News & Events
Genesians Meet and Greet
Monday, August 20, our Genesian Players hosted their annual Meet & Greet. The cast and crew of their fall production had their headshot portraits taken and were measured for their costumes.
Senior Candle Lighting
Wednesday, August 15, the first official day of school, seniors lit the senior candle.
Proposed by Archbishop Rummel’s Chaplain, Father Wayne Roca, SJ, the tradition of the senior candle began with the class of 1995. Following his request, student council moderator Ms. Mary Ann Robarts secured the candle and stand. These were presented to the senior class at the end of the ring ceremony. Fr. Roca’s original blessing of the senior candle has been passed down through the years.
The senior class officers took on the responsibility of hanging and lighting the senior candle. The class president is responsible for keeping the candle lit throughout the year. The idea behind the senior candle went along with the class of 1995’s theme – “Let us be the Light” – and serves as a reminder to each senior class to be that guiding light for the rest of the school. The senior candle can be found on display in the senior wing, guiding each school year.
Rummel vs. Helen Cox
First Day for 8th and 9th Grades
Tuesday, August 14, our eighth and ninth graders returned to campus for half a day. Students attended meetings and received guidance from our administrators regarding our policies and procedures for the upcoming school year.
Archbishop Rummel High School had its annual Check In Day for all students Monday, August 13th. Students took yearbook pictures, arranged transportation services, and received their schedules, agendas, school t-shirts, and other valuable information for the upcoming school year.
St. Genesius Feast
To celebrate the feast day of St. Genesius, the patron saint of actors, the Genesian Players hosted an award celebration and kick-off to their 56th season. Returning, new, and prospective members were invited, in addition to alumni and friends of the program. The event was organized by Genesian Players director, Ms. Carol Eshleman, and the Genesian board.
New Student Orientation
Saturday, August 11, our Raider Student Council and moderator Mrs. Hutchinson hosted our annual New Student Orientation. New students were divided into groups where they played icebreakers and games. At the end of the morning, our administrators held a brief meeting with students and parents where they discussed the upcoming school year and welcomed the students and parents to the Raider family.
Teachers Return to Campus
Teachers returned to the Archbishop Rummel campus Wednesday, August 8th. Teachers prepared for the new school and attended multiple meetings in their department levels. On their last day of meetings, the Student Council introduced themselves, spoke to the faculty, and served lunch. Faculty, staff, and the Student Council ended the day by setting up the campus for Monday's Check-In Day and Saturday's New Student Orientation for 8th and 9th graders.
Key Club Volunteers in Courtyard Garden
A little rain didn’t stop our Raider Key Club members from volunteering to work in our courtyard garden last week as they helped us prepare for the beginning of a new school year on Severn Avenue. Our Key Club moderator is Ms. Denise Otillio.
Faculty Back to School Retreat
Tuesday, August 7, our faculty and staff gathered for their annual retreat at the Lumen Christi Retreat Center in Schriever just outside of Houma, Louisiana. The focus of reflection for this year's retreat was community, and Br. George Van Grieken, FSC, was the main presenter.
David Basile, Jared Quinn '08, and Joseph Serio spoke about their experiences with community as well. This was a great opportunity for our faculty to spend time in prayer and meet their new colleagues as we prepare for another great school year on Severn Avenue.
The annual faculty retreat is organized by Mr. Matt Caire, Director of Campus Ministry.
30 Years: Class of 1988 Reunion
July 28, 2018 Southport Hall
Genesians' Summer Camp
Our first annual GeniCamp was an absolute blast! Our Mini Genis (3rd-5th grade) and our Geni Jrs (6th-8th grade) learned about all the different aspects of theatre that Genesians use throughout their season: speaking, acting, singing, and dancing! Plus, they got to tour backstage and the booth and learned about the technical side of theatre as well. Our campers even got to work with some of the material from our upcoming fall musical, Barnum. Thanks to all who attended and helped out! If your child is interested in the theatrical arts, definitely look for this camp again next summer and email Ms. Carol Eshleman for details about The Archbishop Rummel Genesian Players.
Wrestling Summer Camp
Head Wrestling Coach Rod Cusachs hosted his annual Raider wrestling camp this week. Campers spent the week learning techniques and drills through the use of games and instruction from Coach Cusachs. For more information about Raider wrestling, click here to email Coach Cusachs.
Genesians' Circus and Shakespeare Workshop
The Genesians prepared for their upcoming season with a four day intensive this past week. To get ready for our fall musical, Barnum, students learned circus skills from local circus artist, Liza Rose of Fly Circus Space. There was stilt-walking, juggling, unicycle-riding, plate-spinning, and more! A few of our Day Campers were mesmerized watching the Genesians try out their new skills! In preparation for our spring play, Richard II, Mrs. Eshleman focused on breathing exercises, enunciation, and Shakespearean analysis. Students learned how to scan iambic pentameter and performed Shakespearean sonnets. After all of this work, everyone is even more pumped for our 56th season!
Raider Day Camp Ends
Our Raider Day Camp held their traditional relay races to end their 2018 summer season. While they may have been outnumbered, the girls managed to pull the win, making them this year's relay champions. After the races, campers of the week and campers of the year were awarded. We can't wait to see these campers back on campus next year. Thanks for making it a great summer, campers!
Raider Day Camp is directed by Raider Alumnus Kevin Carrigee '92.
The Reptile Krewe Visits Day Camp
Tuesday, July 10, The Reptile Krewe came to visit Raider Day Camp. Campers learned about the reptiles, their habitats, and how The Reptile Krewe provides homes for these rescued animals.
5 Years: Class of 2013 Reunion
June 30, 2018 Southport Hall
20 Years: Class of 1998 Reunion
June 30, 2018 Southport Hall
8th Grade Enrichment -- Restaurant Etiquette Course
The new 8th grade Raiders were treated to an etiquette course on Friday as a part of the Summer Enrichment Program. Students were taught how to tie their ties and bow ties and witnessed a "what not to do" skit from a group of Raider Ambassadors. Mr. Mahoney and Ms. McLeod were the etiquette teachers for the day's lesson. After the introduction course in the cafeteria, the group traveled to Austin's Restaurant for the restaurant etiquette portion. Students were taught what to do and what not to do when preparing for homecoming. The Enrichment Program is directed by Ms. Mallory Leggett. For more pictures from classes and other enrichment activities, click here.
8th Grade Summer Enrichment
Enrichment for our new, incoming 8th graders began last week with classes in the morning and afternoon athletics and activities for the participating new Raiders. On Thursday, they traveled to Laser Tag for a field trip. The program will hold the etiquette class on Friday and they will travel to Austin's Restaurant for the restaurant etiquette portion of the course. The Enrichment Program is directed by Ms. Mallory Leggett.
Class of 1978 Reunion: 40 Years
Winston's Pub & Patio
Class of 1973 Reunion: 45 Years
Football Summer Camp
Friday, June 22, we concluded our first ever Raider Football Summer Camp. Throughout the week, campers learned drills while also working on their skills and techniques. On the last day, Head Football Coach Jay Roth spoke to the campers and let each one take a picture wearing Raider Football State Championship rings. Campers also received certificates documenting their stats from the week. The camp was led by Raider Football Coaches, Coach Graham Jarrott and Coach Bobby Sanders.
Alumnus Eddie Jemison '81 Visits Genesians
Wednesday, June 13, Raider and Genesian Alumnus Eddie Jemison '81 held a short discussion and Q&A session on the film industry and his experience in it. Mr. Jemison is known for his roles in Oceans 11, The Punisher, NCIS, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Baseball Summer Camp
Head Baseball Coach Nick Monica had a record turn out for his annual Summer Baseball Camp. Campers received quality instruction in all aspects of the game: hitting, fielding, baserunning, and pitching. Coaches and players provided a positive, fun atmosphere that encouraged the younger campers to learn the fundamentals of baseball and the older campers to improve their skills.
Raider Day Camp Begins
Our annual Raider Day Camp kicked off to a great start last week with record numbers in attendance. Our campers spent the first week getting to know their counselors and the Raider campus. They took field trips and participated in many activities including swimming and bowling. Friday our campers competed in our weekly relay races, and campers of the week were announced.
35 Years: 1983 Reunion
50 Years: 1968 Reunion
May 25, 2018 at Rock N Bowl
Faculty End of Year Gathering
As a celebration for the 2017-2018 school year, the faculty and staff gathered in the Raider Room for the final meeting of the school year and lunch. The meeting was led by administrators. Mr. Marc Milano '90 spoke about the year's accomplishments, Mr. Douglas Neill '98 presented the school's AdvancEd accreditation results, and Mr. Richard Carpenter presented the successful statistics this year from the discipline office.
Football Volunteers at Special Olympics
Each year our rising senior football players volunteer and assist at the Special Olympics at Southeastern University. This year Coach Graham Jarrott took our Raiders to assist with post-game activities under the tents.
Biology Dissection Lab
Mr. Lanasa led biology classes in a fetal pig dissection lab. The pig dissection allowed students to distinguish the organs and systems in the pig’s body and ultimately compare them to the organs and systems of the human body.
The class of 2018 walked across stage on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Pontchartrain Center celebrating their years as Raider students. The evening began with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Kurt Young '05, chaplain, then Salutatorian, Daniel Cobar, delivered the welcome address to the crowd. A special honorary diploma was awarded to Mr. Phil Greco, Athletic Director, who is retiring after twenty-four years at Archbishop Rummel High School. The Valedictorian, Joseph Nugent, delivered his address to the students before the diplomas were distributed by Mr. Marc Milano '90, principal/president. During the ceremony, the three prestigious Graduation Awards were distributed. Sam Conners was awarded the Archbishop Rummel Award, Glen Thurmond was awarded the American Legion Award, and Gabriel Eberle was awarded the St. La Salle Medal. The ceremony ended with the traditional hat toss on the Lake Pontchartrain levee. The annual Commencement Ceremony is organized by Director of Student Activities Mr. Joseph Serio. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
Graduation Practice & Lunch: Class of 2018
The Class of 2018 is slowly beginning to see their time as Archbishop Rummel students coming to an end. In one of the last times they will all be together, the class of 2018 met at school to prepare for the graduation ceremony. Students reviewed the procedures and policies for graduation and then were treated to lunch with Raider Alumni in the Raider Room. Graduation 2018 will take place on Tuesday at 5PM at the Pontchartrain Center. Guests must have a ticket to enter.
To celebrate the many academic achievements, the leaders of each class were presented with many various awards on Wednesday evening in the Raider Gym. Mr. Douglas Neill '98, assistant principal, announced the many award recipients as Mr. Marc Milano '90, principal, distributed the awards along with the faculty member associated with each award. At the end of the night, many deserving students walked away with multiple awards representing their many accomplishments from the 2017-2018 school year. The Academic Awards Night is organized by Ms. Laurie Waltzer in association with the Guidance Department and the Academic Office.
Spring Athletic Awards
Tuesday, May 8, Varsity athletes from the spring season sports were honored. Athletes from baseball, bowling, golf, power lifting, tennis and track attended the ceremony. The following seniors were recognized for annual awards:
Joseph Nugent (cross country) earned the Carl Avrard Memorial Award. This plaque is given to the athlete with the highest grade point average.
JaMarr Chase (football, basketball, track) earned the Rufus Award which recognizes the school's most outstanding athlete.
Evan Francioni (football, baseball) earned the Rev. Wayne Roca Memorial Award. This honor is presented to the year's most spiritual athlete.
End of School Year Mass
The end of the year Mass was one of much action, preparation, and reflection as the school year comes to a close. The junior class began the morning with the traditional move to the floor and the treasured "chair" seats. Fr. Kurt Young '05, school chaplain, then celebrated Mass for the school community. The new Eucharistic Ministers were inducted and introduced during Mass, and Mary was crowned.
Faculty Years of Service Awards
After the end of the year Mass was concluded, Mr. Marc Milano '90, president/principal, presented the faculty years of service awards to deserving faculty and staff members.
Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion
Braden Burmaster '22
Ethan Adams '19
Raider Key Club Complete Ropes Course
On Monday, the members of Key Club's leadership team tested their team building, critical thinking and endurance skills by participating in the LOOP (Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program) Challenge Course.
Project Prom 2018
The class of 2018 gathered in the gym for the last time early Saturday morning to hear the prize winners from Project Prom 2018 and to sing their last alma mater and fight song on campus. They met at the beginning of the night to celebrate their class with one last party after their prom. Hosted by Raider parents, Project Prom is filled with inflatable games, fair games, casino games, and hundreds of prizes. Project Prom takes place on the Raider campus and is run by Ms. Paige Pattison and Ms. Denise Otillio.
30 Years: Class of 1988 Crawfish Boil Reunion
Baseball Completes Season
Playoffs Round 1
Senior Day 2018
In a day to honor the Class of 2018, the seniors reflected on their years as Raiders. Through a series of videos, skits, and slideshows, the seniors honored their years together as they celebrated one of the last times they will be together as a class. The Class of 2018 Unsung Heroes were also presented by the nominating faculty member. After exam week, the class will again assemble for Graduation Practice and Graduation.
Senior Crawfish Boil
To celebrate the class of 2018, the school hosted a senior crawfish boil after the Senior Day presentations. With servings of crawfish, potatoes, corn, and sausage from Deanie's Seafood, the seniors had their fill and celebrated their years as Raider brothers.
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.
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