In honor of National Engineers Week (Feb. 17–23), the Sixth Class welcomed Academy parent Mr. Kevin Swearingen to their classroom today. An electrical engineer at the Boeing Corporation, Mr. Swearingen spoke about what engineers do and about the different types of engineers. He described some of his projects, including working on an aircraft carrier and solving problems on planes, and spoke about the design process used by engineers. Sixth Class students got to build an airplane of sorts utilizing this same design process. Many thanks to Mr. Swearingen for sharing his time and knowledge with Academy students!
Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to children and adults alike.
More than a dozen high school seniors returned to their Alma Mater recently to talk about the expectations and challenges of high school life. Nine girls met with the Eighth Class girls and four boys met with the Eighth Class boys, offering their unique perspectives and answering the students’ questions. We very much appreciate these graduates’ time on a Friday afternoon, as well as their willingness to share their experiences with the Class of 2013.
Education opens doors to a better way of life. The Fourth Class is coordinating two projects that will enable the Academy to join with the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, Florida, the University of Miami, and Partners in Health to build Notre Dame de La Colline School in the impoverished country of Haiti. We want to help provide Haitian children with opportunities to become all God has created them to be.
1. SEND A HEART GRAM Let someone know you are thinking about them! February 1-14 Sold Before and After School $.50 each 2 for $1.00
SPECIAL HEART GRAMS CAN BE PURCHASED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CHILDREN OF NOTRE DAME DE LA COLLINE SCHOOL.
ASH student Heart Grams will be hung throughout the school and the CHILDREN OF LA COLLINE Heart Grams will be sent to the school.
Parents, grandparents, alumni, friends wishing to purchase Heart Grams, click here for the form and we will complete the Heart Gram for you!
2. BAKE SALE Wednesday, February 6 During all lunch periods All items $.50
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in designating a different American Saint for each month of this Year of Faith, have named February the “Month of Philippine.” To contribute to the celebration, members of the Sacred Heart family from around the country are sharing reflections, homilies, poems and prayers― something different for each day of the month. The opening reflection, “Philippine: Woman with a Global Heart” is by Sister Glavin. See it on the Society website, www.rscj.org.
We at the Academy of the Sacred Heart are proud to be the stewards of Philippine’s first and last American school, stewards of her inspirational story, stewards of her saintly remains, and stewards of her holy example through our lives and our loves.