List of 20 news stories.

  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Carrollton Unveils Plaque Honoring its Past

    Isabel Singletary
    Carrollton Head Master Olen Kalkus and distinguished guests unveiled a marker commemorating the rich historical and architectural legacy of El Jardin. Built in 1918 by Pittsburgh industrialist John Bindley and designed by renowned architect Richard Kiehnel, the estate at 3747 Main Highway is considered one of the oldest and best-preserved examples of Mediterranean architecture in South Florida.
     
    The addition of a historical marker, located near the entrance gate on Carrollton’s Barat campus, is part of school’s ongoing commitment to preserve, protect and share the historic property with the greater Miami community. Throughout the past year Carrollton hosted a number of open house tours and lectures in honor of El Jardin’s centennial anniversary.
     
     “With the recent renovations on the Barat campus it is now possible to once again see the beautiful El Jardin estate from Main Highway,” said Olen Kalkus, headmaster of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. “We hope the addition of the marker will help increase public awareness and appreciation of this historic and architectural gem in the midst of Coconut Grove.”
     
    The Society of the Sacred Heart purchased El Jardin in 1961, and it became home to an all-girls, independent, Catholic school. As stewards of the historic property, Carrollton has long been committed to preserving and protecting the estate for future generations.  El Jardin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 30, 1974.
     
    The new marker is part of the Florida Historical Marker Program, which recognizes historic resources, persons and events that are significant in the areas of architecture, archaeology, Florida history and traditional culture. Through the state program, El Jardin is linked to a number of nearby historic properties along Main Highway, including the Coconut Grove Playhouse, also designed by Richard Kiehnel.
     
    El Jardin: The Gilded Age on Biscayne Bay, a book detailing the history and architectural significance of the estate, will be released in the Fall.
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  • NEHS Poetry Month at Carrollton

    Virginia Moscetti '19
    As Poetry Month comes to a close, the members of Carrollton’s National English Honor Society (NEHS) find themselves meditating on a particularly successful year, characterized by ice cream, poetry, Mayoral Proclamations, cross-community activities, and evenings of literary-filled antics.
    Spearheaded by NEHS President Virginia Moscetti ’19 and NEHS Advisor Mrs. Lyana Azan, the NEHS kicked off Poetry Month with a dynamic collaboration with O, Miami Poetry Organization and iconic neighborhood ice-cream store Whip N’ Dip, in which Haikus written by Primary School students and selected through a primary-wide contest were printed on Whip N’ Dips ice cream cups and available for poetic consumption throughout the week of April 8th. Organized by Daniela French ’19 and Dibe Di’Gregorio ’20, the NEHS then hosted its second annual Poetry Night on April 12th, inviting students from Belen, Columbus, Lourdes, and Ransom for an evening of poetry readings and activities. On April 13th, several NEHS members as well as Upper School Head Ms. Hillary Freerick-Hillenbrand and NEHS Advisor Mrs. Lyana Azan participated in a non-speaking poetic exhibit organized by O, Miami at the Perez Museum of Modern Art, where they responded to the silent questions of museum-goers through poetry. The NEHS also organized a ZipOdes workshop segment for the intermediate school and Breakthrough Miami. A poetic structure developed by O, Miami and WLRN Radio Station as a lyrical celebration of Miami, the ZipOde consists of an arrangement of the poet’s zip-code on the left-hand side of the five-line poem. Each number in the zip code corresponds to a specific line in the poem and dictates the amount of words per line. After being introduced to the structure, both Intermediate and Breakthrough students alike submitted their ZipOdes to O, Miami’s annual month-long contest. On week four, Alyna, a student of the NEHS’s Breakthrough Miami Poetry Workshop, was selected as a finalist in the contest and was invited to read her poem at a special O, Miami event on April 24th.
    As a final stamp on such an active and successful year, the NEHS acquired a mayoral proclamation in support of Poetry Month effective April 1st 2019, unifying Miami’s variegated community under a common appreciation of language.
    The NEHS would like to thank all the adults and collaborating organizations that made Poetry Month possible, particularly Dean of Students Mrs. Maritza Fernandez, Ms. Freerick-Hillenbrand, and Mr. Clyde Bertrand. If you missed any of our events- not to fear! Catch up with us on Instagram: @carrolltonnehs.
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  • “Racing for a Reason” – Encouraging Young Women in STEAM Fields

    Isabel Singletary
    Carrollton's Solar Car Team, CarrollSUN competed on Florida’s west coast for the third consecutive year. The SunChase Solar Car Challenge at Florida East Coast University was livestreamed from the car itself. Carrollton delivered a First-Place sweep in all categories of the competition: first place for overall champion, presentation, sprint time and fastest total sprint time. The annual event is a competition, where school teams from across the state build go-karts with solar panels and batteries and race them by harnessing sunlight. A team of 17 students, grades 6-12, worked on the car for over 2,000 hours in a few short months. The team’s next goal is to compete at the collegiate level next year in Texas. 

    Read more about the team in the Miami Herald.
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  • Bird Houses and Lent

    Isabel Singletary
    Today, Carrollton observed Ash Wednesday with two beautiful masses held in St. Hugh to accommodate the entire student body and adult community.
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  • Junior Shines on International Women's Day Week

    Isabel Singletary
    International Women’s Day, celebrated last week throughout the world, promoted as this year’s theme, “Balance for Better”. 
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  • Celebrate 2019

    Isabel Singletary
    Celebrate 2019 paid fitting tribute to the school, its legacy, and its community.
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  • Carrollton at the Heart of Dig Pink

    The foundation recently posted an article about Carrollton's Dig Pink campaign and how it has made a difference for those in need.
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  • Carrollton Debate Finishes Fall Season Strong!

    Dana Randall
    We wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the recent accomplishments of our students who have spent time competing around the country on behalf of our debate team.
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  • Author, Mike Curato, visits Carrollton's students 

    Melinee S. Fernandez, Director of Information Services
    Illustrator, author, graphic designer, and cupcake connoisseur, Mike Curato visited Carrollton on Monday, November 12.
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  • Jordan Matter visits the Junior High

    Melinee Fernandez
    National best-selling author, Jordan Matter visits the Junior High.
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  • Carrollton Honors the Members of its Annual Fund Founders Society

    Isabel Singletary
    The community of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart gathered together to celebrate its successful efforts in raising funds towards the institution’s prior year’s Annual Giving.
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  • Global Day of Service

    Isabel Singletary
    This past Saturday, in the spirit of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Carrollton joined all Sacred Heart schools worldwide in a Global Day of Service.
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  • Message from the Head Master On the Celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit

    Olen Kalkus
    Reflection by Head Master, Olen Kalkus, on the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit which opens the academic year
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  • Spirit Store Hosts Alumnae Social

    Isabel Singletary
    At the start of the academic year the Carrollton Spirit Store held a Wine & Cheese Shopping Reception for the school's alumnae.
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  • 2017-2018 Athletic Awards Ceremonies

    Claudia Garcia, ATC '03 Assistant Athletic Director
    The beginning of summer marks the end of another successful year for Carrollton Athletics.
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  • Carrollton Celebrates New Convocation Center

    Isabel Singletary
    Carrollton celebrated the completion of the Maria Dolores and Maurice R. Ferré Convocation Center, the last building of the Master Plan, with a blessing by the Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami.
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  • IB Design Technology Visits BioNIUM

    The IB Design Technology classes attended a field trip last week to the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute at the University Of Miami (BioNIUM) at their Life Science Technology Building.
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  • Global Health Equity Symposium

    A Global Health Equity Symposium sponsored by Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and its Network of 24 schools across the United States and Canada is taking place on Carrollton’s campus this week.
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