Convent of the Sacred Heart
News from the Admission Office--October 2013
The Goals & Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools
Welcome to the Convent of the Sacred Heart Admission e-Newsletter! Thank you so much for considering CSH as an option for your daughter.
The Goals & Criteria define the mission of our school and every day each student, teacher and member of our community strives to live out this mission. This newsletter will give you a glimpse of what’s happening on our campus and we hope that it will give you a better understanding of how the Goals & Criteria play an integral role in life at Convent of the Sacred Heart.
We’ve also included an Admission Update which highlights important information about the application process and dates to remember. Please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 203-532-3534 should you have any questions.
Goal 1 : A Personal and Active Faith in God
On Tuesday, September 24, the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, visited CSH Greenwich to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit and install thirty-six seniors as Eucharistic Ministers. These seniors will serve as Eucharistic Ministers at liturgies throughout the school year. The Mass of the Holy Spirit, which is the first all-school liturgy of the year, marks the opening of the academic year and is a tradition in Sacred Heart schools around the world. Students in all divisions as well as faculty and staff participated in this joyful event by serving as cantors, altar servers, lectors, and of course, our newly commissioned Eucharistic Ministers distributed communion. We are so proud of these seniors (more than half the senior class) who have made a commitment to live their faith publicly, train for this ministry, and give of themselves to our school community!
Goal 2 : A Deep Respect for Intellectual Values
On Monday, October 7, eighth-grade English classes were visited by Dr. Alexander Karn, an assistant professor of history at Colgate University, in connection with the eighth-graders’ study of Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust memoir Night.
Dr. Karn began by giving the students a brief history of the Holocaust and the camps in which Night had been set and then opened the floor to discussion and questions. The girls shared their personal reactions to the memoir and asked insightful questions about culture, history and economics in Europe leading up to the Holocaust. Our eighth-grade students look forward to continuing their discussion with Dr. Karn via Skype after a visit to the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. (part of the eighth-grade class trip) later this month.
Goal 3 : A Social Awareness which Impels to Action
The first Midnight Run of the school year was a successful, all-school effort. Lower School students prepared the toiletries, Middle School provided food, while the Upper School delivered it all to the homeless in New York City.
The Lower School community service director started the activity by asking her students to close their eyes and imagine their own homes - warm, cozy, beds, food on the table, nice clothes, toys to play with, and a loving, supportive family. Then she asked the students to think about not having those things and how sad it would feel. She explained that there are many people who do not have the same comforts and talked about how we can work together as Sacred Heart students, in the spirit of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, to help others. The Lower School not only filled the bags with toiletries, but also with their love!
The Middle School community collaborated and donated the ingredients for 100 lunches. Contributing cold cuts, cheese, fruit, cookies, chips, hard-boiled eggs, drinks, and coffee, advisories donated all the food and supplies needed. Middle School teachers and students offered their time to help pack the lunches at the end of a very busy week of school.
The Upper School donated clothing to the drive for Midnight Run. Then, on Friday night, September 27, faculty drove the Upper School students to Manhattan where they served the homeless at different stops that had been charted by Midnight Run.
We are so proud of all members of our community who live out our commitment to Goal 3 and serve God by serving others.
Goal 4 : The Building of Community as a Christian Value
The following week, Middle and Upper school students enjoyed special afternoons with their Moms during each division’s Mother-Daughter Liturgy. Moms and daughters attended a mass where they reflected on their unique bond and later exchanged letters to one another. After the mass an elegant afternoon tea was held in the Student Dining Room.
Our Lower School students are looking forward to two fun-filled mornings showing off their classrooms when they host Bring a Friend to School Day in early November and Grandparents and Special Visitors Day right before Thanksgiving vacation!
Goal 5 : Personal Growth in an Atmosphere of Wise Freedom
Visit us at Sacred Heart : Upcoming Admission Events
There are many opportunities throughout the admission season to visit Convent of the Sacred Heart and learn about our school. Prospective families are encouraged to join us at our Open Houses, Tour Days and other Admission events.
Upper School Open House
Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Kindergarten - Grade 12 Open House
Saturday, November 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Tour Days (See CSH during a typical school day!)
Wednesday, November 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kindergarten Sneak Peeks
Thursday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Barat Center Open Houses (Co-ed Preschool and Prekindergarten program)
Friday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Please register for admission events at : www.cshgreenwich.org/admissionevents
Apply online at: www.cshgreenwich.org