#JSNNews Volume 2 | Number 3 | February 21, 2017
Georgetown Preparatory School displays a red chair on their campus as part of Fe y Alegría's #LaSillaRoja campaign for global education.
The Provincials of Canada and the United States met in Portland Oregon last week as did the Board of Directors of the Jesuit Schools Network.  Very different agendas, but the groups met together for an hour so the JSN Board could tell the Provincials about our strategic planning process.  This photo was taken after the joint meeting in the La Storta Chapel at the Loyola Jesuit Center.  Fr. Tim Kesicki, the Jesuit Conference President, and Mr. Sean Agniel, the JSN Board Chair, occupy the center seats.

It was a grace for the JSN Board to be with the Provincials who affirmed their support for the schools as “a significant Jesuit apostolate in Canada and the United States.”  Speaking for the Provincials, Fr. Kesicki thanked the Board and the schools for the important work we are doing for and with our students and their families.

Following a terrifically successful Presidents – Trustees Cohort Gathering, registration is now open for the following cohort gatherings:

In early May, the Campus Ministers Cohort Gathering will be held in Kansas City, KS. Registration for this gathering will open in mid-March.

If you have questions about these or any of our conference wide cohort gatherings, please email Jeff Howard. 

World Union of Jesuit Alumni Come to Cleveland
The World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA), founded in 1956, holds an international Congress every four years to gather Jesuit friends and alumni—from as many as 50 countries representing a global network of Jesuit ministries—to build international networks and affirm Jesuit centric values for a greater good.

From June 28-July 2, 2017, WUJA will meet for the first time ever in North America, at John Carroll University, in Cleveland, Ohio. WUJA 2017 will gather renowned, world-class speakers committed to Uniting Our Jesuit Frontiers in the arts, business, science, law, spirituality, theology, faith and leadership, service, and justice.  

The Buffalo Boys: Indigenous Drum Group Helps MTMS Students Build Confidence

The Buffalo Boys, a traditional drumming group started by teacher Evan Whitestar (pictured, right), helps Mother Teresa Middle School students in Regina, Saskatchewan build confidence and connect to indigenous culture.

Read the whole story at CBC News.

Canisius Freshman Wins National Car Design Contest

Jinho So, a freshman at Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY, was one of three winners of the 2030 Chevrolet Adventure Vehicle Concept Interactive Design Competition.

Click here to see So's design and to read about the four phases of the competition.

St. Peter's Prep and Xavier College Prep Receive Recognition for Traditions of Community Service

St. Peter's Preparatory School (pictured) in Jersey City, NJ and Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert, CA both received recognition for their work as men and women for others.

St. Peter's Prep was the subject of an article by NJ.com which praised their several service programs and initiatives.

Xavier College Prep received one of Palm Springs' Human Rights Commission's annual Community Service Awards for creating a summit focusing on poverty in education, immigration, gender inequality and sustainability.

JVLA is offering a variety of professional development courses and webinars this Spring.  

Check out the full line-up. 

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