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  • The Ignatian Guild’s fashion show, SI LIGHTS: The World is Our Runway, raised more than $280,000 thanks to the leadership of Guild President Staci Fleming and Fashion Show chairs Esther Arnold, Monica Myers, Patti Sheedy and Sheila McCarthy. Read more here.

  • The fall performing arts season offered the SI community a chance to see some great live performances ranging from the fall play O Beautiful, directed by Ted Curry ’82. Photo by Bowerbird Photography. See more photos here and here

  • The WCAL is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Read more here.

  • The Winter Dance Concert, Illuminate, was directed by Meredith Cecchin Galvin ’97, who also taught the dance workshop classes along with Emily Shick ’10. Photo by Bowerbird Photography. See more photos here.

  • Former SI President Anthony P. Sauer, S.J., came to SI in September to bless SI’s new middle school, named for him. Read more here.

  • Jeff Columbini and his wife, Audette, and daughter, Gianna ’14, and their extended family at the Nov. 19 Christ the King Mass in SI’s Orradre Chapel. The citation, above, was read by Bob Enright ’76. Photo by Carlos Gazulla. Read more here.

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  • The varsity boys’ tennis team enjoyed the best season in school history this year with a 28–0 record to win the WCAL crown and, for the first time, both the CCS and NorCal titles. For 14-year veteran head coach Craig Law ’84, the team succeeded because “the boys played like a team, even though tennis is very much an individual sport.” As one testament to their team spirit, the boys realized early on that the CIF NorCal championship tournament in Folsom would happen the same day as the senior prom. “I told the four seniors on the team that if the match was delayed because of rain, they could be late for or miss their prom. I didn’t want to default them if they started the match and had to leave. I told them I would give them five minutes to decide collectively whether they wanted to stay to play the match or leave then for the prom. Even before I walked away, they said, ‘Coach, we’re all in.’”.…(Read more here.)

First Words
  • May the ghosts of my past English teachers not strike me dead for violating one of their commandments — thou shalt not write in clichés — because I’m about to do just that. Yes. The only constant is change. Try writing that truth in some new and better way. I dare you. This adage barely merits repeating, it’s so obvious, but when one works at a school, this truth stares you in the face each summer when one class leaves and another enters, with each new crop of young Ignatians striving to adopt old traditions while creating new ones. The same is true for our faculty, as new teachers come in to replace veteran educators.… Click here to read more. 

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