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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. A team of administrators and faculty worked diligently so that our students and teachers could return to the classroom.

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Daily Announcements

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

Thursday, October 22, 2020

ASTRA club: Are you interested in airplanes, space exploration, emerging technology, or innovative new ways of approaching STEM? If so, the ASTRA Aerospace Club is for you! Our club meets weekly on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 to discuss and do activities on the most up-and-coming developments in air and space. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94383711878. Please note that while all meetings are currently conducted virtually, participants are free to sit in Science Building room 101, the usual club meeting spot, while they Zoom in. Contact senior Ferenc Somogyi or Mr. DeCarlo with any questions.

The CAT meeting TODAY will take place in the Library not in the Chapel.

COME JOIN THE ASIAN AMERICAN SOCIETY, a group that meets bi-weekly to discuss experiences of Asian students on campus and works to create a broader culture of respect and inclusiveness for all students. TODAY, we will have an online group meeting at 4:00 PM discussing the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Presidential Election, and the role of Asian-Americans in these discussions. All are welcome, and please contact Sanat Subhash '21 or Kenneth Li '21 for more information.

CAMPUS DINING: Pizza: Cheese, Pepperoni Entrée: Riche Burger & Fries

THE MULTICULTURAL STUDENT UNION will meet TODAY at 11:20 in Murphy Gymnasium. See Daily Announcement email for Zoom link. All are invited. Please contact Mr. Sanders with any questions.

PICTURE RE-TAKES: Attention all students. TOMORROW, Friday, October 30th will be picture re-take day. If you have not had your picture taken for the yearbook, or need a retake, you can do so in the Atrium between 8:30 - 2:45 p.m. thank you.

TEEN DRIVER SAFETY BILLBOARD CONTEST: The UH Rainbow Injury Prevention Center partnered with State Farm to host a Teen Driver Safety Billboard Contest. The rules of the contest are simple-create artwork for a billboard on a teen driver safety topic. Topics can include: Distracted driving, impaired driving, seat belt usage or drowsy driving. Artwork can also be a generic traffic safety message, or a Holiday themed traffic safety message. Artwork can be drawn, painted or graphically designed. The winning artist will receive $500 and their artwork displayed on 4 billboards in November and December. Please stop down to the Assistant Principal’s office for Student Life to get all the details, including the winning artwork from the past few years. Deadline to submit artwork is November 6.

THE ST. XAVIER MISSION COLLECTION TEAM has launched our first collection of the year. In each homeroom mail slot is a sheet and paper bags ONLY in case your homeroom does not have a shoebox. If your homeroom does not have a shoebox, you can also contact Evan Defloor '21 for an extra, but for now, you may use the paper bags. This collection is for the West Side Catholic Center. Students, 1 in 3 of Cleveland’s residents, and almost half of Cleveland’s children live in poverty. These people are in need of food, medication, water, a home, help to search for a job, transportation, and much more. These critical needs are just some of the issues the West Side Catholic Center addresses each day. They respond to the needs of men, women, and children in Cleveland regardless of religious affiliation, and all free of charge. Please consider donating to this great cause; as collections are more spread out this year, we would like $1.50 per student. Thank you in advance for your generosity, St. Ignatius!

THE WALTON CENTER updated hours are 7:30am - 3:15pm; the Walton Center is closed during 5th period lunch.

SIENTA: Any student interested in joining Sienta to learn about business and entrepreneurship should know that our meetings are now in CARROLL GYM. Every Tuesday at 11:20. Join at any time. That’s Sienta at 11:20 every Tuesday in Carroll Gym!

DONATION DRIVE: The Labre Ministry to the Homeless helps meet the needs of our friends living on the streets of Cleveland. Since the pandemic began, the Labre adult team has maintained these important relationships and met the basic needs of many people on the streets. To prepare for winter, we will be running a Donation Drive from October 19th to October 30th for the items listed here. Please bring donations in plastic bags and leave them in the yellow bin in Rade Dining Hall. You can contact Ms. Troy at atroy@ignatius.edu with questions. Thank you!

  • Thick, woven blankets
  • Winter hats
  • Gloves (matching sets, heavy duty preferred)
  • Handwarmers
  • Hoodies or sweatshirts (size XL or bigger)
  • Hygiene products such as shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, wash cloths, full size bars of soap, lotion
THE IGNATIAN FORUM will be having a meeting Monday, October 26th, at 3:30 PM in LH 321 or at https://bit.ly/3mXWHsQ. Stop by for informed, moderated, and factual discussion from all sides of the political aisle with a goal of greater understanding and depolarization on campus, allowing all members to witness the other side. This week, we will be discussing the 3rd Presidential debate and the upcoming election, and new members from any political affiliation are always welcome!

COLLEGE COUNSELING: Attention Juniors and Seniors:The colleges and universities listed below will be doing virtual visits the week of October 19th. A complete updated list is posted on Naviance. You must sign up in Naviance to receive the link to attend the session.PLEASE NOTE - You cannot miss synchronous class time to attend any college virtual visit. You may attend on asynchronous time or during a free period or after school.

Thursday, October 22nd
University of Connecticut at 8:50am
Hobart William Smith Colleges at 9:40am
The University of Akron Main Campus at 11:20am
Catholic University of America at 1:35pm
Friday, October 23th
Colgate University at 11:20am

SOCK DRIVE: The Student Senate will be once again be sponsoring a Sock Drive Competition against St. Ed’s. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only be collecting NEW Socks for all ages this year (Please no dress or ankle socks). We are hoping to make a great impact on the Cleveland community as we have done in years past. The collection will run from Monday, October 19th through Friday, October 23rd with collection boxes located in Rade. Starting October 19th, anyone can turn in socks from 7:20-3:15 daily. Please do not turn in any socks unless a senate member is present at the time. Any questions should be directed to Mr. Kelley or Zach Toothman.

PEER TUTORING: Are you in need of some extra support in one or more of your classes? If so, our Peer Tutors are now available to help you organize notes, review for tests/quizzes, and guide you with difficult homework assignments. Peer tutors are matched with a student for one-on-one study times and it is based on availability and subject. If you are interested in being matched with a peer tutor, please fill out the following form: https://sites.google.com/ignatius.edu/peer-tutoring/sign-up-for-peer-tutoring. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Megan Giavonette
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