The Plank - Student Life

Plank Article Harley Sherman ’22

Glimpse of the Brotherhood

Group of young boys walking on campus and smiling.

Each year, Jesuit High School hosts several Shadow Days that allow potential Jesuit students to “shadow” a current student for a day. Prospective students get a glimpse of what life is like on campus and in the classrooms during a typical school day.

Plank Article James Fahey ’20 Jason Reyna ’20

“Mr. Worldwide”

Amongst being a world traveller and skilled mathematician, Mr. Nicholas Llanos has come to Jesuit High School to bring his active yet relaxed teaching style to the school.

After teaching Integrated Math at Grant High School, Mr. Llanos became dissatisfied with the personal interaction with the district, causing him to look for opportunities elsewhere.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Student Coalition for Equity and Inclusion

Photo of one of the "we are all fellow travelers" poster in window

A major aspect of the Jesuit High School experience is learning how to be “Men For Others.” To this end, students are taught to be leaders and advocates for social justice. The Multicultural Student Union (MSU), which was started last semester to support this mission, looks to continue its work this year.

Plank Article Davis Vann ’20

From Jesuit formation to Jesuit High School

Meet one of Jesuit High School’s newest teachers: Mr. Patrick Brabec. 

Mr. Brabec joined Jesuit’s Theology department this summer, but he joined a department and community that he already knew well. His wife Ms. Sara Brabec is the director of Christian Service and has worked at Jesuit since the fall of 2015.

Plank Article Harley Sherman ’22

Lights. Camera. Dance!

Packed room of co-ed high school students in dress clothes, smiling and laughing.

Jesuit High School’s annual Homecoming Dance is on Saturday, Oct. 5. This Homecoming will be the first formal dance for the freshmen, an important moment in the beginning of their high school career.

Plank Article Matthew Marsh ’20 Gage Biery ’20

Night to Remember
Freshman Focus

A view from the back of processing fathers with "Frosh Overnight" on the screen in front.

The Frosh Overnight is the start of every student’s experience at Jesuit High School. The weekend of Aug. 24 saw the class of 2023 begin their high school journeys in the 31st annual Freshman Overnight Retreat.

The focus of the retreat is, of course, on the freshmen, but it could not happen without the participation of the senior Big Brothers. Having already experienced the retreat, the Big Brothers accompany the freshman class as they begin their time at Jesuit.