Connelly Contact Summer 2020


Academic Spotlight: Disruptive Innovation

Return to Connelly Contact Main Page Academic Spotlight: Disruptive Innovation; Changing the Way we Approach Education Education is an ever-changing landscape. Educators often say that if you wait long enough the new educational practices or pedagogies that are popular now will come back. In many cases, they are right. Schools educate in a manner they…

Being Black and Catholic

Return to Connelly Contact Main Page Being Black and Catholic “If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you do not see.” – James Baldwin My very existence lies at the intersection of being Black and Catholic. An intersection that means my heart skips at the sight of an officer…

2020 8th Grade Promotion

Return to Connelly Contact Main Page 8th Grade Promotion Although we couldn’t celebrate the accomplishments of our 29 wonderful 8th grade students in person, we were extremely proud to promote them to our upper school through a virtual ceremony. Our 8th grade students used their time in Holy Child’s middle school to grow, learn from…

Class of 2020 Celebration

Return to Connelly Contact Main Page Class of 2020 Celebration When the Class of 2020 left campus on March 12th, they had no idea it would be the last day they would roam the halls of Holy Child together. The onset of a global pandemic left many feeling unmoored. There was so much uncertainty, fear,…

Connelly Contact Summer 2020 – Letter from the Board Chair

Return to Connelly Contact Main Page Letter from the Board Chair The challenges that this nation has encountered during 2020 have been unparalleled during the last50 years and like so many different types of entities, have directly impacted the students, teachers, administrators, Trustees, and the families of the Holy Child community. Though the challenges presented…

Connelly Contact Summer 2020 – Head of School Letter

Return to Connelly Contact Main Page Letter from the Head of School “We are each other’s harvest; We are each other’s business; We are each other’s magnitude and bond.” – Gwendolyn Brooks At first blush, it might seem that unity is an ironic theme for a magazine issue published in a year that found the…

2019-2020 All School Closing

2020 Award Descriptions and Recipients Congratulations to all of our award recipients for the 2019-2020 school year! See below for more information on the end of year awards. Goal Awards Goal awards have been created to recognize those students who, in their day to day interactions with their teachers and their peers, exemplify the ideals…

Graduation 2020 Speaker Speech: Jessica Dillon Bieligk ’00

Graduation 2020 Speaker Speech By Mrs. Jess Dillon Bieligk, Class of 2000 Hello everyone! First of all, I’m so happy to be IN PERSON with other humans who aren’t related to me. Dr. Gomez, thank you for inviting me and big thanks to Julie, Caitlin and the Holy Child faculty for helping me dig in…

Graduation 2020 Speech: Kenna Brickman, Senior Class President

Graduation 2020 Speech By Kenna Brickman ’20, Senior Class President Welcome faculty and staff, family, and friends, Dr. Gomez, Mrs. Jess Dillon Bieligk, Class of 2000. Thank you for joining us to celebrate our years spent here at Holy Child and all that we have accomplished. While most graduation speeches would discuss the achievements of…

Alumnae Spotlight: Nicola Whiteman ’91

Return to News Page Alumnae Spotlight: Nicola Whiteman, Esq., Class of 1991 Holy Child alumna Nicola Whiteman (Class of 1991) is at the center of affordable housing and sustainability discussion in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. She is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington…


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Director of Development
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Claire Drummond
Parent Relations
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