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COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. Due to a rise in the number of positive cases, we are pivoting to virtual learning beginning Monday, November 16.

Saint Ignatius High School

Daily Announcements

Check here for updates on extracurriculars, college visits, service news and the cafeteria menu.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Lunchtime mass:  Fr. Reim, S.J. will celebrate Mass today during 6th period (11:45 a.m.) in the Companions Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
 
Aerospace Club:  Are you an explorer at heart? Does air and space capture your imagination? Consider joining ASTRA, the Saint Ignatius Aerospace Club. We meet weekly on Thursdays after school in Science Building room 101 to learn about aerospace, use simulators, listen to distinguished guest speakers, work on research projects with aerospace professionals, discuss aerospace topics, and plan weekend trips to nearby aerospace facilities. Our first meeting IS TODAY.
Come explore the final frontier with us! Contact Ferenc Somogyi '21 or Mr. DeCarlo for details. 
 
ROBOTICS TEAM:  Have fun building things? Interested in electronics? Or perhaps you enjoy coding?  The Saint Ignatius Wildcats Robotics Team will have their first meeting after TODAY in room 208. All are welcome. Email Mr. Chaffee if you have any questions. 
 
SERVICE LEADERSHIP DAY: All students are invited to participate in Service Leadership Day on Friday after Mass and the Fall Sports Rally. We will meet at the chapel after the rally, and lunch will be provided. We plan to be finished by 3 p.m. Please plan to join us if you are interested in serving as a student leader through any C.A.T. initiative this year. Contact Mr. Gill, Mr. Galla, Mr. Valletta or Mr. Walters with any questions.
 
Freshman Mixer: St. Ignatius High School will be hosting a freshman only mixer on Friday, August 30th from 7pm to 10pm in Rade Dining Hall. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. Girls from any school may attend, but only boys from St. Ignatius are permitted. Dress is casual -- jeans, shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes are all acceptable. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hanna.
 
Running with the Cats: Due to an unforeseen conflict, Running with the Cats is now moved to Mondays (not Thursdays). Our first practice will be on Monday, Sept. 9 from 4:00 to 5:00 at Edgewater Park. 
Attention sophomores who are scheduled for Prayer Group this fall: Sophomore Prayer Groups will not begin meeting until Monday, September 9th. Please report to the chapel during your designated class period beginning that week. Thank you.
 
Arrupe After School Programs are looking for you to share your time and talent with 4th-8th grade students after school.  Come and share your talents in sports, arts, aquaponics, coding, mentoring, and being a friend.  One time, seasonal, and year-long opportunities are available.  Pick up an application at the Arrupe House or see Mr. Valletta for more information and questions.
 
PAWS FOR A CAUSE: Do you love animals? If so- this club is for you! Paws for a Cause is a new group open to any student who loves animals. Students will meet to plan service activities and discuss ways to meet the needs of animal shelters in the area- including walking dogs, preparing treats, help with adoption preparations & events and more! If interested, our first meeting will be Friday, September 6th at 3:00 in the Counseling Conference Room. Please see Domenic Pilla or moderator Mrs. Giavonette in counseling with any questions.
 
Super Smash Bros Club: Super Smash Bros Club will meet on Fridays after school in Mr. Lauer's room. On the last Friday of each month, we will hold a tournament with a suggested $2 entry fee to aid our local Catholic Worker. Stop by to play friendlies or compete in various iterations of Smash.
 
Attention Juniors and Seniors:  The colleges and universities listed below will be on our campus the week of September 2nd. You may attend any session during a free period. Seniors only-if you have class, you must obtain permission from the teacher one day in advance to attend. Please be vigilant about checking the college visit schedule so you can plan ahead and not miss the same class numerous times.
Wednesday, September 4th
1st. period: Xavier University [Counseling Conference Room]
       [Interview slot available 2nd through 9th period – See Ms. Lyons in College Counseling to signup]
Friday, September 6th (Delayed Start)
6th period:  New York University
 
The Saint Ignatius Entrepreneur Academy will have another meeting September 3rd.  We meet every Tuesday in Room 325.  If you want to learn about how to start a business, investing in the stock market, and meet business professionals, please consider checking out SIENTA.  We offer paid internships, business projects, field trips, and investment games.  YOU CAN EVEN EARN COLLEGE CREDIT BY JOINING SIENTA.  So join us in room 325 right after school.
 
Pallbearers:  If you are a junior or senior interested in joining the St. Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry you are invited to attend a training session. The last session is Monday, Sept 16th at 7:45 a.m. The session will be held in St. Mary’s Chapel and will last about 75 minutes. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Please note: Sept. 16th is a delayed start schedule.
 
Individual Peer Tutoring
Peer tutors are available to meet on a weekly basis with any student who would like consistent, regular support in 1-2 subjects. Tutors are available to meet with their matches during free periods or before/after school. Most matches meet 1-3 times a week. Sessions typically last anywhere from 20-40 minutes. When possible, every effort is made to match students with a tutor who either has taken or is currently taking the same course with the same teacher. However, due to scheduling constraints, please keep in mind that this is not always possible.
If you would like to set up a matched tutor, please email Dr. Caputo (tcaputo@ignatius.edu) the following information:
  1. Your name
  2. The subject(s) in which you would like to be tutored, in order of preference (2 subjects per student, maximum)
  3. Days/times that you have available for tutoring. Offering more flexible availability will increase your chances of being assigned a tutor quickly! We recommend that you share at least 1 free period along with some time slots before and/or after school.
Matched tutors typically fill by midterms. If you we cannot accommodate your request for a tutor immediately, you will be placed on a waitlist and matched with a tutor as soon as a spot opens up. Because tutors are typically in high demand, we ask that students only request a match if they are committed to meeting on a weekly basis. Students who cannot commit to regular tutoring will probably benefit more from visiting our drop-in hours.
 
SCOPE is a new club on campus this year!  Stop by the Counseling Conference Room in the basement of the Main Building on Wednesday September 4th, and every Wednesday with SCOPE: Students for Compassion, Outreach, Perseverance, and Education.  SCOPE is a club looking to eliminate the stigma of illnesses affecting mental health in the Saint Ignatius community through education, awareness, and activities on campus. It is open to students of all grades who know and care about someone affected by this as well anyone feeling overwhelmed or overly stressed. Activities in the future may include therapy dogs on campus, guided group meditations, yoga, special guest speakers, and mental health week! Our first activity of the year will be a group walk to Mitchell’s, so come enjoy some ice cream and see what SCOPE is all about! Contact Mrs. Colborn (ecolborn@ignatius.edu) for more information.

Daily Campus Dining Menu 8-29-2019

Station Special

Main Line

Gyros and fries

Action Station

Chipotle

Pizza Station

Sausage and banana peppers, cheese, pepperoni

Grill Station

Riche burger, hamburger, cheeseburger

Soup Station

Tuscan sausage

Fryer Station

Funnel fries, French fries

**indicates gluten-free option, please ask