Sacred Heart School
Week of Nov. 17
However, much to my delight, as soon as I got there, I ran into Josselyn Guerra, an 8th grader at Sacred Heart. She said "Oh Ms. Heil, don't worry, I'll speak with the families."
From that moment on, Josselyn ran the show. She spoke so beautifully and eloquently about the school. She spoke about how her experience in public schools and how grateful she was to be given the opportunity to go to a private school. She spoke about her teachers challenge her both academically and spiritually. She concluded by saying "I wouldn't send my child to any school but Sacred Heart."
Following the fair, Josselyn and I went to visit the Georgetown Visitation table. She shook hands with the Admissions Director and requested an interview with her so she could talk about why she would be a good candidate for their school.
As I was leaving, I couldn't help but reflect on what had just happened. What an amazing feeling to be outshone and outsmarted by one of my own students.
I was reminded that day that our job is not to make students who are just like us, our job is to make students who are better than we are. Students who speak more languages, are more confident than we are, and ask better questions.
I left with a renewed sense of pride in our school. Josselyn was able to communicate with adults. She understood the value of volunteering and was willing to help out, without even being asked. She was a self-advocate. She knew how to present herself and ask for what she needed. She was grateful.
I left feeling proud - proud of the work we do, proud of Sacred Heart, and most importantly, proud of the woman Josselyn has become.
Learning is Cool
8th grade explores the role of an omniscient narrator by acting out scenes from And Then There Were none.
Arquimedes works hard on First in Math
Ms. Ramirez shares documentation of student thinking on the topic of Citizenship.
Parents participate in the Ladder of Feedback
Josselyn and Ms. Heil represent Sacred Heart at the Fall OSP Fair.
Reppin Sacred Heart at the OSP Fair
Parent Teacher Conferences
Christmas Show Rehearsals
Upon returning from Thanksgiving Break, Middle school will have a 2 hour rehearsal on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 1:30-3:15 and Friday, Dec. 5th from 1:30-3:15.
The whole school will rehearse on Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 8:00-10:00 and on Friday, Dec. 12th from 1:30-3:15.
A letter will be going out in the Red Folder on Monday with information about which songs classes are singing as well as what they should plan on wearing.
Monday, Nov. 17th, 3:45pm
Homeroom Parent Meetings
Monday, Nov. 17th, 6pm
Sacred Heart School
3-8th will meet on Tuesday.
1 and 2nd will meet on Thursday
Coffee Chat with Principal Heil
Thursday, Nov. 20th, 8:30am
Friday, Nov. 21st, 11:30am
3rd and 4th Field trip
Friday, Nov. 21st, 9am
National Museum of American History, Washington, DC, United States
Staff Thanksgiving Party
Friday, Nov. 21st, 4:30pm
1319 Irving St NW
All are invited to attend!