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Fall Events at Father Ryan

List of 17 items.

  • July 19 – Middle School Football Clinic

    Middle School Football Clinic 
    5th – 8th Grade 
    July 19, 2022 
    5:30-7:30pm 
    Giacosa Stadium 

    Click here to register. 
     
    With questions, contact Coach Scott Shaver at shavers@fatherryan.org
  • July 26 – Middle School Football Clinic

    Middle School Football Clinic 
    5th – 8th Grade 
    July 26, 2022 
    5:30-7:30pm 
    Giacosa Stadium 
     
    With questions, contact Coach Scott Shaver at shavers@fatherryan.org
  • August 7 – Father Ryan Soccer Clinic

    Father Ryan Soccer Clinic 
    5th-8th Grades 
    August 7 
    12:00-1:15 p.m. 
    Father Ryan High School's Giacosa Stadium

    Cost: $100.00 (Please make checks payable to Father Ryan High School)
     


    This clinic is geared for middle school soccer players of all levels. This clinic will focus on the individual techniques of passing, dribbling, and shooting. The layout for the clinics are: 
     
    • 15 min: Warm-up
    • 30 min: Ball skills (Dribbling/Passing/Shooting techniques)
    • 30 min: Small sided games (3v3/4v4/5v5)

    If you have any questions, please contact Gerry Armbruster at armbrusterg@fatherryan.org
  • August 13 – Nashville Catholic Rugby Clinic

    Nashville Catholic Rugby Clinic
    K-12th Grade
    August 13 
    10:00am-12:00pm 
    Giacosa Stadium 

    If you have any questions, please contact Tommy Ragsdale at tommy.ragsdale@gmail.com 
  • August 14 – Father Ryan Soccer Clinic

    Father Ryan Soccer Clinic 
    5th-8th Grades 
    August 14 
    12:00-1:15 p.m. 
    Father Ryan High School's Giacosa Stadium

    Cost: $100.00 (Please make checks payable to Father Ryan High School)
     


    This clinic is geared for middle school soccer players of all levels. This clinic will focus on the individual techniques of passing, dribbling, and shooting. The layout for the clinics are: 
     
    • 15 min: Warm-up
    • 30 min: Ball skills (Dribbling/Passing/Shooting techniques)
    • 30 min: Small sided games (3v3/4v4/5v5)

    If you have any questions, please contact Gerry Armbruster at armbrusterg@fatherryan.org
  • August 23 – Catholic Middle School Swimming and Diving Interest Meeting

    Catholic Middle School Swimming and Diving Interest Meeting
    Middle School - 5th-8th Grade
    August 23 
    6:30pm 
    Father Ryan's Neuhoff Library

    Sign-up for Swimming and Diving for the 2022-2023 season for Catholic Middle School (athletes in 5th-8th grade) will be held Tuesday, August 23, at 6:30pm in the Father Ryan Neuhoff Library. This meeting is for parents of all new interested swimmers and divers. 
     
    If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Shane Heslin at sheslin73@yahoo.com or Shannon Philbin at coachshan@aol.com.
  • August 31 – Father Ryan Distance Classic

    Father Ryan Distance Classic 
    4th-8th Grade 
    August 31, 2022; inclement weather date is September 7 
    Giacosa Stadium 
     
    Registration begins at 4:30pm, and the first race begins at 5:30pm. 

    4th-6th grade will race 800 meters, and 7th-8th grade will race 1600 meters. Runners are asked to wear their cross country uniforms. No entry fee required.  
    Click here to RSVP 
     
    With questions, contact Coach Robert Kent '74 at kentr@fatherryan.org 
     
  • September 6 – Nashville Catholic Soccer

    Nashville Catholic Soccer 
    7th-8th Grade (Girls team and Boys team) 
    September 6th - November 15th 
    5:00-6:15 pm 
    Father Ryan High School's Giacosa Stadium 
     
    This program will focus on individual techniques related to passing, dribbling, shooting, and awareness as well as team tactics and continuity. Our primary goal is to help youth players prepare for high school soccer. We believe Nashville Catholic Soccer will allow each player to create solid fundamentals, lasting relationships, while building a culture of good character and sportsmanship. Practices will be once a week along with at least 1 game every two weeks. Practices will last approximately 1 hour and 15 min but could extend longer if needed. 
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Gerry Armbruster at armbrusterg@fatherryan.org 
  • September 10-11 – Irish Ruggerfest

    Irish Ruggerfest 
    September 10-11, 2022 
    Giacosa Stadium 
     
    Father Ryan will host its third Irish Ruggerfest the weekend of September 10-11. This event will feature rugby matches on Saturday from 9:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Rugby teams of all skill levels, both boys and girls, will compete, from middle school to adult teams. Of course, your Father Ryan Irish boys’ and girls’ teams will compete against clubs from across the Southeast!
    • Free Admission 
    • Food Trucks Both Days 
    • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @FatherRyanRugby 
    If you have any questions, please contact Tommy Ragsdale at tommy.ragsdale@gmail.com 
  • September 16 – Perform with Irish Pride (Dance)

    Perform With Irish Pride Dance
    Ages 5-10
     
    September 16, 2022 
    3:30pm-end of halftime (Performance) 
    Cost: $25 (includes dinner and a T-shirt) 
    Giacosa Stadium 
     
     
    Come out and join our Father Ryan dancers for a halftime performance. All dancers will learn a routine, receive a T-shirt, and enjoy dinner with the Father Ryan dancers. Registration will close on Friday, September 9th.  

    If you have any questions, please contact Lauri Dismuke at dismukel@fatherryan.org
  • September 16 – Perform with Irish Pride (Choir)

    Perform With Irish Pride National Anthem
    Middle School - 5th-8th Grade
    September 16, 2022 
    4:00-7:00pm
    Cost: $25 (includes dinner and a T-shirt) 
    Center for the Fine Arts

    Click here to register. 

    Perform the National Anthem with the Father Ryan Singers. We will rehearse, play games and eat dinner together before singing the National Anthem at the start of the game. The price includes dinner, a t-shirt, and admission to the football game.


    If you have any questions, please contact Julie Cox at coxj@fatherryan.org.
  • September 23 – Junior Irish Night

    Junior Irish Night 
    All Junior Irish welcome 
    September 23, 2022 
    5:00-7:00pm 
    Father Ryan's Academic Lawn 
     
    Make plans to join us for our outdoor Junior Irish Night on Friday, September 23 from 5:00-7:00pm on our campus's Academic Lawn. 
     
    Here's the schedule for the evening: 
     
    5:00pm: Junior Irish Night opens, and Junior Irish are invited to come in Father Ryan gear. There will also be swag bags, carnival and lawn games, a DJ, and more! 
     
    6:35pm: Line up with our Student Body as the Marching Band leads them across the bridge to Giacosa Stadium to cheer on the Irish! 
     
    Registration is required in order to secure your swag bag. Click here to RSVP  
     
    Please note: Parent(s) will need to purchase a gameday ticket to enter the stadium. All children who are registered for Junior Irish Night will receive free admission to the game. 
     
    For Father Ryan Gameday parking information, please visit: www.fatherryan.org/gamedayparking 
     
    With questions, contact the Admissions Team at admissions@fatherryan.org 
  • September 26 – Nashville Catholic Swimming

    Nashville Catholic Swimming 
    5th – 8th Grade 
    Practice will begin on September 26 
    7:30-8:30 p.m.  
    Ensworth Natatorium 

    We will begin practice the week of September 26. Practices are at the Ensworth Natatorium from 7:30-8:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We will have a sign up and information meeting in late August.   

    With questions, contact Shannon Philbin at coachshan@aol.com. 
  • October 2 – Middle School Football Clinic

    Middle School Football Clinic 
    5th – 8th Grade 
    October 2, 2022 
    2:00 – 4:00pm 
    Giacosa Stadium 
     
    Registration link coming soon. 
     
    With questions, contact Coach Scott Shaver at shavers@fatherryan.org
  • October 15 – Middle School Forensics Tournament

    Middle School Forensics Tournament 
    5th – 8th Grade 
    October 15, 2022 
    8:00 – 2:00pm 
    Father Ryan High School 
     
    $10 fee per entry

    With questions, contact Sarah Kieffner at kieffners@fatherryan.org or Josh Wilson at wilsonj@fatherryan.org
  • October 23 – Preview Day

    Father Ryan High School’s Preview Day 
    4th-8th Grade 
    Sunday, October 23, 2021 
    12:30pm to 4:00pm 

    Click here to register. 

    Please join our family of students, educators, parents, and alumni for a preview of the Father Ryan experience. Tour our campus, attend classes, join sessions on Academics and our House System, visit our clubs and activities fair, and watch a Performing Arts Showcase. Discover how Father Ryan is setting a new standard in Catholic education where your child will be known and loved. 

    Our program begins at 1:00pm in the Center for the Arts with opening remarks. Doors open for registration and check in at 12:30pm.
     
  • November 10-13 – Father Ryan's Beauty and the Beast

    Father Ryan’s Fall Musical—Beauty and the Beast 
    All Junior Irish Welcome to attend 
    Thursday, November 10 at 7:00pm
    Friday and Saturday, November 11-12 at 7:00pm
    Sunday, November 13 at 2:30pm
    Father Ryan Center for the Arts 

    Tickets: Adults; $15, Seniors and students $10, FRHS students free with ID. Children under 4 are free. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

    A tale as old as time... Join the Purple Masque Players on the magical journey into a world where the beauty of a soul leads to true love of the heart.
     

    If you have any questions, please contact Kelli McClendon at mcclendonk@fatherryan.org 



Spring Events at Father Ryan

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  • February 26 – 4th-8th Grade Football Clinic

    4th-8th Football Clinic 
    4th-8th Grade 
    February 26, 2023 
    2:00-4:00pm 
    Giacosa Stadium 
     
    Registration link coming soon. 
     
    With questions, contact Coach Scott Shaver at shavers@fatherryan.org
  • March 6 & 8 – Irish AAU Boys Basketball Tryouts

    Irish AAU Boys Basketball Tryouts 
    5th – 8th Grade 
    March 6 & 8, 2023 
    5th – 6th Grade: 5:30-7:00pm 
    7th – 8th Grade: 7:00-8:30pm 
    Father Ryan High School 
     
    All 5th through 8th grade boys interested in joining the Irish AAU Boys Basketball team are invited to attend tryouts on Monday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 8! 
     
     
    For more information, please contact Doug Bontrager, Father Ryan Head Boys Basketball Coach, at bontragerd@fatherryan.org.
  • March 23-25 – Father Ryan's Spring Play

    Father Ryan’s Spring Play—Not yet announced 
    All Junior Irish Welcome to attend 
    March 23-25 
    Father Ryan Center for the Arts 

    Tickets: Adults; $15, Seniors and students $10, FRHS students free with ID. Children under 4 are free. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.
     

    If you have any questions, please contact Kelli McClendon at mcclendonk@fatherryan.org. 
  • March 26 – 4th-8th Grade Football Clinic

    4th-8th Football Clinic 
    4th-8th Grade 
    March 26, 2023 
    2:00-4:00pm 
    Giacosa Stadium 
     
    Registration link coming soon. 
     
    With questions, contact Coach Scott Shaver at shavers@fatherryan.org
  • April 1 – Irish Easter Egg Hunt

    Irish Easter Egg Hunt 
    All Junior Irish and Families welcome 
    April 1, 2023 
    10:00am – 12:00pm 
    Father Ryan’s Academic Lawn 
     
    Father Ryan’s Alumni Association invites you and your family to hop on down Father Ryan's bunny trail for our Annual Irish Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny will be here on Saturday, April 1 from 10:00am until noon on Father Ryan High School’s Academic Lawn. Easter Egg Hunts begin at 11:00am with three hunts by age group. This free event is open to alumni, family, and friends of Father Ryan. 

    Registration link coming soon. 
  • April 18 – Academic Blend

    Academic Blend 
    Parents of 5th-7th Grade students 
    April 18, 2023 
    9:15-10:45 am 
    Neuhoff Library 

    Please join us on campus as we present an in-depth look into Father Ryan’s curriculum for parents of 5th-7th graders. You will have the opportunity to tour our newly renovated Academic building, observe classes in session, and meet members of our Senior Staff. 
  • Spring 2023 – Middle School Hockey League

    Middle School Hockey League 
    5th - 8th Grade 
    Spring 2023 
    Ford Ice Center 
     
    The 2022 season was the first year of the Middle School Hockey League in Nashville. Father Ryan was one of six original teams to participate and ended up winning the league championship! The season begins in early March and runs through the end of April. The team practices on Monday and Wednesday nights and plays games on Friday nights. All programming alternates between the Ford Ice Centers in Antioch and Bellevue. The program is open to both boys and girls in grades 5-8. Registration for the 2023 season will open up in the Spring through the Ford Ice Center. 
     
     
    If you have questions, please contact Steven Henry, Father Ryan Head Ice Hockey Coach, at stevenhenry960@gmail.com.
  • Spring 2023 – Wednesday Football Strength Clinic Series

    Wednesday Football Strength Clinic Series 
    5th-8th Grade 
    Wednesdays from April 5, 2023 – May 10, 2023 
    Father Ryan High School 
     
    Registration link coming soon. 
     
    With questions, contact Coach Scott Shaver at shavers@fatherryan.org.
  • Summer 2023 – Football Workout Clinics

    Football Workout Clinics 
    5th-8th Grade 

    May 30, 2023 
    June 1, 2023 
    June 6, 2023 
    June 8, 2023 
    June 13, 2023 
    June 15, 2023 
    June 20, 2023 
    June 22, 2023 

    Father Ryan High School 
     
    Registration link coming soon. 
     
    With questions, contact Coach Scott Shaver at shavers@fatherryan.org
  • Summer 2023 - Summer Camps

    The fun doesn’t stop during the summer at Father Ryan! Our courts, fields, stages, and classrooms are alive with fun in our highly sought-after summer camps. From baseball and dance to calligraphy and lacrosse, we have something for all interests, abilities, and age levels.

    Registration link coming in 2023.

Junior Irish News

We distribute this newsletter to our Junior Irish community from September - June on the first Tuesday of the month. It's a behind-the-scenes look at what's going on at Father Ryan, accomplishments from our students and alumni, and upcoming events that may be of interest for Junior Irish families. 

You can view past issues below and sign up to receive the newsletters.

Father Ryan's 96th Graduating Class (June 2022)

An Amazing Senior Class (May 2022)

Catherine Scott '22 Named Morehead-Cain Scholar (April 2022)

Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Marisol Preston

    Mrs. Marisol Preston 

    Director of Admissions | Elliston House
    615-383-4200 x 2239
    Habla Español.
  • Photo of Erin Riggs

    Mrs. Erin (Baltz) Riggs 

    Associate Director of Admissions | Emerald House
    (615) 383-4200 x 2220