85th Annual Scholarship Drive

Through the decades of the drive, its goal remains the same: to support tuition assistance making it possible for students of all financial backgrounds to attend Saint Ignatius High School. The 85th annual Scholarship Drive is taking place January 20 - March 3, 2023.

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Etymology Word of the Week

Director of Admissions Pat O'Rourke '90, a self-proclaimed "word nerd," brings you his Etymology Word of the Week. Every other week he presents an online Etymology lesson just for fun!

Etymology Word of the Week – As some of you know, in addition to working in the Admissions Office, I also teach Latin at Saint Ignatius and am something of a "word nerd."  Thus, each week, I’ll sneak a vocabulary word (sometimes derived from Latin, sometimes not) into the e-blast.  Here then is this week’s edition of the Etymology Word of the Week.  

Journal - “a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations.”   From the French jurnal or journal meaning “a day; time; a day’s travel or work,” which itself comes from the Latin diurnalis meaning “daily.”  (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com.)

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – soup du jour, journalist, journey, adjourn, sojourn, diurnal (opposite of nocturnal) 

SAMPLE SENTENCE:  “The baseball player kept a journal detailing his thoughts on all the different experiences of his senior year season - the chatter in the dugout, the bus rides, the rally caps, the walk-off wins, and so on.”