Tuesday, December 18


World Languages Exam – 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Science Exam – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Conflict Exams – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Mrs. Ann Wolf, Mr. Mike Welty, MC Colclough ’21, Darwin Santos ‘22 and to all BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today.   ♪Happy Birthday to you


CONGRATULATIONS HOCKEY – Last Friday, Varsity beat Hamilton 1-0.  Connor Pitts scored the goal and Michael Hardie had the assist.  Ben Schouten was in net for the shutout.  We Tied O’Connor on Sunday 2-2.  Jack Peterson and Michael Thomas each put one in the net. Nathan Mazur saved 42 SOG with a save ratio of 95%.  JV played a close match against Pinnacle on Sunday.  Cole Zacher had the goal and assists went to Peter Warner and Kaiden Linse. Go Broncos.

IN CASE YOU WANTED TO KNOWDELTA IV HEAVY TO LAUNCH NROL-71; Rocket: Delta IV Heavy; Mission: NROL-71; Launch Date: TONIGHT – Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018; Launch Time: 5:57 p.m. PST; Launch Broadcast: Live commentary will begin at 5:37 p.m. PST Launch Location: Space Launch Complex 6, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

The launch is scheduled and countdown currently continues for a “Delta IV Heavy” rocket at 6:57 PM Phoenix time.  You can watch a simulcast of the launch at https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-nrol-71  so you’ll know if it is still on or not.  It is said that the Delta IV Heavy has the most fire and sound of anything that is working.  This is a really big rocket.  The last couple of recent launches out of Vandenberg have been visible in some regard from Phoenix, and tonight, conditions should be right at that particular time for the rocket to pass through sunlight which would illuminate the contrail and make it visible.  Several launches have been memorable experiences to catch any glimpse at all.  Set a calendar reminder and look westward and good luck!  AGAIN, no guarantees that the launch will take place this evening, and no guarantees that there will be anything visible from the Phoenix area, but it can’t hurt to look.

RUN FOR JUSTICE HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS – Stop by the Varsity Shop to pick up your Run for Justice holiday ornaments! For just $5 you can continue to support Kino Border Initiative, Florence Project and Family to Family.

Attention all Xavier and Brophy students:  Auditions for Xavier’s Spring Semester musical, Working, are coming up.  Auditions will be held the first week we come back in January.  Preliminary auditions are on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, January 7, 8, and 9.  Nominated for 6 Tony Awards, this special musical will highlight your acting, singing, and dancing skills as we learn about what it is to be a worker in America.  Audition packets are available on the xcp.org website.  Go to the website, click on “Students”, scroll down to “Student Quick Links”, and click on the Audition Packet.  Carefully read and follow the prompts you’ll find within the audition packet. If you have any questions, please see or contact Ms. Robillard at Xavier.

Oodles of fun for everyone!  Don’t be shy!  Come audition!!

LOST AND FOUND – Have you lost something? Please check in the Dean’s Office for lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of this semester.


You can now follow the Office of Faith and Justice on Twitter! The new OFJ Student Leadership Team will offer updates, reflections, and much more every Wednesday. Follow us on @BrophyOFJ.



follow Brophy Office of Equity and Inclusion on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and the Brophy Black Family Alliance

We invite you to join us at the performance of Tolton: From Slave to Priest, an original one-man live drama performed by actor Jim Coleman and produced by Saint Luke Productions. This professional production will be presented at Brophy College Preparatory on Tuesday, January 15, 7 p.m., Black Box Theater; coordinated by Dr. Matthew Whitaker and Brophy’s Office of Equity and Inclusion.  In Tolton, audiences encounter firsthand the life and message of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest. Born a slave, ordained a priest in Rome, and sent to minister in Chicago, Fr. Tolton faced prejudice throughout his life. However, he also saw that the Catholic Church was the antidote to the discrimination he experienced. “It was the priests of the Church who taught me to pray and to forgive my persecutors,” he said. “We should welcome all people into the Church, not send them away.”  Fr. Tolton’s compelling story of courage and reconciliation resonates deeply with modern American audiences. Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago, postulator for Fr. Tolton’s canonization cause, is calling Tolton a production that will “inspire a new era of peace, hope, and forgiveness in America.”  Tolton: From Slave to Priest is a perfect opportunity for our communities to come together. We are very fortunate to have this caliber of theater at our parish, and I hope that you will join us for this inspiring event. If you have any questions or would like a flyer or poster to help promote this event, please contact Dr. Matthew Whitaker, Ph.D., Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion at mwhitaker@brophyprep.org.  Admission: Free-Will Offering  TRAILER – Video URL  https://youtu.be/4vd3TGM94mE  75 minutes / Recommended for ages 10 & up.


Wednesday, December 19                           

  • SOCCERTEAM PICS on Front Lawn, 1 p.m.

Friday, December 21 

  • BASKETBALL @ Pinnacle (A) Freshmen 4 p.m./JV 5:30 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.
  • SOCCER vs Maryvale (H) JV 4 p.m./Varsity 6 p.m.


AMATEUR GOLF CLUB meets every Tuesday at lunch, at the simulators, second story of the Dutch.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB (ASL) meets every Tuesday at lunch, K21, 12:15 and every Friday, 1:15.

ASIAN CULTURE CLUB meets Tuesdays in Mrs. Hibler’s room, P117.

BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU) meets every Thursday @ lunch, Dutch #202

BLAM (Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine)BLAM meets every Monday at lunch in B202. Students can submit art and creative writing through the BLAM Submission Form at any time. Read back issues here.

BROPHY RELIEF – Every other Monday @ lunch, The Red Room – top floor of Romley Hall.  Email or stop by these offices in Romley any time! kwidbin@brophyprep.org or kparise@brophyprep.org.

CENTRIST CLUB meets Tuesdays during lunch in Ms. Maynard’s room, B-207.

COMPETITIVE  MEMBEAN CLUB meets every other Wednesday at lunch in B202. Come practice Membean, challenge peers, compete in contests.

CULTURE PROJECT meet Monday’s after school, Mrs. Hibler’s room P117

DEAD PHILOSOPHERS SOCIETY meetings are Thursday’s during Lunch. Our intentions are to know one another better and to come to a fuller understanding of what is. Please join us in Mr. Aston’s room, Piper 222.  Our club website can be found here which has information about upcoming texts and topics of discussion.

F.A.M.E. CLUB (Finance, Accounting, Money Management, and Entrepreneurship), Tuesdays @ lunch, E210

FREE SPEECH CLUB meets in Mr. Orem’s room, E210

HERMANOS UNIDOS meets every Thursday @ lunch in Mr. Mendoza’s room K21. All are welcome.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION The JSU meets every Monday at lunch in B103. Come learn about Israel, the Jewish faith, and culture. Kosher pizza served. Students of all faiths are welcome.
KINO TEENS – interested in immigration advocacy and reform.  Support the Kino Border Initiative.  Meetings Wednesdays at Break in K25.  See Señor Leyba, Mrs. Hornbeck, or Mr. Herstam with any questions.

MATH CLUB: Do you love math?  Are you a freshman in honors algebra 2, pre-calculus, calculus…?  We are looking for new members.  Please contact either Alex at aizmailov20@brophybroncos.org or anoori19@brophybroncos.org to learn more.  We are excited to get started.

MUSIC MINISTRY – Interested in joining Brophy’s Music Ministry crew to help curate and play music or sing during school Masses? Please contact Mr. Pidgeon via email (apidgeon@brophyprep.org) or stop by his room, B105, anytime. No tryout necessary; if you can sing or play, you’re in!

PEN (Peer Editing Network)PEN meets every other Wednesday, B202. At any time, students may submit writing to PEN online to get peer feedback in 24-48 hours.

ROBOTICS will meet down in the Innovation Commons every Tuesday & Thursday after school, 3-5 p.m.  All students are welcome!

ROCK CLIMBING AND CORPUS ANIMUS CLUBS – they will both meet Thursday at lunch in K1.

RUBIK’S CUBE CLUB meets Thursdays at lunch in P214. Find us at the Student Activities Expo on Thursday for more information! – We enjoy solving Rubik’s cubes and other twisty puzzles. Whether you’ve never solved a cube before or you’ve been solving for years, we are open to everybody. Sign up here

SCI-FI & FANTASY MOVIE CLUB meets every Tuesday at Lunch in E211

SPEECH AND DEBATE meetings are Tuesdays after school @ 3 p.m. in B105.  New members are welcome!

STOCK MARKET CLUB meets every Wednesday in B103. We talk about stocks, the financial system, and our portfolios in the Stock Market Game. The competition runs from Oct 1-April 30, but you do not have to be part of the SMG to participate in the club. Everyone is welcome.

YOUTH AND GOVERNMENTplease join us in D203 every Wednesday @ lunch, that is Dutch 203 for fun and great discussion. Making and discussing Mock Governmental Bills that solve the local challenges with Xavier and other Brophy students is a great time.

THE WRANGLER meets every Tuesday at lunch in B202. All students interested in humor, satire, and writing should attend. Read back issues here.

FORECAST FOR THE PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA: December 17-21, 2018: OZONE Good (Mon-Fri) PM-2.5 (Smoke/Fine Particles) Middle Moderate (Mon, Tue & Fri) Lower Moderate (Wed & Thur); PM-10 (Dust/Coarse Particles) Lower Moderate (Mon-Fri):            Tue Sunny 67°41°  Wed Sunny 69°42°          Thu Sunny 74°45°          

Fri Partly Cloudy 74°46°               Sat Partly Cloudy 73°47°

Sun Mostly Sunny 71°46°



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SENIORS CAP AND GOWN ORDERS AND RING DELIVERY DATES There is no charge for the cap and gown; it is included in tuition. Seniors you can also order announcements, class rings and other items if you wish. (Juniors can also place orders for class rings.) A $75 deposit is required for these additional items (if not paid in full when ordered). For remaining dates, click here.