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  • Boarding Hall News

    Hello from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy!
     
    We kicked off 2018 with a busy month in Residential Life, which included everything from our first-ever student-run intentional program to a magical day at Disneyland. Read below to see what we've been up to...
     
    On February 10, we gathered in the chapel for our monthly prayer service— a guided meditation that focused on the people in our lives who offer us laughter, unconditional love, and support.
     
    We welcomed our newest boarding student, Chelsea Shoobridge, to the boarding hall on Friday, February 12. We’re excited to continue to get to know Chelsea, and so excited to have a student from Brisbane, Australia in the halls. On Sunday, January 14, we took a small outing to Skyzone Trampoline Park—we were able to jump on giant trampolines, play dodgeball on a trampoline court, and play in a foam pit.
     
    On January 22, we had our first intentional program run from start to finish by a student leader, Valerie Cheung. In November 2017, Valerie Cheung came to residential life staff with an idea--she wanted to share what she had learned during her summer internship at a hospital with her peers by planning and running one of our intentional programs. In December, Valerie met with staff to brainstorm ideas for the evening, and landed on the idea of keeping the night fun and active. Valerie spent December finalizing what she wanted to share, and created a Jeopardy game to run as the main component of the program. On January 22, students competed in dorm families, with one dorm family winning by a landslide. The winning dorm family won dinner off the Hill at Boiling Point with Ms. Katie.
     
    We ended our month with a "Beauty and the Beast" themed boarding birthday dinner on January 24, and our annual outing to Disneyland on Saturday, January 27.
     
    With February in full swing, we have a lot of fun things planned this month that will include exploring and celebrating cultures around the world.
  • Winner Daisy Cushenberry '20 finds out that she is the winner

    Daisy Cushenberry '20 wins FSHA's Poetry Out Loud competition

    On Thursday, FSHA held its first ever Poetry Out Loud competition, organized by English teacher Mr. Eisenstein. Poetry Out Loud is a national program that encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Seven students participated in the competition and our judges included Ms. Murphy, Ms. Wilkinson, Mr. Eisenstein and Mr. Diblee. Winner Daisy Cushenberry '20 will go on to compete at the state level competition.
  • Speech and debate team earns 2nd place trophy

    Congratulations to our varsity speech and debate team for their stellar performance at the SCDL varsity tournament. They earned the second place sweepstakes trophy in their division. Bringing home honors and trophies include:

    Gina Guan - 7th place
    Ivian Zhang - 5th place
    Anna Li - 4th place

    Reaching semi-finals in varsity impromptu speaking (out of more than 75 entries) include:
    Nikki Godinez - 11th place
    Samantha Godinez - 12th place
  • December news from the boarding hall

    Greetings from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy!

    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.

    Advent Blessings,

    Katie Steele
    Director of Residential Life
  • Boarding hall hosts college fair

    Last night, residential life and college counseling co-hosted a college fair (with 24 colleges represented) for our November intentional program. University of Washington, Gonzaga, Duke, University of Oregon, and University of San Francisco were among the colleges represented, and the program focused specifically on the college application process for international students. This type of programming aligns with the education and awareness piece of our residential life curriculum, and was a huge success.
  • November news from the boarding hall

    October was a busy month in the boarding hall, full of all things autumn! Read below to see what we've been up to...

    We kicked off October with our first-ever leadership retreat in Lake Arrowhead with the boarding council. The weekend consisted of bonding time, team building initiatives, and explored the theme of "everyday leadership." This retreat has been part of the larger school-wide strategic plan to build a leadership component into the residential life curriculum and was a huge success.
  • Boarding students take corn maze selfies

    Students from the boarding hall went a small outing to Forneris Farms this past weekend and took corn maze selfies!
  • Boarding students have a fall-themed baking day

    We had a baking day in the boarding hall on Sunday! We made a bunch of fall inspired goodies including, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin muffins, cranberry orange muffins and pecan blondies.

Boarding Faculty

List of 7 members.

  • Katie Steele 

    Director of Residential Life
    626-685-8484
  • Stefani Collier 

    World Language Teacher (French) / Associate Director of Residential Life
    626-685-8323
  • Laura Hansen 

    Residential Life / English Teacher
    626-685-8300
  • Samantha Herrick 

    Residential Life / Resident Assistant
    626-685-8455
  • Anoosh Hovanessian 

    Residential Life / Boarding Supervisor
    626-685-8455
  • Melissa Reynolds 

    Residential Life / Boarding Supervisor
    626-685-8455
  • Michele Stephens 83

    School Nurse
    626-685-8544 or 685-8439
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

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