Each and every student of Convent & Stuart Hall is a child of the Sacred Heart and will always thus be known by God. Whether you're returning to campus today or in the future, you are in our hearts. We're so glad to see many of you today, and look forward to seeing all of you in due time.
-- Check out the achievements of the Latin Club (listed below).
-- Check out the athletics section for another rotation of team meetings or Zoom workouts; they change pretty much every day.
Schedule without Advisory or Chapel
This traditional Catholic prayer is adapted for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Even among uncertainty and with the challenges of the pandemic, we still have much to be thankful for:
God in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look with kindness upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.
Thank you for all the graces and blessings that You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious heritage, our food and shelter, our health, the love we have for one another, our family and friends.
Dear God, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued grace and blessing throughout the coming year. Amen.
LC Closed Thursday and Friday
Please note that the Carroll Learning Commons will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20, for a special event.
Did you vote in the TikTok Challenge for the interclass spirit competition? Even if you didn't get a chance to vote, check out each of the class finalists here:
-- Senior class
-- Junior class
-- Sophomore class
Visiting Author: Annette Gordon-Reed
Thank you very much to everyone, faculty and students, for your participation in the visit of Professor Annette Gordon-Reed. Her presentation was thought-provoking, and we hope that you had a good experience in the dialogs that followed. Thank you especially to Ms. Barrett, Ms. Porter, and Ms. Naik for their leadership in bringing Ms. Gordon-Reed to campus and for preparing so thoroughly for her visit!
Convent & Stuart Hall Latin Students Shine at the Nor-Cal Latin Convention
This past Saturday Latin students Zoomed into the Northern California Latin Convention and walked away with several medals. Please congratulate the following students on their tremendous efforts: Driscoll Callan, Mark Smith, Tommy Smith, Robin Tsai, Kailer Tom, Fynn Buesnel, Sydney Mountain, Bailey Parent (2 medals), and Sofia Tobiason.
Your Research Proposal Assignment should be well underway. By November 30, your subject area must be finalized. As noted before, individual extended essay meetings with Ms. Sell or Ms. Barrett were required for supervisory placement. Students who missed extended essay individual meetings will receive information about next steps coordinated with grade chairs.
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.
Rehabilitate natural areas on Mount Sutro
Mount Sutro (and especially its famous radio tower) is a San Francisco landmark recognized around the world. The Sutro Stewards help to maintain the natural landscape on Mount Sutro and maintain a nursery near to it. If you're interested in volunteering, check out the stewards' website and contact the volunteer coordinator for possible hours and the necessary waivers.
Make sure to log any service in MobileServe and to request verification from your supervisor!
-- If you're applying early action or early decision, submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile (if required) the same day the college application is submitted. If the student is applying for regular admission and no specific deadline given, submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile (if required) on the same day the college application is submitted, or December 1, whichever comes first.
-- Be sure to check the net price calculator for each school on your college list and confirm that each is within a reasonable financial range. If any may be out of range, now is the time to develop a contingency plan with your parents and college counselor.
-- Here is a link to the expected family contribution (EFC) calculator.
-- UC application deadline: Monday, November 30
-- CSU application deadline: Friday, December 4
-- It's highly recommends to submit your UC/CSU applications before the Thanksgiving holiday to avoid server issues!
-- Monday, December 7 is the deadline for seniors to share supplemental essays for regular admission via Google Drive with their college counselor. Please note the deadline has been moved from December 2
-- Compass Prep is offering a practice ACT on Saturday, December 5.
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
-- Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m.: Register here for a live webinar via Zoom with Compass Prep on standardized testing.
Visual and Performing Arts
Student Arts Workshop 2
Interested in participating in a student led production of A Midsummer Night's Dream? Or perhaps you want to create your own art show or dance piece? The Student Arts Workshop is the place for you. Please see commitment dates and link to join below!
-- Dates: January 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, and February 2, 3, 4, 5, with a final presentation on February 6
-- Meetings are 4:15-6:15 p.m., with the final presentation at 7 p.m.
-- Sign up here
Spring Production: Devised Theater
Join the high school spring production and collaborate to create something entirely new! Through improvisation activities, drama games and artistic exercises, you will work with your peers to create a unique theatrical performance. Students will have the opportunity to write, act, design, create/perform original music and much much more! Cast and crew will be working together on this project.
-- Auditions are March 8 from 4:15-6 p.m.
-- Rehearsals are March 9 to April 22, Tuesday through Friday, 4:15-6:45
-- Performance week is April 26 to May 1
-- Sign up here
Virtual Athletics for the Week of November 16 to 20
This week, we have scheduled Zoom meetings with team coaches! Check out the menu below. All meetings begin at 4 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
-- Let’s try: Sweatin’ to the Oldies with Mike Mayes: Zoom room (class points for attending)
-- Running with Coach Buckley: Here's the practice plan
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 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
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.