News & Events
Raiders visit St. Michael's Special School
Wednesday, February 21, a group of Raiders teamed up with St. Catherine of Siena to deliver Mardi Gras throws to St. Michael's Special School. Students loaded moving trucks at St. Catherine and then delivered the donated throws to St. Michael's where they toured the school and helped students begin sorting the throws.
9th Grade Retreat
Tuesday, February 20, ninth-grade Raiders had their retreat. The retreat began on campus in the Chapel with mass celebrated by Father Kurt Young '05. After mass, students traveled to the CYO offices where they had discussions focusing on the topic of authentic masculinity.
JV Baseball vs. Mandeville
Final Score: Rummel 3/ Mandeville 1
Physical Science Lab
Ms. Wetzel's Physical Science classes recently conducted labs to analyze and interpret motion graphs. In these labs, students made use of our new wireless Vernier transmitters and Vernier Motion Detectors. Students used these mechanisms to measure position, velocity, and acceleration. They used their iPads to produce graphs of their motion.
8th Grade Retreat
Friday, February 9, eighth-grade Raiders had their retreat. The retreat began on campus in the Raider Room with mass celebrated by Father Kurt Young '05. After mass, students went to The Transfiguration of The Lord Church where students had discussions about the Sacraments.
Wrestling vs. Grace King
Rummel 42/Grace King 18
National Signing Day
February 7, 2018, Seniors Aaron Brulé and Ja'Marr Chase signed their letters of intent to attend college. Aaron chose Mississippi State University, and Ja'Marr chose Louisiana State University. Ja'Marr and Aaron have been friends since childhood, and their family and friends gathered to join them and celebrate their decisions. They were also surrounded faculty, staff, fellow Raiders and several media outlets.
Cheerleading Senior Night and Showcase
During last night's basketball game, our senior cheerleaders were recognized. The team also showcased their competition routine after the game. They will compete at Nationals in Disney World next week. Join us in wishing them luck in their competition over the Mardi Gras Break!
Career Day / Life Skills Day
On Tuesday, Raider juniors and seniors met in the Raider Gym to begin the annual Career and Life Skills Day. Seniors then were treated to talks about important life skills like banking and credit card management. Raider juniors had the opportunity to choose multiple career presentations to attend. Students spread throughout campus in small group sessions to hear the wide-range of experience from the many Raider alumni. The annual Career Day and Life Skills Day is managed and run by Mr. Donald Stout '83 and Ms. Angela Montgomery as well as many others.
On Saturday, February 3, twenty-eight students from Archbishop Rummel competed in the Brother Martin Mathematics Tournament. There were 615 students from 28 schools statewide competing at the tournament. Archbishop Rummel competed against 19 other schools in our division of the tournament.
In individual tests, in Algebra I Gabriel Cobar finished in fourth place earning an honorable mention ribbon. Also earning honorable mention ribbons were Bradley Waguespack in Precalculus, Tu Le in Algebra II, and Gabriel Wright in Algebra II.
On the Calculus individual test Trung Le earned a trophy by finishing in second place.
The Calculus team, consisting of Trung Le, Mazn Mahdi, and William Reed, finished in first place with a score that would have also won the magnet school division of the tournament.
The final Senior Retreat was held February 1-2, 2018, at Camp Abbey. The theme of the retreat was "What Kind of Man Do You Want to Be." Seniors met in small groups to discuss presentations by special guests: former Archbishop Rummel faculty members Mr. Sam Pitre and Mr. Brian Butler and current faculty member Mr. Alex Lorio '07. Father Charles Dussouy '02 celebrated Mass and heard confessions.
Biomed: Ochsner Cancer Cell Lab
Mr. Taffaro's BioMed III students recently visited Ochsner Hospital to conduct labs to determine the differences between normal and cancer cells. In the first unit students carried out a chromosomal analysis by preparing microscope slides with normal and HeLa cervical cancer cells stained to visualize the chromosomes. Students observed differences in chromosome number and structure between the two cell lines. In the second unit students carried cytological and DNA analyses, again in context of cervical cancer. Students interpreted test data in order to make a prediction about HPV DNA testing results.
Biomed: Visual Perception Lab
Biomed students recently completed labs on visual perception. Working at eleven different stations where they explored the physiology of human vision, students performed a series of tests to explore and assess many characteristics of human visual perception. These included visual acuity, depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision and illusions.
To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, our Raider Student Council organized lunch time activities for students. Student Council is moderated by Ms. Kerrie Hutchinson.
Rummel Night at Carreta's in Harahan
Wednesday, January 25, Carreta's Grill hosted a Rummel night. Proceeds of orders were donated to Archbishop Rummel.
8th Basketball vs. Brother Martin
Final Score: Rummel 37/ Brother Martin 35
March for Life 2018
To support life and the repeal of Roe v Wade, students from Archbishop Rummel High School alsong with Fr. Kurt Young ’05, chaplain, and Mr. Matthew Caire ’03, Campus Minister, joined hundreds of students from the Archdiocese of New Orleans in Washington DC for the 45th annual March for Life. Students attended rallies, adoration, Mass, marched to the Supreme Court, and spent a day visiting the Washington DC area.
Varsity Basketball vs. Holy Cross
Final Score: Rummel 56/Holy Cross 48
Robotics FIRST Competition
Sauji Mitchell, Spencer Roques, Seth Roques, and Anthony Short represented The Raider Robotics Team at the FIRST Robotics Competition at LSU. The day was coordinated by Raider Alumnus Karl Shulze '13. Karl is a graduating senior with a major in mechanical engineering and is the co-director of the LSU Society of Peer Ministers which sponsored the event the past Saturday at LSU. After the workshop concluded for the first Robotics teams, Karl invited the Rummel team to visit the LSU engineering lab to meet his SPM team. The Rummel team gained valuable insight into the 2018 competition as well as further understanding of the LSU engineering programs.
The ARHS Powerlifting Team hosted their annual Lift-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in the Raider Wrestling Building. Athletes performed 9 lifts (3 each - deadlifts, squats, bench presses) for a total of several hundred pounds to raise money for competitions and supportive gear. Raider powerlifting parents supplied breakfast and lunch for all in attendance. We look forward to seeing what the Powerlifting Team accomplishes the rest of the season at their upcoming Invitationals, Regionals, and State Championship!
Basketball vs. Jesuit
Varsity Final Score: Jesuit 61/Rummel 39
Archbishop Rummel High School
1901 Severn Ave.
Metairie, LA 70001
Archbishop Rummel High School educates each student according to the principles of the Catholic Church in the Lasallian tradition of faith, community, and service. In a caring, disciplined environment of social awareness and academic excellence, Archbishop Rummel High School challenges each student to recognize the dignity of life and to develop and share, to the best of his ability, his unique talents.
Archbishop Rummel High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or disability in violation of state and federal law or regulation in administration of its educational policies or programs.