"Polar Express theme song can be heard here in the morning" was just one of the clues advisory teams earned after correctly naming the five Sacred Heart Goals before dashing off in search of the next destination (spoiler: it's the orchestra room where musicians are learning the piece for future concerts).
In September, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart's newest students took their first steps on paths to leadership in the school. First-year students took on leadership roles as Woodlands Academy Council of Representatives (WACOR) and Service Club Representatives. Each advisory has one student who serves as a representative for these two clubs. Advisories consist of small groups of peers and an adult advisor that meet every day. Representatives attend all WACOR and Service Club meetings, serving as a liaison between their advisory and the organization.
In addition to a recently announced semifinalist, one more Woodlands Academy of the Sacred student has distinguished herself in the current National Merit Scholarship competition. School officials recently were informed that senior Julia Podstolowicz, of Gurnee, is among the top 3 percent of high school seniors nationwide being recognized for exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on a qualifying test.
Faith in self, in potential, in beliefs
Faith in each other, and in the power of understanding the world
A community of risk-takers, of profound thinkers, and of informed leaders.
A community of scholarship and of reciprocal respect, and of young women of the Sacred Heart
Courage to be brave, to be authentic, to speak up, to act, to leave an imprint for good
Courage to be global citizens empowered to change the world.