The halls are decked. The crèches are displayed. The excitement is in the air. It's Christmas at School of the Holy Child! Students, faculty, staff, families and friends are preparing to celebrate this blessed season of joy. The E.E. Ford junior class embraced the spirit of the season by designing and building gingerbread houses for a site on the coast. The exercise allowed the students to explore the spatial relationship in 3D with considerations of site planning. Some of the architecture and engineering design concepts investigated included orientation, scale and structural integrity. In and out of the classroom, the spirit of Christmas shines throughout our school. Click on the title above to see "Christmas in Pictures" at Holy Child. In the words of our founder Cornelia Connelly, "May He bless you all and give you a holy and merry Christmas, and grant all your requests."
School of the Holy Child officially kicked off the Christmas season with our annual Christmas Boutique and Luncheon benefiting the Maureen Alison McGrath'78 Memorial Library. Among our 290 guests was featured speaker Susie Marren Whelan '77, more than 40 alumnae, as well as dedicated supporters and friends of Holy Child. Following our annual Christmas plant sale, fifth grade students joined with Head of School, William C. Hambleton Ed.D. and teachers Catherine Curran Souther '77 and Emily Morgan to visit the SHCJ Convent to provide our beloved Sisters with poinsettia plants and hand-made Christmas cards. The heavenly voices of the fifth grade class singing Silent Night are a beautiful reminder of everything that is blessed about this wonderful season. Click the title above for a video of the fifth grade students singing Silent Night.
Congratulations to Holy Child athletes for their extraordinary accomplishments last season, and to the following students who have recognized by the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA). In Cross Country, Emily Fray '16, Anna Liddy '16 and Maggie Semprevivo '16 earned FAA Honorable Mention awards. In Field Hockey, Jamie Corelli '15, Christianna Guttridge '15 and Charlotte Wertimer '17 earned Honorable Mention awards and Lily Dennis '15 and Maddy Fitzwilliam '16 earned All-League. In Soccer, Margaret Brady '16 earned an Honorable Mention and Kathleen Daly '16 was named All-League. In Volleyball, Annemarie Altomare '16, Elizabeth Eiden '15 and Molly Leitner '15 all earned Honorable Mention awards. Congratulations to all our Holy Child athletes! Go Gryphons!!!
Head of School Bill Hambleton joins with his advisees to celebrate the progress being made on the construction of the school's new Field House. As the American flag flies high on top of the steel that frames our new facility, concrete has been poured on the floor below, and our new athletic building draws closer to completion. A reflection of the outstanding athletic accomplishments of our students, Holy Child's future Field House will provide 22,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities, including two full-size gyms, fitness rooms, and a dance studio. "This is an exciting time at School of the Holy Child. Thanks to the generosity of so many, our Field House will provide an exceptional facility where our students can perform and compete at the highest level," Dr. Hambleton said.
Holy Child recently hosted "Hoops Night" in our school gym. SHC seventh and eighth graders and their guests from neighboring schools enjoyed a fun evening of basketball, dancing and pizza. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy each other's company outside the school day, "Hoops Night" reinforces Holy Child's commitment to our students' well-being. As important it is to pursue academic excellence and find joy in learning, Holy Child is dedicated to creating programs that encourages the girls to relax and have fun. Play time is important to healthy brain development and allows the girls to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.
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