Parents’ Events Photos

Parents of New Blue Jays Enjoy Breakfast with the President This Week

Jesuit President Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. ’76 speaks to parents of new Blue Jays
at the third annual Breakfast with the President series.

Parents of new and incoming students attended a “Breakfast with the President,” a series held August 19-22, 2013 in St. Ignatius Hall.

As parents arrived, they greeted one another and met Jesuit’s president, Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. ’76. While enjoying a continental breakfast, Fr. Fitzgerald along with the pre-freshmen class counselor, Andrew Schiro; freshmen counselor, Aurora Daigle; and the chairman of the Parents’ Annual Giving drive, Mark Cousins ’74, offered the parents tips on how to help their sons have a successful high school career. After the brief presentations, parents were given the opportunity to ask questions about what to expect in their sons’ first school year at Jesuit.

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At 1847 Society Reception, Jesuit Thanks Donors for Their Generosity

Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J., Bonnie Wyllie, and John Shea ’51
at The 1847 Society reception on August 18, 2013.

Jesuit president Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. ’76 thanked benefactors for their financial support of the school at the annual 1847 Society donor reception, which was held on Sunday, August 18, at The Balcony in Metairie.  After offering his appreciation parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and friends, Fr. Fitzgerald presented plaques recognizing the efforts of volunteer leaders from the 2012-2013 school year: Celebration chairwoman Lynn Flynn, President’s Advisory Council chairman Brett Forshag ’84, LEF chairman Glenn Gillen ’85, and PAG chairman Brian North ’83. Unable to attend were Bob Bartlett ’75, who served as president of the Jesuit Alumni Association, and Andrea Legrand, who co-chaired the Celebration gala/auction.

Donors attending the reception were thanked for contributing between $500 and $2,999 to Jesuit in the 2012-2013 school year. In addition to the presentation, attendees enjoyed Blue Jay Camaraderie, delicious food, and a slideshow of parent volunteer photos from the past year.

View The 1847 Society Reception Photo Gallery

Red Alert: Parents and Blue Jays Driving to Jesuit Must Bank on Slowing for Bumpy Banks Street Construction

Construction crews from the City of New Orleans have been installing new
sewerage and drainage infrastructure along portions of Banks Street,
including the two blocks in front of Jesuit and Will Clark Field. 

The city’s work crews have made great progress on a major construction project to upgrade water line infrastructure along Banks Street in front of Jesuit High School and the surrounding neighborhood. However, the work is not yet completed and traffic delays should be anticipated as the new school year begins. Parents and students driving to school for the first week or two will encounter bumps and dips along the way, especially near the yard’s main entrance on Banks Street.  

Read All the Details About How the Banks Street Construction Project Affects Traffic Around Jesuit