Transportation: Meet at St. Bede’s in La Cañada at 6:15 a.m., we will be back at St. Bede’s by 5 p.m. Who: Open to all interested 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders About: Youth Day is the first day of the Religious Education Congress. Held annually, Youth Day is a day for young people from across the Archdiocese and beyond. More than 14,000 young people (9th-12th graders) and their chaperones gather for a rally, keynote, liturgy, workshops, music and more . It will be held at the Anaheim convention center, and will be tons of fun! Cost: $35 How to Sign-Up: Please turn in permission slip and $35 to Ms. Davitt by March 2! Click here to download the permission slip.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced that Monday, February 26 will be a day on which the faithful of this country are encouraged to call their elected officials to urge them to support legislation that would protect “Dreamers”, young people who are currently undocumented and were brought to this country as children by their parents. The bishops remind us that "Our faith compels us to stand with the vulnerable, including our immigrant brothers and sisters. We have done so continually, but we must show our support and solidarity now in a special way. Now is the time for action."
On February 26, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy community is invited to participate in this action by gathering in room 26 at lunch where teachers and students will be on hand to show their colleagues and classmates how to find the names and numbers of their Congressional representatives and Senators. Scripts will also be provided (see sample below) to help with important talking points. Our parents and alumnae are also encouraged to make calls. We are acting in accordance with our USCCB, speaking from our Catholic Dominican Foundation, supporting the tenets of Catholic Social Justice and our own Charism of Veritas. And, sensitive to the strong emotions surrounding the involved issues, adult and student community members are invited – NOT required – to participate as they wish.
For more information, please see this news release from the USCCB. To find your senators, use this site. And, to find your representatives, use this site.
“My name is _________________ and I am a concerned constituent and agree with the U.S. Catholic bishops in seeking change. I ask that you support legislation that protects Dreamers from deportation, provides them a path to citizenship, and avoids any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process. Our families and communities cannot wait!”
FHSA's speech and debatet team had another exciting weekend, this time at UC Berkeley for the Cal Invitational. This is one of the largest speech and debate competitions in the US with over 2,000 students from across the United States, plus some from other countries.
Our impromptu speaking students, again, shown brightly at the Cal Invitational. Please congratulate freshmen, Abigail Toth and sophomore, Nikki Godinez, for breaking to octafinals and sophomore Samantha Godinez who reached the semi-finals (top 14)! 194 students competed in this category of competition.
Our novice public forum debate team of freshmen Lilly Jiang and Victoria Hernandez suffered a heartbreaking "cut" from outrounds, with a record of four wins and two losses. They ranked in 37th place out of 119 teams and the hard cut was at 32.
We love hosting grandparents each year for our annual Grandparents Day, which took place on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Grandparents experienced student performances in the Arts Center, frisbee golf on the field, class time and lunch with their granddaughters. This event is surely one to be remembered.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy live streams graduation each year. Check back here for details.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, 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