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Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) observed Catholic Schools Week with a grade 1-8 assembly featuring students’ religious studies projects.

Students presented a collaborative video project in which they interviewed fellow students who practice different religions, and explored the importance of interfaith dialogue.

In its religious studies program, SHS students learn the fundamental doctrines of the Roman Catholic faith, and also explore the contributions of the world’s major faith traditions. The assembly, featuring prayer and song, highlighted the value of a Catholic education and developing an appreciation for the faith given by their parents.

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Sacred Heart School camera captures photos of possible mountain lion that turns out to be a raccoon

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Update as of Sept. 21: The Atherton Police Department reached out to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday after receiving information of a possible mountain lion sighting on the Sacred Heart School camera. It has now been determined through the agency that the animal shown on the school campus camera was not a mountain […]

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Sister Nancy Morris celebrates her 90th birthday surrounded by her multiple-generation “fan club”

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Editor’s note: On the occasion of her 90th birthday, Sister Nancy Morris, profiled on InMenlo in 2011, was feted today with a Mass followed by a luncheon on the Sacred Heart Prep campus. A presence at both Sacred Heart Schools and St. Raymond School, Sister Nancy is much beloved by multiple generations of children, teens and parents, whose […]

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Mumbai resident Latika Sethi is first exchange teacher to visit Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton

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Education that spans the world and is ecumenical in nature is on display at Sacred Heart Prep thanks to a special visitor from Mumbai, India, Latika Sethi, who is spending two weeks at the school.  She teaches biology at  Sophia College (11-12th grades), which was established in the 1940s as the first Sacred Heart School in […]

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Eighth grade team from Sacred Heart Schools wins first place in We the People state competition

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The Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) eighth grade Government Team came in first place in the We the People state competition in San Diego on Dec. 19. Students from all over California participated in simulated congressional hearings regarding the ideologies and fundamentals behind the United States Constitution. Led by coaches Chris Chiang and Nicole Rehberg, […]

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Faculty and staff at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton give back via community service day

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Faculty and staff members from Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton spent the morning of January 6, 2014, giving back to local community organizations during the Schools’ second annual Director’s Day of Service. Over 250 individuals participated and collectively gave 750 hours to 12 nonprofit organizations. Rolling up their sleeves, working with their hands, and collaborating […]

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Sacred Heart Schools teacher honored by Garden Club of America for environmental education

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Dr. Stewart Slafter, history and garden teacher at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, recently received the Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award from The Garden Club of America. Established in 1992, the award annually recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals furthering the early environmental education of children by inspiring them to appreciate the beauty and fragility of […]

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Sacred Heart Schools named as Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-13, receives Green Building Awsrd

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Sacred Heart Schools’ One-to-One iPad Program for grades 9-12 has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2012-13 school year. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments. “We are honored and thrilled that our One-to-One […]

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Sacred Heart Schools unique urban olive orchard yields vintage oil that’s sold at holiday boutique

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Since 1898, more than 50 heirloom olive trees have lined the western edge of Sacred Heart Schools’ campus along Elena Avenue in Atherton. In the early part of the 20th century nuns tended the trees and harvested the olives, but as time went on, the trees became less of an agricultural crop and more of […]

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Brand new classrooms greet Sacred Heart students at lower and middle school campus

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Students and teachers at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton are beginning the school year  in brand new classrooms and learning spaces. The new campus, housing students from grades one through eight, is 89,000-square feet, nearly double the size of the former campus. The new site includes five individual buildings surrounding a large green inner courtyard. […]

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Sacred Heart Schools’ summer students illustrate storybooks bound for Africa and Asia

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Students from high-tech Silicon Valley are going low-tech to boost reading skills of young children in developing countries. Summer students at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton put pencil and paint to paper over the past two weeks in an illustration workshop to create storybook drawings for children in some of the most under-resourced pockets of […]

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