School of the Holy Child's E.E. Ford Summer program is underway. Rising seniors have been exploring architecture, engineering and design concepts during several field trips and community service projects. Most recently, students and faculty were interviewed by The Journal News about the important role our Design Studio plays in not only providing hands-on learning in STEAM, but inspiring students to develop creative solutions to today's challenging problems in a socially responsible way. Click on the title above to read The Journal News maker spaces article featuring SHC, and to view the "3-D Printer Solar Powered Boats," video report about Holy Child's Design Studio and E.E. Ford Program in Architecture, Engineering and Design for the Common Good.
On Sunday, June 12, 2016, the School of the Holy Child community joined together to celebrate their 106th commencement exercises and applaud the achievements of the 56 graduating seniors. This year's graduating class, including a National Merit Scholarship winner and four commended students, will attend colleges and universities across the United States and abroad, including Columbia University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Michigan and University of Notre Dame. Guest speaker, Sharon Treacy Driscoll '76, Chief Marketing Officer for Client Segments at IBM, advised students to "grab your friends, your confidence, and self-worth, your faith, your learning, and the privilege you have been afforded to attend Holy Child and hold on tight. The best is yet to come. For you are Holy Child girls, and I know the world will hear from you."
Congratulations to the Class of 2016 and their families!
A wonderful Holy Child tradition, prom night begins with pre-prom festivities on campus. Seniors and juniors gather with the families, friends and classmates in the SHC Alumnae Garden to take pictures and celebrate the end of the school year. As the girls are escorted to prom, senior parents gather to salute all the accomplishments of the senior class. A great celebration for all, prom night brings members of the Holy Child Community together in celebration of our fantastic school and our young "women of conscience and action."
Congratulations to Holy Child's eighth grade students who celebrated their Moving Up Ceremony this month! A lovely and poignant event, Moving Up was a celebration of a wonderful group of girls who enriched the school each and every day. Caring, kind, faithful, fun, admirable, inclusive and wise are just some of the words used to describe the students. Head of the Middle School Colleen Pettus thanked the girls bringing joy to not only the Middle School, but our entire community. Congratulations to all of our eighth grade students and their families!
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.