Principal's Newsletter

News Michael Wood ’99

Reflections on Violence and Unrest
A Letter from Our Principal

“Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce.”

   —Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Former Superior General of the Society of Jesus  

Parents, Students, and Friends,

This has been a difficult week in our nation and our city. I am grieved by George Floyd’s killing and the aftermath of violence. As a Jesuit school, we are called to work for justice and reconciliation—and this aspect of our mission has never been more necessary and, perhaps, has never been more difficult.

For more than 200 years, our nation’s Jesuit schools, from middle schools to high schools to universities, have used education as our tool for promoting integral human excellence in our students. This excellence is not for the sake of personal gain, but rather for moral citizenship that seeks to promote justice. This justice requires that we act against the overt yet unrecognized racism that exists in our community and even in our own hearts. Our work takes time, but our work has made a difference for the good. It is still imperfect and ongoing. 

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August 2019 Principal’s Newsletter

Parents and Friends,

I hope this message finds you well and that your summer activities have been restful and joyful. Since I last wrote to you, we have been busy with an array of summer projects to update our facilities. We are close to finishing the addition of air conditioning in the gym and the renovation of six academic classrooms. We also started the renovation of the baseball batting cages and the updating of campus lighting. Teachers are now beginning to arrive on campus to get ready for the always busy academic year.

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Announcement from the Principal
Please welcome Henry Weinberger to our Jesuit family

March 6, 2019

Students, Parents, and Friends of Jesuit High School,

I am pleased to announce that Henry “Hank” Weinberger has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. Hank joins Jesuit from the University of California at Berkeley, where he currently serves as the football director of recruiting. During his time at Cal, he also served as a Cal Olympics sports operations intern, interim women’s golf coach, and the football assistant director for recruiting operations.

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August 2018 Principal’s Newsletter

Final preparations and last-minute projects are wrapping up and we are ready to begin another school year at Jesuit High School!  We already have teachers on campus getting ready for the always busy academic year.  We are rested and ready to do the important work of Jesuit High School.

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June 2018 Principal’s Newsletter

Parents and Friends,

Dear Parents and Friends,

On May 26, 2018, we said farewell to the Class of 2018 at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento.  It was a wonderful event where families and friends celebrated the accomplishments of this terrific group of young men. We are now preparing to welcome the Class of 2022 in August.  This is a special time to be a part of the Jesuit High School family in a community that continues to support our students as they come to understand what it means to be Men for Others.

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Class of 2022 Edition of the Principal’s Newsletter

Dear Parents and Friends,

For those of you who are new to Jesuit, this is the first time you are receiving the Principal’s Newsletter.  This is a special edition, just for the class of 2022.  You will begin receiving my regular newsletter starting in August.

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March 2018 Principal’s Newsletter

Parents and Friends,

The purpose of this month’s Principal’s Newsletter is to discuss two major topics.  The first is a discussion on school safety at Jesuit High School and the second is the formal announcement of the new student dress code for the 2018-2019 school year.

Thank you for your continued support of and partnership with Jesuit High School.

School Safety:

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February 2018 Principal’s Newsletter

Dear Parents and Friends:

I would like to use this month’s newsletter to make some announcements regarding changes and updates for next year.  There are notable changes being made and I would like to give families plenty of notice out of respect for your future planning.

2018-19 Calendar:

A major calendar change next year involves the scheduling of Easter Break.  Easter Sunday is on April 21 in 2019, and this late date poses some academic challenges for the school.  We had to consider the following:

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January 2018 Principal’s Newsletter

We are back on campus after a restful Christmas break, ready to work.  The faculty and staff returned from break for two days of professional development where we continued our institutional reflection in the area of equity and inclusion, followed by a prayerful retreat led by Fr. Tom O’Neill, S.J.  During this time together, Fr. O’Neill invited us to see the many ways that we care for our students, for our colleagues, and for ourselves.