September 19, 2017
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Susan Maxwell, RSCJ signing copies of her recently published history of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

Sacred Heart Schools established the Goal Award in 2004 as a way to recognize, within the larger Chicagoland community, a person or organization whose life and work exemplifies one of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education.

We continue to pray for our schools in Houston - Duchesne Academy and the Regis School as well as the RSCJ community there. We hold everyone suffering from this disaster as well as those responding in our hearts and prayers. In the days ahead, following the lead of our two schools there, we will have a better sense of the most impactful ways we can respond.

Nearly 90 girls from 12 states and the District of Columbia are residing at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s boarding school this summer while being given the opportunity to caddie daily at golf courses along Chicago’s North Shore. Woodlands Academy, an all-girls college-preparatory high school in Lake Forest, is hosting the Western Golf Association’s (WGA) Caddie Academy for the second year in a row.

 

Berchmans Academy student awarded medal by Representative Clay Higgins

If the happiness of the individual open to the Spirit is so great, what would be the happiness of a group of people completely guided by the Spirit?  Surely, we will be capable of producing great good. 

 

On May 19th the Regis School of the Sacred Heart graduated its largest class in its twenty-five year history. Thirty-three students received diplomas completing their elementary education at the all-boys Sacred Heart School in Houston. It was back in 1991 that the Regis School began with just 35 students. Today the school offers a Sacred Heart education to over 275 boys in the PK3 – 8th Grade program.

Against All Odds is the inspiring life story of an African girl who was able to overcome great odds and secure an education despite great hardship. Betty Ogiel attended Kangole and Kalungu Girls Secondary Schools in Uganda and succeeded because of her own grit and resilence and the financial and personal support of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. Betty is a proud example of the educational mission of the RSCJ and credits them for her success. More about Betty's book here: http://bit.ly/2qb752z

Sacred Heart student with her young cousin, on hospital bed

On May 29th, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal grade 11 student, Olivia Iorio will be shaving her head for cancer, at the school, in honour of her cousin, Vincenzo, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in different types of nerve tissues. “From then on, I knew right away what I had to do and that I did not want to back down!” said Olivia.  Sadly, Vincenzo passed away in April - he was 8 years old. 

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