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Dancing with the Students – Gesu School Appears in Religion News Service and Washington Post Articles!

On September 26, 2015, Dancing with the Students – Gesu School’s performance at the Festival of Families was covered in the article “It takes more than two to tango for Pope Francis” by Madi Alexander. Read this inspiring story here! 

It takes more than two to tango for Pope Francis

9/26/2015 - Religion News Service - by Madi Alexander

It takes more than two to tango for Pope Francis

High School Fair at Gesu School on 10/6/15!

Gesu School is hosting a high school fair on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Where?

Sherrerd Gymnasium at Gesu School

1700 West Thompson Street

Philadelphia, PA 19121

 

What?

High school admissions staff will be present at the fair to speak with students and families and will provide information about their schools. The fair invites students from the following elementary/middle schools to attend:

  • Seventh and eighth grade students and their parents/guardians from Archdiocesan, independent, charter, and mission schools in North Philadelphia
  • Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from Gesu School and their parents/guardians

 

Dancing with the Students - Gesu School to Perform at Festival of Families 9/26, 1:10pm, Logan Square Stage!

Read for more details! Gesu School is extremely proud of our students, who will perform at the Francis Festival at the World Meeting of Families during Pope Francis’ visit! Dancing with the Students - Gesu School will dance the tango, the Pope’s favorite dance, and a special swing with a Philly flavor for an audience of 750,000. They have worked hard for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in this celebration of faith and family.

 

Check these stations and websites for possible coverage of Dancing with the Students - Gesu School: 

Fox 29 News Features Gesu School and Dancing with the Students Live on 9/22/15!

Dancing with the Students with Gesu School will perform at the World Meeting of Families, and Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia captured rehearsal in a live broadcast on September 22, 2015!

Gesu’s dancers showed fantastic energy and poise rehearsing their "Philly style" swing and Pope Francis’ favorite dance, the tango, when reporter, Jennifer Joyce visited Dancing with the Students. Gesu School is so proud of these talented dancers, who have worked extremely hard for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the World Meeting of Families during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia!

The students will dance live on September 26, 2015 at approximately 1pm on the Logan Square Stage at the Festival of Families!

Watch Gesu School and Dancing with the Students on CBS Philly Morning News 9/21/15!

Gesu students are preparing to dance at the World Meeting of Families 2015! Dancing with the Students and Gesu School appeared on CBS Philly with reporter, Jan Carabeo!

Watch these talented dancers rehearse for their upcoming performance for 750,000 at the World Meeting of Families 2015 during Pope Francis’ visit. See engaging interviews with students; the inspiring Susan Martinelli Shea, President of Dancing with the Students and Gesu Trustee; and Bryan Carter, Gesu School's President and CEO!  

The students will dance live on September 26, 2015 at approximately 1pm on the Logan Square Stage at the Festival of Families!

Watch the segment!  

St. Joseph’s Prep and Gesu School to Host 2Philly4Francis: Ignatian Pilgrims on the Journey.

Gesu School’s neighbor, St. Joseph's Prep, will host over 300 students from Jesuit high schools across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada for 2Philly4Francis: Ignatian Pilgrims on the Journey. These students will visit Philadelphia from September 24-28, 2015, engaging in prayer and discussion sessions, attending Francis Festival events, and building solidarity.

Gesu School is blessed and excited to help host these students and welcome them to our Jesuit community in Philadelphia! We look forward to meeting the pilgrims and sharing in this life-changing opportunity.

Learn more about 2Philly4Francis: Ignatian Pilgrims on the Journey

Gesu Gospel Choir to Sing in Revival at The Church of the Gesu 9/22/15!

All are welcome at the Revival on September 21 and 22, 2015, at The Church of the Gesu! Don’t miss the beautiful voices of the Gesu Gospel Choir on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:45pm!

Come together for a joyful celebration of community, including preaching, choirs, and prayer leading up to the World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia. Enjoy a memorable evening of music and preaching by featured speakers, Andrew and Terri Lyke, Arusi Network Inc. Chicago (Monday, 9/21) and Damon Owens, Theology of the Body Institute (Tuesday, 9/22).

This event is sponsored by the Black Catholic Parishes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Martin de Porres Foundation

New Playscape Breaks Ground at Gesu School!

Gesu School students are beginning the school year greeted by a new playground on the roof! This build is a community effort, from raising $75,000 in funds to putting the finishing touches on the structure of the new playscape.

 

Gesu School is tremendously grateful to these friends and supporters of the new playscape: The Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation, PENTA Building Group Foundation, and other generous donors. We sincerely thank the families of our partner school, Rosemont School of the Holy Child, in Rosemont, PA, for their generous and enthusiastic support, with special acknowledgement to the children of the Sims, Cooney, Trumpbour, and Schreder families for launching this project through online giving pages, a bake sale, and even a hot chocolate stand!

 

Bryan Carter, President and CEO, to Serve as Catholic Voices USA Associate at World Meeting of Families.

Gesu School’s President and CEO, Bryan Carter, has been selected as an Associate by Catholic Voices USA, an organization that speaks to current issues in the Catholic church in a public forum. Mr. Carter has participated in intensive media trainings throughout the year to prepare for this important, visible role.

 

Dancing with the Students with Gesu School to Perform at the Francis Festival on 9/26/15!

Gesu School 8th graders have been invited by the World Meeting of Families to participate in the Festival of Families on 9/26/15! Dancing with the Students with Gesu School will perform the tango and the swing for an audience of 750,000 during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia!

Watch as President of Dancing with the Students and Gesu Trustee, Susan Martinelli Shea, shares this special announcement with students! 

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