New third floor construction offers students new learning opportunities

Over the summer of 2016, Rockhurst High School made renovations to the third floor where the library used to be. These renovations include new classrooms and a new study area for students. The library has since moved to Xavier Hall. Some of the new classrooms on the third floor are “active learning classrooms,” which mostContinue reading “New third floor construction offers students new learning opportunities”

Hurtado Scholars join freshman class

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Since 2012, the Hurtado Scholars program has prepared middle school students for the academic rigors of a college preparatory education. This program assists students who want to reach higher levels of academic success but experience certain socio-economic circumstances that make this goalContinue reading “Hurtado Scholars join freshman class”

New ASC teachers arrive

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News and was co-written by Sam Curran and Kirk Whalen. The Alumni Service Corps Program (ASC) gives graduates from Jesuit universities an opportunity to give back to their respective communities and serve as a faculty member in Jesuit education for one year. The threeContinue reading “New ASC teachers arrive”

Rockhurst welcomes new faculty and staff

The following piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Every year, Rockhurst High School welcomes new members to its faculty and staff. This year, the staff has gained multiple teachers with experience in many fields. While many of these new teachers are brand new to Rockhurst’s community, several haveContinue reading “Rockhurst welcomes new faculty and staff”

ACT and SAT Change

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by John Godfrey ———————————————————————————————————————————–– Recently, the ACT and SAT have both undergone significant changes. Material and preparation have been respectively updated in continued accordance with the goals of a constantly modernizing national curricula. The ACT has made several changesContinue reading “ACT and SAT Change”

Pope Francis Calls Year of Mercy

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– During a penitential service on March 12, 2015, Pope Francis announced that from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, the Catholic Church would embrace an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In biblical history, Jubilee years were used to free prisonersContinue reading “Pope Francis Calls Year of Mercy”

Teacher Writes Second Full-Length Novel

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Ever since he was seven, English teacher Mr. David Spitz has known that he wanted to write. When assigned a small writing assignment in the second grade, he would go above and beyond the requirements and while doing so, he foundContinue reading “Teacher Writes Second Full-Length Novel”

Beloved recordBar Closes Shop

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– The host of many music events, the recordBar in Westport, will be closing. The bar, which has been the venue for some famous bands such as The National and St. Vincent, is closing due to the expiration of the lease. TheContinue reading “Beloved recordBar Closes Shop”

Grad at Grad : Intellectually Competent

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by Hans Hodes and Charlie Caprio ———————————————————————————————————————————– As students of a Jesuit secondary school, we are called to work to the best of our abilities on all academic endeavors and challenges we face. This does not stop when weContinue reading “Grad at Grad : Intellectually Competent”

Drug Testing Program Enters Third Year

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– The drug testing system initiated under the Health and Wellness Program begins its third year, with the start of the 2015-2016 school year. The driving force behind the testing of students is the goal to prevent alcohol and drug abuse inContinue reading “Drug Testing Program Enters Third Year”