#JSNNews Volume 3 | Number 3 | March 6, 2018
The Jesuit schools in Houston enjoyed a night of music and sport when the Strake Jesuit pep band traveled to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School to provide music and cheer before, during and after the latter's boys' and girls' basketball games.
Representatives from JSN and our counterpart Latin America Network ( FLACSI ) gathered in Bogotá, Colombia recently for a meeting to discuss Jesuit School Exchange Programs between our Networks. I joined John Swope and Beza Wossene ( St. Joe's Prep ) and Daniel Ranalli and Jess Bello ( Loyola Blakefield ) for the meeting which was held at Colegio Mayor de San Bartolome , a school founded by the Society of Jesus in 1604. (We think we have history...) 
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Cohort Gatherings 2017-2018
Groups gathering at the conference level in the coming academic year are: 

Seminars in Ignatian Leadership
The spring sessions of the Seminars in Ignation Leadership are almost over! Our prayers go with the leadership team and the participants for the Hurtado Cohort, which is meeting this week, and we'd like to congratulate all those participants who have graduated the Seminars this month.

If you would like to participate in the next cycle of Seminars in Ignatian Leadership, enrollment is now open for cohorts starting in the fall of 2018 and the fall of 2019 . Please contact your principal or president.
St. Bonaventure's College Wind Ensemble Performed During CBC Olympic Broadcast
On February 15, St. Bonaventure's College 's Wind Ensemble performed during the CBC Olympic Broadcast as part of their award for winning the Canadian Music Class Challenge in November. The school community came together for a viewing party in the gymnasium, where they showed incredible excitement and support for the Wind Ensemble.

Chicago Jesuit Schools Participated in African American Heritage Prayer Service
The Archdiocese of Chicago has gathered its schools at Holy Name Cathedral for forty straight years each February to celebrate African American Heritage in a prayer service with the Cardinal. Again this year, several Jesuit schools participated in this liturgy, namely Loyola Academy , Saint Ignatius College Prep , and Christ the King Jesuit , who took an active role in leading the service.

Loyola Academy Campus Transformation to Begin with Pool, Gathering Space, Theater and More
After years of planning and fundraising, construction is about to begin on a multi-phase Campus Master Plan that will transform Loyola Academy 's Wilmette campus with a state-of-the-art pool, a multi-function gathering space inspired by the St. Ignatius Piazza in Rome, a theater for the performing arts and more.

Belen Jesuit Announces Partnership with Breakthrough Miami
Since its founding in Havana, Cuba in 1854 and forced relocation in Miami in 1961,  Belen Jesuit  has been committed to providing a Jesuit education to as many young men as possible. With that goal in mind, they announced on Friday their partnership with the non-profit group  Breakthrough Miami to ensure that their school population is more reflective of the surrounding community.

Leaders in the Middle Met in UCS and UMI Provinces
Both the Central & Southern ( UCS ) and the Midwest ( UMI ) Provinces recently led Leaders in the Middle Conferences. The UCS-sponsored conference's third cohort met in January at Jesuit Hall in St. Louis, MO. The Midwest Province conference met at the University of St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center at the end of February.
UCS's Four Alumni Service Corps Met in St. Louis
In January, all four of the alumni service organizations in the Central & Southern Province met for the first time ever in St. Louis to pray, network, and share best practices with one another.

Christian Service Directors and Mission and Identity Directors from USA East Schools Gathered in Atlanta
Christian Service Directors and Mission Identity Directors from Eastern Province schools met at Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center in Atlanta. The two groups also made a joint visit to Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School.
70 Ignatian Educators from UCS Schools Gathered to Retreat in Kansas City
In February, 70 Ignatian educators from 10 UCS schools gathered just outside Kansas City to retreat, considering The First Principle and Foundation of the Spiritual Exercises.
Opportunities to Consider...
  1. For over thirty years, the University of San Francisco's Summer West program has shaped Catholic education practice, discussion and research, both nationally and internationally.
  2. The Secondary Schools Academy next fall is jointly sponsored by St. Louis University, Jesuit Schools Network, NCEA, and others. Check out the Academy if you are interested in president or principal leadership formation.
  3. The annual NCEA Convention will be in Cincinnati during Easter week.
  4. The Education Law Symposium in July is co-sponsored by the NCEA and Loyola Marymount University's Center for Catholic Education. It offers presentations on the law as it applies to Catholic education and ministry.

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