherwise would not be able to attend Jesuit High School, Plan your bidding strategies now – you won’t want to miss
and in so doing, honor the dream that Father William out! You can view the complete auction catalog online by
Hayes, S.J., has worked so hard to accomplish in his 26 visiting the auction homepage at www.jesuitportland.org.
years of faithful dedication to Jesuit High School. Please
join us in honoring Father Hayes by contributing to the AUCTION RAFFLE TICKETS
Reverend William Hayes, S.J. Fund for Financial Aid. The Auction rafﬂe tickets are selling fast. Purchase online or
monies raised will ensure the mission of St. Ignatius and contact the Auction Ofﬁce. One hundred dollars will buy
the lifelong dream of Father Hayes for “a Jesuit education you a chance to win one of three great rafﬂe prizes:
of all deserving students who seek it.” In recognition of First prize: 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x2, donated by Bob
his 26 years of faithful dedication to Jesuit High School, and Miki McGrain of Northwest Jeep in Beaverton.
together we seek to keep his dream alive. Thank you, Second prize: Broadway New York theater trip for two,
Father, for all the lives you have touched and the dreams underwritten by Greg and Linda Heinrichs with Remax
you have made possible through your work here at Jesuit Equity Group, Inc.
High School. Third prize: A 13-inch MacBook, underwritten by Sean
and Sheri Dooney and Leonard Adams Insurance Co.
Adorable Morkie! This miniature puppy Rome – the trip of a lifetime! Two people will Six people will enjoy a six-hour, day sail on
will ﬁll your heart and your home with enjoy roundtrip airfare from Portland to Rome, this 53-foot sailboat on the waters of Seattle or
love. The bidding will be frantic! seven nights stay in a four-star hotel and Victoria BC. Round trip airfare provided from
Generously underwritten by friends from the two tours during the week. Thank you to our Portland on a private jet to your destination
Valley Catholic community. underwriters from the St. Pius community. city. Generously donated by Debra and Jay Platt.
Jesuit’s Booster Club
By Mike Hughes, Athletic Director
“Congratulations, You Are A Member!” events. They serve as “captains” in the concession
booths and run the various fundraisers throughout
Recently, a parent asked me at an athletic the year. Longtime members of this hardworking
event how he could become a member of Jesuit’s group include: Frank Bernards, Karen Chalmers, Tim
Athletic Booster Club. I immediately shook his hand Coleman, Ann Davis-Bell, Glenn Feest, Alex Grauert,
and said, “Congratulations, you are a member.” In Pat Heffernan, Steve Mueller, Paul Northrup, Joe
fact, all Jesuit parents are members of the Jesuit Opsahl, Frank Raimondi, Tom Sidley, Janet Strader,
Booster Club by virtue of being a Jesuit parent. There Bob Towne, John Turina and Jim Wilcox.
are no dues, no meetings, and no secret handshakes. Guided by the Steering Committee, the
At Jesuit, the Booster Club is run differently than Booster Club has purchased many important items
most high schools. We invite all parents to support the for Jesuit athletics over the years. A partial list of
Booster Club by volunteering to run athletic events. items funded include the new cross country trail, a
With over 780 Jesuit students who compete in one tennis shed and locker room, an AED deﬁbrilator and
or more sports each school year, we hope to have exercise equipment for the training room, a washer
roughly 780 sets of parents in our Club. and dryer, partial funding of the baseball batting cage,
The Booster Club supports Jesuit athletics by weight equipment for the weight room, an outﬁeld
running several fundraisers throughout the year. The fence for the softball stadium, basketball team chairs
primary source of income is concessions which are and scorers’ table, a football blocking sled, electronic
open at football, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, ﬁnish line system for track and ﬁeld, digital video
lacrosse, and track and ﬁeld events. That box of junior editing software and computer for the football team,
mints or slice of pizza you buy adds up to a lot of trophy cases and much more.
money for athletics over the year. The Booster Club Since you are already a member, if you would
also raises funds through an annual Christmas Tree like to volunteer in concessions, please contact
Sale and a Junior High Basketball Tournament. Your Martha Cope in athletics at (503) 291-5486 or sign
generous work as volunteers at these athletic events up on the parent volunteer letter you receive each
raises over $40,000 each year for Jesuit athletics. summer. If you would like to be a member of the
The Booster Club is guided by a diligent Steering Committee, please contact Mike Hughes
group of 18 parents called the Booster Club Steering in Jesuit athletics. If you didn’t already know it,
Committee. These dedicated parents meet four times welcome to the club!
a year to plan the Booster Club events and set priority
for the spending of the funds raised. The Steering
Committee also rolls up their sleeves and runs these
Winter Sports Shots
Photos courtesy of Jesuit’s photogaphy class.
Save the Date: Financial Aid Luncheon
October 8, 2008 - Multnomah Athletic Club
DID YOU KNOW...
• One in five of our students would not be here without financial aid.
• Jesuit’s financial aid program is not a talent or merit-based scholarship program. It is based solely upon
one criterion and one criterion only: family need.
• Twenty percent or 231 students will receive financial aid for the 2008-2009 academic year.
• Almost every one of these Jesuit families was awarded less financial assistance than recommended by an
independent financial review service, because the financial needs exceed the monies available.
• Need-based aid in the amount of $1,280,000 will be awarded with an average grant of $5,350 for the
2008-2009 academic year.
• Over the past five years the need for financial aid has increased by 75 percent.
As you can see, the need is increasing. Financial Aid Luncheon
Our luncheon goal is to raise $250,000 Wednesday, October 8th
in support of financial aid this year. Multnomah Athletic Club
We are asking you to support us in our Noon – 1:00 p.m.
endeavors. Please join us. (Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m.)
Jesuit’s Spirit Store
Located in Smith Gym’s Lobby next to Cronin Field
STORE MERCHANDISE & MISSION
Visit the Jesuit Spirit Store for apparel, gifts and other official Jesuit High School products. There are also textbooks and
school supplies for sale. In addition, the store sells Jesuit High School letterman jackets. Proceeds from the sale of spirit
items go to the Arrupe Fund which helps qualified families with the cost of a Jesuit High School education.
SPIRIT STORE ONLINE ORDERING
Order spirit items ONLINE! We’ll ship your purchase direct to your door. Access the Jesuit High School website at:
http://www.jesuitportland.org. Then go to the “Spirit Store” link under “Student Life” and double click.
The store is open on school days: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m. You’ll also find the Spirit Store open during
many after-school events and activities.
Operated by parent volunteers, the Spirit Store is located in the former lobby of the Smith Gym, next to the Cronin Field
VOLUNTEER! WE NEED YOUR HELP!
You can volunteer for one shift per week, every other week, by emailing Mary Glass at email@example.com or Molly
Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer to help at athletic contests and other after-school events by contacting Mila
Glinsky at email@example.com. Full training is provided.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE JHS SPIRIT STORE!
Christian Service Office Update
By Scott Powers, Director, & Kim Keefe, Associate Director
The springtime is a great time for students to available in the Christian Service Ofﬁce and must be
plan their summer service projects. Many agencies are returned there once completed.
looking for volunteers right now, and most “summer
only” placements are taking applications. If students Rising Sophomores Only.
are looking for a service placement, please visit As part of the sophomore theology curriculum,
the service opportunities list found online at www. students are asked to make connections between
jesuitportland.org under the “academics” section. scripture and their daily lives through participation
Students should follow the links to their appropriate in an eight-hour service project with other members
grade level. All the approved agencies are listed there, of the sophomore class. Like the freshman service
as well as reminders of what students need to do to project, this is a separate project from the 65-hour
sign up. For parents, there is also a helpful review junior/senior project completed after their sophomore
of the school’s requirements for Christian Service in year.
case you are unsure of our expectations. If you can’t The theme of the sophomore service project
ﬁnd what you are looking for there, call Scott Powers is “service with friends,” which builds on students’
at (503) 291-5463 or e-mail: spowers@jesuitportland. freshman year service project by broadening who
org. they work with to include their friends at Jesuit High
School. Sophomore students will be asked to do the
Rising Juniors and Seniors, Need Some following:
Suggestions? 1. Choose a placement from the approved list on the
Here are ﬁve great placements that could use Christian Service webpage at www.jesuitportland.org.
help during the summer. 2. Students have the option of completing their
• Working with homeless people: call Outreach sophomore service hours over the summer. If they
Ministry at (503) 225-0590 or Downtown Chapel at choose to work in the summer they must submit their
(503) 228-0746. “action plan” form (available at www.jesuitportland.
• Working with elderly folks: call Cedar Sinai Park at org) to the Christian Service ofﬁce prior to starting
(503) 535-4395. work.
• Working with youth: NYSP (National Youth Sports 3. Students who begin their service in the fall will
Program) at PSU, (503) 823-0250. ﬁll out the “action plan” form and turn it into their
• Working with people with disabilities: call ARC of theology teacher.
Washington County, at (503) 649-6110. 4. Students will complete eight hours of service
• Tutoring with Spanish-speaking people: call Centro before December 6, 2008, with at least one other
Cultural at (503) 359-0446. member of the sophomore class.
These are all placements where Jesuit 5. Students will document service hours with the
students have worked in the past. Find all the contact “conﬁrmation of service” form (available at the www.
information online at www.jesuitportland.org. jesuitportland.org or from their theology teacher) and
Juniors and seniors please remember that complete the reﬂection assignment. The conﬁrmation
students must pickup and ﬁll out a Christian Service of service form and reﬂection assignment are turned
Contract before they start any work. Contracts are into their theology teachers.
SERVICE: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Gulf Coast 2008
This spring break 14 Jesuit students and four faculty
members traveled to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana
to be with the people of the Gulf Coast in their on-going
struggle to recover from Hurricane Katrina. This is the
fourth such trip from Jesuit High School that has happened
since the hurricane hit in 2005. New Orleans has continued
to struggle to re-build, particularly in more impoverished
The students spent a majority of their time
painting two houses for two families who are part of the
Annunciation Mission Church in New Orleans. The church
also served as the students’ host. The Jesuit group worked
with other Jesuit high schools from across the United States.
Throughout the trip students were drawn into relationships
with the people of the Gulf Coast, learned about their lives,
and witnessed how our society has and has not cared for
people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Immersion trips like this one are some of the most
transformative service opportunities at Jesuit High School.
In our work with students we call these trips “gateway
experiences,” as they often open a door for students to
deepen their understanding of themselves, the world and
their faith. The trips focus on spirituality, simple lifestyle,
community, and social justice, as well as the service
The Christian Service Department is sponsoring two
more trips this year: one to Tijuana, Mexico (June 21- July
2); and one to Duran, Ecuador (June 21-July 2). For more
information on our immersion program visit the Christian
Service website at www.jesuitportland.org under the
End of the Year Dates to Remember
May 2 PIP Parents’ Luncheon
May 3 Jesuit High School Auction – 5:00 p.m.
May 5-16 AP Exams
May 7 Class Elections
May 9 Liturgy and Crowning of Mary – 8:35a.m.
May 12 PIP Brown Bag Luncheon – 11:00 a.m.
May 14 Band Concert – 7:30 p.m.
May 21 Choir Concert – 7:30 p.m
May 22 Senior Awards Assembly – 8:45 a.m.
May 22-24 Playwriting Festival
May 23 Dismissal for Fr/Soph/Jr – 11:00 a.m.
Senior Liturgy & Luncheon for Seniors,
Faculty & Staff – 11:00 a.m.
May 26 Memorial Day Holiday
May 27-29 Senior Semester Two Exams
May 30 Graduation Practice (Required) – 10:00 a.m.
May 31 Baccalaureate Mass – 5:30 p.m.
June 1 Commencement – 11:00am
June 2 Fr/Soph/Jr Awards Assembly – 9:30 a.m.
June 3-5 Fr/Soph/Jr Semester Two Exams
June 5 Last Day of School
June 13 Semester Two Grades Mailed
June 16 Summer School Begins Matt Krieger ’09, member of Jesuit’s ﬁrst men’s lacrosse team.
July 18 Summer School Ends Photo courtesy of Alex McDougall ’10.
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Fortieth Annual Auction
May 3, 2008
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