School of the Holy Child is participating in the global #GivingTuesday movement for the first time ever. Join us tomorrow, December 1, to celebrate our good fortune and our wonderful school! Our goal is to connect with as many Holy Child families and friends as possible from 6:00 a.m. until midnight. Our students will be participating in a #GivingTuesday phone-a-thon between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. They will be connecting with alumnae from 1941 to 2015, reflecting on what it means to be an SHC girl, and asking them to make Annual Fund gifts in honor of this worldwide celebration. Please mark your calendars! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @holychildrye to get updates throughout the day. #SHCGivingTuesday
Each year in December, School of the Holy Child, Rye hosts a Christmas Luncheon & Boutique to benefit the Maureen Alison McGrath '78 Memorial Library. This year's event is Wednesday, December 2. Maureen Alison McGrath was an alumna of Holy Child who died tragically too young. Her legacy lives on through the programs and services offered at our school's library. Originally created to support Holy Child's programming and speaker series for the library, the Christmas Luncheon & Boutique, held at the Apawamis Club in Rye, is now one of Holy Child's signature events. Every year, the library luncheon features a female guest speaker who is a leader in her profession or community. This year's speaker is CNBC's Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, Sharon Epperson. For more information about this wonderful Christmas event, and to view a list of the exciting vendors that will participate in our boutique, please click the title above.
More than 170 students and their families participated in our recent Open House at Holy Child. Guests were treated to a musical performance from Middle and Upper School students, had an opportunity to meet with our outstanding faculty, take a tour of our beautiful campus including our new Field House and Design Studio, and hear from a panel of Upper and Middle School students and an alumna. If you did not have an opportunity to participate in our Open House program, it's not too late to learn about Holy Child's longstanding history of challenging young women to pursue academic excellence and find joy in learning. Come and visit our school during a Take-a-Look Morning held on select Wednesdays throughout the year. For dates and registration information, click on the title above.
Congratulations to fourteen members of the Class of 2016 who were recently 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. They 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. Keynote speaker and Chair of the Religious Studies Department, Alina Troya Aquilato '00 spoke of the character traits instilled by parents, reinforced in our faith and in the mission of Holy Child. "I pray that you will return to the world all that has been given to you, and that you will live a life that displays a 'love full of action'." Congratulations to all of the 2015-2016 National Honor Society Inductees!
Scholars of the E.E. Ford Program in Architecture, Engineering and Design for the Common Good participate in this program in alignment with SHC's mission to develop "women of conscience and action." As the students work their way through all of the design stages, they do so with a great appreciation of the intended recipients of their work, gaining a true understanding of the surrounding community needs and the manner through which they can best serve them. It is with this in mind that Holy Child partners with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester. It was our students' distinct honor to have the opportunity to work on Pope Francis' house in Yonkers, N.Y. Click on the title above to read Catholic NY's article on Holy Child's participation in the project.
SatDec05ISEE Testing8:00 AM to 1:00 PMMiddle School classrooms