Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Digital Media Club Visits Eggs N Things Waikiki

Sacred Hearts Academy Digital Media Club
Eggs N Things, Waikiki
Sacred Hearts Academy grades five and six Digital Media Club students were mentored by photographer and Academy parent, Harold Watanabe, during a live photo shoot for Eggs N Things in Waikiki on December 12th, 2018.

During the photo shoot chefs brought out about eight onolicious breakfast dishes such as the All Fresh Fruit Rainbow Pancakes (Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Fresh Bananas, Strawberries, Kiwi, Blueberries, Pineapple, and Papaya) and the Plantation Pineapple Pork Chops with island fresh eggs and sweet potato medley.

Sacred Hearts Academy Digital Media Club
Mr. Watanabe taught the students about set design concepts and how to use different props to help with lighting. By using a powerful photo editing app, Snapseed, students were able to bring their photos to the next level. We encourage you to check some of their work out on the Eggs N Things Instagram and Hawaii's Best Kitchens

Sacred Hearts Academy extends a heartfelt mahalo to Mr. Watanabe and the friendly and supportive staff at Eggs N Things for opening their doors to our girls for this hands-on experience!

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Message from Mr. Randy Fong to all Alumnae

Aloha Academy Graduates!

I hope you are enjoying your Fall semester in college. We are getting ready for our annual Alumnae Forum, which will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates like yourself to come back to the Academy and share your college experiences with our current students. The Forum will be open to students in grades 7-12, and the format will be the same as last year.

The tentative schedule is for the Alumnae Forum to start after homeroom at 7:55 a.m – 9:15 a.m which includes a mini college fair, followed by a breakfast meal and fellowship for all of you.
More information will follow, but if you are able to attend, please email me back by next week with the following information:

  • Name/Sacred Hearts Graduation Year
  • College Attending
  • Major
  • Cell Phone NumberImportant!
If you are able to, please bring brochures, viewbooks, etc., from your college—you can check with the Admissions Office at your college; they will be more than happy to give you materials to distribute to students.

Mr. Fong

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Academy Students Network With Nobel Laureates

Academy Science Dept. Chair Mrs. Erin Flynn
Autumn Garlutzo (9), Tiadii Lum (11), Briann Silva (12),
Samantha Seto (12), and Olivia Yoshida (12)
Five Sacred Hearts Academy students attended in the University of Hawaii Cancer Center's Weinman Symposium on Friday, November 30, 2018. A special treat at the symposium included a keynote lecture given by Dr. Bruce Beutler, an American immunologist and geneticist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2011.

Following the symposium, the girls gathered with students from other schools for a special networking luncheon with numerous cancer researchers and Nobel Laureates hosted by the Cancer Center

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Psalm 9:2-3 tells us "I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart;
I will declare all your wonderous deeds. I will delight and rejoice in you;
I will sing hymns to your name, Most High."
As we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends and enter the Advent and Christmas liturgical seasons, let’s remember and thank God for all He has provided us.

We give thanks to God for grace He gives each one of us.

We give thanks to God for loving families, caring friends, and welcoming homes in a country that values gratitude, generosity, and service to one another.

We give thanks to God for the gift of Catholic education, especially for Sacred Hearts Academy and the mission of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

We give thanks to God for our vocation of teaching God’s children alongside all of our colleagues, an amazing team of dedicated educators and administrators who work together to help our students grow closer to Him.

We wish safe travels for all who are going to see loved ones near and far over the long weekend. And we leave our Academy 'ohana with this prayer of Thanksgiving. Have a truly blessed weekend.
Father, all powerful,Your gifts of love are countlessAnd your goodness infinite;As we we come before you on Thanksgiving DayWith gratitude for your kindness,Open our hearts to have concernFor every man, woman, and child,So that we may share your gifts in loving service.Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Academy Robotics Shines Over Veterans' Day Weekend

Sacred Hearts Academy High School VEX Team 2437A won the Build Award at North Shore VEX EDR Tournament at Waialua HS. This team also won the Design Award at UH Manoa a week earlier and got a berth to the state championship on 1/22/19 at UH Manoa. Congratulations Ayla Hakikawa, Kammiee-Marie Ardo, and Nanami Mehring!

Sacred Hearts Academy Jr. High School VEX IQ Team 2437A won the Excellence Award and Robot Skills Champion Award with a berth to the state championship on 2/23/19 at Saint Louis School. Congratulations Hyatt Yoshioka, Mei Wai Lee, Vanessa Laub, and Anna Takegawa!

Sacred Hearts Academy Jr. High School VEX IQ Team 2437B won the Design Award and got a berth to the state championship on 2/23/19 at Saint Louis School. Congratulations Abegail Aguirre, Madison Iwashita, and Reese Machida!

Sacred Hearts Academy Lower School VEX IQ Team 2436A won the Tournament Champion Award and got a berth to the state championship on 3/2/19 at SHA. Congratulations Gabrielle Castro, Lindsey Dimaya, Sadie Takaki, and Sara Inao!

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Impressive Performance by Academy FLL Robotics Team

On November 12th the Sacred Hearts Academy Lower School First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Team, aka the "Boredom Busters", competed against 23 other teams at the Kalani District FLL Tournament.

The girls scored well in all four categories (Project, Robot Design, Robot Performance, and Core Values) earning them a spot in the FLL State Tournament scheduled for December 1st at the Blaisell!

Congratulations to Jaiden Heresa, Khloe Kahaulelio, Bailey Leong, Ashley Lane, and Riko Sakai on a job well done! What is most impressive of their accomplishments? This is the first year for all five girls, and they only had about 2 months to prepare! Way to go girls; we are so proud of all of your hard work! Go Lancers!

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Economics Students Visit Allison Izu - Ten Tomorrow

On Thursday Nov. 1 the Sacred Hearts Academy Economics class visited Allison Izu Song, '94, boutique "Ten Tomorrow" off of 11th Avenue. Allison Izu is a local designer and a distinguished alumna of the Academy. 
Although she herself could not be there for the visit, the girls were appreciative of the personalized tour of the shop and work space by her business partner, owner and designer of the brand Ten Tomorrow, Summer Shiigi. Ms. Shiigi also met with each project group to listen to listen to their business ideas and offered valuable advice, helping them to work out estimates for expenses and potential profit.
Mahalo to Allison Izu and Summer Shiigi for allowing our students this valuable experience!
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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Go Lancers! Athletics Update

Aloha, Lancer Athletics Fans!

  • Last evening, the Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Waimea and advanced to the State Final. We will face Le Jardin Academy, who is the 2X defending State Champion at 5:00 p.m. tonight in the Blaisdell Arena.
  • Please also note the JV Team went UNDEFEATED this season and claimed the ILH Championship.

  • Last evening at the ILH Championships, the Intermediate Team claimed their third CONSECUTIVE League Title. Impressively, this was their first win off the year.
  • The Varsity Team repeated as League Champions; their State Championships is on November 17th at the NBC, where they will defend their State Title from 2017.


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Friday, October 26, 2018

Exhibiting Espirit De Corps

Many eyes were on Sacred Hearts Academy's Air Riflery team this past week since the Academy was competing as the defending State Champion. After sitting on edge for seemingly forever, we received the news! 

After all shots were fired, the Lancers held a three-point lead over their closest competitor – only to find out that there was a shooter’s error in not closing the bolt after loading her rifle. In final tabulation, the penalty was 12 points, and Sacred Hearts lost the title. 

What happened afterwards made the entire school ‘ohana proud because our team rose to heights of stellar character. According to one trusted observer, no one person received the glory, nor the blame, as they were of “ONE HEART.” This observer described what she saw as “ESPRIT DE CORPS,” usually defined as a spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion and strong regard for the honor of the group. It usually defines something that cannot be measured by scores or acknowledged by a trophy.

When this observer shared her perspective with our Head of School, Betty White, her heart and the Academy's collective 'ohana burst with pride because the soul of our team emerged over the quantifiable scores.

We are ever so proud of our persistent and courageous Lancers
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Aloha From Fuzhou, Fujian, China!

A special message and update from Sacred Hearts Academy Head of School, Betty White, as she travels abroad with eight Academy "Trimble Scholars" guided by longtime Academy friends, Sonia & Gordon Trimble, and Noe Gunderson Oliver, '96, on a cultural exchange with students attending Hwa Nan Women's College in Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

"To be here in Fuzhou, Fujian, China, living on Hwa Nan Women's college campus and surrounded by Chinese educators and students, is an incredible experience. Our hosts are so very cordial, kind and hospitable. Our students are like sponges—soaking up every opportunity to learn and enjoy the experience.
For every activity or excursion, our students have a Chinese sister with them. Yesterday, Eden and Kira were interviewed by a cameraman about their experience so far, and they related how safe the Chinese Sisters made them feel. Later that day we gathered on the athletic field for games led by our hosts. Incredible —the same games I recall playing as a child, thousands of miles from China.  
Today’s schedule is packed—mountain climbing, having a vegetarian lunch prepared by monks, and attending a formal dinner in honor and memory of Bob Trimble, the late father of Gordon Trimble. We have experianced so much in the short time we have been here already; and are excited for the days ahead! We hope everyone had an enjoyable Fall Break and we look forward to sharing in our expereince with you all when we return home!" - Betty White, Sacred Hearts Academy Head of School

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Lancer Robotics Named Tournament Champions

On Saturday, September 29th, Sacred Hearts Academy's Lancer Robotics Team 2437A all-freshmen team composed of Ayla Hakikawa, Kammiee-Marie Ardo, and Nanami Mehring gathered at Island Pacific Academy for a VEX Robotics Competition.

In the qualification round of the 27 teams competing Lancer Robotics ranked fifth. As they entered into the elimination rounds, Sacred Hearts Academy (SHA) joined in an alliance with Island Pacific Academy (IPA) Team 4442A. The SHA/IPA alliance proved to be formidable, beating the rank one team alliance composed of two Pearl City High School teams not once, but twice during the final rounds naming the alliance the Tournament Champions!

In addition to the top prize and qualifying for the HECO VRC State Championship, Lancer Robotics was also bestowed the prestigious Design Award! We invite the Academy's entire 'ohana in celebrating this outstanding achievement -- way to go girls!

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Friday, September 28, 2018

First Grade Focus on Pedestrian Safety

Need a refresher on #PedestrianSafety? Sacred Hearts Academy 1st Grader Madison Gapol has got you covered! Serving as National American Miss Hawaii Princess, Madison provided a brief #WalkWiseHawaii presentation to her fellow classmates on how to stay safe while walking.

"I pledge, as a good pedestrian, to always look left, to always look right, to always look left again, and continue looking while crossing the street." -Pedestrian Pledge

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