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Convent of the Sacred Heart

Float like a butterfly: Mexico-bound monarchs released at Sacred Heart

What do Greenwich and Mexico have in common? Well, for one, they are respectively the once and future homes of a certain group of monarch butterflies. Kathy Failla, the school’s director of public relations and communications, describes the origins of the monarchs’ southward flight following report: “Monarch butterflies began their long journey from Greenwich to […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart earns gold from Columbia Press Association

Convent of the Sacred Heart’s student newspaper, the King Street Chronicle, has won a gold medal for the 2013-1014 academic year from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Sacred Heart is the first and only school with an online newspaper in Greenwich to win this distinction from the Columbia Press Association, according to Sacred Heart officials. The […] [Read More]
Sacred Heart Commended Students

Sacred Heart students recognized in Merit Scholarship Program

Seven Convent of the Sacred Heart seniors have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are: Sarah Banker, Concetta Brusco, Jennifer Esposito, Katherine Hill, Emily Hirshorn, Grace McKenney and Sheila Moran. “This recognition will broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success,” […] [Read More]

Greenwich schools’ start times (w/video)

In yesterday’s  print and e-editions, Greenwich Time examined the debate over the start time of Greenwich High School. If you’re interested to see how Greenwich High’s start time compares to those of other schools in Greenwich and neighboring towns and cities, check out the list below: Here’s a look at the start times for Greenwich […] [Read More]

Greenwich schools’ Merit Scholarship semifinalists: worth comparing?

In case you missed it, here’s the Greenwich Time article about Greenwich’s National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this year. Some might ask whether Greenwich school officials compare their schools’ respective numbers of semifinalists. The answer appears to be no. “We never engage in comparisons with other top public and independent schools on this topic,” said […] [Read More]

Greenwich National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced today the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The high-school seniors who reached the semifinals performed exceptionally on pre-SATs and also had to fulfill a number of other requirements. Semifinalists will compete for about 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth a total of approximately $33 […] [Read More]

Convent of the Sacred Heart students start school year

Today marked the start of the school year at Convent of the Sacred Heart. To commemorate the return to classes, students and staff attended a morning-prayer service. The following is an account of the service by Kathleen Failla, the school’s director of public relations and communications: “Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich marked the opening […] [Read More]
Cristina Baptista

Sacred Heart teacher sets sail on whaleship

Greenwich teachers are embarking on some exciting adventures this summer. In the case of Cristina Baptista, an English teacher at Convent of the Sacred Heart, she is participating in the 38th Voyage aboard Mystic Seaport’s 1841 whaleship the Charles W. Morgan. Here is her account of the maritime expedition. CRISTINA BAPTISTA: “This summer, I have been […] [Read More]

Sacred Heart graduation set for June 6

Convent of the Sacred Heart’s graduation is set for Friday, June 6 at 2 p.m. Sixty students in the class of 2014 will graduate. The Rev. George Winzenburg, S.J., president of the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, will deliver the commencement speech. Winzenburg has visited Sacred Heart twice […] [Read More]

Sacred Heart student examines human trafficking

Earlier this month, Convent of the Sacred Heart students staged a protest to speak out against the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls by the extremist group Boko Haram. The kidnapping has ignited global outrage and increased focus on the global epidemic of human trafficking. Well before the abduction of the Nigerian girls, however, […] [Read More]