Alumnae and their families lived out the motto “seeking truth, serving others” on Saturday by participating in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels' Adopt-a-Family program where they organized and wrapped donations for families in need.
Congrats to our varsity basketball team which beat Poly over the weekend at the Polytechnic Varsity Basketball Invitational to win the championship game. This was the team's 9th win in a row. Way to go ladies and congrats also to Head Coach Ty Buxman & his Assistant Coach Wes Stewart!
n intimate group of alumnae joined us on the Hill Wednesday night to decorate Christmas ornaments, with Ms. Kent, our ceramics instructor, providing enthusiastic instruction. Thanks to the alumnae who joined us for a fun evening!
Who would’ve thought that both my research projects in high school would eventually lead me to creating my own dual major and procuring a fantastic job opportunity abroad?
Five years ago, as a sophomore at FSHA, I was absolutely set on pursuing a science degree in college on a pre-medical track and that was that. I knew that my goal was to be a doctor and that biology was the only way to go. Little did I know, that would change.
The Junior Research Project (JRP) and the Senior Research Project (SRP) were both pivotal points in my academic career but I didn’t know it at the time. When I started the process of the JRP, I’m not going to lie, it was tough. I wasn’t the most social justice oriented 16-year-old, and it was a steep climb for me to find a research topic that was relevant and interesting to me without being overly simplistic or vague.
We love when grandparents visit us on the Hill each year!! ❤️❤️ The day began with performances by ComedySportz, the FSHA Chamber Singers and Chamber Players, and our dancers. Grandparents then met up with their granddaughters for a classroom visit, followed by lunch.
Sharitage (pronounced SHARE-itage) is a new monthly event hosted by the library. During the event Tologs share talents, educate us about something they do in their family or culture, or tell us a story about something interesting that happened to them outside of school time. This month’s Sharitage theme was food.
On November 5, senior Charlotte Taormina, kicked off the first Sharitage with a PowerPoint presentation about the differences between Israeli and Palestinian falafel, and then she served us samples she made herself! The Godinez sisters from Latinas United in Action educated us about the food found on a Mexican ofrenda on Dia de los Muertos. Mr. D’Mello shared a Pakistani pork dish with everyone, and Ms. Ortega passed around candies that her grandmother used to give her when she was a child. All in all, a dozen students and staff were moved to stand up and share short personal stories about everything from the invention of Keebler fudge stripes to a cherished Armenian family recipe created in a time of war that is now carefully passed down from generation to generation here in the United States.
The next event will be held on December 17 at lunchtime in the library. The theme will be holiday traditions in your family.
Organized by Peyton Collins '21, Flintridge Sacred Heart students and faculty took part in the JDRF (Junior Diabetes Resarch Foundation) Walk that took place at the Rose Bowl over the weekend. We had a blast supporting such a great cause!
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy proudly presents its 2018 Fall production of "GATHERING BLUE / THE GIVER."
Presented as two one-act plays, this production explores two very different societies in which young people use their power to rise up, affect change and lead the way to a better world. This is the theme of FSHA’s 2018-19 theatre season. We hope you’ll join us!
Get your tickets now to "Gathering Blue / The Giver," Flintridge Sacred Heart's fall play!
November 8 | Opening Reception at 6 p.m. - Curtain at 7 p.m. November 9 & 10 | 7 p.m. November 11 | 2 p.m.
Sister Mary Yeun visited Mr. Wood's stagecraft class on Friday to teach students how to make origami cranes. In introducing the activity Mr. Wood said, "As you're working on your origami today, think about how important precision is in origami and how that applies to our work in stagecraft." The origami workshop is part of an ongoing series of Try-Day activities, where students get to choose an activity to try. Past Try-Day activities have included disco ball making and knitting.
With custom handshakes, dance moves and hugs, seniors present class rings to their junior sisters, who reciprocate with single red roses. Sr. Celeste was on hand to bless the rings and our students during this tradition that dates back to the earliest days on the Hill. Reflecting on the meaning of the moment, senior Ella Blain remarked, "Some days you just want to hold on. Junior Ring is a symbol of holding on. It will bring us back to this place and our experiences here."
In Ms. Knypinski French classes, she helps students acquire language using popular songs, novels, current events, and other materials students find interesting. This reflects a move away from rote memorization and a move toward a more student-centered, immersive experience called compressible input. "The amount of French language my students have been able to use correctly, through speaking and writing, has been so inspiring and validating," said Ms. Knypinski.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy live streams graduation each year. Information on how to tune in will be posted here!
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 High School Office: 626-685-8300 Admissions: 626-685-8521