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Dancing with the Students – Gesu School Performs at the Festival of Families!

Read a recap of this exciting event during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia! View photos and media coverage.

Dancing with the Students – Gesu School was selected by the World Meeting of Families to perform at the Festival of Families during Pope Francis’ visit on September 26, 2015. We are blessed and honored to have participated in this joyful, historic event.

Not only did these talented dancers perform beautifully and confidently before a crowd of about 100,000, but they appeared on 40 Jumbotrons across the city, on CNN, and in the Religion News Service and Washington Post! “I was excited and I felt honored because my school was one of the chosen schools to perform,” says Cierra, an eighth grade student.

Gesu School Gospel Choir Featured at the Revival in The Church of the Gesu!

On September 22, 2015, at the outset of the World Meeting of Families and leading up to Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia, the Gesu Gospel Choir participated in the Revival—a celebration of community and prayer. The choir sang the prelude and set the tone for a joyful evening for an audience of hundreds.

Thank you to the Black Catholic Parishes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Martin de Porres Foundation for inviting Gesu to participate. We are honored to have performed among other regional choirs and at the debut of the Philadelphia Catholic Mass Choir!

Enjoy this inspiring video excerpt of the choir singing "Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” at the Revival. 

Bryan Carter, President and CEO, in the Press as a Catholic Voices USA Associate at World Meeting of Families.

Throughout the World Meeting of Families, Bryan Carter, Gesu School President and CEO, served as a representative for Catholic laity through Catholic Voices USA. Stationed at the World Meeting of Families media center, Mr. Carter liaised with press to share his perspectives on how Pope Francis’ message of love and peace resonates in the family and at Gesu School.

Catholic Voices USA is an organization that speaks to current issues in the Catholic Church in a public forum. Mr. Carter was selected as one of 70 Associates to be present at the World Meeting of Families Conference. In this role, Mr. Carter’s insights were captured in the following national and regional publications:

Playground Build a Success Thanks to Donors, Staff, and Volunteers!

On September 19, 2015, the Gesu community gathered together to build a brand new, state-of-the-art playscape for our 450 students! Nearly 30 volunteers—numerous parents/guardians, Gesu staff, and friends from the community—spent the day hard at work on the structure.

Gesu is sincerely grateful to all the volunteers, and Kevin Umbreit from Recreation Resource USA, who made this project happen and have ensured that Gesu students have a special place to play outdoors!

Enjoy these photos from before, during, and after the build. 

Thank you to Recreation Resource USA for designing the playscape and to Burke, who manufactured it. 

Gesu Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education is 11/6/15. Register today!

Join us for the 18th Annual SymposiumTragedies and Current Events: Helping Students Understand What They See, Read, and Hear in the News.

Friday November 6, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Networking reception to follow

Technological and social advances made during the twentieth century have resulted in increases in the immediacy and graphic nature of mass media coverage of current events.

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

Dancing with the Students – Gesu School on CNN during the Festival of Families!

Watch students dance the tango and the swing in this video clip from CNN! We are extremely proud of Dancing with the Students – Gesu School, who was invited by the World Meeting of Families to perform during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia on September, 26, 2015! Students danced an elegant tango, Pope Francis’ favorite dance, to “La Cumparista,” and energized the audience with the swing to “American Bandstand.” The performance was broadcast live not only on 40 Jumbotrons across Philadelphia, but also nationally on CNN! Congratulations to these very talented dancers on this tremendous accomplishment! 

 

Gesu School is honored to have participated in this historic event and to share in the joy of Pope Francis’ visit. 

 

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: 

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

 

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!

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