Summer Enrichment, Summer Credit Classes, and Summer Athletic Courses – Registration continues for Brophy’s summer program. Visit the Summer School webpage for more information.
SCHEDULE TODAY: 1-5-B-2-3-L-6-7
SAC CLOSED AFTER SCHOOL
BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Andre Bengtson ’19, Paul Kim ’19, Jack Munhall ’20 and to all BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today. ♪Happy Birthday to you♫
Awaken Coffee Has Exciting News! We have moved to a new location! Now located on the North West side of the Gym Arcade; cool shade and seating available to enjoy your brew. Please stop by and see us.
Current specials: New move sale: $1 off all cold brew TODAY!
Getting ready for Finals sale: $1 off AND don’t forget about mom: Bags for Mother’s Day: $20 for our gourmet Ethiopian
CONGRATULATIONS TO Mr. Joe Klein and his yearbook staff on their completion of the 2017 Yearbook: Matthew Holmes – Editor-in-chief; Noah Sugden – Asst-editor-in chief; Trevor McNamara – Layout and Design editor; Cooper Ryan – Senior editor; Charlie Regester – Photo editor; Ivan Lashinsky – Copy editor; Jack Fyan – staff; Colin Jones – staff; Nico Pacioni – staff; Paul Kim – staff. Great job Broncos!
Mr. Burr wins Arizona Connect2STEM Creative Media Award – Congratulations to Mr. Pete Burr ’07, who was named the 2017 Arizona Connect2STEM Creative Media Award winner Friday, May 5. Mr. Burr was honored for his video work both behind the lens and in his classroom. The Connect2STEM annual awards are presented by Cox Communications in partnership with the AZ SciTech Festival. Each Cox Connect2STEM Award Winner will receive $1,000 donated to a STEM non-profit program in their name. The winners were profiled in a video highlighting their contributions to STEM. All winners will be recognized in a congratulatory spot that will run across all Cox channels, and are invited to the Cox suite for an upcoming Diamondbacks game.
CONGRATULATIONS Brophy Tennis takes state (its 19th state title)! Worth the read! With about 12 hours of rest between a grueling semi-final match against DV the Broncos faced Hamilton with the state championship on the line Saturday morning. While we all know this story has a happy ending it did not look like things were going to end well for a while. The Huskies, by luck of the draw, had not even lost a single match in the state tournament. The Broncos on the other hand had fought through what were arguably the other top two teams in the state to reach the final. The Huskies came out fresh and quickly won 2 matches within the first hour to go up 2-0 but, the Broncos dug in to grit out 3 set wins and have the score at 3-3 going into doubles. As the team had proven all year, if they were at 3-3 or better going into doubles it was over. With incredible support from the crowd giving them the energy to make one last push, the Broncos jumped out to leads on all 3 courts and it was simply a race to see which doubles teams would win their matches first. When the Huskies’ #3 doubles team missed that last forehand into the net, the Broncos rushed the court to celebrate returning to the top of AZ tennis. What a season!!
Singles (in order of finish) – At #5 Greg Abbott’s opponent hit every shot into the right place and Greg simply could not find an answer for his opponent’s outstanding play losing 6-2, 6-0. Hamilton 1, Brophy 0
At #1 Trey Brown played his heart out but Hamilton’s top player showed why he is also one of the top players in the Southwest Section winning 6-2, 6-1. Hamilton 2, Brophy 0
At #3 Nick Guest looked like he was in deep trouble after losing the first set in 30 minutes. With everything going wrong Nick dug deep and showed true heart in defeating his opponent 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Hamilton 2, Brophy 1
At #6 Jack Vanderwey looked initially like he was on his way to one of his routine dominant victories until his opponent really found his game to steal the second set. Jack determined not to make the state finals the first time he lost a match all year, rediscovered the power of the Vandersmash in the 3rd set and defeated his opponent 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Hamilton 2, Brophy 2
At #2 singles Jack Woodrow put forward a Herculinean effort to keep Brophy in the match. When it seemed like almost everything was going against the team early Jack played with fire and passion finding the willpower to grind his way past his opponent. Despite blowing seven match points Jack showed incredible poise and defeated his opponent 7-5, 7-6. Hamilton 2, Brophy 3
At #4 singles Drew Postillion was locked in a struggle with his opponent whose skill set and fresh legs ultimately was just a little too much for Drew who lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Hamilton 3, Brophy 3
Doubles – in between singles and doubles the Broncos regrouped with inspirational talks from Mr. Vanderwey and Coach Larry. Ironically, this was also right where the Broncos were with Hamilton during the regular season match so they knew the championship was within reach. Again, in order of finish…
At #2 Drew Postillion and Nick Guest aka “The Silent Killers” (because they don’t say much during their matches) were furious that they hadn’t gotten to finish one of their matches during the state tournament yet so they made sure they were the first off. This was hands down their best performance of the season and an 8-5 victory for the Broncos. Hamilton 3, Brophy 4
At #3 Josh Belgrad and Jack Vanderwey were up 7-4 but their opponents came up with some very clutch shots to bring the match to 7-6. Josh and Jack steeled their nerves and focused in for what was the most important game of their tennis careers so far and, as you can see by clicking here, they won! THE BRONCOS ARE STATE CHAMPS! Hamilton 3, Brophy 5
At #1 Jack Woodrow and Trey Brown were ready to finish off the Huskies if Josh and Jack didn’t as they were up 7-4 and dominating their opponents. And that’s a wrap on an incredible season. Coach Chalmers could not be more proud of these guys, more grateful to the Brophy Tennis parents, and more excited to defend this title next year. Having won 2 championships as a player with Brophy, Coach Chalmers can say with certainty that this title, with these incredible guys, is by far the best. Brophy is back on top!
CONGRATUALTIONS Brophy Crew wins 3 gold medals at the Southwest Youth Championships
CONGRATULATIONS Brophy Volleyball advances to the state quarterfinals with a 3-set win against Basha. Quarterfinals vs DV, 6:30PM @ HOME!
It’s the Prom Photo Gallery
Lost and Found. Have you lost something? Please stop by the Dean’s Office to check the Lost and Found. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of the school year.
BLAM. BLAM 2017 “ROOTS” will drop in your English class late next week. For now, please watch the video in the bulletin that shares the BLAM staff’s reflections on this year’s literary and arts magazine.
EXTRA GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS WHILE THEY LAST – Elite SW has given us a limited supply of extra graduation announcements if you would like to purchase them. Please see Ms. Dennard asap.
Commencement Ceremony Ticket Reminder: Senior parents, if you did not pick up your commencement ceremony tickets at the Senior Farewell Dinner, you must pick them up from Ms. Sandra Dennard in the Student Activity Center during school hours. Only parents can pick up the tickets. They cannot be replaced if lost.
Each family will receive 8 tickets for seating in Robson Gym. The ceremony will be live-streamed in The Dutch Athletic Complex for guests without tickets. Please refer to the 2017 Graduation webpage for additional information, or contact Ann Wolf. 2017 GRADUATION WEBPAGE>>
Science Journal of Brophy – https://issuu.com/brophyjournalofscience
Attention Seniors, are you looking for a flexible summer job that gives you the freedom to enjoy your break while also building your résumé? How about earning some solid money for college expenses? If so, Vector Marketing is looking to fill summer positions in customer sales and service. Vector has been working with Brophy grads for many years, and several of them have become top performers with the company. For more information and to submit an application, visit ValleyStudentWork.com. Again that’s ValleyStudentWork.com
Looking to make a little extra money this summer? Saving for college? AZ Air Time Trampoline Park in Scottsdale is now hiring! They are looking for high energy, responsible, and motivated high school students for part-time and weekend positions. Apply online today. https://goo.gl/forms/jx8UfpHbT5rLynZa2
Attention all athletes! Physicals are on Saturday, May 13th. You will not be able to try out for any sport or participate in 7th hour athletics unless you have a physical. All physicals are due by July. Take advantage of this comprehensive physical and get cleared before the summer. Download and print these forms with all the details: Physical/Consent Forms
Brophy Basketball – Open Gyms – Over the next month, Brophy Basketball will run three Open Gym opportunities in The Dutch from 1:30-3pm on the dates listed below. These Open Gyms are open to any Brophy student that would like to participate, however, any athletes that are playing a spring sport must get the permission of their head coach prior to participating in an Open Gym. Friday, May 12th
BOD POD TESTING – New link is up for Bod Pod testing. Signing up can be done at this link. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DyPrfXAPqwexxRGQtI10WkadVlXMAlnAqwvETASSxG8
Tuesday, May 9
- BASEBALL Varsity Banquet, 6PM, SAC
- VOLLEYBALL Quarterfinals vs DV, 6:30PM (H)
Wednesday, May 10
- CREW Banquet, 6PM, HGH
- TRACK TEAM AWARDS, 6:30PM, SAC
- VOLLEYBALL Semifinals, 7PM, Mesquite
Friday, May 12
- VOLLEYBALL – State Championships
|2017 AP Exam schedule
||Morning 8 a.m.
||Afternoon 12 noon
||Afternoon 2 p.m.
May 9, 2017
|Calculus AB – HGH
Calculus BC – HGH
|French Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture – BAG
May 10, 2017
|English Language and Composition – HGH
||Italian Language and Culture
Macroeconomics – HGH
May 11, 2017
|Comparative Government and Politics – HGH NW
World History – HGH NE
|Statistics – BAG
May 12, 2017
Latin – BAG
GRADUATION ACTIVITIES – Graduation 2017 webpage
Graduation Practice (Mandatory) – Thursday, May 18 • 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass (Mandatory) – Friday, May 19 • 7 p.m. • St. Francis Xavier Church
Seating for the Baccalaureate Mass – No tickets will be issued, but seating in St. Francis Xavier Church is limited. Families are advised to attend with just immediate family (parent/guardians and siblings). Doors open at 6:15 p.m; reception to follow in HGH.
Sixty-Ninth Commencement Ceremony – Saturday, May 20 • 9 a.m. • Robson Gymnasium
Seating for the Commencement Ceremony – This year each family will receive eight tickets for the Commencement Ceremony. Additional guests are invited to view the ceremony on screen in The Dutch. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. (Doors open for handicapped seating at 8 a.m. Handicapped seating is on the floor, behind the graduate seating. Visibility may be limited, and watching from The Dutch will offer a better view of the ceremonies.) Senior parents, if you did not pick up your commencement ceremony tickets at the Senior Farewell Dinner, you must pick them up from Ms. Sandra Dennard in the Student Activity Center during school hours. Only parents can pick up the tickets. They cannot be replaced if lost. Each family will receive 8 tickets for seating in Robson Gym. The ceremony will be live-streamed in The Dutch Athletic Complex for guests without tickets. Please refer to the 2017 Graduation webpage for additional information, or contact Ann Wolf.
For Grad Photos/Pictures visit the following website: https://events.lifetouch.com/tempHomepage.aspx?EventID=154036
Planning Your Day – The Commencement Ceremony will last approximately two hours. Following the ceremony, students will go back to classrooms to receive their actual diploma. Generally, families choose to spend some time in the Mall, taking photos with families and friends, with the event concluding around noon.
Project Graduation for BCP/XCP Graduation class only – Saturday, May 20 • Cost $75 per student; RSVP by May 15; Casual Dress – for detailed information, go to: http://bcpxcpprojectgrad.com/
GRANDPARENTS’ LUNCHEON PHOTOS – Broncos, if you attended the Grandparents’ Luncheon, check this link for photos to share with your grandparents! https://www.flickr.com/photos/brophy_prep/albums/72157683027832826
Loyola 7th grade scholars have created a website to showcase the images they took using a HITACHI scanning electron microscope (SEM). Enjoy the wonders of the microscopic world! www.brophyprep.org/SEM
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 48 hours. Follow us on Twitter, too! @BrophyPEN
Instagram – BrophyStuco Twitter – BrophyStuco Snapchat – BrophyStuco
Youtube – /brophyprepaz Vimeo – /brophyprepaz LOYOLA ACADEMY Twitter name – Loyola_Academy
FORECAST FOR THE PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA: May 8-12, 2017: OZONE Good (Mon & Tue); Middle Moderate (Wed-Fri)
PM-2.5 (Smoke/Fine Particles); Good (Mon-Fri)*; PM-10 (Dust/Coarse Particles); Good (Mon-Fri)*
Tue Mostly Cloudy73°56° Wed Mostly Cloudy77°61° Thu Sunny90°68° Fri Sunny96°70°
Sat Sunny98°68° Sun Sunny93°64°