The Admissions Department began the school year with an ambitious addition to the St. Louis U. High admissions process: the program aptly titled Shadow @ SLUH. Freshmen signed up in the fall to be on the list of hosts in order to give prospective students a glimpse of the Jr. Bill experience.
Social Studies teacher Dr. Kevin Foy’s entrepreneurial class is back from year-long hiatus, and it is better than ever! In the Summer of 2020, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors will have the opportunity to enroll in the course with a key focus on entrepreneurship and business. The class is unlike Foy’s other economics classes and features a variety of aspects stemming from start-up business strategies to innovation. In addition to Foy, recent graduate Cam Glynn ‘19 will also be teaching the class. Foy and Glynn plan to cater to the plethora of students at Saint Louis U. High who have business ideas or want to start a business when they are adults.
The new year brings a change of location for the office of Rev. Michael Marchlewski, S.J. (better known as Fr. Marco), one of the most popular student hangout spots around St. Louis U. High. Previously located in the old cafeteria, Fr. Marco’s office was relocated to the southwest corner of the Si Commons.
Four new classes will be offered next school year at St. Louis U High: Applied Aviation Engineering, African American History, Intro to Construction Engineering, and Intro to Woodworking.
St. Louis U. High fathers and sons will gather in the Si Commons next Sunday, Jan. 26, for the annual Father Son Banquet hosted by the SLUH Fathers’ Club. The theme of the night is the importance of father figures and their impact on the lives of their sons.Headlining the event is New York Times best-selling author Wes Moore, who will speak about his experience growing up in the poverty stricken inner city of Baltimore without his father, who died when he was young. Despite his rough childhood, Moore went on to attend both Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University and became a Rhodes Scholar.
At the beginning of the second semester, five Chinese exchange students started their tenure at St. Louis U. High. The students are from the Nanjing Foreign Language school. SLUH has had a close relationship with them since 1997, having hosted several students from their school for the second semester of each year. In recent years, the program has been expanded to allow the exchange students to stay with a host family, and apply to become full time students at SLUH, going through their junior and senior years and eventually graduating.