Alumnae Au Courant October 2019

Children of Alumnae Halloween Playdate

On October 29, a Halloween Playdate was held in the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education. Alumnae brought their little astronauts, princesses, lions and cowboys to decorate pumpkins and play in the Barat Center.

Parents of Alumnae Congé & Care Packages

On October 11, we welcomed parents of college-aged alumnae back to campus for congé and care packages. Parents came together to stuff care packages that were sent to alumnae at their colleges to remind them of their home on King Street.

Network Dialogue Training

In April, the Society of the Sacred Heart hosted a workshop event at Woodlands Academy that focused on dialogue training. Network high-school student leaders and faculty/staff mentors, including our very own Olivia Andrews '20, Yvetslana Lafontant '21, Judy Scinto, Upper School Spanish teacher, and Claire Lorentzen '06, Director of Mission Engagement for the Conference of Sacred Heart Education, were invited for two days of training to equip students with the skills to navigate differences in ways that lead to greater understanding rather than conflict and division. Students learned new tools to expand their capacity to deeply and actively listen, grow in self-knowledge and self-confidence in the face of difference, and become effective, responsible global citizens who live with critical consciousness, respect, compassion, reciprocity, authenticity, and hope. Along with being trained in these essential skills of civil discourse and dialogue, students also learned how to facilitate and mediate difficult conversations in their school communities with confidence, courage and grace. The training concluded with students brainstorming ways they can bring their new skills and tools to their communities along with across the Network.

Head of School Search Update

Over the last four months, the Head of School Search Committee has worked closely with our search consultants at RG175 to identify candidates who have the necessary qualifications to serve as the next Head of School of Sacred Heart Greenwich. At this time, the Search Committee and the Board have unanimously agreed to put forward two finalist candidates for further consideration by the Board, the Advisory Committee and the entire school community. While schedules are not yet confirmed, we anticipate that these two finalists will visit Sacred Heart Greenwich sometime between November 11-22, at which time we hope you will have a chance to visit with them. We will share more information with the School community when we finalize plans for these visits.

RSCJ Visit Sacred Heart Greenwich

On October 1, we welcomed three members of the Central Team from the Society of the Sacred Heart -- Marie-Jeanne Elonga, RSCJ, of the Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mónica Esquivel, RSCJ, of the Province of Mexico, and Diane Roche, RSCJ, of the Province of the United States and Canada. Former Head of School Sr. Joan Magnetti, RSCJ also accompanied the Religious to campus. The Central Team is currently traveling the United States and Canada to connect with many Sacred Heart school communities. Throughout the day, students in each division had the opportunity to meet our guests and discuss the importance of their service work.

Varsity Sports Update

As we enter the final stretch of the fall season, our varsity teams are achieving historic success. Cheer on our teams at home games on November 6 at 2pm.

Cross Country: Varsity Cross Country earned 3rd place in the FAA during regular season, finishing with a record of 15-6. At the FAA Championships, they took 3rd place with Ava Lillis '24 coming in 2nd place overall. The team will head to the New England Championships on November 9.

Field Hockey: For the first time since 2008, Varsity Field Hockey clinched the FAA Championship making them the #1 seed heading to the FAA tournament! They are also #1 in the Northeast Region and ranked 13th in the country by MAX Field Hockey. Game 1 of the FAA Championship will be played on our home turf on Wednesday, November 6 at 2pm.

Rowing: Season highlights include a 2nd place finish from our Novice 8 at the Head of the Riverfront and our Varsity 4+ placing 58th out of 85 at the Head of the Charles, the largest fall rowing race in the world.

Soccer: For the first time since 1986, Varsity Soccer became the FAA regular season champions. This team will head into the FAA Championship tournament with the #1 seed and will host the semi-final round at home on Wednesday, November 6 at 2pm.

Volleyball: Varsity Volleyball is ranked #5 in New Englands in Class A; our highest ranking ever. Next up, the team will head to the FAA tournament followed by the NEPSAC tournament.

From the Broadcast Studio

Sacred Heart Greenwich students selected for International Film Festival

15 Sacred Heart Greenwich students' films were recently selected for the seventh annual All-American High School Film Festival. The films were showcased on the big screen in the AMC Theatre located in Times Square from October 11-13. 

Watch the October edition of "Today from the Heart"

The Fund for Sacred Heart

The 2019 – 2020 Fund for Sacred Heart runs July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. A successful fundraising effort requires the support of its community.

You can also find us on Venmo: @SacredHeartGreenwich

Alumnae Updates

Sylvia Khoury '08 featured in Playbill

Sylvia Khoury '08 is debuting two new plays this season - Power Strip and Selling Kabul - and going to medical school at the same time!

Nicole Bloom '12 stars in Law & Order

Nicole Bloom '12 had a big part in a recent episode of Law & Order SVU! 

Alumnae from the Class of 2015 follow their journalistic passions

Grace Finerman '15 and Jessica Johnson '15 are pursuing their passions working as reporters, career paths which began during their time at Sacred Heart Greenwich.

College-Aged Alumnae Visit King Street

During recent fall breaks, we had a few special visitors roaming our halls. Thanks to all of our college-aged alumnae for visiting, we loved seeing your familiar faces and hearing about all about college life!

Internship Opportunity

Looking for an internship opportunity for next spring or summer? The Acton Institute is a think-tank whose mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. They are currently accepting applications for their Emerging Leaders Program.

Upcoming Events

Education to Mission - Daniel Favata Lecture

Wednesday, November 20, 8:15am in the McLaughlin Gallery. The Education to Mission Committee is pleased to host a lecture by Daniel Favata, Upper School Theology, Art History, and History teacher, entitled, "The Early Christian Jesus and Sacred Heart Spirituality: A Match Made in Heaven." Mr. Favata’s talk will be accompanied by slides of Early Christian artwork of the third and fourth centuries. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Parents, alumnae and their guests are invited. To RSVP, please email alumnae@cshct.org.

Come Home for Christmas Holiday Boutique

First Friday Gatherings

In Memoriam

Thomas Laier, son of Colleen Williams Laier '75, nephew of Maureen Williams Fay '69, Kathy Williams Dunn '73, Jeanie Williams Forbes '79, Meghan Williams Hess '81 and Jennifer Williams Byrne '84, and cousin of Caitlin Fay Fink '98, Jeanie Dunn '10 and Magee Dunn '11, passed away on October 17, 2019.