Volume 6 | Number 8 | April 6, 2021
As students return to in-person learning at one of our schools, they’re being greeted by a stunning new display: six full-size portraits of Black American pioneers of the Catholic Church.

Learn more in JSN Stories below...
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
"...Let him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east... (Hopkins)

Please accept my prayers and good wishes for this Easter season with the hope that the last weeks of the school year will see more students, faculty, and staff on our campuses. Thank you for managing this disruptive year so wellaccompanying young people in the creation of a hope-filled future during pandemic, civic unrest, racial waking. Our schools have taken seriously Fr. Arturo Sosa's challenge to "remain focused on the mission of justice and reconciliation as the ultimate framework for our school ministry." Thank you for all you do for our students and for one another.
Bill Muller, SJ
Executive Director
JSN OPPORTUNITIES
Special Cohort Gathering: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A special Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Cohort Gathering will take place from June 22 to June 25, 2021 in Cleveland, OH.

Note: April 14 is the registrations deadline.
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FROM OUR PARTNERS
AVLI and Jesuit Dallas Collaborate on Online Readiness Prep Program
The Arrupe Virtual Learning Institute (AVLI) is collaborating with Jesuit College Preparatory of Dallas on Set for Success, a 3-week skills-based online program to improve readiness in Math and English.

For more information contact Molly O'Sullivan at Jesuit Dallas, mosullivan@jesuitcp.org, or Nick Dressler at Arrupe Virtual, ndressler@arrupevirtual.org.
The Secretary for Education and Educate Magis Present a New Series of Articles for Teachers New to Jesuit Education
The Secretary for Education and Educate Magis are collaborating to present a new series of articles for teachers new to Jesuit Education. The first article explains how the General Congregations 35 and 36 strengthen the call for renewal and show the way for the Jesuit Education Apostolate.
Loyola High School Detroit Installs Portraits of Black Catholic Spiritual Leaders
When in-person learning resumes at Loyola High School in Detroit, there will be a special treat awaiting the students – a stunning display of Black American pioneers of the Catholic Church.
 
At daily Morning Prayer in the school’s prayer room, Loyola students and staff will now be greeted by six full-size, full-color portraits, each on a three by four-foot canvas, that celebrate the lives of these Black Catholic spiritual leaders.
 
Even more noteworthy, all six individuals – four women and two men – are under consideration for sainthood, which would be historic as the first Black American saint in the Catholic Church.

Future Priest Finds Joy in Jesuit Life and St. Peter’s Prep
In a piece for the Jersey Journal, Kieran Halloran, currently a teacher of religion at St. Peter's Preparatory School, describes the pivotal role his time at Jesuit schools has played and continues to play in his life and vocation as a young Jesuit in formation.

Bellarmine College Prep Holds Racial Justice Teach-In
The Bellarmine College Prep community participated in a virtual Racial Justice Teach-In on March 10, during which students, faculty, and staff explored a multitude of issues related to social and racial justice. The event was organized by Bellarmine students involved in the school’s Unity Council, with the support of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Loyola Academy Co-Hosts Inaugural Young Women of Color Symposium 
On March 19-21, Loyola Academy and Francis W. Parker School in Chicago co-hosted the inaugural Young Women of Color (YWOC) Symposium, which led nearly 200 7th to 12th grade participants from 20 schools in a series of workshops, affinity groups sessions and activities that enabled students who self-identify as young women of color to explore and celebrate their identities.

St. Joseph's Prep Sophomore Retreat Highlighted by Sister Physician 
To start their retreat day in March, St. Joseph's Prep sophomores heard from Sister Jocelyn Edathil, MD, PhD, a world class physician working at Temple University Hospital. She spoke about the experience of working as a woman of faith in the midst of the COVID-19 ward and of losing an uncle to the illness.

St. Xavier High School Teacher Honored by NCEA
Congratulations to St. Xavier High School's Fr. Rick Millbourn, S.J., who was recognized by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) with the Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award. The LLP Award will be presented to Fr. Millbourn and the other honorees during the NCEA national convention.

Fr. Millbourn has been teaching Morality and Social Justice and other courses at St. Xavier since 2010. He will be leading students in Spain on the last leg of the Camion de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage during the summer of 2021.

Jesuit Portland Senior Earns 8th Place in Prestigious Science Competition
Jesuit High School Portland senior Wenjun Hou earned 8th place in the US in the 80th Annual Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Regeneron Science Talent Search is one of the most prestigious STEM competitions for high school seniors. ⁠ 
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His research used quantum computing to solve the well-known computer science problem called the "Knapsack Problem." Wenjun not only wrote a new quantum algorithm, but also designed a quantum oracle (circuit) to implement the central component of his algorithm.


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