Convent of the Sacred Heart
News from the Admission Office--November 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. We enjoyed meeting many of you earlier this month at our Kindergarten-Grade 12 Open House!
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 November 1, Convent of the Sacred Heart Greenwich celebrated All Saints' Day with a beautiful liturgy in honor of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sr. Kaye Cherry, RSCJ and Sr. Rosemary Sheehan, RSCJ received roses to thank them for their commitment to the mission of St. Philippine Duchesne.
The story of St. Philippine is one of the most beautiful in the history of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Her trip to America in 1818, to spread the mission of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat in the New World, led to the establishment of more than twenty-two network schools in the United States, the first one being in St. Louis, Missouri. Later, at age 72, she finally fulfilled her desire to bring the love of the Sacred Heart to the Potawatomi Indians at Sugar Creek, Kansas. Philippine's story as "a frontier missionary," is one that inspires Sacred Heart students and educators. Among the Potawatomi, Philippine was known as as "the woman who prays always.”
During the month of November, Philippine is honored throughout the Sacred Heart network as a "Woman of Courage and Hope" with a "heart of oak"; our students strive to be women of courage as they carry on her legacy.
Goal 2 : A Deep Respect for Intellectual Values
Upper School science and math classes will be taking part in an IBM Academy of Technology web-based THINK series this month. The topic is “Big Brains: What the brain is teaching us about computing.”
Engineers and researchers will discuss brain mapping, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence and will challenge students to consider the skills that will be required for future careers in technology. The cohosts are John Cohn, an IBM fellow who works in the area of corporate strategy, and Ijeoma Nnebe, design manager in IBM Systems & Technology.
The series began on November 7 with a live stream event in which one of our science classes participated from their classroom. Other classes will watch the replay modules at later dates.
The invitation to attend the THINK series was made possible by Pamela Beshoory, a parent of students in our Middle and Upper Schools who is the assistant treasurer of IBM. “This is a great way for students to get some exposure to the various aspects of technology and also get a glimpse of careers in technology,” said Mrs. Beshoory.
Goal 3 : A Social Awareness which Impels to Action
More than 250 people participated in and volunteered at our “Run/Walk for Uganda,” an annual fundraiser held to support the Society of the Sacred Heart’s primary school in Uganda. The event was held on Saturday, October 19.
The event was sponsored by a number of groups on campus including the Board of Trustees, Parents’ Association, Africa Task Force and Athletic Department. Individuals and teams from throughout the Greenwich area participated in the 5K race and 1K walk, along with our students, parents, faculty and staff.
Sr. Irene Cullen, RSCJ, the Society’s director of development for Uganda/Kenya, paid a special visit to our campus and was one of the many spectators cheering on the joggers and walkers.
Corresponding sales and events, such as a bake sale, freshmen "civvies" day (a day when students are not required to wear their uniform), and a sale of African jewelry, added to the profits of “Run/Walk for Uganda,” which totaled $4,620.
Our students feel a special connection to their Sacred Heart sisters in Uganda and each division works throughout the year to find ways in which they can support our sister school.
Goal 4 : The Building of Community as a Christian Value
Upper School students created a number of unique costumes, many choosing a theme with other members of their advisory group, and enjoyed an ice cream social during morning break in the Student Dining Room. In Middle School, the student council encouraged all girls in Grades 5-8 to dress as boys for the day--even some faculty joined in on the fun! Lower School girls enjoyed their annual Halloween parade in our theater, accompanied by spooky music and decorations. Class parents in Middle School and Lower School generously provided sweet treats for the girls before dismissal. What a "boo-tiful" way to celebrate Halloween!
Goal 5 : Personal Growth in an Atmosphere of Wise Freedom
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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 Tour Days and other Admission events.
Tour Days (See CSH during a typical school day!)
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.
Apply online at: www.cshgreenwich.org