Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Visit to School of Medicine Provides Inside View of Health

Twenty-five members of the Science Club and Elizabeth Sutter’s Anatomy and Physiology class visited the University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) on February 15, touring the facility’s Anatomy Lab and Native Hawaiian Garden.

In the Lab, students received a first-hand look at the cadavers used by JABSOM’s students in their study of the human body. They also examined – and even got to hold – healthy and diseased hearts, lungs, livers and brains. In addition to the resources of the Lab, the students viewed JABSOM’s collection of medicinal plants. Science Club Co- Advisors Chelsea Zaniboni and Sutter concur that viewing the resources at the facility was an invaluable and awesome experience for the group, fitting with the Club’s mission of fostering student interest and excitement in pursuing a healthcare-related career.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

All About Dr. Helen Turner

Interested in learning a bit more about Dr. Helen Turner, special guest speaker and #STEM panelist moderator at the upcoming Science Symposium hosted by Sacred Hearts Academy

Dr. Helen Turner is Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and a tenured biology Professor at Chaminade University. She is a respected immunologist, and holds affiliate professorship and graduate faculty appointments at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.  She received her PhD in 1998 from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, University of London, and was a Wellcome Trust International Prize post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School from 1998-2000. From 2000-2007 she was Associate Director of Research at The Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii, receiving her first major NIH research grant at within 4 years of her PhD.  

Dr. Turner has published over 30 research papers on the molecular logic of cellular communication in the immune system, and secured over $30M in grants and program awards during her tenure in Hawaii. Her research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force. She engages in research, capacity building, and grant review for diverse state and Federal agencies and is a thought leader in Hawaii’s statewide science capacity building efforts and in efforts to broaden participation in #STEM careers.

She was honored as a member of the Pacific Business News 40 Under 40 class of 2009 and is a founding fellow of the academic Executive Leadership Academy at UC Berkeley. Dr. Turner is also a majority owner of TwoFox Concepts, LLC, a science and education consulting company.

Tune in to Hawaii Public Radio's The Conversation on Friday, February 17th at 11:30AM to learn more! 

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Foodland's Shop for Higher Education Scholarship (February 15 - March 28)

Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education Scholarship Program begins on Wednesday, February 15 and ends March 28. The more points earned by the Sacred Hearts Academy, the more scholarships we can receive. 


Since 2006, more than 1,080 scholarships have been awarded to college-bound seniors across the state, totaling more than $2.1 million in awards. The Academy has been fortunate to qualify EACH year for scholarships based on the earned points. We encourage our entire Academy 'ohana to select Sacred Hearts Academy among the list of participating schools when they check out at any Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms store with their Maika'i Card.

Every time you shop through the end of the program, you earn Maika'i Points and Sacred Hearts benefits as well. The more Maika'i Points Sacred Hearts earns, the more scholarships we receive!

Sacred Hearts Academy's code is 7587. 

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Sacred Hearts Celebrates Mahina Olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian Language Month)


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In celebration of Mahina Olelo Hawaii or Hawaiian Language Month, Sacred Hearts Academy​ Advanced Hawaiian Language classes shared the Hawaiian Language through prayer and song.



Halelu 121 v. 1-2
E leha aku au i ko-u mau maka i na mauna Ma laila mai ko-u kokua e hiki mai ai Mai Iehova mai ko-u kokua Nana no i hana I ka lani a me ka honua

Pslam 121 v.1-2
I lift mine eyes towards the heavens
From whence come my help
My help comes from God
The Creator of heaven and earth

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HSO Concertmaster Iggy Jang Visits Academy Lower School

Iggy Jang, Concertmaster Violinist, HSO

Iggy Jang, concertmaster violinist for the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and John Gallagher, double bass player also with Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, entertained the Academy's lower school students by giving them a crash course in stringed instruments and playing music pieces from all over the world.  

Students also learned how to dance the waltz and there were even a few eager volunteers who were selected by Mr. Jang to come up on stage and play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on Mr. Jang’s very own violin.  How exciting!
John Gallagher, Double Bass Player, HSO

A special mahalo to the Education and Outreach Program within the HSO (Hawaii Symphony Orchestra) and their sponsors, the City & County of Honolulu and Central Pacific Bank for providing this outstanding opportunity for our students.  

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Luther College Student Teachers Visit Academy

Three student teachers from Luther College in Iowa, spent two days on the Academy's campus with lower school students and teachers, examining first hand the challenges of schooling in a multicultural setting.  

The visiting student teachers are a part of a cohort of 20 Luther College students visiting multiple 'Oahu & Hawai'i Island private and public schools. The focus of their visit was to see firsthand what the professional and personal challenges are in such a setting.

We send a special mahalo to Sacred Hearts Academy teachers: Amanda Bobbitt (grade 2), Danica Baylor and Veronica Prislin (grade 1), Laurel Oshiro (Lower School Librarian), Jennifer Arthur (grade 6) and Carrie Knebel (JK), for opening up their classrooms to the Luther College student teachers for this experience. We wish safe travels for the Luther College ladies as they return home to Iowa! Aloha!

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Triskadekaphobians Don't Stand A Chance Against Academy Cyber Security Teams

Hackers and digital thieves and triskadekaphobians don’t stand a chance this Friday the 13th! The Academy's Cyber Security teams are vigilant and cautious!

This weekend, the Academy's four cyber security teams will be competing in the State Round of the CyberPatriot Competition among a total of sixty-five teams from Hawaii and four thousand four hundred and four teams across the country. This phase of the  competition is extremely intense – and the results will determine who goes on to the Regional Round in February.

Our teams have been working hard with their mentors from the NSA and the Air Force Cyber Command and are definitely feeling up for the challenge.

Students will have 6 hours this weekend to secure THREE computer systems (Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Ubuntu 14), perform digital forensics, and also demonstrate their networking knowledge through a Cisco quiz and Packet Tracer lab.

We wish the ladies best of luck!

The CyberLancers: Sydney Chock, Christina Chen, Shailyn Wilson, Janelle Lauronal, Leeona Domingo

The CyberBeans: Laura Farias, Monica Kenny, Aiyana Arnobit, Stella Supall, Jalen Tam

Team404: Megan Backus, Raelynn Chu, Neicy-Mae Fujiwara, Carlee Matsunaga, Taryn Wong, Samantha Ishihara

The CyberLambs: Stephanie Desroches, Brianna Ho, Jasmine Matsumoto, Meghan Matsuoka, Kaitlyn Pang


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