You may remember that last March the secondary and pre-secondary schools sector of the worldwide Society of Jesus held a "virtual congress" hosted on Educate Magis. Four themes about our schools and their future were presented; our JSN response was to gather eight educators from around our Network to spend two days praying, thinking, and talking about the presentations.
On September 11, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School students organized and held a rally in support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This student-inspired and student-led event brought students together to both create awareness and show their support for Dreamers.
Walsh Jesuit Welcomes New Principal, New Companions Program
It is a year of new beginnings for Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The school has welcomed a new principal, Mark Carr, S.J. (pictured above), and it has also announced a new four-year program called the Companions Program, which will create symmetry between the school's various mission-based activities and integrate the Profile of the Graduate at Graduation into the lives and experiences of students.
Gonzaga College High School Peace Club Participates in Kickoff of ComeUnity Coalition
On September 4, fourteen members of the Gonzaga College High School's Peace Club participated in kicking off the ComeUnity Coalition. The ComeUnity Coalition is a justice coalition of Catholic high school students in Washington, DC that was formed after the Charlottesville incident to unite students in nonviolent action to promote peace. In the first event, 40 students chose officers, created solidarity banners for each school and participated in a prayer vigil for unity at the Capitol.
Americans Give High Marks to Private Schools
Americans rate private schools significantly higher than other types of schools, according to a Gallup poll conducted early last month and released on August 21.