Admission Open House Saturday, September 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Prospective students and families interested in attending School of the Holy Child's Middle School or Upper School are invited to attend our Admission Open House. Tours of the school will be available before and immediately after the 2:00 p.m. program. Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register online, please click here.
Three new sixth graders, Isabelle Dolce, Hannah O'Shea, and Lily Newman joined with Head of School, William C. Hambleton, Ed.D. to add the SHC Rock the Mission stones to the Field House foundation. With the addition of the stones, on which members of our community transcribed the words they feel best describe how we live our mission, our new facility will forever rest upon the words that we all believe in as a School of the Holy Child. In the words of our foundress, Cornelia Connelly, we look forward to "a bright and joyful future."
Head of School, William C. Hambleton, Ed.D., and Associate Director of Athletics, Beau Morki participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of senior Leah Collier's mother, Claire Gormley Collier '80. Claire began a crusade for raising awareness about the disease and fundraising for ALS research through her Friends of Claire Foundation. Her lobbying led to the introduction of the Claire Collier Fairness Act. Students, families, faculty and staff of School of the Holy Child raised close to $1,500 to support two organizations connected with ALS. ALS TDI is focused on research (http://www.als.net/) and MAC Angels supports local families affected by the disease (http://macangels.org/). Many thanks to everyone who supported our efforts. Click the title above to view the video of Holy Child's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
On June 20th, ten Upper School girls with teachers Trisha Baca and Dennis Davan returned from an exciting ten day Global Programs trip to Ecuador. The first half of the trip was spent on the exotic Galapagos Islands exploring the unique wildlife of these volcanic islands. The group then snorkeled with local sea life. They also hiked a volcano to the second largest crater in the world.
The second half of the trip was spent in Quito, the highest capital city in the world (elevation 9,500 feet). The girls and their chaperones spent two days caring for babies and toddlers in the orphanage, Home For His Children.
On July 25, 2014, close to 50 Middle and Upper School students attended a Robotics Expo presented in partnership with School of the Holy Child's E.E. Ford Program in Architecture, Engineering & Design Initiatives for the Common Good and Clarkson University. Dr. James Carroll of Clarkson University and his team of ten undergraduate engineering students demoed their hand-held to human-sized robots and shared their experiences with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competitions.
At the Summer Welcome Reception for New Families, 45 new students and their parents enjoyed an evening of getting to know one another. Girls spent time chatting in the Hughes Family Lobby and playing games in the Marren Family Garden, while members of the Board of Trustees, Parents Association representatives, as well as faculty and staff joined with parents to answer questions and share information about the Holy Child experience. We welcome all of our new students and family members to the Holy Child community and wish everyone a wonderful summer!