Our Mission Is Essential

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.

Saint Ignatius High School

Daily Announcements

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

LUNCHTIME MASS: Come join us in celebrating the North American Jesuit martyrs at today's 11:25 Mass. Fr Reim will be presiding today.

THE GONZAGA SOCIETY will meet Tuesday, October 20th from 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. in St. Mary's Chapel. The Gonzaga Society prays for the health and healing of the sick and injured in the Saint Ignatius community and in the community at large. For more information, see Mr. Savastano in room 204 or Mr. Gill or Mr. Valletta in the CAT Office. See you Tuesday, Wildcats!

MATH CONTEST: The first math contest of the year will take place after school in room 214 on Tuesday. Show off your math chops and represent Saint Ignatius in this national math contest. If you'll be at home Tuesday afternoon and would like to take the contest virtually, please let Mr. Barker know before Tuesday afternoon.

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 a.m.. Join at any time.

CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS: Meeting today 3:15 p.m. room 321.

PICTURE RE-TAKES: Attention all students. 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 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. thank you.

IGNATIAN ALLIANCE - Are you looking for a sense of community and conversation? Alliance is open to students of all sexual orientations and identities, allies, and teachers. Let's meet in the Chapel Basement on Wednesday during 5th period (@ 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.). Snacks will be provided. Contact Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. Holz, or Mr. Dan Corrigan for more info. CIRCUS COMPANY: Do you know how to juggle? Or are you interested in learning how to juggle? Come to the Breen Center Lobby after school on Wednesday, October 21st and dabble in a new skill! Juggling is a great opportunity to work on your hand eye coordination and have some fun! See you on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. in the Breen! Or email Mr. Laco for more information.

MEN FOR ELDERS: Interested in hearing the amazing stories of generations prior? Join the Men For Elders! You’ll have the opportunity to write back and forth with people in nursing homes to help brighten their days. We will meet this Wednesday during 5th period in room 215A. See you there!

ULTIMATE FRISBEE: The Ultimate Frisbee team will be meeting today after school in room 104 before heading to practice at Edgewater Park. All are welcome. Please email Alex Warrington '21 or Mr. Mekker if you have any questions.

The CAT meeting on Wednesday and Thursday will take place in the Library not in the Chapel.

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

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE: The Academic Challenge team will practice on Wednesday this week, beginning at 3:20 p.m., in room 214.

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 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 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.

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 MULTICULTURAL STUDENT UNION will meet this Thursday at 11:20 a.m. in Murphy Gymnasium. The Zoom link for the meeting is in your email. All are invited, please contact Mr. Sanders with any questions.

CLEAN TEAM: The next "Clean Team" neighborhood clean-up event will be held this Thursday, 10/22 - weather permitting - after the C.A.T. meeting. So far, the forecast for Thursday looks promising, but hey, this is Cleveland! Come to the CAT meeting this week to find out more, or talk to Mr. Savastano or Mr. McCafferty. The Clean Team is open to students of all grade levels.

ST. XAVIER MISSION COLLECTION Club has launched their first mission collection of the year! This year's mission collections will be entirely different. Instead of a weekly collection where we urge the student body to donate 50 cents per man, we are instead asking for a collection of $1.50 per man as the collections will span over multiple weeks. This year is split up into themes, each having two collections, with the first theme being homelessness. As a result, our first collection will be on the West Side Catholic Center. If you have a shoebox in your homeroom, please place donations into that, SEPARATING DONATIONS BY XAVIER AND GONZAGA GROUPS. This is because the most generous group gets a blue and gold day for each theme, and the most generous homeroom gets donuts! If your homeroom does not have a shoebox by Monday of next week, please contact Evan Defloor (edefloor21@student.ignatius.edu) or Peter Turk (pturk21@student.ignatius.edu).

LABRE 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
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 complete this online form. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Megan Giavonette or Mrs. Beth McDonnell

MONTHLY TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE for the month of October will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2020, 7:30 pm, in St. Mary's Chapel. This will be the first LIVE Taize Prayer Service since February. Due to Covid distancing restrictions, we are limited to a 100-person capacity. Mask wearing will be mandatory and physical distancing will be enforced. Please RSVP through our website no later than Sunday, October 18, 2020. Taize prayer services feature meditative chants, soft instrumental music, and periods of silent prayer in the beautiful ambiance of candlelight in St. Mary of the Assumption Chapel. The prayer service is 45 minutes in length. Please plan to join us for what has fast become a popular mode of prayer among students, families, and friends here at Saint Ignatius High School.

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.

Tuesday, October 20
  • Temple University at 9:40 a.m.
  • Clarkson University at 11:20 a.m.
  • Drexel University at 1:35 p.m.
  • Mercyhurst University at 2:25 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21
  • Otterbein University at 9:40 a.m.
  • La Roche University at 10:30 a.m.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design at 11:20 a.m.
Thursday, October 22
  • University of Connecticut at 8:50 a.m.
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges at 9:40 a.m.
  • The University of Akron Main Campus at 11:20 a.m.
  • Catholic University of America at 1:35 p.m.
Friday, October 23
  • Colgate University at 11:20 a.m.
ASTRA club: Does the future excite you? 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. Take part in engineering concept moon bases, flying drones, using realistic flight and space simulators, working with a college astrophysics professor, and more.The Zoom link can be found in the daily announcements in your email. 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.
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