News & Events
The Reptile Krewe Visits Raider Day Camp
Wednesday, 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.
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 was the etiquette teacher 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.
Baseball Youth Summer Camp
Head Baseball Coach Frank Cazeaux held his annual Youth Summer Baseball Camp for campers ages 5-7. 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.
Friday, June 14, we concluded our second annual Raider Football Summer Camp. Throughout the week, campers learned drills while also working on their skills and techniques. On the last day, Athletic Director Mr. 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, Coach Bobby Sanders and Coach Stuart Hannah.
Raider Day Camp Week 2
Our Raider Day Camp completed another successful and fun week of summer camp. For the second week of camp, our campers took field trips including swimming, laser tag, and a trip to see the Patchwork Players at Rivertown Theatre. Friday our campers competed in our weekly relay races, and campers of the week were announced.
Faculty End of Year Lunch
As a celebration for the 2018-2019 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 presented awards to Dr. Sarah Ross and Mrs. Cheryl Mire to congratulate them on their retirement.
Baseball Team State Playoffs and Graduation
While the Raider Baseball team was at the LHSAA State Championship, four seniors from the team missed our formal graduation ceremony. In order for these seniors to receive their diplomas on the same day as their classmates, School Board President Mr. John Theriot '79 traveled to Sulphur, Louisiana, to present them their diplomas in a special ceremony before the game.
Congratulations to these seniors and the Raider baseball team for bringing home the State Runner-Up trophy.
Upon returning home, our baseball team also held a special awards ceremony in the Raider Room to present end of the year awards. At the awards ceremony, senior Ron Franklin signed his intent to play baseball with the Bossier College Cavaliers.
The class of 2019 walked across stage on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 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, Luke Hightower, delivered the welcome address to the crowd. Two special honorary diplomas were awarded to Mrs. Cheryl Mire and Ms. Lynn Silbernagel.
The Valedictorian, Daniel O'Leary, 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. Zach Smith was awarded the Archbishop Rummel Award, Channing Holmes was awarded the American Legion Award, and Kyle Thibodeaux 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 2019!
Graduation Practice & Lunch: Class of 2019
The Class of 2019 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 2019 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 2019 will take place on May 14, 2019, 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. Acting as the master of ceremonies, 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 2018-2019 school year. The Academic Awards Night is organized by Ms. Laurie Waltzer in association with the Guidance Department and the Academic Office.
End of School Year Mass
The end of the year Mass is always one of much action, preparation and reflection as the school year comes to a close. The junior class begins 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 also inducted and introduced during Mass.
Biology Dissection Lab
Mr. Kennedy 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.
Tuesday, May 7, 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:
Luke Hightower earned the Carl Avrard Memorial Award. This plaque is given to the athlete with the highest grade point average.
Ron Franklin earned the Rufus Award which recognizes the school's most outstanding athlete.
Chandler Fields earned the Rev. Wayne Roca Memorial Award. This honor is presented to the year's most spiritual athlete.
Jacob Renton '19 Named Scholar Athlete
The National Football Foundation and the Allstate Sugar Bowl awarded the Scholar Athlete awards for the 2018 football season at a banquet at the Mercedez Benz Superdome. Twenty-nine local high school football players were recognized for their achievements in the classroom and on the football field. The honorees were chosen from a group of nominated scholar athletes from the New Orleans area. Archie Manning, the national chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, recognized each of the 29 student athletes at the event. Raider Senior Jacob Renton was awarded the honor with the following description in the banquet program:
The class of 2019 gathered in the gym for the last time early Saturday morning to hear the prize winners from Project Prom 2019 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. Denise Otillio.
Baseball Playoffs vs. C.E. Byrd
Game 1: Rummel 5/ Byrd 2
Game 2: Rummel 11/ Byrd 8
Key Club Team Building
On Wednesday, leadership of the Key Club participated in a variety of challenging outdoor activities which were facilitated by LOOP (Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program). The club had a two-fold mission for the day: To end a very successful Key Club Year with fun activities and to build an even stronger Key Club for the upcoming school year. After Wednesday's activities, the club proclaimed, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Scholarship Ceremony 2019
Monday, April 29, Archbishop Rummel High School held its Scholarship Ceremony for new incoming students. Students were greeted by Mr. Milano and Mr. Neill. Current Raider Diego Swonger '23 also addressed the crowd. Congratulations to the new scholarship recipients!
Engineering Studies Chemical Engineering
Recently, our engineering students studied chemical engineering when they investigated the changing states of matter, chemical reactions, and the properties of ice and salt while trying to make ice cream.
The lesson took place over two days. On day one, students used minimal ingredients to create ice cream; and on day two, students added new and different ingredients. Throughout the lesson, students had to document the phase changes in a chart to determine how various ingredients can create different results.
Celebrity Waiters Dinner 2019
Held at The Terminal at Lakefront Airport, the Celebrity Waiters Dinner 2019 was an elegant red carpet event. Cocktails began at 6:00PM with the Raider Jazz Band providing the entertainment. Local and Raider community celebrities assembled 10 person tables to host the tip competition. Silent auction items, raffles, and a live auction highlighted the event. All money raised will go to benefit the students of Archbishop Rummel High School.
Class of 2019 Last Ride
The beginning of the end for the class of 2019 has begun. On Thursday, the seniors had their last full day of school which begin with the "Last Ride." Meeting at IHOP for 5:30 am, the class shared a breakfast together before jumping on their favorite self-powered bike, scooter, skateboard, etc. The class of 2019 paraded down the street with many students, parents, and teachers as onlookers before the start of the school day. The senior activities continue on Friday with the annual Senior Day festivities.
Mrs. Leggett's Senior Class Tradition
“Kid you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”
In keeping with tradition, Mrs. Leggett always reads “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss to her seniors on their last day together, and today was her last day with these Raiders.
What a great way to remind and inspire these seniors of the great things that await them after graduation on May 14!
Physical Science Lab
Upon returning from Easter break, our physical science classes were busy investigating the relationship between batteries and currents. In groups students had to design an experiment to find out how changing the number of batteries in a circuit affects the current. After forming a hypothesis, students had to test it and record and graph their results.
Varsity Baseball Defeats Jesuit
Final Score 2-1
3rd Quarter Straight A Lunch
Monday, April 15, Raider students were treated to lunch at Austin's Restaurant for achieving straight A's on their third quarter report cards. The event is organized by Mr. Joseph Serio, Director of Student Activities.
Held at Chateau Estates Country Club, the class of 2019 gathered for one of the last times, as seniors and parents celebrated their time at Archbishop Rummel. After Mass, celebrated by chaplain Fr. Kurt Young '05, three speakers addressed the crowd to highlight their time as the class of 2019. Mr. Scott Burgess '89 (Mason Burgess '19, and Carter Burgess '22) was the father speaker; Mrs. Amy Smith (Zach Smith '19) was the mother speaker; and Hayden Elwell '19 was the senior speaker. The seniors and parents enjoyed a buffet breakfast as they reminisced about their time together. The annual senior breakfast is organized by the Director of Student Activities Mr. Joseph Serio.
Stations of the Cross
The Campus Ministry Teams of Archbishop Rummel and Archbishop Chapelle High Schools coordinated this year's Living Way of the Cross. The performance was set three times: a public night showing on April 11, April 12 for the Rummel students and the final performance will be April 17 for the Chapelle students. The reflection play reminds everyone of the true meaning of Easter as the audience reflects on each station performed live by students from both schools.
Ambassadors Volunteer Weekend
This past weekend, the Ambassadors were in demand for gala and luncheon events in Metairie and Uptown. Ambassadors worked the auction boards, raffles, and assisted where needed. The weekend events were hosted:
Friday, April 5th St. Edwards the Confessor School Gala hosted at The Ridgeway
Saturday, April 6th St. Benilde School Gala hosted at St. Benilde School
Sunday, April 7th Access Jazz Brunch hosted at the Audubon Tea Room
Biomed III Sutures Lab
Biomed III students recently learned how to make three different types of sutures.
Winter Athletic Awards
The Winter Athletic Awards Ceremony was held Monday, March 25, in the Raider Gym. Awards were presented to athletes who participated in basketball, wrestling, soccer and cheerleading. Athletic Award Ceremonies are organized by the Archbishop Rummel Athletic Director, Mr. Jay Roth.
Academic Rally 2019
The Archbishop Rummel Academic Rally for middle school students was hosted on March 23rd. Students from ten different schools participated. Students tested in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Individual medals were given to the highest scorers per school, 1st , 2nd, and 3rd winners per subject and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall awards were given.
The Genesians Present: Richard II
One of Shakespeare's history plays, Richard II tells the story of England's renowned medieval king and his fall from glory. The play questions the authority and power of a monarch and displays the struggle not just within a government but within a family as to who deserves to have command. Get tickets here.
Raider Band District VI Sweepstakes
Congratulations to the Raider Band on their sweepstakes superior finish at the 2019 LMEA District VI Large Ensemble Festival at Chalmette High School this week. The large ensemble group earned all Superior ratings across the board and the coveted sweepstakes ranking. Congratulations!
Robotics Competition: Day 1
March 22, 2019
Raider Robotics is competing in the FIRST Robotics Bayou Regional Competition at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, LA. Currently riding in 15th place in the 82 team field, the Raiders are going up against teams from Louisiana, Mississippi, Mexico, Turkey, and The Netherlands. Mentoring the team are Mr Karl Schulze ’13, Mr Paul Odenwald, and Mr Bob Whitman ’69.
Fourth Quarter Club
Athletic Director Jay Roth established The Fourth Quarter Club as a way to gather past, recent past, and current football Raiders, fans, and supporters. This month's gathering proved to be another successful endeavor for the football program. Mr. Nick Monica, who was named head football coach effective this June, was among the speakers. With a filled Raider Room from multi-generations, Mr. Monica addressed the crowd on the status of the football program and talked of the many successes and the people who have contributed to that success through the years. Special guest, Coach Frank Scelfo, head football coach at Southeastern Louisiana, was also in attendance and spoke to the crowd.
Exam Cram Third Quarter
Before the start of exams this week, the Key Club hosted an Exam Cram in the library. Teachers from all departments participated to help the Raiders prepare for the their exams. Tutoring, quiet study, or group work was available in the library and nearby classrooms. Refreshments were provided as the students prepared for the week of exams.
Chemistry Class Visits UNO
The Chemistry Honors classes toured the UNO Materials Research Center (AMRI), the Chemistry and Science Departments (to visit various researchers doing environmental work, to hear graduate and undergraduate students tell of their experiences and to tour classrooms and labs) and the Engineering Department. In the Engineering Building, they saw how students put dune buggies and cement canoes together for interschool competition, saw the material research that faculty and students did there, and observed the naval modeling center for ship design.
The head and associate heads of AMRI, Dr. John Wiley and Dr. Viktor Poltavets, and the head of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Paul Schilling, organized the technical tours. Dr. Phoebe Zito was instrumental in the Environmental Chemistry tour.
Math Tournament at Brother Martin
This past Saturday twenty-one students from Archbishop Rummel competed in the Brother Martin Mathematics Tournament along with 400 students from 17 schools.
Rummel Day 2019
With the theme, "Energy," this year's Rummel Day focused on why students and alumni chose Archbishop Rummel High School as their home on Severn Avenue. Student and alumni speeches about the day's theme were preceded by a special prayer service celebrated by alumnus Fr. Kurt Young '05. The ceremony featured speakers who described their experience for the Raider students, a slideshow highlighting Raider history, and a video featuring faculty/staff interviews. The Rummel Day presentation and reception is a collaborative effort among the Student Council, Alumni Office, Campus Ministry Office, Ms. Kerrie Hutchinson, Mr. Sean Francioni, and Ms. Denise Schmidt.
Spencer Frame Receives Soccer Scholarship
Congratulations to Spencer Frame, class of 2019, for signing his intent to play soccer at Louisiana College. Way to go, Spencer!
Class of 1971 Lunch
Class Captain Wade Coleman ‘71 spearheaded a lunch gathering for the graduates of 1971 at Perrin's in Harahan. Danny Flynn '71 made restaurant arrangements. During lunch, Alumni and Development Director Sean Francioni presented a “State of Rummel” information session for the alumni in attendance.
Raider Band in Centurions
Friday, March 1, 2019, the Raider Band and Chapellettes marched in the Krewe of Centurions in Metairie.
Stay tuned for more pictures of the Raider Band at Disney World over the Mardi Gras break!
Bowling vs. Bonnabel
Final Score: Rummel 22/Bonnabel 5
Campus Ministry Night
February 27, 2019
New Raiders Sign Deliveries
Saturday, February 23, Raider students, parents, alumni, and cheerleaders set out to deliver yard signs to new incoming students for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you to all the students, parents, and alumni who made this event possible.
Physical Science Lab: Acceleration of a Car
Our Physical Science classes recently conducted labs to analyze the acceleration of a car. After describing how to change the acceleration of a car, students had to make a claim about how to change the acceleration of the car as it relates to the forces and the mass. In the following pictures, students designed experiments to test their claims and gathered evidence by recording their observations, measurements and calculations.
Law Mock Trial Tournament
Two Rummel Mock Trial teams competed in the Regional Mock Trial Tournament at the 24th Judicial Courthouse on Saturday. Congratulations to the Rummel teams for outstanding performances against the top 3 teams in the state.
The Bronze – senior- team went head to head with the defending state champs from Haynes.
And the Rummel gold team stood tall backing one Jesuit team down on numerous occasions during their match. Final scoring results will not be available for a few weeks.
Team coach Mr. Al Ferry said the that Raiders are back and developing a team to bring back the regional mock trial trophy in the near future.
Attorneys for the senior bronze team included lead attorney Daniel Miller along with Luke Hightower and Ben Browning. Expert witnesses on the team were Ethan Bairnsfather, Matt Batty, and Chris Callais.
Attorneys for the Gold team were Daniel D’Aunoy, Joey Bergeron, and top performing Matthius Hauswirth.
Matthius set the tone in the Jesuit match with an outstanding opening argument. He put Jesuit on notice that Rummel is back in the courtroom with a talented crop of young attorneys. Expert witnesses included Michael Brescher, Chad Voiselle, Andre Bustamante, and Ari Allen.
Congratulations to all for an outstanding performance on Saturday.
Bowling vs. Kenner Discovery
Final Score: Rummel 27/ Kenner Discovery 0
Key Club Serves Lunch at St. Joseph's
Members of the Key Club were joined by Mr. Milano and Ms. Otillio at the Harry Thompson Center for a morning of service to the homeless and needy of the city. Following a brief tour of the facility, Rummel's group prepared and served bags of lunch to over 157 guests who are ministered to through a variety of programs each day at the center.
Father Kurt- Navy Chaplain Commissioning
Friday, February 8, Archbishop Rummel High School Chaplain Father Kurt Young '05 was commissioned as a Chaplain for the United States Navy Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Congratulations, Father Kurt!
Wrestling State Championship
Congratulations to the Raider Wrestling team for finishing 5th out of 25 teams at the State Wrestling Championship!
Read the article by Crescent City Sports HERE.
Career Day 2019
Each Spring, 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 the Alumni and Guidance Office, as well as many others.
The Raider Band Performs at Washington D.C., Mardi Gras
Our President/Principal Marc Milano '90, Chaplain Father Kurt Young '05, and Mr. Milano's wife Michele attended the Washington D.C. Mardi Gras celebration as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brandt.
Mr. and Mrs. Brandt made it possible for the Raider Band to attend and perform at the annual Washington D.C. Mardi Gras Ball Saturday, February 2, 2019.
Basketball vs. John Curtis
Final Score: John Curtis 50/ Rummel 44
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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