News & Events
Steve Scalise Book Signing
Saturday, December 15, 2018, the Raider Ambassadors attended Raider Alumnus Steve Scalise's book signing at Barnes and Noble in Metairie. Mr. Scalise '83 autographed copies of his book titled Back in the Game. Many families and fans came out to support Mr. Scalise as he greeted them and took pictures at the event.
Students and their dates converged on the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner for the 2018 Homecoming Winter Formal. The homecoming court was presented for the final time as they were escorted by a club representative or team captain of the group that nominated them. The court and their escorts danced a traditional waltz followed by a second "fun dance" created by the court. In the end, the Raider students and their dates left the dance after a full night of fun.
Christmas Key Club Donation Drive
The Raider Key Club sponsored our annual Christmas Gift Drive this year. The Raider Nation combined their resources this Christmas Season to collect canned goods, towels, toiletries, and much more to benefit the Thompson Day Shelter and the Hispanic Apostolate Center. The Key Club delivered the items Thursday, December 14.
Raider Band Christmas Concert
The Raider Band, with the help of the Genesian Players, told the story of The Polar Express at their annual Christmas Concert this year. The first concert was held in the Raider Gym Wednesday, December 12, and featured many Christmas melodies, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, and treats for guests. The next day the band and Genesians performed the concert for students during a morning assembly.
Fall Athletic Awards
The Archbishop Rummel High School Athletic Department held its annual Fall Athletic Awards Ceremony Monday, December 10. Parents, athletes, and staff gathered to recognize athletes for their commitment and participation in the following sports: swimming, cross country, and football.
The final Senior Retreat was held December 6-7, 2018, at Camp Abbey. The seniors spent time playing sports and building brotherhood while also taking time to reflect on their individual relationship with the Lord. 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 Dr. Corey Hayes, Mr. Sam Pitre, and Mr. Brian Butler, as well as current faculty member Mr. Alex Lorio '07. Our chaplain, Father Kurt Young '05 celebrated Mass and heard confessions during Eucharistic Adoration.
Mass: December 4
To celebrate the beginning of Advent season, our student body, faculty, and staff gathered for Mass. To quote our Chaplain, Father Kurt Young '05, "Advent is a time for us to reflect on the question, 'Do I resemble Christ in the way I live my life?' If we don't see Christ in the mirror, then we have work to do."
Coach Jarrott's Special Delivery
When Coach Jarrott gave up his lunch to drive Mr. Baker and his students to an event last Friday, our Raiders (with the permission and help of Mr. Baker) had Coach Jarrott’s favorite pizza delivered today to make up for it and show their appreciation.
The traditional Christmas tree trimming by the Student Council took place Friday evening. Students gathered to decorate the school tree in the Raider Room with ornaments signed from Raiders past and present.
Wrestling vs. Bonnabel
Final Score: Rummel 41/Bonnabel 36
12th Grade Grandparents Day
Wednesday, November 28, Archbishop Rummel hosted its annual Grandparents Day for 12th grade Raiders. Grandparents and Raiders celebrated the day with mass followed by a luncheon and fellowship. Guests were also treated to professional pictures courtesy Mr. Arthurs and our student photographers. Grandparents Day events are organized by Ms. Denise Schmidt.
English II Honors Lord the Flies Projects
Ms. Otillio's English II Honors creatively completed their study of the novel, LORD OF THE FLIES by designing original masks which interpreted symbols, characterization and themes that were interwoven in the novel. Through a brief narrative, the students explained their design as it related to the novel. The masks are now a highlight in room 204!
Football Playoffs vs. Catholic High
Final Score: Catholic High 13/ Rummel 10
Genesian Players Present Barnum
The Genesian Players' Fall musical, Barnum, was a smash hit! Audience members raved over the vocals, stunts, and choreography performed by our incredibly talented high school performers. Local professionals who attended the shows complimented our cast and crew on their vibrant characterizations and their professionalism. With the gym as their venue for this show, the Genesians hosted in two nights the amount of audience members that would normally have been entertained in six nights in the Genesians' usual space! The Genesians would like to thank everyone who came out and supported them under the big top!
Football Playoffs vs. Brother Martin
Final Score: Rummel 27/ Brother Martin 23
Open House 2018
Archbishop Rummel hosted its annual Open House for prospective students and families Tuesday, November 13. Guests saw clubs and teams in the gym, heard from administrators in the Raider Room, and experienced student-led tours of the campus.
Campus Ministry at St. Catherine of Siena Retreat
A group of our Campus Ministers helped facilitate a retreat for St. Catherine of Siena Tuesday, November 6. Our Raiders were joined by students from Archbishop Chapelle to lead the group of middle school students in their retreat at Camp Abbey.
Varsity Football vs. St. Aug
Final Score: Rummel 38/ St. Aug 14
Experience Raider Pride Night
Friday, November 2, we hosted our first Experience Raider Pride Night for prospective students. As students arrived, they began the night in the gym where they completed engineering activities with Coach Sanders. Next, our Raider Student Council President Zach Smith '19 welcomed the students and led them in prayer.
Then students were divided into groups. Led by Student Council members, the groups raced around the Raider Campus to complete scavenger hunt tasks that included visiting areas such as classrooms, locker rooms, the Band Field, and the West Campus. The two teams who completed all the tasks first were announced the winners.
Once the scavenger hunt was complete, everyone gathered in the Raider Gym to regroup and pray before leaving for Laser Tag. At Laser Tag, everyone was treated to pizza, drinks, games, and fun.
The night ended back on the Raider Campus where Student Council members led the future Raiders in the Fight Song a few times before saying goodbye.
Straight A Lunch: First Quarter
Wednesday, October 31, a group of Raider students were treated to lunch at Drago's Restaurant for achieving straight A's on their first quarter report cards. The event is organized by Mr. Joseph Serio, Archbishop Rummel Student Activities Director.
Rummel vs. John Curtis
Final Score: John Curtis 44/ Rummel 21
Physical Science Labs
Students completing a lab for building a density column in Physical Science last week. In previous investigations, students had calculated the density of different objects. In this lab, they used the data they collected to predict the appearance of different objects when they are combined.
October 26, 2018
Athletic Association Meeting
Tuesday, October 23, our Athletic Department hosted a "Meet the Coaches" gathering for parents of current students. The event featured guest speaker Garland Gillian from Fox 8 Sports. The entire Archbishop Rummel Athletic Department was on hand to meet parents as well.
October 22, 2018
Varsity Football vs. Brother Martin
Final Score: Rummel 17/Brother Martin 0
Faculty vs. Seniors Flag Football Game
Final Score: Faculty 21/Seniors 14
During lunchtime on Wednesday, October 17, the student council hosted the first faculty vs seniors flag football game of the school year. Using their experience, knowledge of the game, and finely tuned offense, the faculty were able to defeat the seniors in this first contest of the year 21-14.
Varsity Football vs. Jesuit Homecoming Game
Final Score: Rummel 20/Jesuit 7
BioMed I - Blood Spatter Lab
Continuing their investigation of the fictitious body found of Ms. Anna Garcia, the BioMed I classes measured the blood spatter distance from the body to determine the height and distance of the bleeding during the time of the fictitious death. Students use the height, distance of the spatter, and the velocity to determine her body position, among other things, during her fall at the time of death.
October 10, 2018
Monday, October 8, students and other members of the Raider community gathered in the Raider Room to design and paint spirit posters for the Rummel vs. Jesuit football game. The homecoming game and pep rally festivities begin this week at Return to Severn. For more information on Return to Severn, click here.
Football vs. Holy Cross
Final Score: Rummel 39/Holy Cross 3
Exam Cram -- Quarter 1
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. Refreshments were provided as the students prepared for the week of exams.
The Student Council hosts various lunchtime activities throughout the year to encourage camaraderie among students. First quarter activities included: a 3-point contest, egg toss, dunking booth, and hot dog eating contest. Student Council is moderated by Ms. Kerrie Hutchinson.
Raiders Defeat Shaw 42-3
Saturday, September 29, the Raiders celebrated their annual megaphone game and defeated the Shaw Eagles 42-3. In week six, the Raiders will take on Holy Cross at Joe Yenni Stadium, Saturday, October 6. Game and ticket information will be posted early in the week.
8th Grade Grandparents Mass and Lunch
The school’s Parent-Booster club sponsors grandparents mass and lunch for each grade on campus. The first grandparent mass held was for eighth graders and they filled the Raider Room with almost 300 persons in attendance. Grandparents and their grandsons celebrated the day with mass followed by a luncheon and fellowship.
Key Club Induction, Peace Prayer Walk, and Fountain Dedication
The Rummel Key Club held its annual induction in the Raider Room on Tuesday, September 25, after the Lasallian Walk for Peace. Led by Ms. Denise Otillio, the Key Club is the core service club on campus, working closely with charities as well as volunteering time beautifying the Chapel courtyard. The Rummel Key Club Leadership Team for the 2018-2019 school year is: Gabriel Wright, Tyler Buhler, Dawson Millet, Nicholas Flynn, John Virga, Nathan Theriot, Ethan Ott, and Marcel Albert.
Prior to the Key Club Induction several Raiders participated in the Lasallian Walk for Peace, beginning at St. Benilde and ending at the Raider campus. The students and community members, led by Brother B, stopped, prayed, and sang at multiple stops along the walk. Once at the Raider campus, the participants heard a talk from Ms. Paula Belanger about what it means to be a Lasallian servant.
Following the Walk for Peace and the Key Club induction, Fr. Kurt Young ’05 blessed and dedicated the new fountain in the Chapel courtyard. This fountain, named the “Fountain of Living Waters,” resembles the hard work that the Key Club, working daily for the past week in the courtyard, put into it. The Fountain of Living Waters was made possible through the generosity of Brett and Erin Wright & family.
Monday, September 24, the Big Brothers Club hosted a poster night to paint posters for the upcoming football game against Archbishop Shaw.
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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