FSHA school pride was on display at yesterday's Spirit Assembly, which featured competition between the classes. While the seniors triumphed, everyone demonstrated their Tolog spirit. Even the teachers joined in with a particularly competitive game of musical chairs.
Senior Maddie Collins represented FSHA at the Harvard-Westlake Debate Tournament over the weekend. One hundred sixteen high school varsity debaters, including several of the highest ranking debaters in the country, competed in the tournament. Maddie represented FSHA by placing in the top 32 as a double-octafinalist and was awarded the 19th speaker.
On Monday, FSHA's Alumnae Association hosted Career Day to expose juniors and seniors to a variety of career options. Covering fields such as science, technology, arts and entertainment, education, and social services, alumnae volunteers shared with students the stories behind their career choices and answered questions from students. It was a wonderful opportunity for current students to learn from and engage with alumnae.
Sofia Coffey's volleyball skills were recognized with a spot on the volleyball All-CIF first-team. This has been a remarkable season for Coffey, who helped FSHA finish second in the league and make it to the second round of CIF playoffs, while also being named the All-Area Girls' Volleyball Player of the Year. Click here to read the full coverage in the Glendale News Press.
Congratulations to sophomore Kayla Lund who has earned the coveted title of Mission League most valuable player! Six additional Tologs earned Mission League recognition, including Sophia Coffey '15 and Emily Develle '15 named first-team selections; Megan Bacall '15 and Clare Lund '16 named second-team selections; and Clara Gross '16 and Ali McCullum '16 named honorable mentions. Click here to read more from the Glendale News-Press.
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.
Each year, FSHA daughters and dads look forward to the annual Father/Daughter Dance. This year was no exception. The sold out event took place on Oct. 22 at the Hilton hotel in Glendale, with more than 400 people in attendance.
Heartfelt smiles, warm hugs and sisterhood characterized this year's Junior Ring Ceremony, the FSHA tradition involving the exchange of class rings and red roses. During the ceremony, each junior receives their class ring from a senior who has had an impact on their time at FSHA, while they present a red rose to the senior.
On Sunday, October 5, the Parents' Guild of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy hosted the annual Mother/Daugher Communion Breakfast, which included a celebration of legacy students and their alumni relatives.
We ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Karen Ross, our former academic advisor/college counselor and mother of Kally '04, who lost her battle with cancer Friday, August 29. Mrs. Ross took leave from FSHA beginning in late November, 2013 and has been a beloved member of the FSHA community for over 13 years.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is known for producing amazing athletes—and Jenna Orlandini ’09 is no exception. Orlandini recently signed a contract to play professional volleyball with the Vannes Volleyball Club of Vannes, France making her the first Tolog to sign a professional volleyball contract.
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.
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