FSHA students donated 163 dresses to support the Salvation Army's Cherished Memories campaign that insures needy teens can have the prom of their dreams. This year's effort, sponsored by the Parent's Guild, resulted in more than twice the number of dresses collected last year. Thank you for your genersous contributions!
Today, nine faculty members suited up in black trashbags to compete in an intense Pi Day pie eating contest in support of St. Elizabeth School's pre-algebra program in Oakland. Over the past couple of weeks, students and faculty have been able to vote for the teachers they would like to see in the contest by making cash donations. Over $250 was raised! While Mr. Pettersson earned a five-second head start for having the most money collected, he was quickly outpaced by last year's champ, Mr. Nish who easily claimed victory over the other teachers.
Last night, FSHA alumnae gathered at Perch in Downton Los Angeles for the Alumnae Business Networking Event. This fabulous evening allowed attendees to connect with other alumnae in their fields or seek advice from mentors. Thank you to Claudine Cazian '96, our keynote speaker, who generously shared the story of her career path from intern to VP of programming and branded entertainment for "On Air with Ryan Seacrest!"
Sr. Mary Therese Perez, FSHA’s freshmen religion teacher, wanted to celebrate the season of Advent with her students, while also inviting the larger school community to engage in the richness of the season. Using the technology of QR codes and Busted Halo’s online Advent Surprise Calendar, she created an interactive Advent calendar that celebrates this traditional season of preparing for Jesus’ arrival.
Throughout the week, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy students huddled over their laptops practicing basic coding skills as part of the international Hour of Code program. Sponsored by the library and the Tolog Tech Team, FSHA students experimented with basic programming languaged in Mr. Buxman's physics classes, during enrichment or on their own time.
Senior Maddie Collins won fifth speaker in the Lincoln/Douglas debate at the Black & Silver Invitational in Salt Lake City, Utah over the weekend. She competed against 117 of many of the best high school debaters in the country.
During a special assembly today, FSHA students and faculty had the privilege of welcoming Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles based gang intervention program that provides support, training and jobs to thousands of youth each year. Fr. Boyle presided over today's Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and encouraged those in attendance to develop "kinship" for all including the poor and voiceless.
Junior Sarah Burrola took home the fourth place trophy in the recent Lincoln/Douglas debate, facing stiff competition from our normal league rivals, San Marino and Gabrielino High School. This has been a great run for Sarah, as this follows her quarter-finals showing at the Damien debate tournament the week before. FSHA took home the division three sweepstakes trophy for our efforts!
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's production of the Broadway musical "Once Upon a Mattress," opened Wednesday evening. It's a retelling of the classic fairytale "The Princess and the Pea," but with singing and dancing. You don't want to miss this! The show runs until Saturday. Click here to purchase tickets.
The City of La Canada Flintridge published the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s (FSHA) proposed Specific Plan. The Specific Plan represents a long-term vision or “master plan” by the school to enhance its more than 60-year-old facilities in order to meet the educational needs of today’s student.
Guest speaker: Dr. J. Goosby Smith will speak to parents about the following topic: "Empower Your Daughter: How to Move Out of the Driver's Seat of Her Life and Go From Manager to Coach"
About her talk: Young women are taught from birth to "please" others. They look to others to ascertain whether or not they are "good." An unintended consequence of this is that many locate their self-esteem and sense of self-worth externally. They place the keys to their self-esteem into the hands of others. By transitioning from manager to coach, parents can use teachable moments to encourage girls to think through hurts, problems, and disappointments as they relate to their own decision-making. This enables them to transition from seeking external approval to making wise choices for their lives on their own based on their own internal standards.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
440 St. Katherine Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 Phone: 626-685-8300