Thursday, July 12, 2018

Academy Teachers Selected As Trustey STEM Fellows

Kana Takahashi, Jennifer Arthur, Dawn Robertson
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Three Sacred Hearts Academy middle school teachers, Jennifer Arthur, Dawn Robertson, and Kana Takahashi, have been selected for the highly competitive Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program. The team will join the 2018 cohort by traveling to a Trustey Summer Institute at Notre Dame University July 16-28.
The goal of the program is to foster continuous improvement in STEM teaching and learning. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education, the fellowship spans three summers and two academic years. It includes the facilitation of a school-wide STEM Impact Plan. The experience offers 100 hours of professional development per year, paid travel, and a stipend over the three-year fellowship.
During the school years, the Sacred Hearts Academy teaching team will implement STEM Impact Plans, engage with an instructional coach and travel in January each year to the RISE Summit in Palo Alto, California to reinforce their STEM learning and apply their knowledge.
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Monday, July 2, 2018

Recyclable Sculpture On Display

Sacred Hearts Academy Summer School 2018, Sculpture 1
A display of colorful sculptures composed of recycled materials will be on display in the Sacred Hearts Academy Clarence TC Ching Student Center courtesy of the Sacred Hearts Academy Summer School "Sculpture" students. 

Each sculpture featured was designed utilizing recyclable materials such as toilet paper and paper towel tubes. Students worked in collaborative teams of five and were tasked to create an abstract, asymmetrical sculpture using negative space. Upon completion students added personal touches with feathers, sequins, puff balls, tissue, yarn and google eyes.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Academy Graduates Named NYSCamp Delegates

Catherine Palmer, '18, and Julia Oehlers, '18
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Recent Sacred Hearts Academy graduates, Julia Oehlers and Catherine Palmer, have been selected as Hawaii delegates to the prestigious National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) in West Virginia, June 27 – July 21. The residential science education program selects two high-achieving graduates from each state in the United States and from eight additional countries to participate in the all-expenses paid experience.

The NYSCamp is a broad science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experience that incorporates both creative and performing arts as well as an outdoor adventure series, including rock climbing, mountain biking, spelunking, whitewater kayaking, and overnight backpacking. Leading scientists from around the United States will lead seminars at the NYSCamp and will offer attendees directed study experiences. The NYSCamp delegation will also travel to Washington, D.C. to tour the museums on the National Mall, attend a Science Policy panel discussion at the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a luncheon in their honor with members of the United States Senate.

In the fall, Julia, a National Merit Scholar, will attend the University of Oklahoma majoring in biology and Catherine will major in pre-medicine at Creighton University.
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Monday, June 4, 2018

Ka Lei'ike Welcomes 5th Cohort of Students

Ka lei'ike 2018, Sacred Hearts Academy
Sacred Hearts Academy welcomed its 5th cohort of 10 new 4th grade students from Palolo Elementary School to join its Ka lei'ike program (to embrace knowledge). 

A total of 50 girls from Palolo Elementary and Jarrett Middle School will attend a 5-week summer program consisting of reading, math, leadership training and a host of electives such as robotics, coding, cooking, minecraft, Zumba and sports. 

The Ka lei'ike program is the Academy's way of reaching out to its neighbors and being a part of the larger community through the Private Schools with Public Purpose movement.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Welcomes New Members

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
Sacred Hearts Academy Chapter, 2018
On Tuesday, April 24th, 12 new members were inducted into Sacred Hearts Academy Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, a national honor society for students of the Spanish language.

The new members, the majority of whom will continue on to take Advanced Placement Spanish, have worked diligently over the past three years to earn a place in the society.

Teachers, Keeley Ohman and Sean Rist, applauded the high degree of compassion and discipline exhibited by these students and remarked that they could not be more proud of their efforts with the Spanish language.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mahealani Sims-Tulba, '18, Receives Violet Richardson Award

Mahealani Sims-Tulba, '18
Soroptimist International Violet Richardson Award
Mahealani Sims-Tulba, '18, was one of four Hawaii high school students to win the Soroptimist International Violet Richardson Award. The award recognizes young women ages 14-17 who are actively engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools. The award particularly highlights young women whose volunteer work make the community and world a better place.

Mahea created her own foundation, B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii (Be Respectful and Value Everyone), in addition to authoring and illustrating "It's Okay to Be Different". 
B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii focuses on anti bullying teachings and practices through school visits across the state. Through her foundation, Mahea continues to strive to bring awareness to the topic of bullying and stresses the importance of being kind and respectful, goal setting, personal development and motivation.

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Ka Leo Sweeps 14 First-Place Awards At Journalism Awards

SHA Ka Leo at 2018 Hawaii State Journalism Awards
Sacred Hearts Academy's student newspaper, Ka Leo, was named 2nd Best Newspaper in the State at the 2018 Hawaii High School Journalism Awards! Taking home additional Best in State top awards for the Writing and Photography divisions among a total of 14 First-Place awards. 

Ka Leo staffers competed against both public and private schools in 22 different categories, receiving First in State awards for Profile, Column, Blog, Photo Essay, Infographic and Multimedia; with Ka Leo News Editor, Shelby Mattos, '19, being named a Most Valuable Staffer

What a beautiful team effort! Congratulations, Jenelle Ho, Lucinda Hu, Grace Kim, Jasmine Matsumoto, Shelby Mattos, Taylor McKenzie, Rebecca Meyer, Noe Nekotani, Martha Nicholas, Jalen Tam, and Mrs. Alyssa Myers, SHA Ka Leo Advisor. Way to go ladies!


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