Natural Disasters Around the World

Willow Home Natural Disasters Around the World By Josie Ziemski In 2016 alone, natural disasters affected every continent and altered the lives of people across the world. Unfortunately, most of these disasters go unheard of, resulting in insufficient help. Disasters ravage through the world in different forms. Since 2014, the southeastern part of Brazil has…

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Global Traditions Shape Christmas

Willow Home Global Traditions Shape Christmas By Muriel Fayemi There are many traditions like sparkling lights and reindeer included in the American Christmas season, but some American traditions originated in other countries. Every year, the warm smell of gingerbread men and butter cookies drifts through the air as people bake delicious treats. But when did…

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Hello Mr. Hatton

Willow Home Hello Mr. Hatton! By Eliza White Mr. Hatton has been here at Holy Child for 6 months as a long term substitute in Sophomore Honors English, Junior English and Senior English while Mrs. Moylan is on maternity leave. While this is his first time teaching in an all girls school, he has previously…

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Election Results

Willow Home Election 2016: Holy Child Reflection By Cara Price Holy Child instills foundational values in our girls, values that are not necessarily found in other places. As our community moves forward from the results of the 2016 election, ask yourself this: Are you living forth the values that our community holds? Just because the…

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A Day in the Life

By Annie Martin

Each year, Dr. Shannon Gomez has shadowed students from each grade of the school to get a sense of the teaching values throughout our classrooms and to grasp a student’s perspective of Holy Child. She explained that she did it her first year as Head of School to get to know the teachers and students, but loved it so much she has decided to make it a tradition. “It was great to see the community in action,” Dr. Gomez added.

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Actions Not Words Award

By Jamie Albert

Ms. Julie Burke, the creator of the Holy Child’s Actions Not Words award, spoke about her love of the Holy Child community as she described how this award embodies the Holy Child faculty, staff, and student body. Ms. Burke was ecstatic to create this award because it follows the motto of Cornelia Connelly, “actions, not words,” and presents Holy Child community members with the chance to involve themselves in the lives of others by being outgoing or performing random acts of kindness.

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Finn Steals Our Hearts

By Annie Martin

A new tiger cub has entered the den at Holy Child! Finn Michael Gomez was born on October 10, 2015, six weeks early. Finn joins big brothers Artie and Liam and sister Marina. Dr. Gomez explained that many things about Finn’s arrival were very different from her previous children’s births.

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Welcome!

By Katie Dolan

Please do not fear. We do not plan for me, the faculty moderator, to write a piece for every publication. This is unprecedented and will end with this reflection. I promise. When I interviewed for the Writing Center Position with Mrs. Mary Hopkins, she mentioned the job would entail leading the students in creating a student newspaper, something I minimally experienced in my seventeen years of teaching English.

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Revival

By Jamie Albert

In honor of the revival of the Holy Child school newspaper, The Willow, it seemed suitable to outline the history of this beloved newspaper. The Willow was originally named after a large willow tree which grew on campus and was loved by the Holy Child community. This tree was a popular spot for students to congregate where they would study, socialize, and enjoy the beautiful weather during Cherry Blossom season.

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