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Saint Ignatius High School

Daily Announcements

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

Friday, September 18, 2020

FRASSATI GROUP:  Are you interested in growing in your faith and connecting with other students of faith? If you answer yes to these two questions, please consider joining the Frassati group. The Frassati group is named after Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, who died in 1925 at the age of 24. He lived his life fully devoted to his faith. He was an athlete, an academic and a deeply dedicated Catholic. His daily goal was to serve God in whatever way he could. Pier Giorgio Frassati serves as an excellent role model for any young man desiring to live his faith. The goal of our group is to be in the spirit of Frassati.  There will be two meetings each week, one on an A day and one on a B day (one for Gonzaga and one for Xavier). PLEASE come today, Sept. 18 (B Day) at 12:45 p.m. in the Chapel. Our meetings will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

VELOCATS:  Did you know that Saint Ignatius has a cycling club? The Velocats (pronounced "Vay-Low-Cats"), the Saint Ignatius High School Cycling Club, is going on their first ride of the season Today, Friday, September 18th. It's a B day and we will meet on the mall around 3:25pm and ride to Edgewater Park and back. All with a bike and a helmet are welcome. There is also a standing invite to Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park, every Sunday after 4pm. Cost is $15 plus bike rental if needed. Email senior Sam Dornback or Mr. Betz in Theology for more information, and we hope to see you Friday!  (sdornback21@student.ignatius.edu or jbetz@ignatius.edu)
This Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Virtual Taize Prayer Service from St. Mary’s Chapel of the Assumption.  A link will be sent via email for this virtual prayer service.  Thank you.
ARCHERY CLUB: Any student interested in joining the archery club should sign up HERE.  You will be added to the club’s email chain and receive informational emails throughout the year.  In order to start shooting at our meetings a parent wavier form must be signed and returned.  Please, find the waiver form in your email.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Kobe at pkobe@ignatius.edu or Ms. Henderson at thenderson@ignatius.edu
PRE-MED SOCIETY: Any student interested in joining the Pre-Med Society and any returning members should sign-up HERE.  For new members you will be added to the club’s PowerSchool page.  We will have our first meeting of the year next Wed, Sept 23rd.  This will be a brief informational meeting via ZOOM.  See announcements next week for additional information.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Henderson at thenderson@ignatius.edu
Arrupe After School Programs: There is still time for you to share your talents with 4th-8th grade students after school.  Programs range from homework help, culinary arts, yoga, magic and origami, woodshop, and power of the pen. All programs first semester will be held virtually on Zoom. Pick up an application at the Arrupe House or talk to/email Mr. Valletta.
Model UN/JCWA: Attention Wildcats, the Model United Nations program is having an introductory meeting on Tuesday, September 22. This meeting Model UN meeting will be at 3:30 PM in the Atrium. There will be an additional Zoom meeting at the same time for those who cannot attend in person. If you are interested in politics, world affairs, or just improving your public speaking ability, contact Danny Becker through Gmail (dbecker22@student.ignatius.edu) and attend the opening meeting. We look forward to seeing many new and returning DiploCats in this year’s first meeting!
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 or Mrs. Beth McDonnell 
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD:  Are you interested in STEM and competition? Consider joining the Science Olympiad team! Science Olympiad is a team competition where you learn about and compete in various fields of STEM, such as astronomy, chemistry, engineering, and various others that rotate in from year to year. Meetings will be held next week Monday-Thursday for 10-15 minutes during 5th period in Room 308. If you are interested, come to one of the meetings that week and scan one of the Science Olympiad QR codes posted around campus or contact Mr. Bogen tbogen@ignatius.edu.
LUNCH: Pasta & Meatballs, Pizza
Sandwiches, salads, snacks
SIENTA:  If you are interested in business, investing, or entrepreneurship, consider joining  SiENta…..The Saint Ignatius Entrepreneur Academy.  We have money to help you start a business, we play stock games, talk about the economy, and dream big dreams.  Paid internships, cash prizes and college credit are available.  Join us at 11:25 in Murphy Gym every Tuesday if you want to join. That’s 11:25 in Murphy Gym.  
Come join the STEM Society, a weekly club that enables students to interact, involve, and grow their career interests in STEM by providing an environment for hands-on activities, discussion, and interactive labs. This year we are expanding on this goal by adding activities and experiments focused on Mathematics, Chemistry, and Aeronautics, including model rocket launches, practical chemistry labs, and engineering challenges. If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please fill out this form - https://bit.ly/3bB9EU5
and contact Ryan Zix '21 or Sanat Subhash '21.
The Saint Ignatius Speech & Debate Team is holding an informational meeting in the Breen Center on Wednesday,, September 23 at 3:15 p.m. in the Breen and again on Thursday, September 24 at 3:15 pm in the Breen. The meeting is for those interested in joining or hearing more about it and our returning members. You only need to attend one meeting. Email Mrs. Gross if you have any questions.
COLLEGE COUNSELING:  Attention Juniors and Seniors:  The colleges and universities listed below will be doing virtual visits. 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. 

Today, Friday, September 18th
University of Rochester at 12:45 p.m.
Yale University at 1:35 p.m.
Monday, September 21st
Saint Edward’s University at 10:30 a.m. 
Stonehill College at 11:20 a.m.
University of Dallas at 11:55 a.m.
Niagara University 12:45 p.m. 
MULTICULTURAL STUDENT UNION: On Wednesday, September 23rd the Multicultural Student Union will host Mr. Alexander Bolden '23 for our Hispanic Heritage Month presentation entitled  "Demographics and Intersectionality of Latinx Cultures" All are welcome to join. The meeting will be held via zoom at 3:30 p.m. You can join through the link in your email.
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