CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK – Brophy joins Catholic schools all over the country to celebrate our mission and contribution to American society with Catholic Schools Week.
BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Max Vitti ’20, Thomas Derr ’20, Nick Williams ’21, Sam Hull ‘22 and to all BRONCOS who celebrate a birthday today. ♪Happy Birthday to you♫
Poetry Out Loud. Today, in the Black Box Theater at lunch. Classroom winners will recite poems in front of a panel of faculty judges. Come to the Black Box at lunch to hear great poetry and support your fellow classmates!
VEGETABLES FOR SALE TODAY – the Garden Club will be selling vegetables from our Brophy garden at the Graham Plaza from 12:10-1:45. The funds will go to the Kino Border Initiative.
BROPHY SPRING PLAY: 12 Angry Jurors – Auditions February 11 & 12. Twelve Angry Men is a heightened courtroom thriller that puts you on the edge of your seat while powerfully exploring what it means to live in a democracy. 14 roles casting both men and women. The show is scheduled for April 4-6 (Thursday through Saturday) and April 10-12. Sign up in the Student Activity Center.
HONORS and AP APPLICATIONS – Just a reminder that applications for Honors and AP courses next year are available on the Honors and AP Application website. Again, if you’re on the fence, please apply before February 1st. You can always choose to change your course request before final schedules are done later this spring, but if you don’t apply, there may not be room for you.
AP TESTING – If you are enrolled in one or more AP courses, you will see the College Board AP exam fees put on your family’s FACTS tuition account in the coming weeks. All students taking AP courses are required to pay for and take the AP exam(s), which take place at Brophy May 6-May 17th. Most AP exam fees are $94/exam, with AP Capstone (Seminar and Research) fees set at $142/exam. (these may be adjusted for financial aid students). There are no action items here; we just want you to be aware that those charges will post soon, as we need to order AP exams for May testing. If you are self-studying for an AP exam, then you need to email Mr. Walsh by Friday, February 1st specifically letting me know that you plan to test, what test(s) you plan to take, and confirming that your parents are aware of this. We will then order you an exam and place those fees on your FACTS account.
OFFICE OF FAITH AND JUSTICE
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.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK – We celebrate this week with gratitude for all they provide us and our families.
Celebrate Community! Check out Poetry Out Loud – T, W, Th @ lunch in the Black Box! AND, try our new Poetry On the Go – on campus you’ll find markers that highlight a Catholic poet – scan and enjoy!
Go to Senior Night – Basketball (Tuesday vs Basha) and/or Soccer (Friday vs Hamilton #1 Brophy vs #2 Hamilton) AND check out this article about why the Catholic Church LOVES sports!
Celebrate Faith! Attend noon Mass in the chapel sometime this week! Fr. Del Toro presides on Wednesdays! (St. John Bosco’s Feast Day is Thurs Jan 31 – the patron saint of “Magic: The Gathering” Club and Peer Editing Network!)
The Magis – plenty of ways to serve here in Phoenix this week! From community gardens to helping young people
Remember your “Do No Harm” checklist to support the Dignity of All Life? How’s it going?
SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Friday, February 1 the Class of 2022 will host Special Olympians from around the valley for a day of fun and games! It is one of the best days living as Women and Men with and for Others. Please note: Freshmen will NOT be in any classes Friday – they check in their Period 2 class (attendance), and then released by an announcement to the gym.
INTER-FAITH DISCUSSION RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY, MARCH 25TH – The OFJ and the Jewish Student Union invite you to an inter-faith discussion. On Monday, March 25th at lunch in B103, Rabbi Bonnie Koppell (Temple Chai) and Ms. Azra Hussain (Islamic Speakers Bureau of Az) will be here to speak about similarities between faiths. Everyone is welcome.
As a valued partner of Rio Salado College, we have been invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity. Dr. Christine Darden, a distinguished engineer, mathematician, data analyst, and one of the featured individuals in the book Hidden Figures, from which 2017 Academy Award-nominated movie was adapted, will visit our Rio Salado in honor of Black History Month. Dr. Darden was one of the celebrated African American women who worked for NASA as a human computer and whose efforts led to the pre-eminence of the United States in the international space race during the 1960s. Rio Salado and Brophy are excited about Dr. Darden’s visit and are extending a special invitation to those of you who are participating in the Dual Enrollment Program, African American students interested in STEM, or post-secondary education careers and/or students who we believe will benefit from this great experience. The Black History Month Celebration will be held Thursday, February 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Rio Salado College Conference Center, 2323 W. 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281. Space is limited to 250 people; therefore, we are requesting RSVPs no later than Monday, January 28, 2019. To RSVP, please respond to me at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience. Brophy would like to have a strong showing at the event and we look forward to your participation and attendance at the Rio Salado College Black History Month Celebration.
Black by Popular Demand II – “…. Leadership is not about a title or designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.” ~ Robin S. Sharma – Date: February 22nd, 6:00 p.m., HGH
Our Motivation – Brophy College Preparatory is committed to developing “men for others.” Equity and inclusion are integral to this mission. During this Black History Month, therefore, we will pause, again, by engaging and providing access to members of a new cadre of Black leaders who are answering the call for servant leadership.
Our Action – This timely program sheds light on the nexus between nine areas of Black leadership and: 1) why do these leaders do what they do; 2) why would they encourage others, particularly Black people and youth, to enter their fields; and 3) how can these interested parties leverage these vocations on behalf of personal and cultural progress? Please RSVP HERE
VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS – If you are interested in trying out for any of the 3 volleyball teams next week, please complete this REGISTRATION FORM. If you’ve already registered, you DO NOT need to register again. Tryouts will begin on Tuesday after school in the Dutch.
Thursday, January 31
- VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYM, TBD
- LACROSSE VARSITY TRYOUTS, 4 p.m., BSC
- SOCCER JVB vs Hamilton (H) 4 p.m.
Friday, February 1
- LACROSSE VARSITY TRYOUTS, 3 p.m., BSC
- SOCCER vs Hamilton (H) JV 4 p.m./Varsity 6 p.m. (#1 Brophy Varsity vs #2 Hamilton)
- BASKETBALL @ Chandler (A) Freshmen 4 p.m./JV 5:30 p.m./Varsity 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 2
- LACROSSE VARSITY TRYOUTS, 7 a.m.
- WRESTLING Saturday, February 2 – Varsity Sectionals, Chandler H.S., TBA
Monday, February 4 – SPRING SPORTS TRYOUTS:
- BASEBALL TRYOUTS: February 4th-6th for JV, 2:05 p.m. and Varsity, 4 p.m. For Freshmen, February 6th @ 6 p.m., February 7 @ 3 p.m. and February 8th @ 1:30 p.m. If you have not participated in baseballs offseason programs and are interested in trying out please contact Coach Garcia before Monday, February 6th: email@example.com
- LACROSSE V/JV – @ BSC, 5-7 p.m. (no tryouts or cuts for JV)
- TENNIS TRYOUTS – Varsity will be February 4-8, 3 p.m. every day at the Phoenix Tennis Center and JV will tryout February 11-15, 3 p.m. every day also at PTC. Note tennis is a no-cut sport and interested players may also opt out of trying out for JV or Varsity and just sign up to join the Developmental Team. Click Here to sign up and please email Coach Chalmers at EChalmers@brophyprep.org with questions. Sign up by February 1st.
- TRACK AND FIELD –TRACK SIGN UP Official mandatory practices for all T&F student-athletes begin.
- VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, please complete this form
FORECAST FOR THE PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA: January 28 – February 1, 2019: OZONE Good (Mon-Fri); PM-2.5 (Smoke/Fine Particles) Lower Moderate (Mon-Wed) Good (Thur & Fri); PM-10 (Dust/Coarse Particles) Lower Moderate (Mon-Wed) Good (Thur & Fri) – Wed Partly Cloudy 74°52° Thu Partly Cloudy 74°54° Fri Mostly Cloudy 71°53° Sat Showers 65°50° Sun Partly Cloudy 65°48°
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 -Interested in joining Robotics Club? We just started a new season this semester and are entering our 6 week build season. Check out FIRST Robotics Challenge for this year’s competition. Feel free to email us with any questions! We meet down in the Innovation Commons M-Thur 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.
YOGA NIDRA: Meetings every Wednesday @ lunch, basement of Loyola for meditations that are equivalent to 4-6 hours of sleep. If you are down on your energy, give it a try!
YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT—please 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.
Brophy Roundup’s Instagram account: @brophyroundup. https://www.instagram.com/brophyroundup/
Registration for the 2019-20 Academic Year – Registration for the 2019-20 school year will begin Monday, March 4. Information will be available on Brophy’s website. All students, new and returning, are required to register every year. Online registration materials need to be completed and submitted to Brophy by Friday, March 22 to reserve your son’s place for the 2019-20 school year.
Physical Examinations Required for All Students (2019-20) – All students are required to have a physical examination completed as part of the annual registration process. The required physical exam forms will be distributed during registration which opens on Monday, March 4. The physical exam that is necessary in order for your medical provider to complete the physical forms must be performed after March 1, 2019, to be valid for the upcoming school year. Completed physical packets must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office in their entirety no later than May 31. No extensions will be granted. Please schedule your appointment with your medical provider as soon as possible as many providers can book up far in advance.
SENIORS GRAD ORDERS AND RING DELIVERY DATES – Please visit www.esbalfour.com for graduation orders. Sophomore and Juniors can place orders for class rings. A $75 deposit is required for these additional items (if not paid in full when ordered). click here for delivery dates.