Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Academy Alumnae Return to Coach CSL & CSAL Volleyball

Sacred Hearts Academy is an active member of the CSL (Catholic Schools League) and CSAL (Christian School Athletic League). These programs have grown considerably, thanks to the dedicated leadership of our Athletic Director, Ryan Hogue; excellent coaching by Merle Yim Sen, '75, and Shirley Batad Labisores, '75; nurturing care by Bob and Wanda Ontai Pila, '68, who serves as a liaison between the school and the parents; and encouragement and assistance of Shelly Spence.

Being active in sports like these helps our youngest Lancers  not only to develop character and athletic skills, but also  to balance academic work with physical activities. Want to keep up to date on all Lancer Athletics? Check out their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lancerathletics/ 

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Academy Student Attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders & Physicians

This past summer, Sacred Hearts Academy Junior, Taylor Ray Ray traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders and Physicians, and the Congress of Future Medical Scientists and TechnologistsInspired by one of the guest speaker, Taylor hopes to start an Oceanography Club at the Academy.
"This was such a great experience because it opened me up to a world of new possibilities! We were fortunate to be mentored by great minds in science, technology, and medicine such as Bernie Burns, Bo Eason, and Shree Bose just to name a few. I met people from young inventors like Jack Andraka and Paige Brown, to Nobel Prize Winners like Dr. John Mather. Getting to meet these people and be inspired by them was such an amazing experience!" -Taylor Rayray, '18

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Distinguished Young Women 2017 Scholarship Program

Attention Class of 2017 Seniors! Interested in scholarships? Developing skills for your future success? Making life-long friendshipsThe Distinguished Young Women program may be just the thing you're looking for! Now accepting applications for the 2017 program! Deadline is September 9th, 2016. Register at www.distinguishedyw.org. 

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#iTeach808: Preparing 21st Century Learners

**UPDATE**
Registration for the upcoming #iTeach808 2016 Conference is now full! Mahalo for sharing! 

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Registration is now open for iTeach808: Empowering Hawaii’s Teachers In Technology.  This FREE educational technology conference will be held on Saturday, September 10.  It is open to all educators in Hawaii.  

Register today at http://iteach808.blogspot.com/ .  Space is limited.  

International speaker Alan November is returning for a 90 minute keynote on preparing 21st century learners.  There will also be 10 different 1 hour workshops to choose from such as MinecraftEDU, Google Classroom, and BreakoutEDU.  

Coffee, breakfast, and lunch are included.  First 100 at the door receive a free t-shirt or copy of Alan November’s book.  iTeach808 is sponsored by the AugustineEducational Foundation and Sacred Hearts Academy

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

LEOs Leap Into New School Year


The Sacred Hearts Academy LEO Club members have jumped back into business with three major events held in August. On Aug. 6th, the Sacred Hearts Academy Leos supported Special Olympics Hawaii’s Aukake Classic playing football with participants. Then on Aug. 13th, the girls were up early to assist at the Heart Walk at Kapiolani Park. Rounding off their jam-packed month was the The Kamehameha Lionssponsors of the Academy's LEO Club, 10th Annual "Laughs for Lions" fundraiser which raises money for various service projects and scholarships on August 20th.

At the event Academy LEOs had a chance to work alongside Miss Hawaii USA, Chelsea Hardin, the 501
st Legion, and nationally acclaimed comedians: Dat Phan, Michelle Welch, Paul Ogata, Kurt Swann, Tony Calabrese, and Steve Byrne and the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld.

The Leos were joined by LEO-to-Lion Academy graduates: Alyssa Kwan ‘15, Angela Hesch ’15, Kasandra Kitagawa ’14, Siman Zhang ’14, Joy Moriguchi ’12, and Mai Shiomi ’11.



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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Academy Student Participates in John Hopkins CTY Summer Program

Sacred Hearts Academy sophomore Jenna Tanna spent part of her summer participating in John Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth summer program at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, Maryland. 

For three weeks in June/July, Jenna attended a Whales & Estuary Systems course where students learned about the whales at StellwagenBank near Boston, Massachusetts, and compared and contrasted estuary systems along the northeast coast.  

During the eight-day field component, students sailed and slept aboard the LadyMaryland, a 104-foot schooner, and traveled through portions of the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, Hudson River, Long Island Sound, Narragansett Bay, Peconic Bay, and the North Atlantic Ocean. Throughout their voyage, students employed scientific equipment, such as plankton and neuston nets and video microscopes, to analyze water and marine life in these estuarine environments.  The students were involved in all aspects of the Lady Maryland’s operation, including raising sail, navigating, taking the helm, and performing daily ship maintenance.

During the land component, students investigated whale anatomy, physiology, adaptation, and behavior. They used DNA fingerprinting as a technique in whale identification and continued their studies in estuarine dynamics.

This was Jenna’s fourth year participating in Johns Hopkins University’s CTY program.  Last summer, she attended a Volcanoes class at Seattle University.  In 2014, she studied Zoology at Haverford College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In 2013, she studied Science, Engineering and Thermodynamics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.  

At all four colleges, Jenna enjoyed interacting with other students from all over the world in a collaborative environment to strengthen her science, technology, engineering and mathematics (#STEM) skills. 


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Annual Mass of the Holy Spirit

Nearly 1,000 Hawaii Catholic Schools teachers and administrators joined Bishop Larry Silva and Superintendent Michael Rockers to celebrate Mass today at St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe. 

Pictured with the Bishop and Academy administrators and teachers Sr. Irene Barboza, '78, ss.cc., and Sr. Katherine Francis Miller, '57, ss.cc., are alumnae: Carol Flores Chong, '91,(St John The Baptist Catholic School); Faye Castillo Pabo, '00, (Co-Cathedral of Saint Theresa) and Lovey Gonsalves DeRego, '72,(Associate Superintendent of Hawaii Catholic Schools). 

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