Saint Ignatius High School

Daily Announcements

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

MASS:  Let's praise God at mass at noon.  Fr. Guiao, SJ will be presiding. "Jesus summoned the Twelve and  sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God."
Burger: Hamburger/Cheeseburger
Fry: Pizza Logs
Pizza: Cheese, Pepperoni
Entrée: Burger Bar
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Please plan to attend Eucharistic Adoration this Friday at 11:00 in St. Mary's Chapel. Come and learn how faith and football connect as senior football captain Tommy Wasinski shares a powerful faith witness.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Calling all musicians! If you are in a band or would be interested in getting a few of your friends together to form a band, then the Battle of the Bands would be a great opportunity for you! This event, which used to be a tradition here at Saint Ignatius, will be taking place on October 22nd at 7:30 PM in the Breen Center, meaning your band will be performing with professional lighting, sound, and stage operations! This is truly a great, fun way to bring exposure to your band! All bands must have at least one Saint Ignatius student, and should talk to Mr. Popelka in SC302 by the end of September if interested!

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 is encouraged for all visits, but mandatory for virtual visits in order to obtain the link.
Thursday, September 23
 8:00am     Union College –VIRTUAL
11:05am   John Carroll University
12:05pm   Notre Dame College
Check Naviance for a complete list of colleges.
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."

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.
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.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FACT: A pioneer of the game, Roberto Clemente paved the way for Hispanic Americans in Major League Baseball. The prolific right fielder was born in 1934 in Puerto Rico, joined the island’s amateur baseball league when he was 16, and made the professional league two years later at 18. Another two years and Clemente was off to Montreal, Quebec, to play in the minor leagues in 1954. That same year, the Pittsburgh Pirates scouted him during training in Richmond, Virginia and Clemente was called up to the majors by November of that year in the rookie draft. Clemente, wearing the iconic number 21, went on to become the first Latin American and Caribbean to win a World Series as a starting player in 1960. The athlete died in a plane crash in 1972 while on his way to Nicaragua to deliver aid to earthquake victims when he was 38. In his honor, the MLB renamed the Commissioner’s Award to the Roberto Clemente Award, given to the player who all-around exemplifies sportsmanship and community outreach. He was also inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, making him the first Latin American and Caribbean honoree.

HHM Mass: Are you going to Mass this weekend? We hope so, and if you are looking for a church, The Multicultural Student Union would like to invite you to join us as La Sagrada Familia Parish this Sunday for a Noon Mass in Spanish, located at 7719 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH. If you are interested, please email Mr. Sanders or sign up here:

LABRE DONATION DRIVE: The Labre Ministry to the Homeless helps to meet the needs of our friends living on the streets throughout Cleveland. Each Sunday, the Labre adult team and St. Ignatius students maintain these important relationships and aim to meet the basic needs of many people on the streets. To prepare for the year ahead, we are running a Donation Drive from September 27th- October 8th for the items listed below. Please bring donations in plastic bags and leave them in the donation bin that will be placed in the Rade Dining Hall. We ask that donations remain within the list below as we have limited storage space. You can contact Ms. Vullo at with any questions. Thank you! 

  • Travel size deodorant 
  • Travel size shampoo 
  • Travel size conditioner
  • Travel size lotion 
  • Travel size toothpaste 
  • Feminine Hygiene Products 
  • New or Like New Sweatshirts (L-4XL)
  • New or Like New Sweatpants (M-4XL)
  • New or Like New Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve T-Shirts (L-4XL) 

LEGO CLUB:   Are interested in building tower skyscrapers or historically accurate buildings? Are you a fan of LEGO and like to discuss the latest sets? Do you want to be a founding member of the St. Ignatius LEGO club? Hopefully you can join us for our first organizational meeting in the Durkin Room on Thursday Sept 23 at 12 noon. Our plan will be to work towards building a Terminal Tower for the Cle hist. class, throughout the year.  Thank you for your consideration, and happy building.

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.

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.

PALLBEARERS Attention all juniors and seniors interested in joining the St. Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry. We will have a 45-minute training session this 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.

PEER TUTORING: Attention students: we are now accepting peer tutoring requests. If you are having trouble in a class and would like to be matched one on one with a tutor for extra help, please use the following link to fill out a request form. You must fill out the form using your student gmail account. Only requests through this form will be considered. If you are interested in working as a peer tutor or have questions, reach out to Mrs. McDonnell or Mrs. Giavonette.

RUNNING WITH THE CATS: 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 the top of Edgewater Park every Monday, weather permitting, from 4:15 pm- 5 pm. Please reach out to Mrs. McDonnell, with any questions. We hope to see you there!


ULTIMATE FRISBEE: The St. Ignatius Ultimate Club practices every Tuesday after school at Edgewater Park from 3:30-4:30pm & every Friday during the common period on Kyle Field (weather permitting). New members are welcome. Email Ethan Kamrass '22, Nathan Kuczmarski '22, or Mr. Betz '01 for questions. Meet in Loyola Hall 222 on Tuesdays after school if you ever need a ride to practice.

VELOCAT:    Come ride with the Velocats, The St. Ignatius High School Cycling Club. If interested in a bike ride this Friday after school please see Andrey Jakubowycz '22 or Mr. Betz '01. We meet outside of the chapel on the quad to ride. Let us know if you can make it. All are welcome. Ride On!

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