Connelly Contact Winter 2019


Alumnae Spotlight: Daina Slekys Trout

Alumnae Spotlight: Daina Slekys Trout, Co-Founder and CEO Health-Ade Kombucha You’re cruising the aisles at your local grocery store. You come to a halt because you’ve arrived at the refrigerated display with rows of bright colored kombucha bottles. A few years ago, you might not have thought twice about kombucha, the effervescent fermented tea with the…

Sixth Grade Pays Tribute on Veterans Day

Sixth Grade Pays Tribute on Veterans Day   On Monday, November 12, 2018, sixth graders hosted a small gathering to honor Veterans and Service members. Students shared poetry and “thank you” letters with distinguished guests Mr. Louis Warchot (Holy Child parent), Mr. Dan McLaughlin (Holy Child parent) and Lt. Col. Carl Shaia (Family friend of…

Teacher of the Year Awards from the Archdiocese of Washington

Teacher of the Year Awards from the Archdiocese of Washington   Congratulations to two of our faculty members for being recipients of Catholic High School Teacher of the Year awards from the Archdiocese of Washington. Ms. Craig received the Veteran Teacher of the Year Award and Ms. Jama received the Novice Teacher of the Year Award.…

Innovative Community Spaces and How Students Use Them

Innovative Community Spaces & How Students Use Them ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, all of the students and faculty were ecstatic when they laid eyes on the new spaces. Every day, girls enjoy their lunches in the Connelly Commons. Winnie Beaudet (’19) says her favorite part about the Connelly Commons is that “there is…

Social Entrepreneur Program

Social Entrepreneur Program The Junior Entrepreneurship Program provides students in the 11th grade with real-world, hands-on learning experiences. Students learn how to successfully identify problems, needs, and opportunities; test ideas that address those opportunities and turn those ideas into products, services, and solutions that benefit society. The focus of the program is on innovation, leadership,…

Counseling Reimagined

Counseling Reimagined Effective school counseling programs are a collaborative effort between the school counselor, parents, and other educators to create an environment that promotes student achievement.   HOLY CHILD DELIVERS A COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING PROGRAM that promotes the academic and social/emotional achievement of each student. Adopting appropriate components from the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) model,…

Classroom Spotlight: Dr. Marissa Bulger

Classroom Spotlight: Dr. Marissa Bulger More About Dr. Bulger YEARS AT HOLY CHILD: 8 EDUCATION: Villanova University, B.A. in English Literature; University of Notre Dame, M.Ed. in Secondary English Education; Johns Hopkins University, Ed.D. in Mind, Brain, and Teaching COURSES TAUGHT: 9th grade English; 12th grade English; AP Language & Composition BEFORE HOLY CHILD: 10th-12th…

Middle School Musical Reflection

Alice in Wonderland Jr. Reflection   In the musical Alice In Wonderland Jr. I played one of the flowers, Petunia. I was so excited to be in the play this year during my last year of middle school. Especially being able to have a short singing solo part and speaking roles. I really enjoyed working…

A Note From Our Spanish Exchange Students

2018-2019 Spanish Exchange Program   Holy Child students are participating in an exchange program with a Spanish school. The exchange is organized with Monaita, a catholic school in Granada, South of Spain. Our students hosted a Spanish student in the fall from October 18 to November 4. The Spanish students were immersed in the American…

Frida Perez ’20 Elected President at MOAS

Frida Perez ’20 Elected President at Three-Day MOAS Conference for Students   A group of students attended the Model Organization of American States last week. MOAS is an opportunity for students to collaborate in working groups and crate resolutions to real-world issues in the Americas, which are later debated. At the end of the conference,…


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