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Scenes from Chemin de Fer 2024

May 3, 2024

Saturday’s Chemin de Fer: the Golden Age was a grand celebration of 50 years! Nearly 400 guests came together for a spectacular evening of Sacred Heart community to benefit the Academy in our own Grand Central Station.

Board member Mary Charlotte Chandler, RSCJ began the evening with prayer. Mr. Horner then recognized the evening’s Honorary Chair, Marcia Baronovic Renken ’72, 8th, and introduced a tribute video. Marcia was joined by her family, former classmates and friends for this very special moment.

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The Academy Receives STEM Grant

April 12, 2024

For the past four years, the Economic Development Council of St. Charles County (EDC) has collaborated with local entrepreneur, STEM champion, and parent of Academy alums Randy Schilling, along with other sponsors, to award teachers in St. Charles County grants of up to $1,000 to fund STEM-related classroom materials.

This year, we are pleased to announce that the Academy is a recipient of a $1,000 grant!

Summer at the Academy

March 1, 2024

All are welcome to join our Academy Kids Summer Camps featuring weekly themed sessions for our youngest students, engaging opportunities for Lower School students plus Shakin’ It Up with Shakespeare for Middle School students and Showtime for grades 1-8. AND new for 2024: Camp Invention: Illuminate for students entering Primary-Sixth Class.

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Class of 2024 High School Acceptances

February 16, 2024

Join us in saying très bien to our Class of 2024 as we celebrate their high school acceptances. They are headed to Cor Jesu, Incarnate Word, MICDS, St. Dominic, St. Joseph’s, Visitation, CBC, Chaminade, De Smet, SLUH, and Duchesne.

Academy Names Next Principal

January 10, 2024

On Thursday Mr. Horner announced that Mary Dougherty Reepmeyer ’96 will become the Academy’s next Principal beginning July 1, 2024. She will follow Marcia Baronovic Renken ‘72, upon her retirement.

“Mrs. Reepmeyer’s candidacy was impressive in all she wrote and shared, in how she led and listened; she reinforced what we as a community have firsthand experienced,” Mr. Horner shared. “During the interview process, she wrote: ‘Our conversation further fueled my enthusiasm for the innovative programs and commitment to academic excellence which the Academy personifies.’”

Olive the Bulldog Helping Kids Be Courageous

December 7, 2023

Second and Third Class students were excited to welcome Kelley Lamm-Montgomery and Olive, her bulldog, a few weeks ago as they shared their sweet story of courage, “Oh Olive! Oh No! A Thunderstorm.” Thank you for visiting us and a special thank you to Rene Knott of KSDK Channel 5 for spending time at our school. We are happy to have a copy of the book in our library and students have been checking out to enjoy at home. Thank you for a pawsome morning!

“Array” for Fall

October 9, 2023

Mrs. Grojean’s Third Class students are learning that multiplication is repeated addition which can be visually displayed in an ARRAY (equal rows and columns). For their fall bulletin board, each child constructed a sunflower based on the array they were given and wrote a number story about the numbers in that array along with number sentences for the repeated addition and the multiplication equations.

Hooray for Fall…or “Array” for Fall!

Camp Lakewood Celebrates Community

October 3, 2023

A favorite Academy tradition! Camp Lakewood hosts Seventh and Eighth Class students each year, supporting the goals of Sacred Heart education and strengthening their roles as leaders in the school. Activities such as a challenge course, alpine tower, archery, teambuilding experiences, and orienteering adventures contribute to the building of community as a Christian value (Goal 4) and allow for personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom (Goal 5).

Special thank you to Ms. Furay, Mrs. Hagen, Mrs. Hill, Mr. Lampen, Mr. Storjohann and Mr. Taylor for accompanying our students on this growth-filled experience.

Muffins with Mom

September 28, 2023

It’s always a great day when Mom comes to school!

Yesterday, our littlest learners welcomed their mothers to share the morning with them. Little Acorns began with their morning meeting, then rotated through ocean-themed centers, including creating their very own fish bowl! Pre-Primary mothers sat in on morning time before playing ocean games, painting a sparkly rainbow fish, and reading ocean books with muffins. In the Primary classroom they were busy playing a game based on “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” made muffin patterns and ten frames in the math center and created a moose sock puppet from the story.

Fourth Class Walk in the Footsteps of History

September 27, 2023

Fourth Class had a memorable day with a walking tour of Historic St. Charles on Tuesday! They watched the Visitor’s Center’s MO History with Hats presentation, then headed to the First Capitol building to tour the Peck Brothers’ residence and general store. Last they walked to the Lewis and Clark Boathouse to learn about the expedition and complete a museum scavenger hunt. Students ended the excursion with a sweet treat. What a great day of learning in action!