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Staying Connected in These Unprecedented Times
Jesuit's Principal and President Reflect on the Last Few Months
Our school is based on connections—to teachings, to each other, to our bigger community.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Jesuit High School Sacramento transitioned to remote learning on Monday, March 16. The school, which already had students utilizing a robust online
For the safety of students and their families in light of the Coronavirus, Jesuit High School Sacramento implemented the Digital Learning Days Protocol on March 13. Since then, students have received online education, an experience that has shifted the dynamic of learning.
Jesuit Sacramento is more than a school, it is a community. That means caring for our students AND their parents. Our administration team has been calling our families to let them know we are thinking of them and making sure they’re doing well. The calls also had an unexpected result for our Dean…
For over a decade, the Examen prayer enriches each afternoon at Jesuit High School Sacramento, winding down every school day with a reflection rooted in Ignatian spirituality, but this past year the Daily Examen has seen a small change.
Student Religious Coordinator Grant Houle ’20 took the lead in transforming the on-campus Morning Prayer and Daily Examen when Jesuit Sacramento moved to distance learning.
Jesuit Students Travel to Our Nation’s Capital for an Immersive Learning Experience
Jesuit High School Sacramento students are uniquely called to be advocates for justice.
Last February, the Jesuit High School Sacramento La Raza Club took their annual trip to Los Angeles and embraced their Hispanic and Latino heritage by serving impoverished groups who share the same ethnic background.
Ignatian Spirituality invites us to notice where God is at work in our daily lives.
Now more than ever, I find myself drawn to the book of Acts in my daily prayer. It has always been a favorite because of the glimpse it gives us into the lives of the early Christians: how they cared for each other, and how they gathered, prayed, and shared a meal together… in their homes.
What you would have seen in the Black Box Theater for our 2020 spring musical would have delighted you:
Dr. Madden’s Advanced Digital Media class writes visual essays sharing their experiences about this season of isolation. Each photo essay consisted of several panels. We pulled a few excerpts to share.
There’s something thoroughly Ignatian about finding God in music. St. Ignatius’s spiritual approach strives to touch the heart directly, and that is what music does, too. Music is literally beyond words. It is feeling and emotion that unifies the listener.
As freshmen, we began our journey on orientation day meeting our Big Brothers. They showed us the ropes here and helped us get comfortable in a new environment. As much as they helped, I attribute the sense of brotherhood to each of you. I remember that first day of freshman year having classes with complete strangers, but all you strangers welcomed me with open arms.
Taking Their Game to the Next Level
Colleges include NCAA Division I Schools Washington, Stanford, Cal, USC & Arizona
These Marauders joined an elite pool of high school athletes who signed their letters
This shorthand expression is often used when talking about alums, students, parents and friends of Jesuit who give so much in support of our school.
It really starts with the Keck family. Brian Keck, the Master Distiller at J.J. Pfister, opened up shop in 2015 with his family and his two best friends by his side.
Instead of gathering in the gym with fellow Jesuit supporters, you gazed into a computer screen. We know it wasn’t easy,
The Barry Gym project, which began in summer 2019, qualifies as an essential infrastructure project in California, and even under the stay-at-home orders, Phase Two
Former JHS Principal Fr. Fran Stiegeler, S.J. (1994-98), has a favorite saying: “A ship in the harbor is safe; but that’s not what ships are for!” I think an analogous saying would be: “Jesuit High School has a beautiful campus. But that beauty is lost if there are no students and faculty, players and coaches, parents and alumni to enjoy its benefits of providing an environment for the many aspects of a Jesuit Education.”
Recently, a parent of one of our current students suggested to Fr. McGarry, S.J. that Jesuit High School explain to the broader constituency the many ways to “Support Jesuit” through financial contributions.
To those who have been around the Catholic Church and Catholic schools for a long time, the request for time, talent, and treasure is expected.
The Jesuit High School Student-Parent Handbook states that the purpose of the school’s retreat program is “to cultivate both deeper self-affirmation and acceptance of God’s unconditional love.”
People enter a white-washed adobe church; music floats through the air. From within the church, the priest says to the congregation, “Peace be with you.” Adjacent to the church is a metal and concrete fence that pierces the land and stretches into a rugged hill beyond.
Jesuit High School’s Big Brother Program, coordinated by Campus Ministry, matches rising Seniors and incoming Freshmen with the hope that Big Brothers will help Freshmen adjust to high school life
Students gain momentum with well-rounded learning approach
With its many classes, electives, and clubs, Jesuit is exposing students to a balanced education for mind, body and soul.