Tuesday, February 28

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

SCHEDULE TODAY: 1-5-B-2-A-L-6-7

“In light of our Summit on Human Dignity and the final day of February (Black History Month), we honor some black political leaders who have served our democracy. On November 4, 2008, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois was elected president of the United States over Senator John McCain of Arizona. Obama became the 44th president, and the first African American to be elected to that office. He was subsequently elected to a second term over former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.  Thurgood Marshall was instrumental in ending legal segregation and became the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court.  Born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland, Thurgood Marshall studied law at Howard University. As counsel to the NAACP, he utilized the judiciary to champion equality for African Americans. In 1954, he won the Brown v. Board of Education case, in which the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in public schools. Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, and served for 24 years. He died in Maryland on January 24, 1993.  Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author.[1] In 1968, she became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress,[2] and she represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.[2] In 2015, Chisholm was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. One of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, John Lewis has continued to fight for people’s rights since joining Congress in 1987. Born near Troy, Alabama, on February 21, 1940, John Lewis grew up in an era of segregation. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., he joined the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. Lewis was a Freedom Rider, spoke at 1963’s March on Washington and led the demonstration that became known as “Bloody Sunday.” He was elected to Congress in 1986 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.  Many thanks for taking the time this month to learn more about black history.” 

 

BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Andy Ruiz ‘20 and to all other BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today.  ♪Happy Birthday to you  

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Summit on Human Dignity 2017

We the People: Inclusive and Faithful Citizenship in Modern Democracy

Summit Keynote Address #1, Fr. Jim McDermott, SJ, Gym, 11:10AM

“Politics, Pop Culture, and Living the Faith” – Welcome – Fr. Jim McDermott, SJ – Summit

 

CONGRATULATIONS COACH ERIC CHALMERS AND BROPHY TENNIS whose Varsity and JV opened their season last week with 9-0 wins over Mesa Mountain View.  The Broncos continue their season today with an away match at Pinnacle.  A 2nd CONGRATULATIONS BROPHY TENNIS PLAYERS Langdon Drewett, Ethan Winkler, Ryan Straneva, Brandon Hulston, Ryan Marmis, and Luke Tanner who all won multiple matches this past weekend in the Arizona Tennis Showcase at Red Mountain.  EXTRA CONGRATS to Luke Tanner and Ethan Winkler who are both in the finals of their respective divisions and play in the final rounds this upcoming weekend!

BLAM. BLAM announces it’s second to last contests of the school year. The literary contest is Write What You Know: Write a story inspired by a personal experience the visual art contest is Grassroots: Illustrate or capture one snapshot of nature’s many patterns. Submissions for both are due to blam@brophyprep.org by Friday, March 3rd. Also, be on the lookout for BLAM’s final general submissions deadline on March 6th.

XCP/BCP PLAY – You are going to want to see Xavier’s spring play, Once In A Lifetime! Performances are coming soon!  This crazy comedy is all about the beginning of Hollywood, taking place in about 1929 when the Oscars and talking pictures were new.  Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 2-4, 7PM.  Plus, there is a matinee on Saturday, March 4, 2PM.  Tickets can be purchased by going to xcp.org and clicking on the poster link at the top of the page or you can purchase tickets at the door before performances.

 

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information will be available on Brophy’s website.  All students who are returning to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials must be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

OFFICE OF FAITH AND JUSTICE

FREE Breakfast and a Movie! – Summit on Human Dignity, Wednesday, SAC – Our Opening Mass, Keynote, and Workshop Sign-ups will really get you into the topic of our Summit quickly. BUT, there are other great ways to get involved…and there’s breakfast!  THIS Wednesday – Late Start – 7:30-8:45am, SAC sign up for Breakfast and a Movie

SHOWING: “Meet the Donors” – come see how big money influences American democracy; BREAKFAST – free bagels and juice.  We only have room for 60 students. You must sign up to attend – here.  The SAC will be closed for this special showing.

THURSDAY SUMMIT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:  WORKSHOP Day

Period 5 – attendance and organize schedules – 8am – Assembly – gymnasium 8:20 – 9:20am

Workshop 1        9:25-10:10AM             Break 10:10-10:30AM               Workshop 2       10:35-11:20AM

Workshop 3       11:30-12:15AM                        Period 5 – reflection/sharing/discussion period in classrooms

Dismissal at 1:05pm

ATHLETICS

Tuesday, February 28                                              

  • TENNIS V/JV @ Pinnacle H.S. (A) 3:30PM
  • VOLLEYBALL JV/V 4:30 and 5:30PM @ Horizon Honors (A)
  • LACROSSE – Tuesday, 2/28; JV and D1 vs Pinnacle (H) 6PM/8PM, BSC

Wednesday, March 1

  • TENNIS (V/JV) vs Sunnyslope H.S. (A) PTC 3:30PM
  • TRACK AND FIELD vs Highland (H) 3:45PM, BSC

Thursday, March 2

  • VOLLEYBALL JV/V 4:30 and 5:30PM @ Mesa Mountain View (A)

Friday, March 3

  • TRACK AND FIELD @ Aztec Invitational (A) 9AM Corona del Sol HS
  • VOLLEYBALL (Varsity Only) @ Chandler Invitational, 10AM
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ California Tennis Classic, Fresno, CA

Saturday, March 4

  • CREW – Desert Sprints Regatta @ Tempe Town Lake, 7AM
  • VOLLEYBALL (Varsity Only) @ Chandler Invitational, 8AM
  • LACROSSE JV @ Horizon (A) 9AM Desert Horizon Park LACROSSE D1 vs Lawrenceville (H) 3PM, BSC
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ California Tennis Classic, Fresno, CA

CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEN (Peer Editing Network). Did you finish editing that writing assignment yet? Could it use a second pair of eyes? PEN is here to help. Take a moment to skim through the Student Guide and then fill out the new one-step PEN Submission Form, and we promise to return your assignment with ideas for revision in fewer than 24 hours. Follow us on Twitter, too! @BrophyPEN 

BLAM. The Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine meets most Mondays at lunch in B202. You can read recent editions here as well as follow BLAM on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Tumblr. Email blam@brophyprep.org to submit creative writing and art by attachment all year long.

PHYSICS CLUB TUTORING – Google Calendar for physics tutoring for students who need help in physics.  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UVBOVnpDMGdOOGItfGRlZmF1bHR8M2NlZDliNzExZmZlNWQ3NTg1YTMwM2Y3ZTVjYmMzMzE

MUSIC ON THE MALL! – If you are a Brophy musician, singer or performer and you are looking for a performance outlet sign up using the form below. Every other week Musicians Exchange will be putting on live performers in the mall at lunch and if that sounds good to you than sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3GNBJ0LIfx4AkGWp2

XAVIER/BROPHY Drama Club– Come on over to Xavier’s Black Box theatre classroom in the PAC for some super fun and amazingly hilarious improv and acting games. We meetevery Monday from 3-3:30.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION – The Brophy Jewish Student Union meets every Monday at lunch in B103. The JSU meets every Monday in B103 at lunch. Students of all faiths are welcome. Pizza is available for anyone who stays for the entire meeting.

BROPHY BARBELL SQUAD – An overview:  Training in the weight room 4X/week (1 hour each session).  Schedule is M,Tu,W,F  after school. Potential weightlifting/ powerlifting competitions outside of school; as well as a “within the school” competition — The Brophy Strength Wars!  If interested, contact Eason Skelnik at eskelnik17@brophybroncos.org.

SPEECH AND DEBATE – There will be meeting for interested new members every Tuesday at lunch in B111.  

KNOWLEDGE MASTERS: Tuesdays @ lunch, B-210. New members are always welcomed to participate in this no-cut, academic team; one competition per semester. We use the QuizUp trivia app for group practice! Contact meslava17@brophybroncos.org for any inquiries. 

BROPHY BRONCO WRESTLING CLUB will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 1, 3PM-4:30PM; $100 per student-athlete. Contact Coach Catan with any questions:wcatan@brophyprep.org

MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB TEAM is here!  We are racing statewide in 5 different events this season. We have bikes, transportation, and all we need is you!  Sign up with Mr. Davis or Coach Perrott at rperrott@brophyprep.org. Practice starts this week!”  Spin at XCP on Tuesdays; Trail ride on Thursdays, both at 3:15 pm.

The WRANGLER. Brophy’s premier (and only) satire newspaper The Wrangler needs creative minds like yours to produce the funniest and punniest content on campus. Meetings are Tuesdays at lunch, B204. Check out our previous issues and follow us on Twitter for some Brophy-centric laughs. Please email jdamaso@brophyprep.org or ssmith@brophyprep.org to get involved today!

XCP/BCP CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB: Wednesdays after school (8th Period), XCP Choir Room, New members are always encouraged to join. Students interested in classical music have the opportunity to perform before peers and learn about local masterclasses/events.

YOUNG REPUBLICANS meet Wednesdays at lunch in P222 (Mr. Aston’s room).

BLACK STUDENT UNION: The BSU meets every other Thursday in Mr. Pidgeon’s, B105, 12:15PM.

BRONCODERS Learn how to solve problems cleverly with code. Build apps, websites, games, and anything else you can imagine in this student-led club. You don’t need any prior coding experience, meetings Thursdays, IC, 3-4:30.

COVERT AMERICAN POLITICS meets every Thursday @ lunch, B212 Mr. McShane’s room, bring your lunch

FUTURE PHYSICIANS CLUB meets every other Thursday in P221.  Please contact Mr. Kolb pkolb@brophyprep with any questions.

BROPHY TECH CLUB – Dedicated to discovering and testing new education technology while helping the Brophy community with all tech needs. Learn as you go, no previous tech skills required! Use this link to sign-up: http://bit.ly/2bTISXm. We meet the last Thursday of each month in Deacon Stickney’s Classroom. Tech assistance is available; use this link to request assistance:http://bit.ly/2c7N8Ez.

ASIAN CULTURE CLUB – Please join us for ping pong, great company, and pure fun. We meet in room P112 every Thursday. Use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/MYBpFUAsyqv6kU6h1

OFF-ROAD CLUB is a common-interest group which meets monthly to discuss and share information on topics like off-road safety, technique, and trails in the Phoenix area. In addition to the meetings, we will have scheduled trail drives, which are open for all to join. If you’re interested in off-roading, whether or not you have an off-road vehicle and regardless of experience, we encourage you to sign up and explore the great outdoors with us! Please email jwoodrow18@brophybroncos.orgnself18@brophybroncos.org, or rvelez18@brophybroncos.org for more information.

MATH CLUB  If you are a freshman in Honors Algebra 2 or higher and love math, this might be the club for you.  Please stop in to see Ms. Castañeda in room P120 for more information.

WRITE LIFE, Brophy’s creative writing club.  Both returning and new members are welcome! If you’ve ever wanted to try to write a novel, play, short stories, or just enjoy good fiction, stop on by. See Ms. Mason’s room, P118. Come and see the worlds we create.

THE BROPHY LASSO new podcast motto is “Roping you into the community” https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brophy-lasso/id1041108957?mt=2

KEY CLUB – All BCP students are invited to join Key Club now. (the high school version of Kiwanis – a community service organization). Membership forms are available outside of Piper110. Former members need to join each year. 

 

Instagram – BrophyStuco       Twitter – BrophyStuco             Snapchat – BrophyStuco

Youtube – /brophyprepaz         Vimeo – /brophyprepaz    LOYOLA ACADEMY Twitter name – Loyola_Academy

 

SAVE THE DATE

Registration for Summer Enrichment Classes:  Brophy offers a summer enrichment program for boys and girls entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Registration will begin Friday, March 3. For more information go to Brophy’s website.

Brophy Spring Musical – How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe show is March 16-18, 7PM, Xavier’s Performing Arts Center.  Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

VALLEY LEADERSHIP YOUTH – Designed to empower youth to lead, our innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community agencies. Students gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through time, talent and treasure, we cultivate change agents early in their leadership careers. The cost to participate is $150. Financial assistance is available.”  2017 Registration Form is Live: Valley Leadership Youth

  • ELITE SW DATES – Thursday March 30th – Grad Order Delivery   12:05pm            HGH Arcade

Friday            April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery                         12:00pm              HGH Arcade

 

FORECAST FOR THE PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA: FEB 27-MARCH 3, 2017; PM-2.5-Smoke/Fine Particles Good (Mon & Tue)*
Lower Moderate (Wed- Fri); PM-10 -Dust/Coarse Particles Good (Mon-Fri)*; OZONE Good (Mon-Fri)*

Tue Scattered Showers64°46°   Wed Sunny70°47°   Thu Sunny77°49°   Fri Sunny80°50°    Sat Sunny80°52°     Sun Partly Cloudy80°53°

Week of February 27

Monday, February 27, 2017                                      1-2-M-B-4-L-6-7    

Summit on Human Dignity Opening Mass, SFX Church, 9:40AM

Welcome Celebrant – Fr. Jim McDermott, SJ

Ignatian Prayer Series with Adria Renke, 6:30PM, Chapel

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017                                      1-5-B-2-A-L-6-7

Summit Keynote Address #1, Fr. Jim McDermott, SJ, Gym, 11:10AM

“Politics, Pop Culture, and Living the Faith”

  • TENNIS V/JV @ Pinnacle H.S. (A) 3:30PM
  • VOLLEYBALL JV/V 4:30 and 5:30PM @ Horizon Honors (A)
  • LACROSSE – Tuesday, 2/28; JV and D1 vs Pinnacle (H) 6PM/8PM, BSC

Wednesday, March 1, 2017                                       LS-4-B-PS-3-L-6-7

SAC CLOSED UNTIL 9AM

LENTEN DRIVE BEGINS

Ash Wednesday Liturgy by Class

Summit Breakfast and a Movie, SAC, 7:30-8:45AM (Sign-up required)

     Movie:  “Meet the Donors” – DVD documentary on Campaign Finance and Big Donors in Politics

Summit Lunchtime Presentation, HGH, Welcome Former Secretary of State, Mrs. Betsey Bayless

  • TENNIS (V/JV) vs Sunnyslope H.S. (A) PTC 3:30PM
  • TRACK AND FIELD vs Highland (H) 3:45PM, BSC

Thursday, March 2, 2017                                           5A-W1-B-W2-W3-5

SAC CLOSED

SUMMIT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:  WORKSHOP Day

Period 5 – attendance and organize schedules – 8am – Assembly – gymnasium 8:20 – 9:20am

Workshop 1        9:25-10:10AM

Break                 10:10-10:30AM

Workshop 2       10:35-11:20AM

Workshop 3       11:30-12:15AM

Period 5 – reflection/sharing/discussion period in classrooms

Dismissal at 1:05pm

  • Faculty Prayer, 7:50AM, Chapel
  • Summit Keynote Address #2, 8:15AM – Welcome Mr. Eugene Scott, CNN News
  • Mothers’ Guild Lenten Prayer Service, 9AM, Chapel/Jesuit Garden
  • VOLLEYBALL JV/V 4:30 and 5:30PM @ Mesa Mountain View (A)
  • XCP/BCP PLAYOnce In A Lifetime! This crazy comedy is all about the beginning of Hollywood, taking place in about 1929 when the Oscars and talking pictures were new. Tickets can be purchased by going to org and clicking on the poster link at the top of the page or you can purchase tickets at the door before performances.

Friday, March 3, 2017                                                2-3-B-4-5-1

NO XCP EXCHANGE PERIODS 4 AND 5

Admission Decisions Mailed to All Applicants

Registration Deadline for April 8 ACT

  • AMEA Band, Choir and Orchestra All State Auditions
  • Mothers’ Guild Retreat @ Manresa
  • Speech and Debate, SWSDI Invitational @ Hamilton H.S.
  • XCP/BCP Theatre Spring production, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, 7PM, Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC, XCP campus
  • TRACK AND FIELD @ Aztec Invitational (A) 9AM Corona del Sol HS
  • VOLLEYBALL (Varsity Only) @ Chandler Invitational, 10AM
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ California Tennis Classic, Fresno, CA

Saturday, March 4, 2017

  • Loyola Academy Parent Meeting, Loyola Student Union, 9AM
  • AMEA Band, Choir and Orchestra All State Auditions
  • Mothers’ Guild Retreat @ Manresa
  • Speech and Debate, SWSDI Invitational @ Hamilton H.S.
  • XCP/BCP Theatre Spring production 2PM Matinee, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC, XCP campus
  • XCP/BCP Theatre Spring production, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, 7PM, Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC, XCP campus
  • CREW – Desert Sprints Regatta @ Tempe Town Lake, 7AM
  • VOLLEYBALL (Varsity Only) @ Chandler Invitational, 8AM
  • LACROSSE JV @ Horizon (A) 9AM Desert Horizon Park LACROSSE D1 vs Lawrenceville (H) 3PM, BSC
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ California Tennis Classic, Fresno, CA

Sunday, March 5, 2017

  • Theology In the City, 11:15AM, HGH
  • Mothers’ Guild Retreat @ Manresa

Monday, March 6, 2017  1-2-B-3-5-4-L-6-7

NO XCP EXCHANGE PERIODS 3 AND 5

SAC CLOSED AFTER SCHOOL

Summit on Human Dignity

Schedule “C” – 45 minute periods          

Padres Latino Unidos de Brophy (PLUB) Meeting, SAC, 6PM

 

SAVE THE DATE

Registration for Summer Enrichment Classes:  Brophy offers a summer enrichment program for boys and girls entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Registration will begin Friday, March 3. For more information go to Brophy’s website.

Community of Concern – This semester, Brophy will continue its partnership with the Community of Concern. The Community of Concern is a nationally-recognized program for the prevention of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use by youths. This mandatory event for all freshman students and one parent has been on the Brophy school activities calendar all year, and now is the time to sign up. Every freshman and at least one of his parents will attend one evening session to learn about Brophy’s Community of Concern. Sessions will take place in the Harper Great Hall on March 13, 14, and 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sign up here:   http://brophydean.signupsheet.com/

 

Brophy Spring Musical – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – The show is March 16-18, 7PM, Xavier’s Performing Arts Center.  Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

 

Kino Border Initiative Dinner – Please save the date and plan to join us for the Seventh Annual Kino Border Initiative Dinner on Saturday, March 25. The evening will begin with a reception at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Harper Great Hall. For more information, please click here.

 

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information is available on Brophy’s website.  All students who will return to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials need to be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

 

ELITE SW DATES  Thursday, March 30th – Grad Order Delivery 12:05pm     HGH Arcade

Friday, April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery        12:00pm HGH Arcade

Monday, February 27

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

SCHEDULE TODAY: 1-2-M-B-4-L-6-7

Every four years around this time, the Winter Olympic Games are wrapping up as the world finishes competing in everything from downhill skiing to ice hockey. But, a true favorite of the games is the bobsled!  On Feb. 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers made history by becoming the first person of African descent to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. Flowers was born Oct. 29, 1973, in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she stunned the public with her gifted sprinting and long jumping. After trying, on several different occasions, to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team, Flowers reluctantly decided to try bobsledding, which led to her success and paved the way to fame.  At the 2002 Winter Olympics, along with a new partner, Jill Bakken, Flowers was awarded a gold medal at the inaugural women’s Olympic bobsled event—the first medal for a U.S. bobsled team in more than 45 years.  After she retired, Flowers was elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in December 2010. She has credited her steadiness, determination, and faith in God to help her realize her Olympic dreams.

 

BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Michael “Cole” Cartier ‘20 and to all other BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today.  Also, birthday wishes to all BRONCOS who celebrated over the weekend!  ♪Happy Birthday to you  

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Summit on Human Dignity 2017

We the People: Inclusive and Faithful Citizenship in Modern Democracy

You are about to experience another incredible tradition and hallmark of a Brophy, Jesuit education!   The Summit on Human Dignity is a 2-week schedule of speakers, activities, experiences, and reflection where our community focuses our faith that does justice on raising our hearts and minds up to a challenge in our world today – where human dignity is threatened.  We will be addressing four major questions:  1. How did our political system get to this point of fracture with such distrust of government and deeply polarized and polarizing discourse in politics? 2. How are the current powers of influence and processes of government essentially leaving citizens out of their own democracy? 3. Why are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness still so hindered by issues of race, religion, family, and globalization? 4. What would responsible, inclusive, faithful citizenship look like in our modern democracy?

Welcome Celebrant – Fr. Jim McDermott, SJ – Summit on Human Dignity Opening Mass, SFX Church, 9:40AM

CONGRATULATIONS WRESTLING – Seven Brophy Bronco Wrestlers Named to All-Premier League Wrestling Team

Ben Goettl, Luke Jacobs, and Brian Olmedo Earn 1st Team Honors; The Premier League, which consists of Brophy College Preparatory, Perry HS, Basha HS, Chandler HS, Hamilton HS, Arizona College Prep, and Casteel HS, named its all-star wrestling team last night and 5 Brophy student-athletes earned all-league status.  Here are the Brophy Bronco highlights. 1st team Premier League: Ben Goettl (Frosh) 106-pounds, Luke Jacobs (Jr.) 145-pounds, Brian Olmedo (Sr.) Heavyweight; 2nd team Premier League: Gabe de la Rocha (Jr.) 170-pounds, Jacob Robles (Soph.) 182-pounds; Honorable Mention: Max Treacy (Jr.) 113-pounds and Brogan Smith (Jr.) 195-pounds.  Brophy returns 6 all-Premier team members for its 2017-2018 campaign.

CONGRATULATIONS VARSITY BASEBALL for their 6-1 victory over Prescott H.S. on Saturday. The Broncos finished 3-1 in the 26th Annual Adam Donnenfield Tournament.

CONGRATULATIONS ROBOTICS who got 3rd place at the Arizona State Tournament on Saturday.

BLAM. BLAM announces its second to last contests of the school year. The literary contest is Write What You Know: Write a story inspired by a personal experience The visual art contest is Grassroots: Illustrate or capture one snapshot of nature’s many patterns. Submissions for both are due to blam@brophyprep.org by Friday, March 3rd. Also, be on the lookout for BLAM’s final general submissions deadline on March 6th.

Monday, February 27, 2017 – Summit on Human Dignity Opening Mass, SFX Church, 9:40AM, MASS DRESS ENFORCED

XCP/BCP PLAY – You are going to want to see Xavier’s spring play, Once In A Lifetime! Performances are coming soon!  This crazy comedy is all about the beginning of Hollywood, taking place in about 1929 when the Oscars and talking pictures were new.  Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 2-4, 7PM.  Plus, there is a matinee on Saturday, March 4, 2PM.  Tickets can be purchased by going to xcp.org and clicking on the poster link at the top of the page or you can purchase tickets at the door before performances.

The Brophy Culture Project released its 3rd podcast titled “All By Myself” about two weeks ago, and this morning released its 4th podcast titled “Broken Apartments and Messed Up Gates”. Please take some time to listen to the powerful narratives of the different members of our community.

iTunes Podcast Link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/brophy-culture-project/id1183516887?mt=2

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/brophycultureproject

As always, if you are interested in sharing your story, or joining the BCP movement, please reach out to any of the members or come to our meetings after school on Tuesdays in Mrs. Hibler’s room (P112).    Peace,  the Brophy Culture Project

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information will be available on Brophy’s website.  All students who are returning to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials must be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

OFFICE OF FAITH AND JUSTICE

FREE Breakfast and a Movie! – Summit on Human Dignity, Wednesday, SAC – Our Opening Mass, Keynote, and Workshop Sign-ups will really get you into the topic of our Summit quickly. BUT, there are other great ways to get involved…and there’s breakfast!  THIS Wednesday – Late Start – 7:30-8:45am, SAC sign up for Breakfast and a Movie

SHOWING: “Meet the Donors” – come see how big money influences American democracy; BREAKFAST – free bagels and juice.  We only have room for 60 students. You must sign up to attend – here.  the SAC will be closed for this special showing.

ATHLETICS

THE DUTCH REMINDER – Students are reminded that The Dutch Gymnasium hours are 7:30AM-4PM Monday-Thursday and 7:30AM-2PM on Fridays.  Students may use the 1st floor exercise facility during school hours.  The basketball courts are also open for use at break and lunch.  Students should not use the golf bays unless they have been trained by Brophy Staff.  Finally, there is no food or drink allowed in the Dutch – Only water!

Tuesday, February 28                                              

  • TENNIS V/JV @ Pinnacle H.S. (A) 3:30PM
  • VOLLEYBALL JV/V 4:30 and 5:30PM @ Horizon Honors (A)
  • LACROSSE – Tuesday, 2/28; JV and D1 vs Pinnacle (H) 6PM/8PM, BSC

Wednesday, March 1

  • TENNIS (V/JV) vs Sunnyslope H.S. (A) PTC 3:30PM
  • TRACK AND FIELD vs Highland (H) 3:45PM, BSC

Thursday, March 2

  • VOLLEYBALL JV/V 4:30 and 5:30PM @ Mesa Mountain View (A)

Friday, March 3

  • TRACK AND FIELD @ Aztec Invitational (A) 9AM Corona del Sol HS
  • VOLLEYBALL (Varsity Only) @ Chandler Invitational, 10AM
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ California Tennis Classic, Fresno, CA

Saturday, March 4

  • VOLLEYBALL (Varsity Only) @ Chandler Invitational, 8AM
  • LACROSSE JV @ Horizon (A) 9AM Desert Horizon Park LACROSSE D1 vs Lawrenceville (H) 3PM, BSC
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ California Tennis Classic, Fresno, CA

CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEN (Peer Editing Network). Did you finish editing that writing assignment yet? Could it use a second pair of eyes? PEN is here to help. Take a moment to skim through the Student Guide and then fill out the new one-step PEN Submission Form, and we promise to return your assignment with ideas for revision in fewer than 24 hours. Follow us on Twitter, too! @BrophyPEN 

BLAM. The Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine meets most Mondays at lunch in B202. You can read recent editions here as well as follow BLAM on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Tumblr. Email blam@brophyprep.org to submit creative writing and art by attachment all year long.

PHYSICS CLUB TUTORING – Google Calendar for physics tutoring for students who need help in physics.  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UVBOVnpDMGdOOGItfGRlZmF1bHR8M2NlZDliNzExZmZlNWQ3NTg1YTMwM2Y3ZTVjYmMzMzE

MUSIC ON THE MALL! – If you are a Brophy musician, singer or performer and you are looking for a performance outlet sign up using the form below. Every other week Musicians Exchange will be putting on live performers in the mall at lunch and if that sounds good to you than sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3GNBJ0LIfx4AkGWp2

XAVIER/BROPHY Drama Club– Come on over to Xavier’s Black Box theatre classroom in the PAC for some super fun and amazingly hilarious improv and acting games. We meetevery Monday from 3-3:30.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION – The Brophy Jewish Student Union meets every Monday at lunch in B103. The JSU meets every Monday in B103 at lunch. Students of all faiths are welcome. Pizza is available for anyone who stays for the entire meeting.

BROPHY BARBELL SQUAD – An overview:  Training in the weight room 4X/week (1 hour each session).  Schedule is M,Tu,W,F  after school. Potential weightlifting/ powerlifting competitions outside of school; as well as a “within the school” competition — The Brophy Strength Wars!  If interested, contact Eason Skelnik at eskelnik17@brophybroncos.org.

SPEECH AND DEBATE – There will be meeting for interested new members every Tuesday at lunch in B111.  

KNOWLEDGE MASTERS: Tuesdays @ lunch, B-210. New members are always welcomed to participate in this no-cut, academic team; one competition per semester. We use the QuizUp trivia app for group practice! Contact meslava17@brophybroncos.org for any inquiries. 

BROPHY BRONCO WRESTLING CLUB will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 1, 3PM-4:30PM; $100 per student-athlete. Contact Coach Catan with any questions:wcatan@brophyprep.org

MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB TEAM is here!  We are racing statewide in 5 different events this season. We have bikes, transportation, and all we need is you!  Sign up with Mr. Davis or Coach Perrott at rperrott@brophyprep.org. Practice starts this week!”  Spin at XCP on Tuesdays; Trail ride on Thursdays, both at 3:15 pm.

The WRANGLER. Brophy’s premier (and only) satire newspaper The Wrangler needs creative minds like yours to produce the funniest and punniest content on campus. Meetings are Tuesdays at lunch, B204. Check out our previous issues and follow us on Twitter for some Brophy-centric laughs. Please email jdamaso@brophyprep.org or ssmith@brophyprep.org to get involved today!

XCP/BCP CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB: Wednesdays after school (8th Period), XCP Choir Room, New members are always encouraged to join. Students interested in classical music have the opportunity to perform before peers and learn about local masterclasses/events.

YOUNG REPUBLICANS meet Wednesdays at lunch in P222 (Mr. Aston’s room).

BLACK STUDENT UNION: The BSU meets every other Thursday in Mr. Pidgeon’s, B105, 12:15PM.

BRONCODERS Learn how to solve problems cleverly with code. Build apps, websites, games, and anything else you can imagine in this student-led club. You don’t need any prior coding experience, meetings Thursdays, IC, 3-4:30.

COVERT AMERICAN POLITICS meets every Thursday @ lunch, B212 Mr. McShane’s room, bring your lunch

FUTURE PHYSICIANS CLUB meets every other Thursday in P221.  Please contact Mr. Kolb pkolb@brophyprep with any questions.

BROPHY TECH CLUB – Dedicated to discovering and testing new education technology while helping the Brophy community with all tech needs. Learn as you go, no previous tech skills required! Use this link to sign-up: http://bit.ly/2bTISXm. We meet the last Thursday of each month in Deacon Stickney’s Classroom. Tech assistance is available; use this link to request assistance:http://bit.ly/2c7N8Ez.

ASIAN CULTURE CLUB – Please join us for ping pong, great company, and pure fun. We meet in room P112 every Thursday. Use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/MYBpFUAsyqv6kU6h1

OFF-ROAD CLUB is a common-interest group which meets monthly to discuss and share information on topics like off-road safety, technique, and trails in the Phoenix area. In addition to the meetings, we will have scheduled trail drives, which are open for all to join. If you’re interested in off-roading, whether or not you have an off-road vehicle and regardless of experience, we encourage you to sign up and explore the great outdoors with us! Please email jwoodrow18@brophybroncos.orgnself18@brophybroncos.org, or rvelez18@brophybroncos.org for more information.

MATH CLUB  If you are a freshman in Honors Algebra 2 or higher and love math, this might be the club for you.  Please stop in to see Ms. Castañeda in room P120 for more information.

WRITE LIFE, Brophy’s creative writing club.  Both returning and new members are welcome! If you’ve ever wanted to try to write a novel, play, short stories, or just enjoy good fiction, stop on by. See Ms. Mason’s room, P118. Come and see the worlds we create.

THE BROPHY LASSO new podcast motto is “Roping you into the community” https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brophy-lasso/id1041108957?mt=2

KEY CLUB – All BCP students are invited to join Key Club now. (the high school version of Kiwanis – a community service organization). Membership forms are available outside of Piper110. Former members need to join each year. 

 

Instagram – BrophyStuco       Twitter – BrophyStuco             Snapchat – BrophyStuco

Youtube – /brophyprepaz         Vimeo – /brophyprepaz    LOYOLA ACADEMY Twitter name – Loyola_Academy

 

SAVE THE DATE

Registration for Summer Enrichment Classes:  Brophy offers a summer enrichment program for boys and girls entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Registration will begin Friday, March 3. For more information go to Brophy’s website.

Brophy Spring Musical – How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe show is March 16-18, 7PM, Xavier’s Performing Arts Center.  Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

VALLEY LEADERSHIP YOUTH – Designed to empower youth to lead, our innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community agencies. Students gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through time, talent and treasure, we cultivate change agents early in their leadership careers. The cost to participate is $150. Financial assistance is available.”  2017 Registration Form is Live: Valley Leadership Youth

  • ELITE SW DATES – Thursday March 30th – Grad Order Delivery   12:05pm            HGH Arcade

Friday            April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery                         12:00pm              HGH Arcade

 

FORECAST FOR THE PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA: FEB 27-MARCH 3, 2017; PM-2.5-Smoke/Fine Particles Good (Mon & Tue)*
Lower Moderate (Wed- Fri); PM-10 -Dust/Coarse Particles Good (Mon-Fri)*; OZONE Good (Mon-Fri)*

Mon Rain66°54°   Tue Mostly Sunny64°45°    Wed Sunny70°47°     Thu Sunny77°49°     Fri Sunny80°50°        Sat Sunny80°52°

Sun Partly Cloudy80°53°

Friday, February 24

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

SCHEDULE TODAY: 2-3-B-4-5-1

“On February 23 in 1965, Constance Baker Motley was elected as the Manhattan Borough president. It was, at the time, the highest elective office held by an African-American woman in a major American city. Shown here with MLK, Jr. and Coretta Scott King

On this day in 1929, Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Howard would go on to become the first African-American player on the New York Yankees roster. He was also the first African-American to be named the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 1963. And in 1965, Howard signed a $70,000 contract with the Yankees, making him the highest paid player in the history of baseball at the time.

On this day 1868, Sociologist and historian William Edward Burghardt “W.E.B.”  Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Du Bois, an influential proponent of civil rights, came to national attention with his book “The Souls of Black Folks”. The book explored the issue of color in the twentieth century.  He was also a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

On this day in 1979, Frank E. Peterson Jr. became the first African-American General in the Marine Corps. Before then he was also the first African-American Marine Corps aviator.”

 

BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Mr. Brad Shear, Zack Paliscak ’18, Justin Guidera ’19 and to all other BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today.  ♪Happy Birthday to you  

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

LAST NIGHT’S CONCERTMs. Dunnion expresses her sentiments and I’m sure she speaks for all in attendance Last night’s band concert was simply spectacular!   The caliber of the musicians was outstanding.  The Wind Ensemble and the soloists were particularly remarkable.  I urge all of you to treat yourselves at the next opportunity.  Congratulations to Mr. Werner and his fine musicians.”

 

TRIPLE VICTORY!

CONGRATULATIONS VARSITY BASEBALL for their 5-2 victory over Kofa yesterday. The Broncos move to 2-0 on the season and play Corona del Sol this afternoon at 3:45pm at home.

CONGRATULATIONS JV BASEBALL on a decisive victory vs Pinnacle H.S. yesterday dominating their way to an 8-2 victory. Although the game was contested through the 4th inning, a 5-run, 5th inning propelled the Broncos to a huge lead. Exceptional pitching by Will Winter and Ethan Bertenshaw helped the Broncos cruise to this early season win.

CONGRATULATIONS FRESHMEN BASEBALL who cruised to a victory over Pinnacle High School in our season opener.  Pitchers, Bryce Michael and Blake Burke combined for a 13-0 shutout!  Nice going young broncos!!

BLAM. BLAM announces its second to last contests of the school year. The literary contest is Write What You Know: Write a story inspired by a personal experience The visual art contest is Grassroots: Illustrate or capture one snapshot of nature’s many patterns. Submissions for both are due to blam@brophyprep.org by Friday, March 3rd. Also, be on the lookout for BLAM’s final general submissions deadline on March 6th.

Monday, February 27, 2017 – Summit on Human Dignity Opening Mass, SFX Church, 9:40AM, MASS DRESS ENFORCED

The Brophy Culture Project released its 3rd podcast titled “All By Myself” about two weeks ago, and this morning released its 4th podcast titled “Broken Apartments and Messed Up Gates”. Please take some time to listen to the powerful narratives of the different members of our community.

iTunes Podcast Link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/brophy-culture-project/id1183516887?mt=2

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/brophycultureproject

As always, if you are interested in sharing your story, or joining the BCP movement, please reach out to any of the members or come to our meetings after school on Tuesdays in Mrs. Hibler’s room (P112).    Peace,  the Brophy Culture Project

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information will be available on Brophy’s website.  All students who are returning to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials must be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

ATHLETICS

THE DUTCH REMINDER – Students are reminded that The Dutch Gymnasium hours are 7:30AM-4PM Monday-Thursday and 7:30AM-2PM on Fridays.  Students may use the 1st floor exercise facility during school hours.  The basketball courts are also open for use at break and lunch.  Students should not use the golf bays unless they have been trained by Brophy Staff.  Finally, there is no food or drink allowed in the Dutch – Only water!

 

Friday, February 24

  • BASEBALL  vs Corona del Sol (H) 3:45PM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • LACROSSE D1 @ Corona (A) 8PM
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 3PM, Robson Gym

Saturday, February 25

  • BASEBALL vs Prescott (H) 11AM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 6AM, Robson Gym
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa

Sunday, February 26

  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat returns to Brophy

 

CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEN (Peer Editing Network). Did you finish editing that writing assignment yet? Could it use a second pair of eyes? PEN is here to help. Take a moment to skim through the Student Guide and then fill out the new one-step PEN Submission Form, and we promise to return your assignment with ideas for revision in fewer than 24 hours. Follow us on Twitter, too! @BrophyPEN 

BLAM. The Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine meets most Mondays at lunch in B202. You can read recent editions here as well as follow BLAM on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Tumblr. Email blam@brophyprep.org to submit creative writing and art by attachment all year long.

PHYSICS CLUB TUTORING – Google Calendar for physics tutoring for students who need help in physics.  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UVBOVnpDMGdOOGItfGRlZmF1bHR8M2NlZDliNzExZmZlNWQ3NTg1YTMwM2Y3ZTVjYmMzMzE

MUSIC ON THE MALL! – If you are a Brophy musician, singer or performer and you are looking for a performance outlet sign up using the form below. Every other week Musicians Exchange will be putting on live performers in the mall at lunch and if that sounds good to you than sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3GNBJ0LIfx4AkGWp2

XAVIER/BROPHY Drama Club– Come on over to Xavier’s Black Box theatre classroom in the PAC for some super fun and amazingly hilarious improv and acting games. We meetevery Monday from 3-3:30.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION – The Brophy Jewish Student Union meets every Monday at lunch in B103. The JSU meets every Monday in B103 at lunch. Students of all faiths are welcome. Pizza is available for anyone who stays for the entire meeting.

BROPHY BARBELL SQUAD – An overview:  Training in the weight room 4X/week (1 hour each session).  Schedule is M,Tu,W,F  after school. Potential weightlifting/ powerlifting competitions outside of school; as well as a “within the school” competition — The Brophy Strength Wars!  If interested, contact Eason Skelnik at eskelnik17@brophybroncos.org.

SPEECH AND DEBATE – There will be meeting for interested new members every Tuesday at lunch in B111.  

KNOWLEDGE MASTERS: Tuesdays @ lunch, B-210. New members are always welcomed to participate in this no-cut, academic team; one competition per semester. We use the QuizUp trivia app for group practice! Contact meslava17@brophybroncos.org for any inquiries. 

BROPHY BRONCO WRESTLING CLUB will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 1, 3PM-4:30PM; $100 per student-athlete. Contact Coach Catan with any questions:wcatan@brophyprep.org

MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB TEAM is here!  We are racing statewide in 5 different events this season. We have bikes, transportation, and all we need is you!  Sign up with Mr. Davis or Coach Perrott at rperrott@brophyprep.org. Practice starts this week!”  Spin at XCP on Tuesdays; Trail ride on Thursdays, both at 3:15 pm.

The WRANGLER. Brophy’s premier (and only) satire newspaper The Wrangler needs creative minds like yours to produce the funniest and punniest content on campus. Meetings are Tuesdays at lunch, B204. Check out our previous issues and follow us on Twitter for some Brophy-centric laughs. Please email jdamaso@brophyprep.org or ssmith@brophyprep.org to get involved today!

XCP/BCP CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB: Wednesdays after school (8th Period), XCP Choir Room, New members are always encouraged to join. Students interested in classical music have the opportunity to perform before peers and learn about local masterclasses/events.

YOUNG REPUBLICANS meet Wednesdays at lunch in P222 (Mr. Aston’s room).

BLACK STUDENT UNION: The BSU meets every other Thursday in Mr. Pidgeon’s, B105, 12:15PM.

BRONCODERS Learn how to solve problems cleverly with code. Build apps, websites, games, and anything else you can imagine in this student-led club. You don’t need any prior coding experience, meetings Thursdays, IC, 3-4:30.

COVERT AMERICAN POLITICS meets every Thursday @ lunch, B212 Mr. McShane’s room, bring your lunch

FUTURE PHYSICIANS CLUB meets every other Thursday in P221.  Please contact Mr. Kolb pkolb@brophyprep with any questions.

BROPHY TECH CLUB – Dedicated to discovering and testing new education technology while helping the Brophy community with all tech needs. Learn as you go, no previous tech skills required! Use this link to sign-up: http://bit.ly/2bTISXm. We meet the last Thursday of each month in Deacon Stickney’s Classroom. Tech assistance is available; use this link to request assistance:http://bit.ly/2c7N8Ez.

ASIAN CULTURE CLUB – Please join us for ping pong, great company, and pure fun. We meet in room P112 every Thursday. Use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/MYBpFUAsyqv6kU6h1

OFF-ROAD CLUB is a common-interest group which meets monthly to discuss and share information on topics like off-road safety, technique, and trails in the Phoenix area. In addition to the meetings, we will have scheduled trail drives, which are open for all to join. If you’re interested in off-roading, whether or not you have an off-road vehicle and regardless of experience, we encourage you to sign up and explore the great outdoors with us! Please email jwoodrow18@brophybroncos.orgnself18@brophybroncos.org, or rvelez18@brophybroncos.org for more information.

MATH CLUB  If you are a freshman in Honors Algebra 2 or higher and love math, this might be the club for you.  Please stop in to see Ms. Castañeda in room P120 for more information.

WRITE LIFE, Brophy’s creative writing club.  Both returning and new members are welcome! If you’ve ever wanted to try to write a novel, play, short stories, or just enjoy good fiction, stop on by. See Ms. Mason’s room, P118. Come and see the worlds we create.

THE BROPHY LASSO new podcast motto is “Roping you into the community” https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brophy-lasso/id1041108957?mt=2

KEY CLUB – All BCP students are invited to join Key Club now. (the high school version of Kiwanis – a community service organization). Membership forms are available outside of Piper110. Former members need to join each year. 

 

Instagram – BrophyStuco       Twitter – BrophyStuco             Snapchat – BrophyStuco

Youtube – /brophyprepaz         Vimeo – /brophyprepaz    LOYOLA ACADEMY Twitter name – Loyola_Academy

 

SAVE THE DATE

The XCP/BCP Theatre Department is pleased to announce its Spring production, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Janice Robillard, XCP Drama Teacher.  The production dates are Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, all at 7pm.  Also, a matinee on Saturday, March 4, 2pm in the Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC located on the XCP campus. Tickets are available at the door or you may wish to order tickets online at www.xcp.org.  (Click on the poster photo located at the top of Xavier’s home page.)  Tickets will be $10 for all patrons, general seating.  Patrons may call the Jackson Box Office at 602-240-3161 for further information.

Brophy cast members are:  The leads are as follows: May Daniels’ Vaudeville partners include Spencer Coben ‘17 as Jerry Hyland and Nico Pacioni ‘18 as George Lewis.  Cole Cartledge ‘18 will play the part of film magnate Herman Glogauer; Derby Reeves ‘17 will play the role of playwright Lawrence Vail; and Brendan Alcott ‘19 will play the director Rudolph Kammerling.  The supporting cast, who will play multiple roles, include the following: graduating seniors (2017) Michael Finocchiaro, Brendan Gaynor and Devin McManimon.  The junior class actors (2018) include Graham Armknecht, Alex Beall and John Couture.  Sophomore actors (2019) playing multiple roles will be Jack Arthur, Jack Keeton, Nate Kerber and Sam Vogel.  The freshman class (2020) will be represented by Gray Cuevas and Dante Dallago.

Considered one of the great “mad cap” comedies, Once in a Lifetime tells the tale of three struggling Vaudeville artists who decide to throw care to the wind and try their luck in Hollywood where the “talkies” have just hit.  With a little bit of luck, conniving, and unwitting successes and blunders, the three find fame, fortune, and failure all at the same time.  The comedy is fast paced, as all good comedies should be, and it is filled with satire, numerous funny and pompous characters, and silly situations.  The play provides a wonderful opportunity for actors to react to comic situations, and marvelously spoofs a life in Hollywood.  New York Times critic Howard Taubman wrote, “Once in a Lifetime is still pertinent and funny. The film industry has been through more upheavals than an old-time banana republic, but the more it changes the more some of its foibles remain the same.”  The New York Post calls it “A lovely play… Gracefully insane.”  This wonderful Hollywood romp is suitable for the entire family.  Please join in the fun and be prepared to hold your sides with laughter.

Brophy Spring Musical – How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe show is March 16-18, 7PM, Xavier’s Performing Arts Center.  Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

 

VALLEY LEADERSHIP YOUTH – Designed to empower youth to lead, our innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community agencies. Students gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through time, talent and treasure, we cultivate change agents early in their leadership careers. The cost to participate is $150. Financial assistance is available.”  2017 Registration Form is Live: Valley Leadership Youth

 

  • ELITE SW DATES – Thursday March 30th – Grad Order Delivery   12:05pm            HGH Arcade

Friday            April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery                         12:00pm              HGH Arcade

 

Fri Mostly Sunny65°44°      Sat Sunny71°49°  Sun Partly Cloudy71°53°

Thursday, February 23

  BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

SCHEDULE TODAY: 1-3-B-4-5-L-6-7

“The Catholic Church venerates many saints. But the canonization process of the Church can be long and requires input from around the world to recognize a servant of the Church as blessed and saintly. The following are 18th and 19th century people of African descent who are currently in that canonization process. Your prayers to them and witnessing to miracles in their name could be what brings them into that category of sainthood.  As we pray to them…we ask that they, like St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.
On The Road To Sainthood: Leaders Of African Descent – Venerable Pierre Toussaint (1776-1853Venerable Pierre Toussaint was born a slave in Haiti; Philanthropist & Founder of many Catholic charitable works. As a slave, Venerable Pierre Toussaint was brought from Haiti to New York and apprenticed under a popular hairstylist in the city. He eventually became the most sought after hairdresser of high society women. Upon the death of his master, he gained his freedom and was very successful as one of the country’s first black entrepreneurs. He became quite wealthy, but instead of spending lavishly on himself, he supported the Church and the poor. He and his wife sheltered orphans, refuges and other street people in their home. He founded one of New York’s first orphanages and raised money for the city’s first cathedral. Even during yellow fever epidemics, Toussaint would risk his life to help others by nursing the sick and praying with the dying. “I have never felt I am a slave to any man or woman but I am a servant of Almighty God who made us all. When one of his children is in need, I am glad to be His slave.”

Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange  (1784-1882Mother Mary Lange was the foundress and first Superior General of the Oblate Sisters of Providence (1829-1832), the first congregation of African American women religious in the history of the Catholic Church. On July 2, 1829, Elizabeth and three other women professed their vows and became the Oblate Sisters of Providence. This congregation would educate and evangelize African Americans. They educated youth and provided a home for orphans. Slaves who had been freed were educated and at times admitted into the congregation. They nursed the terminally ill during the cholera epidemic of 1832, sheltered the elderly, and even served as domestics at St. Mary’s Seminary. She was born Elizabeth Lange, a native of the Caribbean, believed to be Cuban born of Haitian descent. By 1813 Providence directed her to Baltimore, Maryland where a large community of French speaking Catholics from Haiti was established. Mother Mary Lange practiced faith to an extraordinary degree. In fact, it was her deep faith which enabled her to persevere against all odds, in close union with Jesus, she lived through disappointment and opposition until God called her home in 1882 at the St. Frances Convent in Baltimore, Maryland.

Venerable Henriette Delille (1813-1862)Henriette Delille was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she lived all of her life. She was determined to help those in need for the love of Jesus and for the sake of the Gospel. Henriette was also a person who suffered as she made her way through life, bearing crosses. She taught us that sanctity can be attained in following the path of Jesus. It was in this manner that she dealt with her troubles and major obstacles to achieve her goals. Some of the troubles Henriette met were the resistance of the ruling population to the idea of a black religious congregation; the lack of finances to do the work; the taunts and disbelief of people in her mission; the lack of support from both the Church and civil authority; and poor health.

However, Henriette practiced heroic virtue. She had faith, lived in hope and love. She was compassionate, forgiving, and merciful. She believed in justice and was not afraid to do what was right in the eyes of God. God blessed her efforts. And in 1842, she founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family. Henriette died November 17, 1862. Her funeral was held at St. Augustine Church. Her obituary states, “. . . Miss Henriette Delille had for long years consecrated herself totally to God without reservation to the instruction of the ignorant and principally to the slave.”

Fr. Augustus Tolton (1854-1897)Augustus Tolton was the first Roman Catholic priest in the United States publicly known to be black when he was ordained in 1886. A former slave who was baptized and reared Catholic, Tolton studied formally in Rome. He was ordained in Rome on Easter Sunday at the Cathedral Archbasilica of St. John Lateran. Fr. Tolton led the development and construction of St. Monica’s Catholic Church as a black ‘National Parish Church”, completed in 1893. Tolton’s success at ministering to black Catholics quickly earned him national attention within the Catholic hierarchy. “Good Father Gus,” as he was called by many, was known for his eloquent sermons, his beautiful singing voice and his talent for playing the accordion. He is the subject of the 1973 biography from Slave to Priest by Sister Caroline Hemesath.  For more information on Fr. Tolton’s cause check out this resource list or the webpage for his cause”.

BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Mr. John Burns, Curtis “Cujo” Josephs ’17, Geovanni Salgado ’18, Alex Edwin ’19, Patrick Jackson ‘19 and to all other BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today.  ♪Happy Birthday to you  

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

POETRY OUT LOUDCongratulations to Paul Cassidy ’19 for earning 1st Place in the Poetry Out Loud Arizona Central Region Competition last weekend! Paul recited “Ecology” by Jack Collom and “Slant” by Suji Kwock Kim to become Brophy’s second-ever regional champ. He will go on to compete at the Arizona State Competiton on Saturday, March 11 at 2pm at Arizona PBS Studios.

 

BLAM. Congrats to the winners of BLAM’s most recent contests! For the art contest “Beneath the Surface,” third place went to Blind Eye by Elias Sabbagh ’17, second place went to Branches by Jakob Chavez ’18 and first went to Shadow of Knight by Connor Keating ’17. For the writing contest “Iceberg Theory,” Everything is Alright by Derby Reeves ’17 received third place, Recovery Efforts by Kenta Sachen ’17 earned second, and first place went to Murder on the Airplane by Jack Dimond ’18. Congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone who submitted!

Middle Eastern Club Speaker – Come listen to Mr. Mark Voss speak about the differences and similarities between Sunni and Shia Islam at the Middle Eastern Club. All are welcome at the gathering TODAY @ lunch, Dr. Donlan’s room, E-301.

Spring Band Concert, 7PM, HGH, TONIGHT – Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble Concert

BROPHY STUDENTS – If you have interest in entrepreneurialism, business, and maybe starting your own company someday, the below event may be of interest to you.  It’s a weekend-long start-up workshop Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, just down the street from Brophy.  Details are:  What:  Youth entrepreneurial event, Youth Startup Weekend, Feb. 24-27, held at CO+HOOTS in midtown Phoenix (221 E. Indianola Ave. 85012).  Info can be found here: https://cohoots.com/youth-startup-weekend/    For 3 days, teens pitch their own business ideas, form teams around the best of those ideas and create a business over the weekend.  They’ll have access to mentors and entrepreneur volunteers to help them with this process. But the student teams definitely take the lead on their own projects.  On Sunday, they pitch their business to local business leaders.  Friday, 6pm-8pm, Saturday, 9am-6pm. Sunday, 9am-3pm. Food is provided every day.  There is some coding graphic design, leadership and business planning involved. Students essentially get a taste of what building a startup is like.  A few of the program’s sponsors include APS, Uber and TechStars.  Tickets per student is $35.  Kids can apply for a scholarship here: https://cohootsfdn.typeform.com/to/EBKoXy

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information will be available on Brophy’s website.  All students who are returning to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials must be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

ATHLETICS

Thursday, February 23

  • BASEBALL vs Kofa (H) 3:45PM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) vs Mountain View (H) 3:30PM, PTC
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS (JTT) BCP/XCP Scrimmage, 3PM, XCP Courts, 4710 N. 5th Street
  • BASEBALLFreshmen and JV @ Pinnacle (A) 3:45PM

Friday, February 24

  • BASEBALL  vs Corona del Sol (H) 3:45PM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • LACROSSE D1 @ Corona (A) 8PM
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 3PM, Robson Gym

Saturday, February 25

  • BASEBALL vs Prescott (H) 11AM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 6AM, Robson Gym
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa

Sunday, February 26

  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat returns to Brophy

 

CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEN (Peer Editing Network). Did you finish editing that writing assignment yet? Could it use a second pair of eyes? PEN is here to help. Take a moment to skim through the Student Guide and then fill out the new one-step PEN Submission Form, and we promise to return your assignment with ideas for revision in fewer than 24 hours. Follow us on Twitter, too! @BrophyPEN 

BLAM. The Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine meets most Mondays at lunch in B202. You can read recent editions here as well as follow BLAM on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Tumblr. Email blam@brophyprep.org to submit creative writing and art by attachment all year long.

PHYSICS CLUB TUTORING – Google Calendar for physics tutoring for students who need help in physics.  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UVBOVnpDMGdOOGItfGRlZmF1bHR8M2NlZDliNzExZmZlNWQ3NTg1YTMwM2Y3ZTVjYmMzMzE

MUSIC ON THE MALL! – If you are a Brophy musician, singer or performer and you are looking for a performance outlet sign up using the form below. Every other week Musicians Exchange will be putting on live performers in the mall at lunch and if that sounds good to you than sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3GNBJ0LIfx4AkGWp2

XAVIER/BROPHY Drama Club– Come on over to Xavier’s Black Box theatre classroom in the PAC for some super fun and amazingly hilarious improv and acting games. We meetevery Monday from 3-3:30.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION – The Brophy Jewish Student Union meets every Monday at lunch in B103. The JSU meets every Monday in B103 at lunch. Students of all faiths are welcome. Pizza is available for anyone who stays for the entire meeting.

BROPHY BARBELL SQUAD – An overview:  Training in the weight room 4X/week (1 hour each session).  Schedule is M,Tu,W,F  after school. Potential weightlifting/ powerlifting competitions outside of school; as well as a “within the school” competition — The Brophy Strength Wars!  If interested, contact Eason Skelnik at eskelnik17@brophybroncos.org.

SPEECH AND DEBATE – There will be meeting for interested new members every Tuesday at lunch in B111.  

KNOWLEDGE MASTERS: Tuesdays @ lunch, B-210. New members are always welcomed to participate in this no-cut, academic team; one competition per semester. We use the QuizUp trivia app for group practice! Contact meslava17@brophybroncos.org for any inquiries. 

BROPHY BRONCO WRESTLING CLUB will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 1, 3PM-4:30PM; $100 per student-athlete. Contact Coach Catan with any questions:wcatan@brophyprep.org

MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB TEAM is here!  We are racing statewide in 5 different events this season. We have bikes, transportation, and all we need is you!  Sign up with Mr. Davis or Coach Perrott at rperrott@brophyprep.org. Practice starts this week!”  Spin at XCP on Tuesdays; Trail ride on Thursdays, both at 3:15 pm.

The WRANGLER. Brophy’s premier (and only) satire newspaper The Wrangler needs creative minds like yours to produce the funniest and punniest content on campus. Meetings are Tuesdays at lunch, B204. Check out our previous issues and follow us on Twitter for some Brophy-centric laughs. Please email jdamaso@brophyprep.org or ssmith@brophyprep.org to get involved today!

XCP/BCP CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB: Wednesdays after school (8th Period), XCP Choir Room, New members are always encouraged to join. Students interested in classical music have the opportunity to perform before peers and learn about local masterclasses/events.

YOUNG REPUBLICANS meet Wednesdays at lunch in P222 (Mr. Aston’s room).

BLACK STUDENT UNION: The BSU meets every other Thursday in Mr. Pidgeon’s, B105, 12:15PM.

BRONCODERS Learn how to solve problems cleverly with code. Build apps, websites, games, and anything else you can imagine in this student-led club. You don’t need any prior coding experience, meetings Thursdays, IC, 3-4:30.

COVERT AMERICAN POLITICS meets every Thursday @ lunch, B212 Mr. McShane’s room, bring your lunch

FUTURE PHYSICIANS CLUB meets every other Thursday in P221.  Please contact Mr. Kolb pkolb@brophyprep with any questions.

BROPHY TECH CLUB – Dedicated to discovering and testing new education technology while helping the Brophy community with all tech needs. Learn as you go, no previous tech skills required! Use this link to sign-up: http://bit.ly/2bTISXm. We meet the last Thursday of each month in Deacon Stickney’s Classroom. Tech assistance is available; use this link to request assistance:http://bit.ly/2c7N8Ez.

ASIAN CULTURE CLUB – Please join us for ping pong, great company, and pure fun. We meet in room P112 every Thursday. Use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/MYBpFUAsyqv6kU6h1

OFF-ROAD CLUB is a common-interest group which meets monthly to discuss and share information on topics like off-road safety, technique, and trails in the Phoenix area. In addition to the meetings, we will have scheduled trail drives, which are open for all to join. If you’re interested in off-roading, whether or not you have an off-road vehicle and regardless of experience, we encourage you to sign up and explore the great outdoors with us! Please email jwoodrow18@brophybroncos.orgnself18@brophybroncos.org, or rvelez18@brophybroncos.org for more information.

MATH CLUB  If you are a freshman in Honors Algebra 2 or higher and love math, this might be the club for you.  Please stop in to see Ms. Castañeda in room P120 for more information.

WRITE LIFE, Brophy’s creative writing club.  Both returning and new members are welcome! If you’ve ever wanted to try to write a novel, play, short stories, or just enjoy good fiction, stop on by. See Ms. Mason’s room, P118. Come and see the worlds we create.

THE BROPHY LASSO new podcast motto is “Roping you into the community” https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brophy-lasso/id1041108957?mt=2

KEY CLUB – All BCP students are invited to join Key Club now. (the high school version of Kiwanis – a community service organization). Membership forms are available outside of Piper110. Former members need to join each year. 

 

Instagram – BrophyStuco       Twitter – BrophyStuco             Snapchat – BrophyStuco

Youtube – /brophyprepaz         Vimeo – /brophyprepaz    LOYOLA ACADEMY Twitter name – Loyola_Academy

 

SAVE THE DATE

The XCP/BCP Theatre Department is pleased to announce its Spring production, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Janice Robillard, XCP Drama Teacher.  The production dates are Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, all at 7pm.  Also, a matinee on Saturday, March 4, 2pm in the Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC located on the XCP campus. Tickets are available at the door or you may wish to order tickets online at www.xcp.org.  (Click on the poster photo located at the top of Xavier’s home page.)  Tickets will be $10 for all patrons, general seating.  Patrons may call the Jackson Box Office at 602-240-3161 for further information.

Brophy cast members are:  The leads are as follows: May Daniels’ Vaudeville partners include Spencer Coben ‘17 as Jerry Hyland and Nico Pacioni ‘18 as George Lewis.  Cole Cartledge ‘18 will play the part of film magnate Herman Glogauer; Derby Reeves ‘17 will play the role of playwright Lawrence Vail; and Brendan Alcott ‘19 will play the director Rudolph Kammerling.  The supporting cast, who will play multiple roles, include the following: graduating seniors (2017) Michael Finocchiaro, Brendan Gaynor and Devin McManimon.  The junior class actors (2018) include Graham Armknecht, Alex Beall and John Couture.  Sophomore actors (2019) playing multiple roles will be Jack Arthur, Jack Keeton, Nate Kerber and Sam Vogel.  The freshman class (2020) will be represented by Gray Cuevas and Dante Dallago.

Considered one of the great “mad cap” comedies, Once in a Lifetime tells the tale of three struggling Vaudeville artists who decide to throw care to the wind and try their luck in Hollywood where the “talkies” have just hit.  With a little bit of luck, conniving, and unwitting successes and blunders, the three find fame, fortune, and failure all at the same time.  The comedy is fast paced, as all good comedies should be, and it is filled with satire, numerous funny and pompous characters, and silly situations.  The play provides a wonderful opportunity for actors to react to comic situations, and marvelously spoofs a life in Hollywood.  New York Times critic Howard Taubman wrote, “Once in a Lifetime is still pertinent and funny. The film industry has been through more upheavals than an old-time banana republic, but the more it changes the more some of its foibles remain the same.”  The New York Post calls it “A lovely play… Gracefully insane.”  This wonderful Hollywood romp is suitable for the entire family.  Please join in the fun and be prepared to hold your sides with laughter.

Brophy Spring Musical – How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe show is March 16-18, 7PM, Xavier’s Performing Arts Center.  Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

 

VALLEY LEADERSHIP YOUTH – Designed to empower youth to lead, our innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community agencies. Students gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through time, talent and treasure, we cultivate change agents early in their leadership careers. The cost to participate is $150. Financial assistance is available.”  2017 Registration Form is Live: Valley Leadership Youth

 

  • ELITE SW DATES – Thursday March 30th – Grad Order Delivery   12:05pm            HGH Arcade

Friday            April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery                         12:00pm              HGH Arcade

 

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Wednesday, February 22

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

SCHEDULE TODAY: LS-4-B-5-2-L-6-7

“Access to education…quality education…is a hallmark of what we hope about the American dream. Learn, work hard, find success. Today, questions still remain about access, equality, and rigor in our education system, but, when higher level college education was denied to the black community, they founded colleges and universities that, still today, are leading institutions. 

These universities offer every degree program imaginable and have excellent reputations in educating journalists, research scientists, business entrepreneurs, and attorneys at law.  Tuskegee University – Go Tigers! (Alabama) Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African American community. They have always allowed admission to students of all races. Most were created in the aftermath of the American Civil War and are in the former slave states, although a few notable exceptions exist.  Howard University – Go Bison! (Washington DC) There are 107 HBCUs in the United States, including public and private institutions, community and four-year institutions, medical and law schools.  Learn more here – 

The closest HBCU to Phoenix? St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas!   Go Tigers!”

 

BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Mr. Lane McShane, Andrew Braden Solis ’17, Thomas McDonald ’18, Christian Salgado Martinez ’18 and to all other BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today.  .  ♪Happy Birthday to you  

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

CONGRATULATIONS BROPHY’S LOYOLA ACADEMY SOCCER BRONCOS, coached by Mr. Paul Fisko! On Saturday, they won the Catholic Youth Athletic Association championship 14-1! Awesome job Baby Broncos!

9th, 10th, and 11th graders – Although online summer school academic and athletic course registration is live beginning at 8am.  You will need the login and password to myBrophy (or NetClassroom for 10thand 11th graders that you now use for myBrophy) you were originally given when you entered Brophy to register online.

Middle Eastern Club Speaker – Come listen to Mr. Mark Voss speak about the differences and similarities between Sunni and Shia Islam at the Middle Eastern Club. All are welcome at the gathering this Thursday @ lunch, Dr. Donlan’s room, E-301.

Spring Band Concert, 7PM, HGH, Thursday – Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble Concert

BROPHY STUDENTS – If you have interest in entrepreneurialism, business, and maybe starting your own company someday, the below event may be of interest to you.  It’s a weekend-long start-up workshop Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, just down the street from Brophy.  Details are:  What:  Youth entrepreneurial event, Youth Startup Weekend, Feb. 24-27, held at CO+HOOTS in midtown Phoenix (221 E. Indianola Ave. 85012).  Info can be found here: https://cohoots.com/youth-startup-weekend/    For 3 days, teens pitch their own business ideas, form teams around the best of those ideas and create a business over the weekend.  They’ll have access to mentors and entrepreneur volunteers to help them with this process. But the student teams definitely take the lead on their own projects.  On Sunday, they pitch their business to local business leaders.  Friday, 6pm-8pm, Saturday, 9am-6pm. Sunday, 9am-3pm. Food is provided every day.  There is some coding graphic design, leadership and business planning involved. Students essentially get a taste of what building a startup is like.  A few of the program’s sponsors include APS, Uber and TechStars.  Tickets per student is $35.  Kids can apply for a scholarship here: https://cohootsfdn.typeform.com/to/EBKoXy

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information will be available on Brophy’s website.  All students who are returning to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials must be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

ATHLETICS

Wednesday, February 22

  • BASEBALL vs North Canyon (H) 3:45PM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament

Thursday, February 23

  • BASEBALL vs Kofa (H) 3:45PM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) vs Mountain View (H) 3:30PM, PTC
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS (JTT) BCP/XCP Scrimmage, 3PM, XCP Courts, 4710 N. 5th Street
  • BASEBALLFreshmen and JV @ Pinnacle (A) 3:45PM

Friday, February 24

  • BASEBALL  vs Corona del Sol (H) 3:45PM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • LACROSSE D1 @ Corona (A) 8PM
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 3PM, Robson Gym

Saturday, February 25

  • BASEBALL vs Prescott (H) 11AM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 6AM, Robson Gym
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa

Sunday, February 26

  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat returns to Brophy

 

CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEN (Peer Editing Network). Did you finish editing that writing assignment yet? Could it use a second pair of eyes? PEN is here to help. Take a moment to skim through the Student Guide and then fill out the new one-step PEN Submission Form, and we promise to return your assignment with ideas for revision in fewer than 24 hours. Follow us on Twitter, too! @BrophyPEN 

BLAM. The Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine meets most Mondays at lunch in B202. You can read recent editions here as well as follow BLAM on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Tumblr. Email blam@brophyprep.org to submit creative writing and art by attachment all year long.

PHYSICS CLUB TUTORING – Google Calendar for physics tutoring for students who need help in physics.  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UVBOVnpDMGdOOGItfGRlZmF1bHR8M2NlZDliNzExZmZlNWQ3NTg1YTMwM2Y3ZTVjYmMzMzE

MUSIC ON THE MALL! – If you are a Brophy musician, singer or performer and you are looking for a performance outlet sign up using the form below. Every other week Musicians Exchange will be putting on live performers in the mall at lunch and if that sounds good to you than sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3GNBJ0LIfx4AkGWp2

XAVIER/BROPHY Drama Club– Come on over to Xavier’s Black Box theatre classroom in the PAC for some super fun and amazingly hilarious improv and acting games. We meetevery Monday from 3-3:30.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION – The Brophy Jewish Student Union meets every Monday at lunch in B103. The JSU meets every Monday in B103 at lunch. Students of all faiths are welcome. Pizza is available for anyone who stays for the entire meeting.

BROPHY BARBELL SQUAD – An overview:  Training in the weight room 4X/week (1 hour each session).  Schedule is M,Tu,W,F  after school. Potential weightlifting/ powerlifting competitions outside of school; as well as a “within the school” competition — The Brophy Strength Wars!  If interested, contact Eason Skelnik at eskelnik17@brophybroncos.org.

SPEECH AND DEBATE – There will be meeting for interested new members every Tuesday at lunch in B111.  

KNOWLEDGE MASTERS: Tuesdays @ lunch, B-210. New members are always welcomed to participate in this no-cut, academic team; one competition per semester. We use the QuizUp trivia app for group practice! Contact meslava17@brophybroncos.org for any inquiries. 

BROPHY BRONCO WRESTLING CLUB will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 1, 3PM-4:30PM; $100 per student-athlete. Contact Coach Catan with any questions:wcatan@brophyprep.org

MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB TEAM is here!  We are racing statewide in 5 different events this season. We have bikes, transportation, and all we need is you!  Sign up with Mr. Davis or Coach Perrott at rperrott@brophyprep.org. Practice starts this week!”  Spin at XCP on Tuesdays; Trail ride on Thursdays, both at 3:15 pm.

The WRANGLER. Brophy’s premier (and only) satire newspaper The Wrangler needs creative minds like yours to produce the funniest and punniest content on campus. Meetings are Tuesdays at lunch, B204. Check out our previous issues and follow us on Twitter for some Brophy-centric laughs. Please email jdamaso@brophyprep.org or ssmith@brophyprep.org to get involved today!

XCP/BCP CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB: Wednesdays after school (8th Period), XCP Choir Room, New members are always encouraged to join. Students interested in classical music have the opportunity to perform before peers and learn about local masterclasses/events.

YOUNG REPUBLICANS meet Wednesdays at lunch in P222 (Mr. Aston’s room).

BLACK STUDENT UNION: The BSU meets every other Thursday in Mr. Pidgeon’s, B105, 12:15PM.

BRONCODERS Learn how to solve problems cleverly with code. Build apps, websites, games, and anything else you can imagine in this student-led club. You don’t need any prior coding experience, meetings Thursdays, IC, 3-4:30.

COVERT AMERICAN POLITICS meets every Thursday @ lunch, B212 Mr. McShane’s room, bring your lunch

FUTURE PHYSICIANS CLUB meets every other Thursday in P221.  Please contact Mr. Kolb pkolb@brophyprep with any questions.

BROPHY TECH CLUB – Dedicated to discovering and testing new education technology while helping the Brophy community with all tech needs. Learn as you go, no previous tech skills required! Use this link to sign-up: http://bit.ly/2bTISXm. We meet the last Thursday of each month in Deacon Stickney’s Classroom. Tech assistance is available; use this link to request assistance:http://bit.ly/2c7N8Ez.

ASIAN CULTURE CLUB – Please join us for ping pong, great company, and pure fun. We meet in room P112 every Thursday. Use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/MYBpFUAsyqv6kU6h1

OFF-ROAD CLUB is a common-interest group which meets monthly to discuss and share information on topics like off-road safety, technique, and trails in the Phoenix area. In addition to the meetings, we will have scheduled trail drives, which are open for all to join. If you’re interested in off-roading, whether or not you have an off-road vehicle and regardless of experience, we encourage you to sign up and explore the great outdoors with us! Please email jwoodrow18@brophybroncos.orgnself18@brophybroncos.org, or rvelez18@brophybroncos.org for more information.

MATH CLUB  If you are a freshman in Honors Algebra 2 or higher and love math, this might be the club for you.  Please stop in to see Ms. Castañeda in room P120 for more information.

WRITE LIFE, Brophy’s creative writing club.  Both returning and new members are welcome! If you’ve ever wanted to try to write a novel, play, short stories, or just enjoy good fiction, stop on by. See Ms. Mason’s room, P118. Come and see the worlds we create.

THE BROPHY LASSO new podcast motto is “Roping you into the community” https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brophy-lasso/id1041108957?mt=2

KEY CLUB – All BCP students are invited to join Key Club now. (the high school version of Kiwanis – a community service organization). Membership forms are available outside of Piper110. Former members need to join each year. 

 

Instagram – BrophyStuco       Twitter – BrophyStuco             Snapchat – BrophyStuco

Youtube – /brophyprepaz         Vimeo – /brophyprepaz    LOYOLA ACADEMY Twitter name – Loyola_Academy

 

SAVE THE DATE

The XCP/BCP Theatre Department is pleased to announce its Spring production, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Janice Robillard, XCP Drama Teacher.  The production dates are Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, all at 7pm.  Also, a matinee on Saturday, March 4, 2pm in the Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC located on the XCP campus. Tickets are available at the door or you may wish to order tickets online at www.xcp.org.  (Click on the poster photo located at the top of Xavier’s home page.)  Tickets will be $10 for all patrons, general seating.  Patrons may call the Jackson Box Office at 602-240-3161 for further information.

Brophy cast members are:  The leads are as follows: May Daniels’ Vaudeville partners include Spencer Coben ‘17 as Jerry Hyland and Nico Pacioni ‘18 as George Lewis.  Cole Cartledge ‘18 will play the part of film magnate Herman Glogauer; Derby Reeves ‘17 will play the role of playwright Lawrence Vail; and Brendan Alcott ‘19 will play the director Rudolph Kammerling.  The supporting cast, who will play multiple roles, include the following: graduating seniors (2017) Michael Finocchiaro, Brendan Gaynor and Devin McManimon.  The junior class actors (2018) include Graham Armknecht, Alex Beall and John Couture.  Sophomore actors (2019) playing multiple roles will be Jack Arthur, Jack Keeton, Nate Kerber and Sam Vogel.  The freshman class (2020) will be represented by Gray Cuevas and Dante Dallago.

Considered one of the great “mad cap” comedies, Once in a Lifetime tells the tale of three struggling Vaudeville artists who decide to throw care to the wind and try their luck in Hollywood where the “talkies” have just hit.  With a little bit of luck, conniving, and unwitting successes and blunders, the three find fame, fortune, and failure all at the same time.  The comedy is fast paced, as all good comedies should be, and it is filled with satire, numerous funny and pompous characters, and silly situations.  The play provides a wonderful opportunity for actors to react to comic situations, and marvelously spoofs a life in Hollywood.  New York Times critic Howard Taubman wrote, “Once in a Lifetime is still pertinent and funny. The film industry has been through more upheavals than an old-time banana republic, but the more it changes the more some of its foibles remain the same.”  The New York Post calls it “A lovely play… Gracefully insane.”  This wonderful Hollywood romp is suitable for the entire family.  Please join in the fun and be prepared to hold your sides with laughter.

Brophy Spring Musical – How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe show is March 16-18, 7PM, Xavier’s Performing Arts Center.  Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

 

VALLEY LEADERSHIP YOUTH – Designed to empower youth to lead, our innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community agencies. Students gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through time, talent and treasure, we cultivate change agents early in their leadership careers. The cost to participate is $150. Financial assistance is available.”  2017 Registration Form is Live: Valley Leadership Youth

 

  • ELITE SW DATES – Thursday March 30th – Grad Order Delivery   12:05pm            HGH Arcade

Friday            April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery                         12:00pm              HGH Arcade

 

Wed Partly Cloudy77°49°   Thu Sunny66°42° Fri Mostly Sunny65°44°     Sat Sunny71°49°              Sun Partly Cloudy71°53°

Tuesday, February 21

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

SCHEDULE TODAY: 1-5-B-2-3-L-6-7

“Hopefully, we are always proud of the many forms of art, literature, and music that are tied to our individual ethnic and racial backgrounds. History, hope, and identity are tied to many of the works that artists and writers produce in particular eras.

Today, we honor the Harlem Renaiassance as a time in American History where black culture continued to emerge with all its creative strength.  It was time for a cultural celebration. African Americans had endured centuries of slavery and the struggle for abolition. The end of bondage had not brought the promised land many had envisioned. Instead, white supremacy was quickly, legally, and violently restored to the New South, where ninety percent of African Americans lived. Starting in about 1890, African Americans migrated to the North in great numbers. This GREAT MIGRATION eventually relocated hundreds of thousands of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North. Many discovered they had shared common experiences in their past histories and their uncertain present circumstances. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, the recently dispossessed ignited an explosion of cultural pride. Indeed, African American culture was reborn in the HARLEM RENAISSANCE. 

WritersThe most prolific writer of the Harlem Renaissance was LANGSTON HUGHES. Hughes cast off the influences of white poets and wrote with the rhythmic meter of blues and jazz. CLAUDE MCKAY urged African Americans to stand up for their rights in his powerful verses. JEAN TOOMER wrote plays and short stories, as well as poems, to capture the spirit of his times. Book publishers soon took notice and patronized many of these talents. ZORA NEALE HURSTON was noticed quickly with her moving novel, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. Music met prose in the form of musical comedy. The 1921 production of SHUFFLE ALONG is sometimes credited with initiating the movement. Actor PAUL ROBESON electrified audiences with his memorable stage performances.

Musicians – No aspect of the Harlem Renaissance shaped America and the entire world as much as jazz. JAZZ flouted many musical conventions with its syncopated rhythms and improvised instrumental solos. Thousands of city dwellers flocked night after night to see the same performers. IMPROVISATION meant that no two performances would ever be the same. Harlem’s COTTON CLUB boasted the talents of DUKE ELLINGTON. Singers such as BESSIE SMITH and BILLIE HOLIDAY popularized blues and jazz vocals. JELLY ROLL MORTON and LOUIS ARMSTRONG drew huge audiences.”

BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Mr. Ryan Hubbell, Casey “Jr.” Blim ’18, Kyle Harrison ’18, Carson Mullins ’19, Conner Leber ‘20 and to all other BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today.  Also birthday wishes to all who will celebrate over the long weekend.  ♪Happy Birthday to you  

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Kolb and BROPHY QUIZ BOWLLast Wednesday night the Brophy Quiz Bowl team concluded their participation in the Arizona Scholastic Bowl League, taking 1st and 2nd place!  Our quiz bowl guys hope to continue their performance later this year as they plan to attend Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of May!  Please wish the following guys congratulations if you see them: Axell Komlan-Giovani, Krishna Sinha, Harrison Fries, Alex Bhatt, Nate Ross, Michael Ruta, Aditya Manuel, Bryan Gopal, Cameron MacKenzie, Rohit Khurana, Nathan Ashok, Kevin Yin, Nick Laing, Ryan Straneva and Zeyn Waheed.

BROPHY BASKETBALL Bronco basketball played excellent this season on their way to the Championships and lost Saturday’s playoff game vs Desert Vista, 59-53.  CONGRATULATIONS TIM KEMPTON ’13, who is one of 10 finalists for the basketball NCAA Senior Class Award which honors outstanding student-athletes!

Brophy Culture Project: Table Talk – The Brophy Culture Project presents Table Talk TODAY @ lunch, NW corner of HGH. Join us to come together to discuss and share who we are with each other. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into a round table discussion about some of the different topics that have been talked about in the “Faces of Brophy” series.

9th, 10th, and 11th graders – Although online summer school academic and athletic course registration goes live Wednesday, February 22nd at 8am.  You can still see the list of offerings by going to your myBrophy account, clicking on the Resources tab, and then clicking on the Summer School tile.  The link to register online on February 22nd will be found there next week as well.  You will need the login and password to myBrophy (or NetClassroom for 10thand 11th graders that you now use for myBrophy) you were originally given when you entered Brophy to register online.

 

Middle Eastern Club Speaker – Come listen to Mr. Mark Voss speak about the differences and similarities between Sunni and Shia Islam at the Middle Eastern Club. All are welcome at the gathering this Thursday @ lunch, Dr. Donlan’s room, E-301.

Spring Band Concert, 7PM, HGH, Thursday – Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble Concert

BROPHY STUDENTS – If you have interest in entrepreneurialism, business, and maybe starting your own company someday, the below event may be of interest to you.  It’s a weekend-long start-up workshop Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, just down the street from Brophy.  Details are:  What:  Youth entrepreneurial event, Youth Startup Weekend, Feb. 24-27, held at CO+HOOTS in midtown Phoenix (221 E. Indianola Ave. 85012).  Info can be found here: https://cohoots.com/youth-startup-weekend/    For 3 days, teens pitch their own business ideas, form teams around the best of those ideas and create a business over the weekend.  They’ll have access to mentors and entrepreneur volunteers to help them with this process. But the student teams definitely take the lead on their own projects.  On Sunday, they pitch their business to local business leaders.  Friday, 6pm-8pm, Saturday, 9am-6pm. Sunday, 9am-3pm. Food is provided every day.  There is some coding graphic design, leadership and business planning involved. Students essentially get a taste of what building a startup is like.  A few of the program’s sponsors include APS, Uber and TechStars.  Tickets per student is $35.  Kids can apply for a scholarship here: https://cohootsfdn.typeform.com/to/EBKoXy

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information will be available on Brophy’s website.  All students who are returning to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials must be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

ATHLETICS

Wednesday, February 22

  • BASEBALL vs North Canyon (H) 3:45PM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament

Thursday, February 23

  • BASEBALL vs Kofa (H) 3:45PM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) vs Mountain View (H) 3:30PM, PTC
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS (JTT) BCP/XCP Scrimmage, 3PM, XCP Courts, 4710 N. 5th Street
  • BASEBALLFreshmen and JV @ Pinnacle (A) 3:45PM

Friday, February 24

  • BASEBALL  vs Corona del Sol (H) 3:45PM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • LACROSSE D1 @ Corona (A) 8PM
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 3PM, Robson Gym

Saturday, February 25

  • BASEBALL vs Prescott (H) 11AM Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 6AM, Robson Gym
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa

Sunday, February 26

  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat returns to Brophy

 

CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEN (Peer Editing Network). Did you finish editing that writing assignment yet? Could it use a second pair of eyes? PEN is here to help. Take a moment to skim through the Student Guide and then fill out the new one-step PEN Submission Form, and we promise to return your assignment with ideas for revision in fewer than 24 hours. Follow us on Twitter, too! @BrophyPEN 

BLAM. The Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine meets most Mondays at lunch in B202. You can read recent editions here as well as follow BLAM on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Tumblr. Email blam@brophyprep.org to submit creative writing and art by attachment all year long.

PHYSICS CLUB TUTORING – Google Calendar for physics tutoring for students who need help in physics.  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UVBOVnpDMGdOOGItfGRlZmF1bHR8M2NlZDliNzExZmZlNWQ3NTg1YTMwM2Y3ZTVjYmMzMzE

MUSIC ON THE MALL! – If you are a Brophy musician, singer or performer and you are looking for a performance outlet sign up using the form below. Every other week Musicians Exchange will be putting on live performers in the mall at lunch and if that sounds good to you than sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3GNBJ0LIfx4AkGWp2

XAVIER/BROPHY Drama Club– Come on over to Xavier’s Black Box theatre classroom in the PAC for some super fun and amazingly hilarious improv and acting games. We meetevery Monday from 3-3:30.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION – The Brophy Jewish Student Union meets every Monday at lunch in B103. The JSU meets every Monday in B103 at lunch. Students of all faiths are welcome. Pizza is available for anyone who stays for the entire meeting.

BROPHY BARBELL SQUAD – An overview:  Training in the weight room 4X/week (1 hour each session).  Schedule is M,Tu,W,F  after school. Potential weightlifting/ powerlifting competitions outside of school; as well as a “within the school” competition — The Brophy Strength Wars!  If interested, contact Eason Skelnik at eskelnik17@brophybroncos.org.

SPEECH AND DEBATE – There will be meeting for interested new members every Tuesday at lunch in B111.  

KNOWLEDGE MASTERS: Tuesdays @ lunch, B-210. New members are always welcomed to participate in this no-cut, academic team; one competition per semester. We use the QuizUp trivia app for group practice! Contact meslava17@brophybroncos.org for any inquiries. 

BROPHY BRONCO WRESTLING CLUB will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 1, 3PM-4:30PM; $100 per student-athlete. Contact Coach Catan with any questions:wcatan@brophyprep.org

MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB TEAM is here!  We are racing statewide in 5 different events this season. We have bikes, transportation, and all we need is you!  Sign up with Mr. Davis or Coach Perrott at rperrott@brophyprep.org. Practice starts this week!”  Spin at XCP on Tuesdays; Trail ride on Thursdays, both at 3:15 pm.

The WRANGLER. Brophy’s premier (and only) satire newspaper The Wrangler needs creative minds like yours to produce the funniest and punniest content on campus. Meetings are Tuesdays at lunch, B204. Check out our previous issues and follow us on Twitter for some Brophy-centric laughs. Please email jdamaso@brophyprep.org or ssmith@brophyprep.org to get involved today!

XCP/BCP CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB: Wednesdays after school (8th Period), XCP Choir Room, New members are always encouraged to join. Students interested in classical music have the opportunity to perform before peers and learn about local masterclasses/events.

YOUNG REPUBLICANS meet Wednesdays at lunch in P222 (Mr. Aston’s room).

BLACK STUDENT UNION: The BSU meets every other Thursday in Mr. Pidgeon’s, B105, 12:15PM.

BRONCODERS Learn how to solve problems cleverly with code. Build apps, websites, games, and anything else you can imagine in this student-led club. You don’t need any prior coding experience, meetings Thursdays, IC, 3-4:30.

COVERT AMERICAN POLITICS meets every Thursday @ lunch, B212 Mr. McShane’s room, bring your lunch

FUTURE PHYSICIANS CLUB meets every other Thursday in P221.  Please contact Mr. Kolb pkolb@brophyprep with any questions.

BROPHY TECH CLUB – Dedicated to discovering and testing new education technology while helping the Brophy community with all tech needs. Learn as you go, no previous tech skills required! Use this link to sign-up: http://bit.ly/2bTISXm. We meet the last Thursday of each month in Deacon Stickney’s Classroom. Tech assistance is available; use this link to request assistance:http://bit.ly/2c7N8Ez.

ASIAN CULTURE CLUB – Please join us for ping pong, great company, and pure fun. We meet in room P112 every Thursday. Use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/MYBpFUAsyqv6kU6h1

OFF-ROAD CLUB is a common-interest group which meets monthly to discuss and share information on topics like off-road safety, technique, and trails in the Phoenix area. In addition to the meetings, we will have scheduled trail drives, which are open for all to join. If you’re interested in off-roading, whether or not you have an off-road vehicle and regardless of experience, we encourage you to sign up and explore the great outdoors with us! Please email jwoodrow18@brophybroncos.orgnself18@brophybroncos.org, or rvelez18@brophybroncos.org for more information.

MATH CLUB  If you are a freshman in Honors Algebra 2 or higher and love math, this might be the club for you.  Please stop in to see Ms. Castañeda in room P120 for more information.

WRITE LIFE, Brophy’s creative writing club.  Both returning and new members are welcome! If you’ve ever wanted to try to write a novel, play, short stories, or just enjoy good fiction, stop on by. See Ms. Mason’s room, P118. Come and see the worlds we create.

THE BROPHY LASSO new podcast motto is “Roping you into the community” https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brophy-lasso/id1041108957?mt=2

KEY CLUB – All BCP students are invited to join Key Club now. (the high school version of Kiwanis – a community service organization). Membership forms are available outside of Piper110. Former members need to join each year. 

 

Instagram – BrophyStuco       Twitter – BrophyStuco             Snapchat – BrophyStuco

Youtube – /brophyprepaz         Vimeo – /brophyprepaz    LOYOLA ACADEMY Twitter name – Loyola_Academy

 

SAVE THE DATE

The XCP/BCP Theatre Department is pleased to announce its Spring production, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Janice Robillard, XCP Drama Teacher.  The production dates are Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, all at 7pm.  Also, a matinee on Saturday, March 4, 2pm in the Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC located on the XCP campus. Tickets are available at the door or you may wish to order tickets online at www.xcp.org.  (Click on the poster photo located at the top of Xavier’s home page.)  Tickets will be $10 for all patrons, general seating.  Patrons may call the Jackson Box Office at 602-240-3161 for further information.

Brophy cast members are:  The leads are as follows: May Daniels’ Vaudeville partners include Spencer Coben ‘17 as Jerry Hyland and Nico Pacioni ‘18 as George Lewis.  Cole Cartledge ‘18 will play the part of film magnate Herman Glogauer; Derby Reeves ‘17 will play the role of playwright Lawrence Vail; and Brendan Alcott ‘19 will play the director Rudolph Kammerling.  The supporting cast, who will play multiple roles, include the following: graduating seniors (2017) Michael Finocchiaro, Brendan Gaynor and Devin McManimon.  The junior class actors (2018) include Graham Armknecht, Alex Beall and John Couture.  Sophomore actors (2019) playing multiple roles will be Jack Arthur, Jack Keeton, Nate Kerber and Sam Vogel.  The freshman class (2020) will be represented by Gray Cuevas and Dante Dallago.

Considered one of the great “mad cap” comedies, Once in a Lifetime tells the tale of three struggling Vaudeville artists who decide to throw care to the wind and try their luck in Hollywood where the “talkies” have just hit.  With a little bit of luck, conniving, and unwitting successes and blunders, the three find fame, fortune, and failure all at the same time.  The comedy is fast paced, as all good comedies should be, and it is filled with satire, numerous funny and pompous characters, and silly situations.  The play provides a wonderful opportunity for actors to react to comic situations, and marvelously spoofs a life in Hollywood.  New York Times critic Howard Taubman wrote, “Once in a Lifetime is still pertinent and funny. The film industry has been through more upheavals than an old-time banana republic, but the more it changes the more some of its foibles remain the same.”  The New York Post calls it “A lovely play… Gracefully insane.”  This wonderful Hollywood romp is suitable for the entire family.  Please join in the fun and be prepared to hold your sides with laughter.

Brophy Spring Musical – How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe show is March 16-18, 7PM, Xavier’s Performing Arts Center.  Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

 

VALLEY LEADERSHIP YOUTH – Designed to empower youth to lead, our innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community agencies. Students gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through time, talent and treasure, we cultivate change agents early in their leadership careers. The cost to participate is $150. Financial assistance is available.”  2017 Registration Form is Live: Valley Leadership Youth

 

  • ELITE SW DATES – Thursday March 30th – Grad Order Delivery   12:05pm            HGH Arcade

Friday            April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery                         12:00pm              HGH Arcade

 

Tue Sunny76°55° Wed Partly Cloudy77°49°   Thu Sunny66°42° Fri Mostly Sunny65°44°     Sat Sunny71°49°        Sun Partly Cloudy71°53°

Week of February 20

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Monday, February 20, 2017        – NO SCHOOL                   PRESIDENTS DAY

Admissions Committee Review

  • Speech and Debate – HarvardInvitational

Tuesday, February 21, 2017                                                1,5,B,2,3,L,6,7

Admissions Committee Review

  • Freshman Breakaway
  • Brophy Culture Project: Table Talk @lunch, NW corner of HGH
  • Kairos Retreat @ Manresa
  • Speech and Debate – HarvardInvitational

Wednesday, February 22, 2017                                           LS,4,B,5,2,L,6,7

Admissions Committee Review

Online summer school academic and athletic course registration goes live at 8am for Frosh, Soph and Juniors

  • BASEBALL vs North Canyon (H) 3:45PM, 2017 Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • Kairos Retreat @ Manresa

Thursday, February 23, 2017                                              1,3,B,4,5,L,6,7

Admissions Committee Review

  • Faculty Prayer, 7:50AM, Chapel
  • Freshman Breakaway
  • BASEBALL vs Kofa (H) 3:45PM, 2017 Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) vs Mountain View (H) 3:30PM, PTC
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS (JTT) BCP/XCP Scrimmage, 3PM, XCP Courts, 4710 N. 5th Street
  • BASEBALLFreshmen and JV @ Pinnacle (A) 3:45PM
  • Spring Band Concert, 7PM, HGH – Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble Concert
  • Kairos Retreat @ Manresa

Friday, February 24, 2017             2-3-B-4-5-1

Admissions Committee Review

  • BASEBALL vs Corona del Sol (H) 3:45PM, 2017 Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • LACROSSE D1 @ Corona (A) 8PM
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 3PM, Robson Gym
  • Kairos Retreat returns to Brophy

Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • BASEBALL vs Prescott (H) 11AM, 2017 Adam Donnenfield Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • TENNIS (V/JV) @ Red Mountain H.S. Tennis Showcase (A)
  • CREW – Indoor Crew Regatta, 6AM, Robson Gym
  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat @ Manresa

Sunday, February 26, 2017

  • VOLLEYBALL Retreat returns to Brophy

Monday, February 27, 2017         1-2-M-B-4-L-6-7            Summit on Human Dignity 2017

Summit on Human Dignity Opening Mass, SFX Church, 9:40AM

Ignatian Prayer Series with Adria Renke, 6:30PM, Chapel

 

SAVE THE DATE

The XCP/BCP Theatre Department Spring production, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, all at 7pm.  Also, a matinee on Saturday, March 4, 2pm in the Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC located on the XCP campus. Tickets are available at the door or you may wish to order tickets online at www.xcp.org.  (Click on the poster photo located at the top of Xavier’s home page.)  Tickets will be $10 for all patrons, general seating.  Patrons may call the Jackson Box Office at 602-240-3161 for further information.

Brophy Spring Musical – How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe show is March 16-18, 7PM, Xavier’s Performing Arts Center.  Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information is available on Brophy’s website.  All students who will return to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials need to be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

 

ELITE SW DATES  Thursday, March 30th – Grad Order Delivery 12:05pm     HGH Arcade

Friday, April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery        12:00pm     HGH Arcade

Thursday, February 16

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

SCHEDULE TODAY: 1-3-B-4-5-L-6-7

“Issues of race and racism continue to scar our American society. And whether people march in solidarity, defend laws that protect against discrimination, and/or simply teach the next generation the truth of human equality, we must all stand against violence (physical and psychological) that is done in the name of racial hatred.  Tulsa, 1921

On May 31 and June 1, 1921, a white mob started the Tulsa race riot, attacking residents and businesses of the African-American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in what is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in United States history.  The attack, carried out on the ground and by air, destroyed more than 35 blocks of the district, at the time the wealthiest black community in the nation. More than 800 people were admitted to hospitals and more than 6,000 black residents were arrested and detained, many for several days.  A confrontation developed between blacks and whites; shots were fired, and some whites and blacks were killed. As this news spread throughout the city, mob violence exploded. Thousands of whites rampaged through the black community that night and the next day, killing men and women, burning and looting stores and homes. About 10,000 blacks were left homeless, and property damage amounted to more than $1.5 million in real estate and $750,000 in personal property ($30 million in 2017). Some blacks claimed that policemen had joined the mob; others said that National Guardsmen fired a machine gun into the black community and a plane dropped sticks of dynamite.[4] In an eyewitness account discovered in 2015, Greenwood attorney Buck Colbert Franklin described watching a dozen or more private planes drop burning balls of turpentine on Greenwood’s rooftops. Learn more here – http://tulsahistory.org/learn/online-exhibits/the-tulsa-race-riot/

 

BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Christian Kirkland ’18, Zack Beall ’19, Patrick Lee ’19 and to all other BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today.  Also birthday wishes to all who will celebrate over the long weekend.  ♪Happy Birthday to you  

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

CONGRATULATIONS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FINALISTS:  The following seniors have been named Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  They are among the top 15,000 seniors nationally who took the PSAT in 2015.   Congratulations to: Will Alpert, Anthony Cardellini, Carter Clelland, Zephan Enciso, Ian Gray, Brandon Hulston, Luke Miller, Brendan Morey, Luke Stegmayer, Ryan Teetsel, Brendan Theodorou, Michael Travis and Jack Venberg.

 

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS interested in BIG BROTHER PROGRAM, your applications are due by 3PM TODAY.  You may turn them into Coach Heideman or the OFJ.

 

Friday, February 17, 2017SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Monday, February 20, 2017 – NO SCHOOL  PRESIDENTS DAY

 

Brophy Culture Project: Table Talk – The Brophy Culture Project presents Table Talk on Tuesday, February 21st @ lunch, NW corner of HGH. Join us to come together to discuss and share who we are with each other. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into a round table discussion about some of the different topics that have been talked about in the “Faces of Brophy” series.

 

9th, 10th, and 11th graders – Although online summer school academic and athletic course registration was supposed to go live this Friday, for a variety of reasons the date has been pushed back to next Wednesday, February 22nd at 8am.  You can still see the list of offerings by going to your myBrophy account, clicking on the Resources tab, and then clicking on the Summer School tile.  The link to register online on February 22nd will be found there next week as well.  You will need the login and password to myBrophy (or NetClassroom for 10thand 11th graders that you now use for myBrophy) you were originally given when you entered Brophy to register online.

 

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information will be available on Brophy’s website.  All students who are returning to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials must be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

 

ATHLETICS

Friday, February 17SCHOOL HOLIDAY

  • TRACK/FIELD Intra-Squad Pentathlon, 9AM, BSC
  • BASEBALL – Varsity Pre-season Scrimmage @ DVHS, 3:30PM

Saturday, February 1

  • VARSITY BASEBALL Retreat @ Manresa, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19

CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEN (Peer Editing Network). Did you finish editing that writing assignment yet? Could it use a second pair of eyes? PEN is here to help. Take a moment to skim through the Student Guide and then fill out the new one-step PEN Submission Form, and we promise to return your assignment with ideas for revision in fewer than 24 hours. Follow us on Twitter, too! @BrophyPEN 

BLAM. The Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine meets most Mondays at lunch in B202. You can read recent editions here as well as follow BLAM on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Tumblr. Email blam@brophyprep.org to submit creative writing and art by attachment all year long.

PHYSICS CLUB TUTORING – Google Calendar for physics tutoring for students who need help in physics.  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UVBOVnpDMGdOOGItfGRlZmF1bHR8M2NlZDliNzExZmZlNWQ3NTg1YTMwM2Y3ZTVjYmMzMzE

MUSIC ON THE MALL! – If you are a Brophy musician, singer or performer and you are looking for a performance outlet sign up using the form below. Every other week Musicians Exchange will be putting on live performers in the mall at lunch and if that sounds good to you than sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3GNBJ0LIfx4AkGWp2

XAVIER/BROPHY Drama Club– Come on over to Xavier’s Black Box theatre classroom in the PAC for some super fun and amazingly hilarious improv and acting games. We meetevery Monday from 3-3:30.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION – The Brophy Jewish Student Union meets every Monday at lunch in B103. The JSU meets every Monday in B103 at lunch. Students of all faiths are welcome. Pizza is available for anyone who stays for the entire meeting.

BROPHY BARBELL SQUAD – An overview:  Training in the weight room 4X/week (1 hour each session).  Schedule is M,Tu,W,F  after school. Potential weightlifting/ powerlifting competitions outside of school; as well as a “within the school” competition — The Brophy Strength Wars!  If interested, contact Eason Skelnik at eskelnik17@brophybroncos.org.

SPEECH AND DEBATE – There will be meeting for interested new members every Tuesday at lunch in B111.  

KNOWLEDGE MASTERS: Tuesdays @ lunch, B-210. New members are always welcomed to participate in this no-cut, academic team; one competition per semester. We use the QuizUp trivia app for group practice! Contact meslava17@brophybroncos.org for any inquiries. 

BROPHY BRONCO WRESTLING CLUB will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 1, 3PM-4:30PM; $100 per student-athlete. Contact Coach Catan with any questions:wcatan@brophyprep.org

MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB TEAM is here!  We are racing statewide in 5 different events this season. We have bikes, transportation, and all we need is you!  Sign up with Mr. Davis or Coach Perrott at rperrott@brophyprep.org. Practice starts this week!”  Spin at XCP on Tuesdays; Trail ride on Thursdays, both at 3:15 pm.

The WRANGLER. Brophy’s premier (and only) satire newspaper The Wrangler needs creative minds like yours to produce the funniest and punniest content on campus. Meetings are Tuesdays at lunch, B204. Check out our previous issues and follow us on Twitter for some Brophy-centric laughs. Please email jdamaso@brophyprep.org or ssmith@brophyprep.org to get involved today!

XCP/BCP CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB: Wednesdays after school (8th Period), XCP Choir Room, New members are always encouraged to join. Students interested in classical music have the opportunity to perform before peers and learn about local masterclasses/events.

YOUNG REPUBLICANS meet Wednesdays at lunch in P222 (Mr. Aston’s room).

BLACK STUDENT UNION: The BSU meets every other Thursday in Mr. Pidgeon’s, B105, 12:15PM.

BRONCODERS Learn how to solve problems cleverly with code. Build apps, websites, games, and anything else you can imagine in this student-led club. You don’t need any prior coding experience, meetings Thursdays, IC, 3-4:30.

COVERT AMERICAN POLITICS meets every Thursday @ lunch, B212 Mr. McShane’s room, bring your lunch

FUTURE PHYSICIANS CLUB meets every other Thursday in P221.  Please contact Mr. Kolb pkolb@brophyprep with any questions.

BROPHY TECH CLUB – Dedicated to discovering and testing new education technology while helping the Brophy community with all tech needs. Learn as you go, no previous tech skills required! Use this link to sign-up: http://bit.ly/2bTISXm. We meet the last Thursday of each month in Deacon Stickney’s Classroom. Tech assistance is available; use this link to request assistance:http://bit.ly/2c7N8Ez.

ASIAN CULTURE CLUB – Please join us for ping pong, great company, and pure fun. We meet in room P112 every Thursday. Use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/MYBpFUAsyqv6kU6h1

OFF-ROAD CLUB is a common-interest group which meets monthly to discuss and share information on topics like off-road safety, technique, and trails in the Phoenix area. In addition to the meetings, we will have scheduled trail drives, which are open for all to join. If you’re interested in off-roading, whether or not you have an off-road vehicle and regardless of experience, we encourage you to sign up and explore the great outdoors with us! Please email jwoodrow18@brophybroncos.orgnself18@brophybroncos.org, or rvelez18@brophybroncos.org for more information.

MATH CLUB  If you are a freshman in Honors Algebra 2 or higher and love math, this might be the club for you.  Please stop in to see Ms. Castañeda in room P120 for more information.

WRITE LIFE, Brophy’s creative writing club.  Both returning and new members are welcome! If you’ve ever wanted to try to write a novel, play, short stories, or just enjoy good fiction, stop on by. See Ms. Mason’s room, P118. Come and see the worlds we create.

THE BROPHY LASSO new podcast motto is “Roping you into the community” https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brophy-lasso/id1041108957?mt=2

KEY CLUB – All BCP students are invited to join Key Club now. (the high school version of Kiwanis – a community service organization). Membership forms are available outside of Piper110. Former members need to join each year. 

 

Instagram – BrophyStuco       Twitter – BrophyStuco             Snapchat – BrophyStuco

Youtube – /brophyprepaz         Vimeo – /brophyprepaz    LOYOLA ACADEMY Twitter name – Loyola_Academy

 

SAVE THE DATE

The XCP/BCP Theatre Department is pleased to announce its Spring production, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Janice Robillard, XCP Drama Teacher.  The production dates are Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, all at 7pm.  Also, a matinee on Saturday, March 4, 2pm in the Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC located on the XCP campus. Tickets are available at the door or you may wish to order tickets online at www.xcp.org.  (Click on the poster photo located at the top of Xavier’s home page.)  Tickets will be $10 for all patrons, general seating.  Patrons may call the Jackson Box Office at 602-240-3161 for further information.

Brophy cast members are:  The leads are as follows: May Daniels’ Vaudeville partners include Spencer Coben ‘17 as Jerry Hyland and Nico Pacioni ‘18 as George Lewis.  Cole Cartledge ‘18 will play the part of film magnate Herman Glogauer; Derby Reeves ‘17 will play the role of playwright Lawrence Vail; and Brendan Alcott ‘19 will play the director Rudolph Kammerling.  The supporting cast, who will play multiple roles, include the following: graduating seniors (2017) Michael Finocchiaro, Brendan Gaynor and Devin McManimon.  The junior class actors (2018) include Graham Armknecht, Alex Beall and John Couture.  Sophomore actors (2019) playing multiple roles will be Jack Arthur, Jack Keeton, Nate Kerber and Sam Vogel.  The freshman class (2020) will be represented by Gray Cuevas and Dante Dallago.

Considered one of the great “mad cap” comedies, Once in a Lifetime tells the tale of three struggling Vaudeville artists who decide to throw care to the wind and try their luck in Hollywood where the “talkies” have just hit.  With a little bit of luck, conniving, and unwitting successes and blunders, the three find fame, fortune, and failure all at the same time.  The comedy is fast paced, as all good comedies should be, and it is filled with satire, numerous funny and pompous characters, and silly situations.  The play provides a wonderful opportunity for actors to react to comic situations, and marvelously spoofs a life in Hollywood.  New York Times critic Howard Taubman wrote, “Once in a Lifetime is still pertinent and funny. The film industry has been through more upheavals than an old-time banana republic, but the more it changes the more some of its foibles remain the same.”  The New York Post calls it “A lovely play… Gracefully insane.”  This wonderful Hollywood romp is suitable for the entire family.  Please join in the fun and be prepared to hold your sides with laughter.

 

VALLEY LEADERSHIP YOUTH – Designed to empower youth to lead, our innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community agencies. Students gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through time, talent and treasure, we cultivate change agents early in their leadership careers. The cost to participate is $150. Financial assistance is available.”  2017 Registration Form is Live: Valley Leadership Youth

 

  • ELITE SW DATES – Thursday March 30th – Grad Order Delivery   12:05pm            HGH Arcade

Friday            April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery                         12:00pm              HGH Arcade

 

 

FORECAST FOR THE PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA:  Thu Sunny77°56°   Fri Partly Cloudy76°58°     Sat Rain60°51°

Wednesday, February 15

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

SCHEDULE TODAY: LS-4-B-5-2-L-6-7

“Preserving our nation’s history is often a question of real estate…and appreciation for artistic and cultural contributions of a particular group. Whether it’s the Grand Canyon or a restaurant on a corner, we need to remember the stories of our natural and cultural history.  In Austin, Texas, the downtown black cultural district is safe-guarded by the local community to honor the influence and contributions (art, music, design, food, government) of African-Americans in that part of Texas.  Six Square is one such agency making sure Austin continues to celebrate black culture – in its past, present, and future.  From the Victory Grill – where luminaries such as Bobby Blue Bland, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, and B.B. King all played Blues and R&B – to Downs Field, where baseball greats Jackie Robinson, Satchell Paige, and other stars of the Negro League played ball…To the stately homes of San Bernard Street and the modern architecture of John Chase…History still lives, and the future is evolving, in Austin’s Black Cultural District.  Six Square offers tours that encompass landmarks of Black architecture and design, historic cemeteries in the District, sites of slavery and emancipation, churches, juke joints on the Chitlin’ Circuit, and other distinctive places in Central East Austin.  Find out more…http://sixsquare.org/

 

BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Mrs. Theresa Angus, Mr. Wade Hoyt, Johan Santiesteban Chavez ‘18, Jonathan Santana ‘20 and to all other BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today.    ♪Happy Birthday to you  

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

SAC CLOSED AFTER SCHOOL

CONGRATULATIONS LOYOLA ACADEMY – The Loyola Academy 7th/8th soccer team remains undefeated in the diocesan soccer tournament this week.  In 2 games, the baby Broncos have scored a whopping 26 goals and allowing none, defeating both St. Louis the King and Queen of Peace.  Loyola Academy plays in the semifinals at 3:30pm TODAY at OLPH in Glendale on their way to hopefully repeating as champions this year.

Attention Skiers and Boarders, the Brophy Ski Club is planning a trip up to Sunrise Ski Resort on Saturday, February 25th. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Mrs. Venberg in B209 TODAY!

The Young Entrepreneurs’ Club welcomes Bert Hayenga, CEO of First Cup, subsidiary of Dunkin Donuts and Principal at Camelback Realty Partners Group LLC, @ lunch TODAY, E201, Come find out about his life in business.

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS interested in BIG BROTHER PROGRAM, your applications are due by 3PM Thursday, February 16th.  You may turn them into Coach Heideman or the OFJ.

9th, 10th, and 11th graders – Although online summer school academic and athletic course registration was supposed to go live this Friday, for a variety of reasons the date has been pushed back to next Wednesday, February 22nd at 8am.  You can still see the list of offerings by going to your myBrophy account, clicking on the Resources tab, and then clicking on the Summer School tile.  The link to register online on February 22nd will be found there next week as well.  You will need the login and password to myBrophy (or NetClassroom for 10thand 11th graders that you now use for myBrophy) you were originally given when you entered Brophy to register online.

 

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will get underway March 6th.  Information will be available on Brophy’s website.  All students who are returning to Brophy are required to register every year. Registration materials must be completed and submitted to Brophy by March 24th to reserve your place for the 2017-2018 school year.  Questions about the registration process for returning students should be directed to: Mrs. Shawna Khan, Registrar – skhan@brophyprep.org – 602-264- 5291 x 6531.

VALLEY LEADERSHIP YOUTH – Designed to empower youth to lead, our innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community agencies. Students gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through time, talent and treasure, we cultivate change agents early in their leadership careers. The cost to participate is $150. Financial assistance is available.”  2017 Registration Form is Live: Valley Leadership Youth

 

Friday, February 17, 2017SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Monday, February 20, 2017 – NO SCHOOL  PRESIDENTS DAY

COUNSELING

Health Care Careers Exploration Session – Please join the Dads’ club and counseling department at lunch TODAY, HGH to learn about career possibilities in the health care field. Parents and alumni who are doctors, dentists, surgeons and mental health professionals will join us. Lunch will be provided! Sign up at this link.

OFFICE OF FAITH AND JUSTICE

Brophy  Mexico Summer Immersion TripThere is an important meeting TODAY at lunch in Mr. Danforth’s room E216 for any Sophomore, Junior or Senior interested in coming on this summer’s trip to Puebla, Mexico. We will have a short presentation and answer any questions. Grab your lunch and come see why Mr. Schmidbauer thinks he is the most interesting man in the world!

ATHLETICS

Calling all members of the RED ARMY!

TONIGHT, all members of our student body, faculty, and staff are being called on to show our support for our basketball team in their 1st round state playoff game at 6:30 in Robson Gymnasium against Hamilton! Our team has had a fantastic season so far – and so has the Red Army! But its playoff time… the time when everyone has to step up their game… including all of us!  We need everyone there TONIGHT cheering in strong SUPPORT of our team…! Let’s bring more to the game than simply chirping – let’s bring some noise for our guys. Let’s show our guests, and Richard Obert, that being a Bronco, being a Man or Woman FOR Others, is not just reserved for Immersion Trips and Retreats… The game is a WHITE OUT, so leave the Chirp Sheets at home and WEAR WHITE as we do our part to help the Broncos win on the court.

 

Wednesday, February 15

  • BASKETBALL Round 1 State vs Hamilton, 6:30PM @ Brophy

Friday, February 17SCHOOL HOLIDAY

  • TRACK/FIELD Intra-Squad Pentathlon, 9AM, BSC

Saturday, February 18

  • BASEBALL – Varsity Pre-season Scrimmage @ DVHS, 11AM
  • VARSITY BASEBALL Retreat @ Manresa, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19

CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PEN (Peer Editing Network). Did you finish editing that writing assignment yet? Could it use a second pair of eyes? PEN is here to help. Take a moment to skim through the Student Guide and then fill out the new one-step PEN Submission Form, and we promise to return your assignment with ideas for revision in fewer than 24 hours. Follow us on Twitter, too! @BrophyPEN 

BLAM. The Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine meets most Mondays at lunch in B202. You can read recent editions here as well as follow BLAM on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Tumblr. Email blam@brophyprep.org to submit creative writing and art by attachment all year long.

PHYSICS CLUB TUTORING – Google Calendar for physics tutoring for students who need help in physics.  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UVBOVnpDMGdOOGItfGRlZmF1bHR8M2NlZDliNzExZmZlNWQ3NTg1YTMwM2Y3ZTVjYmMzMzE

MUSIC ON THE MALL! – If you are a Brophy musician, singer or performer and you are looking for a performance outlet sign up using the form below. Every other week Musicians Exchange will be putting on live performers in the mall at lunch and if that sounds good to you than sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3GNBJ0LIfx4AkGWp2

XAVIER/BROPHY Drama Club– Come on over to Xavier’s Black Box theatre classroom in the PAC for some super fun and amazingly hilarious improv and acting games. We meetevery Monday from 3-3:30.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION – The Brophy Jewish Student Union meets every Monday at lunch in B103. The JSU meets every Monday in B103 at lunch. Students of all faiths are welcome. Pizza is available for anyone who stays for the entire meeting.

BROPHY BARBELL SQUAD – An overview:  Training in the weight room 4X/week (1 hour each session).  Schedule is M,Tu,W,F  after school. Potential weightlifting/ powerlifting competitions outside of school; as well as a “within the school” competition — The Brophy Strength Wars!  If interested, contact Eason Skelnik at eskelnik17@brophybroncos.org.

SPEECH AND DEBATE – There will be meeting for interested new members every Tuesday at lunch in B111.  

KNOWLEDGE MASTERS: Tuesdays @ lunch, B-210. New members are always welcomed to participate in this no-cut, academic team; one competition per semester. We use the QuizUp trivia app for group practice! Contact meslava17@brophybroncos.org for any inquiries. 

BROPHY BRONCO WRESTLING CLUB will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 1, 3PM-4:30PM; $100 per student-athlete. Contact Coach Catan with any questions:wcatan@brophyprep.org

MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB TEAM is here!  We are racing statewide in 5 different events this season. We have bikes, transportation, and all we need is you!  Sign up with Mr. Davis or Coach Perrott at rperrott@brophyprep.org. Practice starts this week!”  Spin at XCP on Tuesdays; Trail ride on Thursdays, both at 3:15 pm.

The WRANGLER. Brophy’s premier (and only) satire newspaper The Wrangler needs creative minds like yours to produce the funniest and punniest content on campus. Meetings are Tuesdays at lunch, B204. Check out our previous issues and follow us on Twitter for some Brophy-centric laughs. Please email jdamaso@brophyprep.org or ssmith@brophyprep.org to get involved today!

XCP/BCP CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB: Wednesdays after school (8th Period), XCP Choir Room, New members are always encouraged to join. Students interested in classical music have the opportunity to perform before peers and learn about local masterclasses/events.

YOUNG REPUBLICANS meet Wednesdays at lunch in P222 (Mr. Aston’s room).

BLACK STUDENT UNION: The BSU meets every other Thursday in Mr. Pidgeon’s, B105, 12:15PM.

BRONCODERS Learn how to solve problems cleverly with code. Build apps, websites, games, and anything else you can imagine in this student-led club. You don’t need any prior coding experience, meetings Thursdays, IC, 3-4:30.

COVERT AMERICAN POLITICS meets every Thursday @ lunch, B212 Mr. McShane’s room, bring your lunch

FUTURE PHYSICIANS CLUB meets every other Thursday in P221.  Please contact Mr. Kolb pkolb@brophyprep with any questions.

BROPHY TECH CLUB – Dedicated to discovering and testing new education technology while helping the Brophy community with all tech needs. Learn as you go, no previous tech skills required! Use this link to sign-up: http://bit.ly/2bTISXm. We meet the last Thursday of each month in Deacon Stickney’s Classroom. Tech assistance is available; use this link to request assistance:http://bit.ly/2c7N8Ez.

ASIAN CULTURE CLUB – Please join us for ping pong, great company, and pure fun. We meet in room P112 every Thursday. Use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/MYBpFUAsyqv6kU6h1

OFF-ROAD CLUB is a common-interest group which meets monthly to discuss and share information on topics like off-road safety, technique, and trails in the Phoenix area. In addition to the meetings, we will have scheduled trail drives, which are open for all to join. If you’re interested in off-roading, whether or not you have an off-road vehicle and regardless of experience, we encourage you to sign up and explore the great outdoors with us! Please email jwoodrow18@brophybroncos.orgnself18@brophybroncos.org, or rvelez18@brophybroncos.org for more information.

MATH CLUB  If you are a freshman in Honors Algebra 2 or higher and love math, this might be the club for you.  Please stop in to see Ms. Castañeda in room P120 for more information.

WRITE LIFE, Brophy’s creative writing club.  Both returning and new members are welcome! If you’ve ever wanted to try to write a novel, play, short stories, or just enjoy good fiction, stop on by. See Ms. Mason’s room, P118. Come and see the worlds we create.

THE BROPHY LASSO new podcast motto is “Roping you into the community” https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brophy-lasso/id1041108957?mt=2

KEY CLUB – All BCP students are invited to join Key Club now. (the high school version of Kiwanis – a community service organization). Membership forms are available outside of Piper110. Former members need to join each year. 

 

Instagram – BrophyStuco       Twitter – BrophyStuco             Snapchat – BrophyStuco

Youtube – /brophyprepaz         Vimeo – /brophyprepaz    LOYOLA ACADEMY Twitter name – Loyola_Academy

 

SAVE THE DATE

The XCP/BCP Theatre Department is pleased to announce its Spring production, Once In A Lifetime by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Janice Robillard, XCP Drama Teacher.  The production dates are Thursday, March 2, Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, all at 7:00 pm.  Also, a matinee on Saturday, March 4, 2pm in the Kemper and Ethel Marley Theatre in the Virginia G. PAC located on the Xavier campus. Tickets are available at the door or you may wish to order tickets online at www.xcp.org.  (Click on the poster photo located at the top of Xavier’s home page.)  Tickets will be $10.00 for all patrons, general seating.  Patrons may call the Jackson Box Office at 602-240-3161 for further information.

Brophy cast members are:  The leads are as follows: May Daniels’ Vaudeville partners include Spencer Coben ‘17 as Jerry Hyland and Nico Pacioni ‘18 as George Lewis.  Cole Cartledge ‘18 will play the part of film magnate Herman Glogauer; Derby Reeves ‘17 will play the role of playwright Lawrence Vail; and Brendan Alcott ‘19 will play the director Rudolph Kammerling.  The supporting cast, who will play multiple roles, include the following: graduating seniors (2017) Michael Finocchiaro, Brendan Gaynor and Devin McManimon.  The junior class actors (2018) include Graham Armknecht, Alex Beall and John Couture.  Sophomore actors (2019) playing multiple roles will be Jack Arthur, Jack Keeton, Nate Kerber and Sam Vogel.  The freshman class (2020) will be represented by Gray Cuevas and Dante Dallago.

Considered one of the great “mad cap” comedies, Once in a Lifetime tells the tale of three struggling Vaudeville artists who decide to throw care to the wind and try their luck in Hollywood where the “talkies” have just hit.  With a little bit of luck, conniving, and unwitting successes and blunders, the three find fame, fortune, and failure all at the same time.  The comedy is fast paced, as all good comedies should be, and it is filled with satire, numerous funny and pompous characters, and silly situations.  The play provides a wonderful opportunity for actors to react to comic situations, and marvelously spoofs a life in Hollywood.  New York Times critic Howard Taubman wrote, “Once in a Lifetime is still pertinent and funny. The film industry has been through more upheavals than an old-time banana republic, but the more it changes the more some of its foibles remain the same.”  The New York Post calls it “A lovely play… Gracefully insane.”  This wonderful Hollywood romp is suitable for the entire family.  Please join in the fun and be prepared to hold your sides with laughter.

 

  • ELITE SW DATES – Thursday March 30th – Grad Order Delivery   12:05pm            HGH Arcade

Friday            April 28th – Cap/Gown Delivery                         12:00pm              HGH Arcade

 

 

FORECAST FOR THE PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA: 

Wed Sunny75°52°   Thu Sunny77°56°   Fri Partly Cloudy76°58°   Sat Rain60°51°