86th Annual Scholarship Drive

Student-driven fundraiser with a $50,000 grand prize drawing on March 1, 2024

Saint Ignatius High School

Black History Month 2023

During the month of February, Saint Ignatius High School will host events to celebrate Black History Month.
February is recognized nationally as Black History Month, a time to focus particular attention on the historical contributions of African Americans. Since 2016, the Black History Planning Committee at Saint Ignatius High School has come together to organize events to celebrate this month with our entire school community. These events are designed to offer an immersion in African American culture through history, food, art and music. 

See a full list of activities:
Sunday, January 29
5 p.m.
Multicultural Student Union Labre 
Friday, February 3
Fr. Sullivan Gymnasium
7 p.m.
Trailblazer Award & Companion Award Presentation
Black History Month Basketball Game vs. St. Edward High School

The Trailblazer Award recognizes Saint Ignatius alumni of color who have made history, forging new ground as innovators and pioneers both at Saint Ignatius and beyond.  

The DEI Companion Award recognizes a companion(s) of diversity, equity, and inclusion that help Saint Ignatius High School live out its mission: to prepare young men for their adult lives by Challenging them to academic excellence and the desire for lifelong learning; Nurturing them to be Open to Growth; Intellectually competent; Religious; Loving and Committed to work for peace and justice; and Inspiring them to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. 

Saturday, February 4
Fr. Sullivan Gymnasium 
7 p.m.
Glenville Basketball Game vs. Saint Ignatius High School 
Tuesday, February 7
Rade Dining Hall
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Soulful Taste of Ignatius Catered by Chef Eric Wells
Chef Wells, a Cleveland native, is a Private Chef, Culinary Instructor, Caterer, Author and TV Personality.  His company, Skye LaRae's Culinary Services, also does dinner parties, teaches cooking classes and caters events.  Chef Wells is the Winner of Vintage Ohio Celebrity Chef Cook-Off in 2015, Named "Who's Who in Black Cleveland" in 2013, and Medalist-Cleveland's Finest Hors Contest in 2008.
Friday, February 10 
Fr. Sullivan Gymnasium 
9:40 - 11 a.m.
Black History Month All-School Mass

Fr. Ajani Gibson, Reverend of Saint Peter Claver Parish in New Orleans, will preside over the Black History Month All-School Mass. He is a newly ordained priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the parochial vicar of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, his home parish. He serves in several advisory roles for initiatives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, including the national Eucharistic Renewal and Journeying Together. The St. Peter Claver Parish praise team will provide the liturgical music.

Monday, February 13
Breen Center
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Film Screening: Amend - The Fight for America
Lunch will be provided for students who attend the film screening.
Tuesday, February 21
Breen Center 
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Webinar: History of Civl Rights in Cleveland
With Nishani Frazier, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas
Friday, February 24
The Breen Center Theatre
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Just Conversations with Jamal & Nate - ISN Sponsored Podcast Recording
Ignatian Solidarity Network 

Join educators Jamal Adams and Dr. Nate Sessoms as they engage in authentic, provocative dialogue seasoned with critical perspectives, scholarship, and life experiences. Just Conversations is a podcast that highlights historical and current happenings in the realm of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Anti-Racism, while focusing on solutions, systems-change, and the amplification of voices working to create a more egalitarian society for all. 

Tuesday, February 28 Online: Black History Month Quiz
Compete for your chance to win Rade Dining Hall or Wildcat Shop gift certificates!
  Black History Month T-Shirt Sale
Commemorative t-shirts will be on sale throughout the month. Please note that limited sizes are available.