October 2019

  • Oct
    1

    Day 2

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  • Oct
    2

    Board Meeting

  • Day 3

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  • Soccer Team Bake Sale

    Dooley Hall - Lower Commons - -
    Gonzaga clubs and teams hold bake sales in order to raise money for their groups. Bake sale are usually up and running by 7:30 am and continue until the end of 6th period lunch.  If you are contributing to a bake sale you do not need to send in homemade items, you can purchase your baked goods at any store.

    If you have any questions about the Soccer Team bake sale please contact Mr. Scott Waller
  • Conversations that Count for Freshman Families

    Carmody Center - Gym - -
    Freshman Families:
    You are invited to attend “Conversations that Count.” This is an opportunity to learn, discuss, and work to prevent teen substance use as well as to network with other freshman parents. We highly encourage at least one parent to attend with their freshman son for this important discussion and presentation. 

    Click here to rsvp for the event. 
  • Oct
    3

    Community Schedule

    Formal Dress
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     to see the bell schedules.
  • School Mass

    St. Aloysius Church
  • Oct
    4

    Chess Tournament

    Dooley Hall - Library - -
    Long 4th
  • Day 4

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  • GMC Faculty Treats

    Dooley Hall - Lower Commons - -
    GMC volunteers prepare a home-cooked breakfast for the Faculty and Staff to thank them for all they do, on the first Friday of each month.  Stay tuned for more volunteer information.  
  • Oct
    5

    SAT at Gonzaga

    Ruesch Cantwell Classrooms
    Students who have signed up to take the SAT at Gonzaga should bring their picture ID and admittance tickets.  They cannot take the test without these items.  

    Students should also bring the following (none of these will be provided by the school):
    -calculator 
    -number two pencils
    -water and snacks for during breaks

    Students will be admitted beginning at 7:45AM and will not be admitted after 8:10AM.

    Parking is available in the school's underground parking garage.  Click here for directions.
  • Eagles' Wings Mass and Oktoberfest to welcome Class of 2019 Parents

    Our Lady's Chapel & Arrupe Commons
    Eagles' Wings would like to welcome the newest alumni parents to their group - the parents of the Class of 2019!

    The evening will begin with Mass in Our Lady's Chapel, followed by great Oktoberfest themed drinks and dinner.  All past parents are welcome to enjoy this evening of friends, food and festivities, including those who currently have another son enrolled at Gonzaga.   Please RSVP to Marie Duellman  by September 25th.
  • Oct
    7

    Chess Tournament

    Dooley Hall - Library - -
    Long 5th
  • Day 5

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  • Sophomore Retreat begins

    Our Lady's Chapel
    Sophomores are invited by homeroom to make an overnight retreat at Bishop Claggett Retreat Center.  Those making the retreat will have an opportunity to deepen their friendships with classmates and to reflect on how they can make the most of their sophomore year. The retreat runs from 6 PM the first evening, after meeting in the school chapel, until 2:45 the next day.
  • Oct
    8

    Chess Tournament

    Dooley Hall - Library - -
    Long 6th
  • Day 6

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  • Academic Council Meeting

    Forte Hall - Board Room - -
  • Sophomore Retreat returns

  • Lacrosse Parents Information Night

    Dooley Hall - Lower Commons - -
    Lacrosse Parents Information Night 
    All parents freshman thru senior year.
     
     
  • Gonzaga Varsity Soccer vs. PVI Livestream

    The Varsity Soccer Eagles will play Paul VI on Buchanan Field on Tuesday, October 8. The game versus PVI will be livestreamed by the Gonzaga Sports Broadcasting Club!  Click here for livestream.
  • Oct
    9

    Day 7

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  • Campus Ministry Bake Sale

    Dooley Hall - Lower Commons - -
    Gonzaga clubs and teams hold bake sales in order to raise money for their groups. Bake sale are usually up and running by 7:30 am and continue until the end of 6th period lunch.  If you are contributing to a bake sale you do not need to send in homemade items, you can purchase your baked goods at any store.

    If you have any questions about the Campus Ministry bake sale please contact Ann Ghattas
  • Diversity Committee Meeting

    Forte Hall - Board Room - -
  • Gonzaga Admissions Information Night for Virginia Catholic School Families

    Dooley Hall
    Families attending Diocese of Arlington schools have the opportunity to attend presentations about our academic program, religious and spiritual formation, activities, athletics, and school life.  Tours of the campus will be available. Please RSVP by clicking here.
  • Oct
    10

    Day 8

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  • End of 1st Quarter

  • Gonzaga Bookstore Fall Letter Jacket Day

    Dooley Hall -- Bookstore
    The Gonzaga bookstore will hold its Fall Letter Jacket Day on Thursday, October 10. Samples are currently available for sizing during lunch periods and orders can be placed any time through October 10. Payment must be made at the time of order. Forms are available at the store counter, through booster clubs, or by clicking here.
     
    Please call the Bookstore at 202-336-7146 with questions.
     
    ** Some proceeds support the Kozik Fund. **
  • Oct
    11

    Day 1

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  • Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group

    Dooley Hall - Jesuit Dining Room - -
    The Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group consists of Gonzaga moms and female guardians who gather monthly to explore the Ignatian spirituality at the heart of their sons’ education, and reflect on how to put it into practice in their own lives.
    They seek to deepen their faith by reading and discussing relevant essays and books, participating in Masses and retreats, and participating in guided reflections combined with a variety of Ignatian forms of prayer.

    All are welcome to join the casual and welcoming group! For more information, contact GMC lead organizers at ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org
  • Oct
    14

    Columbus Day

    No Classes
  • Oct
    15

    Day 2

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  • HAC Planning Meeting

    Dooley Hall - Headmaster's Office - -
  • Oct
    16

    PSAT

    Freshman, Sophomores and Junior testing.
    12 pm dismissal.
    Senior holiday.
  • Professional Development

  • Joint GMC & GFC Meeting

    Dooley Hall - Lower Commons - -
    Please join the Gonzaga Mothers Club and Gonzaga Fathers Club for this wonderful program as they come together as a community in the service of helping our boys to become men for others.

    This Joint GMC-GFC meeting, traditionally near the mid-way point of the fall semester, gives parents and guardians a chance to huddle together to compare notes, share stories and advice, and get a pep talk from school leadership to carry them through to victory!! (aka winter break!)

    Meeting attendance is FREE, and there will be a delicious dinner served. 
  • Oct
    17

    Day 3

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  • Junior Parent Night for College Counseling

    Sheehy Theater
    A Night to Check-in with Juniors and their Parents in the Fall of Junior Year

    Technically, the college counseling conversation starts in January of a student's junior year.  However, Gonzagas College Counseling Office (CCO) would like to have an evening to check in with juniors and their parents in the fall of their junior year to explain what to expect, answer any questions, and assuage any concerns that are associated with the college admission process.
  • Oct
    18

    Day 4

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  • Carmody Open Golf Tournament

    P.B. Dye, 9526 Doctor Perry RD, Jamsville, MD and Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard RD, Urbana, MD
    The 2019 Carmody Open will be held at the P.B. Dye and Worthington Manor golf courses. Located five minutes apart in Maryland, these two beautiful golf courses will allow us to accommodate more golfers, without the hassle of security paperwork for course access. We are also excited to be able to offer some new extras, such as grill and drink stations on the course.Please click here to register to golf, and click here to become a sponsor.

    -All golfers will gather at P.B. Dye to check in
    -Check-in will open at 8:00 AM
    -Shuttles will be available to take golfers to and from Worthington Manor
    -Shotgun start is at 10 AM
    -Reception and Awards at P.B. Dye immediately following the tournament

    In addition to building a strong sense of community among alumni and supporters, the Carmody Open golf tournament raises scholarship funds for Gonzaga students who do not have a father in their lives. Over the years, more than 60 fatherless boys have benefited from the scholarship fund, which was established in 1982 in honor of Kevin W. Carmody ’62.
  • Report Cards Posted

  • Cross Country Team Feed

    Cafeteria
    Cross Country team feed, runners and coaches only, in the Cafeteria immediately following practice.
  • Oct
    19

    Gonzaga Gala Decorations Workshop

    Dooley Hall - 3rd Floor
    Help the Decorations Committee prepare Eye Street for Making Spirits Bright, the 39th Annual Gonzaga Gala. No experience or tools are necessary.   Click here to sign up to help. 

    All workshops will be held on the 3rd Floor of Dooley Hall (take the elevator by the Cafeteria or Campus Ministry).  If you don't want to come empty-handed, feel free to bring empty boxes of any size to be gift wrapped.

    AMDG- Looking forward to seeing you on Eye Street!

    Thank you from the 2019 "Making Spirits Bright" Decorating Committee - Angie Kilcullen, Laura Tramonte, Meghan O'Boyle and Sheila Maloney.
  • Senior College Counseling Financial Meetings

    Forte Hall -- College Counseling Offices
    Please contact Mr. Gallagher if you're interested in signing up for this event.

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  • Class Reunions

    Collins Courtyard
    We are looking forward to welcoming back the Classes of '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09, and '14 for Fall Reunions! Classes will gather for dinner and drinks after the Eagles play DeMatha on Buchanan Field in a rematch of the 2018 WCAC championship game!

    Click here to register.
  • Oct
    20

    St. Aloysius Dinner

    Georgetown University Leavey Center
    The St. Aloysius Dinner is the annual gathering where we honor stalwart friends of Gonzaga and thank members of the St. Aloysius Society, which includes donors who have made a gift to Gonzaga of $1,821 or greater. 

    This year's honorees are particularly deserving of such recognition for exemplary service, commitment, and overall dedication to the school and greater community.  Save the date and join us as we honor Daniel M. Kerns, Jr.Dan KniseRear Admiral Edward Kristensen and Suzanne Kristensen, and Charles J. Wolf II.
     
  • Oct
    21

    Day 5

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  • DC Classic Meeting (rescheduled)

    Dooley Hall - Arrupe Commons - -
    DC Classic Organizational Meeting will begin at 7:00 in the Arrupe Commons
  • Tech Rehearsal Symphonic Winds

    Ruesch Hall - Flannery Music Center - -
  • Oct
    22

    Day 6

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  • Kairos CLIII begins

    Dooley Hall - Campus Ministry Office
  • Swim & Dive Season Kickoff Dinner/Meeting

    Dooley Hall - Lower Commons - -
    Parents and swimmers, new and returning, can come hear about the Swim and Dive program from the coach and the team captains.  There will be information on the upcoming season and details on how to register for the team. 

    Dinner will be provided.
  • Oct
    23

    Day 7

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  • McKenna Center Bake Sale

    Dooley Hall - Lower Commons - -
    Gonzaga clubs and teams hold bake sales in order to raise money for their groups. Bake sale are usually up and running by 7:30 am and continue until the end of 6th period lunch.  If you are contributing to a bake sale you do not need to send in homemade items, you can purchase your baked goods at any store.

    If you have any questions about the McKenna Center bake sale please contact Michelle Aldridge 
  • Oct
    24

    Day 8

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  • NHS Canned Food Drive begins

    The National Honor Society Canned Food Drive will run from Thursday Oct 24th to Thursday Oct 31st and will again be run through the various homerooms. The overall goal for the drive is 15,000 cans and 85% student participation.
     
    In addition to the school wide goal, the drive is also a competition between homerooms. In order to prioritize what the McKenna center needs the most the following point system is used:
     
    - 3 points:  Baked Beans (preferably 16-22oz size) Soup, preferably Campbells chunky, Progresso
    - 2 points:  Jelly and Syrup (plastic containers!)
    - 1 point for all other items.
    - NOTE - Ramen packets will be half a point. (accepted but not encouraged!)

    - Lower priority items are canned veggies,  canned fruits, and peanut butter. These items can be easily acquired through the food bank. They will gladly take anything but please prioritize the point items listed above.
     
    ALL ITEMS BROUGHT IN BY TUESDAY Oct 29th WILL COUNT FOR DOUBLE POINTS!!!!! 
     
    Please help make this year's Canned Food Drive another success!
  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Carmody Center - Gym - -
    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held from 5:00pm to 7:30pm in the Carmody Center. This is a good time to check in with your sons' teachers about his progress to date and to remedy any issues that might affect his academic performance.

    For those that are new to the PTC process at Gonzaga, all teachers are available in the Carmody Center for a brief check-in about your son. Parents are seen on a first come, first served basis and form a queue at each teacher's table. Conversations are designed to be three to five minutes in length. When longer conversations are needed, it is suggested to use the time at PTCs to outline the objective of a longer meeting and schedule it with the teacher for a later time. In addition, both Guidance and College Counselors are available for consultation during PTCs in the Arrupe Commons.

    We encourage all parents to attend PTCs!
  • Oct
    25
  • Kairos CLIII returns

  • Freshman Dance

    Carmody Center - Gym - -
    Freshman girls are cordially invited to attend Gonzaga's Freshman Homecoming Dance. Please bring your student ID with you the night of the dance.
     
    Doors to the Carmody Center will open for the dance at 7:30pm.  Students should be at Gonzaga by 8:00pm, at the latest, to be admitted.  All students will be required to stay until the end of the dance at 10:30pm when pick up will take place from Eye Street and the Eye Street Circle.  

    Attire: Semi-formal

    If you have any questions please feel free to call Student Services 202.336.7141.
  • Oct
    26

    Gonzaga Gala Decorations Workshop

    Dooley Hall - 3rd Floor
    Help the Decorations Committee prepare Eye Street for Making Spirits Bright, the 39th Annual Gonzaga Gala. No experience or tools are necessary.   Click here to sign up to help. 

    All workshops will be held on the 3rd Floor of Dooley Hall (take the elevator by the Cafeteria or Campus Ministry).  If you don't want to come empty-handed, feel free to bring empty boxes of any size to be gift wrapped.

    AMDG- Looking forward to seeing you on Eye Street!

    Thank you from the 2019 "Making Spirits Bright" Decorating Committee - Angie Kilcullen, Laura Tramonte, Meghan O'Boyle and Sheila Maloney.
  • Oct
    28

    Day 1

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  • Hockey Tryouts Begin

    Ft. Dupont Ice Arena
  • NHS Canned Food Drive

    The National Honor Society Canned Food Drive will run from Thursday Oct 24th to Thursday Oct 31st and will again be run through the various homerooms. The overall goal for the drive is 15,000 cans and 85% student participation.
     
    In addition to the school wide goal, the drive is also a competition between homerooms. In order to prioritize what the McKenna center needs the most the following point system is used:
     
    - 3 points:  Baked Beans (preferably 16-22oz size) Soup, preferably Campbells chunky, Progresso
    - 2 points:  Jelly and Syrup (plastic containers!)
    - 1 point for all other items.
    - NOTE - Ramen packets will be half a point. (accepted but not encouraged!)

    - Lower priority items are canned veggies,  canned fruits, and peanut butter. These items can be easily acquired through the food bank. They will gladly take anything but please prioritize the point items listed above.
     
    ALL ITEMS BROUGHT IN BY TUESDAY Oct 24th WILL COUNT FOR DOUBLE POINTS!!!!! 
     
    Please help make this year's Canned Food Drive another success!
  • Oct
    29

    Day 2

    Click here to see the bell schedules.
  • NHS Canned Food Drive

    The National Honor Society Canned Food Drive will run from Thursday Oct 24th to Thursday Oct 31st and will again be run through the various homerooms. The overall goal for the drive is 15,000 cans and 85% student participation.
     
    In addition to the school wide goal, the drive is also a competition between homerooms. In order to prioritize what the McKenna center needs the most the following point system is used:
     
    - 3 points:  Baked Beans (preferably 16-22oz size) Soup, preferably Campbells chunky, Progresso
    - 2 points:  Jelly and Syrup (plastic containers!)
    - 1 point for all other items.
    - NOTE - Ramen packets will be half a point. (accepted but not encouraged!)

    - Lower priority items are canned veggies,  canned fruits, and peanut butter. These items can be easily acquired through the food bank. They will gladly take anything but please prioritize the point items listed above.
     
    ALL ITEMS BROUGHT IN BY TUESDAY Oct 29th WILL COUNT FOR DOUBLE POINTS!!!!! 
     
    Please help make this year's Canned Food Drive another success!
  • Oct
    30

    Day 3

    Click here to see the bell schedules.
  • NHS Canned Food Drive

    The National Honor Society Canned Food Drive will run from Thursday Oct 24th to Thursday Oct 31st and will again be run through the various homerooms. The overall goal for the drive is 15,000 cans and 85% student participation.
     
    In addition to the school wide goal, the drive is also a competition between homerooms. In order to prioritize what the McKenna center needs the most the following point system is used:
     
    - 3 points:  Baked Beans (preferably 16-22oz size) Soup, preferably Campbells chunky, Progresso
    - 2 points:  Jelly and Syrup (plastic containers!)
    - 1 point for all other items.
    - NOTE - Ramen packets will be half a point. (accepted but not encouraged!)

    - Lower priority items are canned veggies,  canned fruits, and peanut butter. These items can be easily acquired through the food bank. They will gladly take anything but please prioritize the point items listed above.
     
    ALL ITEMS BROUGHT IN BY TUESDAY Oct 29th WILL COUNT FOR DOUBLE POINTS!!!!! 
     
    Please help make this year's Canned Food Drive another success!
  • Choral Arts Bake Sale

    Dooley Hall - Lower Commons - -
    Gonzaga clubs and teams hold bake sales in order to raise money for their groups. Bake sale are usually up and running by 7:30 am and continue until the end of 6th period lunch.  If you are contributing to a bake sale you do not need to send in homemade items, you can purchase your baked goods at any store.

    If you have any questions about the Choral Arts bake sale please contact Macaire Carroll-Gavula
  • Oct
    31
  • NHS Canned Food Drive

    The National Honor Society Canned Food Drive will run from Thursday Oct 24th to Thursday Oct 31st and will again be run through the various homerooms. The overall goal for the drive is 15,000 cans and 85% student participation.
     
    In addition to the school wide goal, the drive is also a competition between homerooms. In order to prioritize what the McKenna center needs the most the following point system is used:
     
    - 3 points:  Baked Beans (preferably 16-22oz size) Soup, preferably Campbells chunky, Progresso
    - 2 points:  Jelly and Syrup (plastic containers!)
    - 1 point for all other items.
    - NOTE - Ramen packets will be half a point. (accepted but not encouraged!)

    - Lower priority items are canned veggies,  canned fruits, and peanut butter. These items can be easily acquired through the food bank. They will gladly take anything but please prioritize the point items listed above.
     
    ALL ITEMS BROUGHT IN BY TUESDAY Oct 29th WILL COUNT FOR DOUBLE POINTS!!!!! 
     
    Please help make this year's Canned Food Drive another success!
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