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Latest School News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Spirit Store Donations to Financial Aid Program Reach $50,000

    Isabel Singletary
    The Carrollton Spirit Store is a true labor of love – for the school, for the students, and for merchandising. Started 3 years ago by Pilar Cendoya Alvarez-Mena ’77, the store is housed in the Fernandez and Argiz Families Wellness Center and staffed solely by alumnae volunteers, with the proceeds benefiting the school’s financial aid program.
    Pilar’s history with Carrollton is a long one. She has held many roles in trust; student, alumna, former High School Dean of Students, parent of three lifers, lifelong volunteer, and budding entrepreneur. In this latest role she has succeeded beyond all expectations, as evidenced by the latest contribution of the Spirit Store to the school. In October of this year Pilar presented a check for $10,000, for a total of $50,000 to the financial aid program in the short time since the store’s inception.
    A testament to her and her volunteers’ determination, the Spirit Store has become central to school life. New items, which she sources with great care, are eagerly awaited by parents, students and alumnae alike. An alumnae cocktail reception held in the store at the beginning of the school year has become a special gathering where old friendships are reconnected, and new merchandise is displayed.
    Carrollton is blessed to have Pilar and her team be such an integral part of our daily life. With perennial smiles and eagerness to serve their Alma Mater, these alumnae are examples of giving back to the community that played such a large role in their lives.
  • The Feast of Mater Admirabilis

    Isabel Singletary
    For Sacred Heart students the Fall semester in the academic year is filled with special celebrations and remembrances. In October the Sacred Heart family celebrates the Feast of Mater Admirabilis, a fresco which has captured the hearts and imagination of generations of students. The story of how an unappealing fresco by a young novice came to be known and praised is well known. What might be less repeated is that Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat insisted a rendering of that image be placed in every school around the world with the intent that no matter where one found ourselves in our life’s journey, once one entered a Sacred Heart School, Mater would welcome one home.
    When we see her image, with a mantle on her shoulders, at rest from her chores and eyes downcast, we see a hope filled countenance which comes from her faith in and relationship with her God. She is a wonderful example of the hope that should permeate our daily lives. Students, alumnae and educators alike have benefitted from her daily presence in our lives as her serenity, wisdom, holiness and fealty emanates from her countenance. As we come to understand her knowledge of being God’s Beloved, our relationship to Mater takes a deeper meaning. An intimate bond with Our Lady is a life-long gift we receive as members of the Sacred Heart community.
    The Superior General of the Society in the mid-20th century, Marie-Thérèse de Lescure, RSCJ, wrote this prayer to Mater. May devotion to our Mater support us through all our days.
    Prayer to Mater
    Under the pressure of over-activity
    which at times consumes us, disturbs us, or
    scatters our energies in doing what is visible and accidential, let us
    come to our Mater.
    She is the Mother of the Invisible and
    the Mother of the Essential.
    Let us ask her to detach us, to free us
    from all that is not important,
    to lead us on, and to fix our gaze upon the invisible
    which her own eyes look upon.
    The Invisible Presence, the Invisible Life,
    the Invisible Action, the Invisible Love,
    all those things which are eternal values in us
    and the great realities of faith.
    May she keep us throughout our busy and
    overcrowded days
    in the radiance of things that are not seen
    and firm as if we beheld the Invisible.
    In the midst of non-essentials
    which invite and often distract us,
    we run the risk of encumbering our beings
    and confusing our values.
    May she give us the right understanding of the Essential
    and a hunger for it.
    One thing alone is necessary
    the will of God and the work of God’s love.
    May Mater give us this singleness of vision
    so that we, too, may see
    the Invisible and the Essential in all.
    Amen
  • Starr Sariego '76 Visits Upper School Assembly

    Isabel Singletary
    Carrollton had the pleasure of welcoming back alumna and photographer Starr Sariego '76. She was invited to speak to Upper School students about her collaboration in "The Art of Compassion" project  on exhibition at the Coral Gables Museum. Starr gathered 20 fellow local and international photographers and paired them with women just released from prison. The project, created out of goodwill and hope, aims to redefine preconceptions of society and social justice through photography and powerful testimonies of women, all representing diversity in age, race and demeanor. The Miami Herald highlighted in a recent article  Starr's mission to help these women overcome society's biases and get on with building productive lives. She credits Carrollton for instilling in her the importance of being socially aware and empathizing with the marginalized in our community. Her guest appearance at the school left an impact among our students of the power of just one individual to bring attention to, and improve the likelyhood of sucess for others outside the mainstream of our community.
  • Graduation - Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

    Isabel Singletary
    Carrollton's High School graduation on June 5th, celebrated our graduates and thanked the families and faculty who encouraged, supported and championed the students' accomplishments. It is a ritual that we all recognize from our own experience at wherever high school our studies were completed. At Carrollton it is a particularly meaningful commencement because by taking place within the context of the eucharistic liturgy, we acknowledge God's grace, wisdom, mercy and guidance throughout this educational journey. This evening marked the end of each student’s journey as a Child of the Sacred Heart and celebrated the start of her being a Woman of the Sacred Heart.
    The guests were welcomed by Ceci de la Guardia ’19 with a beautiful story, a musical allegory of the Class that could practically be heard as a song. The guests were bid farewell with a reflection by Virginia Moscetti ’19, who detailed how the DNA of the Class was formed, and bound the students for lifelong friendships and shared history.
    Both of their speeches are shared here. You are encouraged to read in actual words the very essence of the impact of a Sacred Heart education.
  • Carrollton Rose to the Challenge at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

    Once again, our school participated in “The Fairchild Challenge” – an award-winning, interdisciplinary, environmental science competition designed to engage students of diverse interests, abilities, talents, and backgrounds to explore the natural world, and become stewards of the Earth. The program has been recognized as a benchmark for exceptional STEM education and for empowering educated voters, policy makers, and environmentally-minded citizens.
     
    Our students demonstrated their different talents in support of environmental stewardship by participating in all the different challenges presented by The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. There were over 300 schools from South Florida and beyond participating in The Fairchild Challenge this year.
     
    In the High School category, we were recognized as one of the top scoring schools overall and were presented with the Silver Award and a cash prize of $750 to support and enhance environmental activities in our school. They also received a certificate for their outstanding participation and a family gift pass. We also received a special recognition for being one of the only two schools from South Florida to participate at the NASA’s HUNCH (High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware) Program. Furthermore, Julia Sariol ’20 was congratulated as one of the Fairchild Summer Internship Recipients.
     
    In the Middle School category, we received the Bronze Award which included a $500 cash prize and our Primary school won a special framed certificate in the Overall Challenge Award for participating in all of the Elementary School Challenges.
     
    Below is a list of all the challenges and recognitions we received:
     
    High School
    Educator Challenge - Mr. Guido Mena, with his rendition of the flower from the cannonball tree was awarded 2nd place.
     
    Challenge 1: Fairchild’s New Planting - Students from Visual Arts class, Bettina Legorburu ’22 and Mia Fernandez de Castro ’22.
     
    Challenge 2: The Everglades Policy Proposal – Students from Debate Class, Olga Sofia Solares ’22, Lillian Cullen ’22, Cherie Laroche ’22, Victoria Estefani ’22, Emily Lawrence ’22 and Carola Mato ‘22
     
    Challenge 3: South Florida’s Natural Habitats – Students from Biology class, Sofia Eraña ’22 and Lillian Cullen ’22
     
    Challenge 4: Environmental Debate Tournament – Students from Debate team, Natalie Giustini ’20, Caroline Culmo ’20, Camille Deschapelles ’22 and Dorothy Darden ‘19
     
    Challenge 5: Green Cuisine – A Stella Side Dish – Students from IB Design Technology, Jimena Arguimbau ’20, Sofia Chi ’20, Nina Gallinar ’20, Ana Jouvin ’20, Andreina Macedo ’19, Sabrina Mas ’20, Haley McCarthy-Levy ’20 and Daniela Rabbasa ’20
     
    Challenge 7: Growing Beyond Earth – Students from Biology class, Mia Fernandez de Castro ’22, Sofia Mortensen ’22, Madison Forrest ’22, Sydney Toledo ’22 and Makayla Green ’22
     
    Challenge 8: The Million Orchid Project – Students from IB Environmental Systems and Society class, Jimena Arguimbau ’20, Camille Cabrera-Ramon ’20, Alessandra Diamond ’20, and Ana Jouvin ‘20
     
    Middle School
    Challenge 1: Fairchild’s New Plantings – Outstanding Narrative by Lauren Nieto ‘24
     
    Challenge 4: Citizen Science: Growing Beyond Earth – Enthusiasm by Mia Deschapelles ‘24, Olivia Jose ‘24, and Esmeralda Swietelsky ‘24; Data Presentation by Grades 6 and 7
     
    Challenge 6: Green Treasures: An Ethnobotanical Journey – Creativity by Sabrina Oliva ‘24, Cecilia Oses ‘24, Mia Rodriguez ‘21, Simrin Shah ‘24 and Daniela Vila ‘24
     
    Challenge 7: Lizards on the Loose – Most Comprehensive by Grades 6 & 7
     
    Primary
    Environmental Role Models – 3rd grade students Monica Rodriguez ‘28 and Montessori teacher Barbara Clarke
     
    Challenge 3: Eco-Atlas - Engaging Narrative by 3rd Grade
     
    Overall Challenge Award
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