Rabbi Dan Wolk has taught Old Testament and Faith in the Modern World at SHC for 45 years! He is the longest standing faculty member, and has contributed to the development of generations of women of conscience and action. "Imagine the changes that have occurred since I began teaching 45 years ago," Rabbi Dan expressed. "Yet one thing has not changed— the pleasure and fulfillment I receive whenever I enter the school and have the privilege of sharing ideas with creative, enthusiastic and lovely students and faculty. Holy Child will continue to be creative, continue to nurture the dreams of the young, and in doing so, educate both the heart and mind," he added. The Holy Child community is blessed and honored to continue to work with Rabbi Dan.
Congratulations to sixteen members of the Class of 2017 who were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS). The NHS inductees are recognized for their excellence in four areas – scholarship, leadership, character, and service. At the celebratory ceremony held in our magnificent St. Walburga's Chapel, inductees reflected on the four characteristics of a NHS Scholar, noting that each of the scholars share similar characteristics that are typical of a Holy Child student. "Holy Child students are collaborative, caring, honest young women who value academic integrity and possess a desire to succeed and become her best self within the classroom and beyond," Kathryn Langstine Gazso '94, English Department Chair and NHS Advisor, said. Faculty member and keynote speaker, Mr. Howard Kelting, encouraged the scholars to embrace life's serendipitous moments, to be open to new ideas, and to pursue knowledge with passion. Congratulations NHS Scholars! Click on the title to view a slide show of the NHS Induction Ceremony.
During a recent interview with the New York Post newspaper, Caroline Gillespie'15 discussed how being a "woman of conscience and action" made a significant contribution to being accepted at the college of her choice. Caroline is an advocate for marine life and ocean conservation. So when it was time to write an essay during the college application process, Caroline referenced her participation in a 12-day, National Geographic Student Expedition trip to Belize. In doing so, Caroline provided colleges with much more than her academic achievements; she offered them a glimpse of her attributes, including her leadership skills, collaborative spirit, humility and kindness. Because of our longstanding history of challenging young women to pursue academic excellence and find joy in learning, Holy Child is widely recognized as being the best at educating and mentoring students to become "women of conscience and action." For more information about Holy Child students, visit the Portrait of a Graduate page of our website. Click on the title to read the New York Post article, featuring Caroline Gillespie '15.
More than 100 alumnae participated in the 2016 Alumnae Reunion Weekend, beginning Friday afternoon when six graduates returned to school to participate in a career panel and presentation for juniors and seniors. Kasey LaMothe '09 and her family hosted the annual kickoff party Friday evening at their Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe. Alumnae were treated to tours, live music and a new beer release to commemorate the special occasion. Mass was celebrated Saturday evening by Rev. Joseph Tierney, President of Cardinal Hayes High School, followed by cocktails on campus in The Kennedy Common Room in the Field House. Alumnae from 1966 through 2011 were represented at the event. We celebrate our alumnae and thank them for keeping Holy Child in their lives. The next alumnae gathering will be the annual Summer Rooftop Party in New York City June 29.
To commemorate "National College Decision Day" in the U.S., Holy Child's Class of 2016 wore their college gear to school, officially announcing their college choices. As Holy Child's founder Cornelia Connelly advised, "What one is called to do, she is called to do with all her might!" Congratulations to each of our seniors and their families on all of their hard work, dedication and accomplishments over the past four years! We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2016 at our commencement ceremony Sunday, June 12.
ThuMay26Seussical, The Musical7:00 PM to 9:00 PMTheatre
ThuJun02All School Dance Performance6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
FriJun03US Spring Showcase6:30 PM to 8:30 PMTheatre