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Feast of St. Philippine Duchesne with Grandfriends

November 18, 2022

What a joy-filled day to celebrate the feast of our foundress, St. Philippine Duchesne! We were blessed to have Father Art Cavitt share his energy, passion and love for Philippine with our Academy community, including some VERY special guests: Grandparents and Grandfriends! After mass, Grandfriends enjoyed treats and classroom visits, spending the morning with their beloved grandchildren.

“I ask myself, here in this place of Philippine’s home and heart, how does Philippine’s Feast Day speak to us today, now, at this moment?” Mr. Horner shared following mass. “I believe that Philippine is smiling, watching from heaven with happiness in her heart for her school … because she knows that her legacy of love has been picked up and will continue through each of you.”


3D Ornament Design

November 15, 2022

Eighth Class boys and girls are designing Christmas ornaments in Mr. John Storjohann’s computer class. The assignment was to choose a landmark on campus as the theme for their ornament, sketch it out, and then design it using TinkerCAD, the CAD/CAM program we use for 3D models.

Students have chosen the Shrine, the Round House, the Caire Courtyard fountain, the front gate, etc. Most of them are doing a true 3D design rather than a bas relief style of ornament, although a student is attempting to recreate the John Pils painting as a 3D ornament! As one student said when he was working on a particularly tricky design, “I like a challenge!”


Veterans Day Prayer Service

November 11, 2022

The Academy community honored veterans with a touching Prayer Service planned by the Fourth Class. Several family members who are Veterans joined for the program, which included a flag procession led by the Scouts. Students shared heartfelt reflections, poems, prayers and songs.

Mr. Adam Still, father of Adam in Primary, was guest speaker. Formerly a Captain, Mr. Still graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2017 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He served five years active duty in several roles as an assistant operations officer, platoon leader and operations officer. His duty stations were Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Fort Carson, CO as well as a rotational deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield.


Faculty Focus: Christina Soukenik ’12

October 27, 2022

Last month, Second Class teacher Miss Christina Soukenik ’12, attended the new Aspiring Leaders program for Network of Sacred Heart School educators. Aspiring Leaders are nominated by their schools and recognized for their leadership gifts and commitment to Sacred Heart education. Miss Soukenik was nominated for this two-year cohort which matches each Aspiring Leader with a Mentor and a Religious of the Sacred Heart to support their growth.


Country Fair 2022

October 11, 2022

We could not have had a better day for Country Fair! We are so grateful to our Academy community for the amazing support. From student performances to fantastic food and beverages to crafts, sweet treats, games, inflatables and more, Sacred Heart spirit was in the air.


Happy Founder’s Day!

September 14, 2022

Happy Founder’s Day to our Academy of the Sacred Heart families, alumni and friends!

In 1818 Philippine Duchesne, along with four other Religious of the Sacred Heart, endured a long and difficult journey from Paris to New Orleans to St. Louis, then on to the tiny frontier town of St. Charles. Here, on September 14, 1818, the “first free school west of the Mississippi” opened in a primitive log cabin, fondly referred to as the Duquette Mansion.


Commissioning Ceremony of Mr. Tim Horner

August 26, 2022

It was a joyful celebration of the Academy community today as students, faculty and staff, parents, RSCJ, alumni, parents of alumni, Board of Trustees members and friends gathered for the Commissioning Ceremony of Mr. Tim Horner.


First Day of School

August 15, 2022

Happy First Day of School! This morning the wait was over and we were excited to welcome Academy students and Mr. Tim Horner as new Head of School!


Celebrating the Class of 2018

August 9, 2022

The Class of 2018 is heading to colleges and universities across the country! To see the latest list, be sure to visit our Graduates’ Gallery. We wish these young men and women courage and confidence as they embark on the next chapter of their education and continue to pursue their dreams!


Christmas in July!

July 7, 2022

We were thrilled to have a delivery of new devices today! The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is a 12.4″ touchscreen device that each Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Class student will have as part of our 1:1 laptop program. 

We are grateful to the generous donors at Chemin de Fer, whose contributions to our technology Fund the Need made this possible.


Welcome Tim Horner, Head of School

July 1, 2022

Today Mr. Tim Horner joins the Academy as our 46th Head of School! “From the moment I stepped onto campus, I felt something very special about this school and community,” shared Mr. Horner.