With schools starting the year at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers have been forced to find new and diverse ways to spend their lunch breaks.
On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 22, in honor of National Voter Registration Day, Jesuit High School Sacramento students were invited to listen to presentations from Jesuit West High Schools including Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Cristo Rey San Jose and Bellarmine College Prep on how they can vote, the importance behind it, and how they can be involved.
After a little less than a month of digitally learning, Jesuit High School Sacramento students elected their class leaders on Wednesday, Sept 16.
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, universities across America were forced to shift their plans, leaving newly-minted college freshmen with a decision about their futures.
Since being constructed in the ’60s, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s Father Barry Gymnasium has hosted countless school masses, fundraisers, athletic competitions, and a number of different gatherings throughout the years.
In an effort to bring the community together while still observing COVID-19 guidelines, Jesuit High School Sacramento invited students, parents, faculty, and staff to watch “Men in Black” at West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
In an effort to bring the brotherhood together while still maintaining social distancing rules, Jesuit organized a “Marauder takeover at the Drive-in” event at West Wind Sacramento Drive-in Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Jesuit students, parents, faculty, and staff were all invited to watch “Men in Black” together as a community.
Having a strong and supportive community is at the heart of Jesuit education. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has made in-person community building difficult, requiring Jesuit High School Sacramento to be creative.
Silence is arguably the most dangerous weapon. It’s the signifier of complicity. The denial of injustice. The voice of those who stand opposed to change. Now, it’s the language of racism.
Ms. Maureen Pryor began her career in education after graduating from Loyola Marymount University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies, and at the conclusion of this school year, Ms. Pryor moved on to her well-deserved retirement.
Acting behind the scenes in the business office of Jesuit High School Sacramento, Ms. Danise Skewis and Ms. Eileen Woodward help keep the school running — the former as a Risk Manager and Accounts Payable Coordinator, and the latter as a Business Office Assistant.
Despite having a beautiful campus, Jesuit High School Sacramento had been seeing a noticeable increase in trash in the months before the school moved to remote learning. To combat the trash dilemma, Michael Equi ’20, along with the Bytes Robotics team, worked for months on a new robot called “Garbage Bytes” to serve as a mobile trash can.
“You are never going to walk again; you are never going to move your hands.”
On May 6, 2017, a doctor from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center uttered these words to Robert Paylor ’15, then a sophomore on the UC Berkeley rugby team. Paylor had sustained a spinal cord injury in the Varsity Cup Championship match against Arkansas State University.
Two longtime fixtures at Jesuit High School Sacramento, Mr. Tom McGuire and Ms. Cleann McGuire, will be retiring this year after over 50 combined years of serving Jesuit — the former as a teacher and coach, and the latter as a counselor and assistant registrar.
My favorite Jesuit memory came on Freshman Overnight.
We were tired. It had been a long Saturday, the first day of Frosh Overnight. We had arrived in the morning, before our Little Brothers did. We did our prep work and our activities and our prayers, and the day was finally coming to a close.
There is no way we can lose, or so I thought as I awaited the whistle that would signal the start of our second rugby game that day. Our first had been in the morning when we won the semifinal game against our longtime rival Gonzaga High School.
During my four years at Jesuit High School Sacramento, many memorable and impactful experiences will stick with me for a long time. One of the most memorable was one that happened this school year, at a basketball game, a few days after New Year’s Day.
If you didn’t already know him from his over-the-intercom examen prayers and his readings at Mass, then let us introduce Grant Houle ’20, the religious coordinator for Jesuit High School in Sacramento.
Director of Liturgy and Theology Teacher Ms. Charlene Cardenas started teaching at Jesuit High School Sacramento in 2002 when the Class of 2020 were infants or yet to be born. Now, as the Class of 2020 graduates, she prepares to retire.