Saint Ignatius High School

Daily Announcements

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

Friday, September 17, 2021

Burger: Hamburger/Cheeseburger
Fry: Bosco Fries
Pizza: Cheese, Pepperoni 
EntrĂ©e: Chicken Patty, mashed potato and corn 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Please join us on Friday, September 17 at 11:00 for Eucharistic Adoration.  Come and enjoy some quiet time with Jesus, some music and a special reflection from senior Jonathan Effertz.  Hope to see you then.  God Bless!

COLLEGE INTERVIEWS: A college representative from Xavier University will be visiting on Monday, September 20th, and in addition to his group information session, he will be conducting 20-minute individual interviews with seniors beginning at 8:30 and ending at 2:05. There are a few open spots still open. Please come to the College Counseling office today if you are interested in signing up for an interview.

COLLEGE COUNSELING:  College Rep visits continue this week! Senior and Junior students are invited to attend the information sessions in the College Counseling office. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about academic programs and campus life, and to ask questions of admission representatives. Visits will be in person, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration on Naviance is encouraged for all visits, but mandatory for virtual visits in order to obtain the link.

Friday, September 17

11:05am   Babson College - VIRTUAL
11:35am    Vanderbilt University - VIRTUAL 
12:05pm   Case Western Reserve University
Check Naviance for a complete list of upcoming college visit.

“COURT CATS” MOCK TRIAL TEAM: Are you interested in law? Do you want to use your wits and skills to compete against other high school students in the courtroom? Come join the "Court Cats" - Saint Ignatius's Mock Trial team! We'll be having our introductory student meeting on Wednesday, September 22nd at 3:30pm in Room 312 of the Main Building. We'll be talking about our goals for the year, competitions, and how you can get involved! Even if you can't make the initial meeting, you could still join. Email Mr. Walcutt ( or Jacob Cook '22 if you have any questions."

CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME: Composting and Recycling
As we grow into our normal routines, please remember to do your part composting and recycling on campus. In the eating areas, remember to compost all food and paper products.  You may also compost any product that is labeled "compostable."  This includes some cups and bowls that look like plastic but are made of biodegradable materials. DO NOT compost any plastic bags or cutlery. Paper and cardboard goes into the yellow bins. Aluminum cans plastic bottles go into the blue bins.  Everything else goes into the landfill.  When in doubt, throw it out.  Better yet, ask Mr. McCafferty or Mr. Savastano for clarification!

ALTAR SERVING SOCIETY: Ever wanted to learn about the deep traditions of the Catholic church and get involved in its diverse liturgies? Saint John Berchmans Altar Serving Ministry (SJB) will have its first meeting on September 20 at 11:30 am in St. Mary’s Chapel. We will have a brief informational session about being an altar server, the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) and the future of this club. Contact senior Christopher Karroum ( or Mr. Brennan ( for more information.

CHESS CLUB: Meets Wednesday 9/22 after school in room 101 until 4:30.   Boards and pieces provided.  Some clocks are also available.  All are welcome!

DEBATE: Students interested in state and national Policy debate competitions can meet in room MB512 after school every day.

DIOP: Democratic Ignatians on Politics will begin weekly Thursday meetings in MB 413 starting at 11:30. All grade levels are welcome, and you can come and go as your advisory or lunch needs require. The club discusses current political events from a left-leaning perspective, but friends from across the political spectrum are welcome in civil discourse. Contact Martin Bradesca or John Luke Eicher with questions.

FISHING CLUB: The Saint Ignatius Fishing club will meet (9/17) during the advisory period at 11:25 in Loyola Hall 323. Today we will discuss bass fishing techniques, tactics, and bait selection for the early fall. 

IGNATIAN FAMILY TEACH-IN FOR JUSTICE: You are invited to the largest annual Catholic social justice conference in the USA! This year's Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice takes place in Washington, D.C. Our delegation will depart Friday, November 5th, and return in the evening on Monday, November 8th. Join us as we are challenged and inspired by internationally-renowned keynote speakers, attend interactive breakout sessions, and make new connections with students from other Jesuit, Catholic, and Ignatian-inspired schools an organizations. Interested? Stop by Campus Ministry and speak with either Mr. Luisi or Mr. Pacetti to learn more about important health & safety requirements concerning COVID-19. Applications are due by Tuesday, September 28th. 

The Magic: The Gathering Club: will meet again on Friday, September 17th from 11:25 to 12:40 in Mr. Ptak’s room in the Chapel Basement for casual games of commander and standard Magic. Both novice and experienced players are welcome. Commander and Standard decks will be provided for those who need them but if you have a deck please bring it. You may also bring and eat your lunch while you play. If you have questions or want more information, email sophomores Fitzwilliam Lokiec ‘24 or Patrick Laudolff ‘24

MISSION COLLECTION: Students, faculty, and staff: Mission Collection is back and starting off this year with another timely collection. This first collection of the year will last two weeks and go to support HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, who are organizing efforts to support Afghan refugees. The people of Afghanistan are currently enduring a violent regime change that has displaced a large number of people in the region. Afghans lack necessities that HIAS aims to provide. As you consider donating to this cause, please remember Christ’s call to serve the corporal needs of others. This mission collection will conclude on Friday, September 24. Teachers should collect money until that day.

MODEL UN: Interested in world affairs, politics, debate, and winning awards? Join the SIHS.  Model United Nations at one of our meetings every Tuesday at 3:25 in Mr. Foster's room (SC102). The DiploCats will be competing in numerous in-person conferences this season, starting with Mentor this October 8-9! Email Evan Jennings '23 with any questions.

PALLBEARERS: Attention all juniors and seniors interested in joining the St. Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry. We will have a 45-minute training session next Wednesday, September, 22nd, at 8am in St. Mary Chapel. After attendance, you will be able to begin serving funerals. Direct any questions to Mr. Valletta or Mr. Mulholland.

PETANQUE/BOCCE BALL CLUB: Do you play Petanque/Bocce Ball and want some people to do it with it? Or would you like to learn the sport? Come on down then to the next Petanque and Bocce Ball Club meeting on Thursday, September 16th, on the back quad from 11:05-11:50. Hope to see you there! Please contact Gabriel Guido with any questions.

THE PRE-MED SOCIETY: will be having two informational meetings during the lunch/formation period on Tuesday in room 304 of the Science Building.  The first meeting will be 11:05-11:25 and the second will be 12:05-12:25.  You only need to attend one of these meetings, as both will cover the same information.  New and existing members are welcome to join.

RUNNING WITH THE CATS: Attention all students. Do you like being outdoors and helping others? Then running with the Cats is perfect for you. So join in the fun as we encourage others with special needs to get outside, exercise, improve their social skills, and learn how to achieve goals. We will meet at Edgewater Park on Mondays from 4:15 pm- 5 pm starting on 9/13. Please reach out to Mrs. McDonnell with any questions. We hope to see you there.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE: Interested in a fast-paced team sport? The St. Ignatius Ultimate Frisbee Team will practice every Tuesday after school at Edgewater Park from 3:30pm-4:40pm and every Friday during the common period on the grassy spot near the MAC. New members welcome! Please email Mr. Betz ‘01, Ethan Kamrass ‘22, or Nathan Kuczmarski '22 for any questions!

VELOCAT: "Do you like bikes?Then come ride with the VELOCATS (pronounced "Vay-Low-Cats")- We are the official Saint Ignatius High School cycling club. All levels are welcome. Bring your bikes to school and ride with us this Friday, September 17th, at 3:30pm. Meet outside the chapel for our second ride of the year. We will head to Whiskey Island & Edgewater Park and be back to Ignatius around 4:30pm. See Mr. Betz or Andrey Jakubowycz'22  if you are interested in being added to the meeting list. Ride On!"

YEARBOOK CLUB: There will be a yearbook informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 20 at 11:00 in campus ministry. If you would like to join the yearbook staff, please plan to attend or talk to Mr. DeVenney in campus ministry for more details. Thank you.

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