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  • Junior Shalonda Jones takes the spotlight.

    Choirs, Orchestra Win Sweepstakes and Other Awards in San Francisco

    Congratulations to our Kaleidoscope and Microscope choirs as well as our Symphonic Orchestra for their outstanding achievements during the WorldStrides Heritage Festival, April 11-14, in San Francisco, Cal. This first-ever joint trip by our vocal and instrumental ensembles to a competition was indeed successful and rewarding.

  • Chinese teacher Yu (Grace) Gao, from left, welcomes Abby Kendell, Avanna Kotlarz and Chloe Tomkins to the Woodlands Academy chapter of the National Chinese Honor Society. Anna Deberry also was inducted.

    Students Named to National Chinese Honor Society

    Four students were the first to be inducted into the new WA chapter of the National Chinese Honor Society.

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    Madeleine Sophie Barat: Resilience in Service to Love

    Retired Sacred Heart educator Connie Solari provided a fitting conclusion to our Resilient Woman Speaker Series by tracing the life of Society of the Sacred Heart founder Madeleine Sophie Barat, whom she described in her April 11 presentation as a truly resilient woman who “bounced back” from numerous challenges dating back to her childhood.

  • Everything You Do (and Maybe Don’t) Want To Know about Your Student Going Off to College

    Everything you do (and don’t) want to know about your student going off to college will be discussed by a panel at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart. Hosted by the Alumnae Parent Association, the free event is open to the public and will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Woodlands Academy, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest.

  • Our Sacred Heart friends from Vienna

    Viennese Visitors Conclude Annual Exchange Program

    The Woodlands Academy community welcomed 12 Austrian students and their two chaperones March 10-21 as part of the annual Sacred Heart exchange program with Sacre Coeur Wien in Vienna. The visiting delegation included four boys from the co-ed Austrian school. During their brief visit here, the boys and girls alike saw the advantages of an all-girls’ education at Woodlands Academy.

  • Coach Kyle Schmitt, Elena Gutierrez, and Arminda Downey-Mavromatis take time out at the March 15 state tournament for a photo op.

    Debate Team Ends Successful Season

    Our first year of Lincoln-Douglas debate has ended and what a great year it was! The season culminated in the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association state tournament March 15 at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere, Ill. Elena Gutierrez ‘16 and Arminda Downey-Mavromatis ‘16 competed as Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart representatives, and Ellie Randolph ‘16 was there in spirit.

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    Students Earn Sacred Heart Awards

    Eight students were recognized with Sacred Heart awards in the Chapel. The Woodlands Academy tradition of Sacred Heart awards traces its roots to an older Sacred Heart tradition called Primes in which medals were given for politeness, order and excellence in various academic subjects.

  • Junior Class President Margaret Andersen (right) hugs senior Grace Carollo.  Grace and Abby Kendall were the two seniors Margaret selected to honor her at the ceremony.

    Community Celebrates Juniors with Ring Ceremony March 7

    Junior Ring Ceremony, one of the most significant days of a girl’s time at Woodlands Academy, marks the turning point in a student’s time at a Sacred Heart School.

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    Ash Wednesday Prayer Service Marks Start of Book Project

    Woodlands Academy marked Ash Wednesday with a prayer service and commitment to help a local nonprofit, Bernie’s Book Bank.

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    Visiting Artist Lynette Lombard Discusses Landscape Painting

    Painter Lynette Lombard highlighted her creativity and some of her work during a presentation March 4 for Women in the Arts month at Woodlands Academy.

Calendar of Events

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Sun Apr 20


Mon Apr 21

Classes Resume - Daily Uniform


AP Exam Pre-Administration

Tue Apr 22

Spanish Honor Induction


College Search PartII Junior Parent & mandatory for all juniors

6:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed Apr 23

WACOR Officer Election

Thu Apr 24

French Honor Induction



Fri Apr 25

Academic Progress Reports

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day

Misericordia Candy Day at Woodlands

Liturgy and 4th Q Sacred Heart Awards

10:30am - 11:25am
Sat Apr 26


Sun Apr 27

ISACS Visiting Team arrives

Faculty/Staff ISACS Reception

Tue Apr 29

WACOR Rep app due by

Wed Apr 30

ISACS Visiting Team departs

Thu May 1

WACOR Rep Election

Fri May 2

Community Service Officer app due

May Crowning - Dresses Only Day

10:30am - 11:45am