In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 30

The Patriot recaps what has happened over the past week in the community and makes sure nothing passed you by. Have a look, and catch up on the news just in case you missed it.


Grant Sharretts

Senior CJ Beteta and sophomore Katie Smith cut fabric in order to make hats for pediatric cancer patients. The hats were made during the H-day assembly mod after each grade level attended their respective meetings.

Catholic Schools Week

Throughout the week, JC celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a variety of activities. On Monday, students helped make hats during advisory for children with cancer, and on Tuesday, there was a Catholic School trivia contest. Student Appreciation Day was celebrated on Thursday. As students entered the school, they were greeted by faculty members with donuts and water bottles. On Friday, Teacher Appreciation Day was celebrated. Teachers received letters of appreciation from members of the National Honors Society and the senior class and could also dress casually for the day.

Class meetings

During the H-day assembly period on Monday, Jan. 30, students attended class meetings in different locations. Each grade level discussed prevalent topics referring to their grade. Freshmen and sophomores discussed scheduling classes for next year, juniors talked about Ring activities and choosing their classes, and seniors learned about fashion show details.

Music Department auditions

On Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4, the Music Department held auditions to determine class placement for next year. Students could audition for the jazz band, rock band, advanced concert band, advanced chorus, advanced orchestra, and Bella Voce.

Some students have decided to not  audition because of the added stress. Sophomore Emily Pollard, who switched from flute to trombone this year, is one of these students. “I’m not auditioning for advanced band next year because I’m still a beginner at trombone and don’t want to be stressed with an audition,” Pollard said.

Cool Jazz concert

On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Jazz Ensemble and the Bel Air Community Jazz Band presented their annual Cool Jazz concert. Ticket sales and donations from the silent auction benefited the JC Music Department. Junior Connor Kiss attended the concert. “I really enjoyed the performance and thought the concert was put together really well,” Kiss said.

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