Thursday, July 30, 2015

Academy Students Encouraged to Join After School Arts Program

Kyle Kakuno, Program Director at Mamiya Theatre, has extended a special invitation to Sacred Hearts Academy students to join in two After School Arts Programs being run out of the Dr. Richard T. Mamiya Theatre. Kakuno is a familiar face and name at the Academy as he has served as the director of many of the Academy's theatrical productions; most recently directing Seussical in the fall of 2014. 

Students in Grades 5-8 and Grades 9-12 can enroll in age-appropriate semester long courses: Musical Theatre Workshop and Acting for Stage & Screen. Each course will feature a performance at the end of the semester. 

Musical Theatre Workshop is designed to teach the students how to use the three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing into the telling of a story. Focusing on character development and the utilization of body, voice and imagination, this class teaches young actors how to work in an ensemble. Also lessons on preparation for an audition.

Acting for Stage & Screen is an intensive program for students interested in exploring the creative process and approach to character development and learning the use of body, voice and imagination in the craft of acting. Focusing on guideposts utilized by professional actors, students will develop skills in acting, analyzing script and playing roles for theatre, film and television. Also includes tips on auditioning for parts and getting an agent to represent you.

For more information and how to enroll visit: 

Grades 5-8 Musical Theatre Workshop and Acting for Stage & Screen

Grades 9-12 Musical Theatre Workshop and Acting for Stage & Screen

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Monday, July 20, 2015

"In the Heights" stars five Academy alumnae

The Performing Arts Department of Chaminade University in association with Saint Louis Center for the Arts will present the Tony Award winning musical In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, at 7:30 p.m. on August 7 and 8, and 4 p.m. on August 9, at Mamiya Theatre, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. The production is part of Chaminade's summer collegiate theatre program and features five Academy alumnae: Alyassa Ablao, '15, Erica Freitas, '15, Kaena Kekoa, '14, Angelyn Tabalba, '15, and Nicole Yamada '15.

This presentation of In the Heights is a summer theatre program featuring student actors, designers and technicians from universities all over the country including the University of San Diego, Gonzaga University, University of Portland, Northern Arizona University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Chapman University, Webster University, Ithaca College, Stetson University, Hawaii Pacific University, University of Hawaii Manoa, Leeward Community College, Honolulu Community College, and Chaminade University.  The cast will also include a select group of local high school students. 

In the Heights is an award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.  During its acclaimed Off-Broadway run, In the Heights quickly became an audience phenomenon and a critical success.  It’s easy to see why: with an amazing cast, a gripping story and incredible dancing, In the Heights is an authentic and exhilarating journey into one of Manhattans most vibrant communities. And with its universal themes of family, community and self -discovery, In the Heights can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds.

Tickets will be available at the door and cost $25 for reserved seating and $15 for children, seniors, military, students, and for Chaminade faculty and staff.  Advanced tickets using a credit card may be done through  For more information call 808-202-6360

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2nd Annual Lancer Benefit Golf Tournament

Love Sacred Hearts Academy? Love golf? Sign up for the 2nd Annual Lancer Benefit Golf Tournament sponsored by the Lancer Athletics Booster Club! A great opportunity to help raise monies for the athletics programs here at the Academy! 

Sign up today by filling out an ENTRY FORM or contacting Ellen Manzano, '85 at or calling (808) 393-5393 for more information. 

Can't make it but want to support? Read a special letter from the Athletic Booster Club President Jackie Burnett, ' 85, golf chairperson Ellen Manzano, '85 and Athletic Director Ryan Hogue.  Or sign-up to volunteer!

Need a bit more detail? Check out the Lancers Athletics Booster Club2nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament brochure!

Go Lancers!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer Red Carpet Event

The Sacred Hearts Academy iPads For Success, Claymation 1, Claymation 2, and Lights! Camera! Action! summer school classes are looking forward to their Red Carpet Event on Thursday, July 9th, 2015! Have some spare time? Stop on by the Lower School Library and catch a student made movie - complete with ice cream sundaes for the families of the movie-making students! 

Where: Lower School Library
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
iPads For Success: 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
Claymation 1: 8:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Claymation 2: 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
Lights! Camera! Action!: 10:55 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

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Meet the New HS Vice Principal, Dir. of Dev. and Dir. of Alumnae Affairs

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Obama Recognizes Ms. Flynn With Presidential Award

The Academy 'ohana waited on baited breath to learn the results of the National Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching that High School Science teacher Erin Flynn was being considered for following being recognized on the Hawaii state level. 

After months of anticipation the results were released and the Academy would like to extend it's congratulations to Sacred Hearts Academy instructor Erin Flynn! Ms. Flynn was recently notified of her recognition on the national level for her outstanding classroom work during the 2013-2014 school year. Ms. Flynn and 'Iolani School mathematics teacher Amy Yonashiro are among 108 educators nationwide who will receive an official citation signed by President Obama and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation as part of the honor.

Each year the PAEMST program, which is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science for the previous school nationwide. The winners are selected by a panel of scientists, mathematicians and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. Ms. Flynn was one of six finalists for Hawaii in the science category while Ms. Yonashiro was one of four finalists. The two will also have the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony later this summer.

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