Friday, September 18

Friday High School Announcement

New Content
-- Check out the athletics section for three virtual or Zoom workouts.
-- Young men have chapel, and ninth- and tenth-grade young women have grade-level meetings today.
-- Make sure to vote in the community representative elections! Ballots can be found in your email.

Chapel and grade-level meetings
Young men have chapel from 12:25 to 12:45 p.m.; look in your email for information on attending the webinar. Freshmen and sophomore young women have grade-level meetings at the same time; check out your email for Zoom meeting information.

Weekly Schedule

Reflection
This prayer was drafted by Fr. Alberto Cutie in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States:

God of love we place in your loving arms the thousands of innocent lives that were lost on that unforgettable morning of September 11, 2001. We also remember the courage of the countless men and women who put their lives at risk in order to rescue, alleviate and bring solace to the afflicted. Help us to continue to work for a world free from every form of hatred, violence and ignorance. May terrorism -- in all its forms -- disappear from the face of the earth. Amen.

Xavier University has compiled a list of prayers from many different religious traditions in commemoration of September 11, 2001, at this site.

IB Juniors
Please complete the Extended Essay Brainstorming form sent to you on Monday, September 14. This form will help the EE Coordinators shape the next EE Workshop.

Student Government
Campaign and voting materials are available at these sites for Convent and for Stuart Hall, respectively. Ballots are in your email inbox, and voting wraps at the end of the day.

Community Service
Looking for service opportunities during the current public health restrictions? Check out these two resources:
-- Our own Students in Action (SIA) team has prepared this list of volunteer opportunities, some in person and some virtual. The list has been revised and updated within the last week.
-- Local high school students have also made a wider Bay Area and beyond list of volunteer opportunities and posted it at TeensVolunteer.org.

Reading Partners is a tutoring and mentoring program for elementary school students. They are launching a variety of remote volunteering opportunities, including:
-- Share your story
-- Peer-to-peer fundraising
-- Reading partners ambassadorship
-- Volunteer translation
-- Organizing resource drives
Follow each link above to learn about different service opportunities!

Make sure to log any service in MobileServe and to request verification from your supervisor!

College Counseling
The college visit program for juniors and seniors is in full swing! All visits are virtual. These are informational sessions for you as students, and are not formal interviews, but rather an opportunity for you to receive information and ask questions. Sign up for visits through Naviance to inform both the college counseling department and the admissions officer that you will be in attendance. We have created this “how to” video on the registration process which can be accessed here. From the college visits page, you will find a list of colleges that are holding informational sessions with a one-click registration button on the right side of the page. Colleges are signing up daily to visit, so continue to revisit the schedule. You will also find more details in your email.

Please join us for a Financial Aid Night for senior families on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. Presented for the class of 2021 at Convent & Stuart Hall, Bellarmine College Preparatory, and Justin Siena High School. Guest speaker and financial aid expert, Katy Murphy, will provide an overview of the financial aid process, including exploration of options for financial aid including: scholarships, applying via the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and related topics. To join the program, please use this link.

Performing Arts
Performing arts update: Rehearsals and crew meetings for the Environmental Play Festival are in full swing! For those families and students involved, please refer to the Google Drive links sent via email for detailed schedules. To see an overview of the schedule and fill out cast and crew contracts, please visit our theater webpage.

Student Arts Workshop: Collaborate with your peers from different artistic disciplines to create projects in a lab facilitated by Convent & Stuart Hall faculty. Sign up here for any of the three sessions offered throughout the year. As a reminder session one meets Friday, September 18 from 4-6 p.m. in Mrs. Hee's Zoom room.

Virtual Athletics for the Week of September 14–September 18
This week, we have scheduled Zoom meetings with team coaches! Check out the menu below. All meetings begin at 3:45 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Friday
-- Upper body strength and core in Coach Spring's Zoom room
-- Jazzercise in Mike Mayes's Zoom room
Have you ever wanted to try something new but have yet to get around to it or feel a little hesitant to start? Well, this Zoom is for you.  Come join our athletic trainer, Mike Mayes, as he hosts a new workout every week with beloved volunteers from our community. This week, come try Jazzercise with Mike and Coach Buckley.
-- Running with Coach Buckley: No video today, folks, but here's the practice plan

Clubs
Clubs are live! See the clubs listing here. Drop in to any club meeting or reach out to the listed student leader and faculty moderator for more information. All club meetings are on Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00pm to 12:50pm.

Interested in creating a new club? Please fill out the form linked here. If you're a leader in an established club, please send Mr. Buckley and Mr. PL an email to indicate you plan to continue and any updates that we should know.


 

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Around Campus

Seniors participate in alternative 'graduation'
Seniors participate in alternative 'graduation'
  • The Broadview

In order to follow the guidelines of the Department of Public Health, Convent held both virtual and individual in-person ceremonies for the Class of 2020. Read More

Students, faculty gather for 133rd annual Prize Day
Students, faculty gather for 133rd annual Prize Day
  • The Broadview

As the school year comes to an end, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and faculty gather over zoom for a final all school assembly to celebrate Prize Day. Read More

 

Seniors uncertain about fall semester
Seniors uncertain about fall semester
  • The Roundtable

As the school year comes to an end virtually, seniors say they wonder if they will be able to attend college physically. Read More

Senior athlete trains for Olympics
Senior athlete trains for Olympics
  • The Roundtable

Regardless of whether or not he has access to a rink, U.S. men’s figure skater Dinh Tran is continuing to train in hopes of competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics. Read More