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 three ASC teachers for the 2016-17 school year are Mr. Nicholas … Continue 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 have previously spent time here. Returning after a year in the … Continue 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 changes to the test, but the College Board claims it is … Continue 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 prisoners and slaves, cancel debts and offer a general feeling of … Continue 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 found his love for writing. “I have been writing almost my … Continue 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. The landlord of the building “has decided he doesn’t want a … Continue 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 we graduate from Rockhurst; rather it is just the beginning. Being … Continue 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 in students that has been proven to lead to substance addiction. … Continue reading Drug Testing Program Enters Third Year

Outdoors Club Traverses the Alps

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Last year, the Rockhurst Outdoors Club anticipated its first international trip since traveling to Ecuador in 2013. This trip, set for mid-summer, was a planned trek up to base camp on Mount Everest. However, due to the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, club moderator Mr. Luke McLellan had … Continue reading Outdoors Club Traverses the Alps

Alum and New Teacher Begins Career with Physics Class

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– A man of wits and wonders comes back to Rockhurst to share his excursions and teachings this year. Mr. Tim Nendick, graduate of the Rockhurst Class of 2008, continued his studies in Omaha, backpacked in Europe, and taught in Africa before returning. While Mr. Nendick was at Rockhurst, his studies were … Continue reading Alum and New Teacher Begins Career with Physics Class