Happy October!

October 1, 2020

Dear Academy families and friends,

What happens when a pioneer girl, a lawman and a cowboy show up in the Griesedieck Conference Room- well they enjoy a flapjack breakfast of course! Last Friday, the Fourth Class celebrated Heritage Day with quill writing, creating silhouettes, learning about life as a pioneer and a good dose of Mrs. Renken’s famous homemade root beer.


In the Footsteps of Philippine

September 17, 2020

Dear Academy families and friends,

Today the Middle School students attended the Following in the Footsteps of Philippine Mass. The liturgy offers student time to reflect on the manner in which they support their community and serve the needs of others. In a very special way members of the Class of 2021 are called forward to receive a Philippine medal as they commit themselves to following in her footsteps and living out her legacy.


God Loves a Cheerful Giver

August 20, 2020

Dear Academy families and friends,

Last week as the faculty returned to campus, we began the year with a celebration of liturgy. One of the readings from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians offered the following:

Consider this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.


Looking Forward to the 2020-2021 Academic Year

July 31, 2020

Dear Academy families and friends,

The summer days have been challenging with much to learn and much to plan and much to put in place in order to be ready for a return to school as scheduled on August 17. Throughout this time, I have been accompanied by the words of Philippine Duchesne:

I am where God wills me to be,
and so I have found rest and security.
His wisdom governs me,
His power defends me,
His grace sanctifies me,
His mercy encompasses me,
His joy sustains me
and all will go well with me.


Successful Conclusion to the 2019-2020 Academic Year

May 21, 2020

Dear Academy families,

We made it! Congratulations to all on the successful conclusion of the academic year. Students, parents and teachers rose to the challenge presented by the pandemic. Now we are ready to bring this year to an official close.


A Special Day for Mothers

May 7, 2020

Greetings Academy Families and Friends,

Thank you to all who ‘tuned in’ to support the Chemin de Fer Online Auction! We enjoyed spirited bidding, exciting raffle draws and most importantly a much needed opportunity to look forward! We look forward to once again seeing each other and enjoying time with friends, we look forward to engaging in the activities we bid on and to getting outside as the weather warms. Thank you for all who supported the online auction.


Transition to Off-Campus Learning

April 2, 2020

Greetings Academy Families and Friends, 

As is happening in NYC every evening at 7:00 p.m. where residents stop to applaud the health care workers…know that daily I applaud all of you.


Lent: A Time to Reflect

February 20, 2020

Greetings Academy families and friends,

Lent is a perfect time for all of us to reflect on and build our relationship with God. It is a period of time that coincides with the coming of Spring-we can see and experience the hope present in new life.


Prayer for the Coming Year

January 9, 2020

Greetings Academy families and friends,

As I write this note I am clinging to the final vestiges of the Christmas season about to conclude…upon my table is a poinsettia that has clearly seen better days and a group of Christmas cards that wished all of us at the Academy a blessed Christmas and wonderful new year. The greeting in one card was in fact a prayer… a prayer that resonated with me and I that I believe we share as a Sacred Heart family it offered:


The Harkness Method

September 5, 2019

Every once in a while I receive a marvelous email offering the Academy a “treasure.” These treasures come in many different forms—the one I write about today was an inquiry as to whether the Academy would be able to use a very large conference table. My response was a pretty near immediate “YES! Thank you.” Now the only challenge was to get it up to the Theology classroom in Regis Hall!