#JSNNews Volume 4 | Number 4 | November 13, 2018
St. Ignatius High School 's Math Club estimated how many rubber bands it would take to make a pumpkin explode -- and then they put those estimates to the test!
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we pray with the writer of the Book of Sirach in the Hebrew Scriptures:

And now, bless the God of all, who has done wondrous things on earth;
Who fosters people's growth from their mother's womb, and fashions them all.
May God grant you joy of heart and may peace abide among you;
May God's goodness towards us endure to deliver us in all our days.

Happy Thanksgiving!
See what's cooking in our JSN Online Community
Last week, over 1,000 people visited our web site for news, community discussions and employment opportunities. Keep in touch with your fellow Jesuit educators and stay tuned to all the latest news and network opportunities!
Cohort Gatherings 2018-2019
There are three remaining conference-wide cohort gatherings taking place this academic year:

Long-Time Red Cloud Elementary School Teacher and Administrator Named Principal
Ann Marie Amiotte has loved Red Cloud High School since she herself attended as a student. After more than a decade serving as assistant principal and dean of students, she is now taking the reins as the elementary school principal.

Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs Visits his Alma Mater, St. Bonaventure's College
Students at St. Bonaventure's College met with alumnus Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Veterans Affairs, on Friday, October 11. During his visit, Minister O'Regan participated in a session on the challenges faced by veterans returning after war and unveiled the 2018 Canadian Veterans Affairs poster, as well as unveiling an addendum plaque to the tablet of St. Bonaventure's students who served in the First World War.

Loyola Montreal Robotics Program Sees Huge Boost Thanks to Alumni
The Robotics program at Loyola High School of Montreal has had a massive growth spurt this year. The team is now made up of 60 students from Loyola and Loyola's sister school, Sacred Heart School , thanks in large part to alumni mentors and volunteers.
Jesuit Dallas Awarded Mayor's Choice Award at Jewish Art Festival
Eighty-three student leaders from Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas participated in an educational service and justice initiative that began this past April in conjunction with the Texas Jewish Arts Association to raise awareness for tolerance and understanding through a design competition called The Sukkah Project: Dwell in Design. The culmination of the project occurred in September at the Sukkah Festival, where Jesuit was honored by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings with the Mayor’s Choice Award.

Canisius High School Collected Hundreds of Coats in Coat Drive
The Canisius High School community took part in the school’s annual coat drive on Wednesday, October 31st. Though simple compared to some of the school’s larger fundraisers, this long-standing tradition nonetheless supports the Canisius mission of service to the Buffalo area.

Brebeuf Jesuit Freshman Starts His Own Non-Profit
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School freshman, Lance Williams, started his own non-profit in 2017, and since then has raised over $3,000 to purchase more than 300 gifts for senior citizens living in Gary, IN. Called Lance's Gift, the organization focuses on helping the less fortunate – specifically the elderly and homeless in Indiana.

Jesuit Portland Junior Starts Cheerleading Program for Children with Downs Syndrome
Abby Riddle, a junior at Jesuit High School in Portland, is the founder of Smiles and Pom Poms: a team of 14 young cheerleaders, ages 8 to 18, with Downs Syndrome. The team performed its second annual halftime show this year at a Jesuit High School football game, and now Abby is thinking about her next step: bringing Smiles and Pom Poms to schools all over the country.

Xavier College Prep Senior Develops Art-Tracking App
Xavier College Preparatory senior Hunter Martin is developing an app that will make it easier for residents and visitors alike to find and learn more about the many popular art pieces that adorn Coachella Valley.

Registration is Open for JVLA's November Professional Development Weekend Intensives
You can now register for the JVLA 's upcoming Weekend Intensives:

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