Dear Graduates of the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Hardey Preparatory,
Sheridan Road is abuzz with activity as students and educators alike experience the magic of December on campus. Students and families are collecting and distributing much-needed items for our annual Howard-Evanston Area Community Center drive. Parents are extending their gratitude to Sacred Heart educators during the Faculty-Staff Appreciation week. And all community members are anticipating the Kindergarteners' gift of the Nativity Play. Though in years past the entire school gathered at neighboring St. Gertrude Parish for the Gaudete Mass to launch the Christmas holiday, due to COVID restrictions, some community members will attend Gaudete while others will experience Lessons and Carols. Sheridan Road is always magical, but with the school's rich holiday traditions, December at Sacred Heart Schools is unparalleled.
We wish you a very blessed Advent and Christmas season and much health and happiness in 2022. Should you wish to accompany our students and families on their Advent journey, please access our electronic Advent Calendar here.
A Winter Gift from Head of Schools Meg Steele
Ms. Meg Steele, Head of Schools, returned to Sheridan Road in July to begin her appointment as Head of Schools. Meg began her career on Sheridan Road 18 years ago serving as a Primary School teacher and then Primary School Division Head. And so, it is fitting that Meg read some of her favorite children's books for our community. Here enjoy Meg reading The Mitten by Jan Brett, released during our first snowfall.
Share Your News
We'd welcome the opportunity to learn about what is happening in your life. Share your news here and we will include the information in the next Alumni eNewsletter and Heartbeat.
Marley O'Brien Carroll ASH'66
Mary Agnes Cronin ASH'58
John Kimball "Kim" Kehoe - brother of Nancy Kehoe RSCJ ASH'55
Patricia Downs Kluck ASH'47
Mary Lynn Lawler - grandmother of Maggie A'18, Addie A'20 and Jack Needham H7; mother of Meggan Needham, SHS Trustee
Ann McKeown Magrady ASH'52
Connie White ASH'56
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The Varied Ways to Support Sheridan Road
Even though you have graduated, you are always a part of the Sacred Heart community. Should you desire, there are many ways to continue your engagement with Sheridan Road. Stay connected via the Sheridan Road Alumni Association Facebook page or the school's Instagram account. Become involved in the school's national Alumni Board. Share your experience with a prospective family to encourage their consideration of the Academy or Hardey Preparatory for their son or daughter. Become a Class Representative , serving as the liaison to your classmates, helping the school to update our contact information, and soliciting news to share via Alum e-News or Heartbeat. And/or, you can make a financial contribution of any amount or join the Society of 1876. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding Alumni Board or Class Representative volunteer involvement.
Colette Barr Heldring ASH'44 Music Center Dedicated
Members of the Colette Barr Heldring ASH'44 family gathered on October 17 with Head of Schools Meg Steele, members of the Music and Fine Arts department and Leadership Team for the dedication of the Music Center bearing her name.
Seiker and Haggarty Awards Bestowed at Alumni Weekend
Graduates of Sheridan Road gathered for the annual Alumni Weekend October 15-17, 2021. As an in-person reunion was canceled last October due to COVID, the graduating classes of 0s, 5s, 1s and 6s were particularly recognized. Alums had the opportunity to participate in a cocktail reception, school tours given by our 8th grade Alumni Ambassadors, and the Alumni Weekend Mass and brunch. The school's highest alumni honor, the Sr. Catherine I. Seiker, RSCJ Award, was awarded to Gladys Saavedra Davis ASH'70 and Joey Yao H'86. The Sr. Carol A. Haggarty, RSCJ Leadership Award, was awarded to Patrick G. Ryan, Jr. H'81.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 Sr. Catherine I. Seiker, RSCJ Award. Please submit your nomination here by March 1, 2022 for consideration.
St. Madeleine Sophie Barat's Birthday
December 17, 2022
Gaudete Mass, Lessons and Carols, Hot Dog Lunch, Christmas Break Begins
January 11, 2022
6:30-8 pm CST
Sheridan Road Alumni Association National Alumni Board Meeting
January 12, 2022
7:00-8:00 pm CST
The Breathing Class- Adult Education Opportunity
March 1, 2022
Seiker Nominations Due
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