One of our local artists, Gary Pantiskas, has created a limited number of watercolor paintings to be sold at the Christmas Concert on Friday in support of Vocum Veritas’ Chicago tour.
You will see Gary’s paintings hanging all over campus in many of the offices. He creates high-quality water color work that typically auctions for $500 to $1,000. His newest work is a beautiful watercolor paininting of FSHA, printed on 11x18 high quality watercolor paper. Only 100 have been made. Because this is a fundraiser, Gary has underwritten the cost of creating the images. The painting is being sold for $50 and if you buy it at the Christmas Concert or order it before this Friday December 8 2017, Gary will personally sign the print. All proceeds from this sale will go towards the cost of travel and hotel. This print will make a great Christmas or birthday gift!
Orders can be made by emailing with Aaron Mosley firstname.lastname@example.org. If you pay with a check, please make it out to FSHA and write “choir tour painting” in the memo section.
FSHA has an ongoing relationship with Boeing Aerospace Corp to offer summer internships to rising seniors who are interested in exploring or gaining experience in science and engineering fields. These summer internships take place on site at the Boeing El Segundo campus over the course of eight weeks in June, July, August. A couple of big advantages of this particular internship program include:
Students are matched with Boeing employee mentors and get individual training and attention,
Students contribute to actual, ongoing engineering projects as part of the Boeing engineering team,
Timing is somewhat flexible to allow student to concurrently participate in sports, family vacation, etc. (i.e. This is not 8 weeks of full time internship). However, it is generally NOT possible to concurrently take FSHA summer school and participate in the internship.
***The Boeing Rep will be on campus on Wednesday, Dec 13, 5:30 p.m. in the Library for an informational session. All parents/students who are interested in applying for the internship should attend this session. ***
Internship applications will be due in the spring.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already December! November was a month full of outings, hall activities and a much-welcomed break for Thanksgiving. Read below to see what we've been up to.
On Thursday, Nov. 2, we kicked off our month with an extremely successful college fair in the boarding hall as our November intentional program. We co-hosted this event with college counseling, which included a brief program on the college applications process for international students, followed by a fair where students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from 24 colleges and universities.
Nov. 4-5, we took our second overnight camping trip to Malibu Creek State Park and enjoyed games, time around the campfire and stopped at the beach on the way home. On Sunday, Nov. 12, we took a small outing to the Americana, and on Tuesday, Nov. 14, we celebrated our November birthdays with a Thanksgiving-themed celebration.
On Thursday, Nov. 9, Mr. Cramer, one of our history teachers, came and spent one of our Thursday movie nights with us. We watched “The Goonies,” and Mr. Cramer baked his famous coffee cake for us.
We closed our month with a prayer service on the 27th, an end of semester reflection that included time in small faith sharing groups.
December will be a joyfully busy time for us in the halls, including a winter masquerade birthday dinner, secret Santa gift exchange, an outing to The Grove, a de-stressing holiday workshop, and a hot-pot afternoon with me before finals.
As a gentle reminder, the halls will be closed starting on Thursday, Dec. 21 at noon for Christmas break. Students may return to the halls on Sunday, Jan. 7 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. All students must return from break by 9 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2018.
I hope you have a festive and joyful holiday season as the new year approaches.
We are keeping track of the Creek Fire as La Cañada Flintridge is at the edge of the fire advisory zone. We will continue to monitor the fire and evacuation zones throughout the evening and night. If we are not able to have school tomorrow, you will receive a voice message and an email by 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Please keep in your prayers the families of students and faculty and staff who had to evacuate their homes this afternoon.
During lunch today, a standing-room only crowd squeezed into room 26 to hear Mayor of Monterey Park Teresa Real Sebastian, J.D. speak to students about Latinas and women in politics. The event was sponsored by La Vanguardia and spearheaded by Vice President Skye Henry '18. In outlining some of the strides made by women and Latinas in politics, she also described some of the challenges. When she first ran for the Monterey City Council in 2011, she was the only woman to run for city council. The same was true again during her re-election in 2015. And in 2017, no women ran for city council. She remains one woman among five city council members, despite the fact that women make up 51 percent of Monterey Park's population. Using this as an example, she encouraged our students to get involved in civic life by attending local city council meetings, calling their representatives and running for office in the future. "Women have and should use three things-- brains, heart and, most of all, their voice. Nobody can take away your voice. Do not be complacent. Women are underrepresented in many areas of public life. If you want change, you must demand it."
Ms. Sebastian never expected to serve in public office. She spent many years as an entertainment lawyer in television and private practice before serving as the captain of her block’s Neighborhood Watch. Her first act of public service was securing a stop sign for a busy and dangerous location in her neighborhood. It was after this time on the Neighborhood Watch that she decided to run for City Council, with the goal of doing further good for her local community and increasing representation for Latinas and women.
20 alumnae from the 1980s to the 2010s attended our first ever Ceramics and Wine Night on Thursday. Taught by Heather Kent, our ceramics and sculpture teacher, each alumna crafted their own keepsake holiday ornament. This was a chance for alumnae to return to the Hill and see the new Jeanne Ward Foundation Ceramics Studio, which opened in 2016 as part of our Arts Center remodel. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this fun night!
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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