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TEACHER Q&A: Mr. Bobenrienth to teach physics

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Lily Appleyard
Mr. Bobenreith will begin at Jesuit in the fall of 2023 teaching physics.

Rafael Bobenrieth, who goes by Mr. Bob or Mr. B, will teach physics this year. This will be his 19th year as a teacher.

Previously, Bobenrieth had taught at Cleveland High School for 6 years, and then Roosevelt High School for 12 years. Mr. Bobenrieth is looking forward to teaching at Jesuit for many reasons.

“My daughter went here so I’m somewhat familiar with the Jesuit curriculum and the Jesuit experience,” Bobenreith explained. “I was really impressed by some of the different things that I saw her experience there and I’m just really excited to be part of this community. They do a great job of not only teaching students but developing them as individuals or persons.”

Outside of teaching physics, Mr Bobenrieth loves to play pickleball. A couple students invited him to help propose starting a pickleball club at Jesuit that is going to meet every other Thursday.

Mr. Bobenrieth is a big fan of Father Greg Boyle. He shares a piece of advice that he lives by inspired by Boyle.

“I really like what he talks about. He talks about kindness as the only strength.”

Full Interview Transcript (Lightly edited for clarity)

How long have you been in teaching?
“This is going to be my 19th year as a teacher.”

Where have you taught prior to Jesuit?
“I taught at Cleveland high school for six years. I taught at Roosevelt High School for about 12 years.”

What classes will you teach this year
“Just Physics.”

What excites you about teaching at Jesuit?
“My daughter went here so I’m somewhat familiar with the Jesuit curriculum and the Jesuit experience. I was really impressed by some of the different things that I saw her experience there. I’m just really excited to be part of this community that does a great job of not only teaching students but developing them as individuals or persons.”

What is something the community should know about you?
“I really love to play pickleball.”

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“I’m a big fan of Father Greg Boyle. I really like what he talks about. He talks about how kindness is the only strength.”

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Lily Appleyard, Staff Writer
Lily Appleyard is 16 years old and starting her 3rd year at Jesuit High School. Lily, her sister, parents, two dogs and cat live in Lake Oswego. Before living in Lake Oswego, Lily and her family lived in Vermont for the early years of her life. Both Lily’s parents originate from the East Coast which has become a big part of Lily’s life. The majority of her extended family lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and that place has become a second home for Lily. Her friends and family would describe her as funny, kind and outgoing. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music, playing basketball and spending time with her parents and her two labs. Another key thing that should be known about Lily is she has a huge love for sports. She loves watching them and playing them, and when she is older she wants to have a career involving sports. This is her first year of journalism and she is open to trying new things. Because of her love for sports, she is interested in writing and making videos about Jesuit sports. She is also interested in writing about student life and intriguing topics facing the Jesuit community. Lily is very excited for her first year in media and hopes to try and learn a lot of new things. 
Ashley O’Neill, Staff Writer
Ashley O’Neill is an outgoing and hardworking sophomore at Jesuit this year. She has one older sister, Audrey, who is currently a Senior at Jesuit as well. They both attended St. Pius for all of their elementary and middle school years where they were introduced to many sports. Their parents have surrounded Ashley and Audrey with sports all of their lives. Ashley currently plays club soccer and runs track for Jesuit. Her sister, Audrey, also runs track and does cross country. Ashley enjoys playing pickleball, cards, and traveling with her family. Ashley also loves to spend time with her friends, swim, and bake. She is new to media this year and is looking forward to filming and announcing games. She has been keeping up with the weekly Jesuit Media updates on instagram and is excited to bring her positive energy and new ideas to the class this year. Ashley loves to work with new people and listen to unique ideas. Ashley wants to learn lots of new things this year so she can take advanced media production next year. She hopes her thoughts and work will inspire and encourage people to take Media Production.