Fall 2017

Drone photo by Dalton Ennis '19
Bicentennial Day of Service at Saints Teresa and Bridget Church on October 20, 2017. Photo by Sulli Wallisch '19.

Working for the Common Good


Dear SLUH Community,

Like any organization, SLUH strives to remain focused on mission. Incorporating our Ignatian tradition, we find that being reflective and deliberate in our decision-making process helps us to hold course. One way that we reflect on our tradition is to designate an over-arching theme for each academic year. For the past decade, we have been dedicating each year to a principle from either the Profile of a Jesuit Graduate at Graduation or Catholic Social Teaching. This year, we have taken the mantra of The Common Good as our framing device...

>>> Read the entire letter from Fr. Ian Gibbons, S.J.

Features

Celebrating through Service

On October 20, all students and faculty/staff dedicated more than 3,000 service hours to 20 organizations in the metropolitan area in gratitude to the City of St. Louis for 200 years of partnership and support.

Rising Above

For more than 50 years, Upward Bound has helped thousands of young men prepare for the rigors of high school. Today it continues to adapt, grow and flourish, illuminating the school's Jesuit mission of working for the Common Good.

SLUH Launches INSIGNIS Podcast

SLUH's new INSIGNIS podcast features lively interviews with members of our school community engaged in a variety of roles and fascinating projects "down the hall, across the Metro area and around the world" in support of our mission. 

Bull in the Ring

Joe Castellano's new book reveals the tragedy, triumph and resilient spirit that defined SLUH's remarkable, even unlikely 1970 football championship season.

Merits of Intellect

In addition to 13 seniors being named National Merit Semifinalists this semester, SLUH had one student who earned a family hat trick with a top score on the ACT.

Science Program Gets Boost

SLUH's improved lab space provides flexible seating and tables, state-of-the-art monitors and projection, and new lab equipment.

Fall Sports Update

The cross country, football, soccer and swimming & diving programs featured stellar performances, new records and exciting competition.

Romeo & Juliet Hits the Stage

The first play of the 2017-18 school year featured remarkable student performances as well as faculty contributions.

Parents Go Back to School

A group of parents recently formed the AMDG Ignatian Spirituality Group to deepen their faith in the Ignatian tradition and to form friendships with others.

Service with a Smile

Dr. Chris Erkmann ’73 had a profound Senior Project experience that compelled him to use his own gifts and talents in pursuit of the Common Good.

Impressions & Alumni Events

Check out upcoming events, including our alumni art exhibit that is open now and culminates with a reception on November 30.

#2centuries2words | Marty Hagan

Several Class of '64 RifleBills recently met for a mini reunion, after which they assembled a video that is nothing short of compelling and heart warming.

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