JHS Plank

Getting started on the right track

Getting started on the right track

September 4, 2018

[Because what happens during Jesuit retreats is supposed to remain confidential, The Plank will refer to the activities as vaguely as possible.] Over the weekend of August 25-26th, all Jesuit High School freshmen, their parents, their big brothers, and a...

Early Connections

Early Connections

May 17, 2018

Jesuit High School’s Big Brother Program matches incoming Seniors and incoming Freshman with the hope that Big Brothers will help Freshman adjust to high school life. Typically, Seniors simply serve as a guide for the first few weeks of the school ...

Making an Impact

Making an Impact

April 17, 2018

This year, Mr. Jeffrey Gans joined Jesuit High School’s staff as a member of the English Department. Mr. Gans moved to Sacramento from Seattle, Washington to accompany his fiancé. He now offers Jesuit his skills as a Freshman and Junior English teach...

Fresh Thoughts

Fresh Thoughts

March 5, 2018

The 11th annual Social Justice Summit was an eye-opening experience for many Jesuit High School students. For our Freshman in the class of 2021, the summit was their first in-depth exposure to social issues and their campus wide discussion at Jesuit.This ...

Freshman thoughts

Freshman thoughts

February 1, 2018

The year is just over halfway done and the Freshman class has assimilated into the Jesuit High School culture. What do the Freshmen think so far? “I think Jesuit is a really good school. It is a great community that you can easily be welcomed into,...

Final preparations

Final preparations

December 14, 2017

The semester is coming to a close which means that as students across the nation get ready for Christmas break, they are also preparing for finals. While taking a 90-minute test for every class may seem daunting, there are studying strategies that ca...

Food drive: Let’s Go

Food drive: Let’s Go

December 5, 2017

From Nov. 26 until Dec. 8, Jesuit High School is hosting a Food Drive, and a Coat and Shoe Drive. Participating in these drives is a great way to give back to the community during the Holiday Season. These two drives have been a tradition since the founding of the...

Mass with class: a guide to Mass behavior

Mass with class: a guide to Mass behavior

December 4, 2017

It is no secret that, as a Catholic college preparatory, Jesuit High School requires its students to attend Mass multiple times throughout the year. Often, students find that it's difficult to behave correctly during the school liturgies. “It’s ...

Focusing in the face of frenzy

Focusing in the face of frenzy

November 28, 2017

With the introduction of Jesuit High School’s new technology policy, the student body has a variety of devices to choose from. However, with great freedom comes great responsibility, and Freshmen are expected to be on their best behavior when it com...

Freshman of the fall play

Freshman of the fall play

November 28, 2017

Being a freshman at Jesuit High School is a difficult task on its own. Being a freshman and also being an important part of Jesuit Drama is an even more challenging task; just ask Cooper Achondo ‘21, the only freshman member of the cast. “Once ...

Relax, Sit Back, and Ease into Jesuit

Relax, Sit Back, and Ease into Jesuit

November 14, 2017

This year, Jesuit High School has introduced a new group whose sole purpose is to welcome Freshmen to the school and it’s community. The Freshman Welcome Team, which is comprised of a group of teachers and Seniors, design ways to help new students trans...

First Test

First Test

October 9, 2017

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 2017 is National Test Day. The Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes at Jesuit High School will all be taking standardized tests for a few hours that morning. While Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors have already went through this ...